31/12/2010



These pics were taken for a photography competition Matt has entered on a website. He made a filter for his camera which turned candle lights in to hearts. The pic is doing really well as he's currently in first place. Yay!

29/12/2010

CHRISTMAS GIFTS #1



+ other bits and bobs. (The cameras not new, it was previously Matts)

28/12/2010


Just a quick post to let you know that scrabble rings are now on sale at £3.50 (inc p&p) for the next week or so! If you'd like one please email me vipxoblog@gmail.com. For more information please click here :)


27/12/2010


Lookbook / Chictopia

It's so nice to have some pictures from outside, being in Leeds pretty much 100% of the time it kinda limits me where i can take pictures. We're surrounded by buildings and i don't have a car in Leeds, so it's just so much easier doing them inside against a blank wall. But as we're back at my home, which is smack bang in the middle of the country side, i thought I'd make the most of it and take some photos from a walk we all went on yesterday morning. It was very cold(showing -7) but it was so pretty. I've added some photos to my Flickr if anyone wants to see.

I've totally loved being at home, eating a stupid amount of food, drinking Malibu constantly and playing too many games. Our favourite games have been Cludeo, Yahtzee & Uno. We're doing a running score to see who gets the most points after the 4 days. Which is today, which also means tomorrow me and Matt go back to Leeds. But it's only for a couple of days because we're going to visit his mum up in Newcastle for new years/Christmas take 2. Tell you what, I'm going to be on such a come down next week!

So i hope you had a lovely Christmas, my main present was a Canon 1000D (which was Matts before he got his new one) But it's only a couple of months old, so it's pretty much brand new. I've had my outfit photos taken with it for so long now, that at least i have a slight understanding of its workings. I'm planning on doing another post full of Christmas pressies later on this week. I didn't get a silly amount of stuff, just practical things really. I'm all about just having a laugh and enjoying being lazy with my favourites.

I'm absolutely dying to go shopping, i really don't have any money though. It's still another month until i get my student loan and I've been waiting all month for my college bursary. I hope there's not been a problem with it, because i really need it to pay bills! I did manage to treat myself to something in the ASOS sale. I did spy two dresses in River Island as well, but because i faffed about too long about getting them, they've now sold out online. I'm hoping there's still some available in store, but I'm not counting on it. Never mind, I'm sure I'll find some other little bargins.

Ok, so that's my little update, I'm now going back to the chocolate! (blatantly put back EVERYTHING i lost lolz) Enjoy the rest of your lazy days!

25/12/2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!



I hope you all have a wonderful day with whomever you're spending it with! <3 br="br">

24/12/2010

22/12/2010


These are the trousers i got a couple of weeks ago. I'm still really undecided about them. They are so comfy, but i don't think I'd actually feel comfortable wearing them out. I wanted to take some pictures just to get a propa look and feel before deciding what to do. They were £21, and that's quite a lot just for lounging around considering i have a box full of 'comfy' stuff. So I'll probably return them for store credit or something. Im NOT keeping them.

So i know i said this week i would try to get some uni work done, well that's not happened in the slightest. I was going to try and get some done this afternoon, but me and Matt ended up going in to town. He wanted to get some me some Lush for Christmas. I won't tell you about them now, I'll save everything for a pressie post sometime next week. I also wanted to get myself some Barry M red glitter polish to get in with the theme this week. But unfortunately, everywhere was sold out. Clearly everyone had the same idea as me.

If you're following the news, you'll know that yesterday East Coast trains had an overhead line fall, which ended up with every train from London to Edinburgh being cancelled. This has also had a knock on effect for today, and tomorrow. Meaning our train has been cancelled. Luckily, after a slight breakdown we managed to sort it out and we're getting a slightly earlier train tomorrow afternoon. I've wrapped all presents, all we've got to do now is pack. Then we're homeward bound. Providing nothing else goes wrong!

My giveaway ended on Sunday, thank you to everyone who entered. There were 403 entries all together, which is totally amazing! I'm pleased to announce that the winner is Georgie from styleprincessdiaries! I had each entry in a spreadsheet so it was easy to keep track of and i used Random.org to get the winner
So congratulations! Expect an email from me shortly. Thanks again everyone!

