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What I Wore: Tartan

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Guinness T Shirt / Papaya Tartan Skirt / Primark Tights / Converse Hi Tops / Topshop Leather Bag

Ever since I saw the gorgeous tartan pieces from Alexander McQueen’s ‘The Girl Who Lived in the Tree’ collection, at the V&A Savage Beauty exhibition, I’ve been looking for red and black tartan items to add to my wardrobe.  I thrifted this skirt from eBay a few weeks ago, and though it isn’t MacQueen tartan, I still love it.  The sash at the waist and net underskirt give it more of a modern twist than your traditional kilt skirt, and I also really like the fullness the net gives it.

I picked the Guinness t shirt up in a gift shop in Dublin a couple of weeks ago, specifically to wear with this skirt, and I think they look pretty good together.  The patterning is so pretty, and the red font is another twist on the traditional.

I can see this outfit transitioning really well into autumn, layered with a leather jacket, thicker tights and biker boots, so hopefully I’ll get a lot of wear out of both pieces before the year is out!

Naomi x

Thrifty Finds No. 7: Charity Shops

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For most of this week I’ve had a well earned break from work, and on Wednesday afternoon my mum and I went thrift shopping for the first time in months.  We decided to head to two local towns to browse the charity shops, and it was well worth the trip, as I managed to find some fantastic bargains!

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Be Beau Studded Cardigan – £1.00

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Jaeger Striped Shirt – £1.00

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Omen Skeleton T Shirt – £1.00

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Lipsy Lace Bolero – £3.00

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Living Dead Souls Leopard Print Cardigan – £3.50

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Zara Shirt – £3.75

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Farhi Maxi Skirt – 99p

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Books – 75p and 50p

Total Spend: £15.49

I’m really pleased with this haul as I managed to get pieces for work and leisure, from some great brands.  My two favourites are the Zara shirt, which looks great with black skinnies and heels, and the Lipsy lace bolero.  The bolero still had its tags attached so is brand new, and was actually £15.00 in the Lipsy sale, so at £3.00 was an absolute steal!

Naomi x

What I Wore: Comfy Sunday

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Today my fiancé and I decided to go out for lunch, to one of my favourite bars (the Orange tree in Leicester – they serve a cracking veggie roast!)  Afterwards, we went for a leisurely wander around town, did a spot of shopping and checked out the new Richard III monuments near the cathedral.  A lovely casual day called for a casual outfit, so I threw on this gorgeous draped hoodie with a basic tee, and my favourite pair of jeans.  I love anything acid wash and polka dots, and these jeans combine the two, and are made of light, stretchy denim so are incredibly comfortable.  They’re a real wardrobe staple and have seen me through Spring and Summer, but will also be great for Autumn, worn with a pair of chunky boots.

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DressLink.com Draped Hoodie / H&M Polka Dot Acid Wash Jeans / Primark Basic T Shirt / Primark Metal Waist Belt / Primark Canvas Shoes / Thrifted Topshop Leather Stud Bag

I ordered this oversized draped hoodie from DressLink.com a few weeks ago.  It was originally intended to be for my mum, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite fit her right, so she let me have it.  Believe it or not, this is an XXXL, but Asian sizes are a LOT smaller than our Western sizes, so it fits me, a size 10/12, like a baggy hoodie.  There’s no way it’s a UK size 20 like the website suggests!

Tops like this are absolutely perfect for this time of year.  It was sunny today, so too warm for a coat, but there was a hint of Autumnal coolness in the air, so it kept me nice and cosy, and the hood is great for when you want an extra bit of warmth.  I also really love the length and draped style of the hoodie as it gives it a slightly witchy edge, and though it looks good baggy, I adore the more tailored shape of it when worn with a waist belt over the top.

What pieces will be seeing you through the Summer to Autumn transition?

Naomi x

Thrifty Finds No.4: Car Boot

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On Sunday I decided to indulge, yet again, in one of my favourite hobbies – thrifting – and got up bright and early to go to two car boot sales in Leicestershire.  In particular I was hoping to find some bargainous clothes to add to my spring/summer wardrobe, and though I came away from the first car boot with nothing (how disappointing!), the second was a veritable treasure trove of fashion!  For the grand total of just £4.50 I managed to get a waterfall cardigan, a thin knit jumper, a t-shirt, and my absolute favourite find of the day, a pair of wedge shoes.

