30/12/2012

Eye Catching/ Sales Shopping

[Jeffrey Campbell, Topshop, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, River Island]

A wishlist. Or, not strictly speaking a wishlist, but more of a pretty-things-that-caught-my-eye-list!

The boy and I attempted to "do" the sales on Boxing Day afternoon, but the queues to get inside stores & general manic crowds drove us back home. We only live a ten minute walk away from the main shopping street so it wasn't exactly a wasted journey, but I did feel like a pretty lame shopper, not being able to handle the sales crowds! I'm the sort of person who prefers to shop the tail-ends of the sales, with room to browse through all of the rails of items that no one else seemed to want. I've found some of my favourite items that way over the years, so hopefully this year I will unearth some good finds. 

What sort of sales shopper are you? Are you straight in there the minute they begin, or do you prefer to wait until they die down?

19/12/2012

So, Here It Is... (Almost)




[Jumper - Joe Fresh, Coat - H&M, Jeans - Joe Fresh, Necklace - F21, Ring - H&M, Boots - Ardene]

It is December 18th and I'm freaking out over the upcoming Holidays. I haven't finished my Christmas shopping, I haven't baked everything I want to, I haven't cleaned the apartment ready for holiday parties... stress, stress, stress! Is anyone else feeling the same? 

I wore this yesterday on my boyfriend's birthday. 
We had a delicious lunch with his dad, then went to the aquarium (the great thing about having a year's membership card means you can randomly decide in the middle of the afternoon to spend an hour there and you haven't had to spend $40 to get in, yay) and ended the day watching The Hobbit. It was a lovely, low-key day! My birthday is on Thursday (we are both 25 this week) and I have no idea what to do, although it will probably be a similar low-key day! :)

13/12/2012

Success!



[Jumper Dress: H&M, Boots: Ardene]

I successfully made chocolate chip brownies last week! This may not seem a big deal to some people, but I am known for my lack of finesse in the kitchen (my boyfriend does 99% of the cooking in our apartment) and a recent attempt a brownies ended up in them being rather on the burnt, dry side... But these were delicious! I followed a recipe online, but can't remember exactly which one. I will have a search and edit the post to add it when I find it!

It has gotten to that time of year when all of the money I have left over from rent and utilities is being spent on Christmas (today we bought our Christmas tree and decorations, which was lots of fun), though I've been getting distracted, looking at shoes online and there I plan to put some of my next pay-check aside to invest in the perfect pair!

05/12/2012

Dreaming & Dreaming Some More

Balenciaga, YSL, Balmain

This is my current wishlist of items that I can't afford to own, because a girl has to dream, right?!