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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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.

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

xoxo

September Wish List

It feels like forever since I’ve done one of these posts – actually when I think about it probably is. It’s also quite late on in the month to do one as well.

bunting A5 stitched notebook

One of the big things that I want this month is one of the stitched note books from Paperchase. Unlike most of the things that I put on my wish lists,  I do actually need one these for the fortnightly lectures that start in a few weeks time. I can’t decide what one I want though there’s so many of them and they’re all so cute and adorable. I think I might have to go into my local store sometime over the next couple of days and have a look at them in person.

This one I’ve accepted that I’m not going to be able to afford, it’s either this or the deposit for my art trip to New York. And I’ve gone for New York, it’s somewhere that I’ve always wanted to go. The Cambridge Satchel Company do make some amazing bags and it’s one of those things that I think will have to go on my list for the future and it is one of those things that I will get, I don’t think that the classic satchel will be a big no no any time soon.

Instant Nail Effects Magnetic - Violet

Instant Nail Effects Magnetic - Blue

This one I’m thinking could be a good use for all the Boots points that I’ve clocked up over the summer. I’ve been looking into getting a nail varnish like one of these for a while now, I was a little dubious about how well they would work until I saw someone at work wearing some that looked really good. So I think it’s time to invest in one. I love the colours of the Barry M ones too. I’m thinking of trying either the purple or the blue one, not sure which one to go for. I think I’ll eventually end up getting both, I just can’t quite afford to get them both on my points yet, so the second will have to wait for me to have a few more meal deals.

I’m loving cable knit jumpers at the moment and this would go perfectly with the burgundy pair of jeans that I brought that I have had a nightmare finding something that doesn’t look hideous to go with them. I brought them thinking that they would go with pretty much everything that I owned, turns out they were just slightly the wrong shade for what I had planned, but the colour was too amazing for me to take them back.

Marc by Marc Jacobs 

I think that the closest that I’m ever going to get to owning this ring is my Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfume. As a student anything Marc by Marc Jacobs is totally beyond my price range. If I dove into my savings from the summer I could afford it, but again it’s back to the this or New York thing I had earlier. It’s an amazing ring, enough of a statement that it looks good, but at the same time it doesn’t look as if the front of it’s annoyingly heavy. I want it so badly it’s ridiculous.

Is there anything that you’re particularly lusting after this month.

Sian

xoxo

Etsy Finds

Sterling Silver Honey Knuckles II

I love this ring. It’s just so unique, a definite conversation starter. It’s just amazing. Need I say any more.

Vintage early 90s Versace classic V2 Unisex shirt Blouse

I wouldn’t say that my style really includes vintage in it but I think that for this Versace shirt I might be able to make an exception. I really like how the whites not a flat white and that the pattern isn’t in your face, it’s nice and subtle.

LPM Redesigned Vintage Floral Fishtail Dress Size Medium

I love this type of dress and although when I first saw the print it reminded me of the interior of our families caravan, its really growing on me. It’s one of those things that if I could really justify dipping into my New York Fund for then I would, but I don’t think that I really need it, so instead it’ll stay in my imaginary wardrobe and somebody else will be lucky enough to get it in their wardrobe.

Vintage Polka Dot Cream Blouse Size Medium

Unlike the last shirt this shirts print has a slightly bolder print, though still not overpowering. Such a shame that I would want it to be a closeish fitting shirt and it’s a medium and would be huge on me.

The Colmar Clutch - Fisherman & Butterscotch, knit crochet color blocking clutch, fold over clutch, size MEDIUM

My limited knowledge of knitting and crocheting would leave me thinking that this amazing bag has been crocheted. Having said that I wouldn’t swear on it and if anybody knows otherwise then feel free to correct me. Anyways this is such a unique bag. I want one so much, as a student I don’t really think that I can afford it but there’s always Christmas.

Sian

 

xoxo

Today I’m wearing…

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It’s been a while since I’ve done an outfit post and if I’m being honest, it feels a bit weird that I’m wearing clothes that aren’t either work clothes or my jammies at the moment, I’ve live in one or the other since I started my summer job a couple of months ago. It was even more weird that the dress that I was wearing was something new, it’s been a long time since I’ve really had enough money to buy something. The dress which I got from H&M was an absolute bargain at what I think might have been £12.99.

I have to say that I really regretted wearing this as soon as I left the house. Working in an air conditioned building that has it’s own climate has meant that I don’t really know what the weather has been like. I thought that it was going to be a relatively cool day and when I got dressed it was. By the time that I got into town I was sweating buckets. My feet were the worst, I was wearing boots that I spent all of last winter wearing – not a good idea on a hot day in the middle of summer. Not something that I’ll be doing again in a hurry, I think that those boots will be will be hidden away until the weather changes a little.

Does anyone else think that I’m standing a little wonky? I can’t decide if I look a little weird standing the way that I am, or not.

Sian

xoxo