Sunday, 30 December 2012

Last days of 2012...

Gosh doesn't it feel strange to be saying that?! Feels like we are only half way through the year, let alone welcoming a new one!
I haven't a lot to report since my last post. I have spent most of it with the boyf, generally snuggled up watching TV programs and enjoying the last few days of the calorie fest before the starvation begins in the New Year.

Oh, a quick note on the dress in the previous post, as much as I love it, if anyone is considering buying it, the dye runs. I took it off the other day to find my body had been dyed dark grey. Not an attractive look. However, the dress is really pretty and a present, so I shall let it slide. Just have to be really careful washing it.

Today I went to a friends house, where I consumed far too much food and wine, and according to her dad, spent a whole seven hours idly chatting away!
This is what I wore.

Tee, boots and necklace - Topshop, Skirt - River Island, Cardigan - Primark, Socks - Newlook

This beautiful skirt was a gift from the boyf for Christmas and I love it! I wanted to wear it with clashing, more grungy stuff so I paired it with my Halloween Tee and Cross socks. The fit isn't the best I must admit, with the size 10 being way too small, and the size 12 (wearing here) is a little too big, but I will put up with it because it is pretty.
I love the devore roses on it, the colours are gorgeous!

I am now off to bed to watch Perks of being a Wallflower. I watched it last night but thought it was fantastic, and as I can't really be bothered to look for a new film to watch, I'm just gonna watch it again. Sad huh?

Cannot believe this is my last post of 2012. What a year it has been! Possibly one of the best of my life! Quite sad to see it go, but looking forward to seeing what 2013 has in store for us. Also more than a little relieved that the world did not end and we are still here to say that!

Happy New Year my gorgeous followers! Have a fantastic one, be merry and good luck with all those resolutions. I for one have many, starting with lose 21 lb, quit smoking, go to the gym more, be more organised, get better grades, be careful with my money, blah blah blah. The list could go on for pages and pages.

Do any of you have any resolutions?

Have a good one!
Love you all! Thanks for making this year great!

Samma xx

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone...

Good evening all!
I am sat, as I imagine many of you are too, on the sofa, watching lord of the rings in jim jams feeling an intense fear of the scales after too much glorious food and wine.

I am very lucky to say that this year I have had 2 Christmases. My lovely boyf and his family celebrate their Christmas on Christmas eve, so I went to theirs for their Christmas. A lovely meal, then presents at midnight.
I am pleasantly surprised at my presents from the boyf, this year he got it completely right, after spinning me tales and making me dread the thought of faking excitement in front of his family, it actually turned out that he had bought me perfect presents. However, he bought me the most beautiful skirt that I had been lusting over for months, and although in my regular size, it was miles too small. Too much stress eating and Christmas food has taken its toll so I need to swap the skirt then hit the treadmill. In a big way.
My dad then picked me up Christmas morning, where I came home for a second Christmas.

This is what I wore for our Christmas dinner.

Dress and socks - River Island, Boots - Topshop, Hair bow - Brooch off River Island Trousers.

This dress was a present from the boyf. He had me thinking he had bought me a bright red, bodycon, peplum monstrosity that had me in cold sweats, then I opened this gorgeous little number. Spot on. And even though it is a size 10, it manages to hide my (Recently) size 12-14 bum and tum.

My dad bought me the boots for Christmas. I know I bought these earlier in the year, however, I had to send them back because there was a fault in the leather that had caused them to split, then when I went to re order them, they had been taken off the website. My dad then bought them for me when they came back on. Thank goodness as all my flat shoes have fallen apart and I have nothing to wear for work!

I am now off to continue eating, drinking and watching telly before starvation and gymming commences next week!
Merry Christmas Everybody!
Love you all!

P.S. Best Christmas present of all was making it to 50 followers this week! Thanks so much guys!

