I Wore This! 25/06/14

Hello!

Today I’m bringing you a super cool outfit post from Wednesday!

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing outfit posts again, part of me always feels something of a phony, as I don’t really see myself as all that stylish, but I do enjoy putting fun little looks together, and it was always nice to document those looks previously!

Here is what I wore on Wednesday!

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You may all notice that I now have a fringe, and that the rest of my hair is ridiculously long, oh and that the ends are green… basically it’s super different, but I love it like this more than any other hairstyle I have had! It was done by the amazing Rachel at the Leeds branch of Philips Hair Academy, and I can’t recommend her enough!

Onto the outfit! I love this one as it makes me feel like a super cute slime princess!

My dungaree dress and scrunchie were both from the shop I manage in Leeds, Pop Boutique. The dress was £18 and the scrunchie was £3.50, both absolute bargains!

My T-Shirt was from a Topshop sale, about a year ago, but you could always opt for something like this from Etsy seller Killer Condo, and use any of the hundreds of ombre clothing dye tutorials on Youtube for the desired effect! The gist of it is, mix up a tub of dye, dip your garment in from the bottom, and hold it in the dye in sections, moving up the shirt. This will mean the dye is more concentrated at the bottom, as that section will have been in the longest. (okay, so I totally didn’t explain that very well!)

My leggings are trusty H&M. I did used to opt for Primark leggings, as they are dirt cheap. But with a reduced price comes reduced quality. quite often the Primark leggings just looked semi transparent, and that really isn’t the look I am going for.

I must admit, however, that my shoes and socks are from Primark. The shoes were £8, which is a good job because they are the stupidest purchase I have ever made. I don’t know when I ever thought I would be able to keep white canvas shoes clean.

Finally, my jewellery is just stuff that I have had forever. The collar has been around since I was about 15! I know for a fact that these collars can be bought in any good heavy metal/goth type shops for about a fiver. My long necklace just has a simple fake gem on it (which I’ve just realised you can’t see!), and I found this similar one from Etsy seller Hanging By A Thread, for just over £16!

Thanks for checking out my outfit post! I’ll post more from now on, and if you have any questions for me, feel free to ask in the comments below!

Kate xx

 

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My Super Stylish Birthday Blowout!

Hey all,

I know I haven’t posted anything for a while, but I was mega busy and also had a few technical hitches which (hopefully) should be sorted out now!

So… On with today’s update!

IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAAAYY!

The celebrations started on Friday when I went out for food with my best friend Samantha, the boyfriend, my brother, my dad and mys stepmum. We had amazing Japanese food and talked far too much!

Saturday morning saw me and Samantha up early to watch some Aquabats and get ready for a busy day organising my party! We went for food at Primo’s hotdog joint in the Corn Exchange in Leeds (a wonderful shopping spot, containing some real independent gems such as Candy Candy, Mad Elizabeth and much more!) This particular Saturday, The Corn Exchange was playing host to one of Leeds’ main vintage shopping fairs, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. We had a browse and I bought myself a super kitsch glow in the dark retro toy!

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The rest of the day was spent shopping for things for my fancy dress party! We buzzed around town, found a costume for Samantha, bought far too much kids party food and even found time to go home and drink some tea and do our makeup! I tried my hand at some green makeup on Samantha to go with her crocodile costume!

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I used Illamasqua eyeshadows to create both the eye look and lip look, I didn’t really have a plan and just got creative! I’m super pleased with how it came out!

The party was held at Mrs Athas and everyone made a real effort with their costumes! It was so lovely to see everyone there to celebrate with me! I dressed as my favourite film character, Enid, from Ghost World! Here are some highlights..

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The next morning, me and the boyfriend headed to London for a couple of days!! I decided to have myself a Disney outfit weekend and started with this little number…

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My playsuit is vintage and from Pop Boutique, I have had the shirt for years and years (It was bought in Disneyland Florida when I was 6!!!), the vampire necklace was a Primark find and my docs are vintage too! Most of my makeup is Illamasqua, as usual!

We checked into The Hoxton Hotel to discover we had been given the Cabin room!!! The Hoxton has designer rooms on it’s top floor which are all styled and themed differently. I had always wanted to stay in the cabin room! It has a giant bed, a shower in the middle of the room and lots of lovely details in the soft furnishings! They provide design books for you to browse and you even get a free Pret breakfast in the morning! Check out their website for more information!

