Good morning, top of the morning to ya, all that jazz. It’s a good morning from home this time, with coffee in hand, hair a mess, and looking through the window onto a sky that started out looking promising and now looks like it’s gonna throw it down. Couldn’t possibly come home from holiday to good weather, right? I’m now reminiscing over a time when my hair and makeup was a whole lot better and I liked my outfit a whole lot more.
First things first – ze choker. Another ‘whipped up whilst bored in the car’ project. I’m just not very good at sitting idle, you see? I get bored way too easily, and sleeping with a scrunched up jacket as a pillow lasts for 20 minutes if I’m lucky. Plus I really wanted a choker because I’m just an A+ basic bitch. Couldn’t bring myself to buy one though! There are certain fashion items that, no matter how much I like and think I’ll wear, I just can’t bring myself to actually buy. Seems so wrong to spend money on something that could be made so easily. Crochet crop tops that look like they’d fall out of shape in 5 seconds flat? Nope. Chokers that are cute, but basically glorified pieces of string or strips of lace? Nope. Embroidered denim that look quirky but could be DIYed with an old pair of jeans and my grandma’s box of embroidery threads? Nope. (Guess what my next project’s gonna be 😀 ). So yeah, I messed around with some simple crochet stitches and made a choker.
Apologies for ramming handmade stuff down your neck (or ahem… around your neck) if DIYs really not your thing. I can see how fiddling around with yarn, hooks and needles isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But my love for DIY is just having a revival at the minute now that it’s free from the clutches of A level success criteria.
If this shirt/choker combo looks vaguely familiar, that’s might be because Catherine got there before me. I’m not copycatting, promise! I’d eyed this one up several times in M&S, but left it because who needs that many white shirts in their life? Different story when I spotted it in the sale though, and could just see it with a choker. Then spotted it on Catherine’s insta, with a neckscarf. Great minds, hey? I’m tagging myself as an honorary member of her over 40s styling challenge with M&S white tops and denim. Never mind that I’m 18. Just this once. 🙂
Tied or untied? Can’t decide which I prefer. Life decisions.
Tbh I don’t think age needs to dictate what you wear anyway – maybe just how you wear it. I’m not really a massive follower of teen trends, and like to think that with a few tweaks or accessories, any item can be worn – 16 or 46 year old alike. If converse and hoodies are your thing then great, no matter what your age. Sometimes I dress like a toddler in dungarees, sometimes I’m a granny in handknit shawls. Personally I’m just not a fan of limiting myself to ‘teenager’ clothes just because I’m 18, you know?
Just in case you’re as much of a fan of this lip colour as I am (I don’t blame you), it’s NYX soft matte lip cream in Monte Carlo. I really wanted the Budapest shade for my trip lol, but Boots didn’t answer my cries. Borrowed my mum’s plummy colour instead. 🙂
That’s about all I have to say on the matter. Happy weekend!
lily kate x
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Emma- Jane Maclachlan6th August 2016 at 2:45 pm
Love this outfit! And that choker is gorgeous, you did such a good job xx
ouma8th August 2016 at 1:15 am
the choice is really difficult. You can Just wear it tied sometimes and untied some other times 😛
lily kate11th August 2016 at 2:50 pm
Or tie and untie it 10 times each occasion I wear it 😛
Elizabeth O.8th August 2016 at 2:21 am
You would never have thought that the choker is something homemade. It’s really pretty! I can’t believe chokers are in again, they’re really lovely.
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:07 pm
Thanks Elizabeth! Handmade things can be surprising sometimes 😀
Joanna8th August 2016 at 2:27 pm
I had no idea what a choker was until I actually looked at the photos. It looks nice but it’s not the trend for me. I like the outfit though, the white shirt tied up looks very playful, same as you should be, you are still a teenager. 🙂
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:15 pm
Ah well not all trends suit everybody’s taste 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Liz Mays8th August 2016 at 7:03 pm
The choker look is definitely cool. It’s awesome that you made your own. It’s a simple accessory but it adds a lot.
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:16 pm
Thanks Liz! They have quite an impact for such small items I think 🙂
lex8th August 2016 at 7:25 pm
I feel glad when people do DIY on outfits and it comes this perfect.. you know why? Because you were bold and brave enough to be uniquely different from others. Thumbs uo girl.
