Saturday, 18 February 2012

A little in the groove.

Hi babies- this is kind of a funny post, and not in the ha-ha way. My sleep pattern is all kinds of wrecked, and I'm not completely myself at the moment; I have only myself to blame for this, though. Sigh.

I went into town today and saw Equi (ain't she just the prettiest? She manages to look attractive even when pulling a silly face... and then there's dopey ol' me!) for a girly day out- or, well, our version of one anyway. We sat in Starbucks for two hours and didn't even notice how much time had passed while we caught up after a super duper long time. Trawled into shop after shop after shop all afternoon and evening long, until I was absolutely and utterly beat. Going shopping with this girl is the equivalent to a good, long workout. Anyway, on to the good stuff- photos!

When I got home, I decided it was about time I started to experiment with the Canon EOS 600D that my parents gave me for my eighteenth a couple of weeks ago. The image quality on this baby is sdkfsdfbeautiful. As much as I adore and am used to my old Sony hybrid, this one's a real step up, and it shows- I'm so grateful.
I was feeling inspired (as I so often do after a massive bout of retail therapy) and got a little snap-happy. Not too shabby for such an impromptu set-up, huh?


This beige flapper-style dress is just the loveliest thing ever. It's a plain cotton/jersey blend (I think!) floaty dress, but attached all over with strings upon strings reminiscent of those you find disguised as tassles on the ends of curtain ties. Am I making any sense? Oh, this is hard to explain. You get the idea though, right!? It's just a really unique little garment that I haven't seen the likes of before (or not in the past two decades anyway!)- and along with the slightly shimmery beige/gold colour this baby's just plain dreamy.  

Silver Indian anklets joined to form a neckthing = India, obviously (These were made for me when I was just a little'un, from what I can recall.)
Infinity symbol necklace = vintage
Stone necklace = Ethiopian opal pendant that my parents gave me for my eighteenth (I barely take this beauty off any more- ugh, I love it so much.)
(Invisible) Spike and triangle long necklaces = Topman
On my lips (throughout this post) = Revlon's "Wine Not" (I think I've found my favourite lipstick, you guys. This is it- true love.)
Black jumper = vintage
Denim cutoffs = DIY from vintage jeans
Red string cross bracelet = eBay
(Ignore gross thighs, please.)
Suedette flatforms! My new babies. (H&M - £24.99)
Slightly pricey for what they are, but I've been lusting after a pair ever since I saw them on Lily's blog, and I was paying for everything via a gift card from my birthday, so I thought this was my chance to finally nab a pair when Equi happened to spot them. (Thank you, cutie.)
You can't really see it here, and I had a super hard time photographing it in artificial light, but I'm wearing a velvet ruched skirt I bought today from H&M too. I accidentally picked up a size too small, and thought I'd definitely have to return it since it's not even the tiniest bit stretchy, but it just about fits me, and come summer, by which time I'm hoping to be down to this size like I used to be, it won't be a problem. I do hope this isn't just optimistic, wishful thinking.

The heels I'm wearing with the beige dress are my brogue-front vintage ones that are years old now, and still sturdy as ever. Quite possibly the best £3 I've spent on anything, ever.
The black dress on the right looked wonderful on the hanger at H&M, but I brought it home and tried it on, and it just looked awful on me. Yes, that's why the absurd cropping of this photograph: it's just way too ick to show you. The fabric that should flow down in front of my tummy just poofs out in the most unflattering manner, and I am seriously considering either returning it, or doing some serious DIY. I'm not sure what H&M's return policy is on sale items, though. Euch, I've had better luck shopping online than I've had with H&M today! That says a lot, considering H&M is probably my favourite high street store.

Right! That's the end of that ridiculously long post. I haven't slept in about thirty-six hours now (if I've done the maths right... which, let's face it, I most likely haven't) and my body is exhausted from all the walking around we did today, so I'm off to get some much needed shut-eye.

I hope you had a great Friday night, and that your weekend's even better.
Until next time, cuties.

- Anshika

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Friday, 17 February 2012

Shopaholic.




I've ordered these babies here and here from New Look with gift cards I got for my birthday a couple weeks ago- so excited for them to turn up.
Also ordered this darling of a cropped vest.  I'm not usually massively into crop tops as a general rule because I don't think they're very flattering on my body, but this one's so dainty and feminine that I couldn't resist- and for six pounds, it isn't a bad deal at all. I'm a sucker for a bargain!
I'm currently on the hunt for the perfect pair of high-waisted black skinny jeans, and so I think this little vest will go perfectly with those in the summer, with my trusty leather jacket and stacks of silver jewellery thrown on. I'm also looking for the perfect pair of suede(tte) wedge sandals that aren't too high up so I can't walk comfortably in them on a day to day basis, and when I find them, I think they'll look perfect with this outfit. If you know of any that fit this description, please link me to wherever I can find them!

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much at all recently- I'm currently on half term, and true to habit I'm staying cooped up at home in pyjamas, mostly. How very fashion-forward, I know.
I'm possibly popping out tomorrow into town, though, to see a friend, so you might see an outfit post then! I need to get some bits from Boots and also visit H&M to use a gift card I got for my birthday- how inconvenient that H&M doesn't allow you to shop online with your gift card! New Look does, and they've got it absolutely right for lazy bums like me.

Anyway, I'm off now to peruse some more fashion blogs- link me to your favourites in the comments if you'd like. Or be cheeky and link me to yours too! I'd love to give it a read.

Goodnight, and see you all soon, lovelies!

- Anshika

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Birthday.

Aloha, babies! I'm finally eighteen today- and to be completely honest with you, I don't feel much different at all. It feels just like any other day. I'm going out tonight, though, to dinner with my family and a couple of friends, so perhaps I'll feel ~special~ then! Especially when I order my first ever legal drink at the bar! It's probably a little pathetic that I'm nervous about this.

Anyway, because it's been so cold recently- and only getting so much colder here in the UK, with snow expected tonight where I live (trust this to happen on my birthday- typical!)- I've been unable to take serious outfit photographs without half freezing to death. But these are snippets of two outfits I wore this past week- I'm in all sorts of love with the reverse-back-necklace thing. It makes everything look so dainty and delicate. Just so much love for it all.




Kaftan tunic/dress = vintage
Necklace = DIY from earrings from New Look
Watch = Chopard


Blazer = vintage
Shirt = from mum!
Skirt = Internacionale
Tights = Tesco
Watch = Chopard
I'll probably take some photographs tonight at dinner, so you can maybe expect a few of those, depending on how they turn out.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, darlings.

Until next time,
Anshika

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