The sun has finally been shining this weekend and today to I’ve been a little over-optimistic and started looking into bralets to wear with a pair of high waisted jeans. The four below that I found in Topshop are amazing and reasonably priced. Plus I’m loving the floral print and the range of styles for both day and night
This season as I’m sure you already know, it’s all about pastels.
I think it’s quite difficult to dress “dressy” in pastels, so heres a few gorgeous sequinned tops that will definitely add a little glamour to any outfit.
My personal favourites are the green (top right) and white (bottom right).
These are all from Topshop (of course, where else?!).
This week I’ve become a little bit obsessed with accessories! I have a real adversity to gold so I literally have to hunt around to find good accessories in silver. I won’t even buy a bag that has gold detailing so this can be quite a challenge.
There are two reasons I don’t like wearing gold…
1. I have a platinum wedding band so I like to make sure all the metal I’m wearing is the same colour
2. I’m reeeeeeeeeeally pale and gold just makes that even more glaringly obvious than it already is
I found these last night
Topshop Leather Side Zip Satchel – £85.00
ASOS Fine Cross Bracelet – £6.00
Lipsy Apple Stud Earrings (also from ASOS) – £8.00 (I know these look gold but they are definitely silver!)
These pearl flower earrings are by far my favourite, they’re from Oasis and can also be purchased via ASOS. They come in a pack of 3 (other earrings are shown) – £8.00 for all three.
Have you found any cute silver accessories recently? If so please let me know so I don’t have to hunt around as much
I can’t sleep so decided to have a little look online via my iPad to see if I could find a cream cardigan to my friends wedding (I know, weird).
I decided to look at the Gilly Hicks (The cheeky cousin of Abercrombie and Fitch apparently) website and what did I see but a note that said they would be opening a brand new Flagship store on Regent Street – excellent more choice and stock availability.
And then I saw it… They’re opening a store right where I live in the Bentall Centre, Kingston! I hope I read this right because I literally cannot contain my excitement right now. It’s my favourite place to by undies and they have some cool hoodies to relax around the house in/ wear to the gym along with some quite pretty tops.
I went to the Bentall Centre last weekend though and I didn’t spot any hoardings up (unusual as I’m quite observant) so I might have to have a little look around this weekend to find out if it’s true and if so where abouts the store will be.
If anyone’s heard a store definitely is coming to Bentalls please let me know!
It’s another cloudy, rainy day here in London and the colour of my clothing reflects the damp dark weather, I’ve gone for all black.
I actually love wearing black, it’s my favourite colour to wear I must admit.
I recently bought a retro Casio watch which I’m wearing today (I vaguely remember my dad having a similar one when I was a child) on Amazon for £17.15 (model number LA-670WA-1UW). The same watch is being sold for upward of £30 on ASOS and in American Apparel at the moment so I think I managed to find myself a bargain.
I’m really happy with this watch for one main reason which is I have unbelievably tiny wrists (added to my all over gangly/lanky appearance) and it doesn’t look totally ridiculous. I started of really wanting a TOY watch but unfortunately they were far too big for me, the watch case was actually wider than my wrist!
I’ve also added a splash of colour by painting my nails with this amazing lilac coloured nail varnish (called Parma Violet, £5 from Topshop)
Do you use painting your nails a bright colour to brighten up an outfit too?
Wow this year’s going by so fast, 1st of May already!
This morning I felt like I needed a little colour in my life so this morning I opted for an electric blue oversized jumper from Mango £22.99. Teamed with black super soft Leigh jeans, £40 from Topshop (they really are super soft and super comfy, also available in Tall). And my favourite pair of wedge heels, Lenny, £65 & also from Topshop.
And of course, my new little friend…
They’ve sold out of almost all Lenny wedges but there’s a fab alternative at Dune which you can see here. The image they have used doesn’t really do them justice, they’re also just as lovely!
Usually, I don’t even think to go into Claire’s Accessories but a friend of mine recently had an 80′s themed birthday party (fancy dress compulsory) so I was desperate for some 80′s jewellery.
Walking in I did feel a little odd as very one else in the was pretty much half my height (probably because they were less than half my age) but as I looked around for brightly coloured earrings etc. I noticed this little guy:
And it really was love at first sight! He’s just so cute and cost around only £4 so today I’m proudly wearing him around the office.
When I woke up this morning the sun was shining! I was quite excited but this happened last week too and by the time I got into the office it was already raining!
So I decided to be conservative, going for some off-white peep toe leather shoes from Topshop – £35 (I have boots under my desk at work, just in case), Topshop’s black heavy weight leggings – £18 (from the Tall section, of course but now only available in regular length) and an oversized black jumper from Topshop – £36 (and from the tall section again!).
