2017 | Trashed Vintage

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Being the ugly friend


Let's not kid ourselves, we've all felt like the 'ugly friend' in our circle of friends at least once or twice.


Maybe it was when you were back in school, you'd get excited because a boy is talking to you, only for him to ask about one of your mates and talk about how gorgeous she is, like you didn't already know.

Maybe it was at that work party when everyone gathered round for the obligatory group photo, everyone looks amazing but you stick out like a sore (frumpy) thumb.

Maybe it was when all your friends got soooo many compliments, you feel that familiar pang of pride and jealousy because
 Heck yeah! that's one of your girls and she looks amazing!! but also, don't I look good enough?

Maybe it was when you were getting ready for a night out with your gal pals, they're all long legged and perfect in their mini dresses, and you're sitting on the bed, watching them fix their hair and do their makeup in the mirror, doubting yourself more and more.

You're trying so hard to ignore that horrible little voice in your head making comparisons and picking your body apart flaw by flaw until your insecurities completely take over and ruin your night. 




Whatever the situation, we've all been there, it's important to realise that every single person on the planet has insecurities about the way they look. I could start a long old list of my own but that's not what this post is about. 

Lots of us start referring to ourselves as the 'ugly friend' because we spent the majority of our teenage years  listening to boys tell us 

"omg! your friends are so pretty."

 Which is really quite sad. 
We base our beauty on how many boys tell us we are, or aren't, attractive. 
This carries on into adult life.

Here's a reminder for you; Your beauty does not become non-existent because of a man's failure to acknowledge it. Men ain't shit. 

Appearance is not the be-all and end-all of your existence, you are so much more than that. 

Since when did "You are so pretty" carry more weight than "you are so resilient/extraordinary/intelligent/brave/unique/creative/independant" 




We live on a planet with 7.5 billion people and there is only one you? 
How extraordinary is that. 
You are unique in every single way. 


So fuck society's beauty standards, acknowledge your insecurities then let them go, learn to love your flaws, don't give a fuck about men and their approval, smile and say 'yaaaaas queen' when your gal is getting lots of compliments, take those stupid group photos, learn to laugh at yourself when you look less than desirable, 
be the bad ass woman I know you are. 




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Friday, 4 August 2017

Pinstripe









I just wanna take this opportunity to talk about my new project with my gals, The Girls Club, a space for gals like you and me to create bad ass content, collaborate and chat about all things feminism and fashion. I'd love if you took some time to check out our shiny new website, we have so many exciting things to share with you. 

Now lets talk about The Ragged Priest, aka, one of my fave brands!!
They have been absolutely killing it lately, I can't keep up with how insane all their new pieces are.
Especially, these pinstripe bad boys!!

I love pinstripe, I love flares n I love split leg trousers. 
These were a must.  (obsessed!)
They might be bad ass but they aren't bad to your ass, they fit so well n are super flattering. 

I wanted to keep the rest of the look super minimalistic with my white ASOS corset, the choker that my mum says I wear too much (sorry mum) my fave leopard print bucket hat, my cobain sunnies and my Spice gal shoes from Buffalo.

India Hannah Pixie 
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Saturday, 15 July 2017

2000's popstar







Camo trousers (still) giving me all the Gwen Stefani No Doubt vibezzz, you may remember these babies, my £2 car boot find, from a few posts back n i'm still loving them. They are the easiest things on the planet to style n effortlessly cool. Denim and Camo is a look.

Everything about this outfit just screams Noughties popstar to me, from the studded denim halter top (Milk It Vintage) to the Camo trousers (Thrifted), the Grommet belt (Thrifted) and the oh so Paris Hilton-esque heart shaped sunnies, complete with Diamonte's (Dolls Kill) though, i'm sure Paris would have had them in pink...

Completed the look with my st0mp boots from New Rock (Thrifted) they could look super goth-like which isn't my thing, though, if it's yours, you do you boo. The silver hardware on these guys is amazing and they have a nice platform, they are actually crazy heavy but super comfy and add a lil edge to an outfit!!


India Hannah Pixie
xx

Photography by mega babe www.tigerlilyblog.com/ check out her stuff!!



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Friday, 30 June 2017

ur fave Bratz doll




Yesterday I went to London as a plus one (Thanks Ryan)  for a super cool event with Bellfield Clothing in a bad ass venue in Shoreditch aka perfect excuse to dress up like a Bratz doll, Chloe in particular!!

Y'all know I'm really into my platforms at the moment so when I saw these glittery, 90's, chunky, platform sandals on Dolls Kill I HAD TO HAVE THEM. They are deffo a statement piece and they get you a lot of looks but feeling like a bad ass Bratz doll is so worth it! I'm living for the star cut outs and the little studs, omg.
These babies are actually surprisingly comfortable, I wore them for almost 7 hours and even then I didn't wanna take them off. I could probs babble on about them forever....in love.

My baby blue camo flares are also Dolls Kill (and also incredible!) I only ever wear flares now a days, not about that slim fit jean life anymore (thank u god.) so I thought these would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe, I adore the colour and the fit and the fact it feels like i'm wearing PJ's.

