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

xoxo

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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

xoxo

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

xoxo

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.

Best of the High Street – 09/06-2012

I haven’t done one of these posts in quite a while really and I don’t really know why. They provide the perfect excuse for spending hours on the internet window shopping, when my Mum asks why I’ve spent hours doing ‘nothing’, I can reply ‘I’m researching’. I don’t think she really believes me though.

TOPSHOP 09/06/12
River Island 09/06/12
URBAN OUTFITTERS
I wish I could afford all of this, but unfortunately like normal I’m your everyday broke student. I think if I could buy just one thing, I’d pick the Topshop shoes. Already owning a pair of their wedges and knowing just how comfy they are, I would happily kill for them.
Sian
xoxo

Etsy Finds

Once again I’ve spent the time that I really should have spent catching up on my exam coursework on Etsy. Here’s some of my favourites.

distressed vintage studded levis cut offs

Even though I already have a ridiculous amount of denim shorts, I can’t quite bring myself to just ignore these. As a student the price of these is slightly scary but when I think about the fact that most of my denim shorts are from Topshop, at about £45 (it’s too early to do maths), there not really all that much more.

80's tribal necklace, statement necklace, black pendant, geometric

I love this necklace and the way that it’s not quite a black. It’s quite a big statement.

Vintage Mint Green SILK Blouse One Size Fits Most

I love this shirt so much, the way it looks so soft and slightly shiny is amazing.

Sailor's Knot Bracelet - Navy and cobalt-colored suede and raw gold chain

Not really my usual cup of tea, but I love the combination of suede and metal. I could quite easily be talked in to buying one.

Fringe and Chain Necklace - White, Grape, Cinnamon

Another statement necklace, they seem to be one of my favourite things at the moment. On this one I love the three coloured fringe and I think it’s perfect to liven up an outfit. It comes in lots of different colours too.

 

If I fail my exams I think I’ll know what to blame.

 

Sian

xoxo