Wednesday, 4 May 2011

I have moved ...

Hi all - I'm entering a very exciting chapter in my life and I thought I would document it properly! I've moved to a new blog ... please come and have a look :)


Thursday, 21 October 2010

alright treacle?

Sorry - just have to declare my love for The Only Way is Essex ... what can only be described as car crash TV ... the excessive makeup, the stilted lines ... Nanna Pat's dodgy cooking!


Love it!! Hundred percent ...

no added sugar

What can I say ... I really am an irresponsible blogger! I promise from this point on that I will show more dedication to the cause!! Sorry ... things have been so hectic around here with one thing and another ... I promise I'll be better from this point on.

Things might look a little different around here too ... I have decided to turn over a new leaf - I've written my thirty things to do before 30 list (just under two years to do them in) and embarked on a diet and exercise regime, I plan to record how I'm doing each week with actual results and pictures (eek!) and also provide recipes that I have tried as part of my bid to regain my waistline!

Stay tuned

Thursday, 29 July 2010

everyday me

After my last two posts I thought it might be useful to show what I like to wear on a day to day basis ... that is when I'm not at work (smart office wear). I would have preferred to do this as a usual outfit post but I'm a bit poorly at the minute and doubt that my green face would be a good representation of my daily style (which today has been cupcake print pyjamas and ... eek ... no makeup).

I like to keep the basis of the outfit simple - I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. This not only means that it is really easy to decide what to wear, but also I can go to town with accessories!

Jeans are such a staple wardrobe item that I think it's worth spending money on them - I have a lovely pair of citizens of humanity jeans lying dormant at the moment ... must stay away from cakes! And you can't beat gap for really good quality basics like t-shirts, only problem is the nearest one to me has closed so I'll have to get searching for another.

In between the rainy days of the summer (and even on some of them) I refuse to cover my feet so I have a great selection of casual sandals like these white ones from new look (£6), also I seem to have the biggest bag collection ever (or so I'm told by the hubby) even so the pink woven one from topshop (£30) is looooovely! I'm going through a bit of a scarf phase - I've been drooling over this cameo print one from miss selfridge (£12) which may just have to be ordered as part of my recovery process. While I was on the site I also found this adorable bow bracelet (£8) which may also happen to find itself in my basket! I have absolutely loads of pearl earrings, some real and some fake, I think they add a certain sophistication to whatever the outfit ... unless a) its a tracksuit or b) they are the size of a 50p.

Then its the face - Its sad to say but I won't leave the house without having applied the following items at the very least: YSL touche eclat, maybelline the falsies (fave of the moment), blusher and a slick of carmex.

How about you - what is your everyday style?

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

outfit #2

I'm loving the soft muted (some might say boring) colours that around at the moment which is what the next outfit is based on ... I'm thinking of this for afternoon shopping to evening drinkies with the girlies.

I LOVE this blouse from topshop; absolutely love it and have to have it! Sounds terrible to say in July but I think it would be a perfect transition piece from summer to autumn, its £45 and glorious! I would keep it simple with some chocolate leggings and classic summer sandals - nothing to blingy ... I'll keep that for the accessories such as the fabulously ridiculous bird in a cage ring (£12) and comparatively subtle feather ring (£12) both from topshop!

While I'm being greedy I must investigate this bag further - nude, check; studded, check; in the sale, CHECK!


outfit #1

I am a terrible blogger - too many things going on in the house have kept me away from posting if I'm honest ... I will be better I promise!!

I have some nights out coming up and am trying to pull together an easy look that doesn't look to done ...

I love these dressy hareem pants from new look (£25) - they come in loads of different colours and have a great zip detail on the waist, my love for them means that they have formed the basis for the rest of the outfit ... the top (£20) and scarf (£13) are by crafted (you can get it in republic) they use a really muted pallet which is very similar to all saints but a fraction of the price. Speaking of all saints these drool worthy shoes are in the sale for a slightly more reasonable than their original selling price £78, still a fair chunk of money but they are simple enough to become a wardrobe perennial. I can't resist a good bracelet and this cute padlock bracelet (also from all saints) was screaming at me but at £30 I'll have a look round! I don't seem to step out of the door without lashings of maybelline the falsies at the minute, I'm in love with the stuff! I have also included the benefit realness of concealness as I'm sure several nights out will take it's toll on the under eye area and this kit fixes anything!

So that's one night sorted!


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

birthday wishlist

Not long to go until my birthday ... well it's over a month (just). I'm having a totally self indulgent moment and dreaming about what I would really like as a gift - a Links of London sweetie bracelet! I've been lusting after the charms and picked out the following three - just because I think they sum me up up pretty well!

Nail polish, cocktail glass and heart sunnies!

I'm still a way off filling my pandora but hey - if you can't be greedy on your birthday when can you be?! Are you lusting after any unnecessary goodies?