Sunday, 27 February 2011

Owl-ing Around...

This is my latest creation on Polyvore, I'm meant to be packing my bag for Uni tomorrow so of course I found something else to procrastinate with! I actually bought this dress the other day and I LOVE it, I haven't yet worn it but I think it can be dressed up in so many different ways.

I love the bag as well, although it is a bit more than I'd spend on an ordinary day bag, it's super cute. I think apart from the dress the ring is my favourite part of the outfit, it reminds me of a Golden Snitch? I don't know if that's just the Harry Potter fangirl part of me though!

I hope you like it! Have a good week!

Lucy xx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Polyvore ponderings...

TopShop dress
$60 -

Lace up pumps
$55 -

Cream handbag
$50 -

Engraved ring
$25 -

Turquoise jewelry
$20 -

I'm on a roll with blog posts today! So I have just found the wonders of Polyvore through another blog, I think I am about three years later than the rest of the world, but just incase anyone else hasn't found it. It's basically a website that lists clothes from thousands of brands/shops and you can put together different outfits from different websites/shops to see how clothes together. Basically an online lookbook! I love it!

I quickly put together a Topshop outfit, as you can probably guess I have a lot of affection for Topshop, I really like the outfit I put together though, I think it's really easy to wear and really cute. Unfortunately I have tried the dress on and it doesn't really suit me but I still think it's a really cute dress!

The only annoying thing I can foresee at the moment is that it only seems to have the prices in dollars but that might just be because I'm a beginner, I will try just to list clothing that is available on the UK site though!

Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think.

Lucy xx

Review: True Grit

So I did promise I'd do a review of True Grit, so here it is! I have to admit I went in not expecting much as it really isn't my cup of tea, I wouldn't personally choose to watch a Western. I was proven right unfortunately, there were a lot of funny moments, and I did laugh along but equally there was also a lot of boring monologue and I have to admit I didn't actually gel with the characters. I do think part of it was my own fault because I went into the film thinking I wouldn't like it, so I ended up not liking it.

However I can understand that it's a brilliant film, the cinematography was amazing, the settings were beautiful, and equally the acting was very good, it is definitely worthy of Oscar nominations, it just isn't my kind of film. My boyfriend LOVED it and I got a running commentary all night, so if you think you will like it then I imagine you will and I would recommend it, but for me I wouldn't watch it again!

I've been looking around all the shops and online today and I've found lots of lovely clothes so I'm going to put together a wants post tonight or tomorrow so watch out for it!

Lucy xx

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


So I haven't been doing so well with my two posts a week resolution!! Sorry about that, I've been so bogged under with University work, I've only got three weeks until the final draft of my dissertation is handed in, whilst still doing all of my other coursework and seminar work, so it's an understatement to say I'm busy!

Anyway this is no excuse, so I will make a change! I also find it hard to decide what to write about, I don't want to just go on about boring things, I do want to be an interesting blogger! So in relation to the post below me, I have now acquired the shoes, they actually arrived yesterday, I managed to get them with the free postage from Topshop (they have extended this until the 25th Feb if anyone fancies getting anything!!) I got the size 6 as I am always a size 6, but these feel exceptionally small, and I don't think they are going to get comfy, so I've just ordered the size 7, I will compare them both when they come and return the one that doesn't fit. If the 7 is too big I think I will cry, they are so cute in the flesh!!

On to new things. There are so many films out at the moment and so many coming out soon!! I am a bit of a film lover, I definitely do not think I know anything intellectual about films, I just love going to the cinema, it is one of my favourite things to do!! Most recently I've watched Tangled, I am a HUGE lover of Disney and this film was just absolutely amazing, it was Disney back to their best, the songs were perfect and it was just a lovely film. It actually knocked Sleeping Beauty off my number two spot of all time favourite Disney films! My list is as follows:

1. Beauty and the Beast.
2. Tangled.
3. Sleeping Beauty.
4. Snow White
5. Princess and the Frog

I'll just do the top five of my Disney films, as you can see they are all Princess films, I think secretly I am a Princess, you never know, it could be like the Princess Diaries all over again!! Does anyone else has a Disney film list??

Anyway I'm off to watch True Grit this evening, it is definitely not my choice but I promised my boyfriend we would go and watch. I know it has got a lot of critical acclaim but Westerns are so not my thing and I would much prefer to just watch Just Go With It. But I am being a dutiful girlfriend so I will report back tomorrow with a review of the film!

I'm also putting together a few more weekly wants! Sorry for another boring post, I will hopefully start getting more exciting soon. And hello to all my new followers :)

Lucy xx

Friday, 4 February 2011

Haircut and Hello...


I've been pretty rubbish with my blog over January but I intend to post AT least two posts a week from now on. I just always find it hard deciding what to blog about! I've been super busy over January as I had coursework from hell to try and finish. That is now handed in and I'm concentrating on all of my lovely new modules for this semester and trying to finish my dissertation and making it sound intellectual!!

Anyway I've had my haircut today, I'm trying to grow it so I haven't had once since the start of November and I've really missed it. I think getting my haircut is one of my favourite pampering things to do. My hairdresser decided to leave my hair with it's natural volume today and not straighten it and I have to admit I really like it like this. Unfortunately when I blow dry it I tend to look like I've been dragged through a head backwards....

He also suggested trying out some sea salt spray for summer so I got some from Superdrug. I've never tried it before so it will probably first be tried on a day I do not have to leave the house in case it looks awful!! Has anyone else tried it?

Anyway! I have also been lusting after some of the new Spring/Summer collections. It's a bit of an annoying time at the moment because all of the shops are getting their fab S/S pieces in but it's still too cold and rubbish to want to wear any of them! But I do find looking at them and making a virtual shopping list helps me get through the dark wet days!

So this is my Spring/Summer lust list at the moment!

Rose Leather Heart Belt. - Topshop £16. They've got these in four different colours at the moment and I think they are FAB!! I am definitely getting one I just need to decide on the colour. Teamed with a pair of denim shorts (which I am still searching for so if you have any suggestions please let me know!) and a cute little vest top (the scallop ones from Topshop?) this will be a super cute accessory!

Patent T-Bar Shoes. - Topshop £55. Now these will definitely be a marmite shoe to a lot of people. I LOVE them and think they will look fab with a little tea dress, or even a pair or loose shorts, but I know a lot of people will hate them! I will definitely be buying these soon!

Racer Back Dress. - ASOS £20. I think these is a lovely plain day dress from ASOS that can be worn in so many different ways. The only criticism I have is I wish they offered it in more colours!

Straw Boater Hat. - Topshop £20. Now I'm not sure about this one. I really really want to love the Boater trend and I really want one. I just don't think I'm cool enough to pull one off. I also have a massive head and hats don't really fit me. I will definitely be searching this one out to try on though. I will keep you updated if I do decide to go for it!

Over knee Two Tone Socks. - ASOS £5. I think these are a lovely colour combination, they also have I think 5 more colour combinations. All will work well in the transition between warm thick woolly tights in winter and bare legs in summer. I didn't go for the over-the -knee trend last spring but I do feel like embracing it this year.

Anyway that's my lust list at the moment. Let me know what you think, and I will update soon! :)

Lucy xx