Tuesday, 22 February 2011
My gosh it's Tuesday already? Where the heck did the weekend go? Where the heck has February gone? It's nearly over! And I'm only posting Day 7, naught me. I shall be doubling up on some outfits over the next few days hopefully as I will actually have some time to snap some photos. But here is Day 7 and a second outfit using the challenge dress my best friend Heather sent down for me to style. This time it's a bit more casual.
Outfit made up of: 2+8+29
8. Dorothy Perkins
Leather wrap belt off Matalan dress
Handmade necklace from vintage beads
Claire's Hairband and bracelet
I love this simple wrap belt. It came on a Matalan dress a few years ago and I have used it to cinch in practically everything that has needed it.
These cute blue loops have tiny pink butterflies suspended in them. They are from NewLook but are old as I have had them since I was about 14!
So there you have another remix of my blue challenge dress, what do you think of this one? I promise I shall attempt to style the 3rd challenge piece, the dreaded bright pink shirt!!
Sorry for such a brief post, it is actually 2.26am and I have just gotten in from work (it was dull, but I got a glass splinter in my right index finger so I can't type with it, making typing hard and awkward) But if I don't do the post now, you won't get one for another day as tomorrow is a busy day! Second house viewing to measure!! and sign contracts!! And then Post Office and some other errands. Fun!
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I promise I have some interesting post coming up soon!
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
So for my disappearing act again, it was another match weekend here in Cardiff which means I was working lots!! I apologise for being slow with my 30 for 30, but I can't do outfits and photos everyday so they will be staggered over the next few weeks. I promise to finish it this time round though. So here is Day 5 and Day 6.
Outfit made up of: 10+11+23+30
10. M&S Limited Collection
11. New Look
23. Dorothy Perkins
Pocket Watch Necklace from Amie Boutique on Etsy
Ring found in work
So this leopard print top was one of the challenge pieces sent to me by my best friend Heather. I think I nailed a fairly edgy look, and it has changed my opinion of leopard print. You may see some more pieces in my wardrobe soon.
Outfit made up of: 2+3+30
Blue flower hairband from Canada
Mirano Glass Earrings, christmas gift from parents
Vintage brooch from Ebay
This blue flower dress was another challenge piece Heather sent me. It's not my usual style but I kinda like it, and it finally gave me something to pair this vest/tunic/dress thing with (spur of the moment sale buy!)
A few of you who have been reading a while know that I had new baby bunnies when I got back from my Honeymoon in China. And you have been emailing me asking to see some pictures of my little cuties, so here are the first few pictures.
This is Jasper!
This is Delilah!
This is how they like to sleep!
And this is Delilah on her first photoshoot! lol. She stayed still unlike her brother who just kept jumping out of the box! Isn't she cute! Expect to see more photos like this!
How is everyones 30 for 30 going? Any drop out's yet? Anyone struggling or are we all ok?
Friday, 11 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
So I am gonna have to make this a mega quick post as I am on my way out the door to work, and if I don't sort the post out now (Monday Night) I won't have time before tomorrow. I decided to roll two challenges into one post and use one outfit with just a little difference.
First up my 30 for 30 Day 4 outfit (I apologise for my creased skirt but this was a quick shot taken before packing the outfit and I assure you it was ironed before it was actually worn out of the house)
Outfit made up of: 4+13+22+26
13. Nygard Collection
Random Feather and bead necklace
Hair band from Canada
Some pattern mixing as you can see. I have been wanting to pair these 2 items together for a while but just hadn't gotten round to it. I think the strong flower motif on both makes them work well together. Plus I don't own a lot of yellow so think it's great the two piece work with each other. I think I could also do this outfit with a plain white tank top in the summer, when it is a little warmer.
Now for my second part. This months Everybody Everywear item was - The Classic Blazer. I didn't put one in my 30 for 30 - so this doesn't count as a 30 for 30 outfit but I am using the basic items with the blazer. This is how I change my look very simply from casual to business. Drop the cardigan, necklace and bow hairband - pull on a smart black blazer and don my glasses and voila... a chic business look
Blazer - River Island
Brooch - Vintage
This was worn to a business meeting with my new editor.
Ok so thats all, coz if I don't leave now I'm gonna miss my bus.
Hope you like my outfits for both the challenges. What would you pair my skirt or cardigan with? Any suggestions?
Monday, 7 February 2011
Sorry there have been no posts over the weekend. Some of you may know it's been a big match weekend this weekend. With all of the first six nations rugby matches taking place on Friday and Saturday...So that means I have been working long and tiring hours...hence the no posts.
And that also means I haven't worn any outfits either, just work uniform. So today I thought I would bring you some more photos from our China honeymoon. All these photos are from the town of Shuzou. Enjoy
The Grand Canal - Suzhou
The Master of Nets Garden - The smallest walled garden in Suzhou
The General Administrators Garden - The biggest walled garden in Suzhou
The following shots are all Suzhou town by night. It's so beautiful.
See how pretty it all is. Especially at night. So many places are prettier at night in China. They love to light everything up.