Thursday, 27 August 2015

BOWLED OVER.





Dress c/o Voodoo Vixen (similar here and here)
Petticoat: eBay
Sandals: Dr Martens (similar here and here)
Bag: Gift
Cardigan: Vintage
Brooch: Ella Mobbs (similar here and here)
Headband: Clumsy Kate (similar here and here)

I was in two minds over posting this (hello over exposed images and side fringe) but this is an outfit I love. I swear I wear this like once a week (I'm surprised the dress hasn't fallen apart with so much wear) so is up there in my top 3 dresses.

The thing I love most about Voodoo Vixen dresses is the prints- they're so unique and bright. Sometimes I feel like the print REALLY emphasises my chest- but as a pay outfit makes my waist look smaller so exaggerates my hourglass figure. I love this dress.

These photos where taken after a day out at an air show (I LOVED IT) and a spot of rain so I was glad I had my Clumsy Kate headband to try to make a soggy fringe look half presentable. I love hair bands of all shapes and sizes but shy away from sharing them on my blog for a very silly reason- I can never get the bows to sit right. Super stupid reason!

I've been off Uni for two weeks now and I feel like I'm going a little insane. In my adult life I've never really had time off- choosing to work my holidays or spend them well planned. I've started about 50 chores and gave up, I feel like I need to have a project.
Jodie x

Monday, 24 August 2015

THIS WEEK, I LOVE...

Today will be spent getting over the exhausting drive back form Manchester last night, which is a very small price to pay for an enjoyable weekend. I've grown to love the North- as has my boyfriend- especially the drive through the Peak District....


...Additionally I realised how awkward my name really is. When I was younger I always thought "Jodie Davey" was dead common and unoriginal- but it seems people always spell it wrong- this weekends taking it to a whole new level...


... I eqully love Georgian's Jam making post....

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.... and Becky's Lemonade making gift set post as home made food is my biggest love...

Lemonade Recipe Equipment

... I cannot wait until Voodoo Vixen release their A/W range- fingers crossed this comes in plus size.


Jodie x

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

QUEEN OF MY HEART.

It's been over 6 weeks since I last posted. A part of me felt I would never get round to blogging again but I've missed it so much. I've struggled through work and assignments where the only reason I went online. I also had people I thought where friends be extremely rude and killed my blogging vibe- which is ironic as blogging has given me more friends than I ever had.

I neglected my appearance, and when your biggest interest in life is pin up fashion avoiding make up (as it irritated my stressed skin) and neglecting my straighteners I didn't feel pin up. Now I actually have time off and getting back the lost sleep I'm ready to care for myself again.

I know the phrase is you are what you eat- and if you put goodness in you you'll glow- but I've always believed the other way too. If externally you're happy,internally you are too-its why dying my hair improves my mood so much. I don't want to dwell on how low I have been feeling-I would much rather share my beautiful clothes! This is what I wore to the British Bells Pin Up Picnic In The Park several weeks ago.






Skirt: Pin Up Girl Clothing (similar here and here)
Halterneck top: Vintage (similar here and here)
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (similar here and here)
Parasol: Vintage (similar here and here)


I promise I was also wearing shoes- but I love the feel of grass under my feet so I kicked them off as soon as we got to Hyde Park.

This AMAZING Queen of Hearts Jenny skirt is the most beautiful thing I have ever owned. I didn't see the appeal of the Jenny until I wore this and I'm hooked! 

The gathering at the waist gives the skirt some serious fullness (I don't really need a petticoat underneath) and the print itself is beautiful. The only down side is the sizing. I bought a 2xl for the waist (36 inches) but its actually a little baggy, nothing that adding a hook and eye or button wont fix. unlike my PUG capris I bought this skirt from Deadly Is The Female (a UK site) and they're awesome- fast, safe shipping and a lot cheaper overall.

I paired it with a vintage halterneck (and no bra obviously) and took my vintage parasol for its first and only trip this year.
Jodie x

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

PENCIL SKIRTS AND GINGHAM.

On Thursday I was treated by April and Tammy as a plus one to the opening of the new Lush Stratford store (two doors down from their old one) and its was amazing. A post will be up soon (when I've sorted through the several hundred photos) but I wanted to share what I wore. 

I've found myself opting for pencil skirts as the weather is getting warmer as it avoids the extra layer of  petticoat, and I'm having fun mixing tops to wear with them.




Skirt: River Island (similar here)
Top: Collectif (similar here and here)
Belt: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Bag: Vintage (similar here )
Shoes: Rocket Dog

I don't know why but when I feeling less than confident about my body I always seem to go for a tight pencil skirt (FYI: all my pencil skirts are tight). I don't know if its a "fake it till you make it" act or that I know I look aw some in a tight skirt or just because I get a LOT less negative attention in comparison to a swing skirt or dress but Its how I roll.

