She'd never heard of Dylan, and the words she sung were wrong

Ohai there lilac hair... whaaaat! Nooo, you didn't?! 
That's right, I didn't - am just a photoshop wizard ya'know ;)
My old hair stylist (who was like the camp equivalent of captain hook) told me ages ago I'd look good with purple hair. At the time I laughed in his face, but now I duno, it's growing on me... or rather I wish it was, but I know if I bleach my hair it'll be ruined forever and I'm torn because I love my ombre ends. I doubt I'll ever have the nerve to dye it fully, ah well, we can all dream right?   

In other news, my course has started and I'm doing a knitwear module right now. I'm rarely proud of the things I make (perfectionist to the core yo') but I've never used a knitting machine before now soo this sample square I made, featuring ladders and lace holes, makes me rather happy. Even though it doesn't look like much I'm really proud of it - so much so it made it onto my notice board (ie the wall of all things awesome and weird) along with my new cat-ear alice band, which I've wanted for ages - and now my student funds came through I thought could at least treat myself to a new hairband... plus a jacket, two dresses and a metallic satchel, what am I like ay... Ah well, it's my birthday tomorrow (so I'm allowed to go a little crazy okay ;) I might do a video post on the things I've acquired recently, if that be something that interests you guys? On that note, these boots, yay or nay? I've never spent that much on footwear before but something about them make me want to squeal and jump into the air (like the cool cat I am :P).


The professor will see you now


Last week I received these rather specsy (geddit?? yes yes, we all know how funny you think you are) glasses courtesy of Firmoo. I'm actually supposed to wear glasses full-time, but I don't because I used to get picked on at school, (I was a nerd, what-up). I was gona go for classic hipster frames but I picked out these clear ones instead to try something a little different - 'granny cool' meets 'biochemistry chic', killer combo right?
I think I make it work :P
For those of you who haven't heard of them, Firmoo's basically an online optical store - selling a wide range of stylish and affordable frames which you can get whether you need to wear glasses or not. One thing I found quite cool about their website was the 'virtual try-on' app, where you have the option to upload a picture of yourself to get a better idea of what they'd look like on. I got distracted and ended up playing round with this for ages, fashioning myself out to be anything from a secretary to a celebrity (I'm a keen procrastinator, don't ya know). Something that I found pretty spec-tacular (oh yeah the jokes just keep coming) when the glasses arrived was that they came with a free case and a teeny tiny screw driver along with spare screws, in case they come loose. Speaking of a screw gone loose, no clue what was going through my mind when I took the photo below... Mmm, anywhoo, I found them to be really comfortable to wear and they fit my face perfectly. Firmoo are currently running a scheme offering free eyewear to first-time customers, all you have to do is pay for shipping, and viola! you too can look as specsy as me
(which let's face it, isn't hard really).

In other news I am now officially living in London  *que celebratory cheer* I won't go into avid detail just yet but it's definitely been an adjustment... I've been at war with the kitchen all week; currently the score is Kitchen: 6 - Me: 4, which isn't too bad really, although I have up to this point broken the oven, a knife and two can openers. I very almost burnt the place down last week, the only flipside was that I got to pretend I was a superhero running through smoke with a tea towel cape on my back. I wasn't even cooking anything, I just turned the oven on to check it was in fact a functioning oven, which it was, at the time... I used to think only smart people wear glasses, clearly I'm an exception to the rule.  Laters lovlies!


Welcome to the island of misfit toys

Melting Chanel Tee: Unicorn Apparel | Chiffon Skirt: Misguided | Bowler hat & Belt: H&M | Gormless expression: courtesy of me ^.^
Like my t-shirt? I got it online from a brand called Unicorn Apparel, who make custom tie-dye and printed tees, this one's my fave and it was a steal for only £10. Not many people have heard about them as I guess they're still up and coming but yeaaah, if you fancy it you can check out their facebook page here.
I had my ombre touched up the other week but you can hardly tell in these photos, ah well. This is gona be my last outfit post in front of my beloved white wardrobes before I move to uni, I'm feeling nostalgic already :'( I'm moving into halls tomorrow and I've just been sorting through all my clothes, deciding what to take and stuff. Being a fresher seems to be all I can talk about lately, almost can't believe it's happening! I probably won't be online much over the next two weeks as I'm settling into uni, but will still try to fit a post in here and there.
Ooh but I am pretty stoked right now because... I've just ordered business cards ^.^ they're nothing too flash but I feel rather snazzy just being able to hand someone a business card ya know, like a boss, haha. Should be good for when I'm going to the blogger meet up in notts next month, which is something else I'm really looking forward to. Anywhoo lovlies I'm off to go finish packing, wish me luck, cuz I'm sure as Chanel gona need it...


