Monday, 29 April 2013


Went to our local Curiousity Centre on Saturday and picked up this super retro 1954 Scrabble board for a mere £2.50. We've become a bit Scrabble obsessed here at the flat, and this was the perfect addition. 

Not staged in the slightest. We always play Scrabble with vintage cider bottles and flowers and convenient twee statements on a spotless table...

Luck would have it that a vintage shop and tearoom, ReLoved, has opened next door. Amazing for me but super bad for my bank account. Today was the first day it opened and I popped in five minutes before it closed and came out with this little beauty. I've been looking for a glass decanter ever since I started watching Mad Men, but every nice one I've seen has been horribly expensive. I managed to snap this one up for £5! There will be many an alcoholic beverage poured out of it.

And here is today's look.

Cord shirt - Vintage market
Cardigan - Beyond Retro
Dress - Love
Shoes - Vans

Thursday, 25 April 2013


'Aw, what sweet tights you're wearing. My daughter used to have some just like that when she was three, which she used to wear with her teeny tiny ballet tutu' was a compliment I got from one lady at work. But do you know what? Sometimes it's nice to dress like a bit of a girly girl...even if I do resemble a ballet dancing three year old.

Cardigan - Charity shop.
Dress - Topshop. Customised with rose button.
Tights - Vintage Christian Dior.
Shoes - Gift. Originally from Office.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


 Sun + cider = tired Lizzy and blurry DIY mirror shots. I kind of like how comfortable and versatile this outfit was though. Perfect for a day at work then straight onto sitting in parks with friends in the sunshine.

Jumper - Charity shop
Shirt - Stolen from my mum. Originally from a charity shop.
Skirt - River Island
Tights - H&M
Shoes - Converse
Necklace - D.I.Y
Rings - New Look
Badge - Gift. Originally from The Black Apple

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Perfect Weekend

This weekend's been utterly perfect. On Friday evening a group of us went to a screen-printing exhibition private view in the seaside town of Weymouth where we looked at some awesome art and took advantage of the free wine and canapes (blog-post to come soon), followed with a trip to the cocktail bar.

On Saturday we got up bright and early and caught a bus into Bridport where we visited a record store event and the weekly vintage fair, followed by a leisurely lunch and rowdy card games in a local cafe-bar.

Today has been about recovering from the night before, more card games, leisurely walks and I'm looking forward and ever so slightly scared to see the Evil Dead remake later.

Anyway, here's a few of the treats I picked up at the vintage fair...

A 1960's cherry cider bottle which I thought would make a cute vase.

This dates from 1972. I'm a massive Happy Families fan (lame) and this is a tree version! We attempted to play it but had trouble figuring out what the 'master', 'tree', 'fruit' and 'flower' cards were. Maybe one day, when our knowledge of trees and nature has improved...

Dating from 1962, this book is a bit of a piss-take of the Victorian era and I absolutely love it! It's so dinky and pretty and always amusing finding the answers to highly important questions such as 'To which of the two persons I am thinking about ought I to give the preference?' (answer: 'To one that appears the least interested first').

My sister is the biggest Elvis fan, so I thought I'd get her a couple of vinyls for her room. Sorry for the shadows. My ever awesome photography skills.

And finally, this is what I wore on Thursday (I forgot to take any photos this weekend) against the neat and tidy backdrop of our 'study' room.

Shirt - H&M
Dress - Camden Market. Label says Dolls
Shoes - Vans

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Paper Heart

My friend Sophie made me an origami heart out of a discarded train ticket. I feel a little loved.

We took some photos in the sweet little church garden down the road from my flat. I'm not going to profess I know a lot about fashion. I know nothing about the latest trends and the majority of my clothes are from charity shops, sales and inherited off friends and family. But I love playing with different styles, getting inspiration and coming up with new combinations.  I also love the thrill of finding hidden gems in charity shops and vintage shops. So I guess this is what it is. My haphazard fashion sense. I'm also not the most photogenic girl in the world, but it's a good exercise in trying not to care.

Jumper - Inherited from a friend. Label says Full Circle
Dress - Maple (Hong Kong)
Shoes - Vintage store, original 1970's Miss Selfridge
Rings - New Look

Monday, 15 April 2013


I've been spending the last year ummming and ahhhing about this, but today I decided enough was enough, roped my flatmate into taking pictures, and decided to blog my first outfit post. Eeeek!

Not the prettiest of backdrops, but oh wells.

Cardigan - Charity shop, originally Topshop
Dress - 1960's nightgown
Boots - Charity shop
Mood-ring - Topshop
Flower ring - My mum's from the 1970's

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Fantastic Mr Fox Painting

I painted Fantastic Mr Fox for Sammie's Birthday. I prepped it and framed it up as well, but unfortunately in my rush preparing for the party I only got around to taking a crappy phone shot. Here it is though, in all it's grainy glory.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Fantastic Mr Party

My friend Sammie had a Fantastic Mr Fox Birthday party. We all made a huge effort with out costumes, with pretty much all of us sourcing outfits from various charity shops and DIY. We sewed our own animal ears and some people made masks. We decorated the flat and covered it with memorabilia and homemade posters. Our friend Sophie made a tequila rose and blueberry cheesecake from scratch. So far, so incredibly twee. Until we all got wildly drunk.