Friday, 28 October 2011

Lady Bug Says ... Wear It Pink!

Evening lovelies!

As most of you know today is Breast Cancer Campaign's 'Wear It Pink' day, so I of course had to don a pink frock and take part! I picked up this pink beauty in the Dorothy Perkins sale and thought today was the perfect time for it's first outing.

Dress, Dorothy Perkins £15, Blazer, H&M Kids £8, Tights, Primark £1, Shoes, Primark £10

Outfit total - £34

Barry M 'Mushroom' with Models Own 'Champagne' sponged tips. Rings, Matalan £3

Also a little reminder that the lovely Essbeevee is hosting a bloggers breast cancer awareness raffle which closes tonight! A chance to donate money to a very worthy cause and be in with a chance of winning some fab prizes!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Lady Bug Says ... Leather & Grey

Evening Lovelies!

Hope you have all had a fab week. It was my birthday on Tuesday so I have had a few days off work and spent time with friends, family and the Mr :) Was lovely to just have a break from work/the internet/housework and spend quality time with loved ones! The Mr even treated me to flowers and breakfast in bed! Spoilt girl :) I don't know if anyone is interested in seeing what I got for my birthday? I personally like reading those kind of posts but I don't want to come across as though I'm showing off or anything!

Anyway, onto the outfit! I bought this leather skirt at the end of last winter but it has taken until now to a) get the musty smell out of it and b) actually wear it! So glad its finally getting an airing as it is the perfect a-line shape, fits like a glove and has quirky detailing like the hand cut hem. Oh and did I mention it's vintage and only cost £4.50!

Tights, Primark £1, Leather skirt, Vintage via charity shop £4.50, Knitted jumper with elbow detailing, H&M £15
Models Own 'Jade Green' with 'Juicy Jules' on the ring fingers :)

Suede buckle detail boots, Primark £12

Outfit total - £ 32.50

I found out today that I have been shortlisted in the Sarenza blogging competition :) I would really appreciate it if you could possibly take a few minutes to read my review entry and if you like it tweet the following:

'My vote for the @SarenzaUK comp goes to Lady Bug Says #SarenzaUKstyle'

The winner gets £800 worth of shoes (Eeeeeee!) and 1 of their voters also receives £800 worth of shoes!

I'm off to iron my pink dress in preparation for Breast Cancer Campaign's 'Wear It Pink' day tomorrow!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Lady Bug Says ... A Little More About Me

Evening lovelies.

Sorry I have been rather absent, various ailments seem to have struck me down all at the same time! But I'm soldiering on, don't you worry!

I thought tonight I would show you a little more of my life outside of the blog. As much as I love fashion, beauty & baking my job means the world to me. I can talk kitchens for hours and tend to bore people with my incessant chatter of traditional vs contemporary and granite vs solid surface!

I work for a bespoke joinery and shopfitting company as a kitchen planner, though as we are a small family company I also cover various other roles such as reception and payroll.

My favourite part of my job is receiving a 'list of dreams' from a client and being able to create their dream room :) Plus I get my vicariously spend a fortune of gorgeous joinery through my customers!

Traditional in-frame painted kitchen with granite and timber worktops.

Oak & cream shaker kitchen with granite worktops

Traditional sage in-frame kitchen with oak block worktops

Cream framed doors with solid surface worktops

Oak shaker doors with solid surface worktops

Cream in-frame kitchen with slate worktops

So what's your dream kitchen? Every time I design a new one my personal dream seems to change!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Lady Bug Says ... Camel, Grey & Burgundy

Sorry for the completely unimaginative post title! It was all my brain could conjure up!

I'm kind of liking the more autumnal weather, means I finally get a chance to wear some of the knits and tights I have been buying. Though with the nights getting darker I am going to have to work out some indoor lightish space to take outfit photos soon!

Also really need to figure out the self timer on my camera so I don't have to keep hassling the Mr to take photos of me! Always end up pulling slightly odd faces when he is behind the camera!

Burgundy snood, Primark £4, Grey jumper, Primark £4, Camel dress, c/o Select, Tights, Primark £1, Steve Madden Boots, TK Maxx £35

Outfit total - £44

Barry M Racing Green & Models Own Champagne

Leather feather earrings, giveaway prize from A Daisy Chain Dream

Monday, 10 October 2011

Lady Bug Says ... A Bit Of A Ramble

Evening Lovelies!

Going to be a little bit of a rambley post this evening and basically some reasons(excuses) why I have been a bit absent recently!

I did have every intention of photographing some outfits from the last week when I got home tonight, but by the time I had done the food shop(such a glam life!) it was already dark! Really not liking the dark nights arriving so suddenly! Certainly not looking forward to the day I go to and come home from work in the dark!

I thought I would share a pretty photo from the summer, bring back sunshine and bright flowers please!

Over the past few months I have been ill on and off which is increasingly frustrating! I have been diagnosed as wheat intolerant(big thanks to Alex for making me realise that being wheat free isn't actually the end of the world!) and having Costochondritis, which is inflammation of the chest cartilage which is bloody painful. So painful I ended up at A&E on Thursday night as I was slightly concerned that there might be something wrong with my heart :S One ECG and a few hours in hospital later I was reassured that my heart wasn't giving up on me but I do need a course of strong anti-inflammitories! I don't want to sound all 'poor old me' but feeling generally rubbish each day is getting me down!

Recently the lovely girls over at Select contacted me and offered to send me something to review. I picked this pretty skater style dress and so far have worn it to the Look Show. I have honestly never received anything from a company so prettily packaged! I will be doing a proper review once its had a few more outings.

(I have no idea whats going on with the spacing of these photos! Though with the way blogger is being at the moment I am just thankful that they are the right way up!) also very kindly offered to send me something from one of their Autumn/Winter collections. I originally picked this pretty yellow dress from Fearne Cottons range but unfortunately the sizes seemed to come up really big :( Luckily they let me send it back and pick something else so I went for these Love Label suede shorts. Highly impractical, I have only worn them once and was fearful of eating anything whilst wearing them, I can't afford dry cleaning bills!! I do love these shorts though, can't wait to wear them with thick tights and boots :)

Finally, like most bloggers I have attempted galaxy inspired nails! I think they might look slightly more like sparkly bird crap but hey!

I think that is about it for my rambling! This post has taken bloody hours to write after my laptop decided to blue screen of death and restart no less than 10 times in 30 mins! I am now on the Mr's computer after much swearing and giving up on mine! I have lots of posts lined up so hopefully Lady Bug Says will be updated a little more frequently! How you ladies manage to post daily I will never know!!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Lady Bug Says ... Getting My Culottes On!

Evening Lovelies!

Hope you have been enjoying the unexpected sunshine! I certainly wasn't expecting to wear shorts without a nice thick pair of tights in late September/October! If this Indian summer weather wants to stick around I am not going to complain!

Whilst doing one of my 'pop in to Tesco for a pint of milk, come out with clothes trips' I was browsing around the sale section and picked up what I thought was a lovely rust coloured a-line skirt. When I saw the price was £2 I had to pick up the cream version too! It wasn't until I tried it on when I got home I realised they were actually culottes. Wearing them I feel a little like I should be in the Brownies (something I was deprived of as a child!) but I can definitely see them becoming a wardrobe staple!

Red heels, Primark £12, Rust culottes with plaited belt, Clothing at Tesco £2, Red vest top, Primark £3

Necklace, Forever 21 £3.50

Swallow ring, Matalan £3 & Anchor ring, ASOS £6

Outfit total - £29.50
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