Fashion in Film: Funny Girl

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This is a film I was a total latecomer to, and it did not disappoint. The film was incredible, the songs poetic and funny, and reading the trivia on the film also shaped it as a huge production and Barbra as the diva. But she really is the full centre of the film and her costar is it’s fashion. Here are a few of my favourites!

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This was an amazing number and what Fanny Brice did is hilarious! She put her own spin on the finale number and pretended to be a pregnant bride with plenty of tongue in cheek humour. This dress is beautiful and the backup dancers are beautiful too! The whole thing is amazing.

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At the start of the film Fanny shows up in Full Leopard print and looks so classy. Special shout out to the hair/makeup/nails team for this film as it was a supporting actress in this film! This whole ensemble is beautiful and old Hollywood with a touch of Broadway.

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She goes through a makeover halfway through the film after becoming a mother and looks so young and adorable! This scene is when she’s learned some bad news and has to walk out in front of reporters after a show. She takes off her dowdy coat to reveal this lemon yellow baby doll dress and a lot of leg. Its an amazing scene and is very poignant.
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This is a really cute number where she sings about Nick Arnstein, who is a gambler but very romantic. She is silly and fun in this number and her outfit is great.

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She wears this in the last scene of the film, and it is a poignant number. She is in a very classy black outfit and it is a somber end to a film that takes you to the highs and lows. This is my favourite look of hers, and her makeup and nails are impeccable.

Special shoutout to Omar Sharif as Nick Arnstein, who is super handsome in this film and plays the part so well!

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So thats this weeks film, don’t forget to send me your recommendations on what you want to see next!

T xx

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Random Pictures from Pixabay

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Hi Team,

So I love doing photography. However as always when I want to do something creative, it doesn’t work and its a mess. I did photography in high school and loved it, and being a blogger now, I want to be able to take great pictures!

Now we all know stock images are great you can’t get access to a particular one. We all also know that there are some super cheesy ones. But nothing could prepare me for what came from one I used regularly.

This particular one that I use is great. It has a lot of high quality images, a lot of which I use on this particular blog, and then there are some images that pop up that do not have ANYTHING to do with what I am talking about, or indeed, anything to do with anything!

So for a different blog this week, I thought I would compile just a very small selection of ones I found when I typed in the word ‘free.’ Let me know in the comments if you want more of this, and give me a keyword!

 

The purple one is my personal favourite. What the actual hell.

Hope you enjoyed these fabulously bad images!

T xx

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Shopping Mindfully.

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Now the nature of shopping is just buy like crazy. Buy cheap clothes that are trendy, but soon your metallic pleat skirt starts to look a bit tough to wear after the festive season.  Now I love the social aspect of a good shopping day. A coffee, a nose through the new trends, a bargain or two, but I have now trained myself to pick and choose carefully, according to these guidelines.

  1. What is it made of, and can I wash it in my washing machine?
  2. Can I wear it with at least 3 items in my wardrobe?
  3. Does it fit? Does the colour suit me?

This will help you with your initial shopping phase. And KEEP. THE. RECEIPT.

Buying something because it has some money off or because it’s in the sale or its ONE DAY ONLY! is a tough one. If you have gone to buy a good winter coat and they are having a sale on a coat that you want, perfect. However people tend to talk themselves into a sale just because it’s that little bit extra off, and then don’t wear it.

Going out with a shopping list – even when you are shopping with the girls – is a perfect way to make sure you are driven, and you come home at the end of day with something but it is also something useful! New underwear, couple of long sleeved tops, whatever you need for your wardrobe can go on a list, then you can go shopping to you hearts content knowing that you will get things that you need that day and not spend money on things you don’t.

Look at my blog for Wardrobe – from nightmare into daydream for further information on how to get your wardrobe into fighting shape – part of this is making a list of things you do need once you have gutted your wardrobe to make it esker to get ready and project who you really are, and not the person you were 5, 10 years ago!

