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This has never happened to me before- I tried to take an in-motion picture of myself, and it actually turned out ok!

(Ok, one of them did. In the rest I look like anĀ enthusiastic llama in a dress….)

This was genuinely such a big cause of celebration for me, I can’t even tell you šŸ˜€

These pictures are actually from when I was in Cyprus on holiday last summer. I never got around to posting the photos from that trip but now that it’s almost summer again (although, here in London, that means thunderstorms all week apparently!), I thought I’d revisit them.

The dress is from ASOS.

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I’m going to New York on holiday in a couple of weeks and I’m thinking of taking this dress with me, so any suggestions on how to make it more ‘city’ and lessĀ ’38 degreeĀ beach holiday’ would be welcome!

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I bought the pineapple clutch at an overpriced boutique in Athens. The label says that it’s by House of Pasiphae.

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We went to a restaurant called Karatello, which we liked so much we went again the next day.

The saganaki en flambĆ© may have had something to do with it….

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And maybe the complimentary loukoumades for dessert as well….

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Summer is nearly here, I can feel it! šŸ˜€

Have a great weekend!

Love,

The Styletterie

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To borrow a phrase from the “youth” I hear around me, H&M’s sweater game is strong this season! I bought the feminism one as a birthday present to myself, and the other 2 were birthday presents from a friend. I love them all šŸ˜€

I also really love this one:

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MTV and burgers were basically my life at one point.

(Ok, burgers still are.)

And this one’s pretty cute too:

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I especially love the pizza.

(When burgers are busy, pizza is my life instead.)

Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend!

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Love,

The Styletterie

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How adorable is this Friends T-shirt from Primark?! I actually didn’t buy it as I was shopping with a friend and she bought it, and we have a problem whereby 90% of our wardrobes are the same at any given time, and 90% of our socialising is done together, so dressing becomes even more complicated than it already is!

So cute though.

I also loved the below T-shirts, which I very restrainedly (is that a word?) did not get either. I am capable of spending my life savings in Primark, a habit I am trying to break by exercising occasional self control!

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I would totally have got the Beauty and the Beast one if they’d had it in my size though!

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I did get the ones below:

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I wore this out to dinner. My sister (who has never been remotely interested in hairstyles before, but now has 2 daughters and strict instructions to learn how to do all sort of braids etc.) did my hair so I could match my niece. I totally loved it! I also really loved how my hair looked when I took the braids out. I may have to start going over to hers every morning…

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Yes, I have filtered the crap out of this picture. Hair = good. Morning face = “Quick Bob, get the children in the minivan”

Hope everyone is having a good week, I am moving house this weekend and am very nervous/excited!

Love,

The Styletterie

 

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It’s Friday!!! šŸ˜€

I wore this fluffy lilac jumper for birthday drinks with my friends last week. It’s very warm (almost too warm) andĀ I was a very popular hug candidate in it, which is always nice! As it’s a bit more cosy and shapeless than what I usually wear, I paired it with as much bling as possible to glam it up.

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Jumper: H&M

Treggings: M&S

Booties: Zara

Bracelets and rings are all old.

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My friend bought me the starry dangly earrings about 12 years ago and I still love them and wear them all the time. And the hearty Vivienne Westwood earrings were my birthday present this year from my bf.

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The necklace (aka my new favourite thing) is from Claire’s Accessories and was a giftĀ from my nieces, as I mentioned last post!

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Facebook has started doing these little slideshows of the photos on my phone at the top of my feed, which really annoys me (I’m constantly terrified I’ll accidentally upload the most recent batch of “do I have back rollies in this?” mirror selfies that I’ve just taken at any given time) but I thought the fading effect of these pictures was cool!

My nails are paintedĀ in gel varnish fromĀ Avon, and it’s really good! It goes on very smoothly and lasts a long time before chipping. šŸ™‚

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My friends totally spoiled me! I had a homemade cake, a store bought cake and an inflatable crown! (As well as presents!) It was a great night. šŸ˜€

(Although I have made it clear that I do not want the same style ofĀ cake next year- I’m keeping that number on the DL!)

