Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January (My life in pictures & life update #10)

I've not done a "My Week In Pictures" ages, so I thought I'd spruce it up by doing a months version in video form. This month was great to start with but a bit boring as it's coming to an end, but hopefully Feb should be
good all the way through :)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Nails Of The Day | Camisole

The lovely people at Alex Silver Pr sent me these nail wraps in "Camisole" I've attempted nail wraps before and completely failed - mainly due to the fact that there were never good instructions, so I was very enlightened to see visual instructions on these ones. 
Now for a person who has never put on nails wraps before (with proper instructions!) I would say I did a pretty fantastic job, wouldn't you?! I thought they would be somewhat irritating on the nails, but they don't annoy you in anyway. They stick well and last for up to 10 days. Also inside they show you all the creative things you can do with fake nails and  nail wraps. I'm really digging them! I'm definitely going to start buying nails wraps for the times that I can't be bothered to paint my nails.!

Are you a fan of nail wraps?  

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I wish I could find a crystal ball for the days I feel completely worthless

So in less than a week I've gone from never buying nothing on ebay to being a complete ebaywhore! 
I found these Levi's 901 jeans on ebay for £15. These had been on my wishlist for ages, but I couldn't find a decent priced pair and even though it wasn't in my size, I couldn't resist! They arrived within 3 days of purchasing and I am so happy with them. They are a bit tight on me, but I'm hoping that I can do something about that so I can feel and look more comfortable in them. 
If my plan works then I shall be wearing these every single day in summer! 
I also think these jeans give my butt a nice shape. Cheeky gif!
 I matched my new jeans with my EverOurs blouse. I'm proud of myself because one of the studs came off the collar but with a lot of pain, I pushed that bad boy back in place. It does still drop off but I'm thinking of taking off the unbroken stud and putting a collar chain on!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

January Wants

January Wants
January Wants by allyretro featuring a short sleeve dress

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This post should probably be called "I wish I'd seen these before I spent all my money"

1: I've been obsessed with Topshop's tees recently. I just adore the oversized, rolled back sleeves look! I think I'll need to purchase one of these for summer seeing as I'm not one to get my arms out so this would be perfect for hot conditions.. not that we're going to get any sun in this country!

2 : I came across this amazing online store "Hype." I'm in love with their stuff! This shirt is my favourite on their site. You can't go wrong with circle's and florals! This would be great to tuck into shorts, disco pants or with a nice skater or midi skirt.

3 : I've seen Motel promote this dress all day, errr'day! It's one of the Motel dresses that I think I would be able to wear because they others ones I would never be able to wear, too much flesh!! I'm loving monochrome and this is just perfect.

4 : I think this dress is beautiful. I recently purchased a dress that looks similar to this one, I've never worn a strapless dress before so I'm hoping that I can get away with wearing it. I wish I'd seen this dress  for prom, I would've totally rocked this. I love the lace patten. A great LBD.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Recent purchases

Panther Blouse // Platform trainers // Pink Notebook // The Fault In Our Stars

This lovely blouse is from EverOurs and is on sale for £10. I've never bought a blouse because I find that they're always really expensive or really sheer. One of the studs did come off the collar but this gives me a chance to be creative. I got these platform trainers from Office for £10! (Vanese also got a pair) and I love them. I can't wait to feature them in an OOTD. I bought Company, it's my favourite! This adorable notebook from ThePeasKnees (the cutest site ever) for £3.49 - such a bargin! I'm using mine to plan my blog posts and to keep notes. I got Jill Mansell's "Rumor Has It" from a charity shop, I read another one of her books last year and I love her style so I couldn't resist. I also got The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, I've already read and cried my eyes out at this book when I read it last year, but I read it online so I've been dying to get a real copy in my hands for a while! I got my copy from Sainsburys for £3.49. Lastly, I also got this Dove moisturiser - smells amazing!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Style Crush : Zosia Mamet

Zosia Mamet is a 24 year old actress who plays Shoshanna Shapiro in the TV series Girls. Whenever I watch Girls I always notice Shoshanna's amazing style. I decided to see if Zosia's style was just as good as the character she portrays. I was very happy to find that she also  has an amazing dress sense!
She reminds me of Lana Del Rey, a lot! I think we can all agree that the 1st and 4th picture is very Lana Del Rey-esque. I love how Zosia wears these amazing outfits but barlely any make-up, that's kind of really inspiring! She seems to dress very casual and she can pull off a classy look too.
I love her choices of footwear. I'm been loving chunky heels recently and I love the heels she's wearing in the 1st picture. Monochrome is so in right now and she's rocking it in 3/4 of these pictures. The second picture she's wearing black & white striped jeans - which I'm in love with, I love her hat and her (what I think are) Doc Martens! And in the 4th picture her black and white dress. Zosia is so beautiful and I love her style.
And I can't go without mentioning the amazing-ness that is Girls. 
Girls was created by and stars Lena Denham. Girls is a comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20's, based on Lena's real life experiences. This shows makes me want to be in my early 20's so bad. I love it so much, I recommend this show to every girl, it's so quirky & brilliant. It comes on, on Sky Atlantic every Monday at 10pm. 

