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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Me and My Freddies

OK Britain....Where has the sun gone? Just as I am getting excited about the possibility of not having to wear tights for a few months the sun disappears and the wind and rain arrive!! I have decided to keep my pins wrapped up for a bit longer and what else could be better than my Freddies of Pinewood 1940s style wide leg jeans and dungarees? I love the cut of these Freddies Jeans and although I am more of a modern vintage girl rather than a full on vintage top to toe devotee, I love mixing and matching my Freddies up with the rest of the items from my wardrobe. Whether it's a rockabilly tomboy look with creepers and a plaid shirt, a nautical look with striped tees and pumps, paired up with oversized skate tees or a boho kimono layered over Freddies dungarees...... I love my Freddies and this is how I wear them. 
Which is your favourite look? 

Get your Freddies here and don't forget to post your Me and My Freddies selfies onto the Freddies of Pinewood facebook page and share the Freddies Love! Please feel free to share any fashion moments and No Debutante inspirations on the No Debutante facebook page too!

 Rockabilly Tomboy


 Aye Aye sailor


 Baggy Skate


 Boho Land Grrrl



All clothing from Freddies of Pinewood, Primark, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Vision Streetwear, Converse and Underground Shoes.

All photographs and styling by No Debutante

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Friday, 29 May 2015

Tee For Two

No Debutante loves oversized t-shirts! I own a load of them and always buy them at least three sizes bigger than my own size so they actually look oversized in length and in bagginess. I have a very long torso so this is essential for me to get the right amount of length! It's great that most shops now sell baggy oversized tees and not just a slightly longer cut tee that they name oversized, it seemed the high street was not quite ready or brave enough to step into the world of the XL sizing and voluminous shapes that now seem to be acceptable.  Before this I would just buy XL mens t shirts and wear 'em big and baggy. The oversized tee is an essential item this summer, don't be scared to wear it big and baggy, the oversized t-shirt is your friend!

Today's oversized tee is an Americana sportsluxe number bought from Primark last year, by Americana I am referring to American sports influences including Baseball and American Football. This particular tee is oversized but not too baggy but fits long like a mini dress.
 Here are two ways I have worn it lately. Which is your favourite? Americana sportsluxe with tube socks and Converse or smart casual sportluxe with The White Pepper grid leggings and platform boots??








All clothing from Primark, The White Pepper, American Apparel and Converse.
All styling and Photography by No Debutante

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ND xx

Monday, 18 May 2015

More Culottes Love!

I love my culottes from The White Pepper and after this post I already have enough images for a third Culottes Love post so let's crack on and see how I've been styling them lately. Well, it's all about the white t-shirt today, it's a look that could be quite minimal in monochrome but where would the fun be in that?? I have styled mine up with a fun kawaii style tee (my husband Phil bought it in Tokyo years ago and loved the print, he had no idea it was a Comme Des Garcons copy and I don't think he really cared either! It's a great print!) a topknot, ankle socks, creeper pumps AND no tights which I got very excited about on Instagram. For the second outfit I have styled up the culottes with my rad crop (with a black vest underneath, it's not that warm in the UK yet!) polka dot ankle socks, creepers and a plaid shirt, more grunge than kawaii. Which is your favourite? Watch this space for more Culottes love styled up by No Debutante over the next few weeks and go get your culottes!!






All clothing from The White Pepper, Shimo Kitasawa markets- Tokyo, Primark, Topshop and Underground Shoes.

All photographs by No Debutante

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Layer Me Up

I have always been a fan of layering dresses over trousers, it's the nineties girl in me, I like the way it puts a different spin on wearing a dress and somehow makes the dress seem different. It's comfy, it's a bit tomboy and it's layering, three of my favourite things.

In today's post I am wearing two different versions of the smock dress and Mom jeans ensemble. The gingham smock is from Topshop and the plaid one is from The White Pepper, the jeans are Topshop Mom Jeans. I also had to show you my new favourite hologram dolly shoes also from Topshop. I love them!





All clothing from The White Pepper, Topshop and Converse.

