Florals & Geek Chic

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Floral Print Playsuit – Miso – Alternatives found at ASOS & Missguided

Oversized White ShirtMiss Selfridge

Black Bowler Derby HatEbay (A steal at £3.39!)

Clare Lace up Boots – Sold Out on the BANK site! But alternatives at Newlook!

Animal Print Rimmed GlassesEbay

Gold Choker – Parfois

Faux Fur Coat – M&S (Sold Out)

I don’t really know how I put this look together (I’m in a bit of a sleep deprived haze at the moment – 27 hours and counting) but I think it started off with me finding the floral playsuit. I’ve had it for years and never really worn it but felt that I should and then I started questioning why playsuits/jumpsuits disappeared around the winter time. The answer is obvious enough but I sought out a solution and thus coupled it with the shirt. which I thought worked quite well. Then I added the accessories (not even going to mention the leggings because in this weather, they’re basically a necessity – unless you’re one of the brave ones). I won the geek glasses off an Ebay bidding war (told you guys I was starting to get addicted to them!) and I do adore them. Although my mother did tell me straight off that I looked like Ugly Betty as soon as she saw them on me. Harsh eh?

I just threw on the hat as an afterthought but thought it worked well too and then added my faux fur lover to the mix for some vintage glam. The boots were added to the ensemble because well, they’re gorgeous and super comfortable and I honestly cannot bare to part with them!

I’m not a fan of these pictures (you can see how much my eyes are crying out for sweet rest) but wanted to share the OOTD with you all 🙂

Hope everyone hasn’t had as terrible a case of Monday Blues as I have xo

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Platinum Ice & Recreation

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Striped Shirt – H&M – AlternativeForever 21/DhGate

Cropped black sweater  – Asos

Velvet LeggingsBoohoo.com

Brown faux fur Vintage Coat alternativesASOS/H&M/Ebay

ASOS shoesOut of Stock 

First off, how striking is this woman? I love the colour of her hair so much, the platinum blonde sheen instantly reminded me of Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (I’ve recently started watching the series and it’s safe to say I am completely hooked!)

Most of the pieces she was wearing were vintage and so finding close enough alternatives for some of them was pretty hard but I did my best. Recently I’ve been on Ebay a lot (losing at bidding wars mostly) and have noticed how much great stuff there is on it – especially vintage clothing sold abroad from America! (Fingers crossed I win on my most recent bidding war for an amazing pair of printed palazzo pants from the late 70’s!)

Also I thought I’d share a look that I styled recently for a concert with you all 🙂

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 Vogue Beanie – Choies

Kikita Greek Print T-shirt Dress – Missguided

Ribbon Long Line Biker Jacket – BANK Fashion (On sale now for £25!!!)

Wet look faux leather leggings – Ebay

Clare Lace Up Boots (my faves!) – BANK Fashion (Out of Stock)

This look was 100% inspired by Abel Tesfaye’s music (The Weeknd<3). I put it together in the hope of standing out from the rest of the crowd and maybe catching his eye when he peered out at the masses of fans at the O2 Arena the Tuesday before last. I’m pretty sure the only reason I failed to do so was because the guy closest to the barriers I was behind was too tall and blocked me from view half of the time. But I’m sure that he did see me and we shared a few smiles and wonderful moments, that Tuesday I also realised I was more of an avid fan girl that I originally thought (oops)

I did love my whole outfit though, it was edgier that most of what I usually wear and I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmingly confident and hood worthy in it all. That day I felt that I had undeniable (dare I say it? Yes I do) ‘swag’.

Hope everyone has a good week

XO

Abe’s Gone Street

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Scarf – Vintage

Abe Sweatshirt – Forever 21

Black contrast leggings with ribbed panel – River Island

Fringe side bag – Jane Norman – Similar found Here and Here

Clare Lace Up Boots – BANK Fashion

My sister bought this amazing sweatshirt during the weekend and hasn’t seen it since… I may be to blame for that. I saw it peeking out of the corner of the Forever 21 carrier bag on Saturday evening and just haven’t been able to let it go. I guess I’ve got too much love for my homie Abe here. I’ve been looking for a statement sweatshirt for quite some time now and I think finding this one – albeit in my sisters clutches, is nothing short of a miracle! It’s so nice and warm as well as just being really cool. I teamed it with the contrast leggings and Clare boots to give off a really relaxing and chill vibe and the vintage scarf just added the allure of a 1970’s hippie-delic love child. The look was set up around the sweatshirt and using it as inspiration I decided to create an ensemble that existed between the 1970’s-80’s so with the inclusion of a few accessories (tasselled fringe bag and wooden necklace I got in Kenya) + incredibly messy hair the end result looked like a early 80’s grunge skater kid who see’s the world through rose tinted glasses (hippie influenced in other terms) but still has an edge.

I’d love to hear your opinions on the look 🙂

Paz e Amor,

Nailah ***