Tuesday, July 31, 2012

memory lane

dress: asos (size 6)
cardigan: topshop (old)
necklace: topshop
bracelets: turkish market stall & topshop
socks: primark
shoes: studio tmls @ sarenza*

video: how i curl my hair

I know not everyone who follows me on here follows my beauty blog so I thought I'd pop this video up on here too. If you didn't know I've just started making Youtube videos for my beauty blog and yesterday I finally uploaded a "how I curl my hair" video. Im forever asked about my hair and how I style it so I thought I best get it up asap! My hair is apparently one of my "things" so I thought LLYMLRS readers would also find it just as useful! After getting some feedback on if people want to see my videos on here, I think I shall post a few of them on here when they are relevant to this blog because at the moment and for the foreseeable future they will be beauty based rather than fashion!

Please so subscribe if you're interested in seeing more videos from me and you can also read the full post on my hair over on ETCLLYMLRS.

Monday, July 30, 2012

call the shots

top: topshop
skirt: primark (old)
boots: topshop alba's (old)
scarf: river island (similar here)
coat: topshop (v. old, sale)
bracelets: black tied*, topshop, turkish market stall

Today's outfit has to be one of my personal favourites. I just like the colours and the patterns and the subtle colour pop of the arm candy! I wore a similar outfit yesterday for my epic food sessions but decided to wear it again as I did really like the outfit. Yes. I wear outfits more than once! I've worn this Topshop jumper so many times since I bought it a few months ago. I just love it! So versatile and easy to wear. I've worn it with disco pants, and over a midi dress and now with that much loved Primark skirt! I rediscovered this cream jacket a few days ago, I'd never actually worn it and it has been sitting in my wardrobe for god knows how long know! It even had the sale tag still on it! This is why I never buy stuff in the sale! I always forget about them! I think I got it over a year ago now but Im sure Topshop will have something similar this year!

I really can't wait to splash out on a few new items one I get paid, I've had my eye on loads of things this month but funds have been so tight (two holidays in such a short ammount of time = money drain!) So I'm excited to pick up some of the things I've had my eye on. Number one on my list at the moment is this jacket from Topshop, I wanted the Zara one but I left it too late and it ended up totally sold out! I also ordered the Night Hawk Boots I mentioned in yesterday's post. I could resist no longer!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

sunday portrait week 135

001. Im so tired today, Although today has literally it's been one of the laziest days of my life! We went for Brunch at a Cafe in Balham called Milk (which was awesome, I highly recommend it!) and then we went to Byron for dinner in Clapham Juction. I promise I do eat at home, but when you live in one of the most amazing cities with all these yummy food around you its hard to resist the urge! In-between all that eating all I've done is lie on the sofa and drink tea. Cant wait to pop my onesie on and get some zzz's! I've been out the last couple of nights enjoying LDN life though, Including fun times watching the Olympic Ceremony in Shorditch and then a big night in Clapham!

002. I've been trying to upload a Youtube video all day today but it's just not agreeing with me. My internet is really temperamental at the moment so it's going to be a challenge when the file sizes are so darn large! I don't know how some Youtubers do it! I'm gonna leave it up over night tonight, but if it works my hair "tutorial" aka a really lame excuse for a everyday hair routine video will be up! If you missed my last video on my Models Own nail polish collection you can watch it here!

003. Olympics fever has well and truly struck London! I sort of fear for my own safety trying to leave the house this coming week! I don't like how busy London is most of the time but I think "the Games" has made me even more paranoid. I've noticed that my diary is unusually very quiet for the next few weeks. Well planned I suppose! So tempted to go home and stay with my family back in the countryside for a bit!

004. Planning on treating myself to some new boots this week and I think I might actually cave in and buy the Office Night Hawk Boots. I've wanted them for literally YEARS now and after seeing them at their A/W Press day (photos I still haven't got around to editing!) It seems it might be the right time to go get them. The weather has completely turned in London today. The sun we had when I came back from Turkey last week is a distant memory! My mind has gone from thinking about summer clothes back to my A/W wardrobe already! Crazy!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

giveaway: ray ban wayfarers

top: topshop
bracelets: turkish markets, kukee & black tied*
Ray Ban Sunglasses (here)

