October 25, 2013

What's on my wishlist...?

I'm sure everyone has found themselves on Missguided lusting after half of their site and then buying it as it's so affordable. This is just a small selection of my favourites, my actual wishlist on their website is huuuuuggggeeee

1. Velvet Playsuit - Purely because I'm getting rid of my denim pair and need a more 'grown up' replacement
2. Kimono - I've actually been drooling over most of Missguideds' kimonos, there's over 60 to chose from and all so very purse friendly. What's not to love?
3. Boots - My high heel habit turned into a boot habit instead (everyone's got theirs faults, eh?) these come in 4 different colours already and (don't quote me on this) but I'm sure they'll be stocking them in green some time soon?! At only £37.99 I can have a few different colours...?
4. Leather look zip skirt - This has been on my wishlist for sooooo long. Maybe Santa will treat me a little early this year? *hint hint*
5. Loop Knit Cardigan - This reminds me of those dogs that look like mops, in a good way. I can guarantee I'd catch all the threads on most things and it looks highly impractical but so so so good on.
6. Velvet Disco Pants - Every A/W I'm all over anything velvet, and these are a lovely little update on the 'disco pant' (which in my opinion are just a little too sweaty for my liking) and a little easier to wear than velvet leggings. Am I the only one who has trouble finding tops long enough to cover the dreaded camel toe? Velvet and camel toe can NOT be a good look, I'm sure

October 18, 2013

What have I been up too...?

I guess this is a little different from usual, I really haven't felt like doing outfit posts at the minute and probably won't be doing them for a while (depending on how quickly I manage to sort my life out!) Anyway, this is kind of a little project I've been nurturing for a long time, I've been playing around and seeing what I can do and what I can make and these are what I've managed so far! 
They are only prototypes, I've realised that I need to invest some more time and money into my materials, so I'm going to spend a little more money on all the bits and bobs so I can make something that is affordable for you guys but still be good quality. 
For now, I need to make some space, so I'm selling all the above for just £1 each (£2 for the rainbow fluorite chipstone bracelet) plus 75p p&p per item. Just leave your email address below and the item(s) you'd like and I'll send you an invoice over. There's one of each item except the rainbow fluorite bracelets, I have 6 of these fro sale. 

October 17, 2013

Florescent Adolescent

Excuse me but when did Ark up their shoe game?? These are pretty good dupes of the Topshop 'Argo' and £50 less! There's plenty of other boots on there as well including some Coltrane a-likes (love or hate dupes) sometimes people can only afford the look-a-likes, especially when everything goes out of fashion so quickly. 
Huge lack of posting these past few weeks, I've been a bit pre-occupied. All that should change soon though hopefully!

October 05, 2013

Dollydagger - Model search

Hi all, just a quickie here to let you all know I've gone and entered myself into a model search for 'Dollydagger' all you need to do to vote for me is like this picture here. I'd really appreciate any votes from you guys (I need them haha, some of these girls are abit more 'woahhhh' than I am!) anyway you've got till the end of the month to do it :)

September 30, 2013

You could save me from the way I tend to be

Top - ASOS / Skirt JW Anderson for Topshop / Necklace - gift / Boots - New Look
 Just a quickie today, to basically show off my favourite new thing - my fluffy jumper! It goes with everything, like this skirt that I've been struggling to wear as nothing just seemed to go well with it. I am welcoming the winter months with open (furry) arms now. 
I've been contemplating chopping my hair off, maybe get a jaw length bob? It just doesn't seem to want to grow anymore and more love for bleaching means that when it does it just snaps off or have to have loads off the ends when I do get it cut. I just want long mermaid hair now :(

