Friday, 28 December 2012

Christmas, my birthday and the sales

Hello. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I did. I received so many lovely things and I just ate all day long. Honestly, I think I weighed about six stones more in the evening than I did in the morning.

So this is my Christmas post. I know I'm a bit late, but stuff's been going on. I went to the boxing day sales on boxing day and it was my birthday yesterday so this post is going to include those too!

Let's start with Christmas and my birthday.
This is just a selection of stuff from Christmas and birthday. I received a lot of clothes and jewellery but also some really pretty little random bits like candles and, of course, enough chocolate to last me until next Christmas. I also got The Neverending Story on DVD because it was my absolute all-time favourite film as a child and although we have it on video, I can't find it anywhere so I was probably overly excited when I opened that one. Ha.

Then on boxing day I went with a couple of friends to the sales. It was manic. Urban Outfitters (our favourite shop) wasn't even open when we got there at about 10 to 10 so we decided just decided to wait the 10 minutes until it opened. We then made our way along past New Look, River Island, H&M, Offive and eventually Topshop, popping in to see the Jenners Christmas tree on the way. After that we went up to George Street to Hollister and Jack Wills, passing Schuh and Miss Selfridge on our way. I never go into either Hollister or J.W, as designer clothes aren't my thing, but my friends wanted to. When we got to Hollister we found it didn't open until 12 and as that was about 45 minutes away and there was an ENORMOUS queue outside, we decided to give that one a miss. We actually had a really successful day overall but as sales go, it was pretty stressful so we stopped for a Starbucks on our way home.
Top: Urban Outfitters - reduced from £25 to £10
Leggings: Urban Outfitters - reduced from £25 to £12
 Shoes: New Look - reduced from £24.99 to £12
Necklace: Miss Selfridge - £2.99 (I think?)
Waterproof liquid eyeliner: Superdrug - £1.99 (review to come. Probably.)
Shirt: Christmas present
Shorts: Urban Outfitters
Tights (fleece-lined): Primark
Frilly socks: Topshop
Converse: Amazon
This is what I wore to the sales. I wore my new shirt with my dip-dye shorts and a pair of fleece-lined (yes!) tights.


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

crotchet blouses, loafer creepers and anklets

blouse: Topshop
jeans: Tesco (I know, I know)
shoes: River Island
anklet: some random market somewhere

On Saturday I went out for one of my best friend's birthdays but it was just a casual thing so I wore a pretty plain outfit. I decided to wear my blouse with the pretty crotchet/mesh detailing on the chest which I always seem to resort to in smart/casual situations. I just love it so much! It maybe wasn't the best choice in terms of warmth, though. It's quite cold here now and although I wore my leather jacket on top I was still pretty cold. The rolled up trousers probably didn't help much either. I'm still quite amazed that they're from Tescos. I have honestly lived in these for the past few weeks. They're really really comfy!

Also, who's buzzing for Christmas? ME! We put up our tree a few days back, I just haven't got round to posting it yet. 
I also feel like Christmas is the perfect opportunity to cover your room in fairy lights (and leave them there forever after that because fairy lights are pretty!) so each year my room gains a set of lights and I just never take them down. 
Am I the only one that loves them so much?

x

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Follow me on Instagram

This is just a quick one as I have never been so busy as I have been these last few weeks, hence the serious lack of posts.

I just wanted to let you all know that after deleting my old Instagram account because I didn't use it, I have set myself up a new one which I actually intend to use this time. I'm feeling a bit lonely with my 9 followers or however many it is, so it would be much appreciated if you'd like to join me. I'm not going to be one of these people who begs for followers - I'm just letting you know that I'm here and that you're welcome to come and have a look. I promise I'll follow you back too.

Instagram: amysteele9

Also, since I reached 300 followers recently, and I never acknowledged it, I thought I'd better thank you guys. So thank you! It really does mean a lot. 
x

Friday, 7 December 2012

Bright colours rule all

You know sometimes it's good to wear monochrome? Well that's all fine and good but I find myself doing that too often in winter. I think it's important that you add a bit of colour from time to time. Don't get me wrong, while I'm totally in awe of Tavi and everything she wears, does and stands for, I don't have the guts to dress the way she does.
Maybe these are a little out-there - the one on the left reminds me of like Cruella Deville or something or maybe one of those fluffy rugs you can get in Ikea that go matted after about a day. But the principle of the idea is to make yourself a rainbow every once in a while. Even if it's just a MASSIVE electric blue hat, you definitely need to go for it. Also, I really like the orange leather dress. Meh.
I can't actually tell if this is a fleece or what but I like it. I'd wear it with trousers/leggings/other leg coverers that are not see-through though because it's flipping cold here. I like the stripey pattern with the zig-zags and all the colours but also the oversized-ness of it. It's also kind or Christmassy?
This one's definitely more my style - especially the knitted jumper. There'll always be a special place in my heart for knit-wear. Also, how much brighter can you get than bright red and bright yellow?

So. wear brighter colours. Don't be boring. BRIGHT COLOURS RULE!
x

pictures:vogue.com and google images