11 September 2012

Suck my cockiness

Faux leather black bodice: TOPSHOP | Black coated skater skirt: RIVER ISLAND |
Oversized checkered shirt: HEARTS & BOWS via ARK (c/o) |
White round sunglasses & silver dino flatforms: ASOS

As some of you will know, I am digging my 'darker' looks at the moment.  And word on the street is that gothic is gonna be huge this season   HUGE, I tell you.  Which, you know, I am kind of excited about.  And to show you my excitement, I thought I'd get started and start channeling my inner goth (I haven't dived in at the deep end, mind) before the A/W months have even started.
What better way to show my appreciation of the trend than with by mixing my treasured pleather items.  I know this skirt could be worn in many ways during the summer (you should know this by now too, as I have worn it, like, seventy three times already), but the main reason I bought it is because I know it would be a great piece in the winter.  I think that the colder seasons are quite hard to choose bottoms for.  I don't want to be wearing skinny jeans all the time, so when I pick a skirt/pair of shorts, I need to know they're gonna look great with a pair of tights and a big jumper.  Hence why this skirt is perfect.  And at a mere twenty pounds, I cannot stress how much you (yes, you) need this in your life.  Just do it, 'kay?
I then teamed it with this zipped-up bodice.  Quite a brave choice to put these two items together, if I do say so myself, which is where the checkered shirt comes in and it separates the two nicely.  I don't usually tie things around my waist.  Even when it gets hot and I have to take my jacket off, I will carry it over my arm.  I am not ten, and I don't wish to look like I am.  However there is something about this look that kinda' makes it okay.  Does it work on paper?  Oh, probably not.  But I really look how the whole ensemble turned out.
I thought my silver flatforms would be the perfect addition.  They offer a kind of sporty, futuristic twist.  Give me a pair of tights, some biker boots and a man-style coat and this outfit is winter-ready.

So I've been having quite a hectic few days.  I went to Manchester to look at accommodation, which is very last minute (which isn't my fault, I HATE rushing things!), and my mum and I got ridiculously lost trying to find the place.  Ended up asking for a taxi.  'Berry Street please'.  We ended up under some random bridge on BURY street.  Cue lots of stressing.  But we got there in the end (and figured out we were only a couple of minutes away when we got in the bloody taxi).  I looked round the flat and it was okay, pretty much what you'd expect as a student.  Although my wardrobe is TINY, like, big enough to store my coats in.  That's it.  I move in on Sunday.  I give it a few hours before I am hiding in said wardrobe and crying at the lack of a power shower.  It's fair to say I've been spoilt in my life up to now, but I am going to be a big girl (I'm a grown up now, don't cha know?) and get used to it.  I will be living with three boys and two other girls, who I will hopefully get along with.  Oh, maybe we'll be like 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S.' except in real life!  I've always fancied myself as a Rachel.  Are any of you starting uni this month?
I am getting my second tattoo tomorrow, so excited!  I won't say what it is yet, but I will say it's going to be bigger than my first one and with my sensitive skin I am gonna be in there for a stupidly long amount of time.
Watch this space...
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  1. Ah I'm looking the dark/grungey trend too!
    Definitely need to get me a plaid shirt to tie around my waist now,

    Rosie x

  2. I love that leather bodice! Faaaaaab! :D

    Good luck in Uni :0 x xx


  3. That leather bodice is gorgeous :) That cut out is blowing my mind.


  4. You look incredible Demi! Have a brilliant time at uni - (you will anyway, it's the best time of your life!!). I'm going into my final yeat - really sad about it!! No more student life soon wahh :(

    Robyn Mayday