12.12.11

What I've been up to:

Taking very rushed outfit photos in the mornings before work. The 'why must you blink every time I press the shutter down?' 8am showdown just doesn't get old. Oh wait, it does! 

(Dress - Topshop, Jumper and Shoes - charity shop)

(Dress - New Look sale, cardi - charity shop)

(Clarks loafers - charity shop, Frostbitten Ankles - model's own... definitely too cold to have anything exposed at the mo!)

Spending the weekend by the sea, visiting friends, family and charity shops. I painted my nails using Models Own Peacock Green on the train there. It's beautiful and has barely chipped after 4 days wear and NO topcoat! My phone's cam didn't really capture the shimmer, but luckily Google has better pictures of it. 


My outfit for our very cold mooch round the charity shops on Saturday:

(Jumper - c/o Tesco, Dress - H&M)

Sunday morning wanderings round Brighton with our pals:

It's a pineapple shaped flask and cup set!! 

Danielle snooping out a bargain...

We met this chilly little chappy! Aww, he melted my heart. Can anyone tell me what breed this guy is? I want one. 

Beyond Retro. Literally.

As if this boy needs ANY MORE damn t-shirts. A new one arrives in the post almost every week! Usually with Morrissey's face on it. Should I be worried?

A visit to Bill's to scope out the bloody overpriced  lovingly handmade culinary delights...

Then it was home time, where we had to catch 2 trains and a replacement bus to get home. It took over 3 hours! To cheer ourselves up, we put all of our christmas decorations up in the lounge :D





Cute DIY tin lanterns are all around!

Our adorable russian doll-style festive friends from the Paperchase sale in January!

In other news, I've been working heaps but am looking forward to our trip to Aberdeen on Thursday (home on Monday night). Going to try and keep on top of blogging while I'm there as I have so many cool tips to share but cannot for the life of me find the time to photograph and blog them at the minute! 

Ooh, and while I'm here, I must tell you about the insane deal on in Boots at the moment which I've asked Alex to buy me for christmas. You get ALL THIS No7 gear for £30. I reviewed the face creams on the blog before and haven't been able to afford to buy any more. The day and night cream are over £20 each as it is, so to get all this stuff for £30 is too good to pass up! Totally eyeing this one up for mum's christmas prezzie, too! 

Speak soon, meine lieblings! 

<3


49 comments:

  1. Your house looks lovely, & that cat jumper is friggin' amazing!

    xoxo.

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  2. that cat jumper is potentially the greatest item of clothing i have EVER seen...

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  3. That dogs a border terrier. They're the SWEETEST dogs in the world. Want one so badly. Your nail colour is gorgeous. XO

    www.thestyletreaty.com

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  4. I believe the dog is a border terrier- my friend has one and they are so adorable!

    x

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  5. Aww Gem, loving the outfits love that cat jumper is amazing balls. God I've had a mad one in charity shops lately, can't stop buying shoes. I adore those shoes you got and yes keep wrapped up my dear, oh how I miss Brighton :(
    Aww your tree looks so cool, I still need a D.I.Y light ... I did use some as pencil pots the other day. Lazy but useful !
    Anyway have a great time on your next trip xxx

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  6. That cat jumper is amazing!
    OMG, that poor little guy looks so sad. I love those dogs, I think they're border terriers. They're so friendly!
    Your tree looks great.
    Have a good time away :) x

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  7. HOW DOES YOUR HOUSE ALWAYS LOOK SO TIDY? We're through the door and 1 minute later it's a bomb site. You need to tell me how you do it. Also I think I'm gunna live off Heinz for a while so can make loads of those INSANELY cute tin tea light holders. Maybe they'll warm me up in these freezing times ! Molly xo

    p.s looooove your leopard print door matt !

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  8. Love your charity shopping outfit :) The dog is a border terrier, I take my puppy to training and there is a lady there who has a little border terrier pup there and she is gorgeous, Riley is much more interested in her than learning to sit or come when I call him! :) xx

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  9. Sounds like you've been having a wonderful few days, your house is lovely and I love the decorations. I'd give my kidney for that jumper. So much love for it!
    x
    Nina

    http://the-littlenomad.blogspot.com/

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  10. Super jealous of the cat jumper! xx

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  11. definitely shouldn't be worried - smiths are gods in my eyes paha x

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  12. If these outfit photos are taken at 8am I am very jel, I barely look alive at that time! In love with your cat jumper and the nail polish, it's the most gorgeous colour!

