Sunny Saturday Outfit

It is super hot today! The sun is shining and im loving this weather!! 🌞🌞 I havent done an OOTD for so long so thought id show you guys what i am wearing today x

Sandals-asos (old) white vest top £1sue Ryder store shorts £4 boohoo sunglasses £2 primark anklet £2 primark (brought as part of a set) necklace-next (old) 

Diy embroidered t-shirt 

Hello 🙂 today I’m sharing with you a t-shirt that i custamised using embroidery 🙂

So I recently binge watched series 1 of stranger things and I am now eagerly awaiting October for series 2!! I really wanted a stranger things t-shirt but hadn’t found one I liked that I was willing to spend alot of money on, so I thought why not create my own? I went onto Pinterest to get some inspiration and found this picture

I thought this is it this is what I’ll make into my t-shirt design 🙂

I started off with a plain t-shirt(that needs ironing!!) from primark £2.80 and marked it where I wanted the string of fairy lights and where the letters would go…..

I then added my embroidery hoop and started work…

Creating the fairy lights….

And here it is 🙂 so in an episode will’s mum has strung up fairy lights and painted the alphabet under the fairy lights in order to communicate with him,whilst speaking to him he spells out run so I decided to make the R,U and N stand out to show this 🙂 I am so happy with how this turned out 🙂 x

Running out of ways to introduce that I spent all my money in a charity shop!

Not the most inspired title but guys as per usual I went shopping…and found some gems in the charity shops!! So let’s get into it 🙂

Sue Ryder £1 store

🌟Brown belt with gold floral detail 50p🌟A boy made of blocks 25p I’ve wanted this book for a while now 🙂 🌟 Ted baker bag £1 not my usual colour but this was too cute to pass up 🌟 cream feather print shirt £1 this is oversized but I plan to wear it over a camisole top with some jeans as casual cover up 🌟 cats rock t-shirt £1 how adorable? 🌟 Moss green frill coat £1 I love the colour of this it’s so cute so me I can’t wait for winter to wear this 🙂

Cancer research

🌟Blue shorts £2 I don’t wear short shorts I prefer a longer cut these are just what I was looking for 🙂 🌟white and black stripe shirt £1 this came with a detachable tie….not entirely sure why but there we go I won’t be wearing it with the tie! 🌟Green floral print Bardot top £1 this is a Zara basics top it’s so soft I can’t even explain!🌟black camisole top £1 this is literally 90s it’s got velvet floral detailing with beads and sequins!

Craft fayre

We went to a local craft fayre where there was lots of different stalls selling various handmade crafts 🙂 I brought this super cute hand knitted raspberry brooch for £1 my mum then brought me this adorable necklace it’s a crescent moon with an owl pendant and rose quartz bead it is beautiful.

Miscellaneous stores

🌟Black heeled shoes £3.99 barnardos these are brand new asos heels and arghhhhh I’m so happy!!🌟 ankle bracelet pack £2 primark ok so I’m not going to lie I’m gutted I picked these up thinking they were choker necklaces :(🌟owl necklace 99p age UK I couldn’t leave him there in the shop he was too cute🌟white strawberry print shirt £2.49 age UK this just looked really summery and I thought yes you need to be in my wardrobe 🌟yellow highneck chiffon shirt £3.50 scope I love yellow and grey together I think they are such a lovely combination! This is another really summery top 🙂 and lastly this floppy scalloped edge hat £2 salvation army LOVE x
 

My life story….in a shoe 👟

Sixteen years old, shy, unconfident but happy. Alternative is the style pigeon hole my peers have labelled me or as you may know it…”goth” skinny black or grey jeans black h&m hoody and my black Dr Martens boots. They were my first love but that’s for another day. I needed some more convinient shoes (anyone whose worn Dr martens knows the struggle!) So one day shopping for new shoes I saw them, there they were in an array of colours and styles low top high top knee high…..they were perfect. I went inside the shop and parted with my money walking out of the shop with the thin black box that housed my new love….converse!!

