Monday, 14 November 2011

Today's outfit - In the red

This weekend was spent doing the family thing and was very laid back and relaxing. I spent most of the time wrapped up for walking around town and standing on the rugby sideline cheering Mr M on (whose moustache is coming along nicely BTW - photos will follow I promise!)

Here's today's outfit of choice - sometimes a slick of red lippy and nail varnish is all I need to feel a bit more pepped up when the weather is so dull.

It's the first outing for my trusty black over the knee boots. They are sooooo old and I desperately need to replace them. I had them shipped from Chinese Laundry about three or four years back after seeing Serena on Gossip Girl wearing them in grey - yes I am that sad! The red sweater is a French Connection piece from two years back and the blazer is my Urban Outfitters Chanel esque number.

The make up was inspired by the beautiful Scarlett Johansson in the new Dolce & Gabbana lipstick ad. Her lip is a bit more glossy than my Bourjois Rouge Dress Code lippy. Not sure if they still do it but it's been my fav red lipstick of choice for a long time now. What does everyone else do to brighten up their look on a dull day?

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Tuesday's Outfit

Quick outfit post because I'm just heading out. This is my outfit of choice on Tuesday. The leather jeans are new and I loooovvvee them. Paired with my 'popcorn' jumper and chunky boots makes them more appropriate for daytime wear. However, I think a flatter pair of black ankle boots would be an even better match.

Leather can look a bit cold, so I threw on my long wool winter coat too.

The pics of my jeans haven't come out great so I'll re-post some better ones soon.


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Versace for H&M

Last night the much anticipated Versace collection for H&M launched in New York - and what a turn out!

I love H&M's collaborations. I picked up loads of great pieces from the Stella McCartney collection five years back. This one will be available from 9.00am on 17th November online. Unfortunately Bristol stores haven't been selected to carry the line so if you want to see it in the flesh you'll have to hot foot it to Cardiff - the closest branch for those of us in the South West.

In the meantime, here's a little teaser. Which pieces do you want?


Mr M is participating in Movember this year so this picture is in celebration of it. Love it! I'll be posting images every so often for your enjoyment..... Of Mr M that is not the cute kitten/puppy thing, unless I can find anymore!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Saturday's outfit

Annoyingly I didn't take any photos of my outfit on Saturday night, but I've done a bit of a collage to piece it all together again.

The dress is super spangly and since it was an evening reception for a wedding on bonfire night it felt very fitting. Of course the sparkliest girl was the beautiful bride, Mrs Peel. She literally looked like an angel - absolutely stunning.
Dress, French Connection. Shoes, Carvela. Bag, All Saints

And this is what it looks like on someone........I was trying to channel Balmain's AW09 collection (a personal favourite).

Although I did swap the chunky heeled ankle boots for a more demure patent court.

The above was the inspiration for my make up, although I didn't shade so close to the brow line - if only I had pictures!!

33 ways to stay creative

Sweets for my Sweet

Fancying something a bit sweet I decided to put my very ripe bananas to good use and whipped up Mrs F's (my mum!) banana nut loaf this morning. It's so quick and easy to do (and frugal too) that I thought I would share!

What you'll need:
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 ripe bananas, mashed (although I used 2lge ones today)
2 cups of self raising flour
1 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 chopped nuts
  1. Beat oil and sugar together
  2. Add eggs and banana pulp
  3. Add all dry ingredients, milk and vanilla essence
  4. Mix well
  5. Stir in chopped nuts
  6. Pour into a greased and floured 2lb loaf tin
  7. Bake in a preheated oven 180C for 1hour
Voila! Delicious with butter.

Back to fashion later!!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Nail Inspo

I'm just getting around to catching up on my favourite blogs and first on the list was ' Maegan'.

I've been reading this blog for years and years. Not only does she have amazing dress sense and the best hair EVER, but she's also got an incredible eye for interior design and does some of the best 'diy' posts I've ever seen. She also appears to share my love for Halloween too which only makes her more fabulous in my eyes!!

I digress - on Friday she posted about her nails for the weekend and having done a dark/glitter nail myself for my weekend I was instantly drawn to her version. Very cool! I'm just gutted that I chucked out my very own OPI 'Lincoln Park After Dark' a few months back...... I'm now also on the search for glitter varnish with bigger glitter.

Nails aside - check out Maegan's blog. I'm sure she doesn't need the promotion, but you honestly won't be disappointed.

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At the weekend I went for an extreme side parting - hopefully I'll be able to track down some images to share with you since I didn't actually take any myself.

The inspiration came from these iconic beauties (not the Clifton quiff that some of you may be aware of!!)

A week (and a bit) in pictures

The past week has been a bit of a whirlwind. There have been celebrations a plenty, cooking galore, cosy walks and wedding bells - a truly magical 9 days.
Friday 28th October - Impromptu Halloween drinks. The other pictures are all too incriminating!!

Saturday 29th October - Homemade pumpkin soup and cheese scones before Mr M's rugby match
Sunday 30th October - Our 6 month anniversary. Risotto and a late night stroll past our wedding reception
Monday 31st October - Halllllooooowwwweeeeeeeennnnnnn!!
Tuesday 1st November - Girly night of gossip, grigio and gluttonous pizza with the gorgeous Ms Cross
Wednesday 2nd November - Mr M's birthday. I was very impressed with his interpretation of 'please dress for dinner'!

Thursday 3rd November - Cute and casual in my 'popcorn' jumper, fur boots and biker jeans. ALSO, a very rare image of me without my phone in my face!

Friday 4th November - Prep for the lovely Ms Charles' wedding day on Saturday. This is my very attractive tanning outfit!! Hair practise, nails done as well as the shoe and bag selection.
Saturday 5th November - The amazing wedding of Mr & Mrs Peel.
Sunday 6th November - The amazing hangover!!! The day was spent on the sofa with back to back films. I blame the jager bombs and everyone involved in them........ you know who you are. x