I also have an OOTD for you today:) This is what I wore to (another!!) roast dinner with my family, this time we met up with my other Aunt. Sorry the pics aren't great, I just used my little Sony Cybershot for these, & had to use the flash because it was dark by the time we left.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Skirt - ASOS Top - South Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins Capelet - Miss Selfridge Shoes - New Look Watch - DIYed Rings - Evans & Primark
My sister Charlotte came over in the morning to exchange gifts & then she took the doggies home with her to babysite them as it would have been too manic at my Aunt's with them. Charlotte didn't want to come, so she had to cook her own dinner for her & Dad, which I dearly would have liked to have seen, lol!
I even managed to persuade her to have her photo taken with me, a rare occurence, hehe!
Anyway, off to spend some time with my family now,
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
What I wore to walk around in the snow taking photos. Wellingtons don't really go, but they are very practical for the snow! The coat is one I got last year, in the Next sale, for a mere £15 reduced from £50! I am eagerly anticipating this year's sale, Next always have unbelievably good sales, everything is half price or even less. They don't offer a huge plus size range, but some of their current stock is quite nice, & I have my eye on a few pieces, & am hoping they go on sale & I can get them for a steal!
I can't believe it's less than 5 days till Christmas now. This year has gone by ridiculously quickly! I am looking forward to Christmas day though, will be hopefully at my Aunt's, with most of my family. That's if we don't get trapped by the snow, there is supposed to be more over the next few days - eek! If we don't make it on Christmas day, hopefully we will still make it the Tuesday after Christmas, where we will be meeting up with the whole family at my Grandparent's. We always celebrate twice each year, because it's hard for everyone to get together on the same day, esp when all my cousins have other grandparents who also want to spend Christmas with them. I only have the one set, so we've nearly always spent the day with at least them. One of the present's I ordered hasn't arrived though - I am quite worried now! I ordered 2 dvds for each of my uncles from HMV on the 5th of Dec, & only one has arrived. It was posted from Guernsey, so eeek! Idk why they just didn't ship them together? Everyone else's are basically done & wrapped now!
What are you doing for Christmas?
Saturday, December 18, 2010
We had more snow today, a lot more snow! We went out this morning to get "emergency supplies" for Christmas Dinner, just incase the snow carries on coming & we get stranded at home & can't make it to my Aunt's, where we are planning to spend the day. When we left there was snow on the ground, but not too much, & it had stopped snowing. By the time we left the shops there was several inches on the ground & even the main roads were covered. It took us 2 hours to make a 15 minute journey, along with some shouting, much stress, a few tears & some help pushing the car up a hill. Haha! Once we got home though, I just got into pjs & snuggled up on the sofa, enjoying the warmth!
Mr Socks was also glad to be warm & cosy indoors!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Jumper - ASOS Lace Dress - Evans Boots - ASOS Fur Trim Socks - Topshop Ring - Miss Selfridge Bow - New Look Necklace - ASOS
This is what I'm wearing today. Nice & cosy, since it's still freezing, but also cute. This jumper is actually from ASOS main range, this is a size 18, which i'm obviously not, but it's still pretty large on me, when I would normally wear a 26 in knitwear. So definately try out sizes smaller, you never know if they will work or not. The jumper I wore in my last OOTD was an 18 also, & whilst more fitted, it still worked for me.
Also, don't you think my socks are such a good idea? They are normal socks, but with a fur trim. This way I can look like I have fur trim boots, & plain boots, without actually buying 2 pairs of boots. They also keep my ankles very warm, hehe!
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Scarf - Suzy Smith Skirt - Evans Jumper - ASOS Hat - River Island Boots - Ebay T Shirt - H&M Bracelet - Evans
It's been snowing around here again, not much, but still pretty! I went out to take photos & frolic, hehe! I also tried heading down the hill to the moor to take some nice countryside photos of the canal etc, but I fell over on the way down, & decided not to risk it. I really need some snow boots or something, I have no shoes practical for snow! I'm wearing some fake knitted uggs in this pic, which I don't really like, but they do keep my feet warm. They don't have any grip though, which is probably why I fell down! None of my other boots have grip either, at least these were warm. I've got my eyes on a pair of Rubber Duck snowjoggers, but they are £80, & since it doesn't exactly snow that much, I should look around for a cheaper pair!
Silly pose, but how lovely is my new scarf? I got it from TkMaxx the other day, it was £20, with an RRP of £40, so that was a good find! It also has really useful pockets for keeping your hands warm, without having to wear gloves. The detail on the buttons is also really sweet.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Coat - ASOS Hat - River Island Boots - ASOS Socks - Sock Dreams Tights - Simply Be Pin - Fifi Lapin Rings - Primark/Evans
I woke up today & it was snowing! I love snow, I mean I'm not keen on all the traffic jams it causes & the ice, but snow is just such a fun thing! I turn into a little kid when it snows & I always have to go out in it, even if I had just planned to stay in all day. Admittedly today it hasn't been the heaviest of snowfalls, there's barely a few mm, but still, snow!
Notice my lovely combo of socks & tights. I've been wanting to try that out for a while, but all my ordinary black tights are too opaque to layer with my socks to get the right look. So I ordered these spot ones from Simply Be. I really like the effect & this is the first time I've really worn my Sock Dreams socks. They do go up over my knee, but they don't stay up on my legs, I need some tape/glue/garters. They are the extraordinary thigh highs, & they promise to fit any size of leg. I was dubious, but actually, they do fit me well, & they are not too tight. Obviously they don't come up as high, but they are still over the knee, on my 23-24 inch calves.
The tights though, I do not have such a good review of. This is the first time I've worn them, & they already have a large hole on the upper thigh from just pulling them on. I made sure to be very delicate with them too. So that is disappointing, because I love spotty tights, & these were fairly expensive, I think £16 for 2, 1 black, 1 brown.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Yay, my Kris Atomic print arrived! I don't normally buy prints, but I have been following Kris' work for several years now through her blog, & when I saw she had launched her shop, I just had to get one! Kris Atomic is one of my favourite artists, I discovered gouache because of her, hehe. It was rather tricky deciding which one to buy, I was torn between "In Her Room" & "Miu Miu Print". In the end I went for "In Her Room", because the colours match my room more. In an ideal world I would have bought them all! I need to buy a frame for it though, before I can put it on my wall :(
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I spent most of yesterday making lots of tiny cupcakes for the relaunch of my online shop, Dolly Mixx. I am selling off all the current stock in mystery swag bags atm, so do head on over to the shop, because they are only £20 each, & the contents are worth much more than that! Sorry for that blatant plug, lol, but they would make good Christmas presents ;) If you want a cupcake though, you will have to wait until the New Year, when I shall be lauching my redesigned shop:)
My desk! It's rather messy atm, covered in cupcakes & bead boxes. I only just tidied it, but it basically always looks a mess.
As well as making items for the shop, I have also been madly decorating boxes with paper clay & beads! I did a huge one, which is not quite finished yet, but it is literally covered in hundreds of cabochons & pearls. These pink boxes are actually empty nail polish remover pad boxes, but they look far cuter as little cake-esque ones!
Whilst I'm rambling on about cute things, how adorable is my new (it's actually 20 years old, lol!) Polly Pocket clock? I had one of these as a kid, a bright pink one & when I spotted a photo of it on Flickr, I just had to buy one off eBay! How could I resist - after all it isn't just a toy, it's functional too:P I now have 3 clocks in my room, a wall clock, this one, & also a Winnie the Pooh one. I'm not sure why I need so many for not a very large space!