One of my unwritten blogging resolutions this year was to post more often and I know I haven’t done too well at that so far. In my defence, daylight hasn’t been on my side for photo-taking and I haven’t really been doing much apart from getting into the swing of things again at work and stalking sale items online. Hopefully that will change as I’m going to Berlin this week with Susie and trying to keep up my resolve to visit more places in 2012. I thought I’d share a bit of an update into a few new favourite things in my life and the extent of my obsession with a certain colour.
I’m slightly addicted to new stationery and so far I’ve failed at using any sort of yearly diary, since I’m really bad at keeping them updated once the novelty wears off. This year I hope to change this fact and keep all of the bits I’m doing in this Frankie Diary, which has plenty of space for me to write down what I’m doing each day with beautifully illustrated pages. Although I have somewhat over-zealous reminders on my computer thanks to Entourage, I’m enjoying having everything in handwritten form and I hope to be able to look back on all of the exciting things (holidays, please) that will have happened this year. As part of my Christmas present, my Mum came up trumps with this Christian Lacroix notebook which I’d spied in the V&A shop after seeing one of the Fashion In Motion shows. I haven’t started using it yet as I almost don’t want to ruin it with just any old note-taking but equally I don’t want to leave it in the packaging forever. Hopefully I’ll manage to find an appropriate use for it soon, perhaps as a designated exhibition companion?
Hairdryer c/o GHD
You might already know that doing my hair is probably one of my most frustrating pastimes and I really want to push myself to get better at styling it in 2012. I’ve been investing in better products, watching You Tube videos and crossing my fingers that the rain stays away whenever I’m pleased with the ‘do’ I’ve created. I was sent this GHD hairdryer as an early Christmas present and it’s certainly made it easier to blowdry my hair due to how light it is. Now if it could only help with my patience….
It seems that there’s a ‘blog awards’ type thing popping up on a regular basis now, which always seems to get Twitter in a frenzy. I know it’s hard to recognise the sheer amount of blogs out there and maybe there needs to be a more considered editing process to showcase others that are under the radar. Maybe an award from bloggers to bloggers? Still, I’m pretty chuffed to be longlisted in the Marie-Claire awards (for best fashion blog and tweeter) and Company awards (in five categories, take your pick). Whatever the outcome, I’ll be happy to have an excuse to get dressed up and have a mass blogger get-together afterwards in Vapiano like last time, so I’m hoping for a repeat of this when the results are announced. Vote for me or any alternative favourites here and here!
Spotted Shirt – Urban Outfitters
Jeans, Necklace – Topshop
Boots – Cheap Monday
Panther ring – Forever 21
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, yes I’m wearing jeans! I can’t believe it’s been around two years since I last bought a pair of jeans (I’m not counting corduroy for the purposes of this statement) and can probably put this down to not really needing anything new in the denim department. Years of working at Topshop have brought about a secret shelf full of jeans flared, baggy and skinny, which have mainly been confined to weekends and lazy days when there’s no reason to leave the house. I naturally find dresses, skirts and shorts easier to style and I want to challenge myself to make more of my denim and play with different colours and leg lengths. I’m happy with my new jeans so far (despite the fact they seem to be getting bigger with each wear) and I think they’ve gently eased me into the coloured denim trend. Now to work out which colour to buy next, do you have any recommendations?
Topshop jeans, Whistles Blazer, Topshop skirt & socks, Urban Outfitters shorts, Asos jumper, Vagabond shoes
This is the extent my addiction to burgundy coloured clothing has reached. I have enough items to create a head to toe outfit, which I haven’t managed to brave yet. Is there any particular colour you happen to be obsessed with? I’m hoping to make the transition to that pretty shade of mint spotted at the SS12 Jonathan Saunders show but ultimately I want to keep my options open and limit my burgundy purchases this year. Wish me luck!