Wednesday, 18 December 2013
I have recently discovered Missguided and gone a bit crazy with it! It was one of those online stores I would forget about, or not want to buy stuff from it because of delivery/returns costs etc. Luckily I have loved everything I have ordered so far. The jumpsuit, as I mentioned in my previous post, was £24.99 and I actually prefer it to the £48 Topshop one, mainly because it is made of a thinner, more silky material which just seems to suit me better, I am small but curvy and the thick material of the Topshop one seemed to make my hips look wide.
I also love this velvet dress, it is such a nice A/W colour and the shape is so pretty, you can't tell as much when it's on the hanger so I have included a photo from the night I wore it below.
As for my Asos purchases, I got them when there was 25% off, Asos frequently do these discount things and I am an absolute sucker for them. I knew it ended at 8am, so when my boyfriend got up for work at 7:45, I decided to buy things using my phone, without leaving bed, and therefore in a state of 90% sleep. I went back to sleep and when I woke up I wasn't even 100% sure I hadn't dreamt buying them, so I was very excited when they arrived.
To be fair I had wanted this top for a while, since seeing it in the Asos magazine. I thought it looked really All Saints-esque (the shop not the band!) and I absolutely loved the deep V at the back. The woolly hat is actually really similar to a Topshop one I wanted, which is £14, this one is £10 so I thought I'd try it. Unfortunately it is not the same. The reason I liked the Topshop one was because it was really thick which I seem to suit more, I feel like tight hats make me look egg-like. Anyway, I'm thinking I might return this one for that reason.
Rebecca Taylor white cable knit sweater / Topshop black romper jumpsuit / ASOS cutout booties / Topshop satchel style handbag / Armenta ring, $1,680 / ASOS jewel jewelry / Topshop semi precious jewelry / Boho ring / Beauty product
This is an idea of the type of thing I think I am going to wear on Christmas day. Christmas day is always a little bit awkward because you have to combine comfort with warmth and looking a bit more dressy than usual, but not too dressy. I have recently bought a Missguided jumpsuit, which was an absolute bargain at £24.99 - it is pretty similar to the £48 Topshop one, I have a post on recently purchased items coming up and it will feature in this.
Anyway, getting back to the point, I think the jumpsuit with a chunky or fluffy grey jumper is the direction I am going to go in. I am loving gemstones at the moment as well, I think they provide the perfect splash of colour in monochrome outfits such as this, and I love purple and turquoise together, they also tie in really well with my favourite lipstick (MAC Rebel).
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Jeans: Topshop Jamie
Boots: New Look
Lipstick: MAC 'Dress it up'
Earrings that you can't see very well: Vivienne Westwood
I absolutely love my Viv West earrings. I rarely wear them because I am scared of losing them (as I did with my other pair), but they are in my opinion the prettiest earrings I own, they are so small and subtle yet pretty, I love to match things such as nail colour, lip colour, necklace colour, sock colour, earring colour - basically I love to match colours - in my outfits. However these earrings are quite a specific colour so I haven't matched them exactly but I have worn a pink necklace and pink lipstick, you may think this is OCD but it does make me happy when such things match (slightly annoyed when the colours aren't exact, but overall happy). I can't wear this lipstick with more than one coat because I end up looking like a clown but it really is a pretty shade, and probably more suited to a blonde/pale person.
In other news I dyed my hair! It was really getting desperate, I have to dye it quite frequently because I only use temporary dyes. In the past I have used L'Oreal Casting, Garnier Herbashine and Superdrug's own. They vary in price but not in quality, in fact, I think I prefer Superdrug's own to L'Oreal because it is less likely to turn that typical 'Look my hair is dyed!' red shade. Herbashine gets my winning vote solely because it takes 10 mins as opposed to 20 and smells nice. My only real advice I have regarding hair dyes (I am most definitely not an expert and you probably don't want my advice anyway) is to choose a dye two shades lighter than the colour you want your hair to go, having black hair when you wanted light brown has been a common mistake of mine, and only slowly am I beginning to learn from my mistakes. DO NOT BE ENTICED BY A PRETTY PICTURE. Or in other words, don't judge a hair dye by it's cover.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Top to bottom, left to right: White shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Scullys, Benefit Brow Zings, Cambridge Satchel via ASOS, Casio miniature digital watch, Topshop bag, Vogue (image via Vogue website), Glossy box, Company magazine ( image via their website), Jeffrey Campbell Mulder boot, Vivienne Westwood bag, Mac lipstick, American Apparel skater dress.
My aim was to compile a list of about 6 Christmas gift ideas, admittedly, I went a bit wild. Most of these things are quite expensive. I haven't really included any cheap options, I have basically compiled a list of things I personally want but wouldn't buy myself. It was fun to do anyway!
Anyway, I do think if your budget allows it, these are really good gift ideas for girls. A benefit product would always go down well with me, as would Mac lipsticks/magazine subscriptions and typical things like that. As for the JC's and Vivienne Westwood bag I think you have to really know if the person will like them. I have been researching beauty boxes but still don't know a lot about them so if you have had one let me know which one/if you think they are worth it!
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Jeans: Topshop (Jamie)
I apologise for the state of my hair. I did not realise the extent of my roots until I saw these photos, especially the one from behind. On the plus side I know what I look like from the back now, and I can rectify my terrible hair situation.
