Why do they always show close ups of drinks being poured on Made in Chelsea?

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Dress: c/o Pussycat London
Jacket: Miss Selfridge
Boots: Ebay

Ugh it's Monday, the weekends go way too quickly for me, one minute I'm watching monsters inc wearing some snazzy 3d glasses whilst munching on a kit lat chunky and the next my alarm's going off at 6:33 am. I swear someone speeds up time on a Saturday and Sunday.
Anyway here is a new dress which I like a lot. It's that perfect dress that can be worn for work and out of work providing no one from the office spies me and thinks I have no clothes! You can't see from these snaps but it has a tie around the waist that does up at the back which makes the skater skirt even more floaty and flowy and helps accentuate a waist if you have one, in my case it just sort of sits on it.
This particular little number is £25 from Pussycat London but they've also got a sale on at the mo with some lovely dresses for £17, I've set my sights on a paisley lace one for any festivities that may come my way this year!

And on a completely unrelated note, I need hair tool suggestions. I'm currently curling my hair with ghd's - anyone know of something that holds a curl in a bit better or is quicker to do? I'm after beachy waves like this person here. Suggestions much appreciated : )

Date Night: Burgers at Buddies

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A couple of weeks ago me and Tom managed to get a bit of time together (a rarity when your boyfriend husband works in a pub) so we decided to don our winter warmers and have a stroll around the town fair. Obvs it was full of screaming children and cheesy happy hardcore music so we left pretty quickly and just happened to find ourselves in my favourite local chain Buddies.

There's now eight of these American style diners around Northamptonshire but on a quiet weekday evening the one in the town centre has to be my favourite, tucked on a backstreet between two other restaurants it's a cosy little haven of junk food goodness with a burger menu that can be confused for a novella. Mine in the photo is one of their "shrek" burgers which consists of a beef and a southern fried chicken burger topped with garlic mayo and lettuce, I swear I put on the pounds just looking at it but it felt so right. Tom had some sort of pulled pork wonder and despite the Sundae menu looking incredible (I'm now drooling over "mint stint) we were both too stuffed to contemplate desert so let our stomachs settle with a cheeky milkshake.

The prices at Buddies are pretty decent too and for me it wins every time over tgi's or any other similar style of eats, I think for all of this plus drinks we spent under £30, and you get some rather snazzy paraphernalia to look at whilst chowing down! We ended the night with a drink in the oh so classy lloyds and came back home to watch Karl Pilkington befriend a weird looking boy with too much plastic surgery. So overall a fab night!

So if you're ever in the area then deffs give it a go, or if you just want some food porn then have a peep at the never ending menu here

This post isn't sponsored, I just like food. A lot. 

Winter Wishlist

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With only a mere 264 hours (not that I'm counting...) until I venture to the USA for the first time in my life, I decided to make a sort of visual list of products I want to buy. I can't believe November has come around so quickly, when we booked the holiday way back in March it seemed a lifetime away but now with just over a week to go I'm dreaming of beauty products and American style desserts. I'm just not looking forward to the flight much, last time I "did" long haul to Mexico it seemed never ending and the girl in front of me just had to recline her seat all the way back....

I actually stalked all of these for the prices in dollars and couldn't believe how much cheaper everything is. Actually I was looking at the real techniques brushes too and all the face ones are around £5 each! Just shows how expensive our little isle is. It's been decided I must buy Rockateur, I already have sugarbomb but it needs a little boxy friend.

Sorting out money to travel with has been a bit more complicated that I thought it'd be, it only dawned on me the other day that taking a wad of cash probably isn't the best idea and I didn't realise debit cards charged for a percentage of every transaction abroad either. So my options were either to sort myself out with a credit card for security or buy one of those pre paid things that are similar to old school travellers cheques, there's lots of credit card deals out there but I've left it a bit late to sort one now so I've gone with the latter.

