Food and Boots

29 December 2008

So Christmas is over and I have eaten more than my body weight in Turkey and Chinese food. Being Chinese means we feast until we can't eat anymore...It all kicked off on Christmas Eve right through to Sunday. The toughest one is always Christmas day as I have Christmas lunch with my dad's brother and his family then go to my grandmothers on the evening with all my mom's side of the family. That's a grand total of 7 humungus meals kids!
The turkey sandwiches are still going strong. My mom has made turkey curry already with turkey fried rice proposed for tomorrow. There are also far too many chocolate biscuits and ferrero rocher chocs still left in the house...I don't think I will be able to fit into my dresses anymore!
Boots by some random brand I have never heard of called Blowfish bought from high street chain, BANK
On Boxing day I didn't go sale shopping because I had to work unfortunately. I spent most of the day under rails picking up mountains upon mountains of sale goods. Though I did manage to go shopping on the 27th and picked up some black ankle-shoe-boots which are very comfy and exactly what I've been looking for. I couldn't be bothered to go to Topshop but when I did, I couldn't see anything and the queues were miles too long. My aunt went to Next on the same day and waited an hour in the queue. Madness. Any of you guys buy some bargains in the shops?

**I was watching this today and thought I would add this to the post...

I love the dress Blake Lively is wearing in that first shot, the gold flecked blue safari dress that fades into a lovely turquoise green. Also, who doesn't adore Raquel Zimmermanns style?


Christmas Outfits and Vampires?

22 December 2008

This is what I wore for to a Christmas meal with my old work. It was so nice being invited even though I haven't worked there for a while now, my old manager has become almost like an Aunt which is so nice. I knew it wasn't going to be a dressy affair so carrying on from the last post, I decided to wear a bit of black but this time letting my skirt do all the talking. We went for tapas at La Tasca and it was so yummy and I will definitely be making a visit back there again with friends.
I'm wearing...
Black Top
All TopShop)
Socks (Happy Socks)
angle (HK)
Necklace (Graduation Pressie)

Last week I went to see Twilight with a friend. She's a huge fan of the books but I am quite aware of the mixed reviews and the huge hype thats surrounded it. I read the first book for curiosities sake but found the many grammatical errors in the book frustrating, I really hate having to read sentences twice to understand what the writer meant to say. So in my opinion, it is not a well written book and really lacks any real substance. I felt it skimmed the surface of the story and a little lacklustre. Some of my friends pointed out that it is a teen book but I don't think it excuses the shoddy writing. I can see why they're so popular because the idea is interesting although nothing new. It just did not fulfill my expecations!

The movie itself was cheesey, overly dramatic and mostly funny...even though it wasn't really meant to be. It made me laugh, so in a strange twist...I did enjoy the film afer all, perhaps for the wrong reasons.

On vampire themed books, I read a series when I was 14 called Night World by LJ Smith (whose final installment has been 10 years in the making!) or better still, Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire.
Moving on from fanged beings...

I have various other outfit images that I thought I would post...
Gold Top (TopShop)
Purple Frill Cardi (Hong Kong)
Black Cardigan (H&M)
Jeggings (Silence and Noise- UO)
Necklaces (H&M and Hong Kong)
Beret (Oasis)

This is what I am wearing now as I am off to spend the evening with my friends and swap our (not so) secret santa gifts. Also, trying to wear more black didn't last for long, The colour broke free again today!
Frill Cardi (Hong Kong)
Dress (American Apparel)

Tights (TopShop)
Necklace (Therapy at House of Fraser)
Oxfords (TopShop)
The following photo of my youngest sister was taken at the yearly German Market in Birmingham. The biggest outside Germany apparently and the crowds were bustling around little cabins selling mulled wine, garlic bread, hand crafted goods and german treats. She's wearing a knitted Christmas pudding woolly hat...I just realised I am strangely attracted by knitted goods in the shape of food! Haha. I have some knitted party ring brooches somewhere in my room which awaits going to a suitable recipitent! I will have to take a photo of them before I give them away!
This will be my last post before Christmas, so I hope everyone has a Fab Christmas and a very happy New Year! xxxx


Let's ditch the skirt and paint our nails...

