25 December, 2012

It's Merry Christmas from me...

Dress - ASOS, Rings - Topshop, Flatforms - River Island

The clothes bit..

I finally got round to posting about my Christmas dress. I wore this last night to the traditional Christmas Karaoke I do with my friends - belting out 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia is surprisingly therapeutic (for the singer, I'm guessing that it's not so much for the listener...) The dress is unbelievably from the ASOS sale a few weeks ago. I was reading my weekly Heat and a picture of Nicole Scherzinger popped up wearing this dress so I got straight online. With a £28 price tag I had to get my hands on it!

Topshop jewelry is also in the sale now so I have stocked up on rings - going to try and go back and stock up on necklaces, bracelets...and pretty much everything in Topshop before the price stretches beyond my limit once again.

Hope everyone has got their running shoes on for the sales tomorrow.

The Christmas bit....

Hope you have the most wonderful Christmas and get allll the presents you wished for :)

Lots of Love.

19 December, 2012

A French Connection steal..

Dress - French Connection (Outlet), Jacket - Topshop, Boots - New Look, Bag - ASOS

The clothes bit...

I recently got this French Connection dress from an Outlet store. I did a little happy dance in the changing room since it was originally £110 and was reduced to £35 - a bit of an early Xmas present for myself. Now got to get presents for everyone else....

The Gossip Girl bit...

Yup, that's right I am talking about the ol' Television box again but tonight was special. Tonight marked the end of my long-standing love affair with Gossip Girl. The finale has reminded me how much I will miss my weekly fix of designer - it is, after all, the closest I will ever get. I just love the upper East side. It's a place where no one would bat an eye-lid if Elie Saab was your choice of daytime work wear - why can't I live there?

Is anyone else going to miss Gossip Girl - or is it just me?!


16 December, 2012

A Beau Tie

Bow Tie - Beau Tie by Emmie-Rose, Jeans - Topshop, Jacket - Charity Shop, Shoes & Shirt - H&M

The Beau Tie bit...

I mentioned a few weeks ago that a friend of mine was selling bow ties on ASOS Marketplace after setting up her own company called Beau Tie - clever, eh! Here is mine. After a lot of deliberation I went with a dark blue/dark green tartan one as I thought I could wear it with everything - which is literally what I have done since it arrived on my doorstep a week ago. I love it and can't wait to get my next one. Click here to be taken to a beautiful, gooorgeous selection of bow ties - you might want to get your debit card out now...!

The Chrimbo bit...

I am getting incredibly excited for Christmas. This weekend has consisted of an over indulgence of mince pies (my cousin actually can fit 2 in her mouth at once which is my goal for next Christmas - I'll post a pic if I manage), too much prosecco and a lot of laughs. I am now mentally preparing for work tomorrow. I may have to wear a Christmas jumper each day to keep me in the mood whilst working.

Has anyone seen any good (fairly cheap) Xmas jumpers that I could justify buying for a few wears only?!

Hope you've had a looooovely, christmassy weekend.


08 December, 2012

Graffiti and Sequins

Skirt and Hat - H&M, Shoes, T-shirt (under jumper) & Coat - Topshop, Bag - ASOS, Jumper - Charity Shop

The clothes bit...

This is what I wore for a day trip to Brighton for some Xmas shopping - ended up shopping for myself but I went with good intentions. Still a few weeks until Christmas, right?! I have worn this skirt about 806 times since I bought it a month ago - it was a bargain at £29.99 and I'm sure it's still in stores if you're interested. Apologies for the scraggly hair - I have been wearing a beanie (men's) hat quite regularly and thought that if I wore a hat, I wouldn't have to brush my hair - how wrong I was! I promise to use my hairbrush from this day forward....

The Saturday night bit...

Sat in, with a hangover, on my own, watching X-Factor. Rock and Roll at its best. Every time I see Nicole Scherzinger I am convinced I need her outfit. This week she's sporting a Middlesbrough football shirt (see what I did there..) with 'NICOLE' on the back with a black skater skirt and knee high boots. Something is telling me that this isn't a combo I could pull off with ease....! She looks just Jahmazing.

Hope you've had a fantabulous weekend so far.


29 November, 2012

A midi dress and dreams of rings

Dress - H&M, Bag - ASOS, Boots - New Look

This was one of my evening outfits when I was in Madrid. I just looove midi dresses and need to find more that are acceptable for short people. I'm going to have a scout around! I feel like I need to add stacks of rings to my fingers to be happy with this outfit, I saw a collection of complimenting rings for sale in Topshop for £18.50, I'm just not sure I can spend this much on accessories (I am desperately trying to save, after all!) I will let you know if I find any similar for less.  I am going shopping in Brighton on Saturday so I'll have a look - I am also on the look out for lots of lovely/sparkly/super-duper cool things...and maybe the odd Christmas present too.