My old pair did well, they walked on Cornish sands,ran through fields,took many seaside trips,danced through performing arts exams,walked the school corridors, they were worn with jeans,dungarees, skirts,dresses,tights,frilly socks,bare sandy feet. They were my trusty gorgeous babes and they served me well for 10 long years…..sadly they have passed on to shoe heaven 😥 but don’t be discouraged friends no no, converse.com came to the rescue!! This is not a sponsored post…boy I wish it was! This is my genuine opinion and I’ve parted with my own cash!! I decided to treat myself to a new pair (I’ve got a pay rise and decided to treat myself) I wanted another trusty pair of original black converse, well if you signed up to their email you got sent a 25%off code!! So yay! I got a new pair sent and delivered for £33!! Here they are the loves of my life…..now and forever a converse girl (I do love me some vans though!!)

Saturday shopping finds

Hello!! So yesterday I hadn’t planned to do anything but watch Eurovision…however around 2:30 I thought I’m bored why not see if mumma wants to go mooch round a few charity shops so that is exactly what we did!!

I found some amazing pieces we went to 4 chairty shops I only found items in 2 the £1 Sue Ryder shop by my house and the 99p barnardos shop near me too 🙂

So let’s start at Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder £1 store

First up this gorgeous mint green shirt sleeve jumper with lace and bead detailing. It was the detailing that sold it for me! This is originally from topshop 

Next this nice simple white sleeve vest shirt. I love the embroidered flower design down either side 🙂 this is a next top.

This brown cape style jacket with toggles is too cute for words! It has a green tartan print inside and a gorgeous floppy hood and it’s so warm and comfy. Originally from Zara 

Barnardos 99p shop

Cream bag from next this has so much space and compartments 🙂 

Black blazer. This is from next it’s a size 10 because I wanted to it to be fitted over the top of shirts and dresses etc. It’s the perfect fit!

Black and white horizontal stripe roll neck top this is from a brand called cooperative it’s super soft and I can’t wait to style it I’m thinking with my dungarees and converse.

Green jumper. This is a h&m basics piece you know I love me some h&m basics (well from charity shops anyway!) This is a gorgeous colour I am excited to style this piece into my wardrobe 

Yes…you read that label correctly! These are never worn topshop Joni jeans….for 99p!! I am in love these fit so perfectly it has to have been fate!!!!!! 

Now this piece….was meant to be for my big birthday next year (I’m the big 30!!!) However my parents couldn’t wait until then so I got it early. I didnt think I’d fall in love with another dress after my wedding dress…for me my wedding dress is the best most gorgeous dress I have ever owned and worn….then I got this and just wow

Its this beautiful tea dress in a cream colour with pleats a belt and….Alice in wonderland printed all over it….vintage Alice in wonderland print to be exact which is MY FAVOURITE of all time!!! So thank you so much to my amazing parents for this beautiful dress!!!!! Xxxx

One shirt 16 looks 👚

So I could have created so many more looks than i did but this is how many i could do in the time i had! This shirt cost me 99p from barnardos 

It’s from h&m originally​ 🙂 

So first up the basics add a scarf this one was 25p (in a 4 for £1 bundle so essentially 25p) from Sue Ryder the jeans in these 5looks are from new look and were £4 i think. Secondly wear the shirt backwards it just creates a whole different look! Third try a new way to tuck it in i buttoned up one button then tucked it in over each other like a wrap around. Fourth sleeves rolled up simple but changes the look and fifth just plain simple buttoned up.

Sixth&Seventh add a Mac this one was £1 from Sue Ryder i added some primark pumps to make the look more casual or to dress it up I added wedges again from primark

Eigth&Ninth the denim skirt, again a casual look with primark pumps and then a more dressed up look with these red wedge sandals i got for £1 from Sue Ryder last year.

Tenth&Eleventh cover ups. The cardigan adds a simple clash as it’s a blue stripe style pattern and creates a casual look. The blue blazer makes the shirt smart something you could wear for work.

Twelfth. My trusty yellow jumper! This jumper is honestly my life right now i will pair it with everything god dammit! I added my leapord print wedges to create a comfy/casual look.


Thirteenth. The wedges are back this time with a simple brown skirt to create another office/work friendly look.