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Z Black and grey striped waterfall cardigan £1.50

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Next Thin knit black jumper 50p

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River Island Skeleton heart t-shirt 50p

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Truffle Black velvet wedge shoes £2.00

Total: £4.50

I’m really pleased with this little thrifty haul, and I’m looking forward to styling each item in outfit posts in the near future.  Which is your favourite piece?

Naomi x

What I Wore: Bitch

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I know I’m a few years behind the universe on this one, but I recently started watching Breaking Bad and, just as the rest of you were, I am well and truly hooked!  So much so that I just had to add something Breaking Bad related to my wardrobe.  Jesse Pinkman is my favourite character (he’s just so well written), and I love the fact that he single-handedly revived the word ‘bitch’ from the bottom of the 90s insult bin, so this t-shirt is my tribute to Jesse and his famous catchphrase.

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  Jonny Cotton Jesse Pinkman ‘Bitch’ T-Shirt / New Look Black Skinny Jeans / Schuh Black Biker Boots

I ordered the t-shirt from an eBay shop called Jonny Cotton.  I was slightly worried at first as it’s impossible to judge the quality of t-shirts like this on eBay, but I’m really pleased with it.  Both the fabric and the print are great quality, and at £7.99 with free postage it was an absolute bargain.  I’m usually a size 12 but I ordered a men’s medium as, being 5’10”, I often find women’s tees to be too short in the body and I wanted something baggier, and it fits really nicely and isn’t too shapeless.  I’d definitely recommend Jonny Cotton for printed tees.

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I teamed the t-shirt with my go-to black skinny jeans from New Look, and a pair of black biker boots from Schuh that I found lurking under my bed.  I must have had them for about five years now and I wasn’t too keen on them at first, hence why they were under my bed, but they’re starting to grow on me now.

Do you like Breaking Bad?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  But please, no spoilers!

Naomi x

Fashion Find: Out of Print Clothing

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One of my greatest passions in life is literature.  I first joined the library at the age of two, and throughout my childhood I spent most of my free time either reading a book or writing my own stories.  My love for words and books has been carried with me into adulthood, and I am even studying for a postgraduate degree in Modern Literature.  As I’m sure my blog reflects, another of my passions is fashion, so what could be better than a combination of both of these things?

Last week I came across a fantastic website which combines my love of literature with my passion for fashion, and it also has an ethos I can adhere to.  Out of Print Clothing celebrate some of the world’s best literary works through quirky t shirts and accessories, which depict striking, and often out of print, book covers.  They also state on their website that ‘Each product is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book’, which is such a lovely touch.  Their greatness doesn’t stop there, however, as the brand are charitable too!  For every product they sell, Out of Print donate a book to a community in need, through a charity called Books For Africa.  I’ve always believed in the importance of spreading stories and sharing books, so donating books to those who need them is something I support completely – it’s such a beautiful idea!

There are many t shirts to choose from and I’m sure there’s something there for everybody, but here is my pick of some of my favourite Out of Print t shirts…

Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange – $28.00

19841984 – $42.00

Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – $28.00

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland – $40.00

Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights – $28.00

Out of Print Clothing are an American company, but they also ship to the UK and the rest of the world.  You can view their full range online here, or alternatively, if you’d rather order straight from the UK some of their t shirts are also available from TruffleShuffle.

Which book would you like to see on a t shirt?

Naomi x

Chocolate Treat Week: Fashion and Accessories

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Welcome to my final Chocolate Treat Week post!  It’s been a busy week but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and I hope you have too.  Today’s post will focus on chocolate themed fashion and accessories, including a rather nifty T Shirt, a couple of stunning items of jewellery and a cuter than cute pocket mirror.  So, let’s begin…

Cadbury’s Chicken or Creme Egg T Shirt from TruffleShuffle

I was recently sent this amazingly quirky T Shirt by a fab clothing company called TruffleShuffle, and I absolutely love it.  Creme Eggs have to be one of my favourite chocolate treats (why oh why do they only sell them at Easter??) and, as my regular readers will know, purple is my favourite colour.  As such, this T Shirt really was made for me, especially when you consider my penchant for philosophy!  After all, the fun, clever design takes on one of life’s most pressing questions.

