Sunday, 3 February 2013

OOTD: 'it girl' & a mass of curls








OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) isn't something I usually do (if I click on the OOTD label it tells me there are only 2 previous to this!). Day to day, I'll be wearing my comfortable and usually very casual clothes. One of my 25 by 25 resolutions, was to make more of an effort with my hair. When I ordered this t-shirt, I knew exactly what I had in mind, and the thought of making a post out of it inspired me to do something with my hair that I wouldn't normally bother with. You have to excuse the serious posing going on here - the thought of clicking the 'publish' button in a few minutes is still making me cringe! I love looking at other people's outfits and photos, don't get me wrong, but 8 photos of myself (make that 7!) in one post? I'm not sure about this!

When I saw this t-shirt whilst browsing online, it reminded me of my love for Gossip Girl and I knew I had to buy it. I don't know if I'd wear this t-shirt outside the house, because it seems pretentious and I am by no means an 'it girl'. You can find the t-shirt here on Asos, and it is made by Mango. It costs £8.99, but I snapped it up when Asos were offering 25% student discount, making it a bargain at £6.74! It's a very soft, cotton t-shirt in a lovely loose fit. It would be the perfect t-shirt for lounging around in during Summer.

In keeping with the 'it girl' theme, I am wearing more make-up than I usually would too. I added a liquid eyeliner to my standard eyes (a Gemma Kidd palette) and I'm wearing Revlon's Just Bitten in Beloved on my lips (some photos were taken pre-lipstick just in case it turned out awful!). I bought the Just Bitten thinking the colour would be like the shade of my lips, and not quite so dark or red as it turned out! I styled my hair with my GHDs, just straightening down the length then curling it back up to about halfway by wrapping the hair around the styler when I got to the end. I didn't use any hair products, because I never do and I just wouldn't know where to start! If I were going out with my hair curled, I'd usually add a little backcombing and hairspray in an attempt to keep the curls in. I think the t-shirt looks equally as good with both the bowler hat for Winter and the straw hat for Summer. What do you think? Does anyone else inwardly cringe when they post an OOTD?!

23 comments:

  1. I adore that top! And with the bowler hat! Trendy alert! ;D X I may be browsing Asos now as we speak...!

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  2. Great top and a bargain! And yes I know what you mean, it's posing in front of the camera with self timer, cringe!

    Karys x

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  3. The first picture is my favourite.. you always look so pretty hannah! your little sister, willow x

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  4. That tee is so cute and such a bargain! Totally buying one now :) Love your bowler!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  5. you're so beautiful miss! love the t-shirt and your hair & makeup look perfect :) xx

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  6. Ugh outfit posts are THE CRINGIEST I'm just lucky my friend Anna takes the photos so I can have a laugh with her, it makes it less awkward. I did a shoot out on the street the other week that I'll be posting soon which was so awkward as we had to stop to let people walk past but because there were two of us we fought the awkward together!
    http://www.bandasaur.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. cute tshirt!

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. you look like you belong in a magazine... or in gossip girl! xoxo

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  9. The photos are lovellllly you look so pretty! Nothing to be cringing about! Although I get what you mean, it's why I just post mirror pics haha and you should wear that top out the house it's too nice not to! xxx

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  10. aw i dont think the shirt is pretentious, it's very cute with the fedora! and i definitely thought of gossip girl when i saw it. and your hair is gorgeous! i love it

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  11. I love that t-shirt! You have such pretty hair as well btw :)

    mermaidhairandtoomuchmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  12. Hi there - thank you again for nominating me for the Liebster Award, I've answered your questions on my latest blog post :)

    I think you should definitely do more outfit posts if you can stand it, I think you look incredible :)

    le fresne x

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  13. I really like that top, I'm like you thought I'm not an it girl, but I'd just wear it ironically ;D YOUR EYEBROWS ARE SO PERFECT. I REALLY WANT THEM...

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  14. I love the it girl top! I'm rubbish at curling my hair with my ghd's but yours looks gorgeous!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  15. Love the tee! And your hair is so lovely, you look gorgeous

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  16. Hello :) I just wanted to say that I fell in love with your blog :)
    The shirt is truly lovely and I really really adore your hair !
    xx
    Valeria
    www.buildinghopes.blogspot.it

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  17. I'm a big fan of your hat! your make up looks fab too- I often get that odd feeling- ew too many photos of my face for one post! But I guess that's what blogging is about :) xx

    coldknees.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Love your photos!

    http://fashionmuffins945.blogspot.com/

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  19. Your hair is so shiny and gorgeous! Love the t-shirt,very cute :)

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  20. You look beautiful here, as does your hair! I used to feel so cringe about posting outfits (especially as I hate having my photo taken / seeing photos of myself! Hah!), but the more I did them the less they made me feel awkward & it's actually done wonders for my self confidence! You should definitely do more OOTD posts if you can. Also, you have to wear that tee out, it's way too nice not to! :)

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  21. You look gorgeous, Hannah! I definitely want to see more OOTD posts from you! You look so good in hats! I'm the same way: I feel a bit weird taking so many pictures of myself but after a while I just remind myself that people are mainly looking at my outfit so my pose/facial expressions shouldn't matter too much. :)

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