Saturday, 25 October 2014

It's Like A Totally Important Designer

Crop- ASOS- £10
Skirt- Sainsbury's - £14.99
Scarf- Charity shop- £2
Coat- Charity shop- £20
Boots (Vagabond Dioons)- Ebay- £69.99

'I have direction'.
'Yeah, towards the mall'.

-Clueless (1995)

Okay, so this outfit isn't an Ala├»a, but I've still taken inspiration from the wardrobe of major 90s style icon, Cher Horowitz. When it comes to nailing the tartan trend, Cher is anything but clueless. A garment with echoes of Cher's most famous ensemble is doing something right, and when I saw this skirt during a shift at Sainsbury's, I couldn't resist the thick woven fabric, leather belt detail and gentle a-line shape. So I guess I've taken it upon myself to become Sainsbury's brand ambassador- have a look at their tartan next time you stock up on your bread and milk. 

To accessorize, I added a black scarf comprised of soft, fuzzy loops. Clueless is full of fluffy fashion, and this scarf is kinda like the daytime alternative to Cher's feather boa look. 

I admit that Cher isn't really a leather jacket gal. In fact, when you add my coat into the mix, it's more like Clueless meets The Matrix. I decided to add a grungey edge to her preppy look; a touch less Beverley Hills and a bit more Northern Quarter. At £20, it's not the cheapest charity shop item, but the genuine leather and faux fur collar would be heaps more on the high street. 

This shoot was taken when I travelled up to Manchester. This is where Georgie lives. She's my friend because we both know what it's like for people to be jealous of us. (Merely a bit of Clueless banter, of course). Georgie and I wandered the labyrinthine streets of the Northern Quarter finding places for our blog shoots. The location featured is on Tib Street. We found it by accident when I was forced to leave the first location after a group of friendly but distracting teenagers kept shouting 'Iggy' at me. Ugh, as if.

The more eagle-eyed reader may have clocked my new hair. I bleached it myself. Expect the obligatory review blog post soon!

Alice x

Photography by Georgie Jones.

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  1. OMG Cher is just perf.

    I was so suprised at sainsburys! They have a gorgeous folk print dress in at the moment

  2. I adore that skirt, you wouldn't think you'd find something so vintage while wandering around the sainsburys! Genuinely surprised, maybe I'll have to take a trip to their clothing aisle from now on!

  3. i feel like a a bit of a creeper commenting on all your posts but i haven't been on your blog for a while! this will be the last, i promise. this outfit is perfect and it was so lovely of the yobs to keep you company :) xo

    1. Whaaat, no, I love your comments! I've been quite absent from blogging lately but will defo be commenting more regularly on your posts now I'm back! Thank you for your lovely words :) xx


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