Monday, 27 December 2010
Sunday, 26 December 2010
some photos of the snow from one of my recent walks into town..i really love snow, and think that the way it covers everything makes everything look that little bit prettier..
hopefully everyone is having an enjoyable break..normal posts to resume soon :)
Thursday, 23 December 2010
this skirt is one of my newest ebay bargains - i used ti gave a prom dress in the same print from topshop a few yrs ago, but as it was bought a size too small, i sold it earlier in the year in a fit of self-conscious hatred of the way it looked..
please excuse the fact that my hair is a giant frizzy mess also, i think i need to pay it some more attention asap! it's not the only thing i need to pay more attention to..i haven't finsihed anywhere near all of the things i had been meaning to by this point - btw, xmas eve is tomorrow apparently!!
anyway, i added a black tee and this mint green shrug, new look - yrs ago, to the skirt, and a pair of irregular choice black heels with white polka dots on them, which didn't make it into the photo..i did change the heels for my wellies when i got home as i still had some errands to run...
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
another outfit from my last trip to wales, i found this bluey grey dress which i found in a local boutique in my town - love the ruffles and the number of different fabrics and trimmings, tulle net, lace, pom poms..it kind of reminds me of a fairy dress, with the tulle layer underneath, and it never fails to cheer me up when i wear it!
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
another outfit post from a weekend in wales recently, sorry for the fairly bad pictures, the flash has been playing up on my gradually dying camera so i wasn't able to get any decent detail in the pics :(
one of the best things about a weekend in wales is the fact that i have a full wardrobe there to choose from !! :)
i bought this dress from the dorothy perkins sale last time i was in llandudno, but then left it in the wardrobe, to be discovered when i was there last weekend..it's a size too big, and that really shows so it will need to be taken home and taken in at some point..but i put a cardi over it and this scarf, and it didn't exactly show..the photo doesn't show my "oxblood" coloured winter knit tights very well either - think i am recently obsessed with wooly tights :) these are from peacocks and so good that i have now got a pair in all the colours they had available!!
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
as for my outfit - i really like this cardigan more and more every time i wear it, and it was a fairly rushed morning, so i just grabbed it and a dress i figured it would work ok with..i like the fact that this floral h&m dress lends itself to any colour, despite the fact it's floral print.. i liked the result, and due to the rubbish weather (again) wore flat boring boots again..which detracted from the effect somewhat..
Friday, 17 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
still playing outfit catch-up, this was another outfit worn last week, consisting of a dress i found on my last trip to newlife, for all of £5.99, and a cardigan i lusted for for several months, before deciding to buy with my birthday vouchers on my bday shopping trip much earlier in the year..
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
do please excuse the fact that i look like an absolute mess. this skirt was purchased from the primark sale rail, and i think i had decided i hated it within about ten minutes of putting it on..you know that feeling in a shop where you think "that'll look great with...." and get all excited about the fact it's pretty, and has beads and looks all fairytale, and is only £5...? well, that's the feeling i had in the shop, and right up until the time i put it on, got to work and the stupid beads started to fall off en masse, and the stupid hems started to fray, and the stupid underneath layer kept riding up over my tights, and just generally caused me stupid, self-conscious skirt worries all day..
i think it doesn't help that i teamed it with rather frumpy garments, and then spent the day feeling like a total mess! it's been relegated to the back of the wardrobe, and will probably be used for something else, as the beads are falling off anyway..
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
ok, so COW VINTAGE dress number three of three..
no prizes for guessing why this one jumped out at me from the rails!! florals, check..pastels, check..potential to lend itself to many colour schemes, check..and all for £12!!!
i boringly teamed it with grey flat boots, and a grey cardigan from new look which has a little pastel bead detail on it, and a pink beret as my hair is a total state at the moment and really needs something doing with it..
Monday, 13 December 2010
COW vintage dress number two of three - i actually was pretty excited about all of these, hence wasting little time in actually wearing them! this one i was a little less sure of in the store, and it was a tough decision between this and another dress - i told myself i was limiting to three new dresses!
Sunday, 12 December 2010
a bit of a crafting session a little while ago, lead to me making, and turning various older makes into brooches, in order that i can send some with xmas presents etc.
i'm not sure where the hearts idea came from, but i have so many jars of buttons at the moment that i figured i should really do something with them, so inspired by some of the corsages and brooches in the high street stores which have a totally homemade feel to them, i had a go..i purchased 100 brooch-backs a little while ago from ebay, and am steadily getting through them..and i am finally doing somehting with all the "spare" buttons that seem to come with anything i buy - they all get taken out and put in the jar!! whcih i guess could be a problem if i then lost a button off something i wanted to wear....hmmm..im open to suggestions for any other things i could make into brooches...
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
ok, so this is probably the only proper outfit i wore over the weekend before last *that's how behind i am with some of my outfit posts!*, as i stayed home for the majority of it, and lounged around in various layers of pjs and cardigans..
but i did pop out with the parents as they were off to pick up some things from toys r us, and they stopped to pick me up on the way, so i had about 5mins notice to throw somehting on to face the snowy weather outside!
the floral dress is a strapless prom style one i picked up in BOTH it's colour combinations in h&m a coupleo f yrs back..i love them both, they fit lovely and aren't at all uncomfortable like strapless frocks sometimes can be..
as for this top; do you ever have an item which you like in the shop, but then are not so sure when you get it home and try it on..? i first bought it on a trip to liverpool in about april this year..
and then wasn't all that sure about the way it looked on, so took it back..
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
i was wandering through town after my first shift in the shop, last week, and noticed that peacocks had a large sign in the window to say that all ladies footwear was 50% off - who could resist?!
so i popped in on the off-chance they would have the pair of blue shoe-boots i noticed when in hereford with alex the weekend before..
and they did..and they were only £10! the only bad part is that due to the snow, i haven't really had a chance to wear heels all week and have been frumping around in flat boots ;S
Monday, 6 December 2010
first of all, thank you to everyone for the kind comments and emails i received after my last post..i think i was letting everything get on top of me, and letting things get me down which, on their own, wouldn't seem that bad..
today's a new week..and i have a lot of outfit photos to catch me up on, and apologies as they are not llikely to be posted in any particular order (am i the only person who takes the photos and then falls behind with posting them?! is it breaking some kind of blog rule to post a daily outfit when it was not actually that day's outfit?!)..today's outfit post was worn yesterday, and purchased on saturday whilst i was xmas shopping in birmingham (i decided to get out of the house in order to get away from the 'moping-around, feeling-down' weeekend which i am sure would have happened otherwise!