Friday, 25 January 2013

Payday Treat

This gloomy weather is having a serious effect on my outfit choices lately. All I want to do is keep warm and throw on layer upon layer. Well, not today. I needed to add a little sunshine to my outfit and this was done through my new neon and lace top from ASOS Curve. There's nothing quite like a flash of neon to give an outfit some life. I was actually reading one of Monica's post (Monica writes The Elgin Avenue and is one of my favourite bloggers) and found some inspiration through one of her outfit posts. 

Blazer: Issey Miyake
Lace and Neon Top: ASOS Curve
Jeans: Simply Be
Necklace: New Look
Bag: Vintage Chanel
Scarf: Alexander McQueen

I've posted about these beautiful heels before. I found them at a car boot in Battersea where I visited for the first time with the lovely Jazmine. I love the gold elephant details on the heel and pointed toes. A perfect heel height for someone who avoids stilettos too!

In regards to the title of this post, I was a little naughty today. When I say a little, I actually mean VERY. I've been eyeing up the Brian Lichtenburg 'Homies' jumpers for ages and today (I mean, it IS payday) I purchased one from Browns on South Molton Street. I fear I may regret this with a 2 week holiday to San Fran, LA and Vegas still to pay for, but hey - a girls got to treat herself every now and again!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

I've had the same jeans on...

... for not quite 4 days but 2 days now. You know when you're looking for the perfect skinny jeans and then you find them and decide to buy them in every colour? Yeah, that. These babies are from Simply Be and are the Chloe Stretch Skinny Jeans, probably the best fitting jeans I've ever owned. True to size, a perfect fit in the leg and great for a person who rarely wears jeans but is going through a 'jean phase' at the moment. I hate wearing black, but I LOVE these so added some sparkle to them today with a vintage sequin top (an NYC buy which you read about here) and a printed blazer from ASOS.

Blazer: ASOS
Sequin top: Vintage (Beacon's Closest, Brooklyn)
Jeans: Simply Be
Converse trainers
Necklace: New Look
Panther rings: ASOS (set of 3)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

NYE in Lisbon

Happy New Year. I'm going to put it out there that you can continue to wish people a HNY until mid January at least.

I haven't had much time to play around with the camera properly that I got for Christmas and I chose not to take it on my mini break to Lisbon but I'm excited to be able to start taking some good quality outfit photos in 2013!

Lisbon was beautiful and such a lovely place to see in the New Year. We went to the main square on the night to watch a live concert and then see the fireworks. The streets were absolutely packed and it felt like a massive carnival. The partying continued into the night on top of the terrace of our hostel and rolling in at 5am to then be up at 8am to catch our flight! Nothing like only 4 hours sleep before getting on a plane. Lucky for us the weather stayed relatively dry during our 4 days in the city and we managed to squeeze in lots including a trip to St George castle and the harbour.

Images: My own.

Unfortunately I didn't get many shots of my outfits in Lisbon but thought I'd share this one and I don't think I've spoken about my Liberty x Nike air max trainers yet. I saw these in Liberty a month or so ago and fell in love immediately. I tend to spend most of my life in converse or trainers so these were a perfect addition and they are SO comfortable.

Leather Jacket: Simply Be
LA Tee: Topshop
Jeans: New Look

Mari Tote Bag: Accessorize
Trainers: Liberty x Nike

Sunglasses: Miu Miu
Faux Fur: Dune
Necklace (unseen) New Look