Giving a hoot about independent designers. Featuring Hootie McBoutique

Hi all!

As you may know I am a huge fan of Geisha Wigs for a few reasons. One of the reasons is because the wigs are of incredible quality and there’s tons of choice, but mostly I love Geisha Wigs because it’s not just a company – Maria from Geisha Wigs along with other wig enthusiasts have brought us together into a community. This is amazing because we have a safe space to talk about how we’re feeling, deep issues, things concerning us and we’re like each others agony aunts. We also get to share our blogs and our small businesses. This is how I came to find Hootie McBoutique!

Hootie McBoutique is a small business set up by the lovely Danielle. All her pieces are hand drawn, laser cut and often finished with hand painting. I raved about her pieces of Facebook/Instagram as soon as I saw them because of how beautifully crafted they are. I love to promote small businesses and also prefer to buy from them as I make things myself and appreciate how much love and dedication goes into making each piece.

I posted about Hootie McBoutique on Instagram a few times and as a thank you I was kindly sent a little package in the mail which I didn’t expect at all!

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I was sent this little guy which I loved from the second I saw it!

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Made from acrylic with a long fat girl friendly chain – this necklace is perfect for me and super comfortable. This ghost  was a halloween piece and so will only be available to the end of November! I’ll definitely be wearing mine all year long.

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I was also sent this beautiful wooden moth necklace with stunning etched detailing.

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Again this necklace is the perfect size on me and super comfortable. I love this one so much because of all that detailing.

Hootie has just previewed her new festive collection which is totally stunning, but to see that you’ll have to pop onto her instagram for that! She has also promised a share to win for hitting 1000 followers so keep your eyes peeled on her Instagram for your chance to win one of her special pieces!

What do you think of Hootie McBoutique? Do you have any of her pieces?

Let me know below!

Hannah x

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Not so “Little Red Riding Hood” – My Halloween featuring Collectif Clothing.

Hi All!

This Halloween I didn’t have any plans at all until the last moment when my brother invited me for a party. With only a few days notice, I looked at what I already had in my wardrobe and decided to work around that. And so with only homemade/pre-owned items I became Little Red Riding Hood!

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And this was my costume!

Dress – Collectif Clothing

Cape – Handmade by me

Basket – My sewing basket (Vintage)

Socks – Primark

Shoes – Primark

Wig – Geisha Wigs

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The full look!

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Getting attacked by the big bad wolf!!

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I added lashes and lots of blush for a “cute” look”

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With my brother!

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I baked a cake to take to my brothers. Devils food cake with a scary pumpkin frosting.

I enjoyed spending Halloween with family this year. It was lovely to see everybody as I don’t often get the chance to.with living a while away and everybody working different shifts. I wish I’d of had more chances to dress up though as I absolutely love fancy dress! Oh well – roll on next year!

Did you dress up this Halloween? What did you go as?

Let me know below!

Hannah x