Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
Hair bow: Ebay (At a guess!)
Dress: Ebay, but originally Dorothy Perkins
Necklace: Next (Thanks to Femmielala for the heads up on this!)
Shoes: Primark (from about 6 years ago)
I love this outfit, it combines my 2 of my favourite things; Polka dots and leopard print! The dress is strapless, I am probably going to pair this with flats as well for a daytime look. (I confess I did swap the heels for flats after a couple of hours... My feet were killing me, as I hardly ever wear heels)
I also wore Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in fuchsia, which unfortunately doesn't show up in the photo. The lipsticks are lovely, really moisturising, stay on a long time, are really pigmented and come in some really nice colours. If you haven't tried them, I really recommend them! (Coral is next on my shopping list!)
In other news, I now have over one hundred followers! It's great to know that people read this and get joy out of it (I hope). So, a very big THANK YOU to all of my followers.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend, and thanks for reading!
Monday, 7 June 2010
Yesterday we (myself and Kara) went up to London to see our good friend Louise (AKA Femmie lala.) We looked around the shops on Oxford Street, went to the Hummingbird bakery, (another one of my passions is baking/cooking, and this place was just like walking into heaven!) and then we went for dinner in Covent Garden, before saying our goodbyes as Kara and I had got tickets to the Rage Against The Machine gig in Finsbury Park. (Which was pretty bloody awesome)
Here is what I wore:
Hat: H&M (which I bought that day!)
Black top: Dorothy Perkins
Leggings: Store 21
I also bought a tube skirt from H&M main section, which is black and white striped. This is after chatting to Stephanie, (her blog can be found here) who told me that some of the main range section is actually pretty big. I tried it on (in size large) and it fits great!
I have also got quite into pretty frilly ankle socks. I got a pair of black polka dot ankle highs in Primark and also a lovely white Lacy pair from New Look.
Just a quick pic to show off probably my fave lipstick. It doesn't look that bright in the picture, but it is neon pink. I absolutely love wearing a very dark outfit and finishing it off with a mega bright lipstick. This one is Barry M in 52.
I always love going to London. Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Thursday, 3 June 2010
I recently got an invitation through my email to join a site called "lookville". This is from the website:
"LookVille is a social fashion network made up of people from all around the world answering one simple question: How do I look?
In LookVille, you can search for fashion inspirations or take photos of your (or other people's) looks. The live feedback you get from our members will help you pick out cute outfits and try new styles.
When you are done, help others pick out their outfits and trade fashion tips or style advices with people on the other side of the globe."
I thought to myself.. "hmm, this looks interesting". It appealed to the nosey person in me too, as I like looking at both plus size and straight size style. The majority of it being straight size on this site, which didn't bother me at all.
I (thought) it would be a great place to ask other people how to style different outfits and get fresh ideas.
So, off i went and posted a photo of myself from this post .. A post that had a lot of positive feedback and I felt pretty good about.
I asked the simple question "How else could I style this dress up?" with the info underneath reading: "I love this dress but have only worn it once! I need other ways to dress it up (or down)"
I was looking for examples, maybe different colours to wear with the dress, shoes etc.. NOT the following comments that were written:
"to be completely honest, I'm not a big fan of the dress. doesn't fit you the best. it's a tad loose on the top"
"I don't like the dress on you it looks dated and the belted look is not good"
And the one that annoyed me the most...
"I would put a plain black suit over it. Too much going on for someone your size and shape"
How on earth are any of these responses relating to my original question?! I didn't ask if people liked it or not, as to be totally honest, I will wear what I like, not what other people like or want me to wear, and finally, what on earth is the last one?! It's a floral dress. How is that too much going on?! I'm not wearing hugely gaudy jewellery, it's not bright (and anyway if it was, I'd still wear it!) and "I should wear a black suit over the top" again, how on earth is that answering my question?!
I am not looking for any "Oh, the dress looks wonderful etc", this is not the point of the post. I guess the point of my post is: A) why did these people answer, if it has nothing to do with what i originally asked and wanted to get opinions on, and B) Why are people so negative?! I just don't understand it myself.
So, for these reasons, I won't be using Lookville again. Has anyone else had an invite and does anyone else regularly use it?