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I understand there is something on the twitternet called Woman Crush Wednesday, where one discusses a woman that one admires? (I should really join Twitter and/or Instagram, I am too young to be this curmudgeonly about technology.) Anyway, as it is Wednesday, I thought I should share what I was doing last Wednesday, which was being very pleasantly surprised watching Ella Eyre perform at The Roundhouse in Camden.

I was not an especially massive fan (I only knew her from her guest vocals on Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night”), but my friend invited me, I love gigs, and the Roundhouse is a cool venue. So, after bracing ourselves for the inevitable hair envy, off we went.

And were completely blown away! She was brilliant- great voice, I loved the songs, I was obsessed with her outfit and she seemed to be genuinely enjoying herself. I couldn’t get any decent pictures of her outfit so had to steal some off t’internet – I am never going anywhere without a black PVC capelet with gold tassels again! I also loved that she wore funky trainers instead of stilettos so that she could bounce around comfortably.

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I’m also mega-crushing on her look in the video for “Gravity”, with DJ Fresh. I love turquoise and silver for summer!:

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Her support acts were really good too – Jake Isaac, who had a lovely voice, followed by Shift K3y, whose songs all sounded like covers of 90s songs that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I don’t mean that as a criticism, as a 90s lover, I really enjoyed them! (I will however criticise his incredibly daft name!)

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I wore:

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– My “Will Work For Candy” t-shirt, that I bought in the Sugar Factory in Vegas (it’s open all night, so cool! And also dangerous….)

– My trusty M&S treggings (one day I will do an OOTD not wearing them, honest!)

– Old choker necklace from the actual 90s (or possibly very early noughties)

– Chilli pepper necklace that was a freebie from a shop in Siena

– Random old black chain I had at home

– My new Marc by Marc Jacobs zip earrings, that were a Christmas present

– Old blue and gold bangles, from Accessorize

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I also painted my nails pink with a layer of Barry M Croc Effect nail varnish (reviewed here):

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But my absolute favourite thing about the gig? Gig earrings! I always try and buy some sort of merchandise at gigs as a souvenir, but usually you’re limited to ill-fitting men’s t-shirts, hugely tight women’s t-shirts, or plastic wristbands. There were actually loads of cool things on offer. Her trademark symbol is a crown-wearing lion, and they had canvas bags, onesies, phone cases, hoodies etc. with it on. But when I saw that they had earrings, I was sold!

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Ella Eyre- I salute your talent, I lust after your epic hair, and I will be buying your album 🙂

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Love,

The Styletterie

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Last night I went and saw the delectable Fuse ODG at The Garage in Highbury. It was awesome, and I have been listening to Million Pound Girl on repeat ever since. (Admittedly this is not a new thing… (ask my long-suffering flatmates). I am so in love with this tune, not least because of the surprisingly feminist lyrics. 😀 )

This is what I wore:

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Leaopard print jacket: Marks & Spencer

Black top: Urban Outfitters

Denim shorts: Asos

Glitter flats: Office

Love necklace: River Island

Orange bag: Aldo

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This was me being a tipsy Posey Poserson, trying to get all my accessories to show!

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Excuse the butt shot, this is to show my Paul Frank “call me” belt, bought to replace one I had saying “perfect” because a.) an uncle of mine once thought it said “erect” due to the positioning of my belt loops which kind of put me off! and b.) my sister stole it anyway.

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This kind of reminds me of a couple of years back when my friends thought it was hilarious to do this to all our photos:

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My good side…

Hope you’re having a great week and remembering to be badder than bad!

Love,

The Styletterie

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I went and saw Jason Derulo at the Hammersmith Apollo recently. The seats were rubbish (apparently “standing” now means “a metre of space at the very back of the room”) but he spent much of the show with his top off so, you know, money well spent. 😉

I wore:

– 2 Black strap tops, 1 from M&S, 1 from Urban Outfitters

– My Monsoon jeans (these are actually my only jeans, I really need to buy more!)

– My Forever 21 plaid shirt that I’ve worn to death this winter, tied around my waist. (If you’d told me a year ago that one day I’d be tying things round my waist again, I’d have laughed in your face.)

– Fake tattoo style choker. From Claire’s Accessories about 14 years ago. Following on from my efforts of the last 2 years to make the bracelet version fashionable, I have now decided that the time is ripe for the choker! Basically I will be reintroducing all the old stuff from my wardrobe that I still secretly love until it becomes fashionable again and no one can stop me. Next stop…..hair chopsticks!!!

(I’m actually serious)

– I bought the “keep calm and talk dirty to me” tee there.

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– Cobalt blue handbag that I bought at a market stall in Florence for about €15

– Peace sign bracelet/ring, Miss Selfridge (I think), and super-old karma beads (another thing I want back in fashion, dammit! I used to wear at least 20 at all times).

I will resist the overwhelming urge to sing my own name now (Jason Derulo’s most enduring legacy, surely?) and just say-

Love,

The Styletterie

 

…but I’m feeling twenty twooo-oooooo!

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On Sunday night, I went to see Taylor Swift at the O2 arena with one of my best friends. I kind of had an inkling that I wasn’t the target demographic (I’m 27) on account of a.) it’s Taylor Swift and 90% of her songs contain the word “cheerleader” and b.) the O2 had sent me an email a couple of days before informing me that while flags with flagpoles are not permitted, banners with fairy lights are.

*Styletterie falls to knees in relief*

After we finished laughing over the ridiculous notion that anyone, let alone a bunch of 13 year olds, would put enough effort into a banner as to actually festoon it with lights, my friend and I decided to go all out and reclaim our youth by dressing up as everyone’s favourite country cutie and singing our hearts out without shame. Alcopops may also have been invloved.

This is what I wore:

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-Frilly floral dress, Monsoon

-Floral denim shirt, Zara

-Cowboy boots, my sister’s from New Mexico, although she reliably informs me that R.Soles is a good (but expensive!) place to buy cowboy boots in London

-Extremely uncomfortable, barely visible gold fishnet tights, Accessorize

-Hearty earrings, one of my favourite pairs, Rachel Roy at Macy’s from when I went to NYC in 2011.

-BCBGeneration bracelet (again!), I can’t tell you how much losery fun I have deciding what to write on it everyday!

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I really need a hobby.

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