Saturday, 29 December 2012
New years eve is approaching fast and while I completely embrace celebrating a new year, the amount of pressure that falls on outfit choices can be annoying straight after Christmas. I normally don't plan ahead, and I still even now have no clue what I'm wearing, so I made three sets of ideas for NYE if anyone like me needs some inspiration.

Whether you're going to a bar, party or watching fireworks outside I hope this helped a lil. If you're just chilling in your pjs watching your favourite movie, I will be probably jealous on Tuesday morning when I have an awful hangover. Hope everyone has a great night regardless, and happy new year!

Xmas photo diary

Monday, 24 December 2012
.. this past couple of days in photos. Including a couple of early xmas gifts, cosy stuff, frosty mornings and the (too showy) lights. Merry Christmas! Regardless whether you celebrate or not, hope everyone has a great 25th with the people you love. 

giveaway; sunglasses £85 voucher

Sunday, 16 December 2012
Today I have a giveaway, kindly sponsored by SmartBuyGlasses. They are offering a £85 voucher for a free pair of sunglasses, eyeglasses, or contact lens from the website. My absolute favourites are the Celine pairs, the Raybans and the Gucci/Carrera ones. Just look at the Celine ones below, and on Rumi from fashiontoast here. I may just have to buy them. I guess it seems kind of silly to get sunglasses in winter but timeless pairs will always be handy to get now before they get sold out in the summer. The website actually has a Buy One, Give one charity where they give away a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair purchased which is pretty cool. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is based on a point system and all the tasks are optional. The more points you have, the bigger chance you have of winning. 
1 point Like SmartBuyGlasses UK on FB 
1 point Follow SmartBuyGlasses UK on twitter 
10 points Blog about your favourite pair of designer sunglasses or glasses that you would like to win at Smartbuyglasses. 
Leave the link in the comments or in the Rafflecopter. 

 and be a follower please! :-) Competition ends 1st of January. Good luck!

christmas gifting '12

Saturday, 1 December 2012
I want this to serve as gift guide, or inspiration for gifts, as I know I'm useless buying presents for others ...or maybe if you're just looking for things to add to your own list. All of these things I definitely wouldn't mind having myself ;-) Hope it helps someone. Enjoy!

Under £10
ASOS gold band rings, American Apparel nail varnish, Urban Outfitters charm bracelet, Urban Outfitters metallic socksTopshop metallic nail polish, Kiehls lip balmMiss Guided studded tights, Accessorize gloves
Under £50
La Fee verte bra and panties, iPhone cases from Iconemesis, Fieldguided tote bag, Topshop necklace, Whistles purse, ASOS wine dress, Yes Master @ Topshop bra, Urban Outfitters hip flask, Diptyque candles, Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne,  Zara Home turtle candle (!!!),


Becca beach tint cream blushBumble & Bumble surf sprayTom Ford lipstick in spanish pinkChanel nail colour, Topshop eye palette, Clinque Chubby Stick, Tom Ford Violet Blonde, Burts Bee banana hand cream

Happy 1st of December everyone. 

new york city; part three

Saturday, 24 November 2012
Final part of my mini NY posts. HAUL TIME! I didn't buy much but I had some dollars and only picked up some things I can either not get over here or its cheaper to buy it over there. These were my favourite purchases..
1. American Apparel easy jeans 2. thrifted belt 3. bought some mini's that came in a sephora set.. nars laguna/stila colour in peony/laura mercier golden mosaic are my favourites 4. LOVE the mini perfume rollerballs 5. thrifted jacket (was like $16, so cheap) 6. candy and a lil touristy something

new york city; part two

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

part two of NYC. Particular highlights were definitely the whole of Greenwich village, Bleeker street, the food in Little Italy, tall beautiful buildings, the zoo and the SEALS (!!), Strawberry Fields, when the sun set over the lake in Central Park, being able to always get a cab, Beacons Closet in Brooklyn, all of the touristy stuff and the fact most places have milkshakes. It was also pretty sweet to feel like you're constantly on the set of Sex & the City/Gossip Girl. Drove past the Empire hotel and may of had a slight butterfly overload of the thought of Chuck walking out or something.

new york city; part one

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

So I have to live in NYC when I'm older, not much else to it. Its currently on par with London right now (which is a huge statement). Its a pretty wonderful city. Part two & three coming soon.
1. pretty buildings 2. central park in the sun 3.more buildings again 4. more park again 5. long avenues/cupcakes from Magnolia 6. may of made a big purchase.. 7. skyline across the lake 

UO film lookbook

Tuesday, 6 November 2012
 images: Urban Outfitters November Catalogue
I really like these UO campaign photos. Think the best kind of vibe for a young brand is with non-serious models in random locations. I also love the use of film- why isn't this a more usual occurrence?! Currently loading up my hand luggage with three rolls of film and my Canon A-1, as I leave for New York tomorrow morning. Get ready for me Big Apple YEH

Olive Clothing

Monday, 5 November 2012
All items from Olive Clothing
The new found love that is Olive Clothing. I saw Olivia wearing a gorgeous khaki jumper and then proceeded to stalk the website for a good half an hour or so.. they have a blog too! Love the simple styling and pieces. Pretty sure I need one of those 60s style dresses in my life..
PS. check out some of my shiz on ebay 

Coat wishlist

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The cold has officially kicked in like a slap in the face in London, but I guess I have to be some what grateful I don't live somewhere insanely cold. In Verkhoyansk, Russia, their average winter temperature is -50 degrees and they can't even get phone service because of the severe cold. Its even nicknamed 'Stalin's Death Ring' and last year 400 wolves attacked the town... so I guess a 10 degree city with no wolves I can deal with.
I love so many coats this year, especially from Topshop, they do winter collections pretty much spot on, in contrast to their dodgy summer ones filled with hot pants. I'm also really liking tartan scarfs, but I feel there is a fine line between it looking nice and then it looking like you just visited a Scottish tourist shop.
(Oh, I also went to the countryside the other week with my pals. Look how nice England can be in grey skies.)


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Ying yang necklace* & karma ring*; Delilah Dust, Gold bands; Asos, Other necklace; topshop, rest of the rings; vintage, Cardigan; vintage, Hoodie; Primark, top; Zara, Jeans*; Gap

Throwing on a pile of hoodies and cardigans over each other is my thing when the temperatures dip lower, which usually results in looking like a walking jumble sale, but alas warmth is always more appealing. Thanks for everyone who made New York suggestions in the last post! 


Sunday, 21 October 2012
 both images from fashiontoast
I'm going to New York very soon, and my list of recommendations is already as long as my arm, but I would love to know some more. If anyone has any suggestions, stuff to eat/buy/see/do a comment would be super appreciated. Any links to blog posts about NY too, thank you in advance. Definitely ready to fall in love with the city. 

Lately.. photo diary

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
1. pretty (albeit dead) roses
 2. don't even know what this is but I liked the colours
 3. topshop necklace and jumper
5. and I got them on sale
6. sunset (!!)
7. selling these topshop acton boots on ebay. bye bye :(
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