Sister Jane

Today I thought I would do a post on one of my favourite brands; Sister Jane, i'm not quite sure how I discovered this brand, I think it might have been in Topshop Oxford Street, but i'm so glad I did because the clothes are gorgeous and I love the ethos behind the company. Sold as a concession in Topshop and ASOS, Bea Deza is the woman behind the brand who also just happens to be the coolest woman in the world! My favourite thing about their website is the blog which accompanies it, showing intimate and interesting pictures of the life and career of Bea Deza. The clothes are eclectic and bring together two of my favourite styles; 90's grunge and 60's bohemia, I am pretty much in love with the sheer panel dress below! Although technically a Spanish brand, Bea describes it as English as it was 'born in London' and to be honest it just makes me want to start up my own designs because the clothes are just so perfect for me. 

Sister Jane brings out a new collection as often as every 6 weeks and this time you will find 'Death in Glendale', which features monochrome shirts accompanied by printed trousers, velvet dresses, maxi skirts and baroque, sheer panelled blouses. The clothes are dramatic and luckily not ridiculously  expensive, dresses start at £65 and currently both Topshop and ASOS have some items in their sale! 

As I have a slight girl crush on Bea Deza I wanted to show you guys some photos of her style which you can find here on the Sister Jane blog. I love her excessive use of rings, which I can relate to, and the way she wears quite feminine dresses but toughens them up with hats, boots and 'boyish' styling. You can also find some pretty cool images of her apartment in Madrid here which features some fantastic furniture and eclectic interior design.

Roller Coaster

I have been a rubbish blogger this week and not posted since Tuesday have just been so busy with my new job! After working my internship at head office on Wednesday I then worked Thursday- Saturday in the shop and went out for one of my best friends birthdays on Friday (where I wore the Laynie AGAIN just love it so much!) The weather has completely turned, I quite like the cold weather and much prefer winter style clothes to summer, but one thing I can't handle is the rain. It actually makes me a little bit angry and always ruins my hair, such a pathetic thing to moan about!

Today is a fairly lazy day as it's Sunday, last night I stayed in, ordered a curry and watched Spice World with my friend which was lovely and very much needed! As for today i'm just sat in the pub my friends work at with some mulled cider waiting to do the quiz later.

I haven't been able to do any outfit of the day photos this week as I have been so busy but I do have one from a few weeks back when I went on a night out with some friends. To be honest I look a bit weird in the photo, I have a weird shape, and it's not the most exciting of outfits, but I absolutely love the black and gold sequin cape i'm wearing. I bought it around 5 years ago from a vintage shop in Bristol after i'd seen a photograph of Kate Moss wearing a sequin cape at Glastonbury and have loved it ever since. Will promise to do a few outfit posts this week to make up for the lack of them!

Up The Junction

These are my new shoes that arrived today from Boohoo. I'm so pleased with them, they looked good on the website but you know when you get shoes sometimes and they're really plastic and stiff? Well these are soft and comfy, and I can tell i'll be able to start wearing them straight away! I'm a bit nervous because they're cream and I know i'll get them dirty straight away, but it's nice to have a change from my standard all black shoes! They were only £10 in the sale and Boohoo kindly gave me a 20% discount voucher so even better! I think loafer style shoes are my favourite type of shoes, they have definitely seen a huge resurgence in recent years because of Alexa Chung, but they are a classic and look great with jeans or tights. They come in so may different styles and colours but I think I will always have a place in my heart for the patent black classics!

Today is a misty, dull day and I am having my standard Monday/Tuesday wearing a big jumper and leggings, whilst baking, dying clothes and looking at blogs! To get us all through these grey days here are some nice inspirational pictures of people wearing loafers and generally looking great!

Florence Welch/Alexa Chung/Kate Moss/Olivia Palmero/Aggy Deyn/Ashley Olsen

All Images From Google.

1 Month Old

Today is one month since I started the blog! I've enjoyed posting so much and can't believe I’ve only just got into blogging I definitely should have started earlier. I also can't believe how it's grown even over the past 4 weeks I have almost 50 followers and love reading all of your sweet comments. I've found some of your amazing blogs, which I love to read and the only downside is I have managed to spend lots on new clothes because I keep seeing nice stuff on your blogs! 

