Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I've been feeling really creative recently, so I've got back into painting, which I hadn't done in so long (I think since early 2010!!!!). These are illustrations I've done over the past week. I really need to buy some new paper/sketchbook, I'm just using whatever I can find at the minute. It's nice to do something after so long, I don't really know why I stopped, but it's been a nice relaxing way to spend my evenings.
I also went a bit mad at the weekend & spent a small fortune on craft supplies (mainly for my shop, but some bits for me!), & got a hot fix tool & gems. I've studded a pair of my tights, after being inspired by Bebaroque tights, which are stunning, but waaayy out of my price league (& size, for that matter!). The crystals cost me about £10, so it wasn't extraordinarily cheap (must remember to search eBay for cheaper crystals next time!!), especially when you add in the cost of the tights, but they are really pretty, & I think worth it!
I bejewelled them whilst wearing them to get the placement right, but the tools does say not to touch & I can confirm that you really don't want it touching your skin! The crystals stay hot for ages after too, so I did burn myself a few times, before I went & put on thick over the knee socks under the tights to protect my poor legs! I don't really recommend that you do it that way, haha!
I also made the tulle skirt I talked about in this post, another cheapie DIY! I accidentally made it a bit on the small side though, so I can't get it over my hips, only dragged down across my head! Oops!
Whilst I was painting, I thought I may as well decorate the boxes for Dolly Darling that just arrived with pretty pink hearts. Cute, non?
Anyway, hope I haven't bored you too much, but I do like to mix up my blog & not just have it be about fashion, after all the clothes that I wear/buy aren't all that I am, hehe! :P
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
To celebrate my 2nd blog birthday (at the end of this month!!), & passing over 3000 followers, I've decided to have a Dolly Darling giveaway! I wanted to make it extra special, so this time there will be 5 lucky winners, who will each win a £20 spend at dollydarling.com!
To enter -
Post a comment on this post, with your email, saying what you would buy if you won!
That's it! The giveaway is open internationally, until the 1st of February. 5 winners will be picked out randomly from the comments. You may enter only once!! You must also leave your email for me to contact you if you do win!
I have shopped with Simply Be & Simply Yours before, and although JD Williams is focused more at an older age range, I often find that you can get some nice pastel knitwear in "old" shops. I always have such a problem finding pastels aimed at my age group! They often have pretty detailing like pointelle knit too, which again can be difficult to find in trendier plus size shops. Just a tip for those of you that are plus size lolitas/just like pastels! Although I even managed to find this ^ cute bright pink spotty cardigan whilst browsing the site before, along with some more girly pastelly ones.
Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with JD Williams, however all opinions are my own & I will never be paid to promote any brands I have not tried myself.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Also tried out a top knot/bun for the first time, I like experimenting with my hair. Makes a change from just leaving it down all the time!