30 November, 2014

Everything Oxfam

Skirt & Shirt: Oxfam, Boots: Clarks (Outlet), Jacket: H&M (Similar), Bag: Modalu, Lip Shimmer: Burt's Bees 

The title should be 'Almost Everything Oxfam' but it doesn't quite have the same ring to it. This skirt is possibly one of my most worn items over the past few months. I think it goes with everything from smart shirts to casual ripped up and overworn t-shirts. The shirt is also a favourite of mine from Oxfam. On the topic of second-hand clothing, Style Bubble's latest post is all about a campaign called Love Your Clothes. After falling in love with all the second-hand outfits created and shown on Style Bubble's blog I headed over to the Love Your Clothes website to find out more. As an avid up-cycler of clothes I have always enjoyed the process of re-inventing my wardrobe but have sometimes lacked inspiration. Step in Love Your Clothes - they provide practical and creative advice on things such as how to make your clothes last longer and how to make the most of your wardrobe. Advice includes useful tips such as how to remove red/white wine stains and smokey smells from party dresses which is very helpful and relevant as we all put on our glad-rags to see in the New Year.  I will be checking this website from now on whenever I lack inspiration or have a fashion DIY issue in the future. 

On a completely separate note, earlier this week I went to Kristabel's (from the blog I Want You To Know) event at Burt's Bees. I had such a lovely time - it was amazing to meet her as I've been a big fan of her blog for a good ol' while. It was also great to meet other bloggers and sample some of the beautiful products from Burt's Bees. My favourites included the Bath Crystals (honestly they smell gooood) and the Rhubarb Lip Shimmer which I went on to purchase and am wearing in these pictures. It's a great and easy colour for the day and feels s'all minty as applied which is just a fresh little bonus :) 

Love, Hannah x


26 November, 2014

The Accessorize Scarf

On the way home from college last week I was fer-reezing so I quickly popped into the Accessorize located in the tube station (always dangerous) and picked up this scarf. At first I was a little hesitant since it was £19 which I thought was quite a bit for a scarf (as a gal used to charity shop prices) but I bought it anyway and it has been put to good use everyday since. A good buy? I think so. It's a good size and can be worn with pretty much any outfit. Here I have worn it with an Oxfam shirt and bag (obvz) and an Urban Outfitters skirt. 

The lipstick is also a new edition - I have always loved pink lipstick but have never been sure if I can pull it off. I was very pleased with this particular lipstick since I wore it out for dinner and cocktails last week and it it didn't budge. The downside to this (I found out later) is that it also didn't budge when I tried to take it off and I went to college with bright pink lips the morning after. I didn't mind too much as I saw it as a good way to brighten up hung-over Friday!

Love, Hannah x


23 November, 2014

Beyond Retro & Save the Children

Jumper: Beyond Retro*, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Tights: H&M, Boots: Topshop,  Nails: The Illustrated Nail

Beyond Retro have launched a pop-up shop in Old Street Station (London) as part of their Save the Children Christmas Jumper campaign. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area - rammed with the best selection of Christmas jumpers around it also has the addition of some seriously sparkly tops, gorgeous bags and uber cool headgear. If that's not enough for you there are also baskets of tartan scarfs which I dug my way through at the launch. 

Beyond Retro have pledged to sell 10,000 jumpers in the run up to Christmas donating £1 from every Christmas jumper sale to Save the Children - a brilliant charity. I have teamed up with Beyond Retro in order to spread this festive message and after a good ol' while scrolling through the beautiful selection of jumpers on the Beyond Retro website I chose this red, fun, cheery number. Not only do I love the snowy house scene but I also love the added touch of the collar.

You can be in with a chance of winning a £250 Beyond Retro voucher - yes, please! All you need to do is follow Beyond Retro on Twitter (@BeyondRetroUK) and Instagram (@BeyondRetro) and upload a quick snap of your Christmas Jumper styled outfit using the  #xmasjumperstylechallenge hashtag. You have until the 14th of December to submit your lovely Christmas Jumper snap.

You can also show your support to Save the Children by sporting your festive knit on December 12th, otherwise known as Christmas Jumper Day :)

Love, Hannah 


19 November, 2014

The one with the Autumn skirt

Skirt & Belt: Oxfam, Jacket: Oasis, Boots & Jumper: Topshop, Bag: Modalu

Earlier this year (HERE) I had to try and make this woollen, tartan and all round Autumn skirt summer-y because I just couldn't wait until the colder weather to wear it. Now that weather has arrived and I'm still very much in love with it. Not only do I love the length, material and all around geeky-ness, I also love that it is super warm and that it doesn't require two free hands to hold it down as the random gusts of wind catch me by surprise. This trait in a skirt is important after last week when short skirt/hat/hands-full-with-coffee-cup-and-college-work mixed with gale force winds left me feeling slightly embarrassed as I walked down the road whilst making the silent vow to check weather before getting dressed in the future. The grey jumper/leather jacket combo is the perfect pairing for any skirt and is my go-to mix for when I spot a skirt/trousers in a charity shop that I love but just can't think of what to wear it with.

