Sunday, 27 October 2013

Goth Ballerina does Halloween

Hi guys,

It’s just a quick one from me as I’m extremely tired and can barely function. Last night was Halloween fun and I had deliberated for ages before, what I was going to dress up as. I finally decided that I didn’t want have to buy anything specifically for Halloween, so wanted to make an outfit out of items I already had.

Enter ‘Goth Ballerina’! I only had to buy the fangs to complete my outfit, and it was the perfect last piece of the Halloween puzzle. I only have an Instagram picture to show which shows the calm before the storm, i.e. before I left the house! Really sorry there isn’t a full-length pic, I was far too dishevelled by the time I remembered I had to take one. The other pictures from last night will not be published under any circumstances and will be deleted once I’m done giggling at them ;p

I had fuuuuuuuun. When my friend asked if I would help him DJ, I thought I’d be behind the decks for the entire night; but he was good to me and I only ended up doing a couple of hours. Being with friends in a comfortable environment rather than the pretense and often awkwardness of a club is the only way I’d want to spend one of my favourite nights of the year.

Basque: Ann Summers
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (via Soho’s Clothing)
Tights: Boots
Slingback Shoes: Clarks
Fangs: eBay

I hope you guys had as much fun as I did. Can’t wait to see all your Halloween themed blog posts!

‘til next time.

Love and hugs,

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Up, up and away: An escape to Hogwarts

So most of you already know that I’m a total nerd, but did you know that I’m a total Harry Potter nerd?! Well, I am – a huge one!

I’m not going to bore you with the whole “when I first read Harry Potter” story, but the books were (and still are) part of a series of books which will live with me forever. Books have always been an escape for me, and J.K Rowling captured the essence of childhood escapism in all of us. I also love the movies, so was deliciously thrilled to head the Harry Potter Studios with my gorgeous friend, Hanna.

If I talked about how much I loved the tour and all the little intricate touches, this post would be a mile long, so I’m just going to say this: If you love Harry Potter as much as I do and are yet to visit the studios, it will be the best money on any tour you will spend. It was everything I could have wanted it to be and I can’t wait to go again (hopefully later this year)!

I felt I needed to wear something that said ‘escape’ to me, and I went to my old faithful, Lady Vintage London for the inspiration. This dress is so gorgeous! The hot air balloon print and silky, light material was perfect for such a day. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with my usual light cardigan and ballet flats:
Cardigan: South (via Very)
Belt and Shoes: Primark
Tights: Boots
Bag and Snood: Dorothy Perkins
Print is cute!

For those not as obsessed as me, I'll leave it there, but for all my fellow nerds, I have posted some pictures below.

Hope you're all well and like the new blog name!

'til next time :)

*waves* to all my fellow Harry Potter pals! Now, I took over 300 photos during the tour and had the hardest time whittling them down, but here are a few snippets – cue Harry Potter Nerd-Out!

Hanna posted a pic of our arrival :) (@fattyschallenge on Instagram)

I know I've been accused of being a member of the lollipop guild, but this is ridiculous!

Trying not to grin like a goon

Because we're just TOO cool ;p

The detail is just incredible! 

So happy with the pictures although, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all of them....

'til next lovelies!


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Bit of a change

It’s funny when you’ve been thinking about changing your blog name and something literally shocks you into doing it! I’ve decided it’s time for a change, so now you can find my over at 'An Autumns Grace'.

I like it because autumn is my favourite time of year, but also because the name doesn’t specify anything about fashion or style. I know that may sound weird, but I want my blog to be more than that (although I’ve been rubbish at posting about anything other than outfits, lately), so hopefully this will push me to expand my blog the way I’d always intended.

If you have me on your following list, you may need to add my new blog address…..not sure though :/ 

My email address has also changed to reflect this:

So here’s to a new chapter!

Love and hugs,