I love this skirt from River Island that I have had for about 4 years and is still going strong. It just clings to all of the right places and a great length. I find that anything with stretch is better at hugging my curves (as it pulls into my waist) and I can easily size down for maximum hug (I'm wearing a size 14).

The top is last summers form Collectif (that I picked up months ago in a sale) but has only just got its first outing. I thought I would be brave a buy something mostly white as its somthing I don't usually wear, but ended up forgotten in my wardrobe because don't wear white. it was fortunate to be hanging next to a cardigan I wanted and so was picked for an appearance. it fits really nicely and accurate like all Collectif clothing (a size 18) while being both thick enough to hide my girls but thin enough for some air. I was worried about the lack of bra options (you basically cant wear one) but the halter neck provided just enough support.

Hopefully this will be my last extended silence for a while.
Jodie x

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

ZIGGY PUGDUST.

Apparently I am completely won over by any animal print item of clothing (hello Kitty and Katnis) but if you add a music reference in there I really can’t resist. I saw this "Ziggy Pugdust” tee by Nicky Rockets months ago and told myself it would be a present for handing in my next assignment (you have to justify these things as a student) and I actually handed in my essay early so I could buy it at the Curvy Convention.

I usually wear this tucked into my high waisted jeans (it’s basically the perfect rockabilly tee) but I think it looks equally great with my Pin Up Girl Clothing leopard print skirt and red Dr Martens.





Tee: Nicky Rockets (similar here)
Skirt: Pin Up Girl Clothing (similar here)
Belt: New Look
Boots: Dr Martens
Petticoat: Hell Bunny
Headband: Thrifted

It’s a real sign to the quality of these tees as in how well it have lasted-I’ve worn it at least 20 times since buying it at the Curvy Convention and it’s still soft, thick and the print is perfect. I’m so glad I took the plunge and bought this is a ladies fit (XL if you’re wondering) for the perfect curves rather than the men’s fit of my “Curvy as Hell” tee. It is the perfect close fit plus the length actually reaches my thighs which is ideal.



I've once again changed my hair- if you couldn't tell. The dip dye is back (breaking my “no repeat haircut” rule) and a Bettie Page fringe that took literally an hour to cut in.   My fringe next to never sits perfectly but makes a big difference when I tie it up for work. On the down side I now need to buy shares in dry shampoo and I can’t seem to keep my finger away from it. Its also a firm favourite with the wind and wouldn't sit still for these photos!

Jodie x

P.S. I am aware that the David Bowie inspiration is actually Aladdin Zane- but Ziggy Stardust provides a FAR better pug pun.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

STRAW HATS & ALLY CATS.






Dress c/o Voodoo Vixen (similar here and here)
Cardigan c/o Voodoo Vixen (similar here)
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (similar here)
Bag: Vintage
Brooch: Ella Mobbs
Hat:Vintage

Summer is coming and everything is getting warmer- so its time to brake out my straw accessories. With the summer approaching I'm risking the lack of rain and bringing out my most delicate vintage wears. I'm becoming a big fan of vintage fairs and increasing my true vintage wardrobe so this hat was a welcome addition to my life and my new (old) straw hat to cream tea with Chris was the perfect day out.

Paired with the Voodoo Vixen Ally Cat dress and Peggy Sue cardigan makes the perfect outfit. I was won over by this dresses name not 100% sure of this print now I can honestly say  I LOVE bowling prints!! I only wish I wore this outfit with my bowling shoes father than pumps for the ultimate look.

In terms of fit this dress is again different from my previous Voodoo Vixen dresses. They're cut similar to the Kitty dress but the shoulders are a little wider so makes this dress perfect all year round.

Fingers crossed it wont be so long for my next post- I am having an awful time with my Internet connection at present so when I can get online I am choosing to do Uni work.
Jodie x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

A LITTLE BIT PARISIAN.







Skirt: Vivian of Holloway (similar here)
Top: Primark
Pumps: Iron Fist
Hair Flower: Your Naked Without One

I couldn't help but feel this outfit was very Parisian, so much so I toyed with the idea of red lipstick but thought it would be a little too much.

I picked up this awesome top in Primark for the massive mount of £3! (I also bought one in black.) Its prefect. Its a little stubborn at staying on my shoulders but when it does its beautiful and so soft I feel like it will get a lot of use in the coming months.

I'm so tired lately I feel like I could do with a holiday- so I'm totally checking out swimming costumes and bikinis for a bit of British sea side fun! Pin up beachwear is my pinterest obsession so if when I get some time off I will be sure to share.
Jodie x