Saturday, 30 October 2010

double chunky knit, hobo jumper and reflections

Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket
Photobucket
-Hobo jumper, charity shop, 50p -Grey scarf, car boot sale, 25p -Camel scarf, charity shop, £1.50 -Satchel, charity shop, £5.99
Sorry I haven't posted in over a week, I've wanted to, but I've been feeling rather ill and unconfident for the last couple of days so I haven't been in the mood to take pictures. Thank-you for all of the comments on my previous post, I can't believe I recieved so many. Before I started my blog I never would've thought that so many people would like my lanky legs and my secondhand finds! I'm wearing my hobo jumper again, it really is my go-to jumper when I feel like crap and haven't a clue what to wear. I remember the first time I wore it over a year ago to college, I felt so ugly and awful in the morning, so I just thought I'd chuck on any old thing, and that ended up being the day when I recieved the most compliments. I suppose that's why I wear it so much now, despite it being an old grandad jumper from the fifty pence rail which gives me no shape whatsoever, it makes me feel quite confident. Do you have a go-to outfit? I'd love to know! And what do you think of the doubling of my chunky knit scarfs? I'll definately be wearing my scarfs like this more often, I'm hoping to buy a few more tomorrow on my usual trip to my local charity shops and Battersea car boot sale. Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. I announced the winner of my little giveaway on twitter a couple of days ago, but if you didn't see the lucky winner was Sian. Congratulations, lovely!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

black, grey, (faux) leather and velvet.

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
-H&M faux leather gilet, charity shop, £8 -Chunky scarf, car boot sale, 25p -Zara cardigan, car boot sale, 50p - M&S St Michael velvet top, charity shop, 50p -Wedges, Debenhams, gift -Satchel, courtesy of Next -Audrey Necklace courtesy of Wallpaper Rose.
This is what I wore to the Clothing at Tesco cocktail party on Thursday evening, something a little bit different from my usual style. The H&M gilet and St Michael velvet top are my most recent charity shop finds, I adore them both so much! I wouldn't usually spend £8 on a secondhand piece, but the gilet was brand new with tags on (the RRP was £29.99) and I did manage to blag it down from £10 after I had a little conversation about the Victoria and Albert Museum with the lady. It's actually a size twelve, but I think it fits me rather perfectly and it means I'll be able to layer it with my favourite jumpers when it gets colder! This is also the first time I've worn velvet since I was a little girl, I really do dislike the texture, but it was just too lovely not to buy, I didn't even realize it was St Michael until I got home! Have you bought anything from your local charity shops recently? And what do you think of this more 'edgy' and 'grown up' style on me? Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. Have you entered my giveaway to win this beautiful F&F Limited Edition dress below? Be quick, it ends on Wednesday!

clothing at tesco cocktail party and a little giveaway.

Photobucket
Photobucket Photobucket
Photobucket
-One of my favourite pieces from the S/S collection -Gem Fatale holding a yummy cocktail -Three tipsy bloggers, Amy, Gemma and Emma.
On Thursday evening I attended a cocktail party to preview the Clothing at Tesco S/S collections and to celebrate the launch of F&F Limited Edition, I had such a wonderful time! I drank slightly too many yummy cocktails, plus I met some lovely bloggers including Gem (of course I had to take a shot of her nails!), Sherin, Amy, Emma and Gemma. I'm sure you all know that I'm an Autumn/Winter girl, so I was drawn to the more neutral coloured pieces in the S/S11 collection, such as the parka jacket above. Isn't is lovely? It would last you through all four seasons, I definately need one of these in my life! Everyone who attended the event were all kindly gifted with a F&F Limited Edition short brocade dress, and as mine is a size ten so unfortunately too big for me, I would like to offer it to one of my lovely followers! It's quite a quick giveaway, I will randomly choose the winner on Wednesday the 27th and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave your email address or twitter name at the end of your comment. Love, Jazzabelle.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

thank-you, jill.

Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
-Diesel jumper, charity shop, 50p -H! cardigan, £6 -H! jeans, £10.50 -Belt, charity shop, £1.99 -Vintage bag, car boot sale, free
A couple of Fridays ago I met up with Jill from Street Style: Pics by Polka Dot straight after my life drawing class at college (hence my rather inky hands), for a brief wander around the Victoria and Albert Museum and a coffee. I can't quite remember if Jill took these impromptu photographs of me when we had just met or as she was leaving, but I just adore the first photograph! Natural shots always seem to be the best, don't they? I'm off to bed now, but as the title says, thank-you Jill. You always seem to have time for me, you know how to boost my confidence and you really did make me feel better when I was down at London Fashion Week. Plus I just can't help but love your funny and witty emails! Hopefully I'll be seeing you again soon. I'll buy the coffees next time. Love, Jazzabelle.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

new lipstick, new me?

