Monday, 27 June 2011

the weekend mood and she's feeling proud.

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Hat, c/o Next - AA t-shirt, car boot, £2 - Belt, charity shop, 50p - Shorts, c/o The Kooples - UO bag, charity shop, free - Shoes, Vintage, £3.
Photobucket
Photobucket
Apologies for my lack of blogging recently, I hope these overly posed photographs (what have I become?! I'm a little embarassed considering how unconfident and hideous I am in real life! The joys of my mum being a brilliant photographer and the wonderful editing effect 'cinemascope' on Picnik.com) make up for that fact. For once I have a more adequate reason though, as I have only gone and got myself a job! I'm now working at Waterstones in Piccadilly, which I just can't believe considering as over forty people attended the recruitment evening with only two roles available. I'm just so shocked and proud of myself for managing to stay composed in the group and one to one interviews, particularly as this was literally my first ever job interview and only the third I'd applied for! I'm quite a nervous person, so working in such a big store with so many people is rather scary for me, but hopefully I'll get used to it all soon! Anyway, notice anything different about me? Yes, I'm exposing an awful lot of leg for once! I'm very self concious about my legs, so much so that in the last five years I have only 'got them out' fully twice (whilst on holiday in Thailand and for my Bertie feature), but hopefully soon I'll gain enough confidence to not just show my legs on holiday or for in the ten minutes it takes for my mum to take my blog photographs, but for a whole day wondering around London. Anyway, you've seen most of what I'm wearing before (I promise I won't wear my The Kooples shorts for a while!), but the American Apparel tee and Urban Outfitters clutch are quite recent acquisitons. The charity shop where I volunteer, Wandsworth Oasis, has kindly given me another brand new Urban Outfitters clutch to give away on my blog, so if you'd like the chance to own one just add an 'enter me' at the end of your comment I'll randomly select one winner in the next few days! Thank-you for being such wonderful people towards me. Love, Jazzabelle.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

the kooples shorts, vintage shoes & a dior perfume.

Photobucket
Urban Outfitters bow headband, charity shop, £3 - Shirt and belt, charity shop, 50p each - Sunglasses, charity shop, £1.
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Bag, car boot sale, £1  - Velvet and lace shorts, courtesy of  The Kooples  - Shoes, Cow Vintage, £3.
Photobucket
Are you bored of seeing me wearing my The Kooples shorts yet? I hope not, as I just adore them and they are definitely my go to piece of clothing when I haven't a clue what to wear. I teamed them with a navy shirt and my favourite little plum bag to compliment the tones of my new vintage shoes, I still can't believe that I managed to find such a beautiful pair of shoes for such a bargain price! Today I also wore my new perfume for the first time, which I bought using a Debenhams voucher I was recently gifted with at a press event. I'm not really one to wear perfume, but recently I've been thinking about developing my personal style by finding a fragrance which fits into it, so after a few trips to Debenhams to sample various perfumes, I decided that Dior Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle was perfect for me. It's musky, deep and warm with hints of vanilla - exactly what I was looking for in a fragrance. I've been wearing the perfume for over eight hours now, and it's hardly faded which is just lovely. I'm so very happy with my purchase. What's your signature perfume? And how do you think I styled my vintage shoes? Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 10 June 2011

quite the bargain, my new vintage shoes.

Photobucket
Just a little post, as I wanted to share with you the beautiful vintage shoes I bought whilst spending the day in Birmingham with Winnie, Emma and Gemma on Thursday. I absolutely adore them, the neutral colours are so very me, plus they were quite the bargain at only three pounds! I bought them from Cow Vintage, so of course the majority of pieces in the shop were ridiculously overpriced (well, anything that's classed as 'vintage' usually is!) so I'm quite proud of myself for spotting these, particularly as it's so darn hard to find secondhand shoes in my size! I so can't wait to style these, I'll definitely be featuring them in an outfit post soon, so do look out for that! Have a lovely weekend, everyone. And thank-you for the overwhelming response on my latest post. Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 3 June 2011

a simple outfit for a summer's day.

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
T-shirt, c/o Clothing at Tesco - H! jeans, c/o Debenhams - Boots, c/o Bertie - Tote bag, competition win - Bag, car boot sale, £1.
Photobucket
Photobucket
Whilst getting dressed this morning, for a spot of lunch with my friend in South Kensington, a wander around Bond Street and to attend an exhibition in Victoria, I realized that my outfit consisted of three pieces I have recieved for free from various companies. It wasn't intentional, and when this has happened in the past I've always changed, not wanting to blog about a whole free outfit, but then again, I thought why not?  I chose these pieces myself, some which I wouldn't necessarily be able to afford (which I'm of course ever so thankful for), and as they are staple pieces which I wear often and fit into my personal style, I personally don't see much of a problem. Plus I'd hope to think that whilst you read my blog to see my latest charity shop bargains, you also do because of how I style my clothes, my photography and to generally catch up with me. How do you feel about bloggers recieving free things, and does this change your views on my outfit? I'd love to know your opinion on this, because I have to say I'm a little worried what some you may think, but I'm always completely honest on my blog and clearly state when I have recieved something for free (and only ever choose/accept pieces which fit in with my style). I actually still can't believe that I do, so I'm very humbled.  Also, what do you think of my hairstyle? I haven't worn my hair out like this in over six years due to the fact that I'm very self concious about the size with my forehead (I used to be bullied over that and my weight), but I'm quite proud of myself for taking little steps with my self confidence! Oh, and it would mean ever so much if you could vote for me in the Next model competition here, thank-you! Love, Jazzabelle.