They aren’t particularly well done as my hand eye co-ordination isn’t very good but it was fun to try something new. I did the old ‘put a bit of tape over half of your nail’ trick and I only had difficulty on one of my thumbs where i hadn’t left the first layer dry enough so it ended up pulling up a bit of varnish but I was able to rectify it. I think the colours I used make it look quite 80′s so if for freshers week any of you are going to a 80′s night this is a good idea for your nails. I have a few more idea’s of combinations I might try out so I’ll keep you posted. I’m off to visit my sister and my niece again tomorrow for a few days and I’m so looking forward to cuddles with little Ellie.
If I’d of had more money I would have taken advantage of the discounts but instead I just got to lust over the beautiful things in the shop’s and some I might ask for Christmas. Here are some of the things I fell for last night.
I love this dress because it reminds me of Winona Rider in Beetle Juice, which is always a good thing. I resisted trying it on because I couldn’t bare not being able to have it once I had it on but it was a very good quality lace. I also realised I don’t have any big shoulder bags as I’m currently permanently attached to my Chiltern satchel but I really like this one. Simplicity is the best.
This coat was so good I actually just stood infront of it for about 5 minutes. It is so thick and warm and has a big hood, which is often the problem with winter coats, you either get no hood at all or one that barely covers your head. These shoes were such soft suede. They look kind of long and thin here but they were more normal looking in real life.
I might ask for this umbrella for Christmas (there are no bounds to my rock and roll lifestyle) but I have a nasty habit of loosing them and I dont think such a thing as a special occasion umbrella does, or should, exist. This teapot however I would quite happily home. There was also a multi-coloured spotted one which I liked but this one has matching teacups which edges it out infront of the other one.
I’d like to thank those at Milsom place for putting on the event last night and also to Alex McLaren for firstly getting my invite to me and then for later giving me directions when I was lost. I thought I knew my way around but obviously after a month of living in Bath I still have a lot to learn.
And who can forget the amazing Band Of Outsiders collection from this Spring
There is something about the outfit with the striped knee length body con skirt, blue shirt and black coat that is just perfection to me. I can’t explain it. What are your views on Kirsten’s style? Are you as in love with it as I am?
P.S I’m having real issues with WordPress at the moment with uploading photo’s and getting them to stay in place in posts so if things look a bit messy please tell me and I’ll try, with my limited computer skills, to sort it out.
To make the cakes you need:
60g Caster Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
60g Self-Raising Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Milk
60g White Chocolate
Pink Food Colouring
Bright Hard Sweets
Petit Four Cases
- Preheat oven to 180c and place petit four cases on baking tray.
- Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg, a little at a time.
- Sift in the flour and fold in.
- Stir in vanilla extract and milk.
- Put mixture in paper cases and bake for around 15 mins
- Once cooked leave to cool and melt chocolate in a bowl over boiling water.
- Spoon on plain chocolate to half of cakes then add a couple of drops of pink food colouring and spoon on to rest of cakes.
- Add hard sweets, I used jelly beans, and allow chocolate to set.
They are absolutely tiny but so appropriate for the birth of a baby. you could make them larger though if you have normal sized paper cases. Also, I know that my decorating isn’t perfect but I prefer to refer to it as “rustic” as my hand eye co-ordination isn’t up to scratch to do it as perfect as it could be but after I tried one for quality control purposes *ahem* they are really nice so I highly recommend the recipe. I got it out of the Cupcakes Book by Susannah Blake which has some gorgeous cupcake recipes in it so if you want a good cupcake book I’d suggest this one.
Nice and imaginative post title I know but these are my new shoes and I love them so I wanted to share them with you. They were £19.99 from H&M and are great for dressing up daytime outfits. They are really comfy too, which is not something I get to say often about heels, but it feels like I’m wearing flats when I have them on. I need to get some insoles thought as they are a little bit too big. I meet so many other people that are half sizes like me that I think shoe companies need to step up to the mark and start catering for the market. Would anyone be interested in seeing me prance about showing how good these shoes are for quickly changing an outfit from day to night?
The girl in the first image wearing dungaree’s proved to be very popular as she featured on both the Elle and Vogue sites and I really like the third girls Jacket from Topshop combined with the vintage crochet collared blouse.
The thing I like the most about the girl on the left is the strong masculinity of her look, the boots could quiet possibly be boys, with her very soft feminine face. I personally would have chosen a different type of sunglasses as the aviator style Rayban’s aren’t to my taste but the rest is a really great outfit. I love the colour of her shirt. The other two are just great outfits for any day of the week. The peter pan lace dress and the Whistles shirt with detailing on the pocket and collar are two things I’ll be looking to find similar versions of.
