Saturday, 5 January 2013

New year, new hair...

I've made a few sale purchases over the last couple of weeks- I'll share them properly when I get chance. Am proud to say I was relatively restrained though, chiefly as I didn't really have the inclination to go shopping. Who knew that would ever happen?! At the urging of my shopaholic sister, I ordered some red wedge trainers and whilst I love them and they do look kind of awesome on, there's still the niggling little doubt that I am (whisper it) too old?? Never had that feeling before, is a strange one. Am sure when I style them up with some leggings or skinnies and my leather jacket, I shan't care. That's the hope, anyway... Finally went to see The Hobbit yesterday and am completely obsessed with all things Middle-Earth again. Loved the film (which, given that the LOTR trilogy are my all-time favourite films ever was almost an inevitability), but I was surprised at how much I loved it. Having never read it (working on that...) and with Bilbo's fate assured by the later films, I thought it would lack any sense of danger or peril. And yet, I found myself deeply caring about the dwarves and willing them on. Previous frenzy suggests I will remain this obsessed for a couple of months, probably coinciding with the blu-ray release to whip me up all over again! I wholeheartedly apologise in advance. (Although- don't like: don't read!) And let's face it, I never really got over Mitchell being cruelly taken from us in Being Human so to have Aidan Turner back in any form is just fine by me. Having had my hair highlighted for the first time in 8 years in December, I have now decided the time has come to get it cut. Anyone that knows me will not be surprised by this, given I am always thinking of new styles. I have been growing it for the best part of two years after a frankly traumatic haircut, and whilst I like it long, I am bored!! I fantasise long hair that I will curl and do all manner of things with. The reality is, I usually leave it down or stick it in a ponytail to keep it back. Occasionally I will put it in a bun or curl it, but I would like a cut that actually looks nice just left alone and has some shape to it. Years of colour/ styling detox have left it in gorgeous condition so hopefully a good cut will enhance that. Have been in love with Stana Katic's choppy mid-length style circa Castle season 2 for months, so I think the new year is the perfect time to get it done. I just have to summon the courage for the required salon visit again now... eek.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

I'm back...

Apologies for the extended absence, peeps. 3 months since my last blog! I'm so sorry. I don't really have a valid defense, either- but I haven't really had much to report & you don't really want me wittering on about nothing now, do you?! Have just (as in, literally just!) got a spanking new HTC Windows 8X phone, so hopefully that will be the impetus to be a good Blogger... So that shall be my very early New Year's resolution to you all. And I'm pretty much guaranteed to get excited by shiny, pretty things in the sales & feel the need to share with you all 😃 So lastly, thanks for reading the debut musings of a crazy girl- hope you all have a fabulous Christmas, my dearies. Mwah. And in the immortal, soon to be over words of Gossip Girl, xoxo.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Is it wrong to love an inanimate object when it's this pretty?!

Okay, I hold my hands up- I am completely and utterly in love with my newest purchase.
I definitely didn't need another biker jacket, but I was literally powerless to resist it! I rationalised in my head- it's so cheap, it'll sell out, it's so versatile, my already owned leather jacket is a bomber- and green... never a good sign!
And so rather too gleefully, I handed over the plastic & left with my shiny new love. My gorgeous mulberry coloured, quilted detail biker jacket.
Can't wait for the weather to turn so I can wear it.
H+M, I thank you!

Friday, 3 August 2012


Just had to share my frankly awesome neon mani, as usual c/o Nails Inc. Decided to just go for it, and used all 3 neon shades from their S/S12 "Neon and Nudes" collection. Shocks even me at times when I forget they are sooo bright, but I like that! And am so in love with the pink shade, had to order a 2nd full-size bottle. A girl can never have too much nail varnish.

Or at the very least, this girl most certainly cannot! ;-)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Bees, sunshine, Revenge, porn revolution & soundtracks.

So on a totally vain & shallow note (hey, at least I'm honest!) I FINALLY, FINALLY got my Alex Monroe Baby Bee necklace yesterday. And I am totally in love with "him". Anyone that knows me will be sick of hearing about said necklace. I fell in love with it when I first saw it being worn by Lesley Sharp's character on "Scott and Bailey" last year. When the second series started again in March, I decided that I *had* to have one. So I've spent the last 3mths saving up (not so) patiently. To rub it in, every celebrity worth their salt seems to be wearing Alex Monroe in some form recently! I don't usually wear gold, but I thought it looked better & as he's an investment, is classier. I love how unusual & quirky the bee is, whilst still understated and dainty. I love it!
Now I'm debating how certifiable naming a necklace is...?!

Enjoying this sudden outbreak of good weather. (In July. Who knew?!) Legs fake tanned, 50s style sundresses & skirts out quickly- I don't trust it to last, therefore am making the most of it!

My TV shows of choice at the min are definitely full on girlie guilty pleasures. Am catching up on Pretty Little Liars season 1 (would kill for Spencer's wardrobe!) & totally addicted to Revenge. Have loved Ashley Madekwe for years, so am glad she is doing so well- regularly crush on her featured outfits & it was her Ring My Bell blog that inspired this one. Love the clothes envy, glamour, intrigue & pure escapism of both shows.

Also, been totally obsessed with Fifty Shades. Not been so into a book since Twilight. Sebastian Stan or Armie Hammer are my choice Christians, with the wonderful Troian Bellisario or Emilia Clarke as Ana. And have just started recording Maison Close. As the girl well at ease with reading Secret Diary in public years ago (and being chastised for "brandishing that smut!"), I welcome this sexual revolution!!

Having a poppy, feelgood soundtrack to my summer: Fun, Ok Go & Foster The People. Oh, and The Dark Knight Rises OST. (Not so poppy!)

No mani news as my nails are still a bit shot from the Coldplay nail wraps. They may have looked fab, but they've left my nails brittle and breaking so they are still uber-short and being given serious TLC daily! I don't like my nails being in bad condition :(

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Abby :D

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Kim Sears- my idea of a "WAG"

Okay, quick post as I have to let out my appreciation for this lovely, inspirational lady somewhere. Be warned, this may just be a girl crush thing...
For those of you that don't know, Kim Sears is the longtime girlfriend of Andy Murray. She is courtside every game throughout Wimbledon- and much of the international season, and whilst she is recognisable as "the other half", she is not showy, in your face or overgesticulating in a desperate need for attention. (See also, Mrs Federer- another understated, chic and classy tennis widow).
Kim always looks beautiful in a pretty, natural way- glowy skin, preppy outfits and the fast becoming trademark silken tresses that have sparked comparisons to Kate Middleton. She is an accomplished artist (see her website) and aspiring author- and yet never uses Andy to further herself- shunning any attention, any deflecting any emphasis back to her boyfriend.
So in the age of the trashy WAG associated with football- a trend leading to the likes of the TOWIE, Made In Chelsea and The Batchelor "marry a rich husband/ find fame with no real talent or sustaining purpose" culture, I salute the pretty blonde sitting demurely at Centre Court.
Oh, and good luck Andy!