Saturday, 27 November 2010


Nail Polish - Nails Inc X Cadburys Dairy Milk Bliss in Cocoa Bliss
Ring - ASOS

I finally got round to painting my nails again, I have been neglecting them for weeks and it's actually felt kind of bad looking down at my nails and not seeing them coated in some colour or another. I thought I'd try out one of the nail varnishes I won that I mentioned about here. I went for the chocolate brown colour and although I was at first unsure about whether I would like this colour, I actually really love it. In the light it's sort of a combination between brown, black and grey and although its kind of metallic its also kind of matte as well, which I really like. Also it applies SO much better than my other cheaper nail varnishes! But considering it should have originally been like £11 (?) that's kind of a given.

Also I finally invested in a few rings! I bought this cross ring from ASOS a week or two ago and I love it, as well as this one which I'm also wearing now that I haven't got a picture of. I would have liked to have got the double finger cross ring but it had sold out :( I have always had trouble with rings as most don't seem to fit my super-duper chubby fingers but I'm going to do my best to find some that fit me because I really love wearing them!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

winter inspiration

What I love right now: anything leather, sheer maxi's, draping and layering, leopard print, fur, chunky knitwear and copious amounts of black.

Credit : ElleUK

Credit: ElleUK

Credit: Dee Larsen


Credit: Frou Frouu

Also just thought I'd let you guys know that you may not hear from me on here all that much for the next week or two, I'm going to do my best to post but it probably won't be all that frequently. Basically, as I had sort of briefly mentioned in my last post, I have been having some trouble with where I live at university and I think I'm going to be moving out. So I'm currently still at home at the moment trying to find a new place to live that I can move into within the next couple of weeks, so I'm going to be pretty busy trying to sort that out.

P.S. The saga of my giveaway luck continues as I won a vintage cross necklace at devore le beau monstre! Can't wait until I recieve it so I can show it you all!

Friday, 19 November 2010

blood roses

Sorry for having gone a bit AWOL this week, I've actually been ill so I've spent the week at home and just haven't been in the mood to post. I've neglected my twitter as well, but expect a lot more pointless ramblings on there from me from now on, if you wish to follow!

Anyway being at home has really helped me to sort my priorities out and, although I sometimes don't really think the whole "student" lifestyle is the best thing for me at times (as in the drunken, filthy, Lord of the Flies sort of existence that seems to be what sudents have turned into these days) I know what I want to do and what I want to achieve and that's all that matters in the end. Did any of you feel like this about your student days, or still experience it now, or is it just me???

Onto lighter things anyway, this outfit was actually from last weekend, as you can see from the poppy marking Remembrance Day. I'm wearing a Topshop dress that I picked up in the mid-season sale a few weeks ago for £20. I was never sure if I liked this dress when I'd seen it at full price but I spotted it in the sale, tried it on and I had to have it. It's a lovely shape and colour and goes so perfectly with my fur coat as well! As you can also see I've picked up a new necklace as well to wear with my usual cross one. It's a skull one from Topshop which I got when I went shopping with my mum last weekend in White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. I'd basically been looking for one of those maxi skirts and had no luck there so I cheered myself up by buying the necklace.

Dress -Topshop
Coat - Vintage
Necklaces - Topshop & ASOS

However, I did finally find the skirt I was looking for at Topshop in the Metro Centre in Newcastle and it is now mine! It was the "Posh" one (on the bottom right of the collage in this post) and I am so happy with it! I ended up getting it for only £10.50 as I used the £30 gift card I won from the Style of a Fashionista giveaway (thank you so much again!) and I got an extra 10% off with my good old student discount too! It's completely gorgeous and exactly what I was looking for so expect to see it in outfit posts soon!

So until then, I hope you all have a great weekend!

Sunday, 7 November 2010


I came back up to Newcastle today, just thought I'd show you a few bits and pieces that I've been up to. First off I've been learning to knit and below is the start of a purl sample, so far it seems to be going quite well. Secondly I managed to get to Topshop in Eldon Square today, I scoured the shop for one of the skirts I posted about previously but I had no luck. Apparently they haven't had any maxi skirts in for months? I seriously doubt this. Anyway I'm not giving up that easy and I will keep checking the one in Newcastle as well as the shops in Leeds when I next go home. I decided to buy the lipstick to cheer myself up, it's actually a bit darker than it is in the photo as I had to resort to using flash, but anyway, I really love it!

