Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Top picks: week 29

It's not even December yet and I'm already mentally adding things to my Christmas list...

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Have you started making your Christmas lists yet?

Monday, 26 November 2012

Child style - fair isle jumpers

Flash back to 1994, I was 6 and apparently wore trousers that were too big with big jumpers to keep me warm. I did live in Scotland after all. Something I noticed about this outfit was that you could easily find it on the high street today. Decades of fashion seem to be practically sprinting around in a circle at the moment. 

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Pretty much the same outfit on the highstreet, only with a modern twist. Skinnies instead of those baggy things and wedge high tops instead of flat white trainers. Chic, but comfy.

Can you see what you wore as a child on the high street now?

Sunday, 25 November 2012

My week: 30

A grey, but cheerful week in photos:

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*Work and a coffee.
*Healthy smoothie
*Started making a rug which is one of the things on my 25 before 25 list.
*Bought and watched A life less ordinary. Love this film!
*Bailey's truffle chocolate - bought for me from the bf.
*My happy nails and experimenting with jewellery making
*A grey outfit post
*My job lot of scarves arrived

Next week marks the beginning of me getting a proper routine together. I think I've done quite well keeping on top of both my blogs and both my shops, but I need to be more productive generally. If I'm going to be self employed I need to power through my to do list. Especially with 2 fairs at the weekend. Bring it on!

How was your week?

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Saturday Selling

Today I had a fair in Chorlton. Nice and local. We'll ignore the rain.





New scarves!

The key's scarf is definitely my favourite!


It was a bit of a slow day but I managed to go away with profit :)

The weird thing all us sellers were all noticing is that no one is mentioning Christmas. Maybe it's too early? Fingers crossed my fairs next week will be filled with more present shopping buyers. They will be in December (just) after all. 

How's your Saturday?

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Funny

After my friday funnies a couple of weeks ago, I decided to make it a weekly thing. Who doesn't need a laugh right?


Quite an interesting way to get a drink of water...

Happy Friday!

P.S I've started my Christmas shopping! Have you?

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Outfit post: Grey days

Ok, so not a proper outfit post but I chickened out when the wind blew all our bins over. That and the moment I stepped outside to go to the post office and my meeting my hair blew everywhere. 




Necklace: Random Quirks
Top - Zara
Shrug - Next
Belt - H&M
Skirt - ASOS
Black Tights (out of shot) - Primark
Black wedge lace ups (out of shot) - New Look

Chopped my head out this pic as I took these when I got home. It was raining and I looked like a drowned rat! 

I painted my nails last night. Green room - Topshop. I love this shade and it contrasts rather nicely with my hair now!


What do you think of the double ring I made? It's all lego pieces. Who knew lego could be so girly!


Another pretty. I made matching earrings too. It was a fun day yesterday.

I went to my business start up meeting at my old university today which went quite well. I really want to make this work! And even better, the sales have started rolling in for the holiday season. I'm having sales on both shops for Black Friday (mahoosive sale for USA and online shops as it's Thanksgiving). So if you want 10% off just use the code BLACK10 on either Toast Rack or Random Quirks from midnight. 

On a final note, it's just over a month until Christmas! I haven't started my shopping yet. Have you?

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Top picks: week 28

Lots of pretty prints caught my eye this week.

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For the past year, I seem to have been more drawn towards novelty print fashion. It just makes getting dressed more fun in my opinion. It's ridiculous how much my outfit can affect my mood some days. 

Are you a fan of patterns?