Glitter and Velvet

18 November 2011

Darker days and rainy afternoons equals photos in my bedroom, which I suppose is a nice change from that brick wall! Oh how little things change around here, those postcards and random posters have been on my wardrobe for about 6 years now. I just can't bear to take them down because they all tell a story as they're momentos from various events, birthdays and trips I've been on.
blueblouse
Blouse (Argyle Centre, Hong Kong), Skirt (Monki) Belt (New Look) Shoes (c/o Stasia)
You might recognise the blouse from this HK post. I do love this blouse, it's so batwingy and flappy and as you can imagine, wearing it is quite fun, well at least in my head anyway. When I was in Hong Kong, it was a little too hot in the Summer to wear it buttoned all the way like this, so I wore it unbuttoned, worn loose as a cover up. The skirt was bought on the same day where I found myself in Mong Kok and visited the Monki store in Langham place. Priced at about £10, I couldn't help put pick up this blue and peach coloured cotton skirt with geometric print. belt detail
The shoes were a gift from Midlands (yay!) based shoe company, Stasia and these blue velvet flats were definitely my kind of thing. Velvet always makes a come back in stores at this time of year so while I can't quite decide whether I want to add a Velvet dress/boots/jacket to my wardrobe, at least my toes will be right on trend this Winter.
stasia velvets
This week I met up with a friend of mine from uni this week and she gave me a little belated birthday present (Hi Carly if you're reading!). She told me that she questioned whether it was fit for a 25 year old when she added the Gingerbread man to the little package. Er, yes?! She knows me too well. I love a bit of kitsch and I actually have a gingerbread man hair clip among my treasures (see this super old post, omg how much has my blog changed and how much has my hair grown?). Funnily enough Carly was one of the first people I showed my blog to when I first began writing it, mainly because she was my housemate and I felt the need to explain to her why I had become such a recluse at the time!
little goodies gingerbread ornamentMy friend actually MADE the gingerbread ornament which makes me love it even more. Plus she added a little Cath Kidston pocket mirror and this amazing OPI polish in Gone Gonzo. It's a clear polish with micro blue glitter and larger silver discs which is hard to photograph, it's super glittery. I wore it over the top of this Topshop polish called Jewel in the Crown (a gift off my sister Hailey) and it's had plenty of compliments!
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I also finally bought Juicy Jules by Models Own. So it's safe to say that I'll definitely be rocking the glitter nails this Christmas, they'e such festive polishes! Which reminds me, I better get started on this year's Christmas shopping. Please tell me guys, have you started the Christmas shop yet?

56 comments:

  1. ohh I'm loving that blouse, the colour is just awesome. Really cute pumps too - if only I can finf something like that that actually fits!!

    Adore your glittered nails.. I want to get it all glittered out now haha

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  2. Love this outfit; the blue colour really does complement your skin tone. :)

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  3. What lovely flats! Great choice, darling Winnie!

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  4. saw your flats and squealed at work. I need new shoes D: i also need new nail polish like yours too! ahh you have so many great stuff!

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  5. So many pretty things in this post! I love the batwing shirt - so pretty! and those flats are beyond adorable. Looking fab as always, Winne and hope that you have a great weekend!

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  6. I love the bat wing sleeves :) and you've decorated your room beautifully! x

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  7. I am, indeed, reading! Another great post. The polish looks so incredible and I bet the nails proper sparkle in real life! I'm glad my little gingerbread creation features - it's weird to see that old post cos I was with you when you bought that hair clip many moons ago....it reminds me of the uni days! xxxx

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  8. Gorge outfit and seriously lust-worthy blouse! The gingerbread ornament is so cute, what a fab friend you have! x

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  9. She made the gingerbread man?? Awesome! Definitely not too old for them. I've got a pair of gingerbread earrings and I intend to rock them until I'm 40, then maybe pass them down to my kid hahaha

    Love your blouse. I like batwing tops, too. Makes me think I can fly.
    I have Juicy Jules, too and wearing it now! How many layers did you take to achieve that? I had to do 5! -.-

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  10. Glitter and velvet! I knew I was going to like this post from the title. I adore your outfit, love the sparkly nails and the shoes are stunning. I love velvet so much and I've been giving myself glittery nails a lot lately.

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  11. ohh yes ive started shopping for the holidays already :) im pretty much done already! your nails are so adorable :) TGIF! have a great weekend love

    x jamie

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  12. the blouse is gorgeous! love the nail varnish too..so glittery! xx

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  13. I love your velvet flats! I too love anything velvet.

