Archive | January, 2013

When did trainers become high fashion?

29 Jan

Most kids live in trainers, comfortable and convenient. As a matter of fact ‘doing up your laces’ is almost a rite of passage. The truth is I have never liked trainers. I doubt that I ever will. There was this one term I wore trainers for physical education in secondary school. Anyone in possession of a photograph is sitting on a gold mine. I discovered plimsoles and trainer shoes and was rescued.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I think that all trainers are ugly. It’s just that me and them will never be friends. The problem is while I was busy hating trainers they suddenly became hot must-haves. But not just any old trainers. Trainers with a wedge? Re-defining everyday comfort and merging it with pure hotness.

The designer Isabel Marant put them on the map (as far as I know.) Celebrities left right and centre have been caught doing everyday tasks in her designs. Case example; Dakota Fanning….

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Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures

So what do you guys think, hot or not?

fashionable wedge trainers by studiochi

1. Isabel Marant The Bekket leather and suede sneakers £370 at Net-A-Porter

2. Nike Dunk Sky High Olive Wedges £85 at ASOS

3. Aerobic2 Hi-Top wedges £45 at Topshop

4. London Rebel Black Stud Concealed Wedge Hi-Tops £49.99 at New Look

5. Elyssia Black Leather look lace up Hi- Top Wedge £30 at Boohoo

Casual Sunday Best(Outfit of the day): Snow and all…

23 Jan

Guess who’s back 😉 So remember that flu thing? Recovering took a while. And after recovering I decided to start the new year right and put my priorities straight. Anywho more about that later….

Who else is experiencing the snow? Honestly, I’m not crazy about snow itself. I hate the cold, the sludge and slippery-ness. What I love is the look of it. Snow manages to make even the weirdest neighbourhoods look like something out of a Christmas card.

 It’s so pretty, though to me it’s better admired with hot chocolate from a window. However in the spirit of it all, I thought I’d take some photo’s because….well….it’s snow!DSCN3843


When I walked into Primark and saw this skirt I knew I had to have it. The perfect Autumn shade. And at £7 full price….bargain!



Cardigan: Mango/ Top: Primark/ Skirt: Primark/ Boots: Zara/ Lips: Mac Frost Finish Lipstick ‘New York Apple’


and yes it was so cold I ran back inside….

Photography by the sweetness that is S. Alatise Photography

Vera Wang Spring 2013

9 Jan

Who doesn’t love a bit of Vera Wang? The whimsical girl in me wants to try on every one and put pretty flowers in my hair….sigh. One of the reasons I am so in love with these dresses is that they have designs! Confused? Let me explain myself. The problem with wedding dresses is that often they are just white, nothing added nothing special. So many these days have such questionable designs. My message to brides everywhere is this:

‘If you put colour on it and it doesn’t look nice, it’s not a nice wedding dress!’

Lately Vera Wang has been showing her bridal collections in many different colours. It’s a real treat to be able to actually see her work, a lot gets missed in white.

vera wang spring 2013 karen

vera wang spring 2013 katarina

vera wang spring 2013 kathleen

vera wang spring 2013 kassia

vera wang spring 2013 wedding dress

vera wang spring 2013 kirsten



vera wang spring 2013 kaitlin

vera wang spring 2013 kaye


vera wang spring 2013 kaye


vera wang spring 2013 kendall


7 Jan


Hello from me and Mr Penguin.

Honestly, it’s been a pretty challenging couple of weeks. For a start I had a bug with a cold that turned into a flu which turned my throat into a scratch board. Then medication that was suppose to work that didn’t (exactly why I hate medicine). Moral of the story is go and get the flu jab.

There has also been so much good. There was Christmas which was awesome and of course followed a great entry into the new year. Between those two events I ate my body weight in chocolate, chicken and supermalt. I have been thinking so much about this year and what I want to achieve. I don’t believe in luck as I reckon we make our own way. Normally I have new years resolutions all planned and written in my best handwriting at the beginning of the year. However, this year it is taking me a while to collate all that I believe God has planned for the year to come. I reckon this is because I’m really thinking and praying about it and not just writing good stuff down. So here are a couple of things I’ve thinking about. What kind of resolutions are you making, tweet me on twitter or write them down in the comments. My list isn’t 100% certain so we can share 😉

Some of the things on my list:

1. Truly dedicate my time and heart to God. Not just read a couple of verses a day, listen to a couple of worship songs and try to feel warm inside.

2. STOP PROCRASTINATING, urgh it is such an ugly habit that leads to so much regret. Totally not worth it.

3. Spend more time working on my hobbies (like my blog)and continue writing. Stop trying to only post ‘perfect’ posts, they don’t exist. Hopefully get a short story published this year. Any literary magazines for takers?….anyone 😉


4. Spend more time with my family and friends this year. My circle of friends has got smaller. Not because I purposefully stopped talking to anyone, but because it just happened. I love to meet new people, but I’m happiest with lovely people around me. People that just take take take are just exhausting.

5. Look after my hair, skin and body and stop complaining!

I’m like: ‘Argh my skin so sensitive’?

God’s like: ‘No, you just don’t know how to take care of it.’ Ouchy mouchy.

6. Be more open. The ‘I’m fine’ thing needs to STOP. If I need help this year I will just ask and not just suffer in silence. Silly me.

7. Stay away from weaves. They always go wrong for me. My scalp rarely likes them…..don’t know why I bother trying.

8. Avoid buying dresses and wear more separates. I can sometimes find buying bottoms hard as they never fit my urm…hip/butt area ha! But dressing up is fun when it involves more creativity I reckon.

9. Save up and buy myself an incredibly awesome camera for my birthday in August.

10. Eat healthier. More fruits, more veg and less sugar 😦


So what else have I been up to in the last couple of weeks?

Sneezy times...



Bistro pub steak with 2 good friends, this was incredible but was not enough ha!


Excuse the chipping nails but what Christmas cuteness from the kids from Church!!??


Wrapping up someone’s first Christmas present…


The annual 25min agony over which Christmas card’s match my wrapping paper best.


Mocktail making at a December birthday!

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