Yesterday was my boyfriend’s birthday so we went to watch 'Crossfire Hurricane' a film about the Rolling Stones and it was unbelievably good. I love every single song and watching footage of them just being themselves was great, after we went out for drinks and ending up going back to a friends flat and dancing to their songs for a good few hours. Mick Jagger is sexy even as an old man seeing him shake his hips is too good and Keith Richards is just the definition of cool, I really enjoyed it and don't think I even realised I loved them that much! Today I am a bit hung over and am just going to spend the evening eating pizza and watching rubbish TV :)

This week I have had a mini spend and wanted to share my new purchases with you guys. Sorry for the photos just being taken on my bedroom floor, I need to find a nice piece of fabric or something to use as a background! First up on Monday I bought this bag from Accessorize after seeing it on Annalises' blog ( I’m not a huge bag person but I do love a good satchel and just couldn't resist this one with the deer head detail on the fastening! It's a really good size and means I can take it on a night out or use it in the day, I tend to use the same bag for a few weeks then swap over to another one I don't have a day or night bag I just use them all for whatever! It was £32 and you can find it here.

As I mentioned before I have recently got a new job working in the Motel Bristol Store, it's the only store they have so it's exciting to be working there and means I get a good discount on clothes which makes me very very happy! This week I decided to get a few things to update my wardrobe and decided on the Kadie Skirt in blue and the Carla playsuit in black. The skirt is a really unusual colour and I decided to get it because I wear the black one all the time and thought this would look really nice in the Winter just adding a splash of colour, to my usual black winter outfits. I really love the style of skater skirts as they're flattering and just look cute and school like! This colour isn't actually on the website I have only ever seen in the store but it was £20 (without discount) which is a good price and if you live in and around Bristol I would definitely recommend a trip to Park Street to have a look around the shop!  

I wasn't able to take a picture of the playsuit because it is a silky material and doesn't photograph well at all so thought I would just use the picture from the website. I find playsuits quite hard to wear sometimes because I’m quite tall and find they can sometimes be short in the body. This playsuit is very soft but I would recommend getting a size bigger than you usually would because it's tight fitting. I went for a Medium, which was a little tight when I tried it on but I can tell it's going to stretch out a bit when wearing it. Black playsuits are a bit of a staple item, they can be worn casually in the day or dressed up on an evening with lots of gold jewellery so decided this was a justified basic!

Saving the best till last I have finally bought the Laynie!! Big news as I have been lusting after it for ages and decided as I’m going out again for Toms' birthday on Saturday I would wear it then. As it's a baby doll style lots of people have recommended going down a size, I bought the small and I LOVE IT! It's so pretty and flattering and I can imagine myself wearing it a lot throughout the winter. I'll make sure I get some photos on Saturday so I can do an outfit post on it so you guys can see how I’m wearing it. 

Honky Tonk Woman

This was another blog post taken during the day at the Motel head office, this was taken outside the building and as you might be able to tell it was very windy and I couldn't stop laughing so sorry for the strange facial expression! It was taken by Selina from Flying Saucer and we had lots of strange looks from passers by but oh well, I also took some photos for her so check her blog over the next few days as she will have an outfit post up! This week I have been very excited at having a new job so have been able to justify buying a few items which include a bag, skirt, shoes and a dress! Will do a mini haul post later in this week when all the items have arrived!

I decided to include my twitter and blog address in the Motel Rocks updates last week and it was great because it means I have a few new followers, and have received loads of lovely comments about my hair, so thank you to everyone <3 As for my hair it has faded loads which is annoying but i'm thinking about getting in done professionally so it will last longer, I have loved having lilac hair!

Once again I am wearing my new favourite items the cross belt from Urban Outfitters and my black Creepers! This dress is shock horror from Primark (my entire wardrobe isn't from Primark honestly!) I bought it because it was exactly the same as a dress I had my eye on in Topshop, I like it because its a skater style which is really flattering for my body shape. I also think the style takes away some of the sexiness you sometimes associate with leopard print. I'm really not into dressing 'sexy' I always wear tights and if I wear anything bodycon I usually team it with boots or jacket to toughen it up a bit!

In other news I will be working in the Motel Bristol store officially as of this week so look forward to lots of Motel news as well as a few hauls whilst I use my discount!

Wish List!

Today I was going to do an outfit post, but to be honest it's so wet and wintery I have just chucked on some leggings, huge socks and a big jumper and have settled for a skirt wish list! I sometimes think I am borderline obsessive when it comes to clothes, it's almost like having a new item makes me really happy and i'm always on the look out for a new update to my wardrobe. I'm so sad I have to keep a list of things that I want to buy, because if I don't it would be a free for all and every time I went past a shop I would get something! Dedication to the list is the best option for my bank balance and probably my bursting wardrobe!

