I was pleased to see another themed box from the Glossy team. I liked the fun sea print on this bright turquoise version and the coral tissue paper was a lovely touch. Inside the goodies included…
I’m really pleased with all the products in this months box. Especially the Anatomicals Facial Spray which is great for cooling down with in this hot humid weather. It also works to freshen up your makeup a bit if sprayed at a distance. The Alterna Bamboo Texture Mist also works a treat at creating beach ready waves and giving my hair a bit of, well, texture. You only need a small amount and the result is not sticky.
I have a bit of a thing about feathers. I even have one tattooed on my right foot. So when I spotted this feather case on iconemesis I thought it would make a beautiful addition to my collection. I like all the cases on their website as they are designed by fantastic real working artists. This feather necklace from Fashionology is a favourite. I oddly won this piece through Twitter. Yes, re-tweeting sometimes really will win you prizes! And the feather printed shirt seen in the top photo - that’s a diy of mine, and I’m hoping to get that tutorial to you on Friday as I haven’t posted a new DIY in ages.
Glastonbury was my first ever festival and I’m pretty glad I picked the biggest one in the UK to test out the waters. Although I’m pretty sure no other festival will ever compare! My favourites from the weekend were Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg, The xx, Arctic Monkeys, The Hives, The Vaccines and First Aid Kit. We were lucky with the weather having hot sunshine everyday with a blast of rain one night. If anyone’s been before I camped in the Pylon fields so we had that wonderful humming buzz all night every night but there were worse places to camp - honest! Crazy silent disco moments happened on two nights (see photo) and I especially enjoyed sipping Toffee Apple Cider whilst sitting on a grassy hill with a beautiful view of the Somerset hills.
1. white shirt - H&M, wellies - Hunter, floral skinnies* - So in Fashion , camera - Canon Powershot
I’m heading out of the door in about 2 hours to travel to Glastonbury (via Leeds) so I’ve had many festival outfit ideas in my head recently. I’ll be honest, for Glastonbury I’m mainly taking wellies and denim shorts and preparing for the worst weather, even though the forecast is positive. But for a day festival or one that is less demanding you could get away with these amazing cut out strap boots from Matalan with a midi skirt and tee. I like my western cowboy look for a sunny day and my floral whites look is perfect ‘going home’ gear.
One thing I won’t be forgetting is my camera!
Once in a while a message pops into my inbox that is bizarrely good timing. I’ve had a close eye on these name necklaces for some time and recently thought about a purchase but I’ve never been quite sure whether the idea is classy or tacky. When ONecklace got in touch I decided it must be fate. I picked out a gold plated one in ‘Alegro’ with a chain length of 18 inches. You can find my chosen style of necklace here. Since this arrived in the post I have not taken it off and I’ve decided the idea of wearing your name around your neck can definitely be classy when done in the right way. I like to wear mine with minimal jewellery and a simple outfit. This necklace also comes in handy at work as a fancy name badge so my clients can remember who they are talking to.
The quality of the necklace is fantastic, the chain is strong and the name pendent not too thin. For $48.95 (roughly £32) I would have been a very happy customer. The company is overseas but delivery time was under 2 weeks. I think these will also make pretty cool gifts and I’m keeping ONecklace in my bookmarks for the future. If having a piece of jewellery with your name on it is not your sort of thing you can opt for any word you like and ONecklace have a wide range of designs you could even just go for your initials.
I’ve had these two giant teacup planters for quite a while now and I thought it was about time I showed them off! I found them in a local garden centre for around £5 each and although they are made to hold small plants (hole in the bottom) I thought they would look lovely on my dressing table with jewellery inside. You can find similar oneshere, here and here. The saucers are actually stuck to the bottom so you can store rings and watches all around the edge. It makes it easy to grab your go-to jewellery in the morning without having to rummage through boxes.
This is just a small selection of my jewellery and one day I’m going to show you how I like to store everything. There are much bigger pieces such as statement necklaces that I keep in a box and long necklaces that I loop over a tailors dummy. How do you like to store your jewellery? Have you found any unique items that are perfect just like these teacup planters?
