Thursday, 29 December 2011

I am so so sorry!

I'm so sorry you don't even...anyway, in sort, I'm sorry for not posting for months. Been going through some tough shizz lately. Anyway there are so many things I want to post about before I have to go back to school and exams but I can't do them all in one post because that would be stupid and crazy.
I was actually seriously considering giving up on this blog (gasp) because I doubt anybody actually cares about it or reads it?
So lately the picture above has been the way I'm feeling about this blog. Literally, "Hello? Is anybody there?" This has been a question playing on my mind for some time. Does anybody actually read this? Does anybody actually care? PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE ELVES TELL ME IF YOU'RE HERE AND READING THIS.
Well, now that's out there, this book is actually really good! I love Jostein Gaarder and personally I think he is one of the best modern authors of our time. Of course, that's only my personal opinion but if you want to see for yourself GO READ HIS FRIGGING BOOKS! Seriously try it. Or I might get mad. Grr.
To the people who ARE reading this, what shall I write about on here. I have lots of ideas at the moment but I bet you they'll only last a few posts and then we'll be back to months of waiting and no posts. And these will be sad times, my friends, I assure you.
Sorry (again) I've started rambling....But that is all I have to say for now. Remember:
  • I really am sorry
  • I willl be posting a lot more now
  • Pleasepleaseplease send me your ideas, questions, queries, pictures, ANYTHING so I can make this blog better.
  • And if you're out there and reading this, pleasepleaseplease let me know.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Ethereal Mermaids and Plum

So, yesterday me and my family went shopping in a little village and went into a charity/thrift/discount type shop (that turned out to be quite expensive). Well, I went into the first room of the shop and it was filled with tweed bags, baths salts, foot cream and the odd beige, nylon skirt. As you've probably guessed I wrote it off as a "granny needs a present" store and just kind of sat there staring at an assortment of 3 metre lace (which I bought for art and adding to boring tops etc) when (dun dun dun) I looked and saw a second room. Out of sheer curiosity and nosiness I left my family and went in. It was like an extremely organised Aladdin's cave of clothes and I was in my element! In particular, I saw a wonderful blue skirt which reminded me of a kinda ethereal mermaid or a pretty fishing net. There was also a great cardigan (I can't find a picture so good ol' description will have to do) that was also a wonderful blue but it had a plum coloured lace trim going around  the neckline. I didn't by the skirt and cardigan (unfortunately) but instead I dreamt about wearing them with my plum coloured leggings and sitting by rock pools. In conclusion, I think plum and light blue look especially etherealish together for autumn and winter.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

This is just plain stupid

Its plain stupid that I haven't published for so long but....whoop! My exams finished and I refused to do any work until now. My results will be posted to me on Tuesday. Oh the joy of opening ominous brown envelopes that enclose your fate and University preference. I can almost hear the faint cackle of those who marked my maths exam.
So, as promised by a confessed protagonist, here are the pictures of when I did a "casualish marriage" look for William and Kate's Wedding. I'm not a die-hard royalist or anything but I never get a chance to dress up much so I thought "you know what? I like lace and pearls and shizz so what's wrong with wearing them on the day that  K&W tie the knot?". And these were the results...

Picture one-a close-up of my dress and cardigan. Both white. Picture two-close up on the neckline of the dress. The pearls are plastic but look nice anyways. The dress is from Goose Island. Picture three-these are just some fake plastic tulips I traipsed around with for effect. Picture four-close up of the cardigan. Its very nice but you shouldn't wear it for warmth-crochet doesn't do that well. Its from Topshop and I love it a bit too much. I find it gives me that jelly-and-ice-cream-oh-I-do-like-to-be-beside-the-seaside kind of feel.
In the meantime, I've been spending my summer thinking about how much I love autumn and wearing tights with manly boots. And also how irritating it is having emetophobia that helpfully links itself with panic attacks and indigestion. Google it. And also, I've been shopping around in little boutiques and found lots of great websites which I will post on here. Enjoy the rest of summer or whatever season it is where you are!
The Wonderful New Discoveries I Made On My Travels

Monday, 20 June 2011

This site was recommended to me by one of my Polyvore contacts. It is similar to Modcloth except a little bit less quirky and more classic vintage. The site is beautiful with sketches of butterflies and birds all over the place. The photography used in the lookbook or to display the jewelry is extremely cute and completely inspiring, especially to me as I'm starting to become a budding photographer! The only irritating thing, is that this is an American based website and so I can't get any of the clothes in the UK. Bad times...Believe me if I could, I would be posting never ending pictures of me wearing the clothes because they are so beautiful. I should really be revising for my Maths and Welsh exams tomorrow but This Morning is  on and I love it! I don't even know why....probably because Chris O'Dowd is being interviewed.
By the way, I am going to take the pictures of my wedding outfit today in one of my breaks!
E.m.T Headed

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Sorry and Thank you...

