TOPMAN | THE DENIM ISSUE | 9.10.15



Working for Topshop has many perks, discount being the best most obvious. Along with those perks includes a run through of current goings-on within the company, the most recent one being The Denim Issue. Denim being something I'm extremely into made me very excited about this. With it being Topmans first major world wide campaign, it's even the first time Topman has been seen on the side of buses did you know - I think it's been done perfectly, I love the fact that the first pretty big thing to come out of the brand is denim, oh how I love me some denim.


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They've done so well from an online and advertising point of view, I really cannot fault it. I especially can't fault the lookbook that runs along side it which features some major laid-back seventies vibes and men with retro skater hair cuts that happen to make my knees week, and the advertising isn't even aimed at me! You've done this denim-obsesser proud and I really hope it broadens the horizons for many men out their that are stuck in a jean rut. Embrace the boot cut or even a pair of overalls if you're feeling extra brave. We all love seeing someone in a pair of skin tight jeans *heart eyes* but join the dark side, rock a pair of flares like it's 1975!

Take a look at the online campaign because it's actually very factual and interesting. It features a page on the History of Denim and some wise words from a couple of very cool gents. If that's not enough to make you go pant shopping then I don't know what is.

On the topic of very cool men, I'm also so excited for Grimmys range to launch online and in selected stores (please oh please let Bristol be one of those) as I have already picked a couple of things I will be buying when it launches. Hello leopard print coat and patterned shirts, you will be mine come October 14th! A major high-five to Topman needs to be had because they really are proving their true awesomeness at the moment.

TIGERLILY x

CHANNEL YOUR PARENTS | 5.10.15


Whenever I wear flares I can't help but think of my beautiful mother, Mandy. Mandy, you remind me of a pair of pants - sorry about that! I don't know if it's because she does don a pair often of the fact that in those old family photos shes rocking a pair too I don't know but she looks fab in them whenever. It's time for me to finally wear a pair though and take a page from the parents book, I bet my dad wasn't shy of a few pairs of baggy denim pants either. My dad is mainly being channelled through my Stones t-shirt though, I always remember seeing his many albums in this cabinet which helped me fall in love with the band from a young age. So this outfit does remind me of the pair of them - how cute of me! What a loving daughter I am.

Top - Forever 21, jeans - Topshop, boots - Topshop (similar), jacket - Primark (similar), necklace - Topman, rings - Bloody Mary Metal


Enough gooey talk about them though and let's focus on this get-up. I don't want to blow my own trumpet and all but this outfit is very cool and who knew flares could be cool? Not many people that's for sure, the amount of hate I see about them in crazy - leave them alone! I for one adore a rad pair of bell bottoms and these ones I scored in the Topshop sale for £5, I think the correct word for that is WINNING! I do feel strange not wearing a pair of tight bottoms but it was quite a glorious change from the norm and I'm thinking these may be my new jean of choice for those days where comfort rules above everything.

A comfy rock 'n' roll attire wouldn't be complete without leather and leopard so my everyday leather jacket and one of my many pairs of animal print booties had to be worn to complete my new favourite look. You should go through your parents wardrobes and music stash (with their permission) sometime and see if anything inspires your way of dressing or even your music taste, who knows maybe your parents could potentially be cool too.

TIGERLILY x

AUGUST HAUL | 6.9.15


I've just uploaded my monthly haul! It's not the most exciting collection of items I've ever hauled but there you go. I've been a little quiet on the blogging front this week due to me not feeling too well, as you can tell from this video I have a stinking cold and because I'm pathetic I've been moping about in my PJ's on my sofa for the past few days - tragic. I have got a new outfit posting coming tomorrow though so I'll be back to my usual self soon!

Anyway, enjoy the haul and apologize again it's a little basic. Subscribe if you enjoyed and anything you need to know will be in the down-bar below!

