Sunday, 29 November 2009

Hair today, gone tomororw.

Taking some inspiration from Naka-san (who is doing a different hairstyle each day for a month) I attempted a similar challenge but on a much smaller scale ie. for one work week only. Monday was a hair bow, Tuesday saw a tousled bun, Wednesday showed a failed hair plait ribbon, Thursday was a terrible chestnut do and Friday involved more failed plaits.

All my styles were inspired by binosusume whom I discovered last year. She has hair tutorials on Youtube where she appears to create styles with ease. I found out that they are not as easy as they look! Or perhaps I need thicker and longer hair...

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The hardest love has the coldest end.

I've already expressed my lament about GG Blair's new outfits, but I really really liked the outfits Leighton Meester wore in the December issue of Glamour UK (LOVE the hair too). I think these are the sorts of clothes Blair should be wearing! Check out these scans from and see if you agree. There's also one shot of her in an adorable striped Chanel get up but I can't find that photo online anywhere.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

High street lust #25.

Dorothy Perkins had a 20% off everything 'sale' last Wednesday - Friday. I went to try on the mink lace up ankle boots (£45) which I have been admiring for a while. They are a lovely colour and fit well but I think they are a little too 'butch' for me. I need a slightly more delicate boot! Still, I enjoy fantasising about possible outfits involving them.

For example... pair with a sweet pink lace dress by Uttam (£15, was £30) and girly cream line and rib tights (£6). Be cute and warm with an oatmeal cable cardigan (£28) and adorable cream faux fur pom pom trapper (£12). Match the boots with a mink twist lock shoulder bag (£25) and accessorise with some pretty jewllery; the pearl cluster ring (£12) and cool short reef knot necklace (£12). Basically, all my imaginary outits involve a nice dress to balance the toughness of the boots.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

I know I can count on you.

Camisole - HK
Cardigan - H&M
Shorts - Gap
Tights - HK
Shoes - Topshop
Bag - Cancer Research
Mac - Select
Rainhat - Asda

Had the swine flu vaccine this week. Exciting stuff? Found an amazing white faux fur scarf in a dépôt ventes-esque shop but it was £40. Too dear for me! Bought some cute boots elsewhere though. Am also debating over some Vivienne Westwood booties and yet another Topshop coat. If I get them I cannot allow myself to purchase anything until January. Think I can do it?

Oh, can you tell my tights have a leopard print pattern? My P&S camera lighting is so poor! I get stared/laughed at when I wear my old woman rainhat but I love it. It's so much easier than lugging an umbrella around. Most of the things I tried on yesterday had stripes. I am a sucker for nautical themed things.

Sorry I'm always so slow getting back with comments! I know I look like I post a lot but they are all done en masse a few weeks beforehand (apart from the outfit posts).

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Simple silhouettes collection.

I stalk too many wedding blogs for my own good. Anyway, what caught my eye is not the dresses on Style Me Pretty (although they are lovely too) but the backgrounds for the photoshoots. I think they are so sweet and fun.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

High street lust #24.

Why is it that when you see something cool in a magazine, you can never find it in real life? I saw an amazing feathered skirt in December's 'Glamour' magazine from River Island but it's not on the website. Still, the frill skirt (#583012, £24.99) is super cute and would be great for both work and off-duty autumn days.

For work: go over the top with the tiered frills and wear with a fill lace scarf t-shirt (#582739, £19.99) and a smart fallaway jacket (#579710, £44.99). Add some grey 70 dernier tights (#575751, £5.99), black studded court shoes (#577999, £44.99) and a great frame ruche handbag (#579097, £39.99) for a fun take on office wear.

For the weekend: wear with a fringe vest (#578865, £16.99) and a shaggy fallaway waistcoat (#576198, £34.99) or a tough leather jacket with pockets (#577905, £150.00). Both will have you bang on trend. Pair with some ballerina shoes (#576307, £26.99) to keep it sweet. Some simple contrast twist earrings (#571595, £4.99) is all the jewellery you need, you don't want to look like a Christmas tree.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Good time to roll on.