Happy Wednesday.

Love, Hannah


17 November, 2014

A bow tie kinda day...

Bow Tie: Beau Tie via Etsy, T-Shirt: Urban Outfitters (Similar), Shorts: Beyond Retro, Belt: Oxfam, Jacket & Hat: H&M, Shoes: Primark

This is what I wore for a day of pondering around London. I feel as though it's the comfiest 'I made an effort' outfit with the bow tie making a slouchy-ish outfit look smart :) I'm also wearing my most over-worn pair of shorts from Beyond Retro and a sparkly tee from the Urban Outfitters Renewal section - love a bit of vintage me. The shoes were a birthday present from my beautiful bestie who also got me a dress, a top, a fashion DIY book and lots more - I'm a lucky (and now, slightly old) gal :) 

Happy Mondays :) 

Love, Hannah x


15 November, 2014

The one with the Outlet

Dress: Homemade (Similar from ASOS), Jacket: H&M (Similar), Boots: Clarks (Outlet) (Similar), Shirt: Oxfam 

Last week I visited the Swindon Designer Outlet to visit the selection of shops I like to visit on the odd occasion. Shortly after arrival there was the Yankee Candle outlet store which was exciting for a candle enthusiast - I love nothing more than a cold Wintery evening with catch-up TV and beautiful smelling candles. After filling my bag with a year's supply of candles I moved on past The Body Shop (some seriously impressive discounts at this one), the beautiful Fiorelli (for a gawp at the designer bags) and Next (for some High-Street steals). I then walked into the shop with the household name - Clarks. I have always managed to find a good ol' bargain here. Last week was no different - I picked up this beaut pair of boots for £48, reduced from £99. The day after my trip to the Outlet Village the skies opened and the rain fell. For the first time in my life I smiled, put on my new snazzy (yup, snazzy)  boots and braved the rain with confidence and dry feet. 

Love, Hannah x


12 November, 2014

My Oxfam OOTD: The Novelty Jacket

Jacket: Oxfam, Shirt (Similar here) & Boots (Similar here): Topshop, Jeans: River Island, Hat: H&M 

Last month I became an Oxfam Blogger - this is something I am extremely excited about as anyone who reads my blog will know I am a ma-hoo-sive fan of Oxfam shopping. It's cool to be involved with a charity who continuously do incredible work all over the world.  

For my first blog post I was going to do a DIY kinda thing as I spend most my life 'DIY-ing' charity shop bargains. That was until I bought one of my most favourite charity shop items in a good while <-- a BIG statement there. It was £8 and is originally from Mango. I love that it is simple with a bit of a twist in terms of the red detailed line and the cut of the hem. I also looking forward to wearing this in the evening with either a black dress or smart-ish black shorts, a slouchy-ish shirt, big earrings and red lipstick :) 

Happy rainy Wednesday! 

Love, Hannah x


10 November, 2014

Layering Vintage-ness

Dress: Urban Outfitters (Similar), Shirt: Beyond Retro, Bag: Oxfam, Shoes: River Island (Similar), Hat: H&M 

Layering a shirt/jumper/t-shirt under a dress is my 'go to' outfit combination for Autumn. I find that combinations like the one above are the easiest way to take my summer purchases through to Autumn and Winter. It saves spending any additional money when the cold weather hits. I have been on a mini-mission to ensure that I get as much wear out of my favourite Beyond Retro shirt - as well as layering it with this dress, I have teamed it with leather shorts (here) and I am looking forward to tucking it into ripped jeans and pairing with a wooly hat for when the snow (hopefully) settles on the ground. 

Have you treated yourself to any vintage gems lately?

Happy Monday. 

Love, Hannah x


08 November, 2014

Think Pink

Jumper: Shaw Trust (Charity Shop), Jeans & Shoes: River Island, Shirt: Oxfam, Hat: H&M

This jumper was in the half price sale at my local charity shop. Can't really argue with £2...! I love love the colour and it came on the day the temperature dropped so it was a welcome bargain. The charity shops seem full of beautiful jumpers right now so if you're on a budget (like I always am) then I would seriously recommend getting down to your local charity shop for a little (or big) route around. If you're more of an online shop-a-holic then Oxfam have a good online shop with a lovely selection - I'm loving THIS jumper (for the perfect autumnal outfit with a fedora and jeans) and THIS M&S animal print jumper. As well as budget-friendly prices they also sell amazing luxury products such as this Burberry vintage cardigan (!?!). The Oxfam online store is the perfect one stop online destination for a vintage lover/shop-a-holic/clothes enthusiast - delete as applicable.

Have a beautiful Saturday. Make sure you fit in some charity shop shopping - s'all for a good cause after all.

Love, Hannah x


05 November, 2014

Blue Velvet

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