24 September 2012

Colds Creeping In

Jacket - H&M, Fur collar - ASOS, Jeans - Topshop, Boots - Topshop,
Necklace - Forever 21, Bag - Mulberry (last image)

I wore this outfit to my boyfriends, sisters birthday meal. We went to a local Italian restaurant, I'm wearing a leatherette top under my clothes....it was on eBay while I wore it, I've only worn it once so though I might as well wear it once more before it sells! Which it now has and it's going to Brazil!
It starting to get cold now, I had to roll down my jeans to walk home!
I also had to carry that silly balloon to the restaurant and got a few funny look as well as being asked by some child on the street if it was my birthday...no, no its not. I wish!

Lauren :) x 

16 September 2012

Goodbye Summer

Dress - American Apparel
Necklace - Nasty Gal, Earrings - eBay
Lauren :) x

15 September 2012

Truck Stop

Jumper - Primark, Jeans - Topshop, Boots - River Island, Necklace - Primark
Today I went with my boyfriend to buy a fish, we didn't get a fish because they had sold out of bowls? Great. But we did stop off at a roadside truck stop café for a bacon and egg sarni and a cuppa! Yum.
I wore a jumper in the morning and had to change into my Missguided chiffon shirt with my One Teaspoon bikini underneath. It was so hot!
I also picked up my House of Fraser vouchers! I'm going to have to save them till I go to House of Fraser now!!

Lauren :) x

P.S. My nose looks huuuge in my close up photo...stupid shadows.

13 September 2012

Autumn Shopping Trip #1

So here's what I bought in Leeds....
My aim of the day was baggy jumpers and a nice pair of jeans...I did get the jeans I just don't know where I've put them.
I was pretty pleased with my purchases, I did have about double this in my basket but as I always do, I reviewed my basket and removed the items I didn't want/wouldn't wear and was only buying because they were cheap. Standard Primark.
The bag was my best buy, or maybe the jumpers? The bag is limited edition and it was the last one! £8 is pretty good too for a nice clutch - something I don't actually have (in black anyway).
The jumpers I bought in a size 10 and 14, I wanted super baggy loose ones.
My jeans are Jamie jeans from Topshop - I forgot how nice they were! All my jeans are patterned or bleached so there's no stretch or movement. And my favourite skinny jeans ripped across the bum :(
I tried on 3 pairs of jeans, Leigh, Jamie and ermm...some others. The other two were more like jeggings, Jamie's were soooo much thicker and nicer and for £40 pretty decent, since the other were £38!!
The dress is for work - really thick and nice fit too, even the free belt is nice! £10 bargain!
I also bought some amazing tights which are like, lined in fluffy stuff! They're amazing. Bough a couple of bits for my house too! A cushion, a boat thing and a heart!

Now I've got another £200 to spend and tell you about!...

Lauren x :)

12 September 2012

Jamie's Italian

So last Saturday me and two friends had a day trip to Leeds, since it's our closest Primark! I sent too much money, as usual.
We ended up going to Jamie's Italian for lunch, I didn't even know there was one in Leeds we just happened to walk past. I'd heard it was amazing from a few people since a new one recently opened in York, I'd been dying to go for a while now.
It defiantly lived up to my expectations! Me and Katie had the special of prawn linguine and David had Ravioli.
We also shared a bottle of pink fizz, for no reason except it was a lovely hot day and we got the train especially so we could have a drink!
Here's our lunch in photos....

I would recommend everyone goes to their nearest Jamie's Italian!!

I found out tonight I won the £200 House of Fraser vouchers! I didn't believe the email at first I read it 3 times and still checked their blog before I believed it! I'm so excited, my 1st blog competition win!
Well done to the runners up too Apple Toothpaste, Gee Horsfield and Helen Hearts!!

I'll post my Leeds outfit and purchases in the next few days...

