October 31, 2011

But I can't stop staring at those evil eyes

I recently discovered Yayer, a small online shop, and since finding it I've been lusting over their clothing for some time now. I think what attracted me most towards them was the fact they have the style of Asos and Topshop mixed together creating this wonderful urban street style which people -including me- are constantly aiming to achieve. They have reasonable prices, good quality clothing which definatly has it's own unique style. With cutting edge designs, who wouldn't want an item or two from here?

I've picked 10 of my favourite items on the site that I am dying to have, yet my budget will only go so far and will have to pick one item of the lot. It's easy to see why people like Yayer though, it's up to date with the latest fashion trends; girl grunge, pretty aztec and gothic chic. They know what they're making will sell for sure, and I'm defiantly going to increase their income! Whilst providing us with a modern appeal we're also given vintage clothing which suits to many fashion lovers as the 60's and 70's are pushing through with chunky knits, bold colours and abstract shapes and patterns.

Yayer is the perfect online store, with the right amount of clothing and not mass productions so you have to trawl through every page and choose between a million items but instead choose between the entire shop. I'm lusting after them so bad it hurts.

Much Love
Lauren Michelle

October 30, 2011

Sunday Portrait #6

1. Hello my darlings, it is coming to the end of the month now which means Halloween, Bonfire Night (if you're English) and then Christmas so I'm extremely excited for that! I've also been away on half term, which I have attempted to keep up with my blog posts but Friday I did fall behind due to the fact I have been out and about this week. I've only used my camera one this week which is a shame, I need to start using it much more often in future! I'm finally getting a tripod, my boyfriend doesn't use his so he said I could have it, so this means I'll be able to stand in my garden like a tool and take photos of me looking like a tool! However this is good as I'll be able to get some photos where I'm not squeezed between my window and bed and therefore actually get a full outfit in rather than just my face and shoulders.
2. So here is my half term rounded up in a few sentences; Monday I spent all day in bed until late evening where I went to Jennie's to have a girls night where we ate pizza, curry and played Just Dance where me and Shannan got down to Shakira/Beyonce Beautiful Liar; Tuesday I left from Jennie's and arrived at Joe's where I played Dead Island and I'm pretty sure we watched a film I just can't remember which one; Wednesday me and my mother went for a walk along the beach with Rusty where it then poured down with rain and we had a 15 minute walk where we was soaked to our pants, that evening Lucy did my roots up; Thursday I went out for lunch with my mum and her friend Julia to look after her small children which was eventful; Friday I went to Joe's and we watched the Toy Stories and my Dead Island game was wiped; Saturday I spent in bed reading Bird Song; 
3. Which only leaves today, it's the Sunday before going back to college, so I think every other student agrees this is when we're going to complete all the work we've put off until last minute. This also means I'm going to have to stop at Jennie's at one point to collect the sheets I needed from English Lang on our Character Profile, ops. But anyway, I'm at 40 followers now, which is pretty amazing in my humble opinion considering I've only been using this since September (properly) and I'm just going to thank EVERYONE, you're all amazing! Also note how I have a facebook page, I know it seems cheeky to ask but if you could like it I'd greatly appreciate it, but even so I'm still happy!

How has your week or half term been?

Much Love
Lauren Michelle 

Note how I've been on two holidays to the Med this year and I'm still so pale

October 27, 2011

I'll die living just as free as my hair

Charlotte Free has been hairspiration for a short amount of time now with her daring pink hair, it's easy to see why, and she's also brought a whole new front for modelling. We've now seen and appreciated the emergance of transsexual Brazilian who manages to hold the worlds most wanted legs -Lea T, the man who declared he wanted to be a zombie -Rick Genest, and now the unconventional catwalk model.

October 26, 2011

Arizona Muse

21 years old, mother to one, and the new face of Next. In just a year she's successfully got it all, including the name.

Arizona Muse started her career in 2008, long blonde hair didn't sway too well back then and much to my surprise she received little attention, but now returning in 2010 with a gorgeous son, an even more gorgeous figure and a brand new brunette do she's made it. Her big hit came from an American Vogue feature in March 2011, she's appeared on the cover of Vogue ItaliaNuméro and appeared in various campaigns - David YurmanJil SanderAlberta FerrettiChloePrada, and Yves Saint Laurent. Along side all of these brilliant achievements she is now the official face of Next, how could they resist her though, she's a sophisticated, grown up, incredibly smart and successful woman. 

October 23, 2011

£100 to spend in Dorothy Perkins

£100 in Dorothy Perkins, it'd be a lie to say this is one of my most visited high street stores however my aim with this challenge as such is to put together an outfit from a variety of high street (and possibly moving onto designer) stores and widen my view on their clothing range. 

Everyone says the typical clothings for Autumn are mustards, caramels, camel tones and burgundy but I disagree strongly; bright colours bring connotations of happiness, fun and plain radiance so why should all these feelings stop just because we have to shove on a thicker pair of tights and a more suitable jacket, I say they should live on throughout the winter and bring that extra bit of sun to the ground that our sky fails to provide. 

