Saturday, 24 September 2011

Silver Cuff

Fresher's week for the 4th time and I can't believe I still have 2 more to go.

Since lectures don't start till next week, Lola and I have had quite a lot of free time.
We spent the day collecting swag at the fresher's fair, buying homeware and eating Sushi. Good times!

I wore my new silver cuff I recently purchased from eBay. I had been eyeing up the H&M ones for a while now but when I saw this cuff from the same seller I bought my collar tips from (cant wait to wear them), I had to buy it.

Jumper/H&M; Skirt/H&M; Cuff/eBay


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Last Night #4 - Sakura

Been going out alot in the past week and catching up with friends seeing as its freshers week at our uni. All before the hard work starts! Went to this badly named place last night with our friend, Kerry. The music was dire but we always try to make the best out of everything! Pictures are from my iphone.

Fikki: Top/Miss Selfridge, Skirt/Primark, Shoes/New Look, Belt/Vintage Moshcino
Lola: Top/Thrifted, Skirt/H&M, Shoes/Carvela, Belt/Belonged to my mum
Kerry: Top and Skirt/H&M

Lola x

Friday, 16 September 2011

Oh so blue

We are both back to the North for another year of education and officially living in our new house in the city.

Two bathrooms, a study, a big kitchen and a's worlds apart from our old 6 bedroom student house. There will soon be a post dedicated to the house.

In honour of the rare blue skies in Manchester, we both wore outfits with a touch of blue.

Fikki: Top/Primark; Jeans/Urban Outfitters; Shoes/River Island; Clutch/TK Maxx

Jewellery: Bracelets/Kenya, Primark; Ring/Topshop

Lola: Skirt/Thrifted; Top/Primark; Belt/Primark; Shoes/Urban Outfitters

Being back in Manchester and having very little to do, we made a trip to the shops.

Lola and I went to our local haberdashery to pick up fabrics for some much anticipated DIYDS to pass sometime before lectures begin. We were thinking:

- rug skirts in the style of one of our favourite blogs, a pair and a spare.
- sheer tops and dresses
- shirt dresses
- snake print and polkadots

Once these creations are done, we will definitely be sharing them with you.


PS: What do you think of the new layout?

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Lust List: Collar Tips and Crochet Shorts #1

It was all about the collar tips at the Balenciaga s/s 11 runway show. However, it has taken me nearly a year to make my trip to the wild west. This cow-boy inspired accessory is on my current lust-list for the autumn and I think it will make a great addition to the androgynous trend of this season.

I currently have my eye on a silver pair on ebay but you can also get them from asos for a cool £10. But if you are feeling bad-ass, you can shell out a nice £185 for the balenciaga pair.

I'm thinking of teaming mine with a peaked collar shirt, ankle grazing black skinnies and a pair of brogues. I was slightly tempted to try my hand at the some DIY tips but once I realised a hammer and pliers would be involved, I thought otherwise.

Picture credit (clockwise from top left): Asos, Balenciaga, wildflowerstylistic, ebay, lookbook, unknown.

Summer might have been over in May in the England but when it comes to my wardrobe, sometimes it's summer all year round. I have been known to wear shorts without tights in the snow and a summer dress and jacket in January. So adding a pair of crochet shorts to my autumn wardrobe is no different. I have been lusting after a pair for months now and have already failed once on ebay. So if anyone knows where I can get a pair for less than £20, let me know.

Picture credit (clockwise from top left): Diya L on lookbook, Rumi, Parisienne, Unknown, Anna, Topshop

What's on your Lust List?


Friday, 2 September 2011


I had my last day at my temporary 1.5 week summer job on wednesday and it has been strange to have nothing to do.

So I made a brief trip to the shops in town and without any money to spend, I made a list in my head of things that I plan to buy for the autumn when my pay cheque and loan come in.

Birdcage necklace/Primark; Other necklace/a gift from Iran;
Long ring/Primark; Other ring/Topshop

I wore my standard 'I have somewhere to go but nothing to wear dress' which I bought from Pop in Manchester nearly three years ago. At that time they were selling similar dresses for four times the price in Urban Outfitters aka Rip-off Vintage (I still love the shop).

I like the boho patchwork detailing and whenever I have to pop out somewhere quickly, I normally run to this dress. In hindsight, I dont think the green nail varnish was a good idea!

Dress/Pop Manchester; Bag/Vintage; Shoes/Ghana; Belt/Primark

Bracelets/Collected from my travels to Nigeria, Kenya, Tunisia, Ghana

I will share them with you in due course when I finalise it!


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