Wednesday, 27 July 2011

My lust list July 2011

I hate the winter months. I hate the freezing temperatures. I hate the icy winds. I hate the need to eat anything so long as its covered in Gravy and served with Potatos. I hate the dark mornings and the early evenings. And i hate the fact that a crisp cold glass of wine just isnt the same when the weather is not warm and sunny.

To be honest, if it wasnt for the fashion industry providing me with a gorgeous choice of clothes that i can snuggle in to and keep out the warm- I would make like a goose and fly south for the winter!

So, this is my current lust list that i am having to use a whole lot of will power to not buy....

'Andre' Boots £68 - Topshop

Love these... team with anything from skirts and tights to jeans, capri trousers or maxi skirts

'Jive' Patent Pumps £55- Topshop

Sensible heels that are so so cute. The Nude colour will go with anything!

Pink Wool mix Capri trousers £60 - Topshop Premium
Beautiful colour. Add black and gold for a night out or other muted tones for a demure sophis day time look
Studio Top £39.99 - Zara
Love the structured look of this top... can be dressed down with jeans and pumps or up with lots of jewellery and a pencil skirt
Oxblood formal skinny capri cigarette trouser £38 - Topshop
Love this colour. Its rich and perfect on any skin tone. Add wedge boots or pumps and a see through black shirt would make this look incredible. Day or night.

Nude Waterfall Crop jacket £60 - Topshop
This is a all-year-round jacket. Perfect for us petite girlies, and can be worn to the office or to the pub!

Grey studio top £39.99 - Zara
Love this. Simple structuring that will go from day to night just by adding heels and lots of chunky jewellery
Blue Tulip dress £69.99 - Zara
I have this in floral, and i am seriously contemplating buying this to see me through the winter partying season. I am loving zaras dresses right now. They look far more expensive than they actually are.

Powder Beige Midi Skirt £19.99 - H&M
Beautiful. Team with wedge boots, tights, cropped jumper and skinny belt to look like a lady!

xxx TTN xxx

The day i became part of the Mulberry Club....

It started off on a dreary London day, a day where i wasn't feeling well and just wanted to remain in my PJs with a bucket of tea. After much persuastion by The Boy, we got up and ventured into the west end. After wandering round and round we ended up on Bond Street and before i knew it- we were standing outside the Mulberry Store....The rest they say is History...

I chose the Mulberry Daria Hobo in Black leather. I chose it because its practical and comfortably sits under my arm, and I can use it from day to night- from office (fingers crossed i get a job) to the bar. I am in love.

Lovebox 2011

On the 17th July, I broke my festival virginity and attended the third and final day of East Londons Lovebox festival. Boy, was it a great first experience!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Gimmie a 2.... gimmie a 1....what does it spell???

So, last week i found out that i am graduating from Roehampton University, London with a 2:1 in BSc (Hons) Nutrition.... meaning that I am a registered nutritionist!!! (hoooorraaaay)
COMPLETELY ambushed as we were not told when results day was. I in fact was hanging around on a weekday for the arrival of some very sexy iris coloured Hunter wellington boots that had been brought for me and were due to arrive that day.

I am so so proud of myself, which is a rare feeling. I did not expect the 2:1 at all, and upon reading the result i burst in to a lengthy hour-long sob fest which was not great for my skin and has resulted in a breakout.

So... graduation day is 2 weeks away and there is only one question on my mind..... What to wear???

Shift dresses are out of the question for me, as all the ones in my price range are not good for someone with an hourglass figure and will draw attention to (now only slight thanks to the gym) tummy area. I have heard that to make it easy to attach the hood of the gown, shirts with top buttons are advised (groan).

Currently I am most definitely wearing my black pencil skirt. I have two in my wardrobe- one that's a bit more sexy for sophisticated evening outfits, and one that is for the office. It was £20 from good old marks and sparks, is made of a lined jersey and has the cutest box-cut fish-tail detail at the back. Nice and conservative (don't want to give those old professors a heart attack now, do we?).

But what shirt????
Reiss Morgan IN THE PRESS...

I did see this beauty in white in the Reiss sale... it was originally £110 and now is £88. However the white has sold out (boo) and as much as i love electric blue and it does make me look tanned, I'm really not sure i should go for it in this colour for fear of being TOO bold....

White Self Stripe Ellie 3/4 Sleeve Button Cuff Shirt - 37158

Then there's good old TM Lewin... this is £25 in the sale... but although its a safe bet...HOW much do i want to look like a waitress???? It doesn't reflect my personality and its bad enough that I'll be in a ridiculous black dowdy gown ( even though the hat's pretty cool) all day.
Image 1 of ASOS Short Sleeve Pussybow Cotton Blouse 
Asos do a really cute pussy-bow style shirt... It is a little more me as I like to add a little quirky twist to a outfit. But then.. no top button!! This one is £12 and very much in my price range.

Yes i know... 'what about the footwear?' I hear you ask.....I have 35 pairs of shoes in my wardrobe, so I'm sure ill find something suitable.... however that's not stopping me from heading to London this weekend to check out the sales and shops... you know- just in case i find pair number 33 ;).
I am going to go with a closed toe option, one with a height as I am 5 foot 1"- but not too much (in case i trip up on the way up the stage- just the thought has me cringe-ing). However kitten heels,I believe, are reserved to the office environment only so whatever pair i choose the heel wont be that low!

Exciting times.... and I have a few weekends of very exciting social engagements. Don't worry- I will be blogging them ALL!

Hope all you other graduates out there are proud of yourselves... we are the recession students and yet we have made it through so a massive pat on the back to us! Have a lovely graduation day and don't forget to eat some protein (carbs will make your face bloat,very bad for photos) to keep you going, fainting and pale faces are not nice- plus its a waste of champagne.

Lots of love

xxx TTN xxx