Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year, New You?

I've never really being one of these people to do the whole 'new year, new me, new everything' because I don't think the majority of people stick to that, however ambitions/plans for the new year is another story which I think everybody should do.. I was looking online and came across this cute idea (link here). 
You fill the jar throughout the year of things you have done/enjoyed during the year, then next new years eve you open the jar and read through all the stories/notes and memories. 
I think it's a lovely idea& going to try it myself for sure! I also thought you could keep the notes in a vintage tea pot just to be a little bit different? Also mixing the paper you wrote on would be abit different, maybe even write on fabric? wrappers? etc. Or you could also put small objects in for the memories.. 
I think it's kinda a one year memory box. If you don't fancy this idea I have came across these two books that are kind of the same idea;
A Question Each Day Diary- here
One Line A Day- Five year memory book; here
This year hasn't really being the best year for me so I'm pretty glad to be seeing the back of it. Do you have any interesting idea's for next year?
Anyway, I hope you all have a happy&healthy year, &thank you all so much for following/reading my blog, It really does mean alot to me, I never thought I'd enjoy blogging even half as much as I do, also the people I have spoken to due to my blog is one of the best things.
Thanks all so much!


Saturday, 29 December 2012

OOTD; £3 Kimono Jacket

Today is just a quick outfit post, I haven't been able to take my photograph's outside recently due to the none stop rain. I find it so hard deciding where to take my pictures as we have no plain white walls in our house and lighting in a nightmare, I took the images in my room today but its not the brightest of places, hopefully the rain will stop&I'll be able get some different pictures done. Anyway, (rambling away), this little kimono jacket was just £3.00 in Primark, It's not something I'd usually pick up but I loved the tassels and thought for three pounds I may as well.
I've actually worn it more than I thought I would so pretty pleased with it.  
Dress; American Apparel
Necklace; (was a bracelet which I diy'd)
White Top; Topshop (I tied it to add more shape).
I'd just like to thank everyone who has followed me in the last few days, it' really does mean a lot to me.
Hope you are all well& having a lovely weekend. 

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Crazy

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, I've kind of reached the age when Christmas isn't as exciting anymore (I was actually more excited at the thought of the food more than anything else). I didn't want to do a post about all the presents I received (mainly as a lot of people don't like that and instantly think your 'bragging or spoilt') however I got mostly money as presents since I'm going to Disneyland with five of my friends in Jan. I did get a lot of little bits and bobs along with a Kindle, I'm starting to think how did I ever read without one (lying down reading without the arm ache is amazing!).

Needle point Dr Marten Brogues; (present); £75 (here they have gone to £55 in the sale)
Velvet lace dress; Topshop Sale; £15
Pattern Dress; River Island Sale; £12 
(I love this dress more than anything, the print if perfect! I think I'm going to wear it for New Year, I think it could be the best £12 I've ever spent).
Leather/ Suede bag; (present) Zara; £60 (I think it has gone down in the sale to, how annoying)
Snakeskin Kimono; H&M sale; £10
I've never really been one for fighting threw the sales for a cheap price but I haven't bought myself clothes for a long time so thought I'd give the sales a go.. I'm so glad I did, two dresses and a kimono for around £40 is cheap as chips. 
Hope you are all well.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

OOTD; Statement Collar

Today's outfit includes these 'disco style pants' I have been looking for some American Apparel dupes for a while, I do have the gold ones from AA which I paid £70 for but I didn't really have the money to go all out on another pair (Christmas presents took the disco pant fund) so I thought I'd give these ones from eBay a go. I'm pretty happy with them except my camera doesn't photograph the colour of them properly, they are emerald green, &I paid £19.99 for them from HERE.
I'm going to do a review for them in the new year comparing them to my AA ones, so keep an eye out for that to. I have also finally found a shirt with a perfect statement collar, I've been on the lookout for one for a while now, it's great for under jumpers in this wintery weather.

I've decided I'm going to start only blogging posts I'm truly happy with, I think recently I have been more bothered about the amount I'm blogging than actually what I'm putting on here, so I'm going to put more effort into my images/ text etc. rather than just trying to get as many posts up, that could be my new years blog resolution.. Looking at other blogs has made me want to make mine as best I can, and even to be abit more outgoing with my outfits, I feel like a plain Jane when I look at other's blogs.
Blouse; Charity Shop; £3.
Cropped Velvet Jacket; Charity Shop; £3.
Shoes; Topshop; (old)
Hope you are all well!