Monday, 30 September 2013

First time for everything...!~

I realise I've already posted once today, but just look at this- just LOOK AT THIS!

Editor's Choice page? Ohhh yeahhh!

I know it's quite a small thing to get all excited about, but come aaaaan! This is the first time anything I've done in the fashion-related world has been even in the slightest bit acknowledged, so wooo, I'll take it as an achievement any day!

The most awesome part about it as well, is that I had literally JUST signed up for What I Wore Today less than 24 hours ago and I've already managed to make a little impression, yay me!

-Philippa. x

PS.: find me on WIWT here! =D

Leg garters mini haul!~

A few posts ago I wrote about how I ordered some leg garters and had already received the Urban Outfitters one (debuted in this post) and was just waiting on the other two before I could make a post about them, and now that I have all of them, well, here it is!

As I just said, the first one I received was the Urban Outfitters one and I bought it more out of curiosity more than anything (that's the great thing about ebay - curiosity satisfied at little cost!), especially after seeing the way blogger Ashley J rocks hers on a regular basis. However, before I could even sample it, I discovered the Little Black Mess garter from and fell in love with it instantly! In my haze of absolute want for the darn thing, I bought it with only little hesitation, only to regret the amount of money I spent almost instantly. And how did I resolve that? By seeing if had anything cheaper to make up for it. Erm... what? xD

When I found the Hellosullivan shop there I was totally amazed by the variety and the affordability of everything! I wanted it all! It actually took me a while to buy this one, as I spent aaages deciding between like, 3 designs, though I probably wouldn't have minded had I chosen otherwise. This one was just the cheapest option. And did I mention that they're all made to order? Size-wise that is. How awesome is that? Totally affordable and made specifically for you!

So yeah, to wrap this up, though I'm struggling to find occasions to wear these beauties, I'm glad I have them (even if it did set me back like, £30), and will make sure you see more of them in future outfit posts!

-Philippa. x

PS.: also, did you notice my 'approved blogger' badge at the side? that's right, i am now an official blogger, woo!~

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

My new dress is just so OH MY LOVEly!~

Dress - Oh My Love
Tights - F&F @ Tesco
Wedges -
Bowler hat - Take That merch store... xD

I have been wanting this dress since forever. Okay, well, maybe not forever, per se, but the moment I laid my eyes on it I was like "i must have it! it will be miiine!", so yeah, and now, after, what, over a year of lusting after it I have finally achieved my goal! Thank you very much, random eBay seller! ^^

The colour is just to die for and I have been meaning to get another velvet dress (my current collection consists of only 1 - a silver skater dress from Miss Selfridge) - BUT, not only that, but that collar! Oh my gah! How perfect is this dress?? I just... there are no words... =')

-Philippa. x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Wannabe Vampire...?~

Top - Stables Market, Camden Town
Dress (worn as skirt) - Motel Rocks
Tights - Topshop
Necklace - Forever 21
Fascinator - Claire's Accessories
Garter - Urban Outfitters
Ring - eBay

This was the idea of my two little half-siblings. So, I casually put on some dark purple lipstick when one of them says to me "hey! you look like a vampire with that lipstick! but you're not wearing the right clothes and there's not enough make-up on your face..." The second that was said, I was reminded of this top given to me by my friend Theresa years ago and straight away started changing into what became the outfit above!

Once again, photo taken by my little 6 year old half-sister and I must say it's still not too shabby, especially for what totaled in at less than 5 minutes worth of effort on her part.

Oooh, and this was also the first time I got to wear my fascinator which I bought wayyy earlier this year from Claire's Accessories during an INSANE sale, which was super exciting for me as it had just been accumulating dust before. ^^

-Philippa. x

PS.: just over a day to go before my first batch of eBay listings end, so hurry on over to here before you miss out!!
PPS.: also, to all you loobook and chictopia fans, check out my pages (links to the right of this post) and hype/vote/comment on/love/etc. my looks! please and thankies!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Desperate times, desperate measures + Buy my stuff!~

Dress - New Look
Scarf - Forever 21
Belt - Forever 21
Garter - Urban Outfitters
Tights - F&F @ Tesco
Ring - Forever 21
Spike headband - eBay
Wedges -

Admittedly, not the best OOTD shots I've ever had, but to be fair, they were taken by my 6 year old half-sister, so in actuality, they're really not that bad! Oh, and just fyi, the top pose was necessary; she couldn't fit all of me in the frame otherwise. ><"

So, this is the debut of my new leg garter which just arrived in the post today, and I was so wayyy excited that I just had to immediately get an outfit together just to show it off to the internet! I have actually ordered 2 others recently in varying styles, so when they arrive I'll be sure to make a post about them... so excited!

In other news, as my clothes collection is getting just a leetle bit out of hand, once again I shall be putting a portion of it up on eBay to clear up some space, as well as draw in a bit o' cash for the upcoming winter. ;D

You can find all my listings here, and for those of you who are in need of prompting here's a preview of some of my dear favourites that are up for grabs:

This is just the tip of the iceberg; I've got more stuff for girls, some stuff for guys, AND I will be putting more things up in the next few days! However if you don't want to miss out on these beauties in particular, then better make a move as they'll be gone in just over 4 days, so hurry!!

