Thursday, 28 June 2012

Wish List of the Week

Hello everyone,

Sorry I have been lacking on the posts recently, I have been busy organising a surprise 21st birthday party for my boyfriend, which turned out to be not such a surprise in the end! Apparently the fact I was applying fake tan and buying shoes and generally making more effort than normal, meant a big event was going down.

Anyway here is what I have been lusting after this week. I know all these picks aren't full of the most summery of colours but for some reason I am always drawn to blacks and greys. Also I am in love with anything that flows at the moment, especially things that I can twirl and prance around in and I think these picks are perfect for that. Generally, I just want to enjoy wearing a skirt/dress rather than jeans which I can be found wearing most days.

From left to right:
Spike Necklace - Topshop
Chain shoulder tunic - Topshop
Maxi - River Island
Dress - Miss Selfridge
Belt - Topshop
Black Mesh Wedges - River Island
What do you guys think to my wish list? Is there anything you are lusting after this week?


Ally J


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Maxi it up!

Hello everyone,

I really wanted to do this post outside, however, the weather had other ideas. So you all get a lovely view of my hallway instead (I actually hit my heading taking these pictures as the ceilings are far to low for me and my heels!). I purchased this maxi skirt just after I finished my exams when the weather was boiling hot and from then on the weather has just got worse and worse, maybe I jinxed it a bit by buying the skirt?!

This is actually the first maxi skirt I have owned, I know shocker, everyone says how amazing they are but I never thought they would suit me. That was until I saw this beauty. The moment I tried it on I knew I had to have it.

Maxi skirts are so versatile, I love pairing this one with plain vests and wearing them with converse for a casual laid back look and then like in this post you can also pair them with black wedges for a slightly more glammed up look.

So what do you all think?

Black vest - Topshop
Waistcoat - Topshop (very old)
Skirt - Urban Outfitters
Wedges - New Look

Necklace - gift

Bracelets - gifts
Ring - Topshop

What do you all think of maxi skirts? If you own a maxi skirt what do you like pairing them with?

I hope you are all having a great summer so far, even though the weather as been a bit miserable.

Also there is still time to enter my GIVEAWAY where you can win a cute little pendant and 2 Barry M nail polishes, check it out here...

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Ally J


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Celebrating over 200 followers giveaway!

Hey guys,

So I meant to do this a while ago when I actually first reached 200 followers but I have been kind of busy sorting myself out for my work experience placement, which I started today. I don't know whether it is just me but I never know what is classed as acceptable work wear and so it takes me ages to choose an outfit. In the end I settled on a dress over black leggings, I couldn't quite bring myself to go for the full on black pencil skirt as I just don't think it is quite me, I always need something with a little bit more character.

Anyway I now present my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!

So it took me ages to find some things that I thought were worthy of my first giveaway and in the end I decided on these beauties...

A cute little silver pendant necklace from accessorize.

 I think it's the perfect necklace that can go with anything, you can wear it over a dress as I have done or you can just pair it with a plain white t-shirt.

In addition to this there are also two Barry M nail polishes. Racing green on the right, which gives a nice metallic shine to your nails and on the left is glitter hologram hexagons in silver.

All you have to do to enter is follow the instructions below in the rafflecopter widget, the competition closes at 12:01 am on 06/07/2012 and it is open internationally. Good luck to everyone who enters :)

here are some useful links you will need...
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Ally J


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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee nail art!

Hello lovelies,

It's the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend (yay 4 day weekend), 60 years of her reign, I think that is pretty impressive! I thought I would show my patriotism through the use of nail art. I wanted to put a slight spin on the typical red, white and blue union jack, so instead I went for pastel colours, which consisted of a pastel blue (blue moon Barry M), a light pink (urban princess Rimmel) and white (models own nail art pen). What do you all think?


From left to right: Rimmel 291 urban princess, Models Own nail art pen in white and Barry M blue moon.
Also in this picture I am sure you couldn't help but notice my quirky new camera ring, which I actually won on kukee's blog a couple of weeks ago. I was so excited it was the first time I have won a competition on these blogs. Anyway kukee has lots of other fab pieces of jewellery at great prices so head on over to her blog to have a browse.

So what are you guys up to this Jubilee weekend? Anyway having any parties?


Ally J

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