September 20, 2013

Now it's three in the morning

Dress - Topshop / Shoes - Dr Martens / Necklace - Handmade by me

*Warning* Boyfriend appreciation post!
 As you can see, the blonde is back (and it's staying) and I've got myself a new pair of shoes! Or rather I should say someone else got me them, my boyfriend treated me to these for my birthday. I had no idea what he was getting me but I can say I was pleasantly surprised when I unwrapped these and I know he went to so much trouble to get them, bless him. 
I can't believe I'm 23 now, urm where did all the time go?! I spent my rainy birthday at Alton Towers specifically to go on the new ride and guess what? It was closed for maintenance; just my luck. It's only an hours drive from where I live at the moment so I'm sure we'll get chance to go again soon and actually go on it.
I wore this dress for the little party my friends threw for me the night before my birthday, which was lovely, but one things for sure I think I've grown out of drinking! I just don't like it any more, I have noticed over the years that I don't need to be drunk to have a good time (I'll do dance my socks off anyway) and if everyone else is drunk then what do I have to be all shy and self conscious about when they really won't care at all!

Fast - Does it work?

In the past year alone my hair has been through a hell of a lot and all inflicted by myself. I've been blonde, then blue (which had to be removed quickly), then purple, blonde again, brown, browny red and finally blonde again. It's had its fair share of bleachings to say the least and I can't actually remember the last time I gave my head of a hair a good long break from dying.. since having it cut off and not being able to do much with it I took to dying it -A LOT. I'm sure many of you ladies out there will be able to relate with the whole 'my hair won't grow past a certain length' thing and whilst my hair has been growing fairly well during the phase of me treating it nicely, it's condition was still very poor. 
So, after reading a few reviews I decided to treat myself (with my boots points so no money wasted if it doesn't work) and see what the hype is all about. 
I got my hair cut and coloured it myself in preparation, so I think that's a good fresh start for my hair. I've been using it for nearly 2 weeks now and I can see a vast improvement in condition but growth wise? I've maybe got a couple of millimetres of root showing but honestly not a lot more than what I would usually have, let's hope it works it's magic soon! 

September 12, 2013

What's on my wishlist?


1. Teddy Fur Coat - I own quite a few coats but non of them are black... so in that case I need one! I've been in store and felt this coat and it is actually like teddy fur, so soft.
2. Boots - This boots kind of remind me of juju jellies?! Red patent and glitter heels probably shouldn't work but, this A/W needs some brightening up I think and these will do the trick
3. Tartan Skirt - I think everyone knows by now what the biggest tread for A/W is and at £22 you can't really say no to joining in. Now, this was sold out but is in stock at the moment so go snap it up quick
4. Playsuit - Black, floral, key hole detail, long sleeve, this doesnt really need any more explaining it's simple and very very pretty
5. Mesh Top - If you haven't already thrown yourself into the 90's trend or are maybe a little afraid of the thought of mesh, then this cute top is a way of easing yourself into it. It's very easy to turn this top from girly to edgy depending what you wear with it
6. Block Heels - Not very A/W friendly but anyone going away on holiday during the autumn months should have these packed in their case

September 06, 2013

As I arrived I thought I saw you leaving

Shirt - Primark / Pinafore - Urban Outfitters / Shoes - Primark / Collar Pins - Ever Ours
This pinafore landed on my lap after a sneaky Urban Outfitters sale binge (one that shouldn't have happened but, never mind), it's kinda school girl chic I feel and perfect for the summer/autumn transition what with all this tartan and check around for A/W. I must admit I did buy a a size up thinking it would be on the small side but it actually came up quite big, always the case, right?!
I'm currently sorting my hair out, I'm going back to the light side the brown/red/blonde mess was really starting to bug me, plus it means I got to catch up on Breaking Bad during the process, who's as hooked as I am?!

