Every summer same old story. I open my wardrobe to find jumpers, long sleeved blouses and cute OTK socks. Once again I have forgotten to plan for summer. I look around the shops trying to find something nice, but it usually consists of bright colours and loud prints.
How does everyone else cope? I read other people’s blogs or youtube channels about how to dress for summer and they have somehow managed to pick up some Victorian inspired lace beauty or light flowing dresses with interesting Gothic prints.
Well I am going shopping this weekend to try and find some cheap summery outfits. Maybe something like this light and airy parachute dress by All Saints.
I would love to hear how you are all coping and what are your tips and tricks to staying cool.
Mad Magpie x
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
I can not get over the importance of accessories! It can turn a pretty plain outfit into something amazing! I have quite a collection of accessories that I have been collecting over the years. So I pretty much have something perfect to go with most colours, style and occasions. So today I will be talking about using hairbands, necklaces, bows and all those other cute things to make your outfit pop.
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