I've got a couple of posts lined up for this week, so even though im going home i'll still be blogging away. I've also decided to start updating my Tumblr. It's not going to be a blog as such, more a collection of things i love! <3

19/12/2010


'I wear slim fit trousers/peg leg style trousers and I want to team it with something a little more interesting than just a shirt! Or maybe any tips to make a boring shirt/trouser outfit stand out?'


Ok, so i really don't know much about 'work' outfits as I've never had to wear smart things to a job. But these would be something i would deffo wear. I think they're still smart, yet stylish and could easily fit in with a lunch date or drinks after work. I'm not sure if your job lets you wear accessories, i know there are some places that don't so i thought I'd keep it really basic but could easily be jazzed up some more with a cute necklace or a scarf etc if you'd like to see some of my picks let me know and I'll do another set. I also really like what Lily has done and i could really see it as a work outfit. I've never actually realised just how amazing the stuff at Tesco clothing really is, they have such good variations of other high street items that you're bound to fall in love with something and for so much cheaper! I hope this helped anyway, or gave you some ideas.

//F&F Tesco tie blouse - £14.40
//F&F Tesco printed trousers £12.80
//Topshop long sleeve sheer top £32
//River island beige trousers £34.99
//F&F Tesco blouse - £14
//F&F Tesco tie neck blouse £18
//F&F Tesco peg leg trousers £12

If anyone else wants a bit of help, feel free to get in touch!

18/12/2010


Lookbook / Chictopia

So i didn't actually wear this skirt today, because i would of frozen to death, but i after finding it at the back of my wardrobe i thought I'd bring it out for some photos. I've teamed it with a blue Primark jumper which i have also have in this colour & this one. I was taking some nice photos, then got a bit giddy and decided this pics were too silly to not use. I also have straight hair for the first time in months, which has made me realise just how much it needs a right good cut. Must sort that out in the new year!

Myself and Matt decided to to the rest of the Xmas shopping, well in Matts case actually start it. I wanted to get in to town and back nice and early so we missed all the manic shoppers. I actually woke up at 6am so getting myself sorted wasn't that difficult this morning! The post office was empty, and we manged to get in and out of the shops in less than 3 hours. Just as it started to get busy! I'm so impressed and so very happy.

All the Christmas Scrabble orders have now been sent, but I'm still taking ones for after Christmas. After working it all out and realising just how many scrabble tiles i actually have i've manged to drop the prices, so massive yay all round!

We had about an inch of snow last night, so it wasn't a great amount, but it seems like a good enough reason to stay indoors and do nothing. Matt had all his deadlines yesterday, so this afternoon we've decided to just major chill out, watch films, eat rubbish food and will probably play the playstation. I'm going to try so hard to get some uni work done this week, but i can tell you now I'm already in total Christmas holiday mode. Roll on Thursday, because then ima coming home!

(thanks for your amazingly supportive comments in my last post, it means a lot)

