Pistachio Green: The Colour Of SS20

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For years now, green has, for the most part, has been rejected by the fashion industry, but in the past year, we have seen a plethora of shades dominating the runway and the high street.  Last year, we saw the emergence of Slime Green, but we are are now welcoming its softer, pastel sister: Pistachio Green. It can seem like quite a daunting colour to invest in; I myself didn't really know how I was going to style it when I ordered a few pieces last month, so I hope that with this post I can inspire you to give it a chance.

In my wardrobe

I know we're on lockdown, but is that any reason not to lounge around the house in a green pantsuit? I don't think so. Here, I've paired an oversized blazer with the matching wide-leg trousers. Throw on some chunky trainers for a day of shopping in the city or a pair heeled mules for a night on the town.

This has been one of my most worn outfits this spring. The wide-leg trousers from the two-piece and this graphic tee. The Renoir painting has little touches of green that coordinate with pistachio really well. I've also worn this t-shirt with jeans and the pistachio blazer.

This look can easily be dressed up or dressed down. I cinched this pistachio green shirt dress in at the waist with leather belt from the jacket which I wore over the top. I finished the look off with this Y2K slim rectangle shades.

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On the market 

Mules are also a huge trend this summer so these gorgeous heeled sandals with the braid detail are perfect.

This '90s shoulder bag is gorgeous. I've had my eye on it for a while now.

These are handmade from polymer clay in Staffordshire and they are absolutely beautiful and so affordable. 

Get to know me

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

What is your full name?
Millie Candice Marcroft.

Where were you born?
Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Rochdale certainly has its charms but its honestly not great. I certainly wouldn't want to settle down here. Thankfully, Manchester is only a 15-minute train ride away and I genuinely adore Manchester.

How old are you?

What's your zodiac sign? Do you believe in it?
I'm a Capricorn. I love the idea of zodiac signs; I think they're whimsical and fun but I don't really believe in them. However, the typical traits of a Capricorn match me to a T.

What's the furthest you've ever been from home? 
The Caribbean. In February 2019 I went on a 7-day cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. We ported at Nassau (The Bahamas), Saint Martin (the beach by the airport where the planes are super low), and St Thomas (the beach where Edward and Bella frolicked on their honeymoon).

What inspired you to create a website?
I first started my blog in 2018 when my a-level exams were looming and the stress was driving me insane. In all honesty, I probably started it because it was a way to procrastinate from studying whilst still convincing myself I was being productive. Creating my own website has always been something I wanted to do though. I've never been very good at art -despite my love and appreciation for it- but I have always been fairly savvy with computers. Building my website and being able to apply my love for aesthetics is really satisfying for me. 

Do you have any pets?
Introducing my pride and joy... Sally and Molly. I have two miniature schnauzers and I LOVE them. Molly is 4 but she's an old soul and Sally is nearly 2 but still acts like a puppy.

Do you have siblings?
My skin and blister, Polly. Technically she's my half-sister because her dad is my step-dad but I've never thought about it that way at all. She's an absolute nightmare 90% of the time but we have our moments. I also have two step-sisters at my dad's house. Jasmine is my age and Sasha is two years older so we all got to grow up together.

What do you imagine your blog to look like in a years time?
During the lockdown, I've been so inspired when it comes to blogging. The last couple of years, inspiration has come in short spurts and I've never really been able to be consistent but now that I'm truly happy with the way my website looks I really believe that that will change. I'm starting to gather a much clearer vision of what I want my blog to be so I'm hoping I can build on that and put out a lot more content. I am also more passionate about fashion and the industry than I have ever been- I'm constantly learning and experimenting with style so I'm hoping that by next year my website is actually somewhere that people can go to learn and be inspired.

What sports do you play?
Don't be daft.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
New York City. This has always been my answer. I'm a big city girl; I love to be surrounded by culture and history. Me and my best friend Emily used to have this plan of how we were going to live in New York and she'd be on Broadway and I'd be a boss business women. Whilst this a total pipe dream, I do really want to spend a year living in Paris at some point, which is a big reason why I'm trying to learn french.

What's your favourite tv show?
I am a serious binge watcher - it's actually worrying really- so I've gotten through quite a lot of series'. I'd love to sit here and tell you that my favourite shows are all serious and revolve around crime and drugs but I would be totally lying to you. I'm absolutely obsessed with teen dramas. They are my ultimate guilty pleasure. My favourite is One Tree Hill but honourable mentions must go to Gossip Girl, The O.C., Glee and Gilmore Girls.

What is your biggest regret?
Honestly, I don't have a lot of regrets. Obviously tiny, insignificant ones but nothing major. If I had to say one thing though it would be choosing the a-levels that I did. I studied Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. With the exception of Psych, I didn't enjoy them at all. A combination of my lack of passion and the immense workload made me truly depressed and I  hated going to college.

Do you consider yourself a good cook?
I wouldn't say I am, no, however, I want to be. I'm not inherently bad I just have a lot of learning to do. The things I can cook are amazing though- not to brag. Over the lockdown, I've been learning how to make pasta from scratch which has been absolutely delicious.

What's your favourite book?

If you could transport to any year for a day, where (or I guess when) would you go?
Sometime in the late '60s/early '70s When Simon and Garfunkel, Led Zepellin and Joni Mitchell were all in their prime. Hippie culture was thriving. If I could be super specific I'd go to Woodstock.

The influence of sports on fashion

Thursday, May 21, 2020

In 2020, activewear is a major component of many peoples wardrobes; from gym pants and tracksuits to trainers and football tops. Almost all of our wardrobes will be under the influence of sport, whether you realise it or not. In this post, I'm going to pointing out some of the key fashion staples of the 21st century that we wouldn't have if not for sports and the sporting legends that made them popular.

80s fashion in film and television

Monday, May 18, 2020

The Eighties, also known as 'The Greed Decade', were one of the most theatrical eras of fashion, with big shoulders and a bold colour palette being two of the major defining features. As excessive and 'extra' as this generation of style was, it still manages to consistently resurface in today's trends.

Being apart of Gen Z and never getting to witness Eighties fashion firsthand, my impressions come almost entirely from the slightly rose-tinted version portrayed through film and tv. 

Culture in lockdown

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Van Gogh Starry Night - The Painting and The Story
There’s no reason why being on lockdown should mean going without your favorite cultural activities. In this post, I've rounded up some of the best ways to get your dose of culture without even having to change out of your pajamas.