Saturday, 9 January 2010

Anniversary Outfit of the Night

Last night me and my boyfriend finally got the opportunity to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We booked a table at one of our favourite restaurants and I ate a little more than I could handle and was ready to sleep by the time we ordered dessert.

Because of the weather I didn't want to get too dressed up so choose jeans and boots that were not on the practical side.

The bf still hasn't quite mastered how to get a full outfit shot.

Blazer - New Look
Plain black tee - H&M
Black cardigan - Zara
Jeans - Topshop (their jeans are the best fit for me)
Chanel style bag - ASOS
Black ankle boots (not shown) - eBay

and my attempt at the full thing..

I was trying to get a better picture of the boots but this is the best I could do. They are faux suede with a 5 inch heel and not the easiest to walk in especially on ice but they kept my toesies warm, thats all that matters.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

My lastest obsession

Move over beauty blogs I've found another addiction this week...

...In the form of fashion blogs!

It's nice to have a bit of variety in your google reader :)

I found myself extremely bored last weekend and was looking for new bloggers to follow. I stumbled across one blog in particular and then found many others via her page.

Here are a few i'm loving:

Closet Full of Nothing - Coco proves you don't have to be tall and skinny to look great in clothes. Most fashion bloggers i've come across tend to have the same model-esque image and that can be quite boring. She also has a fabulous shoe collection.

Style Scrapbook - Andy is in my top 2 and I would say a large part of her wardrobe is from H&M and Zara (these stores seem to feature a lot in fashion blogs along with ASOS) which makes me wonder why I can never find anything half decent in them. I must not be looking hard enough.

Comer Over To The Darkside - This is my no. 1 fashion blogger. She reminds me of Roxanne McKee (aka Louise in Hollyoaks). Her style to me is edgy but yet still feminine. I'm now lemming leather look leggings and over the knee boots.

To name a few more:

All their individual styles are wearable and thats what I prefer to read/look at. I like the idea of being able to recreate it (minus the Louboutins), just like a makeup tutorial!

Please check these amazing girls out and feel free to link me to your favourite fashion bloggers.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

My New Years Resolutions

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and fabulous New Year. Mine were both low-key and consisted of chilling out with family and friends and consuming lots of food and drink.

What better way to begin my first post of the new year than with my 2010 resolutions.

Lets see how many I can stick with.

1) Be more healthy - I think this one is on everybody's list. Me and my boyfriend have agreed that tonight we had our last takeaway, it's only home-cooked meals from now on. I will also be back to drinking 2 litres of water a day, this took a backseat during the holidays.

2) Spend less and save more - I admit none of my wages goes into a savings account, I seem to spend it all and if I keep on going like that I'll never be able to afford to move out which is on the cards over the next few years. My aim is to only buy the things I need and to go shopping with lists which I will hopefully stick to (a little tip I picked up from Shopaholicjo).

3) Get back behind the wheel - I passed my driving test little over 2 years ago but haven't been in my car within the last 8 months. I'm terrified of driving by myself mainly because I'm not very streetwise and would probably get lost. I've since given my car to my sister as a wedding gift although I'm still on the insurance and should really get back to driving to build my confidence. I'm also encouraging my bf to start lessons so that I can have my own chauffeur :)

4) Find a new job - I know a lot of people don't actually enjoy what they do for a living, its basically a means to pay the bills but I would like to be one of the few that can say they like going to work. These past few months have really made me realize how unhappy I am in what I'm doing and is also one of the reasons behind me enrolling in a makeup course. At least I have something to look forward to after work on a Tuesday. It's my own secret pastime.

5) Make more YouTube video's - It's been a few months now since I made a video, I just haven't felt very inspired and it's not often that I have the house to myself. I also need more ideas on what video's I can make because at the minute I'm not spending so if you have any suggestions please let me know.

What are your New Years resolutions?