Sunday, 6 October 2013

Inspire Me: Check It Out

Photo source: pinterest

From plaid to tartan - checks are definitely the ultimate print to be seen in this Autumn Winter. Mix and match with clashing check sizes and complementary colours, for the perfect amount of style without looking like a scottish man who's forgotten his bagpipes. There's so many checks landing on the high street - whether you're looking for a subtle hair accessory, a sheer midi or a chunky wool coat, this print is featured on everything this season. Don't be afraid to approach the classic red tartan, update this print colour way with a touch of grunge - add lashings of leather and texture galore for the perfect winter style.

I've already treated myself to an amazing plaid jumper and super cute wool tartan shorts - I've got a feeling this print is going to be a staple in my wardrobe for the colder months ahead.

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday.

Love Pav xxx

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Flower Party

Floral Headband - Johnny Loves Rosie
Floral & Lace Dress - Topshop
Tan Western Sandals - Topshop
Rings - Etsy
Open Heart Necklace - Etsy

I must once again start by apologising for being so MIA as of late, life changes are continuing and well and truly taking over from being able to schedule in some blogging time. I am hoping to get back into a routine soon. After my last post where I spoke about being inspired by floral crowns I went on a bit of a spree and bought a couple of headbands from a beautiful brand called Johnny Loves Rosie. I got this beaut in their sale for £14.50 - reduced from £29. I decided to have a little flower party and dusted off my lace and floral topshop dress from last summer's wardrobe. I only actually wore it 2 or 3 times last year, so it still feels pretty new to me. I am still living in my amazing Western sandals - they are SO so comfy, I recommend them for everyone haha. 

I hope you are enjoying this incredible weather - I cannot believe it's lasted so long, this is what other countries feel like when summer comes around. Let's enjoy it while it lasts! I'm off to see Rihanna in concert tomorrow, give me a cheeky follow on instagram to catch a glimpse of some instavideos featuring the one and only Ri Ri.

Love Pav xxx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Inspire Me: Floral Crowns

 All photos found on pinterest

With Summer well and truly upon us, what better way to celebrate then donning your hair with an array of pretty blooms. Hair accessories are fast becoming my new favourite thing - and floral crowns especially. Whether you're in the park and make a daisy chain as your crown, or you invest in something a little more long lasting, the floral headband is the essential accessory of the summer.

Apologies for not being as present on my blog as I usually am, adjusting to life changes is proving difficult. I am thinking of adding a new feature to the blog next week, which should help me post a little more often. I hope you have all had an amazing weekend, and are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having.

Love Pav xxx

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Beach Daze

Floral Fringed Kimono - Zara
Strappy Black Jersey Dress - Topshop
Tan Western Sandals - Topshop

So I must start off this post with an apology for being so absent from my blog recently. There's been lots of life changes as of late, and it's taken me a little while to get back into the routine of blogging. I had an amazing fun filled couple of days in Essex last weekend. We decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and headed to the beach on Sunday afternoon. With capri suns and strawberries in tow, we made ourselves pretty comfortable in the idyllic, quiet, beach bay.

We took these photos just before we were about to leave and it all of a sudden got super windy, so ignore my windswept look haha. I chose to wear my trusty black jersey dress teamed with my amazing new kimono. I fell in love with it at first sight and cannot wait to wear it all summer long. And please welcome the debut of my staple summer shoes - I bought these with the remainder of my voucher that I won through Today I'm Wearing. I did actually spend all of my voucher before I went away to Copenhagen, but after not wearing a top and a pair trousers (and feeling like I never would) I decided to return them and wait for something I really loved. With the use of the voucher, these babies only cost me a mere £6! They are super comfy and give just the right amount of height - making them a great summer alternative to boots.

