Sunday, 31 July 2011

Stacey's Smiles :)

It's almost August and the garden party I am having with Susie is just two weeks away and we haven't planned much! I hope the sun is going to make a show for it! It's been another busy week so here a few little things that made me happy this week!

My mum gave me this cute gift card to Accessorize and the card is designed to look like lots of stamps!

I ordered the skirt I tried on at H&M, online and managed to score it for £9.99! I used '8964' for 25% off one item and then stacked it with '1304' for £5 off an order! I'm not sure how long these are valid for or the conditions!

H&M Skirt £19.99

I was feeling inspired by Rosa Loves DC  and went and picked up some supplies to try out making the bracelets Rosa posted about here. I''ve since ordered more supplies to try out making more in different colors!

It was our student Pharmacist's last day at work on Friday so we all went out for a meal and I took cupcakes I baked into work too! I'm gonna miss her sooo much! Work is not going to be the same on Monday morning!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Outfit Of The Day: White Crochet

I finally got around to wearing my H&M crochet top! I wanted to pair it with pink shorts but it didn't seem too warm outside on Sunday (just my luck it warmed up while we were out and I was too hot in jeans) I went to check out some of the first fall pieces in H&M, but they didn't have too much! I did however find the skirt I was after but I came home and purchased it online as I found coupon codes making it only £9.99 instead of £24.99! Now I am eagerly awaiting my package from the postman!

H&M Sweater, True Religion Jeans, Michael
Kors Watch, Me&Ro Necklace, Handmade Bracelet

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Little Things: Winning A Blog Giveaway

Last week I came home for my lunch break and noticed on facebook that I had won the giveaway Sam from  Style of Sam was having to celebrate her 100th post. I was so unbelievably excited and when I came home form work today I found this little beauty waiting for me on my kitchen table! It was wrapped so pretty and Sam sent my the sweetest little card too! I cannot wait to try out my new Chanel polish at the weekend!!!!

Thank You Sam for having an awesome Giveaway!!!!!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Fly Away Butterfly

I stole (well not actually stole more borrowed) my sister's camera on Saturday morning to snap these pictures! It was pretty breezy outside and the wind kept blowing the sides of this top up and my mum said I looked like a butterfly! I got these Jeans on sale at Asos last week and they are one of the softest denim I own, I'm now after a pair of the Blank NYC cargo's in army!!
Elizabeth & James Top, Forever 21 Belt, Blank NYC
Jeans, Joie Platforms, Gifted Rings, Me&Ro Necklace

Bag from Italy

Outfit Of The Day: Ivory & Black

Please excuse the bad iPhone pictures! I miss my camera already! No natural light + bad camera + my mum taking the photos = a beautiful blurry mess!
I went out for a meal lat night and decided to wear this dress I found on sale for £4.50! I kept it super simple and matched it with ivory heels and a clutch. Sometimes I find keeping it classic and simple makes for a much more elegant look!
Matalan Dress, New Look Shoes, Gara Danielle Necklace,
Michael Kors Watch, Gifted Ring, Zambos & Siega Clutch

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Autumn at H&M

So the spring catalogue fell through my letter box back in January and I pretty much wanted to buy everything in it! Fast forward to July and the Autumn 2011 catologue landed in my lap during the week and yet again I feel the need to hide my credit card up! And I'm even more tempted to go and make some fall purchases already since the weather here has been so cold and dreary. I snapped some quick pictures of some of the looks I'll be hoping to wear this fall! I think my first purchase will be the pleated pink skirt, since I'll still be able to wear it if summer shows up anytime soon! H&M here I come!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Stacey's Smiles :)

I don't know whether to smile or cry this week! My poor camera has decided it's time to move on to the camera heaven, apparently crabbing was a bit too exhausting and my camera decided that it's no longer going to switch on without having an error! I guess it's an excuse to get a new camera, I just can't really afford one right now though :( I guess I will have to start saving, any recommendations for a new camera?? You may have to excuse the iPhone pictures I will be using for the next few weeks!

A year ago today my beautiful baby Tabitha passed away. She may have only been a cat but she was a huge part of my family and I still miss her everyday! I always look for her when I wake up and expect her to come running when I get home from work, the house still seems empty without her! So I thought I'd share an old picture I found of the two of us! I hope you're in peace where ever you are Tabby!

