Tuesday, 12 March 2013


First of all, what was going on with the weather yesterday? Snow, then sunshine, then snow, it was so windy it blew my garage open. Madness! But anyway, more street style for you today. There is so much I love going on here, I was walking back towards my office building and I spotted here waiting there and doubled back. First of all I love the shoes and the tights. The shoes, with the studs and ankle straps remind me a little of the cult Valentino shoes (you know the ones, if not click here) but a ballet flat version. And the tights, the tights are my favourite bit, they are gorgeous and they remind me of the flower patterned tights I used to wear when I was little to parties and make me want a pair for my now taller self! Tights are a great way to add interest to an otherwise simple outfit. I switch to wool tights in winter and practically live in them. I love that they add a new texture to whatever I'm wearing.

Saturday, 9 March 2013


I loved the vintage feel of this outfit straight away, with the wool, beige, belted coat, T-bar heels (I still think of Clueless when I see shoes like that...'nice stems!'), the mid length pencil skirt and the structured bag. Plus the hair of course, I wish someone would teach me how to do that. I've been thinking of trying pin curls recently (too many black and white movies, not that you can watch too many!) but the YouTube video suggested kirby grips with straight edges and I swear they don't exist. Well not in Superdrug or Boots anyway. Anyone know how to get straight edges kirby grips, please let me know! Vintage style is pretty popular in Manchester and we've got some of the best vintage shops. I reckon Ryan's Vintage could give Beyond Retro a run for it's money any day. Plus, if you continue to walk up Oldham street past Ryan's there's a shop (I've affectionately named it the junk shop) which is a big shop full of racks of clothes that are all £3 or less. True, 70% of it is fairly discard-able but there really are some gems hidden in there! Take a look for yourself.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Couple 1

Hello! More street style today! Spotted these guys near market street and the northern quarter and immediately loved their style and how they looked together. I really like how this photo turned out, with her turning towards him, she was a little photo-shy and I think it's really sweet that she turned inwards towards him, instead of away. There's loads to look at here, style wise, there's double denim with cowboy boots and a statement leopard coat (they are big right now buy the way, buy one now!) worn awesomely with a green check shirt. The thing I love most about the two styles is that they doesn't look forced or pre-planned, instead just really chilled and natural (what this old thing?). Plus I can't not mention the wicked body art seen on the guys hands, I love tattoos on hands and feet the most, just looks really good I think! I have a bird on my right foot and I'm thinking of getting an owl on the other foot soon if I can stop buying clothes and start a tattoo fund of course. Ha-ha, we'll see.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Lady Sybil

The coolest thing ever happened the other day. I was on my lunch break taking some photos and I spotted a beautifully dressed woman crossing the road. As you can see, she was dressed in a wonderful combination of greens, neutrals and black. I love how each item drapes and falls, there's a slightly vintage feel to it as well, like a aristocratic lady whose travelling, wrapped up in lots of luxurious layers. At first I didn't know who it was (we are friends on twitter) and she made my day (week, year!) when she said after I'd requested to take her photo, 'are you the wardrobe doors?' I was like YES! grinning like a lunatic. I felt well famous haha. I found some other really amazing styles that day which I'll be posting over the next week or two. As a side, have you been on Topshop.com recently? There is far too much on there that I want to buy. Someone stop me!