Archive | November, 2015

NEW Clothes Swap!! 

30 Nov

We all have clothes we are bored of right?! That’s why we want to introduce to you our new second hand clothes site where you can buy second hand & vintage items (and things that will be modest or easily made modest). 

So where did we get this crazy idea? 

As a trio, we used to spend weekends getting together and doing crazy things but a Saturday morning was always dedicated to going to the local charity shop (Discoveries in a little place called Yateley was our fav!) and digging out hidden gems. Sometimes we would find the perfect vintage items, sometimes things that needed a little work and inspired us and sometimes recent trends that people were throwing. But last season is SO this season. Vintage and Second Hand clothing is actually a huge trend now! After a little research we realised the Vintage Fashion world has been becoming increasingly popular over the past 20 years.. Some top models and celebrities have been seen rocking vintage peices and we’ve jumped on the bandwagon! The trends have even extended to furniture – and we aren’t just talking ‘vintage’ we are talking just second hand furniture and upcycling. Why not save a few pennies and wear second hand clothes and do-up second hand furniture .. One woman’s junk.. Is another woman’s treasure!! We’ve been clothes swapping amongst us 3 for 10 years now! 

SOOOO.. We have a plan! A HUGE CLOTHES SWAPPING SITE.. Basically an online, second hand clothes site, where you can buy things that pick your fancy for low prices.. Expensive things.. And cheap things and everything in between!  Our site will include a feature that if you have some good quality items of any style that are modest or easily layered to be modest we will buy them off you, and sell them at our page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1677431782521579/

More Precious Than Rubies – New & Second Hand Clothing Trade

Please contact us at newfashionfury@gmail.com or at our individual Facebook Mail accounts if you have items you’d like to swap and trade! 

We think this is a great idea for us to save money, share our modest fashion finds and share our style! So take a look at the page and the ideas and over the next few weeks we will upload the hundreds of items we already have in stock! Just make sure you become a member of the page so you can see what items are going for sale. 

We love you all! 

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Hope

18 Nov

Firstly apologies for this weeks post being a little late, I’ve been feeling sorry for myself on my sick bed being spoon fed veggies and stroked on the head by my lovely hubby!
I feel it’s only right to dedicate this weeks post to the recent tragic goings on all over the world. I’m not going to lie it absolutely knocked me for six when I saw the news and heard about everything that has been happening, it’s all too easy to get dragged down into a state of horror and insecurity with so much evil in the world around us but what has struck me is the absolute tidal wave of positivity that has sprung from these hideous events. Just last night as I was curled up with a lemsip in hand, I found myself balling my little eyes out scrolling through all the videos and tributes on my newsfeed. The love, support and bravery shown by people all over the world has touched my heart and given me a reaffirmed strength and belief of the good all around us. What I have learned over the last day or two is a renewed sense of respect, love and bravery. We are blessed to have such wonderful people in the world to show us such incredible examples of strength and bravery. Keep the faith girls and look for the good! Don’t let the haters get you down x

Pretty Poppies 

9 Nov

Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have purchased and worn a poppy. Now, at 22 years old, I’ve realised that I had no idea why. Probably just because it looks smart, right? I mean yeah, I knew it was associated with the War (which one though?) and I did it out of respect and gratitude towards the soldiers. But I definitely didn’t know where exactly my money would. 
This year as I stood outside Sainsbury’s selling poppies – again, out of an ignorant willingness to help, I decided I should probably know why I was really doing it. 

‘Bloomsbury News Blog’ says; 

‘Poppies are red flowers which usually only grow on land which has been disturbed. Poppy seeds can lie in the ground for years but will only blossom when the land is torn apart. During World War I, there were many battles in Northern France and Flanders (western Belgium) and most of the buildings, roads and even trees disappeared. However, every year when the weather started to get warm, poppies grew in the fields where battles were taking place and they brought colour and hope to the soldiers who were still fighting. Poppies have become a symbol of our remembrance of those who lost their lives in wars and people wear them to show that they are remembering. A charity called the ‘Poppy Appeal’ was set up by the Royal British Legion to raise money for people whose lives have been affected by war.’ 

Now, poppies are a symbol of hope. A testimony to me that amongst our trials, there are blessings. That despite the trauma throughout the world, there is beauty. 

The money itself goes towards programmes such as; care homes, poppy calls, breaks for the families of military officers, war pensions and compensation service and the battle back centre. All of these aim to strengthen and support current and retired members of the armed forces along with their families. To find out more about any of them, visit http://www.britishlegion.org.uk 

& now, what does this have to do with a fashion blog? Well, look at the varieties of poppy merchandise you can use to accessorise any outfit! 

   
    
    
 

You’ve still got a couple of days to support the cause this year. Poppies are available to purchase at most supermarkets and convenience stores. All donations are appreciated – no merchandise is specially priced although reasonable donations should be given.
How will you wear your poppy with pride? 


Love, SJ xo 

DREAM .. BELIEVE… ACHIEVE

2 Nov

There is a billion things going through my mind today.. including the fact I started a NEW JOB! I’m back in the office and that means I can dress up!! SO .. expect a blog about that in a few weeks.. 
TODAY .. I wanted to reflect about how I used my time while being unemployed. So I got back from being abroad as a missionary for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and coming home I was on the job hunt.. but it proved so much harder than I imagined!! Whilst searching (those painful hours of applying for work online), I picked up a hobby – Up-cycling old furniture!! It has been so fun! .. AND it’s not stopping, I am carrying on in my evenings and on weekends. It brings in extra cash, it keeps me off too much screen time, and it is so therapeutic! The first few times I had to drag myself out to the garage to start, but now I am on a roll and I have done a fair few little projects! 
I’ve been using a lot of chalk paint – because you don’t have to use primer and I love the effect!! You can double layer – (one colour underneath, and one on top, and then distress – really nice with black underneath!), you can just buy a block colour and coat it off with wax to get a modern chic look, you can paint drawers, chairs, bathroom cabinets! The choices are endless, and if its not going to be bashed around too much, then top it off with wax (my favourite) and VOILA!
 Here are some recent projects of mine.. 

  
This was given to me free! I just sanded down a few grooves, slapped on some delicious green paint and got a beautiful new knob at the range and how cute is this little side table now?!  

 
I got this chair for £2 at the dump. I ripped off the material and sanded it down.. That took some time. But after painting it. I distressed it with a blue top coat. It’s now a beautiful statement chair! 

  
This one was a dump buy again £2, with a lick of paint and some new knobs at the range this is now a cute cupboard for a tasteful bathroom or even in another room! 

I’ll have to keep you updated with my next projects.. I’ve got a huge piece that I’m currently working on! A big unit with basket drawers! It’ll be AMAZING once finished.. 

So my message to you today.. is DO IT! Those of you who wanted to do some pieces of furniture.. go to the dump.. buy something, do it up! If it’s not up cycling you want to do.. do that! Give yourself an hour to do it, DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE! 
I wish you a happy week ahead ladies and gents. 
Love Jessica xxxx