Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Shoes, glorious Shoes.

I don’t usually do giveaway blogposts but I think I have a bit of a girl crush on the writer of this blog – Hello, TerriLowe – she has a horrendous sense of humour, unfortunately similar to mine, and runs a beauty-come-lifestyle blog about/from Stoke. Also, the requirement is a blogpost about shoes and it has come to my attention recently that I am suffering from shoe addiction.

I never believed I had too many until someone called me out in an intervention style meeting, however, you have to live with things and if given the opportunity to get more I definitely wouldn't say no. This is a link to the giveaway, hosted by Terri and Barratt’s. The prize is £70 of shoe money and this is the post on what I would like to spend that on

Immediately I picked out these somewhat vibrant ‘Timeless Court’ Mid-Heels. I am 5”7, and whilst I love being tall I am verging on the side of lanky. This, coupled with the fact that everyone in my little section of the West Midlands appears to be significantly shorter than me, means that the 6 inch heels I used to lust over aren’t really a feasible fashion accessory unless I want to look like Godzilla in the photos the next day, however, kitten heels strike me as the most horrific invention ever (sorry, if anyone reading this harbours a love for them) so chunky mid-heels are my new must have items.

Flats, although sometimes making my silhouette resemble that of a golf club, are my day-to-day go to shoes. For the £32 I had left over I managed to scoop out an impressive 3 lovely pairs; one with bows (for girly days £7), one with cats (for crazy cat lady days – they happen, trust me £7) and one with spikes (for edgy days £12).

At this point I would technically have £7 left over so I had another look around in the non-shoe section and found these adorable gel cushions (wearing heels and party hard anyone?) which come in leopard print!

What would you spend the money on?
Why don’t you enter yourself?

Saturday, 13 October 2012

CCLUB: August/September

I have previously written about the Correspondence Club run by Nnenna of Star Crossed Smile. However, this time around the format has changed slightly meaning that this time I was paired with the lovely Blair for two months. Blair is from the US and doesn’t actually have a blog (I didn’t ask how she got involved with the project) and was an absolute delight. It turns out both of us are a bit scatterbrained which meant that instead of sending out our letters on time – and receiving them at the same time - we were able to have a proper conversation.

Being scatterbrained I forgot to take a picture of my first letter before I wrapped it up. The theme was ‘Hometown Glory’ because of the Olympic hype that was going on at the time. What with me coming from the home of the games I thought it only fitting to send something 2012 themed, I went looking for a keyring but ended up with socks – you can never have too many cute pairs I guess!

Blair’s package to me took a minor detour to the post office sorting depot as I went to stay down south for a while. However, when it did find its way back to my house I was delighted. Blair had a crazy busy summer and hadn't actually been in her hometown at all, she did however holiday in New Mexico and pick me up this hilarious cactus shot glass. There was also a CD she’d burnt and some page markers (which I am now building up quite a collection of, maybe if I actually started my dissertation they would go down a bit!).

For the reply month the theme was ‘Fashion Week’, unfortunately I had no grand experiences of this but did go out and pick some cute jewellery out. I actually bought the bow bracelet for myself and at the last minute decided to pick up another to keep encase I needed a present for someone as it’s adorable. The earrings come from Dorothy Perkins. Blair facebook’d me yesterday letting me know they had arrived (so I know it’s safe to put this post up) and also letting me know that she’d send a reply soon, excited.

I have already been assigned my partner for the next two months (and for Christmas, yay) but if you did want to get involved it’s worth having a look through this link, or getting in touch with Nnenna.