Also, I won another giveaway today! This was one by via Twitter and I won a set of Limited Edition Cadbury's Dairy Milk x Nail's Inc. nail polishes! It seems I'm a lucky girl at the moment, maybe I should buy a lottery ticket this week too...

P.S. Thank you so much to Laura at Romance Is Boring for featuring me on her blog!

Friday, 5 November 2010

remember, remember

..It's the 5th of November! What are you all (well those of you in the UK anyway) doing for Bonfire Night? I'm back home in Yorkshire at the moment so I'm hopefully going to have a lovely weekend with the family as we're visiting my grandma tomorrow for some Bonfire Night celebrations with fireworks and yummy food, not sure if I'm doing anything in particular tonight though!

Anyway on a completely different note, some of you may be aware that I won the amazing giveaway at Style Of A Fashionista for a £30 Topshop voucher a couple of weeks ago. I was ridiculously happy and excited to say the least and that excitement probably increased two-fold when I recieved it at the beginning of this week and I now get to decide what I'm going to buy with it!

As you may have seen in this previous post I was raving about how much I wanted a sheer maxi skirt and Topshop have just brought in a black pleated sheer maxi skirt that seems perfect! They've also got a softer version without the knife pleats which I like as well so I'm  hoping to get to my nearest shop ASAP and see if I can find at least one of these skirts to buy with my voucher! However I do also have some back up ideas in case A) they look poo on me or B) I can't find them instore anywhere so I thought I'd do a little bit of an ideas post for you all to see! Obviously I will only be able to buy 1 or 2 items with my lovely voucher but there are so many other pieces I want as well I just couldn't narrow it down! Please do leave comments/advice on what you think I should get, I'm feeling very indecisive at the moment!

All items from Topshop. Sheer pleated maxi skirt (furthest left) £45 and "Posh" Maxi skirt (furthest right) also £45.

Also just thought I'd remind everyone to please follow me on Twitter if you aren't already! I can at times be humourous and/or insightful so please do follow!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

army dreamers

I've so far not had the best week, what little time management skills I have have really gone out the window these past few days, which has left me feeling a bit stressed and worried if I'm honest! However I'm going home tomorrow for the weekend which should hopefully give me a chance to recharge my batteries or whatever it is I need to do so I can come back to uni and get myself back on track!

Anyway I had these photos from when I went out on Sunday. This was when my family were still here so my sister kindly took pictures of me, she seems to be developing a real eye for it! Considering that it was Halloween I honoured the day by going a bit gothic, so I wore this burgundy velvet dress I got from Primark a few weeks ago which I then paired with my army jacket and a snuggly ASOS snood along with all my usual black and gold accessories. I really like this dress, it's actually a lovely shape and fit, my only problem with it is that the long sleeves really chafe on the insides of my elbows and leave me with a sore red patch there whenever I wear it. I suppose it's just down to the lining of the velvet not being particularly soft and I suppose it's to be expected from somewhere like Primark, still if it didn't do that I'd probably wear it so much more as I love the shape and colour!

Dress - Primark
Jacket - Urban Outfitters
Belt - Urban Outfitters
Necklace - ASOS
Snood - ASOS
Boots - Schuh

As we were out on Sunday we also went out for a bit of lunch at Marks & Spencers (well actually we ate out pretty much all weekend apart from when I cooked for me and my sister on Saturday night but anyway that's beside the point!) In Newcastle they have a proper restaurant set up rather than the usual cafe I'm used to back in Yorkshire and they have seriously lovely food! I had a lasagne, but they've got all sorts of other gorgeous things as well as their amazing melt-in-the-middle chocolate puddings that they serve with ice cream AND cream! I didn't get a picture of it but you can imagine how yummy it is!

They also have Coke in glass bottles, which is probably the only time I actually really enjoy Coke. Why is it that it tastes so much better out of a glass bottle anyway?