Last year I was dying for a cable knit cardigan but my mother refused to pay for any of the ones high street stores provided due to the massive price tag, considering they weren't all that thick I guess it was a good thing I didn't waste that precious money in fairness. However, after spotting this cardigan I feel that I may be in need of purchasing one after all, how could you not resist something that looks so inviting?

I'm loving these trousers, they look sleek, sophisticated and oh so obviously colourful. Pairing a pair of these could be tricky some mornings, but my God when they're put together well they'll look perfect, the thing with pop colours this season is to do it rather subtly unlike with the summer when it was pile 3 colours or shades together, hence why I've matched it up to a pair of gorgeous hot pink heels -contrasting colours work so well in small subtle doses carefully placed together.

The socks would be optional, put them on rolled down and you get a cute and casual look whereas without them it's serious and strong. Simple details change the entire mood of an outfit and that's what I love about fashion, everything has to be thought about to get the right appeal across. Like I said earlier, Dorothy Perkins isn't always my first option when it comes to shopping but I feel that I need to make a serious change about these feelings and make my move in there a little more often.

What do you think about pop colours following through to the A/W season? Love or hate?

Much Love
Lauren Michelle

Cardigan: £32.50 Blouse: £10 Trousers: £12 Shoes: £40 Socks: £3.50
Total: £98

Sunday Portrait #5

1. I've been gone for now 2 weeks, I think that's correct and although I should have many reasons to why this has been happening I can't even pretend to say that I do. I guess my main reason is the stress I am feeling from college, I have so much work to do and I'm constantly putting in a lot of effort to try and do my best. So I guess that's a reason why I haven't been posting, and also another reason is I've got a lot of family stress currently going on with my Grandmother so I'm having to work my way round that. 
2. I've also been attempting to make a few items, in preparation for a possibly give away for Christmas. However I'm unsure of what I want to pass on to my followers, possibly a few items I'll make/DIY. Either way, I've made two rather lovely looking skirts and I'm trying to plan how to make a pair of leggings from velvet. Once I get round to doing it I'll take some photos and show you wonderful lot how to make them. 
3. I am now on half term, and so far have only 2 events planned out. One being a girlie night with some college people, and the second meeting up with my mother and her friend for lunch and to see her gorgeous little bubbas. But hopefully this will result in some serious posting throughout the week, I've already got two posts for this week planned out and some little surprises if I manage to get round to doing them. 
4. Tuesday is my granddad's (Nibbs) birthday, so he and my nan are over for dinner tonight which will be nice because I haven't spent time with them in a while due to them always jetting off somewhere! Don't know how they can keep doing it at all, madness I say. I'm so excited for a roast dinner, they're my second favourite thing about winter (along side with stews). Cannot believe how soon Christmas is at all, crazy crazy stuff! I've still got nothing planned for Halloween though, maybe I'll persuade Jennie into watching scary films with me.

What have you all got planned for Halloween then? 

Much Love
Lauren Michelle

October 21, 2011

Sound of the Underground

It's obvious how Topshop have been slightly obsessed with Underground brothel creepers for an amount of time recently and now they have really outdone themselves releasing their own exclusive designs, so basically Topshop got very lucky indeed. I'm not sure how long they've been released, but by god I am so glad I found them today ready for when the money flows into the bank next week.

I'm pretty sure I'll go to extreme measures to make sure a pair of velvet creepers are placed into my hands, I'll be happier than a baby with it's bottle! Congratulations Topshop, I'm pretty sure you've made me go shoe crazy!

October 05, 2011

We'll all take our chances

1. Sorry to have failed you all, but I'm afraid the 30 day challenge is now ending only two days in, this is not because I'm lazy, not organised and cannot be bothered to attempt to keep up with it but due to it taking up blogging time and space which didn't catch many peoples attention, it was boring basically, and not only for the viewer but also for me, and didn't look like it would improve at all over the course of the month. So I'm sorry for those who were actually interested in this -although I highly doubt this was many- but it's completely done with and I shall not be going back. This makes blogging interesting now, for me and you. It gives me back that slight sense of freedom of having to post once a day (rather than the annoying twice) about whatever I like, whether it be fashion or my clothing. I need to practise my journalism skills, not analyse my wardrobe. 
2. This is today's outfit. Simple but sweet. Topshop produced a similar version of this dress back in April and people went wild for it, and nearly everyone I saw was wearing it. I found this whilst searching for summer crop tops back in April just before my birthday; it's practically identical to the topshop version, the only difference is the fabric and collar. It's one of those dresses that can be worn in any situation, different shoes and accessories give the outfit different connotations. I paired it with loafers, my cat cameo necklace and a black cardigan (originally it was my grey fair aisle cardigan, but my misjudgement of the weather resulted in a change which caused a mild chill). 
3. I never got a chance to tell people what I bought at the convention on Sunday, I bought some American sweets (3 flavours of Wonka's nerds) , the cat cameo necklace which I think is adorable and some small presents for Joe. Along with my two autographs of course. I love the necklace, it's so adorable and simple to wear with anything. Anyway, this generally was a quick update and hope you are all doing good.

Has the weather been topsy turvy for everyone today or just the South?

