Monday, December 31, 2012


boohoo bralet (white bits taken off)*
H&M heels
michael kors watch

I *think* this is going to be my New Years Eve outfit! Although lets face it, It's subject to change. The unpredictable weather and depending on how I feel in a few hours means I might change my mind. I picked up this blazer in the River Island sale, I was tempted to get it full price when it was in store but Im glad I waited as I only paid £20 in the end. The Bralet is the one I wore to the #Vice10 Party but I took of the white sequins as I felt it was just a bit too much and I'd get more wear out of a plain one. I might also swap the shoes as these ones just aren't working for me. After I lost my favourite black heels on a night out on Cardiff (don't ask, this is a common theme in my life!) I haven't found "the one" to replace them yet!

It's a long story about why my knee's look the way they do, but I really hate them. I don't hide them away, but I cant bring myself to wear those vulgar skin tone coloured tights to make them look less weird! I could easily photoshop them to make them look nice, but Im not all for that false glossy perfection crap! I might Rimmel Sun Shimmer them if I have time before I go out though!

Im off to a party with some of my best blogging (although lets face it they are my "RL" friends) buds- Zoe, Lina & Katie as well as my housemate. For hopefully what will be a night of debauchery and the usual memory loss. 2012 has been good to me, I've met some of the best friends I've had and I've never been happier.

I'll do a proper round up on my thoughts tomorrow about 2012 but until then, have a safe and fun New Year's Eve!  Despite the fact I don't say it half as much as I should, I love you all!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

sunday portrait week 143

001. Its New Years Eve Eve and Christmas feels a LONG time ago! I came back to London yesterday with a stinking cold and three massive bags to struggle about with! As soon as I stepped through my front door I plopped the bags down (they are still there) and ran to my room and lay in my bed! I'll film a What I got for Christmas video as soon as I'm not as snotty and gross! Im trying to rest up and hope that I'm not ill on NYE as I have big plans with some of my favourite people! Vitamin C, Bed Rest and lots of Olbas Oil for Melrose!

002. As Im currently ill and in bed with no makeup I thought I'd share an image that was snapped of me while I was doing my Boohoo shoot a few weeks ago! Just lil' ol' me posing outside Big Ben! I cant wait to see the finals from this as it was such a fun day!

003. I cant wait for my sale purchases to come! I bought the Zara heels I'd had my eyes on for a while, as well as a new leather tote bag. Beauty wise I purchased the Redken Extreme Range including Anti Snap, Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm and the new Xen Tan Morrocan Tan which I cant wait to get my paws on! Apparently it smells like an absolute dream and I've heard nothing but glowing reviews about the colour! I haven't been to any sales in store yet as I don't get paid until the end of the month so fingers crossed there is some bits left for me to splash out on once I have some money again! God bless anyone who managed to venture out on Boxing Day to get the best bargains, I just couldn't do it!

004. Remember last week when I mentioned that I was having issues with my subscriber feed? Basically it SHOULD fingers crossed be fixed now. Something boring to do with my RSS feed not working and being undiscoverable on the blog page. So if you follow this blog, and it doesn't come up in your Blogger dashboard you'll need to unsubscribe and refollow the blog and it should work as the feed is now valid. Phew!

005. A lot of people ask about my JWLRY shop, It's closed at the moment but I do have some stock left which I've decided to sell off. I'd love to be able to do it again, but I don't know if I have the time to run that as well as the other work I'm doing at the moment. Although it does depend on demand I suppose I might reopen somewhere down the line!

what i wore this year

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So that's all of 'em! A whopping 164 outfit posts all laid out for easy viewing! I actually have omitted a few, and didn't include any of my snippet style posts or holiday outfits. But overall Im really interested in this visual record of what I wore in a year. The thing about my blog is I genuinely post what I wear that day on the day I blog about it. My style is very "samey" or "unadventurous", I wear a lot of black (I'll never understand why some people find that so odd!) and I tend to go through phases of liking different things  but it is genuinely what I wear. I didn't really start blogging to inspire people, just to record what I wore and then the side product of that was sharing them with like minded people. I don't particularly think Im stylish or fashionable, I wear the same sorts of clothes as most people my age. It's overwhelming at times hearing that you inspire others and that people bought something after you mention it! I like the idea of sharing the best of what the UK hughstreet has to offer.

When I started blogging over three and a half years ago I didn't think "highstreet" style blogging was much of a thing, it was completely dominated by "super bloggers" with eccentric but impeccable taste with seemingly endless bank accounts. Although, I'm those types of blogs biggest fan, but it's also nice to see a huge uprise of affordable and obtainable fashion blogs coming through over the years too.

Friday, December 28, 2012

what i wore this year part 3

I'm actually a little shocked how few outfits I shot over the period of September-December! I had a blog break for most of September and then was in-between houses for most of October, only moving into my new house to settle into it again on October 20th. I still haven't quite got my outfit posts right yet from my new house. I hate the lighting and the lack of a plain background. Especially compared to my other two sets of images I really like these the least. Its something Im going to have to keep working on but I can see the notable quality difference and it's slightly depressing! They're just missing something and the quality is so off. Argh!

Anyway, favourite outfits. I actually adore the Bronze Kimono outfit I wore a few weeks ago with the American Apparel leggings. It's the perfect casual/cool going out look without being too dressy. A super popular outfit of mine was when I wore the elephant grey dress from Love. Even though it was super risqué (the guy I was dating at the time said he could see my belly button in it!) it is a absolutely dreamy dress and the colour is just spot on. I caved in and jumped on the geek/dweeb t-shirts that everyone and their Mum is wearing with almost instant regret! Defintely a band wagon I should have steered clear of but you live and you learn! I've been big on patterned jackets and kimono's as well this season with my favourite being when I wore my Tapestry River Island blazer paired with my faux disco pants and a simple black dress. Some of my party outfits have been good's too with notable nods to what I wore to the Daily Mix launch party and the Vice 10 one!

Any favourites from this lot? Let me know in comments!

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