Lastly, I've also started listing things on the ASOS Marketplace and you can find my stuff here. I'll be adding more wonderful things on there once I've taken photos and everything, but for now, just have a look and if you like what you see then BUY IT. And if you're still on the ropes then let me help by presenting you with this limited time only 15% off discount code for anything in my ASOS shop! =D


-Philippa. x

PS.: to you and chictopia users, it would really mean a lot to me if you clicked on here and here respectively to like/hype/vote/comment on - please and thankies!
PPS.: stock images of clothes (the last 3 photos) were found via Google images and below to their original sites.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Too Sunny to Smile~

Top - Forever 21
Shorts - H&M
Tights - Claire's Accessories
Creepers -

In a way, it's kind of ironic how I'm posting this OOTD featuring too much sun, right when all of a sudden there seems to be not enough sun, and to be honest, I'm still deciding which I prefer.

As can be correctly assumed, these photos were taken AGES back when summer was in full swing and when I was struggling a fair bit to dress appropriately, though I don't think I did too badly with this outfit. My favourite item was the top which I got on sale at Forever 21 wayyy back. The material is really light (so super appropriate - finally!) and the criss-cross back detail is just the most awesome thing ever!

Now if only sunny weather wasn't so damn bright and hot...! ><"

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Throw The Goat gig review... finally!~ (04.07.2013)

Disclaimer: This review features subjective commentary which some might find somewhat harsh and/or rude. If you are easily offended by such things then please close this window now. Thank you.

They say patience is a virtue, but quite frankly, this is just ridiculous!

It's just as well I don't have writing gig reviews as a job, otherwise I'd have been fired 100x over for my insane and continual lateness. Yes, I realise this post comes TWO MONTHS after the fact, but I've been trying to motivate myself to write this as objectively as possible (you can ask bagel - she was witness to some of it!), though I must say, as you will soon see, I pretty much failed and have decided to stop stalling and just get it over and done with, SO, without further ado...

It is a consistent habit of mine to have high expectations of things, even when I realise that I'm jumping the gun a little, and with an imagination as wild as mine, it is no wonder I am almost always left disappointed when reality comes knocking. Not to say the entire evening was a total waste of time or anything, but there were definitely points where I was wondering why on earth I was there...

... FOR EXAMPLE, during the set of the first band, 'Spirits'. 

[Alex, Spirits]

Now ignoring all their blah blah Elliot Minor potential and what-not, I honestly feel that their set was below par, by any band's standards. It is always difficult to be the opening band and having the pressure of reeling in an already sceptical crowd, but I think they could have done a better job at it regardless. More crowd interaction and a more solid musical performance overall (sorry, but it's not an hour set, so cheating on those high and long notes is not excusable, alex) would have helped out on that front, but I suppose this was only their 2nd(?) ever gig (and they were even missing their bassist this time!), so they're still trying to 'find their groove' as it were, which is forgivable. I will also admit, that I was quite pleased with their performance of their song 'Unbreakable'; it was every bit as punchy live as it was the first time I heard it. All in all, while there is still a lot to improve on, I believe that, in time, they will be able to rise to the occasion.

The next band to play was called 'Serpico', who, just so you know, I have known about for a while and have even met on a couple of occasions but have always thoroughly dismissed without a second thought. Now, I hate to admit this, but other than my general distaste for the music, there is little fault I can make of their performance. From what I saw, they were the second most popular band of the night and I can kind of see why. Their set was energetic and well executed, the singer interacting well with the crowd and overall they really looked like the knew what they were doing. Even my extremely hard to impress companion (*ahem* isabel *ahem*) admitted to having been won over by the show they put on, so not bad guys, not bad.

 [Serpico and fans]


Second to last was 'The Bastard Sons'. I'm not really sure what to say about their performance, as about half way into their set the singer started rolling around on the floor, and though at first I thought that was his way of getting into the music, it later appeared to be something slightly more serious, so I can't really fault them for that. However, up until that point, all I can say is that their set was powerful. It was a huge contrast to the two previous bands and came as quite a shock to someone like me who wasn't sure what to expect, but served to be an extreme yet somewhat valid segue between the first and second half of the gig. I especially liked the 'light box' thing the singer would occasionally stand on which lit up when pressure was applied to it, as it definitely added to the drama of it all.

[The Bastard Sons]

Finally, we come to the final act of the night, 'THROW THE GOAT'! As expected, the closing band was the most popular of the night, and that really comes as no surprise as even I (who, shamefully, cannot admit to being much of a fan) found their set to be really quite enjoyable to watch! I was very surprised that, as such a young band, they were already so determined to cross water and invade the British music scene and was worried that they would not be too well received. Thankfully, I was wrong. I had initially anticipated (and please don't hate me for saying this) that a lot of their popularity would be riding on Brian's (lead guitarist) prior connection to Elliot Minor, but from the number of unfamiliar faces I saw that night, I am happy to report that that is not the case. Their performance exceeded my expectations and was very much the highlight of the night, both in terms of quality of performance and general professionalism (once again, a band who really knew how to entertain) and I even found myself at times distracted from my task of taking photos as I would occasionally stop to fully watch, wanting to take it all in. So basically... yeah, they put on a good show.

[Michael and Johnny, Throw The Goat]

[Brian, Throw The Goat]

[Throw The Goat]

And so ends my long awaited gig review. I am very sorry for dragging this out for so long, and imagine that any potential interest there may have been for its contents has been lost, but at the end of the day all I can say is, I tried, and every word that is written there, I meant 100% (yes, sadly, even the mean ones). I'd also like to say to anyone out there who has yet to listen to any of these bands or see them live, it's worth giving them a shot, even if I indirectly said they sucked or whatever. I'm just being an overly critical bitch. =P

-Philippa. x

PS.: i know i forgot to add my watermark to some of them, but just fyi, all these photos are property of me, so please no stealing, i worked very hard on them.
PPS.: sorry for the stupid half border on that last pic - i was using crappy free editting software! ><
PPPS.: also, sorry for the poor writing quality. i got so desperate to write something that i kind of forgot how to write at all!