Wow! I can't believe its been over a month since my last post! Sorry everybody...I've been so busy recently with exams and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Plus, all the Polyvore sets I thought I'd posted on here have gone. Keep your eyes open....they should turn up shortly!
Also a BIG thank you to my readers! Never thought I'd be this popular. Its great to hear suggestions of blog posts and answer your questions and stuff.
So the weather is boiling hot today-seriously weird for Welsh weather! And I've started to get my summer clothes out. Unfortunately, my outfit today isn't the most original, just a tank top and shorts although I am planning on putting on a very pretty vintage sun hat with a big lacy bow when I go out for a walk later. Nice to take a break after revising. I HATE revision so much!
Also, sorry for not posting the Royal Wedding pictures. They'll also be coming up as quickly as possible!
If possible, there will also be some posts and sets about 60s fashion as a new series of The Royal is out on Sunday and its going to be getting me all nostalgic.
Thanks and Sorry again Everybody!

Friday, 29 April 2011

The Royal Wedding

Right now I am sitting down in my living room with the rest of my family watching the Royal Wedding in Westminster Abbey. Everybody looks spectacular especially Kate! We are not a family that follows the Royal Family but at nine o'clock this morning I got up and dressed myself in my very own wedding outfit. I'm wearing a lace dress with a pearl neckline and a white crochet bolero on top. I have stolen the ring from my Vera Wang Princess perfume bottle and it is sitting proudly on my finger, the purple-ish jewels matching my nail varnish, and I'm carrying a bouquet of white tulips. My hair is half up half down with pearl beads dotted in it and a plait on the top of my head in a Swedish-like style. I will post pictures later, after I have taken them! Happy Royal Wedding Day!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Friday, 22 April 2011

Parisian Street

Parisian Street
Parisian Street by beth3796 featuring flat shoes

This is an outfit I saw a girl wearing as she sat down opposite us at a cafe on Champs Elysees. She looked great and I wish I could afford this outfit!

Parisian Fashion

I have just arrived back from a very culture filled trip in Paris. As I said before, I was hoping to do some shopping in the big stores like Christian Lacroix, Chanel etc and go to rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore but I never got the  chance. Being part of a cultured family has its ups and downs and one of the downs is that they don't do shops. On the plus side, I got to go to a LOT of art galleries like the Lovre, the Pompidou and Musee d'Orsay. I even saw the Mona Lisa. But travelling on the Metro and walking around a lot meant that I got to do a lot of people watching. If I'm honest with you, I thought that the French were quite frumpy and a few years behind in fashion. I guess I got that from the exchange students. They always come over wearing ankle swingers, Adidas hoodies and running shoes. But I am completely happy to admit that I was wrong! Everybody had their own style and everybody made a statement. I'll be recreating some of the best outfits I saw on Polyvore and posting them here. I hope everybody has a wonderful Easter.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Je Vais a Paris

I am so excited! Its seven school days until the Easter holidays and this year my family and I are going to the fashion capital-Paris.  Unfortunately for me, I don't think my parents have a shopping trip in mind but if I don't go to rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore I might have a fit on the Metro... Speaking of Paris and shops, I recently bought  a book (Sleeping Beauty) that Christian Lacroix has illustrated. It is the most beautiful book I think I've ever seen and I have read it twice already! As soon as I saw it standing on the shop bookshelf I fell in love with it. I'm meant to be on work experience but they won't  mind me buying The Most Beautiful Book Ever, will they?

Do you see what I mean? I wish I was as imaginative as Mr Lacroix....
From top to bottom:Cover of book with selected pictures, society lady illustration, Princess Beauty and the Royal Palace ready for the party.
The book isn't just Sleeping Beauty though, its actually kind of his biography for children! It connects how his career was born with the classic fairy tale and at the end of the book you will find a timeline of key points in his life and career. I have to say, Christian Lacroix is my new favourite designer!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Magical Times From Long Ago

Magical Times From Long Ago
Magical Times From Long Ago by beth3796 featuring skinny fit jeans

We have light evenings now, and my parents and I spent our first one driving to a cafe by the sea where we always go. It brought me back memories of when we used to do this almost every night. That was before I started secondary school...Its important that we make time for mooments like these now! Day 16 " a song that you used to love but now hate". I chose this song because I loved ut but then we had to do a very complicated dance to it in my dance school and I could never get it right. I ended up loathing the song because I knew I couldn't dance to it like everyone else

Monday, 21 March 2011

Thank Goodness

Well thank goodness for that! After only a day I posted about how sad I was that Tavi Gevinson's blog the Style Rookie had disappeared and been replaced with some sort of movie website (jeez does this change every day? First adopting animals and such and then movies, free movies and GI Joe!) the Style Rookie was back just as it was  with a post about the URL scare. I'm still curious to know how it happened...

