Wednesday, 29 October 2014



As it is half term I thought it would be the perfect time to go down to Shepherds Bush. Shepherds Bush is ideal for thrifters and fashion students. It is quite widely know for its Westfield shopping centre but little do people know that Shepherds Bush was once know for its open air street market.
Traid is always the first place I hit whenever I'm in Shepherds Bush. I feel Traid is more of a thrift store than charity shop with loads of quirky vintage pieces, so don't be surprised by some of the price tags. If you have visited here before or planning to go in the future, there are plenty more stores just like this one around London such as Liverpool Street's Spitalfield Market and Brick Lane.

I tried a few things on like this fluffy long cardigan/coat which I was tempted to buy but couldn't justify the price. I think it was £39.99, it was nice but since it is secondhand I was expecting it to be a little cheaper. Also the fact that the inside moulted all over my top leaving white fluff everywhere put me off even more.

 The second thing I was tempted to buy was this cute red tartan miniskirt from H&M for £6.99. Which isn't bad and I was so close to buying it but it was a little too short as it was size 6 which meant I couldn't pull it down over my hips. In the future, I want to make a skirt just like this.

 In the market you can find anything from homewear to hats, clothing and fabrics. 

 I find the market is cheaper for buying fabrics but they have a limited range to choose from. The fabric shops would be ideal if your looking for a variety of textiles.

 There is a wide range of textile fabric stores that can be found at the end of shepherds bush market. You have a chose of 10 shops to chose from all situated side by side along the high street.


Thursday, 16 October 2014


Handmade hand chain 

 Sometimes I have these days where I'm just in the mood to be creative. I love making unique jewellery pieces, it's a new hobby of mine. Although I haven't been doing it for long, I think I'm getting better at it each time. I have just been using old jewellery which I don't wear anymore. For this one (see pictures above), I have just used an old necklace for the chain and a circular pendant medallion I found. I love to keep hold of any old jewellery that is broken and keep it until I'm inspired to use it in whatever way I like. I keep a little box that just has a load of different trinkets, plus bits and bobs I can find. 

I love any kind of hand jewellery. I think its the perfect way to dress up or to add something different to an outfit. Something like this would be perfect for a wedding, music festival or worn with henna. Its has such a bohemian vibe to it with the rounded coin detail at the bottom of the bracelet. I'm really pleased with this piece and think anyone should give it a go. Although you do need a lot of patience and a good eye for detail (it is very fiddly as the links are quiet small). Other than that, it is a great way to create beautiful unique pieces that suite your style. 

Happy Making :)

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Friday, 3 October 2014


Sunglasses- Topshop
Lipstick- Sleek
Necklaces- Urban outfitters 
Jeans- levis 
Boots- Newlook
T-shirt- asos

Love this outfit has a very 90s feel to it. This is a very quick go to lazy day outfit, the layering of the necklaces and my boots give such an effortless look to the whole outfit. Perfect for college uni of just a simply day out.

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