Saturday, 31 December 2011

Day 356: Extension mention


          • Aubergine lace top: M&Co
          • Black leggings: Gap
          • Shoe boots: Marks and Spencer
          • Scarf: Marks and Spencer

So I had a fairly relaxed Hogmany. Attended a concert at the Concert Hall and then home for the bells with family.

I had forgotten that I had bought some hair extensions so decided to try them out this evening. They are quite a good match with the rest of my hair although not a lot longer in length. The effect is more about biggar hair than longer locks!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Day 355: Autumn/Winter 2011 trend challenge - Jewel tones

I am returning to my Vogue challenge to create all their key Autumn/Winter 2011 trends from the clothes I already have in my wardrobe, since I'm banned from shopping. Today's look is all about jewel tones.

This look is all about sumptious colours and fabrics and I have chosen the amthyst hue.

Vogue UK's Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk report

              • Purple dress: M&S
              • Boots: Primark
              • Purple tights: M&S
              • Beads: East (gift)

I do love this dress but finding new ways to wear it has been challenging. I would normally have gone for a contrasting colour of tights but the challenge gave me the chance try out the look.

I think in the case of Lori's Wardrobe versus jewel tones that  this season's trend can be created without a visit to the High Street.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Day 350: Happy Christmas

              • Dress: New Look
              • Leggings: Gap
              • Shoeboots: M&S

Happy Christmas, everybody. Hope you all had as lovely a day as me with pressies, fantastic food and mucho vino which is probably why this piccie is a bit blury...hic!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Day 346: Braw britches

              • Jeggings: M&S
              • Black cardi: Gap
              • Boots: Primark
              • Pashmina: Bazaar, Turkey

I am yet again rocking the top knot. These jeggings are now to big for me round the front and it wasn't until I saw this image that I realised they now look like an old fashioned pair of britches - they gotta go!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Day 345: Uggs are for mugs

              • Jeggings: M&S
              • White lst: Primark
              • Cardi: Primark
              • Boots: Ugg Australia

Actually they are not, I love my ugly beautiful Ugg boots but I have barely worn them this year. They seemed just the thing to go with a lazy day.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Day 344: Gym and shopping

            • Olive jumper: Gap
            • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
            • Boots: Primark
            • Necklace: Vintage (Mum's)

Had another gym session today and then did a bit more Christmas shopping and I'm nearly getting there which is good progress.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Day 343: Top knot(ch)

              • Jeggings: M&S
              • Boots: Primark
              • White lst: Primark
              • Cardi: Bhs

I have been meaning to try the blogger's top knot for some time and as my hair is now long enough I gave it a go today. I recently bought one of those donuts to create the perfect bun and since my hair is quite fine it has created a pretty massive specimen! 

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Day 342: Startling with a slump

              • Black jumper with ruffle: Gap
              • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
              • Boots: Primark
This is the first day of my Christmas holiday with a lovely long break of three weeks lying ahead. It seems a pity to spend the day in a lazy heap however, not making it home until after 3am from my work Chirstmas party means I have noone to blame but myself.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Day 340: Keen green

              • Black dress: Gap
              • Black boots: Primark
              • Green tights: H&M
              • Beads: Primark

I have certainly been getting some mileage out of this dress and am determined to make the options for styling stretch as far as possible.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Day 339: Winter revamp

              • Shirt dress: Marks and Spencer
              • Black lst: H&M
              • Black boots: Primark
              • Belt: Primark

I have only worn this shirt dress a couple of times and both occasions were in the summer. I thought this dress was only for summer with the light fabric and short sleeves. However, this morning I decided to try it out with a winter edge and by gum it worked! AND, did you notice the belt? I swapped the matching belt for this elasticated one. My now rather less round midriff managed to let the belt do what it was born to do and flatter the look rather than turn it in to a lumpy bumpy mess. The only problem is that the dress is now much too large so it will need to go or be taken in! Not such a bad problem to have really.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Day 338: Running update

              • Black lst: H&M
              • Green cardi: Marks and Spencer
              • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
              • Boots: Primark

Well my training regime is now all about straight runs with no intervals and I must confess I am finding it a struggle. Today I just did not manage to complete the full time without having to walk for a bit and I felt really disappointed. I am putting a lot of pressure on myself as I want to be able to run the full 5k come race day and fear I am not on track to do that. Still, I need to remember where I started and not try to er, run before I can walk?

