Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fall Fashion Favourite Tartan Check Trend!

Well autumn crept up on us all of sudden, didn't it? Fall, autumn whatever you call it, it approached fast and when seasons change so does the fashion. Layering looks, chilling winds and sweater weather are near us, and the tartan check trend has made it into our fashion favourites this 2013.
Being a girl with a student budget, haute couture is not exactly screaming my name, but high street is my weak spot anyway. From Top Shop to New Look, Zara to Debenhams there has got to be something in the tartan check trend you like in a reasonable price range. Even Primarks rocking some amazing pieces theis A/W so start saving those pennies for a stunning Autumn wardrobe. 

Over the seasons several trends will feature in your wardrobe but for now I'm going to focus on one, tartan and checks, I think this is a trend easy to recreate from the catwalk to shopping with you friends. So take note and get your purses at the ready. 

Tartan & Checks
Unless you've been hiding under a rock you may have noticed an increasing amount of tartan hitting up your favorite high street windows. Primark, H&M and Topshop, just to name a few have been sporting this trend for the past few weeks. With some catching my eye more that others, I thought I would share a few of my tartan fashion favs!

1. New Look Red Tartan Scarf  £7.99
Feeling to shy to rock the tartan check trend with a pair of trousers or bold skirt. Why not play it safe with this tartan scarf while still meeting this seasons hit list by styling up your sweater or your leather jacket with it. 

2. Red Herring Pleated Skirt £28.00
Or are you feeling slightly more adventurous  and feel like taking on the the traditional tartan skirt. Pairing it with an over sized jumper or tight fitting crop top these skirts scream versatile in a capsule wardrobe this A/W.    

3. Topshop Monochrome Denim Check Leggings £25.00
Although maybe your not feeling the traditional tartan with its red and black colour pallet but are still going to give the check trend a whirl with these Monochrome Leggings. Pair with a long sleeved black top and converse for a casual look or spice it up with button up blouse and some brogues for a more sophisticated look. Either way your outfit will be bang on trend!

Tartan and checks are everywhere this season, so keep your eyes peeled for some fabulous pieces and make them look amazing. These are just a few of many that I have selected however I could go on and on so pick you favorites and rock 'em!

That's all for now, the in's and out's, ups and downs of 
Victoria Jane 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Creative Writing: L.A Calling! #1

Revised and extended - ENJOY!
The sun blazed down, and I felt the first drop of sweat roll down my cheek staining my carefully applied make-up. I knew as soon as I stepped off plane, the Los Angles humidity and I weren't going to get along. I patted my face with urgency, doing my best to work with what I had, before reaching the terminal building where my suitcase held the keys to my perfection. As I walked past the plane I had just given the best side of 12 hours of my life to, I sighed in relief, mainly out of exhaustion but secretly I knew, this is where it should all begin or continue, i corrected, at least I hoped...
Reaching the building my fingers fumbled in my over sized Marc Jacobs bag searching for my passport, in the jungle of lipsticks and magazines, when instead of walking upon the tired grey carpet I was hurtling head first into the recycling bin metres away and I knew I couldn't stop. It was inevitable. I was going to land like a giant sack of potatoes with my sophisticated fa├žade lost with just minutes of entering my dream world.
It all felt like slow motion, I cringed inwardly as my arms hung lifelessly at my sides. Why weren’t they moving? Why were they just letting life repeat itself and letting me land flat on my face? In that instant I was angry with myself why did I always run head on into embarrassment? I began to mentally prepare myself when I felt a firm hand wrap around my waist, yanking me back to reality.
As my feet steadied in their black louboutin pumps, my brain worked in double speed trying to process what happened. Whose hands were wrapped around my waist? Had I just been saved? Focus, Focus, Focus I screamed silently as I turned around with an embarrassed smile playing on my lips.
That's all for now. 
The ins and outs, ups and downs of
Victoria Jane 

Friday, 27 September 2013

NEW VIDEO ALERT: Whats in my school Bag!?

As my first week of college approached, I started to fill my new bag with little bits and pieces to ensure my school life would run as smoothly as possible.I thought a little video sharing my favourite things to keep handy in my bag for work and play would be perfect to share with all of you. So I hope you enjoy please click below to watch and don't forget to hit the subscribe button, thumbs up and comment for more Victoria Jane! 

Thats all for now, the ins and outs ups and downs of 

Victoria Jane

Monday, 23 September 2013


  Sky diving from a plane, travelling the world, making new friends or even just writing in a diary every day, YOLO is term to live by. YOLO, also known as, you only live once has become a phrase used by hundreds and thousands of teenagers and others all over the world. The term reminding people to step out side the box and be more adventures by grabbing all opportunities thrown at them. 
Sounds like a motto to live by right? But too many people now use YOLO as a free term to behave a little too recklessly. Don't get me wrong i'm always up for a good time if the opportunity arises, but partying 7 days a week and only been able to remember hours of the day before I black out isn't what I call living life to full. 
Although slight cheesy I do feel YOLO interpreted in the right way can change your life, go be adventurous and travel the round, swim with dolphins even colour you hair a wild shade that screams fun, i'm all for that and I say go for it. However there are definitely some YOLO hits but just as many YOLO misses, here is just a few;

- Travelling 
- Meeting New people
- Catch Up's With Old friends

- Swimming with dolphins 
- Write a diary
- Sky dive 
- Stand up for yourself 
- Go for a midnight swim 
- Dye your hair Pink or any colour 
- Get a MEANINGFUL tattoo

- Get drunk every single night of the week
- Get a random tatto
- Behave like a YOB (antisocial is not good) 
- Bully to make your life better 
- Become a criminal - now how big or small 
- Do recreational drugs to fit it 

As you can see YOLO can be seen differently by people everywhere. SO how will you decide to take the term? Will you be adventurous or reckless, sociable or a criminal. The choices are all yours... 

Victoria Jane

Schools Out... Lets Scream and Shout | Victoria Lucy

Schools out and when I say school I actually mean University but school just sounded better. Here in the UK, it's spring week...