21.3.11

Stripes, glitter, cross stitch, kitty

Yo!

I'm going on a road trip with Emily to stay with our friend Hannah tomorrow after work. Can't wait!!! I do have lots to do before hand so will try and keep this brief, but I know I never do! (EDIT: I failed).

Firstly, I HAVE to share this epic Primark bargain with you. I know it isn't the height of aesthetic excitement, but at only £4, this navy striped jersey skater style dress was a must-buy. They do it in loads of other colours too. I bought a black and white striped one. It's quite loose fitting so is very forgiving. Handy in the midst of a Jaffa Cake addiction relapse.



Socks and sandals, back by popular (ish..) demand!! The clogs are by Moheda c/o Sarenza.

My ASOS/Groupon purchases arrived, including the Katy Perry OPI 'Teenage Dream' polish. I couldn't decide whether to get the set of mini polishes or just one full size one. My Twitter homeys and SJ's (Cowbiscuits) handy review made me realise Teenage Dream was my favourite, so I decided to get a full sized one.




Isn't it just the glitteriest dream of a polish? I used three coats but it dried super quickly. It is so much more mesmerising in real life, it's always a bitch photographing glitter polish!

On the subject of hands, Sarah, the designer behind Magasin, sent me these two awesome rings the other day. Sarah specialises in creating genius cross stitch jewellery and accessories, and is also a blogger! I have had so many comments whilst wearing these babies - everyone is in agreement that it's a pretty ingenious concept! Being an OAP at heart (and often on the surface) I enjoy any nod to granny culture, and these cross stitch cuties are no exception. Anyway, it's not all yaaaay-look-at-my-freebies, as Sarah has kindly offered you all 15% off in her etsy store using the code GEMFATALE15!





In other news, I borrowed a swishy Canon 500D camera from uni today for my project, so tested it out earlier on my gorgeous little model, Roxy. I've never been able to get such close/clear pictures of her with her eyes open as the flash on my little Nikon turns her eyes into squinting, glowing orbs. Isn't she just a beaut? I was going to just post one picture, but I couldn't choose my fave!




By the way, I call that little platform she's sitting on her Perch of Terror™! It's at the top of her scratch post thing, and for some reason whenever she's up on it, she goes a bit mad and will literally punch you if you walk past her. She doesn't have her claws out or anything though. It's so funny! She also chases her tail like a little lunatic. Will try and film both for your viewing pleasure!

Back soon for hopefully some LOL tales of my trip with Emily!

Stay safe!

56 comments:

  1. oww Gem so naughty showing me this dress!! Deffo going down to Primark tomorrow. what a barg!!

    Isn't Teenage Dream the best?! I feel like some white-trash Barbie in it (ok that doesn't sound like a good thing) but it's just mmmf!

    Those rings are the cutest! and your cat is also adorbz xxx

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  2. Haha aww your cat is so cute! I used to have a cat with the exact same eye colour - beautiful! Love the little cross stitch rings, may have to take you up on the 15% offer :) R x

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  3. awww, roxy is gorgeous! love the stripy primark dress (and so cheap too, oh my) - i might go on a (futile, as my local never has anything) hunt for it :)

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  4. In love with the moustache ring! Have joined you on that weird h8rz site btw, hello! Looking forward to the video xx

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  6. I love your style. You always look so chic and put together :)

    xx

    http://wearenouvellevague.blogspot.com/

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  7. I have that moustache ring, my little sister got it for me at Christmas, it's so cool!!! Love your nails and that dress as well!!! Gorgeous cat too, her eyes are amazing!!


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  8. Those rings are beautiful!
    & your cat is gorgeous. I took a photo of mine - the photo is on my blog at the moment - I found him in a rather unusual place the other day and had to take a pic as it was so unexpected. Though the photo quality isn't as good as yours!
    x

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  9. I think cats are just natural posers, whenever I whip my camera out my kitty cat's always there!

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  10. Ooo, those rings are spectacular, thanks for sharing! Your cat has such stunning eyes, I'm always taking snaps of my cats :)
    x

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  11. Ooh love the rings, will need to check out their etsy shop! Also your act is beyond cuteness! xx

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  12. I love those shoes. I need them in my life :)

    xxxxxxx

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  13. Ah, wish we had Primark here, that dress is adorable! It looks great on you!

    Yep, this post has only made me sure that I need the Teenage Dream polish in my life, it's too gorgeous!

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  14. i love dresses like that, so easy to wear and comfortable! you look v cute. enjoying the comeback of socks and sandals. hope you have a nice time on your road trip! i wish i was going on one x

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  15. what a bargain! love the nail polish too, and the rings are very cutexxx


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  16. love teenage dream! one tiny bit of glitter and i'm in love haha :)
    cute pics of your cat also xoxo

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  17. the rings are amazing!!
    Not to mention how cute the cat is...

    xx


    http://tietheoceantoyourknees.blogspot.com/

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  18. Roxy is so adorable!

    Love the Primark dress - may have to have a quick scoot in there after work today. I've been so good about not shopping recently but I can feel my resolve flagging...

