Saturday, 22 August 2015

Black Milk Dream Pieces & Solestruck

So ages ago Black Milk and Solestruck had a shoe collaboration. I finally scored a cheap(-ish) pair on Ebay, so I thought I'd write a little review (as well as sharing some of my other recent Ebay buys).

While £40 is expensive to me for shoes, I figure these will have an okay resale value. The box is a bit battered, but it's clear that the shoes themselves have never been worn.

These are Jovy-Anne Burned Velvet boots. I'm not a huge fan of the boot style, if I'm honest. I didn't realise that the toes were slightly pointed, which makes them a bit tight on my wide feet. The fabric also has an odd they're too shiny to be a nice black. They will match a lot of things though, so I'll probably wear them a fair amount anyway.

The seller also had a Freak Stew Skater Skirt up for sale. I've liked this print for a while (even though it's creepy as), so I figured I'd risk it even though it's a size smaller than I usually buy. It fits exactly the same as my other skirts anyway though, if not bigger!

From a different seller I managed to get a dream piece in the form of Ouija Board Leggings. These are also an XS, so the seams stretch a lot on the butt & crotch. But they fit so much better on my legs than S do!

And then there's ultimate dream piece! Someone wanted to sell theirs and must have seen me comment on a thread that I was looking for it as they messaged me directly, which was a nice surprise. And so, the Bone Machine Vs Galaxy Blue Inside Out Dress is mine! Just hoping it suits me, even though I'll keep it either way.

And the Galaxy Blue Scoop Skater, as someone happened to post one for sale the same time I posted a WTB for one! It's my first XS skater, and of course it fits better than all my others...although I do like to layer underneath in Winter, which wouldn't be comfortable in this one!

And impulse Ebay buy of New Liquids Leggings in the hope that they'll fit better than my Slicks! Sadly they have quite a lot of that annoying golden sheen than PVC tends to get, and there's no way my mum would let me wear them anyway... So much shiny!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Positive Songs For Negative People

To celebrate the release of Frank Turner's new album Positive Songs For Negative People, he played a few small instore shows. So of course, when I heard that there would be one in my favourite record store, I had to go!

I dug out an old Frank Turner shirt for the occasion! I'm surprised it still fits haha.

The first act was PJ Bond, and he was really good! Although obviously I couldn't see a damn thing because I didn't bother turning up mega early in favour of reading in the park for longer.

Then there was Frank. His set mostly consisted of new songs which was hardly surprising, and it was great to hear them (even though I felt like the only person singing along most of the time). Although it was a shame that nothing older than England Keep My Bones was played.

After a long wait (in which I read again, which impressed some other people in the queue as I looked well prepared!), I got to meet Frank again!

I got my copy of the CD signed, & I also had a chat to Barry Dolan (of Oxygen Thief) and PJ Bond while waiting in the line, so I got them to scribble on my purchase confirmation email I had in my bag...haha.

Such a good evening! Makes me look forward to Reading finally!