ASOS Loves

 

I’m not normally someone who thinks I need new clothes – must go have a look on ASOS, I’m much more likely to think Topshop. I think though that I might have found a good alternative.
Image 1 of ASOS Suede Studded BackpackI’m not going to lie, I can’t afford this and if I’m being honest most of what’s on this page, but if I win the lottery this weekend this would be the first thing on my list.

Image 1 of ASOS Premium Spike Jewel Cross NecklaceI like big statement necklaces. I would die for this one even though it looks heavy as hell. I just love the combinations of colours in it.

Image 1 of ASOS Jumper With Embroidered BoatsMe and boats just don’t get on – I’m spectacularly sea sick. But I might be able to make an exception for this jumper.

Image 1 of ASOS Roll Brim Felt Boater

This is definitely not what I was looking for when I was looking for hats, I was thinking more of the knitted woolly kind. It’s freezing outside, well if you live in England it is, if you’re living somewhere hot then you’re probably laughing you’re pants off right now. Even though it wasn’t the kind of hat I was looking for, I’m pretty sure I could be talked into buying both this one and the black version.

Sian

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November Wishlist

Like most of the items that make it to my wishlist again this month most of then are quite expensive, which at the moment is not a good thing – I have next to no money and what I do is being quickly spent on my college course. Not fun times.

Image 1 of James Perse Long Sleeve Casual TeeThis top is surprisingly similar to the top that I’m wearing now except this one has longer sleeves. Even the colour is the same as the bottom of my top, I’m loving this colour at the moment. I’m going through a phase where I love anything that’s slightly on the loose side, I have a ridiculous amount of oversized jumpers that I live in. I’m talking buying a UK size 20 jumper instead of the 6 that I normally am, the looks that I got of the lady on the till when she asked who it was for and i said me were hilarious.

If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you’ll already know of my love of statement rings, if not then you now know and I hope you enjoy your visit. In my opinion the bigger the better and seeing as this one would cover at least three and maybe just a bit of my little finger then this was always going to be high up on my must haves list. I love that even though the actual design of the ring is incredibly simple, it still manages to make a big statement. What I don’t like about this so much is the price, at £85 it’s a little on the pricey side, so as much as I love it I don’t think that there’s much chance of me owning it. A girl can dream though, can’t she?

Image 1 of ASOS Premium Crystal Shard Burst Necklace

I think that this is going to be another thing that goes on my as much as I love it, I don’t think that I’m going to be lucky enough to end up owning it. I’m thinking the closest that I’m going to get to owing this is coming up with a DIY. Cue sad face. I couldn’t tell you exactly why I fell in love with this necklace but, it was love at first sight when I came across it on Asos. The colours in it are just gorgeous.

The Chelsea boots that I brought in the kids section at Asda a couple of months ago are fast wearing out. I love them to bits, they go with everything, I can walk around in them all day and they keep my feet nice and warm. Honestly if you haven’t got a pair I demand that you go out and get a pair and while you’re out if you can fit in anything from the kids section go and have a look, occasionally there are some amazing pieces that you can pick up at really good prices. If I could realistically afford it these River Island would be the perfect replacement. Especially with the metal strip around the toe area that sets them apart from other Chelsea boots a little.

Really starting to wish that I could get a job that wasn’t just each summer, the money from this year’s never going to last.

Sian

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October Glossybox

A week and a half ago I came home from college to find that my October Glossybox had arrived. Cue happy dance, just like every month I was ridiculously excited. This months My feelings to what was in it however can be summed up in five words…

Not impressed Glossybox. Not Impressed.

I mean seriously two of the products in the box really aren’t aimed at anybody my age at all and I know that they know how old I am. In the description of the two items that I’m talking about it says ‘immediately smoothes wrinkles’ and ‘ particularly suitable for those over 30′. I think I’m slightly insulted. Are they trying to say something? I’m 18 people, 18, I clearly am not going to have wrinkles, am I. I’ve had things similar to these a couple of times before, but never more than one in a box, so I’ve felt better about overlooking them. That and they’ve been in boxes that otherwise I’ve felt were really good. This one I’m not so sure about it’s only really got one thing in that I’ve really liked, one I could take or leave and the other I would have but never in a million years would I wear it in the colour I got for longer than it takes to try it out on one nail. So I’m not happy.

So this is what I got….

Before I go and totally slate this months box, I think that I’m going to start with the one thing that I actually liked the look of.

