30 August 2011

sheer skirt & a fifty pence jumper.

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Topshop skirt, gift - Jumper and belt, charity shop, 50p each - Bag, car boot, £2 - Shoes, charity shop, £3 - Watch, c/o H.Samuel.
Hello all, apologies for my lack of blogging as of late, I'm useless! It's been rather lovely to be away from the laptop though, as I've mainly been spending my days with family, reading, secondhand shopping and rearranging my bedroom - same as usual, really! I have to admit that I've been feeling a little down about the quality of my blog, but I'm really determined to start posting more regularly, so I'm setting myself the target of posting a minimum of ten times next month. Wish me luck! It would be great if you could comment with ways you think I could improve my blog or posts, I'd really appreciate your feedback! Anyway, H.Samuel recently sent me a watch from Guess to style after noticing that I've never worn a watch in any of my outfit posts before, which was very kind of them. As I expected, the watch was a little large for my skinny arms, but I actually think it looks rather nice so high up my arm rather than the 'usual' wrist! Plus it does add something to my simple outfit. I'll definitely be wearing the watch again, but I'm still on the lookout for something more dainty and vintage inspired to suit my style. In other news, I can't believe it's nearly September, this year has gone so darn quickly!  Love, Jazzabelle.

14 August 2011

ankle grazers, buttoned up shirt & a beehive.

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Topshop shirt, gift - Belt, charity shop, 50p - Jeans, Topshop, £36 - Bag, car boot sale, £2 - Shoes, charity shop, £3.
I have to say, I felt a little like Audrey Hepburn in this all black ensemble, with my skinny ankle grazer jeans and buttoned up shirt, this has definitely become my go to outfit as of late! I know some may think that wearing all black is boring, but it's honestly my favourite colour to wear and makes me feel my most confident, it's such a simple yet classy colour. I'm also embracing the fact that my hair had grown quite a tad recently, so I'm now back to wearing my hair in a part beehive which I adore, as I've been a little bored of my current hairstyle lately. I've had such a lovely few days, I hope you have all too! Thank-you for all of your comments and emails, sorry I'm so darn slow at replying to them all! Oh yes, and a congratulations to Hannah who recently won my Victoria and Albert Museum giveaway! Love, Jazzabelle.

10 August 2011

brick, camel & raspberry.

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Topshop tee, car boot, 20p - Belt, charity shop, 50p - Bag, car boot, £1 - Jeans, Topshop, £22.50 - Shoes, charity shop, £3.
Hello everyone, I bet this is a shocking sight for you all. Me, wearing something other than black? Cor blimey. I absolutely adore the colour of these jeans, as soon as I saw them in Topshop last week I just had to try them on. In the past when I've tried on Topshop jeans they have been rather baggy on me, but since gaining some weight in the last year they are now the perfect fit (and quite flattering if I say so myself!), so I saw it quite the investment to also buy them in camel and black. The price of all three was originally meant to total to one hundred and twenty pounds, but due to two of them scanning through cheaper and my student discount I managed to get all three for just eighty one pounds! I hardly ever treat myself to new, 'expensive' things, so I'm really happy with my purchases. I can't wait to style the others, they are perfect additions to my wardrobe, I may actually have to buy a few more colours! 
I have to admit, I was unsure about posting such pictures of myself after current events - the riots which have been taking place in the UK over the last few days are absolutely shocking, words can't fully express how I feel. On Monday night I couldn't even get home because my neighbourhood was too dangerous (luckily I managed to stay at a relative's house in South Kensington) and my local high street has really been affected. I hope everyone is okay. Stay safe! Love, Jazzabelle.

06 August 2011

a simple outfit for an afternoon at the v&a.

Joseph top and belt, charity shop, 50p each - Shorts, c/o The Kooples - Bag, car boot, £1 - Shoes, charity shop, £3.
Hello everyone! Just another little post from me today, to share with you a lovely photograph which was taken of me by a photographer called Russ McClintock. I met up with Russ at the Victoria and Albert Museum yesterday afternoon, after he contacted me a few days before asking if he could take some shots for a project he's working on. He asked me to come in my usual style, so I wore a signature outfit of mine - all black with a hint of plum, with some favourite pieces from my wardrobe. I'm really happy with this shot, Russ was a great photographer and it's even more lovely that it was taken in my favourite place too. Don't forget to enter my V&A membership giveaway which ends tomorrow night! Love, Jazzabelle.

04 August 2011

the september issue, jazzabelle in asos magazine.

Hello everyone, so I know you may have seen my feature in Asos magazine already, but I couldn't resist putting together a little blog post on it, as I'm ever so proud! I'm still a little overwhelmed by the opportunites having a style blog has given me, I really am, but it must mean I'm doing something right! I'm not the prettiest, nor the most stylish of girls, but I have my own page in a magazine (cor blimey!), so I'm very happy and humbled indeed. Thank-you to my mum for being the best photographer (who can now say she is a published phototgrapher!) and to Asos for given me this wonderful opportunity! Oh yes, don't forget to enter my Victoria and Albert Museum giveaway. Love, Jazzabelle.