Have a great weekend!


26 November, 2012

Hi Duncan

Spotty Trousers - Primark, Bag - ASOS, Shoes, T-Shirt and Coat - Topshop

I thought I'd separate my rumble ramblings into section so you can pick and chose rather than have to read bits you don't want too. So, let the ramblings commence...

The clothes bit...

Spotty trousers for a fiver - a bit hard to resist. I got these from Primark, there was a big rail left so I'm sure they are in some stores. Secondly, the oversized t-shirt from Topshop is my new fave as the cut/fit make it  easy to not make much effort and kind of look acceptable. I also wore a grey beanie hat (from men's H&M wear due to my unusually large head) which hasn't left my head since purchase.

The X Factor bit....

'Shave my head and call me Duncan'. These were my boyfriend's words when Chris Maloney got his spot in the semi-final. His names not Duncan, it's Gary and he spends longer than me than on his hair each morning. I'm happy whoever gets through, got to love the drama of it and I always quickly pop into the shop at work to see which contestant has made the front page of The Sun each Monday. It's 2 weeks until the final - I'm going to have to find something to replace the X shaped hole in my life... 

Hope you're weekend was just lovely!


20 November, 2012

Urban in Madrid

Dress - Urban Outfitters, Boots - New Look, Bag - ASOS

I had a bloomin amazing long weekend in Madrid that was made even better by this beauty of a dress from Urban Outfitters that I got for my birthday a few weeks ago. It reminds me of a Calvin Klein kinda dress if you will - it's simple but the cut and material make it feel just lavely. I've also loved this bag from ASOS for a while and after almost 60 days in my 'Saved Basket' I took the plunge and parted with my £28. I've only got about 498 other things in my ASOS basket now. Home-made Christmas gifts for the family this year...?


13 November, 2012

Another day, another collar...

Coat, Dress, Shoes, Shirt - Topshop, Bag - H&M

This was my 'easily changible' outfit for my shopping trip on Saturday. It was bustling and crazy at Cabot Circus in Bristol and I loved it. The Primark there is huge. I could have spent a lot of money in there but I always feel that if I spend loads in Primark I have kind of defeated the object of the cheap shopping that I had intended to do upon entering the shop.

On an exciting, fashiony (a new word for you there) note - a friend of mine who is very talented (and annoyingly good looking so feel free to dislike her a little bit) has started selling Bow Ties on ASOS Marketplace and they are looking good so definitely check them out here. I am still changing my mind over which one I'm going to purchase but watch this space as I am sure a beautiful bow tie will feature soon...


11 November, 2012

Primark collar and a Topshop t-shirt

Coat, Shoes & T-shirt - Topshop, Shirt - Primark, Disco dupes - River Island, Bag - Charity Shop

I can't believe it's Sunday already. I am convinced weekend hours go faster than week hours. I went on a shopping day yesterday. I am pretty bad at shopping - I find it difficult to make my first purchase but once I have it's all downhill for my debit card and all uphill for my wardrobe. I am on ASOS now trying to resist spending more money.

Today's pictures contain some of my most recent purchases. The shirt (underneath the t-shirt) is from Primark. It was £8 but I am hoping to get a lot of wear from it since I love the collar detailing so much. I sometimes things from Primark look better outside of the shop than in the shop! The grey t-shirt is from Topshop, it's pretty minimal but the material feels fairly thick and the rolled up sleeves are a nice addition to the 'laid back' feel. I tried on the American Apparel Disco Pants yesterday. Unfortunately my legs aren't long enough and didn't look how I'd hoped they would - I still love them and think they look great on everyone. I got the dupes from River Island which I don't think are as thick but they don't feel too restrictive. The main reason I went with the dupes was because they did short, regular and long versions - I went with the short! The price tag was a lot easier on the eye at £30 rather than £74. I'll let you know how I get on with them!

You also may have noticed that my blog is a little different. I need an 'UNDER CONSTRUCTION' sign as I am not completely happy with it but my laptop is running at a snail's pace so it may take a few weeks until it looks a little more presentable. 

Hope you've had a great weekend. 


06 November, 2012

What I was/wish I was wearing...

