Tuesday, 29 December 2009
I'm 24 now and feel it might be time to face reality a bit more squarely in the face: I am not somebody who is wealthy enough to wear such a shoe. If I could get a taxi/limo to parties, then fine. I would wear away with wild abandon but, as it goes, it's tubes, trains and buses a-go-go at the mo-mo. What to do? I'd love to go on holiday but can't as keep spending my hard-earned pennies on frivolous things such as Floyd. Should I E-bay and head for the sun? Should I continue living the dream, desperately hoping that someone will eventually send a fantastically glossy car to get me from A to B?
I need to wear these shoes but my own damn guilt won't let me! They weren't even that expensive - £215 marked down from £430 (I also go a little discount on top of this, I'm not at liberty to explain why). Victoria Beckham can buy shoes like this whenever she wants so WHY CAN'T I?! I think (through this therapeutic tirade) I have managed to answer my own question. I will set up a Pay Pal account tomorrow. Probably...
Also, can I honestly, regret-free sell my black Chloé Paddington (see photo below)? I love it a bit less now, finding the padlock cumbersome at best and, apparently (according to Grazia), they're fetching quite the price at the moment (as they can no longer be purchased from Chloé). Answers on a postcard/comment box - please readers, talk some sense into me!
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Alexa Chung has made it to the top of Vogue’s ‘20 Most Stylish of 2009.’ With her special brand of indie tomboy eccentricity, she has featured on my fashion radar for a while now and I have long admired her ability to dress down even the most frou-frou of frocks with flat loafers and messy hair. Championing the Breton top in a way girls from the Hills can only but dream, Alexa has beaten Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and (even) Lady Gaga to the Number 1 spot.
I have cherry-picked my favourite Alexa looks from the finest Google images search. Thanks to everyone I have stolen them from, I hope they provide all of you with a little sales shopping inspiration.
Currently, I am far too full of Quality Street to even contemplate trying on new clothes but, after an imminently sober and starving January, perhaps I can begin to consider a new Alexa-inspired wardrobe.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
A. Santa stops after 3 ho's
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
I like this one but I do think a woman's confidence shines through when she is comfortable and Cheryl shuffled rather awkward. I worried when she faced the stairs, I really did. Gorgeous number though, if seated. Hair should have been swept up in an elegant chignon rather than hanging in her face if you ask me.
Next up was this ballgown-like black frock:
Forgive me, not sure of the designer - it looks like Marchesa but I can't be 100% certain. People appear to have been quite harsh about it but I quite like it actually. The transparency at the bottom is a little cheap but in general the gown reminds me of those cupcake dolls (in a good, unscented way). On the whole? Dramatic choices that suited the occasion. Dannii's done-to-death 'gladiator's wife' looks could have been improved with more natural styling (and continued resistance to Botox). She seemed proud to have styled herself while Cheryl had help but, you know what? Sometimes it's worth leaving things to the experts.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Listen up Mr. Claus: I have been a very good girl this year and am therefore expecting a stocking fit to bursting and a truck-load of pressies under my evergreen. Don't fob me off with any of this 'Credit Crunch Christmas' nonsense alright?
We'll work through my gifting demands in groups, let's start with beauty bits. ASOS.com have some amazing buys that won't mean breaking the bank (or in your case, having to make any elves redundant), here are my favourites from their Winter collection:
Forget Frosty the Snowman - it's all about Benefit's Frosty the white shimmering eye pencil. Line your eyes with it and highlight your brow and cupid's bow to look wide-eyed and bushy tailed post party!
Bourjois' limited edition eyeshadows are available exclusively at ASOS.com. Pretty packaging, gorgeous shimmering colours. This rich aubergine shade is a great alternative to the usual black smoky eye.
Okay, perhaps this is more of an 'under the tree' pressie but GHDs are every girl's essential. Some of the proceeds of these pink ones go to Breast Cancer UK and can therefore be bought entirely guilt-free.
Ooh I love Illamasqua! Previously only avaliable at Selfridges, this professional-style make-up can now be purchased online at ASOS too - this rich red shade looks amazing with black liner and tons of glossy lashes (they so some great false lashes for when mascara isn't enough).
Pretty, pretty packaging from a new perfume brand, Crazylibellule. I want it!!
Paul & Jo's foundation is dreamily light and the bottle is heavenly on any dressing table.