new hair/collective haul

Sunday, 31 March 2013

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So I got my hair cut! It was an epiphany that came to me on Thursday morning and I just went and did it. It's quite a big deal because my hair has been pretty darn long for a few years now, so it's all very odd when I look in the mirror.

In other news, I made a haul vlog yesterday and here it is for you all to see:

Maybe when I do move out I'll learn how to make a successful haul vlog i.e. actually show the jewellery properly, stop forgetting to mention prices...

[Don't forget to enter my Trumpery giveaway here!]

don't give a damn for your reasons why

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

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sheer black top (which you can't see): haven't the foggiest
disco pants: HQ (Glamorous)
patterned scarf: Marrakech
khaki & faux leather jacket: River Island
gold sequin bag: New Look sale
love bracelet: Topshop
hamsa hand necklace: Marrakech
leopard print booties: Primark

I am going to freeze tonight. I'm going to see Jake Bugg in Southend and I don't want to go laden with clothes so this jacket is all that's covering my sheer black blouse - I'm sure the seafront breeze is going to stop just for me before I get inside... I wish.

I'm pretty darn excited. I got two tickets for Christmas from my parents and it's come around far quicker than I thought it would. I'm most looking forward to 'Broken' and a bit of bad boy attitude. 

Do you have any Tuesday night plans?

P.S. "Quack quack quack quack quack" was all I could hear when these were taken... the local ducks are roaming because it's mating season. Yeah.

[Don't forget to enter my Trumpery giveaway here!]

Evie Knight wishlist

Monday, 25 March 2013

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I've decided on a style mantra: 90s child. I am one, of course, so it completely makes sense. I stupidly beelined straight for Evie Knight in search of such threads, only to be hit with the horrible realisation that I need all of it in my life. They've got everything I'm looking for: loose-fitting dresses that old school Drew Barrymore would be proud to wear, in-cred-ib-le boots, oversized shirts, funky sunnies and hits of craziness aka space age silver. Perfect.

Trumpery giveaway

Saturday, 23 March 2013

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Ayup folks! I introduced Trumpery to you a little while back and since then I've had a giveaway in mind. The above bear rings - aren't they absolutely adorable? - have just come in so I thought they'd be perfect. There's a rustic gold or silver version and they're adjustable to fit any finger. If you fill out the Rafflecopter form below and win then you can pick from either Benny Bear or Billie Bear.

Good luck!

there comes you, to take me in your arms

Thursday, 21 March 2013

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white tee: Republic sale
black velvet skirt: River Island
colourful oversized cardi: charity shop
Deathly Hallows necklace: Christmas present
mystical cat ring: Forever 21
mustard leather Chelsea boots: Mr Shoes

The last month or so has been quite stressful. If I listed the odd thing that's happened, you'd probably say it was nothing. But it's when it's one thing after another, you know? 

Thankfully today brought some really really good news. I don't want to jinx it by revealing all just yet but it'll come out in good time and I won't be able to shut up about it. 

I'm still pretty shrouded with worry and doubt but I find myself smiling a lot today which feels amazing - partly due to good news, partly due to putting on some nice clothes and a bit of red lipstick.

Is your week going swimmingly?

Marrakech madness

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

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Marrakech was wonderful. The weather, the food, the (slightly eager) people and the overall atmosphere is so very unique, and it's a place you feel you could get lost in forever.

The best things we heard were:
- "This is all free, I'm looking for a girlfriend..."
- "I like you... in my bed."
- "You funny Mr Bean."
- I'm so sorry! I have a wife - no more!"
- "We have fun, yes?"
- "Oh you, chicken and lemon."
- "Lady Gaga, you shop at Primark?"
- "I made you smile. I gave you everything but my mobile number..."
- "I like your mum."

Oh, and my friend Katie racked up a total of 9 "nice arse" comments. Well, why wouldn't she?

I decided to make a little video of this trip and I'm so glad I did. It's something I'll definitely do in future because you so easily forget what everything was like. Take a look here...

I'll be sure to show you all my purchases from the Souks soon too.

Have you got a holiday planned for this year?


Monday, 18 March 2013

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...and I'm back! What a whirlwind. Not only did my blog go down for a while (I would explain, but some people really aren't worth the words) but I went to Marrakech last week for five days - more on that later.

I thought I'd come back with a wishlist until I remembered I'd banned myself from shopping. Yes. And there's no need to put myself through such pain, right? Instead, I've taken to being inspired by styling rather than an amazing new dress from Topshop which everyone and their mother (okay, maybe not mine) will eventually own.

Click here to see my visual diary aka my Tumblr page.

How's everyone been anyway?

one dress, two colours

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

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Well don't I love this dress? This beauty is from H&M and I was a little naughty bringing it home in both white and black - there was also a delicious pale turquoise shade that very nearly made it to the checkout too. I can't remember doing that in the past but this is just such a versatile number that I couldn't resist. Besides, it was only £15!

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white dress: H&M
black blouse: Primark
dangly chain necklace: Forever 21 sale
rings: Topshop & Boots
circular sunnies: Topshop
tassel ankle boots: Primark

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black dress: H&M
nude lace cycling shorts: River Island sale
denim jacket: H&M
burgundy bowler hat: H&M
cross chain necklace: Primark
rings: Topshop & Boots
peach sunnies: H&M
tassel ankle boots: Primark

Which look do you like the most?

tis the lucky lucky penny penny penny

Monday, 4 March 2013

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cream jumper: New Look
white tee: New Look
black and white velvet treggings: Topshop
denim jacket: H&M
turquoise & gold necklace: Forever 21 sale
tan shoulder bag: Primark
ankle boot creepers: Mr Shoes

I swear I'm not angry today. In fact, I've been in a bit of a chipper mood for the past few days. It's just the trouble with being blue-eyed in sunlight - or maybe it's just the shock of being blessed with a few rays in the first place. 

Anyway, rather than go on about my casual outfit I thought I'd express my love for this lipstick. It's Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 110 - a gorgeous pinky-red - and not only does it glide on perfectly but it has great staying power too. It's definitely my current favourite. Oh and major love for Bumble And Bumble Bb Texture Creme right now too - hello thick textured hair.

Which beauty products are you swooning over lately?

yeah baby

Sunday, 3 March 2013

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This week - and the one before that and the one before that... - has been manic. There's been so much going on that I don't really know where I am, who I am. So when Robyn asked me if I'd like to sup on some Mo√ęt in a hot tub with her (and Austin Powers) I was hardly likely to say no. 

I urge anyone to go and enjoy Hot Tub Cinema. Totally bizarre and totally amazing, I can't see anyone not enjoying it. The water's silky warm, the ringmaster is the best person ever, and the atmosphere is nothing but fun.