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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

What I Wore: Starry Eyed.

It feels like forever since I last sat down to write a blog post, the last few weeks have been a little bit hectic in terms of work, my degree and a few bits and bobs to do with life in general. Over the past couple of months I feel like my blog has been stuck in a bit of a rut and that's why I decided to post my blog readers survey last Friday. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has taken the time to answer those questions for me, almost 150 of you lovelies have so far and I really do appreciate it! I'm reading every single response and taking everything on board - there are a few things regarding certain answers that I'd like to talk about but I'll do that in a separate post in the new year.

Yesterday afternoon my boyfriend and I drove over to Nottingham to have a little look at the Christmas market. To be honest it was a little disappointing - no ice rink or Ferris Wheel this year & the few stalls that were there were lacking a little bit of Christmas magic. Nevermind though, I had a super yummy sandwich & bowl of chunky chips for lunch in John Lewis and I had the chance to road test my brand new camera which made up for the pretty lack lustre Christmas market. Oh and I also managed to track down a tube of the illusive Revlon Cherries in the Snow lipstick which I'm so happy about!

Yesterday morning my new glasses arrived, I've had the frames for a little while but a change in my prescription meant I needed some new lenses. I was originally quoted £200 to have new lenses fitted by a high street optician, which quite frankly is ridiculous, but luckily I found a wonderful company online who would thin the lenses & pop an anti-glare and anti-scratch coating on for just £40! I'm so pleased to have these new frames, I feel infinitely more confident with these that I did with my previous pair - in fact my old glasses have never made an appearance on my blog because I felt so uncomfortable wearing them. I know when I showed these new glasses a little while ago some people didn't like them but as long as you feel confident in something then it really doesn't matter what other people think - always go for what you like & what will make you happy because that's really important and I think sometimes that's easy to forget!

Cardigan: George at Asda.
Uncut Ruby Ring: Studio59 - £35.

With only a couple of days left until Christmas I thought I'd snap a few outfit of the day pictures next to our Christmas tree! This is the dress I featured in my last wish list post & as you can tell I decided to keep it after much umming and ahhing! I really do adore the little white collar and the lace overlay is just beautiful. It's currently on sale for only £21.50 at the moment so if you like it, it's a total bargain! Thankfully I only paid £26 for it, if I'd bought it at full price I'd be pretty miffed right now! The purple cardigan is one I've had for a little while and I just don't wear it often enough - I always end up realising how cute it is whenever I pull it out of my wardrobe but I find myself overlooking it all the time!

Necklace: Temporary Secretary

This absolutely gorgeous necklace is from Temporary:Secretary and the wonderful lady behind the shop, Sarah, was sweet enough to send me this as a Christmas present. I will always do my best to support Sarah & Temporary:Secretary in any way I can, not only because the shop is an online treasure trove of sparkly goodness but also because I've seen how hard she works every single day and how much love she puts into her business. Good things deserve to happen to good people, it's always lovely to support smaller businesses & I have a sneaky feeling that 2012 is going to be a cracking year for Temporary:Secretary and you wouldn't want to miss out on any of that, would you?!

Oh dear, this turned into a little bit of a long post full of rambles & me getting side tracked - I apologise! Are you looking forward to Christmas? I'm excited for to eat an enormous vegetarian roast dinner and I have a bottle of Hendricks Gin because it's the best kind and well, it's lovely to have a little tipple during the holidays when you don't really drink throughout the year. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it..!



  1. I enjoyed reading this post! Your specs are lovely they really suit you, mine are quite similar, I only wear them for driving though! Sounds funny, but I can't see a thing when I wear them walking about!!?

    Beautiful necklace from Sarah :)

    Have a wonderful Christmas Jennie :D xx

  2. Your glasses look lovely! :) x

  3. You look stunning!!! <3 the glasses really suit you x

  4. Your hair looks beautiful! As do you, and so does your christmas tree! :)
    I love ramble posts, keep them up, I find it so interesting to find out about your life and your little bunny :)
    I went to Nottingham christmas market when it just opened this year, I was disappointed too, although I did meet two adorable pug puppies at one of the stall, so cute.
    Merry Christmas! xoxo

  5. Great post, are these gorgeous photos with your new camera! You look lovely and the glasses really suit you!!


  6. Lovely outfit post. The dress is definitely a keeper! xx

  7. Love that dress, and you really suit glasses.
    I love Temp Sec jewellery, always so pretty, and good value.

  8. The glasses are gorgeous! Really suit you :)

  9. LOVE that necklace.

    Your hair is so so so long, I'm rather jealous! x

    sweet monday

  10. @The Pampered Sparrow - Thank you so much lovely, it felt really nice to sit down with a cuppa and actually have time to write a proper blog post! Aww you're much better off than me then - I can't see a thing at all without my glasses! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

    @Jenny - Thank you so much! I feel much more myself with these than I ever have with any of my previous pairs!

