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What I Wore To Dirty Dancing/Father’s Day

Good evening Munchkins. Yes, another weekday blog, I’m sorry but as always I will be uploading at the weekend as per usual.

As you may or may not know, one of my birthday presents this year was to go see Dirty Dancing live at a local theatre. It was so good, it was a bit funnier than the film but I think I prefer musicals life to be honest because then it’s as if you’re there and that just makes it all the more special. I have done two other ‘What I Wore . . .’ blogs which I will link below but to set the scene it was a matinee performance and it was traditional English weather: unpredictable. It rained a bit on the train there but by the end of the evening it was a really nice sunset. I went with Chummy C and my Nan even though my Nan wasn’t going in to watch it with us but she booked them and everything. She went shopping instead but took us to dinner afterwards which was really nice.

The main thing I wore was this denim dress from Primark which I bought recently when I went to the most amazing Primark in the world in Liverpool. Seriously, if you’re coming to the UK, just go there, it’ll take you all day anyway! It was £11 which is really good because they also had one at New Look and Asos but it was like £22.99 so half price and just as good quality. I don’t know how to describe the material, it feels sort of denim-y but like nice denim-y if you know what I mean. I’m sorry, I will try to find a thesaurus next time! This was the first time I wore it out and I can easily say it is one of my favourite Summer buys at the moment. The reason there are two pictures is because it has a zip all the way up the back and though for some people this would be difficult, I found it more of a ‘Challenge’ as it were. I managed to do it, my arms are like doll’s arms now, but I did it! Another amazing thing about Primark is that it doesn’t have a specified ‘Petite’ area or on the website or anything but everything I try on, say a Skater Dress, is the length of a Skater Dress. I know I sound really stupid saying that, but I’m only 5 foot so finding anything like that which fits and isn’t too long or anything is like a miracle. Primark saw me and all us other short ones coming. Also can I just say now, sorry for poor photo quality.

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For shoes I wore my black Creepers which I seem to be wearing now than ever before. I know that now they’re called ‘Flatforms’ but when I bought them last year I called them Moon Boots or Creepers. I only wore them a few times last year but they go with this dress really well as well as some other things I like to wear which are new so they are really good. I got these from Asda for £11, same price as the dress which might seem a rip-off but Asda do really good quality shoes and clothing despite being just seen as a supermarket. Also, adds height!

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The bag I took was the same bag I took to One Direction and is this bag from New Look which Chummy C got me for my birthday earlier this year. It’s black and leather or leather-type I’m not sure whether it’s real leather or not and I find these types of bags so helpful and practical while still looking very nice and festival-y. And before you say anything about the change in lighting, yes it is the same picture for the ‘What I Wore To One Direction’ blog post. And yes that means I’m lazy.

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For my hair, Chummy did my hair in a French Plait then pinned it back and I had natural makeup. If you would like any tutorials on my hair or makeup I would love to do that for you so just let me know. Also, if you’re from or live in the UK you will realise that the day after (the Sunday) was Father’s Day so I did wear this on Father’s Day as well. I had my hair in a Halo Braid and there’s a video on YouTube of that so I’ll link it below but I’m still willing to do a tutorial of it myself if you would like that.

I think that’s everything so thank you for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

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Email Me: rachelkate01@yahoo.co.uk

Last Blog (‘The Very Inspiring Blogger Award): https://rachelkate01.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-2014/

‘What I Wore To Joey Essex’ Blog: https://rachelkate01.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/what-i-wore-when-i-went-out-whats-in-my-bag/

‘What I Wore To One Direction’ Blog: https://rachelkate01.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/what-i-wore-to-one-direction-14/

Primark: https://www.primark.com/en/whats-new

New Look: http://www.newlook.com/

Asos: http://www.asos.com/?hrd=1

George @ Asda: http://direct.asda.com/george/clothing/10,default,sc.html

Halo Braid Tutorial (Zoella): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf82HzwSK2s

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What I Wore To One Direction ’14

Good morning Munchkins! It feels so long since I last uploaded but for those that don’t know I’ll do a quick what happened.

I uploaded on Saturday as per usual and explained I wouldn’t be uploading Sunday. That’s because I went up to Wembley Stadium to go see One Direction live. Oh my God, words cannot describe. Both 5 Seconds of Summer (they were supporting) and One Direction were amazing. It was my birthday present and probably the best one I have ever received!! I would seriously recommend it to any fan, they are just perfect. I know your all going to be like, ‘Oh, but they took drugs’ everyone makes mistakes and it’s not like they were saying ‘Put your joints in the air’ it was the flash on our phones. Just saying. I am not trying to make people feel bad, but this blog post is what I wore and where I got it from sort of thing like the Joey Essex Meet and Greet all the way back in January. It still doesn’t feel real that I’ve seen them, it’s so strange just thinking about it.

