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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Top Hat

So this week is a busy old week! I've been working and going to auditions for the first part of the week. And TOMORROW IS MY 18TH BIRTHDAY!!!! I can't believe its come round so quickly, but I will now be able to have proper freedom as an adult! But that doesn't really matter, as I'm a little kid at heart ;)

I'll be going to the pub with a couple of friends, and then I have my prom on Friday, dance lessons and my friends 18th on Saturday, and then a performance on Sunday! I love being busy though, so I don't mind. But expect lots of outfits soon from this week! 

So today I popped into Watford for an audition, but before I went I did a few outfit snaps while the weather was nice.

God this is so scary putting my outfit up for the first time! I was going through the photos being so picky about how I looked, but then I thought: stop being stupid you look absolutely fine! Its a confidence thing, and now they're up they look okay. 

I am so in love with these Topshop jeans, though they are a little big around the waist. The vertical yet subtle lines make it look like my legs go on forever, and are so comfortable. These were a bargain that I picked up last year, when I was desperately in need of some new jeans! Originally I wanted a classic blue denim pair but I came across these and thought they were so great! I also picked up a bright blue pair too, because I'm a bit wacky like that! I just adore colour and print!

I decided to pair them with my trusty black H&M top which I bought ages ago, but I've got so much use out of it! I also love mid-tucking my tops into my bottom halves at the moment, as it helps to define my waist. 

I also added my white Converses into the mix, as they are such a staple part of my wardrobe, and easily make any outfit look fun and relaxed, with a touch of Americana! As well as this, I added my beautiful Topshop bowler hat! Every time I went into Topshop I kept seeing it and picking it up ready to buy. But every time I had to put it down and walk out the shop, as I knew I really shouldn't buy it as I have so much stuff already! But I finally gave in one day when I was in Oxford Street, and I have not regretted it! 

H&M Top
Topshop Jeans
Topshop Bowler Hat

But what do you guys think? Do you have a trusty piece of clothing that you love? 

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Loving Joy

My latest brand obsession, thanks to my friend Delia, is Joy! I'm just so in love with all of their pieces at the moment; I want every single one! If you want to check them out, you can find them online here

I went to their store in Angel and instantly fell in love. They stock some awesome brands, ones I knew about before like Brat and Suzie, and ones that I didn't, like Louche. 

Louche Chica Hawaiian Dress
Bright prints were the main focus in the store, but it wasn't overpowering; I just wanted to buy it all! The clothes ranged from summer dresses, to staple t-shirts, and you could really see the quality in the clothes. 

Brat And Suzie Hippy Dog Tee

I'm seriously considering investing in this T-shirt, its such good value and goes with pretty much everything! 

Louche Kat Intarsia Jumper
I also love the animal print shorts beside the jumper, but I would team this with black and white spotty trousers and simple point heels. 

I was very tempted to try these bikinis on, as they would be ideal for my shape! They have good support for boobs as they are structured, and reflect a 1950's pin up style. I think I will be investing in these for summer. 

As well as stocking clothes and accessories, Joy also have a home and gifts section, ranging in style from vintage, to modern abstract. Even if you're looking for something to buy for someone else, you're bound to fall in love with something on the way! 

Owl Cookie Jar and Salt and Pepper Shakers
Now I just LOVE owls! They are my favourite bird, so when I saw all the owl gifts and trinkets in store, I tried very hard not to scream, otherwise I would've been given some very weird looks! But just look how gorgeous they are!

Blue Letter Book Boxes A-Z

What do you guys think? Are you in love with Joy as much as I am? Feel free to let me know your thoughts!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Vintage Dream

My love for vintage, is huge. As a child, I enjoyed nothing better than dressing up in my mum's old clothes that she used to wear in her teens, and that passion has not stopped! So when my mum told me about the London Vintage Kilo Sale that was happening at Hackney Downs Studios, I couldn't contain myself! So arm in arm with my best friend Zoë and my Canon 550D, we went off to see what treasures we could find. 

Now for those of you who don't know much about kilo sales, this is how they work:

  • They are usually run by a vintage fair company. The one I went to was run by Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, which you can find here. These fairs source vintage retailers from across the country and collect varied pieces from the 1970s-1990s. 
  • You pay by weight. So for instance 1 kilo= £15, which is an amazing price, as you could get an average of 4-5 pieces in a kilo!
  • You've got to dig for that treasure, so be prepared to be up to your elbows in clothes (which isn't so bad)! The one in Hackney Downs Studios had the clothes laid out in a variety of ways across the space, including mini skip-like containers, table tops and rails. Usually, some of the best pieces were ones you pulled out from the bottom.
Zoë making an appearance while choosing which bag to buy.

