Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Free People Vs H&M White Crochet Tops

 I am a huge fan of all things crochet from, shorts, to sweaters to headbands! I've been seeing white crochet tops all over the blogger and celebrity world lately and when I went to H&M a couple of weeks ago (I picked up this maxi too) I saw this hanging on the end of a rail and knew it was meant to be mine! I'd seen Ashley Tisdale wearing some similar tops that week from Free People and wanted to find one but for slightly less and this fitted the role perfectly!

Free People New Romatics Cala Luna Tunic $128

Photo Credit

Free People Pacfica Crochet hoodie $138

One of my favourite bloggers Shea Marie (check out her blog here) has also been wearing some adorable crochet tops! The first one is thrifted and the second on is from LF Stores.

Photo Credit: cheyennemeetschanel

And here is my H&M crochet version! I don't think one crochet top is ever enough though!
H&M Crochet top £19.99

Outfit Of The Day: Pink Shorts & Flowers

The sun was out yesterday, I've been dying to get back in shorts and dresses since I've been home, my legs just felt so stuffy inside a pair of trousers! I'd been wanting a pair of pink denim shorts and found this pair at Forever 21 for just $11.50! I paired them with my super soft Blue Life tee from Planet Blue, I need to get some more of these!

Blue Life Best Bum Tee, Forever 21 Shorts,
Bag & Bracelets Rome, Necklace from my Dad

Primark Sunglasses, Studded Jacket Made By Myself

I went to the local church Flower Festival and snapped a few quick pictures on my phone! The theme this year was two by tow and my favourite was the Fred & Ginger Display.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Water For Elephants

I spent the first of my belated 3 day weekend (mine started on Sunday) just chilling and catching up on some sleep! It's seemed like ages since I last watched some F1 action since I missed the Spanish Grand Prix whilst I was away! I caught the beginning of the Monaco race before heading out to go and finally see Water for Elephants! I loved the film and Reese was styled immaculately, she looked stunning all the way through! I came back home to catch up on all the action from Monaco and it seems I missed a very interesting race!
Diesel Sweater, LC Kohl's Jeans, Jessica Simpson Heels,
Jennifer Zeuner Necklace, Bracelet from Italy

I've had this diesel sweater for ages and never seem to pull it out, but it matches so well with my Jessica Simpson heels perfectly I love pulling out pieces I'd forgotten about.

Nail Color: Essie Tart Deco

I'm loving this perfect coral color for summer! I've had it on my toes since I got back from my holiday and I decided to have my nails match too! I think it makes my feet look really tanned, and it makes me think of laying on a beach somewhere with a tropical climate! Now all I need is a cocktail and sun lounger.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Scratching

Ugh, so since I've been home I've had a bad reaction to something and come out in a horrible red itchy rash on my arms and I can't stop scratching! Last night I went out to a friends house for some food and football, the food was awesome, foot, I'm not so much of a fan! The nasty cold weather and this reaction has got me feeling down so I just threw on something warm and comfortable!

BCBG Cardigan, COH Jeans, Dorothy Perkins Tee,
Scarf from Italy, Etsy Necklace

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Back to Reality

Waking up this morning and realising that I wasn't about to go and explore Rome was a rather depressing wake up call that I am back home and will be back at work tomorrow! At least the sun was out here, so the adjustment hasn't been too bad and I got to wear this dress I purchased in H&M just before I went away! I mixed it with some of my new purchases I bought back from Rome as a reminder of my fabulous adventures!

H&M Dress, Bag, Bracelets & Rings from Rome

Back Home

I am back home and have sooo many photos to share with you all! Rome was such a beautiful and interesting city with so much to explore and discover, I didn't want to leave! Here's a quick picture for now and I will be posting some more as soon as I have some time!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Stacey's Smiles :)

Yes I might be away but I lined this up because I hope I will be smiling and enjoying sights in Rome like this! See you all on Wenesday!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Litter SF Vs Etsy Chain Leg Garter

Body jewelry is huge right now and there is no longer a piece of your body you can't adorn with chains and jewels galore!

I love this chain leg garter from San Francisco based jewelry line Litter SF which you can purchase from Planet Blue. It retails for $130 and comes in gold or silver. It adds that extra special something to a pair of shorts or a dress and will be sure to turn heads, whether you are rocking out a festival this summer or getting your grove on on a night out! I personally would wear it just during the day with a pair of denim shorts!

Litter SF at Planet Blue $130

If the original is a bit out of your price range I found this great look for less at Etsy for just $29.99 and you can have it made in gold or silver! The chain appears slightly thinner than the Litter SF version but it creates the same stand out effect!

Chain Garter by nassarius on Etsy $29.99

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Come Fly With Me

Let's fly, lets fly away! I'm off to the airport! No modelling pictures today because I don't have time but I snapped this quick picture when I laid this outfit out last night ready for this morning! Super plain and comfortable for the flight! One thing that I didn't have space for in my suitcase was more hats so I decided to wear this one instead of my white one! If it has been possible to wear two hats at once I would have done so I could have taken both haha!