    Your gifts are all really cute and so are the nail polishes.

    I have on Christmas present since September but all the other ones still to buy!

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  14. Glitter and velvet is like the most pimp combination ever.


    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  15. Those shoes are lovely!

    It's so nice that you still have all your old posters up! Most of mine have come down but the vogue collage on the back of my wardrobe door hangs on, and I definitely couldn't take it down!

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  16. The shoes are soo neat !! And love the blue color of the top ! :)

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  17. I love those shoes! I too like a bit of velvet of a winter, and the fact they're a midlands based company made this fellow midlands girl go 'oohhhh!'

    I'm a fan of sparkly nail varnish but as I'm a bad nail biter and have horrible toes that I'd never get on show its an area of life that passes me by....gorgeous colours though!

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  18. What a lovely top! The detailing on your belt is so nice as well. I love glitter nail polish but it is so hard to take off!

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  19. So love your style. Your fingernail polish is always inspiring.

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  20. Great belt dear. I have definitely been into glitter this season.

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  21. Hi nice shoes.
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    Frances www.theafternoontea.it

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  22. very cool color choices! and the nailpolish... omg, so much glitter! you have a great blog! hope you'll visit mine as well, and if you decide to follow me i'll make sure to follow back!

    All best wishes,
    Costin M. | http://costinm.com

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  23. Love the fun glittery polish! And that shirt does look it'd be so fun to wear- it's a beautiful color on you too!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  24. Jeepers all these HK references has been giving me strong hankerings to visit the country again haha. Miss it oh so terribly much. LOVE that blue colour on you Winnie. I've got one similar and I just cant get past how blah it looks on me atm. Some day......... ;)

    Hope you've been well. I'll be living vicariously through you and your too damn cute glittered polishes. Damn teeth and their insistance on biting my own! haha.

    xx

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  25. I loved your blouse, batwings always meke me feel awesome too XD Your friend is so cute, what a lovely gift! I love glitter nail polish as well, those two are great. That old post is so cute too haha :)) I haven't started my christmas shopping yet either! finals...

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  26. Loving the shirt & skirt, looks great belted in at the middle. Have to get me some of the models own glittery nail varnish!

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  27. I love the OPI nail polish! :)

    P.s. U are welcome to check out my fashion blog anytime! Thecabinetoffashion.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the gorgeous blue velvet flats!

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  29. I love that shade of the Topshop varnish and it looks even better with the glitter over it!

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  30. Well this post has certainly brightened my day. Xxxx

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  31. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I love your skirt, what a great print and that shirt is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit, your flats also rock and you are really cute! Your have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  32. lovely pictures!!! your outfits so chic and great, love love love it!!! enjoyed your blog, following you now, hope you could visit my blog too..kissess!!!

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  33. must have that polish i love glitter

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  34. OOOOH I want that OPI nail polish so bad!

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  35. Hey !
    Your room has funky walls !
    I love your outfit too by the way :)

    xoxo

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  36. glitter nails.. such the way forward for Christmas!

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  37. I love the skirt and those glitter nails are amazing. I think I will be wearing glitter nails this Christmas too.

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  38. Glitter nails are amazing but aren't they a bitch to get off?!

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  39. Loving the glitter nails, I have Gone Gonzo too! I also have Getting Miss Piggy With It which is a red version. Loving them, and the names!

    I started my Christmas shopping online yesterday and managed to get quite a lot! xx

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  40. Beautiful blouse & skirt! Loving those nail polishes.

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  41. I also did my nails with gitter too this week, so cool!

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  42. I love your outfit, you look amazing!

    following you now, hope you visit mine and follow back


    kisses

    www.rochellekecloset@blogspot.com

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  43. Hi,Winnie,I am Jan. I used to be Claire's Chinese student and I just followed some links to your blog. I do enjoy reading your blog so much! By the way, HK is one of my favourite places too! :)

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  44. Beautiful polishes! I'm loving the glitter polishes this season.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  45. You look fab! I love all the postcards and things, I love seeing memories like that... that Libertines album was my soundtrack when I was 16!

    Maria xxx

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  46. I think most girls have already said it here but I love the glitter nails, the cobalt of the shirt with the print of the skirt!!

    -Sam
    http://www.samishome.com

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  47. love the shoes and the pattern on your skirt!
    xx sylvie

    http://legoldenrose.blogspot.com

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