Movin' on up, my T-shirt, which is actually a T-shirt dress, is from Milk It Vintage, it's crazy oversized and slouchy, I love the colour combo and the print, peep the little dangly stars and moons on the hem, adorable.

Finally, I'm just wearing a few of my thrifted finds, my sk8r chain, cobain sunnies and my fave red beret, yaaas.

India Hannah Pixie
xx

P.s the bottle of 'champagne' is actually cider and all the alcohol in these pics were just used as props because I look cooler....
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Pink to make the boys wink




Pink to make the boys wink! Or not, because who cares about boys, am I right???

I keep doing this thing lately where I become obsessed with a certain colour (currently red or pink) and wear as much of it as I can in one outfit hence creating this lil baby pink co-ord that doesn't quite match, probably because the bandeau is Illustrated People and the slightly crazy, mermaid-esque, hybrid flares are Missguided. I'm also kinda obsessed with matching my eyeshadow to my outfit, you may or may not have noticed this if you follow me on instagram!

I have been on the hunt for a pair of platforms with a square heel for the loooongest time, I fell in love with some from UNIF but ya gal doesn't have the $$$ for that just yet so luckily I found these babies on Nasty gal (vegan leather, yay!)
They're ridiculously comfy and look bad ass with E V E R Y T H I N G.

You may be wondering where my gorgeous as hell 'oriental' jacket/top is from?? My mum picked it up from a car boot for me, mega babe!! I love it bc it's so versatile and you can pick out loads of colours from the print to match what you're wearing or be bold and clashy (more likely...)

You've seen my spice gal hat before, another charity shop find that I'm still looovin'.

India Hannah Pixie 
xx




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Thursday, 8 June 2017

camo gal
























This is one hot mess of an outfit inc all my current fave things!!
I picked up these camo pants from a car boot sale last weekend, they came with a matching jacket, it was £4 all in which me and my pal split,
she wanted the jacket,
I wanted the pants,
£2 each,
can't complain.

 I've been on the hunt for some camo babies for aaaages but I wanted them to look 'genuine' and be that kind of noughties boy band baggy and I've hit the jackpot here. They are kinda big round the waist but a grommet belt fixes that, plus it matches my choker? cute huh.

One of my fave brands The Ragged Priest kindly sent me some pieces, this adorable lil baby girl top included and I really like this because it's a twist on your basic white tee (y'all know I don't do basic!!) with the 3 quarter length sleeves and it's a twist on your slogan tees (y'all know I don't do slogan tee's!!) with the cutesy lil rhinestones, omg!! This kind of piece will go with any outfit and I felt like I needed some not so basic basics in my wardrobe for summer. Also, this top is vvvvv soft.

I mentioned summer but today was mildly arctic which didn't bother me too much because I got to whack out my lilac fluffy jacket (yay!) livin' for the contrasting colours.

Finished off the look with my fuck off, chunky ass, stompy goth boots from New Rock, I got them 2nd too, I just loooove the silver hardware but my god are they heavy!!


India Hannah Pixie
xx
(P.s enjoy my wonky pigtails!)








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Monday, 29 May 2017

check co ords






The babes over at Love Too True contacted me and asked me if I wanted to be sent some things from their new collection (which drops on the 3rd June - pop that date in ya diaries!!) and of course I said Hell Yah!!

This incredible check co-ord was handmade and oh my god, it is too die for!! The fit is absolutely spot on and of course the print is right up my street.
I only received this a 3 days ago and I've worn it twice already (obsessed much.....)

I LOVE co ords, they're so versatile, I love that you can mix and match and wear the co ord either together or separately and you can tie the bow on the trousers either at the front or at the back, either way looks cool af. You can style the top different ways too, a bralet or fishnet top would look so sick but if you wanna rock this bra less you totally can bc the material is such good quality and nice n thick.

I styled this bad ass co ord with my check vans (never too much check) fishnet socks and my Cobain sunnies!!
You should 100% check out Love Too True (lots of amazing, unique swimwear and co ords etc in the most amazing prints!!)

India Hannah Pixie
xx




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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Summer Style












I find it ridiculously difficult to dress for summer and still feel like i'm being true to myself and my style. I love accessorizing, mixing fabrics and wearing big ol' chunky shoes, all things that are a little more difficult to pull off when it's too hot to wear anything more than a cotton dress and sandals.

I feel like this outfit is a perfect compromise, a simple cotton tea dress from Nobody's Child (which is too damn adorable and fits like a dream!) a thrifted fluffy bag (mixing those fabrics n textures) and these chunky af mules from ASOS (for when you wanna add height and that grunge feel.)

I cannot be without jewellery and so i'm wearing my usual Thomas Sabo rings and a chain around my neck (for when you're a wannabe skater and can't wear a chain on your belt.)

It was a little too warm for the beret i'm not going to lie to you but my hair is almost offensive without covering it with a hat (I brushed it that morning so the frizz was out in full force.) The 90's sunglasses were a recent pick up from a charity shop find.

India Hannah Pixie
xx








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