First thing, I wore a dress from Boohoo which I bought with my birthday money and is one of the nicest dresses I think I own. Not many people were wearing dresses, but I liked it, so you know. It was £20 but it feels nice like the material is just really nice to touch as weird as it sounds. It’s coral which looks weird at the moment with my pale skin, but once I get a tan it should look better. As always I’ll leave all the links below, but Boohoo is probably one of my favourite online clothes shops to be honest. I know the picture isn’t amazing because it’s strapless and I couldn’t find a hanger that would make it look any better, but yeah. Coral, Boohoo, strapless, perfect!

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When we first left I was wearing these Converses because although not the best with the dress I was travelling quite a bit before and after and didn’t want to be a cripple by the end of the night. These are just copies from Sports Direct I think though you can get them anywhere. I wear Converses all the time, they are just so comfortable and seem to go with everything. They are plain black because black goes with everything and as you will see in a minute everything else was black. As always, I wore my little black ankle socks because they are just a need in life to be honest.

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Don’t worry, these are the shoes I actually wore when I was there. I am only 5 foot tall so I needed them to see as well as beauty! I was standing and in the middle so they were kind of needed seeing as everyone else there was like 6 foot tall. These are from New Look I think and were a Christmas present a couple of years ago so they do last a long time.

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The last thing I have a picture for is the bag. I love bags, especially this one. Chummy C bought this for me for my birthday and it’s just a plain, black, leather-feel bag from New Look. It held everything we needed and was perfect for this kind of thing. They were really popular last year and this year it’s satchels, but for festivals or concerts I will always have one!

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For my makeup I only wore natural because we were in a rush and wanted to be like ‘Natural Beauty’ type even though that probably failed from the word go. My hair, going for the ‘Natural Beauty’ theme, was a high ponytail which I always like doing because it shows the curls in my hair really nicely but gets the hair out of your face. It was a really hot day, so all of these did go with the weather, I wasn’t freezing. I wore the One Direction perfume Our Moment as well, just for the extra fangirling moments!

It was the Sunday so I didn’t go into school Monday but I got home at 2am so I was way too tired to do anything. And in case you want to know, my favourite songs are Happily, Strong, Something Great and Better Than Words. I know, how predictable!

If you would like to see more of these I would love to do them again so just let me know. This afternoon I’m going to go see Dirty Dancing at a theatre not far from me so I could do that for you if you want but tomorrow I’m doing a Father’s Day theme as that is when it is in the UK.

Thank you for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

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Email Me: rachelkate01@yahoo.co.uk

Last Blog: https://rachelkate01.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/anger-issues/

Boohoo: http://www.boohoo.com/

New Look: http://www.newlook.com/

My Nail Varnish Collection

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Good evening, Munchkins. As you can tell today is mainly a picture-blog of my Nail Varnish/Polish/Art Collection. I had made a video and I tried all last night to try and upload it but it did not work and I was literally at breaking point to try and get it to work, so instead I screenshot-ed some of best shots that I could. If you can’t clearly see it then I’m sorry but I’ll try and point it out to you as my camera is really bad quality. One day I will be able to get the technology and brain hopefully to put the video up. This is not a chance for me to show off or anything, it’s just to show you what you can get in shops these days (I’ll leave links to all shops below) or if you want me to do a specific material whether I had the colours or not. Also, the ones in the black box are O.P.I if you’re wondering and I’m wearing ‘Red Light’s Ahead Where’ which I’m very happy with.

Thank you for looking through the pictures and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

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Email Me: rachelkate01@yahoo.co.uk

Last Blog: https://rachelkate01.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/mental-health/

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Claires: http://www.claires.co.uk/

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What To Wear On a Date

Good afternoon Munchkins! Today is something a bit more what you’d expect (as in fashion etc). My last blog (links are below) got a much better response than I initially thought it would, so thank you for that. 

I thought I’d do this because every single girl out there stresses about what to wear on a first date because you want to impress but not come across desperate or be all dressed up for nothing. Ooh, that sounds bad, but it’ll come across better in a minute. I have never been on a date (yeah, OK, then) but I’m quite steady headed in the fact that I will find things out and then decide on what to wear and stuff. I will write some scenarios down and then put what I would wear/makeup/hair just to give you some ideas. 

