Thursday, 25 October 2012


Just a quick OOTD, I managed to get a few snaps before leaving for work.

Dress- Asos £18
Blouse(worn underneath)- Primark £3
Chelsea boots- Oxfam £10
Shopper- Primark £1.50
Bag- Oxfam £3
Necklace- £2

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Textures OOTD

Tarten - Faux fur - Silk - Sparkle - Leather

Vintage silk midi dress- Ebay
Coat- River Island
Belt- Primark
Double sole creepers- Ebay
Glittery socks- Zara (old tights)

(Sorry for the crappy photos)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Vintage Spikes

Having no internet now i've moved in with my dad is KILLING me, I have to use my phone for everything because my iPad has run out of internet too. WAHHH. But i'm going to get it sorted this week!

The vintage treasures keep cropping up from my Nan and the other day she gave me this cute black/navy and white jacket, which reminded me of a similar pink one they've been selling in Zara, but the vintageness makes this one much better. I thought i'd add a bit of grunge to it to make it a bit


You'll need

Measure one side of the collar and distribute the spike evenly (measurement is up to you)
Here I used an inch between each spike and placed a pin where the middle of the spike will be placed.

The actual pushing the spikes through was pretty difficult to get a photo of (maybe I should have done a video) but anyway this is how to;

-Make a small round hole with small pair of sharp scissors
-Because of the texture of the jacket follow the scissor blade through with the spike screw so the position is kept
-Make sure the screw is places from inside to out then twist the spike on top (it's pretty easy to tighten but if not use a screw driver to secure the screw)


Not amazingly exciting I know but I LOVE it! Yet to wear it but I can't wait.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Raiding Nan's wardrobe

My nan's downsizing soon which only means one thing. A massive clear out and give Katie all her cute unwanted vintage clothes!! EEK.
I haven't bought anything vintage in SO long, I've been a lot more into high street recently but I love to mix the two and these gems will work perfect with my recent high street buys.


 The lace jacket would probably be much better off without the enormous pearl buttons, and would be a cute cover up. The pink maxi blouse will be worn open and belted up over black leggings and a tank.
These blouses match a pair of trousers my Nan gave me a little while ago, If I were to wear them together as one outfit i'd probably pair with a black top and have the blouse open as a jacket.


So happy I found this skirt, I tried a similar one on in Camden and it didn't fit :( but these colours are much more versatile through the transition from summer to Autumn. These velvet trousers don't fit me so i'll probably make them into shorts and give them to a pal, or sell them, not sure yet but thought i'd grab them!

Admittedly I tried on for a bit of a laugh at first then I fell in love! It's super long and massive and cosy and warm with faux fur collar. It's going to be perfect for commuting into London every day this winter and even more perfect when i'm back up north next year.

I'm gutted I didn't find this baby yellow blazer in time for the spring/summer pastel trend but this definitely won't stop me wearing it this autumn as it fits into the nautical/military trend with a bit of a twist.

Vintage Gucci.
No other words are needed.

I also popped to Tesco and randomly found the shade of lipstick I've been looking for FOREVER. In TESCO. Of course it's crap and I have to re apply every two minutes but I love the colour too much to care!

Has anyone found any cute vintage pieces recently or raided their Nan's/gran's/grandma's wardrobe?

Katie xx