    @Soph - Aww thank you lots my lovely! <3

    @Wishbone - Thank you! I definitely will, I forgot how much I love just sitting down with a spare half an hour or so and just having a little chat! Aww little pugs are so beautiful! Merry Christmas lovely!

    @Jess - They are indeed with my new camera, I'm so happy with it and I can't wait to start snapping lots more! Thank you lovely <3

    @Tamsin - Thank you so much, it's such a pretty dress, so happy I decided to keep it!

    @Kelly - N'aww thank you so much! Definitely agree about Temporary:Secretary, such beautiful pieces that you probably won't see every single girl wearing at the same time - I love that about smaller businesses!

    @staceycarmella - Thank you so much, I'm really happy with them! :)


  11. @Kim - Thank you sweets! It's not in the best condition so don't be too jealous! :)


  12. Love the cardi and the glasses. BTW, I know you're tall, but you look REALLY tall next to that tree! I mean that in a good way. I'm 157 cm and lemming your height. Love from North Carolina!

  13. I really like your glasses, they suit you well. And that necklace has just inspired me to do some online jewellery shopping, even though that's a bit naughty just a few days before Christmas.


  14. you look gorgeous and the dress looks so pretty :) x

  15. Love that dress suits you alot :)

  16. @NeenaJ - Hehe aww thank you! It's a 6 foot tree and I'm almost as tall as it. I'd happily trade with you if I could!

    @Chrissy - Thank you so much! Aww no, not at all, it's always important to treat yourself to something pretty around Christmas, at least that's what I tell myself haha!

    @Tatteredflorals - Thank you so much lovely!

    @Kelly Marie - Thank you lots! :)


  17. Love the glasses! I am a sucker for thick-frames, I have a couple pairs myself & I just love them!
    I also just adore your dress (LOVE the collar), you always dress so fantastically well!

    The Urban Umbrella

  18. Merry Christmas in advance.Really love the bracelet. Very unique.

  19. Love your outfit! The dress is lovely, love the word SALE even more.lol
    Glasses, as said before, deffo suit you. :)
    Wish we had a Christmas market close by.. I'd love to go.. :(


  20. Those glasses are lovely, they really suit you :)
    I love that necklace too, and I agree, I think 2012 will be a fantastic year for her! xx
    Sirens and Bells

  21. Great post, lovely outfit, I'm tempted by the dress. I think your glasses look great :)
    Hope you love Cherries in the Snow, it's one of my favourites, slightly scary, but really beautiful colour x

  22. Ohh this is just perfect and you look lovely <3 xxx

  23. i love your glasses, they really suit you. can't believe how much some people charge just to change the lenses. i'm so tempted to order that asos dress right now! xx

  24. I really like your glasses! And the last photo is lovely :)

  25. You look lovely in these photo's I love your dress xxx

  26. @TheUrbanUmbrella - Thank you! Yay for thick frames, always love statement glasses!

    @010 - Thank you!

    @C. - Aww thank you <3

    @Katy - Thank you! I've got a lot of love for Temporary:Secretary!

    @Victoria - Definitely recommend the dress, it's really lovely!

    @Marta - Aww thanks sweet!

    @Caroline - Thank you lovely! Ahh I know, they charge a fortune! Definitely think you should get the dress, it'd suit you so much!

    @Wardrobe Block - Thank you! :)

    @Lauren - Thank you lovely!


  27. You have such a unique face! Very beautiful!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  28. Love this dress, really nice post. Merry Christmas!

  29. Gorgeous dress, love the lace detail, you look lovely! x

  30. I'm totally with you - glasses are soooo expensive. And it's always the more blind you are, the more expensive the lens! NO FAIR! Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Jennie. Lots of love xxx


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