Friday, 23 November 2012

Fashion vouchers blogger challenge: christmas party

I received an e-mail recently about another competition are running where you must create an outfit using pieces from a merchant of your choice selected from a list provided on the website. The outfit must be under £100 and you can use any voucher you find on the website to help you. For more information, head on over to

I chose Missguided because I'm loving everything on there at the moment..

Dress - £18.99
Shoes - £24.49
Bracelet - £7.99
necklace - £7.99

I chose quite a simple little velvet dress - red for Christmas too. I actually really fancy one for myself, which is probably part of the reason I chose this one. I really like the naked patches and the way the light shines on it.

With the shoes I went for red again. I was going to choose black but it looked a bit odd. There's a VERY slim chance that I'd be able to walk in them but a girl can dream, as they say.

I'm including the necklace that's in the picture with the dress. I thought it was a really nice length and looked lovely with the dress.

With the bracelet I thought it would go really well with the necklace and also, I just thought it was quite unusual.

Altogether the whole thing only comes to £59.46 - so totally a bargain!

What do you think?

Monday, 19 November 2012

Various things

I've been neglecting my keyboard a bit, I know. But whatever.
Dress: Topshop
Shoes & belt: New Look
On Saturday night I was at a dance...type thing. I wore a black dress because, after all, you can never go wrong with an LBD, can you? I did try to find something a little fancier but it just wasn't happening. I also don't usually wear heels as high as these ones so that was interesting. Particularly walking across a grass lawn. Hm. They're actually a little bit on the big side because I reckon the area from my toe to the ball of my foot must be shorter than average because my foot never properly fits into the curve of the shoe but a size smaller is always too small. I bought a pair of those gel pads that go in the front bit under your toes which helped but my foot ended up getting a bit sweaty (ew) and they were just slipping forwards on the gel bits so I had to take them out.
I don't know about where you are but it's become really cold here recently so I bought myself a new jacket. I had a little hunt around and eventually found one I liked in H&M for £39.99 so I bought it and I love it. It's SO warm. There's a fleece lining and a massive Eskimo hood.
I also bought myself two new pairs of earrings because I'm running pretty low on nice earrings that aren't just studs. I bought one pair from New Look (the gold ones) and one pair from River Island (the silver pair).

What have you been up to?

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Today, I'm just going to WRITE

Today I've decided I'm just going to write and have a bit of a cosy catch-up because it's something I rarely do on this blog, but something I should do more often because I love writing. I feel like I've lost my mojo a bit recently, in regards to blog posts and they've become a little few and far between so hopefully this'll help me get back on track.

 So first, happy November! I'm really feeling like winter's already here because it's so cold all the time already. I can't believe it's Christmas next month. Anyway, yesterday we had the most beautiful sunset and I stood outside after school and watched it, equipped with my camera, of course. The colours were so pretty - all light pinks and purples and fiery oranges and reds. I just wanted to jump into a Volkswagen camper van, grab all my friends and drive to the beach and be cute and watch the sun go down with them. We could have had a wee fire and brought our ukuleles and sat singing campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Actually, the picture kind of reminds me of something you'd see Tumblr.

And speaking of Tumblr, I'm really enjoying going on there and just having a root around there at the moment. There's so many really beautiful pictures that I can sometimes get a bit of inspiration for my own blog from. In fact I might just stop here and show you a few of my favourites. 
(what was I literally just saying?)

Ok, onwards. I have been introduced to a new band and, seriously, I like, fancy their music. They're called the Lumineers and you should listen to them. The song I've posted below is called 'Ho Hey' and it's pretty much their most well known song so you might have heard it before, but if not, give it a listen. It's so happy and uplifting. Another one by them, which is a bit different but still so absolutely amazing, is called 'Flapper Girl'. Listen to that if you get a chance.

Anyway, I think that is all you're getting for today!