Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Nail Color: Gold Crackle

I can't keep this OPI Shatter off my nails at the moment! This time I layered it over OPI's Glitzerland! I loved this look even more than the turquoise. I also thought I'd share my current base and top coats! The Seche Vita dry fast top coat has been the best I have ever used, it helps make my nail colour last longer! I got the Essie First Base basecoat when my last Nail inc basecoat ran out. It's good but I wouldn't say much different from others I've used in the past!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Black & Red

I wore my new Aldo boots out this weekend!! They are so comfortable and are great for when the paths are slightly slippery, I can use all the help I can get! I enjoyed having a Saturday off and nothing much to do and I got to go into a local antique store I often walk past on Sundays but it's never open! It was filled full of old glass wear and vintage costume jewellery. Even though I have lived here for 23 years there are still places I haven't discovered yet!

H&M Sweater, Matalan Jeans, Aldo Jeans,
 Lisa Angel  Bracelets, Michael Kors Watch

Rebecca Minkoff Matinee, Forever 21 Jacket

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Stacey's Smiles :)

In 3 weeks time I will be at my friends wedding, I get more and more excited every day!! I have the date marked in my diary and this week booked the hotel I will be staying in with 3 of my friends!! My only probably is I don't know which dress to wear!

I am off to Zara tomorrow to pick up some goodies I ordered online, and I'm gonna see if they have any of the new collection in store because there is a few pieces I have been lusting over online like this floral tee! Plus I wanna see if they have any last sale steals!

Zara Floral Print T-Shirt
I picked up these bracelets in a local antiques store! It is normally always closed when I walk past but it was open today and I couldn't pick between the two colours so I came home with both!

I love relaxing Saturday nights and I just had a warm cinnamon smelling bubble bath and I'm about to snuggle up on the sofa and watch the new season of CSI: NY which starts tonight! Bliss

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Sapphire Stripes

Yay, it's nearly the weekend and mine is two days this weekend! Last weekend I was pretty wiped out by Sunday, so after a morning work out I did my favourite thing, relax!! This sapphire ring is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery and it reminds me of my Grandad!

Forever 21 Jacket, Brandy Melville Shirt, Blank NYC
Jeans, Deena & Ozzy Boots

Vintage Necklace & Sapphire Ring, Accessorize Love Ring

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Nail Color: Glitter Glitter Glitter

The OPI shatter wasn't my only new polish purchase! I also got a bottle of 'Crown Me Already'. I just tried it out on my ring fingers with my favourite classic Bourjois Rose Longue! I love the big pieces of glitter in this polish and how you can layer it over other colours to create different effects or layer it up on it's own for a super sparkly look!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Bowling Shoes

One day weekends always go by too quickly so it's always nice to head out after work on a Saturday night to make the weekend seen that little bit longer! I hadn't  been bowling in sooo long, it use to be one of my favourite things to do! So when one of my friends suggest for a evening out, I jumped at the idea. I was a little bit rusty but I think I did ok, I want to start going bowling more! Plus bowling shoes are a perfect accessory for any outfit, in the strangest way!

Lamixx Sweater, New Look Tank, UO Scarf,
LC Kohl's Jeans, Primark Boots

Forever 21 Jacket

Monday, 23 January 2012

H&M Home Collection

Ever since H&M launched their Home Collection I've been wanting to purchase some pieces to check out the quality! Since only 2 stores (Oxford Street & Westfield Stratford) in the UK stock the home range I had to order online so I waited until they had a great sale going on!

I ordered these storage baskets and duvet cover to put away for next Christmas! The duvet cover is much better quality that I expected for the price and I would purchase more in the future, they have some really cute new spring ones at the moment!

I'd been after these gold and silver baskets for a while but didn't think they were worth the £7.99 price tag! I'm glad I waited for the sale because they are now 50% off.  They are not as thick as I would have hoped for and I wouldn't have purchased these at full price if I'd seen them in store! But for half price I adore them! They're perfect for storing perfume bottles or for using them in the bathroom!

They still have lots of items on sale and at the moment you can get 10% off your order at HM.com with the code 9602, raid until January 29th 2012. 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Off The Shoulder Pink

I didn't get to snap a proper picture of this outfit but took this just before I went out the door! I was lucky enough to have Monday off work and I did some sorting of my wardrobe and went out for a walk as it was such a bright day, but spent most of the day curled up watching Grey's!

Jet Sweater, Me&Ro Necklace

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! 

