Skater Dress & a Bad Fake Tan

Blue Skater Dress
skater dress
Cardigan: Ebay
Dress: Love Curtosy of Rosie's Giveaway
Necklace: Accessorize

This is what I wore to the Birmingham bloggers meet at the weekend, I thought the amount of wool on the cardigan would keep me nice and toasty whilst battling the elements in the german market...I thought wrong. It was freezing. And busy. And an incredibly drunk man compared me to Sienna Miller, although what he actually said was "hellodarrlinoolookikesennamyllerrr" - nice.
Judging by the first picture I was also a shade of mahogany for the whole day and looked like I was trying to bring back TOWIE on the streets of Birmingham, so apologies to anyone who came close enough and got a stench of biscuits!

I was going to do a seperate post about the meet but sadly I only had my Iphone camera and it failed in the rubbish light, so in short I had a fab day where I managed to see the lovely Emma, Rebecca, Char, Hayley, Michelle & Gemma again and I also had the pleasure of meeting the rather funny Annabel and the oh-so-kind Sian who made us all cookies which I snaffled as soon as I got home with a good brew. If you aren't already followers of these ladies blogs they're all pretty darn good so go have a looky.

Hope everyone's well, the stress of planning a wedding hit me today in the form of family politics so I'm going to get my agression out in the form of cleaning my horrific bathroom followed by trash tv.
Oh and I want this girl to be my bff.

Christmas Outfits

Christmas Dresses
Link1 Dress £29.99 Quiz, Clutch £30 Aldo, Shoes £62 Topshop
2 Dress £58 Motel, Clutch £5.60 Peacocks, Shoes £24.99 Newlook
3 Dress £38 Love, Clutch £35 Aldo, Shoes £20 Debenhams

There's always a huge amount of sparkle at this time of year, and every year I find myself looking at outfits for the Christmas season but never actually buying anything. I think it's because an outfit like this can only really be worn a couple of times but I should maybe invest as glitter is glitter whether it's 2010 or 2011 and it'll probably continue to do the rounds every Christmas for a while. I'm not too sure which one of these outfits is my favourite, surprisingly I'm really liking the Quiz dress which is a bit hypocritical of me as I've always "pah!-ed" at this shop for being a bit chavtron, but the oversized bow is rather Blaire Waldorf esque and Gossip Girl is my favourite.
Hope everyone's planning a good weekend, Ima head to Birmingham tomorrow and spend Sunday watching films. Wins.

I Think I Wanna Barry You

I've found myself regressing a couple of years and re igniting my love for ol' Bazza...
Barry M Dazzle Dust
Barry M Dazzle Dust Green and GoldBarry M Swatches
My camera did not want to co operate with poor lighting today

Yes, if applied without a sturdy hand you can look like you're crying tears of glitter. Yes, if you happen to be wearing a white top little clouds of colour explode onto it, and yes, the product always seems to leek out of the screw top. But I always seem to go back to these little pots and I don't think I could ever even part with even the more hideous colours I've bought.
The two here are so ancient they don't have shade names but the greeny colour on the left is actually dazzle dust's more glamorous relative "Fine Glitter Dust" and it makes my eyes BLUER THAN THE SEA. Ok that's a lie as mine are a funny grey colour but this definitely makes them look a lot brighter. I've started using the gold dazzle dust again as I've ran out of my trusty Half Baked and it's proving a good yet messy alternative, it's more of a browny gold than a copper gold but I likes the shimmer.
Right I'm now going to sit down with a brew and a million digestives and catch up on blogs before trecking out in my pjs to pick up Tom from work at 11, how horrible is it that I then have to be up tomorrow to take him to his morning shift for 6 O CLOCK?! The perrils of sharing a car...

A Leopard and a Whale

leopard print bodycon
Skirt: Ebay
Top: Missguided

I took these photos whilst trying on night out outfits and this was the winner for last night, just with heaps more fake tan, lots of eyemakeup, and no tights. Because of said night out I'm now suffering the effects of excessive alcohol consumption (yes I still have a hangover at 8pm) and did something today that should have been done a long long time ago...poured what was left of our big bottle of absinthe down the sink,that evil green monster has ruined many a night out for me and it will ruin no more!
So my day has actually been spent on the sofa watching Saturday afternoon movies and I've fallen in love with Free Willy all over again, I remember back in the day I used to get so jealous of Jesse as he was caught vandalising and his punnishment was to befriend a whale?! I suppose he did see the error of his ways and grew into quite the environmentally friendly risk taker. I'm rambling. In all it's been a very uneventful day and I'm going to spend the night with x factor, a duvet, and lots of self pity.

Can You See the Sky (or dress) Turn Red

red skater dress
Dress: Ebay
Necklace: Primark

I never wear red, I think I have a subconscious dislike for it. For me red equals blotchy skin, burn after 3 seconds of exposure to the sun, and my cheeks' ability to blush ridiculously easily. I don't usually take fashion advice from the olds at work but one of them said "red would look lovely on you" so I thought I'd give it a go...and I don't hate the result, I do however hate my orangey browndyegonewrong roots and the singing demonic girl from the littlewoods christmas advert. Oh and my arms looking a bit sausage like.
This dress was super cheap but the quality sort of reflects the price as it feels a bit clingy in some places and sags in others, for £14 I shouldnt really complain but I sort of wish I'd saved my money and bought the topshop version.
I have nothing else to say really, trying to save my pennies for christmas so haven't been getting up to any adventurous things - although Brum blogger meet pt 2 is soon, who else is going?

