A couple of weeks ago I headed over to the BIC to watch one of my favourite bands play, on their tour of their latest album "Anthems for Doomed Youth"-which I also reviewed here. After booking tickets for the gig back in November you could only imagine my excitement when the day finally arrived.
Despite having seated seats the atmosphere was a live and undeniably passionate about the main act taking the stage, and to say the crowd were excited would be an understatement. As beer was being thrown, cups hitting the stage and oh...casually a pink smoke bomb was let off in the audience, which I have to admit did aesthetically please me with a pink clouds floating through the air.
Setlist wise it was the perfect balance of old 'classic' tunes including "What Katie Did" and "Death of the Stairs", as well as new album material like "Gunga Din" and (a new favourite) "You're my Waterloo" which was partially played (beautifully) on the piano. It will be definitely one of those gigs which I will remember for years to come. If you haven't already then I definitely recommend checking out their latest album.
Photos by @ima.mermaid // Lookbook
Double denim is one of those 'looks' which can either go extremely wrong-Britney and Justin circa 2001, with rhinestone accessories to match. Or it can be one of those outfits that just works and you don't get the feeling of denim "over-kill". I decided to go for the latter option in todays outfit as double denim is always something I wanted to experiment with. So when I got my hands on this vintage lee denim jacket, from Brag Vintage I saw it as an excuse to give the "DD" look a go...
With the look being something I haven't previously tried before I wanted to keep the overall feel subtle and not in your face. This led me to team the jacket with this pair of distressed black denim mom jeans which I acquired from Boohoo last year (and are still my favourite jeans to date). I love how they are the same/similar shade of black and add a subtle contrast with the distressed fabric, especially how the jeans are slightly fitted whereas the jacket has an oversized aesthetic. Which I adore as it adds to the grunge feel of the whole outfit, needless to say you can expect a few more outfit posts to come featuring the jacket that has stolen my heart this Valentine's.
Lookbook // Photos by @ima.mermaid
Shoes are one of those accessories that I don't often switch up that regularly on the blog, as for me I love a good pair of black boots and will tend wear them all year round as comfort in footwear is key. So when these "Pampa Mid LP Lea" from Palladium landed on my doorstep, you couldn't believe my delight at owning another pair of one of the comfiest brands of shoes that I have ever owned.
I love the height of them as they are a nice medium between hi-tops and low rise fit, making them such a flattering shoe to wear on-the-go. Another thing that drew me to these shoes was their super soft leather feel, as besides from looking amazing they are actually a pretty practical/sturdy boot. This is perfect for me as I am always on the move and need a shoe that will last, also as I'm off to Centre Parcs with the family in a couple weeks I know these shoes will serve their true purpose and be the perfect accompaniment for the trip.
Bomber Jacket - New Look | Top - Primark | Skirt - New Look | Shoes - Palladium (link)* | Backpack - Vintage | Choker Necklace - My Sisters Accessories (link)*
All items marked with a asterisk (*) are either PR samples, gifted items, paid for with store credit/ vouchers or part of a sponsored post. I am very selective on what to show on my blog, when gifted these particular items, and being sent them doesn't affect my overall opinion of them.