Friday, 20 January 2012

Stacey's Smiles :)

We are well into January now and after all the excitement of Christmas and New Year, that past couple of weeks just seemed to be filled with work and well not a lot else! I've been filling my evenings and part of my weekends watching Grey's Anatomy! I've seen them all before but I started back at the beginning and I'm up to season 3 at the moment! Season 8 is on a break here now, I can't wait for it to start again!

I've been lusting after these Aldo boots for probably a year or so and decided to finally bite the bullet and purchase them when they went on sale, I'm glad I waited until this week but I got an extra £14 off them!

Aldo Brendal Boots on sale for £69.99

I placed an order for some of the Home range from H&M when it went on sale (post to come soon) but I also grabbed this top on sale for workouts! When it arrived I loved the little yoga posture detail!

My New Years Resolutions are going OK so far, but this Sunday I plan to start tackling all of this and actually start doing the overhaul I planned.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Jeans & A Tee

As simple as it gets, a plain tee with some old favourite comfy jeans! I grabbed my uggs, a chunky cardigan and scarf when I had to run out to Tescos to get some food in! The highlight of my Sunday was a Skype date with my best friend! I hate that she is thousands of miles away, I miss her like crazy, thank god for iPhones and Skype!!

Primark Tee, True Religion Jeans, H&M Belt, Me&Ro
Necklace, Gifted Bracelet, Michael Kors Watch

Primark Scarf, Urban Outfitters Cardigan

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Nail Color: Shattered Turquoise

You saw a preview of this in one of my Outfit of the Day posts last week! I used the turquoise shimmer I was gifted in my work Secret Santa and OPI black shatter! I've been meaning to purchase a bottle for a while and just never got around to it! I ordered some just after Christmas along with a new glitter polish! I can not wait to layer this over lots of different colours!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Purple & Green

Last week seem like a long week at work so I was glad to go out for a couple of glasses of wine with some friends on Friday night! We were all pretty sleepy that evening! I finally wore my blazer I picked up at the Forever 21 store last month! I love the shade of green.

Dorothy Perkins Tee, F21 Blazer, LC Kohls Jeans,
Primark Heels, New Look Earrings, Lisa Angel Bangles

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sale Finds: Blogger Edition

For all of those people like me who prefer to shop from the comfort of their sofa,  I found some last minute online sale deals from high street stores that I've seen some of my favourite bloggers wearing!

Check out these pieces from Zara and Aldo Nicole was seen wearing on Nicole's Guide To Style. I've been in love with these Zara glitter heels for ages, I wish i could have found them in my size at full price or on sale!

Zara Sweater Dress £16.99 down from £29.99

Aldo Hessling Shoes £50.00 down from £100

Zara Glitter Heels £19.99 down from £49.99

Anh from 9to5Chic was seen wearing these fabulous trousers from Zara.

Zara Palazzo Trousers £14.99 down from £29.99

and this H&M Sweater is on sale for £9.99

H&M Jumper £9.99 down from £19.99

Emily from Cupcakes & Cashmere wore these bright heels back in the summer and now they are 80% off.

Zara Neon Platform Sandals £12.99 down from £59.99

And if you do feel like braving the stores I saw some of these pieces there just this past week.

I loved this colourful outfit from Atlantic-Pacific, these Zara shoes were £29.99 down from £39.99 (I want these so bad too but I can't find my size) and the sweater was £14.99.

Shea Marie from Cheyenne Meets Chanel wore this H&M sweater with shorts, I so wish I could get away with this in the winter! They had lots of these at £7 down from £14.99 and in a few other colours too!

And this Zara Snake print blazer was £29.99, I think it was originally £59.99

Have you seen any pieces your favourite bloggers have worn on sale?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Stacey's Smiles :)

The first smiles of January although we are already half way through the month, crazy right! 5 weeks today one of my closest friends from high school will be walking down the aisle! I am so excited I have no idea what to wear yet though!

I've been collecting recipes from magazines and blogs from a while now and I finally got around to sticking them all in a book! I'd had 3 recipes in here for a while and I needed to add to them from all the pages I had bookmarked on my computer! If you've got any favourite recipes please feel free to share them!

I loved this outfit Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore back in December, you can't get away with wearing this in winter here, so I'm looking forward to spring so I can recreate her look! The Budget Babe found some great alternatives for her outfit here.

Photo Credit: The Budget Babe

Last Saturday it was so bright I snapped this picture from the car as we were driving home!

I'm also excited that Brandy Melville launched their online store today! I fell in love with their collection when I visited one of the stores in Rome last summer! They've just made it a lot easier for me to spend money!

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