September 01, 2013

They never look to see me fly

Dress - Topshop / Shoes - New Look / Socks - Primark / Necklace - Empty Casket
I'm pretty sure I don't know how to smile these days, look at that scowl... This week's been another one of those weeks, I've been in and out of the doctors and spoken to so many different people (some helpful, most not) and in the end I have to have another trip to the hospital, yay. In all in honesty I'm not one of those types that goes to the doctors about every little thing and experiences like this make me not want to do so ever again but, after everything that's been happening to me I really have no choice but to seek help.
Anyway, I bought this dress to cheer me up and so I had a new dress to wear on a night out. The print is lovely but be wary of the fit, especially if you're a 'big booby lady' (my boyfriends words, not mine, bless him) like myself or broad shouldered as it is quite tight across the chest. I did stupidly try it on in a size 8 with hilarious results, it was most definitely stuck around my shoulder blades, a lot of shimmying and trying not to rip it ensued.

August 29, 2013

You came on your own, that's how you'll leave

Bag - Zatchels (Please excuse the hand and the chipped nails...!)
I was a bit of a bad blogger and hid this bag away for a good few months after I got it.. I snagged it in  the Zatchels sale they had a while ago and of course I had to get my initials on them! I did have to wait a while to receive it but with them all being handmade and due to the sale, I did expect it. 
When I did receive it I was very pleased with it, it's a beautiful pastel blue colour and now I'm going through a phase of wearing black it brings a little bit of colour to my outfits. It's beautiful quality and I've been after one for so long that I'm glad I took the plunge, so much so I now need another one.

August 27, 2013

There was no doubt about which side I was on

Crop top & Shoes - Topshop / Skirt - Miss Selfridge 
This skirt was something I was going to pick up agessssss ago (at full price) but I just wasn't quite sure about it and put it back on the rail, but I found it a few weeks ago in Miss Selfridge's sale for a measly £7 and decided against my judgement. What put me off was the thought of 'what will I wear it with?' and to be honest I'm still struggling now, nothing I own seems to suit and this top was the only one I could find that I didn't immediately think 'ew, no Rebecca' anyone give me any ideas how to style it as I don't really want to let go of it now.

I'm adding loads more things to my eBay, having a huge clearout and I'll be adding more as the week goes on

August 23, 2013

Colour my life with the chaos of trouble

Dress - Ever Ours / Shoes - Primark / Belt - Stolen from another dress
This dress is very similar to one currently on Dahlias website, which I couldn't justify (however pretty it is) spending £49 on and is currently out of stock anyway. So when I saw it on Ever Ours I had to snap it up, I actually ordered the black sleeves as the grey was out of stock but then I received the grey version! Sometimes these things do work out in your favour! 
If anyone's interested I'm also selling a few bits on eBay here

August 22, 2013

You, my everything

Dress - ASOS via eBay / Shoes - Topshop
You know those moments when you're really glad you didn't buy something (which don't really occur that often) well I had one of them when I stumbled upon this dress on eBay. I very nearly forked out £45 for this dress originally and do you know how much I paid for it? £12, guys. I am one happy eBayer (or at least I was when the dress was eventually posted, a whole 11 days later, grrr) and I'm back on that bandwagon, why bother paying full whack for something when I can buy the same item someone has worn a couple of times at a fraction of the price?!  You can always find similar items if you can't find exactly what you want as well. You guys found any eBay gems recently?

On a side note, we're currently looking after some rats, Cece and Jinxy, although my house mate reckons they're both boys... They're really friendly and super cute, but now I'm adamant I'm allergic to them as I'm sat here sneezing with an awful runny nose, let's hope not because after they go back to their owner I really want one myself!

August 21, 2013

What's on my wishlist?


I would usually try and not do two of these posts in a row but if you've already seen Zara's new A/W collection then you know why I'm so excited, these are all picks from the TRF range

1. This is THE perfect transitional jacket, I literally need it in my life, anything grey or burgundy I flock too like a moth to a flame when autumn draws near
2. How 'clueless' is this dress? I think my style has gone full circle and I'm being drawn towards anything with a collar
3. I don't even need any words for this top, really, timeless.
4. These are very similar to a pair Topshop had in last winter, but these are a little higher and a little more grown up
5. More checks with a black veiled twist, simple yet vampy

August 16, 2013

What's on my wishlist?