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  19. I just bought that dress last week! It's great isn't it :)

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  20. Love that glitter polish. And the Primark dress is fab - definitely need to head to Primark soon! x

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  21. love the little primark dress.. you dont need to wear somthing thats "forgiving" though you is tiny girl!!
    i do need a primark big shop havnt been for ages!
    i love those rings.. cross stitch and a ring in one combo.. defo got to get one!!
    charl
    x

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  22. I've been looking for a stripy dress just like that for ages! I'll have to hot-foot it to Primark now :)

    I've been wanting a cat for ages now, and these adorable images aren't helping! :) x

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  23. Hi Gem! Nice Primark find! There's nothing better than finding a great bargain! Also glad to see the socks and sandals! They make the blog! (amongst other things of course!) x

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  24. Your road trip sounds amazing, and I would never have guessed that dress was Primark. I'd definitely bag one if the nearest wasn't two hours away x

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  25. That bird ring is just so pretty! I can feel an order coming on! :)

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  26. Love the nail polish, it's so perfect and glittery! Your photos of Roxy are gorgeous too, her eyes are amazing! Enjoy your road trip! x

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  27. Lovely drees. These rings are so cute. x

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  28. I love love LOVE your style, your socks and shoes are so sweet hah :)) I can't believe how glittery that nail polish looks :)
    Enjoy your roadtrip! :D xxx

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  29. I bought Teenage Dream with my Groupon voucher too! I really wanted the mini collection but they were out of stock so I chose TD. Looks fab! x


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  30. I love this post! The last photo of your cat is so cute. It proves to me the difference of getting a decent camera...my little £100 job doesn't do much.

    The rings are such a great idea. My Mum used to do cross-stitch when I was little, so these kind of fill a gap of nostalgia, as I'm not about to take up cross-stitch myself any time soon. I'll definitely be buying. x

    dressingmissdolly.co.uk

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  31. i am actually in love with those rings... i think i need them in my life... xx

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  32. I love that dress so much! Definitely getting my paw on that one
    xx

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  33. love the dress, nails and rings featured in this post. defs need to get my nads on all these items! xx

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  34. have an awesome trip.

    Love the dress, a defo must although I fear the length may be indecent on me!

    I love the OPI polishes with the dense glitter, I have an Alice in Wonderland one, it's AWESOME!

    Roxy- amazing. I love her, and those pictures with her eyes are awesome.

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  35. cute cute rings!
    loving the teenage dream nailpolish
    xoxo

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  36. such a bargain, primark are coming out with good stock lately!
    adoreee you nail polish, so sparkly and pretty!
    Krissy xoxo

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  37. Those rings are absolutely gorgeous!!
    xx

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  38. Love the dress, such a bargain as well! x

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  39. cross stitch rings? dreamy.

    the dress is amazing, been looking like something like that for ages. didn't see it in primark, but it looks perfect. greats for holidays and wearing pretty much all the time.

    the nail polish is also amazing

    x

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  40. There isn't a Primark in the city where I go to university so we have 'Primark runs' every term where we get the train and go a bit mad. I think that dress might be on my list!

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  41. oh those pictures are gorgeous, her eyes <3
    this posts reminded me i need to have a little look in primark again.
    i really love the rings, such a good idea!

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ X

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  42. that dress is gorgeous - i need it in my life right now! the cross stitch accessories are awesome. i made a cross stitch card for my boyfriend for valentines day and loved making it. i could never be as talented as that lady though xx

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  43. HAHA Gem you SLAY me! Perch of terror - big lols!

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  44. you are my faaaave. love that dress, how lovely are your legs. GIVE ME.
    I love cats! sometimes i google image pictures of kittens and then four hours have passed and i'm wondering what i'm doing with my life. xo.
    gh0stparties.com

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  45. Thanks so much for featuring my jewellery on your blog Gem! I've already made some sales from it so I am very grateful :)

    I am also VERY envious of your legs!! X

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  46. Loving the rings, and the nail polish is amazing! Was on the lookout for some glittery stuff a while ago, think I'll have to check this out! :)

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  47. Aww enjoy yer trip twinnie! I am still lusting over the katy P opi's, wish I'd got that damn groupon voucher :( Total laughing my ass off at your comment about roxy, she is an absolute beaut, and I know the clawless punch you speak of so well! hahaha :) loves it. What a nutter xx

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  48. I remember being taught cross stitch when I was about 11 in guides, urgh I hated it! So so messy at the back. I love crochet though, that is my fave granny hobby <3

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  49. Love the dress...if I got it, I would share it too lol
    Thanks for the lovely comments on BLEURGH! Your posts always make me smile "nod to the granny movement" LOL

    Xisses, Onyxsta
    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  50. The stripey top is such a good shape on you!
    Those nails are fabulous, the thought of removing glitter varnish just puts me off though haha!
    xxx

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  51. Super cute rings ! I love the moustache one. The cat is so lovely!

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  52. your dress is so adorable!!!! and i seriously love your socks they are awesome :)

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  53. Those rings are adorable! Such a great idea.

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  54. I bought this dress a while ago and went back to get the black one yesterday and it came up as £2 :)

    Tara xx

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