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Saturday, 29 November 2014

New Additions | Topshop and River Island Black Boots



I posted this Wishlist a few weeks ago now, Featuring some boots I had spotted.
I have been seriously bad at blogging lately but its my final year of my degree and uni work is taking up all of my time.

Anyway I was lucky enough to get a few vouchers and some money for my birthday and yesterday I got around to spending them.
I knew I wanted get some new some new boots with it. Ordinarily I would order everything clothing wise online but when it comes to shoes I prefer to try on both sizes. Having feet that fall into the half size category make it a tad annoying and every shop is slightly different. So I stupidly picked 'Black Friday' to go and try them on.

Why the UK have decided we need all this Black Friday mania is beyond me but that is a whole other blog post!

I had my eye on these Topshop beauties for a while and had intended to pick them up after my birthday.
The River Island pair, not so much. I don't wear heels really ever. I am 5'9 and I find adding any extra height makes me more awkward and definitely more clumsy. But maybe it about time I embraced it a little more. Yes I will be nearly 6ft2 In these shoes but you know what who cares! They are lovely and were in the sale for a mere £30. And they are real leather. Bargain.

Money well spent if you ask me!

Oh and for reference The Topshop boots do run small. I had to size up to an 8 but in River Island I was fine with my usual 7.


Tania
xx


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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Wishlist | Winter Boots


Topshop


Urban Outfitters 


River Island


Zara

Black ankle boots are a serious weakness of mine. And with it being my birthday in a week I am thinking I may treat myself to a new pair.

I tend to shy away from anything with any kind of heel but I have a few flat pairs already so something a little fancier would be a welcome addition. 

Flats and trainers are still my go to everyday footwear but I do want to feel a little more pulled together sometimes. Does this mean I'm growing up?!

Lets hope not!

Tania
xx


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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Outfit | White and Black


Jacket: Dorothy Perkins (old)
Top: Asos (sale)
Jeans: Topshop Joni
Shoes: Vagabond at UO (sale) Post here
Bag: Bag Inc
Watch: Calvin Klein
Rings: Accessorize, and Vintage
Lips: Sleek Pout Polish in 'Perfect Plum'


Sometimes I like to make an effort and dress not as much like a boy. I do tend to get separation anxiety from my trainers and comfy clothes but I am nearly 24 and its possibly about time I (shock horror!) attempted to dress a little nicer at times.

When I'm at uni I wear my ugly comfy uniform of trainers and baggy T-shirts so although this isn't a nice dress or skirt, to me this is a bit more effort!

I also have a full get ready with me and outfit of the day video up on my youtube channel if you want to check that out as well.



Tania
xx


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Saturday, 1 November 2014

New Additions | Calvin Klein




Long time no posting but I just wanted to share a quick one with you that these are available online again. There was so much interest when I posted about it on instagram a few months ago that I felt very much obligated to let you guys know!

I already have the white (I have an outfit post showing it here) but have just ordered me the black set as well.
Very 90's and not for everyone but I personally love them!

Tania
xx


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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Outfit | New Obsession


Polo neck Body: Urban Outfitters (old)
Velvet Culottes: H&M (sale)
Wide Leg Cropped Trousers: H&M (sale)
Shoes: Vagabond at UO (sale) Post here
Watch: Calvin Klein
Rings: Accessorize, and Vintage
Lips: Sleek Pout Polish in 'Perfect Plum'

I love summer and am very very sad to see it fading away but it does mean I can wear some of the more autumn/winer things I have picked up but not yet worn. I got both of these trouser/culotte type things back in May. Both in the sale in H&M for under £10 each. Quite the bargain if you ask me!

I couldn't decide which I wanted to to post first so I ended up including them of both!
I was toying with the idea of shortening the longer pair as they are quite an awkward length on me. I quite like it but I'm pretty sure thats not the place they were intended to hit me at!

Because they are quite baggy I felt something slim fitting would be he most flattering option to pair with them. This body suit is really quite old now but I like the cutouts being in a more unusual place. And you don't have to deal with it riding up or staying tucked in with a body.
I'm all about keeping things as simple as possible!