Monday, 12 December 2011

Day 337: Access to accessories

            • Black dress: Gap
            • Pink scarf: East (gift)
            • Shoes: Marks and Spencer
            • Houndstooth tights: M&S

I rolled out my current favourite dress again today and challenged with having to style it differently the accessories went a bit into overdrive. In saying that I loved the look and it was perfect for a meeting I had up at the Museum first thing in the morning.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Day 336: Maroon and broon

              • Maroon top: Gap
              • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
              • Boots: Primark
              • Brown scarf: Next (gift)

Had a quiet Saturday today with a visit to the gym (gotta keep on running) and then chores and chilling out.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Day 335: Skirts are for Saturday

              • Green top: Gap
              • Grey skirt: M&S
              • Boots: Primark
              • Necklace: Primark

I don't often wear skirts at the weekend however thought I would give one a whirl today with the cosy skirt and statement necklace.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Day 334: Fair isle fancy

              • Black lst: H&M
              • Dress: Matalan
              • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
              • Boots: V, Dusseldorf

This is really too casual a look for a day at work however it is a Friday and the boots are pretty smart so I just about got away with it.

As I have still been window shopping I am aware of just how much the fair isle pattern features this season. It is a good job that I already have a number of items in my wardrobe which include this trend. Just goes to show a trip to the shops to stock up on a key season look is not always required.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Day 333: Orange hues

              • Black polo: H&M
              • Scarf: M&S
              • Skirt: H&M
              • Boots: Primark

I got some compliments on this scarf today as it is a striking colour and the tassles give it a distinctive shape. In saying that, I am not convinced by the look as I think it looks like I am trying too hard to tone everything in. Sometimes less matchy matchy leads to more more!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Day 332: Purple preppy

            • Purple shirt: Marks and Spencer
            • Black skirt:
            • Black woollen vest: Gap
            • Shoes: Marks and Spencer

Apologies firstly for the poor quality picture.

I wasn't aware of just how frumpy a look this when I put the outfit together this morning. It wasn't until the end of the day when I took the photograph that I realised it was more dowdy than cute and preppy. I think it may have worked with a narrower and slightly shorter skirt. You win some you lose some.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Day 331: Happy Birthday Sis

              • Black lst: East
              • Skirt: M&S
              • Shoe boots: M&S
It is my sister's birthday today but it is a shame I can't see her as we just live that little bit too far away to be able to celebrate together on a week day.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Day 329: Ride it cowgirl

              • Skirt: George @Asda
              • Polo neck: Primark
              • Boots: Matalan

I definitely would feel at home on the range in this get up. I love the colour of the skirt and the material as it looks like it is suede, although isn't. However, it is an odd shape as is lower at the back than the front. Maybe if I get more proficient at sewing I will have the confidence to try and even it up so it looks more current.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Day 328: Purple and pumps

            • Black jeggings: Marks and Spencer
            • Pumps: George @Asda
            • Purple patterend top: George @ Asda

I had a day of doing some odd jobs in the house today so whilst not very exciting it was very productive.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Day 326: Work attire

              • Dress: Gap
              • Shoes: M&S
              • Beads: Primark

We had one of our big quarterly meetings at work today so a smarter look is generally called for. This outfit is comfy, simple and quite elegant and I think did the job just fine.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Monday, 28 November 2011

Day 323: Meeting matters

              • Dress: Gap
              • Beads: East
              • Boots: Primark

I had a meeting out of the office this morning at a partner organisation so I wanted to look a bit smarter. It was a good event with lots of interesting speakers and people to meet.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Day 322: Pretty pattern

            • Black jeggings: M&S
            • Boots: Clarks
            • Top: F&F Tesco

I have tried wearing this top various ways and despite loving the colours I just cannot quite make it work.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Day 321: Wrap up warm

            • Jeggings: M&S
            • Boots: Primark
            • Scarf: H&M
            • Black polo neck: Primark

It definitely felt a lot colder today so on went the cosy polo neck, the scarf and knee high boots. I felt the scarf brightened up the look however, it would have toned in better with shades of green.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Day 320: Purples and browns

              • Purple top: M&S
              • Jeggings: M&S
              • Boots: Primark
              • Beads: Primark

It feels like its been a long week - who's with me?

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Day 318: Mix it up

            • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
            • Blouse: George @Asda
            • Boots: V, Dusseldorf
            • Cardi: Gap

This is a bit of a random mix of items to create this outfit but I think I kind of pulled it off.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Day 316: Black with purple

            • Lacy top: George @Asda
            • Black cardi: Gap
            • Beads: Primark
            • Shoes: M&S

Had a busy day today with meetings and lots on.