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This was the cake after the meringue numbers collapsed and it was given to me backwards, so instead of ’29’, I am now officially ‘P smooerrsh’.

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My rubbish attempt at taking a car selfie in my inflatable crown. Bow down b*tches!

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Hope you have a great weekend!

Love,

The Styletterie

 

 

BDAY6It’s that time of year again- the time when the lure of presents and my horror of becoming a grown up wage war against each other, leavingĀ me a conflicted and confused bystander.

So far however, the presents are winning! šŸ˜€

BDAYYes, it’s my birthday today and my adorable nieces, who share my affinity for all things colourful and sparkly, gave me this box of jewels hand picked by themselves from Claire’s Accessories. (Not entirely by themselves, I hope. Being 5 and 3 years old, I’ll assume my sister was there with them. And that she paid.)

Anyway, how spoilt am I?! šŸ˜€ I decided to wear the most blingalicious one today, in honour of my agedness.

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I also wore my tiara Ā (so sue me, I wear tiaras on my birthday! And on Oscar night. And my nameday. And whenever I wear a robe because that makes me feel crazy glamourous. And sometimes just when I’m feeling blue.) for breakfast but took it off before leaving for work. šŸ˜¦ Now that I’m old, I have to conform to society’s interpretation of what makes a person seem “normal” and “sane”.

Harrumph.

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I painted my nails for NYE, inĀ CiatĆ©’sĀ Raspberry Collins with a layer of Rom-Com Rouge red glitter over the top. It’s not the most mature, but I like it!

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I’m at work today (grr) but going out forĀ dinner tonight (yay). I’ll probably change intoĀ what I wore last Valentine’s Day for that, as it’s funkyĀ and I can wear my most stretchy trousers with it. Steak and cheesecake here I come!

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s hoping 2016 is the best yet!

Love,

The Styletterie

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Ok, I realise that December is technically winter but it is weirdly mild here in London (for which I am grateful, weathergods! Don’t smite me!), which means I can still get away with wearingĀ my favourite autumn outfit! šŸ™‚

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Coat: Monsoon

Long sleeved t-shirt, treggings and shoes: Marks & Spencer

Necklace and bangle: Accessorize

Scarf: Zara

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I really do love wearing this outfit- it’s super simple (all black + colourful coat = no thought necessary), it’s comfy, it’s work or bar appropriate, and the necklace makes it seem a lot more exciting than it really is. šŸ˜€

(I’ve had the necklace for years and it is so handy, I’ve worn it to fancy events with a black strapless dress and often wear it to travel. Maximum impact- minimum effort!)

Me on holiday in Italy a couple of years ago (with an H&M cardi that I also wear too much):

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Yes, I took leaning photos in front of the leaning Tower of Pisa. I would be embarrassed but the ones I took pretending to hold it up were way worse…

 

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I hope everyone is having a good week!

Love,

The Styletterie

 

 

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Thanksgiving OOTD

Despite being English and not really knowing what Thanksgiving is about,Ā I have definitely noticed it becoming more of a thing here in the UK overĀ the last few years (especially the whole “Black Friday” thing, which is suddenly a BFD apparently). Anyway, last year my friends decided to have a big Thanksgiving dinner (which, being only a couple of weeks before our annual ‘friends’ Christmas dinner, meant that nobody wanted turkey again so soon – what do Americans do? Do you have the huge meal with all the trimmings both times?). Being the Queen of Procrastination that I am (no need to use the full title, Your Most Serene Highness will suffice), I never got around to sharing what I wore to it last year and so here it is! (Better late than never, right?)

I obviously decided to go for an American theme (again)

I had originally wanted to wear my Primark dungarees:

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But then decided that a.) I looked stupid, b.) I’d be cold and c.) I really did look stupid, so instead I went for:

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Denim shirt: Primark

Jeans: Asos

Backpack: Asos

Plaid shirt: River Island

Shoes: New Look (with my Charlotte Olympia inspired Archie DIY brooches)

Baseball cap: merchandise from an Eminem gig

Phone case: Skinnydip London

Earrings: Lazy Oaf

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My rings and bracelets areĀ mostly cheap and old, from various markets etc. (except for the hearty one, which is Tiffany’s) and I just combined everything I had that was red, white, blue or starry/stripey. Never let it be said that I didn’t commit to a theme!