1. Just to satisfy my leopard print habit, and seeing as I don't own a leopard print cardi also...
2. I love overalls/dungarees but they're a little samey and everyone and their dog owes a pair but these (black and cord, winning team) are a little twist on the norm
3. I really need some new tops but I'm so fussy about them, this is simple and would go with everything, I love them paired with leather shorts as above
4. Myself and my boyfriend have decided to take a holiday next year and I think this would make a good casual day dress or a cover up for the beach, nice and floaty

You can find all the items by clicking the numbers next to them!

August 15, 2013

I should be over all the butterflies

Cardigan - Urban Outfitters / Top - Topshop / Shorts - H&M / Boots - New Look
By the looks of my recent posts you'd think I haven't taken actually taken these boots off and you'd be right. They just go with everything and the little phase I'm going through of everything I buy needing to be black.
I just rediscovered this top at my parents house shoved in a bookcase of all places, I had plans to tie-dye it but I think I'll leave it be as it work's well as a waistcoat if you unbutton it.
I'm having a movie night as the boyfriends at work till late and I have to be up early in the morning, hopefully everything goes okay tomorrow I am rather more nervous than I probably should be but, I'm a worrier so I'm putting the nerves down to that!

August 13, 2013

Take me away to some place real

Dress - Topshop / Boots- New Look
So today went exactly as I expected it too, unfortunately, so it means I'm having surgery this Friday. My boss has been really understanding and let me have the next week off work rather than just the two days suggested, so I'm planning lots of things to do to pass the time whilst I'm off!

I got this dress a good few months ago now, when the boyfriend and myself went down to London, I own so much leopard print but I thought I could get away with buying this as it's green and a larger to print (the excuses we make!) but also as it's a midi dress it's very easy to turn into a shorter dress just by turning it up. I find sometimes that either I can't find shoes to go with the dress when at mid length or just don't want the restriction, so that's easily solved by turning it up.

August 12, 2013

Dead in the water

Dress - ASOS / Shoes - New Look / Socks & Necklace - Topshop
Just a quick one this evening, my mood isn't the greatest right now, being in mental and physical pain for a whole week is not making me feel my best to say the least.
So baggy t-shirt dresses and clompy boots are the answer for now, I'll probably keep myself to myself until the weekend is near, when hopefully I'll be feeling much better!

August 05, 2013

Weekly Want

I'm resurrecting the 'Weekly Want'... and here I present you with these babies, it was love at first sight and a huge hint to my boyfriend *you've only got a month and a half to buy me a gift* mwahaha. I haven't really had a good look on Choies website before but I found myself wanting to make a huge wishlist. I did sneakily order this amazing unicorn bag too which I can't want to use!

August 02, 2013

We're gonna let it burn

Top & Bag - Topshop / Shorts - Urban Outfitters / Shoes - New Look / Necklace - Handmade by me

This past month for me has been full of highs and lows. Hopefully the lows are on their way out but next week is going to be another tough one.

Onwards and upwards, here's something I wore just to go out for dinner (there's a nando's a 5 minute walk from my house which is lethal) I'm so happy I picked these boots up online, no they're not leather and no they're not Jeffrey Campbells but I still love them and they're pretty damn comfortable.

If anyones got any tips for helping my dried out hair I'd really appreciate it, it's pretty dead from all the bleaching I put it through this last year!

July 08, 2013

You're sensible but it doesn't make sense

Dress - Minkpink / Shoes & Belt - Topshop

I think every blogger and their dog has either this dress or another from Minkpink at the moment. I had to get this for my holiday, such a pretty print and so lightweight, everyone comments on how lovely it its!
I'm having a nightmare with my hair at the moment, as you can see I got bored of the blonde (or the root upkeep more like) and dyed it brown, I've not been brown in years, it's my natural colour but it's not very 'me' anymore. The plan was to go ginger again but that's to be put on hold until my best friends wedding is over (fuchsia and orange? Not such a good combo for wedding photos) but it's in such poor condition I may have to wait even longer to start the tango process.
Fingers crossed the weather holds out for a fortnights time as well, no rain on wedding day please!

