Fashion is everywhere

Clones N Clowns by Aimee Wood

Shopping : Charity Choice April 2012

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Creative fashion is not only about DIYing but also about having fun with your style wherever your clothes were purchased. Fashion is about expressing yourself through what you wear and playing with clothes and accessories to fit your mood, an event or even your general personality. When looking for inspiration, the high-street can become a little hypnotizing and you may find it difficult thinking about the clothes you have at home to mix and match with your potential purchase or even find you end up buying things you wouldn’t normally dream of wearing. Of course shops have a million ways of making this happen, starting with the brain washing lights and music and the abundance of clothes in the depth of their shop. So, sometimes it’s nice to shop in new places, places that will inspire you to create yourself rather than beg someone helplessly to take your money and tell you what to wear ; ) A great place to go for a bit of something different is your local charity shop. The charity could be for cancer, it could be for the homeless it could be for the RSPCA like mine is. Whatever the cause it’s definitely a good one : retail therapy for next to nothing ! Take a look at what I found in my local RSPCA shop this month, for a total of UNDER £20 ! Necklace : I like this as it is so I will probably wear it a couple of times before it sees some serious DIYing – I have plans for you my precious ! Leotard : I once fell head over heels for a Manoush poncho with fringes all over but unfortunately couldn’t afford it. It will always be in my ♥… But now this leotard will be on my back ! Cuff : Spot on this season with multiple chains ! Love it ! Wedges : Originally bought in Zara, these wooden wedge pumps are still in great condition. I wouldn’t really buy shoes in a second hand shop but these look almost new, cost me £5 and fit perfectly… Belt : A metallic soft leather belt from Topshop – bargain baby ! Have you recently had any successful charity shopping sprees ? xx – – – – – –

Shopping : Charity Choice April 2012

Spring Shades

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Do you ever find that you have two items that suit each other so well and yet by essence cannot be worn together ? It happens to me so often and these two new pairs of Spring sunglasses are the perfect example. Don’t they look amazing together ?!                          Mint is everywhere at the moment, a real Twenty-Twelver. You may have seen byebyesoccermom’s DIY leather mint belt featured in Chic Steal’s links of the week (along with my Walk of Fame wedges !) or maybe you noticed it’s right there every time you click on TheBeautyDepartment.com, up in the top right corner. And red ? Well, red’s a staple. And the sexy shade is definitely enjoying the pastel phase fashion is going through this year because it stands out more than ever ! I’m consciously influenced by current trends and think these colours look grand together, but the problem with these glasses is I will always have to pick one or the other… By the way, did you notice my bright blue shelf ? I told you I was DIYing my new flat at the moment… Well this particular creation was made from a drawer I found in the street, a can of blue spray paint and a couple of belts : ) Ya like ? Mint shades – Bought at local RSPCA charity shop Red <3 shades – Bought in a touristy shop on Oxford Street Blue spray paint – Deep Ocean Homebase Belts – Golddigga Wow, what a difference it makes using a real camera – this blog is on FIRE ! Thanks for visiting and see you back here very soon ! xx – – – – – – CNC on Facebook :  CNC on Bloglovin’ :

Spring Shades