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I appreciateĀ that sandals look better without socks but hey, it’s November!Ā 

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Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone’s having a good week!

Love,

The Styletterie

 

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Sorry for the selfie overload – I hardly everĀ wear lipstick or blowdry my hair so I got overexcited!

It was my friend’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and we all went out to celebrate. Dinner at Vapiano (literally the stupidest system I have ever encountered, we basically queued separately, ate separatelyĀ and then left) followed by clubbing at G.A.Y. which was awesome! We showed our age by dancing manically to 5ive and S Club, before traipsing all the way to Heaven, where we showed our age further by dancing manically to 5ive and S Club (unlike us, that never gets old)! Hailee Steinfeld performed her debut show in the UK and wasĀ fantastic.

I wore:

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Black mesh top, by The Ragged Priest. I got it in Ad Hoc, this really cool shop that I passedĀ on my Made in Chelsea walking tour (yes, I am THAT cool. Also it was a gift from a friend) last month.

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I wanted so. much. stuff.

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The sunglasses were Ā£15 each and I wanted them ALL:

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I really nearly bought the cat’s eye ones (from the black and white picture) but I always buy novelty sunnies and then don’t wear them because they actually never look as goodĀ as normal ones. I did manage to find a replacement pair for the (more subtle) cat eye sunnies that I broke on holiday though so that was good. And I got a discount on the top as one of the patches was coming off a bit. šŸ™‚

I wore it with black treggings and booties (both from M&S) and my super old leather jacket (Warehouse) because you can’t really go wrong with a classic.

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A few coats of Revlon Black Cherry lipstick and I was ready to go!

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I was running late so ended up taking a black cab there, and couldn’t resist trying to take a taxi selfie. I would have taken one on the night bus home as a compare and contrast exercise but it was crowded and I was embarrassed!

Random funky sweet shop we walked past:

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Hailee Steinfeld at Heaven:

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Wasn’t convinced by her outfit to be honest….

But, like I said, she was brilliant!

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Balloons!

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These were released at the end, causing my friend to flail so hard that my phone (I was trying to film) was thrown out of my hands into the crowd, so I ended my night scrambling around on the floor trying to findĀ itĀ before someone crushed it!

Which I did! šŸ˜€

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

Love,

The Styletterie

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I was actually late for work the other day because I was half way down in the lift before I realisedĀ that I really couldn’t subject myĀ innocent fellow tube-takers to the horror of this outfit. Clashing may be the new going but retina-bleeding will never be the new colour-blocking.

(I clearly didn’t have the same qualms about exposing the people who are kind enough to read my blog to the same pain- sorry! Send theĀ optometrist fees to the usual address.)

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Pink trench and mustard top both Marks & Spencer.

I had to rush back and dig up my neutral Primark trench with faux leather sleeves.

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Jewellery wise, I wore my daisy necklace from the Brooklyn flea market and my sheep earrings,Ā which I’m still in love with.

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Hope everyone is having a good, fashion faux-pas free weekĀ – the end is in sight! šŸ™‚

Love,

The Styletterie

Because you can never have too many!

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Scouring ASOS for a birthday present for a friend, I naturally stumbled upon a couple (*ahem*) of things I wanted for myself. It didn’t help that I had a 20% off card from Elle magazine (the September issue, with Kristen Stewart on the cover) so felt like I had to “make the most” of the discount by spending tons more money than I otherwise would have.

But my favourite purchases were these 2 pairs of earrings:

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Bought these as an attempt to replace my similar shaped pink and green ones that broke šŸ˜¦ They were Ā£8.

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LOVE these ones, and they show up better against my dark hair too. Ā£20 (Ā£16 with the discount :-D)

I am letting myself off the hook however as I did also buy the aforementioned present (a knitted jumper with a burger on it that I totally want for myself as well!) for my friend’s birthday!

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Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

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Love,

The Styletterie