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New Look Chelsea Boots

Recently I bought my first pair of chelsea boots, normally I only ever wear Doc Martens, or occasionally Converse, but I thought I should leave my comfort zone and try a new pair of shoes. These are a couple of outfits I’ve created around the boots, I’ve tried to incorporate something from my wardrobe as well as have a good window shop.

New Look Chelsea Boots 1

Dress / Jacket / Boots / Eyeliner / Nail Polish

I love bodycon midi dresses at the moment, I wear the couple that I own on rotation. They’re perfect for the autumn, as they cover up a bit more leg, but I tend to choose floral paterns, so they still bring some of the summer colours into the season. This is more of a going out in the evening look, maybe for cocktails or, in my case, probably a pint of ale at the pub! I’m a firm believer that any outfit isn’t complete without winged eyeliner, and I’ve had my eye on the Benefit They’re Real eyeliner for a long time.

New Look Chelsea Boots 2

Dress / Leggings / Boots /Satchel / Watch / Scarf

I am all about tartan at the moment, if I could I’d probably wear this dress with a tartan scarf as well, but I don’t think double tartan is quite the same as double denim! I own this satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Co. and it’s probably one of my favourite things, it’s big enough to hold an umbrella and still looks smart after at least six months use. I’d comfortably wear this look to the office or for rushing around, hence the watch. As the weather gets colder I’d pair it with my blue military coat from ASOS.

New Look Chelsea Boots 3

I am absolutely loving mustard at the moment, if I could afford it, I would buy that mustard coat from Modcloth, but I’ll just have to make do with Barry M Gelly in Mustard. Another midi dress again here, this time I’d love to see the black skirt from under the mustard coat, also anything with a high neck is a must for me.

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What I like this fortnight

1. Annika of The Pineneedle Collective

the pineneedle collective

I love Annika’s blog so much, and especially this skirt. My mum’s said she’ll lend me her sewing machine when I move into a new flat, so I want to make a skirt like this if I can find some nice fabric.

2. These Frida Kahlo badges.

frida kahlo badge

Frida Kahlo is one of my inspirations, as an artist, a feminist and a woman. I already have a Frida badge on my bag that I made for International Women’s Day for my uni’s feminist society (along with other inspirational women) but these are really cool, I especially love the yellow one.

3. Homemade deodorant

home made deoderant

I’m turning into somewhat of a hippie at the moment, but even if I weren’t I’d still love this recipe. It lasts all day and smells gorgeous, the only essential oil I used was a couple of drops of tea tree, so the coconut oil smell comes through but it’s not too sweet. My boyfriend has also been using it (because he’s decided traditional male deodorant smells too strong) and likes it also. I need a better container to put it in other than an old peanut butter jar though, because it’s hard to get out.

4. The Indelicates

the indelicates

I’ve been on such an Indelicates kick at the moment (Julia, we don’t live in the 60s has been stuck in my head for the past couple of weeks) without even realising they had a new album out. I’ve only listened to the new album all the way through once, and really like it. I wish the lyrics were online though, because I’m the kind of person who likes to read the lyrics along with the music.

5. Barry M’s new gelly polishes, as seen on One Nail to Rule Them All.

barry m summer gellys
I only have one Barry M Gelly at the moment, Plum, a really lovely purple, but it applies so well I really want more. I don’t have much money right now, the woes of just finishing uni, (although the job search is in full swing), but I think I’ll buy Guava, the bottom left, because I had a Barry M turquoise but it ran out, so I need another one!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of things that I love this fortnight. Let me know in the comments what sort of things you’ve been enjoying.

jenny

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What I like this fortnight

1. Bridie of Thrift-O-Rama

Bridie of Thrift O Rama

I absolutely love Thrift O Rama, I’m envious of how Bridie manages to find so many bargains and I think she has such a great style. Look at that skirt, so awesome!

2. These crocheted necklaces by Polka Dot Dreams

Crochet Necklace Polka Dot Dreams

These crocheted necklaces are so cute, I especially love the coral colour.

3. Maybelline Colour Show Chalk Dust

Maybelline Colour Show Chalk Dust

I’ve been looking for a black and white glitter topcoat for ages, the only one I knew about was L’Oreal’s Confetti, but that seemed too expensive for what it is. I was wandering around Superdrug before I had an appointment at the Mac Store, and found this. I can’t wait to try it out, especially over pastels or a bright yellow!

4. Midge of Modern Girl Blitz 

Modern Girl Blitz

I’m loving Midge’s photo a day in May posts, as well as all her outfits (as per usual!). I’m also part of the May sponsor feature here which is cool seeing myself amongst other awesome bloggers.

5. Crafting materials!

feathers and sequins

 

I’m making some 1920s flapper style headbands for me and my friend’s fancy dress costumes, so I went to Hobbycraft earlier to buy all the suplies. I’m really excited, I’ll try to make a tutorial as well, once i’ve got my technique down.