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  13. I got my mum to get me the no7 box for xmas! Plus, at the moment you get a free gift if you spend over £30 on no7 so you get it free with the box! Serious bargainnn!! X

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  14. The combination of the cat jumper and leopard print is awesome! :) I love the little Paperchase christmas tree too. I really need to start decorating my house!!

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  15. The feline print jumper and peter pan collar dress are absolutely darling. x

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  16. Lovely post! I'm so nosey so lots of pictures with words works a treat. You are one of my style icons Gem, you always look so wonderful.

    Also, if possible would you happen to have any advice/info on your personal shopper services at Toppy? Did some googling but didn't find much info! May DM you on twitter if you didn't mind. (I tweet under 'alittlelipstick'.)

    Jade. xx

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  17. Awww loving the Russian doll set! Your post reminded me to have a little mooch to the vintage stores!xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  18. Lovely outfits as always Gem!
    And that little pooch is ADORABLE,

    Rosie x

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  19. The cat jumper is insanely gorgeous!! Need to find a replica lol! Well gutted about the boots offer, have already bought my mam the beauty serem, 21 freaking pound!! The paperchase things are super cute :)

    The Deer Head

    x

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  20. ohhh i love your nail colour :) and the topshop dress hehe xxxxxx

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  21. I love that cat jumper! The Russian doll set is so cute too. x

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  22. That first jumper is amazing! Love those sort of charity shop buys.. x

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  23. You have a leopard print doormat?! 'Mazin. Have a lovely time in Aberdeen Gem x

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  24. that cat jumper? the best.thing.ever.

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  25. CAT JUMPER. I don't know if I've ever seen anything cooler than that. Except Topshop had those unicorn print jeans, which were also very excellent. I love the little smiling Christmas tree in the last pic!

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  26. The dog is a Border Terrier! Before we got our Bichon Frise we looked at BT's, such lovely dogs :)

    I think your cat jumper might just be one of the cutest things I've ever seen!!! :D xx

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  27. that cat jumper is frickin awesome gem!!! seriously everytime i see some crazy cat clothes or home accessoires I think of you! lol :) x

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  28. Ohh I love your posts, such a darling xx

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  29. How bizarre, I went to Beyond Retro and ate at Bill's on Sunday too! Did you go to the Bill's in Brighton or in Lewes? x x

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  30. Glad you had a nice time in Brighton... did you check the wheel out? Apparently it was closed because of the wind! which doesn't sound safe... Bills is a little overpriced I agree!

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  31. Love that cat jumper! And that nail polish is gorgeous, love that colour so much x

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  32. Love the russian doll style decorations :) and that nail varnish shade is gorgeous & 4 days without chipping is impressive! x

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  33. I love that New Look dress and the nail polish is a fab colour, I need a good green colour for the Winter!

    Awww tha doggy!!!!

    Denise x

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  34. omg!!! LOVE the kitten jumper!!!

    so cute

    xoxo,
    lindsey |

    http://bowsandarrowblog.blogspot.com

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  35. What cute outfits! You look lovely xox

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  36. I like every single outfit, especially the third! You are the queen of layering ;-)
    Oh and how amazing is that cat jumper!
    X

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  37. I knew I recognised you! You were on Super Scrimpers Christmas last night!! :O xx

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  38. The cat jumper is incredible and I love your outfit with the Tesco jumper!
    So anyway, I'm doing the versatile blogger award, and have nominated you as your blog is amazing. As I was looking through your blog, to get the link, your face popped up on my telly-box! Timing or what! xo

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  39. So in love with your cat jumper right now! x

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  40. i love that retro suitcase! and the spotty dress <3 x

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  41. love the cat jumper! (:

    xx

    skadiida.blogspot.com

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  42. so sweet. i love your jumper and the christmas decorations on the last post. properly adorable! i wish i suited glasses like yours, too.

    also, i just wanted to say that i've just discovered your blog and i really like it, definitely going to be keeping up to date with your posts :)

    from helen @ thelovecatsINC

    http://thelovecatsinc.blogspot.com

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  43. Love all of these outfits! Very jealous of the cat jumper!

    Pip x

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  44. aw that dogs a border terrier, i have one called Archie and he's the cheekiest shit in the world! but I love him x

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  45. Love love love the cat jumper. I have the exact same one in green.. Weird !?

    Helen

    www.pierrelecat.blogspot.com

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  46. border terriers are so cute, i have two :) x

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