Samma x

Monday, 17 December 2012

I'm back... Again

Hi guuuyyyss!
Sorry for my long departure. Again. 
The coursework deadlines hit me like a brick to the face and I have spent the last month in a mad studying frenzy... Half the time not even getting out of my jim jams hence a lack of outfit posts. Or posts at all for that matter. However, only two assignments left to go and the deadlines aren't till January. So the panic can buzz off for a few days.
To celebrate the end of term I had the bestie come to stay. We went for steak and drinks on Friday, followed by more drinks (fabulous cocktails) at this little place called Hakamou. If you're ever in Northampton, I strongly recommend a visit. The Hawaiian setting based underneath the shopping center is incredible, topped off with 80s tunes and a smokey atmosphere, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. Even more so when I tasted their Bear's Bollock, a mixture of coconut rum and fruit juices inside a frozen coconut. Check out my instagram for piccys.
Anywho. Here is what I wore for the night.

Tee and necklace - Topshop, Shorts - River Island, Bow - Brooch off River Island trousers, Earrings - Vintage.

Apologies for the weight gain. Not pretty. Stress eating has taken its toll and my shorts are considerably tighter. Going to attempt a good, healthy week before Christmas binging.

The gold eye make up is colour tattoo. I love this stuff. I find it glams up the most grungy of outfits and you can paint it on without much control and it still looks cool. Or at least I think it does. It is just a pain in the butt to get off again. Be prepared to scrub your eyes raw with make up remover to shift it.

I am now off back to bed to watch a good film, and as I am here all week on my lonesome for work, I will crack on with the last assignments later. All the stressing has given me a cold. Thank the lord for hot water bottles. 

If any of you lovely people have any good films to watch when you're ill then let me know. I am running out of ideas.

I must say it is nice to be back!
Love love love!

Samma x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Blow me one last kiss...

It's been another busy week for me this week! Lectures and work, my first open mic night at work (a reasonable success I must say!) and last night was spent at the boyf's. I helped him out with doing a months worth of shopping, so he thanked by cooking me steak and egg with alphabites. One of my favourites, best boyfriend ever!

Anyway. In among all the madness I have managed to get in a few snaps of what I wore to work on Tuesday, bit late so I am sorry!

Shirt and Longsleeved tee - H&M, Shorts - River Island, Boots - Melody, Cross earrings, peace necklace, skull and frog ring - Topshop.

As it it Thursday night, my weekend starts here, and I am beginning it trying not to cry at Hollyoaks then a night full of coursework!
The fun begins tomorrow as I have been invited to the 25th anniversary party for Jeffery West in recognition of my placement! Bit nervous to go alone though, I don't know what industry events are like! Any bloggers got any advice?

All exciting!
Hope you are all alright! 
Love love love!
Samma x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

I wanna spend the rest of my life with you by my side...

Happy Sunday all!
If you are anything like me, you will be sitting here drowning the Sunday Blues in a bottle of blossom hill and reminiscing about the fantastic weekend you just had.
If you are a regular reader, you will know that this weekend the boyf and I hauled arse to London (Erith to be exact) for my cousin's combined wedding day and 30th Birthday and I have to say it was such a beautiful day.
The beautiful bride Casey walked down the aisle to Lonestar, Amazed, in her beautiful, albiet very ruffley wedding dress, looking every inch the stunner. Much tears were shed, not just by myself, but by the vast majority of my family.
I am now back home and feeling somewhat sorry for myself after this weekend. I have been excited about it for ten whole months, and it flew by in the blink of an eye!
This is what I wore to the wedding and reception...

Blazer - Newlook Dress - Jones and Jones, Socks - Topshop, Shoes - River Island, Bag - Ark, Fascinator - Claire's Accessories.

I had many a dilema about what to wear to the wedding. Those of you who regularly read can probably tell that dressing "posh and smart" isn't my strong point, so I made a particular effort. I dug out my smartest stilettos and forked out for the blazer, forgot completely about colour co-ordinating my bag, and threw on a pair of ankle socks to make the look a bit more "me."
I was going to fork out and buy myself a mini boater hat with a lace veil, but I chickened out in the end and went for a slightly more sensible fascinator.
These shoes are an old classic, bought a few years ago, and since then my feet have shrunk so I am selling them! They are size 8... Big I know! Message me if you're interested!

Finally, a mahoosive shout out to the gorgeous boyf Miguel, for ditching the chinos and checkered shirts and donning a suit and braving my crazy family. Then preventing me from hyperventilating and having a mental breakdown when we couldn't get home the route we originally planned.