Movie Day

For this I would either wear a onesie if he mentions it to be a ‘Pyjama Day’ or just leggings and a top because it’s nothing that exciting, not going out but in saying that it is a nice way to spend a date. Obviously, clarify if it’s pyjamas or normal clothes but don’t ask so many questions in any situation because it could overwhelm the poor fella and no one wants that. For hair I’d leave it natural so either a basic ponytail, messy bun or just brushed through and down. Makeup as well I’d leave natural, but whatever your everyday/school makeup is just do that. 

Picnic

Every girl has had there ‘Perfect Date’ in there head for years probably and this is easily mine. Clearly this would be planned for a nice Summer’s day so I would wear a little summer dress with flats because you don’t want your heels sinking in to the ground (awkward wedding memory). I would take a jacket just in case (you can never be too sure) but don’t wear a dress that shows too much because that can come across desperate and a little much for just a simple picnic out. I would go natural makeup, eyeliner if you can do it properly (Cleopatra moment) and then hair in a messy bun or a plait up-do (I’ll leave links to videos below if your not sure). 

Round town

If it’s Winter I would go with a really nice Winter dress and Primark’s really thick black 300 denier tights. Unfortunately I’ve never tried these but I’ve heard really great things about them. Again, take a coat that goes well with what your wearing. In the Summer I would go with a Summer dress again because they’re really nice and simple but they’re really easy to get hold of as they’re everywhere. For all times of year I would go natural makeup and hair because if you were going round town with your Mum you wouldn’t go with smoky eye or massive amounts of flowers in your hair. 

Cinema

This is quite simple but if it’s in the day then just casual clothes, hair and makeup and at night a little bit more dressy but I’d go natural makeup still. You really don’t want to look like your going to meet the Queen or anything and everyone’s going in jeans and a top, so this is your call really. 

With Friends

This can be anything, Under-18’s club, out to town but because you’re with friends you’ll feel more comfortable and I think that will help build confidence with the person you’re on a date with because it can be awkward and first impressions could say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ straight away (hopefully they’ll get to know you first, but you know). Personally I’d go to an Under-18’s club to pull not for a night our with my boyfriend but that’s just how I think, it is entirely you’re choice.

I hope I’ve covered every date there is. That is seriously all I can think of but if you want me to do a Part 2 with other scenarios just let me know in the comments below or by email. I hope I’ve helped because especially at my age and a few years older we’re all starting to go on our first days so it’s going to cover a range of people I hope. Also, just to clarify, this is what I would wear, not necessarily what you should wear. If you don’t particularly like your legs or have any of the clothes mentioned then just go with what you’re comfortable with because that’s all that matters, really. 

Thank you for reading, let me know if you would like to see more of these and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

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Email Me: rachelkate01@yahoo.co.uk

Last Blog: https://rachelkate01.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/emmas-story/

Messy Bun Tutorial (Zoella, can I just say now, they all are, kind of addicted. Sorry.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8dI6PSpOXE

Quick and Easy Hairstyles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my3Bfd6qYrs

Halo Braid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf82HzwSK2s

MilkMaid Braid Up-Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABbUI8R_tPk

Natural Makeup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p2nqWZYBB0

DISCLAIMER: I’m not advertising Zoella in anyway I just really love her videos and I honestly recommend her to every teenage girl out there, to be honest. 

Big Haul: New Look, Boots, Waterstones, Boohoo, River Island

Good afternoon, Munchkins. It’s Saturday so yes, this week, I’m on time! Just so you know I hate letting you down because I know how much I can go on and you till decide to spend your time reading these which probably only keeps me from dying of boredom. And I’m also going to upload a blog tomorrow, and it’s going to be like a help and advice one which is also really close to my heart so, yeah. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out though!

Today I’m going to do a haul of the things that I bought with my birthday money and a few things I picked up whilst I was out today. There’s quite a lot to get through, so yeah, let’s go!

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This is the first thing I got for the Summer and I got it just before my birthday with money I had saved up. It’s from River Island and it’s just a turquoise skater skirt with a silver belt. Sorry about the rubbish picture of the belt, but I’d taken it off and put it somewhere else in my wardrobe. Strange, I know, but it’s me and it’s how I like to do things! Yeah, so, it’s just got buttons up the middle which you can undo to get it on, but of course I don’t have to *cough cough*. It’s also got a button on the inside to help you get in as it is not very elasticated so it could be quite tight. As you can probably tell from the *cough cough* sequence, I’m bigger than most girls my age. For those that are interested I’m a size 14 in most things, but I got this in a 12 so it would be shorter as most size 14 things like skater skirts are longer than say a size 8. I’m going to do a blog post soon on how to wear certain things like this if you’re a little ‘cuddly’. This was £10 in the sale.