So, what did I return with from the sale? Well, feast your eyes on the gems below...

Tommy Hilfiger Light Denim Jacket

I already have my mum's vintage dark denim jacket, but a girl can never have too many right? This is a nice little fitted piece, and is in such good condition! I even found a tag inside it! Its also really light, so I can wear it this summer (if that ever arrives!). It would great with the sleeves rolled with a white shirt and a leather skirt, Miranda Kerr style. 

Gina Benotti Denim Gilet
Again, I already have a light coloured one from New Look, but the potential in this was just too gorgeous to resist. This might turn into a little DIY project of mine, maybe adding some lace onto the pockets, or toughening it up with some studs and spikes on the shoulders. I'd jazz this up with stripes and some spiked sandals. 

Orange Batwing Beach Coverup
I've inherited a few white ones from my mum from when she went to Mexico, but this one is such a standout piece. A great holiday coverup!

American Cherokee Denim Floral Blazer
My mum wants to steal this one! I love it, its such a great twist on denim! It looks a little big on me when loose, but once done up, I can wear it as a dress with a slip underneath! I'd team this with tan heeled cowboy boots for a relaxed festival feel. 

Milano Bay Khaki Shirt
I've been after a khaki shirt for a while, and I finally found one! The lace detailing on the pockets did it for me, I can't resist a bit of lace, me! I'd be it bit more adventurous with this shirt, teaming it with floral trousers and neon accessories. 

Wrangler Fur-lined Denim Jacket
This is more of a winter investment, but so worth it! The fit is just right, and its so warm! You'll definitely see this baby appearing in my winter posts! 

Blue Tailored Trousers
I was a little disappointed with these as when I got them home, I found they had a few holes down the side. A couple at the seam I can stitch up, but the others I will either have to patch over, or put embellishments over the top. But its nothing that my sewing kit can't handle! Plus these are great for my shape, as I have a tiny waist but quite big hips. That's what I love about vintage clothing, it really suits my hourglass shape. I'll team this with simple strap heels, lace top and statement necklace. 

Calvin Klein Denim Shorts
The perfect summer staple, they are worn but still look amazing! I might be a bit creative and bleach the bottoms, as I'm loving the ombre trend at the mo! 

Club Room by Charter Club Flannel Shirt
Again, I had been after one of these for a while. This will look great done up with denim shorts or a denim skirt, or for a more western feel, thrown over a white dress and cowboy boots. 

Be-Girl Denim Shorts Dungarees
Keeping in with the fashion world's recent obsession with dungarees, these give a nod to the 1990's with an androgynous hint. These would look perfect teamed with a simple t-shirt underneath with Converses. 

The whole lot cost me £60, which is pretty good baring in mind I got 10 pieces, including some designer pieces! 

But what do you guys think? What piece is your favourite out of my haul? And how would YOU wear them?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Hello everyone! So this is my new blog Away With The Fairies!

I'm really excited about starting this blog, as I love the idea of sharing what I love, with people like you! I was inspired to start blogging by two people: my friend Delia, who is like my big sister. She used to work in fashion buying, and I share her passion for clothes and fashion! She was the person who encouraged me to start, so here I am! The second person (well, collection of people) who inspired me is the magazine Company, which I LOVE! They cover everything from fashion, to DIY, to insanely funny articles that really get you thinking. And they love blogs, and us bloggers sure do love them! 

So whose's this girl whose away with the fairies? Well friend, my name is Georgie and I'm 18 at the end of the month. I've recently finished my A levels, which means I can live my life properly now! I'm an actress, agent and I'm interning/consulting at the the new up and coming fashion concession DFNG (go check them out, they launch on 4th July here). 

I love fashion, mixing my own style with the latest trends without breaking the bank! I really enjoy putting together outfits, especially if its a mixture of high street, designer and vintage. My other main passions and hobbies are photography, baking and living life to the full, so expect a lot of posts about them!

So what's coming up? Well, I had a crazy weekend doing the following:

  • Vintage kilo sale at the Hackney Downs Studios
  • DFNG photoshoot
  • Drinks and exploring Angel
  • Dinner and evening out in Camden...
...and many appearances from my family, friends and my Cambridge Satchel ;)

I hope you enjoy the blog, and please feel free to get in touch any time to let me know what you think! 

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