Friday, 28 November 2014

Dancing Boots

Last week I went to see I AM I, for about the fourth time. I'm going to do a separate post about the gig itself which was incredible, and do a quick outfit post!



Dress - Hell Bunny
Leggings - New Look
Boots - Vegan Doc Martens
Denim jacket - New Look, modified by me using Kreepsville 666 patches
Necklace - Sugar & Vice

I was lucky with this dress, I bought it second hand from a friend and it's so cute. I've never owned anything by Hell Bunny before and will totally be buying from them! It's adorable and fits me so well. It works really well with the Sugar & Vice necklace with the black, white and red print. I forever adore my denim jacket and I can't resist throwing it on to make myself feel more rock and roll. It's the perfect light cover up. Yardbirds tends to always be on the warm side, even now in winter, so it's my go-to.

I'm hoping to keep posting my outfits as regularly as I have been lately, what more do you want to see from me? Let me know!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Monsters of Mock

I recently attended the first ever Monsters of Mock Festival in Derby. As a big fan of hair metal, when I saw it get announced me and Stu just had to go! We got a deal on a hotel thanks to some googling quite last minute so we could have our first weekend away together, without the step-kids, or any other family. We've done lots of family trips but nothing with just us, so we were looking forward to it!

Badge and necklace - Sugar & Vice

After a minor car accident on the way there (not our fault, and thankfully we were both OK), we finally got to the hotel and got changed. We both decided something glam rock was in order, so of course I went for leopard print and Stu went for a Skid Row t-shirt I had modified for him. We figured we would walk to the venue, then find somewhere near by to eat. We found a traditional Irish pub called Ryan's Bar, which unfortunately has no website I can find. They had an amazing list of burgers, with a lot of veggie burger options which sold me straight away. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced, I think we paid about £6-£8 each in total. It was proper, homemade burgers, and so delicious.

My love in Ryan's

We then finally headed off to the venue, The Spot in Derby. This was a new location for me, and it was really great. A good size, quite big but also intimate, and the stage was a good height.

Surreal Panther opened the gig, doing their best version of Steel Panther's special brand of rock. They were, as they always are, absolutely great fun and really got the gig started off to a rocking start. Jamie Fowkes the singer really knows how to amp up a crowd and has such an incredible vocal range. I just wish they had a longer set! Far too short and they deserved longer. Thankfully they will be back at Yardbirds soon!

Surreal Panther stole my boyfriend!

Next up was The Darkmess, a Darkness tribute, who well.....I hatw to be negative on this blog but they totally killed off the vibe that Surreal Panther had worked so hard for, and were terrible. The place went silent and their set dragged on way too long. Honestly, if I had been running MOM that night, I'd have found a way to cut the set short when I saw what they were doing to the crowd.

Thankfully, Pout at the Devil were up next and they totally made up for the mess that had been on stage before them. Me and Stu went right up the barrier and sang our hearts out. SO much fun and we danced our asses off. Love seeing them live and I can't wait to see them again! All those years I lived in Norwich and couldn't go to gigs, and I could have been seeing these guys! Pout at the Devil cover a wide variety of hair metal, from Poison, to Bon Jovi to Whitesnake and everything in between, awesome!



Last up were Hotter than Hell, a Kiss tribute. They certainly look the part, and had pyros and everything, but after Pout at the Devil they just seemed lacklustre, and the venue quietly emptied. I felt bad for them, because they were okay, but Pout at the Devil should really have headlined.

While there were some low points, we still had a great night and I really hope that there is a second MOM, I think the likes of Poizon and Subhuman Race would work perfectly for the bill!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

All Wrapped Up




Jeans - ASOS Curve
Poncho - BHS
Boots - Vegan Doc Martens
Schwings - Ebay
Watermelon Bag - Asda

A cosy outfit of the day it is! My love of my new jeans is not over at all. So I was a little heartbroken when I ordered another pair of Ridley jeans from ASOS and the size and fit of them was tiny compared to these! So I still only have the one pair :(

With it being wintery now, I am however lusting after a new coat. My big problem with coats is my wool allergy, so many coats are a wool mix! Here are some lush ones I've found that are not.


Coatigan is a new word for me. A coat cardigan. I'm guessing that means it's lighter than a regular coat because it isn't lined. Proper winter coats can be too heavy for me to wear when I'm walking Ashen, they get too warm, so this looks much more suitable, and the check print is very on trend.


Well OK, I guess technically this would be a pretty rubbish winter coat, but look at it!! The perfect mix of cute and rock and roll. I really like this. It's a perfect way to punk up a cute dress, pair it with stompy boots and you have the perfect gig outfit.


I am really loving some of Kelly Brook's new plus size range, and this faux fur jacket is just stellar. Big, cosy, cuddly and it looks soooo soft. The subtle stripes are lovely, this is just fantastic for a Christmas do, or any really glamorous event you might have to go to.


OK, so this is 10% wool, so I couldn't wear it, but it's so cute I couldn't not share. Joe Browns do some really quirky and awesome pieces and this coat is a prime example.


Duster jackets are one of the big trends for winter, and this lime green version from New Look's Inspire range is so much fun. Throw it over a LBD and you have a kick ass look!

What are your favourite winter looks?

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx







Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Last Autumn Outfit of the Day


Black Hi-Top Converses

So it seems that Autumn is finally over. Boo. On the last truly lovely day of Autumn I took full advantage of it wearing a short sleeve t-shirt and everything. The t-shirt is something totally different to what I would usually wear, but with the jeans it seemed so right. I love the colours, and the way the rose print almost looks like a skull on the front. The berry colours are perfectly autumnal and I now totally need more skinny jeans and more t-shirts. Please Santa?


