Monday, June 02, 2014

i found something in a lightening storm

The London street inspired company Pippa Lynn were kind enough to send me over a sample skirt to review. There are two variations of the same outfit in this blog post because unfortunately the skirt sent was too big, so I wasn't able to wear it outdoors - if I had it would have fallen down but I used a hairclip to hold it up to photograph it in my lounge, and I had already taken the other photos a month ago with the same tops on.

"Pippa Lynn picks up on the street style spotted around their East London HQ. Big on biker details, bomber jackets and boxy crop tops, Pippa Lynn twists things up with a poppin’ colour palette and some cool-girl credentials."

The line is sold in Urban Outfitters and Asos. The material of this skirt is surprisingly thick and the zip really secure so it feels really sturdy. I also love the a-line shape and the fact that it's quite a bright but nonabrasive neon, so if it had have fit around the waist I'd definitely wear it out. Yellow generally seems to be quite underrated and I'm recently really getting into mustard/gold variations of it, so it matched the accumulating clothes I have in these colours perfectly.

The second lot of photos here were taken in April. My mum has Tuesdays off work now and i had a double free period the other week so she picked me up from school and we went to Boscombe/Pokesdown for lunch. It all felt very weird leaving and going back to school in the middle of the day and although I am allowed to leave, and the novelty of going to the shop at interval wore off in the first week of term, clothes shopping/eating in a cafe then sitting in like, Geography, for an hour, was strange. 

The last time I tried to take outfit photos there I chickened out but this time I conquered my fear despite the literal ogling from people on buses going past. There are a few cool shop fronts and although some of it is somewhat run down there's a kind of character in that.

White turtle neck - Charity shop - £2
Baroque crop top - eBay - £18
Skirt - eBay - £10
Shoes - Solovair £16
Roman coin necklace - Poole museum - £1.50

I've also been getting into wearing 10/15 denier tights recently - I relish in the ugliness of them and my sister calls them granny tights. They also ladder really easily which I don't really mind (until they're hanging off you and people begin to actually comment).

My hair still needed cutting at this point and I seem to be having to take outfit photos on days I feel ugly so do excuse the face.

Above In a junk/antiques shop called cobwebs where I bought a necklace.

- Hollie


  1. I love the second skirt so much!

  2. both skirts are so cool! I love the way you layer outfits <3

  3. Those a-line skirts are gorgeous! You manage to put together pieces I would never even think of and you pull them off so well :) xx

  4. Both skirts are seriously great! and I love the shirt! I like the tapestry-like theme in your second outfit, particularly.

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  6. Beautiful outfits- your baroque print crop top is gorgeous. I love layering crop tops. You don't look ugly at all in these photos! <3

  7. I love both skirts, and wow you are a master print-mixer! <3

  8. I'm obsessed with the baroque top/turtleneck combo and v annoyed that I'd never think of something like that myself

  9. Everything about this post is so perfect. I prefer the first outfit to the second, but both are good. x

  10. you find the best stuff on ebay, great style as always