My Birthday!

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Disturbia Pentagram/ Wednesday Addams Dress Review (Depop)

I got a dress using the sales app Depop. It’s a bit like eBay, but much better as you don’t have to scour through all the Chinese sellers. It is especially for people selling their second hand clothes.  I picked this dress up for only £7, the only flaws being that it has crease marks from being on a hanger, which I am sure will come out with a good iron. Apart from that it looks like new. I would definitely would recommend the app for anyone who wants to bag a bargain, and doesn’t mind second hand.

As the dress looked pretty much new I thought I would go ahead and give a review of this Disturbia dress.

Disturbia Pentagram/ Wednesday Addams Dress Review

I got this dress because I love the whole Wednesday Addams look. So when I saw this dress so cheap I jumped at the chance. I wasn’t keen on the pentagram as I try to stay away from any kind of symbolism/religious themes on my clothes, but I thought I am probably going to wear a cardigan with this anyway, so I didn’t mind.

Pros:

  • The collar is lovely, thick and crisp. It falls very nicely and well made.
  • The fabric is stretchy and gives a flattering fit because of this it is true to size.
  • The printed design is thick and doesn’t look like it will crack and crease.

Cons:

  • The original price of this dress.
  • It is very, very short! But I am 5ft 8
  • The zip on the collar is quite bulky. As it pulls up all the way to the neck, it can be a little uncomfortable as you are always aware of it rubbing slightly.

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In conclusion I am very happy with this dress…for the price. I looked up the original price of this dress and it is £40! I really don’t think it is worth that price. For that price I would expect something extra to make this dress worth it. For example: My Banned Apparel Moonlight Silence Keyhole Dress was £30.

 

These dresses are very similar, the fabric and cut is the same, however this was £10 cheaper but I think the added details like the embroidery, unique artwork and the keyhole cut makes the dress more worth the price tag.

All in all though I am very happy. So watch out for a OOTD post using this dress soon!

 

The Mad Magpie x

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…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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Day 30- Favourite High Street Store 30 Day Fashion Challenge

Its the last day, day 30 and my favourite high street store would have to be H&M. If any of you follow my blog you will know that I find a lot of nice pieces at quite good prices.

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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 19- Jewellery COllection 30 day fashion challenge

Day 19 and it is time to look at my jewellery collection. I actually want to do a proper blog post about all my jewellery pieces and I think it is going to take a lot longer than 1 day to organise! There is just so much of it, mainly hair pieces and necklaces. Below is just a few pictures of how my messy collections. I have a wall hanging which all  my clips are hung on to. Then on hangers we have necklaces and bracelets. In these big vanity cases you have all my accessories, which are mostly for the hair.

 

Mad Magpie x

Day 12: Compliment Jewellery 30 days fashion challenge

This is my most complimented piece of jewellery. I don’t really understand it. Of all the clothes and accessories I wear this is the piece that always gets people talking and all it is, is a necklace that cost me £1 from ebay!
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Mad Magpie x

Day 8- Most Expensive 30 Day Fashion Challenge

My most expensive item of clothing would have to be this coat. Coats are expensive and I think this was bordering £80! An eye watering amount for me! Lucky, I know some awesome people and  I was given this as a present and I LOVE it!

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Day 4- A shirt you haven’t worn 30 Day fashion challenge

A shirt that you haven’t worn yet. I have this beautiful blouse that was only £1 in a charity shop. It looks like it has never been worn, maybe for the same I haven’t. You see the blouses neck is absolutely tiny, you cannot wear it without choking. I am going to try and move the button to give a few extra millimeters, that might make all the difference.

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