I hope you are all having a great week!
Love Pav xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Tie Dye For

Tie Dye Shorts - DIY
Black Cami Top - Topshop
Black Sheer Jacket - Missguided
Peace Layered Necklace - Topshop
Black Cut Out Boots - Miss Selfridge

I mentioned in my last post that I was doing a little tie dye project, and if all went well I would show you this week. Wellll TA DA! I'm so pleased with how my shorts have come out. I did a bit of research on different methods of tie dye, and my favourite outcome was from a method called ice dyeing. Basically all you do is soak your fabric for 15 minutes and then scrunch it up and pile on lots of ice, before sprinkling on your powder dye. Leave the ice to melt and that's it! I decided to make some super high-waisted shorts with my fabric as I thought they would be perfect for summer days. They have been a dream to wear today with the beautiful weather we are having. I teamed them with an abundance of black (once again) and my peace layered necklaces to add to the hippy feel. I've included a little step by step picture diary below, but if you have any questions feel free to ask. I now want to dye everything! Haha.

Hope you are all having a great week!
Love Pav xxx

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Inspire Me: Tie Dye For

All images found on pinterest

With festival season well and truly upon us, it's time to dig out that old white-turned-grey tee and give it a makeover. I've been working on a little project as of late, involving a bit of the good ol' tie dye. Now I won't forgo into details, as it's still in progress and my part is over and done with. Although it did get me thinking of ways to wear tie dye. I did a bit of pinterest searching (as always) and came across the above images for a bit of inspiration. I've also decided to do my own bit of dying which I have just set up. If it goes well, then I might just show you next week ha ha.

You may have noticed my new URL and a bit of a spruced up blog. I decided to change my blog name to something a bit more descriptive and easier to remember. When I started my blog, I just went with my full first name as 1. I knew no one would have it, 2. I thought it would be a bit different and 3. I thought I could change it at a later stage. After blogging for about 5 months, I thought now was the later stage ha ha. I think 'Thread of Style' is more descriptive of me, with my love for stitching and my love for styling. With that in mind, I am hoping to include a lot more of my sewing projects on here, while still keeping the outfit posts ongoing. One thing I didn't realise when I changed my URL last night, is that I would loose my bloglovin' followers. If you were following me before, or fancy following me now then click here to do so.

I hope you are all having a lovely lazy Sunday.
Love Pav

Friday, 14 June 2013

Dark Blooms

Floral Shirt Dress - Topshop
Black Waffle Knit - Topshop
Black Cut Out Boots - Miss Selfridge
Gold Heart Necklace - Miss Selfridge
Black Croc Bag - Charity Shop
Gold Rings - Etsy

Apologies for the lack of blogging this week. After a couple of weeks of having pre-photographed outfits, getting back into the swing of blogging was a bit of a struggle. I really didn't want to go back to photographing against my grey bedroom wall, so I decided to rope my Mom into the situation. Now, she is literally the worst photographer in the world, so in order to help her out (and myself) I thought she could practise her photography skills and gain a few tips from me, whilst taking my outfit posts ha ha. Let me know what you think of the photos, I think she didn't pretty well for her first go.

My wardrobe is literally all over the place at the moment - a big sort out is definitely needed. Both my jumper and dress are super old. Sometimes when I don't wear something for so long, I forget it was even in my wardrobe and it kind of becomes new again. Clearly bypassing the obvious wear on my jumper. With the weather so up and down it didn't seem quite right to not add a vast amount of black to the mix. Maybe one day I'll be able to rock a bit of colour.

I hope you've had a great week - TGIF!
Love Pav xxx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Copenhagen: Stripe Hype

Stripe Crop Jumper - Topshop
High Neck White Top - Topshop
Quilted Studded Leather Skirt - Topshop
Burgundy Jewel Necklace - Forever 21
Black Cut Out Boots - Miss Selfridge
Black Croc Bag - Charity Shop

Welcome to the final instalment of my Copenhagen style diary. We'll bypass Sunday as we didn't take any blog photos, but on Monday we headed to an aquarium which opened pretty recently. The Blue Planet was suggested to us by an array of Danish people, and we were told a day wasn't enough. I wasn't massively fussed about going, but my boyfriend promised we could go shopping after, so I quickly agreed haha. It was actually really good and had loads of different types of undersea inhabitants, like hammerhead sharks, stingrays, piraƱas, jellyfish, clown fish, and the list goes on. We then headed into central Copenhagen to explore the shops. I was dying to go to & Other Stories, having opened in London a couple of months ago, I hadn't had a chance to go and check it out. After admiring everything on their website, I couldn't wait to have a look round the Copenhagen store. I bought a few little accessories, but could have quite happily stayed in there all day long. We finished the day off with a lovely dinner outside and enjoyed some yummy chocolate covered churros in the late day sun.