Although I have yet to actually try this product, for me this one was the highlight of my box. I think the first thing that attracted me to it was the bright colours of the tube and the fun text on it – a nice change from the usual serious looking products that I tend to receive. It also smells heavenly. Honestly I could sit there and smell it all day. It’s also something that I’ve heard good things about. The only problem I have with this product was that they they didn’t send out a full size tube – I mean it’s not exactly an expensive product at £3.49 for 200ml. On the plus side if it’s something that I really like then it’s something that is easily affordable for everyday use.

From there the box just seemed to go downhill.

This product to be fair isn’t that bad and I think that I’m going to try it out as I do have spot prone skin. I think that half the problem is that I hate some of the products in this box so everything has to work that much harder for me to like it.

The only way I can really say about this nail varnish is that the colour is HIDEOUS. Words do not describe how horrid this colour is. If you want your nails to bare a striking resemblance to pink hubba bubba then this is the colour for you, if not then I would suggest avoiding this colour like the plague. Having said all that, if I ignore the colour then I quite liked it.  I just wish that I had got one of the other colours that other people seem to have got.

This was the first of the products that I was and still am fuming about. It’s specially designed for skin over the age of thirty, which I would like to point out on the off chance the someone from Glossybox reads this, I AM NOT THIRTY FOR ANOTHER TWELVE YEARS. I swiftly gave this one to my Mum and from what she says I gather that it’s quite good.

This one I’m going to say two things. One, I gave it to my Nan. Two, in case the people at Glossybox haven’t understood go to the bit in shouty capitals on the last products and then seriously ask yourself if I want something that is an ‘instant anti-wrinkle moisturiser’. I don’t think that you really need an answer to that.

I’ve had most of this post written since the day after I got my box and I was thinking that I was being a little harsh when I wrote it and coming back to it today, I think that I’m pretty much feeling the same. I think that over the last couple of months the boxes have been getting slowly worse. I really hope that the next box is better. Did anyone get a good box this month?

Sian

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DIY Meccano Necklace

Today’s post was inspired by a comment that one of my friends left on my Lego Brick Necklace post, where she wanted to know if I could try one in K’nex. While I was hunting out my old box of K’nex I came across my rather small box of Meccano. I never really liked Meccano that much so the box was quite small and this DIY pretty much used it all up. I thought while I had the K’nex out I would try giving the Meccano a go. I may have gotten so distracted by something that as a kid didn’t excite me all that much that I never got round to what I was intending to do.

What you will need;

- The Meccano in the picture below

-  Waxed Cotton Cord

You want to start by screwing these three together, but I wouldn’t do it up too tightly just yet.

Then it’s time for the other side. Again you don’t want to be doing it up too tightly.

The bottoms of both sides come together and cross over. This one can be tightened fully up.

Then it’s time for the bits for the side of the bottom. Don’t do them up that tightly yet, wait until you’ve attached them as otherwise they probably won’t fit on.

They can then be put on the bottom of the necklace. The screws that you didn’t tighten up in the last step can now be tightened up.

Now for the last bit. You need to decide on how long you want the necklace to be and cut the waxed cotton cord accordingly and tie it to the top. I’ve then added a little bit of clear nail varnish over the top just to help it stay in place a little. You can then decide where you want the top to peices of Meccano to lie and then tighten them up in the relevant position.

Your finished necklace will then look something like this…

I apologise for the quality of the final picture, no-one’s really been in at home the last couple of days and when they have it’s just been for five minutes. I do give it a go on my normal camera but after thirty odd attempts, I decided to just go for the webcam option. I’ve got an outfit post in mind for this one though, so hopefully there will be a post up in the next few weeks.

Sian

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Etsy Finds

curiouser and curiouserAlice in Wonderland is probably the only book that I have ever read more than once. It’s one that even as I’ve gotten older I still love, although if I’m being honest I would much rather sit down and watch the Disney version – reading can be a bit of a struggle for me. But it was my love of Alice in Wonderland that attracted me to this piece. It’s one of my favourite quotes from the book and I just think that it’s amazing how it’s been put onto a recycled silver plated spoon, something that I’ve never seen before. It just made me smile. I then went and had a bit of a look around her shop, there were quite a few things that I would honestly want to buy from there. This keyring was probably my favourite, it made me laugh so much.

i am fartacus key ringHaving said that it finding this funny did make me feel slightly childish, but it made me laugh so I don’t think I really care.Neon pink knot rope bracelet with tassel charmAfter yesterdays Lego brick necklace and after looking at what items have been attracting me on Etsy recently, I think I’m going through another one of my bright colours phases. Out of the two I think I prefer the yellow one as it’s slightly brighter. What drew me to these wasn’t the colour it was more the interesting texture of rope, and the tassels, I’m a sucker for tassels.Future Stud Earrings - Lime, Silver & NaturalPart of me thinks that I may have already posted a similar set of earrings a couple of months ago, but I think that that highlights how much I like this style. I love the bold graphic style and the combination of the colours. Girl Screen Printed Shopper Free UK ShippingAlice Rebecca Potter is a brilliant illustrator. Her bold simplistic style really appeals to me. I’ve been looking for a printed shopper for a while and this one ranks highly on my list of ones that I’m considering. The rest of the items in her shop are too amazing and again I would buy many of them including this London themed print.