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
-Diesel jumper, charity shop, 50p -Laura Ashley cardigan, car boot sale, 50p -Bag, jumble sale, 50p -Cargo jeans, courtesy of Next.
In the top photograph you can probably make out that I'm wearing lipstick, a first for me, as I tend to only wear concealer and powder. It's actually my Grandma's lipstick, I tried it on a few days ago and just adored the deep shade, similar to that of my Laura Ashley cardigan, so she kindly gave it to me. I've worn the lipstick all day today and yesterday, it's actually made me feel a little more confident in myself, plus it's just so pretty, you'll definately be seeing many outfit posts with me wearing lipstick in the future! These photographs were taken outside the Victoria and Albert Museum, after my Grandma, Mum and I were given a private tour of the Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel exhibition, which I won a couple of days ago via a Twitter competition. It was such an experience to be given a tour, I'd like to thank Linnea for showing us around, we all had a wonderful time! After visiting the V&A, my friend Shana-Kaye and I got 'dolled up' (which just consisted of me putting on a pair of wedges, cardigan and necklace) then went out for Nando's and a good few drinks. I had a pretty darn good evening, and a lovely weekend overall. I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend, too! Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 15 October 2010

makes a nice change from a brick wall, doesn't it?

Photobucket
Photobucket   -Cos tee, charity shop, 50p -H&M jumper, gift -Belt, charity shop, £1.99 -Satchel, charity shop, £5.99 -Cargo jeans, courtesy of Next
This isn't what I wore today, but as I didn't take any outfits shots I thought I may as well just post these photographs my mum took of me a few days ago. I didn't post them then as I thought I looked rather ugly, but looking at them now I ought to learn to stop being so hard on myself. I adore these jeans which I bought a couple of weeks ago with a giftcard Next kindly sent me, I've worn them practically every day since I got them! They fit me really well on top, plus the side pockets on the thigh look great. Unfortunately they are a little too short for me, though I think thay work pretty well folded up with my Topshop boots. I had a lovely day today, I met my friend Elizabeth for a hot chocolate in Starbucks, a sandwich in Pret and then some yummy irish cream ice-cream from a little p√Ętisserie in Kingston. Now I'm at home in my pajamas, about to read my latest V&A magazine and nibble on my Graze box (which are extremely delicious by the way, I treat myself to them all the time. Oh, and if you enter the code 3R8MBRN3 you get your first box free and your second box half price, plus I get a pound of mine!) full of nuts, fruits, chocolate chips and flapjacks. I hope you have all had a lovely day, too. Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. Please do visit my Uncle's new blog, Defective Arts. He recently wrote a post about me here, he's very kind about me when he wants to be!

Friday, 8 October 2010

i believe more in the scissors than i do the pencil

Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket
 *Cardigan and Satchel, courtesy of Next *Audrey Necklace, courtesy of Wallpaper Rose *Cos t-shirt, charity shop, 50p *H! by Henry Holland jeans, £10.50  Quite a 'courtesy of' post today compared to my usual charity shop outfits, but I just can't help but wear my new pieces often and all together! I was recently gifted with this beautiful handmade Audrey necklace from Louise of Wallpaper Rose Jewellery. I adore the little scissors, double chain detail and rusted colour, plus I can't help but love the fact that it's named after Audrey Hepburn! Coincidently I'm currently reading Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (who also said the quote I have used as my title), alongside the first Gossip Girl book which has many references to Audrey. It's funny how little things link together, isn't it? Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 1 October 2010

just a little thank-you.

Photobucket
Photobucket
*Tie dye dress, charity shop, £3 *Bag, car boot sale, free *Brogues, Debenhams, £22 *Belt, 50p, charity shop *Turban, Claire's, £3.50
As the title of this post says, I'm just writing to say thank-you to you all, especially my regular readers and commenters. I've been rather neglectful towards you and my blog over the last week or so, but things are starting to look up for me so I should be back on track soon! I also wanted to let you know that I have come across some of my street style photographs from my last day at London Fashion Week! The website I've been featured on is Because Magazine, you can view the little bit they wrote about me here, plus you'll be able to see how the 'Cinemascope' effect I use on my blog photographs changes the feel and quality of the original images. I've also been featured on a lovely website called ModCloth, under the blog post of 'Inspirational Outfits from International Style Bloggers'. Once again, thank-you, I never would have thought that any of this would have happened to me since I started my blog. My personality, style and dare I say it life has changed so much since March. Do you also feel that you have changed since you started blogging? Love, Jazzabelle.