Brian Jonestown

Working in retail means I don't get a lot of time off over Christmas so I haven't been able to take many outfit posts recently, plus I have also been spending lots of time seeing friends, going out for drinks and  generally being in the festive spirit! Christmas really is one of my favourite times of year and this year definitely hasn't disappointed! Christmas Eve was spent at a local pub with all of my favourite friends and then Christmas Day and Boxing Day was spent with family eating too much chocolate and drinking too much champagne. I had some lovely gifts which I can't wait to share with you and also have an great outfit planned for NYE which i'm going to snap for you guys too on Tuesday.

As I don't have an outfit post for today I decided to just post a few favourite images from my tumblr from this year, and this brilliant song by Brian Jonestown Massacre. 

Christmas Wish List

Striped Polo Neck - eBay £8.99 | Navy Dancing Shoes - American Apparel £52 | Playsuit - fox + feather £48 | Velvet T Bar Shoes - Topshop £28 | Fluffy Cardigan - fox + feather £39 | Desert Boots - eBay £28.99

Last week in a blind panic I managed to start and finish my Christmas shopping all in one day, it was such a relief to get it all done and now I just have to wrap everything, which I don't mind too much! I had a surprisingly heavy weekend, I intended on having a few drinks at a friends house warming and ended up getting a little bit drunk, yesterday was a bit of a write off and I definitely wasn't feeling my best...poor me! So as I look pretty terrible today and feel on the poorly side I decided to do a Christmas wish list. These are a few things i'll buy if I get any money for Christmas, apart from the Playsuit which i'm going to buy this week; it is essential for New Years Eve! Hope everyone had a nice weekend :) 

Save The Bunnies

Hat - fox + feather
Necklace - Sobeys Vintage
Leotard - (old) H&M
Skirt - eBay
Belt - Vintage

This weekend me and some friends went to Cardiff to watch Toms band play at Welsh Club, it was really fun and good to do something a bit different to most weekends. One of our friends is at Uni there so it was really nice to catch up with her too! Mondays are always so horrible after a few drinks on the weekend aren't they?! My skin always breaks out and I back brush my hair so much on Saturday night that I can't get a brush through it for a few days, so I think tonight is going to be hair mask and early night for me!

I took these pictures on Saturday morning and really like this outfit, the skirt is probably one of the biggest bargains i've had recently I bought it from eBay for £9.99. It's such soft material and I would definitely recommend getting one if you want to get in on the tartan trend thats huge at the moment. I've teamed it with this lipstick from Revlon and a black leotard which is a bit of an essential basic. My hair has faded quite a lot now i'm embracing the silver again and thinking about dying it pink again for Christmas/NYE, it might need a bit of a break and some TLC first though.

Also if you care about animals and how they are treated in the fashion world as much as I do then please sign this petition and save the bunnies! 

Blogger Of The Month: Helena, Bell's Fashion

I'm writing this blog post to you guys from my sick bed, I posted yesterday about how ill I was feeling and today doesn't seem to be much better. I am definitely not well enough to do an outfit post (unless you guys wanna see my no make up/onesie look) so instead thought I would do my favourite regular post; blogger of the month! 

This months blogger of the month is...Helena from Bell's Fashion! 

I found Bell's Fashion through the Waiste lookbook, as Helena was the stylist for the shoot and instantly fell in love with her style. As someone who loves black and dark colours I always admire people who embrace colour and Helena sure as hell does this with her eccentric, bohemian style. Every outfit is a clash of colour and print, bringing 90's and 70's inspiration together in a Clueless/Woodstock sort of look! Helena has an enviable collection of fur coats and gilets and is rarely photographed without her staple platforms which definitely add a bit of Spice Girl to her look. 

Another thing i've noticed about Helena is she always looks so happy in her blog posts, which I think is a really nice element to bring to a blog. So many bloggers do the moody pout, but her smile is quite refreshing and makes you think that she does really enjoy what she's doing. I also have to mention the AMAZING silver kimono she's wearing in the bottom picture, for this outfit alone Helena your on the top of my blog roll. 

Marshmallow World

Hat - Tesco (very old!)
Dress - ASOS
Necklace - Sobeys Vintage
Chilli The Dog = Furious 

The past three times i've taken blog pictures I have in my own words looked vile, so I decided to spend a week or two doing the slim fast diet in the hope that it would give me a bit of a confidence boost when posing for my blog. This has not gone to plan! I'm not sure if it's the sheer amount of milk you consume on this diet or just my digestive system but it is one of the worst diets i've ever tried. I have felt sick and bloated constantly and it culminated in a complete break down last night in which I just felt exhausted and miserable. I'm not sure if any of you have ever tried it before but a friend of mine dropped two dress sizes on it (with exercise and healthy eating of course) and didn't experience any of the problems i've had so i'd love to hear your experiences from it. 

I got this dress from ASOS as a Christmas present from my Mum, it arrived and I fell in love as soon as I tried it on, she was at work so I sneakily took some pictures. Now it has been wrapped up and I can't have it until Christmas day, yes I am aware that I am 26 years old not six! It's so comfortable and I love this style of dress, it's cord material and if you were thinking of getting it I would definitely recommend going down a size as when I bought the 10 it was huge! I'm also wearing my new favourite necklace from Sobeys, which is a vintage store on Park Street, Bristol, if you live in the area I would definitely recommend a visit! Today has consisted of helping my Mum put up her decorations and a little bit of Christmas shopping, I am definitely feeling festive already!