DISCO SUCKS

This

sequin dress

is probably the most out-there piece I have in my wardrobe, and I'm not one to shy away from OTT things. Flamboyant patterns and bright coloured clothes are a heavy theme with me, but now it's time sequins made their way into my life. This number is a total disco dream, even being a firm believer that disco

does in fact suck

, I'll still be boogieing in this insane

The Ragged Priest

dress on Saturday night - with no Bee Gee's records in sight. It's the perfect party dress and I'll be milking it every weekend I have plans taking place in a bar surrounding.

I decided to make it less disco and more 90's pop by taking inspiration from The Spice Girls, because I know both Baby and Scary Spice would've worn this on stage. Keeping in theme I teamed it with the chunkiest pair of boots I own, looking back I should of took it that extra mile and sported some space buns...

I'm all kinds of in love with this dress, it's perfect for the upcoming festival season, general party occasions, OR day-to-day if you're really gonna go for it. That's one thing I love about The

Ragged Priest

, they make unique clothing for the bad-ass babes of the world who have a complete '

I don't give a fuck

' attitude about their style. So you wanna wear a sequin dress on hump day?

Go for it!

Want to tell the world how you're feeling with a naughty slogan tee?

Don't blame you!

Their new collection is something else, featuring pieces from the

classic striped tee

(with that cheeky slogan), to

leather motocross pants

. To me, they are one of the coolest brands going and always pull some seriously incredible pieces out of the bag.

My current favourites from their SS18 collection have to be the pieces featuring the python print. I'm a total sucker for animal print of any kind, so seeing that they've branched out into this for their new season product has my eyes turned to hearts. I'm also mad about the hints of yellow running through the entire collection, with their

mustard leather jacket

taking pride of place, and a pair of mega

yellow pants

to follow. The use of denim is strong in this collection too, taking boxy silhouettes and manly structures to create cool shirt dresses and over sized pants.

As I'm yet to get my hands on any of the new season drops, I wanted to share this sparkly number with you instead. I got this a while back, but hadn't had the time to shoot it. Now I've waited so long it's gone into the sale, so you can bag

this

for yourself at half the price over on The Ragged Priest. Go on,

unleash your inner Spice Girl!

DRESS-

THE RAGGED PRIEST

*

JACKET - TOPSHOP

BOOTS-WINDSOR SMITH

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

KAYE FORD

THE PARISIAN CLASSIC


If you're a really hip blogger, then you would of read How To Be Parisian: Wherever You Are  many moons ago. Literally, everyone who is anyone was Instagraming this book (it is very beautiful and certainly worthy of a pic on the grid - guilty!). This book has a big place in my heart, although being a lover of Caroline De Maigret makes that easy. Since purchasing over three years ago, I still go to this hardback for constant inspiration. It's obvious Parisian style is one of the most influential, what with IT girls taking bits from their everyday, easy to wear outfits on the daily. We see everyone wearing a stripe, rocking a blazer and these hats, well they're everywhere! You might not realise it, but you take more from the incredible French girls and their laid-back, edgy style than you think! I know I do...












I've gone for the absolute classic that is a stripe, also known as a Breton stripe. Did you know that traditionally this came from the French navy? Clearly a nautical pattern, but can be worn in so many different ways. I myself DO  NOT opt for a sea-like attire, you'll wont see an anchor in sight here! If you're looking for ways to dress at the beach, you've come to the wrong place. I've styled it to fit my usual, 90's grunge style instead.

I've donned the laid-back vibe keeping thoughts of the French in mind. I recently purchased these skater jeans from Asos, expecting them to be hideous on. Baggy jeans rarely fit my shape, but these are THE perfect style for me. They are the a mix between baggy but still feminine, being tighter on my (flat) bum than my legs. I've certainly become obsessed with these jeans, so much so that I've ordered more pairs... Skater jeans, you are my new love!

My usual accessories have come out to play. I wear my Raybans and baker boy hat nearly everyday, knowing I will never be as cool as Clémence Poésy, but a girl can try...

SWEATER - BERSHKA (sale) | JEANS - LIQUOR & POKER VIA ASOS | BOOTS - DR MARTENS | SOCKS - TOPSHOP | HAT - ASOS (similar) | SUNGLASSES - RAY BAN

CHOOSE PEACE


It's safe to say this is the first time I've ever worn a white outfit, and I'm surprisingly feeling it. It had to be done considering my top is giving a message of peace and as white is the sign of that, it was the inevitable. Is that totally ridiculous? Either way it was a good excuse to experiment and be a bit of a smart arse in the process. I'm usually wearing all black and although white isn't the most colourful (is it even a colour at all?) it's still a refreshing change from the norm.