Shoes & Dress - Urban Outfitters, Coat - Topshop

Kimono, T-Shirt & Boots - Topshop, Jeans - ASOS, Watch and Earrings - Urban Outfitters, Nail Varnish - Barry M

It was one of those days where I wished I was wearing something different so I have incorporated my 'in my dreams' outfit below. I saw Cara Delevingne wearing jeans, boots and a kimono in Look magazine a few weeks ago looking like a total babe. Since then I have been convinced that life will be complete when I purchase this outfit - and look like her....may have to settle with just the outfit.

Apologies for the grainy pictures.  I'm trying to look at the graininess as a deliberate effect but I'm struggling to convince myself. I thought I'd share them anyway. They were taken at the weekend with a Fun-Flash, yup - that's one of the ones you have to pay £8 to develop from Boots and bad lighting is costly. I still secretly love the anticipation when opening the Boots envelope and not knowing what to expect - especially when each photographer has had more than their fair share of Sangria...

Happy Tuesday!


04 November, 2012

Denim cut-offs and a military jacket...

Jacket - Topshop, Shoes, scarf & top - H&M, Shorts - Urban Outfitters, Nail Varnish - Free with Glamour magazine

Hi there. Another weekend passed so quickly. It was a great one filled with sangria, friends, fireworks, X-Factor and snow...last bit wasn't expected and didn't settle but it was exciting to see it. Got me in the Crimbo spirit and I have now started thinking about present ideas...too soon? I don't think so!

On to today's clothes. I got this top from H&M for my birthday and I love it - I think the dotty sleeves make it look more expensive than the £12.99 it is. I've got it in navy blue as well which I have got a lot of wear from. The nail varnish is Nails Inc but I got it free with Glamour magazine - they are offering four colours, tempted to buy Glamour 4 times to get all colours..!

I'm hoping to purchase a winter coat this year as from now it will be a permanent fixture in each daily outfit. I am always hesitant about spending £80 on one item (still in the student mindset) but I guess price per wear is pretty good when it comes to the overused winter coats so I may have to take the plunge since this Topshop army jacket is become insufficient warmth wise. Here's 3 of my faves:

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.


29 October, 2012

Kaleespera (Good Evening...I think)

Jumper and flatforms - Topshop, Sandals - Clarks, Dresses - H&M

Yahsu! This is 'Hello' in Greek if I am correct (well, if google translate is correct - I am no good with languages). I returned to the UK yesterday evening - I am already having withdrawal symptoms from the amazing food and drink (cocktail of the day anyone?). The company and weather were also great. It was hotter than I thought it would be, the downfall is that it makes the UK feel especially chilly. I didn't take too many outfit pictures on holiday so I thought I would combine the few pictures I do have for today's post. It was fairly cold in the evenings so this blue/purple jumper got a lot of wear since it was the only one I took. These black flatform style shoes were in the sale from Topshop (£15 from £32). I did a little happy dance when I saw them since I was going to get them prior to them going in the sale. I do love it when that happens. Although it did concern me slightly that there were so many pairs in the sale - I wonder what's not to like...! The off-white, midi dress was £19.99 from H&M a few weeks ago which I considered a bargain and a half. I have always been weary of mid-length dresses/skirts since I am a bit (read: a lot) on the shorter side but this one seemed to fit better than those 'I don't know what length this is meant to be' kinda dresses. I would probably pile on jewellery and paint on the nail varnish when wearing this dress in the future since it does look like minimalist to the max in these pictures. I am excited to wear this dress with an oversized, woolly cardigan, big, funny looking, black boots with tights and socks.

Hope you've had a great week and thanks so much for coming back to read this.


20 October, 2012

A quick note to say....

Jumper - Charity shop, Bag, Shirt and Shoes - H&M, Ring - Market stall, Skirt - Marks and Spencer

Hi there. This is a quick one just to say I am going to Greece tomorrow for a week so I won't be posting for a while but please, please join me again the following week. If you do I promise to post about exciting things (I'll try anyway) and my Saturday morning trip to.......

...which was bloomin brilliant.

Thanks a lot and make sure you have a fantabulous week.


16 October, 2012

A much needed winter hat

Hat - Urban Outfitters, Dress and Jacket - Topshop, Boots - Schuh

It's just a quick post today as I'm going to the pub for the first time in agesss which I am very much looking forward too. It's definitely getting colder as we delve further into October so I had to dig out this bobble hat and my woolly tights. The hat was from the Urban Outfitters mens sale towards the end of last year. I will definitely be checking out the winter sale at the end of this year to pick up winter necessities as, lets face it, we always need winter clothes in this country! Hope the start of the week is treating everyone well.

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