24 December 2012

feelin' festive.

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Jumper, charity shop, 50p - Scarf, charity shop, £1 - Bag, car boot, £1 - Coat, c/o Next - Skirt, AA, £40 - Boots, c/o Bertie. Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucket
Yesterday really was quite the perfect day - I did all my favourite things, including wandering around Battersea Park with my mum, treated myself to some pretty flowers from a local stall on Colestown Street (one of the flower sellers even kindly took the first picture for me as my mum was a little too short to get the angle I wanted!) and stopped for a hot chocolate in Il Molino. As you can see, I of course had to take some outfit pictures in my lovely festive jumper, which I picked up for the bargain price of just fifty pence a few months ago in my favourite charity shop! I love the hints of plum and navy in the jumper, my secondhand scarf and bag compliment it perfectly. I've only worn the jumper a few times this year, though I think I'll be able to get another two or three months wear out if it until it's time to hide it away until next winter. I'm feelin' ever so happy, festive and nostalgic right now, I just can't wait until tomorrow. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Lots of love, Jazmine.

19 December 2012

it's beginnin' to look a lot like christmas.

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Shirt, charity shop, 50p - Playsuit, Topshop, gift - Coat, coutesy of Next - Bag, car boot, free - Boots, courtesy of Bertie.
I really have been gettin' into the Christmas spirit over the last couple of weeks, so on Monday I couldn't resist wearing a somewhat festive outfit and popping out with my mum to buy a mini Christmas tree! On our little trip I just had to take some pictures to share with you all, because recently I discovered Battersea Flower Station, hidden away like a secret garden on Battersea Park Road. The flower station has only been in business for three weeks, but the owners have put so much effort into creating such a beautiful place, full to the brim of pretty plants, trees and flowers (it even has a little gift shop, too!), I just know it will be around for a very long time. The team have been so kind and welcoming every time I've visited so far, I can't wait to pop by again and again throughout the seasons, hopefully to take some more outfit pictures too. 
I thought this playsuit was quite appropriate to wear so close to Christmas, the colours and tartan pattern really make this the perfect winter piece. Wearing such sheer tights probably wasn't the most sensible thing to do on such a cold day, so after starting to feel a little chilly, my mum and I stopped by our favourite local café for some treats. Afterwards we then did a spot of secondhand shopping where I found this lovely cabinet for eight pounds. Beautiful locations, an amazing park, cheap charity shops and a café serving the best hot chocolate in town - oh, how I do love living in Battersea. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love, Jazmine. 

17 December 2012

modern day elegance.

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Corset, diy from £2 secondhand dress - Skirt, courtesy of Asos - Shoes, New Look, £11
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Top, courtesy of Motel - Shoes, courtesy of Bertie.
Dress, Topshop, £28 - Bag, gift from Lucy - Shoes, courtesy of Bertie.
I'm sure you all know that I really stick to my personal style and don't often experiment, but when Asos Fashion Finder asked if I'd like to style up a statement piece for their party season special, I couldn't resist - it's not often I get to prance around Battersea Park in a mesh skirt and not much else on an early December morning! Here are three of my favourite looks, I had so much fun shooting them with my mum, despite being absolutely freezing and in desperate need of a hot chocolate by the end. When I first received the skirt I knew straight away that I wanted to style it with my beautiful sequin corset for a spot of modern day elegance, of course embracing my inner Audrey! The corset actually used to be a maxi dress, which my mum bought for two pounds over twelve years ago for me to dress up as a witch for halloween, but a few years ago I cut it into top, and turned the bottom half into a skirt. I simply teamed it with a pair of black heels, plus the beautiful dappled sunlight really add to the overall look. For my second outfit I wanted to create something classic and a little sexy ( it's not often you see me in a crop top, oo-er), then my third look is slightly more casual and cuteYou can see the rest of my looks over on Fashion Finder, do let me know what you think! Love, Jazmine.

04 December 2012

chelsea girl.

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Mango jacket, car boot sale £4 - Blouse, car boot sale, £2 - Topshop jeans, gift - Boots, c/o Bertie - Bag, car boot sale, £1
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This is quite the English heritage look, I have to say. Autumnal tones, chelsea boots and a checked jacket, all surrounded by the last of the fallin' leaves in Battersea Park. The jeans, boots and jacket are all recent acquisitions and are perfect additions to my winter wardrobe - I've been wearing all of these pieces non-stop recently! I found the jacket at Battersea car boot sale for the bargain price of four pounds, it's by far one of my best finds this year. I adore the classic design and cut, just like my Barbour jacket it makes me feel ever so fancy and grown up! The British weather has of course become pretty darn awful, so I've been sporting a simple ponytail and less makeup to allow me to spend that extra fifteen minutes tucked up in bed.
You may have noticed that I've taken quite a bit of a blog break, but it's lovely to be posting again. I just generally needed to spend some time away from my blog, as I was feelin' slightly overwhelmed by it all. I've been quite busy over the last few weeks with work, along with styling another fashion/craft book which will be published in the Spring. I've also had two big features Company and The Simple Things (even though the features have been out for a while would you still be interested in me posting about them?), along with some little features in Cosmo and a couple of weekly magazines. I've also had a few lovely days off with my mum and I'm now far too excited for Christmas! I honestly can't believe how quickly this year has gone by.
 Happy December, everyone! Love, Jazmine.