You're an uninvited clown.

One of my favourite things about autumn is getting to wear my beloved grandad cardigan again... although I didn't love it so much this morning, when it made me sneeze 16 times in a row. I guess it was punishing me for leaving it in the dusty confines of my wardrobe for so long. Normally I wouldn't let myself be outwitted by winter wear this easily, but right now I'm too cold to care... I've been getting a lot of attention over my Union Jack nails this week - pretty patriotic huh? ;) I've been wanting to paint my nails like this for ages now, and since I bought a white nail art pen last week there was really no excuse not to. It was really time consuming though so I went with polka dots for the rest, buuut I might do a tutorial for the Union Jack design if any body's interested??

Anywhoo, on a quick fashion note, I just had to share with you my obsession for the SS'12 collection from "Band of Outsiders". I don't think there are enough words to describe how much I love this. I used to think that clothes had to be loud and unusual to be exciting, but I've grown to feel there's a certain beauty within the understated, and for me, this collection is the perfect embodiment of that. The thing that struck me the most about it was the wearability factor. I've had a thing for androgynous styling for a while now (*que epic rant on the brilliance that is D&G AW/11, along with the immense awesomeness of "The Kooples" - which I'll have to save for another post...) and seeing the way that different design houses adapt this trend has really inspired me. There also seems to be a slight Alexa Chung-esque aesthetic buried within the collection, which probably wasn't intentional, but it just makes me love it all the more.

... S'all for now folks. Enjoy the weekend!

EDIT: I've been trying to return comments but I'm having trouble posting on certain blogs. I have no clue why, the comment just doesn't load ...anybody else having a similar problem?? :/

x x x


  1. granpa cardies ftw! your nails are amazing, a tutorial sounds like a great idea. and i love androgynous looks like these!

    ramz and the flock

  2. cool nails! :D Xx


  3. Love the Union Jacks on your thumbnails!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  4. love your nails, your blog look awesome.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. xx

  5. tutorial please! although i bite my nails (cringe) so it might be a bit difficult with the limited space i have... love band of outsiders! want the dresses on both ends xxx

  6. I love your nails and your blog , of course ;)

  7. Your nail art is amazing, if only I had the time and talent to do something like that!! x

  8. Wow, your nails look so cool, I love the Union Jacks on your thumbs xx

  9. love that cardigan. definitely prefer winter clothes to summer clothes. your nails look amazing!x

  10. hehe yes i did have a pretty good time at the fair :D
    thanks so much for visiting my little insignificant blog!
    i love all the visuals of your blog and your nails are to die for i wish i had the patience for such a thing!
    i'll be following you lovely, can't wait to see what other posts you have coming up! :)

    jessie x
    the weekend project.

  11. love bringing out the grandad cardy! and fab nails



  12. Cool nails!


  13. The nails are super cool!
    Take a look at my blog, and if you like it follow me, I’ll be waiting for you!

    Cosa mi metto???

  14. SUCH a great post!! Love it all--- nails!



  15. awesome nails !!!!!!!!:))))

    xx Marina

  16. Love the sweater in the first pic!


  17. Your nails and cardi are so cool! Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you. xx


  18. Guh, I LOVE androgynous styling. The more dressing like a boy the better IMO. Good shout for this collection, loving the braces. ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

  19. Your nails are too cute!

    Carmen Ri.

  20. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
    I loveee your nails !

    Followingg youuu :)



  21. Your nails are gorgeous,I would love to see a tutorial on how to accomplish the tricky union jack. Also thank you for the comment on my blog! xoxo