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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A Heel Away from Converse?

This kind of follows on from the post I put up the other day regarding flat shoes.

Personal taste, style, self-confidence, environment- they all develop frequently.

For me, the one that I'm trying to develop most right now is self-confidence.

I wrote about this issue here but the main mantra I'm trying to adopt in life is FIYOLO (F*ck It, You Only Live Once). Seriously- if you want to buy those printed leggings, don't worry about the size of your thighs. If you want to put on red lipstick in the day but you're feeling self-concious- why?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Just wear what you love and feel great doing it.

I've spent years feeling like I'm not good enough- don't even get me started on the subject. So from now on, it's goodbye worries hello trying new things (except for breast milk or 'down there' piercings.)

One thing I was considering to try but just-wanted-to-dip-my-foot-in-the-water-to-see-how-it-felt, were Converse. Call me Avril Lavinge circa 2004, I don't care.

Do I have the style cred for it? No. Do I have the right legs to pull it off? Definitely not. Can I justify spending £30 on something I might just wear once? LOL.

So me, my sanity and my bank balance settled on a compromise. These bad boys.

They were originally from Topshop, but some crazy fool decided to give them away on ebay for just £4!

This is my idea of the perfect 'trainer'- heel, studs, and totally unsuitable for running.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Going Flat

Up until recently, the word 'flat' was one I would never want to use to sum up any part of my look.

Everyone knows I'm on a quest against flat hair.

And as for flat shoes? Forget it.

I don't know why, but recently I've been a lot more- 'experimental', shall we say, with my look.

And when I saw the studded Topshop loafer shoes that a lot of gals seem to be rocking, I wondered what was happening to me. For I couldn't stop hankering after those flat shoes.

But am I going to pay upwards of £50 on ebay for them? I don't think so! Not when my wanting desire is most probably a 2012 passing phase and after I've worn them down so much my feet are touching the pavement as I walk, I'll be back in my trusty heels again.

During one of my recent shoe-perve sessions on said selling/ buying site, I came across an UBER cheap version of the much-coveted 'Vectra' shoe.

They were £11.04, to be precise, with free delivery from a company called solewish.

And O. M. G I'm so happy I took a punt on my flat shoe obsession and went with these bad boys.

*excuse the sh*t pics today*...also for some reason I can only upload two. I'll style and outfit of the day for ya'll...on some day when I'm not either wearing work wear or gym gear or my birthday suit, and show these bad boys in action...

I decided to go with seude because although not really ideal for the Great British Summer, ie, RAIN- they feel and look a bit more expensive than the pleather-y versions.

If you were kind of hmmm-ing and ahhhh-ing over whether to splash out on Toppers, then you might want to look these babies up on ebay here

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Rings and Things.....

The last couple of weeks have been a bit hectic and I don't anticipate things slowing down any time soon.

Whilst I love being busy, really exciting times at work and all that jazz, every now and then you have to take a step back and relax or you'll implode. And self-combustion is never a good way to impress the boss.

Which is why I was looking forward to the weekend so much.

....Unfortunately, it was busier than the working week!

But on Saturday, as the rain fell, my boyfriend and I used a lull in all the hustle and bustle to CHILL THE FUCK OUT.


Expertly made by moi, may I add.

I hadn't had nachos for such a long time, but then I saw them on shewearsfashion and I was like I MUST HAVE THOSE. I DON'T CARE ABOUT HOW MANY HOURS IT WILL TAKE ME AT THE GYM TO WORK THEM OFF.

But what to wear when savouring such cheesy goodness?!

A denim shirt and my trusty leggings of course!...with big ol' earrings, natch. Well, when you've been with a boy with a while you've got to make them realise what they've got haven't you! What says sexy better than cheese-covered denim, ties back hair and sore ears from lugging round huge earrings?!

ALSO- and there's no other way to say this- I bought these lovely rings :)

Post on these bad boys coming soon.......................

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Charity Shop Haul

I love a good rummage.

Minds out of the gutter- I mean at a charity shop.

I think of late, BHF has had a bit of a revamp to show actually, you can get up-to-date fashion for a worthy cause.

But there is one particular charity shop I love- and it's the Salvation Army in Cosham.

Whenever I'm back home, I try to visit because even though you have to get elbow deep and devote like, an hour to doing it, my god- the bargains.

The first gem I found was this denim shirt. It's a size 18 so fits nicely oversized.

Next is this Madonna maxi dress (t-shirt dress? I'm not sure what to call it). I'm not the biggest Madonna fan (put the area away, love, please) but I thought this, paired with my new leopard primark boots and a blazer= street style cool.

As soon as I saw this mint green dress, I knew I liked it but I was unsure of the fit. It's a size bigger than I typically go for, but actually, it looks quite dapper on. I'm not really sure how I'll style this- so suggestions, please, would be loved. But I'm really happy I got it :)

I really like this shirt- it's a great fit and there are SO many ways to wear it.

If you've ever read my blog, you might know I'm a bit of a scarf-addict. Recently I've been loving yellow and red- a taste brought on courtesy of my huge Rihanna crush- and I thought this scarf paired with a red lip would look *sing it* fabulousssssss.

Last but not least is this red pencil skirt (seen under scarf). I've found so many like this in that particular charity shop- green, blue and purple are already part of my wardrobe. But for £1.99, how could I resist red too?! I have images of wearing this at Christmas. Festive perfection.

I WILL have some outfit of the days with these coming soon, so watch this space.

I would tell you to go and check out my fave charity shop- but I'm worried they'll be less treasures left for me!

Seriously, all this stuff came to £14. Charity shops aren't uncool anymore and if you want a bargain and a fab new look, check them out.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Shoe Love

Yup. My feelings go beyond 'like' this time.

I think I am in love with an inanimate object. Well, actually, two inanimate objects.

That is to say- this pair of shoes.


Now I finally know what Elvis was singing about. What the film The Notebook is all about. Why Tom Cruise jumped up and down on Oprah Winfrey's sofa *Divorce, you say? awkwaaaaaard*

These beauties, unlike the actress K Holmes, will not be leaving me until I have got my good and proper use out of them.

I first spotted them in New Look a week before pay day *oh- the misfortune* and I knew I'd be lucky to get my hands on a pair because they look like sell outs.

When I checked the website a couple of days later, my dreaded fears were confirmed.

So when the day of bank credit arrived *oh how that day can not come soon enough* I practically ran in to the store. And there they were, one of only two pairs left.

I just think they're ideal in any weather (and espesh this soggy mess which is parading as weather at the moment. Rain, it's July. Cut it out.)

New Look- £24.99