16/12/2010

So this blog post could be the best thing I’ve ever posted about or the worst. It’s not going to have any pictures, or any links, it’s just going to be for me.
I’ve had what I wanted to say going around in my head all night, but now as I come to write it I have no idea how to word it so I don’t come across as the one thing I think you think I am.
Recently I’ve felt that some of you think I'm up myself, completely rude or I just generally don’t care about anything but my blog. This all couldn't’t be further from the truth. I'm a very sarcastic person, I make no secret of that fact. (Twitter is a prime example) But please don’t think it’s me being rude, it’s just me being defensive because sometimes that’s the only way I know how to be. I'm not apologizing for this, because for a long time in my life I had to be sarcastic to get me through each day, the reasons are the one thing won’t go in to on the Internet. I put a lot of myself out there, I tell you a lot about my life but sometimes it feels like you’re just waiting for me to slip up so you can bring some hate about it. I am just a normal person, I don’t think before I speak and I make mistakes. But then again, so do you. I'm currently in my 3rd year at uni, and I have a stupid amount of work to do. Granted I don’t spend as much time as I’d like to browsing other blogs, and commenting. Mainly because now I don’t have the time, back in September/October I did. Don’t take it personally, I really wish I could be out there more in the blogging world but right now, I just can’t.
I value each and every one of my readers, and I can never express how grateful I am that you take time out of your day to read about my day and comment about it, whether it’s one like or a whole paragraph, it means a lot. But in the past few weeks I’ve felt that the number over there <--- now effects the way people speak to me. I often feel that people now think that because I hit the 1000 mark, that I am now like ‘’you can’t talk to me, I'm too good for you’’ which is totally ridiculous. I am still the same person I was when I had 0 ‘followers’’ and I still love talking to new people and finding new blogs. I do have a bunch of lovely girls I chat too, but that’s doesnt mean I won’t talk to anyone else. I will always try to answer your questions, but you have to understand that getting asked repeatedly about my size or how I do my hair is really frustrating because I’ve done a video about that and I mentioned my size numerous times. All you need to do is scroll down the page a bit and it’s all there. So please don’t take my sarcasm as being rude, but just see it from my point of 'view.
One girl in particular I’ve grown close too, and I often think that people assume that we’re too ‘involved’ with ourselves to speak to anyone else, again could’t be more wrong. She just happens to understand completely where I'm coming form, because right now she’s going through it too. I know I'm not the only blogger feeling like this, I’ve seen a couple of posts about it, but this has something that has really upset me recently and I just felt it was time to get my point across. I'm a nice girl, I'm funny, I'm lazy, I'm stupid, but mainly I'm honest, and just like everyone else I take the lack of communication to heart, because I feel like it’s all my fault, that because of my ‘follower’ count I’vie bought it on myself and deserve to feel like this. That somehow because I put so much of myself out there I deserve to get the hate I do and just accept it, because that’s just ‘what happens’ when you get noticed.
I don’t’ want sympathy, this wasn’t an attention seeking post, I just wanted to explain to you how I feel, and how I don’t like how people just judge me on some flippant comments on here or one twitter, there’s only so much you can write in 140 characters and someone once said ‘’not everyone reads between the lines’. Some assume i have ‘no idea’ about life but the fact is I do, but you’ll never know what or why, because I choose what I broadcast to you. I also have the right to voice my opinion without it starting world war 3, It’s just a blog, the follower count means nothing in the real world. So please take time to actually get to know me before you just rule me off as some rude 21 year old blogger who is made of stone, because I'm not. I'm just like you.

15/12/2010


I really don't like these pictures, i think i look really strange and i had to use the flash! I was in a rush this morning but i really wanted to do an outfit post. So these are as good as it gets. I'm wearing my peter pan dress with a cardi i wear all the time and as it's now so close to Christmas I'm wearing my Vivienne Westwood scarf. It's so cute!

Today marks the first day of the Christmas holidays! I'm going to work on some more work up until next week then I'm giving myself a week off. I felt so stressed these past few weeks I'm so looking forward to chilling out. Some of my class mates and i decided to treat ourselves to lunch before we all go home, it was so lovely and I'm still so full. We've organized a night out in January too which I'm really looking forward too.

I'm going home tomorrow for one night to surprise my Mum for her birthday. She has no idea and it's something me and Dad have had planned for ages! The idea was to spend the day with my best friend and then meet my parents at the restaurant. However, in the past 24 hours, Dad has come down with a really bad case of flu. As he works in the NHS he's had to cancel all appointments and stay at home, which means plan A is off. Plan B is going ahead, which is still go home, spend the the day with Lauren and then she'll take me home. SO glad it's all worked out! Only problem now is the batch of snow which has been predicted for the next 3 days. Oh well, I'm on total mission get me home mode!

Really sorry for everyone who follows me on Twitter, who've had to listen to my moaning rencently, i'll try and keep that under control now deadlines have been met and i can go back to being annoyingly sarcatic and stress free! I can't wait to catch up on all your blogs, i've felt so out of touch these past few weeks, im looking forward to getting back in to it all. Oh and im planning on answering all your fashion questions on formspring this weekend, bare with me!

Today is the last day to get your scrabble rings/bracelets orders in. I will take payment up until tomorrow night but that's it. Any later wouldn't mean they get there for in time for Christmas.