The T Shirt itself is extremely comfortable as it is cut well to fit womanly curves, and you can tell that the fabric is fantastic quality.  It is very soft and quite thick, and has a good stretch to it, and it’s also a nice length…  I’m 5’10” so very often I will get T Shirts which are irritatingly too short for me, but this one is just right due to its slightly longer length.

I love how bold the purple shade of the fabric is, and the logo is equally as bright.  The logo is also really well printed, and neither the fabric or the logo have faded since I received the T Shirt.  The fading you can see in the photograph is part of the retro design, and the rest of it isn’t going anywhere in a hurry!  This T Shirt has already become a treasured part of my wardrobe and, just like the logo, it’s here to stay.

TruffleShuffle’s Cadbury Chicken or Creme Egg T Shirt retails for £14.99, which is incredible value for money for such a high quality product, but you’ll be pleased to know that you can get an even better deal at the minute as it is on sale for £11.99!  They have a few other Creme Egg designs in various colours too, for men as well as women.  TruffleShuffle specialise in 80s and Retro T Shirts but they also sell jewellery, accessories and gifts.  Their customer service is outstanding as if you order before 4pm your items will be posted the same day.  I actually received my T Shirt the day after it was sent, and it even contained some sweeties which was a nice extra touch!  TruffleShuffe really are ‘Officially Awesome’ and I’ll be going to them from now on for all of my T Shirt needs!

Milk Chocolate Ring from Purple Magpie

This gorgeous statement ring was made by Lynda, an independent jewellery maker who runs a lovely little jewellery company called Purple Magpie.  Lynda is a self-employed artist and has been creating jewellery for the past two years, which she sells at Newcastle’s Quayside every Sunday, as well as on Etsy and Folksy.  Most of Lynda’s jewellery features food and sweets, and her Milk Chocolate Ring is no exception!

The chocolate fudge-looking ring is handmade using polymer clay and it is very neat.  The detail on it is absolutely incredible too…  From the teeth marks in the ‘bite’ to the piped chocolate heart on top, it all looks so real!  If I didn’t know better I’d want to eat it, but obviously I wouldn’t, that’s just silly.  The ring itself measures 18mm in diameter at its smallest, but it is adjustable so it is suitable for just about anyone.  It might be chunky and a decent size, but don’t let that fool you.  Polymer clay is very light so it doesn’t weigh your hand down at all when wearing it which is a massive bonus.

Purple Magpie’s Milk Chocolate Ring is available on Etsy for just £4, and there are a few other chocolatey items in Lynda’s jewellery range too.  It is clear that all of Lynda’s jewellery is carefully made with love, and considering the high quality of her products you are getting an absolute bargain.  If you decide to buy, I’m sure you’ll love your chocolate ring as much as I love mine!

Miniature Chocolate Necklace from Sweet n Neat Jewellery

Necklaces are perhaps my most worn accessory, and out of the many that I own this Miniature Chocolate Necklace is one of my favourites.  The necklace is handmade by Laura of Sweet n Neat Jewellery, who started making jewellery last November, and has since started making accessories as well.  All of Laura’s jewellery is made from Fimo, and she tells me that she likes using Fimo as it is easy to mould and comes in any colour under the sun!  She also takes pride in making her jewellery as ‘sweet’ and ‘neat’ as possible, hence the name.

The chocolate pendant is very dainty and cute, but despite its small size it is still detailed and looks wonderfully realistic!  It is coated with a glaze which makes the chocolate look shiny and yummy, but unfortunately it isn’t edible (although the missing corner makes it look like someone’s had a nibble!)  The pendant also hangs perfectly as it lies flat and at a slight angle, and since it is on an 18″ chain it sits nicely in the centre of my chest.  I do believe the chain is sterling silver too, so it doesn’t leave any green marks on the skin.