 

London Print Medium

 

 

If you want to have a look at more of her work take a look at her website here.

 

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I don’t think that words can explain just how beautiful this ring is. It’s just wow… That’s about all I can say about it. That and there is no way on Earth that I could ever afford this ring. At $298 with $32 shipping to the UK that isn’t exactly what I would call affordable, but if you’ve got the money then I would definitely say get it – I know I would.

Sian

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DIY – Lego Brick Necklace

A few months ago I brought the Face Hunter book, in it is this amazing picture. 

For me this brings back so many memories of playing with Lego for hours on end as a kid. I had and still have a ridiculous amount of Lego hiding in a box under my bed. I loved the stuff and if I’m being honest, I still do. I remember going to Lego Land and it was honestly like being in a dream land. This photo just made me want to get my bricks out again and have a good play, so giving a similar necklace a go seemed like the perfect excuse.

What you will need:

- Lego bricks

- super glue

I ended up making slightly different shape that the rectangle used in the picture, to get the shape I used I used these bricks…

I then put these together to create this shape.

I then made fifteen of these, three in each of the five colours that I used – red, black, yellow, white and blue. I tried other combinations and colours but they just didn’t seem to work as well as the ones in the photo did, so I stuck with those colours.

Once I made them I then started linking them all together. I took of the top of each one of the links off and connected them together. You could connect them as you’re going along if you want, it doesn’t make that much difference when you do.

Your resulting necklace will then look something like this.

Once you’re happy with the colours and their order you can then start glueing it together. I’ve left one of the end bits unstuck, it does go over my head without having to undo it, it’s just a bit easier to get on and off. It also means that if I decide that I want it a little longer then I can add a few extra links. I haven’t quite decided if I’m happy with this length yet.

Hopefully I can get a picture of it actually on someone up tomorrow, I just need to get one of my friends to either model it or take a picture of me wearing it.

Pink Haze

So how amazing is this shoot by Eleanor Hardwick for Bullett. the answer is very amazing considering that I only stumbled across it while I was researching the 80s for my college decades project. I have no idea how I ended up here from what I was googleing, but somehow I did and I’m actually quite glad I did. I don’t think this is going to fit in with any of the work that I’m doing st the moment, but I’m thinking that they could be a great starting point in the future.

Silk pink dress with butterflies, Holly Fulton; Green and white print dress and  silver and black sequin skirt, Louise Gray; Tights, Meadham Kirchhoff; Fur heels, Nova Chiu

Fur jacket and dress, Nova Chiu

Fur hat, Nova Chiu; tights and glitterdust blouse, Meadham Kirchhoff; Dress with landscape print,Vanessa G; Yellow dress, Luisa Beccaria

Jutta wears: Pink glitter dress, Estefania Cortes-Harker; Vanity top and tights, Meadham Kirchhoff; Shoes, Fred Butler Kathleen wears: Golden and blue glitter dress, Estefania Cortes-Harker; Vanity top and green tights, Meadham Kirchhoff; Fur shoes, Nova Chiu

Crystal dress and bracelet, Chi Chi Luo; Pink sequin dress, Beyond Retro

Arcade denim jacket and green tights, Meadham Kirchhoff; Print dress, Vanessa G; Sleeveless jacket with crystals, Chi Chi Luo; White lace dress, Beyond Retro; Fur shoes, Nova Chiu; White fur backpack, Nasir Mazhar

Jutta wears: Pink glitter dress, Estefania Cortes-Harker; Vanity top and tights, Meadham Kirchhoff; Shoes, Fred Butler Kathleen wears: Golden and blue glitter dress, Estefania Cortes-Harker; Vanity top and green tights, Meadham Kirchhoff; Fur shoes, Nova Chiu

Dress, Pam Hogg; Green tights, Meadham Kirchhoff

White ruffle dress and blue skirt, Beyond Retro; Love is revenge T-shirt, Meadham Kirchhoff; Fur ear warmers, Nova Chiu; White bag with beads, Nasir Mazhar

Fur hat, Nova Chiu; tights and glitterdust blouse, Meadham Kirchhoff; Dress with landscape print,Vanessa G; Yellow dress, Luisa Beccaria

Sian

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