Motel Rocks & Glossybox Event

My blog turned 2 on Thursday and what better way to celebrate than to hope on a train to London (after faffing about and failing to find my booking confirmation) to oggle at nice clothes and mingle with other bloggers who I've stalked followed for a while.

Me, Rebecca, Dina & Lucy

Rebecca & Dina

Rebecca & Sophie

After meeting the lovely Rebecca and Dina at Euston we squeezed onto a cramped tube to Oxford Circus, got lost a little bit trying to find the Whistles pess day, got a little bit snubbed at said press day, then made our way to Motel where we were faced with so many bloggers! Being the Nervous Nelly I am I was actually a little overwhelmed but the girls I did manage to speak to were all lovely and the Mojito helped ease my nerves a little.
I'm a big Motel fan and fell in love with pretty much everything I saw and found myself being drawn to anything leopard print, the oh so generous Motel ladies allowed every blogger at the event to pick out an item from the new collection and even arranged sweets and candyfloss on tap - pretty much paradise for me! The Glossybox team were also there with a tower of irresistable Lola's cupcakes which I found an impossible feat trying to eat in a ladylike fashion so instead hoovered up in one, so apologies to anyone who happened to glance over and saw this not-so-pretty site : /

Overall it was a great night and huge thanks to everyone at Motel and Selina for inviting me, big kudos of the night goes to the lovely lady on the door - it was quite chilly!

I didn't manage to take many photos through the sea of bloggers but here's some of my favourite items from the new collection, I'm sensing a pattern with the print...

1, 2, 3, 4

Colonel Mustard

Fur Collared Coat: Primark

I saw this coat two weeks ago in the tiny Primark in town and got in a bit of a strop when I went back for it on Saturday and all they had were size 8's, luckily I went back in to assess the knitwear situation and found a 10 sneakily hiding in the back. I really like the mustardy colour and the fur will keep me extra toasty if the weather decides to turn arctic again this year, although probably not the most practical of materials if it gets wet - I'm thinking drowned rat.
I'm not really liking the fact it's only Tuesday, this week seems so long already! I guess it's a bit rubbish wishing your life away but I'm working 6 days this week so cannot wait for a lazy Saturday night/Sunday with X factor and films.
So over and out, bit of a short post but at 6:33am I'm finding it hard to make this week sound exciting!

Edit: This blog post hasn't taken me 14 hours and 38 minutes to write, it was drafted in a blury eyed haze this morning

A Wishlist I Might Have to Wait a While For

1. £34 Love
2 £80 Topshop
3 I will own a Chihuahua one day
4 £A Lot Mulberry
5 £35 Urban Decay
6 £32 Topshop
7 £89 Kurt Geiger
8 £1099 Apple

I was actually planning on an outfit post today, but after a trip into a town full of children (why do they congregate in the most awkward of places?!) it was too dark when I finally got back. Maybe I'll do some of my usual poses tomorrow.
I've spent so much time lately online window shopping and I don't know why I do it to myself, especially with Christmas creeping up on us and swallowing up any spare change left after rent/bills/addiction to crap food. But after Christmas I'm hoping to lure a pair of black boots into my wardrobe and these two are on my hitlist. If only the topshop pair were stud free - the heels and buckles I like, the studliness I do not. I could overlook this if a miracle happened and topshop decided to SALE them.
I don't think the Mulbery or the Chihuahua are going to happen anytime soon unless I sneakily start giving out my own bank details at work for people to make payments too...but when I eventually have my own house I'd like a little chap like this running around, I think Tom would probably object but I've got years to convince him a Chihuahua is just as much mans best friend as a K9 or Turner & Hooch type dog would be!
Just to mention x factor AGAIN I'll be watching on my own tonight so I'll be keeping twitter close by for x factor related humour, if anyone wants to send some my way please do.

Leopard Print is Taking Over my Wardrobe

Trying to hold the jacket together=awkward hand position

I bought this fur jacket last year for cheaps from Republic, I do love it and it makes me feel like a stuffed animal BUT i'm having trouble styling it. I've tried it with a dress and I feel Bet Lynchified, I've tried it with skirts and I feel prostituty with my bleach damaged hair, and I've gone for shorts here and it looks too cas(ual)? My last attempt will be some wine skinnys which could work but might again look a bit too dressed down, espesh as I wanted to be draped in leopard fur for my trip into London on Thursday. So any suggestions would be most welcome!

Today was actually a last minute day off from work for me as the landlords were sending a maintenence man around and I had to play hide the cat once again, the poor little mite has spent most of the day hiding in the bedroom listening to post hardcore (If I call it emo I feel too old to be listening to it) at a non offensive to his cat ears volume whilst eating dry food in an attempt to stop him leaving little gifts on my clothes. Other than a trip to the doctors this has pretty much been my day - why do people always cough so much more in the doctors? You don't need to prove your illness to me : / I'll be spending tonight catching up on blogs, enjoying a bath, and most likely watching big brother...GO HOME FAYE.
And just to throw it in another post, GO HOME FRANKIE YOU LOOK RIDICULOUS

I found this on google images, I'd like to credit this lady as she looks fun but I don't know who she is
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