Anywho. I am off to finish my blossom hill and watch I'm a celeb.
Hope you all have a good start to the week!
Love love love!
Samma xx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

My first instagram post...

Thought i'd do a little instagram post to show a bit of what has been causing my absense.
i didnt forget about you guys though, and those of you who already follow me on instagram will already know i have been taking quick snaps of my outfits most days.

1. Saw this suit in Elle. I don't know who it's by, all I know is that it's red and velvet and I want it!
2. Dyed my hair red!
3. Quick outfit post! Shirt - River Island, dress Glamorous at Ark.
4. Finally perfected the lemon and prawn risotto!
5. Halloween!
6. Outfit post, what I wore to work last Saturday. Dress - River Island, Cardigan - Primark, Scarf - H&M.
7. My healthy pasta and sausage salad with low fat dressings. I will be size 8 by Christmas!
8. Patch, my company at night as the boyf and I are too busy to see each other much :(
9. RIP creepers. A sad moment in my life. They are still sat at the foot of my bed because I can't bare to throw them away! 

Now I look at them, my life doesn't really look that busy, but I assure you, it is!
Most of my photos are of food aswell, as much as I am improving as a chef, I am falling behind on coursework because I spend too much time cooking! The benefits of having a big kitchen. Not exactly helping my waistline either. *Sighs.

This weekend I am off to my cousin's wedding, so hopefully I should get a fair few good photos for you all next week!
Better go pack!
Have a good weekend y'all!
See ya laterzz alligators!
Samma x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Halloween and other reasons for my absence...

So I know it's pretty late to post the obligatory halloween pics, but I have been a busy lady!
Coursework is mental, working at the pub rather alot as well as trying to set up an open mic night as an event, (hopefully next Tuesday from 8 ish if any of you wanna pop down, spectators and performers alike, bring your own instruments)
Not to mention my rejoining of the gym, looking for placements, going to lectures and still finding time for a social life and sleep!
So I apologise for being rubbish, Hopefully when I get used to all these crazy days I will be blogging regularly again.
This is what I wore to Halloween at NBs!

Tee - Topshop, Shorts - River Island, Tights - Henry holland, Boots - Melody

I thought this year as I had so much bone stuff to make up a skeleton that I would not bother with a costume and just wear it all. (Also felt pretty cool wearing Topshop for Halloween HA!)
I decided to give blood red hair a go too, and the amount of compliments it has received since, I am thinking of keeping it!

The gorgeous girl next to me is Andi, the bezzer who lives next door, whose cool costume made up 1 seventh of the deadly sins, lust! 
The hansom dude in the bottom photo is the boyf Miggi, I thought it was about time to introduce you all to him as I do seem to talk about him rather alot, and when better to do it than when we both look scary and messy!?

Anywho. I am now off to sleep because it has been a very long day and I have to be up at 6 tomorrow to wash my hair before a lecture. Wahh!
I will try to be back sooner this time!
Love love LOVE!

Samma x

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

shock horror.

so today i got my topshop delivery. and it it lush. anyone know knows me will know just how long i have wanted the horror tee from topshop. well today it arrived. i also forked out for a decent pair off boots for work as my beloved creepers have come to the end of their days.
tonight i am off for a few drinks with a friend and i think this outfit is perfect. not too dressy but not too casual either.
apologies for my lack of punctuation, i am blogging on my phone and quite frankly i am a bit lazy!
see you later alligator!
samma x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Tuesday's wishlist...

Even though I am not supposed to be buying anything, I still can't help but look, and what with the halloween-y fashion that is storming the shops, it is safe to say that I have died and gone to heaven for all things skeleton-ey! 

I have decided that this tee, from Topshop, has to become a part of my life, and as Northampton Topshop is small and tends to never have what I am looking for, it is quite convenient that I am heading to London at the weekend. 
I also think this skirt would go rather nicely with it.

Also from Topshop, what can I say? I'm a suckaaa for the mainstream.
I was thinking these would be cool with lace tights, cute socks and creepers for day, or with either my JC Damsels or Topshop gold spike chelsea boots for night. And of course some chunky gold bling.

Anything you've got your beady eyes on at the moment?
I'm now off to work, toodle pip!
Samma x