Monday, 24 November 2014

SO LONG SPRING...

Even though it is only Tuesday, this is already feeling like a very hectic and long week. At the moment I feel like I don’t have enough hours in the day and am setting myself extensive to do lists every night in attempt to cram everything in before a relaxing weekend away in Newcastle. I don’t currently plan on taking my camera with me, so I may be skipping over an outfit post next week.

At the end of last week I went fabric shopping to check on some stock for custom orders and grabbed the last bolt of scale fabric for the “Mermaid Scale Sweater.” 

I still have enough to make a couple of more so if you are interested in one please email me at hipbonesandheartbreak@hotmail.com . I am thoroughly enjoying sewing again and next year I really want to get a bit more focused with it and start making more garments to sell a bit more regularly.

A cool thing happened over the weekend, I woke up on Sunday and noticed a bit of an influx of followers on my instagram and was trying to work out where my new pals had come from. I received a comment from a lady from lookbook.nu saying that I had been posted on their instagram! I was pretty chuffed about this, especially considering I was wearing a top that I had made. I went to check out the post and my excitement pretty quickly turned to hurt feelings when I read some of the things people were saying. I’ve never experienced negativity directed towards me online and I guess it caught me off guard. I am making this sound a lot worse than it was, there was maybe 3 or 4 nasty comments amongst really lovely ones,  I am not sure why we do this as humans but I instantly focused on the negative ones. I’ve never been a person to say unkind things on the internet. If I see something I don’t like I just keep scrolling, or if I dislike it enough, I unfollow.  I think I find it really hard to relate to why someone would take the time out of their day to be nasty and negative, why bother? Or if they value their time so little that they are willing to waste it, maybe they could hand me over a few hours! If I see someone wearing an outfit that isn’t my taste or doesn’t make sense to me, the thought process is more along the lines of, if they love what they are wearing and feel good about themselves, good for them. 

Luckily I had my boyfriend visiting for the weekend and he managed to get me to refocus on the positive of the situation, he is incredibly talented (*embarrassing proud girlfriend) 

 and makes drumming you tube videos and has experienced “internet meanies.”  He told me some of the silly things people had written about him and put things into perspective, we had a giggle and I realised that I wasn’t going to let a couple of nasty comments take away from something I was happy about.

I know that everyone is entitled to their opinion and having an opinion is exactly what I am doing with this post but I think that some times in the technology age, people forget that there is a real person behind the image they are commenting on. Just because you have this space (the Internet) to put every single thought you have out there, doesn't mean you shouldn't do it with out a bit of thought and care, or maybe not put it out there at all because it really isn't adding but rather taking something away .
 
Well now I've got that little bit of my chest back to this weeks outfit post. For the last outfit post for spring I had to go with a bit of a floral theme xo 
 
 Diamante Flower Necklace - Vintage



Monday, 17 November 2014

MAKE A HEART AND SEND IT OUT TO YOU

So the spending ban continues and as previously stated, I am venturing into the depths of my current wardrobe. It's really easy to look at what you currently have and utter the famous line "I have nothing to wear!" So to force myself out of that rut, I went with a heart theme..xo

Pink Heart Earrings - These were given to me ages ago, I am pretty sure they are from Diva



Sulky Star Gazer Wooden Brooch - Powder Pink - Mel Stringer - One of the last purchases I made before my ban. Absolutely adore all her artwork and had the most difficult time trying to decide which brooch to pick out of this series - of course ended up going with the pink haired girl. 

Quilted Heart Pocket Skirt - ASOS - Old season - For some reason I find white skirts tricky to style so this doesn't get enough wear. Reminder to self about white broderie anglais Wheels & Dollbaby skirt that I need to drag out for Summer.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

VALFRE - Shopping Lust

A few new styles have popped up on the Valfre store, everything she does is absolutely magical. 
I only own one of her tops (posted in this week's outfit) but will vouch for what a fanatic cut they are as well as washing well and being great quality. They are seriously testing my spending ban resolve.... Please go and buy everything so that I can't xo





Sunday, 9 November 2014

I HAD THE FEVER BUT THE FEVER IS GONE


Am I allowed to say I really love my own outfit? Because I really love this look. I have been obsessing over a pastel, athletic aesthetic and feel like I have nailed it with this one. It combines my love of cute pastels with a bit more of a harder edge (tough girl look). Its definitely  a proud personal style moment. xo


Twisted Gold Hoop Earrings - H&M
Gold Shark Tooth Chunky Chain - Colette




Peach pleather athletic shorts - Sportsgirl - At some point over some Summer, I was planning on purchasing a pair of the pastel American Apparel running shorts. I walked into Sportsgirl about a month ago (pre shopping ban) and saw these sitting on the sales rack. I raced over to them, desperately hoping they wouldn't be genuine leather. My wishes came true and I had to have them. 

Nike Pink Benassi JDI Sliders - Birthday present from the lovely Mel xx - I first saw the slider/sock combo on Lazy Oaf's instagram and really liked the style. As you may know, I am sock obsessed and like to wear cute socks with everything :). I had them sitting in my ASOS wishlist for ages but they sold out in my size before I got around to purchasing them (thankful for clever and excellent friends). These sliders are possibly the most comfy footwear I have owned, they are amazing, although I did receive a lot of looks of confusion from people on the street hah!