Monday, 31 December 2012

Statement Necklaces 2012

1 - Primark
2- Forever 21
3 - Primark
4 - H&M
5 - Forever 21
6 - ZARA

This year I started wearing necklaces so much, I'm normally an earring sort of person so statement necklaces were really scary to me at first! But I'm glad I did start wearing them! This is my collection so far, I'm just waiting on another one from H&M that I've ordered which if you follow me on Instagram you'll see as soon as it hits my doorstep! Some of these necklaces were presents, and the others I bought myself. I haven't worn the bug one yet, I think it needs to go under a buttoned up collar shirt or something. My favourite is still the 'bloggers fave' Primark necklace in picture 3, it's so sparkly and makes a boring old jumper much more interesting!

As I'm writing this post I should probably say what my New Year's Resolution is...okay. Prepare yourselves. I am going to stop buying clothes. YEP. I said it. I was looking in my wardrobe(-s oops!) and they're full of lovely clothes I want to get more wear out of/have not even worn yet! And I really want to save some money up too, so I'm not going to make any unnecessary purchases for a while I decided. I will still post, with clothes that I have tucked away :) and about wishlists I have (they really will be wishlists now!). Wish me luck haha!

Have you got any New Year's Resolutions? Are you a statement necklace fan? :)

Friday, 28 December 2012

My Sale Picks...Miss Selfridge & ASOS

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I've put together a little post of my picks from the two sales I personally think have been the best & still have stock left - ASOS and Miss Selfridge. I bought a couple of things from the ASOS sale which I'm being really impatient about waiting for them to be delivered (sitting by the letterbox...), which I want to include in posts when I get them. The ASOS bow print blouse and playsuit I chose here are both button up collar styles which I'm wearing a lot of at the moment, and I don't think the style will ever go out of fashion. The ballet flats are also ASOS, I like the lace effect of the shoe, and the colour means they could be worn with or without tights, and the gold toe cap adds a little bit of class. 
The beaded shorts are from Miss Selfridge, and would look great with a black blouse or sleeveless top and heels, maybe even with the little sleeveless kimono (also from Miss Selfridge). The kimono would also look great in the summer, over skinny jeans or a dress. The other Miss S piece I chose is this iPad case (even though I don't own one!), it has a sort of Chanel look about it and the cute bow on the front is very girlie and cute.

What have you bought from the sales? Are there any other shops you know of that have any fab deals? :)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

This may be a day late but Merry Christmas (MERRY BOXING DAY?!) to all my lovely readers. Despite having a horrible cold, Christmas day was still so lovely this year, and I've decided to share my presents with you all. I've heard people dislike these posts, but reading Twitter, it looks like all the blogging girls I follow seem to like them (as do I!), so I thought I'd get in on a bit of the action!

My mum and dad bought me all sorts of lovely things, I got a blue and gold gem necklace from Zara, the book 'Me Before You' which I am dying to read (ever since I went on holiday I've become some sort of crazed book reader, especially romance stories, so mushy!) and all the pretty bits you can see in the pictures for my room. I love my cat ring holder, as you can see I'm already using it! My grandparents bought me the black Zara bag, we actually bought it in Nottingham a while ago when she and my mum came to visit me and I'm so excited to finally get my hands on it! The gold zips are so beautiful! The beauty bits I got were from my auntie and my cousin. I adore Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, it's always a winning present in my eyes, and I've never tried any Jo Malone products before but this Lip Conditioner is sooo nice, it smells all vanilla-ry and yummy, I know I'll just lick it all off!

I also bought myself a few presents with some money I was given, including a lovely new coat in the ASOS sale which I'm waiting to receive, hoping I like it cause I'm in desperate need of a coat before I wear my black one out completely! I'll definitely blog about it if I do keep it :)

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and if you've done any posts like this I'd love to see! :)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Back Home

Fur stole - H&M; Top - Zara; Skirt - Olive; Boots - eBay 

Taking a little break away from my hectic dissertation/revision/job research schedule (which is why I haven't posted in sooo long, sorry :(!) to do an outfit post woooooohoo! I have slightly better light at home so as long as outside is relatively bright, so is my room! :)

So happy to be home and reunited with this fur stole. I haven't worn it since I bought it, and then forgot to take it to uni with me, so I've been dying to get home and start wearing it. It's such a lovely colour and I'm going to try and find a nice coat or jacket I can style it with soon. I do quite like wearing it over tops and jumpers though, and it keeps your shoulders and neck super warm! And I'm wearing my Primark Super Cosy Tights which are the best money I've ever spent. They're all fleecey inside and if you haven't bought a pair I recommend you do! They're amazing.

I've put a few pictures at the end of this post of my gorgeous room that my mum has been adding to while I've been away. Would you want to see more 'lifestyle' based pictures on my blog? I'm always picking up little decorations (my mum even more so!) for here and for my uni room and if you'd like to see more posts like this then let me know :) all your feedback is appreciated!

Also, thank you to everyone who has kept reading and following my blog through my little 'break', you're all fab :)

Ps. Sorry about chopping my head, then feet off in my pics, I'm not used to positioning my tripod in my room yet!