There are three words I love in that title.
Motel. Sale. Dress. (And yes, I guess Amber should be in there too. She is pretty cool.)
Today’s post is not one but two OOTD posts; I know – you’re being totally spoilt! I was going to write a mini haul post about my latest Motel pick-ups but with this simply gorgeous weather (read: insufferable and uncomfortable weather, but fake positive internet personality, y’know) I haven’t been able to just sit at home after work . . . so I called up one of my oldest friends, miss Amber Ellis.
(If you’re an old follower, you’ll know her from the time we went to Mexico together and she was a bridesmaid at my parent’s wedding. We’re very close old friends. She’ll likely talk at my funeral and be drunk dancing at my wedding.)
Now, Amber is an absolute fashion queen, so naturally I took loads of pictures of her outfit so that we can all steal it. Which is why you get not one, but two pale, curly-haired mixed race chicks in clothes today.
I love the Tumblr hipster vibes of her look. It was perfect for us considering we were literally walking around a pretty abandoned park, admiring nature and lamenting her school life.
Seriously though, don’t you love being immersed in nature? It’s so calming and peaceful; I feel so grounded and connected as opposed to when you’re stuck in an office, or surrounded by shitty buildings. I don’t know, man, it’s just pretty clear to me that I should’ve been the queen of the flower fairies.
My outfit is very comfy and floaty – and it’s in a colour that I love! Oh, and I love me a good dress. They’re feminine, comfortable and an instant outfit without having to think about it.
If you aren’t a Motel fan or you don’t know who they are, Motel are a brand that specialise in more edgy clothing – just off what’s “mainstream”. Motel is a brand a little more for the hippies and the goths; not quite as extreme as DollsKill, but not as typically trendy as New Look.
As with most shops that are a little more “niche”, Motel’s prices can be a bit on the maybe not side. Not excessively so – it’s usually around £20 for a crop top – but they are a little more than your average high-street store.
However, Motel have pretty frequent “sample sales” where they throw loads of goodies at you for £10.
And it’s a sample sale, not an “end of the season; gotta shift all this old shit” sale so the clothing is timely (ie you aren’t buying massive jumpers in the middle of summer), there’s loads of sizes available and the selection is always pretty great. Even better? You save so much money! You can genuinely find £50 dresses . . . for a tenner.
Naturally, as soon as I got that email . . . I ran. I was there. My card was out (although it’s got to the point that I know the number off by heart, so this was really more for dramatic effect) and my shopping radar was on.
Now, I think I’m doing quite well at the moment with not buying stupidly. I haven’t been wildly throwing money here and there on nonsense products . . . So I only bought two items from Motel and I personally think that they were great choices.
So today’s OOTD (I know – it’s a rarity.) is featuring the first of my two dresses. Why? Because then I’ll have to upload an OOTD with the second dress. See – motivation.
Okay, well, I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you thought below – have you shopped with Motel before? Did you like our outfits?
All the love,
(Get to following the social medias.)
Outtakes bc im a mess: