Thursday, 22 August 2013

Welcome to the other side

What a manic summer this has been! Now i'm back and time to start a fresh starting with the blog having a bit of a refurb. We've got a new name and a more monochrome vibe going on. If you'd like to continue following the blog there are new links 
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

This weeks favourites

Missguided dress - £17.50 (sale)
Boohoo top - £12
Michael Kors jet set chain bag in mandarin (Selfridges) -£225
Zara sandals - £34.99
Asos playsuit - £28
Asos jumpsuit - £45

Just a few pieces I love at the moment. Two of which arrived today. The dress from Missguided and the Boohoo top. I have to say that top is my favourite thing i've bought in a long time and I would of payed a silly amount for it, but luckily for me it was only £12! How insane is that. Its the perfect colour and print for me and the embellished collar is perfect. The Zara sandals are also lovely. I love that they dont have that annoying toe thing and that they mix prints and colours. Perfect with a black playsuit or dress. 

I've been after a red/orange bag for ages as I think they look great with black clothing or denim. I was going to buy a Michael Kors jet set bag for my holidays, as i'm going away quite a bit, but I think I might get this one instead. I'll have to wait a bit though, as it is a bit on the pricey side, so its not a decision i'll make easily, even if I do love it. 

Finally, the Asos playsuit and jumpsuit. My first getaway is to Africa, so I was after a jumpsuit for the first night when I'm pale/burnt. This kind of thing is perfect because its lightweight for the heat and the suitcase. Again, its my style too, with the aztec print and black with a bit of colour. The playsuit is a nice african aztec with bits of colour too. I think that will look great with a bright orange lipstick. 

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Outfit Post

I recently posted about the similar Kenzo jumpers you could get from ebay and the Zara office city bag, so I thought I would do a post showing you how I wore them. On this occassion I kept it simple with a pair of Topshop jeans and Tory Burch flats. I also plan on adding a statement necklace but all the ones I have didnt seem to quite work with it. 

Monday, 8 April 2013

Zara Office City Bag

I know, I know, it's already been done about 100 times. As the current 'bloggers favourite' its no wonder its already been done 100 times aye. This is the ultimate working girls bag and is perfectly titled 'The office city bag' and is Zara's latest new wonder. With multiple compartments, an ipad compartment, a padded laptop compartment, phone holder, zipped pockets, and card spaces this makes this the perfect bag for the girl that needs an organised space for a lot of things. The bag comes in black or tan. I bought the black as I only really use black bags. The purple lining makes it easy to find things and the gold hardware gives it and added elegance. At £49.99 grab it from Zara online or in some stores now, before it quickly sells out and gets put on ebay for about double the price. Who else has got the Zara Office city bag? 

Friday, 5 April 2013

Ladies Night

Cardiff recently showcased an event called 'Ladies Night'. It's basically an evening that you register for and then get a discount card that you can use in numerous different stores and restaurants. There are also little stalls that give out free drinks and sweets, for example pimms and candyfloss. Some stores even give you goodybags. Some of the offers included a free gift when you purchased something from River Island, a free goody bag from h&m, 20% off Thomas Sabo, 20% off Vans, and many more. Even nandos had a promotion! John Lewis had the biggest customer flow I think, due to all the make up offers and make overs taking place, alongside the discount. Luckily we also new people that worked on the Chanel counter and Kiehls so we were able to get some added goodies, including a mini chanel foundation brush, a chanel lipgloss and a big Kiehls gift bag full off travel sized goodies and facemasks. 

My outfit included a Celine Paris tee, my Tory Burch flats, Michael Kors watch, Topshop jeans and Topshop orange necklace for a pop of colour. I then added my new leather jacket from Zara. You'll have to excuse the bad self photos. I cannot wait for my hair to grow back, its so painfully short at the moment for me. 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Mini Haul

Just a few bits I've picked up recently. I'm on a bit of a spending ban this month as i've got too many bills to pay with holidays and courses etc. That being said though, holidays require some new bits right? I'm sure i'll cave. When I went away last year I didnt have any flip flops with me and it was always a bit of a nightmare by the pool, as the floor was too hot and my sandals were too much effort to put on. I'm not one for flip flops, that little bar thing really hurts my feet, but I've given in. I figure I'll just try and get some of those flip flop solution things I've seen knocking about. I saw these Havaianas and decided they were so pretty that I could probably deal with the pain either way. They would look good with a tan too. 

The second thing I got was this Topshop black cut out shoulder top. Pretty simple but I thought it was nice and lightweight and would look great with a statement necklace. Another thing from Topshop was these set of earrings. I've recently gone a bit piercing mad on my ears so as soon as i'm allowed to change them I thought these would look good. I really like the bird. And the cuffs will be good to stop me trying to get even more piercings aha. 

I recently had to part ways with my trusty Topshop faux leather jacket, so I had to go on a hunt for a new one. It was a bit of a fussy trip with me wanting a very specific one. I didnt want it to be too bikery, it had to have pockets, the sleeves had to be able to roll up to three quarter if i wanted..and so on. As always, it was the last place I looked that I found it.. in Zara. And it was only£39.99. 

Finally, I got these black silk like joggers with elasticated ankles and waist. These things are perfect for me as the elasticated ankles means Im able to wear them without being petite. How embarrassing. They're always majorly comfy and versatile. Perfect for airplanes. And an added bonus is their lightweight and take up hardly any space which is great if you're packing them in the suitcase. 

Monday, 25 March 2013

Gig: The Script #3 Tour

 Last Tuesday I was lucky enough to get to see The Script on their #3 UK tour. I bought tickets in November so it was a long awaited gig, but definitely worth it. The doors opened at 6 but it was pouring down so we decided against the massive queue that apparently had started at 9am, and went to TGI fridays for cocktails and some JD grub and just watched the queues from the window. At around 8 we walked straight into the gig, grabbed a drink and pushed our way to the front - much to some girls dismay. 

They performed brilliantly and did all my favourites, including 'If you could see me now', 'If you ever come back' and 'Breakeven'. They did however leave out 'If you see Kay'. They'll have to serenade me another time I guess. They interacted with the crowd loads, which I think is a must for a gig. They even rang a girls ex boyfriend and sang 'Nothing' to him down the phone. Doesn't get a lot more personal than that. They finished the evening with 'Hall of fame' and some fire and glitter. What else could you want aye. The support act were really good too. I actually went home and got the album. They were a Dublin band called 'The original rudeboys'. The name makes me cringe but we'll try and ignore it. 

The Script are going to be performing at V festival this year so if you're lucky enough to be going definitely get ready to be seriously entertained! 

For my outfit I wore denim shorts, black tights, black wedges, a black asos top with a long cross back and an orange and red Topshop necklace. I wore my hair in a loose bun to keep my cool. (I wish the girl infront of me had done that, instead of it sticking to me all night) 

Monday, 18 March 2013

A week in photos #13

- Iphone decoration, Elle mag with KG gift, Ice Tea, Ciate nails

-Topshop necklace, Office orange stud shoes, Primark haul

- Hat wearing, hazelnut coffee, Night out, Marc Jacobs iphone case
- A night out 

- Fruit & Special K, The Script serenading me, Run with the dog, playing with teddies in work

- Roadtrip to Bristol to see Lawson

- Roadtrip, sad to come back to Cardiff faces

- Django, Limited redbull grazia and asos goodies, Red Nose day

- Watching the Wales game, Cardiff celebrations, the aftermath of said celebrations

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tiger Fever

I'm sure most of you have seen the Kenzo tiger jumper and tees taking over already but i've been pining after one for so long, so I made it my mission to find cheaper alternatives. With an expensive summer coming up I cant afford to buy the real thing, not to mention its sold out and the real versions are only available on ebay for extortionate prices. I managed to find three Kenzo style jumpers, one from ebay which is just a fake (a good one at that) and two Topshop tiger inspired ones. All three I think would look amazing with big statement necklaces. I shall let you know my take on them when they arrive. 

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

A week in photos #12

- Me on a night out 

- Nandos, mini egg haribo combo, Dying my hair back brown, Being too busy

- A fake valentines, Waiting for all the vals cards (long wait), Baking, healthy meal

- Naughty pub antics, Pancake day, Indian take away day, Getting tickets for The Big Reunion

- Multi vit tropicana & graze box goods, Massive taxi queue to get home from a night out, inspiration, yoda dog dress up 

- Organising my wardrobe & new Nars goodies

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Holiday Essentials Part 1

- Miu Miu passport holder 
- Rose Gold Raybans 
- White Asos frill bikini 
- Michael Kors Orange jet set bag
- Urban Outfitters dress
- Missguided blue aviators 
- St Tropez mini holiday set
- Liz Earle travel mini set
- Nars Laguna bronser 
- River Island Flatforms 
- River Island lilac bikini