Much Love
Lauren Michelle

October 04, 2011

Two hundred degrees that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit

Do you ever see a sale on a website, and then spend hours going through each page one by one repeatedly till you find the perfect item? Then usually once you come across the items you practically desire they've sold out? Well, up until tonight I thought it was a curse that was completely unavoidable destroying my dreams cheap yet beautiful clothing. 

I'm unsure what possessed me to look at the New Look website, online shopping hasn't been on my agenda for a while, but I'm so glad I did because I found some right beauties here and not only are they beautiful they're the biggest bargain I've come across in a long time. Originally both these pairs of shorts were £20, so put that together it'd come to a grand total of £40 which would be well out of my budget and then completely ignored; however, the beige pair had been subtracted to £7 whilst the navy on £10 which still makes the pair cheaper than the original price of them. I love shorts for winter, it's mad considering we've just had summer but pairing them up with thick tights and boots is my favourite option. The blazer originally started out at a shocking £34, in my opinion that's ridiculous and I'd never pay out that amount of money, but bringing it down to £12, along with reality, I find it is a much more reasonable price. And the shoes, well they're gorgeous in my opinion. I've been searching for a pair of booties for so long, but none have ever been cheap and good quality so I gave up with the search but after seeing a £10 reduction they were the first thing I made sure I had. So overall I spent a good £49, however my gift card reduced it to £29 which is far better.

Shopping is a great passion, but I never have the money to spend. Any one else feel this way?

Much Love
Lauren Michelle

Day Two: My Favourite Top

In all honesty, not much effort when into choosing a favourite top and considering I have so many -as my wardrobe post displayed- you'd think choosing would be merely impossible. Alas, this was the t-shirt that made it to the top of my list and came out to be my favourite, it's just so easy to mix up to create a different mood to each outfit. Band tops tend to be easy to put together as an outfit, especially types like this where there is not established logo, it can be made grunge with a black body-con skirt, tights and hoodie but personally I like to girl up the outfit with my floral Doc Martens; it can be matched with roll up jeans and casual shoes like loafers or brogues; and lastly to possibly make this an evening outfit it can be paired with a high waisted chiffon skirt, and heels. Maybe it's only me who feels like this with a band tops, but I just feel they're so easy to create an outfit with.

Now for those who may or may not be familiar with this t-shirt, it is in fact a Cobra Starship top that has been proudly hung in my wardrobe for 3 years now. Complete madness, but completely true. It's became so tight that cutting off the arms to allow some room for stretching was the only way I could still have this as a t-shirt. I'm still not ready to part with it.

Having a jam packed wardrobe isn't as brilliant as it seems, most of the items hanging in there are crying out to be worn and are wasting away in there. I'm feeling an early Spring Cleaning session will be going ahead in binning and selling some clothing, but I'm such a hoarder!

So who else is like me and has a rather odd favourite item of clothing, and who else hoards things they don't need nor wear?

Much Love
Lauren Michelle

October 03, 2011

Day One: My Closet

Here it it, freshly packed with all the washing I was meant to put away a good two days ago but being me and lazy I have not. I'm not sure what I can say apart from I used to be very tidy, in fact it was all lined up perfectly in colour order. However, that made finding my favourite things a lot harder so I just put all the really nice things at the front, and the other bits get pushed to the back. I've been meaning to clean it out and throw things onto eBay but I never find the time (or miss the free listing) but with winter coming I'll need room for lots of jumpers and warm layering items. Cannot contain my excitement for winter!

What's your closet like? Is it neat and tidy with everything ordered in a certain way, or are you like me and just throw things into it?

Much Love
Lauren Michelle 

PS. Sorry about the bowl, I'm not a complete tramp but I took this in the morning and I eat breakfast as I get dressed because it means more sleeping time, less getting ready time!

[Late] Sunday Portrait #4

1. Okay, I've not blogged in a good week now and for those who enjoy my blog I do apologise as I've been rather stressed/busy with college, boyfriend, and relaxing however I am trying to get a more organised schedule down and I even have a cute little diary to show this -nothing has been written down obviously but once ideas start flowing they'll be down! 

2. I did promise to start my 30 day challenge but had an issue as the entire weekend I was away at London at this convention meeting the one and only David Tennant, it was an amazing day even if I had to wake up at 5 in the morning to get ready and to the event place for half 6 to queue. My sister called me up on Saturday saying if I caught an earlier train I could come get Arthur Darvill's autograph if I wanted so I caught at train at half 2 all in the name of Doctor Who. I'm a massive geek deep down, I can't even pretend I'm not. 

3. At the event I managed to meet Evanna Lynch, Paul McGann, Arthur Darvill, the man who plays Winston Churchill in Doctor Who, Georgia Moffett and obviously David Tennant. David Tennant was lovely as well, when I went to get his autograph I told him how I watched all the Doctor Who episodes of his instead of revising (ops, not the best option) and he asked if I did well (which in all modesty, I did really well) and advised it to all and then continued to ask about what I'm doing at college and where I want to take that. No one can understand how much I nearly cried after all this because he had finished signing both mine and my sisters autograph by the time he got to asking about my GCSE's. Life is perfect.

How was all of your weekends? What have you done?

Much Love
Lauren Michelle