Thursday, 25 April 2013

Red Legend



. Lipstick - MAC - Ruby Woo . 


. Top - Topshop .
. Skirt - Primark . 
. Cardigan - Jack Wills .

Im sorry...I'm an terrible excuse for a blogger but i have been ver ver busy.
So just a quick outfit post from a couple of weeks ago which i failed to post.
Topshop top, dipped hem skirt was such a good buy from Primark as  it could totally pass as a Topshop skirt :) 
I have worn this cardigan to death, have had it years when i got it in the Jack Wills sale...of course...

My next post will explain all in regards to what i have been up to so...to be continued!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Lazy Biker

. Nail Polish - Barry M - Raspberry . Models Own - Hed Kandi .
.  T Shirt - Harley Davison . Skater Skirt - Topshop .
. Denim Jacket - eBay £8 . 

Vintage clothing is perfect when you just want to fling anything on and rush out quickly. Im all about feeling comfortable but feeling like i look nice also. As much as i would love to just role out of bed and rock up to places in sweatpants and an oversized hoody i just can't. Therefore i create the illusion that i have made the effort when in actual fact, most likely sacrificed spending half an hour on getting ready for some extra sleep! Its funny, i used to rock out of bed at 5 minutes to 9 and go to Sixth Form without even brushing my hair...this resulted in me getting the award for 'Best Dressed' at the end of the year...who knows how! But yay me! :3

So this is basically a vintage T...well i call it vintage, I stole it out of my dad's wardrobe; he got it when we travelled around America in 2005. It is from a Harley Davison Bike shop i think but since then i have seen them while walking around Camden Town and other vintage markets, going for around £18-£25. 
Trusty skater skirt from Topshop that i have worn to death...sorry but i love it! Determined to own it in every colour possible haha.
And of corse lets not forget the good old Levi's Denim Jacket, £8 from eBay! Still smug about this perchance not going to lie! 

So i have recently started a 'Start your own business corse" in which i will learn valuable info and help all about making my Business bigger and better, hopefully with a loan so that i can increase my products to bigger and better things! I know... exciting right!?!


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Not Just For Christmas


Jumper - Vintage . High Waisted Jeans - Topshop . 

Im not going to lie i have been meaning to post about this jumper since Christmas but the weather has been so poo recently i am still living in winter therefore it is an acceptable post in my eyes...maybe only my eyes...

I could lie and tell you all that this is my most recent pertache from Rokit or some other Vintage shop that i often go in and spend my life saving on but i cannot...
So this jumper is not one that you can go out and buy im afraid; this was my dads 'Christmas Jumper' before i was born, and after i was born, and when i was a child, teenager and so on until i nabbed it and ran away to London with it! Muhahaha.
It is pretty worn but i bloody love it! 
I just wanted to show the world my love for this jumper, that is all...It may be a tad Christmassy but it is so comfy and perfect in this cold weather! 
I have paired it up with my new navy high waisted jeans from Topshop!

So i am currently in the process for spending my summer working at Camp America! I think i may have left it a little late but i pray that i am not and that i can still go! It is all a waiting game now! :S I will inform you of progress over time! 


Monday, 18 February 2013

Ruby Who?

 . Shirt - eBay . Skirt - Topshop . Jumper - Jack Wills . 
 . Faux Fur Coat - Vintage . 


. Lipstick - Mac - Ruby Woo (Matte Collection) . 

So this lipstick is from MAC and is part of the Matte Collection. It means that it does not have a shine on which is a alternative to other lipstick which have a shine, this is due to the dryness of it but this helps it stay on super well! It is a flattering blue based red that not only looks good on almost everyone, but it also makes teeth look brighter which is always a good thing! I am quite pale so worried it would be too much but i absolutely love it and it is always at the top of my make up bag! I would recommend that you prep your lips before hand as it is not good with dry lips! When applying the lipstick for best results use a pencil lipliner to draw the outline first, this make a very crisp and clear outline and the can be filled in with much more ease when adding the Ruby Woo! It is great for keeping on a long time and never smudges although in my opinion is not great on a long night out as it is rather dry and does not feel great after a few hours on the old razzle dazzle!

