Monday, 29 December 2008

Karate Kicks

Boxing day did see me venture to the sales as soon as the doors opened, although I managed to pick up a few key jewellery finds - such as a beautiful pair of chunky hooped earrings from All Saints - I was less than impressed with the sales and left with a disappointedly low number of shopping bags. My brothers on the other hand did the opposite - I think that the sales were definitely better for menswear, in design and a distinct lack of shopping competition, as my boyfriend found out when I came back laden with post-Christmas gifts.
I had planned on seeing in the New Year with a new wardrobe, however when you’re on a credit crunching budget like me, a wardrobe sort out is more likely. Hopefully it will unearth some beautiful finds that I’d forgotten all about – I particularly desire a vintage brown, aged, leather handbag the size of a weekend bag, hopefully I’ll find one lurking at the back of wardrobe. This would be incredibly useful as where else I am supposed to keep my winter goodies such as lipgloss, hand cream, hat, gloves, scarf, tissues, extra socks, cardigan…I think you’ve got the picture.
Thankfully this year I won’t have to fret about a New Year’s Eve outfit in the conventional sense as I’m going to a fancy dress party with an ‘MTV’ theme. Now before anybody cracks any Britney MTV comeback gags - I’m thinking about going in a Lily Allen get up with full-on pink prom dress, trainers, bling and a karate kick for any paparazzi that get in my face, keep posted for images. Let me know if anyone spots my current desire; a vintage brown, leather handbag.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Introducing T-Shirt and Tails

T-Shirt and Tails is an eclectic blog following my musings on fashion, beauty, style and with a dash of entertainment thrown in to the mix. It will follow my current loves, likes and dislikes in the world of style. Right now, I have my eyes on the January sales to bag some bargains, on my wish list I have:

1. Cropped blazer: to be worn with the sleeves turned up, t-shirt and biker boots or to be dressed up with a dress and heels. 2. Flat black patent pumps: it’s unbelievable how elusive these have been this season particularly if you don’t want them with embellishments, bows or studs. 3. Faux fur coat preferably cropped: I’ve been desperate for a faux fur coat for years and scour every charity and vintage shop that I pass in the hope that I shall find the perfect thick chestnut brown beauty à la Angelina Jolie in Changeling, yet all I find are poor threadbare pretenders. If you have spied a coat of this description please let me know. 4. Leather biker jacket: I’d love an edgy cropped Rick Owens biker jacket to be worn with lashings of liquid eyeliner, as seen on model Jessica Stam, however unfortunately my bank account won’t allow it, so I’m seeking a high street imitation with a cooler price tag. A lesson can be learnt from Alexa Chung in how to work one during the day.

5. Skinny tux trousers: I’ll be hunting down a classic pair of tux trousers to see me through the party season – what’s left of it anyway... However the ultimate question is do I brave the cold Boxing day morning and venture to the sales along with the endless crowds with my elbows raised in preparation for battle or do I stay in the warmth in my pyjamas feasting on roast turkey sandwiches and other Christmas goodies? Any advice? Have a fabulous Christmas xxx

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