Festival Fashion Inspo

Sunday, 20 July 2014



Festivals.. The one time every year when you can really really go nuts and experiment with make-up and fashion! This is the outfit I decided to rock to EDC festival. I love the flowers and the pom-pom detailing, this outfit just screams festival and I loved it so much!

It's official, pom-poms are in.


Make-Up
For make-up I decided to rock some blue eyeshadow with a green gem on both outer corners of my eye, right below my eyebrows. I glued this on with some revlon eyelash glue and it really did stay on all day! I used mainly 'Gonzo' from the Urban Decay Electric Palette (blogpost here).

Nails
I got my nails done a few days before the festival and wanted them to scream 'i like bright colours and loud music' so I went for a coral colour, some UV glitter on the ring finger and polkadots on the 'pointer' finger as I like to call it.

Outfit


Co-ordinate set: Missguided
Sunnies: Primark (I actually lost these on the day!)

I also filmed a summer lookbook at the beautiful location 'Horwood House' in Milton Keynes where I stayed at for the weekend.

You can watch this here:



I hope you enjoyed this little fashion post! Expect more of these in the future, so don't forget to give my blog a little follow so you're the first to know of any new posts!

So... question of the post.. what's making you inspired for festival fashion?

Have a lovely day!

Shivon xoxo

Missguided Wishlist - July '14

Saturday, 19 July 2014


 

Missguided has got to be one of my most favourite affordable online retailers ever. I'm always going online to the new in section at least 3 days a week, there is always something I'm lusting after on there! Damn you missguided, making my bank balance feel bad!


Item #1 - The Caged Swing Dress
£24.99

The sleeves on this would be simple skater style dress really intrique me. I don't think i've ever seen cut outs like this on the sleeves before - imagine the tan lines! I think this dress is simple with an edge and is a really pretty purple colour, definitely keeping this on my bookmarks till I go ahead and purchase!



Item #2 - Snakeskin Pumps
£16.99
These are awesome. So affordable too, and they look kind of smart with the white sole too I think. I love shoes that are so easy to just chuck on and still looks like you've put some sort of thought into your outfit.


Item #3 - Crochet Shell Top
£14.99

I think this is such a cute little summer and general wardrobe staple. If I get around to purchasing this, I will be pairing it with either some bang on trend ripped jeans, a cute little midi skirt or even shorts.


Item #4 - Ripped Jeans
£24.99

If you saw my blogpost on how i made my own ripped jeans, you'll know i'm still on the hunt for a perfect pair. These look just about right, although I wish there was just a tad more high-waisted! I might buy these when I have some more money to spare and see how they fit. I'll keep you posted.



Item #5 - Floral Funky Trousers
£19.99

O-em-gee how funky are these! These remind me of something you would sport to the airport, comfort and style in one. These scream holiday! So cute paired with a white top and sandals for the day, then paired with some heels and a leather jacket combo for the night-time.




Conclusion: I am Shivon Johnstone and I am addicted to Missguided.

See you in the next blogpost! Happy blogging!

D.I.Y Ripped Jeans; The Trend

Thursday, 17 July 2014

This old but new fashion trend from the 80's (I believe) is just emerging more and more onto the fashion/blogger/shop scene.. put aside your plain blue skinnies - 'they are so last season' (hehe I never usually say that).

I searched high and low for the perfect cut and fit of the ripped jeans trend as I loved the idea of them, with heels they can actually look pretty glamorous! However, ones with big enough rips were too skinny, ones with the perfect cut the rips weren't big enough.. so I decided to make my own and I'm going to show you how I made them! I'm still on the hunt for the perfect pair but I am rather fond with how they turned out!


The jeans I chose to potentially destroy if they didn't go to plan were this straight cut jeans from River Island which I got quite a while ago as emergency type jeans. They fit almost mid waisted, as I have quite big hips I can't really pull off the low-waisted look, it just doesn't look right.

I began by plotting out where I was going to make the cuts, I wanted one on the thigh and one on the knee, I think eventually I'm going to add some more cuts to the other side too but I want to keep it quite tame for now before I end up having no material left, they'll end up looking like Christina Aguilera's 'Dirty' trousers.. haha.


I just simply used some sharp household scissors which were lying around, nothing fancy and these seemed to do the job just right. I made sure I was only cutting the top layer and made the first incision (I am the jeans surgeon of course) and worked out how far across I wanted it, then using some tweezers - I folded the fabric over and began to fray the denim. How much fraying to create is completely up to your own preference, I wanted to start with something simple before I really tear these jeans to shreds.


Looking totally 'sunkissed' in these pictures (haha) I think chuck on some smart looking sandals (mine are from chockersshoes) and a nice top and you're sorted.

I feel like i'm going to eventually add some more fraying to these, especially around the thigh area to add some slight sex appeal there. Otherwise I think this such a brilliant thing to do, as everyone has their own preference to how big they want the rips and the cut of jean.

I'm still on the hunt however, for another pair of these - maybe in a lighter wash. Let me know where to look!

Have a lovely day and let me know if you try out your own D.I.Y ripped jeans!


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