Let me know what you got on the high street recently in the comments, would love to see some mindful shopping tips!

T xx

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Fashion and Confidence

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Trying something new in fashion can be a jump. You could try a different colour, different style, or that sequin batwing top your wanted to try for ages. But at the end of the day, its about you heading out the door in that new style. It can take a lot of confidence to try something new, and while you may be a woman of today and not care what other people think, sometimes people say things that inadvertently make you feel less confident than you did while staring in the mirror at home.

Fashion was a way for me to build my confidence by wearing and doing whatever i wanted. Sequin MC Hammer pants? YOU BET. Minnie Mouse sunglasses? Defo.

What I find is that instead of people staring at you like an alien, they come over and say Wow. I wish I can do/wear that. Etcetera. A lot of people I find want to fight the norm and wear something amazing but can’t quite break out. It is easier than you think!

  1. Wear a colour youve always wanted to try. It doesn’t have to be a crop top bedazzled, it can be a nice blouse or trouser.
  2. Step up to a crazy accessory with a relatively plain outfit. People comment and support with great accessories.
  3. Support new items with plain. EG a black PVC wiggle skirt will suit a plain top. You could even try some Chuck Taylors to subvert the skirt even more.
  4. Dont worry too much about what the teeny boppers are doing. You can pick and choose what you want to wear from their fashions, but you are a grown ass woman and you can wear stuff they can’t.
  5. It sounds cliche, but life is too short to spend being boring. I love planning my outfits every day and will always wear something that is a little bit crazy to edge it up. People will stare, but it is because they want to do it themselves.

WARNING:

Please make sure when you are trying a new item, that it fits and you are comfortable wearing it. People know when you are tugging down a skirt or rearranging a top that you aren’t comfortable. Even if you step out of the house doubting your outfit, you need to own it and pretend your outfit is the BEST.

I want to hear your comments and what you are trying thats new!
T xx

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Brand Profile: Box of Goth!

Fashion, Hobbies, Review

I love getting stuff in the mail. Anything that is not a bill is definitely a treat, and I love the range of monthly subscription boxes out there! One I wanted to focus on today is the Box of Goth.

Box of Goth is a monthly coffin shaped subscription box full of gothic and horror inspired goodies. Great right? I love skeletons, bats, black cats, and this is definitely up my alley. I love that it is so different and really touches a chord with a lot of people, as some of us are still going through our goth phase after high school. There really is a strong community out there that are bonded by the love of all things macabre.

Here a few shots of the insides.

 

The last coffin was the Skulls and Skeletons box, and had so many great goodies in it, from pins, to stationary, to patches!

It is the one year anniversary of Box of Goth this month (May 2018) and being a small business they have developed loyal supporters by providing great customer service. They also write a fantastic blog themselves, which features their customers wearing or using their products!

The coffin boxes all the goodies come in are made up by Nikki and Lucy, the brains behind the brand, and curated in themes, like the RIP box, which Nikki has stated as her favourite so far.

I asked Nikki what we can look forward to in the future and she replied with “More coffin boxes of gothic goodies!” Can’t wait for this! She also revealed there are some very exciting things coming up that she can’t say yet but its going to be very exciting for the customers!  She said the best way to get all the news and updates is to follow them on Instagram and you will get the first teasers – I have linked their Instagram below.

The lovely extra touch they do is if you subscribe to get their Boxes, just tell them your birthday to get an extra goodie on your birthday month!

This company is a really nice small business, who work hard and do their best for the customer. They also have a real eye for curating, and they are open to suggestions from their customers! I am waiting for the June box to come out as I write, very excitedly!

Want to get your Goth on? Here are all the links you need to know.

Both of Goth Website

Box of Goth Website

Box of Goth Twitter

Box of Goth Instagram

T xx

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Brand Profile: Punky Pins

Fashion, Review

Hi team!

So this week, I am talking about a brand that I love, called Punky Pins!

