30 April 2015

How I Edit My Instagram Photos | Vintage/Old Photo Effect


I'm not going to lie, I have become a bit of an instaddict of recent, and I've had a few comments on my Insta Week posts asking how I edit my photos.  I like to try and give them a vintage/old photo effect:

The App In Question: I use Afterlight to edit my Instagram photos.  I know a lot of people use VSCO which is free, but I downloaded it once and it confused my brain.  I think Afterlight is much easier to use, definitely worth that 69p investment.

Brightness & Contrast: I always always brighten and enhance the contrast of my photos.  Some don't need as much brightness and contrast added others, it's really your own judgement of how much you think it needs doing.

Filters: I only ever use either Russ, Leila or Horine (usually Horine) which are all under the Guest section.  Sometimes I use two of these together, and I usually decrease the transparency to make the photo look less edited.

Overlay: Selecting the textures option will bring you to the dust and light overlays.  I like to add a dusty texture, and the only one I ever use is 02, bringing the transparency slider down to around 80.

Grain: Scroll all the way to the end of the brightness and contrast section, and there is an option that lets you add grain.  I always add grain, and I normally slide the transparency slider down to about 75.


And that is pretty much how I edit all of my insta photos.  I think it gives a slight vintage/old photo effect to them, without looking like they've been over edited.



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28 April 2015

I Made A Cat Friend


Top - Primark
Jeans - Primark
Mary Jane Shoes - Primark
Eclipse Necklace - Rogue and Wolf

Annnnnd, I only just realized this whole outfit is from Primark...  I was going to wear my black a line button down skirt, but it looked better without tights, and it was way too cold for that on this very windy day.  I like the 90s feel the ripped jeans add to the outfit anyways.

We also made a cat friend.  He had the most evil meow - you know that low pitched meow cats put on when serious cat shit is about to go down, it was that.  Then he started running over to us and nuzzling our legs, so I dread to think how evil his fighting meow sounds. I love friendly cats you meet in the street.





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22 April 2015

Denim Denim Denim


Denim Gilet - Urban Outfitters (Old)
Jaguars Tee - Stolen from the boyf
Skirt - Charity Shop
Mary Janes - Primark

How cute are these Mary Jane's I managed the hunt down in Primark?  Weird, because I was looking at buying some Dr Martens ones, and these are such a good dupe.  Thanks Primark.

I also gave the double denim thing ago.  I think the button down skirt and denim gilet work quite well together because they are different types of denim, like the material is different - if that makes sense?It's funny how clothing combinations come into fashion that not long ago were stereotyped as so 'uncool'.  Like socks and sandals.  I do love a bit of socks and sandals though.  I like how the frayed gilet sleeves over the baggy Jaguars tee sleeves give of that whole biker feel.  I need to wear this denim gilet more.


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19 April 2015

INSTA WEEK #19


I somehow ended up getting Glastonbury tickets in the resale this morning... insane, I know.  They sold out in like 11 minutes, I think I got through on the 7th minute - entered all the details at super speed.  I was one of the ones who got through in the first sales last October, but the tickets sold out while I was going through booking process.  This time I was better prepared - I had a word document open next to Chrome, so I could copy and paste all the details over.  So speedy!  Seriously though Glasto, you really need a better booking system...


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14 April 2015

Heatwave?


Dress - Topshop
Adidas Supercolour's - Schuh

I hear that this week is the start of a very long and very hot heatwave.  I'm not sure how I feel about this, the heat is okay until it gets to about 22/23 degrees, then I'm not a fan.  It was nice being able to walk down to the common and the beach in just a dress, and not be cold.  I like this dress.  It's slightly 70s inspired, with the print and slight a line shape.

So happy I got myself a pair of supercolours as well.  The girl in Schuh told me I was buying the last pink pair they had in stock, and they weren't getting anymore in for a while - score.

p.s. I apologize if I have just fed you all false information, and it goes back to being rainy and cold next week...

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12 April 2015

INSTA WEEK #18


I got a pair of the Adidas Supercolour's, pink of  course.  I want to wear them with every outfit, but I'm scared that are going to get well dirty and ruined.  Definitely one of my better shoe purchases

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8 April 2015

I want all the clothes

When my loan finally comes in, here is what I am planning to fritter it away on:

Top - Topshop | Skirt - Motel | Shoes - Spy Love Buy | Bunny Socks - Topshop | Bag - La Moda | Sunglasses - River Island

Holographic bag, say whaaaaattt.  I want the bag because it's white and holographic.  Basically I've wanted a white backpack since last summer, and I have recently decided I want a holographic backpack, so this La Moda one is perf.  How cute are the bunny socks?!

 Top - Motel | Culottes - ASOS | Fluffy Bag - Topshop | Shoes - New Look | Socks - eBay

I don't think I ever wanted a pair of culottes until I yesterday when I imagined an outfit in my head of them paired with a little 90's inspired cropped top.  Now I want a pair like these ASOS ones, along with a rad colourful Motel cropped top.  And the fluffy backpack.  I want the fluffy backpack.
Pinafore Dress - Topshop | Adidas Originals Tee - ASOS | Bag - River Island | Sunglasses - New Look | Adidas  Originals Supercolour Superstar Trainers - Urban Outfitters

I should call this the Adidas Originals outfit.  I've wanted a pair of Adidas Original Superstars for a while, AND NOW THEY'VE BROUGHT OUT THESE COLOURFUL ONES!  I want all the colours, basically, but because  have to pick I choose pink.  I love the pink trainers and purple sunglasses together.

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5 April 2015

INSTA WEEK #17


I got a new tattoo!  I have wanted a moon tattoo for the longest time, and was originally going to get a simple crescent on my inner forearm.  To be honest, I'll probably still end up getting that at some point, but I decided on this mandala style sun and moon down my side.  It hurt.  A lot.  I always thought that I was pretty good with tattoo pain - apparently not.  I'll be writing a post on all about it when it is healed and I've had it touched up.

I've also been wearing my hair in this french braid/90's buns hair style, pretty much everyday this week.  It reminds me of the spice girls, and it keeps my hair out of my face which is most pleasing.

p.s. Happy Easter *chick in egg emoji*

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3 April 2015

Braids and Buns | Tutorial


I had quite a few comments on my last post asking how I did this hair style, so here's a quick little tutorial for y'all who were wondering.  Hope this helps!


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