June 15, 2013

I make you miserable you stick with me although you know I'm gonna ruin your life

Top - Motel sample sale / Shorts - Vero Moda / Sandals - Zara

Today it is currently throwing it down with rain. Thank-you Summer - it was nice while it lasted... not that I'm overly fussed, this time next week I'll be lounging be a pool in sunny Corfu, get me on that plane now.

I kinda thought I'd done all my holiday shopping but, yet again, I have a million and one skirts and shorts and NO tops to go with them. So I'm having a last minute splurge on missguided then I'm going to go tie-dye crazy this afternoon on the few plain tops I own.

P.S you can now go follow me on bloglovin ;)

June 09, 2013

I'm covering my ears like a kid

Dungaree dress - Ark / Blouse - Primark / Shoes - Primark

Just a quick one tonight, I've finally got a pretty white shirt to go with my all my dungaree related clothing and only £12 aswell. I didn't get any pictures of the collar detail but I'm sure I'll be wearing it again soon. I also bagged some flatforms from Primark, I think I'll be taking these only holiday rather than heels (I took 3 pairs last year and wore none of them!) gives me a bit of height and none of the uncomfortableness, winner.

June 07, 2013

You never could tell me no

Dress - Topshop / Sandals - Urban Outfitters

I don't want to speak too soon but I think Summer is finally here (and maybe to stay?!) it's nice to be able to wear short shorts and sandals and floaty dresses without the threat of freezing to death or looking daft in te rain with soggy feet.

I got this dress last year and it's still a favourite, I didn't particularly like it until I tried it on which then became my new shopping mantra 'it might look better on than on the hanger' and for me, this is usually the case. I'm finally getting a day off work today and I'm going to spend it picnicing with my boyfriend - that's my cue to leave and go buy some sausage rolls.

June 04, 2013

Till morning comes, lets tessellate

Shirt - ASOS / Jumper - Topshop / Skirt - Missguided / Boots - Topshop

Not very summery however, this was something I wore a while back when it was colder (add thick black tights) and went to a sheesha lounge with a few friends, if you haven't been to one before - try it. We usually go to The Factory in Nottingham, they do the most amazing milkshakes and it's all table (or sheesha) service and it's a nice way to spend an evening relaxing and mostly taking pictures of yourself pretending to be a dragon.

In reference to the title, go check out Ellie Gouldings cover of 'Tessellate' saxaphone goodness right there. I'm going to spend my evening gorging on curry and trying to purchase my holiday wardrobe (2 weeks to go, eep)

June 03, 2013

It's just I'd rather be causing the chaos

Top - Motel sample sale / Skirt - River Island (very old) / Sandals - Urban Outfitters / Necklace - Empty Casket

Man, I am loving this weather. Any excuse to get my pale skin out and blind a few people for a couple of hours before I burn! I haven't really worn any pieces from this outfit for a long time, partly the weather I guess, but I'm taking my boyfriends advice and trying to actually wear all the clothes I own however old, otherwise I'm going to be throwing alot of clothes away by the end of the year!

I'm still working all the hours under the sun, that's management for you, but I'm really trying not to let it get to me. A job's a job and it pays for my home at the end of the day. 

A quick little mention about my necklace aswell, if you haven't heard of Empty Casket then go check them out. They have such beautiful pieces full of amethyst and moons and crosses. I'm after the Tree of life trinket bottle necklace *hint hint* payday treat I'm thinking?

May 20, 2013

I'm still into you

Better late then never... it was sunny on a bank holiday?! This NEVER happens in England never mind in May! Me and my boyfriend decided to venture out in the sunshine for a bit and take some photos. Just my luck though most of the photos turned out to mostly be me doing a stupid pose cos I'm not really that comfortable with someone taking posy pictures of me or me talking, I kept muttering to myself so most pictures I was mid speech (note to self - just shut up) plus a million bum shots courtesy of the boyfriend...  
Alas I hope a lovely day making daisy chains and being a child in general (hence the get up) I'm not 100% on these dungarees any more, I got them a while ago from Miss Selfridge and I just feel they're not a great fit now. They're still good for running round parks in though I guess!