I love that enamel pins are back in fashion. I love shopping small for these as there are so many great pins to chose from! I have my favourites that I wear, and then I definitely am going to get a display for the others. Its such a fun update and a fashion statement.

Here is an edit of my favourite pins!

 

I am in love with all of these pins. They are so fun, some have a great message, and they fit in so well in my wardrobe. There literally is one for every occasion. With prices starting from 7 pounds, it also means you can switch up your pin game often for not much!

Punky Pins also do a great range of keyring, patches, stickers, and jewellery!

Want to see the full range and also their amazing social media? Here are all the links you need to know!

Pinky Pins Website

Punky Pins Facebook

Punky Pins Twitter

Punky Pins Instagram

Let me know what pins you get!

T xx

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Im 31 and I have a 90’s Obsession. (Clothing)

Beauty, Fashion, Life

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So this weeks blog is about the 90s and its clothing. Oh my word. Hoooooow amazing was the style. I’m including the 2000s in this too because I won’t let them get away with it either.

Here were my fashion idols in the 90s.

Aaliyah

Britney

The Spice Girls

They were all very different and I wanted all of their wardrobes, and their abs, holy moly!

I am going to list what I wore in the 90s, please chime in if you wore these too!

Matching tracksuits (maroon, and a green set)

Body glitter

Cherry lipgloss

Green or blue mascara

Roll on perfume (those tiny little ones)

Sparkly Butterfly clips (the tiny ones)

Glitter Slides (shoes)

Hoop earrings (when you were old enough to wear them obis)

A nose stud

A tongue stud

 

I want to hear more of these so do comment below.

So I was a massive dork in the 90s but it was so fun to be one! You did your hair up, put body glitter on, your roll on perfume on, and your cherry lipgloss and you were ready for school. Life was so much simpler then. I feel that I want to bring body glitter back in a big way too.

I loved the crop tops, the US themed merch (Chicago Bulls, etc) high waisted jeans, chokers, piercings, and whatever JLo was doing at the time was totally my aesthetic. I was definitely a pop girl in the 90s, but since this trend has come back around I still love the pop stuff, but LOVE the grunge stuff – plaid, band tshirts, holey tshirts etc. I love that this trend has come back and own so much of it, and it really lends to my style. I even do Space Buns (hairstyle) when I am going out and want to feel fly.

What did you wear, what do you wear now from the high street offerings of 90s style?

T xx

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Packing for Holiday

Fashion, Travel

Hi team!

So this week I am talking about packing for your holiday!

It’s all very exciting, you have picked your location, and are counting down the days. However what I find is that a lot of people, especially if they are going to a sunny place, often find they have major gaps in their wardrobe when it comes to the sun.

The result is you go and panic buy, resulting in a lot of clothes that you only wear on holiday, and often only once.

In my wardrobe consultations I have come across holiday clothing, and while you can’t wear a sarong in Scotland at any point of the year (soz) you can make a pile in your wardrobe or in your attic for holiday clothes that you can wear year after year. After all, you are on holiday only once or twice a year, (maybe more, if you are living your best life), so those clothes can last.

Treating yourself. I always feel that the treat is the holiday. The problem with a lot of people is that they start treating themselves straight away, then only wear the item once or twice, then ditch it. This isn’t a great way of doing it. You can however update your holiday wardrobe every year with one or two key items that will make sure you still look on trend, but you aren’t going to not wear it after the holiday.

So, packing for your holiday. Always overpack underwear. Always.

Wear trousers and tops twice, unless you get really sweaty and or you spill pasta down it (me). If you can do washing on your holiday, do it. You will thank yourself when you are getting down to the dregs of the clothes that you saved to wear but didn’t end up wearing and now look a little nuts.

The other tip is while it is great to go exotic with prints that you might not normally wear, make sure it goes with something else in your suitcase, otherwise you will never find a place to wear it and it would have been a waste of space where you could have put all your souvenirs.