17 December 2008

For once I ditched the skirt and the waist belt and was quite tempted to wear all black like so many of the fantastic bloggers out there. I couldn't quite do it and had to sling on this drapey purple T-shirt for a bit of colour. Maybe I will wear all black one of these days and with some deep red lipstick!
I'm Wearing...
Cardigan (H&M)
T-Shirt (TopShop)
Black Skinny Jeans (Cheap Monday)
Necklaces (Silver Chain- H&M, Pendant- HK)
Bangle (HK)

(OPI- We'll always have Paris, Nails Inc.- Saville Row)

I really want to get hold of some dark nail polish. Right now I constantly wear navy or a dark red but I want some dark purply brown polish which is completely on trend right now.
After work I have to catch the bus home and unfortunately my bus stop is located opposite Urban Outfitters. I often pop in to have a quick browse if my bus hasn't arrived yet and this quite often leads to me missing my buses. I spotted this suede fringe bag with gold chain in the store, I really love it but it's priced at a scary £48 and I couldn't quite justify spending almost £50 on it...even the VAT reduction doesn't make it any more appealing. I wish us Brits didn't have to pay double US prices! Oh well, I guess I will have to keep an eye on it just in case it goes down in the sale...but for now I have to walk away!


Neon Cake, Knitted Lemons and Shopping.

12 December 2008

Yes, Christmas is a mere 13 days away and that is why I have been frantically working all hours. I've been buying presents in my spare time which has left me little time to blog regularly. I am working boxing day which will be a real hard slog in the day...at least it's double pay but I am not looking forward to the mad shoppers who don't care if a sales assistant is standing in between her and a heavily reduced garment.
So, recently I went down to London for a few days and I thought I would share this photo of a neon pink muffin. So many novelty muffins/cupcakes often taste sugary sweet and not as good as they look. However these CandyCakes are actually pretty damn good! I got them from a little cafe in Kingly Court which is just off Carnaby Street, away from all the mad crowds down Oxford Street.

Newburgh street is also home to Beyond the Valley which is always worth a special visit to see what they have in store. A sort of gallery/boutique all rolled into one and opened by 3 Central St Martins graduates, it's fun, fresh and the people are friendly too. Price tags are well, a little pricy but it's nice to have a browse around anyway. I did buy some earrings which I've had my eye on for a while and they are tucked under the Christmas Tree as my parents so nicely donated the money towards them.
They are black laser cut perspex earrings by Kyo Hashimoto. They are so pretty and I am so glad that I managed to get hold of them. Even the little pouch (designed especially by Hashimoto is pretty)

I also spotted the really amazing, festive facade for menswear boutique Cinch!. I couldn't help but take a photo! I also bought a Knitted fruit basket for my friend's birthday. I bought it online but it's from another shop located in Kingly Court called All the fun at the fair which specialises in knitted goods and haberdashery. It's a bit of a running joke with my friend as she is vegan and always gets a fruit basket off her aunt and uncle for Christmas. So I saw the knitted fruit and knew it was a winner seeing as she is also a fan of knitted things. However, I looked a little silly yesterday on the way to see her, I dropped the basket and had knitted fruit rolling down the road. Onlookers didn't know what to think when they saw a girl chasing after knitted lemons and oranges down the road...

Finally, to round off the post here is an outfit!

I'm wearing...
Polo Shirt (H&M)
Belt (River Island)
Skirt (TopShop)
Cardi (Urban Outfitters)
Necklace (Therapy, House of Fraser)

I also wore some black tights because it has been so frosty! I've mentioned before that I don't usually wear red but I do love this colour combination. I've decided it is time to start wearing some more red, especially for this festive season! Hope everyone has finished or well on their way to finishing their Christmas shopping! I'm off to munch on a mince pie or two! Yum!

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