Saturday, July 30, 2011

OOTD - Hearts & Hats

Went for another walk in the park today with the doggies. As you can see, Button loves to photobomb my pictures, haha! You don't see much of Tallie (not pictured) on a walk, she is too busy racing around like a lunatic!

I wore another new purchase, again from ASOS. I got this after seeing it on my sister, & realising it wouldn't be too short for me. It looks super short on their stock pic, but even on me (I'm 5"8), it's knee length. In fact, I'd probably prefer it an inch or two shorter! Oh well! It was absolutely boiling today where I live, so no cardigan, & barely any accessories, just my River Island sale hat, & my Evans pearl bracelet.
What have you been up to this lovely Saturday?

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Last 2 Months in Instagram

Since getting my iPod Touch, I've started using Instagram (username is cupcakesloveme) to take little snapshots of my daily life. I always love seeing other peoples snaps on their blogs, so thought I would start doing a end of month post with all the snaps I've taken throughout the month. These pics are from the last 2 months, just to catch up :P

OOTD - Banana Florals

Dress - ASOS // Bag - River Island // Cardigan - Monsoon // Shoes - New Look // Headband - Spain // Bracelet - Evans // Bow Ring - Primark // Floral Ring -BHS

A quick ootd shot, with my new things I showed you yesterday...

Also, you can't really see them too clearly here, but my nails are heart polka dots, with the ring fingers a big heart with "love" written inside. I shall try to get a clearer picture later. Georgina xxx

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bits & Bobs

I couldn't resist - after making that blog post the other day I simply had to place an order for these 2 pieces. I love them both so much, they're so fun & summery! Can't wait to put an outfit together with them.
I made some beautifully (ha!) iced cupcakes yesterday, yum!
xxx

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

OOTD - Strawberry Milkshake

Dress - Handmade by me // Shoes - Topshop // Cardigan - H&M // Bow - New Look

Just a quick ootd. My sister cam over & we took a few outfit pics. Button decided he'd rather join us than go on a walk with Tallie (the little devil dog from my last ootd). See, I told you I don't think he is a real dog! :P My latest wig arrived for me, so today I'm super blonde. I love being able to switch up my hair from day to day!


Anyway, bye for now


Georgina xxx

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wishlist: Perfect Pastel Summer Outfit

Dress - ASOS Curve // Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins // Bag - River Island // Bow - Forever 21 // Shoes - Miss KG // Ring - Accessorize

Hi again everyone! Hope you are having a lovely relaxing Sunday :) Just a quick post to show you some of the items on my current wishlist, which I also think would co-ordinate brilliantly together, in fact I wish I had the money to buy everything this minute, so I could wear this entire outfit! I can't even pick a favourite - I need it all! Haha!

xx

Saturday, July 23, 2011

OOTD - Rainbow Candy Deer Dress

Dress - Handmade by me // Cardigan - Monsoon // Shoes - Littlewoods // Bow Belt - Dear Dotty // Tights - We Love Colors // Necklace - Kuma Crafts // Hair Bow - ASOS

I recently got invited by Sofeminine.co.uk to take part in a blogger's style challenge. The rules were to come up with the best fashion buy(s) for £50 or under. They will be listing their favourite entries here, not sure when though! Anyway, I agreed to take part but asked if I could switch it up a little by buying fabric rather than a manufactured garment, & make my own item. They said yes, (yay!) so when they sent me the money , I immediately put an order in over @ Spoonflower for some of my own custom fabric. £50 bought me 4 metres, including shipping, which was plenty to make my own lolita dress. I think this is the best fashion buy, because no one else in the world has one exactly like it - the beauty of custom fabric & handmade clothes!

Spoonflower aren't exactly in my good books atm though, because I ordered another design a few days before I put my order in for this one & it shipped 2 weeks before this design & it still hasn't come:( They've sent me a replacement package, but by Fedex, who only recently charged me £15, most of tha was their "advancement fee". So that's not good:(

Deer Ring & Shooting Star Ring - Dolly Mixx // Pearl Heart Ring - Miss Selfridge // Pink Heart Ring - Republic // Marshmallow Bangle - Handmade // Pearl Bracelet - Evans // Sugarbunnies Watch - Ebay

I wore this outfit down to the park, whilst Tallie, as you can see, went rather crazy because of the joy that is water! Button (see a few photos up) is much more dignified & doesn't run around like a look, just paddles delicately. He especially loves going to this park, because it has concrete paths, & he hate getting his feet muddy on dirt paths! I'm not sure he is a real dog, haha!

Georgina xxx

Friday, July 22, 2011

Swapping

Does anyone else like swapping? I love it, I join a lot of craft swaps on Craftster & swap things with people all over the world. I was recently in a international snack swap, which is even more fun, because you get to try things you normally can't find in your country. Pictured above are some of the treats I got in my package. Yummy! Who doesn't love Lucky Charms after all? I sent out lots of English goodies to my partner, like Dairy Milk & Monster Munch. I love sending (& recieving) surprise packages in the mail. Unless I've ordered something, then post normally=bills, so a swap package every now & then is very exciting.
I've always wanted to try penpal-ing too, but never found anyone else interested in sending letters& little gifts to each other :(

Thursday, July 21, 2011

OOTD - Peachy Pink

Skirt - H&M // Shoes - ASOS // Top - Evans // Cardigan - Monsoon // Hat - River Island // Bracelet - Evans // Bangle - Primark // Necklace - Dolly Mixx

