Saturday, 31 December 2011

seasons come and go, but i will never change.

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Jumper, Topshop, £36 - Bag, car boot, £2 - Shorts, c/o Urban Outfitters - Leather boots, New Look, £42
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I've been trying to write this post for so darn long, but as I'm not the best at expressing myself through writing, I'll keep it short and sweet. I'd just like to take the time to say thank-you so much to all of my family, friends and readers who have made the last twelve months so lovely, I've had such an amazing year. Of course I have had an awful lot of negative moments, but this year is definitely the year I feel have achieved the most and have felt the most confident and comfortable in myself. I'm finally starting to feel genuinely happy with my life, plus I am so humbled by all of the opportunities I have had because of my blog. I hope everyone has a wonderful start to the new year, I'm so looking forward to seeing what the next twelve months bring. Love, Jazzabelle.

Friday, 23 December 2011

a peek inside my bedroom & an early christmas present.

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Hello everyone! Yes, if you probably couldn't tell from the (hopefully) improved quality of my pictures, I got a new camera as an early Christmas present! My lovely mum and dad unexpectedly gifted me with a Canon 550D a couple of days ago and I'm honestly the happiest girl in the world. Since receiving it I've been experimenting with photographing practically everything and anything, but I thought I'd share with you a few pictures I've taken around my bedroom (and err, some very posed photographs of yours truly). It's taken an awful lot to get my room to how it is, but I'm ever so happy with how it's currently looking. My room is somewhat inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, particularly the recent Cult of Beauty exhibition, plus as you can see I just adore William Morris, pretty little objects and bric-a-brac. The majority of pieces in my room are secondhand too, of course! I'll definitely be sharing with you other parts of my bedroom soon, I just can't wait to start having more of a variety of posts on here now that I have this camera! Merry Christmas, everyone! Love, Jazzabelle.

Monday, 19 December 2011

a simple winter outfit & a magazine feature!

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Jumper, charity shop, 50p - Dress, charity shop, £7.50 - Bag, car boot, free - Hat & coat, c/o Clothing at Tesco - Boots, New Look, £42.
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Evening all, I do hope you are all having a lovely start to your week. I'm completely in the festive mood now, I just can't wait to go down to Bournemouth to spend Christmas with my family! Apart from being tucked up in bed feelin' a little ill, I've been doing some last minute shopping and spending time with my mum around the flat listening to festive songs and making mulled wine. My mum and I have also been rather excited recently, as we have both been featured in the January issue of Company magazine!  The article is about the photographer behind the style blog and it's one of my biggest features to date, so I'm pretty darn happy I could share it with my mum. I've posted it below, a big thank-you to Amy for scanning it for me (though in the actual magazine you will see the top of my head in the first picture, hehe). I hope you enjoy reading it, it's always interesting to see how our interview answers have been altered to fit the style of the magazine. Plus isn't my mum beautiful? I'm so proud with everything I have achieved since I started blogging, thank-you for being such a big help, mum!

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I'm not sure how often I'll be posting over the festive period, so Merry Christmas everyone! Love, Jazzabelle. x

Monday, 12 December 2011

picture this, a day in december.

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Cardi, charity shop, £2 - Faux fur stole, charity shop, £1 - Topshop dress, car boot, £3 - Shoes, charity shop, £3 - Bag, car boot, free.
Even though I've been wearing more high street pieces recently, I adore it when I put together an outfit and it all ends up being secondhand. This outfit totals just nine pounds in all, so quite the bargain indeed if I do say so myself! I do hope you are all having a lovely December, I can't believe it's so darn close to Christmas! Love, Jazzabelle.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

another lovely little café in battersea.

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Why hello, everyone! I'm sure you all know that I love to spend my time in cafés, so I thought I'd share with you a lovely little place I discovered recently. Despite living in Battersea for the last eighteen years and visiting the high street most weekends, I've never really noticed this café until recently, but I'm so darn glad that I did! Costa's Barbers is just off Battersea Park Road along a little cobbled high street, where they sell an eclectic selection of antique homewares and furniture, plus sell teas, coffee and homemade cakes. Whilst the sizing of the drinks are quite small, the atmosphere and friendly owners definitely make up for that fact, my mum and I will most definitely be visiting again soon! I wore a pastel pink Topshop dress which I bought secondhand, a faux fur stole and my favourite chunky knit cardigan, which I'll be sharing with you in a proper outfit post soon! Love, Jazzabelle.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

and it's dark in a cold december.

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Gap silk tee, car boot, £2 - Bag, car boot, £1 - Coat & shorts, c/o Urban Outfitters - Shoes, charity shop, £3 - Stupid face below, model's own.
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Happy December, everyone! December is most definitely my favourite month, I always feel so nostalgic and generally more happy at this time of year - the atomsophere in London is always so lovely. I'm pretty darn excited for Christmas too, as always! I unfortunately haven't posted as much as I'd like to recently, mainly because I've been feelin' rather pessimistic, plus my mum hasn't been about in the daytime to take outfit photographs. My mum was off work yesterday though, so after a trip to a little local café  I recently discovered, we managed to take a few pictures. I've been wearing this outfit an awful lot over the last couple of weeks, the shorts are so flattering on my body shape, plus the coat is just adorable. I do feel really girly when I wear it, it's the perfect colour for Winter, too! Just call me little red-riding hood. Love, Jazzabelle.