Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Faux Leather Fringe Skirt

Faux leather fringe skirt, Abercrombie & Fitch, Guildford fashion blogger
This outfit has been in my archive since September, apologies for the delay... I got this faux leather fringe skirt during the summer and it was probably my most worn item. I guess when I saw the words "vegan leather fringe skirt" on the Abercrombie & Fitch website, my heart skipped a beat. I've stopped buying leather, however I'm going to wear out all my previous leather items, because getting rid of them (and potentially having to replace them with non-leather things) would be wasteful. I'm not a big fan of cheap-looking leather alternatives, but this skirt is amazing quality and looks like the real thing. If you are ordering it from A&F, be careful with their sizing. I'm UK6-8 and I got the size 0 and it fits like a glove. I also found a really cute faux-suede skirt on Missguided, but otherwise there are a few options below if you want to browse some more. 

Today I went a little bit crazy with writing up posts for the blog, as I finally handed in this beast of a University assignment. It honestly felt like my brain got fried while writing it up. So now I have all this spare time and I can actually do some fun stuff! Tomorrow night I'm heading off to London as I've been invited to a food photography class at the Nikon Photo School. They even promised me vegan food, I am beyond excited! I will do my usual London routine, which means get off at Picadilly Circus - walk to Whole Foods and go crazy - walk to Nordic Bakery and buy Finnish snacks - walk to Carnaby - shop at Brandy Melville - walk to Oxford Circus to look at H&M and & Other Stories flagship stores on Regent street (although I rarely buy anything there, because it's cheaper when I visit my other half in Scandinavia). This is literally what I do in London every single time, but sometimes to spice things up, I do it the other way around. Hope you enjoy the photos and see you next time! XO

Zara shirt - A&F skirt - Vagabond boots (similar here & here) - UO hat (similar) - Pandora necklace

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Hey guys! It's quite unusual for me to post something literally the next day (I even have some summer outfits left to post - not sure if it's worth it anymore though? haha), but I had a 3.5h train journey back home from Brussels, and the novelty of being at the presale event of H&M x Balmain collab was something that gave me time and motivation to work on the post during my journey. 

The party was held at a secret location in Brussels, with occasional shuttle buses going back and forth until midnight. It turned out to be a massive factory style building from the inside, the afterparty venue had pink lights and a chandelier on the floor, which we thought was pretty cool! We were lucky to be on the first batch of shuttle buses, because if you check the mannequin photos before and after, you will see what the room looked like a mere 20-30 minutes later - even the mannequins were stripped. I did feel sorry for the people who arrived later!

We didn't go to the event with the intention to splash out (not that we really had a choice, being students and all), but it was exciting nevertheless. Girls were running from the shuttle bus to be the first to grab everything. People were walking around with more stuff than they could possibly carry, in order to go to a quiet corner and quickly try everything on. Although previously making fun of the black logo t-shirts that surely everyone will have, when me and Kaori saw some of them left midst all the empty rails, we ended up buying them haha. I still have my Alexander Wang x H&M black t-shirt from last year (even the tag is still on). Maybe make it a tradition? Haha.

The collection will be released tomorrow morning, in stores and online. I will probably still check it out online, however if it's anything like last year, I will probably spend an hour refreshing the page while trying to add things to my cart. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else will be getting! Goodnight! <3

The embellishment was insane! This jacket was super heavy due to all its pearls and beading. Did you know that the heaviest item in the collection was the black and white dress (it was quickly sold out, so no photos) that contains 250,000 beads?! That is 250 THOUSAND pearls. Insane!

Veggie hotdog made of soya, it also contained golden hummus, popcorn and sesame seeds. Hands down the best hotdog I've ever had (I've only ever had a handful and that was ages ago, before I stopped eating meat). I really hope to recreate this at home!