To start my all white get-up, I'm wearing this basic t-shirt from Monki that I'm obsessing over, purely for the message it sends and the comfort it gives. Basics with a difference are my current wardrobe essential, I always reach for a slouchy tee with a slogan on. Easy to throw on and because there on trend, they look super stylish too. They are the new 'it girl' staple!









My other wardrobe essential right now has to be the array of mini skirts that have taken Topshop by storm. A friend of mine told me she has never seen so many different types of mini skirts on one girl before, and that's because I have basically bought every one Topshop has released. I've shown you all my sassy little metallic pink number, well this is that in white! I also have it in denim and leather... I used to always wear jeans and a t-shirt, but now I've replaced my classic Jamie jeans for these with zero regrets! I never thought I'd wear skirts on an everyday basis, being a complete creature of habit makes it hard to get out of a routine. I've gotten over that now and I'm forever getting my legs out in these cute minis!









It was an obvious choice to wear my wannabe Saint Laurent shades with this outfit, keeping with the white theme and purely because they're the dreamiest of shades. It took me forever to find the perfect shaped versions of these, many stores have made dupes but gone about it all wrong giving them too much of a cat-eye, or not making them round enough. After hunting high and low I finally found Depop was the answers to my prayers! If any ones going to wear shades like Kurt Cobain, it's going to be me!

To complete my slightly preachy outfit, I've customised my everyday leather with some badges. I had to opt for that classic Lennon quote, as well as wearing a pride flag with, well, pride! Two things I'm both passionate and proud about sharing with the world. Also, I couldn't not bring my vintage Playboy pin to the party!

TOP - MONKI | SKIRT - TOPSHOP (SIMILAR STYLE) | LEATHER - TOPSHOP | SUNGLASSES - DEPOP | JEWELLERY - BLOODY MARY METAL | EARRINGS - TOSPHOP | FISHNETS - PRIMARK

A LETTER TO THE BABES OF ASOS


Dear all you fashionistas that work at the ASOS HQ, how do you do it?! How do you all look so perfectly cool and effortless every single day? Please, teach me your ways! I've been slowly stumbling upon every single ASOS styists' Instagram, granted, there are dozens! But, I've found a fair few and nearly every one has given me heaps of inspiration. Being an ASOS stylist would be a dream, one of my personal dreams in fact. Styling up their pieces and snapping it for a living sounds like my idea of a good time. I hear it's very hard and competitive to land a job with such a brand, so that's just another reason I have serious envy for these guys and gals over at the HQ!

The three mega babes that I find myself scrolling through up to four times a day - guilty - include Olivia Smith (@asos_olive), Felicity Hayward (@asos_felicity) and Sara Thomas (@asos_saralouise). All three have completely different styles but each hold a part of mine, so I adore them all. The chick I'm focusing on today though is Olivia Smith. Urban, chic and fucking cool...


I've seen Olivia frolicking around with pants similar to these over on her Instagram, both work and personal (@oliviafayesmith). It's clear these are serious 'it-girl' trousers, all they need are the Kappa logo gracing the sides of them or a large Adidas label on the front to be that extra bit cool. I can't pull off sportswear as well as others, I'm too conscious of the fact I can't wear an ounce of leather if I do, so I tend to leave that to the experts. I'd like to give it a whirl and experiment though, this outfit alone is a step out of my usual style so I'm not doing too bad already.

Since buying these trousers from Primark I've had a crazy amount of compliments which has warmed my heart and made me realise how boring jeans can be. I'm bored of wearing black skinny jeans every day of my life - so here's to me experimenting! Go me! I've also been told these wannabe Converse are pretty cool to, probably too cool for me to be wearing. I'm kidding, it's important to embrace what we wear and even if we don't know if we can pull it off, go for it anyway. If you like it, wear it - my favourite motto.

BODY - ASOS | TROUSERS - PRIMARK | CHUCKS - PULL & BEAR | JACKET - ZARA | GLASSES - ASOS | JEWELLERY - BLOODY MARY METAL & DEPOP 
 
As this OOTD is ASOS inspired, I thought I'd share some similar pieces with you that can be found on their website. Firstly, the killer trousers that are all over their website. My top pick are these Cheap Monday pair that are without the white stripe and more expensive, but absolutely stunning. They also have some coloured versions like pink and blue which are extremely tempting. As for my shoes, you can get the official Converse pair but good luck finding them, and for a decent price at that. If you have no luck, check out all the flamed pieces online. These Jeffrey Campbell sneakers are an expensive dream but totally worth the money and have even more flames to swoon over.

