Monday, 15 September 2014

15th September; Dust

Top- River Island
Trousers- Topshop
Shoes- ASOS
Hat- River Island
Bag- Charity Shop
Rings- vintage/bought on holiday

So I am writing to you from my new uni room, what an organised blogger I am, having photos lined up for this week haha. Since I go on placement in January (fingers crossed someone will have me!) for the first three months of my second year at uni I've gone back in to halls. And...well, it's grim, let's just leave it at that. I moved in Saturday and I've already spent more time at my friends' cute little houses than my own flat. But anyway, this outfit is so monochrome for me, where is all the crazy colour?! Of course I jazzed it up a bit with my new fave shoes, clashing with the checked trousers but I think it works. This was just a casual shopping outfit from last week, as you can see the sun was out and no jacket was it's raining and all I can see from the grim little room is a grey sky. Wow that sounds poetic, but I'm being literal. 

I'm going to try my best to keep blogging best I can, but I won't be posting as much probably! In the mean time you can follow me here on instagram for more frequent outfit posts etc :) Has anyone else moved in to uni this weekend? How's it going?! Best of luck if you have! 

Love Elizabeth xx

Friday, 12 September 2014

12th September; 90's Sass

Playsuit- Charity Shop (£2.50!)
Shoes- Garage
Belt- New Look

Kind of love this outfit...also pretty chuffed with this charity shop find! Anything colourful and arty-print and it has to be mine instantly. I got it when I spent the day in Matlock with my family browsing around antique shops and the occasional charity shop (i.e. I dragged my parents around the chazza shops haha). And for £2.50 it was an absolute bargain, even in a charity shop since half the time the prices are pretty steep because they know vintage clothing is big now haha. I'm always on the look out for jazzy art print clothing, in vintage shops as  iaell, but this is the nicest thing I've found lately! It had shoulder pads in it but I took them out as I'm not a huuuge fan of shoulder pads (I have pretty broad shoulders as it is so prefer not to draw attention to that fact haha). I added a chunky gold belt which goes perfectly, but sadly it broke so I've returned it...I'm gutted because I've been after a chain belt for so long and can't seem to find one anywhere! Any suggestions? I could have exchanged it but I think it just wasn't designed very well and would end up breaking again. Wah. 

Okay so anyway, I move back to uni tomorrow and I am beyond excited to see my chums again! Refreshers come at me. In regards to blogging like I've said before I probably won't be posting as much as I'm busy/don't have people to take my photos, but I will try my best! I've been making the most of my camera this week so will have a couple of outfit posts lined up for the next few days. I don't have a tripod and I'm not taking my SLR camera away with me as I didn't use it much last year. Hopefully will be able to get some decent photos on me trusty iPhone! But yeah, apologies in advance if I'm not as active, but I shall be posting on other social media sites I'm sure :)
Anyone else moving to uni soon?! 

Love Elizabeth xx

p.s follow me in instagram for more outfit and life updates, my blog might not be as active as I'm back off to uni :) elizabethbryony

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

10th September; City

Shirt- Vintage
Skirt- I made
Bralet- Topshop
Shoes- Garage Shoes
Earrings- Claire's Accessories
Belt- New Look 

I had such a faff getting these photos haha. The sunlight kept deciding to jump out at random moments and be insanely bright, so I couldn't see without squinting and looking like a loon. Oh, and the curse of having long hair means it kept drifting over my face in the wind. Literally I have so many out-take photos of me pulling ridiculous faces (for some reason I have a talent of pulling really unattractive yet hilarious faces?) but they will never see the light of day. 

I'm wearing my self-made tennis skirt once again; I love it. Literally I made it last week and I've already worn it like three times! I just think it's great to style with more jazzy items, like this vintage blouse. I don't have a lot of plain items of clothing which is bad because it gets to the point of everything just clashes, which sometimes works, but most of the time it just doesn't haha. So I styled it with a trusty Topshop bralet, and a gold chain belt (which broke as soon as I wore it so I'm returning it. Why, WHY does everything I buy from New Look seem to break as soon as I wear it?!). 

Anyway, I really need to start packing for uni as I move Saturday...but I HATE packing. Plus need to restrict what I'm actually taking, i.e. clothes. About 50% of the clothes I took with me last year I didn't even wear/didn't realise I'd brought them. Anyone else getting ready to go back to uni? Or start uni? I'm going back in to halls as I go on placement in January, so it's kind of like last year as in I'll be in a communal flat with strangers. But fingers crossed it'll all work out! I'm queen of over thinking and therefore over stressing so I'm trying not to focus on it. Meep. 

Love Elizabeth xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

7th September; White X White

Mesh top (worn as a dress)- H&M
Skirt- Primark
Bralet- Topshop
Choker- Claire's Accessories 
Shoes- ASOS

Okay so I'm not happy with these photos as they've come out blurred and I look washed out (my mother still has no idea how to use a camera basically, only she could make an HD camera take blurred pictures...), but nether the less I love this outfit and I rarely do evening outfits on here so its a bit different. My white obsession took new heights with this outfit, which was risky since I was going out so there was a chance of getting some sort of alcohol spilt on me (which almost happened the second we got to the bar, a waiter tipped my friends drink all over the table, and about half an inch from all over me...thanks dude). I bought this mesh top in mind with wearing it as a dress, despite the fact its quite short, of course it needed something underneath so my essential plain mini skirt and bralet worked a treat (I also have the same in black, they're perfect for wearing under sheer things!). I wore my fave new shoes to add a bit of colour, plus they're not totally flat but not so high that I'm stumbling around and unable to walk at 1am haha.