Ok so maybe I should post about something a bit more upbeat, so away we go with some little smiles of the week!

We went to deliver a basket of goodies to my Mum's friend's daughter who had a beautiful little boy last month! It's hard to believe I grew up with this girl and now she's a mum herself!

On Tuesday when I wore this scarf, I realised how perfectly it matched with the ring my sister got my for my birthday! Such a perfect match.

And finally this book arrived on my doorstep today! You may remember my posts about Dress Your Gingerbread, here & here. The book is filled with the most creative ways to to decorate your gingerbread men, so when I saw this book I knew we had to get it! I can't wait to try some ideas out with my baking partner in crime, Susie!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Slouching Around

I did anything but slouch around on Tuesday! I had the day off and I like to make the most of anytime I get off during the week! My next post will be all about my day out and with a slightly altered outfit! This however is what I was wearing when the day started! I purchased this sweater after seeing Anh from 9to5 Chic feature it on her blog here. It is soooo soft and warm. Another piece that I wish I could sleep in! I'm so glad I saw Anh post about Lamixx on her blog, they have the cutest basics with a twist! I already have my eye on a few other pieces including this skirt!

Lamixx Sweater, H&M Treggings, Random Scarf,
Me&Ro Necklace, Michael Kors Watch

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Nail Color: Ring Finger Bling

 I've seen this trend everywhere! Having your ring finger painted a different color to the rest, so I decided to try it out with two of may favourite colors this past weekend! This Bourjois polish hasn't left my fingers in days! I keep reaching for this bottle over and over, it's just so easy to paint and surprisingly seems to be pretty chip resistant! I decided to give my ring finger some glitz and use OPI Glitzerland, a party favourite of mine! I thought I'd find it odd having one finger different to the rest but I actually love the contrast! I shall by trying this out with some more color combinations soon!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Stacey's Smiles :)

I've been so slack at blogging this week! I apologise! It's just been one of those weeks where I've been so busy that I didn't really have anytime to log onto my computer! I thought I'd spend most of the evenings after work this week catching up on my lost sleep from last weekend, but it's been just the opposite! I'm not complaining though I've spent so much time with my friends this week, from BBQ's, film nights and going out for coffee and loved every second! I can always catch up on my sleep next week!

Barbecuing marshmallows, yum yum!

I finally downloaded the instagram app for my iPhone after seeing so many people on twitter posting beautiful pictures and I was having a play around with it while I was waiting for me friend to pick me up earlier today! I've been wearing this ring non-stop this week! It was a birthday gift from my sister, she knows I'm a ring addict!

I'm sooo bad at checking the email I have for my blog which is also the one I use for twitter! I'd totally missed this until I checked my emails Tuesday night! I was like a kid jumping up and down on Christmas morning because Santa had bought them exactly what they'd dreamed of! Mine was one of six tweets the Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes team retweeted on the morning of the Grand Prix. I know that it's probably not exciting to any of you, but for me it was!!!

How's everyone else's week been? I hope you've all had as much fun as I have!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Marshmallow BBQ

Friday was the one day that it decided not to rain this week so we made the most of it and my friend had a BBQ Friday night after work! I love sitting out in the evenings, its just so chilled and relaxing as the sun goes down! By far the best bit of the BBQ was toasting marshmallows and pineapple! Yum!! I think I'm going to have to start working out more again, I've been eating so many goodies lately and just going to a spinning class isn't cutting it anymore!
H&M Tank, True Religion Jeans, Dorothy Perkins Belt,
Urban Outfitters Necklace, Bracelet from Italy

Primark Sunglasses & Cardigan, Matalan  Bag

Outfit Of The Day: Coffee Mate

I love Sunday's, it is by far my favourite day of the week, no work, no alarm clocks going off, lazy breakfasts and spending time with the people I love! This Sunday I spent it with 3 of my best friends having coffee, cake and catching up before two of them move away at the end of this month. Oh how I wish we could all be 'ladies that lunch' every day, but reality calls and we all must work. I wore another one of my tops I picked up in Italy (another one seen here) I could live in these things, they're just so unbelievably soft!

Subdued Top, Current/Elliott Jeans, Joie Platforms, BB's
Dharma Necklace, Me&Ro Necklace, Bracelet from Italy,
Michael Kors Watch

Rebecca Minkoff Nikki