As I said before, it’s all about Topshop.
Anyway, I purchased the jumper in December and unfortunately they don’t sell it anymore. They currently have it available in Ice Blue (but it’s selling out fast) or here’s one from Mango that’s pretty similar and it’s only £22.99.
I’ve also put my hair up in a messy bun so all in all I feel like a ballerina who’s put on a comfy sweater to leave a class. But I also feel quite feminine which is important to me as I wear quite a lot of black so I try to find a balance.
Today I woke up and the shine was shining here in London which for those of you who also live here, you’ll know has been very rare recently!
Anyway, this put me in a good mood and I decided to wear my electric blue jeans that I bought from Topshop last summer into the office along with some little sandals, by the time I got to the office it was raining again but hey ho!
As I said, the jeans were £40 from Topshop, unfortunately no longer being sold but they have some lovely other blues available which you can see here.
My boyfriend blazer is £19.99 from H&M, available here. It also comes in Beige, Dark Grey and Pink.
And my MTV Music sleeveless tee is from Amazon believe it or not! You see, I have a habit of imagining clothes and then trying to find what I want, rather than just going shopping to see if I like anything. So I googled MTV top for women and this place came up. The top is true to size, I’m usually an 8, I ordered that size and it fits perfectly.
I hope you like it! Do you have any brightly coloured denim? How do you wear it?
So, yesterday I read an extract from a Wikipedia article on “Oniomania” last night.
I did this after I googled “addicted to shopping” as my husband has been telling me for years that I am.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the phrase (and I was one of you until last night) “Oniomania is the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop, more commonly referred to as compulsive shopping, shopping addiction, shopaholism, compulsive buying or CB. All of these are considered to be either clinical addictions or impulse control disorders”. After reading a little more of the article, I realised that my husband was indeed correct, this is me, I am addicted to shopping.
Some of you may be thinking how very silly, you cannot be addicted to shopping, you make a choice about whether or not you purchase an item. But in my mind, an alcoholic also has a choice about whether or not they have a drink.
I’m a strong believer that every single human being has an addiction of some sort. For one of my very good friends, it’s an addiction to exercise. She used to visit the gym every single morning for at least an hour before coming in to work and then used to hit the gym for two hours afterward as well. She ended up getting ill from the sheer amount of exercise she was doing, partly because of how hard she pushing herself and partly because of how much it restricted the times she could eat.
My other friend is a size 22 and just can’t stop eating, sometimes demolishing 4 chocolate bars and two packets of crisps whilst at work. (That’s as well as a full breakfast, lunch and dinner).
My addiction is just as extreme as these to examples. This month, I have spent the same amount on clothes, shoes and general stuff as I earn in one month. Yes that’s right, I did this morning what most compulsive shoppers do which is to add up everything on my bank statement that is either a clothing or shoes purchase.
I shocked even myself with the sheer number of purchases I had made, their value and worryingly, that I can’t even remember the items I actually bought. So I have taken a drastic step which is to give my husband my debit card. I have a small amount of cash on me which can buy me lunch if necessary but other than that I have nothing. I have cut up my other debit card so I now how no way of spending any additional money.
It’s killing me already, as soon as I got into work I wanted to go straight onto the Reiss website to have a look at their sale and on the Whistles website to see if the jumper I’ve got me eye on is finally back in stock. I will purchase the jumper but I will do so with the £200 I have now set aside to spend on clothing &/or shoes every month. I’m going cold turkey…
But that doesn’t mean I can’t post pictures of items of clothing I lust after on my blog : )
Apparently some Psychologists believe that oniomania occurs because the person has a need to feel special or to combat loneliness.
For me it’s not that at all, it’s that when I was younger my parents really didn’t have any money. As a very young child they bought all my clothes from Boot Sales. Now the thought of actually going to one makes me almost hyperventilate. They also had no money for holidays, I didn’t go on a plane until I was 15 and that was toSpain, in January. So holidays have also become quite an obsession for me. Basically I am obsessed with everything I did not have as a child and equally obsessed that my children will never have to go without as I did.
But wanting my sake and eating it means that I have racked up quite a considerable debt even though I am only 24 not once, but twice. I guess yesterday really was my realisation that I had to change if I ever wanted to move on to bigger purchases such as buying my first home. And it came because I have recently ordered an awful lot of stuff online. The parcels that had been delivered for me were piled up in the corner or the dining room and I realised just how much I must be spending. Needless to say, everything that can go back, will go back and I’m just going to have to stop spending…