Saturday, 26 October 2013

Theme of the week: Black

Hi, today we will be starting a new thing where each week we chose a different theme that will be posted on our blog every Saturday. The themes will include specific patterns, colours and textures and will be chosen at random each week. This post isn't just about our outfits but a mix of different things we like and what inspires us and today we will start of with the theme of black, a simple colour to begin with.
1: I love the shape created by the eyeliner, especially the thick flick at the end. 
2: These are my new black chelsea boots and black bag with a cute gold bow, both from Primark. 
3: These black nails are so simple and made very elegant by the little silver gems. 
4: I bought this biker jacket yesterday from Debenhams and I love it, I spent ages looking for the perfect leather jacket and finally found one at Star by Julien MacDonald.
5: These boots from New Look are definitely on my wish list for Christmas, i have put a link to the site Here. 
6: The last thing is this cute tattoo that I want really badly and will look really cool when your taking pictures but I'm not allowed it, yet :)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Autumn/Winter Coats

Autumn and Winter are my favourite season, I just love everything about it from the many layers you snuggle up in to keep warm to the typical Autumn colours of Maroon, Ox Blood and Emerald Green. My favourite thing though has to be coat shopping, most people dread it but not me I love it. You don't tend to buy many coats as they are made to last you through till Spring/Summer so when you do buy one it has to fit you perfectly but so you can also have layers underneath, it has to be practical so you can wear it to most any occasion but most of all it has to match your wardrobe. There is no point buying a coat which you love but not having anything to wear with it so here I have chosen my top five coats for Autumn/Winter.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Halloween is just over a week away so its best to start thinking of Ideas for outfits now. Some people like to plan outfits way in advance and buy lots of accessories to make sure it turns out exactly as they want it but it can be quite expensive.

Here we have made a post on two cheap and easy Halloween outfits for those of you who don't want to spend a fortune on an outfit or just simply has left it to the last minute.

A Cat

Yes, I know this is quite a common Halloween outfit choice but it is also the easiest and cheapest and that's what this blog post is about. I like that with a cat you have a choice between making it look scary or cute and girlie depending on how you like to dress for Halloween, it is also cheap to buy the items needed like Cat ears, a tail and a collar; ours cost only £3 from Tesco but you can make them with items found in your house. Make up can be made as simple or complicated as you want, again it depends on what style you like to dress in for Halloween.
I made this cat face using just black eyeliner and red lipstick which I also smudged on the nose to create a pinkie colour. The Cat ears could be made by sticking triangle shapes made from black card on a plain headband and decorate using silver tinsel or paint. For the collar a bow could be made by scrunching a small piece of material together in the middle to create a bow shape which you can hold with a few stitches, attach it to some ribbon and tie around your neck (just make sure its not too tight, we don't want anyone strangling themselves) and you have a perfect kitty collar.

Now all you have to do is dress in all black and attach your tail at the back then your done.

Creepy Doll

This is a simple doll, it is less common than a cat so you wont have to worry about dressing the same as anyone else especially when you have made it yourself it makes it more unique. I think there is nothing better than wearing something you have made and knowing no one else in the world has the same as you.
Again the make up is made from mainly eyeliner which is used to draw on fake eyelashes and freckles across the nose (its never used as actual eyeliner, haha). Use concealer to cover up your natural lip colour and use red lipstick in the middle of your lips to create a pout. Tie up your hair in pigtails with ribbon and backcomb it, that's the hair and make-up done.

Now the outfit can be made by using an old flowery dress and adding patches of different pattern's and put some cuts in the dress, wear one long sock and one short sock and then add some black shoes. To improve this outfit as we did it really quickly it would be best to add a collar and long sleeves on the dress, some more lace and a teddy, maybe with some fake blood on it.

I Think this year I will be the Cat but will improve the Creepy doll so I can wear it for next years Halloween, haha that really is planning ahead.

Monday, 21 October 2013

First post

Hello, my name is Courtney and welcome to mine and my sister Caitlin's new blog 'New Era, No Rules'. This blog is mainly about fashion with a pinch of our daily lives, beauty and DIY projects. Me and my sister really love fashion, we enjoy experimenting with clothes and decided this was a great way to put our thoughts and ideas out there.

We both really hope you like our blog.