My top is eBay's finest which i got brand new from hong hong for approximately £8, cant be too sure on the price...what am i like. The jumper, Jack Wills...splashed out before christmas. Mustard is one of my fave colours and when i saw this i had to have it...even though it was from the mens section and way out of my price range...dont judge me, i had a discount code!
You will be getting sick of me wearing this skirt but i cannot give them enough praise! The Topshop Skater Skirts are my life and now living with my cousin we have 5 between us in all different colours all in the same size! dont you love having someone to share clothes with! We literally live in each others wardrobes! 
ya da ya da yada...Faux Fur Coat from before...Vintage and MINE! After getting it handed down from my Great Auntie Anna!

Last day of London Fashion Week today and i am ashamed to say i did not attend or do anything of the sort! Shame on me living in London on a gap year and not attending...i apologise... :')

P.S i am sorry for the appalling state of my hair and face in the pictures...i have no excuse...

Happy Half Term for Anybody who get it!




Scrap the Memories





. Scrapbook - Paperchase £8 . Prints - Printstagram - $12 for 48 . Photo Edges - eBay £2.95 per 108 . 

For a long time now i have been meaning to start a Scrap Book with all different pictures from the past few years that i can look back on in years to come and remember the people and good times in all the different places i have been. When i heard from other blogs about Printstagram...pretty self explanatory  "We print your Instagram pictures" i felt it was the perfect idea! And due to my Instagram addiction i have to say i was not short of pictures to choose from! They are so easy to order because you literally just log in and wolah all of your pictures are there to choose from! 

They are available in two different sizes; i went for the smaller ones to get more for my money...tight wad. But they are such a cute little size and fit perfectly in my scrapbook. My Scrapbook i got from Paperchase and the picture edges, eBay! I am so in love with the result of it! And cant wait to add more memories to in as time goes on! 

As i progress with my scrapbooking i will keep you informed but for now here is a taster...

"We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew that we were having fun."

Monday, 11 February 2013

Vintage Rose



 So i have been on the look out for a silk shirt for a while now and a vintage one to be picky. I love visiting Camden...not for the famous market but Rokit! My fave vintage shop! Its not bad price wise and is not one of them 'Vintage' shops which has loads of old clothes, but not good old, used old where you have to rake through a hundred things to find one star buy...no everything in Rokit is good...i know sweeping statement but i do love it!

 Anyway i got this shirt in the Sale section...how things can go out of fashion in a Vintage store is beyond me...It is an ivory silk with blue roses on and green colours. As soon as i saw it i was in love! right up my street and after doing the whole "do i need it?" + "can i afford it?" + "what will i wear it with?" i finally gave in after leaving the shop and returning at the end of the day on the way back to the tube hehe.
It was originally £30 but was reduced to £15 therefore i didn't feel so bad about it...
Anyway i have not taken it off since!

Sorry for not posting in a while...life runs away with you sometimes, thats why its called the human race



Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Liebster Award


I am not greatly knowledgeable about this but i got nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Megan from http://student-stylexo.blogspot.co.uk and am finally following it up to say a big thank you! It is for new bloggers that show potential with there blog so i can only say i was flatter when i found out! Yay! 


The Rules:
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 9 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.


My 11 facts:
1. I am 18 years old
2. I am from the North-East (not a Geordie), Am living in London and going to Uni in Edinburgh next year
3. I have a Sister and Niece on the way! yay exciting!
4. I change my hair colour every week
5. 'I used to be Fat'
6. My Birthday is June 18th (6+6+6)...born 6.6 ounces on the 6th month...devil child :')
7. I love photography!
8. I made a wedding dress
9. I am a shopaholic 
10. Have an addiction to Shirts and Cardigans
11. Tie Dye Lover (making + selling is my game)

11 questions from Megan:


1. What encouraged you to start blogging?
I love fashion and love getting tips and ideas from other blogs and wanted to do the same!
2. What shop do you have to go in to?
A shopping trip would not be complete without Topshop!
3. What clothes item do you have the most of?
I have an insane amount of Knitwear! Its an addiction...
4. What is your favourite item to wear?
I love shirts and have them in every style you can think of!
5. Day wear or night wear?
Day Wear
6. Favourite make up brand?
M.A.C
7. Favourite tv show?
Miranda is my life :')
8. What trend you predict will be big in 2013?
Double Denim is on its way...not sure if that is good or not.
9. What style of bag are you currently rocking?
In love with my cream Mulberry bag...Turkeys finest...
10. Favourite magazine?
Company
11. What is your favourite band, singer etc?
Not gonna lie i love Demi Lovato...

