Sunday, 28 August 2011

Parseltongue and Other Skills

Apologies to all those sick of hearing about my birthday, (it was a milestone one!) but I promise this is the last mention.  My friends, knowing my ultimate love of bags, bought me this gorgeous vintage bag which I absolutely love! Real snake skin (apparently) with suede inside, it goes with so many outfits and is surprisingly spacious!

(As you can see I’ve also got a bit handy with photo editing! I’ll be playing around with it a bit more now so my pictures may start to look a little better from now on!) 

Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Belt - Dorothy Perkins
Earrings - New Look
Watch - Gift
I found this dress in the Dorothy Perkins sale last week and at a mere £10 I had to have it! I don’t usually go into Dorothy Perkins but I rediscovered it last week and may have to purchase a colour block top or dress from there!

Carrying on the theme of animal skin (more apologies to those of you who are vegetarian/ opposed to animal skins) I picked up an amazing bargain in my local Age Concern last week; a pair of tan coloured 100% leather trousers. I have wanted a pair of leather shorts for a while since the trend picked up last A/W, but after a few disastrous pairs purchased from Ebay I had given up hope of ever owning a pair.  Once again though Age Concern came through and delivered the goods. You could tell these were old as they had an incredibly high waist, and though marked a 12 were more of an 8/10. I was even more pleased with my purchase when I saw that all womenswear was half the marked price!

I have thousands of pairs of high waisted shorts so to make them a little different I decided to add a scalloped edge.  To make them I drew around a hair spray can with pen, cut along the line, and then removed any pen that could still be seen with nail varnish remover.  I was really pleased with the end product and can’t wait to do an outfit post about them!

Genevieve x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Oh Sew Lovely

I’m so sorry for not posting or so long, I’m hope my (small group of) followers’ haven’t missed me too much and I promise to get back on top of things!

A few weeks ago I posted about a quirky little sewing machine that I thought would be perfect for university but only does straight stitch…well that won’t be coming in handy anymore because my boyfriend bought me a sewing machine for my birthday! (Sorry another post about my birthday presents!) I couldn’t believe it when I opened it, it’s so exciting! I haven’t yet managed to have a go on it as I’ve been jetting about the place but I can’t wait to get started on it. It’s a ‘brother’ machine so I think that’s a good make!

To go with the sewing machine he also got me a cute vintage sewing box full of all kinds of things useful or a DIY blogger! I’ve begun adding to this to build up my making box, getting inspiration of what to put in it from other blogs.

He also got me a watch; even though it’s new it looks sort of vintage. I had asked for a particular one which had an octagonal face but sadly they stopped selling it, but I actually prefer this one that my boyfriend chose, I think it has a more personal touch about it, instead of one that I chose for myself.

Here’s a picture of me and him when we were on holiday, I tried to find a picture of us in our very fetching wetsuits to put on here but sadly we didn't take any!

Dress - Topshop
Cardigan - Charity Shop
Shoes - Charity Shop
Ring - New Look

Genevieve x