Sunday, 30 December 2012

What I Wore: 2012

I saw a few of these posts popping up and really liked the idea, I a huge fan of documenting every little thing that happens in my life, am always on twitter and instagramming silly little things (add me, i'm 'ohlittlered') and so why not my favourite outfit posts of 2012? All outfit posts are linked above if you want to know specific clothing details!

This year has zoooomed by, I feel like it was only April a month or so ago but now I find myself approaching my final term of uni, looking to move out properly on my own and begin the rest of my life out of education...eek! I haven't taken as many outfit posts as I would have liked this year and have only really started getting the hang of posing away just for this blogs benefit but they do make my favourite posts and so I hope to do a lot more in 2013. SO weird thinking it will be 2013, I'm getting old...
I want to become a bit more ambitious with my wardrobe next year. Think bold prints and maybe some more arm candy, I'm not the biggest advocate for jewellery. I normally don't bother taking outfit photo's because mostly I find my outfits being repeated or too boring to really show you. I live in my disco pants and baggy jumper and there's only so many of 'those' posts you can put up. I want to wear more trousers next year and grunge things up a bit, we will see!

Are you thinking of switching things up in your wardrobe come 2013?

Wishing you all a fabulous New Years whatever you're doing, see you next year!

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Friday, 28 December 2012

christmas presents

001.MAC Gift Sets - 002. Bath & Body Works Candles - 003. Topshop Socks - 004. Soap & Glory Goodies - 005. Sanctuary Spa Gift Set - 006. Queen of the House Notebook - 007. Angel Biscuits - 008. Scult your own perfect boyfriend - 009. Topshop purse - 010. Soap & Glory Make-up - 011.Pink Smarties - 012. Soap & Glory Moisturisers - 013. Heatable Slippers - 014. Lush Christmas Gift Box
I know these posts can be accused of being boastful but I love to read them myself being a bit of a nosy parker and I have been requested a few times to put one up myself so here we go...

I had quite a modest Christmas this year as me and my boyfriend both set ourselves a smaller budget opting to go to the theatre together in January instead of spending too much of gifts. However, saying that I have been really lucky to be treated to various niche and novelty gift sets and the cutest snuggle boots that I can heat in the microwave to keep my toes toasty, eep! I've was spoiled with Soap and Glory goodness this year and can't wait to lather up with their assortment of bathtime products that all smell so heavenly. I have a few gift vouchers that I'm saving up for a post first draft of dissertation shopping spree...
So excited to own some of MAC's lip glass glosses, I'm not a huge lipgloss fan but I've really loved the sultry nude shades that Jon's mum picked out for me - bring on Kim Kardashian lips.

Festive socks for the win. What was your favourite present you received?

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

velvet dreams

velvet playsuit - Lavish Alice*
 leather jacket - miss selfridges
millicent studded boots - topshop
nails - deborah lippman*
These outfit pic's were snapped pre-christmas whilst sauntering around Picadilly waiting to watch Viva Forever with the babe that is Jemma. We adopted a empty doorway for our backdrop and posed anxiously whilst tourists pointed and stared - oh well, all for you guys! 
I received this gorgeous navy playsuit from Lavish Alice- you might have noticed I've had a bit of a velvet crush as of late and this snazzy little number fit the bill perfectly. I love the long sleeves and floatiness of this playsuit as it makes it super comfortable and more wearable during these colder months. I just had a peek on the Lavish Alice site and it is also now on sale knocking £10 its former £38 price tag so go, go, go!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas? I had such a lovely day that was only slightly spoilt by a hangover that left me cuddling the toilet in the earlier hours of Christmas morning but don't worry it didn't put me off stuffing my face and waking at the crack of dawn yelling "ITS CHRISTMASSSSSSSS". With selection box upon selection box at my fingertips, cheesy soap Christmas drama, and family and friends, I really couldn't have asked for much more! How did you spend your Christmas day and was anyone else slightly let down by Derek Branning's death on Eastenders? I wanted a punch up or something!

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

and the bells were ringing out

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Sarah Wine Peter Pan Collar Dress - Oh My Love*
Clutch - Next*
I think is possibly the most fitting dress for the festive season, a gorgeous deep burgundy velvet with lace collar and sleeve embellishments. On the two occasions I've worn this since receiving it I have always received comments such as "you look like you're an elf!" and I suppose it does have that feel to it around this time of year. It's extremely flattering and I feel mega Christmassy and feminine floating around in it! Oh My Love has SO many gorgeous pieces just like this dress and I've added one or two items to my Christmas wishlist...

You might have noticed I've been a little bit absent on here recently but that's due to the final rush to get deadlines met during the last couple weeks of university which I can happily tell you is done and dusted for this year! Cannot believe I've complete my last ever autumn term at University and am back home wrapping presents and thinking of the perfect party dress for New Year, where has this year gone?!

I'm back home for a month now and although I have my dissertation to be getting on with I will be blogging again a lot more. I'm really in the spirit this year and even dabbled a little in gingerbread baking the other day using festive dough cutters and everything - get me! 

