24 December 2010
Lauren Conrad's book: Style.
Now, i have always been an avid LC fan, and also a complete book worm, but this made me fall in love with her all over again. I've followed her from Laguna Beach, through The Hills and beyond - and this has just topped it all off. Now, i've read my far share of books (so my acheing bookcase would tell you) but i'm going to make a bold statement and say -
that this is my most favourite book, i've ever read.
It combines my absolute love of fashion and style, and is written in a beautiful mix of chatty and helpful. Without sounding very arrogant, the writing style reminds me very much of myself. I'm unsure if it's because she writes with a similar style to mine, or if it's because she sort of reminds me, well, of me! Either way, i've already read it once and am starting on it again! It gave me the boost i've been waiting for, to have an extreme, and brutal, clear out of eveyrthing i own - from clothes to shoes, from tights to nail polish! Now i've read every one of Gok Wan's books, and i'm in love with him as much as the next person, but his books never showed me the passion i was looking for. Until i found this book, i was waiting for that passion.
(I also thought i'd show you a sneak peek at what i bought for the mr!)
That would be 2kg of jellybelly jellybeans! A little extreme, maybe, but he loved it and i'm very pleased with myself!
I hope you all have a merry little christmas, and a cracking new year!
10 December 2010
These simple, black leggings are PURRRfect for me as they're from the lovely next TALL range! As a rather tall lady, i find it difficult to find trousers/leggings that are long enough for my fabulously long legs! After casting aside topshop, new look and dorothy perkins leggings, i finally landed on this perfect pair. They're soft, they're stretchy and what's even better is that (so far) they don't go baggy at the knee, which i have found in most other leggings! That is my pet peeve and i'm glad i've finally landed on these to keep my legs nice and cosy this winter! (However, i am wearing a pair of gorgeously warm tesco tights underneath, as it's particularly nippy at college!)
For any others of you long legged beautys out there, i seem to have tried and tested a whole lot of long items in my time, and here is my quick summary!
Despite being, a lot of the time, out of my price range and being pretty pricey (for highstreet) at a purse draining £40 a pair, Topshop jeans are my favourite of favourites. They're soft and cosy, and they keep they're fabulous shape. Whether they're flared or skinny, my ultra fave being super skinny, these jeans are the best! If you're desperate for that new pair of jeans and are flagging a bit in the bank balance, this month, they take a look at Dorothy Perkins jeans, they're not as well fitting as others, i've found, but ranging from £12 (in the sale) and £20 otherwise, to about £30, they're worth the money. I've found they're well made and the denim is always at a very good quality. I am also an avid wear-er of leggings, and also jeggings (jean leggings), (i know a lot of peole think they're a complete fashion faux pas but i find them comfortable, stylish (when dressed well) and flattering for my long, slim frame.) and as i said above, i have found that Next have fabulous both leggings and jeggings. I am always on the hunt for new Tall collections and am interested in any suggestions you may have!
Where are your favourite collections? Or are you petite and have some favourite petite ranges you'd like to share? I'm always interested!