Well, last weekend I went with a friend to see I Am Number Four. I'm not usually one to follow the crowd but I loved it! Partly because Alex Pettyfer was in it, who I lust after, and partly because I loved what Dianna Agron's character, Sarah Hart, was wearing. I really liked the arty feel and Parisian inspirations. I wear a lot of floral things so its been easy to dress like her. My retro style has gone out the window for a short while I guess....

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Where has Stylerookie Gone?

I love Tavi Gevinson's blog The Style Rookie. It is actually what inspired me to start up THIS blog. But when I went to see her latest update...THE BLOG WAS GONE! As if by magic....and replaced with some kind of adopting thing for animals, amphibians, children, cars, household objects and stuff. I have googled it and searched and searched but my beloved Style Rookie has vanished into thin air *sad face*. So I sincerely hope Tavi hasn't deleted her blog! Or if she hasn't I hope we can get it back...

Monday, 7 March 2011

30 Day Song Challenge-Day 1

30 Day Song Challenge-Day 1
30 Day Song Challenge-Day 1 by beth3796 featuring vintage looking rings

So I thought I'd do the 30 day song challenge. Day 1 is "Your Favourite Song". Now, favourite song chops and changes so I picked what my favourite song is at the moment. I chose Your Song, Ellie Goulding. I chose it because its pretty and transports to to some blissful and calm little world....:) Plus the piano music is lovely and sweet. It makes me wish I could play piano haha! LISTEN:

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Exams are over...TO POLYVORE!

And breath...I apologise for my lack of posting! I didn't realise that GCSEs meant exam after exam after exam ¬_¬....Anyway, now I can get back to creatively wasting my time again-hoorah! So, I think my last post was a Polyvore set which I've been meaning to talk to you about! I started using Polyvore just over a year ago and en ce qui me concerne it is THE best site for expressing your style. Well definitely the best I'VE found anyway. I've seen some really great things on their and my Polyvore friends and contacts are simply wonderful at feeding my inspiration for this bolg and other outfits. Google it. Seriously, just do it!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Toothpaste Kisses

Toothpaste Kisses
Toothpaste Kisses by beth3796 featuring peacock feather jewelry

Cradle me
I'll cradle you
I'll win your heart
with a woop-a-woo
pulling shapes just for your eyes
so with toothpaste kisses and lines
I'll be yours and you'll be

Lay with me, I'll lay with you
we'll do the things that lovers do
put the stars in our eyes
and with heart shaped bruises
and late night kisses

I can just imagine myself walking down a street in New York, wearing this outfit with this song on my ipod.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

My Style

Another idea given to me by one of the readers was to write about my style. I don't have any particular style to be honest, I just dress how I feel. For instance, today, I dressed from head to toe in royal blue because it was misty outside and I thought the colour would look nice against the greyness of the fog. Recently, a retro theme has seemed to be reoccurring in my outfits (stuff like tutu skirts, cartoon t-shirts and big bow headbands). During the autumn I really liked the English Rose kind of look. I also get lots of inspiration from books and the media. If I see a character on a TV show or film I like, I almost instantly aspire to dress like them and its the same with characters in books as well. But I see fashion as a way I can experiment with my clothes. My wardrobe is just like the dressing up box I owned when I was little. I can be whatever I feel like being and express it through the way I dress.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Carey Mulligan in An Education....

So one of the ideas I had on Polyvore was from RubyFrame who said that I should write about Carey Mulligan's costumes in An Education. So here I am! An Education is set in 1960s London so I pretty much collapsed as I am mad for 60s fashion and the proud owner of a vintage blue belt from the 60s. Flicking through some stills from the film, I noticed that even though in the school scenes her hair is worn down, it is sometimes worn in an elegant beehive not unlike Audrey Hepburn's! This is a typical hairdo from this time period but, recently I've seen it broadcast a lot on television programmes and it might just be coming back into fashion. Beehives are hard to achieve so it is best if you get a friend who is talented in the hair dept. or go to a hairdresser's to have it done.
I wasn't very keen on her school uniform but I guess anyone who has to spend 5 days in one anyway wouldn't. Though the dresses she wears are elegant and beautiful. I especially love the dress with the gold flowers on it. It kind of reminds me of the curtains in my grandmother's house-in a good way of course as they have a sort of elegant, Parisian feel to them. In fact, nearly all of the dresses she wears in An Education have a bold pattern printed onto them. During the summer, bold printed dresses were very popular and available in almost every shop. To give a sixties feel to the look, try adding a beehive hairstyle or another elegant updo and key 1960s make-up.
This is also shown throughout the film. In the school scenes she doesn't wear much at all  if any but she does when she is dressed elegantly. She wears red bright or deep red ipstick, lots of mascara and eyeliner (google "twiggy eye makeup"for help) but its very important not to wear to much foundation as the main make-up trend for this period in time was dark eyes. The lipstick doesn't always have to be such a bright red if you have a lighter hair colour or different complection.