Tania
xx

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Outfit | TRIANGL


Bikini and Beach bag: TRIANGL*
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Flip Flops: Nike


Can't really believe I'm posting this! I  almost didn't. But hey I have a bit of a tan and why not end my holiday outfits with something a little different.

Triangl were kind enough to send me this bikini last year, it happened to be in the dead of a freezing winter when I was in New York and the furthest thing from my mind was exposing myself to the world in it!

Without thinking I opted for black. Given the option again I would probably choose differently but i think because it was november or so when I chose it I didn't have a light or very summery climate in my mind! For reference I am wearing a size medium bottom and a size small top.

I have been eyeing a few of their newer styles and really am having to restrain myself from placing an order. Maybe I will treat myself for next years summer holiday!


Tania
xx

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Outfit | Black White and Silver


Top: Asos single or twin pack
Shorts: Asos (old)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Necklace: Argos (similar here)
Watch: Calvin Klein
Rings: Accessorize, and Vintage

After a brief departure I reverted back to my staple uniform of black and white. Oh and a little bit of silver with my sandals.

I always feel the most comfortable wearing simple things and you cant really get much more simple than this.

Tania
xx


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Friday, 19 September 2014

Outfit | Denim Dress

Dress: Asos (now in sale)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Necklace: Argos (similar here)
Watch: Calvin Klein

I'm going to blame the heat for my somewhat out of control hair. It doesn't tend to behave at the best of times but temperatures over 25 degrees aren't my friend.

Ive worn this dress a few times at home in Brighton and I think its great. It happens to be from the Asos Tall section. I love that they are catering for people who are a bit taller as a lot of the reason I size up in tops and dresses in particular is because I hate tight ill fitting things. This dress is long enough and doesn't cut in under the arms (i hate that!) and is interesting but still very simple.

And by the way its not a colour, its denim, therefore it does not count. Its practically a neutral!

Tania
xx


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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Outfit | Pineapple Print


Playsuit: Asos
Flip Flops: Nike
Necklace: Argos (similar here)
Watch: Calvin Klein

Yes its colour and no I've not had any kind of mental breakdown. I saw this playsuit in the sale and loved it. Its not remotely 'me' or my usual style but i thought why not get it for going on holiday.
I had no idea what shoes to wear with it so I kept it super casual with my Nike flip flops.  They are like walking around on springy sponges they are that comfy. They didn't leave my feet for almost the entire week away.

Now just to clarify I'm not about to launch into wearing colour all the time but for a week in Spain I can just about manage it!

Tania
xx
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Outfit | Striped Shorts


Top: Topshop
Shorts: Zara (sale)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Necklace: Argos (similar here)
Watch: Calvin Klein
Rings: Accessorize, and Vintage

I mentioned that I was going to attempt to take some pictures of what I wore on holiday, and you know what I actually managed to capture a few outfits!

Oh and look its not black! Holidays are probably the only time I abandon the darker hues and just embrace lighter colours and fabrics. I don't tend to dress up too much either, comfort is key, I am on holiday for a break after all!

Tania
xx


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Friday, 12 September 2014

Photo Dairy | The Scotsman Steps, Work No. 1059


I have been on a roll lately finding pictures I had forgotten about. Bit of a lazy way of blogging I know but I take so many pictures I am not surprised more than a few fall through the net.

Now if you aren't familiar with Edinburgh (my home city) which I am sure not all of you are, then this post might seem a little odd. Its just a staircase right?

Well yes it is but it was transformed from a rather ugly, dirty and a dilapidated flight of stairs into a wonderful work of art. All thanks to Martin Creed and the Fruit Market Gallery
Their article will explain it much better and in far greater detail than I can. But basically artist Martin Creed was commissioned to do this work by the Fruit Market Gallery as part of his solo exhibition 'Down Over Up' which was shown at the Gallery in the summer of 2010. 

The work wasn't finished and open for the public to view (and walk all over) until 2011 which was after I had moved to Brighton.
So despite reading about it and seeing pictures online I didn't get to see it for myself until quite some time afterwards.

The exhibition was only on for a short time but the transformation of the steps is permanent. It is subtle and is not necessarily something you would take notice of immediately but if you take the time to look and appreciate it is quite beautiful.


Tania
xx


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