OOTD: Life's A Circus





Top: Topshop, Disco Pants: AA, Coat: River Island, Creepers: Underground X Urban Outfitters, Necklace: Nasty Gal, Bag: 'Borrowed' off my Mum

It seems that I pull fashion inspiration from the weirdest places. I've recently discovered my new favourite show, "Freak Show" and with it I've rediscovered my love for the weird and creepy. I'll admit the shows not for everyone, two headed baby in a jar or a man putting a meat hook through his nose anyone? But I really do love it, in fact I'm currently nurturing a secret desire to become a sword swallower.... Also, my FAVOURITE book for a long time was Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children which features a Victorian photograph of two young children dressed up as clowns and I just wanted to pretend to be that today.

Okay so maybe it's weird to want to dress like a Victorian sad clown child but my rediscovery of passion for the creepy and macabre has filtered into my wardrobe. We've spoke about AHS on here before and I even did an OOTD inspired by season three, so maybe this can be my season four inspired outfit?

This top I picked up for New Years Eve and haven't worn it since (I know! Need to stop buying things) and I decided that it was very circus and carnival like. I've had my disco pants for about 4 years now and thought I'd pull them on as it had been a while. Of course I had to begrudgingly throw the coat back on as it has gone cold again and obviously this mesh tshirt isn't the warmest. My shoes are the brogue creepers that were brought out in Underground and Urban Outfitters collab, I've been told that they look like clown shoes so I thought they'd be perfect to compliment this clown look.
For makeup I used Makeup Geek's Insomnia which is basically MAC's blue brown as it matches the duo chrome of the sequins and I drew a triangle of glitter under my eye to look like a traditional Harlequin clown or to look like glitter tears. Whichever floats your boat. Oh and yes, I wore this ensemble in my volunteering shift at Oxfam, they are used to it by now!

Sad clown child forever,
-Charlotte
P.S. Here's the photo I was inspired by, if you're scared of clowns maybe look away now....
I KNOW I'M SUPER WEIRD.

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  1. Amazing sheer top! You look great!
    I love your satchel too!
    XO
    Jeanne
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    1. Thanks! Sheer is a good way to be covered up and flash some flesh at the same time.
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  2. just came across your blog by accident really and without sounding like a weirdo, you girls are gorgeous haha
    i'm following you now :) if you followed back would appreciate it x

    The Silver Doll

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    1. haha thank you doll! just had a little creep on your blog and you're gorgeous, making me mourn my ombre!
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  3. Oh god I just watched the whole first season of AHS today (yep, had a real lazy Sunday) and I'm definitely not sleeping tonight haha! You look super cool though and non-creepy, love that top! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Haha Netflix marathons are the best way to spend a Sunday! We're obsessed with AHS, can't wait for the next series! x

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  4. Hehe....that last pic is pretty spooky. And I've seen Freak Show, and talk about cray cray, eh?
    BTW, loving those brogues pretty hard:D

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    1. Haha it is spooky. Thanks! I need to remember to wear them more often.
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  5. Lovely outfit.
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    1. Thanks doll! Need to wear them more often!
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  7. Great outfit!

    v0gueandtrends.blogspot.com

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  8. AHS is amaaaazing, love this dark look, nothing wrong with getting inspired by your favorite series.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

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  9. This is amazing! so stunning, love every single part of it.

    xo, Haylee
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  10. I so love love your jacket and bag! You look fierce in this outfit. Anyway, thank you for commenting on my last post. Have a great day. :)



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  11. such a cute outfit! need to wear my AA disco pants more

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    1. i know i'm guilty of neglecting them! i think its because they were so hyped up and i kind of lost interest a little.

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