After this we headed to Somerset House to check out ‘Pick Me Up‘, a graphic design exhibition. We were lucky to catch it as it was the last day! We wandered around gazing at some beautiful work, my favourite was Rob Flowers’ Japanese inspired monsters and prints! I also bought a cute eyeball brooch and an eyeball print! (which I will show you all once I get a frame for it!)

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The next day was spent SHOPPING MY SOCKS OFF!!!! I had already planned to stop off at Lazy Oaf and Johnny Cupcakes but we also hit up Uniqlo and Topshop! I wore my second Disney themed outfit of the trip too! Just take a look!

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The dress was on sale at Topshop! I wore a vintage Mickey crew neck over the top which I customised myself and turned into a crop top, I also wore my new necklace by Sugar and Vice that my wonderful friend Charli got me for my birthday!

Check out my shopping haul!!

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I bought: the Lazy Oaf slime tee I had been lusting after, a little Lazy Oaf skeleton pin, some banana print leggings from Topshop, a Johnny Cupcakes breakfast tee (in the box!), a book about Nintendo, Lulu Guinness cat face tee, Leopard jeans and My Melody tee from Uniqlo and also pictured are the badge and (rolled up) print i bought at Pick Me Up!

Overall it was a super busy and fun weekend! Over the next few days you’ll probably see me uploading outfit posts of all my new things!!

Does anyone have recommendations on where to go in London next time I take a trip down there?

Kate xx

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DIY Delight: Flamboyant Flower Crown

I recently went to Topshop in leeds to have a nosey and get some inspiration to make some bits and pieces.

I discovered these two flower crowns in their accessories section for £20!!! TWENTY POUNDS!! Just no, really.. that is so extortionately priced.. since they are actually super easy to make!

Flower crowns have been fairly ‘in’ for a while now, probably kicked off by the whole Lana Del Rey fad.. they now seem to be here to stay. This is a good thing in my book.. flower crowns scream 1990’s fairy punk to me.. an obviously smashing look for Spring!

Here are the Topshop £20 offenders…

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I had made a flower crown some time ago (it is the one shown at the beginning of the video below) and had great fun creating it! I can’t stress how easy this little project is, and I know lots of you will already have most of the bits lying around! All it takes is a few fake flowers, a hairband and some DIY glue!

So here you go, my first ever video post.. please excuse my funny sounding voice (I’m from Huddersfield, I’m afraid I can’t help it!) and the shaky camera! I will get better, I promise!

I’ll be posting photos tomorrow of me in my new flower crown! Be sure to post up pics on FB, instagram and your own blogs and tag ‘igetdressedinthemorning’ if you decide to make your own flower crown!

Kate xx

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If I Owned It: Dream Summer Wardrobe!

Hey guys!

Tonight I used the power of Polyvore to bring you my dream summer 2013 look.

I am an unashamed fan of 90’s fashion, but I tend to veer towards a more bratty 90’s punk look than Buffy influenced goth vibes. In my world I could totally get away with retro slogan tee shirts and dungarees everyday. I’d go for bunches too but at 26, I feel that’s gonna look a little weird, so a high ponytail it is!

Here you go guys…

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I already own a pair of dungarees, and I have my sights set on the Lazy Oaf ‘slime’ tee for my birthday next month! I regularly stomp around in my DM’s so i’ve got that base covered.. all I need is to stock up on spacey patches and eat lollies all day!

My brat look will rock your summer!

Kate xx

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If I Owned It… Lazy Oaf Dropout Tee

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So I have LOVED Lazy Oaf for a long while now.. I have clippings from magazines about the creator Gemma Shiel on my studio wall, and a few items from them (the bank balance unfortunately doesn’t stretch to EVERYTHING!) 

Most recently I have been lusting after this ‘Dropout’ tee… I identify myself as something of an akward, bullied at school, geek type so this shirt appeals to me. It makes me feel as though I could turn myself into the ‘bad girl’ for the day.

I’m not sure if my outfit selection for this tee works for everyone but hey, I wear what I wear.. 

T-Shirt is £38 from Lazy Oaf, Skirt is £45 from Topshop, Socks are £3.50 from Topshop, Trainers are £125 from Irregular Choice, Lolly Necklace is £30 from Tatty Devine, Lipstick is £16 from Illamasqua and finally the Collar is £45 from Culture Label.

Love

Kate x