Saturday, 23 April 2011

i'll have a cup of tea, and tell you of my dreaming.

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Recently I've been thinking, and dreaming, an awful lot about what I want to do and achieve over the next few months, before deciding whether or not to return to college in September to complete my part time Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. I'm quite a simple girl at heart, so most of my list is quite doable and not very exciting, but I thought I'd share it with you nevertheless. This summer I'd like to explore more of London, visit some lovely places in the South of England, possibly spend a day in Paris, sell clothes online, save some money, write my cv, try to get a job, work with the Victoria and Albert museum more, try to stop being so pessimistic and unconfident, be spontaneous, eat healthily, try not to worry so much, see Legally Blonde the Musical for my seventh time, spend even more time with my family & visit more museums. What do you hope to do and achieve this summer? Happy Easter, everyone! Love, Jazzabelle.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

same old, same old.

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Hat, c/o Next - Bag, car boot sale, £1 - Cropped jumper, dress, belt and sunglasses, charity shop, 50p each.
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Brick wall, floppy hat, neutral colours. Same old, same old. I know I really ought to experiment with more backgrounds (even though I like to think brick walls are a 'signature' of mine!), wear brighter colours and stop hiding behind this floppy hat , but what can I say, once I find things which I like I tend to stick to them. I spent this afternoon wandering around Battersea Park and charity shopping with my mum, which was lovely, of course stopping along the way to take a few photographs. I've uploaded a few more pictures of my day onto my tumblr, along with a few notes and quotes, so please do take a look if you'd like! I think tumblr seems much more me, I'll definitely be using it for a very long time! Love, Jazzabelle.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

just a little note to say.

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Jaeger jumper, charity shop, 50p - M&S St Michael pleated skirt, charity shop, £2 - Agyness Deyn, White Mischief, May issue of Vogue.
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Hello everyone! Just a little post today to briefly show you what I wore this afternoon, share my current inspiration and to say thank-you ever so much for reading my blog. I don't quite know how or why, but I have now reached over one thousand readers, so thank-you! It is a little overwhelming to be quite honest, but I'm so glad you like to read about my life, secondhand finds, days out and what I'm wearing. I'll be hosting a little V&A giveaway soon with some lovely pieces I've bought from the gift shop, so do look out for that! Also, I recently created a jazzabelles's diary tumblr, where I'll regularly be posting more photographs, notes and details of my day. I'd love to know if any of you also have a tumblr, so please do share your links below! Love, Jazzabelle.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

feeling really rather pretty.

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Floppy hat, c/o Next - Sunglasses, charity shop, 50p - Topshop shirt, gift - Cardigan, charity shop, £2 - Belt, charity shop, 50p
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Pleated skirt, Traid, £3 - Bag, charity shop, £1 - Friendship bracelet, made by my mum - Brogues, Debenhams, £18.
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I've been back in London since Saturday, and since then I've been doing some of my usual but favourite things - tidying and rearranging my bedroom, volunteering in my local charity shop, secondhand shopping, drinking plenty of tea, entering competitions, listening to lbc 97.3 and magic.fm, plus of course watching my Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps dvds back to back. Anyway, I popped along to a little Gogo Philip blogger event at their new stand in Westfield, arranged by the beautiful Amy, and this is what I wore. It's honestly one of the loveliest outfits I've worn in a very long time, today has been the prettiest I've felt in ages! I bought the skirt in January, but I believe this is the first time I've featured it on my blog, plus the fifty pence belt and sunglasses are my new favourite things. Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 8 April 2011

that's fifty pence, please.

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American Apparel tee, charity shop, 50p - Belt, charity shop, £1.99 - H&M maxi dress, car boot sale, 50p - Hat, c/o Next.
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Hello everyone! I'm currently down in beautiful, sunny Bournemouth, spending my time drinking tea, charity shopping, playing with my little cousins and just generally having a lovely time. I always do when I come to stay, sometimes it's great to get away from London for a while. I honestly didn't pack for the unexpected weather we've been having recently, my suitcase was mainly full of jumpers and cardigans, but I managed to put together what I hope is a decent outfit, consisting of my new American Apparel tee, maxi dress, favourite belt and my perfect-way-to-hide-my-hideous-hair-and-face-hat. I honestly don't have much to ramble on about today, but as always, thank-you for reading my blog and sorry for being terrible at replying to comments and emails as of late. Oh, and do excuse my shoddy photography - you can see the reflection of my tripod in the window! Whoops. Love, Jazzabelle.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

gold, always believe in your soul.

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Necklace, charity shop, £2 - Shirt, Primark, £10 - Belt, charity shop, £1.99 - Shorts, c/o The Kooples - Boots c/o Bertie.
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This is what I wore on Saturday for a day of dressing up with some lovely blogger friends and an evening on celebrating a friend's birthday in a bar in Wandsworth. I'm wearing two of my most recent acquisitions, being the sheer ivory shirt and the Accessorize necklace. I'm not really a jewellery person, but when I saw this behind the till in one of my local charity shops for only two pounds, I just had to buy it. Quite a bargain for such a statement piece, it really transforms my otherwise plain outfit. I definitely plan to buy more jewellery in the future. I also wore my Bertie boots and The Kooples shorts, I know that it means I'm wearing two free gifts in one outfit (which I have done before), but I think it just proves that if I am gifted with something then I wear it often and don't take it for granted. Anyway, I'm off to Bournemouth tomorrow to spend some time with my lovely family and of course to visit the local charity shops, so hopefully I'll be able to share many bargains with you when I get back! Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 1 April 2011

when you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.

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Jumper, charity shop, 50p - Belt, charity shop, £1.99 - Briefcase, car boot sale, £1 - Shorts, c/o The Kooples
Hello everyone! Thank-you for your response on my latest post about being alone and loneliness. I'm not the best at writing, so I'm so very glad you understood what I was trying to express, it was lovely to hear your feedback. I mentioned in my post on Monday that I was recently sent something from The Kooples, and here are the beautiful velvet and lace shorts I chose to recieve. Despite not knowing anything about the brand at first, I just had to say yes to have the opportunity to own such a lovely piece!  I adore the simple and androgynous style of their clothes, very me, wouldn't you agree? Anyway, I'm taking another trip to the V&A this afternoon to attend the members preview of 'The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900' exhibition with my Grandma, I'm so very excited! I've been looking forward to this exhibition for well over a year, I just know it will be beautiful. Love, Jazzabelle.