These three are probably my favourite though. The first girl describes her look as “Scandinavian preppy” which might just be my new favourite style (seriously need to start coming up with more inventive ways to describe my outfits). The second girls hair against the velvet jacket she made herself are amazing. I really wish I could dye my hair to look like a mermaids. And then, last but not least is the most beautiful vintage jacket I have ever seen. I love deeper red colours at the moment. As I write this I’m wearing my wine coloured cords I bought while at the blogger meet up which I bought after a disappointing search in Primark for a similar coloured pair of jean which they only had from size 14 up. I quite like the longer length of the coat as well as I would probably shy away from one as long but I need to rethink it in future.
Sian took pictures of us all to feature on the MyStreetChic website, where you can vote for you favourite look *cough* please vote *cough*
I was wearing: Shirt-Charity Shop, Skirt-Urban Outfitters, Belt-Primark, Shoes-Charity Shop, Bag-Chiltern Bag bought from Fritha’s blogshop
I’m so looking forward to the next meet up and getting to see everyone again and hopefully lots of new people.
Six, count them, SIX shades of red. How in the world did this happen? I don’t need that many shades of red. I don’t even think I use most of these yet here they are. The one at the back is a favourite of mine and it’s from H&M surprisingly but the others, I just dont know. But then there is this.
I own in total 24 different nail varnishes. Before doing this post I probably wouldn’t have really put myself down as a “girly” person but I think I have to reassess my views. I think there are nail bars with fewer nail varnishes on offer!
Oh lipstick! What a tempestuous relationship we have. I like lipstick, and the fact that I own 11 might make you think I even love lipstick, but I don’t have the self confidence to wear most of the ones I have. How I long to be someone who can pull off a bright red without looking like a 6 year old who let loose with her mum’s make up bag. The only one of these I do wear is the second from the right which is a 17 one called Mulled Wine which I wear very sparingly with lip balm but even then I don’t have the guts to wear it by itself.
The item, however, for which I sin the most is eyeliner. I really want to be able to put on eyeliner but I have the hand eye coordination of a drunk toddler which means I just end up with very wobbly lines above my eyes. I have tried all types of eyeliner. I have liquid, pen, pencil, ranging from Miss Sporty to Clinique, yet none of the 12 eyeliners I own has been the miracle fix I look for. With each purchase I think “This is the one, this is when everything is going to change” but when I get home and the lid comes off I remember it’s not the products that are the problem it’s me. I always had problems colouring inside the lines at school and I think I still would to this day.
I am not meant to have sexy cat eye flicks or a pinup girl red pout. It’s even less likely that I will have my nails painted in leopard print or cupcakes. So, my only hope is that after this post, when I’m walking the makeup aisles of a shop I will remember this little word I had with myself and step away from the cosmetics.
Please let me know I’m not the only who has this problem. Do any of you hoard thing’s you have no use for?
I know I have been rather absent of late but my move from Plymouth to Bath had so much drama it could be an episode of EastEnders. I moved on Saturday and tried to venture out into town on Sunday but ended up becoming one of about 15 people huddled in the doorway of Banana Republic like refuges. It was raining so hard. Today however has been a lovely sunny day.
I had a long wonder around town (and got lost looking for the post office) then went for a walk by the river. Bath is such a beautiful place. I’m in love with the parks here and the historical element of the city gets me rather excited. I love history even if its nerdy.
Things worth a mention:
- I went mental going around H&M today. I swear the one in Plymouth didn’t have as much nice stuff in it as the one here. I only bought a dress but I might get your opinion on it before I keep it.
- There is now a widget on the right hand side of the blog that shows the things in my Etsy store. I’ve added a lot more since I last spoke about it and things are selling really well but keep checking it for new stuff.
- The lovely Rachel Phipps has advertised me on her blog so I just wanted to give her a little shout out to say thank you
- Even more thanks is due to the wonderful Lily Mason from Red Brick Lipstick for staying with me through this blogging drought and encouraging me to blog again.
- I’ve decided to try some photoshop actions on my photo’s. What do you think? Do they work or should I just leave my pictures as they are. The one on the photo’s above is a cross processing action.
- On Friday I will be attending the South West Blogger meet up in Bristol which I’m looking forward to so much. I’m going to take lots of photo’s and we are going to be having our photo’s taken by My Street Chic so in true girly way each and everyone of us seems to be freaking out about what to wear.
I’m going to be good now and finish unpacking. I did most of it and then realised I could be elsewhere, doing better things. Hope you are all well.
In my opinion its a really under rated movie. I dont know about any of you but i hadn’t heard of it and its only by chance that we did watch it. Its so intensely emotional and really drags you into the feelings of the characters. Its helped along by the fact that Keira is absolutely stunning in it as is the actor who plays her ex, he’s french…what else is there to say.