11 questions from me:

1. Where is your favourite place in the world?
2. What is your greatest achievement?
3. What is your favourite food?
4. What was the first blog you followed?
5. Why did you start a blog?
6. What is your pet hate?
7. Favorite T.V show?
8. What do you do in your free time?
9. Favourite item of clothing?
10. Shoes you love?
11. Favourite blog?


My 9 nominations:


1. http://katielovess.blogspot.co.uk
2. http://makeupkiss14.blogspot.co.uk
3. http://cutesfruits.blogspot.co.uk
4. http://waves-frills-and-florals.blogspot.co.uk
5. http://alaskayoungx.blogspot.co.uk
6. http://victoriajanex.blogspot.co.uk
7. http://burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk
8. http://harrietdaisy.blogspot.co.uk
9. http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Spotless Leopard





 . High Waisted Trousers + Top - Topshop .

 . Primark Sale - £5 . 
. Nail Polish - Models Own Northern Lights + Purple Grey .

Casual but Smart outfit...some may call it Smart Casual...evidently im not one of those people.

I ma not somebody to splash out on plain T-shirts from Topshop due  to the expense of them but in this case i exchanged it for a Christmas present i got :3 i know...shame on me!
Anyway im so glad that i got it now! it is the softest top i have ever bought, i swear! I love it and it is a basic grey top that can be worn with almost everything for any kind of occasion.

On this occasion i paired it with some high waisted jeans i got from Topshop also. I bought them recently as i had a sudden craving for a good pair of jeans, high waisted to be precise.
Not greatly on trend right now based on the fact that they were the only pair in all of the store and they just happened to be my size and i got they with 25% off because there was a mark on them! Dont you love it when that happens!

My shoes i got from Primark in the sale! Why Primark have a sale is beyond me; They might aswel just give the clothes away! Im not complaining anyway! I got them for £5. I usually hate leopard print as it can often look cheap and tacky but in this case i though 'What the hay' and got them! They look good with this plain outfit as they add a little something without it being too much! 

I cannot explain how much i love this Models Own nail varnish! I works like a dream! Does not take a lot of layers to look good and can go on top of a dark layer to make a deeper glitter or just on the nail itself to look good! (Personally that is how i like it) For best results put a clear coat on top as it can crackle off although it feels really good on its own...rough but smooth... :')It looks just like the glitter that you can put on your nails but without the fuss and effort.



Friday, 18 January 2013

Like a Fox but not a Fox

 . Skirt - Primark £8 // Gathered Top - Sainsbury's £8 // Faux Fur Coat - Vintage .


So im always a little hesitant to wear my fur jacket out...partly a confidence thing thinking everyone will be looking at me and partly thinking that somebody will throw red paint over me...My jacket is faux fur but looks really real :3 I know that would never happen really but i do worry something will happen to it, it is vintage and there is not many of them left anymore i dont think.

I did wear it to a Christmas Carol Service as i knew nothing was to happen to it in the company of lots of old people as apose to on a night out where numerous things could happen :/

When i wore it on this occasion i matched it with rather plain and understated clothes with thin and light materials that would contrast with the thick, bulky coat. I dont know if it applies like double denim but i wore cotton on cotton; grey on grey...so sew me...




Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Casual Scot




. Dress £28 + Necklace - Topshop . 
. Levi Jacket - eBay .
. Tartan Scarf - Edinburgh Woollen Mill .
. Nail Polish - Barry M (Raspberry) + ModelsOwn (Dancing Queen Hedkandi Collection) .

Just a quick throw on outfit that can be made up to go on a night out or just on a shopping trip kind of thing. 

This is one of the many Jersey speckle dresses that Topshop are selling at the minute. They are £28 but are very diverse and can be worn in so many differnt ways for totally different things, If it is worn with a denim or leather jacket like myself to a catch up over coffee or worn with a blaser for a meal out or social gathering. Or worn with nothing but a smile in the summer. 

