Saturday, 30 April 2011

Search for a Sun Dress

I've just ordered this cute sun dress from Topshop. I liked the retro shape and print. I'm finding it harder and harder to buy clothes; extreme pickiness combined with lack of funds is not a great combo. If anyone has seen any cute cotton summer dresses not designed for flat-chested 13 year olds do leave me a comment and I'll check them out!

Update: This dress is such a weird shape! It's cut for a chubby oompa loompa – short and wide. When I tried it on it looked as if I was wearing a child's dress! The waist is on my ribs! And RETURN.

Betty Draper and Vegas Volt

I'm about as late as it's possible to be in arriving at the Mad Men party but nevermind, I'm here now. I'd never thought January Jones was any more special than any other pretty 'Hollywood' lady but after watching half of the first series I'm starting to love her. Betty Draper's makeup is immaculate and apparently she wears a lot of MAC Vegas Volt. Low and behold this is the one MAC lipstick I happen to own (donated to me by my friend Makeda)... Definitely nothing like as lovely on me as it is on Betty but I still had fun wearing it to pootle around town.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Be My Be My Little Baby

It's that time of year again: I'm breaking out the white daps (that's plimsolls if you're not 'local'). I'm super fussy but happily the ones I like are Primark and cost £2. But of course, whenever Primark have a successful product on their hands they must take it away, make it crapper and then reintroduce it thinking customers won't notice the difference. But I notice Primark, I notice! After months of having only sizes 3 and 8 in the store near me they brought out a totally different dap! Needless to say, I was both devastated and disgusted. After a few sessions with a dap-specific therapist I set about finding an alternative. I would find Baby's daps.

After a long and arduous quest (quick google) I discovered that Baby wears Keds Champions and now so shall I. At £26 per pair they need to be 13 times better than my old Primark plimmies to make me happy. Maybe they will also make me a good dancer? I have ordered a pair and shall report back! If, like me, you wish to dress like Baby all summer long and dance along fallen tree trunks with Patrick Swayze('s ghost) I've found you just the kit to do it in...

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Monday, 4 April 2011

Love her Look: Lisa Eldridge

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I'm a big fan of Lisa Eldridge's makeup blog and love her tutorials. However, it was also lovely to see the outfit she wore to an event at 10 Downing Street in aid of the sparkle appeal. I always notice the clothes Lisa wears in her videos (even though you can't see much of them!) – she has great style. Lisa's gorgeous dress is from French Connection; made of silk crepe and costs £115. On sizes 12 and 14 are still available. If coral's not your colour it also comes in classic black.