I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. -- Coco Chanel

Saturday, 20 November 2010

New York excitement and new buys...

It's exactly 11 days until I go to New York! I've just booked my place on the Sex & the City tour too and I'm going with my uni course. I'm getting excited but just can't wait until I have handed in all my uni work, then I'll be even more excited!

So, I've been trying to find cute and warm things to wear whilst there, as I want to look nice but I've heard it's freezing so I'm probably just going to give up and end up looking like an eskimo :(

Lovely new hat with a corsage on the side, £4.99, H&M

Instead of my usual bright red obsession, I went for more of a dark berry red which is a colour I'm really loving at the moment.

As I always have to have some sort of bow in my hair, I thought it would look too busy to have a normal size bow in my hair, so to add a bit of detail to the hat I secured it with a tiny gold hair slide.

So I have this one and also another hat which is my favourite, bright red with a big bow on it...

Here's the bright red hat that will be accompanying me to New York~

Hat, Topshop
Shoes, belt & dress, New Look
Lace waistcoat, Apple Tree Boutique

Now to find another snood (customize with a brooch) and some warm boots and woollen socks...

If you've been to New York, I'd love it if you could give me some tips on best places to go,see and shop =)


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Saturday, 6 November 2010

can't resist a pretty pair of ballet shoes...

After doing a 50's style photoshoot for my styling project with my friend Catherine, we decided to go for a little shop in town...

here's one of the photo's, doesn't she look lovely!
necklace and brooch (both vintage)
coat (wallis)
dress (zara)

We went to Topshop and we both fell in love with the most gorgeous pair of ballet shoes you've ever seen! well we thought that anway, see what you think!

I bought them in cream and catherine bought them in black at just £20, but there definately going to be saved for best because it says on the back there made like a ballet shoe!

also, I bought a gorgeous new nail varnish from the new and very beautiful Accessorize make-up range!

A perfect colour for the christmas season! It creates an illusion of multiple colours and tones in one shade!
Colour- Electric Blue
Price- just £4 (which is especially worth it cause it comes in a cute little gold box, perfect for stocking fillers!)


Monday, 1 November 2010

Prepared for a little rain...

Just thought I'd post a photo of my outfit for going shopping this weekend...and show off my 2 recent buys, a Topshop belt and a primark cardi! I loved the cardi so much that I bought it in blue, red and black oops! (all my favourite colours). I really like the shape of the shoulders where its slightly raised and rouched which I think balances out my proportions. See what you think...

Dress , New Look
Ballet pumps, also New Look (they actually feel as comfy as ballet pumps too)
Cardi, Primark, £9
Necklace, H&M
Belt, £22 Topshop (a little pricy, but goes with everything!)
Brolli, £23 Live like This (definately worth the price, its never blown inside out ;) )

and im even prepared for a little rain =)