I was inspired my Gemsmaquillage's food diary posts to take a snapshot of everything I've eaten in one day. Although I wouldn't say I eat particularly healthy or come up with any interesting recipes it was still interesting to see my food and drink intake laid out in this way.
This style of post might be something I keep up regularly so you guys can spy on me and get an idea of the rubbish I often eat during one day - chocolate and biscuits make a regular appearance. It must be said I am on no kind of diet, I am not aiming to loose any weight or eat any differently. I do like to take healthy options when I can and of course wish I try to eat ‘better’ or ‘cleaner’ foods but these diaries will be a true reflection on my average days. I hope you enjoy!
6.50pm - Activia yoghurt in Raspberry. I prefer the vanilla bean ones but this is all we had in the fridge. I will probably snack on a bit of chocolate before bed too and I can’t go to sleep without a cup of tea!
Alexander McQueen is not a designer typically associated with bright fun colours, so I was really surprised when I stumbled across the S/S collection when I was online window-shopping one day. This is much more of a lust list blog post as there is no way I can afford the designer price tag but how amazing would these pieces be for the Summer. The iconic skull scarf has been re-invented and comes in a wide range of bold colours - my favourites being the orange/red and nude with neon yellow skulls.I’m also loving this leather wrap bracelet - traditionally worn in black or navy but this lilac version is so much cooler for a sunny day. I can keep dreaming!
I found all these items on the Harrod’s website so you can shop Alexander McQueen to your hearts content, or maybe just pin all the products to your wish list board! What do you think to this twist on a classic design? Which designer pieces are you covetting the most at the moment?
New buys - white dress c/o Get the Label, aviator sunglasses from H&M and vanilla bean candle by Glade.
How can we pass through Summer without a floaty white dress? I’m hoping to have an occasion to wear this soon and it will be lovely to photograph for an outfit post when I get around to it. My holiday this summer is Glastonbury so I may have to bring it along to wear with wellies!
For months I have been wanting a pair of embellished daisy denim shorts as inspired by Rosie Huntington Whiteley when she wore this floral pair by Christopher Kane for J Brand at Coachella. Taking my own twist on the trend I purchased some little white flower embellishments from ebay (you may have spotted these from a previous diy) and made my own. They’re really easy and only a basic knowledge of hand sewing is needed. Here’s how I did it and the steps you need to create your own…
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Well hello blog readers, it’s been a while! I last posted over a week ago and it feels very strange to not be posting content 3-4 times a week as I try to do. I’ve taken a little break and also had to slow down as I am now a full time worker! I’ve landed an amazing job as a photographer in Manchester working in studio where we take fun family portraits, glamorous makeovers and tasteful boudoir photos of a variety of people. I’ve decided not to include the name of my work place in this blog post but if you’re interested or maybe even fancy booking a photo shoot with me drop me an email and I’ll give you more details.
It’s really rewarding to be doing a ‘proper’ photography job now - something I was crossing my fingers for at the end of my degree has come a year early. I will be returning to Uni to finish my last year in September but hopefully I’ll be able to stay on part time all going well.
This of course means my regular blog posting will suffer and I won’t have the time to post quite as frequently but This Fashion is Mine will continue even if it means giving you guys less to read overall. Content will stay the same and I aim to still produce quality blog posts on interesting fashion-related topics. I also have a fun festival-fashion themed DIY post in the pipelines. I hope you guys will stick with me during this slow period and understand I never have been a full time blogger but now even less so!
In other news I’ve been watching little Malley grow up fast - he’s now 12 weeks old and still very much a kitten but growing every day. Lots of friends and my boyfriend have been turning 21 so I’ve been enjoying the celebrations including a sunny trip to York (see instagram) and going to see Hangover Part 3 at a drive-in movie theater. Pop back tomorrow to see more of these pictures as I’ve got an outfit post planned!