Wednesday, 16 January 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Asymmetric Studs, Spikes & Leopard

This Friday was my friend Julie's 30th birthday! Julie, who I went to see Guns N Roses with this summer, and I met when we were both waitresses at a now defunct restaurant and bar called Frankenstein's in Glasgow. It was a bit of a random place and we seriously had a GIANT Frankie monster that came out of the ceiling and sat up when we hit a button---I shit you not. Despite being random it was a fun place to work. I'm so glad Julie and I reconnected through Facebook and was super excited to help her celebrate her 30th!

We ended up at McPhabb's for £10 Prosecco (who could say no?) and some birthday shots! I honestly could not tell you the last time I had a shot so I stuck to one; I used to be the shot queen but not so much! We had a really lovely time chatting and Julie got a wee birthday cupcake from the staff, too!

I met up with NotBlondeHusband when he finished work instead of moving on to the next club so we could pick up Blondie Boy from my friend Jef's and head home. Even though it was a low key it was a great night and a psychic has told Julie she has to go to Amsterdam this year so we'll be looking for cheap flights to celebrate again!
I randomly went into River Island to shop for something to wear; it isn't somewhere I'd shopped before but they had a massive sale sign up and I figured what the heck. I ended up with this asymmetric black studded top with a external zipper back; it is actually meant to be quite baggy, but it is a size UK 8 which is a size I never even wore at my skinniest. I think it looks way cute fitted though so works for me AND it was only £10!



That is literally the best picture I have of my outfit. Yikes. You can't even tell I'm wearing my Booty Up HYH Pants (which I forgot how much I love) or anything else for that matter! So I've made a Polyvore again to hopefully show in a smidge more detail what I wore since somehow there is a halo in my photo. Is it a halo or a ghost or an aura? I have no idea but it's annoying. I was once told I had a yellow-white aura (so I could be a natural witch if I wanted to be) so maybe it is the latter. Anyway as always I digress!


Black Asymmetric Shoulder Stud Top-River Island
Spike Cluster Earrings-New Look
Spike Cluster Ring-New Look
Leopard Heels-Dune
Booty Up Bootcut Trousers-Hold Your Haunches
Studded Bag-Versace for HM

Have you been shopping the sales? 
Have you ever bought clothes that weren't actually your size but made them work anyway?



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52 comments:

Melaina25 said...

That studded top is absolutely gorgeous! I love the zipper detail on the back.

Melaina25 said...

OMG - that studded bag is amazzzzzing! I love it! I'm finally back to doing outfit posts so I'm linking up again :)
xoxo,
Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

Melaina25 said...

Those spikes are SO amazing. I feel like I need those for when the husband gets out of line :)

Melaina25 said...

Very rocker chic!!

Melaina25 said...

I just did a leopard and leather outfit, so I am loving that board. I buy 80% of my clothes from online, so I always have to make them work if they don't fit right and when its not worth the money shipping back. I find that darting has become my saving grace!

Cassidy Compton
thingslikeskeletonkeys.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

sounds like a great time! I used to be a waitress & bartender, and although I hated it at the time my co-workers and I did have a blast! I love Presecco too and it's usually really expensive! I loved your exposed shoulders, you looked great too!

http://www.mythriftychic.com

Melaina25 said...

super cute outfit. Love the leopard heels!

Melaina25 said...

Loving your outfit - very fun and also very stylish. I tend to find clothes in the wrong size and make them work, because I do some thrifting! If I like it and it is the only one there...no choice but to make it work (although too big works better than too small for me!).

Melaina25 said...

Love the accessories!

Melaina25 said...

Aahhh! You had me at studs, spikes, and leopard! The studding on that black tunic are fabulous!!! ~Sarah

Melaina25 said...

Oh I absolutely love this! I can't resist a bit of leopard as you know and that top is just gorgous - nice find!

Melaina25 said...

I love your outfit! And I think the picture is really cool! :)

Melaina25 said...

Yahooo for the occasional shots with an old friend! You looked great!

Melaina25 said...

I love those leopard flats. I have a similar pair and I can't believe how much I wear them! You looked fantastic for that bday gettogether!

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Melaina25 said...

Love love that top :)

Melaina25 said...

That shirt is an outfit maker and I love how you paired it up with tough accessories and leopard flats!

Melaina25 said...

I have bought loads of clothes not in my regular size. Sometimes I just find that the sizing is wonky and doesn't correspond to the clothing.


I have flats like those little leopard ones. They are cute.


bisous
Suzanne

Melaina25 said...

love the shoes and the top! Thanks for hosting~


~Maria-Isabel
www.agapelovedesigns.com

Melaina25 said...

I love love love your shoes! Cute outfit:)
Ashley

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for the weekly party! linked up #44 :)

Melaina25 said...

oh man, I can't imagine being at a club where a monster came down from the ceiling - lol. I am loving that outfit and really miss my "30's" and when I could be that size again!

Melaina25 said...

wowie great outfit. i am loving the edginess with the studs and those shoes are gorgeous! I find each shop is a different size most of the time. If id have fit into an 8 i would have been well chuffed haha!xxx Ps awesome hair day much?!!! ;D

Melaina25 said...

What a fabulous outfit Melaina! I love every piece of it...esp that I love blacks too. I have the same problem too when going out, though I always end up with the crappiest shot when we're out so I'm reallyyyy thankful that there's Polyvore to at least show some details of my outfit. :)

Melaina25 said...

Great outfit!! I love the spikes & studs!

Melaina25 said...

I've totally bought clothing that isn't strictly my size before. Partly because there is just no standard sizing in women's clothes, and partly because certain styles look better more fitter or looser on me. You can find things in my closet from XS to L.


Love the spiked jewelry!

Melaina25 said...

Love the asymmetrical top! Thanks for hosting!

Melaina25 said...

Wow I love your accessories!!! That ring seriously rocks.

Melaina25 said...

Looking good x

Melaina25 said...

Always adorable! Thanks for the Hold Your Haunches shout out. xo

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Erin! They are the best :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks lovely x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! It is available on the New Look website I think!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks CC! I was worried I looked a bit disco diva-ish!

Melaina25 said...

Oh don't get me started on H&M; I can wear M-XL there just depending lol. This was the first time I bought a smaller size based on style though.

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks Rach! I think I used half a can of hairspray to keep the curl in ;)

Melaina25 said...

You're welcome Megan! Have you every bought clothes that aren't your size?

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I still need to get the heels re capped but I love them so much I just wore them anyway!

Melaina25 said...

Gotta love a bit of leopard!

Melaina25 said...

They are actually heels but I should get a pair of flats!

Melaina25 said...

Emphasis on occasional ;)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Niki!

Melaina25 said...

Who knew River Island had cute stuff right?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Sarah!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Jen!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you I love them too :)

Melaina25 said...

YAY! That is what I was hoping for ;)

Melaina25 said...

Get some! They are such fun :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Danielle! I'm drawn to anything with a visible zipper right now :)

Melaina25 said...

Cute stuff! =)

~Callie

http://www.creationsbycallie.com/

Melaina25 said...

Loving those shoes.

Melaina25 said...

Dune via TK Maxx :) I'd been searching for leopard heels for ages when I found them!

Melaina25 said...

Ooh you look stunning! Hope it was a great night out!