Monday, 25 November 2013

Frank Usher velvet dress

OOTD: velvet Frank Usher dress

Finally managed to get a better picture of my new vintage dress, and here it is! Just a casual night out with friends. Still haven't found the perfect shoes to wear with it yet...

Monday, 18 November 2013

Charity shop and vintage haul!

Saturday a couple of friends and I decided to go on a huge charity shopping trip, a charity shop crawl if you will. We are very lucky as Bristolians to have the legendary Gloucester Road right on our doorstep, as it's pretty much the largest stretch of independent shops in the whole of Europe, or so I've heard. I never appreciated how cool a place it is to live until I moved to this side of town last year. We visited about 10 shops on our trip, and that's barely half of the charity and vintage shops there are on Gloucester Road.  

My friend Liv got about five skirts(two of which cost a pound), and three or four tops plus a really nice black and purple cardi. I bought a nice knitted black bolero for £3.50 in one shop, and hit the jackpot in  the vintage shop Billie-Jean Clothes. I will put their facebook link below, as I have borrowed the pictures from their site. I really do love this shop and it's a real shame that they are closing down, the sheer number of beautiful pieces crammed into one tiny shop, I could simply spend hours perusing the racks immersed in this fashion treasure trove. They have so many deliciously gothy items I feel guilty keeping it to myself! 

Outfit no 1: velvet Frank Usher dress with frill sleeves
Outfit no 2: black lace frill skirt with a lace sleeved blouse, a bit of a victorian gypsy feel to it.
The picture of the Frank Usher dress really doesn't do it justice, it is simply stunning. My friends weren't letting me leave the shop without it! It has a split up the back centre skirt, and the material is thick and stretchy but very high quality, and the sleeve frills are HUGE. I will have to do an outfit post when I wear it out. The blouse from outfit two is perfect, is fits very well and on the back there are buttons going all the way down. I have been looking for a blouse like this for a while but couldn't quite find the perfect one until now!

Here's the link to Billie-Jean Clothes, check them out!

Sorry for the super long post, I just love shopping ;) support small businesses guys! 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

A little update

We have been living in our caravan for two weeks now, and I can honestly say I have never been happier. It does get very cold, particularly at night, but we have bought an oil filled radiator (after an unfortunate melty-plug-socket incident with our previous heater). It works really well and makes me feel a little bit more environmentally friendly as it uses less power as the previous. The oil means it heats up quicker and holds heat better as it switches itself off after reaching the set temperature, and once it drops turns back on, and so forth. 

Last weekend I bought some wood for my bedroom head board project so hopefully next week I can post an exciting DIY tutorial.  I have had to go about it in an awkward manner because for some reason the head board seems permanently attatched to the wall. So instead of removing it to replace the fabric, it will stay put and I will simply make a wooden frame to hide the join. All will become clear! 

And I leave you with this picture of Lexington's posh new kitchen.  Ha.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Makeup: experiments in pink

Today's look is a pink and purple cat eye inspired look, a Barry M dazzle dust in pink. Happy friday!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Strange pub happenings

So I wanted to write a little bit about my job, because I work in a pub and lots of amusing and odd things (and people) tend to happen.

We have this painted on the wall behind the bar
So here is a shortlist of five of my funniest and strangest Things that have happened where I work. 

1. The guy who calls me blue haired girl (I in turn call him red hat guy, although there are so many ones I can list about this guy) once started hooting loudly at a girl I work with because she had a jumper with an owl on it.

2. Red hat guy once attempted to show me a video of himself weeing. My manager caught him.

3. Another time, red hat guy stood at the bar as if to order a drink. When I askes him, he said in a very mysterious manner; 'unfortunately not, I am just passing through'. He proceeded to stand there staring at me blankly for another ten minutes before he left.

4. One lady had ordered a steak, and came to the bar to complain.  She said she didn't like the steak, and when we offered a replacement, she said she didn't even want it anymore. And she picked the steak up off of the plate and threw it at us. 

5. Guy Who Wears a Skirt ( it should be noticed that he is gay and cross dresses and I have no problems with either of those things), likes to go around telling people about his weird life. He once asked another girl who works here if she would come to live with him and his partner in their luxurious flat in Europe, and be his strictly non-romantic-only-for-conception-purposes-housewife-and-babymaker. He said that she was perfect and just what he was looking for. Needless to say she turned him down. 

So those are what I have so far.  Anybody have anymore weird stories about their jobs?

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Tattoos, onesies and chinese food

 A birthday celebration

So yesterday was Protector of the Realm's birthday, and we did so many exciting things to celebrate! The day before his birthday I snuck over to the caravan and put up balloons and bunting up to surprise him, and also left up the onesie I bought him as a present.

And here is a picture of him wearing it, he loves it!

We spent most of the day at the tattoo shop, a favourite pastime of Lexington and Protector of the Realm. I will post pictures of the work we had done in a week or two when they have healed :) After that we went home and got ourselves ready to go out, we started at the pub and then went for Chinese food which was amazing and we all ate so much food!
Not bad for fourteen of us!!

There was also a pretty entertaining chilli incident, involving a few of us challenging eachother to eat the chilli oil and see how much heat we could really take! It was very spicy. One of our friends actually drank the whole pot because we offered him fifteen pounds to do it, and he did well. He also left the money as a tip instead of keeping it, how sweet :)

Because his birthday falls right after Halloween he has kind of gotten fed up of sharing his birthday with the holiday, so he chose not to dress up this year. Some of us still did though, and although I don't have a picture of my outfit (think whimsical pirate), here is a picture of the mask I made using a plastic mask as a template for some serious glue - gunning action.

I will post a picture sometime soon of me actually wearing it, until then dear readers!