Thursday, 23 December 2010

feeling rather fancy and festive.

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  River Island coat, gift - Faux fur collar, Asos, £12.80 - Scarf, charity shop, 25p - Bag, free - Heeled boots, c/o Clothing at Tesco. PhotobucketThese are my favourite outfit pictures I have featured on my blog in a very long time, I felt really pretty today! Well, apart from the fact that my skin is really bad at the moment and the wind ruined my hair straight after these photographs were taken, but y'know. I always feel so fancy in this coat, I adore the gold military inspired buttons (I need to sew the bottom one back on, hehe) and how the faux fur collar instantly transforms it. I'm also wearing an early Christmas present in the form of these lovely heeled boots, which I chose after Clothing at Tesco recently sent me an unexpected email gifting me with a voucher to spend online! Shame on me for scuffing my new boots so much within five minutes of me wearing them and not even realising my zip wasn't all the way up! Cor blimey, it's Christmas in less than two days! I'm so excited, are you? Love, Jazzabelle.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

take10, finally another challenge.

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-Wildfox t-shirt, Take10 challenge item -Grandad cardigan, charity shop, £2 -H&M scarf, charity shop, 50p -Paisley scarf, charity shop, 25p -Belt, car boot sale, free -Satchel, Next, £30 -Jeans, courtesy of H! by Henry Holland -Leather boots, Topshop, £60.
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Hello everyone! It's all been rather hectic over at Take10 at the moment - parcels haven't arrived, there have been more lineup changes and just generally lots of confusion, but we have all finally got round to posting! My second challenge, and the first for the lovely new girls Ellie and Paula, was to style this oversized tee sent to us by Wildfox. To be honest, Wildfox isn't a brand I would ever have considered wearing for various reasons, including the fact that I don't like when brands put their name so boldly on their pieces and I find the prices for one darn t-shirt rather ridiculous, but I really did enjoy styling this piece. The quality is pretty lovely, plus I adore the worn in effect. I will definitely be wearing this again. How do you all think I and the rest of the girls styled the piece? Love, Jazzabelle. Left to right on the collage: MJEllieJenVicki,  Paula, SarahSherinSabine, Adele and me!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

i know a girl from a lonely street.

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-Scarf, charity shop, 50p -River Island coat, gift -Faux fur collar, Asos, £12.80 -Satchel, Next, £30 -Jeans c/o H! by Henry Holland.
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My Sunday has consisted of spending time with family, visiting Winter Wonderland, trying not to slip over, drinking hot chocolate, feeling very cold, admiring the beautiful flats in South Kensington and playing on one of my Uncle's iPads. I'm feeling even more Christmassy than I did yesterday, I can't believe there's less than a week until Christmas! I hope you have all had a lovely Sunday! Love, Jazzabelle.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

cold as ice-cream, but still as sweet.

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” - William Morris.
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 -Hobo jumper, charity shop, £2 -Cardigan, charity shop, 50p -Gloves, Asos, £1 -Jeans, courtesy of H! by Henry Holland.
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-Chunky scarf, car boot sale, 25p -Knitted turban, Primark, £2 -Satchel, charity shop, £5.99
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Right now I'm wrapped up in a duvet, drinking tea, entering competitions and watching television, not my original plan for this evening, darn snow. I can't deny the fact that it is beautiful, though, and has certainly put me in a Christmassy mood. I'm very much looking forward to spending my holidays with family, drinking hot chocolate, eating too much, watching Audrey Hepburn movies and Christmas specials, wearing various hobo jumpers and of course opening presents! How are you looking to spend your holidays? Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 17 December 2010

another one to add to my collection.

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Here's another hobo jumper to add to my collection, which I bought yesterday for just two pounds on a very successful trip to my favourite charity shop. I picked up some great bargains, which I'm so looking forward to sharing with you soon! Sorry for my lack of blogging recently and for taking so long to reply to comments, I'm hoping I'll be posting regularly for the next couple of weeks! Love, Jazzabelle.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

twenty-five pence paisley prints.

“If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company” - Jean-Paul Sartre
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-Paisley scarf and paisley Zara shirt, charity shop, 25p each -Cardi, charity shop, £2 -Necklace, courtesy of Gogo Philip (thank-you, Amy!) -Bow, scrap of secondhand lace -Satchel, Next, £30 -Jeans, courtesy of Next -Socks, Asos, £1 -Leather boots, Topshop, £60
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Today I wore two of my most recent bargains, the paisley scarf and paisley Zara shirt, which I bought for just twenty-five pence each from my favourite charity shop. Paisley is a print I've never really worn before, but I'm so glad I bought these, I adore them, I'll definitely be on the hunt for more paisley pieces from now on! I really am fond of this outfit, I think that the different shades of brown plus the hints of yellow and red work ever so well together. This is a combination I'll definately be wearing again. Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. I'd like to say thank-you to Ellie for sending me the most adorable Christmas card, to Alice for sending me the most thoughtful little presents and to Nic for inspiring how I wore the shirt and bow! I must get my hands on some adorable tassels to experiment with!

Friday, 3 December 2010

beautifully gloomy, the victoria and albert museum.

''Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.'' - Audrey Hepburn.PhotobucketPhotobucketI'm sure you all know how much I adore the Victoria and Albert Museum by now, and as I go so often I take so many photographs that always just end up sitting in various folders on my laptop. I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites which were taken on the same day as that on my 'the victoria and albert museum & the near perfect fit' post. I find many parts of the museum so beautifully gloomy, especially in the British Galleries, William Morris cafe and the long corridors, the V&A has really inspired the decor of my bedroom.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketI'm really tired right now, I have a lot I could talk about but all I want to do now is tuck myself up in bed and listen to my favourite radio station, LBC 97.3. I was at the V&A for nine hours yesterday working with CreateVoice and the Blue Train project to help organize and host a late friday event which we've been planning for months. The event went so much better than I expected and many of my ideas were used which was very flattering indeed. I also got to explore some staff only areas of the museum, which really makes me wish I could work at such a beautiful place even more. I always seem to forget to mention that when people asked me what I'd like to do when I'm older, but working at the V&A would literally be a dream come true for me. Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. That's a reflection of my lovely mother in the second to last picture! She's the best, she takes practically every outfit photograph of me, y'know! Thank-you, mom.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

happy december, everyone.

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-H&M scarf, charity shop, 50p -Grandad cardigan, charity shop, £2 -Skinny jeans courtesy of H! by Henry Holland -Satchel, Next, £30
Hello, happy December, everyone! Thank-you so much for all of your lovely comments, sorry I'm so slow at replying! Love, Jazzabelle.