30.11.10

In with the new!


Bonsoir, all!

Well, my wish for a shedload of snow to come my way so uni can get cancelled (and therefore I can get an extension on my project!) has come true, but it's a double edged sword. I had been planning to go to the Debenhams press day this morning before work to check out the Spring collections (including my usual fave range by Henry Holland) , so I got up at 7am and got ready for 90 minute mission to London. When I got to the station, it was packed out and the info screens said everything was delayed by approximately 75 years (or there abouts). So I had to scrap operation Debenhams and go home! Gutted! It kinda worked out though, because I went to uni and got loads done before my shift, so that's a weight off my shoulders. To conclude: Snow = yay and nay in equal measures.

Today I wore my two other uniform buys. By the way , my camera seems to hate picking up dark colours, which is why the brightness and contrast is always diddled beyond belief in my pics! Anyway, I bought this dress and this batwing cardigan. They were very last minute purchases and although neither of them have brought much excitement to my life, they are both flattering and comfy so I'm happy.




(Oh the irony of using a bicep pose to model the batwing cardi which is hiding my bingo wings!)


I've been feeling the need for some new specs, and having 'saved' £20 on trainfare, decided to indulge myself. I happen to prefer Specsavers' cheapie £25 lenses more than any of the pricier ones, and I picked up these gorgeous Edna frames. For £25!! Bargain! (Excuse the link is to the Aus site, sold out in UK!) They have such a vintagey look to them with the colour and cat-eye, I can't believe they're Specsavers!



Before I go, thanks for your hilarious comments on my new bitchy feature, 'This cat has claws'. Your positive response to the negativity has led me to add yet another feature idea to my to-do list. How do you feel about a feature I'd like to call 'The Naughty Step', where I name and shame the products I've bought that have been a waste of dosh? I'm figuring it's just as useful to know what not to buy as it is to know what to buy, so keep your eyes peeled!

Hope you've had a nice day, guys. I'm off to do uni work, or maybe just go to bed. Keeping my options open.

48 comments:

  1. I love your glasses! Mine are specsavers cheapies too :) xo

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  2. Oh, how gutting about the press day :( the snow in Glasgow has been unreal, all the side roads are virtually cut off - nightmare! I hate it...

    but WOW those glecks are amazing! I really need a new pair as I've lost my old Ray Bans but was going off them anyway. These are such a steal!

    Love the blog, can't believe I've only just found it!

    xx

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  3. cool specs! love the colour

    BM,

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    x

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  4. Your glasses are beyond rad! If I ever need glasses, I want ones like those <3.

    Yes to the new feature. We need some bitchness in the blogosphere!

    x

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  5. love them! they look fab on you :) xxx

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  6. Loove the lace tunic, so nice to have dresses you can just 'throw on', so to speak...and of course LOVE the glasses :) xx

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  7. Specsavers glasses are rad, my boyfriend has some identical to those of Deirdre from Corrie!

    That dress is awesome loving the bat pose for the batwing CAW CAW (ok that was a seagull)
    Looking fab! xx

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  8. Your glasses make me wish I had poor eyesight.

    x

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  9. those glasses are wonderful. need to scope those out. the cat eye shape is so enticing to me

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  10. Those glasses are gorgeous! I shall have to have a trip down to Specsavers as I need a new pair myself.
    Sorry about your trip to London, darn snow! x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  11. i love your snarky posts! someone's gotta say it.

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  12. I ADORE those glasses. They make me wish I hadn't paid so much for mine.
    I love your dress too - I tried it on in several colours and sizes and it just didn't fit me right - either the body was too long and baggy or it was too short and tight.
    I think the "naughty step" idea is a really good one.
    Flo x
    http://florencekatharine.blogspot.com

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  13. I really want some tortoise shell ones... im going to have a little wander into specsavers tomorrow on my 'christmas present shopping trip'

    looking fab! xx

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  14. I love the idea for your Naughty Step posting. Not only a great way to tell us all what's not worth buying, but could be a way to do regular blogs sales. I look forward to it!

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  15. Asif those glasses were in Specsavers! Such a good find :D
    The naughty step sounds like a fab feature to me - there's not enough bloggers willing to tell the truth about products when that means being a bit negative. It'd be so useful!
    Also, i've figured that doing uni work IN bed is actually pretty productive...and no need to decide between the two! Hehe

    Danni
    xxx

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  16. You should definitely do the naughty step idea! It would work great alongside the cat has claws as it's always good to know which products to avoid.

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  17. love the outfit! those glasses look amazing on you.

