Monthly Archives: December 2012

New year, new start

So, today is New Year’s Eve, and for many it’s the kick start they use to bring in changes they want for themselves. They make resolutions that they will try to stick to (but often don’t) for the next twelve months. I’ve never really been one for resolutions, and this year is no different. Of course I plan on doing things but they’re not going to be a solid statement. I’m not going to say “I will drop 2 dress sizes by this time next year” because that may not happen, I just want to get myself fit & healthy, and eat properly & get more fresh air – much more reasonable & achievable yes?

But one that I think everyone should do is a decision to be kinder, to make more time for family & friends, to keep an eye on elderly neighbours, to smile & laugh more. I know these may not work for everyone but they work for me. So I will be taking this opportunity to start 2013 with a positive mentality and I would like to wish you all the best for the oncoming year!

I will have a clothes related blog up soon enough, promise!

‘Til next time……

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Searching for boots

I am currently on the hunt for a pair of knee high boots, but being that I’m so very fussy & particular about what they will look like its proving to be a bit difficult. I want them to be plain, but not boring, to actually reach my knee (most sit about 4 inches below my knee, which is not flattering) & to have a nice heel – it can affect how your leg looks, really. I’ve found a few pairs that are very nice, but unfortunately I do not have stick legs, like shoe manufacturers seem to think. I do not mind spending a fair wedge on them if they’re good quality & will stand the test of time – like the brown ones I bought in Office about a million years ago (it was actually about 4/5, but feel like I’ve had them forever). Ive actually found a pair that I love, from Dune, but the zip doesn’t fully go up – theres about 2/3inches to go. So I’m going to speak to my cobbler – they are absolute masters at what they do – and see if they can be stretched before I spend the money.

On another note, a good cobbler. Find one. If they do their job properly you can save yourself a fortune on shoes. A simple re-heel or re-sole can give your shoe a new lease of life, and if they’re good, they can often repair the damage to leather on a heel and make it look brand new again or repair the stitching on a handbag. I’ve found my local to be the best, and they often give me tips on minding my shoes to make them last as long as possible

‘Til next time……

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Messings & meet ups

So I had a fairly busy week this week, with catch ups & things to be done. I love being busy, now I love my chill out time, but there’s nothing like having a plan too.

Last Saturday was a night out for my friend’s birthday. And as is my tradition I went whole hog with the glamour & dolling myself up. I wore these leather effect leggings from American Apparel (I’ve mentioned them before), still love the fact they’re a medium!! Yes they’re super stretchy but they’re a MEDIUM!!! The grey tunic/dress is from Zara, I’ve had it a few years now, and have gotten so much use from it. It’s possibly one of the comfiest dresses I own, I’m never worried about my cleavage or my tum in it, and that’s why I wanted to wear it out. I teamed this with my quilted bag & whopper heels both from Penneys. Again they’re both a few years old but there are very similar styles of shoes out at the moment. They are about 5inches and make me even more of a giant but because of the platform under the toes they’re super comfy. I call them my dancing shoes, and one advantage I discovered (or recovered) is when you’re a giant, people move out of the way! Yipeee!! With the outfit being so simple I could get away with massive ear-rings, so massive I had to take them off before the end of the night because they hurt my ears! So I back combed the shizz out of my hair, threw it into a messy ponytail & went hell for leather (hehehe) for the rock chick look (lots of eyeliner & mascara to finish it off).

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On my day off I got some Christmas shopping done, so that was all about the comfort. I wasn’t going to be trying on (that was the plan anyway) so I didn’t need to have easy to remove clothing. I went with this long sleeved white top from H&M, with this very cute short sleeved green jacket from A-wear (it’s ancient, bought it for a fiver in the sales, a fiver!!), comfy jeans from Levi’s (from their curve range, which I’ve discussed before), & Converse on my feets. My accessories are the blue skull scarf from Fran & Jane, handbag was my mums, and cosy hat from Roxy – I bought it in Australia so not sure if it was available here, but there are deffo similar versions around. I spruced up my look with some pink lippy, I used the no2 from Kate Moss for Rimmel, love the colour & it works for day & night. So I was comfy & cozy to battle the shops.

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Yesterday I met up with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while so could go low key while still looking nice. I wore (from the feet) flowery ballet pumps from Penneys, jeans (as before) from Levi’s, long sleeved grey top from Bond Australia (bought in Target, I miss Target), with coral coloured top under from Cotton On (again bought in Australia, but they now have an online store or similar tees are available elsewhere – Gap is always good for them!), with my cosy cardigan from Fran & Jane (or coatigan as the girls were calling it last night) on top. To make myself feel a bit more glammed up I wore some red lippy – cannot beat a nice red lippy – from Benefit (colour is “frenched”), and did a Katniss style plait in my hair.

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So that’s my week in catch ups & birthdays.

‘Til next time…..,

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