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Sunday, 6 January 2013
That was such a half-arsed attempt at writing the whole title in spanish. My bad.
This is my first post of 2013, I really do hope that 2013 banishes the laziness from me and will mean many more posts to come!
So ASOS send you a 10% off code AND free Next Day Delivery for the whole of your birthday month, and I love it because it means I'm more inclined to get myself a birthday dress (its a treat, so that's reasonable and EVERYONE needs a birthday dress right?) and it means I can take aaages choosing because of the next day delivery! With my birthday this coming Friday I think I'm well on my way to choosing something. On another note, I really need some black jeans.....my sister keeps telling me to get some well priced, well fitted ones from New Look but Ashley Madekwe's blog Ring My Bell makes me want to go back to some good ol' Topshop Jamies.... I just don't know! Blogs make me so torn! Any ideas guys?
This dress was my Christmas dress, I actually posted a picture of it from the ASOS website on my post about swing dresses (Here if you want to check it out) Its a tad too big, I wish I'd got it smaller but besides that its a gorgeous shape and moves nicely when you walk. The colour is also really beautiful and royal and the lace makes it so elegant and gorgeous. The shoes I'm wearing I also have mentioned before in the link posted above, they're Topshop Chelsea boots, they provide height while also giving me enough comfort to walk for miles in them. Sorted.
Friday, 28 December 2012
So I recently read an interview in Topshop's Inside-Out with Soulmaz Vosough and Sarah Haymes, Head of Personal Shopping and Personal Shopping Manager at the London flagship store, respectably. Not only was the interview really good (you can find it here:http://insideout.topshop.com/2012/12/topshop-personal-shopping) but I ended up developing the biggest girl style crush on Soulmaz.
I love her bare legs and collection of leather boots and shes definitely my hairspiration. I find her quite the epitome of the high end of high street fashion. Topshop...Zara, clothes that are cityish, clean cut and dark....definitely what I look for in a wardrobe plus she is in possession of my (current) dream job.
Sunday, 23 December 2012
So today me and the fam went on our usual Sunday morning Hampstead Heath walk. Thought I'd dress up a bit because we were planning on visiting Mr Karl Marx himself. He's buried at Highgate Cemetery and as I've got a uni assignment on him I thought I'd go and ask the man himself for some help!
What do you guys think of my Christmas jumper? It's so cute! It's from Topshop and was one of the last five, christmas jumpers have clearly been a high street hit this year! I'm also wearing my new hat from H&M, and borrowed my mama's green Hunter wellies. The skirt is actually a jersey Topshop dress, the army jacket is from Camden Market and the scarf is from South America and just about the softest scarf I've ever come across.
Workers Of All Lands Unite! /endcommunistgaby
Hope you like the cheesy family photo, although there is a noticeably absent mama! We're going to have to coax her on one of our walks soon, Hampstead Heath is amazing throughout all the seasons.
Ah god, I've been terrible with my blogging. I could say that it's because I've been working away at university and the bad weather stops me from taking photos but I think I'd only be kidding myself! I've been lazy okay?! Anyway, this lovely little filler post is an update as to what I've been up to and to tell you all about the lovely things I've discovered.
So, I'm going to start with the excitement that issssss:
In October my photo was featured on the MSN homepage!
This was because I'm a big fan of the website WIWT.com, a website where you just upload photos of what you're wearing today. Poppy Dinsey, the founder of WIWT has an Editor's Choice section of their favourite outfits and not only was I featured on thaaat but Poppy also writes for the MSN women's section and was lovely enough to feature me in it! Was definitely the coolest thing.
Right, now I want to talk to you about my new obsession.
The Anti-Silhouette Dress
I'm currently in love with dresses that lack structure and just fall in a certain way, especially swing dresses.
If I could find an easy £180.57 (to be fair it was £361.15) I'd buy this gorgeous DKNY Cape Tunic.
Though I'd style it differently to the model above (hair down and a smile, for example) I think the cape style and skinny legs/baggier top half silhouette is gorgeous.
The swing dresses at ASOS are great too. Here are a few of my favourite:
And then there's this one I actually ended up buying (though I wish I could have them all) for Christmas Day:
The colour is absolutely gorgeous and the lace gives a feminine edge that can be slightly lost with the bagginess of the dress.
I'm also expecting these lovely chelsea boots for Christmas, I think they'll look great with all the new swing dresses I'll eventually buy, what have you guys asked for?
Right, theres a mini update. I've got a outfit post coming soon too.