Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Silver lining

Sorry for the vast amount of photos but I really like these considering they were taken on such a grey cloudy rainy day. I went to Birmingham with my mum just to shop and go to galleries a few weeks ago and we visited the new library which is in such a cool building. I actually went before in November 2013, and I can't believe that was 14 months ago now.

It's good to take photographs in a more interesting setting than my house and my outfit coincidentally went really well with the background. I got this grey wool jumper as a christmas present and I love the silver detail on the neckline which also goes so well with this silver leather bag I got in the Urban Outfitters sale. I found this Marc Jacobs coat in a charity shop a few months ago and it was such a good price I almost felt I was stealing from charity. I really like the way it's kind of quilted and looks like clouds.

H&M hat, Marc Jacobs coat, Gap jumper, Vintage leather skirt, Primark boots, Urban Outfitters bag

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Double pin stripe

Lately all I want to wear is tailored trousers and high necked tops which is a shame considering I have about 20 smock dresses I made over Summer/ Autumn. I've photographed these trousers I think before but the jacket/ top thing I'm wearing is something I made very recently. A lot of the clothes I make are almost throwaway - inexpensive material that I quickly make things with (usually on my way out the door as I wanna wear it that night) and only end up wearing a couple of times. I got this wool pin stripe material in a charity shop in Leeds and the quality is so beautiful so I wanted to spend a little longer making something that I hopefully won't get bored of. I love a long jacket/ kimono so I made this garment (not really sure what I'd call it) with a little mao collar, pockets, and frog fastenings. Eastern inspired clothes are my favourite so I really like these little touches which I think make it different to a typical pin stripe jacket.

Jacket made by me, H&M crop top, H&M trousers, Topshop socks, Dr Martens 1461s in hot pink

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Year after year

Oops I forgot to post anything for two weeks again. But I've been quite busy moving back up to Leeds, taking exams, going for a long weekend in Reading then starting my second semester of University. These photos were taken back home in Leamington but I've basically been wearing this kind of thing everyday.. trousers, a turtle neck (I have this same one in two other colours..), sparkly socks, a huge coat and a hat. I got this beanie from ASOS and quickly stitched it so it would be more of a turban.

ASOS hat, Vintage coat, H&M top, H&M trousers, Topshop socks, Vintage shoes, Christian Lacroix bag

Thursday, 15 January 2015


I made this dress out of some plastic quilted fabric I got from a market back in Leeds a few weeks ago. It seems highly flammable but I thought it was kinda Miu Miu and I like what I made out of it. I deliberately made it so it can be worn with the deep V either at the front or the back but since I was going out for my friend's 20th I wore the V at the front. I also wore a black lace body and black high waisted jeans underneath, and my faux fur coat because it was about -5 degreeeees.

DIY dress, H&M body, ASOS jeans, Primark bag, Primark boots

Thursday, 8 January 2015


I wore this the other night to see Big Eyes in Stratford on an absolutely freezing day. I got these trousers in Leeds and I wear them constantly, as well as this pink top which came from a vintage fair at the uni union. My sister got me the Barbie top from Uniqlo and I love it so much. I really want to buy more of the Barbie fabric like the dress I made back in August, but ever since the Moschino Barbie SS15 collection the price of Barbie fabric is ten times higher online!

H&M hat, Vintage coat, Vintage pink top, Uniqlo Barbie top, Vivienne Westwood trousers, Christian Lacroix bag, ASOS boots

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Twenty fourteen

2014 has been a rocky one to say the least but I also wore a lot of pretty clothes. It's fun to do a review post and see how much my style has changed in a year. I almost exclusively wore black, blue and white at the beginning of the year and now I'm much more adventurous especially in the clothes I make. I have a lot of goals for the year ahead, mainly things like eating less cheesy chips and spilling less drinks but we'll have to start from tomorrow night with that one. Hope you had a good night last night and aren't feeling as prickly as I am, Happy New Year!

PS. Don't forget you can see almost everything I make by clicking on the My Homemade Wardrobe link in the sidebar.

Monday, 29 December 2014


My Christmas day outfit, a sparkly silver jumper that's as scratchy as tinsel and some perfect pin stripe trousers. Also love my £2 eye print scarf that's almost a Kenzo lookalike. 

H&M jumper, H&M trousers, River Island heels, Primark bag

Monday, 22 December 2014

I think we're just going to have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that

Basically wanting to be Margot Tenenbaum but also my hat's kinda Suzy Bishop.

New Look Coat, Vintage Dress, Vintage Hat, Christian Lacroix Bag, Primark Boots