Once I start getting into the Christmas spirit, in December of course, this would be a perfect and adorable top to pair with skinny jeans. So cute!


Given how soft and comfy the Ridley jeans I own are, these are top of my wishlist. I love the smoked black colour so much, totally grunge but could easily be glammed up!


This, with the smoked black jeans. I'd feel like 15 year old grunger me in the best possible way. I love men's fit shirts on women. I think it's really sexy in an odd sort of way.

So Santa, please do bring me more jeans and oversized tops. Now I've accepted that I really do have 2, totally seperate legs and can wear jeans, I want them aaaaaaall.

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx



Monday, 17 November 2014

A Welsh Adventure

The first week of November, I finally had a week off. I don't often get to go away, in fact, it's been years since I last did, so this was a real treat. We stayed at Boffins Barn, a brand new cottage just outside of Mold in North Wales. It is in fact, so new, that we were the second people to ever stay there! It is an absolutely beautiful converted barn. It is a perfect mix of everything modern you could need, with the aesthetic maintaining the original feel of the barn. The couple who own the barn are ever so lovely and were happy to help whenever needed.


The view we woke up to everyday, just beautiful! The best bit about the barn? Two things, pets are allowed, and the gigantic super king size beds. Ashen had the time of his life! He made friends with Paddy and Charlie, the two dogs who belong to the couple who own the barn.


What a bunch of cuties right?! Paddy is a boxer cross, and Charlie is either a Norfolk or a Norwich Terrier, I'm not sure which.

As we drove towards the barn, I had this wonderful moment when I realised we were staying right near an old friend of mine, Lara, whom I hadn't seen for 8 years. I managed to scrape together enough of a phone signal to message her and we met up <3 it was like we had never been apart! So so thrilled I got to see her again. It had better not be 8 years till next time!


I did some major Christmas shopping in Chester, and managed to snag myself an incredible bargain. Stu and I spotted this tshirt at the same time and both made a beeline for it, and luckily for me, there was one left in my size!


Seriously. £3 for a tshirt with Dolly Parton's face on. Primark, I don't often say this, but I love you. Best tshirt ever,

It was the best holiday I've had in years, super relaxing, lots of fun, and surrounded by my family and my love, what more could I want? Except for maybe a second week!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx


Friday, 14 November 2014

endlessleather

Recently the lovely folks at endlessleather contacted me to ask if I would like to make something using their products. They sell leather cords, beads, charms, clasps and all the goodies you would need to make some lovely jewellery. I agreed on the proviso that I would make something using a cord I sourced myself, as I do not wear leather.

I browsed through their website and totally fell in love with their murano bead selection. They have a beautiful range of colours, and I decided I wanted to make something somewhat mermaidy because of the greens and blues in their range.



The beads I picked are all from the gold/siver foiled murano range. Aren't the colours just lovely? The mix of blues and greens inspired the mermaidy sort of theme, and the pale pink and very light blue just worked together to be more 'me'.


For the fastening on the bracelet, I wanted to go for something a little different to make more of a feature of it. I picked the silver closure with end cups. Isn't it fab? I love the big ring so much.


The finished piece! I grabbed a cheap pleather cord from ebay in a light blue, and made sure I bought more than I needed, as I liked the idea of being able to wrap the bracelet around my wrist a few times, and I am really pleased I did!


And some close ups of the bracelet. I am really happy with it. The beads are just stunning and I love the unusual clasp. The only problem I have had with putting the bracelet together was gluing the cord into the closure. For some reason the glue just won't set, so I think I'm going to use contact adhesive to make it never goes anywhere!

Thank you so much to Endless Leather for sending me the beads and clasps. I really want to make more jewellery and you have inspired me.

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

endlessleather sent me the above products free of charge. In no way has this affected my review of them or this blog post.




Tuesday, 11 November 2014

I should be Christmas shopping...

But instead I'm naughtily eyeing up goodies for myself. It's terrible, I can't help it! I'm doing well with my Christmas shopping so it's totally OK if I go ogle shinies for me right? Right? Help a gal out!


Isn't this adorable?! I love the shoulder cut outs, and the dip dye look. Warm enough to make all snuggly for winter, but also light enough to wear in the spring time too when it starts warming up. I really, really love this.


I love crystal jewellery, but so much of what is available is mass produced and resold, it's hard to find something different. The Serpent's Club seem to do that something different! Handcrafted and ethically sourced, this is a truly independent designer to support.



ASOS have this whole amazing range of holographic bags, purses and more. They are exactly the sort of colours you can wear with anything, and they will help dress an outfit up easily. The makeup bag is adorable and is so going on my Christmas list. There is a coin purse and a credit card holder, perfect to go inside this to keep your bag light.


Lately I have been dreaming that my giant feet will magically fit in a size 9. And if that should ever happen, these shoes will be high on my list! I do love the shiny holographic style of these. You could match them with the bag and make yourself into a total space age babe in a LBD.


Bloody Mary Metal have just come out with their new beautiful Winterspell range. BMM always make gorgeous silver jewellery, and the moon and antlers theme in their new range is so up my street. There are a few pieces I will certainly be asking Santa for!



The office I work in has no in-built heating, it used to be a barn, so portable radiators and scarves are a must-have, and this looks so cosy and warm!


OK, so maybe I am liking the holographic trend kind of a lot, and this stunning necklace is really just feeding that! Katzeshop are a new discovery and they have the most beautiful jewellery. With recurring themes of moons, cats and shininess, how could I resist?


What are you lusting after for this winter?

Much love,
Kitty xxxxxx