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This is the second thing from River Island and it’s a grey crop top with rolled sleeves and it’s got WILD written on it in silver and gold beads. I tried it on the other day and it was so soft, it’s was so nice. These are the only things I own from River Island, so so far so good. This was also £10 in the sale. Sorry if these things are no longer there, but I have mentioned that they were in the sale. Don’t shoot the messenger.

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If you remember rightly, for my birthday I got a £25 gift voucher for New Look and this is the first thing I bought. I got another white bandeau top with this one but I’m wearing it as we speak, so the photograph was not going to happen with both, I’m afraid! For the pack of 2 it was £4.99 which I think is quite good because you can wear them on their own with a pair of shorts if you’re slim enough or under a top as I am now. It’s stretchy, which is nice but you know it’s not just going to fall, which is also a good thing. In the middle, as you can probably tell, it’s sinched in a bit. I think that’s the word, but it’s like that! I think it’s to make your boobs look bigger or something, but I’m not sure. It’s like that anyway. Please tell me the correct spelling because there’s a red squiggly line underneath it. Thanks! New Look usually have these in stock all the time, so you should be able to get these.

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The second thing I got from New Look is this maxi skirt. I’ve seen people of a range of different sizes wearing these, so I thought I’d give it a go, and oh my God, do I love it. Apart from this weekend it hasn’t been warm enough to wear it, even though I’m not wearing it now either. Got slightly strange there! I was so excited when I ordered this, and yeah, why not? It’s black but got like red and pink-ish flowers on it and a belt which is a really thick black one and reminds me of when I went to Ireland 3 years ago. I’m not sure why, but I can imagine a lovely Irish Summer’s day and just wearing it, lovely! This was from the Petite section, as I’m smaller than the average person (see why you’re my Munchkins? Could be worse, you could be my Oompa-Loompas!). I knew that if I got it from the Main Range I’d be swimming in it, and I seriously wouldn’t want it any longer! This was the last thing I got from New Look and was £19.99, or £20 for those, who like me, like to spend an extra penny!

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This is a dress. But not just any dress. The most gorgeous dress you ever did see! This was from Boohoo.com which I’ll link at the end as with everything else and was £20, but my God, was it £20 well spent! Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I told you about the bucket list for S/S that myself and Chummy C did? One of them was for me to wear clothes I wouldn’t usually go for and as I had the birthday money and I’d had my eye on it for a while, why not? There’s a theme going on here! It’s just your coral bandeau dress, but when I wear it, I feel so pretty and I just love it. I’ve got my Aunt’s and Cousin’s birthday lunches soon, so I think with a nice pair of heels, we should be fine! Also with my birthday money I bought two books from Amazon but they haven’t turned up yet. I ordered Bridget Jones Diary and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Everyone’s like, oh it’s a proper teenage book, and I’m a teenager now, so yeah. I’m gonna read them, as soon as they get here!

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Onto today’s shopping. Oh dear, we did some damage! We also went to Next and Tesco and bought some olives from this really nice Italian guy, but this is the main part of me! Apart from Sports Direct, it was for my Mum and brother today, although they sell really nice clothes quite cheap. Know’s a bargain, I do!

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First of all we went to Boots where the first thing we got was some deodorant for yours truly as I’m running low. I don’t know why I’m sharing this with you, but anyway! I was drawn to it by the pink and the £1 price tag it owned. The one I have now is blue but it’s Sure as well, so it’s good! Just a little story for you, I use roll-on deodorant because one time I used spray, missed my armpit completely and went straight into my eye. Lovely.

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Next was Batiste Dry Shampoo. In a couple of weeks, I’m going up to my Aunt’s for the weekend, and I probably won’t have time to do my hair in the morning/evening, so I thought it would be handy. I’ve heard loads of stuff about how Batiste when it drys leaves white bits in your hair, I’ll pick them out, and as long as my hair isn’t disgusting, I’ll go for it. This was the smallest bottle they had as it’s just like a tester one, and it was £1.49. It smells amazing as well and the flavour is Coconut and Tropical, like Pina Colada. The really big ones were like £4/£5 but if it last you a long time and you use it all the time, go ahead! My Mum also got some gum and some Wrinkle Cream. If she reads this, she is going to kill me!

