Sunday, 26 September 2010

Wish List.

With my fifteenth birthday near approaching, one week to be precise, I have suddenly found a new lease of life concerning clothes because this time (well, in seven days) I can actually afford them - or at least some of them!
So, I was quick to draw up a birthday list to present to my parents, with the help of the two new online shopping websites; H&M and Zara, just in time.

This was my favourite find on the new H&M online shopping website. I really love blouses at the moment and I thought this looked pretty perfect. The only downside is I have not seen it in store, so you can never know what it really looks like! However, when I was in store the other day, I found the most incredible pair of camel coloured, high waisted trousers which was exactly what I had been looking for! But unfortunately they are nowhere to be found on the website so I cannot share them with you... Until an outfit post later!


Zara had loads of knits in this season's colours that I just adored! The first mustard 60s cable knit shift and the maxi chunky knit dress with polar neck are just some of the fabulous A/W finds of the Zara website. They have really outdone themselves this season with winter woolies.
Now, I have been wearing heels too much, for too long and am in desperate need of some flat shoes (the only ones I have are some look-a-like Dr Martens from Brighton a couple of years ago) and these loafers are exactly what I am looking for. I love the burgundy colour!


This hat, which Lucy from Treasure Chest, spied in M&S this morning is so gorgeous. A perfect replacement for my Urban Outfitters hat I lost during the summer which was the same shape. Also, as we both love leopard print, the little tie around the bow gives it an edge...

My most favourite is the incredible Brownie's Shirt from Topshop Unique. Sorry for the awful image quality, but I promise you, it is to die for!

What are you lusting after this A/W?

UO x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Clothes Swap.

With the first of September, came a day greatly anticipated by myself and the other attendees throughout the Summer; The Clothes Swap, organised by Lucy, of Treasure Chest. A day of clothes and swapping was to be had by all, with the added bonus of delicious lemon loaf, chocolate chip cookies and black bottom cupcakes (all home baked, of course). I took along six items of clothing; an array of jumpers, tops and skirts which were just simply not to my taste anymore, which I am happy to say all found new owners. In return, I picked up these goodies...

Firstly, a sheer dusty blue shift dress, with cream detailing and buttons, which Jenni, from A School Girl's Lunchbox, had kindly brought to be swapped. I also tried it on backwards and, although it prohibited all normal arm movement, it looked pretty good that way too...

A perfect pleated brown woolen skirt, also from Jenni, which I managed to sneak away from under a large pile of skirts, to try on before anyone else, also from Jenni...

A leopard print dress - which I just so happened to be looking for - which luckily fit well...

And finally, a grey marl corset, from The Treasure Finder herself!

It was beautiful sunny day, which left me feeling elated; who would have thought you could get gorgeous clothes and, in the meantime, make space in your closet, for free (minus the small entrance fee which went toward Lucy's World Challenge Fund)?! Plus pick up a brand new, beautiful pencil case... but more on that later...
Have you attended a Clothes Swap recently? Did you feel you got a good deal on the clothes you gave in?

UO x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Jacket #3, #4 & #5.

Back at school now, which means more structure and hence more blogging time. My holidays seemed to pass in a whirlwind and I did not have any spare time. But now, with the month of September, comes with, not more free time, but just structure, in which I can finally fit blogging in to! But more on school later...

Something which I had been pretty busy with over the holidays, was making my jackets. I have now come up with four more designs, three of which will be featured today (I am not allowed to blog about the fourth one at the moment, but all will become clear in due course...)

The first, I loved so much, and actually is now apparently a necessity in my wardrobe, so I am hence making one for myself, is #3.


This was the most complicated design I had ever attempted, and after a few more hours than usual, I was happy with the result! Leopard print jacket, with marron rose edging to the sleeves and a purple and marroon checked lapel with hook and eye fastening. Structed shape and hangs well once on. I also made another, with the same design, in a beige material, different checked lapel and carmel rose edging which was sold before I could take a photo!

Jacket #4 arrived after I spotted this most fabulous material in my local fabric shop. I have already snapped up a few metres so as to not have the same problem as I did with my first jacket; the material was discontinued!


Black material with material discs attached. I made this one a larger size than I usually do so it could be over-sized and ruffley, which is how I like it.

Jacket #5 is perfect for this A/W and I already have three orders... (Yes yes, they may be from my mother and two close friends, but orders are orders!)
It is a thick wooly fabric of bottle green, navy and matte gold with a short body and huge bell sleeves. Note, in this picture I have not seamed the sleeve yet.

So again, these are all for sale, at the price of £20 plus p+p, so if you are interested please contact me at olivia.isabella@hotmail.com All proceeds go towards funding my World Challenge trip to Croatia!

UO x