VINTAGE FUN

Hi all, 

I bought this dress in the summer via eBay to channel my inner Lola - it’s vintage Evans, UK 20 and was a real bargain  much much cheaper than the vintage shops I recently visited in Margate!  .

The material is quite thick so it suits the autumn/winter months better plus you can just wash and wear it without any ironing - BONUS. 

And I totally love the pleats, collar and bow tie details so totes HAPPY. 

What do you think? Have you found any good vintage buys on eBay? 

Much love 

Alana 

XOXO 

Vintage Evans dress: eBay / Tights: Marks & Spencer

Old brogues: River Island 

DROWNED RAT

Hi all, 

It’s been raining a lot lately, so I remembered to snap these photographs on the way back from an appointment this morning - living in these NL jeans at the mo! 

The bag, black jacket and yes another Breton style top are new purchases from Matalan. 

I was totally chuffed with buying the bag (it was the last one), 2 x tops and a jacket all for £57! Matalan goes up to a UK size 20 in it’s main range and also has a plus size range which goes from a UK 18 - 30. 

The top (UK size 18)  is from the main range and the black jacket (UK size 20) is from the plus range. I am really impressed with this jacket, it has a waffle style material, snowflake print (which you cannot really see in the picture) and is much more reasonably priced then any others I’ve seen - if you have a store in your area then check them out or you can order stuff online. 

Well I am currently trying to streamline my weekend/work wear so have put a ton of items on  eBay  - take a look, you may find a home for something that catches your eye!  

Also ordered a dress from Evans and some black brogues from eBay, so when they have arrived I will do a little work wear montage :)

Much love 

Alana 

XOXO 

Mac: Evans via eBay / Scarf: eBay

Black Jacket: Here on Matalan website

Bag: Matalan / Breton style top: Here on Matalan website

New Look boyfriend jeans: eBay / Socks: Marks & Spencer

Brogues: ASOS men’s range via eBay 

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF BRETON
Hi all, 
You can tell I love a Breton - this one is actually from the Men’s range at New Look. 
I’ve always been a tad androgynous, never liked pink, hardly wear high heels or make-up could be something to do with growing up as the only girl with two brothers!
When I went through my Britpop stage in the 90s I would often hunt for hours through charity shops and old military stores for parka coats, army shirts and tee-shirt. I hardly wore skirts or dresses and tended to live in my mums old flared levies from the 70’s which I handpainted with flowers, combat trousers, Dr Martin boots and a pair of Wrangler beige flares that I brought in Camden Market.
I  really miss those days - I had soooo many friends and was always out shopping, clubbing, going to the cinema, dinning out, going to gigs etc. I would say turning 18 was one of the happiest times in my life :) 
Much love
Alana
XOXO
Swing coat: old Evans via eBay / Breton jumper: New Look Men’s
Frayed jeans: New Look Inspire via eBay / Brogues: old River Island 

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF BRETON

Hi all, 

You can tell I love a Breton - this one is actually from the Men’s range at New Look. 

I’ve always been a tad androgynous, never liked pink, hardly wear high heels or make-up could be something to do with growing up as the only girl with two brothers!

When I went through my Britpop stage in the 90s I would often hunt for hours through charity shops and old military stores for parka coats, army shirts and tee-shirt. I hardly wore skirts or dresses and tended to live in my mums old flared levies from the 70’s which I handpainted with flowers, combat trousers, Dr Martin boots and a pair of Wrangler beige flares that I brought in Camden Market.

I  really miss those days - I had soooo many friends and was always out shopping, clubbing, going to the cinema, dinning out, going to gigs etc. I would say turning 18 was one of the happiest times in my life :) 

Much love

Alana

XOXO

Swing coat: old Evans via eBay / Breton jumper: New Look Men’s

Frayed jeans: New Look Inspire via eBay / Brogues: old River Island 

SUNDAY CASUAL

Hi all, 

I was recently diagnosed with anemia and high cholesterol which explains why my bones ache a lot and I’m really tired all the time! 

We went out to Shoreditch on Sunday to check out some images my partner had displayed in an interactive gallery, so this is what I wore - cropped Breton top, checked swing coat, frayed turn up jeans, brogues and a neon leopard print skirt.  The look would have been a little bit more on-trend with a big chunky necklace and some make-up but we were running late, so sort of threw this together and went! 

I am really enjoying the cooler weather although the darkness also makes me more sleepy but wrapping up in jumpers etc is much better than sweating it out in shorts and tees! 