Lauren :) x

9 September 2012

Workaholic Socialite - House of Fraser Competition

Workaholic Socialite
1. Jaeger Floral shirt 2. Whistles jumper 3. Mary Portas skirt 4. Kurt Geiger Bikini court shoes 5. Dune Dapper large leather hobo bag 6. Day Birger Et Mikkelsen rustic metal bangle 7. Men's Michael Kors watch 7. Ralph Lauren hat

I made this late at night whilst in bed so I think I went a bit print crazy but I love it! I've been dying for some shoes like these KG's for ages, so if I win I may be buying these!! And the bag is beaut! Well all the items are!!
I called it Workaholic Socialite because it's kind of dressed up work wear but the slouchy jumper gives it a cosy autumn feel and it can easily be worn after work at a swanky bar!
I also love these hats but I just can't pull them off.
It's not necessarily an outfit I'd wear, I'd never have an appropriate time, I'd defiantly love to try though and would style someone in this any day.
The Michael Kors watch is actually men's, I much prefer men's watches they just look amazing, I'm after a large Michael Kors myself, maybe santa will bring me one....maybe not!

Anyway...if (by magic) I win the £200 vouchers I'll defiantly be posting what I buy!!

Lauren :) x

I also just realised I put 7 twice! oops...and I forgot to label the necklace...that can be 8!

  1. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jaeger+Floral+grosgrain+blouse/173485806,default,pd.html
  2. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Whistles+Agatha+cashmere+sweater/167180935,default,pd.html
  3. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Mary+Portas+Snake+pencil+skirt/163571956,default,pd.html
  4. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Kurt+Geiger+Bikini+courts/167673873,default,pd.html
  5. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dune+Dapper+Large+Leather+Hobo/171163987,default,pd.html
  6. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Day+Birger+Et+Mikkelsen+Day+rustic+metal/173659811,default,pd.html
  7. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Michael+Kors+Men%60s/150275389,default,pd.html
  8. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Phase+Eight+Ball+necklace/173313237,default,pd.html
The Ralph Lauren hat and Michael Kors watch aren't on House of Fraser website anymore...presume there's none left!

Indian Summer

This weekend has been so nice!
On Saturday me and my friends went to Leeds for a day of shopping and lunching, we took the train too so we could have a drink, we also missed the 1st train, oops!
I took lots of food photos at Jamie's Italian, it was amazing! I'll post about this tomorrow.
In the meantime, this is what I wore today, on probably one of the hottest, nicest days of the year. Why wasn't all summer like this!? Stupid English weather!
Top - Primark, Shorts - Zara, Boots - Kurt Geiger, Bikini (worn as bra/crop) - One Teaspoon Eagle Shadow

This top was one of my purchases in Leeds, I spend £80 in Primark!! mainly on jumpers for autumn/winter, and a nice pair of Topshop jeans...I'll show you tomorrow.
You can just about see my One Teaspoon bikini under my top, I sat in the boiling hot sun all day and now I have ridiculous tan lines....oh well!

Hope everyone had fun in the sun this weekend!

Lauren :) x

6 September 2012

DIY Moschino Belt

Top & Necklace - Nasty Gal, Spike Slippers - eBay, Moschino belt - DIY, Dress (worn as skirt) - Topshop.

I wore this when me and my boyfriend went for a spontaneous meal. I'd just got the top and necklace from my sister who's been in San Diego for about a month. I ordered a couple of things from nastygal.com for her to bring back so I would have to pay loads at customs! 
I also ordered the eagle shadow bikini by One Teaspoon....$110 for a bikini is a lot but I just HAD to! And I'm planning on wearing the top under see through shirts and drop arm tops!

My shoes are from eBay - I get sooooo many people commenting on them, they are super spikey and if you catch your ankle by accident, you know about it! Trust me! I might buy the silver glitter ones too! Get them here.

My belt I actually made - kind of.
I bought a belt on eBay last year, it had Moschino written on each side but also had some awful gold tacky hearts all the way round. Needless to say I got my dad to cut the hearts of almost before I got it out the envelope! (You might have seen the belt on my other posts...)
Anyway....my belt broke, just as I got back from Leeds fest (not there thank god) one of the screws fell off which freed the letters and they all slid of. I fixed it once, then had a bright idea! Since there was 2 lots of Moschino I could have 2 Moschino belts!! And that's that. Buy a black belt and slide them on! Woo. It took me a while trying to fit the M on to different belts in different shops but found this patent leather on in TK Maxx for £7.99!

I've got a few new items I'll be posting soon...

Also - how depressing is it that it's starting to get dark at 7:30pm!! Gutted, bye summer! :(

Lauren :) x