September 27, 2011

30 Day Challenge

Yes, a challenge, something I am terrible with sticking to but hopefully will! It's one of those things that I promise myself I will do, but when it comes round to it I end up forgetting! I'm pretty damn useless no lie! I shall be starting on the 1st (Saturday) so that I can keep track of the date along with the days, maybe this will encourage me to actually continue it, even though October will leave me a day extra -this may come in handy to "round up" the experience I guess. Anyway, just thought I'd give a little heads up to anyone following who may possibly take inspiration from this. 

Much Love 
Lauren Michelle

Your closet.
Your favourite shirt.
A piece of clothing or jewellery that was a gift
A shirt that you haven’t worn yet.
Your favourite pair of jeans.
A pair of pants that aren’t jeans.
A cute outfit of yours.
Your most expensive article of clothing.
A cute dress/ skirt.
An outfit you wore on a special day.
A piece of jewellery that a Grandparent gave you.
A piece of jewellery that everyone complements you on.
An outfit you wish you had.
Cute socks.
Your newest purchase.
You and someone wearing matching clothes.
An article of clothing that you made or altered.
A piece of jewelry that you made.
All your earrings, rings, necklaces and/or bracelets. 
Your jewelry box.
Something that you only wear around the house.
Something you only wear in the summer.
An article of clothing/ accessory that you consider lucky.
Your favorite pair of shoes.
Shoes you love but hardly wear.
An mismatched outfit that you’d never wear (go wild: earrings, belts, crazy skirts etc).
A hat.
An outfit you are ashamed to say you wore.
Something that is your favourite brand.
Something from your favourite store

September 26, 2011

In respect of her presence

Had a small play about with my macro lens the other day -when putting out the dead bunch of flowers to replace them with a nice new beaming bunch of flowers- and had a bit of fun really. I like experimenting with photography a lot of the time, especially macro photography and making the images obscure. Anyway, thought I'd make a small post on another aspect of my life, I lost a lot of interest over the year as I didn't go out too much to capture these images however I think college will definitely relight this love.

Please leave any feedback or photography you'd like me to look at and comment on, I'm always happy to help.
Much Love
Lauren Michelle

September 25, 2011

Sunday Portrait #3

1. In a week it's apparent my hair has faded considerably less which has resulted in a less ginger me and a more blonde me, I'm also planning on getting my fringe cut not this week but the week after and putting lilac on it if the stand test goes well! But I'm thinking of getting a full/side fringe cut in because in the winter this hair is just uncontrollable really, I bet I'll pussy out as per usual if I can manage to make my hair beautiful like this every day. 
2. Mutti and I made brownies today, they didn't go all as well as we'd hoped but they are still perfect. Also went out to walk my grandma's dog but I came up a bit later and he saw me a good 5 or 7 metres down the road and ran at lightening speed towards me, oh he's such a little cutie. I'm now just relaxing on my bed watching x factor and wishing my boyfriend would talk to me.
3. Last week was the 3.5 year anniversary since my boyfriend and I got together, and the little cutie bought me 50 red roses and 3 teddy bears to go with the other 3 he'd previously bought me. I'm such a special girl, no lie. 

Hope you have all had a good weekend, I most defiantly did.

Lauren Michelle

September 24, 2011

Because wearing black looks mysterious

I don't have anywhere I can set up my camera to get actual outfit posts and such like as I've lost part of my tripod therefore it's deemed useless. But this was my outfit for one of my days at college, decided the best and only way was all black with patterned cardigan and my doc's. Bloody love them I do!

Hope everyone is having a good week, college work is starting to catch up on my but I promise to try and keep up with my blogging. 

Much love 
Lauren Michelle

September 20, 2011

Theres a fire inside of you

The world of fashion and beauty most definitely comes at a cost, a cost we can barely afford. Black Milk clothing produce an amazing variety of graphic print clothing that some people are willing to spend £40 or more on, now I would if my allowance wasn't only £80 and I'd easily work hard to place the lot in my wardrobe, however situations have left most of us students alike; borrowing money from our parents and printing endless CV's. 

Personally I've wanted a pair of Lava or Galaxy leggings from the first sight, but after discovering the price it's safe to say I've been put off buying them for a very long time. We're all in the same position when it comes to money and thing's we want, searching endlessly for a job and having to save our money for the "important" things in life which is clothing to me, or working endless hours after being in college to look good for time we don't actually have. Either way, we're not going down the right track currently at all.

Taking a stroll through the website I came across several items, as Black Milk collections can be in for an extremely limited time, and as beautiful as all the items were, these 6  garments just screamed at me to be bought (oh how I could fulfil your dreams little ones). I love body suits so when I spotted the skeleton one I felt like it was made for me, graphic print bodysuits are a right pain to find and I've been searching ebay for a white suit like this but despite my efforts I never suceed -it's sod's law that once I finish this post and have a search they'll be one staring me in the face!- so I'd given up hope with that and only took a spilt second to see the price and lose faith in that also; but if I did suddenly come into the investment of £50 I would happily go out treat myself as long as I knew I still had money in the bank to spend; does anyone else get that dreading fear of not having enough money in the bank? Although the bodysuits are swimsuits people wouldn't know the difference, they both have the same style so why not be used for one of the same purposes which is to look great! 

Black Milk produces some brilliant items of clothing, they're unique, stylish, and made for people who don't care about other peoples opinions which I hope you are like.   

