Archives for the month of: January, 2014

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So, I cut my hair. And it’s short. Like short short. Like ponytails are a thing of the past short. Like tucking it behind my ears is a distant dream short. Like just when I thought the overzealous hairdresser had finished, I heard a buzzing noise as she started razoring the back of my neck and had a mini nervous breakdown short. So anyway, I am not completely convinced. I fear my face may be just the wrong side of “I really enjoy doughnuts” for hair this short. And I feel my goal to look grungy and badass may have somewhat failed since as soon as I got home my sister (bless her, she was trying to be nice on account of me having texted her a panicked message from the hairdresser’s that may or may not have included the word bald. Not that I am at all melodramatic) exclaimed “Oh my gosh, it’s so cute, you look just like MUM!”

But, on the plus side, I have discovered that I much prefer it wavy and messy to the bouncy, straight ‘do I had upon leaving the salon which is excellent news for my morning lie-in. And I figure that in about 6 weeks, it’ll be just right.

In the meantime I will be busy trying to convince myself that I look like this:

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(having a weird belated girl crush on mid-nineties Drew Barrymore atm!)

Love,

The Styletterie

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I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow. I already kind of have a bob but, while I long to look 90s, messy and grungy, I instead resemble a cross between Jackie O and my mother. Both beautiful women, but not what I’m going for right now. So here is my hair moodboard (and boy do I feel pretentious writing “moodboard”) of some of my favourite bobs. Some that could potentially be achievable with my hair and several that aren’t!

Wish me luck!

Love,

The Styletterie

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When I was a teenager and got annoyed with my parents (a pretty regular occurrence), I used to storm upstairs, put my Eminem albums on full blast, change into all black (and usually slutty) clothes and put on really heavy make-up, before sweeping back downstairs to allow my angst to make its point. At the time I thought this was an excellent expression of my dramatic rage, not realising of course that my whole family were chuckling indulgently at my adorably clichéd teenage drama queen behaviour.

Last weekend, I learned that nothing has changed.

Ok it wasn’t my parents’ fault this time but nevertheless I found myself in a bad mood on Sunday and immediately realised that I couldn’t wear the pretty skater dress I had on and changed instead to this:

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I’m even posing grumpily…Only happy people stand up straight

(and yes, I do realise that wearing a slogan tee and then taking pictures in a mirror is dumb!)

-My nouveau Nouveau Grunge tee from Zara (£3.99, thank you sales)

 -Patterned Monsoon jeans (last worn in NYC)

 -New Primark leopard print slipper-style shoes (£5 and very comfy)

 -George at Asda cardi

 -Cat’s eye sunnies (River Island). There wasn’t any actual sun in London (shockingly) but I love a good cat’s eye when I’m grumpy. They make me feel aloof and bitchy.

 -Birkin. Yes, really. This was a Christmas present from my Mum. I’m actually not usually a big designer handbag type person and neither is my Mum (the Birkin was a gift from a friend for her 60th that my mother has never touched, hence why I now have it.) But I might just be persuaded to make an exception for this bag……! It makes everything look more structured, more sophisticated and better put-together, I even like the colour (and as a general rule, I hate brown), plus it’s super roomy. (Check out the bag of potatoes I somehow ended up carting around all day for my sister!)

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 And all my black jewellery from my teenage goth-lite phase:

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-I actually really love that leather cuff (I’m not sure where it’s from, probably Claire’s Accessories or Camden)

-My fake tattoo bracelet, also Claire’s

-Black and gold rings – H&M

-Long silver ring – vintage

-Asymmetric earrings, used to be part of a necklace but I never wore it so I made them earrings

-Starry bracelet from Tiffany, with 2014 charm which was a gift

And it took all my willpower (literally, ALL my willpower) not to smear on the kohl eyeliner and dark lipstick as well.

My clothes have to match my mood. I feel so discombobulated if they don’t. If my mood changes while I’m out, the first thing that happens is that I feel uncomfortable in my outfit. I can’t look colourful and fun and cute if I’m pissed off. When I’m mad, I hate looking as though I’ve made an effort. And if I get dressed in something understated to match an angry or bored mood and then have a really hilarious evening, I curse the decisions that lead me into something so dull.

 *sigh* Life is hard.

 Especially when you’re a 27 year old who apparently has the mental age of herself, aged 14.

Let’s see if I ever make it into my pretty dress…

 Love,

 The Styletterie

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Wow…..just wow.

Total game changer.

There is nothing I don’t love about this. I somehow missed this whilst deciding on my favourite Golden Globes dress but I’m afraid Emma Watson has not only outDior-ed the fabulous Jennifer Lawrence but totally usurped the lovely Miss Bullock. (Although in fairness, the dress Sandra Bullock wore was perfect on her, whereas this is perfect on Emma Watson. The dress has to complement the woman.)

I even love that she only wore one (Dior) earring:

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She looks young, sophisticated, sexy and completely memorable. And she wasn’t even up for an award!

I am totally over all my boring just-dresses dresses now, so thanks a lot Emma Watson.

Love,

The (drooling) Styletterie

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…Or did anyone else immediately think of this when they saw Jennifer Lawrence?

She makes it work though, and I love the dark lips with the white dress!

There were some lovely gowns at the Globes but my best dressed of the night has to be Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung, because it was a surprising choice from her, she looks gorgeous and I love the extra little hint of pink lining at the bottom.

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Love,

The Styletterie

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Truer words have never been spoken…

I was watching Gossip Girl again recently and just remembering why Blair Waldorf is:

a.) The absolute BEST

b.) My ultimate girl crush

c.) The absolute BEST

*sigh*

And, as if she wasn’t perfect enough (and forgive me for being a bit behind the times here), the fact that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are supposedly ENGAGED is just too much for me! Seriously, having Seth and Blair kiss in a movie is almost more than I can cope with. But having two of my all-time favourite characters from two of my all-time favourite shows actually be in love and then throw in the the possibility of future procreation?

Priceless.

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Love,

The Styletterie

(Blair memes found at:

http://purduecco.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/what-does-it-take-to-be-a-real-life-blair-waldorf/

and

http://s-kamberova.tumblr.com/)

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!! And to stave off the horror of turning the ripe old age of 27 I am wearing:

-A tiara. Obvs. (Although technically I am not wearing it today as I am at work and, allegedly, a grown-up. I did wear it all weekend though :-D)

-My BCBGeneration bracelet (previously seen here)

-A very bright pink shirt (no one’s ignoring me today) from Express in New York, which was an amazing shop with H&M-esque prices (and everything was 40% off the day I went so I bought a million things!)

-My trusty M&S treggings

-My short-sleeved Monsoon jumper which I like to think adds a dash of Clueless to all my shirts

-A gold leafy hairband that I got for my birthday (which arrived with a big sign on top telling me that I’m going to see Beyonce in March! Woo, thanks guys! It later transpired that my genius friend had accidently cut said sign out of what she thought was a scrap envelope but turned out to contain her brother’s university degree! Oops.)

-My new glittery shoes from Office that I bought in the boxing day sales

-Mid-life crisis: model’s own

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Hope you all have as great a day as I intend to!

😀

Love,

The (Ageing) Styletterie

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A 2014 bracelet and charm (both gifts from my parents in Athens :-D) to ensure that my arms and I are fashionably ready for 2014!

Hope your new year is off to a great start!

Love,

The Styletterie