Lately I’ve been clearing my closet, like massively. I’ve talked about having a clearout and also the fact that I’m just gaining weight… Lack of space, a change in body shape and if I’m honest, a bit of a change in style as well, are prompting me to shed clothes and accessories like there is no tomorrow. I am really struggling each morning to put outfits together and sometimes I feel like getting a flame thrower and just starting from 0 again…
Just this weekend and after a few weeks of Spring cleaning, I ditched five bin bags full of stuff and it was very liberating. The reality is, a lot of my clothes really don’t fit anymore and while it would be great to be able to go shopping, I really can’t afford to buy new clothes at the moment (I’m going travelling soon) . When Joe Blogs contacted me about a blogging competition to win £1000 worth of Yumi dresses, I jumped at the opportunity. I have a couple of dresses from the brand and they’re usually so cute, that I wouldn’t really mind adding a few more to my closet and as I need attire that fits me, getting a whole new wardrobe would be amazing. I already picked my favourites and everything! The weather i also changing and is calling for lighter pieces, for that Summery feeling and these do just the trick.
It’s hard to do a “best of” list, there’s always too many things that I love and take pleasure in. Books, films and TV series, there’s been quite a few this year (as every other year, really). Because sometimes I have a scatter brain and so many changes happened this year (moving to London, etc), I’m focusing mainly on things that I’ve seen in the last 6 months. Everything else I saw before is a bit fuzzy, I must say. So, without further ado, here are my favourites.
The task: to recreate one of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic looks. I felt inspired and I picked the one in the middle as it immediately made me think of the red dress I have in my closet, that doesn’t get enough love – somehow it feels too grand for work… This is for an ASOS competition, to signal the release of the new Yves Saint Laurent biographical film. I’m quite excited about it… I watched L’Amour Fou recently, a documentary film about the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. It’s an emotional film, very touching even and was a very good insight into the personality and life of the Designer. This one, with all the costume recreation promises to be if nothing else, a feast for the fashion and style hungry eyes.
I got together with Filipa and we went round St Wulfram’s (the local church) to do some photos and freeze our asses off. I should have really worn a coat out. The things one does for art… and a nice competition.
I decided to wear sneakers, because, you know. They’re comfier and all that. Plus I wanted to dress it down a little. I didn’t want to look like I was heading to the ballet or something…
Outfit details – Dress – H&M (from Ebay), Gloves – from Ebay (got them for the office Xmas party outfit) , Shoes – House of Holland x Superga, Fascinator thingy – Poundland (cheap!)
Ok, this is getting silly now… Just watch the trailer if you’re curious about the film.
I’m joining the ladies over at Visible Monday as it’s been too long since I’ve done it, no?
I’m entering a competition by styling my favourite watch at The Watch Gallery. If I win, £200 worth of Selfridges vouchers will be coming my way and they would sure come in handy, with Christmas around the corner. I hope you like the outfit I picked, in all its pink cuteness.
Details: Watch – Hermes, Dress and boots – ASOS, Coat – Topshop, Bag – Lulu Guinness.
I like doing these collages, reminds me of playing around with Polyvore back in the day. I used to spend hours playing with it and it was good fun. I don’t have much time to do it these days, unfortunately. I was looking at my old collages that I did some 5 years ago and I noticed that my style hasn’t changed much… See for yourself:
Did you ever use Polyvore? Which one is your favourite?
Autumn has arrived and serves as a reminder that Christmas and the Festive season is fast approaching! Some of my friends are already posting countdowns for Christmas on social media and it is time to start thinking about our gift shopping and our style choices. Soon enough we will need to consider what to wear to the office party, the family do, NYE… Argh! The good thing is, there are plenty of options out there.
I will be spending this year’s festive season in Marrakesh so I created a mood board around some items I would be wearing there. As it is my belief that when travelling you need to respect the local culture, I picked a few items that are not too revealing but are still very stylish and very me.
The rich jewels colours in Moroccan streets and culture have been a definite inspiration for this look. The dress is a 1970’s Victorian style maxi that is brought up to date with the contrast of the studded clutch and geometric shaped accessories. Hair jewelry is now very current and the head piece I picked adds that romantic Arabian Nights feel to the outfit. I would wear a couple of the studded bracelets, stacked on one arm and a few rings to complete the look. I also added tights that are the same colour as the booties as they add interestingness to the look.
Details: Hair jewellery – Asos, Vintage 1970s Kati At Laura Phillips Faux Victorian Lace Maxi Dress – Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique, Hot Pink Ankle Boots – Elisha by Duo (soon will be available in the colour I picked), Studded clutch – New Look, Bracelet – Kenneth JAY Lane at ASOS, Gold Ring – Skool ov Jenius at ASOS, Stud Ring – KR3W at ASOS, Fuchsia Tights – We Love Colours
Have you ever been to Morocco? Would love to hear your suggestions and tips for my week there!
PS: I made this post to participate in a competition organized by Duo shoes, for the launch of their party season collection. The winner will be announced on the 3rd of October, for a chance to style the window of their London flagship store.
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Hello the Mushroom is a blogger turned urban artist. Check out Instagram at @hellothemushroom for frequent updates on artistic endeavours and adventures!