Outfit details:

  • Hat - mrp.com
  • Hair Clip - DIY (see below)
  • Bag - Cath Kidston
  • Ted Baker shoes - TK Maxx
  • Dress - H&M
  • Cardigan - dotti

DIY Galaxy Sweatshirt

Recreate the look with Erica's glitter hair clip tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

very quirky and feminine. i love a good print, and pop of colour, and refuse to leave the house without either in my outfit! i always dress for tea, and don't own trousers that aren't part of a pj set. i am firmly a tights-only girl - even in the dead of summer! a friend once told me i was like "tea cups and bruises", because even though i dress like a girl, i have the mouth of a sailor...

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

that would be like picking your favourite child! i expand my wardrobe on a weekly basis, so to pick a favourite would be hard. i did recently have a dress named after me by online boutique Bonne Chance Collection (see it here!), and they so kindly sent me one of my very own. so, if i had to choose, i'd have to pick her. after all, she shares my name - how much more self involved could i get?

Who are your style icons?

zooey deschanel is my number one icon for quirky cool. i want her life. she's got such a great mid-century vibe that i just love. i am also dead keen on shopping in rachel berry's wardrobe. yes, she's a character, but my god - doesn't she have some amazing pieces? like that magenta ted baker mac she larks around NYC in? girrrrrrl, gimme.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

online; it's where all the bargains are. trawling the sales racks amid hundreds of other bargain hunters is no longer my favourite past time. now, it is typing the word "sale" into google and hitting "i'm feeling lucky!". i also love hitting the local charity shops on the weekend, and picking up pieces that i can alter to fit - or if i'm really lucky, fit me like they were meant for me!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

occasionally! i took a beginners sewing class this year so that i can really get stuck into altering more vintage and second hand pieces, but for the time being i mostly alter by hand. adding or changing buttons and collars, shortening hems and fixing sleeves are all done with a needle and thread until i work up the courage to try a real pattern!

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

wear what you love. seriously! i wear what i want to wear, not what's cool, or what's trendy. your confidence is the best outfit you can wear. so cliche! but honestly, i always get compliments when i wear a smile! and when i wear glitter. 

here's a tip: always wear glitter.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

my absolute favourite is Scathingly Brilliant - Kate has amazing style, and since i started reading her blog, i've definitely increased my own style game. i take a lot of inspiration from her, and she's introduced me to a number of new shops that are now firm favourites - like Bonne Chance! i also love reading Briar Rose Blog and Mermaidens, as both Megan and Kailey have incredibly feminine style; total idols.

Check out Erica's blog at being erica »




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