Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Fishnet Crop Top

I'm off on holiday this Thursday so I won't be posting for a few weeks but I'm really excited to show you some of the things that I've made when I come back. In the meantime, I wanted to show you this fishnet crop top which I adjusted from a long sleeved one I had previously (very simply by cutting off the sleeves and cropping it). In an ideal situation I wouldn't have paired it with this skirt but unfortunately I have a lack of summer skirts at the moment and it was the best I could find! If you've been following my blog for a while, you may recognise it from a post last summer. I hope you are all having a good summer, and see you in 3 weeks!

 top - old/diy
skirt - ebay
shoes - Office

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Miss Selfridge Summer Wishlist

Although I got back from holiday last week, I've somehow only just got around to writing another blog post (albeit a very short one). I went with 8 of my friends to Kos at the start of July to celebrate the end of A levels (...it was such a fun holiday and I'm very sad to be back home and not really doing much, but I'm off again in a week so it's not too bad!). I've made quite a few things recently but I figured I'd take photos on holiday rather than in my garden....which is why I don't really have any outfits to show at the moment. Instead, I just picked out some of my favourite things from Miss Selfridge, including a couple of the amazing dresses they have....

Miss Selfridge
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Leavers Party Part 2

The big news of today is that I passed my driving test (it's such a relief to have finished it)! I'm also going on holiday with some friends to Kos tomorrow, so I won't be blogging for the next week and a bit. 
Here is my second post about the leavers party... I made the dress by layering this amazing sheer blue fabric over a black lining underneath (as I wanted it to match my Office heels). As with anything I make, there are a couple things I'd have liked to have improved but generally it's one of my favourites and it's something I might actually be able to wear again as it's not too formal. Let me know what you think... 

 dress - homemade
shoes - Office

*see part 1 here

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Leavers Party Part 1

I went to my leavers prom last night (a slightly eventful but fun evening) which gave me the chance to wear one of my homemade dresses. I also made my friend, Katie, her dress as a surprise for her 18th birthday this April. I've been really excited to show the dress on my blog as it's definitely one of my favourite things I've ever made and luckily I managed to take a few photos before we went out for the evening...

 dress - homemade
see the dress on her blog here

Saturday, 21 June 2014


There was no way I could go through this summer without making my own co-ord set. This fabric is absolutely lovely and made better by the fact that it stretches one way meaning I didn't need to include a zip on the top. I wanted to tone the skirt down a bit which is why I added the pale pink panels on the sides and also around the neckline.  It turned out really well overall and I can tell I'll definitely wear it lots over the next few months. I also bought this hat recently from New Look for £10. 

top and skirt - homemade
jelly shoes - ebay
hat - New Look

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


My exams are finally over...forever! And hopefully that means I'll have more time to focus on blogging and reading everyone's lovely blogs!
First of all though, like many bloggers I am completely obsessed with Pretty Little Thing at the moment, especially the new items from the paradox collection. I've picked out some of my favourites below...

1st row (1,2,3,4), 2nd row (1,2,3,4), 3rd row (1,2,3)

Thursday, 12 June 2014


I've wanted a kimono for a while now and I finally got around to making one the other day. I only hemmed the neckline and sides really simply though rather than having a full collar as I wasn't prepared to take the risk with this fabric (...it's incredibly difficult to work with). It took around an hour to make including cutting out my pattern pieces so it's something I might try again with a different fabric. Also in this outfit are my new jelly shoes. I actually bought them in March (from ebay for £8) but decided to wait until summer to put them in a post. They're so much more comfortable than I would have imagined and although I prefer the versions with a bigger heel, these will be more useful for taking on holiday. In an ideal world I would have paired the kimono and shoes with a printed swing dress or playsuit but alas I will have to deal with this top and skirt (posted previously here and here). 

 kimono - homemade
skirt - old/modified
top - old
shoes - ebay

Monday, 9 June 2014

Three Floor

I'm starting to feel quite summery now what with the (occasional) sunny weather and the end of my exams in sight. In keeping with this theme, I've made a few things to wear when I go on holiday to Hawaii in July plus I really can't wait to show you the dress that I made for myself (+ one I made my friend) for my leavers party at the end of this month. In the meantime, I found this really amazing brand that I absolutely love. The dresses are exactly the kind of thing I would love to be able to make one day - a mix of unique but wearable. It's quite an expensive brand but completely understandable when you see how much detail every piece has. Let me know what you think...

all images from Three Floor Fashion

Monday, 2 June 2014


This dress is something that I have been working on recently. I'd never made anything in this style before so it was a bit of a challenge but overall I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. I used two different fabrics (the black leather-look one for the waist band and as piping between the panels, and the floral one) plus an extra for the lining. I'm also wearing my new Office heels in these photos which I can't wait to actually wear out to my leavers party at the end of this month.  
Let me know what you think of the dress...

 dress - homemade (buy it here)
heels - Office