Monthly Archives: May 2013

A fist full of dollars

Dollar shorts 006 editHey Guys.

Sometimes things can be so bad that they are actually good. That’s how I feel about these denim hotpants. Just look how trashy they are! Teeny tiny, ripped denim and covered in dollar signs, could they be any tackier?

When I saw these shorts in store I actually laughed out loud and exclaimed to my friend “They look like something Rihanna would wear!”  But as cheap and trashy as they were I just had to have them. I really can’t explain why but something about the sheer tackiness of these shorts was just irresistible to me. 

I ended up buying these shorts with the intention of wearing them when I was working in Africa (as I didn’t mind if they got ruined) then ditching them after my trip. However, much to my surprise, my friends all loved them too. It was agreed that they are ‘so bad it’s good’ and now my friends refer to them  as the ‘fist full of dollars shorts’. After my trip I just couldn’t bring myself to part with them, so here they are on the blog, officially a part of my wardrobe.

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Shorts and Top – New Look // Shoes – // Necklace – Star by Julien Macdonald

This definitely isn’t my usual style but I really like this outfit. Perhaps I am wearing it somewhat ironically?

I paired my fist full of dollars shorts with this western style tee and my fab stars and stripes platforms. I kept my jewellery and accessories to an absolute minimum. After all I didn’t want to end up looking like the cast of Jersey Shore!

What do you guys think of this style? Do you have any clothes that are so bad they are good?

Love from JJ


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Galaxy print


This is the most beautiful galaxy print I have ever seen on a dress! Love it.


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Reliving the 90’s

nineties grungeHey Guys.

Monday night was my Grandad’s 80th birthday. Our whole family went out for a meal to celebrate, it was a little crazy as there were 22 of us. The restaurant had to push 7 tables together to fit us in! It was a great night and of course I made the most of having an excuse to get dressed up.

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Top – H&M (old) // Skirt – Vintage via WilsonStone //Belt – Vintage//Shoes – – Star by Julien Macdonald//Cuff – Cherry Blossom Bay//Earrings – Kukee//Bow – Head full of feathers//Sunglasses – Primark//

This look is my take on the nineties fashion trend. I absolutely love this vintage 90’s grunge skirt, it really is a joy to wear. I teamed my 90’s skirt with this cute crop top that has been hanging around in the back of my closet for a couple of years. I like how the Minnie Mouse print makes the outfit just a bit more girly and fun. It has been a long time since I wore a crop but I recently started wearing my belly button piercing again so I figured I should probably show it off. I used to have more piercings but I took them out a couple of years ago, lately I’ve been feeling like I want my piercings back.

To finish the outfit I wore my stars and stripes platform boots. Because a 90’s outfit is just no good unless you are wearing some freakin’ huge platforms!

I’m so glad that my Grandad really enjoyed his birthday and it was great to see all my family together. 80th Birthday

Happy birthday Gramps!!

Love from JJ


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I’ve spent most of this afternoon planning my birthday party this weekend and that includes planning my wardrobe! Here is a sneaky peek at some of the goodies I have just purchased online.


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Saturday shopping

Wow! How is it Tuesday already? I don’t know where the time has been going lately. I meant to post this yesterday but I guess I was too busy with real life and stuff.

Anywhoo, This was my outfit from Saturday. My dad and I went shopping as he has a holiday coming up and so needed my services as a personal shopper/stylist to help him pick out a new holiday wardrobe.

Shopping editYou may recognize the top as it is actually a dress I have worn before but this time I folded it up to make a top. My bag is something I picked up at a market in Bangkok four years ago. I really love it and wear it a lot. I’m a little upset that lately it has become much less unique as every high street store is ripping off the print and calling it ‘tribal’ but never mind that’s fashion for you.

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Shorts and sunglasses – Primark

Shoes – Dorothy Perkins

Cuff – Cherry Blossom Bay

Baby Milo necklace – Handmade

Bag – market stall in Bangkok

After shopping we stopped for a doughnut and shake in Krispy Kreme. It was so yummy!krispy kreme

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Love from JJ


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Need this dress

2d121ae46cf78f6cb80c14bce77c1c29Ok so I don’t really NEED it, but it is lovely. I just spotted this dress from daisy street. I’ve never shopped there before, maybe this will be my first purchase?


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Bear on Bear

Rhymesquare 007 editI have a little confession to make, I love menswear. There are tons of brilliant brands for men out there. I spend hours pouring over their web stores and Instagram accounts and often buy entire outfits for my boyfriend (whether he likes it or not!) But there are some men’s clothes that are simply too good to let the bf keep to himself, and I can’t help cheekily stealing his clothes to wear. As was the case with this fab top by UK indie brand Rhymesquare. I’ve been a fan of Rhymesquare since they started up last year and I’ve written about them before (here). I love the edgy urban vibe of this top. The design actually reminds of the artwork of Takashi Murakami, which probably wasn’t intentional by the designer but that’s just what I think of when I see this tee.

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T-shirt – Rhymesquare

Skirt – H&M

Boots – Stylist Pick

Earrings and knuckle ring – Kukee

Hand armor – Ebay

Cuff – Cherry Blossom Bay

A mini skirt and boots can be a tricky look to pull off, you always run the risk of looking a little too much like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (before the rich guy bought her a new wardrobe!) but I feel like teaming a mini skirt with a man’s top helps to toughen it up and look less trashy.

For accessories I am wearing my new angel wings cuff and I have paired it with my skeleton hand armor. I think they work well together and give off a good vs evil kinda vibe.

What do you guys think about menswear? Do you ever borrow clothes from your other half or brother? Or is that just me?

Love from JJ



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