Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas to everybody and a thank you to all of my readers, I really appreciate all of your lovely comments and follows.

Some snaps of a dinner party I hosted last week as a chance for all of my Nottingham friends to get together.

Merry Christmas to you all, hope you have a goodun' :)

Danielle Jaques
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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas is upon us.

I recently splashed out in H&M on a pair of tight black shorts and a glittery, gold fine knit jumper.

shorts - £25, jumper - £19.99 both h&m

I love the jumper and can tell its going to stay in my wardrobe for a very long time. The shorts are definitely not my usual style, but I had a RAG Model Launch Party at Warehouse in Leeds and wanted something different to my usual style to wear. I wore them with thick black tights and wedges so that they weren’t too revealing.

This is my second glittery jumper I’ve purchased this month. Definitely seeing a metallic, glittery theme occurring in my wardrobe at the moment, a sure sign that Christmas has arrived. Are you feeling particularly festive?

Danielle Jaques
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Home is where the heart is.

Yay the Christmas holidays have begun! I say holiday but it’ll be full of revision, but also festive fun! This year I’ve been getting overly excited about Christmas and spending time with my friends from home and family. Don’t get me wrong I love university, but it’s lovely to be looked after and cared for, at least for a little while.

A couple of weeks ago I hopped back to Nottingham and managed a quick shop round my favourite charity shop of all time, Honeycomb, a Christian charity shop in my village. I will definitely have to do a post about it during this holiday. I’m considering offering to volunteer there this Christmas, purely to gain access to the upstairs where I have been granted access to only twice before, and is an absolute treasure chest of goodies all at incredibly cheap prices. (Post to come)

I made a few purchases; this bright mustard scarf I got for £1. As mentioned previously I love this colour, but couldn’t quite commit to a whole cardigan in it, so this scarf is the perfect amount colour injection to an outfit. I got these silver and red earrings and I also found a ring that I bought previously but then lost for £2.00 in the Topshop sale so I snapped that up as well.
scarf - £1.00, earrings - £1.50 both charity shop, ring -£2.00 topshop
I also got a sparkly black and gold top and a red glittery Christmas jumper just to add some extra festive spirit to my wardrobe.
top - £3.50, jumper - £3.50 both charity shop
For my bedroom I found this gorgeous old-fashioned water decanter for my bedside table and this book of ‘The Classic Novels’ by Jane Austen.
book - £2.50 , water decanter - £2.00 both charity shop
After reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte over the summer I’ve decided to tackle more old classics in a bid to be more ‘cultured’ plus I like the old-fashioned language and the nostalgic feeling you get when reading them.  I just need to find the time to sit down and read it now.

Danielle Jaques
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Saturday, 17 December 2011

A dying art.

Today I went for the easiest outfit in the world, a playsuit. This one is from Urban Outfitters down from £45 to £15 because it had a large rip where the buttons are on the front which meant that most people rejected it straight away. But for me it was a bargain and after five minutes with some needle and thread it is as good as new and only those with a very eager eye would be able to notice.

My mum brought me up to be able to fix things and when I was younger many a day was spent on a sewing machine making cushion covers, purses and handbags. I am so grateful. I think it’s a real shame that not many young people nowadays can sew and it’s becoming a dying art. The fact that more people are doing DIY and fixing things more themselves is one of the few good things that has occurred because of the recession. As well as being a good thing to do (reduce, reuse, recycle and all that) it also makes you feel better when you know that you have done something yourself.

Even though I am saying all of this, it is slightly hypocritical, as lately I’ve been doing a lot less sewing than usual and really need to buck my ideas up and crack out the sewing machine. This is definitely one of my New Year resolutions and hopefully one that I’ll actually stick to.

Playsuit - £15 Urban Outfitters, Leather jacket – Topshop Boutique, Fur collar - £2 Charity shop, Brogues - £14 Primark

bracelet - £6 Spitalfields market, ring – LLYMLRS
nail varnish - not like the movies OPI

Danielle Jaques

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Beauty is an abstract thing.

This last month has been one disaster after another, first no internet, followed by no TV and finally a broken laptop. So I apologise for the severe lack of posts.

Thankfully as an early Christmas present I now have a new laptop and am back home for Christmas, so also have the internet. Thank the Lord!

Bear with me whilst I set everything up again and find a way to transfer all of my photos from my broken laptop to my new one. But I am determined that it will be done.

Here are some photos of the (in my opinion) beautiful Rick Genest to keep you occupied...

Rick Genest

This advertisement is amazing and really demonstrates the power that tattoos can hold over your opinions of a person.  'Go Beyond The Cover'

Danielle Jaques
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