Firstly I wanted to thank everyone for their lovely comments on my post about acceptance, I didn't expect such a lovely response, so thank you dearies♥
Secondly, wanted to share with you my outfit of the day. Decided to go with a limited colour palette, of lovely coral-ly & peachy tones. If you read my blog regularly, you might already have noticed these are my favourite shades. I also only realised today how to change the aperture on my camera, to get the blurry background I always wanted, so yes, I am an idiot, but at least now I know :P Also, do you like my new hat? I don't really suit hats, but had been lusting after a boater since forever, so when this one got reduced in the River Island sale I had to get it. I think it actually looks better than I had expected.
Anyway, until next time...
xxx

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Shoes & Some Chatter

Do you like my new shoes? (Yes, more new shoes!) I snapped them up in the ASOS sale last week after lusting after them for agees! The straps are a PITA to do up & undo though, but they are so cute! I am a firm believer that nothing can have too many bows, although I should imagine some of you disagree :P

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On another note...
A reader asked me today to make a post about how I live with/accept my body just the way it is. I think this is quite an interesting topic of discussion, & not something I have really gone into on this blog, preferring to keep it a lighter mix of shopping wish lists, reviews & outfit posts (I know you all think I'm shallow, haha!). To be honest, I don't really like to be too personal here, I know everybody thinks I am confident, etc just because I wear the colourful clothes I do, but in reality I am very different. Those you you who have met me at blogger events probably already know this, but I actually am extremely shy, & not very confident at all. I'm not even sure that confidence & being able to dress eccentrically even have anything to do with each other, for me at least.

Despite this, accepting my body came fairly easily for me, even though it wasn't something I had ever thought about before. I was just another girl who had been trained that fat=bad, skinny=good. Once I discovered the online community of fat acceptance, I began to realise how hating myself for being fat didn't help me to become more accepted in mainstream society & media, it just made me hate me, which obviously didn't make me any happier. So I decided to just accept myself the way I was, & start being visible & dressing the way I wanted to dress.

Just because I accept myself doesn't mean I am happy with everything about me, far from it. In fact, I probably make no sense at all to anyone, because I still have issues with a lot of things about myself, but I can still post outfit posts & not care about what people say anymore in regards to my weight. In fact, a lot of the links to this blog are through sites that do nothing but comment on my weight & criticise me for it but I tend to just ignore them now. I don't really know how to explain it.

Sometimes I feel dishonest when I blog, because although I no longer mind if people know I am fat, I do mind other things, & photoshop them out, or don't discuss them. Natalie discussed similar things in her post here, & I feel the same way, torn! I look up to Natalie, because she has been so honest about her life & experiences on her blog, & I wish I could do the same. I guess being fat used to be one of the things I hated about myself, & I've managed to overcome that, so maybe one day I will be able to overcome the other issues I have with myself. Accepting my weight just put me on a path 1 step closer to accepting all of me. I'm not there yet.

I know this didn't really answer the original question very well, but I think it shows true self acceptance is difficult to obtain & will probably always be a work in progress, for me at least.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kuma Crafts Review

I was recently sent 2 necklaces by the lovely Amanda of Kuma Crafts to review. Kuma Crafts is an Etsy store which sells lots & lots of cute jewellery. Noticing my love of cupcakes, Amanda sent me 1 cupcake necklace, & 1 Ice Cream necklace. I love both of them, & as you can see, they look good enough to eat:P As well as cupcakes & ice creams, the shop also sells lots of cute character, diamante, & cameo necklaces, which are all equally amazing!

The packaging is adorable, don't you think?

The laser cut pendants are all designed & hand assembled by Amanda. A lot of her pieces include diamante accents, like the ones she sent me, which I think makes them a bit different than other laser cut pieces. They look incredibly professional, if you look at the pic below, you can see they even have a little Kuma Crafts logo etched into the back of them. Because of the double layers, the plastic is also more sturdy than you might expect, so I can see these lasting a very very long time. I'd definitely rate them a 10/10 for quality.

Amanda has also kindly given me a 15% discount code for all of my readers (that's you!). The code is CUPCAKESCLOTHES15, not to be used in conjuction with any other offers/codes.

You should also check out the Kuma Crafts blog, and facebook page, where you can find out what goes on behind the scenes, & keep up to date on offers & new items.

Friday, July 15, 2011

OOTD - Sky Blue

Dress - Handmade by me // Shoes - Miss Sixty // Cardigan - Evans // Bag - altered, from eBay // Headband - BHS // Ring - Republic // Bracelet - Evans // Tights - We Love Colors

New shoes & tights! I won 3 pairs of tights recently in We love Colors Curvy Facebook competition. I'm not sure if my entry has been published yet, but I got the tights yesterday, so I am very happy! These are the sky blue colour, I also got peach & lavender ones. So yay!

Shoes are from Littlewoods, from the kids section. I think that kids get the best shoes, I am always buying them if they happen to go up to my size. Most kid shoes do go up to a 6, which I am, so I am lucky enough to get to buy them! I don't think kids clothes have VAT on them either, so they are normally a bit cheaper than adult ones. Not these though, these are on sale for £42, down from £60! Eeek! But they are cute, & I love them!

I wore this outfit out shopping today (yes I know I shop too much!). I didn't actually spend any money, just collected & then spent my Boots reward points, on exciting things like hairspray & nail polish remover! :P I also got bought 2 hair garlands from Primark, yay free things! Thanks Mum :P

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NOTD - Fruity Fun

My nails of the day! Thought I would go super out there & paint each nail different - what do you think? My sister also popped round for a few hours, so she got me to do her nails too. We were obviously both feeling fruity! :P

Speaking of nail art, have any of you tried out my cupcake tutorial yet? I'd love to see pics! :D

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