Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Slight Topshop overload.

Er... everything is from Topshop bar the ring and tights, which are of course trusty M&S.

I hate it when you have those outfits where you are dressed nearly top-to-toe in one shop, but since there aren't actually many items in this one I suppose its not too bad. I had wanted to get this dress after seeing it on Meg. However, I am so stingy now when it comes to Topshop... I refuse to buy things full price! This dress was originally £46, which I am sorry, is just ridiculous for a simple oversized tunic. I got it on sale for £25, which I think is about right. I'm not going to start shopping in Primark any time soon but I just think Topshop is so overpriced for the quality of the pieces. The bangles and earrings are also sale purchases. I'm presuming these bangles were on sale since the dip in them meant they don't fit over a lot of people's hands, but since I have tiny hands and wrists they suit me fine!

And er yes, the hair. I had just got so completely bored with it and it was not in good condition. The blonde bit kept snapping and I kept getting absolutely dreadful tangles in it that were almost impossible to get out, even with a Tangle Teezer. I always grow my hair with this intention of styling it and doing lots of exciting things with it, but the reality is that my hair is quite fine and doesn't hold curls at all well. I wasn't making it awesome like the Nash and so just thought, 'Bugger it. Let's chop it off.' I was a bit worried about having what is essentially my 5 year old haircut again, and thought it might make my face look tubby, but I am pretty pleased with it overall. Its taking a bit of getting used to but it is generally so much easier.

I am trying to take better quality pictures for the blog, with more detail shots and outside with better lighting! Do you think these are better? Hopefully one day I will be able to upgrade to a DSLR, but for the moment I just have to try and catch the best light I can and fiddle around with my tripod!

I've got one other outfit to post from my holiday as well but just wanted to share the hair with you first! But don't be confused if I suddenly seem to acquire several inches of hair in my next post, haha.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Yes. I am a hideous outfit repeater.

M&S Limited Collection top and cardigan, M&S skirt, M&S shoes and watch.... (yeah, a slightly M&S heavy outfit!), ring and bracelet from Stolen Thunder, Topshop unicorn earrings

Perhaps I like this tee-shirt a little too much. The next few outfits I have to post will not be terribly exciting, since they are my holiday outfits, hence a limited wardrobe. I did however just want to show you the tee-shirt with the orange cardigan.

I also wanted to show you my new Stolen Thunder items. I must admit I haven't taken this ring off since I got it! It is so nice to finally have a gold ring that doesn't give me green finger and its just a really lovely everyday ring, not too flashy and fairly comfortable to wear. It does occasionally however get caught on things- I have to be careful when hanging knitted things up at work, but several of my other rings have that problem anyways.

I saw the leather wrap bracelet when placing my original order but at the rather hefty price of £30 I thought I would wait and consider the purchase. I then however received a £10 off new customer code so I went ahead and bought it. I don't wear bracelets very often because I usually have rather big rings on, but although this is quite chunky the simplicity of the design means it doesn't conflict too much with other jewellery. Its also useful for slightly roughing up more girly outfits, and I think it will be very useful in the summer with vintage-style fitted dresses. The detailing on the button fastening is one of my favourite features, and is exactly the reason why you should pay that little bit more for pieces by independent designers.

Unfortunately, not long after I got these pieces, Stolen Thunder closed down! I'm not entirely sure why, (there's not a huge amount of information on their website or Facebook page) but I am gutted since there were so many other things I wanted to eventually purchase. They had a final sale to clear their stock and I am also annoyed to have missed out on the bargains! Oh well. I am at least happy I got these bits before they closed.

And finally... unicorn earrings like my beloved cats. Love.

Oh, and I feel like because I'm useless and haven't posted for so long I need to update you on things... ok, not update you, just tell you where I've been! As I said, I was on holiday last week with my family, which was lovely. I'm back at work now and there is rather a lot going on at the moment that I can't be bothered to explain, but if I manage to actually get my life sorted out I will let you all know!

And I also may have chopped a lot of my hair off today- I'll show you all after I've washed it myself because its always a bit too neat for my liking straight from the hairdressers but I'm pretty pleased with it!