31 May 2012

Snapshots

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Chinese beer

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Sloppy Joe burger

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Pretty clouds

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Shopping bags

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Five cheese pizza

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Hunger Games trilogy finished

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Behind the scenes at my Urban Village shoot - blogged about here
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Seasoned fries and oinion rings
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Mexican Chipotle burger.( I eat way too many burgers I know!)

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Kir Royale cocktails before a Birthday celebration

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Tasty chicken laksa at the Living Room Nottingham

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Watermelon and lychee sling

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Meet Pebbles - my sister and brother in laws's new puppy

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She's so like a teddy bear (excuse the bare face I was sunning myself!)

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and has the softest fur you've ever felt!

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Pebbles quite likes having her photo taken

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and giving puppy licks and kisses wether you like it or not!

27 May 2012

Alexander Wang Brenda bag

Meet Brenda. I've liked these little Alexander Wang bags for years now, I can remember when the black version first came out, the leather always looks so soft and slouchy.

I was browsing the Outnet and saw this bag at 60% off so it was a little hard to refuse despite only buying my new Mulberry Tillie (posted about here) a few days before. They are very different though which justified it in my head. Tillie is pretty, Brenda is cool. 


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The colour is Butterscotch, caramel coloured leather (so super soft) with silver hardwear and the fabulous silver snake chain straps. Despite looking a relatively small bag, I can easily fit my purse, keys, phone, umbrella, diary and cosmetics pouch in.

Definitely looking forward to swinging her over my shoulder at the weekends!

24 May 2012

Glitter and grey

I popped out to meet my dad for a coffee at the weekend and grabbed a couple of outfit snaps. Not the most exciting but my new boots make-up for that.

I don't think I will ever tire of grey though - probably my most worn colour in clothes.


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Top - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - Topshop
Belt - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Boots - Topshop
Watch - Michael Kors
Jewellery - Thomas Sabo, DIY and gift

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Also wearing my new Tom Ford lipstick in True Coral. It's not nearly as scary on the lips as it is in the tube - I blogged about it here!

21 May 2012

New in - Summer haul

My summer shopping has been going well although i'm still eyeing up quite a few bits online and in-store.

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Florals, pastels, denim, silk and chiffon



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Acid grey jersey and knitwear
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Grey jersey blazer and sparkly footwear
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Missoni-esque print bikini

Have you done your summer shopping yet?


14 May 2012

Mulberry Tillie Hobo

I finally bought myself a new handbag after umming and ahhing about which to choose. I wanted a summer appropriate colour and settled on the very pretty Mulberry Tillie.

The colour is powder beige in a sparkling leather. The rose gold hardware swayed me and as I normally opt for tote bags I decided this would make a nice change. I can still carry the bag two ways, over the shoulder and in the crook of my arm which is usually my preferred option.


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I also treated myself to a little rose gold leather tassel in the store to pretty up Tillie even more!

Size wise it's slightly smaller than my usual handbags but easily holds my everyday bits and pieces. I'm really hoping this bag will go with all of my summer outfits and will cross over nicely into the autumn too.

What do you think? Have you made any handbag purchases recently or planning one?

10 May 2012

Chanel - June

I have waited quite a while to wear this polish since buying it a few months ago. I think I was waiting until we had Spring in the air, warmer days, sandals and bare legs. It's now the middle of May and that still hasn't happened so my nails are the only thing thats bright and cheery.

The formulation doesn't seem to be quite as good as my other Chanel polishes, just a tad on the streaky side. This was two coats plus topcoat. It's almost but not quite a neon pastel orange i'd compare it to orange sherbert.

I think it will look better on me once I have a little tan and really stand out but I guess i'll be waiting until I go on holiday for that to happen!

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Is anyone else waiting for sunny days to break out their new Spring and summer purchases?

I'm really fed up of my winter wardrobe now. I think if the weather doesn't improve by the end of the month i'm breaking out my packed away summer clothes regardless and i'll just have to suffer the cold!

7 May 2012

New in - Cosmetics


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These are the most recent cosmetics I've picked up / received. The Bare Minerals foundation i've been using for a long time and have only recently come to the conclusion I need a little concealer under my eyes so have opted for the Summer Bisque which is good so far. The Pink Plaid lipstick is a cool toned berry pink which seems to be a couple of shades darker than my favourite Saint Germain - it's a matte formulation so a slick of lipbalm is definitely recommended before applying.

The lovely guys at Tom Form sent me a fantastic little package containing the above, I can't wait to try the lipstick, i've heard only good things and a summery coral will be perfect once the sun appears. I haven't read any reviews yet on the polish so will be interested to check out the formulation, how it applys and how long it lasts. The perfumes are beautiful, white suede especially such a light interesting day fragrance and very easy to wear.

I still need mascara and eyeliner desperately and i'm being very tempted by a couple of items in Chanel Summer 12 collection. (out now I think) What cosmetics have you bought recently or coveting right now?

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Re-purchased Bare Minerals foundation in Medium beige &
trying out the Bare Minerals concealer in Summer Bisque


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Back to Mac - Lipstick in Pink Plaid

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Nail polish in Coral Blame courtesy of Tom Ford

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Lipstick in True Coral courtesy of Tom Ford

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White Suede and Lavender Palm fragrances courtesy of Tom Ford

3 May 2012

Stylist Takeover Urban Village with Doll on Fashion

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I'm really excited to share my first video post with you. I was invited to Urban Village in the Custard Factory, Birmingham to style up a look based on a theme from the 60's or 70's. The swinging 60's Carnaby Street was my choice and I hope you like the results! (you'll even see my boyfriend making a sneaky appearance!)

Watch the video here

As well as sharing the video, you can read an interview over at the Urban Village blog and find out a little more about me! Thanks to Urban village for the great invitation and Rachael for the fun morning and the video.