29 October 2012


As I mentioned in yesterday's post, today I went to the Trafford Centre in an attempt to find my dress for Christmas/New Year. I'm very impressed with myself. Not only did I find a dress (and shoes!), it's also not black! In fact, it's a little out of my comfort zone but it's so pretty and it's so lovely on.
Sorry that it's a bit photo heavy!

Nail polish: Gold Rush, Lip liner: Red Diva

Still taking advantage of Boots 3 for 2 offer (which I think ends in a few days!) All the Boots near me are too small and don't stock Models Own but I restrained myself to one bottle and I don't have any golds. I've heard a lot of good things about the Wake Me Up range by Rimmel and needing a new concealer I thought I may as well give it a go. Also been doing some reading up on lip liners. This one was really cheap so worth it to try out. Please let me know your favourite brands for lip liners though.

New Look

I'm never a massive fan of New Look but I do always like going in for a nosey and their shoes are very reasonably priced. These only cost £22.99! They come in black too.

Forever 21

Forever 21 opened a few months back in the Trafford Centre and this is very exciting for me. I just need to live in there! I had to really restrict myself. I'd taken so much into the fitting room with me. The shirt is beautiful though and I know I'll get a lot of wear out of it and best of all, it cost £11.50 at full price!
I've been wanting a cosy jumper as it's got ridiculously cold this last week and I love the colour of this one (which also came in black) and I think it was £18.75. It was definitely less that £20!
And the earrings... I'm drawn to anything with an anchor and this little set was about £3 for 3 pairs! So good!


My dress! My beautiful dress! It's such a beautiful colour. I found it in the sale in Topshop for £20 but it's actually from one of their concessions. (The label says "tfnn London") So definitely not black and lots of sparkle for the party season! And I got the shoes from New Look to go with it and they look lovely.
I feel like a mermaid wearing it!

I'm not going to be wearing it with tights, probably, but here's a photo of what it looks like on...

Huge apologies for (dirty) mirror photo! Just wanted to show how it looked on!

I'm all shopped out now and I'm going to have to be very good for the rest of the month. Eek!

28 October 2012


There's only 2 months to go until 2012 is over! How mental is that? But the exciting bit is that in about 6 weeks time party season will begin. At work, we're having our Christmas meal/do on the 8th December so I've got a month to find the perfect dress and with November being a 5 week month I need to get one ASAP before I run out of money and time!

I've put together some of my favourite choices and hopefully I can find one when I go shopping tomorrow on my day off. (I'm never this organised so "hopefully" is probably the important word there.)

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I always end up wearing black, no matter how hard I try to avoid it and tell myself I will get a coloured dress, I still end up buying a black dress every year.
I know that the teal one does come in black but it doesn't seem to be on the website at the moment and I think the embellishment is gold on that one, which I'd prefer, but again... black!
I'm really liking dresses that have the mesh panels at the top at the moment and, with being a dress I'm going to be wearing for the work Christmas do and probably on New Year's Eve too you've gotta have some sparkle in there!

I'm off to the Trafford Centre tomorrow and I will do my best to avoid the LBD but there's a reason it is a staple and a classic piece for every occasion..!
What are your thoughts? Are you already organised with your Christmas party dress?

21 October 2012


Happy Sunday!

Decided it was time I got rid of a lot of clothes today and seeing as eBay has free listing for this weekend I have put a few items up on there. I've never actually sold anything on eBay before. I always feel like it'd be too time consuming (which, for the record, it was!) and it's just easier to take to the charity shop most of the time.

Anyway, I made a charity pile and an eBay pile (after my sister rummaged through everything)...

Bidding ends around 3PM BST next Sunday. Unfortunately it is only for UK residents however, if you live overseas and would consider buying anything then do let me know because if the items don't sell I may consider posting to you if you wouldn't mind me upping the price slightly just for the purpose of overseas P+P!

Have a lovely day x

19 October 2012


Sorry I've been quiet on the blogging front. a mixture of a lot of hours at work, injuring myself and lack of inspiration.
I had a really good response to the Kat Dennings post so I thought I'd do another to get back in to the swing of things but this time with my ultimate girl crush, Emma Stone.




Clutch bags; Dorothy Perkins (Gold & Black)

I adore Emma so much and I had a bit too much fun putting these collages together. Her day time style is very casual and she's very much a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl but her red carpet evening style is so different. Lots of pop colours, lovely shapes and structure and simple accessories. Her make up is always so effortless and beautiful too.

12 October 2012


Very short outfit post for a lazy day off today...

Top; Hero & Cape | Disco Pants; Glamorous | Shoes; Matalan | Collar; New Look

You may recognise the top from the payday wishlist a few posts back. I absolutely love it. It's just the right amount of loose fitting in the right places which make it great for tucking into shorts or skirts or my current love interest, my disco pants!
I'm not really a leggings person. I pretty much live in tights. But over the last year or so from reading other blogs and seeing so many of the American Apparel Disco Pants on everyone I was intrigued. Though, not enough to spend £70 on them. Of course, dupes have been popping up everywhere and the Glamorous ones have been floating around the blogging world. I tried them and instantly fell in love. I've worn them to death already.
I've been after a collar to go over tops for a while but I've never found one I really like that doesn't cost the earth. I have a Dorothy Perkins one but it doesn't quite sit right. This cost £4.99 from New Look and it's so pretty with the lace and pearl detailing.
And my shoes... I've worn them every single day since I bought them last week. I think they were £16 (possibly £14, I can't remember but great price none the less!) and they're so comfy! The gold toe cap and heel are very unique and I think they seem more expensive than they are. Not overly keen on them being suede, especially coming up to winter, but nothing some shoe protector spray isn't going to fix! 

3 October 2012


Going to attempt to make this a more regular blog feature so if there's any celebrities that you'd like me to do a "Dress Like..." post on then please leave a comment. For the first installment though... enter Kat Dennings!

Stunning actress that I first found out about from a Nickelodeon show from the very early 00's (may have even been late 90's?) but nobody else seems to remember it. It was called Raising Dad. She was also in the film Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist with Michael Cera, which is lovely, and she's currently in the sitcom 2 Broke Girls (which I am about to start watching for the first time after posting this!)



Kat's style is very simple and classic but by just adding a little pop of colour she looks just amazing!

Hope you like this kind of post and please do let me know of who else you'd like to see feature in one of these.

1 October 2012


So first outfit post on here! This is what I wore for work today...

Blouse; Dorothy Perkins | Skirt; Topshop | Jacket; Miss Selfridge | Shoes; Topshop | Bracelet; New Look | Nails; Barry M Red Black & Elf Matte Finisher

The blouse really isn't too small for me, by the way. I think it's just how it was tucked in/I was stood for the photos!

As you can see I'm wearing my new skirt and jacket which I'm already completely in love with! I'm trying not to over wear this shirt because although I can wear pretty much what I want to work, I like having different clothes I wear for work than I wear when I don't have work. However, I'm totally in love with it. It's quite different to any others I have and so easy to dress up and down.