 Topshop sell this dress loads at the minute with all different colours available, ranging from different greys to maroon and deep green. They are all speckled with a different colour, the maroon has black speckles; dark green with white and yellow and grey with black or white. I was so tempted to buy the deep green one on a shopping trip but was soon put off at the fact i am penniless :')They are all fabulous and i would defo recommend one for your wish list! 

I teamed my dress with my trusty Levi jacket that i got off eBay for £8! Not bragging...
Also my tartan wool scarf that i have had for years, a genuine scottish scarf that i got on my travels in Edinburgh but I'm not gonna lie the exact same ones are sold in Edinburgh Woollen Mill all over the country.

Models Own nail varnish is so addictive to buy and i for one am a sucker for a good deal! Currently at Boots all Models Own nail varnish is 2 for £8 and i hold my newly painted hands high and admit i bought 4 :3 The Hedkandi collection is lush and can go perfectly on any colour! Although just a warning it is a killer to get off but worth it! 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Late Christmas Post





. Dress - Topshop . 

Tad late i know, i know but this is my 'Christmas Dress'... you know, the dress you buy just for Christmas Day and do not wear it beforehand to keep it extra special...yes, well i did not in fact keep to this yearly tradition i have always done as i wore it on a night out in Durham the weekend before. I know, very disappointing...it did ruin it a tad but thankfully there was no mysterious marks or stains on it that you always seem to come across the next time you go to wear it...

Anywayyyy, This dress is perfect for anybody that is a tad self conscious about certain parts of their body. It is a comfortable material that is not thick but not thin, has a little stretch that makes it extra comfortable but not to much to show every roll or fold on a curvy body! I always struggle to find a dress to cover my arms and when i saw this one i just had to buy it! So many dresses are sleeveless and therefore i have to match it with a jacket of some sort ranging from a trusty blazer to a thin or chunky cardigan. This dress goes in a the waist to highlight the thinest part of the body but thankfully is a gathered skirt therefore for anybody who has a little podge, it goes unnoticed...well as much as it can ;) And not forgetting room to breathe after a big meal...perfect for Crimbo Dinner!


Quote of the day - 
"What did you get for Christmas? Fat. I got Fat" 



Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Happy Christmas-New Year! Noteworthy Moments!




.  Christmas Eve Carol Service .



. Christmas Jumper that my Dad got for Crimbo before I was born, Just recycled .
. Getting festive and what not .


. People know exactly what to get me :') . 
. Festive Nails - Barry M (Rasperry), Models Own Hedkandi Collection Green . 
  

. Christmas Day Dress - Topshop . 






. Vizor Family Photo 2012 . 



. Boxing Day Walk - An attempt to make up for yesterdays food content . 


 . Instagraming . 


. Durham By Night . 



. Harry Potter Marathon With the Cuz in my new Jack Wills P.J's Yay! . 





. New Year's Eve Party . 
. Chinese Lanterns and Sparklers . 


. Shot for 2013? . 
. First Picture of the Year . 

To conclude, in 2012 i can truly say that i have had my greatest achievements and highs in my life but equally had the lowest. Heres to 2013, I hope it is as eventful as last year...for the positives! So many things to look forwards to including my first niece! Actually starting Uni! And hopefully meeting my goal weight! 

So, indeed Christmas and New Year has been and gone...sad times.
The only time of the year when it is socially acceptable to eat around the clock throughout the day and night and never feel any remote hunger for more that 30 minutes; have a constant flow of meal courses for hours and hours...not going to lie, Crimbo day...started eating at 1PM and were still having courses at 5PM only with a brief break for our Queeny's Speech and to recover while the copious amounts of food circulated our bodies...ahh Christmas...Best. Day. Ever!

I know, I know, I have been a shameful blogger over the Festive season and i do not ever have a justifiable reason for it aside from the fact i was eating, socialising and slobbing about watching Christmas TV! (Best TV all year!) Outfit posts are yet to come but thought I would post some snaps of my hold if anyone cares ;) 

Ohh Christmas how I love you! Hurry Up next year!! Only 349 days!



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