27th, May, 2016

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Statement jackets are one of my favourite trends as of late. I’ve spent the last few weeks eyeing up various jackets online – when suddenly I remembered my Charlotte Olympia adhesive leather stickers, which were leftover from my ABC flats.

The trickiest bit was absolutely deciding what I wanted my jacket to say! I considered doing something along the lines of ‘GIRLS RULE’ – and another high contender was ‘YES PLS’, but I only had one of each letter (you’d better believe this quickly turned into some kind of intense word puzzle!) I finally opted to dedicate my jacket to my go-to US city; Las Vegas. And I filled up the rest of the space with some equally Vegas-worthy leather stickers – diamonds, the eiffel tower, dice, to name a few..

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Overall, I am absolutely stoked with how this super simple jacket DIY turned out! I’ve worn it out a few times now  – and the stickers are holding up brilliantly! The only thing I’ve noticed was that my hair sometimes gets caught in some of the letters (#longhairproblems) but after dabbing down the edges with an extra bit of superglue it’s all been going quite swimmingly!

Most of all though, I love how this DIY gave an otherwise plain jacket a whole new lease of life. Gosh, I totally recommend hitting up your local craft shop (or check out these Etsy ones?) in search of adhesives – as it’s such a simple way of expressing yourself and looking mighty cute at the same time!

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23rd, May, 2016

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When you’re into fashion and spend 90% of your free time on the internet, you’ve gotta sing from the rooftops when you find a special store that captures your heart. Admittedly, I’m a teeny bit biased; after all, Shouldn’t But Must was created by the parent of a preschooler I used to teach (and miss dearly!)

As well as being your go-to for children’s gifts, Shouldn’t But Must stocks some insanely beautiful clothing and accessories. I picked up this cute wee Erstwilder Mushroom brooch – along with a ‘Groceries & Shit‘ tote by Emily McDowell. Please do go check it out – I can’t even put into words how sweet the wonderful owner, Annie, is and would genuinely love for you to support her as much as possible! Go on!

Also, oh my god, bell sleeves. I genuinely can’t even put into words quite how strongly I feel about this recent trend. Perhaps, it’s my undying love for Meatloaf (Bat out of Hell forever, yo) but something about the fabric addition to my arm’s end makes a gal (or me at least) extra sassy. Unfortunately, my boyfriend, Barnaby doesn’t feel quite the same, and most of my belled beauties are hidden safely underneath my trusted leather jacket. Not this time though. There is absolutely no way whatsoever this lace Chicwish number is going unnoticed!

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