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Books. I love reading unlike a lot of people I know, and these two books in particular have been recommended to me so much, and I’ve been wanting to read them for ages, so yeah. We went to Waterstones mainly for my brother who got a World Book Day voucher and wanted to spend it, and then I told my Mum about what my history teacher said about the World Wars, and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas etc. I initially was just going to get Anne Frank’s Diary, but the lady found it and my Mum couldn’t refuse! The World Wars has always been my favorite piece of history if that doesn’t sound weird, so I’m happy. Yes, I know there are films, but I’m going to read the book then watch the film even though I’m halfway through The Boy in Striped Pyjamas on Netflix. Both were £6.99 each.

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Well, this is the last thing we bought when we were in Tesco and it’s Joey Essex Hairspray. I’ve been wanting this for ages, so I’ve been happy all day, as you can tell! This is the Extreme Hold HairSpray and it was the biggest can there for £2.24. There was a Shimmer Spray which was like 50p more but half the size, and I might look like Edward Cullen in the sun if I put too much of that on, let’s be honest! I have high hopes, for you Joey Essex Extreme Hold HairSpray. Oh yes, talking to my hairspray, weird much?

So that’s all I picked up during the last month or so. I’m not a spoiled child, I come from a Working Class family and this time last week we literally had no money, but then my Mum got her money from work in, so we’re doing OK again. I’m in no way showing off, I just thought you’d like to know what I tend to use/wear or what I will use/wear come Summer. Sorry if this blog wasn’t really for you, but I’ve got another coming up tomorrow, which if you don’t like this one you might like.

Thank you for reading, love you loads,

Rachel xx

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Links – – (Sorry it’s late!!)

New Look – http://www.newlook.com/

River Island – http://www.riverisland.com/

Boohoo – http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/page/home

Waterstones – http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/

Boots – http://www.boots.com/

Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/

Tesco – http://www.tesco.com/

Winter Favorites 2013/2014

Good afternoon Munchkins, for the second time today. I’ve put a blog up about an hour or two before this one which is the PJ Pack Reaction which links in to last weeks blog as well, so yeah just as a bit of an update as it did get a good response, so if you want more ideas on that just let me know and I will think of something with the thing in my head known as a brain, though in my case it is very small.

Right now though, I’m doing my Winter Favorites of 2013/2014, because Winter tends to run through two years, greedy little thing. I’ve been really looking forward to this because I have put up what I wore when I went out a few weeks ago, but this is like my ‘Welcome into Beauty Blogs’ if you will. I bet your reading this thinking what a strange person I read about, let me just say now, most people I know are like this, so become fun and young again with me!!! I sound so sad reading it back, oh well, this is what I like and I don’t care as long as I make other people happy as well! Also, I know Winter starts at the beginning of March, but it just seems right to do it now because it’s cold and people will be flooded and want cheering up, so I’m here to help if your one of the unlucky ones. If you are, then I’m sorry for everything that’s happened, and I hope 2014  will be better for you in a few weeks when everything’s cleared up. 

Also, going to say now, from next week for a few weeks I’m going to be doing a few blogs to do with teenagers and a bit more fun as it is my birthday soon and I will join you in no longer being seen as small and . . . small? Most people think I’m older anyway, but yeah. So just to prepare you, as I’m sooooooo excited. My best friend has been a teen for like 4 months now, I’m so jealous. Sound sad again, don’t I?

I think we should get on now! (I’m going to try and put it in order. Note the word try!!)

 

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First up, a onesie. Not just any onesie though, a zebra print onesie. Oh yes, I look like Marty from Madagascar in this! I love it, it’s so soft despite having it for over a year now. I got it from Next for around £25-£30, but you can get a similar onesie from anywhere now, I think. The cuffs around the ankles and wrists are pink and were quite tight when I first bought it, but I’ve lost some weight since then, so it is baggy, but it’s still warm and cosy!!! The only problems I’ve had with it is within a few weeks of having it, I had a hole in the armpit (how lovely!) and I wouldn’t expect that from Next or anywhere for that price, as they come quite cheap now so yeah, little disappointed. I have another hole in it in the knee but that was when the fire spat, so that’s acceptable, I suppose, since it was either that or go up in flames! It was also my first ever ‘cool’ onesie, because obviously I had one when I was a baby as most do, so yeah, like it! It’s a zip up as well, which is good because I tried on my Mum’s which is red with white Minnie Mouse head’s on it with poppers, but things popped out in awkward places, so zips are my onesie type, for those that care!

