Thursday, 15 January 2015


I made this dress out of some plastic quilted fabric I got from a market back in Leeds a few weeks ago. It seems highly flammable but I thought it was kinda Miu Miu and I like what I made out of it. I deliberately made it so it can be worn with the deep V either at the front or the back but since I was going out for my friend's 20th I wore the V at the front. I also wore a black lace body and black high waisted jeans underneath, and my faux fur coat because it was about -5 degreeeees.

DIY dress, H&M body, ASOS jeans, Primark bag, Primark boots

Thursday, 8 January 2015


I wore this the other night to see Big Eyes in Stratford on an absolutely freezing day. I got these trousers in Leeds and I wear them constantly, as well as this pink top which came from a vintage fair at the uni union. My sister got me the Barbie top from Uniqlo and I love it so much. I really want to buy more of the Barbie fabric like the dress I made back in August, but ever since the Moschino Barbie SS15 collection the price of Barbie fabric is ten times higher online!

H&M hat, Vintage coat, Vintage pink top, Uniqlo Barbie top, Vivienne Westwood trousers, Christian Lacroix bag, ASOS boots

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Twenty fourteen

2014 has been a rocky one to say the least but I also wore a lot of pretty clothes. It's fun to do a review post and see how much my style has changed in a year. I almost exclusively wore black, blue and white at the beginning of the year and now I'm much more adventurous especially in the clothes I make. I have a lot of goals for the year ahead, mainly things like eating less cheesy chips and spilling less drinks but we'll have to start from tomorrow night with that one. Hope you had a good night last night and aren't feeling as prickly as I am, Happy New Year!

PS. Don't forget you can see almost everything I make by clicking on the My Homemade Wardrobe link in the sidebar.

Monday, 29 December 2014


My Christmas day outfit, a sparkly silver jumper that's as scratchy as tinsel and some perfect pin stripe trousers. Also love my £2 eye print scarf that's almost a Kenzo lookalike. 

H&M jumper, H&M trousers, River Island heels, Primark bag

Monday, 22 December 2014

I think we're just going to have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that

Basically wanting to be Margot Tenenbaum but also my hat's kinda Suzy Bishop.

New Look Coat, Vintage Dress, Vintage Hat, Christian Lacroix Bag, Primark Boots

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

You hear about me

Wearing gold, silver, pink, leather, sparkles, leopard print faux fur, fishnets and printed heels. Sounds a hot mess written down but I liked it. I've wanted a top/dress like this black one forever but they usually only come in tiny sizes so I was so happy to find this in a charity shop for about £4 and the fit is perfect. Also for once I'm actually wearing things I bought recently in shops rather than all vintage/charity shops/made by me so check out the linkssss. I was undecided over this coat for ages but then pounced on it when it was reduced from £55 to £27.

PS. I'm now back home in Leamington for Christmas and I can hopefully post more x

New Look Coat, Vintage Top, Vintage Skirt, Primark Bag, Primark Tights, Topshop Socks, River Island Heels

Monday, 24 November 2014

Cottage Road Cinema

Oooops I haven't posted anything for two weeks... but I've been quite busy. Amy came to Leeds to stay last weekend, and this weekend my sister came up to visit me. She was nice enough to take these photos of me outside my favourite cinema in Leeds, Cottage Road Cinema (where I saw Interstellar last week, which was just crazy). 

As I've mentioned a few times, there are a lot of good charity shops in my local area, and I got this heavy cotton (upholstery?) fabric from one of them. It measured about 4.5m x 2.5m, was in pristine condition and cost £15, which is obviously such a bargain. I made this A-line dress based on the late 60's dresses Peggy and others wear in Season 6 of Mad Men, and I love the little collar. Sorry about the inexcusable crease in the front but the iron in my apartment is useless.

This coat has been a lifesaver since I moved to Leeds and it keeps me so warm and looking sassy on my long treks to town. It also feels a bit like a dressing gown which is perfect in the freezing lecture halls.

Vintage Coat, Vintage Hat, Dress made by me, Christian Lacroix Bag, Primark Boots

Monday, 10 November 2014

Teddy picker

Hey another dress I've made since I've been at uni! I feel like I constantly have loads of free time or no free time at all. Anyway this fabric was a birthday gift from my friend (along with this parrot fabric) and since I had two metres of it I made it even more bigger and smockier than my usual dresses. Looser is always better especially when I'm leaving my apartment for a lecture at 8.20 in the morning and wishing I was still in pajamas.

I got this fab faux fur stole from a charity shop recently, and despite making me feel a bit like Henry VIII (no but really he wore things like this) it's so cosy and good for layering etc autumn etc falling leaves etc pumpkin lattes. Coloured faux fur is also bigggg right now so this goes some way to filling the Shrimps spaced hole in my wardrobe without hollowing out my wallet.

Dress: Made by me, Collar: Charity shop, Bag: Primark, Boots: Primark

Bonus: Teddy dress at the beach in Tynemouth when I went to visit my best friend Amy who goes to uni in Newcastle a few weeks ago