What have you been doing to get into the spirit?

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Friday, 7 December 2012

Feeling Festive: Gifts for Girls Under £10

Feeling Festive: Gifts for Girls Under £10
001. Festive Socks - £3.50 each or 3 for £8 - 002. Colour Me Good, Ryan Gosling £7.50 - 003. Models Own Wonderland Polishes £5 each - 004. Lip Balm Duo Set - £5 - 005. Christmas Tin Candles £6.59 each - 006. Mushroom Mug -  £10 
Struggling to think of gifts that are still just as cute and fun on a smaller budget? Look no further  Here's just a quick assortment of ideas for less expensive gifts and/or stocking filler for those special girls in our lives, all for under ten quid. Yes, that's right £10. I know I would love to unwrap any one of these on Christmas day and think they'd make great gifts as part of a Secret Santa or stocking filler for friends, girlfriends, and female relatives...

I've already picked up a number of the Christmas tin candles, I couldn't help myself! What do you think? Have you found any cute gift guides for those on a budget?

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Louise Thompson for Goddiva Fashion Launch

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Phew! That was quite a few photo's to get through but I just couldn't help but show you the mini burgers and assorted canapes that were on offer - I am a massive food junkie and so foody treats will always take pride of place on this blog.
Back to the matter in hand though! Just over a week ago now I was invited along to the launch of Louise Thompson's (for those of you who are reality tv fans you will already know she stars in 'Made in Chelsea') fashion range for Goddiva Fashion. In all honesty, upon first look at the range online I didn't think all that much of it. I'm not a girl that fawns over glitz and glitter, and a lot of the line I wouldn't know where to wear the pieces to as some of the dresses are quite formal or aimed more for prom. However, after being welcomed to the Mayfair Exchange with a glass of champers by the lovely team behind red hot pr, I zoomed over to the rails to get a closer inspection. Among my favourite pieces were a rose petal ruffled jumper, a scalloped bodycon baroque dress , and a very glitzy little number with cut out shoulder pieces which I luckily enough got to take home with me (outfit post coming soon!). Needless to say my opinions were altered for the better after trying on the more casual line of outfits and bodycon dresses suited for a night out with the girls.

Meeting Louise was strange seeing as I've watched her pretty much every Monday evening on E4. She was extremely down to earth and we got chatting about university deadlines and dissertations, it's sometimes hard to remember she's just another university student too. She was open and honest about her input into the range and happily posed away for photo's with a gaggle of eager bloggers. For once in my life, I actually felt quite tall too, Louise is SO tiny! I even caught a glimpse of Spencer waiting outside for Louise in a London Black Cab (in true Chelsea fashion) whilst me and Jemma opted for the tube armed with a very generous load of jam packed goody bags which I can't wait to delve into!

Have you had a look at the Louise Thompson range? Are you a bit of a MIC junkie like me?

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

feeling festive: winter nails

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Models Own Blizzard and Southern Lights - £5 each or can purchase Wonderland Set for £20
If I'm honest I never paid much attention to my hands and so for a very long time my nails were left beyond the realms of neglected. But after years of trying to curb my nail biting habit, I have, finally, somewhat broken the habit and feel ready to pamper my nails. 
As winter is upon us I thought it only right to don a very festive themed winter nails post as since receiving my Models Own Wonderland set in the post for a mere £20 - absolute bargain! All polishes within the set embellish the arctic and all things wintery, with five very glittery shades to choose from. I opted for the chilly blue hues of Southern lights with silver flakes of Blizzard to accent. I have been overwhelmed with compliments and have found myself setting up my own little salon in my bedroom for family and friends. 

I think any one of the Wonderland Models Own polishes would be great little stocking filler or buy the full set as a gift for someone special!

What do you think? Show me you winter nails!

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Take Out Candy

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Take Out Candy - Cyber Candy £3.40*

Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth? Are you a fan of fizzy sour snakes and chewy gummy bears? This Take Out Candy Box from Cyber Candy has it all. A cluster of all your favourite pick 'n' mix sweets in a ridiculously cute Chinese style Take Out Box. These boxes always remind me of the Big Bang Series as they always seem to be having a Chinese Takeaway, and where I live our regular Saturday take out doesn't come packaged half as pleasing as this. 

For £3.40 I don't see where you could go wrong, you are also given an authentic pair of chopsticks to try and pick out your selected tasty treat like a pro! I'm awful at it so find myself just digging in and devouring as much as I can before my brother pinches the lot! I think these little take out candy boxes would make a really sweet, see what I did there ;), present for younger siblings, cousins, or just a greedy uncle this Christmastime. Great for those on a budget and looking for novel gifts to add together for a more personalised present. Coming from a family where I have at least seven younger cousins under the age of ten, I know that they would love these instead of the bog standard Chocolate Selection Box jobby from tesco. Warning! It will probably cause hyperactivity, sorry auntie! But then again it is Christmas...

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