Monday, 21 November 2011

You know you are a Shoeaholic when...

... You are quite frequently repeating 'buying shoes is not the problem, the lack of space in my room is the problem!' to your boyfriend before scowling and piling about five pairs of pumps in any spare space under the bed. Yes, it is hardly surprising that I am a shoeaholic. I have no space left in my wardrobe anymore for shoes, with pumps being stored under the bed and heels beginning to pile on top of each other. However, despite this fact I have gone out and bought FOUR new pairs of shoes. This required re-organising which resulted in my beloved platform shoes being stored in boxes under the bed so wardrobe space could be saved for work shoes - therefore shoe storage boxes are now being looked into. Anyway, here are the four new pair of beauties that have been added to my ever growing shoe collection:
 Red corsage shoes (picture from Dorothy Perkins)
 Black brogue court shoes (picture from Dorothy Perkins)
 Dark tan brogue heels (picture from Dorothy Perkins)
Aldi Grey Heels from Kurt Geiger (picture from Kurt Geiger)

Most of these have been bought with 'work shoes' in mind apart from the little red darlings, they shall be saved for going out! So really it was justified spending, right? The only problem is two pairs slip on the heels so trying to figure away to temporarily fix that until I can get some heel grips, any suggestions? Other than that, love these new additions to the shoe family! Dorothy Perkins have such a great collection of shoes at the moment, and definitely fitting in with my wardrobe style with the vintage brogue look and heels! Plus the wedge style from Kurt Geiger just looks more comfortable than my usual heel, plus its Kurt Geiger - you can't go wrong there with shoes! 

Sorry for the quick post, but just wanted to share this shoe haul with you! It's my birthday tomorrow, turning 22 and feeling old - especially thanks to the kids in school. So, the next post I do will probably be my birthday haul when I get a chance - this teaching assistant malarkey is exhausting!

I'm off to shop shoe storage now! Hope everyone had a good Monday... Well as good as a Monday can be! p.s - thank you to all new followers! It is such a lovely feeling at the end of the day to see more people are interested in reading my ramblings :-)


Saturday, 19 November 2011

A Magical Five Days in Disneyland Paris 'Enchanted Christmas' [Picture Heavy]

Hello my lovelies, have only arrived back from Disneyland Paris yesterday and have a little of the Disney blues, but comments on my last post cheered me up so thank you :-) This post is mainly going to be photos and these are the cut down ones! I had taken 598 photos, and that was even after deleting some on the train and when back home on the laptop - camera happy or what! Facebook has truly been attacked with photos of the boyfriend and me in Disneyland Paris - but what made it even more photo-worthy this time was that it was Disney Christmas! This was definitely added to the birthday treat trip as it was all planned for week before my birthday and put me right into the Christmassy spirit! Plus definitely made up for the knee not letting me go Trek, and despite being wheelchair bound for the majority of the trip due to being unable to walk a large amount, they treated me like a princess and it was lovely. So here are some of the pictures:
On the Eurostar.
 Our room at Hotel Santa Fey.
Mickey soap!

 Disneyland Hotel
 The boyfriend and I infront of Main St Christmas Decorations

 Christmas Winnie the Pooh.

 The Main St Tree Lighting Ceremony

 Snowing in Main St USA!

 Tree in Walt Disney Studios

 My pal Santa and me.
 Yeah I couldn't be the original White Witch of Narnia due to prior commitments
so gave it over to Tilda Swinton...
 Did someone lose a puppy?

 Mexican Minnie?

 At this point, I had a raging temperature... Hug from Pluto helped :-)

So there you go! I loved how most of the characters had their own Christmas outfits, and definitely all the Christmas themed parades and everything - definitely puts you in the spirit when the entire of Disneyland Park is playing Christmas music with decorations everywhere! Many a Christmas decorations came home with me, along with a cold/flu thing that is keeping me bed-ridden for the weekend before starting my job on Monday and my birthday on Tuesday! Advice for anyone going - it is absolutely freezing so take jumpers and layers! Every single day I was wearing tights under my leggings, cardigans, coats, scarf, hat, glove, fleece lined boots and a fleece over my legs when in the chair - it is that cold! 

Are you all Disney addicts? Anyone have any trips planned for Christmas?

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Glossybox & Motel Rocks event - the way to celebrate! [PICTURE HEAVY]

Hello my lovelies! Hope everyone is having a fantabulous Saturday despite the chilly weather - although this is a great excuse to go winter wonderland shopping now! Sorry for the lack of posting this week, it has been a bit manic with planning lessons and interviews which leads me to an excellent piece of news... On Wednesday afternoon I was offered a position at the school I've been gaining teaching experience in, as a Teaching Assistant! I am so, so happy about this news especially as the competition was high! I begin on the 21st November (day before my birthday...) and am looking forward to it! So to celebrate this news, Dani, Sophie and I went to the absolutely incredible Motel Rocks & Glossybox event amongst the Christmas lights of Oxford Street. With candy-floss, popcorn, cocktails, Lola cupcakes, lovely bloggers and rows of beautiful clothing - it was a night to remember! Here are some of the pictures:

Being greeted with candyfloss.

 Some of the new Christmas collection from Motel.

 Yummy Lola cupcakes with Glossybox seal - nom!

 The dress Dani ordered - gorgeous!

 One of the new bloggers met, Sorcha :)

The dress I have ordered - although I wanted to take the whole showroom home with me... 
(photograph from the Motel Rocks website)

So these are only some of the pictures taken, and hope they give an idea of what a fantastic night Motel had put on for us bloggers! Not only did they feed us all these treats and let us browse all the new Christmas collection, we were allowed to choose one item out of this collection we wanted and have it ordered for us! As well as gaining a November Glossybox for free! I felt truly spoilt, and cannot say thanks enough to Selina at Motel and the Glossybox girls for organizing such an excellent event!! 

Plus had a lovely time with all the bloggers again, even if still was a bit too shy to say hello to every blogger I recognised, and love meeting new bloggers especially Sorcha who we spent most the night with!  So all in all, an excellent way to spend a Thursday night out and even got to see the Oxford Street Christmas lights to get me even more into the Christmas mood!

I won't be blogging much this week as I am away with the boyfriend to Disneyland Paris to celebrate my birthday, but shall take lots of pictures to blog about Disney's Enchanted Christmas when I get back next week! Have a fab weekend everyone and thanks to all new followers, always appreciate every follower I have :-)

Do you have any Motel items? What do you think of their clothing?