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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

OOTD: White Lacey Rain

Gold head piece~Charity shop
White lace dress~Primark~£17
Green tights~New Look~£2.99?
Brown boots~Vintage Clarks~eBay

 Today was spent with my little sister, drinking lots of tea and watching an awful film, whilst trying to avoid the rain. A typical Tuesday really. The snaps above is the outfit I wore to my friend's birthday yesterday evening. I really love my new dress I picked up from Primark last week, the length and material are great. They also have the dress in black, so I might have to purchase that one too, as it is just really comfy and pretty. The hair is a bit of a mixture of ideas and probably a bit too odd, but I have always loved the Leia look and decided to put the gold head piece on my fringe for something a bit extra.I am currently really liking over the top headwear! The boots were a Christmas present from my boyfriend and I don't know if you noticed the fluffy ring I'm wearing, but I picked it up for just £1 in H&M and I think it's really sweet.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my previous post and I hope everyone is having a good week.

Monday, 28 January 2013

DIY: Customising A Skater Skirt

So I am doing something a little bit different today, I am trying my hand at a DIY post. I always see really great ones on blogs and although I am not the most skilled or neat person when it comes to making things, I thought adding details to a skirt couldn't go a miss.

What you'll need 
Skater skirt~Mine was a velvet green one which you can see here
Iron on flowers or patterns
Needle and thread

Step 1~ Place the iron on pieces where you would like them to go on your skirt. Making sure they are evenly spaced and balanced. 

Step 2~ Iron the little pieces on, until they are completely secure

 Step 3~ Lay your lace at the bottom of the skirt where you would like it to sit, pin in if you wish.

♥ Step 4~Sew in the lace, either by hand or with a machine.I had to shoddily do mine by hand,so please ignore that it is a bit uneven, but oh well eh?

♥ Step 5~ That is pretty much it! Try on and style to your hearts content. You could even add more lace or iron on flowers!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, I thought it was a really nice way to add your own twist to a simple skirt. I am going to try and do a few more DIY type posts, just to try and gain confidence in making creative bits and bobs. 

Also for any of you into beauty, there is a really great giveaway going on over at the lovecats inc blog and it is really worth entering, as there are some lovely treats to be won!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Style Icon #7: Audrey Horne

Three ways to describe her style: Feminine, Classy, Sultry

Oh Audrey, what I would do to be a bit like you. Twin Peaks was the most amazing series I have probably ever watched, each character was so significant and it was just so wonderfully weird. Audrey wasn't my favourite character , but I loved her sense of style and her oddness. Tartan and brogues are always a positive for me and so that makes Audrey Horne my seventh style icon.

Style Icon #7: Audrey Horne

I'd love to hear your style icons too!

Bethan x

Friday, 18 January 2013

OOTD:January Snow

Blouse~Charity Shop
Dress~Primark (Old)
I know I am about the thousandth person to wake up with snow and about the millionth person to blog about it, but in my opinion snow pictures are always so pretty and each one is slightly different. My housemate and I decided to go out in bare legs as a sort of dare and these pictures were taken just before running inside and putting our feet under the hot tap!
It was lovely to have a snow day and get lots of bits down whilst watching the snowflakes from my window.
Hope you all had a lovely day enjoying the snow too!

Bethan x

Thursday, 17 January 2013

OOTD: A Velvet Cat

Velvet Top~eBay~£20
Cat skirt ~Vintage Style Me~ £20

Isn't the weather cold! My thoughts of an early spring now seem a bit far fetched. But oh well, my amazing new cat floral skirt from Vintage Style me came this morning and I couldn't be happier with it. It is the perfect length, with a very sweet lace trim and of course a cat print is always a positive. I teamed it with this green velvet top from eBay, which is one of my favourite things in my wardrobe. I wasn't sure if the print and velvet  would be too much but I think it works ok.

A snow storm is expected tonight, exciting!

Bethan x

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Top 5: Fragrances

This deep purple, mysterious fragrance has fast become one of my favourites. I've always really liked GHOST's feminine and deep scents. I wrote a full review for the magazine here, if you'd like a peek.

I had been lusting after this for a long while and it had always been just a little out of my price range. So I got the gift set from the Boots sale, for quarter of the price, much to my delight. The scent last for hours and is strong but not potent. When you're next in a perfume selling type place then I would definitely recommend having a sniff, if you haven't already!

The Body Shop~Vanilla body mist
Having bought this for years and years it's about time I gave it the credit it deserves. It is cheap as chips for a start, great to cool off with in the heat and it also smells so summery and authentic. I normally use it as a  base scent for daytime and then spritz a stronger smell on top for the evening, because it usually blends really well with other scents. 

