Tuesday, December 31, 2013

♥ Top 5 Outfits of 2013 ♥


Peach Bobbles
Easter Egg ♥ 
Woodland Doll
 
Rounding up the year with another top 5 outfit post. The last few years roundups can be found here, here & here. Hasn't my style changed!? What was your favourite?

Monday, December 30, 2013

♥ Handmade Christmas Presents ♥

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I didn't make many presents this year, unlike last year. But I still made my usual batch of jam for the family. This year I tried making raspberry & also cherry, which both tasted pretty nice (I made some for the household too). The cherry was really sweet though, the raspberry had more flavour!
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The only other thing I made were these coasters for my Grandparents'. I wood burned different plants/trees on them, & then dotted them with while acrylic paint & varnished. Lined with red felt to stop them scratching tables. I think they liked them, anyway! For everyone else I just bought gifts, I bought a record player for my Mum, who is always going on about how much records are better than CDs/mp3s, haha.
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

♥ Making Gingerbread Houses ♥

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Like I said in my last post, Carl & I decorated gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve. I made the actual gingerbread the day before, then we just made the icing & had fun decorating them with lots of sweets. I took a few snapshots of the progress which are below. It was my first time making royal icing (what I've been calling royal icing was in fact glace icing, eek!), so I was a bit worried about not making it well enough & the houses just falling apart, haha, but it all went well & they are still standing.
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As you can see, I went for a very colourful & girly approach to my house, whereas Carl went for a more muted colour theme, with more chocolate instead of sweets. I really liked his "tiled" roof.
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Look at his adorable snowman too! I tried making one, but it did not go well, so I didn't add it to my house (luckily I made it on a separately tray, as not to ruin my house if it did go wrong :p).
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What do you think? Did any of you make gingerbread houses this year, I'd love to see!

Friday, December 27, 2013

♥ Christmas Day ♥

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Hello everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas/other holiday. I had a great time, we went over to my Grandparents' house for lunch & then after dinner, we went out into the garden to take some photos. I wore my new jumper, which was a Christmas present from my Mum & her partner. How adorable is it, I've wanted a tacky festive jumper for ages now! 
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PRIMARK JUMPER // SIMPLY BE SKIRT // TOPSHOP SHOES // ROMWE COLLAR // TOPSHOP SCRUNCHIE // EVANS TIGHTS // VINTAGE BROOCH // EVANS & ACCESSORIZE RINGS // BRACELET - CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM MY GRANDPARENTS
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We persuaded Charlotte to be in a pic with me, but she won't let me post it on here:( I lent her the dress I wore a few Christmases ago, there's just something so Christmassy about velvet, don't you think? She also took some photos of Carl & I together, which was nice. Normally he just gets to be my photographer, & then I sneak in a few photos of him at the end of a shoot, haha!
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My grandparents' garden has an apple tree or two in it, & Walter was having great fun, picking up bits of apple. I managed to snap this photo of him with a bit in his mouth. All the dogs were having great fun running around the garden, we don't have one at home, so it was super nice for them.
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Carl wearing the jumper & Game of Thrones pin I gave him. He gave me a My Little Pony Monopoly set, which was so cute, & Charlotte, him & I played it after we took these photos. Unfortunately Charlotte beat us both, by a mile. *grumbles*. I got to be Fluttershy though, so that was nice. He also got me the Hunger Games books, which I have been wanting to read for a while now (we watched the films together). I really got spoilt this year, I also got an amazing Cath Kidston sewing box from my Grandparents, & an adorable silver cat charm for my charm bracelet from my Mum & her partner.
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Carl & I also decorated gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve, but I'm going to make a separate post for those. I love decorating them, Charlotte & I did it a few years back with kits that my Mum bought, but this year I made the actual houses myself!
 
Anyway, going to end this post here, I think I've rambled on enough. Sorry for the photospam too, I don't normally include so many, I got a bit carried away!
 
♥ Georgina

P.S. I added lots more clothes recently to my blog sale shop, do check it out!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

♥ Pearls & Brocade ♥

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MISS REAL CURVE SKIRT // ASOS JUMPER // ROCKETDOG MARY JANES* // MEADHAM KIRCHOFF FOR TOPSHOP PINK BOWS // PRIMARK BAG // CHEAP FRILLS NECKLACE & RINGS // DOLLY DARLING DEER HEADBAND
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Sorry I look so windswept in these pictures, it was, as you can tell, very windy when we took these photos! It was also pretty cold, but I had my faux fur coat to wear on top, I just took it off for pictures. Unintentionally all my jewellery is from Cheap Frills, I really love Georgia's creations, & I recently bought the Aphrodite mood ring, & got a cute robin ring free!
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We took these pictures outside St Albans cathedral, Carl & I went to the Christmas Market there (which incidentally wasn't that great, but we had a fun day nonetheless). I did buy some Wu & Wu tins from a cute shop called Con Mi Go though, & the shopkeeper was super nice, she complimented my hair (it wasn't quite so frizzy & windswept at this point!) & headband, haha!
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Can't believe Christmas is so close now. I'm planning on making a gingerbread house from scratch at the beginning of the week, so might document how that turns out, if it isn't a total fail anyway. I've now wrapped everything & am just now excited to give them to everyone. Gift giving is one of my favourite things to do, although I always get so anxious about people liking things, eek!
 
♥ Georgina

P.S. I just added lots more clothes to my blog sale shop, do check it out!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

♥ Velvet Crush ♥

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TOPSHOP SHOES // SIMPLY BE SKIRT // NEW LOOK JUMPER c/o VOUCHERCODES.CO.UK // MISCHA BARTON BAG // TOPSHOP BOW // VINTAGE CHARM BRACELET // PEARL BRACELET c/o GROUPON // CHEAP FRILLS CAT RING // EVANS TIGHTS // DOLLY DARLING GEORGINA KITTEN NECKLACE
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I got this adorable cat ring free when I ordered my kitten necklace from Cheap Frills, how cute is it?
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I recently bought this skirt from Simply Be, it's a little disappointing because the material is not really as pictured on site, it's a crushed velvet for a start, & is much thinner than the photo seems to show. I only paid £24 for it though, so I kept it anyway, despite it not being as nice as I thought it would be. I wore it with my New Look jumper that I showed you a while back, some velvet shoes, & a necklace from my shop's last collection. I made some wooden necklaces & brooches which I had printed with some of my illustrations, so if you like those, please do have a little look!
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Also wore my vintage charm bracelet, which was a 21st birthday present from my Mum, it used to be hers, so it means a lot to me. I think I might have gone overboard on velvet in this outfit, but it's ones of my favourite fabrics, just wish plus size retailers would offer nicer velvet things, I would snap them all up! I haven't seen one nice velvet dress in my size, meanwhile straight size places are swimming in adorable baby doll velvet dresses with elaborate collars and pom-poms and things. Not fair :(
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Friday, December 13, 2013

♥ Christmas Lights ♥

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Whilst waiting for a bus the other, Carl & I decided to take some impromtu photos with all the pretty Christmas lights. Most turned out pretty terribly, it being night, & me not owning a good flash, but wanted to share these ones with you anyway. I was wearing a Rupert bear inspired outfit, although I wished I'd worn a warmer coat. It's been so cold here recently! Really looking forward to Christmas now, less than 2 weeks away! I still haven't finished all my Christmas presents (eek!), although the ones I have done, I have wrapped & they are ready to go. I also have a festive outfit planned for the day, so look forward to that.  photo dghdrherh.jpg photo fthtryhe.jpg
Goodbye for now ♥
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