August Favourites

It seems the year is going too quickly. Cannot believe that it is September already, however I am looking forward to cosy jumper wearing weather! Here are my monthly favourites for August.

 

Clothing 

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I have been awful summer shopper once again and haven’t brought any summer clothing this month. I am very limited in clothing that doesn’t boil me alive! I have however been getting some use out of my swimmers. Living near the beach I can go for a swim in the sea and instantly cool down.

 

TV Series 

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We currently have Netflix and have just bulked watched ‘The OA’  I cannot wait till the next series comes out. I adore any programmes that explore time/alternative realities so this show is so interesting. Plus going down the rabbit hole of reading all the fan theories just adds to the enjoyment. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone that likes strange thrillers.

Movies 

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War films are not my cup of tea in the slightest. It was however my partners film choice so we went with this, ‘Anthropoid’. I was surprised with how good this film was, I think it also helped that I didn’t know how this true story turned out, so it was a real thriller for me. Cillian Murphy is a fantastic actor  and this lead me to watch ‘Disco Pigs’ which features a young Cillian Murphy in one of his first films. A film I will also add to this months favourites.

 

Homeware

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Well this is a bit of a strange one. A 200 year old fossilised cow femur! A person had the bone ID at the museum I work at and when she found out it was just a cows leg she said to chuck it away. It’s felt weird to just put it in the bin and so old too! It now has place alongside my other oddities, which include a birds leg, snake skin, kingfisher pellets and huge selection of bird feathers. (Everything is ethically sourced). I will be on the look out for a glass case which I place the bone inside along with a tag, which will read ‘Human Femur’ just to freak out the visitors.

 

Mad Magpie x

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March Best Buys

I am going to share with you my fashion purchases for March.  I think I was quite a thrifty buyer this month getting some good deals in the sales.

I got the jumpers from H&M sale. The two pastel jumpers are like my blue one I got in January and I like it so much that when I saw them for £4 each I had to snap up that bargain. I also needed a plain black cardigan for when I start my new job, so when I saw this baggy cardigan down to £7 from £15 it was perfect.

Whilst doing the 30 days of fashion challenge one of days’ challenges was to choose my favourite t-shirt. I realised I didn’t have many t-shirts to choose from at all. So when I saw these  in Primark for only £2 I brought two as the weather is starting to warm up and I need some more cooler clothing.

 

I got this cute jumper from a charity shop for only £1.50. Its a strange fit with elasticated bottom and arms which are very tight and the rest of it is really baggy. Hopefully I can find a  to make this work as I love the pattern.

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Lastly, I brought this comb. It is a life(hair) changer! I backcomb my hair to get it into a huge ball of mess which I love. Bigger the better. This comb allows me to get it bigger than I thought previously possible and it maintains it for longer with no droop!

 

The Mad Magpie x

5 Weird bags that I love

In this post I will be looking at my five favourite weird and wonderful bags that are on my wishlist.

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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 24- Favourite Shoes 30 Day Fashion Challenge

It is my favourite shoes! I wear these shoes constantly they are so comfy and stylish. I am totally in love with creepers! img_1618

These shoes are from TUK and where a gift. There a bright purple velvet material, so they go well with my pastelly goth outfits.

Mad Magpie x

Day 21 Something you only wear at home 30 day fashion challenge

Day 21 and it’s something I only wear around the house. I wont be showing you my jim jams, instead I will show you this cute but frumpy jumper

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Day 20 – Favourite Jewellery 30 day fashion challenge

It is day 20 and we are looking at my favourite piece of jewellery.

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Day 18- Jewellery you’ve made 30 Day Fashion Challenge

It’s day 18 and it’s jewellery that I have made myself. I make quite a few of my own jewellery pieces. This is what I am currently working on:

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Day 11- Jewellery your grandparents have given 30 day fashion challenge

So this is the jewellery that your grandparents have given you. I’m guessing they mean great fantastic heirlooms. This sadly has never happened to me. I would love to have an engagement ring that has passed through the generations, but sadly there isn’t one in the family. This however is a fabulously weird necklace.

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5 Cute and Alternative Valentine Outfit Ideas

It’s four days till valentines and I thought it would to share with you some outfit ideas so that you too can dress up and support the spirit of love ❤ aww! I think even if you haven’t got a partner it is great fun to enjoy the day anyway! Everyone should share the love today 🙂

I have 5 Ideas that I have tried to incorporate pink and reds, the colours of love.

  • Pastel theme
  • An Alice in Wonderland theme
  • Victorian Gothic theme
  • Cute theme
  • Colourful theme

So there should be something for everyone to enjoy!

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