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It's in the genes

My sister Chloe has followed in my foot steps, and attends the teen clubs that I used to worship *cringe*
Her style is quite emo-trend-following, as she is 15.
My fellow ginger brother Nathan doesn't really care about clothes, but I'd like to think my sister and I have moulded Laurence, 11, into a style conscious young man. I sewed his old trousers into drainpipes today, and he purchased a cardigan in the gap kids sale.
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I think you'll agree- he looks too too fab!


Gold... Silver... same difference?

So for the big night out in Manchester I'm wearing the gold xmas dress, as shown in this awful family friendly picture with my half naked brother, taken by my mom...
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I got some shoes in the faith sale, which attracted me as my faithful blue mjs are biting the dust rapidly, and my white mjs just don't go with gold...
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I swear the shoes looked gold in the shop...
Hmmm....
I suppose I can get away with it!
They were reduced from £40 to £30, and are a more sequin glitter, rather than cheap sprayed on glitter. Rather high too, but you know how I like skyscrapers!


NYE In Style...

Daniella Fruitella and I found that there wasn't much to do in Birmingham this NYE. Well, there is, but we can't get into those places :(
So we evaluated alll the clubs in England (practically) and found 42nd Street in Manchester to be the most suitable.
We are going to dress up like we never have before! I've been collecting inspiration from facehunter, myspace.com/upthebracket and myspace.com/that_girl_kesshia...
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We're going for a 90's vibe with some sparkle!
I've been out 4 times this holiday, but have returned to the festive yet safe option of my red puffball dress. On boxing day I wore a gold lame dress with a net underskirt for ultimate poofiness, which I'm wearing to Manchester also! I feel like a christmas cracker...!


Oolala sparkles

I wore my sequin dress to work, which was a bit risque for a book shop, yet went down surprisingly well; i received many compliments, and many jealous comments when i revealed the bargaineous price of £3.50!
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I teamed it with a black cardi and leggings, to simplify the dramaticness of it. And yes, my bedroom is atrocious. I hate tidying. I like my clothes where I can see them! The dresses on the wardrobe are eBay items awaiting sale. I quite regret putting up the silver sequin pencil dress, but must accept the fact I cannot sparkle every day!


War across the seas

I received my first eBay negative feedback :(
A lady in Texas hasnt received her £3 beret. She is livid, called me a liar when I said I could provide proof of postage, called me an unexperienced eBay seller, and wants a refund. The words she used were 'Shame on you'
I told her to save her shame for someone else!
I've seen many posts recently about how eBay brings out the best and worse in people (see kingdom of style.) It's so true. I always give sellers plenty of time for delivery, and am understanding when it comes to forgotten packages or payments. I treat people how I'd like to be treated myself. Especially if they are polite. Especialy if it's not over something worth £3, that you could get anywhere. I could possibly understand more if it were a one of a kind dress, or a one of a kind
anything for that matter, but a blue beret is too common to cause comotion over.


Attack of the Xmas Tree...

I've gone sequin crazy. Officially. Now, not only do I have a gold sequin skirt, but I just bought a black sequin shift dress, and a silver sequin pencil dress.
The silver sequin dress is too dressy for any occasion I would ever go to. Yet I still have NO idea how to wear the others. TS have an advert in the Bullring shop where a black shift type is worn over a blue and white stripy tee. My main problem is work. Sequins in a bookshop? Also college.
I've gone sequin crazy. Oficially. Now, not only do I have a gold sequin skirt, but I just bought a black sequin shift dress, and a silver sequin pencil dress.
The silver sequin dress is too dressy for any occasion I would ever go to. Yet I still have NO idea how to wear the others. TS have an advert in the Bullring shop where a black shift type is worn over a blue and white stripy tee. My main problem is work. Sequins in a bookshop? Also college.
I could wear with thick black tights and a black jumper. Maybe with a white shirt for a 60s feel. It's so different to the material I normally wear that I'm seriously stuck.
I just found this picture on the TS website of a romper with stockings. I LOVE my new blue romper, and teaming it with black stockings would be devine. Yet for work? Maybe with grey ribbed tights and a long cardi. Still a little short.
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I could wear with thick black tights and a black jumper. Maybe with a white shirt for a 60s feel. It's so different to the material I normally wear that I'm seriously stuck.
I just found this picture on the TS website of a romper with stockings. I LOVE my new blue romper, and teaming it with black stockings would be devine. Yet for work? Maybe with grey ribbed tights and a long cardi. Still a little short.
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Hip Hips...

The guarian has published an article on the prediction of a trend of big hips. No, I don't mean go attck the mince pies; it states that as an advance in the volume trend, puffy, gathered material around the hips has appeared on the spring catwalks. Susie bubble called the trousers 'breeches,' and i marvelled at the toughts of some with my V&R shirt and braces. Randomly, I mentioned it to my fab friend Melissa, who steeped aside and revealed her own puffy pocketed trousers! As she works at H&M, she got them for the extravagant price of... £3.50! My my that girl has style. She bought me some too, so my hip hugging jeans are over! But recently it's been annoying me when I think of who I dress for. Of course I wear whatever makes me feel happy at that time, but I buy for fashion. So the majority of things I wear don't mean anything to anyone. If I wear a gold lame dress, people think 'she looks like a christmas decoration.' If I wear stockings and a pinafore people think I'm aiming for the 5 year old look. I only found 2 people who knew who Viktor and Rolf were. Yet when I look at people, I'm constantly judging their outfits for key trends, labels and thoughts. On Saturday I hope at least one person noticed the fact I was wearing a V&R blouse.


Daily News

My straightened hair...

Yes, I know, it's kinda curly looking, but on wednesday it was poker straight. It just wants to burst into ringlets again. I may go to snobs again on Saturday, but its not too likely as noone has money, so I may go to a random gig of Danis friend. Hmmmm. I got my owl necklace today from eBay

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LOVE it. I thought it would be bigger, but I'm still very pleased, and I'm sure my mom will steal it straight away. I went to maths and did a few charity shops, but oh the horror: it started to rain! I obv ran* for shelter at home and so SADLY couldn't attend Further Maths *sniffle* *an exaggeration... I NEVER run.