I am absolutely in love with these shoes. I have had them for a while but for some reason haven't included them in an outfit post yet. They are a strange holographic colour which would go with a black outfit as well as a pastel focussed one, as I have chosen to pair them with here! They are a little disappointing in that they REALLY, REALLY hurt my feet. Every time I wear them I get cuts on my right foot, yet this doesn't stop me for some probably retarded reason. I try to wear them on days when I'm not walking very far, which, I must admit, is limiting. They were £45 though so I am trying to get my moneys worth.
Posted by Sophie Spaldin at Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Saturday, 9 November 2013
I always look so angry in blog photos, apologies, I can't pose very well. Finally got some photos in the light though! I really wish I had a better set up for blog photos but while I'm at uni it is really difficult. I love how vibrant these ones look though.
I still love this top, i think if you get something in a colour/pattern that you really really love you will rewear it a lot so it is definitely worth the money. bear in mind this is coming from a person who buys something new and subsequently forgets about all their other clothes.
Friday, 8 November 2013
Necklace: Miss Selfridge
Watch: c/o Born Pretty Store
So as you can see I am wearing a new watch in these photo's. I was asked to do a review by www.bornprettystore.com and had choice of whatever on their site I wished to review, they have a new range of watches so I had a look at that and took a shine to this one. It caught my eye because I am a watch addict (Timex, Marc Jacobs, DKNY being a few in my collection!) but I don't have anything like this one. I liked that it was white with the cute little moustache and rose gold detail on the face, I have no white watches but am loving the colour at the moment.
I was concerned that because of its colour it might look cheap when it arrived, but as you can see from the photos below it looks perfect. It also came in a cute box! It is however a little bit large but my wrists are abnormally small so I'm sure on a normal person it would be fine, and you can always punch an extra hole in it as I plan to do.
As well as the watch I also chose to review this phone case (because how cute is it really?!). I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 which is a rather large phone to start with but this cover does make it look verging on ridiculous. I love it though so I'm not bothered. Apart from the ears looking a little phallic I've had few problems with this cover. The only technical one really is the volume button which is located under the side of stitch's face (i.e. the thickest part of the case). It is a little unreliable, but this is a risk I'm willing to take and I really can't see how that could be improved without compromising the appearance of the cover.
Overall I am very happy with these products and would definitely recommend visiting the site (which you can do by clicking here) because nothing is overpriced, in fact most things are a bargain! They come well packaged so you have nothing to lose. I think a lot of things on this site would be great Christmas presents, especially if you're on a budget because they look more expensive than they are.
Luckily for you I have a discount code, use SOPHIEC10 for 10% off. Also, if it is used 10 times there will be a giveaway so get your friends to use it too!
Friday, 1 November 2013
Bracelet: Urban Outfitters
Necklaces: Topshop and Ebay/homemade
I think I wear too much black.
I really enjoy scary animal faces for some reason, but then so does Cara so they are clearly acceptable at the moment. This jumper was a bargain from H&M for £15!
I have also recently purchased this Revlon Black Cherry Lipstick which, while it doesn't meet the standards of MAC, is a perfect A/W shade. It seems to go patchy and therefore is difficult to apply well, however I am terrible at applying makeup in general so other people may not have this issue. I still love it solely for it's ideal shade! I got matching nail varnish too as you may notice, I think I have slight ocd.
(Cara's Lion tat via her Instagram)
Monday, 28 October 2013
Necklaces: Pentagram - Ebay/home made, Cross - Topshop
So, I apologise for my lack of posts recently. I have neglected my promise to myself to keep up frequent posts. However I have been rather busy, I have been to London and worked A LOT. I have three deadlines this week, why do they all come at once?!
Here are some photo's from my trip to London to visit my cute cousin Sian:
Artwork in Brick Lane, us pre- Whisky Mist, Christmas lights in Oxford Circus, Sian eating the plant in Vapianos because she couldn't afford a meal (please send donations), a cute co-ord in Topshop that I am regretting not buying now.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
2. Dr. Martens (via Motel)
There are so many things I want from Motel and Missguided at the moment. I am also having a bit of a jewellery obsession and love little gemstone necklaces such as this one from Delilah Dust.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Disco pants: American Apparel
Necklace: Miss Selfridge
Rings: H&M and Ebay
I really need to set my camera up, I know these mirror photos are actually terrible. To be fair my camera is not much better anyway, and it doesn't help that my room at uni is devoid of light. This is what I wore when my boyfriend came to visit, we went to a basketball game (Newcastle Eagles) and for drinks which was funny, he actually won the claw machine which no one thought was possible. I had never been to a basketball game before, nor do I like sport (seems a bit silly that I went doesn't it) but the tickets were £7.50 so I thought why not. It was actually an interesting experience, I much prefer it to football, however I don't think I liked it for the right reasons, my favourite bits were getting a hotdog and watching the coach get angry.
Anyway, clothes wise, I'm really loving these cold shoulder tops at the moment, they are £12 in topshop so I got one in black and one in white on student shopping night, click here to see what else I bought!
p.s. how much do I look like I need a wee in the second photo, woops.
p.s. how much do I look like I need a wee in the second photo, woops.