Tuesday 14 December 2010

What I Wore Today

Top - New Look
Cardigan - Oasis
Shorts - Topshop
Belt - Topshop
Necklace - Marc Jacobs

I can't believe that Christmas is only 11 days away! I've not even put any decorations up yet. I really need to get cracking with my Christmas shopping so this is what I'm wearing today to find some nice pressies. Shopping on a Saturday scares me, theres just way too many people so I'm trying to get it done during the week. Just have to wait for Chloe to wake up from her nap and we'll be off.

I got this top from New Look & these shorts from Topshop over the summer but I never got the chance to wear them because they were both a bit tight on me. I've lost a bit of weight since then so I thought I would wear them out today. Yes I'm one of those people who wear tights and shorts no matter how freezing it is outside, it just looks better! My weight loss has pretty much come to a standstill at 10st 6lbs so I think I just need to make more time for the gym. I had to give up on the 30 day shred after day one because I couldn't fully extend my arms properly for about a week! I will do it though, I'm making a commitment. Luckily I don't really pig out over Christmas. This will be the first year where I am making Christmas dinner so we're having chicken instead of turkey, stuffing, veggies & about a million sausages wrapped in bacon, yum! Can't wait, I love cooking. I also hate Christmas pudding, yule log is where its at.

My mum is coming up from London tomorrow to spend some time with me & Chloe and give us our pressies. She and my sister are going to New York for Christmas so I am seriously jealous. In 2008 we went there for my birthday in August and again at Christmas so I suppose I can't complain too much. So I'll be spending the next few days with her. Luckily the hotel shes staying at has a free gym so I can work out and I can go to shops that don't allow prams in yay! I'm also hoping that me and Andy can go on a night out on Thursday. I'm not holding out much hope though. Last night he went to Headingley to watch the football with one of his friends and said he'd be back at 10.30. I was awake til 1.30 and he still wasn't back. When he arrived home this morning he told me how they drank loads of brandy shots, came into town & went to a club down the road from our flat. But instead of coming back home he went back with his friend, who had pulled, and had to wait for them to finish having sex to leave. So now hes decided he hates drinking and wants to be straight edge... I don't know, my boyfriend is rather strange.

Monday 13 December 2010

in the company of wolves.

Cape: American Apparel
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Anna Lou Of London

I'm glad its getting a bit warmer out. Means I don't have to trudge around town in my DMs, massive coat & scarf. I do love this cape, it makes feel like I'm Little Red Riding Hood. When I bought it the sales assistant even asked me if I was getting it for Halloween haha! I wore this out on Saturday on a trip to Crown Point as I needed to pop into Asda Living to get some supplies for Chloe. The stuff I got for her weighed so much that the bags must've cut off the circulation in my ring finger or something because I still can't feel it properly! Its been a couple of days now, so I'm getting quite worried!

I also went to New Look so I could get this top. It took me ages to decide between the cream & grey but in the end I bought the grey one because I thought it went better with my hair. I'll probably do an outfit post with it later this week. When I got it home and tried it on I noticed one of the buttons was missing, boo! I'll just have to sew on the spare because I really can't be bothered to go back.

And I couldn't do a post without mentioning the X Factor finale! I really didn't want Matt to win because he seems like a smug tosser. I'm quite conflicted about him releasing a Biffy Clyro song. They've been around for ages but only really got successful in the last couple of years so its good that they'll be getting one massive royalty cheque. However their latest stuff is a load of crap so Matt publicising them means their latest album is gonna get played even more by the likes of Radio 1, urgh. Bring back the Blackened Sky days I say! The highlight of the whole thing was probably Rihanna & Christina Aguilera performing. It kinda sickens me to think that Rihanna is only a few months older than me, but shes definitely good diet motivation!

Saturday 4 December 2010

Object Of Desire: Christmas Edition

Christmas came early for me this year because I decided to get myself a little treat. Back in July I lost my Nokia N97 when I was getting off the bus and because I still had insurance with Dial-A-Phone, which is basically a scam, I couldn't get a replacement. So I had to revert back to using my really old Nokia 6280 which is pretty much broken. Finally my Orange upgrade date came around and I decided to upgrade to an iPhone 4. I got it last week and I haven't stopped playing with it since! I love it so much. I was always hesistant about getting an iPhone because I couldn't type anything on my sisters iPod Touch and was considering upgrading to a Blackberry Torch or Nokia N8. But I'm so glad I went for this, you get used to the touch screen very quickly and I love buying apps haha. Other than Twitter & Facebook my faves are Hipstamatic, MyFitnessPal and Chu Chu Rocket which is an epic game I used to play with my sister when we had a Sega Dreamcast. Tell me some of your fave apps please, I love playing about with new ones :) Plus check out the gorgeous case I got off eBay! I wanted a Japanese deco style case or one of the cute cases from Strapya World but this'll do for now.