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  18. OMG Gem I love those glasses !!! I need to get a pair, I really need to go specsavers as my bloke has just got his too and they are so nice and my mum ... I feel left out :(

    I love the dress and the batwing cardi, I need to get more leggings so I can wear more of my dresses in this weather, anyway love this outfit girl xxxxx

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  19. Love the glasses! They're such a cool shape and suit you really well.

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  20. Blimmin' public transport eh?! I'm glad you got a lot of Uni work done though, I'm sick to death of my 9 assignments, cannot wait to get those bad boys handed in! Love the cardy Gem, batwings are so easy to wear I think, and super flattering (: xx

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  21. Love the glasses. How very geek chic x

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  22. Those glasses are cracking. I'm a glasses direct girl myself, but may not be a convert. Red frame? Well hello there.

    I love myself a wee bat wing cardi..it looks amazing missus. Deff worth getting a little excited about =)
    x

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  24. Super cute outfit, sucks about the train.
    I had my first ever snow yesterday so im excited!
    Alex
    http://alexslifeafter20.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love the naughty step idea! Nothing worse than spending money on something that doesn't work/looks awful - you should name and shame some high end brands :)

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  26. Oh that's really rubbish about the press day. All that lovely Henry Holland stuff!

    The glasses must be lifting your spririts though, they're amazing!!

    A definite yes from me to The Naughty Step.

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  27. Oh god those glasses are incredible. I really, really need to book an eye test. Specsavers it is!

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  28. the glasses are very dame edna, so wouldnt work on me but they look really cute on you!! yes please make it a feature, it was so refreshing to read a bit of critique aswell! xx

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  29. Oh, such ladylike glasses, love them!
    Snow is pretty to look at, but in terms of transport, not so funny.
    X

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  30. my dad ordered that dress in a burnt orange as one of my presents! looking finee!x

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  31. My specs are cheapies from my local opticians, which really does make them SUPER cheap haha but I love them dearly. I fling my glasses about too much for me to justify 'designer' ones. Yours are bloody lovely miss! :) the wee splash of colour is super and they really suit your pretty wee face. A naughty step feature sounds like a great idea - would love to read some naming and shaming! :p xx

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  32. Fab glasses <3 I bought that Topshop dress in the 'rust' colour the other day - love it, even if it is ridiculously short on me! Ooo yes, like the sound of 'The Naughty Step' feature! With so many product raves on blogs, it'd be great to read some posts that will actually SAVE me money! xx

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  33. Cuuute glasses! I'm one of those losers who has eye tests in the hope they might need specs. I just want an excuse to wear them as I refuse to be a fraudulent spec wearer!
    Penny x

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  34. Sadly I still have school even in this weather. :(

    Also, I would love, love LOVE to have the naughty step.


    x

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  35. Sadly I still have school even in this weather. :(

    Also, I would love, love LOVE to have the naughty step.


    x

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  36. So much snpw here in Brighton now! Bit worried about walking down our steep road to work tomorrow >.<

    Oh my, can't believe those are specsavers! I've never had my eyes tested, maybe here's an excuse...

    Also, on my lunch break today I flicked through ASOS mag and saw your page! Really wanted to run around telling everyone how I know you...then thought it through and decided it would be a bit odd trying to explain how, well, I don't really "know" you per se!

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  37. great buys! what a job where they give u 60% off :O
    the naughty step sounds amazing, u should deff do it!xx

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  38. you have totally persuaded me to get my hair cut off... not consciously, obvs. haha. just reading your blog and luvvvin the herrrr. X

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  39. Lovely post :)
    LOVE the cute glasses!
    How long does it take to do your hair out of interest because i cant tell if its styled loads or natural?? Either way i love it :)
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  40. Thanks for your fab comments guys! Glad the new specs have your seal of approval :)

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  41. Pippa - my hair doesn't take much styling really. I whack a load of volumising products in it, then blowdry and I'm pretty much good to go. Sometime need to straighten the fringe a bit if it isn't sitting right.
    xx

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  42. I'm SO envious of your uniform allowance discount thing! I'd go crazy with it if it was me. Got a friend who works in Dotty Ps, so her Arcardia discount is also to use your phrase, a double edged sword! Those frames are wicked too, very cool! I half want to wear glasses at some point in my life, I feel pretentious wearing clear glass frames for the sake of it haha! Glad to hear you've got lots of work done, boo for missing the press day though eh! jazzy ♥

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  43. Love the glasses, they suit you so well x

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  44. I totally thought I'd commented on this already :/ you are completely gorgeous and I'm jealous of your glasses! Wish I had your motivation to do some uni work! xx

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  45. Looking particularly adorable today! I love specsavers, I always try on all the crazy granny ones for fun, and its amazing how many of them actually look awesome!

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