All styling and Photography by No Debutante

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ND xx



Sunday, 10 May 2015

Vintage Ink

Here it is my new Russian Doll tattoo, I love vintage, traditional tattoos (my first tattoo being Sailor Jerry inspired swallows) and I already knew I wanted a Russian Doll tatt whilst getting my first tattoo done but I did take a while (eighteen months to be precise) to decided where on my body I was going to have it. I finally came to the decision to have it at the top of my arm (my swallows tattoo is on my upper back) and gave my tattooist Jimmie at Broad Street Studio in Bath, images of the type of Russian doll tattoos that I liked. Jimmie is very into trad tattoos so I knew he would come up with something amazing! He didn't let me down! I love her! The brilliant bright trad tatt colours, the detail in the body and the beautiful pattern in the headscarf is fantastic. I love everything right down to her rosy cheeks. Despite taking years to start getting tattoos I was warned that tattoos are addictive and they really are! I already have plans for a third, next time I'm thinking a Kawaii Lucky Cat......but where to have it???





Tattoos by Jimmie at Broad Street Studio in Bath, UK.

All photographs by No Debutante

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

MIX IT UP

Mix it up. Get the most from your clothes. Look at them differently. Wear them, don't let them wear you. 

 Today's post shows my love for trying out new things and wearing clothes differently to make them look like a totally new and individual outfit. The chosen item I have decided to show today is my beautiful pink organza polka dot smock dress from The White Pepper. The dress itself came with a pink under slip which I sometimes use and sometimes don't. Here are a few ways I have been wearing the dress lately. 

Don't be afraid to MIX IT UP, layering with different items and prints and especially, for me personally, a mix up of styles! You know how I love a bit of Fash clash?? Also another thing I must stress, fashion changes so quickly, why are you saving things for best?? Especially items you have spent alot of money on? Wear these clothes and let everybody see them, dress them down or up it doesn't matter, just wear them!! I personally never save things for best, I am a mother with a lack of babysitter which means a lack of social life. If I saved things for best they'd never get worn!! Stop this saving things for best nonsense now!

 No Debutante loves Molly Goddard, Susie Bubble,  Lazy Oaf and The White Pepper for current fashion inspiration. If you see something you like, never think I could never wear that!! Why not?? Age, size and what other people think are not an issue. It's your life, who cares what they think? I follow bloggers and fashionistas from around the world who break these moulds and look great.
Here's a quick personal story, that happened to me today, hopefully there will be a moral in there somewhere! I went to vote for my country today and I waltzed in wearing short shorts and an oversize Maui tee, denim jacket, platforms and blue hair. I saw the public workers at the Polling stations eyes bulge at me as I voted. I was glad to get a reaction from them, I was proud I had voted and of who I am. I gave them a big grin and thanked them. I take that sort of reaction to me choosing to look and dress the way I do as a positive thing. I did not feel they were judging or looking down at me, I had caught their attention and frankly their stares only encourage me to flaunt it! BE YOURSELF!......Here's me rocking a White Pepper dress...xx



Sportluxe Fash Clash - Organza dress worn over a Sportluxe oversized tee with platform boots and a Topknot

Tonal Surf Mash Up - Peach Maui oversize tee worn over the slip dress and under Organza smock dress

Grunge Dress Layering - Smock dress worn over Topshop denim slip dress and crop top

Dolly Girl - Smock dress worn over black vest and denim shorts with pretty hologram Mary Janes from Topshop.

Pretty Casual - The White Pepper smock dress and under slip worn over tapered jeans with ankle socks and silver platform flip flops. 
 

All clothing from The White Peppper, Topshop, Primark, Maui X Primark.

All styling and Photography by No Debutante

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ND xx

Monday, 4 May 2015

Be There or Be Square Daddio...

Today's post has morphed from a how I wear separates post to a full on plaids post and finally came to a sensible two outfit post about plaid skirts worn No Debutante style. As you can see I am not particular about the length or my plaid skirts and today's post features a punk inspired mini skirt from Topshop and a 1950s midi circle skirt both from Topshop concession Loving Youth. I like both skirts the same and have randomly chosen to wear them with my white Sonic Youth tee, I hadn't even noticed this until just a second ago! I wear my tee tucked into my skirts to accentuate the waist which is the most flattering way to wear it in my opinion. 
The (first) instagram image of the short plaid skirt is the very first personal style fashion image I have taken where you could see my brand new Russian Doll tattoo! I am so please with my lovely tattoo and will put up a post about my tattoos very soon, so watch this space if you are a Trad Tatt Fan! 

Although the plaid midi skirt is cut from a 1950s pattern, I have worn it with my Dr Martens to make the look more nineties grunge inspired. Midi skirts were very popular in the 1970s too so we have a real Modern Vintage Fash Clash on our hands with this look! Everything I love!







All clothing from Topshop Concessions, Dr Martens, Primark and Urban Outfitters.

All styling and Photography by No Debutante

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