I will definitely be following Carrey Mulligan as one of my new style icons!

Help from my Blog Readers!

I can't believe I haven't posted on here for such a long time! I literally had nothing to write about and a whole load of writers block. Also I was kind of catching up on sleep from my mock exam revision. But that's not even important and you most likely do not give a damn about my sleeping patterns. Anyway, as I was stuck for A-G-E-S on what to write about on here, I went to the wonderful people of Polyvore and also to my Styleology readers and asked them what I could write about. So if your reading this now, watch this space as your idea will be bound to crop up at some point! Thank you all for being so patient!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Mad for Modcloth!

I've been ill for three days. On the plus side I got to miss school and on the even plusser side I discovered the wonderful Modcloth website! Its jam-packed with vintage and retro style clothes and also some GENUINE vintage things but you have to get in there quickly if you  want to buy them as most of the time they are one-offs and there are millions of people also after some vintage clothes of their own. Each item of clothing has a quirky title and description, also an idea of what you can wear it with. At the moment I'm in love with the "A little bit of Indie Rock" dress, the "Rum and Raisin Cupcake" skirt and the "Happy Hootenanny" skirt (after my owl obsession). I love ALL their rompers and just wish I could own every item of clothing there. The only downside is, it is an American website so it takes American money. Sometimes, being British sucks. Maybe I can find a way to exchange the money? I hope and pray there is a way to get me some Modcloth clothes! Go to this web address to find out

Sunday, 23 January 2011

N.E.R.D-Not Even Remotely Dorky

Sorry for not posting anything for a while. I feel like a nodding dog in a fridge (ill) and the evil MOCK EXAMS are quickly approaching at a speed which is far to fast for my liking. So I decided to have a little bit of fun and, in a way, celebrate  the weeks of Mocks I have in February (if that is humanly possible). I am dressing nerd style to get me in the mind set of my fellow intellectual bad-asses. Well, it won't be hard for school seeing as it is law for us walk around with our ties done up to our chins but for any free time I'll get I am going full out granny knits and thick rimmed glasses B>) Oh nerds, how I love you...

Monday, 17 January 2011

Odd Shoes?

Watching the Golden Globe awards last night, I thought that Helena Bonham Carter's outfit was wonderful! She really stood out from everybody who were wearing the usual metallic coloured  prom dresses and silky hair with a bright Vivienne Westwood dress (makes me wish I could afford her clothes), sun glasses and tight curls. But what I noticed the most was her odd shoes. They were the same shoes style just in different colours (red and green to match her dress). Though she isn't the first to try this look. A little while ago, in a magazine, I saw a picture of Pixie Lott in the back of a taxi also wearing odd shoes (gorgeous ones with bows on that were red and black). Could this be a new statement trend? I may have to try this out myself....

Sunday, 16 January 2011

I made my snood!

For the lovely people on Polyvore who wanted to know how to make one:

 1) Take an old scarf or your chosen scarf for making the snood. Mine was about 90-100 cm long and 30cm wide. 
2) Lie it out on the table with the "right" side (side without the label) facing upwards towards the ceiling.
3) Fold in half. The "wrong" side (side with label) should be facing the ceiling now.
4) Choose a thread which coordinates with your scarf. I chose black as you can't see it against the deep purple of my scarf.
5)Start to sew running stitch about an inch from the edge of the scarf so that you sew the two sides together. If you don't know how to do running stitch see here:
6) Sew all the way up to the top. To finish of do 3 stitches (on top of each other) and a knot to hold. The two sides should now be sewn firmly together. Pull gently to check.
7)Turn your snood inside out so that the label is on the inside of the scarf.
8) Et voila! Enjoy your snood.

Pictures to help:

 step 1
Fold in half
pick a thread which coordinates with scarf

sew about an inch from the edge of scarf

Sew the two sides together

Turn inside out
Et Voila!

Sunday, 9 January 2011


I noticed the trend on snoods recently and I thought I could make my own by using one of my mum's old scarves and sewing the ends together. It'll have to be a wide, long one obviously or it won't work...Cross fingers it does!

Friday, 7 January 2011

First Post of my First Blog...

New to this kind of stuff...I've been interested in fashion for a while but now I'm really getting into it and pushing myself not to just walk out in my hoodie and jeans combo. Anyways, I mentioned to my dad that I was interested in fashion, like designing and writing and I he recently got me to review some pictures one of his friends had taken. I found it really interesting and I kind of want to take it further. I'll post pictures and slideshows in the future but I'm only just getting started. Well...bye for now! :) Lots of Love, Beth x