Faded Jewels

Faded Jewels

Alpha60skirt

>>No less than three people sent me a link to the Ostwald Helgason for ASOS leggings when they went online sometime last week which a) goes to show, I could well start drawing up shopping lists from a quick glance at the inbox (scary stuff, as you guys might also unintentionally bankrupt me…) and b) I've become incredibly transparent when it comes to showing my likes and dislikes.  Stained-glass window effects, digital print, jewel-like tones and oh, yes, that's right…it's another pair of printed leggings to add to the collection. 

I have no qualms with being so predictable especially as these days, any helping hand in the shopping dept is gladly welcome (on the weekend, I actually felt tinges of guilt for escaping out to the shops for a bit as I've been so locked into working on the weekends…).  Under the faded dull light of the ol' Nikon L35 camera though, the colours are a little bit more chilled out… and also catch the last of the summer sun…

Oh, and I've mildly developed an obsession with wearing my Alpha 60 pleated scarf as a skirt/bum bustle/pelmet type thing… did the same thing at the Chictopia/Forever 21 party in New York two weeks ago where I roadtested the scarf to see whether I'd have an embarrassing moment of it falling down whilst walking/dancing around…

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(Ostwald Helgason for ASOS leggings worn with vintage jewelled jumper from Treasure Chest Vintage, LD Tuttle boots, Alpha 60 scarf worn as skrirt, Urban Outfitters belt)

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  1. Pearl Westwood

    2009-09-29 at 7:21 PM

    ‘bum bustle’ cracked me up! Those boots are so cute!
    Pearl x

  2. Intrinsically Florrie

    2009-09-29 at 7:58 PM

    Wow, those leggings are amazing! And you pull them off so well. =]
    Florrie x

  3. SOS!

    2009-09-29 at 8:00 PM

    I love how you used the scarf!I also got those leggings, along with the bodycon dress!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  4. alicepleasance

    2009-09-29 at 8:05 PM

    Haha, I thought they coulb be your thing as well…! Love them on you!

  5. Bonnie

    2009-09-29 at 8:29 PM

    Wow those leggings!!! You look amazing with them, i was considering buying a pair but i can’t afford to spend my loan.

  6. val

    2009-09-29 at 8:34 PM

    the BOOTS, i die

  7. KD

    2009-09-29 at 8:55 PM

    AMAZING outfits, especially the 2nd! I’d been wondering how to wear my black sequined-shoulder sweater, and this helps . . .

  8. Ana

    2009-09-29 at 9:27 PM

    I agree with previous comments, “bum bustle” is great! I love the leggings from that first picture! I just bought my first pair of leggings, but they’re not very bold: all black, with zippers going up the side of the calf. It’s a step!

  9. All Women Stalker

    2009-09-29 at 9:45 PM

    That’s a scarf? That looks like it was born to be a skirt. haha
    -meream

  10. Lauren S

    2009-09-29 at 9:46 PM

    Oh my gosh! Those leggings are amazing!!
    http://champagneandmarshmallows.blogspot.com/

  11. rollergirl

    2009-09-29 at 10:23 PM

    These are such nice photos of you!

  12. Gina Marie Vintage

    2009-09-29 at 10:25 PM

    love that jeweled sweater. check out my blog! x
    ginamarievintage.blogspot.com

  13. Lollypop

    2009-09-29 at 10:28 PM

    your white creeper shoes are so cute!

  14. Ali (hello birdy)

    2009-09-29 at 10:38 PM

    Oh man, those leggings are to die for…as are your legs Ms. Bubble! (I’m aware I’ve said this several times now, my leg envy is even starting to creep me out).

  15. FASH

    2009-09-29 at 10:40 PM

    those tights are my new faves!!
    http://www.joandjoenyc.com
    xoxo

  16. colleen

    2009-09-29 at 10:42 PM

    you’re so funky i love it!

  17. Ali (hello birdy)

    2009-09-29 at 10:44 PM

    But OUCH I just clicked on the link, I’m not sure I could ever spend ¬£65 on a pair of leggings.. You must be on a bloody good wage Susie!

  18. WendyB

    2009-09-29 at 11:19 PM

    At least no one can say that you’re hard to shop for! I hate it when people use that to weasel out of buying bday gifts. Damn them *shaking fist*

  19. Alecca

    2009-09-29 at 11:22 PM

    i’m such a fool for print leggings. dangerous item though as not all prints are…leg friendly! yours look fab.

  20. Eline

    2009-09-29 at 11:44 PM

    YOUR BOOTS!
    THEY ARE FLUFFY! (I need them)
    Also, your limbs look so strangely flexible in the first pic?

  21. susie_bubble

    2009-09-29 at 11:50 PM

    Ali: They are worth the price though…. not the flimsy sort of leggings whatsoever!

  22. DaMa

    2009-09-30 at 2:21 AM

    Both look are super cute! Love the way you wearing your scarf!
    come visit my blog sometime, xxxx
    http://www.damadesigner.com/blog

  23. jj

    2009-09-30 at 2:43 AM

    the top half of the outfit is so bad, but the bottom half is so good!

  24. Isabel

    2009-09-30 at 2:53 AM

    That skirt is Kate Moss-tiny, but looks so good on you! I need a skirt like that…

  25. dannie

    2009-09-30 at 4:28 AM

    your leggiiings are ammmaaaaazing in the purest form!

  26. surprisedandconfused

    2009-09-30 at 4:37 AM

    i’ve been following your blog for a while now…but i just don’t understand how you do it…I mean to be honest i’m not into the “crazy out there” kinda style, but somehow your composition always seems flawless…it just looks right and makes the outfit go from “crazy and weird” to just pure genius….
    anyways i love!

  27. Ali (hello birdy)

    2009-09-30 at 10:38 AM

    Aargg damn my frugal upbringing, I’d get guilt pangs buying ¬£20 leggings :/ Those are beautiful though..

  28. Style Scanner

    2009-09-30 at 2:27 PM

    Loving those white brothel creepers.

  29. Tomorrow

    2009-09-30 at 4:54 PM

    leggings aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh! I am sooooooo in looooovvvvveeeee! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  30. charly

    2009-10-01 at 7:21 PM

    arent the tights in the first image by bebaroque??
    http://www.bebaroque.co.uk

  31. TERESA

    2009-10-02 at 5:33 AM

    You always have the craziest leggings and those boots!!… love love love the furry boots

  32. ellio100

    2009-10-02 at 10:30 AM

    jeez louise susie b, those legs of yours are amaze. i’m joining ali on the good ship slightly-creepy leg envy. all aboard!

  33. summer

    2009-10-02 at 10:42 PM

    Holy crap Susie this may be my favorite outfit of yours ever.

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