Thursday, 21 January 2010

Shoe Trends For Spring/Summer 2010

Fringed Gladiator Sandals £3 (Warehouse Outlet)

Office Harajuku Girl Tan Leather £55  £20 (Office)

Gladiators are still going strong it seems. I've gone through at least 2 pairs and the heel is slanting on my current ones. If I had a spare bit of cash I'd invest in another pair as gladiators are fab. You either love them or hate them! They're so versatile and can be teamed with anything from leggings with a nice floaty top, skirts and crop tops, dresses, skinny jeans you name it. Roll on Spring/Summer...

Lola Wooden Sling Sandal Clogs £65 (Topshop)

This is one trend I don't think I won't be jumping on in a hurry. Clogs are apparently making a comeback and I don't know why? I guess you could make them look hot with a nice mini dress or something. No doubt the likes of Fearne Cotton will be strutting around with these and they'll become a phenomenon.

Fresh Air Black Suede £55 335 (Office)

The ever faithful brogue need I say more! I've got rid of ballet pumps as they do absolutely nothing for me, so brogues are my new alternative choice of smart flat footwear.

Cippy £55 (Faith)

The kitten is back for 2010! I'm still a sky scraper platform girl but they're not exactly practical for everyday wear. Some may say the above image is too high to be a kitten heel but I like the shoes. I guess we are finally returning back to practicality.....but I still don’t like them. Some women would argue that kitten heels are no more comfortable than a 2-3 inch heel and don't lok very sexy. At least your legs look more flattering with a good few inches on your shoe. Plus I always associate kitten heels with an older woman, sorrry but I do.

Which of these shoes will you be wearing this summer?

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Book Worm

I'm feeling all inspired after speaking to a colleague at work who read a whopping 85 books last year. Who does that?!?!? I must confess one of my goals for 2010 is to read a lot more. I don’t know if I get distracted easily or that the books I’m reading aren’t gripping enough, but I don’t seem to read much anymore.

I’m currently reading ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and have been for the last few months (not a god sign). Whilst it’s getting juicy I’m struggling to finish it and the book isn’t even that thick. I’m now halfway through and am determined to have completed it by the end of the month. My book shelves are beginning to resemble a library at home and I need complete the books I have before buying anymore. Next book I’m going to try and get into for the second time is Homicide by David Simon.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Best Dressed At The Golden Globes

Halle Berry looks gorgeous in this black KaufmanFranco gown and cut-out back. Her hair, skin, make-up 10/10, I hope my body looks this good at 40 lol. ( Note to Halle please don't grow your hair long again, you own short hair!!!)

Black Eyed Peas Fergie looked divine in a lilac Ellie Saab gown. I definitely prefer her as a Brunette.

Drew Barrymore in a nude Atelier Versace gown with shoulder and hip embellishments. Drew looks lovely here and the nude colour makes a return every season it seems.

Toni Collete in a gold Elie Saab dress.I like the neckline on this dress and simple jewellry. Ladies take note you don't always have to wear a necklace!

Monique looked stunning in a strapless Reem Acra dress. Loving her make up and simple hair style and earrings. I predict Precious will pick up some statues at the Oscars.

Courtney Cox wore a long black number courtesy of Victoria Beckham. I don't typically like black but it seems to work, a nice classy look for Mrs Cox.

Gabby Sidibe brought a splash of colour to the red carpet in this silk chiffon gown by Kevan Hall. I don't love the style but the emerald colour really suits her skin tone.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Week 14 Of My Journey Getting To New York.

This week has been quite productive and it seems that my accommodation is finally sorted (sigh of relief). I can’t take the credit for finding it but I’m happy to say that I’ll be staying in a nice apartment in East Village. I don’t know much about the area but it’s quite central as it's close to Manhattan which is always a bonus and it looks nice and clean.

It will make a refreshing change compared to my visit 2 years ago where I was confined to one room and had to share amenities, etc. It was a great experience and enabled me to meet some great people, but I look forward to cooking my own food, having access to a TV and a little privacy. All together accommodation which includes a deposit, agency fee and cleaner (yes a cleaner) is around the £1,200 mark which isn’t too bad! Of course cheaper would have been more ideal but I’d rather have comfort over anything else.

I’ll pay my deposit of £350 by the end of this month and aim to have all my accommodation paid off by the end of March. The duration of my stay has gone down from 3 months to 5 weeks as funds will not permit. I think I was being a bit ambitious with regards saving ample amount of money for the time scale needed.

All in all I’ll need to save at least £2,500 within the next 6 months…..let the game’s begin. Once my accommodation is paid for, I can concentrate on the flight and spending/survival money. Hence the reason my job searching has gone into full scale and everybone within ears reach knows I’m looking for work. I’ve continued to join acting agencies and got my full length body shot taken this week.

It’s funny how when you really want something and time is ticking, you begin to get yourself into gear. There's still so much to be done but at least I’m beginning to see the progress!
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