Managed to go to the gym tonight and the work out went well. I am definitely making progress on this running thing although not quite at marathon level yet!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Day 315: Tight squeeze

            • Grey top: Marks and Spencer (gift)
            • Black Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
            • Boots: Clarks

This top has nice detail around the neck and was a Christmas gift from my mum last year. However it is a bit too tight across the front so not sure it should be worn again unless I lose a bit of weight.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Day 314: Converse capers

          • Burgundy top: Gap
          • Cardi: Gap
          • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
          • Converse: Converse

Just chilling on a Saturday - trip to gym, then some chores and grocery shopping.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Day 312: Shades of beige

            • Black dress: Gap
            • Tights: Marks and Spencer
            • Shoes: M&S
            • Scarf: Tesco

Sometimes I feel that when I find something I like I wear it to death and it certainly feels like I am getting a fair mileage from this dress. It has also forced me to be creative in styling it so the looks I create are different. I quite liked this look today which was quite a departure for me.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Day 311: Top story

            • Black and white top: East (gift)
            • Black cardi: M&S
            • Black jeggings: M&S
            • Black beads: Primark
            • Boots: Clarks

I have only worn this black and white top a few times as I haven't been sure how to style it. It has a belt which I did not wear today and the neck line is pretty low as you can see. I have also left it so long to wear that it is now a bit too big. 

Monday, 14 November 2011

Day 309: Prim and pathetic

            • Purple shirt: M&S
            • Black skirt: Matalan
            • Black cardi: Gap
            • Black wedges: Clarks

There really is nothing positive to say about this look! It is soooo frumpy I even look like I am wearing orthopaedic shoes!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Day 308: Mustard Sunday

              • Jeggings: M&S
              • Top: Gap
              • Cardi: M&S
              • Boots: Primarks

Had a relaxing Sunday today and worked this top into a more casual look.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Day 307: Necklace time

            • Jeggings: Marks and Spencer
            • Purple top: Marks and Spencer
            • Boots: Primark
            • Necklace: Primark

I have worn a variation of this outfit before but changed it up with the flashy necklace today.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Day 306: Fighting fit

              • Cowl neck top: Gap
              • Cream cardi: H&M
              • Boots: Primark
              • Jeggins: M&S
              • Earrings: Dorothy Perkins

Was glad it was Friday as am still not back to fighting fit.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Day 305: Falling for it

            • Blackdress: Gap
            • Grey tights: Marks and Spencer
            • Pink cadi: Debenhams
            • Flower: Primark
            • Shoes: Marks and Spencer

I had an evening work event to attend today so got home late and then promptly mananged to fall over by slipping on the wooden floor when I got in. Despite the smile I took this picture right after and was still feeling rather shocked , battered and bruised.  I hurt my knee when I fell and my right writst when I put my hands down to save my fall and I couldn't quite believe it happened! What a clumsy oaf!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Day 304: Argyle time

            • Argyle patterned tights: Marks and Spencer
            • Black dress: Gap
            • Black wedges: Clarks
            • Silver beads: Primark

I went back to work today but to be perfectly honest still didn't quite feel up to it but as I have lots on later in the week I just knew I couldn't stay away any longer.

My cousin who lives in the Carribean was over visiting so my mum and dad came through to Edinburgh to see her. We had a lovely family dinner at my aunt's and got to catch up with everyone and hear all their news.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Day 302: Off day

            • Grey sweat pants: Marks and Spencer
            • Purple lst: Gap
            • Blacl cardi: Gap
            • Scarf: Marks and Spencer
            • Slippers: Primark

Stayed off work today as I'm still not feeling well so this is not a put together outfit.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Day 301: Woe is me

            • Black hoodie: Gap
            • Jeggings: M&S
            • Cons: Converse

Bleeuurrghh! Didn't want my picture taken as am poorly, poorly, sick, sick!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Day 299: Dressy days

              • Black dress: Gap
              • Pink Scarf: East
              • Tan wedges: Clarks
              • Purple tights@ M&S

I am still going well with the running and feel that my shape is changing a bit too. I haven't really been able to wear this dress as it was just a bit too small but it is feeling and hanging a lot better now. I felt happy and confident in this look today and the tights and shoes were quite a bold choice.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Day 298: Uninspired

            • Jeggings: M&S
            • Shoes: Clarks
            • Stripe lst@ Gap
            • Pink cardi: East

One word - uninspiring!