Monday, 8 September 2014

September Mini haul finds!

Mini haul time time!

So I went to my boyfriends for a few days and on my way home I had an hour to wait for a bus so I did a little thrifting and got a drink.

I dont want to blah blah on because A. I am so so tired and B. I have between 2-4 posts to write about NYFW too keep up with the promised quota. 

So I thought I would share the images promised in my youtube video which I have shared on a blogpost and that you can find here

This simply beautiful 1970's dress caught my eye straight away I mean I practically ran across the shop for it. I really love the bohemian, gypsy, hippie look and the colours are so pretty and fun! This dress is said to be a medium and stretches so it fits which made me so happy I love the sleeves and its the perfect length what else could I ask for eh. I just need to find an excuse to wear it before the cold rolls in. From Derbra £5.50

This dress is another one that fits as its stretchy but it says size 12 I almost screamed! its a good job I tried it at home otherwise I would have scared a few old ladies. The length is perfect for my body but I want to take it up to a more sort of modern take on the tea dress so thats where my mum steps in as we still haven't fixed my sewing machine. I really love the navy blue with my hair and the bright flowers are great Hibiscus are a favourite of mine. I even thought once its shortened I could wear it with tights and boots with a cardigan or jumper in the winter and with sandals when Summer comes again. From Sue Ryder £4.00

The third item is a two piece thats a bit deceiving the top fits me and looks pretty rad I love the puffy sleeves and with detailing and I love the 1990's grunge/goth style it has while still being a pretty peasant girl gypsy top. Then theres the skirt that wouldn't fit past my knees even though the top fit with room to spare...odd to me its like they are two different sizes even though they are the same make. Even odder is that the tag says 14-16 and I know vintage sizes differ but not that much generally a size 16 from the 1970's or 1980's fits me today so I am not sure if I should split them up and only wear the top or keep both wear the top till I am bored of it and sell the two piece at a later date. From Sue Ryder was £10.99 reduced to £2.00

Then I found sale rales and last chance to buy rales possibly my favourite other then vintage and retro sections. I found this top which is by Zara Man its quite small so its a little snug on me but I have started dieting and exercising very recently so I hope it won't look so bad soon. I picked it up for £1 what a bargain! Theres not much else to say about it I buy nice T-shirts to sleep in and this has barely been worn is a fantastic brand and the cotton is so soft I couldn't leave it behind.

This is another T-shirt I picked up, again a bit snug but I got it for the writing on it. Its a Kings Of Leon band tee and I love it. I like KOL but I dont love them, i have recently started listening to them again through my boyfriend and our song (in my eyes...and ears) is The Face by KOL so when I saw this top I thought of Alex and how much he means to me and really wanted it when I saw it was just £1 I freaked and got super excited. After I tried it on I did actually think I could make something with it maybe frame it and give it as a present to him or to myself hehe. At leafs with it being black it didn't show lumps and bumps too much. 

Anyway thats that for what I got today. Here is my week in pictures the Jumper I am trying on cost me £4 and I left it on a train, I keep forgetting to call the office and ask if its been handed in I was devastated!! :( 

First lot of Christmas presents wrapped

Friday Job interview 

Mini thrift trip after interview 

My cosy but now lost jumper

My new TMNT pj bottoms and my boyfriends floating foot

Cuppa soup out of my new retro take that mug

I fell in love with these pink shoes!

Time hop reminds me I haven't had a happy blog birthday party for Hayleythrills 2 years in a row

Making myself all pretty and appreciating pink hair before I have to change it 

Enjoy your week



Hayleythrills: September Mini thrift (I am not mental honest!)

Hey guys check out my latest thrift haul! even if you dont want to see what I got watch it to see how weird I am...



Saturday, 6 September 2014

Gwen Stefani returns to New York fashion week

Gwen Stefani made a triumphant return to NYFW after a three year break raising her family. She started L.A.M.B in 2003 and her first catwalk show was in 2004 a decade of success. The L.A.M.B Spring 2015 collection was presented on Friday 5th September.

