Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Boyfriend Jeans: Sports Sweatshirt and Converse

Although it is hard to see, my favourite thing about this outfit is my odd earrings. I don't know what it is, but i don't like wearing matching earrings; maybe it is just my inner hipster coming out. I think i got the idea from my mum who only wears one earring. The outfit was looking a bit basic and colourless so i added these hairbands onto my wrist. I think they look like sweatbands, which coordinate with the sporty jumper. 

For a long time i was searching for a vintage sports team sweatshirt. I was pretty pleased when i found this one in Leeds for £10. I like that it isn't the typical Tigers or Gryphons; it is the Comets. I've never heard of a sports team's mascot being a shooting constellation. South Gwinnett is in Georgia in a place called Snellville. Who knew? This outfit is the epitome of comfy. It is so easy to chuck on and is really loose. I never thought boyfriend jeans would match an oversized jumper but they do!

Small tip for any dog owners: dogs love bubbles. Noki goes ballistic when i bring out the bubbles and starts jumping all over the place. She will chase them all the way to the end of the garden. Then when she catches one she looks so confused that it has disappeared.  

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Dealing with Spots

I struggle with spots. I do not have acne or any sort of skin condition; i just have an excessive amount of teenage spots. ew. My skin is extreme combination. This post isn't just about gross stuff about my own skin, it's more about how i have confidence to not wear makeup or hide my spots.

Some days i come downstairs in the morning and i can't look in the mirror because my spots are so red and big. I find that for my skin i get spots that need to be popped. This is getting so gross. I know all the websites tell you not to squeeze or touch your spots but if it's big and white thats what you have to do.

I think the main reason i don't have a problem with going out without makeup or feel self conscious is because i go to a girls school. I know that is a bad thing to say because it shows i care more about what boys think than girls but thats not what i mean. In a mixed school many girls feel that they have to look their best every day and you are the odd one out if you don't 'try' with your appearance. It's pressure from boys and girls. It isn't anti-feminist to care what other people think what ever gender they are.

Don't compare your skin to other peoples because the chances are, they are hiding some mega zits under five layers of foundation or they will get bad skin when they are older. Some people may be blessed with perfect skin but i am not. Wearing bright clothes and thinking of happy things will help take the attention away from your spots and make you feel better. You have to accept that some days your skin is going to be worse than other days. Remember most of the time you don't notice spots on others so they won't notice them on you.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Boyfriend Jeans: Belly Chain and Dumbledore Cardigan

I don't know what it is about Dumbledore cardigans that makes me love them so much. Maybe it's because when you twirl it spins around with you.

This outfit is one of my favourites because i wear it all year round. This top, that is made from a really soft material, looks really casual and compliments the light colour of the jeans. It's quite long, which means i can wear it tucked in, tied up or just hanging loose. I thought the top was a unique take on a basic t-shirt, which also means it looks fashionable layered up. The little pocket has an embroidered hand that makes me think of vintage rock bands or hipster sign-language. The gold belly-chain (that is my new obsession) makes the yellow stitching of the jeans and cardigan stand out. It also adds to the thrift shop look of the cardigan.

My mum and i have an unnatural obsession with lace bralettes; they make our lives a whole lot more comfortable. I normally wear wear my multicoloured ones under really sheer clothes or to make a t-shirt more interesting. Lace bras also look really delicate with backless dresses. The aztec print and autumnal colours of the cardigan contrast to the light washed-out shades of the top and jeans. This cardigan reminds me of Dumbledore and feels like you are walking around with a dressing gown. I think big cardigans match boyfriend jeans so well because they are both very slouchy. These red Converse remind me of Dorothy and they make the outfit a bit more colourful.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Disposable Dog

Again, a disposable post! I wanted to do a post about my puppy and the best pictures were disposables so here they are. During the time i have this blog, i have a feeling that i am going to get quite a few questions on my dog. 

Noki is a Japanese Shiba Inu. Her name is short for Mononoke, which means spirits in Japanese. She is three months old and will grow just a bit larger than a spaniel. The breed are very rare and everyone in the streets runs up to her and calls her a fox, a cat or Basil Brush. When people say she looks like a Corgi i get very offended. She is basically a miniature Akita or Husky and she even has a curly tail too. 

Noki is the most well behaved puppy i have ever met...can i say that even though she is mine? Within her first week she was extremely comfortable with us and knew sit, stay and come. Now she is fully trained on and off the lead, can do paw and lie. I have two cats and she gets along perfectly with them. Her and the youngest one play and chase each other. At nine in the evening, Noki goes bonkers and runs all the way up and all the way down the garden ten times then suddenly stops and makes the funniest sounds. 

