Grunge Girl

Top – thrifted | Denim chambray – Guess | Maxi skirt – Zara | Creepers – Koi Couture | Earrings – vintage

Hello lovely readers,

I hope you’re all having a pleasant Sunday evening, I’ve spent my Sunday blissfully reading, baking and writing. I’m currently writing a short story, I don’t want to reveal much of the plot but I’ll give you a hint, it’s about a manic scientist on his search for the modern day’s most controversial and reviled topic. I shan’t reveal more, as I could go on for forever and a day! I admire the grunge aesthetic, and even more so, any blogger that devotes their wardrobe to the trend! The grunge aesthetic is known for its dark and dreary colours, studded pieces and rebellious edge; I personally believe this is the typical stereotype of the grunge aesthetic. It is possible to wear bright colours and pull of the grunge aesthetic, I set to battle this common stereotype by taking my own refined approach to the trend.

You all already know about my love for maxi skirts, and I recently bought this cotton maxi skirt from Zara and I haven’t looked back since! The little lace cut-outs at the bottom make it the perfect buy for anyone with a keen eye for detail. Paired with an Aztec-print top adorned with neon yellow and orange, it was set to be a “rule breaker”, according to connotations. To tone down the robust contradiction of colours, I layered over a tailored denim chambray by Guess; my personal top tip for denim chambrays and maxi-skirts is try to keep the chambray short in length to avoid looking frumpy or disproportional. Denim is not only every grunge girl’s best friend, but anyone’s best friend too! And finally we come to the creepers! I’ve been dying to show you these creepers for a while, as I designed them myself; I decided to go against the typical niche market of plain black creepers and add a twist with some animal print. End result? A slightly more colourful, yet still grungy shoe. Mission accomplished.

I’ve also recently hit 500+ followers! It’s such a pleasant surprise and I’m enthralled at how far my blog has come! I’ve left a nice playlist for you all below to peruse at your leisure, thanks again! I also have a YouTube video in the making – watch this space!

Love from,

Miss Iffa



  1. Barcelona Brunettes
    May 13, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    amazing outfit!!!

  2. Malu S♥
    May 13, 2012 / 10:00 pm

    beautiful pictures! Thanks SO much for that sweet comment! You just made my day:D Are you following my though GFC? I'll follow you back:)xxCheck out my Stylish Confessions! ♥

  3. ♥Celyne Glam♥
    May 13, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    great outfitnew post on

  4. Noor Of My Life
    May 13, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    You look fabulous, I really love the skirt.

  5. Natasha Fatah
    May 13, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    Hey kid, congratulations on hitting 500 members!Beautiful outfit! And wishing you continued success with the blog.xoxo~Natasha Fatah~~Natasha Fatah~

  6. -DoNaH-
    May 14, 2012 / 1:59 am

    I have a denim jacket bought recently and can't seem to find the right time or mood to wear it. Cute outfit <3. By the way, I'm your new follower. I hope we can follow each other 🙂

  7. Ang Lam
    May 14, 2012 / 4:49 am

    I am your new follower <3!!!Gorgeous outfit!! I especially love your skirt!! Thank you so much for the beautiful comment!! You totally put a big smile on my face

  8. crazypoplock
    May 14, 2012 / 5:26 am

    The shoes remind me so much of Harajuku fashion! Love the whole out fit ^_^. xo,B

  9. Yeliz Selvi
    May 14, 2012 / 5:27 am

    LOVE, i have no idea where to start to say thank you?first off, your comments were hands down to die for, you are such a delight to read and I'm so happy you stumbled across me so now I have somewhere new to fall in love with!Second, this outfit is seamless and wonderful, i love the laser cut detailing on the hemline of the skirt, the denim is perfect and those creepers? no words miss. absolute wonder!thirdly, your writing is such a joy, this short story of yours is going to be wonderful and I am already a fan!SO, I have no idea what has happened with my google widget 🙁 unfortunately I have not been able to add it back to my profile and for now bloglovin will have to suffice, sorry dear!! but thank you for the love and support! YOu also have a brand new fan! My gosh this was a ramble! much love x

    • Yeliz Selvi
      May 14, 2012 / 1:41 pm

      beauty just to let you know. I sorted the html out, my google follower is BACK omg took me for ever but was so determined so messed with my html skills and it's back on!forgot to say ps. I LOVE BEST COAST amazinggg album! perfect playlist xxx

  10. Brittany Sims
    May 14, 2012 / 6:56 am

    I love your maxi skirt and creepers. :)

  11. Mari-Liis Suvi
    May 14, 2012 / 7:00 am

    You have amazing hair and you look adorable!