It's fun to experiment like I have with today's outfit, especially if you've got a wide and eclectic array of styles like myself. Although this outfit is different for me, It's still got an element of grunge with the chucks and leather jacket. If I stick to my usual clobber too much I find myself in a complete rut, so I've started being braver with my outfits and it's done me the world of good mixing things up. As cheese as it is to say, I feel free, I feel like I can wear anything and the care I have about it is extremely minimal. So a personal thank you is in order to the inspiring babes who don't give a single crap about what others think. Thank you, you rule!

STARRY EYED IN CALVIN KLEIN | 26.4.16




Mr Klein has made quite the come back in recent months what with stores like Urban Outfitters and Topshop selling his brand like it's their own. We sell Calvin Klein underwear sets by the plenty and I get it, it's cute and completely classic. I would love to spend £40 on some fabric to cover my modesty but I'm just not that kind of girl, I would accept it as a gift though.



Sweater - Calvin Klein @ Topshop, shirt - Asos, jeans - Primark, trainers - Topshop, sunglasses - Matalan.



Until I'm feeling naughty and want to spend my weekly food budget on panties, I'll take this sweater (which is retailing at £90 now when I got mine for £45 back when it wasn't as cool to own it) I scored at Christmas with a gift card instead. It's great to layer over other pieces, in this instance I've finally got round to showing off this star printed colourful number which forever reminds me of my gal Megan Ellaby as she rocked the hell out of it last season. I'm about 5 months late to the club but a patterned shirt will never go out of style to me.

As if the stars on my shirt weren't an overkill I had to add more with these super tacky trainers. They're my wannabe YSL sneakers that I've been dreaming of for so long it pains me. YSL, you will always hurt my feelings and one day my bank balance will split in two just like my broken heart. Anyone care to fix it? If so I'll take the real thing pronto!



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THE DRIVE JACKET | 31.3.16



If you have yet to see Drive featuring my all time crush, Ryan Gosling, then you won't understand my constant referencing throughout this post so this is a warning and an apology. On with the referencing we go! In the film Gosling wears one killer driving jacket which is silver with an embroidered golden scorpio on the back. Obviously he looks magical while wearing it and I can't say I'm on quite the same level, although now I have this jacket in my life I do think it bumps up my cool a couple of notches. I've started to call it my Drive jacket and it makes me feel like I'm walking around in a bubble of happiness with a slight era of cockiness, standard.



Shirt - vintage, bomber - Topshop, jeans - Topshop , boots - Topshop, scarf - Asos.
 

It's been a mighty long time since I've fallen for a piece of clothing that wasn't above the £200 mark so treating myself was definitely a must when it came to this bomber. Every time I graced my presence at work I saw it styled so perfectly in photographs which didn't help my need for it one bit. I thought I'd never get my hands on it after waiting months for it to come into stock at my Topshop but I struck some luck for once in my life as a customer returned one - HOORAY! I've never loved a customer so much as I did that day. It did cost me a pretty penny but thankfully I get a little discount which eased the pain ever so slightly. Besides the steep price tag it's totally worth the money because it is two jackets in one, yep you heard right IT'S REVERSIBLE! You thought it was cool already and now I've hit you with some more.

I really think I've sold this jacket to you so please feel free to tell my boss that my selling technique is on point. If a piece of clothing makes you feel like Gosling then why the hell wouldn't you want it?! 



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RED ALERT | 26.2.16



You couldn't tell from this outfit but I don't actually like the colour red, it's probably my least favourite colour which is why I'm always going to and from this jacket. I've had it for years now and the idea of a bad ass red leather jacket has always made my heart sing but sometimes I look at it hanging on my rail and think, 'is that seriously ugly or can I pull this off?'. Most of the time I don't care if I can pull something off or not but this isn't the most subtle jacket in existence so it does take some balls to don it and as if the colour wasn't enough the studs and cropped length add to the ballsiness even more to make it a seriously out there piece.



Top - American Apparel, denim waistcoat - vintage, jacket - Forever 21 (similar), jeans - Topshop, boots - Ted & Muffy, sunglasses - Primark (mens)



At the moment I'm on the love end of the spectrum and have all sorts of strong feelings for the jacket. I'm thinking it's because it goes so well with a standard Breton t-shirt or this red, white and blue number from American Apparel as well as my dozens of Stones shirts. It also makes a change from my every day black leather which I'm trying to wean myself off of as I'm starting to think my outfits are getting a bit standard and lazy. What says non-standard more than a crimson red jacket and boots to match? Go hard or go home! In this instance I probably went too hard and should of left the booties at home because boy, that is a lot of red especially for someone who hates that colour. Great, am I now back to hating it? I just can't make my mind up.

