Monday, 30 July 2012

I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's...

First of all, I've woken up today to 100 GFC followers! It still amazes me that 1 person would even care enough about my ramblings & outfits to bother following me, never mind 100 of you! So thank you :)

Secondly, I wanted to share a few pictures from my weekend. On Saturday night I had my final birthday celebration (yes my birthday was over a week ago!) with a Hollywood themed party. I had a fantastic night with great friends and lots of laughs...


I dressed as my ultimate Hollywood style icon, Audrey Hepburn! Here I am with a couple of Minnies...

Gordon was Braveheart's William Wallace and spoiled me with a Hollywood Walk of Fame birthday cake & a million balloons!

There was dancing...
oAwRUc on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs


and singing...

And lots of my favourite people...
L-R: Amelia Warren from Terminal // Private Benjamin // Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction // Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys // Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz // Mary from Something About Mary

I love birthdays! 

Christy
xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

We're gonna celebrate, like it's your birthday...

Every now and then we somehow manage to put together an outfit that makes us feel a million dollars. It doesn't have to be anything spectacular or exciting, but it just fills you with confidence and makes you stand a little taller for a day. This was one of those outfits...

Boohoo dress // Zara fantasy coat // Dorothy Perkins heels // ASOS bowler bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses // Topshop necklace // Eclectic Eccentricity hand chain (c/o)

The Zara fantasy coat looks amazing with this blush coloured Boohoo dress - the colours really compliment each other - and I added the nude heels and lemon yellow bag to continue the pastel palette. I recieved the Lena diamond hand chain from the lovely ladies at Eclectic Eccentricity last week. It's unique and delicately pretty design has made it officially my favourite piece of jewellery! Eclectic Eccentricity have seriously outdone themselves with their geometrics range - I adore the Egyptian and 20's influences in the collection. I wore the Maya wrap bracelet here and the Cleopatra necklace is going to be my pay day treat!

On the subject of treats... I wore this outfit on my birthday when Gordon treated me to dinner at Cocoa in Aberdeen. The meal was absolutely delicious and we had a great night of food and chat. The cocktails and prosecco went down a treat too... 

Monkfish wrapped in pancetta with parmesan risotto and pesto 
Chargrilled sirloin and braised blade with butternut squash puree chips and jus 
Assiette - Sticky toffee pudding, Raspberry pavlova, Brandy snap with lemon ice cream & Strawberry cheesecake

The service in Cocoa is always outstanding. Their staff are warm and welcoming and the food just never disappoints! I had originally wanted to eat at their sister restaurant Eat on the Green and was gutted when they were fully booked, but Cocoa more than made up for it. My final birthday celebration is a Hollywood themed house party this weekend - I can't wait!
Until then, ciao for now :)

Christy
xx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Happy birthday to meeee...

On Friday I turned the grand old age of 22! My 21st birthday was pretty special so this one had a lot to live up to. I celebrated in the afternoon with a girly lunch with my mum and sister. The weather was probably the brightest we've seen for a while - still not quite sunny, but warm enough to slip on my favourite maxi dress...

Next maxi dress (last year) // Dorothy Perkins belt // H&M sandals & jacket // Tiffany & Co jewellery

I was spoiled rotten with presents - including the peace sign Tiffany bracelet from Gordon, the boy did good! - and my Mum even made me a Jelly Square birthday cake. Considering they'd also bought me a giant strawberry tart birthday cake for the Monday before (my dad went offshore on Tuesday so missed my actual birthday) I have eaten FAR too much cake lately! Stuffed.com. I was also given a tripod so hopefully outfit posting will be much easier for me in the future!


I spent the evening with Gordon but have a seperate post on that coming up :)
Christy
xx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Roadtrip Part 3 - This is the end, beautiful friend...

On Sunday morning Gordon and I stopped by to see his family before heading off on our journeys again. After a quick stop exploration around my Grandma's old house in Kingsbarns (more on that another day!) we arrived in St Andrews. In the pouring rain...


We needed somewhere to hide from the rain so, with The Londoner's recommendations in mind we ducked into Mitchell's for lunch. I am pleased to confirm that Rose made no exaggeration - the haggis there really is amazing! The seating was just as impressive with it's patchwork jackets...


We enjoyed our full cooked breakfast (yes, at 3.30pm) before the sun finally made an appearance, and we were able to have a stroll around the town. It was ridiculously busy with tourists but we managed a quick walk around the castle and our usual stop at Luvians for Irn Bru sorbet - you must try this, I've been obsessed with it for pretty much my whole life - and then off we headed, home to reality...

