Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Kids In America

Background image: Bob Jagendorf ©

Argyle jumper- £4- Charity shop
Lace collared vest top- £2- Charity shop
Leather a-line skirt- £19.99 - Missguided
Hoop earrings- £1.99- New Look
White sandals- £40- Clarks

'New York to east California.
There's a new wave coming, I warn ya.
We're the kids in America.'

I've been stuck in a bit of a blogging rut recently. It's been tricky trying to organise shoots when I spend most of my daylight hours at the Sainsbury's checkouts (helping you live well for less). And on my free days, by the time my potential photographers return from their own jobs, the natural light is beginning to fade. As much as doing shoots in bedrooms looks great for some bloggers, I've never been able to make it work for me. There's not really a large enough expanse of wall in my house, and little things like light switches and skirting boards in shots really bother me. Today I had an epiphany. I can't physically get myself to locations, so why don't I Photoshop myself into them? I can lay a cropped image of myself against a limitless array of backgrounds and nobody will ever know the disgraceful chaos of my real bedroom surroundings- floordrobe and all.

This jumper was a recent purchase from Shropshire Cat Rescue, which happens to be one of my favourite charity shops because who wouldn't want to benefit the lives of fluffy kittens whilst expanding their wardrobe? I was drawn towards the argyle pattern which is très Clueless- and the sequins and sparkles add a dash of 'Christmas jumper'. Now that tartan has saturated the fashion scene, I'm looking to increase my collection argyle, tartan's sister, because this pattern gives an even more neat, preppy vibe to outfits.

The lace collar adds to the smartness whilst the leather skirt gives a needed smidgen of edginess. The shoes were bought back in the summer for my graduation. Low and chunky holographic heels meant the risk of tripping up during the ceremony was kept to a minimum. There's something undeniably immaculate about white shoes, which is why they were the footwear of choice for this Cher-inspired ensemble. Below are a few outfits from Clueless which influenced my own look.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, darling! I really appreciate your kind words. It's so much easier to pose when you don't have a group of Mancunian youths offering their modelling advice ;) x

  2. loveee the collar and i TOTALLY get you about the cats, i'll buy anything at all if the money is going towards our fluffy friends xo

    1. Hahah, yeah I saw you wrote a similar thing in your latest post and I was like 'this girl gets me!'. If only all fashion purchases helped out fluffy kitties! xx

    2. we totally need to try to make this happen, guilt free shopping for ever! xo


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