Laura’s Miniature Chocolate Necklace comes delivered in a gift box and is currently selling on Etsy for only £6.  You can even buy matching Miniature Chocolate Hair Grips!  If you’d like to follow Laura, her Twitter name is @SweetnNeatJwlry, and she also has a Facebook page.

Cocoa Cookie Pocket Mirror and Comb from eBay

My final chocolate themed accessory is this cute pocket mirror which I picked up on eBay for 99p.  The mirror says ‘Cocoa Cookies I Like’, which isn’t fantastic English but that doesn’t really matter I suppose.  The mirror is made to look like an Oreo cookie, and is quite a decent size.  It might have been cheap, but the quality is pretty good and I think it looks absolutely adorable!  Probably the most exciting thing about this mirror, however, is what’s inside…

That’s right – the cream inside the cookie is actually a little comb!  How innovative is that?

If you’d like one for yourself, you can order your Cocoa Pocket Mirror here.

The Last Rolo…

The Last Rolo is where I hand over the last few words of each Chocolate Treat Week blog post to another blogger.  In the run up to Chocolate Treat Week I asked five of my favourite bloggers a couple of questions about their favourite chocolate treats, and today’s answers come from Nonfashionista.

Can you recommend any chocolate scented, flavoured or themed beauty/fashion products?

Well I like the chocomania products from body shop. I’ve tried the lip butter and it’s nice!!!

I’m a fan of their body butters but I haven’t tried the chocomania one..i’m sure it’s as nice as their coconut one!
One of my friends really likes the chocolate shampoo from carol’s daughter.. I think they talked about it at Oprah’s.

What is your favourite chocolate treat to eat, and why?

My favorite chocolate treat..that’s a thought one..I love chocolate!!! I love anything chocolate..I would probably have to say a good slice of my mother’s chocolate cake, that’s really moist and creamy inside! Also I make a mean chocolate mousse :) and.. ben’s cookies: any chocolate or other 😛

So, that’s it!  The end of my first ever themed blog week – Chocolate Treat Week.  I really hope you’ve enjoyed all of my posts, and if you have then please share them with your friends and fellow bloggers!  If you haven’t already seen my other chocolate posts, you can do so here:

Skin, Bath and Body

Hair

Makeup

Nails

Thank you so much for reading, and a big thank you to all of those who took part in The Last Rolo!

Naomi x

*The Chicken or Creme Egg T Shirt, Milk Chocolate Ring and Miniature Chocolate Necklace featured in this post were kindly gifted to me by their respective companies, for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own*

Sinfused Clothing Giveaway WINNERS!

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Hi everyone!

The time has come for me to announce the TWO lucky winners of my Sinfused Clothing Giveaway.  The giveaway ended last night and the winners were chosen at random earlier today.  And the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the winners are…

BeautyNTheBrains

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discodollhouse

Congratulations ladies!  You have won a rhinestone tee of your choice from Sinfused Clothing.  Please can you visit the Sinfused website to choose your tee, then once you have decided, email me at bewitcheryblog@gmail.com with your choice of prize (including the size that you would like) and your postal address :)  I will then pass your details on to Sinfused, who will ship your prize out to you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much to everyone who entered!  I will hopefully be hosting another giveaway very soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Naomi x

Sinfused Clothing Giveaway ends TOMORROW!

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Hi everyone!

This is just a quick reminder that my Sinfused Clothing Giveaway ends TOMORROW at 11:59pm (GMT).  There will be TWO lucky winners, and the winners will both get to choose a rhinestone tee from the Sinfused range.  The giveaway is open to my UK and USA subscribers/followers (new and old), so get entering!  I’ve had a fairly small number of entries so far so you’re in with a good chance of winning :)  If you want to enter, you can do so here.

Good Luck!

Naomi x

Sinfused Giveaway ENDING SOON!

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Hi all!

Don’t forget that my Sinfused Clothing Giveaway ends in just four days!  If you haven’t already entered and you want to be in with a chance of winning a rhinestone tee of your choice from Sinfused, then visit here to find out how to enter.  New and old subscribers can enter, UK and US only :)

Good Luck!

Naomi x

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