Thursday, 31 March 2011

Recent Buys

Black Kimono Cardigan - Select 
Ladder Stitch Top - New Look
Tan Plait Wedges - Select
Khaki High Waisted Shorts - Ark

Definitely need to go on some sort of strict spending ban after this. I always say this but this time I really need too. It's just so hard not to browse sites and shops and see things you love. I've only got the top so far as I recently ordered the rest. I justified the shorts as they were £11.50 in the Ark sale, which I think is reasonable. I didn't do it intentionally but I think these would all go well together with a tan belt and some interesting jewellery.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Making Progress

Today I made the online shop for my jewellery (also hats) that I'm going to be selling. Quite exciting but I hope not to be too disappointed if I don't get much interest. I'm still waiting for the stock to arrive though, so I'm yet to do final pricing, photos and packaging. I do hope people will be pleased by what they see :)

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

lost and found

Customised playsuit - Primark (over a year or so old)
Belt - Primark

Recently found this hiding in a dark corner of my wardrobe, it still had the tag on; £13. There's a reason why I've never worn it, it was far too big at the top and was so low-cut that it gaped, revealing far too much... It also had little puffy sleeves and to be honest, me and puffy little sleeves just don't get on. I know I must have bought it because I love the print and after a few little customisations I know I'll be wearing it from now on. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner, but all it took was a little stitch put cleavage area to close the gaping material and snipping off those sleeves (admittedly I made a bit of a pigs ear out of that and it looks a little rough around the edges but the hair hides that enough) Now all I need to do is tone up those ghastly white thighs and get a bit of a tan.

I haven't posted in over a week, I've been online loads but I've just been a bit lazy. I've had this cold and congestion for over 2 weeks or so and I'm currently deaf in my left ear so I'm feeling a bit out of sorts, I hope it goes soon. I have been going for runs recently in an attempt to clear my sinuses and to get my fitness levels up, can't say it's worked so far...

Monday, 21 March 2011

can't wait for summer

Denim waistcoat - Boohoo
Floral skirt - Next
Plain black vest - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Miss Selfridge

I bought this floral skirt yesterday for £12 and I was in two minds about whether it was worth it or not, I didn't try it on and just hoped for the best. When I tried it on at home I was so glad that I did buy it because I think it will be fantastic to wear in the summer, styled as above. It has a thick black elastic waistband which shapes your waist nicely. Will probably wear this in the summer with a pair of tan brogues and a bit of a tan to match ;)

Also, watch this space as I'm going to be selling some jewellery in the not too distant future...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Rehearsed steps on an empty stage

Stripe top - Mango via ASOS
Denim shorts - Zara
Plait belt - New Look
Chain necklace - Primark

I'm basically only doing this post because I was trying out my new lipstick :P I previously had a 17 (boots) lipstick in 'Hot Chilli' which had a sort of coral tone to it but I wanted something a little bit darker so I the other day I bought a Collection 2000 one in 'Ruby Red (3)' It feel a little bit sticky, so I let it dry a bit before I applied some lipcote to seal them, but I bought it because it was two for £5 and I needed some bronzer too. Overall it's not too bad, I'm wearing mostly liner so that it wouldn't feather around the edge. I'm wearing the same shorts as yesterday, I haven't worn them in ages and forgot how comfy they are even if they are rather short.

Monday, 14 March 2011


White knitted top - vintage
Denim shorts - Zara (bought about 2 years ago)
Satchel - Primark
Squirrel necklace - H&M

Hello. Here's what I've been strolling around in the sunshine in today. I love this jumper, it almost reminds me of the ones in New Look at the moment, here, but with more of an interesting pattern. I think it'll be great for spring if we have more weather like today, it keeps you warm but at the same time you get a nice breeze coming through the little holes :P I picked it up in a lovely little shop in Lancaster called The Vintage Shop and it was only £7, awesome.

Despite the weather being quite rainy, Georgie and I had a really great weekend in Lancaster, visiting friends and looking around the uni. Just a bit typical that the sun decided to show it's face on the Sunday we went home. I'm off to the gym tonight because I feel really guilty for the amount of alcohol and calories I've consumed over the past few days! Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend too and a big hello and thank you to all my new followers, pretty amazed at the rapid increase lately!

Thursday, 10 March 2011


Sleeveless shirt - Topshop
Skirt - H&M
Belt - New Look
These pictures were meant to focus on the hair since my eBay hair extensions arrived today, but in fact you can't really see much difference. I can however feel the difference. My hair is quite long already and my main reason for trying out extensions was to achieve more volume and thickness. When I opened them my initial thought was that they're quite thin and weren't going to do a lot. So I put them in and they were longer, I might have kept the length had the ends not been so sparse, so I trimmed them to a little longer than my own hair. When I put them in after this I noticed that my own hair blended with the extensions a lot more, I curled and styled the ends to disguise them even more and overall I'm rather pleased. What I hated about my own hair was the fact that it looked quite thin at the ends at the back but now that's not the case. I know they're not the best quality (at £11.99 for 16" half a head you get what you pay for) but for me they do the job and I'm actually happy with my purchase. Has anyone else ever bought eBay extensions or know any other good places to get them?

Also, look how cute my sleepy dog is!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

[insert fitting title here]

Peter Pan collar dress - New Look
Owl necklace - Topshop 

Hiyaaa. Well today I would've done an outfit post but unfortunately my camera has been fustrating me again. Today I had a little spend which I really, really shouldn't have but I did. I bought this navy peter pan collar jersey dress in the New Look sale for £8. I'm not totally convinced atm (sale items are non-refundable), sure it looks okay on the top half, but you know when you either love something straight away or you don't. It's incredibly comfy to wear but I'm just not sure whether it looks okay and suits me. I also bought a pack of two plaited belts. I've been after a tan one for a while and this came with a black one as well so I decided to go for it.

RIP Primark Loafers I am gutted to announce that after merely a few weeks wear, my tan Primark loafers bit the dust. I don't know whether it was the quality or more due to the fact that I have shoe-destroying feet, seriously. Don't get me wrong, I think these loafers look fantastic and are a great price but within the first wear the tassles came off and the tan material became watermarked. Then, after a couple of nights out on the town they became well and truly ruined, the soles came away from the shoe itself, so I gave up and threw them in the bin. Perhaps it was my carelessness, I just don't know but all I know now is that I'm again on the hunt for another pair of loafers.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Chiffon overload and a few updates

Oversized chiffon shirt - Primark
Chiffon shorts - Primark
Belt - Primark
Bag (used as clutch) - Vintage

Firstly I'd like to apologise for my absence, I have been quite busy lately but at the same time I've really felt quite lazy and not in the mood to do much. Favourite shirt alert! I'm not so sure if this outfit works or not, looks a bit sloppy and yeah I am wearing hold-ups, purely for the reason that I decided tights were needed and I couldn't be bothered to change for this picture. Otherwise, I'd be in regular tights! Not much else to be said there really.

In other news, I attended an interview the other week thinking nothing was going to become of it as I'm pretty used to rejection - I've been looking for a job for months and months. Yeah so Friday I found out that I got the job as a sales assistant at the new Peacocks store in our area. Great news although it's only a temporary position for up to 6 weeks, I'm just going to try my best and hope that they decide to keep me on. I need something right up until I go off to uni. I might not have any new posts for a little while longer as this weekend I'm off to Lancaster for an applicant day and to see my friend there.

Also, please check out my good friend Georgie's blog. She's new to the blogging community but she's sure to be one to follow :)