Take a few different pairs of shoes. One for when you are out out, one chilling, and one speciality (flip flops, snow boots, etc).

Take two different bags for when you are exploring, one big one and one small one. You don’t want to try and fit all your souvenirs into the smallest bag you have, it doesn’t look great!

One of the pitfalls I used to have is that I would take all the stuff I would not normally wear, because I thought that when I was on holiday I would have the confidence to pull it off. No, not really. When I wanted to be in holiday more, I actually wanted to be comfy and cool, fashionable but without the hassle of putting outfits together. This is where having a suitcase where everything works with everything does so well, as you want to be out the door doing stuff.

Be prepared for rain. Take a rain jacket. It sounds depressing I know but juuuuuuuust in case.

Take a different wallet for holiday, especially if you are travelling to a foreign country. Hence you only take what you need to take, and it means that you don’t get confused about where is what.

Take advantage of the limits for suitcases. Of course allow room for duty free and souvenirs, but take advantage of the full limit, and then you can have more range for what you can wear, especially if you get packing regret.

Have you got any more tips? Comment!

T xx

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My Haul from the Cats Protection Charity Shop!

Edinburgh, Fashion

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So I love a good charity shop. I used to volunteer for Barnardo’s (blog linked below) and I loved it. I went through a major wardrobe revamp once I realised my style that I used to love wearing didn’t fit me as a person now, so I donated it to Barnardos. I love the idea of a second or third life for clothing, especially in this era of fast fashion. I also love to pick up new items for my wardrobe as well, to fit my current style.

I was at a loose end near my place and popped into the Cats Protection charity shop for a nosy. It’s the newer kid on the blog when it comes to Stockbridge’s well established charity shops, but they always have great fashion in their windows and a nice aesthetic to their shop.

I had a wander and immediately picked up this fab green Zara top. Such a beautiful sheen and I knew it would fit into my wardrobe immediately. It was so affordable also and in really great condition. The next thing I picked up was this great roll neck crop top from Sparkle and Bright. Really different and a nice addition to my winter jumper collection. There was also some great Asos faux snakeskin shoes but they did not fit and I was sad.

The Cats Protection charity celebrated 90 years last year. They championed neutering, saving cats after the war, and today they also help owners with grief after the loss of their cat, speak up for cats, and are the leading charity for cats in the United Kingdom.

I look forward to shopping there much more in the future and helping to support our little furry cats of all ages.

What charity bargains have you gotten lately?

T xx

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Iolla Opening Party in Stockbridge!

Edinburgh, Fashion

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So last week I had an invitation to attend the opening of Iolla, an eyewear shop who also have a branch in Glasgow. They were opening in Stockbridge, and I had been walking past the shop when it was being put together, wondering what it was going to be!

Walking in, it is a great space. You had glasses to the left, on beautiful wooden shelves, with green plants. It felt very relaxed. The range of glasses frames were excellent, with an extensive range to suit everyone. I headed out to the back room and there was a whole room dedicated to sunglasses, with some great options.

Some background on the company. Iolla in Gaelic means ‘sight’, and originally started in Glasgow. They wanted to bring a more affordable price point for glasses, whilst not compromising on style. The designs are all done in house, and are very unique and fashionable.

Here are some pictures from the event below:

As you can see, I’m a complete clown, but I seriously did love the pink ones with leopard in the first picture (called Muir, and have several colours). They had cake, cupcakes, prosecco and a DJ, and it seemed like a lot of staunch supporters of the brand were there to support the owners for the opening. The staff were all really nice and introduced themselves to me when I came in the door. There were a lot of bloggers there I recognised, and it was a really fun atmosphere with everyone really impressed with the selection and trying on their favourites.

I definitely recommend heading to them, just get your prescription up to date and then go in and ask them to style you with the  best glasses for you! I also recommend their blog on the website as they explored Stockbridge when they came to town and named their favourite places they found.

www.iolla.com

T xx

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