The upper city.

I have recently returned from my annual trip to my home town, Thessaloniki, where we visited the old “upper” city to enjoy the view and explore the winding streets and quaint houses.

We came across this cute pastel house and decided it was a great backdrop for my outfit pictures.

pink wall full 2pink wall full 1pink wall longpink wall 1Glasses: Asos

Necklace: Hand-made

Top: Topshop

Shorts: Primark

Bag: H&M

Sandals: Topshop

Images by Richard Ayres Photography

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Accessory moment no.4

This look revolves mostly around the bun hair. It’s not a style that I wear out very often so I wanted to see if I could make it look a bit more special.

What I used:

1. leather cuff (used as hair tie) 5 -NO:WEAR camden

2. Clock part necklace -ALL SAINTS (not current season)

3. Studded cross hair clip 18 -Eustratia (www.eustratia.co.uk)

4. Spikey bracelet 18 -River Island (not current season)

5. Bird cage ring 12 -TOPSHOP

6. spike earrings 6.50 –ebay

I think putting the leather cuff around the bun really made a difference and gave it an edge.

 

I get asked about this one a lot. It’s a little pierced cherub creature (wings on back) was a gift a friend brought back for me from Tokyo. I made it into a long necklace because I think it brings a bit of fun to my outfits. I haven’t seen anything like it in the UK and most people react quite strangely to it.

And finally the full outfit.

 

Summery style

The recent rumors of a two week heat wave and general nice weather have started me thinking about a slightly more summery wardrobe update. Here are my top picks from the highstreet.

1. Zip front drop back dress 45, miss selfridge. This one is probably my favourite, I can think of places I could wear this.

2. crown vest 35, illustrated people at Topshop. You can never have enough vests and if the print is good, it’s a bonus!

3. Feather cape necklace 40, Topshop. I like a bit of tribal style for the summer, maybe it’s not quite hot enough for this yet but one can dream! I imagine wearing it to a beach party so I’ll probably have to wait till my holiday.

4. multistrap bra top 18, miss selfridge. Perfect for when it’s too hot for a real bra.

5. Stripe hotpants 35 Moto at Topshop. Practicals and pastel.

6. embroidered hem shorts 18, River island. Comfy and interesting, best summer shorts I’ve seen so far.

7. skull de jouy thoas dress 195, All Saints. Everyone needs an elegantly messy dress in their wardrobe.

8. Polkadot burnout crop 7, miss selfridge. Practical and interesting, at that price who can argue?

9.Lilac crepe midi skirt 34, miss selfridge. I love lilac but seldom find any clothes that I like in that colour so I probably have to have this.

10. Cross tights 8.50, Topshop. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to wear sheet tights in the evening!

11. sequin knicker 12, miss selfridge. I was imagining this being worn with the tights for a night out.

12. 90s shorts 28, motel at Topshop. I’m not sure if I would prefer these to be slightly lower waisted but I love the thick stripes.

13. Inverted cross plug, 10 for UK custom plugs. Very simple but I haven’t seem plugs like this before and they definitely work.

14. Underground triple-sole Wulfrun creepers. Not the most summery shoe but I’ve been looking for some casual platforms for ages and this I’m probably going to have to just give up and get these. I’ve never been a big fan of creepers, to be honest in most cases I find them ugly but these have exactly the right platform and I can probably customise the parts I don’t like :).