Much love
Lauren Michelle oxo


September 19, 2011

£150 to spend in Next

It's clear that Autumn is here with the weather not failing to hold back on cold moneys, strong winds and manic rain. I feel that it is time to bring out the winter coat, umbrella and find a waterproof bag for college! However, the weather doesn't stop fashion one bit at all! And Next are all stocked out ready for the A/W '11 season. I've stuck to burgundy trousers for my own personal look, but that doesn't mean this season doesn't stretch out to blush colours as well so be sure to find their blush pink roll up jeans. 

I personally love blazers, they're such a simple but strong addition to an outfit, as they're warm, stylish and suit nearly every outfit ever, what isn't to love? I've paired up the jeans with a oversized everyday white shirt, I didn't want to mix up to many different shades of brown with this outfit so I tried to stick to 2 types, which results in an easy every day casual outfit which is perfect for college, a trip out shopping, or possible even a date if you fancied jazzing it up with some brown suede heels. 

Sticking to a well in fashion pair of shoes definitely brings the outfit together, it all works well as something casual ready for Autumn and the cold days which you can pile layers underneath or possibly on top. I've thrown in a horse print scarf which reminds me of Miu's collections which easily can be ignored for those "hotter" Autumn days.

Be sure to check out Next's newest collection filling the store; they aren't always recognised for their fashion suiting younger adults, however they do produce some rare gems.

Blazer: £45 Shirt: £26 Trousers: £28 Scarf: £12 Shoes: £45
Total: £148

September 18, 2011

Sunday Portrait #2

Second week and I've not given up hope on this set, however I have given up hope with my looks! I don't usually do my hair like this -that's a lie as I never do my hair like this- but I was out walking my Grandma's Rusty when the heavens opened, I only have a short five minute walk back but it managed to soak through my jeans and send my eye liner down my face whilst my hair dripped! The final result turned out to be this, I'm not hating it, but I'm not a fan either. 

As much as winter and autumn are my favourite seasons the side dish of rain isn't what I love. But wrapping up warm with huge layers, finding the right winter coat and boots so you can snuggle up warm on walks. Oh, every thing about it is just so appealing! Here's a little peak at my cuddly clothes, leggings and a jumper is the best thing to wrap up in! 

What's the best thing about winter for you?

You got your daddy's wallet

Okay I think it's apparent I have a mad obsession for shoes, but they are the best accessory a girl can ask for are they not? For me shoes can easily be the main part of an outfit,  take Doc Martens for example; you could easily pair up black skinny jeans with an oversized white with top and then any colour or style Doc's would bring the outfit to life really, or a pair of statement heels which could easily change the mood/attitude of the outfit. Now I'm not saying this this classes for all outfits, because a small pair of ballet pumps give the outfit omph rather than the shoes. 

However, do you not agree these new Doc Martens are rather beautiful? I was casually scrolling ebay for a cheap pair of plain black to bid on when these came from no where and truly captured my heart. I've never seen them before so I have a feeling they are like the pastel coloured and are a limited edition set and by God do I need these in my life; it's a shame that they cost a massive £94 but still, I think if I had a job all my wages would go towards the green pair of these - although I do want the silver to pretend to be an astronaut. 

If you could have any pair of shoes in the entire world what would you have?

September 16, 2011

The dream maker's gonna make you mad

Oh Jeffrey Campbell, why must you cost an incredible amount for me to own such beauties. First purchase when I'm rich and living off my wealthy husband shall be a pair of mint Lita's followed by black leather Foxy's.

Anyone else a fan of Campbell? Leave a comment saying your favourite design of his. 

September 11, 2011

black and white

It appears I have developed a strong liking for black and white currently, seeing as it was only the other day I bought a striped black and white top from Primark it seems to be spreading across my fashion choices. I know the traditional colours for Autumn are caramel and beige colours but I find them all to boring recently, I must get a grip of myself and not pay out so much money for fashion as I'm buying my boyfriend's xbox next week most likely! 

However, if any little darlings wish to donate money to the "Lauren likes clothes" fund it'd be highly appreciated ;)

Sunday Portrait #1

Unfortunately I haven't got a photo of me today because I'm lazy and also I'm "attempting" to tidy my room, but these are photos from very late last night which I count as today so here is my Sunday portrait and outfit I got yesterday. 

I'm not sure what it is but something about Primark isn't as appealing as it once was, I mean I was shopping in there and only a couple of items really appealed to me, and the ones that did weren't in my size so the choice was invalid of what I could have. However I found some frilly socks which I have been wanting for so long, and I took the plunge and bought the berry coloured leggings because they'll be perfect with a shirt (like the one I found in the Primark sale) and a nice oversize Aryan wool cardi. If any one knows a decent (and cheap place) I could find one, please leave me a link or something because I'm desperate! 

The photo below shows the two day transformation I made with my hair colour, all a bit mad when you think about it, but luckily it's been over a week so the ginger has faded, the yellow has toned to a nice white/silver and it looks pretty awful still but I'm not unhappy with it. 

Oh also, I've become rather addicted to Dead Island and if anyone owns it and fancies sending it down to me so I can play it when I'm not at Joe's I'll be super dooper happy. 

Leave a comment saying what you think of the new colour, love you all oxo

Girls just wanna have fun

I've gained a follower, oh my god yay, I may only be on two but this is good times for me! But hello, I lack posts because I'm currently acting very lazy which isn't an unusual sign for me but tomorrow I'm going to be starting a weekly Sunday portrait which also means that in future on a Sunday I must make an effort and also look after myself. 

Also, what do you think of the blonde locks. I do miss my red hair, but I like the change a lot because I'm very indecisive. Let me know what your preference is!