Anyways here is my Christmas Wishlist for this year. I realise its very unlikely that I'll get any of these as they're quite expensive but thats why its a wishlist ;)

Filofax Raspberry Metropol Personal Organiser
I know I've just got an iPhone which is a good organisational tool but nothing can beat writing things down on paper. Crossing out things on a to-do list is so much more satisfying than ticking it off on an app. Plus the Raspberry Metropol is a gorgeous creation.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum
This smells absolutely divine! I keep finding myself wandering into Debenhams and showering myself in the stuff. I used to use Marc Jacobs Lola and still have some Chloe perfume left but I want something new and nothing smells better than this little beauty.

Miu Miu Vitello Lux Satchel
Ahh the much coveted bow satchel bag. Although I do have a couple of designer bags already I can't stop myself from wanting this one. Its massive so you can fit tons of stuff in there, the bows are adorable and it looks like a really classic bag. I love the grey colour too. I know shes a goon but I saw Vanessa Hudgens with this bag and it looked stunning on her arm. I can't afford the real thing though so I'm thinking about getting one off eBay instead.

H&M Leather Shorts
These are the perfect leather shorts!! I much prefer the hotpant style to the high waisted long leather shorts available in the likes of Topshop & River Island at the moment. Unfortunately the H&M in Leeds only have them in a size 16. I even tried those on in the hope that they would fit because we all know H&M have really dodgy sizing but they were just too loose. I WANT these though, if anyone sees them in a size 10 or 12 please buy them for me & I will pay you generously for them!

Agent Provocateur Love Lingerie Set
I have asked for the Love demi bra & panties for my anniversary and my birthday but Andy has still not bought them for me! So I'm asking for them again for Christmas. I don't own anything from Agent Provocateur but I am desperate to. Their lingerie is the best in the world, even the packaging they use is gorgeous. Its such a shame all their bras are so expensive. I kinda just want this so I can strut around pretending I'm Lady Gaga in the Bad Romance video. If its good enough for Gaga, its good enough for me.

Bones Season 1-5 DVD Box Set
I saw a couple of episodes of this when I went to New York in 2008 and it was definitely my kinda show. Normally I would just download it all but I only get 15GB a month on my crappy 3 dongle & BTOpenzone kicks me off for a day if I download just one MP3. So box sets are the way forward.

Hopefully I'll get at least one of these things for Christmas or I will be a sad panda. And I hope you all get everything you want as well!

Thursday 2 December 2010

death by bagel.

Dress - Topshop
Necklace - This Charming Girl

Today I'm wearing this black ponti shift dress from Topshop. I love the flared sleeves on it. Its so basic but I think the shape is pretty cool & classic. I never get to go anywhere exciting anymore & wearing my PJs all day every day is depressing so dressing up is making me feel better. Sorry that you can't really see it! I guess I should stop wearing black in outfit posts. My flat is so tiny that the only place with a plain background and enough light is in front of the wardrobe which happens to be black... ah well. I bought this necklace from This Charming Girl who do some amazing jewellery. I have a similar Marc Jacobs necklace which is more of a pewter colour but now I'm blondie again, I'm back to my excessive gold jewellery loving ways so I bought this to wear instead.

God I am so sick of this snow! I really need to go buy some food but still haven't ventured outside. I've had a bagel for pretty much every meal the last four days. It is actually sending me mental and making me massively crave vegetables! Captivity is also making me so unorganised. I've only bought Andy and Chloe some Christmas presents so far and I totally forgot that its my mums birthday today. Shes 63 years old now. I feel so awful, she always sends me stuff and buys anything that I don't have enough money for but I couldn't even remember to send her a card. Hopefully a text & a call later will do? Lol, I suck.

Anyways, I'm probably just gonna spend the rest of the day watching Sailor Moon and complaining about stuff on Twitter. Feel free to add me if you've not already!