December, 2010

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Dressember Day 31: Happy New Year!

(Dress: Vintage Allure, Christmas gift from my parents) This dress is called “Ethel”, but I will forever think of it as “Roisin”, because it was lovely Roisin who introduced me to Vintage Allure in general, and to the Ethel dress in…

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Dressember Day 28: Secret 70th

(I absolutely hate these photos of myself, so I took them down. I seriously have no idea how daily style bloggers cope, because no matter how much time I allow myself for getting ready, I always end up running around…

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Dressember Day 27: Ol’ Curly

(Dress, ASOS (obviously); shoes, Christian Louboutin) I actually wasn’t going to bother posting these photos because as well as the Christmas season stealing all my readers, the horrible light inside the house at this time of year means that this…

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Dressember Day 26: Skirting the Issue

(Skirt-that-used-to-be-a-dress, eBay; sweater, Mango; boots, River Island) First, the outfit shots: Now, I know this isa skirt and sweater rather than an actual dress, but in my defence, skirts ARE allowed under the Dressember rules, and this one did actually begin…

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Dressember Day 25: Christmas Day

(Dress, ASOS; boots, River Island; cardigan, used to belong to my friend Stephanie, but I asked to borrow it so many times she finally told me just to keep it. Thanks, Steph!) “Christmas Day”. I think that has to be…

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Dressember Day 22: Back to Reality

(Dress, ASOS.com; boots, River Island) Well, as you can see from the snowy backdrop, we did make it back home safely last night, although, us being us, I wouldn’t exactly say we managed it smoothly… The first stage of the…

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Dressember Day 17: Bow Time

(Dress, Zara; shoes, eBay) Yes, yes, I know: I’ve worn my hair in exactly the same way almost every day since I’ve been here. In fact, they’ve stopped calling me “Sailor Amber” and are now calling me “Girl With Only…

Pinup Couutre nautical dress

Dressember Day 16: Gone With the Wind

(Dress, PinUp Couture; Shoes, River Island) Well, the wonderful weather we’ve been having broke dramatically last night, with a storm which whipped up just as we took these photos, thus explaining my more-than-usually-gormless expression, plus the fact that I look…

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Dressember Day 14: Green & Gold

(Dress and shoes: both eBay) This is one of my favourite dresses, so I’m afraid I may have taken quite a few photos of it… I’m also afraid to say I’m just going to post them all, because, well, it’s…

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Dressember Day 13: Daylight!

(Dress, George via eBay; shoes, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa) OMG! A photo that wasn’t taken at night, on the hotel balcony! Well, I didn’t want you to think we were secretly vampires or something… This dress actually has something of…

Two Weeks

December 26th, 2003. I always describe it as the worst day of my life so far. It’s the uncertainty that gets you, isn’t it? Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can start to find a way to deal…

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Dressember Day 12: Anniversary

(Dress, eBay; shoes, Zara) First of all,I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who left comments on my last couple of posts: the internet connection here isn’t letting me do much more than hop on every…

Fear and Vomiting in Las Vegas

(Another post written in advance. As I’ve written these, I’ve become more and more convinced that the act of writing advance posts talking about anniversaries is a surefire way of tempting fate, and that, by the time you read this,…

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Ten

I’ve written this post in advance, so think of me today as a kind of ghostly voice from the past, if you will. (Aside: every time I schedule posts in advance for this site, I always worry about what will…

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Dressember Day 9: All That Glitters

(Dress, Mango; Shoes, eBay) OK, so I may have banned any more Zara purchases, but no one said anything about Mango, did they? Yesterday we went for a walk around town (in absolutely glorious, hot sunshine, I might add), and…

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Dressember Day 6: Going Postal

(I know it doesn’t look like it, but this is a dress: or ar least, it was described as a “dress” on the Topshop website, and when I bought it, last year, I saw several teenagers at the local mall…

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Dressember Day 3: My Hero

(Dress: Pinup Couture; Shoes: Faith. I’m not going anywhere so I figured I may as well dress for dinner…) You see this dress, readers? This dress is a hero. I ordered it one Monday afternoon, from a company based in…

Friend Friday: Quittin’ Time

My Dressember Day 3 post is coming soon, and so is a massive rant, just to warn you. In the meantime, here’s this week’s   Friend Friday, which is on the subject of blogging, and knowing when to quit… 1. How many hours…

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Dressember Day 2: Please Mr Postman

(Dress: Dorothy Perkins; Boots: River Island) Yesterday I showed you the omgsnow at the front of our house, so today I figured I may as well show you the slightly less dramatic view at the back. With these two shots,…

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Dressember Day 1: Terry’s Invisible Spear

I had to laugh when I downloaded these photos off the camera: I actually wore this dress, and photographed it against the snow, earlier this year, so it’s Day 1 of Dressember and I’m already repeating myself! I guess this…

Beauty Products of the Month: November 2010 Edition

Just a few favourite products for last month: November is traditionally one of the busiest months of the year for me, because I’m frantically preparing for the holidays, and as I mentioned earlier this week, it doesn’t leave me much time…