Daisy Pour Femme
I got this on eBay, only to discover it was a fake. But oh well, it still smells really similar to the Marc Jacobs one.This scent is very fruity and girly and I mainly use it in Spring/Summer time. If this doesn't make you want to run through a some sort of field then I don't know what will. 

Although Paris Hilton is renowned for many a negative thing, I actually really like her original perfume. It cost around £10 and smells really unusual and unique. I would really recommend giving it a go, I'm currently on my third bottle!

If you'd like to tell me your favourite scents then I would love to hear them!

Bethan x

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

OOTD: Victory Roll And A Mustard Beret

Mustard Beret~H&M~£2(Sale)
Hamper~Charity shop~£6
Boots~Thrift shop in Paris~£15

So far 2013 has been lovely, a breath of fresh air. I have spent the last few days with my little sister and we went for a stroll around the park near me, hence the hamper. For our travels I went for a victory roll hair style and it turned out OK for once! Having curly hair is often limiting in terms of keeping up with hair trends etc and so I was happy to still be able to create a vintage look with my locks. 
My dress and hat are high-street finds in the sale and the hamper was a Christmas present. I really love my little lace-up boots with fur trim, I got them back in 2009 when I was in Paris. They are pretty much falling to pieces now so I am trying to get the last few wears out of them.

Hope January is treating you all well, Spring feels like it's just around the corner now!

Bethan x

Monday, 7 January 2013

Liebster Blog Award

I was nominated by the very lovely Ozel for the Liebster blog award, so a very big thank you to her! 
I think the award is a really nice idea to give small or unknown blogs with under 200 followers a chance to get recognized in the huge old blogging community. 

The Rules
Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 
Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for your nominees.
Choose 11 people with less than 200 followers and link them in your post. 
Go to their page and tell them. 
No tag backs. 

1.My blog is called The Pale Female because I have incredibly pasty pale skin, along with really curly hair!
2.I have an iguana and am getting a lovely black kitten in a few weeks.
3.I collect plants, old fashioned crockery and velvet clothes. 
4.At the moment I am a fashion journalist, which I love, but eventually I would love to be an author and script writer.
5.I eat at least one chocolate bar a day. 
6.I moved to Paris for a year when I was 18 with my best friend and would love to live there permanently and open a book shop. 
7.Peacock feathers and lace are my favourite additions to anything.
8.My biggest inspiration is Kate Bush, I think she is just the most amazing and wonderful woman. You can read more of my ramblings on her here. 
9. I have been with my boyfriend for two and a half years and we both have freckly faces.
10.I sometimes still rent from a video shop and keep a list of every film I've ever watched.
11.I have always had a fringe and wonder if I always will.

Questions from Ozel

1. Where do you envisage yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully still living in London, writing on the side and having a job I really enjoy.
2. What's your favourite topic to blog/write about?
I write mainly about fashion & beauty and I really love doing that
3. Did you make any new year resolutions?
Yes I made a few, to graduate and write more are hopefully the ones I will definitely stick to!
4. What current trend are you loving right now?
Edwardian influences in dresses, anything with a Peter Pan collar and maroon lips.
5. What's a pet hate of yours?
I really don't like rude people or anything neon. 
6. Any guilty pleasures?
Eating cheese with ginger bread and owning the Paris Hilton perfume (which is actually really nice).
7. What's a favourite beauty product that you couldn't live without?
Liquid eyeliner!
8. What's the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
Less than Zero- Bret Easton Ellis. It was a really great book, all of his novels are brilliant. 
9. What do you think of social networking websites?
I think they are a really great place to meet people and share your thoughts etc. As long as you still keep your privacy and don't completely live your life online.
10. Favourite food?
Pasta with pesto and cheese. I could eat it forever. 
11. What are you looking forward to the most about the new year?
Finishing my degree, developing my blog and travelling somewhere in the summer :)

My Nominations 
Vintage Beauty xox                 
  Getting Married
Coffee shops and cardigans
 Dancia Berg Beauty
Nancy Wilde 
Emily Jane 
Daydream Extraordinaire 
The Diary Of A Petite Girl

My questions
1.How would you sum up your blog in three words?
2.If you could be any fictional character who would you be?
3.What was the first thing you bought in 2013?
4.How would you describe your style?
5.Apple pie or cheesecake?
6.If you had to swap wardrobes with one person who would it be?
7.If you could change what era you were born in would you?
8.What are your favourite type of blogs to read/follow?
9.What trend are you excited for in Spring/Summer 2013?
10.If you had to listen to one song on repeat for the whole day what would it be?
11.Can you speak more than one language?

Bethan x