Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lights + StylistPick ‘7 Day Challenge’ Video

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I love how pretty all the lights look in Town Hall Square here, it definitely makes the fact it’s dark by around 4pm that little bit more bearable. This was one of the last days of the challenge & I’m pretty casual here as my aim was to get some early Christmas shopping done. It was a total fail though, I never came home with a single present, unless you include ones for myself…

I’ve professed my love for this Barneys Originals jacket enough times now, same for my fluffy snoods, but I am really annoyed with myself for not taking a better close-up shot of the leggings. I wear them quite often, so I was surprised I hadn’t featured them in an outfit post yet. I’ve always been a sucker for sheer paneling, but I just love the way they add a little bit of extra interest to an otherwise quite plain outfit.

I also thought I’d show you guys the finished StylistPick video of the whole 7 day challenge. There are a few outfits I haven’t put full outfit posts from up yet, I haven’t decided if I’m going to post them or if it’s a little overkill? Let me know if you’d like to see them or not!

I have to say I found this a lot easier than I expected, though I did get an awful lot of funny looks when I was doing the ones around the city, see if you can spot any of them! The hardest part of it was watching it back, is it just me or does anyone else find watching / hearing themselves to be particularly cringey? I mean, do I really sound like that?! I’m sure it’s not as bad as I think though, but please excuse my constant ‘Ummms’ & my worst habit, forgetting what I’m saying half way through talking! Keep an eye out for a little Nico cameo too!

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Dream Black Dress Giveaway – Winner!

Firstly I just want to say thanks to everyone that entered the Dream Black Dress giveaway! I really loved reading all of the comments & wish I could have picked more than just one of you, there were so many awesome ideas for dresses that I’d have love to have made! It seemed to be a real success though, so I’m considering running this giveaway for each blog birthday in the future!

Anyway, onto the important part, the winner …

So random.org picked number 24 & that was Becky! Congratulations!

Admittedly her design is much more girly than what I am used to & not something I would usually make, but I love a good challenge, so I’m excited to get started on it & will hopefully be posting the finished result for you all to see before Christmas!

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Christmas Party Outfits

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With December drawing ever closer I’m finding myself daydreaming & planning out in my head perfect little Christmas party looks. I think most of them this year will be some variation of this look – killer black dress, statement jewellery, kick ass shoes, a little sparkle & a nice (warm!) jacket.

Although I still like to stick to my usual mostly black looks over the festive period, it’s not really a Christmas outfit without a little sparkle! My eyes lit up when I came across this Anya Hindmarch glitter clutch, it’s the perfect way to add some sparkle without looking tacky & the oversized contrasting tassel is the perfect finishing touch too.

These McQ wedges have left me a little heartbroken, as soon as I saw them they went straight to the top of my Christmas wish list. They’re everything I love in a shoe, plus they’re a ridiculously good price in the sale too, then I noticed they had sold out of my size & any sizes even near to mine! I’ve be scouring google for hours trying to find them in stock somewhere else, but no luck! I guess I might have to console myself with the ponyhair belt instead…

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Hyper Japan 2012

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This weekend we went along to Hyper Japan, a three day long event dedicated to Japanese culture. Unfortunately we only got to do the Saturday & missed out on a few things I would have liked to have seen on the other days, but next year we’ll be going for the whole thing! Anyone who knows me will know I’m a huge nerd & also that I’m a little bit of a Japanophile! I adore anime, manga & video games & have always found their unique take on street fashion massively inspiring, so this was like heaven for someone like me!

The best part was undoubtedly seeing all of the amazing cosplay costumes & also lots of adorable lolitas running around. The level of detail in the costumes & the amount of time these guys spend making them & getting ready always inspires me, I didn’t see one half-hearted or rushed costume whilst we were there, everyone had made so much effort & that was so lovely to see.

The other highlight for me was getting to watch samurai sword artists Kamui. These are the guys who choreographed the huge bar fight scene between The Bride & The Crazy 88’s in Kill Bill Volume 1 & they put on an amazing performance. Split into a few different ‘scenes’ we got the typical all-out-action sword fighting that was seriously impressive to watch but also, a more intense duel between just two members of the group & even a little comedy too! I think I was grinning through the whole thing, it was so much fun to watch!

There was so much to buy too, luckily I didn’t take much cash with me, otherwise I’d have brought the entire place! Although I dress all black & quite serious, I’m a sucker for cute things, my trunk in my room (that was supposed to be for sitting on) is overcrowded with stuffed toys, I seem to pick one up from wherever I go, especially holidays & I really wanted one of those fluffy alpacas you can see in the first photo! I ended up just buying a heap of DVD’s as they were so cheap & lots of yummy food!

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Wrapped Up

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All of a sudden it’s turned bitterly cold, looking back at these photos taken only a few days ago it’s hard to believe I felt so warm & snug in this few layers, especially when today even the thought of venturing out in anything less than a duvet is unbearable! I do love autumn & winter, but days like today when it’s been chucking it down all morning & so ridiculously windy too, make me want to just curl up inside with Nico, my big fluffy robe & lots of warm comfort food!

This AllSaints cardigan is one of my favourite pieces to wear when it’s chilly though, there’s nothing better than physically being able to wrap yourself up, it’s like a huge fluffy hug when it’s miserable outside. I love that there are so many options for wearing it too, it’s basically a long rectangle with sleeves, so you can wrap it & drape it around yourself however you like. I’m still finding new ways to wear it even now!

Eksempel is another brand I discovered thanks to ASOS. I’d never heard of it before, but saw this dress (heavily discounted!) in the sale & although it’s just a basic tank dress, the fabric really drew me to it & I ended up getting it. It’s another one of those pieces that’s quickly become a staple in my wardrobe, with lots of people complimenting it or having to have a feel of it! I love the way the leathery jersey transforms it from a boring black tank dress into something just that little bit more special.

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