Primark hat, Lauren Moshi Tee, American Apparel Hoodie,
Da-Nang Shorts, Converse

Monday, 16 May 2011

All packed

I'm all packed and ready to go to the airport tomorrow morning! I totally ran out of time to prepare some blog posts for while I'm away but I did manage to write one quick one so far! Packing stressed me out, I'm one of those people who always forgets something! I'm off to get a good nights sleep and this time tomorrow I will be Rome!!!!!!!

Does anyone else ever forget to pack things????

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Sensible Suitcase

My last outfit post before I go away! I went and found a sensible sized suitcase and have managed to pack it full, I was planning to leave space for any goodies I might buy, but I will just have to take a big hand luggage bag to accommodate for those! I cannot wait for some sun, the weather has been all over the place this week with it going from sunny to pouring down with rain within the space of half an hour!

Free People Top, Gifted Necklace, Etsy Bracelets,
Aldo Ring, Jen's Pirate Booty Bracelet

Trying to take a picture of all my rings! I really need to get a tripod or something!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Stacey's Smiles :)

This week I've just felt like there isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done I had planned too! It's just been one of those weeks for me! I have also discovered that I don't have a suitable suitcase to pack all my things for Rome! It seems the 'big' suitcase I got was actually gigantic and not suitable in any way, shape or form for just one weeks holiday (in fact it's more like a month) and there's no way I could only pack 15kg in it, more like 50kg! And I'm sure as hell not going to pay those ridiculous excessive baggage charges, so I will be frantically suitcase shopping on Sunday! In all of my panic this week I don;t have a few smiles to share.

I got some new nail colors for spring and summer, I posted about some of the Essie colors I was eyeing here and I went for Tart Deco and French Affair.... so far I will be getting more, I'm just weak! I also got Essie Allure and Bourjois Rose Lounge a.k.a The Royal Wedding manicure colors! I'm excited to mix them up and see how it turns out!

It is just 3 days until I fly to Rome!!!!! Can anyone tell I'm excited, I must have mentioned it about a zillion times since we booked it and it's finally here! I won't be blogging while I'm away but if I find a spare few minutes I might line up some posts for while I'm away, although right now I'm struggling to find time to eat breathe! I cannot wait to be sat in Rome on Tuesday evening with some real Italian pizza and a big glass of wine! This is how my packing is looking so far.....

I'm obsessed with the rings I picked up last weekend! When I'm not at work at least one of these three has been attached to my finger.

And finally I came home from work today to find my package containing this amazing polka dot skirt I saw on Amber over at Amber's Notebook and some pinky coral denim shorts, I'm loving colored denim shorts right now!

I shall see you all for some smiles in two weeks time :)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

UPDATED: Soixante Neuf Vs Aldo 3 Stone Ring

I originally posted about my look for less find of the 3 stone Soixante Neuf ring back in January here. I decided to update this post for two reasons!
1. The Aldo ring I found in store is now available online here and is called the vansteenburg ring.
2. While I was out with my friend at the weekend we discovered a new little jewelry store and they had so many cute pieces! I found this ring (on the left) that to me was another great look for less and the stones in this ring are more of a greeny turquoise! I know it's pretty similar but I have a weakness for rings, I actually ended up leaving the store with three rings! You can check out my twitter page to see a picture of all three!
My Original Post 31st Jan 2011:
When I went to drop my sister back at Uni yesterday after our weekend together we stopped and had a bite of lunch before heading back home! I wanted to try on a pair of shoes in Aldo as I don't have a store anywhere near me and there's one in the mall right by her university! They unfortunately they didn't have the shoes in stock I wanted to try, but this ring caught my eye. I love Soixante Neuf rings and the gold hammered ring is one of my favourite pieces. Even better I love find a look for less. This ring reminded me of the 3 Stone ring I'd seen at Planet Blue and for only £9 I decided it was a great look for less! It's not identical but it has the 3 green turquoise stones and a silver detailing on the edge. Even better when I went to pay the guy at the counter gave me 10% discount for being so smiley. I can't find this ring online but it's new in stores so you should be able to find one! I left happier than if I'd found the shoes :)

Click below if you like to purchase the original Soixante Neuf ring at Planet Blue.
Soixante Neuf 3 Stone Long Ring $260

Monday, 9 May 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Oatmeal Cookies

I had no idea what I was going to title this post until I was uploading the photos and I was finding the link for my sweater and the color is labelled as oatmeal! I now have a serious craving for some oatmeal cookies!

I started gathering all the things together yesterday I want to pack for my holiday! My one problem..... I don't have a suitable suitcase! I have a huge one that I can't take because of my weight limit and then one that is way to small to fit a weeks worth of clothes into! It looks like I need to add one more thing to my to to do list before next Tuesday rolls around!

Forever 21 Sweater, New Look Sandals, Etsy Bracelets,
Michael Kors Watch, Jennifer Zeuner Necklace