Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Feeling Festive

Don't laugh but I tried to do a mini photo shoot in the woods with my rubbish camera because I thought it would be festive and a bit more professional than taking photos in my living room but it felt a bit daft. I'm not good as posing and I'm not a good photographer so wont be doing that again...

I've got a few purchases and some charity shop finds to share with you.

This bag was from Topshop and was bit pricey at £25 but it's for the big Christmas eve night out which is a big deal for my friends so I splashed out.
I'm going to pair it with my black lace dress but I will post photos after the night out.

This velvet bag was only £3 in New Look, I liked the look of it when it was full price but thought I would wait until pay day to buy it which worked out great because it was originally about £15. What a bargain!



This is my find of the week, this cardigan was £3 in St Davids Foundation charity shop in Bargoed. It's so warm and has lovely gold buttons. I will definitely be wearing this over the Christmas period. It's really cold in south Wales at the moment so this was a great purchase.

I'm taking part in a bloggers secret santa this year organised by Rani at www.cupcakecouture.co.uk and I have already bought some of my gift, I'm now looking for a lovely box to put everything in. I love secret santa!

Gemma
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17 comments:

  1. I feel your pain, it's tough to create a stellar photoshoot on the fly, but I love the whole Christmasy vibe you've going for here.. and I love the cardigan.

    What is this bloggers secret Santa thing? I want to hear more...

    xoxo,
    Leah
    http://couturearabesque.blogspot.com/

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  2. Haha thanks, I did my best but I'm not one of those lookbook/take great arty photo types.

    The Secret Santa was run by cupcakecouture.co.uk but the deadline to apply has closed now but if it works really well I think it will run next year.
    I just emailed my details and then today I got the details of who I would be buying a gift for but they don't know that I got them in the draw.

    Might be worth emailing Rani to see if you can still enter

    xx

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  3. Hahah thats not daft! You totally made it work, I keep thinking of super creative ideas I could never pull off. Darn it!

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  4. Love the bags...very cute and I'm a bit (very) jealous of your cardi too! you have a good eye for style!

    x x x

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  5. Adorable...seriously! :)

    xoxo
    Natasha
    http://chiccurve.blogspot.com/

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  6. That cardigan was a right find! I've been scouring charity shops for cosy cardigans but I haven't found any at all.

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  7. great shout on the Rebecca dress!

    Love it although if I want to be a style stealer I need to know where to steal from! Any ideas where this cheeky find is from? x x

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  8. Great cardi ~ the whole look is fab :)

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  9. Wow Gem, thanks for the tip! you are just fountain of knowledge on the fashion front! I might have to get the sewing machine out and have a D-I-Y go on the lace front!

    Thanks so much x x x

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  10. Great score. I especially love your cardigan. Steal!

    Now following your blog.
    Mitch from http://www.lifeistooshorttodowithout.com/

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  11. hello lady, thank you for the lovely comment - just having a wee peep through your blog now - love your style! x

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  12. Thanks, I'm having a snow day inside, drinking tea and looking for lovely new blogs to follow and I found yours :) x

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  13. thankyou for the lovely comment, definately a new reader of your blog :D plus i love that cardigan such a good find! xx

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  14. I love your cardigan and your bag, too. I can't believe you can get such cheap and cool items in thrifted stores. Here in Argentina, they overcharge for vintage clothes because lots of people like buying them.

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  15. Vintage shops can be pricey but charity shops are great. Little old ladies usually run the shops and they don't have a clue what to charge for things!

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