Monday, 23 January 2012

asos future stylist 2012: dressing up denim.

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Jumper, jeans and platform heels, all Asos - Bag, car boot sale, £1.
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I'm sure some of you know that becoming a stylist is one of my dream careers, so when Asos approached me asking if I'd like to take part in Asos Future Stylist 2012 I just had to say yes! When I found out that the theme for the first challenge was to dress up some pastel coloured denim, I was initially rather worried as I'm not one for wearing candy colours that often. I chose a pair of pink skinny jeans to style and teamed them with an amazing pair of deep burgundy platform heels, a simple jumper and my favourite secondhand clutch bag. I had a few problems with the sizing of the jeans, but  I'm ever so happy with how my outfit came together! The competition itself is being held on the Asos Facebook page, where I am taking part alongside a selection of other international style bloggers. It would be ever so if lovely you could 'like' my picture here and more importantly vote for me here (you can do so once a day!), as I would just adore to go through to the second round!
Asos have kindly offered the chance for one of you to win a £25 voucher, so all you have to do to be entered is to vote for me here and comment on this post leaving your email address! I'll announce the winner next week. Love, Jazzabelle. 

Saturday, 14 January 2012

everything is fine and dandy.

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Silk t-shirt and American Apparel skirt, car boot, £2 each - Bag, car boot, free - Heels, c/o Bertie - Coat, c/o Clothing at Tesco.
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Another grey and black outfit to share with you all following on from my last post, I find it such a simple but effective colour combination, plus it's been lovely to purposely try to create outfits only using those two colours. I have a few more grey and black outfits in mind, but I'll also be posting a pretty darn bright outfit on here soon, so look out for that!
I've had quite the lovely week, to be honest. On Wednesday I had a job interview (which I so hope I get!), along with a CreateVoice meeting at Victoria and Albert Museum, then on Thursday I assisted on a V&A Shop shoot which was great fun. Apart from that I've mainly been at home drinking tea, replying to emails and watching Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (of course!). I also found out that my blog has made the long list for Best 'What I'm Wearing Today' Blog in Company Magazine's Style Blogger Awards! If you so fancy, you can vote for my blog here, where you can also find my blog in a couple of other categories with many of my favourite bloggers and friends. I'm also hosting a little giveaway over on my Facebook page, where you can win one of three little V&A diaries! Love, Jazzabelle.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

different shades of grey.

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Photobucket Cardigan, charity shop, 50p - Scarf, car boot, 25p - Top, New Look - £5.40 - Topshop skirt, gift - Bag, free - Shoes, charity shop, £3.
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I've been really drawn to the colour grey at the moment, more so than usual. It's a colour which really compliments everything in my (given, mainly black) wardrobe and I just adore how wearing a mixture of grey garments work together. I've been wearing quite a lot of colour recently, so it's lovely to go back to my signature style, which I definitely plan to develop further in the coming months. Two of my biggest style inspirations are Freja Beha and Audrey Hepburn, who are both of course known for wearing an awful lot of black, so I'm looking forward to finding more staple pieces in that colour to allow me to come up with different outfit combinations. A leather pencil skirt, tailored trousers, a pair of skinny jeans (darn you and your terrible quality jeans, Topshop!), some plain t-shirts, plus the perfect little black dress are at the top of my list. What items are you currently hoping to find, plus who are your main style inspirations?
A big thank-you to my mum who took these pictures this afternoon. Her photography is improving so darn much, plus it's been great fun to experiment with the different settings on my new camera! Love, Jazzabelle.