Monday, 14 September 2015

a car boot haul | dalirae

On Sunday I went to the first car boot sale that I've been to in a while. By a while, I mean a good 5 or 6 years and, back then, all I was interested in was bad children's DVDs, headbands with bows on and food. Now, being the mature teenager I am, I found myself flicking through CDs, vinyls, and rails of vintage clothing (not to mention the odd pile of DS games as I may have resurrected my Nintendo a few um months ago). In the end, I came out with 7 items of damn cool clothing and a cheeky free badge on top for the grand total of £6.50. Yes. £6.50. An average of 93p per item. What a bunch of bargains. Anyway, here's everything that I "splurged" on.

 These cord shorts, originally from Uniqlo (one of my favourite brands) left me £2 out of pocket. Two whole pounds. Oh and a "fun" fact you should know about me is that I LOVE CORDUROY.

 This next item has to be my favourite and biggest bargain of the century. For a measly 50p, I give you the weird but totally cool denim patchwork jacket thing. It's pretty oversized but pretty damn awesome. P.S The badge didn't come with it *hint hint*.

This interesting, asymmetric skirt with odd scattered buttons, also at 50 pence caught my eye. I can't currently see myself wearing it without making a few alterations but for half a pound, I couldn't resist.

I love anything oversized and seemingly "vintage" so this Hawaiian Corona beer shirt found it's way into my poundland shopping bag the stall owner gave me. Unfortunately, when I tried it on the minute I came home, it didn't look amazing on me so I'm thinking of selling it but don't tell anyone I got it for 50p! shhh.

WOAH. Another item for 50p. Actually, 5 out of 7 things I bought were 50p so yes okay. I love love loved this hayuUUGE mustard yellow polo top, originally from Gap. I love yellow, not sure if you know that already but my wardrobe doesn't seem to hold much of this somewhat autumny shade. BUT NOW IT DOES! The blue accenty stripes make it seem a little sporty, maybe "jockey-ish" but I was initially thinking winter, snuggly, cosy with some leggings.

 Okay I'm afraid this is the last 50p item and it's a pretty plain one but I thought it was snazzy nevertheless. For a while I've wanted just a plain white blouse which isn't my school one. This was cheap and seemed good qual so I picked it up and now have actual class in my wardrobe, not "geography class". At the same stall of shirts and blouses was a Saville Row one, which I seemed to brush off at the time but now I regret it, being the "entrepreneurial person I usually am.
The last item I paid for was actually from my friend, Anna, who I went to the car boot sale with. Yes I did actually forget to mention that I went to help her and her Mum do a stall so that meant we were there for the whole day (or morning, as car boot sales start very early) but the time flew by as there were many stalls to rummage through. I actually brought a few things of my own to sit on the stall but none of them sold unfortunately. Despite this, I will probably at some point in the future persuade a few of my friends to do a stall with me. And, back to the trainers: I actually needed some for a while and turned out they fit me (just about) and I liked them. Everything you need for a pair of shoes, ey?
The final item, something I've been hinting about throughout the post is this beautiful badge. Me and Anna found them lying on some drawers at the end of they day and the man gave the rest of them to us for free! We weren't really sure on the origin or the meaning of the badge but who really cares when it's free and cool?

So yes. That is the end of my car boot haul. If I had the space and the will, I would've probably bought more, a lot more but my parents were already having a go at me for having too many clothes before I went. Anna ended up getting a cord shirt, Gorillaz CD, U can't touch this vinyl (for the "lols) and 2 pairs of trousers for £6.55 so we both went away happy (even though I left with more than I came with). OH WELL!


dali :)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

MUSIC | dalirae


Wolf Alice

You're a Germ
Moaning Lisa Smile

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Mac DeMarco
-Chamber of Reflection
-I've Been Waiting For Her
-Freaking out the Neighborhood

D.I.D (Formerly Dog is Dead)
-Two Devils

Jamie T
-Sticks 'n' Stones

The Magic Gang
-No Fun

Tame Impala
-Feels like we only go Backwards
-'Cause I'm a Man
-Let it Happen

-California Daze
-Lost on me

Little comets
-The blur, the line and the thickest of onions

Circa Waves
-get away
-stuck in my teeth
-101 strangers


Rat Boy
-Sign On
-Fake ID

Alt J
-something good
-left hand free

The xx
-heart skipped a beat

The 1975
every single song.
full album here!
(I added the best ones to the playlist)

Even though there's loads more music and bands, these are my favourites! If you have time have a little listen to the playlist but it's up to you! 

I'm finishing this post on my phone as I really want to get it posted so I'm afraid it's going to have to be a copy and paste link for now but as soon as I'm on my laptop I'll hyperlink that playlist for you.

