Sunday, 13 November 2011

Autumn's faces.

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, I absolutely love any excuse for fancy dress and acting out a different persona. I always feel much freer and comfortable in fancy dress, I don’t really know what that says about me but give me a mask and I feel as if I can do/achieve anything.

Last year I and my flat mate went completely OTT and made our outfits from scratch and took photographs in the graveyard behind our University halls.

So this year I decided to calm it down a bit.
I went for the standard dead look based on a pair of tights my Dad bought for me. I wore my old hair extensions, which really made me want long hair again, but I really dislike the in-between stage of growing it, when it becomes that awkward length.

dress – my sister’s, shirt – vintage kilo sale, tights - £3 ASDA, necklace - gift

Last weekend was way too hard core for my new recluse lifestyle. My small two bedroom house was invaded by people and ended up having three incredibly messy nights and one person sleeping in the bath, in typical University style.
The original plan was to go and see the firework display in Hyde Park. But our plans changed because of the rain and we ended up staying in and playing with sparklers in the yard.

Playsuit - £5 primark, necklace – gift, leather jacket - £175 Topshop gift, belt – my dad’s, earrings – spanish market

My sister found this playsuit for me in Primark, and for five pounds it’s an absolute bargain. I love the print, it’s got a real autumn feel to it and is really comfortable to wear.

The next day we went on a spontaneous day trip to York with sore heads. York is such a beautiful city; I can’t believe I’ve never visited before. It is very quaint and picturesque and had a festive market on when we went which was lovely. I ended up spending far too much on fudge as it was too tempting to resist. We ended up going to a Yorkshire tea room, which was really pretty but a bit overbearing as the waitresses were very snobbish and made us all feel pretty uncomfortable.

After such a hectic weekend I’ve been spending the last few nights catching up on work and curled up in bed with a cup of tea. It’s been six days and I’m still returning to normal.

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  1. Lovely photos! Snobby waitresses are silly.


  2. I love those skeleton tights, genius! And the first photo is pretty atmospheric.. I never make much effort for Halloween anymore! And York looks so nice, just how I imagined it with dusty books and tea rooms (shame about the waitress though!) :) xxx

  3. Ohh! Those first two photos are spooky indeed O_O! I love those tights!

    Ehe i have that playsuit from primark toooo. It doesnt really fit me very well though :( It looks miles better on you! xx

  4. Wow. I love these crative and unique pictures. They really have a fantastic mood, each one of them. Love it!!

  5. £5 for the playsuit?! I'm in love with it and the first two photos are absolutely amazing! I never make much of an effort for Halloween, but I really admire it when people do because they always look so good. I hate it when waitresses do that because they always seem to know they're being horrible as well xx

  6. Eek, I love the first two photos- beautiful <3

  7. wowww love the eye-lashes so much!!


  8. Awesome photos! I love the makeup and skeleton tights :) Sounds like a good time!

  9. that's a really nice dress that you are wearing! I love halloween too...I am relatively new to this as I am from Austria, but I really like to decorate my apartment and dress up! I would be too scared to go to a cemetery though haha! a lovely blog! following you!

  10. you looked AWESOME on Halloween :)

  11. Great pics! Love those Babushka dolls and your sunflower romper. Looks vintage.


  12. I love russian dolls! ace blog. Love a fellow Leeds blogger. x