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Hello Hello! I'm sure I've mentioned this at some point in the past, but I have to say I truly hate charity shops. The focal poi...
I'm sure I've mentioned this at some point in the past, but I have to say I truly hate charity shops. The focal point of the local community is like a mini-high street, that used to have all sorts of useful/odd/cute shops. But the recession has well and truly hit hard, so we're stuck with about 8 charity shops all within 30 seconds walk of each other... ugh!
Aside from the fact they are over-running my little high street, they all seem to be full of complete shit. There have been occasions where I have found literally nothing and just bought for the sake of it. I have this madness that overcomes me, it makes me think that buying from charity shops is cool.
Then I get home, realise I've bought a size 16 cardigan with a zillion holes in it, and think. WHY? and NEVER AGAIN.
So against this backdrop of horrid charity shops and my complete disdain for them, I have to say that I actually have found something worth spending my hard-earned pennies on. Incredibly, it fits me, has no holes in it, it's from Miss Selfridge and it's ace. As soon as I saw it, my brain had a little arguement:
"Buy it" said one half.
"We've been here before" said t'other.
"But this isn't like the other times!"
"Yes it is, it will end in tears and you'll come running to me saying how you should have trusted me etc..."
"Fchj*k OFF, I'm buying it"
YES, I won! And no it was definitely not like all the other times, she is a beauty and I cannot stop wearing her. Despite the minor annoyance of there being a bit too many bobbles, I am just too friggin' happy with this. Judge for yourself:
Even Cats love it...
See, she justs wants to be near it...
Lightening doesn't strike twice... These suede, vintage-looking babies were definitely not from a charity shop! They were found in another one of my pet-hates. A sale. At Office.
Catch Up Time...
I've had a few emails on my fish eye effect. It's not an effect as such, I used the Nikon Nikkor 10.5mm Fish-eye Lens. I bought it second-hand but believe me it was not cheap. My purse didn't like it at first, but I think now they are on speaking terms.
I received the most sweetest e-mail ever from one of my readers. Seriously, I was having the day from hell. Girl, it's people like you that make me love blogging! :)
Luckily for me (and hopefully for you all too) my lifestyle is probably about to completely change for the better 'cause I'll be able to blog more regularly as I'll have more free time to write and take photos during the day.. YES.
London city We meet again After our first tryst last summer, god, I fell in love My heart longed to return And so it was written in...
We meet again
After our first tryst last summer, god, I fell in love
My heart longed to return
And so it was written in the stars
My girl Mina's birthday bash
A perfect excuse to see you again
Oh how you've changed, I could barely recognise you
Maybe it was the weather, damn that snow keeping us apart
Even so, you managed to steal my heart.
Forgive me for my mini, poetic outburst.. A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go down to London. Even though it was bitterly cold, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I was lucky enough to do the things I wanted to do last year that time prevented me from getting around to. Perhaps it was fate though, as this time around the Hajj Exhibition was at the impressively huge British Museum.
I visited Brick Lane and it's infamous vintage shops & ethnic food stalls. Gosh, I've never seen so much fur in one place in my life! After looking at a few of the food stalls I really wanted to buy something but I got full on the freebies they gave out, ha!
Went out with my girl Amina, we had an absolute ball. Even if we couldn't catch a taxi and waited for what seemed like hours in the snow.
Our hotel was near Canary Wharf, so it was pretty cool to see how the people that work there have everything catered for in the surrounding area. I would love to live & work there.
What I love most about London is the tolerance. Even though it seems like such a hectic place, it manages to somehow seem laid-back at the same time. The impression I got is that people are so much more open-minded than I could ever have imagined.
This year I confronted my biggest fear in London. The Tube. There's something about going underground in small, confined spaces that seriously frightens the life out of me! But it's the cheapest and easiest way to get around so I forced myself onto it. It wasn't as bad as I had feared, but give me a bus any day.
Say hello to Rose! She's the new addition to my ever growing Michael Kors watch collection. They have me hooked with th...
Say hello to Rose!
As Michael Kors himself says: "A great watch can update any outfit and be sporty, luxurious and utilitarian all at the same time" and that is so true. It really does complete an outfit.
Rose Gold has definitely made a comeback recently. It's such an unusual colour and an alternative to the usual yellow gold or silver. It has such a vintage feel to it and compliments most skin tones.
This is the MK5331 and cost me £199 which isn't exactly purse-friendly. If that's a bit too steep there are alternatives out there! ASOS have a very similar watch to this but they've unfortunately sold out. Boo!
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