Saturday, 14 March 2015

lust list

So there are a few things I have been coveting recently and I wanted to share them with you.

I want this beautiful vintage horse shoe ring in ruby and opal, it has history and is beautiful. I am getting it as a present to myself for my birthday next month.

Sorry for not sharing the link but this baby is ear marked for me!

There are a few books I am after as well
I am off clothes and shoes for a long while as my wardrobe is bursting at the seams and my back is sore so no heels sadly!

What do you have you eye on at the moment?

Your favourite colour?

Colour, it is a funny old thing. It makes up our world and is taken for granted, it represents emotions and memories and so many things.

What is your favourite colour?

Mine is blue, a warm blue from tropical to light ultra marine, nothing pale or cold or too dark. Navy is a colour i love and loath in equal measure, warm lighter navy is fine. The cold charcoal based navy is horrid.

I came to love blue after my bedroom was decorated in it as a teenager, initially I hated it and now I wear it for the majority of the time. I could have a section devoted to the colour in my wardrobe. Colours mean a lot to me, as an artist and a way o expressing my personality. Colours have to have luster and saturation for me. I do not like overly washed out or very pale colours, they lack warmth and do not appeal to me.

I believe what communicate the most about ourselves through how we dress,I love bold colours as they match my personality well. People have been known to worry if I wear all black as it is not me.

I wear black but I offset it with bright accessories, shoes or a bag. I know some people who hate colours and prefer black and plain clothes, and I can understand this. The are colours, I never wear as they look awful and I don't feel great in them, brown, purple, pale pink.

For me there has to be something interesting, a cuff, a interesting detail. I used to go all out, big earrings and a chunky necklace, loads of bracelets and a ring. These days I prefer more laid back way of dressing whilst maintaining my way of expressing myself.

This is why I wear vintage, interesting prints, details and stuff I could never find on the high street. It suits my tastes and usually are items I have kept for years as it is not a trend driven things I end up disliking.

Moving on, colour can brighten your day and dull it too. If I need cheering up, I wear bright shoes, or a fun dress and my favourite jewellery. I love silver and it mixes in well with most of what I like to wear.

How does colour affect your fashion choices?

Soon I ill share my next DIY project with you

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Spring is in the air...

This is one of my favoured times of year, the smells the slow and subtle changes that at first you don't notice. The crisper air, the more warmth in the sun and the new smattering of colour amongst the greens and browns of winter.

I have been looking forward to ballet pumps and bright dresses, lighter fabrics and lighter layers. I have been enjoying life recently, minus an injured back I have had some adventures and fun. I have caught up with friends and been to London and been rooting around among my clothes for new ideas.

Whilst in London I spent the day in a long white spike collared shirt and green tartan blazer, navy jumper and over knee boots with disco trousers. It was a fun transitional outfit, preppy, smart but fun.

I found found some fun new dresses that are on their way, I have made room for some new bits a poppy patterns 60s dress and a home made blue dress.

As you know blue is my favourite colour and many of my dresses are blue in various shades from royal to tropical blue.

I prefer warmer shades of the colour and it has been of great influence in my art and is always my choice to wear.

This spring embrace your favourite items, printed trousers fun shirts and pretty slip on shoes. Find a lightweight shirt and a fun skirt. I have been enjoying wearing over the knee boots layered with dresses and tunics. Mixed with smart jackets, velvet instead of heavy winter jackets. I recently found a lovely deep red jacket via rokit vintage.

why not have a look for some fun pieces or go through your wardrobe and find forgotten treasures. I have recently started to mix in my favourite scarves with dresses or on bags. Vintage scarves can be found cheaply in charity shops and vintage shops, the bright colours are luscious and appealing.

You could try jeans and a t-shirt with a cardigan or baseball jacket, or old pair of converse.

There are numerous things you can try or do it is up to you, enjoy the sunshine and the longer days.