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OOTD: A Spring in my step, a call for your help!

18/05/2013

I mentioned before that I am one of those girls that at the first signs of sun – wacks out the RayBan’s, the short shorts (sorry dad), the wedged heels, the crop tops – oh, the 1990’s called by the way girls, they want their style back – you get the gist…well, hopefully you do. If you don’t, what I’m basically trying to say is that my style goes from “I’m seconds away from getting frostbite” to “get me to a beach bitch” quicker than you can say ‘make the most of it’. Which is where my laziness, lack of ability to bash out a blog post in an hour or so comes into play. Hence, the slightly summery/spring outfit being posted on a completely s**t and windy day. No point in sugar coating things eh?…

Pastel colours, check. Linen Blazer, check. Wedge heels, check. Moody/vacant/”let’s not look at the camera to attempt to make this look natural” pose ΓΌ ΓΌ ΓΌ 

Now, these jeans. I am, without a doubt, the least ‘arty’ person you will ever come across in your life. Managing to draw a stick man is a genuine achievement for me – I know, that tragic – so when I decided on a whim to rip the shit out of D.I.Y my jeans up a bit…I wasn’t the most confident in how they’d turn out.

I was aiming for this…
and er, sort of ended up with this…
Don’t say I didn’t try!

I’ll leave the arty stuff to Neil Buchanan in the future (You know, the guy from Art Attack? If you don’t know what Art attack is then quite frankly…you haven’t lived!)

Another new edition to my wardrobe/floor/any pointy things that I can chuck clothes, accessories and what not over, is the ‘statement necklace’ – tell me I’m not the only one that feels like a bit of a knob using that phrase? No, just me then… – below. I bought this necklace because I just felt like the outfit was a little…’beige’ without it. You know, a bit boring, a bit vanilla, the Leona Lewis of outfits. (Soz Le Lew!) And, despite owning practically no bling whatsoever, I actually really like it. A good old ‘statement necklace’ – yep, still feel like a knob – really does dress up an outfit. Who’d have known? Well, clearly everybody apart from 10 years too late Ellie!

Off white blazer that makes me look in desperate need of some Daz: H&M
Ripped to shit DIY Jeans: Primark
Jumper: H&M
Wedges: Primark (yeah…you knew I wasn’t going to be able to make it through a post without getting a primark item in there somewhere
Necklace: Accessorize (regressing to my primary school days with one purchase)

The weather in the UK has typically turned shit shocking again – oh god, I’m turning into one of those boring people that only talk about the weather, the next thing you know I’ll be watching Countdown – so as I’m not getting any natural sun, I may have to finally admit that despite being olive skinned, I do occasionally delve into the magic bottle of fakeness (we all know that’s my ‘subtle’ way of saying fake tan) and I need your recommendations girls!! I’m currently a Xen Tan Dark lotion devotee, which I do absolutely love, but the natural experimenter – is that even a real word? – in me needs to try something new. I’m considering the Xen Tan Moroccan tan as I love the colour, smells etc. of Xen Tan but just wish the lotion sunk in a bit quicker. Or potentially the St Tropez dark mousse? Has anyone tried any of those, written any reviews? If so, please leave your links – or anybody else’s – in the comments below. After all, who knows better than beauty bloggers?…my thoughts exactly πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoyed this post all. As always, thank you so much for reading!
xx

40 responses to “OOTD: A Spring in my step, a call for your help!”

  1. Emmy says:

    Reference to Neil from art attack – amazing.

    I just got a Piz Buin fake tan which im hoping is decent. I do use st moriz, but it can dry your skin out – ridic cheap though!! x

    • Ellie Adams says:

      Haha thanks lovely, I was sure it was going to go over everybody's head so I'm so glad at least 1 person got it πŸ˜‰

      Yeah I've got St Moriz too, amazing for the price but it just always seems to go on a slightly patchy with me, although it's probs to do with the shocking application. Ohh the Piz Buin sounds interesting, will def check it out πŸ™‚

      xx

  2. Love your look, and the colors, amazing! πŸ˜€

    xx MJ
    http://shopaholic-thoughts.blogspot.pt/

  3. Love the outfit, and the reference to Neil from art attack brought back childhood memories. I also know how you feel about your jeans I tried a similar thing the other day and they just look crap! I've written a review on the Moroccan tan, here's te link http://faithsummerloves.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/xen-tan-moroccan-tan.html?m=1

    • Ellie Adams says:

      Haha thanks lovely, I'm so glad I've got some followers who know what I'm talking about!

      Oh god, the poor jeans were such a flop. At least we tried though eh? πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for the link, off to check it out now!

      xx

  4. Sarah Nunn says:

    You have a really witty writing style – I love it!
    And I'm exactly the same usually. The moment the sun appears I get my pasty legs out haha, gotta make the most of it!
    xx

    http://sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

    • Ellie Adams says:

      Ahh thank you so much Sarah, really really appreciate your lovely comments! You just have to do it don't you? it's rare that we even see the sun so you have to make the most of it:)

      xx

  5. Oumayma TFD says:

    Love this style! Really cute and chic. You are pretty!

    Love,
    TFD | The Fashion District

  6. Jess says:

    Love this outfit, great job with the jeans!

    http://lovelyjubblyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

    xo

  7. Maria K. says:

    My love for the Fake Bake is pretty deep, but I wouldn't mind trying some others out just to see how they compare…Here is my review of it, even got pics and everything!

    http://blindlybeautiful.blogspot.jp/2013/01/fake-bake-flawless-self-tanning-liquid.html

  8. E says:

    I think your jeans ended up looking awesome! I love these pastel colors, you look beautiful πŸ™‚

    http://zerxzastyle.blogspot.com

  9. The jeans look great! Loving that necklace too.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

  10. Gorgeous, love the mint jumper πŸ™‚ x

  11. Ellie M says:

    Art attack! Ah the memories πŸ™‚ lovely outfit. Mint looks gorgeous on you. I've been loving TanOrganic & Cocoa Brown, both amazing tans <3

    Ellie xo design blog | beauty & fashion blog

    • Ellie Adams says:

      Just thinking about Art Attack literally bought my right back to my 6year old days haha. Ahh amazing thanks so much for the recommendation Ellie, will def check those out!!

      P.S Great name!! πŸ˜‰

      xx

  12. Shang J. says:

    You have such fabulous, slim legs. You look gorgeous Elle. <3

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

  13. Katie says:

    Bf keeps sighing as I laugh my way through your posts, loving your ripped to shit jeans.

    Katie <3

  14. aww fab! I think they look cute πŸ™‚ I know the weather has been horrendous lately but this weekend has been AMAZING!! I wanted to catch up on my writing but I've mainly just been sat sunbathing!

    Hannah xx

  15. Love this outfit! you look lovely!
    I love the jumper πŸ™‚

    Rachel
    xx

    http://lustslovesandmusthaves.blogspot.co.uk/

  16. Nicola B says:

    LOVE this outfit

    Nicola
    stylishbutskint.co.uk

  17. Great post! I am about to follow you, maybe you could head over to my blog and follow me too? PS- Love the design of your blog!!!!!!
    http://www.charlyb128.blogspot.com

  18. Love the light denim and pastel combo!:)

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