Monday, 7 January 2013

Pick Of The Week #5 - Black Boots

boots by allyretro featuring topshop

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 I've been so obsessed with black boots recently. There are endless amounts of them on Ebay and other places. I've seen so many people wearing different boots and I can't help but obsess over them.

1 - I found this ebay seller called shoesstore_lee and oh my goodness, I'm in love. All their black boots are amazing, please go check them out! And I've never seen any boots for over £40. I am desperate for a pair of these, how nice are they!? They would be lovely to wear with a dress.

2 - I'm pretty sure I've talked about these boots before, but hey-ho! Topshop boots are amazing. I love the cut-out on these boots. I've seen people wear these with frilly socks, I wouldn't think that would go with it, but it  look so good. These would also go nice with a nice little dress.

3 - I'm not actually sure DocMartens sell these in black anymore, they only have the cherry red colour
for sale on their website. But these are absolutely beautiful. I'm not a big fan of buckles over the zips but
these are an exception, they are so nice!

4 - I'm not going to lie, if I hadn't seen these on anyone I probably wouldn't give them another look but today I saw that sjmwelll did a post featuring these boots and I'm so in love. I think they look better on than they do in the picture!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

It's what you feel but can't articulate out loud

 Yesterday me, Vanese and Shekinah spent the day shopping. I picked up this dress from a charity
 shop for £6.99. It's orginally from Topshop and is absolutely beautiful! I couldn't believe it was in my size and everything. Fate!? When I tried it on I loved it, but I didn't like the way that from below the bust it comes out and makes me look wider than I actually am! But when searching up on this dress I found out
that it's a maternity dress so I can't complain. It's a lovely dress that I shall be wearing all the time in summer
and to a bloggers event that I'm going to next week!

It was fun taking these pictures, I was playing with the camera a bit
and found the vignette effect. And I thought I would spice it up by
adding a mirror effect. Tell me what you think of these effects?
 And should I keep them for all my OOTD's?

Here's a few funsnaps of me, Vanese & Bella. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Favourite purchases of 2012

I've been meaning to do posts on some of these items 
but I never did get round to doing them!
I've not stopped wearing the black jersey skirt since I purchased it. Obsessed.
I remember wanting this nail polish last year summer, but I forgot to buy it so 
a couple of weeks ago I decided I'd get it. I'm going to save it for this summer!
I always wear this beanie when I can't be bothered to do anything with my hair. 
I always wear my hair up so it's nice to have it down sometimes too. I've been wearing 
my hair donut so much. It looks a tad worn out so I must purchase another one!
An Offer You Can't Refuse - this was my summer book. I couldn't stop laughing when 
reading it, it's so funny and cute. I'd recommend it!
I love these teal heels. I bought them for my uncle's wedding and because of my unsociable
 life, I've not been able to wear them anywhere else! But I'm turning 18 this year, so hopefully I'll 
have an excuse to wear them ;) I wear creepers all day, everyday. I don't have many shoes so these
 are worn all the time. Me and Vanese have both tripped on flat surfaces numerous times because 
of the platforms! I think (I hope) I've got used to them now so I won't be falling all over the place.

My "It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW" EP by Lewis Watson is probably my 
#1 in my favourites. He signed them all and you got to tell him what to write and mine said
 "Ally, I love you" (and I told him to put a love heart!) this is so special to me. OH and the
EP is literally amazing. His song writing skills are out of this world. 
My favourite lyric is from his song Bones 
 "I'll spend the night looking into your eyes because
 I want to remember them, if I ever fall blind" 
[Please check Lewis Watson out,  he is one of a kind]
My bowler hat, I find it so hard to wear this because I don't know how to style it. But I 
have worn it before and I abso love it. I felt like the only one without one and I was so happy 
to find this on Amazon! I thought the top was a bit massive and would look like a top hat, but
 thankfully it doesn't actually  look that bit at all! I'll probably have more on this in a future post :)
And finally, my bag. I could have taken a better picture, my bad! This is the bag I have 
everywhere with me. It fits everything I need in  and it never weighs down my shoulder so 
I love it!

I said to myself that I'm not allowed to do any more posts based on 2012 since it's 2013, but 
I've completely ignored myself and done exactly that! I hope you like this post, I'm sorry
the pictures are crappy, but yeah. 

Happy New Year :)