Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Brick Lane

Hey Guys...

So this weekend I finally managed to have a look around Brick Lane and all the different markets it has to offer. It is such a magical place especially for an avid vintage lover like myself, I actually couldn't believe that it has taken me almost three years of living in London to go here...that is three years of vintage bargain shopping I will never get back and will definitely have to make up for.

Unfortunately, as I am saving for a holiday to Thailand in a few months (ahhh so excited, it's the most exotic place I have ever been too) I have put myself on a spending ban and so I have to just window shop, which literally killed me! I wanted to spend my money on everything! However, there was so much more cool stuff to have a look at besides the clothes and so I managed to take my mind off the shopping by having a look at some of the quirky street art which could be found on almost every corner.

Below is one of the favourite pieces of street art I found, along with a quick outfit post...

Jacket - Asos
Jumper - UO
Jeans - Harvey Nicks
Shoes - Office
Gloves - Accessorise
Scarf - Topshop

Have any of you visited Brick Lane or know of any great spots for street art or vintage clothing?


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Scorpio Princess

Hello again...

Gosh hasn't the temperature dropped today, there was me thinking I could now stop wearing my thick coats and opt for a slightly lighter leather jacket..but oh no.. the English weather has other ideas!

So these snaps were taken very quickly as the bf and I ran out to get some supplies shortly before we dived back into the flat to hibernate for the rest of the day. I decided to wear by scorpio-rising dress from urban outfitters, which I have loved from the very first moment I laid my eyes on it. It has such a lovely ethnic print which I think goes really well with the necklace I got of my brother for Xmas. I then paired it with my faithful grey skinny jeans, they are great because they are so skinny they look like leggings and so I can get away with wearing them under dresses. And as I already mentioned I made the mistake of wearing my leather jacket instead of something slightly warmer...but hey we are always sacrificing for fashion.

Jacket - Asos
Dress - UO
Jeans - 7forallmankind
Shoes - Converse
Bag - RiverIsland

Necklace - Gift (however I know it can be found in Topshop)

Have any of you braved the cold? Or are you all like me snuggled up in the house with a cuppa and a blanket?


Ally J

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Marc B and Asos Competition

Now I know you have all probably seen this competition on other blogs, however, I just couldn't resist entering, I mean you can win up to £250 who wouldn't say no! Plus I haven't done anything slightly arty/creative since college so I thought this competition to create an outfit choice using clothes from Asos and a bag from Marc B would be a little bit of fun!

As you all know I'm not the girliest of girls, so I made my outfit slightly edgy but kept a hint of feminism with a dungaree dress. I then styled my outfit with this literally 'awesome' beanie and some mega cool zig zag red socks, which paired with the Dr Martens I think will look great. Then obviously the piece de resistance was the new Darcy Black bag from Marc B.

If you want to find out more you can click here for more details :)


Ally J

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentines Everybody!

Now I'm not one to get all wrapped up in the 'love-doviness' of Valentines Day but I thought I should do something a little bit special for the occasion.

So here is a quick and simple nail art design for all of those people who want to embrace the joys of V-day but in a slightly subtler way.


Ally J


Monday, 4 February 2013

Win £250 at Urban Outfitters!!

Hey Guys...

Just thought I would share with you all this amazing competition to win £250 at UO. If you read my blog regularly you will know what a massive fan I am of UO so I have my fingers and toes crossed so that I can hopefully save a bit of my bank balance.

If you guys want to enter it's super easy all you have to do is visit here for more details.

And if I don't win anyway, I would be happy if one of my lovely followers won, so good luck to you all :)


Ally J


Saturday, 2 February 2013


Hey Peepz...

So today has been a pretty lazy and unproductive day for me. It's not that I haven't attempted to do work....I mean I have tried to write some more of my dissertation but instead of writing I have mainly been staring at the same paragraph for the past couple of hours.

So I thought to try and get out of my writers block I would distract myself for a bit by sharing a quick outfit post with you all. Today I have decided to go for a slightly grungy look, I think it was mainly so I could wear comfy clothes whilst being lazy. I have been scanning the shops for ages to try and find a black jumper that would go with these tie dye leggings, I am one of those people that even though I know the leggings aren't see through I still need a top long enough to cover my bum. So after a long time of searching I finally found this jumper on Asos in the sale for £15!

Jumper - Asos
Leggings - Topshop
Boots - Topshop

I paired my outfit with my new Topshop Oxblood cut out boots, which actually haven't left my feet since buying them. They are so god damn comfy, I haven't even had to wear them in!

Necklace - \Urban Outfitters

Then to accessorise I wore my new aztec triangle necklace from Urban Outfitters, again another bargain at £6 and I decided to mix and match my earrings, to make my look even more quirky. I know the pictures below look slightly weird of my ears (it kind of makes me go cross eyed looking at both of them) however, I just wanted to show you what I was wearing in either ear.

Both earrings are from Topshop, one is a hoop and cross earrings and the other is a stud with an ear chain attached.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend :)


Ally J


Friday, 1 February 2013

Embrace Your Inner Geek

Hey guys,

First things first, HAPPY FRIDAY everyone! I have been waiting for the weekend for what seems like ages, although I think I'm mainly excited so that I can catch up on much needed sleep...I know I am definitely growing old before my time. This is just a quick little post to show you my recent nail design. I have been obsessed recently with slogan t-shirts, especially the ones that say things like geek and genius. I think its my sub conscious telling me I need to embrace my geekiness and not hide it.

So I thought what better way to bring out my inner geek than to write it all across my nails!

To create this easy design all I used was urban purple maxi brush by Rimmel London, this nail varnish is great for quick application as the brush is perfectly shaped so that all you need to do is apply once in one simple stroke. Then for the 'Geek' slogan I used Models Own white nail art pen, I would say that this design is perfect for even the shakiest of hands.

Who else is obsessed with slogans, or am I just the crazy one?


Ally J

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