The Wire

Hat - Tesco
Belt - Vintage
Skirt - Topshop

This post is a little unusual as it has been shot, edited and written all on my iPhone 5! As I have mentioned I recently broke the lens on my DSLR, I was hesitant to use photos from my phone as I thought the quality would be awful but they definitely don't look as bad as I thought they would! I've also used an app called 'Afterlight' which gave me the chance to do quite a bit of editing although it is quite hard to edit on a small iPhone screen. 

Today was a really lovely day in Bristol, so me and Tom decided to go for a walk around Clifton Village which, if you know Bristol well, is one of the nicer areas and has quite a few independent shops and bars. We stopped off in The Albion for a hot drink and wandered around the arcade before stopping to take some photos on this lovely walk way. If you live in Bristol you should definitely head up here, as it's such a lovely place to while away an afternoon and is so close to the famous Suspension Bridge.

I was recently contacted by the lovely Hannah at Sweet Sorrow Vintage about a collaboration between us and she has kindly given me a few items which i'm really excited about showing you over the next few outfit posts. As you might have already guessed I absolutely love vintage clothes, and this long sleeved striped top was the first thing I picked from her ASOS Shop, it makes me think of Edie Sedgwick and i've teamed it with a vintage belt I picked up from another vintage shop in Bristol. Hannah is also Bristol based and you can find her online shop here, I would definitely recommend having a look as the clothes are so well priced and if you are based in the South West check out her Facebook page, as she has a regular stall at several vintage fairs in the area.



Bleach London Rose

**Please note my camera is broken so these photos have been taken from the Bleach website and on my iPhone, so apologies for the poor quality**

I was obsessing over the Bleach London range for ages before it came out and then when it did I really struggled on which colour I should choose for my locks. The silver shampoo was an obvious purchase but I couldn't decide between Rose, Sea Punk or Bruised Violet, in the end I went for Rose and could not be happier.

Firstly the range is a very good price, i'm used to buying Crazy Colours in a salon for £6-£8 and know that as a salon Bleach is on the expensive side so discovering that all of their dyes are £5 was a pleasant surprise, they were also part of the Boots 3 for 2 offer...even better! My hair is pretty much the perfect base for using a colour like this, it is heavily bleached and toned to a silver colour most of the time so it's like a blank canvas, however last time I used a Crazy Colour Lilac it came out quite patchy which was a huge disappointment, and I was nervous about this happening again.

First you need to wash your hair, I would recommend with a fairly neutral shampoo (not a colour specific shampoo) and towel dry it. You will need to get some plastic gloves as they are not provided and turning your palms a nice shade of blue or orange is not a good look! I always section my hair and start at the bottom as this part of my hair is slightly darker and this gives it a little more development time, and gives a more even tone

The bottle gives 15 minutes as the recommended development time but I left it on for a bit longer, more like 25 as I really wanted a good strong colour. I washed it out and used a colour protect shampoo and conditioner to keep the colour bright and dried and styled as usual. As you can see it has come out really well, and a gorgeous candy floss colour which is exactly what I wanted,  the only problem I had was when I washed it with a non colour protect shampoo the colour completely faded. Luckily I still had some left so I re-did it, I would 100% recommend using a colour protect shampoo as I have washed it again since and it has been fine. Has anybody else used Bleach yet? I'd love to see how some of the other colours come out.

Blogger Of The Month: Sara Luxe

Can't believe it's time for blogger of the month again, this year has gone so fast it's crazy how much quicker time goes the older you get! This months blogger of the month is....Sara Luxe! To be honest i'm surprised I haven't picked Sara before, I first found her blog when I was interning at Motel Rocks and sent her a sample, she was a real pleasure to speak to and i've followed her blog since and always have it on my favourites bar.

Sara works as a stylist for Missguided which sounds like a really great job, her Instagram is always full of pictures from busy days at work and I have found myself heading towards Missguided more because of her influence. Style wise, she layers and mixes texture and lengths creating quite a bohemian 90s grungy look, never complete without plenty of necklaces and rings. One of the things I really like about Saras' style is how she wear items in a way that wouldn't occur to most, her layering really is flawless and she looks extremely well styled in every post.

Sara wears a lot of high street pieces and due to her job often has a Missguided item nestled in as part of her look, I really appreciate that because there is nothing worse than loving the dress your favourite blogger is wearing and finding out it's way too out of your price range. What do you guys think of Saras' look? Is she already one of your favourites too and if she isn't you can find her blog here.

Factory Girl

I recently watched Factory Girl again and fell back in love with Edie Sedgwick, if your a fan of the 60's  you will recognise her as one of the most stylish and iconic women of the decade. I really like the film and whilst it had quite a lot of criticism from the people who knew Edie, I think the styling is pretty spot on and i've found myself being influenced by Edie all over again. I thought i'd share some images and 'Edie-esque' items i've seen online recently whilst i'm waiting for my new camera lens to be delivered!

Edie wore a lot of basic items due to her training as a dancer and often wore just a black leotard with tights as part of her everyday look. The epitome of 60's glamour with her huge fur coats and chandelier earrings, she has a very specific look which caught the attention of Diana Vreeland at Vogue and still inspires designers and stylists today.

Missguided Jeanette Dress - £14.99 / River Island Striped Crop - 10 (in store only) / eBay Faux Fur Coat - £22 / Boohoo Swing Dress - £15 / ASOS Earrings - £8 /  H&M Leopard Print Coat - £34.99 /  ASOS Sunglasses - £12