Still in love with cropped jumpers, I actually bought this one on the Sunday from Topshop. It was in the sale for about £13 so I couldn't resist. I could almost hear my mom saying "You went all the way to Denmark and you bought a jumper from Topshop" but it was too much of a bargain to pass up. Teamed with my trusty black leather skirt which I got a couple of years ago, I went through a stage of obsessing over leather skirts and bought about 4 in week (excessive I know) this one was my last in my string of leather skirt purchases and is definitely still my favourite. I added my burgundy jewel necklace for a little colour and was still rocking my £3 bag at the end of our trip.

I hope you've enjoyed my style diary!
Love Pav 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Copenhagen: Tee Time

Joni Jeans - Topshop
White T-shirt - Zara
Nude Flats - Office
Black Croc Bag - Charity Shop
Dainty Beaded Bracelet - Buvy
Gold Bracelet - Gift

After a heavy night on Friday, we spent Saturday morning sleeping and attempting to recover. Once we had regained some kind of consciousness we decided to jump on the boat bus and head to a small town called Christiania. Described as a collectively run hippie town, Christiania was founded in 1971 and the locals have developed their own set of rules, independent from the Danish government. It was full of people selling and smoking a certain plant - there was even a bakery haha. It was a pretty cool little town, with an array of handmade craft stalls, happy people, and brightly coloured buildings. We were unfortunately not allowed to take photos in the main area - as that is one of the rules in Christiania. We got to the section where we were allowed, and took a few pictures and settled next to a beautiful river to enjoy the sunshine in our hungover state.

I went for a super easy throw on outfit - my joni jeans are getting there wear aren't they. I teamed them with my new zara tee (I have absolutely no idea what it says, I think it might be French?) and my office flats for ease and comfort. Sometimes you just need an easy jeans and t-shirt outfit and this was one of those days. We are almost coming to the end of my Copenhagen style diary with only one more outfit left to post. I hope you've been enjoying it - it's been a great way for me to relive it.

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather!
Love Pav 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Inspire Me: Coated In Summer

All photos found on pinterest

When in a new city I like to keep an eye on what people are wearing. While in Copenhagen I noticed a lot of stylish young ladies sporting summer coats. Be it a blazer, a trench or a parka - all were light in weight and light in colour. What I really love is the juxtaposition between the length of the outfit to the length of your throw over. High-waisted denim cut offs and a midi length coat is as wonderful a combination as chocolate and strawberries.

I hope you are all having an amazing sunny Sunday.
Love Pav xxx

Friday, 31 May 2013

Copenhagen: Subtle Shades

Nude Shirt Dress - Topshop
Black Leandra Heels - Topshop
Black Croc Bag - Charity Shop
Lipstick - MAC Dark Side

After exploring Copenhagen and visiting the zoo on Friday, we had organised to meet up with some friends in the evening. My friend from university lives in Copenhagen, and another one of my friend's from uni happened to be over there at the same time as us, so we all met for cocktails in a bar called Boutique Lize. It was so nice to catch up with the girls, and it happened to be happy hour from 8-10 pm so we definitely made the most of that. We then moved onto a pub down the road and played the hardest drinking game I've ever played. It involved dice and some sort of guessing game, we were too busy trying to figure out how to play, that we didn't even drink when we guessed wrong haha. We bought some crazy Danish shots, one that tasted like vix and another that tasted like mouth wash. They were so strong that my boyfriend experienced his first hangover the next day, which was very amusing for me as I felt fine.

You may remember this dress from my Powder Blue post. I decided to keep it pretty simple as I was stressing about what to wear. I didn't know what the bar would be like, so I thought a midi shirt dress would fit all possible locations. This dress is perfect for those times when outfits cause stress, as it's all set for you and all I needed to do was add some heels and a statement lip. No necklace was needed, as the gold top button adds that little bit of sparkle to your neckline.

It's officially the weekend, and the sun is shining! YAY!
I'm off out tonight for cocktails - it's becoming a Friday tradition haha.
Have a great evening.
Love Pav