17 August 2010

another pair of twenty-five pence shorts

 *Hobo jumper, charity shop, 50p *Donnay shorts, charity shop, 25p *Turban band, Claire's, £3.50
I adore my hobo jumper, it's just so comfortable and all of the colours and patterns are lovely. I'm an autumn/winter girl when it comes to dressing, and this jumper is definately the main inspiration behind my my a/w wardrobe. The colours of green, brown, plum, camel, mustard and cream will definately be making many appearances in my outfit posts to come, as well as my staple black, white and grey. I also adore my second pair of twenty five pence shorts, I bought them at the same time as my previous pair which is now in the washing basket, after all of this time, haha! I went out for Nandos, shopping and cocktails with my dear friend, Shana-Kaye, earlier today. I stocked up on two pairs of plum tights from Primark and four pairs of large polka dot tights from New Look for only fifty pence each! So I bought eighteen pounds worth of tights for just three pounds, quite a bargain! I live in tights and knee highs, so I'm always on the lookout for them in the sales. Last month I picked up about forty pounds worth in the Topshop sale for only five pounds. There is no way on earth that I would have bought them if they were full price! The illustration of me to the left, isn't it beautiful? The lovely and extremely talented Victoria Riches drew it after seeing this picture of me on Saskia's blog, Not Just Medical. I really do love the simplicity of the lines and colours in this illustration, please do click the picture to see the amazing detail close up, and have a look at many of her other illustrations on her flickr! I'm so honoured that Vic (who's currently studying at Kingston Uni, just around the corner from my college!) has actually taken her time to do this, so thank-you! And also a thanks to Saskia for fowarding me the illustration. Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. Do excuse my dimply chin and somewhat moody face, I just wasn't very photogenic today, haha. P.P.S. Feel free to ask me a question on my formspring!

33 comments:

  1. lovely outfit. great jumper. totally agree with you - the colours and design are really great and very autumnal. perfect way to bring in the new season. also gorgeous illustration of you! xx

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  2. I really like your outfit! Oh, I wish I had such thin legs so I could wear shorts and mini skirts, hehe.

    Hope you're having a nice day!

    Miki.

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  3. the illustration and outfit are gorgeous!
    im loving the turban style headband defiantly something i want to try out this autumn.

    Bibi (: x

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  4. Such a lovely outfit and where are you getting the shorts from?! Are you at UCA? I currently live in Epsom and work at Topman in Kingston - weirrrrddd!!

    That illustation is also amazing, how lucky are you :)

    Robyn x

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  5. I really like your hobo jumper, I love things like that, I'm on the look of for something similar- I'm sure I won't be able to find it for that price though, that's amazing, not to mention your shorts.
    Stocking up on tights in the sale is a very good idea, I never think to do that!
    The illustration is beautiful!

    Lydia xxx

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  6. Love the outfit the jumper is great! I'm always on the lookout for tights because mine always seem to have a ladder in them!

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  7. again, wicked! we take lots of pics for my trip

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  8. Great outfit, the jumper is fantastic and the colours are so perfect for a/w but without being boring. Burgundy tights sounds fab, I love tights and have so many pairs but I never seen them for a cheap as you do!! Awesome picture as well x

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  9. i love massive jumpers. Just so comfy!

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  10. Ah, I'm so jealous of that jumper! And for only 50p!
    That illustration is just gorgeous <3<3
    Your blog has come very far, hasn't it? You should be proud :)
    (I'm reading it since the start)
    x x x

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  11. what a cool illustration! Great post - that jumper is beyond!ck :) x

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  12. Great purchases and even greater illustration!

    Hug!

    Miki.

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  13. The illustration next to your picture is beautiful (I'm a sucker for watercolours). Your outfit is what I'm going to emulate over the next few weeks - while winter still exists down here! :)

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  14. I think this is one of my favourite pictures of you! That jumper is amazing and I love you hairband. You look gorgeous here! xxx

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  15. Love the colours of this outfit, especially the little bit of army green peeking out.

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  16. I love your jumper, the colours are just lovely and you look so adorable!

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  17. Sounds like you scored some amazingly cheap tights! I love them and I Can't get enough of them either. What a sweet illustration too!

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  18. your tights! cute details on your outfit..
    even if you weren't in the mood to be photogenic, you are still lovely :)

    thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

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  19. I really love how you've done your hair here Jaz! It really goes with that wonderful hobo jumper. This is def one of my favourite outfits of yours!

    Oh and I'm glad you liked the illustration!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  20. Ah thank you so much : D
    Your jumper looks really comfortable ;)

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  21. this outfit is fantastic! I always pop by your blog to see what bargains you pick up, and I never fail to be impressed xx

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  22. i love that jumper! it is a great 'hobo' jumper haha.

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  23. The title had me so intrigued, only you my dear could find the most amazing 25p's worth of clothing.
    And I don't think I have ever paid full price for a pair of tights either, I'm with you about picking them up in the sales.

    And the hobo jumper- a total classic xxx

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  24. Oh your illustration is perfect, the pose and the outfit capture your style just right! Love your jumper too! x

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  25. Whoever Victoria Riches is, she really is amazing! I love her illustration of you, Jazmine. I hope we can meet her sometime. And it's uncanny - before my laptop runs out of batteries altogether I just have to say a), thank you for the really kind comment you just wrote (and you're right: the last shot is a collage of two shots, hence the optical illusion) and b), every colour you listed are the colours I'll want this spring. I also want to throw in some really bright neon colours like oranges, lime, bit of hot pink every now and then.. the Dominican Republic has really inspired my colour choices.

    I do get excited about fall, mainly for fashion. It's that back to school feeling I remember as a girl, (I always loved school, I was lucky). But I'm not ready to let go of summer yet: it's way too soon.

    Hope to see you soon - maybe early next week? xo

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  26. I love your keen eye for a bargain!
    The illustration is lovely, that's so sweet of her! tehe.
    I'm deffinately an autumn / winter dresser myself, hope to be doing some more outfit posts as the weather gets cooler, unless I get camera shy... I swear I belong behind the camera, not infront of it, hehe.

    Hope you're having a good week Jazza!

    Sincerely Spence. xxx

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  27. Love the illustration. She's captured you perfectly! You look like an off-duty model in your photo. Stunning. x

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  28. i can't believe how cheaply you managed to find those bits in charity shops! i LIVE in charity shop clothes, but i usually have to pay at least £3 a piece; and you're shopping from london? amazing! that illustration is truely brilliant too... makes me want to get drawing.

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  29. Lovely loook but in here you could melt in that outfit!:P

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  30. How come your charity shops are so cheap?! I swear even our cheapest has no clothing for less than 1.99! London prices? Pah! The illustration is lovely it gets you just right.

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  31. Love how you have paired everything together so perfectly. The illustration is fantastic have you framed it yet!

    ~Bonnie

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  32. wonderful! i love your knack of finding things like this in charity shops x

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  33. I wish i was as good as you at finding such great things in charity shops!

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