Monday, 17 August 2015


HI! HI! HI! I am monumentally sorry about my long, like really long blogging break. I don't really have any valid excuses on why I've left it so long but I must say I have been trying to write posts but just not finishing them oops. But now I'm back. maybe. I'm really bad at this I'm sorry but a LOT has changed since I've started blogging. You could say I've matured but there may not be so much truth in this statement. Other than that I've made a lot of new friends, had many new experiences, learned a lot more skills and developed one BOMB ASS MUSIC TASTE. Sorry about the last one but it's true. But, to anyone who is still blogging and still up for reading mine, here's a little update on my whereabouts and stuff. 

So it is now the summer holidays. A 6 weeks break before the horror of studying, homework and uniform kick in. Although it sounds and used to seem long, it isn't. I am, in fact, already half way through which saddens me a lot. This is why, every year, I make it my unwritten mission to make the most of the break and you could say I have (to an extent). I don't want to go on too much but in a bullet pointed list, this has been my holiday so far:

  • Exploring Nottingham (the city I live in) with my friends.
  • Cycling - I've been doing a lot of cycling.
  • Trying to play guitar (still very bad)
  • Making clothes (slight exaggeration; I've made a top.)
  • Going to Manchester (Twice: once with friends, once with family)
  • Finding new music (a lot of new music.)
  • Drawing and painting.

and that's about it I think. Here are few photos:

My Grandma took me to the fish market and these specific ones caught my eye.
Piccadilly Station. Both times I went to Manchester were on trains so I've been here a lot.
A super cool machine which turned your faces into stickers me and my friends found in Chinatown, Manchester
Finding corn fields on bike rides.
Making sushaayyyyyyyy.
As for music, which I seem to go on about, I will hopefully be doing another post allllll about that. When I say hopefully I mean hopefully.

I promise I am going to try and fit blogging into my routine somehow. I think the reason why it used to take me such a long time is because I spent a lot of time taking photos and editing them. Although I would love to add colour and image to my little blog, it may be more realistic to just do some good ol' iPhone texty type posts as I don't tend to find myself on my laptop as often as I used to be. But yes, BYEEEEEE!

Sunday, 17 May 2015


As I did mention in a "recent" post, I've developed a love for fashion (or passion for fashion if you want to get rhyming). And, with the help of my oh so inspirational friend, Pinterest, I've found so many beautiful pieces by designers, which I've neatly collated into a Pinterest board HERE. And here I'm going to show you a few of my favourite designers and pieces! 

The Ostwald Helgason collection is made using the best French and Italian fabrics to create contemporary, art inspired clothing focusing on unexpected details and the subversive use of colour and pattern – a strong signature look.
I am in love with that bright orange with collar details although that synthetic material isn't the most flattering to wear. The matching set also adds something special to the outfit.

In this piece, the detailed collar makes it for me as well as the asymmetric jumper.

Samantha Pleet
New York based Samantha Pleet designs dream clothes and shoes, and is known for her signature twisted tailoring and ethereal prints. The Pratt Institute alumn along with Patrick Pleet who studied architecture at UPenn, have established a cult following with everyday dreamers and todays icons. The elegant, otherworldly collections have the unique purpose of making ladies look hot their way.
Samantha Pleet has to be my favourite designer. Her dreamy patterns with cute, quirky twists leave me in awe and a lust for every piece. Many, many of her clothes, I would see myself wearing.

Fyodor golan
Through expressive dialogue FYODOR GOLAN look for purity in shape and integrity of texture. Manipulating materials through new technology brings to life distinctive textiles and 3D embroideries.
FYODOR GOLAN collections encompass a wardrobe for today’s global modern & iconic women; seductive, fragile and fearless.
Love this almost iridescent, mermaid like underlayer. 

This SS14 happy go lucky piece with high-waisted cullotes and smiley bandeau top is so my thing.

Delpozo is a luxury prêt-à-couture fashion brand based in Madrid under the creative direction of Josep Font.
What stuck out to me on this outfit was the sheer orange shirt. As you may know if you read my last fashion post, sheer is "in" this season and it's such a delicate material. Also, I love the mix of bright orange and earthy green, with a detailed jacket.

Yellow+Turtleneck=fashion goals.

Kirsty Ward
Kirsty Ward’s aesthetic celebrates bold cuts, defined structures and powerful embellishment.

Trager Delaney

I feel like this has been a bit of a choppy post but, look on the bright side ey, I posted...finally. Sorry! Hopefully you got some fashion inspiration? Or something, I don't know. If you liked this post and the designers, you can find more on my Pinterest here and here!