Before getting her i researched for a long time about Shiba's and they have always been my favourite dog and my family all decided that Shiba's were the best fit for us. It took me over three years to persuade my parents. Would you like a post on persuading your parents to get a dog?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Boyfriend Jeans: Halter Neck and Yellow Trainers

It's November Evie, why are you wearing limited amounts of material on your body? I dunno.

I never thought i would own a pair of yellow shoes. They were on sale for £20 and it was a 'i'm gunna be a rebel' moment. I brought them and for days i debated over sending them back, for weeks i tried to find outfits that would match them and then finally it all came to be. Boyfriend jeans and low top trainers. Low trainers looks really good with jeans because they show off your ankles. This also means you can wear funky socks or an anklet.

Both the bralet and top are halter necks so you can just see the eyelet lace poking out the sides of the top. I think it makes the look a bit more edgy and not so summery. The boho print on the jean pocket is a paisley print that is dented into the material. I love that the jeans aren't just one shade of blue; they look washed out and vintage. Instead of spending £10 on a body chain, i took the trinket off one of my long necklaces and put the chain around my waist.

Saturday, 8 November 2014


Lately, I have been really enjoying taking pictures on disposable cameras. I will admit they are an expensive way to remember moments, but i love how they make every pictures look vintage and they look really good on the wall or in a scrapbook. Although they don't come out as good as the website pictures show, cameras that add cute little printings are so fun and are a bit of a mystery of how your pictures will come out. It also encourages me to go outside and take nice pictures of nature and dogs and sheds.

At the top is my cat Kiki underneath the err...washing. My garden is so green and full of colourful flowers at the moment. I like to think Kiki just sits down and takes in her surroundings like a little old woman. In the middle is one of my best friends sitting in Hampstead Heath. She has this really amazing, vintage camera that lets her add quotes to the bottom of her photos like 'Happy Birthday' and 'Merry Christmas'. At the bottom is my brother and his handmade shed. I'm very proud of his shed; Noki loves it too. I wanted to paint it rainbow.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Boyfriends Jeans: Cami and Boots

I am not a skinny jean girl. You may catch me once in a while wearing my grey Joni jeans but only when my favourite jeans are in the wash. Denim skinny jeans hurt to sit down in and they are difficult to walk in. Boyfriend jeans are my favourite. I could sleep in my Topshop Haydens; they are so comfy. I do admit to previously having a short affair with skinny jeans but after a break down in the changing room and hours wasted on looking for the perfect colour, fit, length and price, i finally gave up and found the baggiest trousers i could uncover in Topshop. It just so happened that these were the jeans that would lighten my world and give me a whole new perspective on life...joking...but i do love them a lot.

Haydens are made of very lightweight denim that, because they are quite loose on the waist, aren't weighed down by the material. The colour isn't a sharp, gothic black, so it makes choosing an outfit to match them easy. For this outfit i chose the brightest top i have to contrast with the basic style of the jeans. This top is so delicate that i matched it with these clumpy, walking boots to take away the 'cute little girl' look.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

I am Evie

Is this going to be one of those really awkward intros where i tell you what i like and how many pets i have? Yes, it is.

My name is Evie Dylan Isis Elliott. I was going to be called Edie after Edie Sedgwick but then my brother decided to name me after a Pokemon. Dylan is after Bob Dylan, who i adore. Isis is the greek goddess of life and magic. It is also a river in Oxford but i prefer the idea of being named after a goddess...

I have played the Saxophone for five years and i still love it. Country music is the only music i will listen to. I like to paint and sew. I don't wear makeup but love theatrical makeup. I am a genius at eBay and i have one puppy and two cats. Noki, my dog ate my favourite wooden spoon. My favourite foods are yumyums, doughnuts, salad and Japanese cuisine. I adore hights and i want to be a teacher when i am older. I am bossy because i am productive. I am quite embarrassing and i speak too loud sometimes. I do not know horse crap about boys. I have one brother who i really kinda love. If i was a dog i would have a curly tail so when i was calm it would straighten. Seven years ago, my dad fell down a hole when he was helping me fly a kite and i have never laughed so much since. My dad said i am like his mother because i have bad schadenfreude. Schadenfreude is the longest word i know. I once spent £30 at the one pence machines.

This blog is going to be about everything teenagery. I don't like reading blogs written by 30 year olds about being a teenager. I want to give people younger and older than me advice on how to survive school, ideas on outfits, DIYs and easy recipes and how to look after teenage skin. Hopefully my blog will be different but lets just see...