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Hey Boo’s!

You know that I am a sucker for a good old bit of Plaid right? I don’t think I will ever surpass my love for Tartan. Or a bit of a ‘tarting’ in general  perhaps.

The Numero Uno ‘FashFag’ at the Office, dropped the, “…and… *Snaps fingers and raises eyebrow* the looks a little Alicia Siverstone, Clueless?” In response to my outfit.

Ouch!

Teaches me not to wear brand clothing in the Office where I work. He is the PR Top Dog-Stroke-Top-Bitch… and I’m the newbie. Part and parcel of the pecking order I guess. I should have retorted, “Bitch I’m Fabulous! And its Stacy Dash – Thanks –

But I didn’t. Great witty comebacks never spring to mind in time do they?

I love him really, he is so fierce, and he saunters (literally dips the hips and clicks) around the office as if he can prevent everyone else’s shit from stinking. Ever-fragrant and fabulous, ever-singing and cracking the funniest jokes – and he effortlessly digs at and disses  everyone else in the office. Its like Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police but live and up close. In the end he proclaimed, “Oh and sugar, for the record I LOVE the look. Rockin’ the Plaid, I love a bit of Plaid…” I bet you do, lovely bit of Tart’ on a wee Johnny Scotsman, sans undergarments. Love you too boo.

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  • Levi’s Denim Jacket, Vintage
  • Lace Crop Top, River Island
  • Strapless Bra, Wonderbra
  • Plaid Skirt, American Apparel
  • Maroon Belt, American Apparel
  • Fishnet Tights, Accessorize
  • Pop Socks, Accessorize
  • Buckle Shoe Boots, Office Shoes
  • Studded Holdall, River Island
  • Watch, Diesel

And it doesn’t stop there, anything with a Tartan lining is also something I hopelessly love. So a good old Vintage Harrington Jacket is a wardrobe staple.  A little This Is England 86. Awesome Brit FlickUsually, I team this up with some Skinny Ankle Grazers, but I thought I would glam the look up with some high-waisted shorts. I have worn the crop top again to demonstrate how you can get more out of fashion basics and inserts. I think a Bowling Tee would look cute also, or a Striped Sleeveless number.

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  • Harrington Jacket, Vintage
  • High-Waisted Shorts, American Apparel
  • Hair Clip, American Apparel
  • Brogues, Dr Martens
  • Necklace and Earrings, Accessorize  

I love Vintage Brit Landmarks, Icons and novelty thrifty finds. I’m also a big fan of British Motor Vehicals, like the Mini. My mother had a Mini back in the 90s. Such a cute little car, we were like a family of clowns piling into it. She crashed it into Safeways. She was always a shit driver and I damn the examiner whoever passed her. Nostalgic love for a Mini though, despite the trauma of the 90’s…. so one day – if ever I pass my driving test (I’m sure vehicle-retardation is genetic) I would totally have a little Mini on my wishlist.

So I have also decided to throw a little tutorial into this post, I know that I need to get onto this Video Blogging Band Wagon, but I want to do my first video in October to mark the 1 year anniversary of my blog! So you guys will have to deal with a pictorial for now.

Its all about Ombre lips, yes thats right, put the peroxide down, we are so over the Dip-Dye hair. I’ve always loved ombre lips. However, they weren’t always cool or done very well back in the day. My first memory of this trend was of all the Nigerian women in church: Black Lipliner + Gold Frosted Lipstick. All so effortlessly NOT blended. However, I give credit to trend-setters where credit is due, regardless of the tax I apply for ultimate failure to blend or chose harmonic shades. So I dedicate this pictorial to you Mama Africa.

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Blog Ombre Lip final

1. Prep Lips by exfoliating and moisturising. Lush Cosmetics do a great Sugar Scrub in Bubblegum. I moisturise with Fushi Shea Butter.

2. Line Lips with a Deep Plum Lip Liner, I have gone with Vino from MAC Cosmetics.

3. Fill Outside edges of Lips with a Burgundy or Deep Red or Purple Lipstick, I have opted to go with Diva from MAC Cosmetics.

4. Fill the inner crease of lips with a solid Red, I have chosen RiriWoo from MAC Cosmetics to finish this look.

5. Now Weeeeerk’!

Go Get Em Gals!

Laters

La Minx

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Hello new friends!

About a few months back, I purchased this wonderful, tartan skirt/kilt from Ebay. It has a traditional Scottish plaid and has been embellished with these beau-ti-ful gold and grey marl vintage buttons. It was a genuinely super find for me, as I have been searching for a decent one for aaaages. The skirt was an absolute steal, considering I only paid £9 for it! Since then, I have lived in it, no lies. I was one of the only bidders of this rare Scottish Highland find, and I am chuffed with myself *said with a wide-brimmed grin* as it fits so well, and is super versatile! Not surprisingly, tartan is now a massive pattern to adorn this season, so it was a double-whammy buy: cheap and on trend…

So far, I have teamed it with a number of staples in my ‘drobe; graphic sweaters, preppy shirts and lace bodies for that needed touch of contrast. I like to have a mash-up of items that have a correlating thread running through; (see what I did here?) whether that be a pattern, era, texture or cut so the outfit all ties together.

With this post, what I really want to do is to inspire people to be economical with trends. Tartan just happens to be a MAJOR trend right now, with retailers such as River Island literally rinsing the fabric. I know a lot of you will be dubious as to buying into the tartan trend as fashion seems to move on so quickly (too quickly even). I know how much of a jar it is to buy something, make it look original (as everyone and anyone seems to have purchased the same thing) and make it wearable throughout the season… So, by being a little avant-garde here and there, you really can benefit from the “price per wear” theory.

So here are three ways, I have worn my “must have” tartan number…

Dramatic Highlander




Lace Collared Blouse, Asos
Turtle Neck Long Sleeve, (worn beneath), Uniqlo
Tartan Skirt, Vintage
Wolford Tights, Wolford
Nubuckle Platform Creeper, Deena & Ozzy
Tote Bag, Longchamp
Ring + Necklace, Accessorize
Earrings, Aldo
Rouge Pur Couture Matte Lipstick (no.204), YSL

Pop Tart(an)

Mickey Mouse Sweat Top, Topman
Silk Blouse, Vintage
Wolford Tights, Wolford
Canvas Rucksack, Riverisland
Wingtip Brogues, Dr Martens
Earrings, Handmade by-Louise
Spectacles, Gok Wan for Specsavers

Strict Traditions


Silk Blouse, Vintage
Tartan Skirt, Vintage
Wolford Tights, Wolford
Wingtip Brogues, Dr Martens
Ceramic Earrings, Handmade by-Louise
Diva Lipstick, MAC
Hampstead Gardens Nail Polish, Nails Inc
Velvet Bow Clip, American Apparel

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