  12. Fashion Infatuation
    May 14, 2012 / 9:34 am

    Hello lovely lady :)Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, and thanks for submitting your blog details yo my UK blogger map. I have now added you to the map :)I would be more than happy and so grateful if you could link back to my blog from yours. I have a couple of blog buttons you could choose from if you'd like. I've been browsing around your blog and you've got some really amazing outfit posts. Great work!Thanks a million, and and have a lovely day you too!xxxMaria

  13. Divine Kid
    May 14, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Lovely skirt, dear!!!Love,Davina

  14. indie by heart
    May 14, 2012 / 12:59 pm

    Great look! 🙂 Love your skirt + top. Nice playlist too, must listen to some now ^^ I made a post about some new (to me) music today, go check it out if you like. :)Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It was really nice and special. Are you following me on GFC? Will follow back. 🙂 Let's stay in touch!SatuIndie by heart

  15. shoppingtherapy
    May 14, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    great look! your skirt is amazing!!

  16. Elena
    May 14, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Oh thanks for the comment sweety! Your blog is so cool too! I love every single cloth you wear, they look amazing, truthfully. Keep writing, I'll read your posts! xxx <3

  17. Caitie
    May 14, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    I like the pattern on your shirt!

  18. Laura
    May 14, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Lovely post and very inspiring blog! Please check my blog too, maybe we can be followers

  19. Sophie
    May 14, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    Loving the shoes… platform pumps aren't normally my vibe but they've won me over!! Following you.Sophie X

  20. Fashion to Go
    May 15, 2012 / 2:58 am

    Thank you for such a lovely comment on my blog, it really made my day! You are just too kind 🙂

  21. Liana
    May 15, 2012 / 5:43 am

    i love the print on that top! and the skirt is really pretty toothanks for the awesome blog comment!CRYSTAL HEARTS VINTAGE

  22. Catarina S.
    May 15, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    Oh you're so sweet! Thank you! I really love your blog too, and your style, this blouse is absolutely lovely! I can't see you like a follower, but i'm following you 🙂 I hope you can follow me! Love, C.

  23. RENEW-IT
    May 15, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    I love that skirt. Saw a similar one at forever21 and was thinking whether to buy it or not. Now i know i definitely should 🙂 You look lovely

  24. Chezka
    May 15, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    I love your print tee and those creepers! Lovely 🙂 I love maxis too!

  25. Chelsea Jade
    May 15, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    Such a wonderful outfit, I love your skirt! And congratulations on the followers! xx

  26. Teacups and Treats
    May 15, 2012 / 6:12 pm

    im your latest follower! love your blog, fashion is amazing! :)xx

  27. Emine
    May 15, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    I love your skirt!

  28. NYC, Style and a little Cannoli
    May 15, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    thank you so much for the kind words on my blog! I am glad you found me and that you enjoy the posts of my mom and NYC as well! I am following you here on google and look forward to your posts as well, this looks like a cool place! Have a great night!! And thank you again for the comment!!

  29. Dallas Q H
    May 15, 2012 / 11:37 pm

    I love this post! We learnt about grunge yesterday in my lecturer, so this is awesome!And I love your playlist! So many good tracks on it! xx

  30. Anonymous
    May 16, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Those shoes are amazzzzzingCynthia

  31. ThePixie
    May 17, 2012 / 4:20 am

    That outfit looks great on you! Thanks for stopping by my space, I'll definitely be coming back here to visit 🙂

  32. jamie-lee
    May 17, 2012 / 5:52 am

    Really like the way that you have made that maxi skirt look grungy. The shoes are so cool!

  33. the goorgeous
    May 17, 2012 / 11:03 am

    love the lace on that skirt!xx

  34. K. Cruz
    May 17, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    I love grunge as well! Your creepers are awesome, not to mention your maxi skirt; great outfit! Plus I love your hair :).

