Tuesday, 30 December 2014


I've been absent for a few weeks but my productivity in my personal life is huge. Last year I concluded with my favourite outfits, so carrying on with the theme I though I would do it this year too. It's nice to look back and see how I've changed. 

This year has been so busy- working to get into uni took up the beginning of my year, and uni its self has occupied the second half. 

At the beginning of the year my pin up looks was mostly created by my hair- I rolled my fringe st least once a week. I got my legs out a lot. In March I bought my first ever dress from Collectif Clothing (swoon) and have up the grunge look for good. My wardrobe still hadn't grown to a comfortable level (need more clothes)  but I like where it started.

Petticoat became my favourite things in the whole world- I don't wear a dress without them. The first half of the year saw then end of getting my legs out preferring mid length dresses and skirts.

Petticoat and heat do NOT mix so I tried out dresses without and for the first time in my life I tried capris. They're seriously the best thing ever!! September ended up being the beating of the year, I went to Plus North, LFW, Collectifs 100 Dresses, and was approached to collaborate with a few brands. Blogging was going well but the icing on the cake was starting uni. 

Uni ended up taking up all of my time (I'm not moaning) so blogging tool a hit from October. Pencil skirts and wiggle dresses became the better option (they're easier to wear) and I started waist training. My priorities changed and as did my style

It's nice to see how my style has evolved- and how I've embraced colour and increased my love of pin up. It's defiantly something that will be continued. Plus I'm determined to make more time for blogging in general.

What where your favourite outfits this year?
Jodie x

Friday, 12 December 2014


Dress: Collectif (siimilar here and here)
Coat: New Look
Velvet scarf: Gift
Bag: Gucci
Boots: M&S
Glasses: London Retro

I'm very much looking forward to the Christmas holidays- I'm going to spend the majority of the two weeks asleep I can already tell :) I'm simply exhausted desperately trying to complete my essay so I can actually enjoy my break. 

This is the year my whole family is together (as apposed to my sisters being at their in-laws and nan at my aunts) so me and Chris are already planning our board game victory dance. Articulate is our game ;) Does anyone else have traditions? like everyone crawling into my parents bed to open stockings (although its just me and them this year in the morning), or opening our presents after dinner at 5pm? Being the only time of the year we sit in our living room- and everyone moans because its so hot with a full house.

I've finally relented and brought out the stockings, and welcomed my faux furs back into normal rotation. I just love faux fur coats- or anything faux fur. Its warm, cosy and chic. Plus looks perfect with my Collectif cherry dress and big hair.

Fifties dressing is becoming my "safe place"- like I only feel comfortable when I have my clothes and hair just right. It makes me feel incredibly shallow but I feel like I'm now old enough to stop pretending I don't care how I look and just embrace my differences. Turning 25 on Tuesday didn't just bring a complete and recurring mental breakdown, I also won a pair of ticket to the Horst exhibit at the V&A from Lipstick Queen which I am claiming as a birthday day out :) plus giving me the excuse to go to the Mid Century Christmas Market.

Speak again soon.
Jodie x

Friday, 5 December 2014


It's getting cold here in Essex but I'm unwilling  to give up my skirts and dresses (mostly as I don't seem to own trousers anymore) so wearing them as weather appropriate is taking some inspiration. Fortunately I have always been head over heels in love with faux fur (and coats in general) so my torso is cosy but  my legs are taking a battering.

I HATE tights with a passion (especially under dresses) so I'm trying out the casual boot look for everyday dressing- as I love the feeling that stockings give to a completed outfit but I fear ruining my favourites wearing them every day.  

Dress: Vivien of Holloway (similar here and here)
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (similar here and here)
Boots: River Island
Bag: Gucci
Belt: New Look
Faux fur coat: Vintage

Out of all the Vivien of Holloway clothing I own this was the first thing I bought- so I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to share. I bought it second hand via eBay so it was a little worn but still has a lot of life left in it. Its a real sign of how high in quality VOH clothing is to last through this much wear.

My Hell Bunny petticoat is my favourite of petticoats its super fluffy and big (as well as super soft) but is slightly longer than all my dresses. I'm not sure if i actually prefer my petticoat longer than my dress- what do you think?

I feel excited about dressing myself again after the stress of uni. I have only 2 weeks left on placement until Christmas, one assignment is complete and my essay only has a few alterations I can take my time completing for January. The hard work has paid off.
Jodie x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


There no denying that I've been AWOL for the last week, I'm currently being crushed beneath an essay, presentation, placement and work- all while trying to have a personal life (which has thrown a few spanners my way). Crawling into bed every evening is becoming my sanctuary.

I'm determined to get at least 80% on my assignments (40% isn't even on the radar). I don't think I've ever been more passionate about anything in my life. Not stressed- passionate.

What has everyone else been up to? 
Jodie x