Currently Coveting #4

Hey guys and dolls, soo with less than a week before I start uni I've been busy stocking up on some snazzy new autumn apparel. I've acquired everything above - aside from the blink cat shoes since they're out of stock :'( and the bag on the lower right (changed my mind cuz it's too small). Pretty much everything (aside from the shoes - New Look, and the cardigan - H&M) came from topshop, surprise surprise.
I know most people love summer but I'm definitely much better at autumn dressing. Is it bad that I'm actually a little psyched for the cold weather to come along? I want to wear my bobble hat without looking like a crazy person... aw who am I kidding, I don't need to be wearing a hat for people to realise I'm crazy :P 
I actually screamed when I saw the 'London' belt - mostly because it's modelled around the infamously reblogged 'Moshino' belt, which I've secretly been coveting for the past two years, but to no avail since I can't justify spending £120 on a belt, I don't think I've spent that much on any single item to be honest. I never really buy this much stuff at once, but I found some birthday / christmas money hidden in cards from last year which I forgot to spend, so I thought I'd splurge now before I have to worry about important adult stuff like food and electricity bills, ugh, being grown up is gona suck.


Welcome to the inner workings of my mind

Ariya Skirt: Goldie London | Diamond knit jumper: thrifted | Bowler hat: H&M | Polkadot tights: ASOS | Bunting: courtesy of my dear old gran  

This is currently my absolute favourite skirt - I love it so much it makes all my other skirts hang their hems in shame (hems... geddit? yeahh,that was bad, even by my standards :P) Originally I bought it to wear to uni interviews but it's so beautiful I've started wearing it as a daytime piece too. There's so many versions on the high street now - found identical ones in New Look and H&M for roughly £15 - woo bargain! 

Today I'm wearing it with a chunky knit cream jumper, teamed with my beloved bowler hat. Tonight I could wear it with my mesh sequin blouse and black strappy shoes stilts - then I'd be ready to partay! Now if only I had a social life... although I guess that won't be a problem once I start uni. Is it crazy that I want to join the sky diving club?!  I'm actually terrified of heights, but it's my favourite fear because I feel so much more alive afterwards. I was watching "Big Bang Theory" earlier (I ♥ geeks) and I think 'secret agent laser obstacle chess' would be a pretty epic idea for a society at uni - any takers?? I'm actually pretty useless at chess so maybe 'secret agent laser obstacle lunch' is more my thing... Watch here and here :D

I'm so sorry I haven't been replying to comments and such lately, I've done 19 posts on my other blog this past month AND a video, which is like somesort of record for me. For any one who doesn't know my university's set me a summer project to do a design blog, so it's a little different from what I post here, mainly on my inspirations and whatnot. I've set it to private for now but if enough people are interested in seeing it I may pop up a link sometime...?  I don't want to confuse anybody because this is and will always be my main blog, the other one's just a project which I doubt I'll continue after september, but anywhoo, lame as it is that's all I've been up to lately.


What I wore at BAR 1884

Ola chicas... I'm feeling a vintage vibe today so thought I'd add a bit of razzmatazz to these photos by adding a lomo effect in editor, cool right? These photos are so old now, they've been sat here in my drafts folder for so long I thought I might as well unleash them onto the blogosphere. My MTV tee is from River Island - I don't usually shop there (I'ma hardcore topshop girl, what-up) but for this I made an exception, when in Rome ay... I also picked up another little gem, in the form of a rather garish handbag I've affectionately named 'Nigel'. It's just a little bit ugly and strange, but I think that's why I like it. Plus it looks super next to my burgundy coat so I think it'll be ideal this autumn. Oh geez, I've just realised it's september! When did that happen?! The summer's just flown by... 14 days til the big move, bring.it.on.