Zara fantasy coat // Topshop leopard print skater dress // River Island boots & bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses // Topshop necklace // Bracelets as before

I'm wearing the Zara coat that Gordon bought me as an early birthday present (my actual birthday is today!) This was the 1st time I wore it. I struggled to find a casual way to style it but quite like it with the skater dress and tights. The crochet detail and studded collar are so gorgeous! This is definitely a statement jacket that will be thriving in my wardrobe for a long time to come! 

Christy
xx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Roadtrip Part 2 - You can leave the country, but you'll never leave my heart...

I attempted to snap some of my favourite parts of the country on our drive but quickly realised taking scenic photographs while travelling at 70(ahem!)mph is no easy task. The 1st picture below is of the hillside just after Dundee, which I'm always fascinated by when driving past. The 2nd is of Stirling Castle. You can't see much of the castle in the photo but the sky looks pretty above it... Anyone else feel all patriotic when travelling around Scotland? No, just me?


We arrived in Glasgow around 4pm so had time for a quick change before heading out for dinner. I wore my New Look jacket over my white lace dress to make it more gig appropriate and added my ancient Primark heels (which I found hidden forgotten at the back of my wardrobe!) for a little edge...

New Look jacket (sale) // Republic white dip-hem dress // Primark heels (old) // River Island bag // Jewellery as before

We stopped at the Kama Sutra indian restaurant on Sauchiehall Street for curry, cocktails and a free shot! Well it would of been rude to say no. After that we headed down to King Tuts Wah Wah Hut to meet up with Gordon's cousins and watch their band The NK Jays play as part of King Tuts' Summer Nights 2012. The gig was the only night of the festival to sell out and after watching Seed and The NK Jays I can see why - they played a fantastic set and it was good to get a few drinks and a catch up!


I've said it on here before but you should definitely have a listen to the NK Jays - they have quite an indie rock sound with a hint of the blues and some pretty epic lyrics! They even supported King Charles at King Tuts last year! Check out their website or Youtube channel if you fancy a listen.

Christy
xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Roadtrip Part 1 - Be my little Rock & Roll Queen...

As promised here's the first post from our little roadtrip - this is what I wore for the 3-4 hour journey down to Glasgow. Seeing as we were spending the majority of the day in the car I went for a casual outfit with a little bit of grunge...

New Look jacket (sale) // Primark Guns'n'Roses tee // River Island boots & leather look jeans (old) // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunnies // Bracelets from New Look, Eclectic Eccentricity (c/o) & Dorothy Perkins // Next watch

I spend my working days in a shapeless navy uniform so I like to spend my days off more dressed up. This outfit is quite 'plain' for me but I like the rock feel to it and think I'll go for this easy look more often. It's still quite a smart outfit without being over the top or looking too 'put together'. I picked the jacket up in New Look's sale after lusting over (better quality) camo jackets. Seeing as I'm too impatient to order online and wait for delivery, I bought this one on impulse. It's not as perfect as the Urban Outfitters one I was drooling over but still achieves the same look I was aiming for! I'm contemplating ordering studs to add a slightly more luxe detail.

A special mention to the Maya wrap bracelet - it's from Eclectic Eccentricity's new Geometrics range! I have to admit it's not something I would of picked for myself but I'm actually really impressed with it. It fits in well with the whole arm candy trend and also comes in diamond and chevron shapes, with slightly different coloured metallic threads too. Have a look at the range if you haven't already - I've added a few items to my birthday wish list already!

Christy
xx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Lets swim to the moon, lets climb through the tide...

As I mentioned in my last post, I got my hair done on Thursday... goodbye awful roots! I'm pretty pathetic when it comes to hair & make-up so I'm always chuffed after a trip to the hairdressers. How can they make my hair look so good when I can't even make it look half decent in a morning? It's funny how much a good hair day boosts your confidence too! I'd quite like to keep my hairdresser in my pocket so I can take her out & make her do my hair every day...
Primark dress // River Island boots // H&M jacket // Dorothy Perkins earrings


I'm wearing the absolute beaut of a dress I picked up in Glasgow's Primark last week! I've seen it all over the internet & in loads of magazines but could never find it in my local Primark. But at last it is mine!! I am completely in love with it - Mary Katrantzou is one of my favourite designers but seeing as I'll never be able to afford her designs, Primark's £17 version will have to suffice! The quality of the material and print is impressive considering the price tag. The only downside is that I had to take a size 8 (I'm usually a 10) as they only had an 8 or 14+. So it's a little tight around the chest area but hey I guess that's my fault, not theirs!


I've dressed it down here with black tights, chelsea boots & my H&M biker for a trip to the cinema with my boyfriend. For a night out I'd probably keep it simple with plain heels & a clutch. I've kept to minimal accessories here as well as the dress is loud enough!
 [We went to see Ice Age 4... if you're childish and like a giggle, go see it!]


Christy xx
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