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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Fashion Focus

Pale and Interesting

I think the Louis Vuitton ad's for Spring Summer are fantastic and if I could pull off that quirky silhouette or had the budget and lifestyle for those pieces I would....
But for my lifestyle and my bank balance I need to find a more versatile and wearable version of the trend.  Topshop's sheer grey dress looks fantastic against the acid yellow and still touches on those candy colours that I want to be wearing.

Then for a relaxed pastel look this 3.1 Phillip Lim outfit is so clean and chic.  I love the fact that despite being head to toe pastel it feel crisp and modern as opposed to girly and twee!

This is how to create it from the high street: All items are from Zara's new collection

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Cloud Nine Rollers..

I am a volume girl when it comes to hair!  The bigger the better I always say, so in my bag there is always a comb for a quick backcomb boost before meeting friends.

In my cupboard at home I have L'oreals Volume boost for before blow dry's and  Trevor Sorbie's salt spray for extra hold applied mid blow-dry and Baptiste for that 2nd (sometimes 3rd day volume)..

But now I have discovered the fabulous roller set that can make your hair look volumized and beautiful and best of all they are easy to put in and heat up in an instant!  The Cloud Nine rollers heat up almost instantly, they do not burn your fingers as they heat once in your hair and they have Velcro exterior which makes it super easy to put in.
On yesterday's photo shoot we used them in Katie Piper's hair and it looked phenomenal!  I need these rollers in my life ASAP, so that bad hair days are a thing of the past!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Loving this Green Blazer

Being a Red head I am often drawn to bottle greens but this blazer in Zara feels like such a great investment piece that will work now but take me right through our less than sunny summer..

I could team it with jeans and a T for everyday but also have a suspicion that it would look fab with a little gold sequin dress that I also have my eye on!!  I feel a purchase coming on.

The other Zara item that has been itching for a try on is this gorgeous lace dress that I think could work really well for my friends February wedding. 

Looks like I might be paying Zara a visit later this week!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

2 New Years resolutions out the window, surely things can only get better?!

I woke at midday on January the 1st having had 6 hours sleep after landing in bed at 6.30am after a fab little impromptu house party!  Despite all the empty bottles littering my Kitchen and lounge I had very little hangover sensation in my head but on reaching my bathroom for the first refreshing shower of the year I was greeted with a sign saying KEEP OUT....  LOO BLOCKED!

Oh joy for the second time in my house party history the first day of the year was spent dealing with sewage.  After attempting for the 5th time to unblock the loo the boyfriend and I gave up and decided to have a 4pm breakfast with our friends who had slept on our sofa's and floors Canteen's Eggs Benedict have never tasted sooooooooooo good. One more UN successful attempt with the toilet before an early night.  The 2nd of Jan will be better, the toilet will unblock itself overnight and we will go to the gym as planned in the New Years resolution.. 

I wake in the middle of the night coughing and sneezing with a head full of cold!  Yes the 2nd of January marked the arrival of a Rudolf like nose and a raspy cough fit for a 100 a day 80 year old! It takes a hot shower (in the non condemned bathroom) 2 cups of hot lemon and honey to even get out of the house and even the I sit like bag of germs in the corner of my boyfriends family gathering with a tissue permanently attached to my nose!  Early to bed and heavily medicated I hope for a more promising 3rd of Jan....

A groggy start as the Night nurse wears off and I am straight on the phone to the plumber for toilet unblocking assistance... as with any emergency appointment you must stay in for them to pop in as soon as they are free.  Determined not to let my cold or a day stuck indoors get the better of me I set to cleaning the oven, doing the laundry to keep me occupied until plumber arrives to restore the order..  He arrives at 5pm with plunging mechanism followed by the boyfriend arriving home early from work as he has spent the entire working day being sick.. So I spend the next hour tending to the ill boyfriend in the basement as well as running up and down stairs checking that the plumber is not covering my clean bathroom with dirty toilet water!  After giving the toilet and endoscopy and paying a small fortune we discover nothing sinister is wrong with loo and order is restored.  I deposit boyfriend in bed and watch a film whilst munching on a chocolate biscuit (another new years resolution broken)!

This morning I woke up in my ones'y in the spare room using my dressing gown as a duvet (I was politely asked to vacate the bed at around 2 this morning because I was wriggling too much and the boyfriend needed sleep for full recovery).

Please let today be sickness and toilet blockage free, that way I can get started with the TAX return!


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