The looks she showcased were young and fun with a modern tribal twist. She described her new collection as "new nomad." I

I loved the bright colours, oranges and pinks are the best especially mixed with the graphic prints and flushed almost paint stroke lines.The contrasts of sophisticated tailoring with colorful Native American touches is both clever and fresh.

I loved the almost futuristic shoes with their almost lustrous metallic features. The decent sized bags in complimenting colours add to the look of modern, fun cosmopolitan girl on the run.

The images I have found are all courtesy of

Have a good weekend



Friday, 5 September 2014

Gareth Pugh amazes at NYFW 2015

Gareth Pugh's New York fashion week showcase has both amazed and confused the spectators, fashionistas, fashion journalists and social media junkies alike.

The show was not your average straight line catwalk which I personally love, but instead was a somewhat bewildering event. Crowds gathered in a large room with little or no seating (I cannot find out whether there was any or not). While the audience looked around questioning this controversial style of show they were plunged into darkness. Screen pillars lit up like beacons lighting the way for the crowds to usher themselves into some sort of formity in the middle of what Dazed-digital have described as "a strange HD Stone Henge."

This is where I admit I get a little stumped. Not many people actually saw the show the first time round, finding it difficult to see over people's heads and their cameras. Pugh was heard to say "if you want to see it you’ve got to fight to get in there." he also added "it's more about the connection, it's quite visceral."

The wait then began for the second performance this time those who missed out were in charge of their own seating arrangements and only a sense of entrigment and sheer determination would ensure a front row spot.

Although (through no lack of trying) I have found no actual images the clothes for Pugh's SS15 collection and very little descriptions I am still so intrigued. I will keep looking and won't stop until I see at least even just half of these illusive designs. The description I do have however only sparks my imagination and spurs me on to find out more.

From what I gather the clothes were very ethereal and mythological. dazed-digital likened the designs to "an unconventional meeting of the folklore and the pagan." Garteh Pugh has said he wanted modern style without it being all sci-fi with a element of hand as British folklore was alway very "handmade."

The focus I think shifted to the dancers quite often. The dancers in the middle of the crowds created an amazing indoor weather phenomenon as they twisted and twirled in a smoke machine tornado that cascaded from the ceiling. They then paired off against each other in what was described as an emotive almost martial arts style fight scene in which they kept their muscles incredibly tense throughout. Until all of a sudden they jumped back away from each other.

It was then that the most iconic image of the whole extravaganza emerged. As if like a phoenix rising from the ashes a video of a model appeared above them until the model herself soared above the other perfomers. The model wore white and the flowing fabric fluttered above the heads of all who gazed at her, the white strands like rays of white light reaching out. She looked like an haunting angel to me.

I found this all very teasing, I mean I love checking out a collection and mooning over the designs dreaming that one day I can afford such luxuries. With this show/collection (or lack of visual evidence of a collection) I am left bemused. I am left to wonder and I don't know where to look, or what to think other then Garteh Pugh=genius!

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NYFW: BCBG Max Azria SS15 collection


With New York fashion week under way (4th-12th September 2014) I have been keeping a keen eye on the fashion news and blogs. I am always happy doing research when it comes to fashion and I love bringing the news and views to the readers of my blog. I will do as many posts over the course of NYFW.


BCBG Max Azria SS15 collection wowed the crowds in New York City on Thursday showcasing beautiful heavenly pastel colours such as light aqua, gray, bare pink, violet, light blush, lavender and antique Rose. The hushed and muted tones danced down the catwalk charmingly accompanied with such pretty florals and gorgeous chiffons and silks flowing etherealy. There was a subtle contrast to the almost weightless designs in ever so slightly more hearty fabrics mainly in the form of embroidered jackets and quilted belts.

The whole feel of the collection to me is very 1970's summer holidays with a somewhat quirky mix of Oriental and Grecian.

The styling has remained very simple which I find a wonderful treat to the eyes. I love it when I don't have to struggle with too much to look at or focus on. The hair and make-up is very simple with a touch of the 1970's and a dash of Boho Chic.

I tried on a dress in a vintage charity shop today which instantly came to mind when I looked at this collection and now I'm kicking myself even more for not buying it.

The images I have to share with you are all courtesy of and one courtesy of my phone and a changing room.