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Friday, 24 December 2010

Capsule Christmas Wardrobe

OK it is time for me to pack up my presents and decamp to my Parents for the Christmas weekend.  But looking into my wardrobe I found that nothing was inspiring me for the festive frolics.  So I popped on my coat, hat and gloves and ventured across Waterloo bridge and into Covent Garden for some Christmas wardrobe shopping!

My first and actually my only stop was Oasis, I have not been in there for a while but needing some new jeggings I was inspired to take a look despite its shocking layout since its refurb!  Low and behold I managed to get everything a girl could need for the festive weekend!  So here is my Capsule Christmas Wardrobe 75% of which is made up of the Oasis purchases.

This everything ready for packing except shoes!  I have kept everything in the same colour pallet which makes mixing and matching a little bit easier.  I usually really mix up the colours and the accessories but these outfits are really versatile so I stuck with quite a dark selection that can be jazzed up easily.
Outfit 1:  The party outfit
This dress is a great party look and takes little to no thinking about, the embellishment on the neckline means that accessories can be kept top a minimum and the make-up and hair can be your wow factor!

I have packed these purple tights (but you could opt for red), Silver heels from Reiss, Coast earrings and a silver cocktail ring.

 Outfit 2: Christmas Day
I always want to look glam on Christmas day but I also want something that I can move around in and that looks good start to finish.  Traditionally I have opted for a dress but this year I am going for black jeggings and Print shirt from Oasis, waistcoat from Ted Baker and the shoes in the above look (I will swap them for knee highs if we venture out)
To accessorise I am wearing my Lucy Hutching earrings and my Dorothy Perkins ring and my make-up will be plum and metallic based!  You could swap the jeggings for leather trousers if you have the legs!

 Outfit 3: Boxing Day Drinks
I will be using the Jeggings from look 2 and teaming them with this floaty top from Oasis but it could be put with leather trousers or a pencil if you have room for an extra item!  I opted for this as it will probably cover the over eating of Christmas day!
 I am wearing these fab gold and black earrings and my black cocktail ring for this look.  I will also opt for red lips and a hair up for this outfit to make it a little more glam.
I will also be taking my knee high boots to wear with outfit 3, but they work with all of the outfit choices.

I will be taking my 2 Christmas nail varnishes just in case I get a chip...  I start with the lighter and then pop on the darker colour for the last few days!

Outfit 4: Spare
For casual I am taking this fab M&S jumper dress and some black leggings just in case there are any spillages!

So know that I am packed it is time to head back to snowy Essex and pop open some champers!


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Party

As promised if not a little late.. some pics of the stylists on the Christmas Party!

Fellow blogger and colleague MakeDoStyle got ready at casa Waceystyle as she was due a pre Christmas hair cut. So we have some fab before pics of MDS and I then a great one of the NHJ Style team at Adam Street after one too many glasses of Vino.

This pic is post hair cut and pre party, MDS is modelling the latest in hair accessories and control underwear which in this case are being used to keep up a pair of Topshop leather trousers!

This is post underwear pre final hair!

Me pre shower, hair, make-up and control undies!!!!!
MDS the final hairstyle.....
MDS in her cameo role as Mary of Nazareth about to get on her donkey (also known as her cab) to the CChristmas party.

 A lovely selection of pics from the entire NHJ gang looking very glam.  Annoyingly I forgot to get a full pic of my outfit but it was a dress from Joseph and some uber high heels from Carvella!

I also had my annual Christmas party with the boyf and seeing as there is no full pic of my NHJ party outfit here is my outfit from my other Christmas party.  I opted for my Topshop dress, purple tights and my uber high carvella heels.
I then popped on these fab earrings from Coast that I got for £9 bargain!!

After seeing this pic of my sister and I, I decided to remove the Carvella shoes for fear that I looked like a giant!

For more festive blogs check out my Capsule Christmas wardrobe tomorrow!!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Deck the Halls

On Friday night the boyfriend and I popped open a bottle of Champagne,  put on some Christmas tunes and began to decorate the house.  Being a stylist I am obsessed with making things look just so, but this year I let the Boyfriend take on more responsibility than just pouring drinks and the finished house is a dream!!

In fact the decorated tree was the only thing that managed to get me out of bed on Sunday morning...  Yes the hangover from hell hit me hard but with the promise of a bacon sandwich and the pretty Christmas tree lights being switched on I dragged myself from the bed to the sofa, where I stayed for almost the entire day commenting on how beautiful my tree looked!