Autumn is in full swing, but as we all know, the fashion houses have been busy displaying their s/s collections. Here's a look at Miu Miu's 2010 ready-to-wear collection (courtesy of I love the nudes, but also the patterned navy/red/white combinations and the mix of country vs glitz vs prep.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

High street lust #23.

My faux fur obsession is heightening, especially because all the high streets have jumped on the trend. Therefore, it's no surprise that I love the feather jacket (£110) from Warehouse. Despite its name, it's not made up of feathers.

There are lots of lovely dresses on offer at the moment so it was hard to narrow it down to the animal jacquard dress (£75). Wear with marl ribbed tights (£10) and some sexy quilt & stud leather drivers gloves (£28). Accessorise for your Christmas party with a sequin clutch (£40), chain knot post drop earrings (£14) and studded / angular / box chain multi bangles (£14). Top off with a fascinator and some red lipstick and you'll look a million bucks.

(I also really want this faux fux collar (£25)!)

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Come and rest your bones with me.

Jumper - Ralph Lauren
Treggings - River Island
Shoes - River Island
Coat - Miss Selfridge
Hat - Primark
Ring - ASOS
Glasses - Prada

This week has been a quiet one. I think I get more boring as the weeks roll by! This outfit is another supermarket get up. Really, I just wanted to wear my newest coat which I mentioned yesterday. It has (short) bracelet sleeves, which aren't so convenient in the chilly weather. I stopped by a few charity shops on the way to Sainsburys but wasn't tempted by anything.

My neighbour came outside when I was taking these photos. He must have thought I was a vain weirdo.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

It's alarming how charming I feel.

I've been craving exceedinly good Battenburgh all week. Finally had some this morning, along with a warming cup of English breakfast tea whilst watching West Side Story the movie.

Bought this from Miss Selfridge last week. Been debating whether or not to keep it, since I have the leopard print one from Zara Kids for half the price. Currently, I'm thinking yes!

Lately I have been making a huge effort to wear jewellery. Normally I just buy it and never wear it but that's a waste of money so I'm trying to put it all to use.

Merlin tonight! Shall I go out or stay in with my baked potato and chili? Hmm. What are you all up to this weekend? Hope you have a good one!

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Posting more MK photos today (from Olsen-fan). Her rings are less visible in these shots. There are very very few people I look to for fashion inspiration, but the Olsens are definitely on my list. I don't think I could pull off their style, but I truly admire their quirkiness.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

I've been thinking about my doorbell...

My current obsession is rings, which is weird because I'm not much of a jewellery person. It's probably because my Olsen fetish has returned. Right now I am on the hunt for a snake ring and an armour ring. Here are some pictures of Mary Kate I found (from Olsen-love) doing what she does best; wearing lots and lots of awesome rings.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

High street lust #22.

My look for this winter is quite simple; I just want a bunch of knitted jumpers mixed with leggings and boots. That's why the batwing jumper (£20) from New Look caught my eye. The leopard just gives is an extra something.

I'd wear it with VELVET leggings (£14) and some tall leather riding boots (£70). A festival pouch bag (£7) seems right, if only it came in a darker shade. To keep things moody I'd wear nail polish (£2.50) in 'claret' and the limited edition bling chain ring (£8). On cold nights, I'd tuck myself into a long duffle coat (£30, was £40) an item I've been debating over for years and a super cute faux fur trapper hat (£12). What are you planning to wear this winter?

Sunday, 1 November 2009

But you could leave me standing so tall.

Dress - Sharei Lamar
Shoes - New Look
Belt - River Island
Ring - ASOS

I look like a giant in this photo! It's too close up. My leopard print dress is from a boutique in London. It has puffy sleeves like Disney's Cinderella but it's not so obvious in the photos. My waist also looks so big. I think I'm gaining weight.

I've been feeling sooo bloated all week. I had a curry with a couple of friends on Monday but I was feeling 'heavy' even before that. I need to eat healthy this week! It was my friend's birthday yesterday and had an impromptu dinner invitation for 5pm, which is what I wore the above dress to. We had a Chinese banquet and played rhyming 'Articulate'. Afterwards, Mo and I had a few drinks (well, I had Coke because I was driving).

Did everyone have a fun Halloween? I wish I'd dressed up!