Movember

The annual event of Movember is fast approaching… Where did the year go?! I for one, am not a fan of excess facial hair on my man, but I would certainly encourage anyone to join in with a bit of Movember growth action, if they do so choose. I won’t deny that I am extremely partial to a bit of decorative moustache spotting and I love seeing the growth that people achieve within the month.

This fantastic cause helped raise £79 million around the globe last year and year-on-year awareness is being raised towards Prostate Cancer and general men’s health issues. It’s all frightfully important stuff, with much humour thrown in.

For those of us that can’t grow facial hair, there are plenty of novelty items floating about in the shops at the moment.
Why not support your male friends and tash up your life too? I love, love, love the Johnny Depp tee and eagerly await a sale or voucher code!

 

 

From left to right – Top to Bottom

1: Movember Classics – Toms – £45 – Proceeds go to the Movember Foundation
2: Mini Moustaches Hand Carved Rubber Stamps – NOTHS – £5.50
3: Munchstache Cookie Cutters – Firebox – £7.99
4: Eleven Paris Johnny Depp Moustache Tee – Urban Outfitters – £45.00
5: Lil Shaver Moustache Dummy – Find Me A Gift  -£7.99
6: Bonjour Rug – Urban Outfitters – £12.00

 

If you would like to get involved with Movember, or simply follow some of the Moustache action, then why not head to one of the below sites. 

http://uk.movember.com

https://www.facebook.com/MovemberUK

https://twitter.com/MovemberUK

Shop. Shop. Shopping

I tend not to have too much patience when it comes to clothes shopping. My first port of call is always the online stores because I’m not much into trawling the streets looking for things that I know will take me hours on end to find. My three staple shops for the past few years have been ASOS, Topshop and Urban Outfitters. It’s not often you will find me straying from these and that is mainly because I hate trying on item after item, only to find nothing fits. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love great fashion – It’s just that most of it is currently out of my price range or simply drowns me.

Occasionally I’ll have a successful burst in Miss Selfridges, but that is generally when I’m looking for summer clothes. I don’t find that being only 5ft 1nch holds me up too much in my stores of choice because they tend to make clothes a lot shorter than I’d usually dare to wear, meaning they quite often come in at the right length for me.

Rather annoyingly, I’ve recently found that ASOS just doesn’t have as solid a selection of clothes as it used to. I don’t know if my tastes have changed, or it’s because of the seasons, but I’ve certainly struggled to spend my birthday vouchers on the site. However, I’m slowly getting there and managed to bag a few dresses this week. I wasn’t totally convinced that they looked terrific online, but ordered them anyway… Luckily It worked out and I’m two items up!

This Ruby Rocks Ikat Print Dress is right up my street colour wise. I was worried about the fit, but it pinches me in at all the right places and is actually very flattering. I got it for £28 (reduced from £45), but it is now out of stock.

I honestly thought I’d be sending this River Island Contrast Lace Skater dress straight back, but have finally learnt that not everything on ASOS actually looks like it does in the flesh as it does online. It may not look like it’s worth a million dollars, but when I tried it on it really suited me. I think it will look fab with my dark denim jacket and will be easy to dress both up and down. A steal at only £12!

Do you have a favourite shop that you always go back to? Is it just me or has ASOS lost it’s way a little?

Tba Jeannie Dress

When I was in Brighton over the weekend, I tried on a tba dress that I’d been eying up for some time. It was in the sale at Urban Outfitters, reduced from £160 to £80… I generally try exceptionally hard not to spend £80 on a dress, so walked away leaving it on the rack. I thought that I could probably buy it online if it were still on my mind later.

Fast forward a few days and it was still in my thoughts so, I decided to take a trip into Brighton again –  Not really for the dress, but mainly because it was a lovely day and I wanted some more time by the sea. Honest! If the dress still happened to be there then, that would surely mean it was meant to be.

Well, what do you know?! It was there and I decided I should unquestionably snap it up and take it away with me. Job. Done.

When I got home with the dress, I started to doubt myself again. Do I truly need it and will I get more wear from it than it is worth? It is now sitting in a bag, whilst I mull it over. I’m beginning to think that if it needs this much thought, then it’s obviously not the dress for me. In fact, I am now sick to death of thinking about it and returning it may be the only option. Maybe…. AHHHH!

What do you think of the dress? Should I keep it?

to be adored – Jeannie Dress

Do you ever go through this much indecision when buying clothes?!

Left In The Cold

Apparently it’s a bit nippy out there today. I personally wouldn’t know as I’m trapped in my bedroom surrounded by practically all of our belongings, while AG Flooring work their noisy magic.

This is the time of the year when I really start to dread working on the till at the warehouse parties I do PR for. An average of two thousand people pass me by and head into the warmth of the tunnels and I’m left shivering it out until 4am with the team. I’m well-known for taking my little heater and thermos of tea along with me to work, but even those don’t really cut it by about 2am. It’s at about that time that I can no longer feel my fingers and toes and I start to become a little less cheerful. Annoyingly, that is also the time that the clubbers become a little more vocal and things get a little more taxing.

When I leave the club I instantly hit defrost in the car, but I don’t actually thaw out until I make it to my bed with yet more tea. It’s true, the older you get the more you feel the cold and this old bird doesn’t like it one bit!

This season a few jumpers have caught my eye in the shops, so I’m adding them to my ever-growing A/W wish list. Below are a few of my favourites. If I layer up enough and invest in a more powerful heater I might, just might, make it through the season.

I love all three of these jumpers by The Rock Boutique and actually just bought the grey one from Asos the other week.
It’s a fab fit and feels really soft. It will no doubt get worn to death…
The trouble now is that I really want them all! £45

If you’re a cat person (like me) then this is the jumper to get.
There are some pretty awful animal prints out there at the moment, but this one isn’t too offensive.
Asos Dolly cat Jumper – £40

Now this jumper doesn’t look too hot on the Topshop website, but in the store I really loved it.
This is NOT the jumper for me though –  It looked great on the hanger but awful on.
Maybe one of you will have more luck with it!
Topshop Spot Jaquard Jumper  – £40

This cute little jumper hasn’t gone too over the top with it’s spots.
I’m not sure the peter pan collar will work for me, but I’ll certainly give it a go.
Pins and Needles Spot Collar Top – Urban Outfitters – £40

Not really a jumper, but this looks pretty warm and cosy to me.
I bet it will come down to my knees though!
Asos Blanket Wrap Cardigan – £45

Have you seen any great jumpers for A/W? If so, do share!