Winter white

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

OOTD: Ripped boyfriend jeans and yet another statement necklace...

Tuesday, 11 November 2014






  Tee shirt: Topshop, Jeans: Primark, Boots: Topshop, Necklace: Topshop, Bag: Vintage

I always have trouble finding jeans that fit my incredibly short legs, unless I want to pay £40 in Topshop... The good thing about these jeans is I can hack off the ends with a pair of nail scissors and it looks like they were meant to be that way! Always a bonus for those who are completely incompetent at DIY fashion...

After posting this outfit, I realised that all except for the bag and jeans are actually from Topshop... hmm I guess the staff discount did come in handy after all. To be fair, they are mostly sale items. The necklace is my most recent purchase and yes, I do not need another necklace, this blog alone is evidence enough of that, however, I was looking for a longer necklace as most of mine are collar styles. I really like the crystal boho details on it and it goes really well over printed tee shirts too.

My lipstick is Mac feel my pulse from the temperature rising collection, It's a cremesheen but leaves a lovely stain on the lips which prolongs the wear. I've been obsessed with purple lipstick lately, have you seen NARS Dominique audacious lipstick? *sighs* 

I'm already so excited for Christmas and I am currently compiling my list which is hindered by my mum's resentment of my makeup hoarding... It seems to be coming around really fast this year because I've been so busy lately! I went to the Circa Waves gig in Manchester last Friday night which was amazing, you can watch the vlog here :)

Let me know what's on your Xmas list this year <3

New camera and autumn favourites / inspiration

Monday, 27 October 2014




photo: Tumblr

Photo: Pinterest

Photo credit - Sasha tattooing
Photo: Tumblr

Photo: Tumblr

There is something about dark Autumn nights that just makes you feel so excited for the things that are yet to come. I went out for an evening walk with the dog and took this photo on a nearby bridge, the motion photo feature on my new camera is probably my favourite thing about it and so forgive me if I tend to over-use it in upcoming posts.

In terms of music I have been loving Royal Blood's album and also Radiohead - 'All I need' is one of my all time favourite songs. After Charlotte bought a vinyl player, I realised that I never really appreciate an album as a whole as I'm always flicking between artists. This has really got me wanting a vinyl player for when you want to pass time just listening to music and relaxing.

After getting my first ever tattoo, I am already hooked and planning a more intricate piece. I found Sasha Tattooing on Pinterest and fell in love with her work, currently considering something like this with wings but the placement would be around the rib area.

I recently said goodbye to the top stud of my triple - now double forward helix piercing after losing it at a concert. I saw a picture of this tongue web piercing on Tumblr and thought, well it wouldn't be the craziest thing I've ever done *looks at wrist dermals and sighs* and its supposed to be pretty painless so..... I don't know this could be on the cards, let me know what you think.

So... I'm on Youtube!

Sunday, 5 October 2014


Me and my best friend Charlotte recently went to watch the 1975 gig in Manchester which is as any fan will know, the boys' home town. We decided to film an outfit video and pre-concert vlog with a little footage from the actual concert, well to be honest the bits that we weren't hysterically screaming over!
I would really appreciate it if you could check out our channel and show your support by subscribing or liking as we have a lot more to come!

Side note
We. Met. Matty. Healy.
Take that in for a moment. You can see our selfies with Matty and Adam here: http://instagram.com/gracecottrell

Guitar Browsing OOTD

Wednesday, 20 August 2014











Jeans: Topshop, Top: Vintage, Jacket: River Island, Boots: New look, Sunglasses: New look, Necklace: Topshop


 As the boredom phase of the summer holidays commences, you begin to find yourself taking every oppourtunity that you can find to get out of the house.  For this reason I decided to go with my Dad to the proffesional music technology shop to buy a new amp lead, thrilling times.

However the range of guitars was amazing, I started teaching myself to play the electric guitar in March and whilst I am pleased with my progress, I was way too intimidated to have a go on any of the models in the shop, especially as the resident metal-heads were performing hardcore rock solos the entire time.

I wore my Topshop coated jeans with this Harley Davidson tank top I bought off Depop. It will be a remarkable day when I decide to forgo some sort of leather jacket, on this occasion I went with my cropped River Island one. To switch it up a bit I decided to accessorize with a gold collar necklace to match the metal trims on these new look ankle boots.

Hope you're finding fun ways to pass the summer!

*By the way how gorgeous is that guitar...