OOTD: Boot Fair

Here is my outfit for the day wearing my new boot fair finds. I manged to wrangle these 2 dresses for only £1 each.

 

Here is my new dress with a thick lacy collar and pleated skirt. It is very comfy and I am looking forward to wearing this in coming cooler weather. I paired it up with flowery headband and Victorian inspired brooch.

Dress: Label cut out, Boot Fair £1

Leggings Primark £ 2

Shoes Iron Fist £35

Bag £10 Primark

I also picked up the purple burgundy  version of the dress which was also just a pound.

 

 

Mad Magpie x

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Style me….Country Lolita (Easter Special)

It is time for the Style me Thursday challenge and today I am looking at Country Lolita. I thought this would be perfect for Easter and Spring.

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How to dress for an Interview? For Alternative Fashioned People

So you need to get a job but what are you going to wear for interview? Should I wear my hair in a teased back comb mess? Should I wear alternative clothes or buy a disgusting suit from Primark? These are questions that I was recently faced with whilst I was job hunting. I am sure these are also questions that you too have faced.

It is a hard choice you don’t want to hide your personality, but you cant sit around brooding in your amazing clothes forever either. Unless you get an ‘alternative’ job or one that is open to different styles, then your going to have to bite the bullet and style yourself down.

What did I decide to do?

 

I do believe that you should dress smarter and more ‘normal’ when going for an interview. But wait! Don’t grab that hideous suit just yet. I think you should just tone down your style, so there is still a bit of your personality shining through.

Blouse: £10 Dorthy Perkins

Skirt:  £7 Cult

Black Patient Shoes: £10 Primark

I already owned these clothes. I didn’t have to go and buy any ugly items I would never wear again.  When these items are paired together they look very smart as well as showing some of my own style with the frilly collar and bow.  So it is worth looking through the wardrobe you might have a blouse, skirt or trousers that would work well.

My hair was the hardest part. I love having my big backcombed hair, but first impression are important and it does look a bit of a mess. Instead I had my hair down with a bit of volume in and a cute bow to the side.

And…..I got the job! I should soon be starting my new job as a museum assistant. Working in a museum is something I have always been interested in and love all the behind the scene collections.  We also have a large collection of bones/fossils and a few taxidermy items…..AWESOME!

 

Mad Magpie x

Style Me…Guro!

This Thursday’s ‘Style Me’ challenge focuses on the Japanese fashion Guro. This post does feature a little fake blood and syringes so if you are of a VERY weak disposition probably best to look away.

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Style Me…Steampunk

It is time for the  Thursday’s style me challenge. Where I look at an alternative style and try to recreate it. This week I am looking at the fun fashion that is Steampunk.

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Style Me…Decora

It is Style Me Thursdays, where I look at an alternative style and try to recreate it and today I am looking at the Japanese fashion, Decora. From the dark colours of Nu-Goth last week I thought I would bring some brightness by looking at the crazy fun that is Decora.

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Style Me… Nu-Goth

I have created a challenge for myself to look into, learn and play around with different alternative styles, Style Me Thursdays. Every Thursday I thought it would be fun to look into a different style. I think as well as learning about new fashions I will also be add new things to my own wardrobe. My own style changes a lot I find myself buying things that I like rather than fitting in with a certain aesthetic. I am also going make an item of clothing or accessory that will go with that style.

So today I am going to look into a relatively new fashion style….

spinning wheel

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Vintage Fair! OOTD

So last weekend I went to a vintage fair in the small town near me. It was great fun even though I was expecting a lot more stalls. Sadly I stupidly forgot to take any pictures of the event itself despite me taking my camera! I did however get a picture of me all dressed up in my outfit.

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With cute eyeliner flicks and bright red lippy to create that 40s look.

Cardigan: Charity shop £4

Blouse: Primark £10

Skirt: Lindy Bop £13

Tights: Primark £1

Bag: Boots Christmas stuff: Too old for me to remember

Cherry Peal Necklace: Blue Banana £5

Brooch: Antique  Gift

Hair Flower: Rock Collection Gift

 

Mad Magpie  x

Day 26- A Mismatched Outfit 30 Days Fashion Challenge

Day 26 and it is make a mismatched outfit which I would never wear. I thought I would try and still make it my style with the blouses and jumper and cute necklace, but with clashing and garish colours.

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Day 15: Newest Purchase 30 Day Fashion Challenge

So a couple of weeks I made a post about my latest shopping trip buying some cute jumpers from H & M featuring some outfits I made with them like this one. img_2282

Apart from that and groceries I have brought one of those blender foam things that everyone on youtube is raving over. Apart from I got a pound one rather than one of those £8 ones, because there cant be much between them. I mean they are just foam..right? I might finally buy that Ouija top I have going on about this week too and do an outfit on it after my 30 day challenge 🙂

 

Mad Magpie x