So here are some pics of my festive abode:

This Garland was made by my Mum and I think it is a great welcome home on a cold Christmas eve, it also sets the tone for the colour scheme in the hall.
The Hall garland was assembled by the boyfriend, with a very few minor tweaks from me at the end.  We carried the red and cinnamon theme from the door garland and introduced gold that we then continue in the Lounge (just realised I sound like a mad women who has themes.. and yes I am!) Anyway I think the boy done good!

The sideboard in the dinning room with the red and gold theme is less exciting and I am thinking of adding something to perk it up a little.

Then my lovely tree, decorated in different golds, with splashed of purple and pink to make it more fun!  I love my tree and every year I get just excited about unwrapping my favourite baubles that I have spent a fortune on over the last 6 years!  It is also a bit of a wopper and we had to re arrange the entire lounge to fit it in!

The boyfriend decided to create a icicle doorway with all the decorations that I deemed unfit for the tree or stairs..  I am not massively keen on this but I knew he expected me to tell him to take it down and as I was a few glasses of champagne in at this point I decided it could stay!
Then we have the door of lights in the kitchen, which actually look quite boring in day light but by night the stars glow and when we have our Christmas party they look cool with our glowing cocktail fountain!!  So kitsch but I love it..

I hope you are all feeling equally festive, if your not then check out my Christmas party looks blog later this week as it might get you in the Christmas spirit. x

Friday, 10 December 2010

I wanna be on the cover of Reveal magazine... Oh I am!

OK so it is not Forbes magazine but it is my 2nd cover of the year!  Yes Waceystyle is front cover and not at all sure if she is loving it yet!

My first dalliance onto a cover was earlier this year when I was on the cover of The Wharf, it was very weird seeing my pic next to Nicola Roberts from Girls aloud especially as we have the exact same colour hair.  I promised my self after seeing that picture to always wear lipstick when being photographed!  3 months on and I am on the cover of Reveal.... with red lips bouffant hair and as my sister described it... a face like a smacked you know what!!  So it is clear that I have still not quite got the hang of being photographed.  Its hard to see me but I am the girl in the purple dress bottom right.

I think it is safe to say that behind the camera is where I am really best placed, despite the copious series of BNTM and ANTM that I have watched over the years I have little to no modelling skills unless I have had a few glasses of wine and then my smize is actually quite good, but my smiling is well less sucessful.

This is the three page spread called 'Goks ultimate party makeovers'.  I would be really interested to know peoples thoughts on the looks and to know what peoples views are on my outfit.  As it is so far removed from the sort of thing I would usually go for that I can't quite decide if I like it or hate it.

The intention with the look was a Madmen inspired look, because of my red hair and curves, but I feel that the cut and fit of the dress make me look in my 30's rather than my 20's and about 2 sizes bigger than the size 12 that I am!

If I could style myself in any of the above outfits I think I would have opted for the last look which is a play suit from ASOS to which I would have put the statement earrings that I am wearing from Freedom and the Dorothy Perkin's ring as seen in the red jumpsuit look.

I don't want to sound like an ungrateful recipient of a makeover and want to thank Reveal for inviting me to model.  The day was great fun and I loved the first outfit that they put me in (which unfortunately did not make it to press).  I don't dislike the purple dress at all I just felt that the fit was not as flattering as it could be with a theme like Madmen.

I would love to know your thoughts!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Blogger seeks new computer!

Huge apologies its has been over a week since my last post, this is because my DELL laptop is playing up massively and it has taken everything in my being to prevent me from throwing it out the window and letting it freeze to death under a snowman.  The only reason I have refrained from doing this is because my card is currently being rejected in even Primark and that is really saying something!!

It is fair to say that the realities of being a freelancer and approaching Christmas is currently stinging more than just a little.  So if the big ass companies could shell out the money they have now owed me for 3 months I would be eternally grateful as having to re-boot your computer in between each email is getting more than just a little tiresome....  Not to mention the horrifying reality that a new shiny Mac 5 keeps creeping into my dreams more often than a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood heels, or a VB dress and if this is not proof that the relationship between me and my DELL is really at crisis point, I don't know what is!

Fear not though the very clever computer whizz also known as the boyfriend has given the Dell a temporary fix.  So I have apologised for threatening death by window/snow and have agreed to hold out until the new year when a shiny new I-Mac will take its place and the Dell will meet a much more satisfying end.... death by sledge hammer.  So bring on 2011 so I can welcome back these little beauties to my restful nights sleep!


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