 

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Next thing, is ANOTHER ONESIE!!! These are the only two I own, I promise so this is the last one, but I love this one sooooo much. Sorry for it looking so wrinkled, I’d just got it out the drawer to take a picture for you lovely people. This ones from New Look for £10. It was in a sale, but I’m sure they’ve got loads more like this. I got this in the summer (trust me) and it’s quite tight so if you stand in the right position and are ‘cuddly’ in some areas, it hides it quite well. It’s got tight cuffs at the wrists and ankles again but they are the same grey colour. You can’t read see but in pink it’s got ‘NERD’ written across it, which has been really popular recently and the zips also pink. It hard to roll the sleeves up if you are a bit stuffy as it’s tight, but it’s lighter than the zebra one, so I don’t usually have to.

 

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Lastly in the pyjamas theme, is these ‘Slipper Boots’ as I like to call them from Next. I initially got them from my Mum’s parents a few Christmas’ ago but they were too small, so me and my Granny went to Next to return them and get them in a bigger size. In the sale they were £8, and my Mum also got a pair, but in a different style, I guess you could call it. They are a sort of nude/champagne colour with little bits of glitter in it which is so pretty on those cold Winter evening. They’ve also got a coral-ish flower on it and I wear these with all my pyjamas in the Winter as they just go with everything and they’re so warm on the inside and I could live in them if it were possible. Actually, I went to Tesco the other day and saw a whole family in their pyjama’s walking around, so I might try it sometime, just to creep people out!!

 

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Now onto shoes. I’ve only got two pairs of shoes for Winter, unless you could count the Slipper Boots, but these are everyday boots. I love Ugg boots so much, it’s not even funny. I got my first pair a couple of years ago and they are wayyyy to small for me now. I can’t remember what shop it was in, but they were £70. Yeah, expensive. Good thing we have Granny’s!! They kept me happy for years though, even when I’d grown out of them, but this Christmas I got some new ones. I went with my Granny (the official Ugg boot buyer in my family) to my local shopping center at the beginning of December and chose these ones. They were from BHS and were around £25. Sorry I’m being so vague, it’s just I have the memory of a goldfish, and whenever something goes in one ear, it goes out the next. I remember my old pair being £70 because I did a puppy dog look to get the bad boys, which, can I just add, is hard to do with blue eyes. But they are so warm and cosy. They have the white fur coming out over the top which I didn’t have on my old ones, but they got muddy when we went to the park with PJ, and it hasn’t all come off yet, but I’m on it!! Also, at the back they have like laces which you’d tie like on Converses and stuff, which I hadn’t seen before and I loved them! The only problem I’ve had with them is that one of the laces got caught and ripped, so my Mum had to do some ‘Mother Magic’ as she calls it to make them look good again, which they do. When you first buy them the lace-bits are really long and drag along a bit, but if you tie it up shorter like we have, then they’re shorter and a lot easier to work with. Also, this Winter, I’ve been wearing normal Converses, as their like an all year round sort of thing. 

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For evening I’ve been wearing these!!! I got them the same year as the Slipper Boots for Christmas and I think they were around the £25 mark from New Look. I’ve been out a reasonable amount in these and they’re still in really good condition. I’m not sure how high they are, but they took a bit of practice if you’re a new comer to high heels. I’ve worn them at least 15 times, and now my feet are used to them, they are like my best party friend to be honest. I have one other pair of high heels, but they’re more like sandals, so they are definitely more Summer-y. You can wear these all year round, which I do, but they look a lot more Winter-y and they keep your tootsies warm. I’m not sure if it’s for all high heels like this, but I find that when I wear tights with it, I have to wear ankle socks otherwise my feet will slip about in them, and we don’t want that, do we? It’s got a zip on the inside of each ankle if that makes any sense, and they have a lot of memories to them. Definite favorite for all year round, I think. I wore this when I went out that time, if you remember as well. 

 

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Now, it’s bags, because I love them to be downright honest. My friend got me this for Christmas this year from Primark for only £7. Can I just say, I didn’t ask for the price, she just came up to me one day and went ‘I’ve got your Christmas present’ and I panicked, so I said ‘what price range are we talking’ so she tell me the price. Me and my friends are very alike!! I think, like the black high heels, this is an all year thing. It’s camel colour and goes with everything I own, literally. I took this out with the shoes above, I went on the train with it, it’s been everywhere in the space of a month. It’s so big, and I love it. However, when I went out to the club, it was really packed, and it was way too big for that sort of thing, but it fit everything, so yeah. When I went on the train, I managed to fit in a book (Insurgent by Veronica Roth, if your wondering), some sheets of paper, my school organizer to do homework, my phone, my Ipod, some headphones, a lip balm, some train tickets and two pairs of gloves (don’t ask) so it does fit A LOT in. It also has a long or a short strap, but me being the blonde I am, took off the long strap when I first got it, so don’t know how to put it back on. I like the short strap, anyway! There are also small pockets on the inside and it’s zip up. 

