Saturday, June 07, 2014


A super old outfit from one-two months ago . I went out with my family to do the Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard walk on a random Sunday. The villages were both really quaint and kind of like stereotypical chocolate box cottage, war-time England ones. There were ponies/horses wandering around by themselves and small ice cream shops -similar to a place nearer where I live called called Burley. 

Grey jumper - Salvation Army £1
Grid polo neck jumper - eBay £10 ish
Wide pinstripe trousers - eBay - £10 ish
Superga shoes - eBay- £12
Random black socks & scrunchie

After a 4 mile walk we stopped at Steff's Kitchen for food - it was kind of like a deli. Had I been more hungry I'd have pushed the boat out for an actual sandwich but having just relinquished my 7 week prohibition of refined sugar at this point (lent) (i'm not religious) (it was a test of willpower) I opted for a scone.

Crop Top - Topshop £8

I also saw the back of my head in a security camera and realised quite how pressing a matter it was that I get my roots done, as well as get it cut, while I was there (I have since done so). Short hair is such a pain to upkeep.

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