TIGERLILY x

DON'T DO DOUBLE DENIM

29TH MAY 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TOO: DAVID BOWIE - CHANGES ♫

Shirt - Cheap Monday, jeans - BDG, shoes - Primark, belt - Primark, sunglasses - Newlook, bra - Intimissimi, belt - Primark, earrings - Forever 21, jewelry - Topshop & Bloody Mary Metal.


So let's get this straight, double denim is a love or hate trend and for me it's a 100% yes please! I've mentioned before about my love for the double D (that sounded a little naughty) look and I'm going to talk about it in more depth because it grinds my gears way more than it probably should, not double denim itself but something that tends to come along with it...

A week ago during an #fbloggers chat on Twitter there were major talks about 'fashion rules' and how people live by certain ones, which for starters made me a little sad. People were saying about how they would never wear this and never wear that and I sat there thinking, ok, fair play you're not currently into that trend but I said the same thing about sandals and look whats on my feet people, sandals! I know it's easy to say you'd never wear something but just hold on ladies and gents, people change. Living by certain rules isn't the way to go and you shouldn't hold yourself back when you may think 'oh, she looks great in those socks and trainers but I said I'd never wear that so I can't'... No, wear what you want and don't let a decision you made previously determine that.

On said Twitter chat a lot of people responded to the question 'do you have any fashion rules?' with a flurry of 'I WOULD NEVER WEAR DOUBLE DENIM!!'. I sat there in my denim shirt and pants feeling proud of myself for wearing something a majority of people somewhat despised. One girl even said 'people who wear double denim have no fashion sense, I would never be caught dead in it'. I understand people not being into a certain item of clothing or a current fashion trend, I get that, I for one don't like Ugg boots but that girl walking down the street wearing a pair can carry on, it's her choice and she can do what the hell she likes because after all, isn't that the joy of fashion? Again, tattoo chokers, not for me but some people like Amy Valentine and Zoe London look smoking even when wearing one so that doesn't mean I instantly think they have no sense of style! Fashion has no rules and that's amazing. I might meet someone who is dressed head to toe in something I couldn't imagine myself in but good on them for being themselves and wearing whatever the heck they want.

As annoyed as I secretly got during the chat it's not a hate on the chats in general, I love heading there when they're on and talking to fellow bloggers about certain subjects and finding new blogs to follow. If you haven't joined in on one yet then you should, it's lovely being more active on social media and learning a little more about the people you may follow. The chats I try and make weekly are on Mondays and Thursday, head over to your twitter and search the hashtag #fbloggers between 8pm and 9pm to see what subjects on the agenda, you may even come away from it with more feelings than you thought much like myself.

Let's embrace my double denim get up and all agree to not hate on someone for wearing what they find 'fashionable'. For my ensemble I've stolen my other halves much loved Cheap Monday shirt and tucked it into a pair of darker washed denim jeans from BDG. I've also protested more by wearing a pair of sandals which I've said previously about how I've never been into, even more proof that we can change at any point. If you don't want to wear something then don't, but don't comment on how other people shouldn't wear it either. We are our own person and the reason fashion is so amazing is because we can express ourselves how ever we want.

TIGERLILY

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PITTSBURGH

23RD APRIL 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TOO: LYNYRD SKYNYRD - FREE BIRD ♫ Tee - thifted, jacket - thirfted, jeans - Primark, hat - H&M (similar), bandana - Claire's Accessories, watch - Next.


I have never been to Pittsburgh, but I'm such a sucker for a cheesy Hard Rock Cafe tee! My dad used to wear a variety of them when I was younger, I remember him lending me one to use as a Pajama top when I went to stay with him for a weekend a few years back and loved it. Since then they've had an important place in my heart, which is supprising as I normally say a big 'HELL NO!' to tourist crap like I HEART LONDON postcards or European fridge magnets, but I can't help but love these.

When me and Dan went to Rome we had to make a venture to the one there, we vlogged about it - which feels like forever ago now, Dan had no facial hair and I had braces, yikes. As cheesy as it is, it's so much fun. The menus are epic and the atmosphere does indeed rock.