And although my health is shit, I am now jobless and have some seriously stressful family issues going on at the moment, I will try and post more regularly as well as get my health back on track :) 

Much love

Alana

XOXO

Coat: old Evans via eBay / Breton cropped jumper: old New Look via eBay

Scarf: via eBay / Jeans: New Look Inspire / Brogues: old River Island 

80’s PARTY GEAR 
Hi all, 
Long time no hear - thanks for sticking with me :)
I started a new job straight after coming back from holidaying/festivals and it was horrendous, the boss was a real bully so I resigned on Friday and went out to style it up at a friends 80’s themed party. 
On the positive leaving this role has given me the confidence not to put up with shit and go out and get what I really want from life, so cheers to being positive and moving forward :)
Much love 
Alana 
XOXO
Headband: Homemade from the material of an old tube skirt!
Earrings: H & M / Jumper: eBay
Skirt: eBay / Tights: Marks & Spencer / Brogues: old River Island

80’s PARTY GEAR 

Hi all, 

Long time no hear - thanks for sticking with me :)

I started a new job straight after coming back from holidaying/festivals and it was horrendous, the boss was a real bully so I resigned on Friday and went out to style it up at a friends 80’s themed party. 

On the positive leaving this role has given me the confidence not to put up with shit and go out and get what I really want from life, so cheers to being positive and moving forward :)

Much love 

Alana 

XOXO

Headband: Homemade from the material of an old tube skirt!

Earrings: H & M / Jumper: eBay

Skirt: eBay / Tights: Marks & Spencer / Brogues: old River Island

READY FOR THE ALLOTMENT
Hi all, 
It’s been a while!  am so flipping busy since returning from the hols that I keep forgetting to take pictures of my work outfits for the blog!
It was quite warm today, so threw on this African print top, jeans and trainers - not my best look but it sort of works and defiantly would have looked better with sandals or flip flops.
Yesterday I got my roots done and wondered around the shops for a bit - seriously wanted to get a new bra but my local Marks & Spencer no longer does bra fittings, so will have to go into Central London one day after work next week to sort it out. 
I also have two friends weddings this month, so will need to sort out an outfit and post it….YIKES…..dislike shopping for wedding gear, can never find anything! 
How is your summer ending? Getting ready for Autumn and jumper season? 
Well take care 
Much love 
Top: eBay / Jeans: New Look via eBay
Trainers: Nike from Sports Direct 

READY FOR THE ALLOTMENT

Hi all, 

It’s been a while!  am so flipping busy since returning from the hols that I keep forgetting to take pictures of my work outfits for the blog!

It was quite warm today, so threw on this African print top, jeans and trainers - not my best look but it sort of works and defiantly would have looked better with sandals or flip flops.

Yesterday I got my roots done and wondered around the shops for a bit - seriously wanted to get a new bra but my local Marks & Spencer no longer does bra fittings, so will have to go into Central London one day after work next week to sort it out. 

I also have two friends weddings this month, so will need to sort out an outfit and post it….YIKES…..dislike shopping for wedding gear, can never find anything! 

How is your summer ending? Getting ready for Autumn and jumper season? 

Well take care 

Much love 

Top: eBay / Jeans: New Look via eBay

Trainers: Nike from Sports Direct 

THIGHS, LUMPS, BUMPS, BELLIES, BOOBS AND ARMS!

Hi all, 

Apologies for not posting more regularly - I’ve been away in Europe for about two weeks doing festivals and sight-seeing and while away I learnt to let go, get involved, be comfortable with who I am and smile…sometimes I felt that people smirked about my body-shape and on occasion I even felt uncomfortable with my body but most of the time I didn’t care less, it was too hot and if I wanted to wear shorts then I did - I even had a bikini on when we went swimming in a lake but forgot to take pictures!

Hope you are well? 

Much love 

Alana

XOXO

p.s I’ve started a new job, so will try and do some work-wear post when I am more settled in. 

HIPPY DAYS

Hi all, 

I am heading off to BOOM and O.Z.O.R.A - sort of got my wardrobe sorted - may try and do a pics on the road but otherwise I won’t be able to post for a while! 

Much love 

Alana 

XOXO

War & Peace 

Hi all, 

I’ve been super busy recently and not updating the blog - my brother and sister-in-law have moved to live in South Korea and we’ve been catching up a lot with them before they left. 

Its all been about family - we went to the War and Peace Revival with my cousin, her husband and two sons. I didn’t take any pictures at the event - bloody British weather it was raining, humid and extremely muddy (hence my rather grubby shoes). 

So I won this Evans/Clements Ribeiro dress from the Swan Collection (which was raved about by psbloggers here, here and here) on eBay.

I loved the colouring and fit of this dress and thought it went well for a 40’s vibe with faux pearls, bright red lips, lace tights, t-bar shoes and a wicker bag. 

What do you think? Have you go this dress? 

Much love 

Alana

XOXO

Clements Ribeiro Swan Collection Dress: eBay via this seller

Lace tights: XL Marks & Spencer / T-bar shoes: eBay

Lancome wicker bag: eBay / Glasses: Specsavers 

Faux pearl earrings/necklace: Bon Marche