 

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This is the bag I should’ve taken out with me to the club. I got this for Christmas a couple of years ago and in the label it says New Look, but I can’t be sure, and the price is anybody’s guess, to be honest. It’s a dark purple/burgundy sort of colour and it’s small enough to go out clubbing with but not so small you can’t fit anything in. It’s leather and you can change the length of the strap really easily, but I prefer it long so it’s on my shoulder. It got a pocket in the front which is zip up as well with the rest of it and has little pockets on the inside as most bags do. I don’t think there’s much more I can say, apart from it’s really handy. 

 

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I’m going to go onto woolen things now, which is basically just socks and gloves. First off, gloves! I never have a pair of gloves to hand, so I have loads everywhere. These are my favorite two though. I got the pink and black ones in a market for about £2 and you can take of the black bit so it’s just pink or have them together, which is really cool, in my opinion. The black and white pair I also love, I got it when me and my Nan went to go get PJ and my hands were so cold it was unbelievable. We got a two pack and I gave my Mum the other pair because I didn’t like them as they were fingerless. Somebody tell me now, what is the point of having fingerless gloves. Write it below, because it confuses me. So yeah, and it was also black and had little sparkles on them. I think she likes them. For the two of them it was £2.50 in Tesco. My pair are so warm, we got them in the Tesco near where my Aunt lives, and literally, it’s a 5 minute walk, but my hands were so warm by the time we got there that they were sweating. How gorgeous do I sound today! So yeah, a bargain, and the black and pinks ones have lasted over a year or two, and still going strong. Good quality in my opinion for both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fluffy socks. Need I say anymore. I got these from the same friend that got me the bag from Primark for £2 for the pair of them. I love fluffy socks so much, nothing will actually compare. In the Summer, I went to Primark, and even in June, I got my first pair of fluffy socks. One was all purple, the other was purple and white. I’ve lost the purple one, and I’m holding a funeral soon, that’s how sad it is, but now I have these two to welcome into my collection. One of them is just pink and white with a few pink snowflakes, but one is pink and white then multicoloured snowflakes!!! Oh my God, so excited. Fluffy socks keep your feet so warm and you can wear them instead of slippers, and even after a few washes, they are still fluffy and amazing and keep my feet so toasty warm it’s good enough to have a party for, or something as exciting???? I’ve run out of ideas for today!! But yeah, I love them. I love most socks actually. For Christmas, I got 9 pairs of socks, from my own free will. I got these, I got some cute Minnie Mouse ones (you can never grow up!) and I got some from Accessorize with ears on, which are cute! Socks are good! 

 

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Onto beauty, as I don’t wear makeup all the time and try out different things, I’ve just decided to do scents. So for perfumes, I’ve chosen Beyonce Heat. I think you can get a range of these, but I’ve got the red one. How smart do I sound!! It just a very A/W smell and it makes me think of Winter more than Summer. I got this for Christmas a few years ago, and I think I’ve used it more than I’d thought or it’s evaporating . . . quickly. This year I got One Direction Our Moment, and that’s a Spring/Summer perfume for sure, so I’m looking forward to wearing that. I’m not sure how much Beyonce Heat costs, but I think I saw in Tesco the other day between £15 – £20, so not that bad compared to others. Is it sad that I keep perfume bottle boxes? I plan to put the empty bottles in them once I’ve used all the perfume in it so it looks like a Boot’s counter or something. I’m going to be the ‘Crazy Perfume Lady’ when I’m old, aren’t I? At least people will recognize me then give me more perfume!! I love this perfume so much, this also has some really good memories. This was the one that got taken away from me when I went clubbing, but I got it back, luckily!! 

 

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This is the body spray I’ve been wearing like all December and January, so first of all, Charley body sprays, last a long time. This ones Shimmer, and I didn’t smell it in the shop, I just bought it with another one as they were quite cheap, which I’ve forgotten the name of, but the can is like zebra print orange and black. That’s a more Spring/Summer smell though. I think this is a more Wintery/Christmassy smell as if reminds me a bit of ginger for some reason (the smell, like gingerbread men) and yeah, it made me feel Christmassy leading up to it them let the Spirit go on afterwards. I sounded so weird then! So yeah, this is to get you in the mood for Christmas, definitely. 

