Friday, 27 May 2011

buttoned up shirt & a pleated dress.

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PhotobucketHat, c/o Next - Shirt, Asos, £9 - Belt, charity shop, 50p - Briefcase, car boot sale, £1.
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Dress, charity shop, £6 - Vintage slip, car boot sale, 50p - Brogues, Debenhams, £18 - Sunglasses, charity shop, 50p.
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I do apologize for the photograph overload, but I honestly adore this outfit so I just couldn't narrow down the pictures my mum took of me. I wore this to attend a Next event on Wednesday (Sophie recently posted a lovely little post on the day!), and recieved quite a few compliments, which was rather nice to say the least. The dress is one of my more recent charity shop finds, which I of course purchased from my favourite charity shop. I spied it in the window one evening after the shop had shut for the day, so literally ran into the shop as soon as it opened the next morning to claim it as my own. The top section of the dress is quite unflattering and looks rather cheap, hence why I teamed it with a shirt, but the sheer quality of the fabric and perfect midi length make up for that fact, plus at six pounds I can't complain! I hope you are all grand, have any of you found any bargains recently? Love, Jazzabelle.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

a blogger day trip to nottingham.

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Hat, c/o Next - Cardi, charity shop, 50p - Topshop shirt, gift - Satchel, charity shop, £5.99 - Shorts, c/o The Kooples. Photographs by Lucy.
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Lucy wears a Topshop raincoat and a Holly Fulton shirt. Winnie wears a jacket c/o Vero Moda and a Miss Selfridge blouse.
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Kristabel's final knitwear collection, titled 'Archive Assembly'.
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Last Thursday I popped up to Nottingham to spend the day with two of my lovely blogger friends, Winnie and Lucy. The afternoon was mainly spent shopping (I was practically forced into buying a faux leather midi skirt from H&M, but at seven pounds it was quite the bargain), eating the most delicious three course meal at Il Bertorelli, having an impromptu photoshoot in the middle of the town square and of course taking many, many photographs. We unfortunately didn't get to explore as much of Nottingham as we had originally hoped to, as it was soon time to attend Kristabel's final fashion knitwear design show at Nottingham Trent University, the main reason why we had all come up in the first place. The show was honestly amazing, the colours, textures and the overall styling of Kristabel's collection were perfect, I can only imagine how much time and effort went into putting it all together! I was very proud of Kristabel indeed. After the show it was then time for us to make our ways back home, so we stopped by the canal to take a few photographs before I hopped on a train back to London. There are more photographs of our day out and the show on my Facebook page, so do take a look if you'd like. Love, Jazzabelle.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

she's so dull, come on rip her to shreds.

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Blondie 'Rip Her to Shreds' t-shirt, TkMaxx, £15 - Bag, car boot sale, £1 - Belt, charity shop, 50p - Brogues, Debenhams, £18.
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Photobucket Floppy hat, c/o Next - Faux fur coat, charity shop, £1 - Velvet and lace shorts, c/o The Kooples.
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Hello everyone,  first of all I of course have to say thank-you for all of your lovely comments regarding my little documentary below, I honestly wasn't expecting such a response, so thank-you! They are some of the kindest comments I've ever recieved, I'm so glad that it has allowed you to get to know a little bit more about me and my everyday life. I've watched the documentary more than a few times myself, and it really has made me see myself in a different light. I really ought to stop putting myself down so much, because whilst I'm still extremely pessimistic and unconfident, I'm not as bad as I think I am. Anyway, I had the most lovely day yesterday as I spent the afternoon at the Victoria and Albert Museum with my grandma, to wander around the galleries (and gift shop!), have earl tea & scones in the beautiful William Morris dining room and to attend a free lunchtime lecture on the histories of the museum. I'll honestly never get bored of visiting the museum, it's such a wonderful place.. Righty-ho, well I better dash as I'm off to spend the day in Nottingham with Lucy and Winnie to attend Kristabel's final knitwear show! Love, Jazzabelle.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

jazzabelle's diary, a little documentary.


Hello everyone! Do you remember earlier this year I wrote a post sharing with you that I was being filmed by Purple Boot Media for a little blogging documentary? Well here are the results! I was ever so nervous about what I'd look like and how I'd come across, but I'm rather pleased (just excuse my awfully frizzy hair!) with it all. Of course looking back now there are things I could have worded better, but for a girl who is always nervous, I think I did pretty well. A huge thank-you to Purple Boot Media for asking me to be featured in their webisode, I had such a wonderful time! I really do hope you all like the video, I'd love to know your thoughts! I'm sorry for being an awful blogger lately, I'm hoping I'll be in the mood to post again soon. Thank-you for being such wonderful readers. Love, Jazzabelle.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

i've got the blues, please come see, what your lovin' means to me.

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St Michael shirt & belt, charity shop, 50p each - Bag, car boot, £1 - Cardi, charity shop, £2 - Shorts c/o The Kooples - Boots c/o Bertie.
Hello everyone! Goodness me, I haven't blogged in a while, the main reasons being due to my lack of self confidence and  motivation, as per. I haven't really been up to a great deal since I last posted to be honest, but I had a lovely Easter with my family, of course watched the royal wedding, celebrated my mum's birthday and have just mainly spent my days at home. I wore this outfit yesterday evening to attend a Starbucks Frappuccino event with my lovely mum, after I won a pair of tickets last week. Competitions and Starbucks, two great loves in my life, could it have been any more perfect? The event was lovely, my mum and I drank lots of free frappuccinos and cocktails, had fun in the photobooth and also got a little Starbucks goodie bag each, much to our happiness. This is definitely one of the loveliest outfits I've worn as of late, I just adore the colours and different textures. Whilst I haven't blogged in a while, I've been regularly updating my tumblr, plus I recently had an interview with Kristabel about my Vogue magazine collection and I've also been featured on the Bertie blog! I'm off to see Lucy and Carrie at their Flash Paradise event later, so speak to you soon! Love, Jazzabelle.