19.8.10

Wardrobe wake up: Day 4!


Bonjour amigos!

For today's look I busted out my brand spanking new aviator jacket from Topshop! I got it with my quarterly uniform discount (we get 60% of a few items), and had a few old vouchers to use up, so it only cost about £13 in the end! An epic win, I'm sure you'll agree.

I was going for a grungey Alice Dellal look:


(pics from ASOS and TFS)

I layered up my outfit just like Alice does, and got my baps out sampled the lace trend for the first time. I figured it wasn't TOO risqué as I had a shirt and jacket over the top, so wasn't showing too much bra off. But Alex disagreed, and spent our walk into town on tit-patrol, notifying me the instant the breeze blew my shirt open a bit!




The top was in a goodie bag from F&F at Tesco which I've never worn, the flannel shirt is an old car boot sale find which I've not worn in ages, and the shorts are Topshop. I'm really glad I set myself this challenge because I am being forced to rediscover loads of old clothes and try new things. If you're in a rut, I definitely recommend this challenge!

I even did that crackwhore copper eye makeup all the cool kids do! Not the best picture of it... I made it look even more cracky after this photo! I used my Models Own eyeshadow duo in Woodland (that's the name of the eyeshadow, I don't mean I ventured to the woods to apply it!)



Well, the washing up is calling me, so I'd better get on with it! It's all go at Maison de Gem!

Do you have any cool plans tonight? Let me know so I can live vicariously through your exciting lives!

39 comments:

  1. Love Love LURRRVE! I am SO glad I didnt throw my lace top out cuz you've shown me how to wear it in a grungy way! Man I am jealous of your skinny pins *MUST DO SQUATS* Super look!

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  2. Lovely! Envious of your legs! x

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  3. Haha, the girl below me said she's got leg-envy too!

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  4. The jacket is amazing, what a steal for £13! As for me, I'm out tonight celebrating/ drowning my sorrows after A-Level results. Can't wait to see tomorrow's outift! xxx

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  5. wow your makeup looks flawless gem!

    whenever you write about alex it always reminds me of my boyfriend! hee hee i am glad he is protective and tit patrolling to the max!

    i looooove your jacket and think it is amazing it ended up costing you £13 wowowowow jealous!

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  6. ive been eyeing that jacket up on the topshop website. i love it. and such a steal at that price too! looks really good with that outfit too. x

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  7. iv'e spent literally half my night looking at your blog/competition entry/ showing other people your work. I think i'm in love with you! xx

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  8. haha i don't think it's too revealing although i'm sure if i wore that scott would be all protective too! although he often comments that i should try some body con dresses to show off my curves hmmm. boyfriends are funny with their comments on our fashion.

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  9. I love Alice's boots in the first picture. And her hair!
    I keep saying this but I like this look the best so far. (hah I'll probably say the same on your next post)
    And the jacket was a great bargain!

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  10. i love this, i've been lusting for an aviator jacket for ages!what a bargain!:)xx

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  11. Aah such a good combination! Lace and plaid look so good on you. *is jealous once again* I'm still lusting after that jacket! x

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  12. Hahah, no no no you're not showing too much, you look amazing! The boobs MUST come out once and a while, a little lace is always a good thing. At least you had a bodyguard to keep the creeps away, haha!

    <3<3<3

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  13. £13? £13?!? £13?!?!!?! I'll get over my envy one day...
    I think you look great - love the make up. I swear we were all wearing summer dresses only a week ago though...

    xx

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  14. my favourite outfit so far,
    im lusting over your lovely jacket x

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  15. Absolutely love this look/outfit! Can't wait to see your future looks :)

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  16. Oh how you make me laugh - tit patrol! Hahaha! My boyfriend did the same when I made the mistake of going bra-less in a dress with back detail I didn't want to be ruined by bra straps. Thank goodness for helpful boyfriends aka tit patrollers. ;)

    You look amazing, you are pulling off all of these looks so well!

    X

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  17. Im in love with your jacket!! This post made me laugh so much, you don't look slutty at all but my boyf is exactly the same if I wear anything remotely revealing! xxx

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  18. Hi Gemma! I've been reading your blog for a while now, but this is my first time commenting. I just wanted to say how much I love all of your posts! They never fail to make me laugh, and you seem so down to earth! You're such an inspiration so thank you, and keep doing what you're doing :) Alice x

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  19. oh and I also meant to mention that you are very beautiful and pull off all of these outfits amazingly- I am VERY jealous!!! haha :) x

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  20. Thanks for your gorgeous comments, guys! Cheering me up after all the beef on the ASOS page! :)

    Glad I'm not the only one with a bodyguard (if by 'body' we mean boobs-and-only-boobs). Boys are so funny!

    Not sure what to wear for tomorrow's outfit... I have quite literally no plans so there's not much point getting dressed! Slouchy chic, perhaps...

    Alice - Thanks for your lovely comment, darling! You've made me feel all mushy inside ♥

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  21. hey gem

    i've been reading your blog for a few months and i really love it - yours is the only blog that i check regularly! a massive well done on the asos win - i read those bitchy comments and some people are just ridiculous and clearly need to get a life! i think you really deserved it and i love your writing style :)
    also loving the outfit choices this week, and you really have got enviable legs!

    hazel x

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  22. I love that outfit, I too ahve someone on constant boob patrol whenever I wear sheer stuff (it's the best!) Congrats on winning the ASOS contest, I read all the entries and though that yours was really great, so entertaining.

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  23. commented on the asos style blog cause that PennyFourene girl was doing my head in!

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  24. I do the copper eye makeup look a lot for going out actually. I guess a little bit of a crack whore look never hurt anybody, ahaha.


    In Class, En Vogue

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  25. Oh man. This is my favourite. That jacket is lovely. The grungy look suits you.

    I'm tempted by this challenge. Might do it next week because I'll be the only person in my office so if I look like a tit it won't really matter.

    Tonight is a Supernatural and vodka fest but tomorrow I'm going to the ZOO!
    x

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  26. £13 bloody quid!!?!?! Life is so unfair. :)

    You look great, fave one so far, the shirt and jacket make the lace less slutlike, and you've got grunge down a tee.
    Andy checks my outfit for any extra leer material he thinks is there. Gotta love em!

    xxx

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  27. You look gorge, i love the jacket you lucky thing x

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  28. You are doing so well on this challenge! Everything has looked tres awesome! I went out for dinner at Cote and drinks in Brighton.

    Hope the washing up got done!( I dont mean this in a nasty way!)

    xxx

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  29. this challenge is just proving how you can wear any trend (: it looks amazing & i'm totally envious of that jacket! well, last night i celebrated results. tonight i'm chilling out whilst i get rid of the 2 litres of dye the drs put in my body. oh, it's a fun life.

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  30. Gem, I'm really loving this wardrobe challenge! You look completely different every day. Love this look, I think it goes well with your hair (?)

    Also, that's hilarious about your bf being on tit-patrol. I can totally imagine my bf doing the same thing... IF he were okay with me leaving the house wearing a lace top with no cami underneath! haha. I don't think it looks bad at ALL since you're wearing so many layers!

    Leia

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  31. This is my favourite look so far! I'm loving this challenge. That jacket is gorgeous! I was looking at that one and the one similar in Asos :)

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  32. Loving your challenge! Can't believe how much of a bargain that jecket was!!

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