First up on my current skirt list has to be these! I definitely buy more top items like jumpers, tops and dresses and have limited bottom items so always end up wearing either my black jeans, black skater skirt or grey skater skirt, plus I love the style of the skater skirt and having them in more colours or prints would definitely solve a few outfit dilemmas! I really like all the American Apparel circle skirts but am always hesitant to shop in there because it's so expensive and a friend suggested River Island. I'm so glad she did because they have loads of gorgeous skirts in there at the moment and I really like these two. Burgundy is a great winter colour and goes with a lot of other colours and leopard print is a great print to add a touch of colour to an all black outfit. Plus they are only £16 and £18 so a bargain in my eyes!

Keeping on the skirt topic has anyone seen the online shop run by Lucy from Champagne Diamond? I think she's currently updating it so there aren't many items on there but there is one beauty that I need in my wardrobe ASAP! The cat print skirt! It's so cute I love it and love it even more after seeing Olivia from What Olivia Did wearing it on a recent post! It's such a statement item and so unusual, I can't wait to wear it with my off the shoulder black crop or wear my black collared jumper like Olivia! 


Last but not least is the Kadie Cross Beads from Motel Rocks which I have featured before but do really like. I think the cross collection from Motel is great because it's quite subtle, and allows you to try out the trend without covering yourself in crosses and making people ask what kind of statement that is! I also like it because it's black and I wear my plain black Kadie all the time so think I could create a lot of outfits out of this one item. 

New Job!

Whilst writing out where I got these items from I realised they are all from Primark! Oh dear that's embarrassing! I didn't shop at Primark for ages because I did a lot of research into ethical fashion for a Uni project and read some pretty nasty things, but they seem to have had a bit of a ethical makeover and their website states they have strong values towards working conditions, the environment and their employees which makes me feel a bit better! If this is something you're interested in you can always have a little read here. Recently I haven't had much money and because it's so cheap i've been able to update my wardrobe a little with little beauties like this pearl collar necklace and the camouflage jacket I have wanted for so long! This is a really nice one because it's quite thin, I tried on loads of vintage jackets but they were so bulky and not very flattering!

Anyway this picture was taken against our amazing inspiration wall at Motel HQ I love it and am so desperate to get a huge pin board for my bedroom. I am a self confessed hoarder and along with having around 250 Vogue and Elle Magazines from the last god knows how long, I also keep lots of pictures and little bits that i'm not sure what to do with, pin board = answer! These pictures were taken on Friday by the lovely Lora English (who is also a freelance photographer) and of course include Selina who I am working with whose amazing blog Flying Saucer i'm sure a lot of you are familiar with! 

This weekend has been a quiet one and for once I am fresh faced and busy on a Sunday! Friday night I stayed in with Tom who cooked a roasted vegetable and pasta dish, which could be one of the best things i've ever eaten! Then Saturday was my first proper day at my new job!!! I'm working in the Motel Bristol store which is the only one of it's kind and it is so much fun! I have always worked in retail and much prefer working in a small independent style shop than in a huge high street store. The clothes are lovely and i've been shopping there since I was 14 so it feels very familiar. Today I made some white chocolate and cherry cookies and i'm am heading out for a roast dinner in an hour so it has definitely been a food focused weekend! 

Purple Rinse

T Shirt- Fred Perry
Belt- Urban Outfitters
Skirt- Topshop
Hair- Stargazer

I wasn't able to blog last week, which is a bit annoying, but I am back and with purple hair! I dyed my hair Friday nigh with a stargazer purple dye, I really like them and would definitely recommend it because the ingredients don't include any peroxide or ammonia so when you bleach your hair like I do it's good to not keep putting more bad things on it! It looks nice and I’m pleased but this is NOT a good picture! You know when you get in the shower and think my hair is fine then as soon as you get out you realise 'damn I should have washed it!' today was definitely one of those days all the batiste in the world could not have saved it! It has been a strange few days which saw me have to pay out lots of money for my car, then have a job interview then loose my phone then get Glastonbury tickets so very mixed! I'm gutted about my phone but looks like a wonderful friend is able to sell me theirs for practically pennies compared to how much iPhone 4's cost! As for Glastonbury I am super excited, I’ve been a few times already and love it, highlight of the summer but this time two of my very good friends are coming so it's going to be great to spend it with them! 

I bought this belt last week from Urban Outfitters, it was a bit of a whim but I love it, as you know I love the studs, spikes, crosses soft goth trend and this is a great waistbelt which goes with everything. I wore it to the trial shift for my new job on the weekend and it received lots of compliments :)

Whole Lotta Rosie

**This blog post was from yesterday but didn't send properly**

Today has been a good day much better than yesterday where I had some serious car drama and spent a lot of the day panicking! Tonight I went out for a nice meal for a good friends birthday and am now very full and tired, just sat watching some TV. Rather than doing a post on what I wore I thought I would do a small post on some recent purchases I have made. I graduated this summer and am just working part time and doing my internship so for the first time in a long while I haven't been able to spend on clothes, something I was always able to do before. This makes these purchases even more special because I have to choose wisely at the moment!

