Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wish List!

So, quick blog today... here's my November wish list!

'All About Me'
Lipstick, Topshop £8.

I'm determined to face my fear of red lipstick. I will conquer it!

'Balboa Island Sweater'
Jumper, Hollister £39.

This jumper is so 'boyfriend' style. Plus it looks like it'd be so comfy it would be like wearing a quilt as a jumper. I can't imagine anything better...

'Glittery shorts' 
Shorts, River Island, £30

This shorts are perfect for party season! They also come in plenty of different colours so there's a pair for every outfit!

'D.I.Y Studs'
River Island, £6 (10 pack)

Studs- perfect for some wardrobe DIY! I'd love to go crazy and shoes, bags and jackets with this studs!

'Tiger Motif cropped angora jumper'
Jumper, Mulberry £350

I absolutely adore this super cute Mulberry jumper. It's angora knit with the cutest tiger motif! Maybe one for Santa...

'Joined stacking ring'
Ring, Accessorize £10.

I'm a total ring addict so these would be perfect for me.. they're so gold and pretty! 

'Slouchy billow dress'
Dress, Topshop Boutique £95.

I think this dress would be so perfect for layering up in the winter! I can just imagine it with thick tights and a chunky knit!

'Tiger Lily'
Scoop side booties, CJG for Topshop £50
These boots are the ultimate shoe lust. They're so impossibly high and shiny, what's not to love?

'1969 Always Skinny'
Jeans, Gap £49.95
Dark jeans are always the best jeans in my opinion. They're flattering, hide stains plus this pair were designed to be more 'eco friendly'- they can be wore more times than normal jeans and only need rinsing to be clean. Amazing.

'Skull-print modal and cashmere-blend'
Pashmina, Alexander McQueen £245
The iconic McQueen scarf. It's so glam it's a 'pashmina', not even a scarf. This and the equally iconic Mulberry Bayswater Bag are my number one lust list items. Everybody take note for my christmas presents please..!

So that's it! A super quick post on my November wish list. I'm feeling very christmassy and also very depressed about my lack of designer clothes after composing my list!
Happy Thursday everyone!
G xxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Weekends in Birmingham..

Hello again!
I'm FINALLY back after a hiatus... basically, I dropped out of university and so i've been dealing with the aftermath of that decision.... it's basically been v difficult and i'm currently attempting to write a personal statement.. AGAIN!! Sooooo much drama! I've also been working like CRAY-ZEEEE due to the holidays that are coming!
Anyway, I spent the weekend with my wonderful boyfriend in Birmingham (his university city!) so thought that would be an ideal blogging topic.

I arrived at New Street Train Station at about 11. Admittedly, New Street isn't my favourite train station in the world... The actual station reminds me of an airport with its range of shops and cafes etc (which I love) but the platforms are way too 'London Tube' style for my liking!

However, the best part of the station is that it opens out straight into The Bullring, Birmingham's biggest shopping centre! This means I get off a train, walk for literally about 2 minutes and then i'm in Topshop. AMAZING.

View of the iconic (and really cool) Bull ring from a gorgeous, if slightly crowded Starbucks. The day was beyond miserable, hence the umbrellas! But hitting the shops definitely helped any S.A.D! :)

We also hit the German Market which was huge! I'm sure on a nicer evening it would have been lovely and romantic but in reality, it was raining, I was cold, there were people everywhere and I had seriously achey feet thanks to my gorgeous, but not very practical, heeled chelsea boots! However I did still enjoy our wander! 

Birmingham's HUGE Christmas tree! 

The gorgeous market and christmas lights :)

Also, on a side note to any foodies- we had a nando's whilst on our day trip. I had my usual (lemon and herb chicken pitta extra cheese with chips please) with nando's amazing classic salad dressing. 
Seriously, does anyone know where I can buy this dressing from? The stuff is incredible. I'm not a huge spicy food fan but I like some sort of sauce with my meal.This dressing is sooooo tasty!
Anyway, foodie moment over!

And finally, how could I do an entire blog without mentioning any buys??
I couldn't, of course!
I've mostly bought christmas presents (including an amazing Strawberry set from the Body Shop for my sister!) but I treated myself to some jewellery!
All of these were in the sale-
Tribal neckalce (set of 3- £3.50 Matalan)
Cross beaded earrings (£2- Matalan)

Diamant√© Cross ring (£1.50 Miss Selfridge)
Triple Diamante ring (set of 3- £3 Miss Selfridge)

So many bargains!

Anyway, thats all from me, another blog done!

Hope everyone has a lovely week.. only two days until the weekend!
It's good to be back!
G xxxx