Any tips for a New York newby? After all my research my money tip for anyone going overseas would be to check your bank account a few times during your trip to make sure you're on top of any unwanted charges. Oh and check the weather before you go, I booked the "starlight cruise" then realised it's going to be around 2 degrees at night time, other than that I'm all ears to your suggestions!

My hat makes me look like Mr Ben

Dress: c/o Chi Chi
Bowler: h&m
Boots: Ebay

Looking at these photos is blinding me, oh how I'm in need of a dollop or two of fake tan on these here pasty arms. I guess it makes the dress look even more christmassy though so maybs I should just embrace it.
Anyway this dress is from Chi Chi who actually have a sale on at the moment, I love how their skater dresses aren't hoochie mama short and I'm eyeing up the Bryana Dress which is now a mere £19! I've just looked at my last Chi Chi post, clearly I'm drawn to bedazzled shoulders which is probably a subconscious rebel against the fact I used to have oversized bulky ones - I was a mean butterfly swimmer.

So it's Tuesday! In the mind of us 9-5ers that means it's one day until Wednesday which is half way through the week and therefore closer to Friday...and by my count that's around 30 work cups of tea until the weekend. Anyone got anything exciting planned so I can live vicariously though you? Tom's working for most of it so I'll be playing with my new camera and trying to force the cat to snuggle with me on the sofa. He just won't do it though. Silly claustrophobic cat.

Perfume Review: Marc Jacobs Dot

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I know this fragrance has been around for an age, and I actually bought and photographed this back in June when I bought it from the duty free store at the airport, but I thought I'd give it a few weeks of use before I reviewed it. So er... 5 months later and here it is!
I already own Daisy and always a sucker for packaging I'd had my eye on dot ever since it's release date in summer '12. My perfume preference is probably quite similar to a 15 year olds, I like sweet and fruity scents and always swoon over the smell of a hollister store!
So that being said Dot is a definite win for me, the top notes are a mixture of berries, honeysuckle, dragon fruit, coconut water, and orange blossom and the fruitiness hits you instantly on the first sniff. It's definitely a sweeter scent than it's sister Daisy and in my opinion it's a bit less overpowering and definitely more wearable if we're talking day to day.

Dot has great staying power too, I tend to spritz myself at about 7:30 and I can still smell it lingering around at 12, after two ish hours the top notes tend to die down and you're left with a mixture of it's base notes - vanilla, driftwood, and musk. For me this is fine but if you're not into musky scents then it might be worth topping up to keep it fruity.

Price wise it isn't the cheapest of perfumes, mine's the 100ml bottle and the cheapest I've just managed to find it is on escentual for £57.80, so my advice would be sample it during a shopping trip - spray yourself at the beginning of the day and see how it fares up whilst you're shopping, always works for me!

Selling My DSLR: Cannon 1100d

Edit - Now sold!

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I've had this camera for a year and I'm thinking of parting with some funds to upgrade, so I'm selling my 1100d for £200 and thought I'd list it here before it gets ebayed.

If you're interested comment below or drop me an email: eloise@frolicsandfashion.com

The Jumper & Skirt Combo

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The jumper and skirt combo is something that I always think looks great on other people and on the creepy mannequins in shops but it's never something I've attempted myself. With the weather getting chillier and my cheap ballet pumps being shoved to the bank of my shoe cupboard I'm now lusting after snug footwear and cosy knitwear. After being contacted by the lovely Tasha for Newlook to have a peruse of their offerings I'm loving both of these skirts from New look and they're great day-to-nightime pieces that can be easily transformed with a pair of heels and a tucked in cami. 
I reckon I'm going to have to get my hands on both of these necklaces too! 
I'm pretty impressed with Newlook's autumn/winter collection this year, whilst a lot of the other shops seem to be sneakily creeping their prices upwards, Newlook have kept their prices consistent which is wins for my wardrobe and my bank balance. Plus they seem to be keeping it simple this year which is great for capsule wardrobing.

Which are your favourite items?

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