 

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This is the first thing in the Everyday Clothes bit and it looks really unclear, but it’s two pieces of knitwear. They’re cardigans and I’ve loved them so much throughout Winter, but you could wear them on a cold day in Spring if you really wanted to. The cream one I have no idea about but I got it for either my birthday or Christmas, so it’s a few years old, but it still fits (surprisingly!). It has one big button at the front, but I prefer to have it undone and it’s so warm. The other one is from Primark which I got in the Summer. It’s black and cream stripes and has a few medium sized buttons down the front. It comes down so it covers your bum a bit, which I don’t mind, but its so warm and I’ve worn it a bit more than the other and I tend to wear it with jeans. I think it was either £7 or £10, but Primarks good, so I have a feeling it’ll last me a while. 

 

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It’s quite hard to see, but this is a white sweater from Primark. I bought this at the same time as the stripey cardigan, so whatever the cardigan is, the sweater is the other one, but around £10. I’ve worn this with a blue skater skirt and leggings and blue converses this winter and it has button’s on the shoulder’s which I thought made it different from just another white sweater. It’s quite thin, so you could wear it in Summer if you wanted to, but I wouldn’t, maybe Spring, but I’d want really thin things for Summer. Like a body!!! I initially bought this to go with something else I bought whilst I was in Primark, which was this blue dungarees thing but it was a skirt instead of shorts, but I decided to match it with other things as well. I really like it, that’s what I’m trying to say!

 

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Onto Evening Clothes. First off is this peplum top from New Look. I got it for Christmas but I chose it and it was around £15 I think. I just think it’s so pretty to wear with leggings and the black high heels if you don’t feel like a dress. It’s got like a burgundy pattern on it, which I can’t remember what it’s called, but it’s pretty. The background’s just plain black, but yeah, I love it, as with everything else in this blog. I love peplum tops, it’s really good for my figure, as it brings out my boobs a lot more, shows the slimmer part of my belly, hides the bigger part of my belly and then in leggings makes my bum look big, so good all round. I’m thinking of wearing this at my birthday lunch with my family, as it’s not too short but it’s nice. It’s just . . . think I’ll move on now, we could be here all day otherwise!!

 

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This is another Christmas present I got from New Look for I think £22.99 or something around that. It’s teal and it’s all got lace on it but at the top it’s like a strapless dress if it didn’t have the lace that’s there. It’s so pretty, I wore it for Christmas and it looked amazing! It has 3/4 length sleeves and came with a belt, but I don’t tend to wear it with it as it’s two sizes too small for me as it is and blue isn’t a good colour for my cheeks! I love this dress so much, it comes to just above the knee, and I wore it with black tights and the black high heels I showed earlier. 

 

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Now is this black shrug from Next. This was an early Christmas present from Next and it was under £10 I’m sure but I’ve worn it loads. I wore it when I went out clubbing, and it comes down to the elbow or just above. In the beginning it was really itchy, but after a few washes it was OK. As it’s black you can wear it with just about anything and with the short sleeves you can wear it any time of year, though I think Winter would be better for this sort of thing.

 

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This is my posh coat. It’s grey and it’s REALLY heavy. I got it off Amazon for around £25 when I thought I’d lost my coat (I’d left it at school) and I’ve only ever worn it once. For the price it was, I’m not prepared to get everyday stuff on it and ruin it. The only time I wore it was my Granny’s 70th, but it was a very posh event. As I say, it’s heavy and it takes a long time to tie up, but otherwise it keeps you warm. It’s fabric, so it wouldn’t be good for rain, but if it’s just windy or something, it would be fine. 

 

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This is the last thing, and I know it’s not beauty or fashion, but I just HAD to share it with you. I got these chocolates from my Mum’s parents for Christmas and as you can tell, they’re all gone! They were so nice, and I ate them all in about 2 weeks. I think they were from Marks & Spencers and there were 15 in the tin. They had 5 different flavours, Clementine, Egg Nog, Rum and Raisin, Gingerbread and Christmas Pudding. They were a mix of white, milk and dark chocolate and had these cute illustrations on each of them and they tasted sooooo nice it was unbelievable. The only one I didn’t like very much was Clementine, but that’s sort of an orange-y flavour, which I don’t really like, but the other’s were amazing. I really hope they bring them out this year so I can stock up!!

 

OK, so that’s it. It’s taken me nearly 2 hours to write all of this, so well done if you got the end. I realise I can go on a bit, but it’s for your benefit, and that’s why at the end some of the descriptions were shorter, because I thought I was boring you, and my fingers were starting to burn.

So yeah, thank you for reading, and talk to you next week,

Rachel xxx