  35. HEIDI
    May 17, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    lovely blog! your maxi skirt is lovely with that top! hope you're having a wonderful day…good luck with the rest of your short story. it sounds interesting! :)xx heidilife full of loves

  36. Eimear O'Reilly
    May 17, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    Love the skirt x

  37. Mary
    May 18, 2012 / 4:21 am

    You look lovely! I really like grunge as well, and I like how you've made it a bit different with the bright colours and denim. I haven't seen maxi skirts paired with creepers before either, and it looks great x

  38. ♥ Vanessa
    May 18, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    I love your blog, your fashion is so lovely! I was referred to your blog from Bil from Koi Couture. Happy to be a reader and follower!!Always,Vanessa

  39. Arezu In Wonderland
    May 18, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    Very beautiful blog dear!!I follow you.XO Arezu

  40. Nisha
    May 19, 2012 / 7:54 am

    amazing outfit….

  41. Nicoline Berthy
    May 19, 2012 / 10:36 am

    That skirt is amazing! You look gorgeous. 🙂

  42. Defty
    May 19, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    Thank you so much for your comment, honey! 😉 Your blog is awesome, and definitely it shows your experience and knowledge in blog writting. I'm really honoured that you like my blog. I follow you and wait for new posts:)

  43. Melanie Kyles
    May 19, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    LOVE the shoes 😀 you look great, all of your outfits I've looked at look really good, you really have the nack of putting brilliant combinations together! Also notice you like the grunge style 😉 Thanks for your lovely comment, we should definitely follow eachother xx

  44. Kacrates
    May 19, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    Ooo I love the playlist. Especially that you have Drake and The Smiths in the same list! my new best friend. lol

  45. Femke.
    May 20, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    cool outfit!!

  46. Karolina
    May 21, 2012 / 8:53 pm

    Like it very much, the skirt and the shoes are amazing!

  47. Roshni
    May 21, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    love the denim shirt! Awesome!

  48. Anne
    May 22, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    love this look! and i love your shoes, i've always liked them, but not for myself. though you combined them in a very different way other girls do! cool! 🙂 xx

    May 24, 2012 / 11:47 am

    You look beautiful like Minnie Driver.ANDWHATELSEISTHERE | SHOP

  50. fox hunter
    May 25, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    this is great:-) love ur skirt x

  51. Blaming Beauty
    May 25, 2012 / 10:54 pm

    Love your creepers! Great outfit xx

  52. fashion kats
    May 26, 2012 / 10:45 pm

    Girl, I just loved this outfit!Thanks for your sweet comment and for following, I'm following you too! I'll check your previous posts and will be waiting for the future ones!xo

  53. LaiLa
    May 28, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    I have listened to some of this songs and they're amazing. Also love the skirt 😀

  54. Katie Annie
    June 1, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    This skirt is lovely! Definitely following :)Katie

  55. linlicious-style
    June 7, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    i like your blog!let's follow eachother with GFC + Twitter + FB + BLoglovin?

  56. Anonymous
    June 11, 2012 / 2:01 am

    Thank you for your lovely feedback on my blog. I'm glad I can offer something inspiring and enjoyable for you. I've just started do feedback is amazing. Great work on your blog. And your hair? I love it. I just hit follow also 🙂 take care,

    June 11, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    I love this look!

  58. I want to be Barbie
    June 17, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    thks so much for the lovely comment! I lso love ure blog and i'm following! :DU look stunnig!

  59. Sarah P
    June 25, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog 🙂 yours is beautiful! I love this outfit (seriously need to invest in a pair of creepers) and the Sunday playlist idea is awesome – wish I'd thought of it! :)xx

  60. Anna
    June 29, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    Thank you for the lovely comment, it made my day. I am now following you. xxAnna

  61. Anonymous
    July 1, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    Thank you for your lovely feedback!!!Love this outfit! So cute <

  62. Source of Joy
    July 11, 2012 / 8:36 am

    Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog! Such a great maxi skirt! Might just have to check it out on the Zara website ;)x.x.x

Leave a Reply

Looking for Something?