Fourteenth. Why yes i look like a painter!! I wore the striped shirt under my white pinafore from primark and added my white topshop sandals 🙂

Fifteenth. The printed trousers. I really like this look! I added these printed trousers i brought from a charity shop in Cornwall and then added these loafers i got for £2 from cancer research.

Sixteenth. Possibly my favourite of all of these outfits i put this peplum top that i brought for £1 from cancer research and added my black ripped jeans 🙂 x

Third haul of the year

Yep….Another haul. Alot of people say to me “Natalie you buy so many clothes where do you put them all? How can you justify buying so much? Don’t you think your buying into the consumerism ideal?” Well, yes i do shop alot however i don’t usually tend to buy at ‘fast fashion’ stores I only buy basics from primark and everything else in my wardrobe bar some shoes are from charity shops! I prefer charity shopping because it’s helping out charities and is a cheaper way to fill your wardrobe for the coming season/event or to just add more pieces to your wardrobe!I also do a fair few clear outs of my wardrobe and any items i haven’t worn or don’t wear any more i either donate to my mum if i think it’s something she would wear or i donate back to chairty shops. So…On with the third haul 🙂

Sue Ryder £1 store

They had an offer 4 scarves for £1 I’d originally just picked up the tartan scarf but when the man at the till said it was 4 for £1 i went back and got the peach&floral print scarf, crlaramel coloured pashmina and the bright blue&paisley print scarf 🙂

Tapestry print boots! These are so my cup of tea and only £1 they are a size 6 and I’m a 4 i cannot stress enough that you simply cannot take size labels for granted i tried them on thinking they wouldn’t fit and honestly they fit perfectly 🙂 

Green roll neck top: Label is h&m basics £1

Pale blue jumper: So last time i broht a mustard yellow jumper which is a similar style and honestly I’ve worn that jumper to death so when i saw this one i had to grab it!£1

Brown ruffle top £1

Magenta shirt: I have a black, cream, teal and green version of this shirt so when i saw this gorgeous magenta shade i had to pick it up! This has a subtle dip hem which I’m super excited about label-new look £1

Sue Ryder at eye.

I have a few long weekends away and needed a bag that would suit my luggage needs i have a rucksack for overnight stays and a suitcase for week breaks but nothing for those long weekend stays! My mum actually pointed this holdall out to me i love the size i can fit SO much in it and it’s lightweight it has zip fastenings and it was reduced from £5 to £3.50

Blue moccroc handbag: I’ve seen so many of these style handbags around so when i saw this on the shelf i knew i had to get it! £2.50

Primark

Socks £2 these were on sale you got 2 knee high socks for £1 so i brought two different colour packs i love knee high socks they just add a different touch to outifts and are great i think for spring and autumn the ‘trabsition months’ 

White trainers £3 i wear these to death in spring/summer

Black t-shirt £2.50 black vest top £1.80 i also brought some pants for £5 and some black joggers for £4

Cancer research

Black&white shoes £2 f&f i love these pointed loafer style flats they have never been worn!!!!

Black shirt Dorothy Perkins £1 i love shirts they are my go to! Shirt jeans shoes done!

White bird print primark shirt £1 I’m thinking under my dungarees super cute!

Barnardos 99p store

Blue&white stripe shirt HM basics 99p again can’t go wrong with a shirt!

Snake print multicolour shirt 99p ok so it looks….Hideous but when it’s on its so nice! I will show you guys in my Lookbook!!

So that’s it that’s what i brought x

Springtime:The Mac

I love my beige Mac mainly because it is the perfect spring time coat and was exactly what i was looking for and mainly because it cost me £1!

Here’s my outfit 

Jeans £4 new look sale

Shoes old primark

Jumper old primark

Mac £1 sue Ryder 

When fashion does a 180

My 18year old self would be proud!! I have officially found my style again 🙂 for a while I tried out new styles and don’t get me wrong I loved what I was wearing and the content I was creating for this blog however I found myself in a rut!! Since having my hair re done I have felt more myself and feel I’ve found my comfort zone again 🙂 so I created this look featuring a 99p dress from barnardos that I literally can’t stop wearing!!!! Xx

Dress 99p barnardos

Pin badges ebay

Jacket eBay

Shoes new look

Tights and socks primark