The Beautiful Ones

Suede-wishlist

Suede fringed cropped jacket – Fringed Playsuit – Grey fringed bag – tan skirt & crop co-ord – nude mule

 

As you may have noticed from a few of my recent posts, here and here, the 70’s trend is a big favourite of mine. You can’t pull of real chic 70’s without some beautiful suede. I’ve already managed to score a bargain real suede midi skirt on eBay, sure to be on here soon. 

These beauties are next on my list. Is head to toe suede acceptable? What about head to toe tasseled suede? 

 

 

The Beautiful Ones – Suede

The Boardwalk 

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Catching a few shots before the sun goes down. Even this industrial part of the River Clyde looks beautiful at this time of the day. 

This hour before the sun goes down, the golden hour, is supposed to be the best time to take photos. Honestly, I struggled with the light. Really need to find a photography course to help me get to grips with this camera. 

I might try again this evening, only on my iPhone though. There will be plenty of drinking so the DSLR is staying at home. I’m out with people from work so getting one of them to take photos without killing themselves laughing might be a challenge in itself! 

I’m then off to a good friend’s birthday party, yip two parties in one night told you I was busy. Let’s hope the hangover isn’t to bad on Saturday. 

Happy Friday. 

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Jumper - J D Williams*

Trousers – ASOS

Heels – M&S Limited

Clutch – Gift

Necklace – Gift

Ring – Kakao by K

Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

My Favourite Game

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The inspiration for these is an outfit I have planned for upcoming busy Friday night. Pairing my two favourites, green and monochrome stripes, is something I’m looking forward to. Unfortunately I may need to rethink given how cold it still is here; yes I’m officially old as I’m now picking an outfit for a nightout depending on the weather. 

Anyway, these are pretty fab regardless aren’t they. My only issue is with the ring fingers, I really shoulda made that white triangle bigger. Two tips for this design firstly, paint your nails entirely white to start, then add the green and black in top. Secondly paint one coat of green, add the black stripes then another coat of green, it makes the join much neater. 

What do you think?

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Favourite Game – The Cardigans

 

 

 

Magic

It’s spring now right, so that means it’s nearly summer? Ok I know it’s still freezing so maybe I’m stretching, this little tune from San Cisco will put you right in the mood for summer though. In fact if you turn up the heating and close your eyes you could even pretend we’re already there. 

Not only do this little Ozzy band have me dreaming of summer but this track has everything I love. It’s firmly in the indie pop genre. Has some cool female lead vocals from Scarlett Stevens. Last but not least, it’s a hopefully romantic love song – ‘maybe we could be magic’. it’s available on iTunes now but you might want to wait for the album Graceland at the beginning of April, summer soundtrack anyone? 

http://youtu.be/XD60JP8O-Sk

Wild Boys

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I think it’s pretty clear from the photo above who the wild boy is? But to be fair we both had a ball running wild yesterday. All very fitting for the first outing of this Zoe Karssen Wild Boys tee, one of the bargains I picked up in The Outnet Clearance. And well what are Saturday’s afternoon for, if not having a little fun. 

So today is Mother’s Day here in the UK. I hope you are all either being spoiled or doing the spoiling. With my lovely mum away on a little weekend break and the man Seb forgetting about his ‘mummy’ I’m doing neither. I’m sure I’ll find someway to relax on a Sunday regardless mind you.

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Tee - Zoe Karssen via The Outnet SOLD OUT

Jeans – Gap

Shirt – Armani

Trainers – Nike

Beanie -

 

 

Wild Boys – Duran Duran

You, Where the Hell did You Come From

Cream-knit-skinny-jeans-brogues  Where indeed? The you I’m talking to is this beautiful spring weather and these awesome skinny jeans. After singing the praises of flares last week I discovered these Always Skinny jeans in Gap. They are cut slightly wider through the calf and hip to give a more flattering fit. I’ve always struggled getting my womanly hips and runners calfs into skinnies so they’re perfect for me. 

I may have gotten a little ahead of myself on the weather front, one sunny day does not make spring. As you can see on Instagram it’s pouring in Glasgow now. At least it gives me a chance to rock my Outnet.com bargains. There’s still some steals available in their clearance, have you checked it out yet? 

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Jumper – Gap

Jeans – Gap

Brogues – Clarks*

Necklace & Ring – Gift

Bangle – Brown Thomas

Camera Bag – Koolertron

Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson

 

 

 

Hillarys Crafternoon

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My DIY posts have been seriously lacking of late. When Hillarys invited me along to their crafternoon it didn’t take long for me to reply. I didn’t realise that Hillarys were so crafty, but with every new line of fabrics they have a little craft event, explore what else can be made rather than just blinds. 

The lovely Ladies from The Crafty Hen were on hand with the inspiration. First up we made this adorable little book cover. It’s really simple, just fold in the top and bottom, then the sides and sew a few stitches in the corners to hold in place. We were left to our own devices on the decorations, I opted for a triple button fastener with ribbon tie. I have to admit I’m pretty chuffed with my efforts. I think these could make nice little personalised gifts. 

After stuffing our faces with The Butterfly and Pig’s delicious cakes it was time for our next creation. This little bird was pretty simple too, though a little more fidgety than the cover. You simply sew the two pieces together, turn right way up, stuff and sew the bottom edge. Lining up the tummy with the body is a bit awkward though and you need to take a little care. I was gutted as my fabric started to fray at the edge of the tummy, I think I managed to save it though. 

As always it was lovely meeting my fellow bloggers, especially Boldly Gold, Jamie Johnston and Noble Nurishment who were at my little table. I’ve found another thing I’d love to do for my imaginary hen do, yes you can hire The Crafty Hen girls for your own event, perfect for the afternoon when the mother in law is there. 

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