I actually found this shirt in a local charity store and the old school muscle tee shape made me need it. We did fight over it as we both have a guilty pleasure for Hard Rock Cafes now, so we've decided to share it, after all it is a man's top so I did feel bad for taking it from him. I just love the 90's cut off sleeves and the fact its super rare, maybe one day I will actually go to one in Pittsburgh and get an updated shirt.

Although I didn't need it for once I popped on my cropped denim jacket, which I also bought from the same charity store a while back. Another super 90's piece (can you tell I'm loving this era lately?) which probably was in fact from the 90's itself. A black denim jacket is an essential for me as it helps me to stray away from my leather jackets for a change.

I'm all about accessories at the moment, I seem to always have a bandana or a thin scarf tied around my neck. I love the way it looks especially with plain tees or band shirts which are my most worn pieces, it just adds a little extra to a plain outfit. I've also opted for a hat too, I'm definitely stuck in a rut with my clothing choices at the moment. Someone take my hat collection away from me before I get some serious hat hair permanently!

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THIS IS GOING TO BE COOL

13TH APRIL 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TO: SONIC YOUTH - DIRTY BOOTS ♫
Top - Primark (mens), jeans - Riverisland, trainers - Nike, bag - Topshop, sunglasses - Matalan, watch - Topshop.


Let's take a trip back to the 90's where MTV was at it's finest and programs such a Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant weren't even a thought. Given, Beavis & Butthead was already a thing when I was old enough to watch it but when I did feast my eyes on it's brilliance it became one of my most memorable 'cartoons' to date. Two rock obsessed dumbasses sat on their couch judging music videos and life for ten minutes is totally fine by me, as I'm a sucker for sticking on the top 40 music channel and scaring my eyes with some of the worst videos I have ever seen. Their are a few that are brilliant, but most of the time it's half naked women twerking to dance tunes, not something I want to be watching or even hearing.

I've got to give it to Primark, their selection of graphic tee's which send me into a distant memory of my teenage years is really quite something. Although their Hogwarts t-shirts are a little over done as I feel like I've been seeing them everywhere I go. But some of them are pretty cool, this one included. My t-shirt collection is full to the brim of film, music and tv designs such as the 80's/90's Game Of Thrones graphics by the amazingly talented Mike Wrobel, a five year old Sonic Youth shirt which I bought in the biggest size they had and then cut the arms out, so it now shows a ridiculous amount of side boob and of course, a Django shirt with Jamie Foxx' face on. I'm never stuck for a shirt to wear.

More 90's goodness is the faded out denim 'boyfriend' jeans, which are the most un-flattering, bum flattening pant ever made. But if you look behind the fact your bum looses all of it's shape, they're the comfiest jean ever and look so great in the summer.

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AXL MEETS KEITH

11TH MARCH 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TO: GUNS N' ROSES - ESTRANGED ♫
Tee - Forever 21, shirt - M&S, leather jacket - Primark, jeans - Primark, booties - Topshop, bag - Topshop, bandanna - Claire's Accessories, rings - Bloody Mary Metal, necklace - Topman (similar).


I can't tell if rocking the Axl Rose bandana is a good look or a bad one. Perhaps the fact I have a center parting doesn't help, I'm just glad I'm no longer blonde else it could of been a whole different story. I felt like a mix between him and a love of mine, Mr Keith Richards. Not two of the worst people in the world I could of ended up channeling so I'm going to say it was an OK look to go for?

I was about to put my hat over my bandana like I usually do, but before I got the chance I heard a little voice coming from behind asking to see what it looked like without it (that was Dan helping me out when getting dressed this morning). I wasn't 100% sure if I could pull it off but being the 'why not' type that I am, I left the house with it on, although I did kind of want to get my air guitar out and start running about my imaginary stage like the pair of them all day!

Once I got over my desire to be a rock star I went with it and got out all things leopard and denim just to be that extra bit 90's. I teamed my Primark ripped knee jeans with a denim shirt for layering and added my leopard print Topshop mini bag and one of my all time favorite pair of booties. To top it all off, a leather jacket of course.

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