Oh, It's Giveaway time again! This time I have teamed up with Smart Buy Sunglasses to give away the super awesome prize of a pair of genuine Ray Ban Sunglasses. They stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from Gucci, Prada to Persol. But I was asked to pick a pair of sunglasses  myself and then one to giveaway so I went with the classic Ray Ban Wayfarers. They are the style RB2140 Original Polarized Wayfarer, Polarized Lens basically mean they reduce glare reflected at some angles off shiny surfaces such as water. I really like mine and best of luck in the giveaway!
PLEASE NOTE The terms of this giveaway have been set my the company not me.
- Open to anyone and everyone! (+ International Readers!)
- There will be ONE winner!
- You need to enter through the Rafflecopter form, any comments will not count as entries.
- Winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter.
- If winner does not reply within three days the prize will be passed to another person.
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- You must be a follower of this blog!
- 5 points for blogging about the giveaway, 1 Point for Liking them on Facebook, 1 Point for Following @sbg_uk on Twitter, 1 Point for Tweeting them your favourite pair of Sunglasses.

Friday, July 27, 2012

galaxy essential upgrades: collars

This post is bought to you by Galaxy Essential Upgrades


For my third Galaxy Essential Upgrade post I'm going to be talking about Collars. Collars are a fun way of upgrading an outfit without having to splash the cash. Peter Pan collars have been popular for a while and recently other forms of collar upgrades have come onto the market. In the form of printed collars, collar tips, collar chains, necklaces and beaded chokers. All are such simple and easy ways to use upgrade even the most basic of t-shirt or shirt. The best part about collar attachments it means you can mix and match them with other pieces and not have anything permanent! I've pulled some of my favourite collar details from ASOS, who have the widest and most varied collection of collar's I've seen on an online store, and put them into a post to show you some ways to wear in collar form!

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As you can see I've shown all the collar looks with either a plain black t-shirt or a basic black shirt. This is to really demonstrate how easy it is to jazz up boring basics with a collar accessory. I've seen people DIY their own collars that are cut off old shirts, make their own peter pan collars from bits of lace or make a necktie using some ribbon from a haberdashery!

I wasn't sold on collar details originally but they have really grown on me. Now I can see how easy they are to update a boring outfit. I think my favourite look has to be the coloured collar tips and the pearl collar. The pearl collar is perfect with either black or white dresses (see this outfit here and here) and are a perfect way to make something look more dressy. I've had that collar for months now and I've worn it all sorts of places. I really like the collar chain's too, especially the pearl one. I think it adds a really nice touch to the collar, every so slightly granny-ish but in a cool way at the same time!

What are your thoughts on collar detailing? Is it a good trend or one you're going to be skipping on?
Personal Disclaimer: I am being compensated by Galaxy Essential Upgrades for creating content as part of their campaign. None of the posts I create are constructed or forced by them, All opinions and ideas are my own. I created all the content in this post. I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in this post apart from Galaxy.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


dress: river island (old)
rings: regal rose*

I've had a really good day today in terms of productivity. I've been a touch (read: very) lazy since I got back from my holidays and have been falling behind on almost everything in my RL life and online. I sat down and wrote a list of all the things I needed to do and have been slowly ticking them off as I go along. It's so satisfying ticking things off in my Filofax, it makes me feel like I've achieved something!

I really don't know what I was thinking when I got dressed this morning. I haven't actually really left the house (apart from to buy some fruit and coffee) so god knows why I pulled these Own the Runway flatforms out to wear! I don't even wear shoes in the house so it's a bit weird to choose them! The dress isn't really hot weather appropriate either but it's cute and reminds me of something Alexa Chung would wear, despite her approx 1/4 my size. It's a touch on the short side too so it's probably a good thing I did venture too far away from my house! I've got very funny about wearing short skirts and dresses in the last few months, which I suppose means Im growing up but it's still a bit strange!

I made & uploaded a new video today for those who like to see me in video form, It's on my Models Own Nail Polish collection, Enjoy! (:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

little hearts

dress: monki (old, sale)
sandals: primark
bracelet:  topshop, black tied*, turkish market stall, kukee

Today has literally flown past, I had planned to leave the house a few hours ago and yet I'm still sitting here at my desk (well my garden table, but close enough eh!) to finish all the things I had planned today. Im supposed to be going to events later an trying d stuff but I'm no where near ready! Oh well, I get to see all my favourite blogger pals tonight so it should be lovely! Didn't fancy wearing much today so went simple (again!) with my Monki Dress and Sandals! I don't know why I didn't take this dress on holiday with me as it's perfect for hot weather!
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