Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The First Date Outfit.

A bit of a strange title for a post for someone who has been in a relationship for the past year and a half, I know, but hear me out. My boyfriend and I have been together since the first year at university, and we got together in a rather unorthodox way where our 'first date' was more our first meeting after speaking to each other loads through Facebook. Now, we're not an internet couple, we knew who the other was and were on the same university course etc, etc, but we just hadn't actually got round to spending the time together so as friends we decided to finally see who the person we were talking to actually was (me reckoning he was actually a robot/computer that had human emotions...). So we met, and it wasn't a first date because neither had said it was a first date but it felt like it, from then on drama ensued much like a Rom-Com film, just without the endless amount of money or the fabulous city setting. Anyway, we never really had a first date, so finally, a year and half in, we decided maybe it's about time that we actually had the typical, boy-picks-girl-up-and-takes-to-restaurant, date that we had missed out.
      It was a great success and surprisingly I got the 'first date' nerves as I waited eagerly for him to pick me at my house, my heart jumping into my throat and my stomach doing the flippy thing like it wants to be some sort of acrobat, that you get when you are extremely excited but nervous at the same time about something. He picked me up, with white roses my absolute favourite and took me to this lovely little restaurant that looked like Christmas had thrown up on it whilst being decorated with Old Hollywood pictures which was just the most awesome atmosphere mixed with the soothing voice of Bing Crosby, improved by the fact that because we were both so comfortable in each other's company that when I spilt my drink on my sleeve or my chicken fajita fell in my lap, we got over it pretty quickly with minimal embarrassment. It was the perfect night.

Anyway moving on from this, the point of the post was to show the outfit I wore just because it's cute and haven't done a post about dresses and cuteness before so thought I would. I went for a purple theme tonight, just because colourful tights are amazing and the purple ones just seem to go with almost everything. But without anymore babbling, which you are most likely already starting to drift in and out of conciousness, here's the outfit:

 What's being worn here is: Purple checkered dress with polka dots - H by Henry Holland, Purple Tights - New Look and Brogue Shoe Boots - New Look.

Now I love this dress, it's just got the 1950s design but more modern and original (not original but I feel weird saying 'funky' as I am not from the 70s...). I love that it's short but not too short, and it has this beautiful underskirt and mini petticoat that makes the corset-like material at the top to pull you in, in all the right places and then poof out to emphasise the hourglass shape. It's just a very, very flattering dress! Definitely recommend it! The tights, now new look doesn't always do the best because things can break easily from them, or rip or just generally not survive any sort of wear-and-tear, but these tights have lasted me for over a year (a record for someone who is constantly ripping every pair of tights being worn) and are extremely thick and warm. They're only £6-8 and they really do last, plus come in a variety of colours, I have red, turquoise and white currently but always looking out for more! Finally, the shoe boots, my beloved shoes boots... These are beautiful and they make your feet look tiny. They're very vintage looking with lovely ribbon laces, they mix the gorgeous design of flat brogues with a little bit of a heel, not too much that you are keeling over with every step you take but enough to give you that cute heel walk wiggle.

Anyway, I love this outfit, I hope you do too and that it's been an interesting read. Hope you're all having a great evening and enjoying the countdown to Christmas - 11 days to go! :)


Friday, 10 December 2010

The Crazy-For-Chanel Haul of November 2010!

Firstly, I want to say sorry for being such an awful blogger recently! No posts for almost a month! Even I am completely horrified at myself for this complete lack of posting! My only excuse is that I am in my final year of university doing History so am completely swamped with reading and essaying at all times, but now I have handed in all my assignments for Christmas I have a complete week before going home to do as I wish so will make up for the lack of contact this month!

Anyway, skipping along happily, this post is about the Chanel haul that I got for my 21st birthday (plus my beloved Chanel lipgloss that I bought last year to start the Chanel obsession) in November. In those timeless black and white bags you know something good is coming, so when I started unwrapping to find several of those excitement did start to set in. Now I don't know about you, but I am just the teensiest bit in love with Chanel, have been for many a year and already have the plan that when the first real paycheck comes through a Chanel bag will be bought even if it means starving for a month... But that may just be me! It's the timelessness of their products that makes me adore Chanel so, that despite however much fashion changes over the decades and how much companies change their products to keep up with the style, Chanel continue to produce the same classy, sophisticated and timeless beauty that is attached to that period of the 1940s and 50s - which is my period.

So this is what has now been added to my little Chanel stash:

Left to Right: Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in 19 Gabrielle, Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Charming, Natural Finish Pressed Power in 20 Clair - Translucent, Chance Eu Tendre perfume and finally the double faced mirror in it's little velvet pouch.

So there it is all together, and to be honest with you I try to not use it too much but keep them in their pouches, using only on very special occasions. Silly, I know, but I just cannot bring myself to use them all up! Anyone, some close ups of the products:

 I love the amount of detail that goes into their products, that they carve it into the lipstick itself, and they do the same with the powder! But as a comment on the lipstick itself, it is definitely worth the buy! The price tag is still a shock to the system, as all Chanel is, but it is long lasting, very soft and moisturizes the lips and is such a beautiful colour. It's the perfect 1950s shade which goes with my look so was very happy with it, and not just for the CC.

The powder is lovely too, goes on very smoothly and being translucent it just works to give you that matte, fair look that I aim to achieve the 1940s/50s look. The lipgloss is really beautiful as it's not too pale but isn't a deep, rich colour so if you are going for a dramatic eye look it works really well as it gives your lips a shine but emphasises your eyes even more. Finally, the perfume, it's just gorgeous. It's a floral scent but quite delicate and fresh so a very spring scent! It lasts all day and it does not change throughout the day when on. One of the best perfumes I have ever had.

So there we go, that's my rather long post on the Chanel haul that the 21st brought in! Hope you found it interesting and there is someone out there who shares the passion with Chanel otherwise this is a very boring post for you (sorry!). But yesh, hope you liked it :)