Monday, 26 March 2012

#1 Life as we know it...

Sometimes life throws us unexpected surprises. But surprises aren’t necessarily bad. On the contrary, some can be welcomed with open arms. I’ve certainly had some nice things to think about lately. And good weather makes everything better, right? London has been beautiful. On Saturday, I had a lovely, lazy day hanging out around Camden Lock with drinks and it was TROPICAL.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve been out to eat far too much lately. Curry. Chinese. Tapas. Sushi. Italian. You name it. And yet despite such gastronomical adventures as of late, I can still think of plenty more places I wanna go… terrible, right? I’m really fancying:

An american diner 

A cheeky brunch one weekend

Pub grub 
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I’m just such a foodie!

I’m surprised anyone still wants to go out to eat with me, to be honest – taking pictures of food is one of my guilty pleasures. I’m sure my mates think I’m a freak! 

Here, have some food porn:

Tuscan potatoes and duck with olives

Sweet potato fries

Paella

These last few photos are my own. If you wish to use
them, please ask for my permission first. Thanks!

Friday, 2 March 2012

If you don’t ask, you don’t get

I don’t often look at Topshop’s “buy now or regret later” rack as nothing usually catches my eye. But for some reason, a couple of weeks back, it was calling my name. I was pretty chuffed to find these beauts:


I raced to the changing rooms to try them out – because standing in the Topshop Oxford Circus returns queue is never fun(!) I didn’t think the dress would look anywhere near as nice on me as it did on Kathy, who rocked it – but I honestly felt quite the princess. The top was baggier than I usually prefer, but so comfy.

Good so far. Then I discovered The Faults. Some black smudges on the top and quite a few gems missing / hanging off of the dress.

What do you do in times like these? 
Is this a deal breaker for you?

The price tags had been removed from both items and there was no indication whether they’d been reduced or not.

Worth queuing for or not?

I loved both items so much, I decided to chance it – asking for a cheeky discount at the till. Because you never know. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

I met the loveliest of ladies at the till, and am still to this day amazed about what I paid for both items. She reduced the top down from £38 to… wait for it… £18! The smudges aren’t even that noticeable and if they don’t wash out, I can tuck the top into skirts / shorts and hide the worst of it. In fact, that’s probably how I’ll style it anyway! And the shocker of all shockers… I paid a mere £18 for the dress which was originally… £60! A £42 whopper of a discount!

So my advice to you ladies:

Never feel pressured to pay full price for clothing that simply isn’t up to scratch. It’s worth a try and you’re well in your rights to receive a discount at times like these.

Outfit posts to follow… providing I find a willing photographer! x x