14/12/2010





Christopher Kane's 2011 collection

Sorry for the overload with pictures, i couldn't choose just a few because they're all amazing, i would of happily posted the whole lot but i guess this will do!
I wasn't going to blog today, but i managed to get my deadlines done quicker than i thought. Not sure if that's a good thing or not?! Anyways, as I'm in the uni work mood i thought I'd show my main inspiration for my 6 outfit collection which I'm working on at the moment. I don't think I've ever been so excited as what i am to get experimenting for this project. I've been inspired for this collection for ages, and I've already had a go and this is how it turned out. This has got to be the best theme I've ever worked with and i can't wait to get working on it in great detail (never thought I'd say that!) Im a massive space geek so it's really perfect. I hope you love these pieces as much as me!

13/12/2010

STEAL THEIR STYLE

-Alyse

Every time i see a new outfit post from Alyse i feel like i should been seeing her in Vogue or something. To me, she is totally what a model should look like! Not only is she beautiful, she's one of the nicest girls I've spoke to. She always seems to have the time for everyone, even though she's really busy with school work! She has an amazing blog, so if you don't follow her already you deffo should go and check her out!

I really like her mix and match style, i think it's difficult for people to pull that off but i think she does it really well. Simple accessories really pull the outfits together and you can tell she puts a lot of thought in her outfits.

Here's what i found on the UK high street to match this American beauty:



//Golf Jumper- Calvin Green £69.99
//Black Shorts- River Island £29.99
//Grey Hat- ASOS £6
//Grey Socks- Topshop £8
//Faux Fur Coat- Tkmaxx £39.00
// Faux Fur Hat- ASOS £-21.50
//T- Shirt- Peacocks £4
// Skirt- River Island £5

11/12/2010



Twitter / Victory Roll

UPDATE: My post arrived, yay! So i now have nearly 200 scrabble tiles!

10/12/2010

09/12/2010


'Ive brought this for a party next week but i didn't know what to wear with could you help?'

So these are a selection of items I'd rock with the dress. I really like to co- ordinate my outfit or totally clash it all. I think these pieces do both. With a really lovely, but simple dress you can really go to own with the accessories. I picked gold and black because it brings out the leopard print in the collar. I'd get some colour in there. There's actually a teal clutch bag which I'd probably use over the red one, but then how could you say no to red glitter nails? It is Christmas after all! I've picked some black tights because it gives you that classy feel, and chances are it'll very cold! I hope this has helped!

//Topshop black tights £6
//Topshop clutch bag £40
//Barry M nail polish £2.99
//River island shoes £64.99
//New Look mixed bracelets< £5.99
//ASOS Tiger head bracelet £10.00
//FCUK Twisted Bracelet £15

If anyone else wants a bit of help, feel free to get in touch! :)

08/12/2010

Lookbook/Chictopia

Today's outfit is a total contrast to Mondays. It really made me laugh at just how many people said i suited the goth look, maybe it's something i should bring out more often...? I absolutely love this jumper, it's another item i nabbed from my Mum when i was raiding the loft last year. I have to wear a long top under it, because it's a bit itchy. But it's so so so cute and i have mega love for cats <3

I decided to have a go at doing some online shopping last night, I'm actually so impressed. Both HMV & Play.com are both doing free shipping. I don't know about you, but i hate paying for postage when i can easily just walk in to town and get it for nothing. So i managed to get Dad and Matt some goodies, and after updating my list i actually have pretty much everything i want to get. I need to find last min bits for Matt now... i wish his birthday wasn't so close to Xmas! I'm still waiting for an Amazon order i made on 25/11. Really would love that to arrive soon.

Epic fail on the uni front this week, it's seriously such a waste of time going in, i just get so distracted and end up spending the whole time chatting. So not productive! I've got two deadlines on Wednesday so it's going to be a busy few days. But then it means the holidays! Woooo!

I'm going to make a video at some point this weekend. I'm still undecided about whether to do it on plus size or just a general FAQ. So for tonight only I'm going to open up my Formspring to everyone. But I'll tell you this now, if you want to insult me and bring on the hate, then go for it. But i will be deleting it quicker than what you could write it.

Just before i go and make ANOTHER coffee, I'm currently selling these Vivienne Westwood sunglasses (i have two pairs). So let me know if you're interested.

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