If you follow me in instagram you've probably already seen this outfit and my selfie adventures haha, but I managed to get some blog photos before going out. As I'm heading back to uni next weekend I'm trying to make the most of blogging because I really don't know how I'll keep to up once I'm back at uni! It's a bit awkward to ask a friend to drag them selves outside to take my photo, and even if I do it will be on my phone. But I shall always be updating on Instagram etc so follow me to keep up with my wardrobe adventures! Plus leave your links and I'll follow back!

Hope everyone's had a good weekend! :)
Love Elizabeth xx

Friday, 5 September 2014

5th September; Tennis

Top- Vintage 
Skirt- I made
Shoes- ASOS sale
Bag- Charity Shop

Major love for what I'm wearing here, this skirt will be seen a lot on the blog I feel! Now the white tennis skirt is nothing new, it's become one of those cliché "blogger" items that I try  to stay away from, however as my love of white is ever growing I thought a simple skirt like this would be perfect to wear with some of my bolder clothing to tone it down a notch. And the best part? It cost me nothing. Yep, I'm so proud! I mean, of course the "original" tennis skirt is from American Apparel, but I couldn't bring myself to spend £46 on a plain white skirt...sorry, not happening. I sort of made this on a whim, and didn't use a pattern but literally just cut scrap fabric (that I found in my fabric basket, I think this was actually originally for mending my sisters karate suit? Waste not want not though eh?!) and measured it on myself to fit me. I'm amazed how well it worked if I do say so myself! And it was super easy to do and took about 3-4 hours total. So that's £46 I've saved myself yaaay. This is literally such a bargain outfit I feel like such a scrounger thinking about it hahaha. My shoes were a steal in the ASOS sale for £15- you know how I love my platform boots- and this top was a vintage purchase from COW Nottingham. It's funny how I've never been an animal print fan and then here I am mixing leopard and tiger. 

I am looking terribly pale unfortunately, my holiday tan (even though I really didn't tan that much to say I was in Africa for 11 days) has officially gone. Good thing about wearing white is is makes you look a little less deathly pale, so that's always a plus. I really need to start organising myself as I move back to uni next weekend, but I know if I start packing stuff now, I'll end up taking waaay too much stuff like last year. Tip if you're moving in to halls for the first time? Don't take everything you own, getting home at the end of the year is a nightmare and you might get beheaded by a laundry rack- like I almost did. 

Also thanks for all your supportive comments on my last post about wearing what you want to, glad to know its not just me that feels self concious about this kind of thing! It made me feel a lot better so thank you :) 

Love Elizabeth xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

1st September; Wearing what I want

Jumper- Handmade via Depop
Skirt- Pretty Little Thing
Crop top- Topshop
Socks- Primark
Boots- Garage

Right. So I don't usually rant about stuff on here but I really feel the need to get it off my chest so here goes haha. I know this is a pretty bold outfit, and obviously not to everyone's taste; but I like it. Me. And whats really annoying is when I'm out and about and people look at me like I'm walking around in a hot dog suit or something.  I don't know if its just because of where I live- Nottingham- and people don't "get" fashion etc, but it just really pisses me off that total strangers think its appropriate to stare at me with snobby faces. And to be honest its all basic bitches that are about 16 and wearing jeans and a Jack Wills hoody (sorry to stereotype but it really was) in little groups. It's ridiculous that a bunch of silly little girls can make me feel bad about myself but there you go. So I honestly applaud all those people out there having the confidence to wear whatever they want and not give a shit what people think, I think that's amazing. I really struggle with my self confidence and I won't go in to details, but I do find it distressing that people think its okay to stare at you and criticize what you're wearing to the point of making you feel bad. Fair enough I'm not saying like what I'm wearing, I'm just saying don't stare at me and give me a dirty look to look big in front of your friends. Be rude to me, and I'll be rude to you. Which is what I did, I just laughed at the people staring at me in a "I pity your basic-ness so much" way, which got them to stop staring and look embarrassed. I study fashion; I'm going to push boundaries. But now I feel I shouldn't be so bold with what I wear, because people look at me like I'm some sort of alien. 

However, we can't let people like that bring us down I guess. I figure, wear what makes YOU happy. Wear bright colours on a snowy day, or all black on the hottest day of the year; if that's what you want to wear, DO IT. But I have to say, I no longer plan to wearing my crazy clothing in Notts as I'm not looking to be the fashion freak. Newcastle however? There I feel I can wear anything, and that's why I love it. 

Anyway, sorry to ramble on, if anyone's actually read this I hope it didn't sound too angry or bitchy! We all need a ramble sometimes I guess! Also if anyone's ever experienced the same sort of thing, hope this inspires you to carry on being yourself and wearing what you that sounded cheesy as so I'll leave it here. 

Love Elizabeth