Saturday, 28 January 2012


Just to let you all know, as of this morning I'm now on Twitter, follow me on @Dhillon822.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

New Skirt Joy!

Hope everyone has had a good weekend, I gots me the Sunday night blues!

Today I went shopping with my man, this roughly translates to me shopping and him trailing behind me then saying after 1 hour, "can we go to Nandos?". We did, but before getting our munch on I found this skirt in New Look. The story behind it is we have a huge club night to attend in 2 weeks and the theme is White. I can't (won't) do a full White outfit and did think I would find a nice top to go with one of the many skirts I  already own. However, I found this skirt and fell in love.

The skirt is by Apricot and can be viewed here on the site, it is £25. I love some of the concessions in larger New Look stores and always find something. It is very flattering because of the folded material (technical term alert) and is a denim-ish type material. I'm kind of back to square one now as I need to find a top, but this should be easier now as it doesn't need to be white. You can see I'm not keen on the theme at all as I'm going for the smallest amount of said colour. 

My requirements for the top are as follows 
  • Sleeves, at least 1/3 because I hate my arms!
  • Something which is going to be comfortable enough to dance in all night
  • Will go with the skirt
Any ideas?

Also, I am actually going to have to exchange the skirt I got for a bigger size. I got the small which fits, but stupid me failed to do the "bend over, jump up and down, and wiggle around" test in the fitting rooms, as this skirt does ride up. The small fits perfectly around the waist but is slightly tight on the thighs, I will get the Medium and probably take it in at the waist with my trusty sewing machine. I always seem to have this problem with fitted skirts....

Hope you all have a good week!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

I'm in the mood for hauling!

It has been so long since I blogged. And I haven't really got any excuse apart from it just being Christmas and New Year (we had guest overload!) and work is now very busy which I enjoy! Hope you're all well. Thought I'd start with a haul. I've been a bit crazy with the shopping recently. Most of it has been sale bargains.

Can I just say I am no photography expert, some of the pictures aren't great, but I do try. If you have any advice or can point me in the direction of some easy to follow hints and tips for photography I'd be grateful. 

Today I went shopping for one reason, Zara! I went just when the sales had began but I found items I wanted were still quite expensive. I love Zara, and I love it more as I'm getting older because they do some really sophisticated pieces.....non of which I bought, but I like to look at them. 

The dress on the left was a steal at £12.99, reduced from £29.99. It sits a couple inches about the knee and has zips on the sleeves and across the front. It looks lovely on and I will get a lot of wear out of it. The top on the right is a bit colour overload and possibly more summery but I think it'll look good tucked in. It was also £12.99, not sure on the original price.

I got this top from Zara just after the sales began and although it was £14.99, originally £20, I couldn't resist. It is so simple but features leather patches on the nigh neck. I have already worn it one, hence the creases because I had just taken it out of the laundry basket.

The next few items have been bought over the past 2 weeks from H&M, which I love just as much as Zara, possibly more because it's more affordable and more handy because there is a branch 5mins walk from my office (danger danger!!!).

These 2 tops are so simple and were at full price £7.99. They are easy to wear and because the pocket and cuffs are slightly satiny, they can be dressed up. And as always with H&M, one colour just isn't enough. 

I got this top at the beginning of the week and it's been displayed right at the front of each H&M I've been to (FYI, that's 3!). It was £14.99, full price. I love how H&M have that table at the front which showcases all new items, I always like at least 1 item on it. I wore this top last night on a night out with the girls from work, I tucked the front of it into my dark red corduroy shorts. I always find this sleeve length flattering as well because I don't like my arms. 

These 2 dresses have been teasing me since summer and I finally got them. Not sure when I'll wear them, but I got 50% staff discount (our lovely cleaner at work also cleans H&M) making them £5 each. The full price was £14.99, then reduced to £10. 

I don't know why but I always struggle to find a black skirt. I have bought and returned around  in the last 2 months due to them just not looking right. This beauty was only £5 in the sale and it looks so nice on, and flatters my chocolate pouch :). I think it's more suitable for play rather than work so the search continues for a staple black work skirt. I did also get this in a gorgeous butterfly purple print but it was too small even though it was the same size, this happens a lot at H&M. 

I also popped into Accesorize today and picked up these 2 rings, along with a belt which was too boring to picture. The black one was around £1.80 and the gold one with blingy stones was around £3, an absolute steal.

For no real reason I took a picture of a jacket that I got around £2 years ago in River Island. It was around £55 which was justified as it features small metal rectangles all over it. I try not to wear this too often for fear that it'll ruin but I did get it out last night to go with the H&M shirt above. 

And finally the below picture is a random shot of the huge jar of jelly beans I got from my brother for Christmas. I gave a substantial amount to my best friend and her hubby but I'm enjoying having a small handful of these every day.

Hope you all enjoyed this post. 

I have a huge club night to attend next month and the theme is white. I'm not going to waste my money on a white dress as I know I won't wear it again and think I'll look for a white top to go with the black skirt above, anyone seen a nice one on the high street or online recently?

Thank you and hope you're all enjoying your weekend.