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:19 pm
Thanks Lex! Sometimes it doesn’t turn out too well, but when it does, you can guarantee noody has one like it. It’s fab 😀
TheGayBestie8th August 2016 at 8:01 pm
This outfit is super classic trendy! Give very 90’s but still current and edgy!
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:25 pm
Thank you! 90s but current sounds good to me 😀
Nicolas Puegher8th August 2016 at 9:49 pm
Sexy and beautiful! Good mix.
I find your blog very similar to mine in some structure things! Love it. DIY are very popular on Pinterest, I am sure I will see this there.
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:28 pm
Thank you! I always see DIYs on Pinterest, they’re so inspiring!
Ana De- Jesus8th August 2016 at 11:30 pm
Wow you are so pretty! I love the DIY choker I think it makes any outfit look super fierce!
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:38 pm
Says you Ana! Chokers would really suit your style too!
courtney9th August 2016 at 2:17 am
That choker is gorgeous! So unique and totally unlike anything you can go out and buy!
La Belle Sirene
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:39 pm
Thank you Courtney! I love that because I made it up, it’s so unique!
Jolina9th August 2016 at 2:18 pm
One can never have too many white shirts lol! And yeah, I don’t think age should define you in any way. I think I will wear my chucks until I’m a grandma haha. (Lovely choker BTW!)
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:41 pm
Never, ever too many white shirts! So will I haha, I’ll probably still wear dungarees when I’m grandma too! Thank you!
Christopher Rudder9th August 2016 at 6:15 pm
I never thought I’d enjoy women’s fashion as much as I just did. Your very photogenic. Awesome
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:41 pm
Thank you 🙂
Lizelle Cruz9th August 2016 at 6:48 pm
I really love chokers. They go with anything. Your outfit is really nice tok
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:42 pm
They’re surprisingly wearable aren’t they! Thanks 🙂
Borka9th August 2016 at 10:45 pm
Your chocker is amazing, you have such a talent with DIYs! I cut my top once, it’s terrible. I think my mother trew it away.
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:42 pm
Aw thank you! That’s a shame haha 🙂
Bluedreamer10th August 2016 at 3:24 am
first of all, you really look lovely… chokers are also a huge thing here in Philippines… although I know, these chokers have been into fashion history for quite a long time, it seems like they are reemerging again.. not that big chokers though… most teenagers can be seen wearing those thin chokers
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:43 pm
Thank you very much 🙂 The skinny ones seem really popular yeah, but I fancied a deeper one as something different!
Rose Sahetapy10th August 2016 at 4:51 pm
I love chokers! They could be a lovely addition to an outfit. I agree with you, age is not what define us when it comes to style, it’s simply how we wear it. You look gorgous!
lily kate11th August 2016 at 3:53 pm
Me too! Age is seriously just a number when it comes to style, it really shouldn’t make a difference!
Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb24th August 2016 at 6:36 pm
I’m leaving a test message as I’m having problems leaving comments today… when this shows up I’ll leave a proper one Lily!!
Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb24th August 2016 at 6:41 pm
Aha! I see my test comment… I’ve had so many problems with comments not working, aargh!!
Anyway – this post was fabulous, though I don’t know what’s more lovely… Your post, the outfit (you), or the fact that you made such a lovely reference to my own M&S shirt post! Thank you Lily, I’m so glad you liked the outfit I wore – you’ve knocked it out the park with your version!! The choker is stunning, it goes to show just how easy it can be to create something unique. And I definitely love the shirt tied at the waist, if you’ve got it (which you have), flaunt it I say (not that you need telling)!
Great thoughts on dressing for your age, it’s lovely to read something from the other end of the age spectrum. Your writing is bloody fantastic, my lovely 🙂
lily kate24th August 2016 at 6:51 pm
Thank you so much Catherine! Of course I referenced you 😀 I love how you accessorised yours too! I need to make more little accessories like this I think.
All such compliments coming from you! It would be really fun to do some kind of styling challenge with this idea (the same item worn by different ages) – what do you think?
Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb26th August 2016 at 10:51 am
You know what, you might be onto something…!! Might have to wait till I have more money, too many clients not paying right now! 🙁
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