April 28, 2013

Kiss me hard before you go

All of yesterdays sunshine must've gone straight to my head as I was prancing around the house in my highest clompy heels and white summer dress (from ASOS sale, a while back). The boyfriends been away for the weekend (Blackpool -  Lads weekend, I DO NOT want to know what they've been up too!) so I've been moping around waiting for him to come home, luckily (I think) I've had plenty of hours at work this weekend to keep me occupied. 

My room is on it's way to being finished, I find it so hard to keep it tidy! My next project is my dressing table which needs painting and some new mirrors but I just decided to book a holiday for 2 months time so bye bye money, dressing  table you will have to wait :(

April 12, 2013

You don't have my lovers touch

Dress - Ark, Shirt - New Look, Boots - Topshop
Long time, no see. It's been a good few months (again!) but what with moving house (again!) and having a full time job I just haven't had chance to even think about updating on here. So, a quick life update; I've moved into an amazing house with my boyfriend and my best friend, I snagged the awesome attic room with built in wardrobes that take up a whole wall of my room (FYI most of my clothes are away now and I STILL have space!) my room is no where near finished but I'm getting there I'm thinking of maybe doing a post on it once it's completed, I'm within walking distance of work now so I'm saving so much money on petrol, tomorrow I'm kick-starting my new fitness regime - I'm trying the 30 day shred and I'm getting the boyfriend to drag me to the gym!

This was just a little something I threw on to run around in doing boring adult things like food shopping and going to the bank and picking up parcels for my boyfriend zzzzzzzzzzzz, the boyfriend also reckons I can't wear every single item of clothing I own in a year, pfft challenge accepted!

February 12, 2013

Weekly Want #26

Dress - Miss Selfridge £79
If I was the kind that did Valentines, then THIS is what I would wear to a romantic dinner for two. Isn't it beautiful? I'd have to skip on the red wine though...

February 11, 2013

We could move beyond these walls

Top - Primark, Collar - From a website that's closed down now, Skirt JW Anderson for Topshop, Boots - Topshop via eBay

The more I look at my hair, the worse it looks, eurgh. I really should have given it another bleaching before just whacking the blue on but being the impatient idiot I am.. it does look better in person I promise it just hasn't photographed well :(

I absolutely adore this skirt but I've got naff all that will go with it, any ideas??

Change is on the horizon again, I'm off to go view a house again (this time with my boyfriend, fingers crossed he likes it) and hopefully we'll get it. I've already got my eye on the attic room, it's got a whole wall of built in wardrobes. It'll be like having a massive changing room eep :)

January 31, 2013

You always hurt the ones you love

Dress - Topshop (old), Shirt - Zara, Shoes - ASOS
Ta-dah, I finally have internet access at home, woo! I must admit it's been a while but I've been so busy these past few months it's flown by and pretty soon I'll be moving out again (we've got our eye on a converted chapel, ekkk). The last half of 2012 saw a lot of change for me, and the start of 2013 is no different. I think I can finally say that I'm happy with who I am and with that I can go and achieve anything I like. So 2013 is going to be a year of change and belief in myself that I CAN  acheieve my goals and find my way in life.
One change I've already made is with my hair, these pictures are from a few weeks ago and I can gladly say it's no longer so yellow/orange tinged! I'll think twice before dying my hair red again, its such a pain to get out, but I'm pretty happy with how it's looking now.
Onto the outfit, I basically just wanted toshow off my amazing shoes, snagged them in the ASOS sale after weeks of lusting after them and I've barely taken them off since. I've taken to collars once again and layering them with dress/playsuits, it brings a fresh feel to old clothes.