First up is my Dana off the shoulder from Motel. Working in the Motel head office means I am constantly surrounded by clothes and am always looking at the website as well as different blogs, so I usually find around 100 things a day I want to buy!! As soon as this top came in though I knew I had to get it, it's a great update of the crop top and means you can dress it down by just teaming it with a high waist skirt and tights or wear it on a night out with jewellery and lipstick etc. I'm not one for really flashing my stomach so I got a larger size, which means it fits but is a bit longer; it also comes in long sleeves or as a dress :)

 Off the shoulder top- Motel 

Second we have the Hilary bodice in navy rose, also from Motel. This was an item I had seen a few times and I just love the print so much! There are a lot of items in this print and they are all so gorgeous but I thought the bodice was really simple and versatile, plus it can be worn with so many items! The only problem with it is the top bit is very loose and I have to pin it to my bra or tape it to me, I think this is a top for the small chest girl because if I'm falling out of it then anyone above a C cup is risking some serious nip slip! It is lovely though and looks great with all black, as it's a subtle and quite autumnal use of floral.

Hillary Bodice- Motel 

Lastly is the pink fluffy jumper from the Lana Del Rey collection at H&M! I have seen this jumper on TV adverts, magazine adverts and on the side of bus stops and fall more in love every time I see it. It makes me feel like a pink lady and is so soft and comfortable, however if you have sensitive skin like me I would recommend wearing a vest top or leotard underneath as it was a bit irritating. The other thing is as this jumper is wool it gets fluff EVERY WHERE! When I first tried it on it was on my jeans, in my hair, my mouth and all over my room, so it might be a good idea to hand wash it before wearing to prevent it covering everything and everyone in your life in pink fluff! It is so lovely I can't stop gushing about it, and looks great simply with jeans and loafers, plus because its such a soft colour it goes with a lot of basics like grey, black and navy.

 Pink Jumper- H&M

Beauty School Dropout

After my previous blog post talked a little about my new found love for Grease I thought I would elaborate a little more on another post! This video from the film is so good, I love Frenchies' hair and I also love the outfits the girls are wearing, the little silver dresses! I dyed my hair pink earlier in the summer for my birthday and it looked so good, but didn't last long as it was a semi permanent dye. The only photo I have is this one from instagram because I use disposable cameras on a night out and it hasn't been developed yet! I definitely want to go back pink though! My other thought regarding Grease is the dresses. I love a good sparkly dress for the Winter months and i've found this gorgeous green one from H&M which looks really glitzy and would look so good with pink hair! New favourite combination! 

Green Dress- H&M
Pink Hair Dye- Stargazer

Grease Lightening

Hat- New Look
Cardigan- Vintage 
Shirt- H&M
Collar Chain- Ebay
Jeans - Urban Outfitters
Shoes- Topshop

This is what I wore today for a casual Sunday which involved lots of cleaning, visiting family and trying to sort out my car. My hair is an absolute state (as usual) so I hid it underneath this great hat which goes with everything and always manages to save me! I wore my favourite purple lipstick too and jazzed up my old black sheer shirt with my one of my new spiked collar accessories. I usually spend Sundays with friends, feeling a bit worse for wear but last night I decided to have a night in so this morning I felt unusually refreshed. 

Last night was great and a bit of a change from my usual Saturday night going out drinking routine instead my boyfriend made butternut squash risotto and I made some cookies, a few friends came round and we watched Grease and J.Edgar. Grease is a film I used to watch all the time when I was younger and I haven't watched it since I was probably 10, but oh my god it is amazing! Favourite song has to be 'Sandra Dee', favourite character either Frenchie or Riz; Frenchie has the best hair but Riz is just too cool! Favourite outfit, Sandy at the end which I have decided I need to wear next time I go out and finally..Kenickie! Absolute babe and I was so sad to read on Wikipedia after that he died in the past few years! 

After falling back in love with Grease I decided to make a outfit tribute to Sandy (hot Sandy at the end) and also decided it might be time to dye my hair pink again a la Frenchie!

Off Shoulder Top- Motel
Disco Pants- Glamorous
Creepers- Ebay
Earrings- ASOS
Jacket- Motel
Lipstick- Arbonne