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GIRLS IN GRIMMY | 26.10.15



I've walked past the Nick Grimshaw x Topman range nearly everyday since the launch on October 15th and it's been a painful couple of weeks let me tell you that. I fell in love with it when seeing a little sneak peek on social media after the preview party back in June. Monochrome goodness and leopard print at it's finest, It was obviously going to make me weak at the knees with all those rock star vibes. I read somewhere that he wanted it to be the kind of clothes a posh boy wants to wear to look scruffy and I love that idea, who wants to look prim and proper all the time? It makes me think of some teen that wants to go out and be a little naughty for the night and he should do it in one Grimmys patterned shirts instead of his freshly ironed Oxford. Go on, be a little messy and untuck that shirt.

Shirt - Topman, waistcoat - Vintage, jeans - Newlook, boots - Asos (Depop), hat - eBay, necklace - Topman, rings - Bloody Mary Metal


With the range being a pretty big hit in the men's department I had to put my spin on it by being my usual self and wear clothing 'made' for the opposite sex, and why the hell not? 'But it's a mans shirt' you say, blah blah blah I really don't care and neither should you. I think it's bad ass and I will wear it no matter what, fashion is about wearing what you want and how could I pass up this shirt? Well I couldn't, OK? Men's or women's if you like it, don it. Also, did you see Harry Styles wearing it? Of course that's going to make me want to wear it even more than I already did. I do wonder what Nick himself would think of a woman wearing or promoting his clothes though, would it be bad for his line or would he think it was cool? I like to think he'd enjoy it as much as I do because lets get real, gender isn't needed for a t-shirt or in general.

The collection looked dreamy on both Nick and Harry and it's completely my sort of thing too. I love the leopard print coat so much I've had it looming over me for days now but am still yet to press the 'Buy Now' button which is what I usually do when I love something on a high level, thinking about an piece of clothing night and day is ridiculous but it is the jacket of my dreams, quite literally. As for the item I did go ahead and purchase though, I adore it and it's taken centre stage in my large stash of shirts. The shirt screams Styles so I really did have to wear my glitter booties with it, I tried to steer away but I just couldn't, it needed some brightness with a little girlie - grunge added to the mix, (these are all excuses if you couldn't tell) the perfect combination.

I do like Nick Grimshaw and let's face it his personal style is on point and totally the male version of mine at times so I was certainly going to be a supporter of his Topman range from the start. He really has out done himself and created some great one-off pieces that also make great outfits when put together, which is something I really like about it. You could wear any of the tops under any of the jackets and you're sorted.

Now listen Mr Grimshaw, although I don't have man-size feet I do think it's time you brain stormed some shoes because I'm sure they'll be just as rad as the rest of it. I'm thinking leather rocker booties that would make any indie band member proud to be seen in?! Time to get scrap booking!

TIGERLILY x

STREET COWBOY

6TH APRIL 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TOO: KID ROCK - COWBOY ♫
Top - Newlook, jacket - Forever 21, jeans - Primark, hat - Miss Selfridge, necklace - Topman, rings - Bloody Mary Metal & Topman


This seriously killer hat and jacket combo was totally not done on purpose. I bought this glorious shearling coat, which always tends to remind me of Bane (all of you Batman fans will understand) from Forever 21 last winter and it's probably one of my favorite jackets I own. I've never seen anything similar to this before, it's completely different and the colour is beautiful and don't even get my started on the buckles and collar, woah I do love this coat! I've mentioned before that I'm a bit of a coat freak, I have a wardrobe dedicated to them so saying this is my all time favorite is quite bold of me. It just has everything I love in outerwear, a cosy inside, a huge collar and loads of metal hardware. I think I have to evaluate my coats and decide which one I do in fact like the most, but for now this one is top!

Then, when wondering around Miss Selfridge I came across this equally glorious hat in among the left over sale stuff that no-one wants to make theirs. I had to take this one home because again, oh so glorious. It wasn't until I got back and hung it next to my coats I saw it was in fact going to be the best combo ever. They match perfectly and I feel pretty good about it, it may have been an instinctual thing but either way it was a good move on my part.

The perfectly matched twosome did make me feel a little western, sort of like a cowboy who wants to blend in with city life, so I thought I'd take the plunge and wear my tacky cow print slip on's which are so bad they're good. It doesn't get much more western than shoes which look like I've skinned a cow. I didn't they're from ASOS, I promise.

TIGERLILY
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