Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Love's Sweet Exile

Thank the lord it is pay day! January has been a very long month and I've done loads of sales shopping and booked loads of trips away, skint is an understatement. Rail tickets are so expensive. I will be going to Manchester for the Easter weekend, I had the best time ever when I went there a couple of years ago so I'm really looking forward to it. I'm thinking of popping to a few galleries and museums and of course a big night at a club that plays loads of The Smiths and Stone Roses. Got any Manchester recommendations for me?

Anyway, here are some of my sales buys-


Wore this dress to work

Dress, Shoes, Cardigan: New Look
Belt: Dorothy Perkins



Wore this to meet up with friends for lunch and to see War Horse
Dress & shoes: New Look
Bag: Charity shop
Belt: Dorothy Perkins


I ended up buying the lace dress from this post in the ASOS sale for about £20 and I wore it out this Saturday. I would love to think I looked very chic but I had way too much sambuca to be lady like. Good night out though ;) I got the Revlon lipstick that Lily mentioned, I love my Topshop Brighton Rock lipstick but it is so bright. This is a great shade and isn't too harsh, well worth £2.99.

How was your January and what exciting things have you got planned for Feb? I will be heading to Plus London Two on Saturday, any of you going?

Gemma
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23 comments:

  1. Love the 2nd dress, the colour looks great on you :) Totally with you on being glad it's pay day!x

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  2. Love the red dress, the colour is lush!

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  3. Oh I think I have that new look dress too! Does it have a pink lining? I need to wear it more I think, looks lovely on you.

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    1. Yes! I think I commented on one of your posts the other day saying that I had worn a very 'you' outfit and this is the one I was on about. Red, black and blue :)

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  4. omg all those dresses from new look, wow i gotta get in there!

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  5. I know just how you felt, January is the longest month ever!! I didn't seem to do that much but booked quite a few things for coming months.....exciting xxx

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  6. You look so tiny in these pics Gem, I can't wait to see you!! So bloody proud of you... remember my little challenge too & let me know the second you get there xx

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    1. aaaaw thank you :) I put 1lb on today Sarah!! no more sambuca for me xxx

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  7. Absolutely love your dresses! x

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  8. You've got some great finds here. Love both those dresses on you too! I have to go have a look an see if I can find some new buys.

    www.iambexx.com
    XO

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  9. Gem you always have such pretty dresses! Very jel!
    Sophie
    x

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  10. Love these dresses, fabulous lengths. You're completely right january was such a long long looooong month lol. Roll on February. Hope you have fun when you go !

    Dp
    X

    Www.inanityandthegirl.blogspot.com

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  11. Love both of these outfits!
    x

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  12. Looking lovely as always, I especially love the red dress and black bag in the second picture! I wish I knew of a club that played a lot of 'The Smiths' and 'The Stone Roses', I can never find such places! Perhaps I'm looking hard enough *shrugs*. My January was okay, I'm hoping my February will be insanely satisfying since my boyfriend and I are taking a road trip to Florida! Yay for sambuca nights!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  13. Got to love payday! I got paid today but I'm going to belgium this weekend so need to keep my purse closed! Love the dresses - particularly the red one.
    glittersequinsandpearls.blogspot.com

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  14. I love that red dress, so pretty. The Revlon lipstick is such a nice colour and really suits you, might have to order some for myself!
    My Saturday night involved way too much sambuca too haha, I'd like to think I started out the evening looking classy but I definitely didn't by the end!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.com

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  15. 42nd street and Venue play The Smiths and the Stone Roses. I wouldn't say loads but they definitely play them :) xx

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    1. I love that place, I went there last time! Think I might go back and try and find a nice Manc man ;) x

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  16. I love both dresses! Especially the red one, it's so gorgeous on you. The patent bag is so lovely too xxx

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  17. Oh my I could not wait for this months pay day! I love your outfits and especially the charity shop bag xx

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  18. Love the bag in the last post, yay for charity shop bags!
    Is war horse good? I've heard very good things, and I'm considering seeing it :)

    franky @ snippets-scribbles.blogspot.com

    xx

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  19. Really beautiful outfit! This colour looks so great on you and the bag goes perfectly!!

    Hailes<3

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