I bought a tartan scarf...finally!

November 22, 2012

Aloha Lovlies!

So finally, after much searching I found a tartan scarf that I love to pieces and don't mind paying for. In fact, it is probably one of the most bargainous (and random!) things that I have bought. I've seen a couple of these scarfs in places such as H&M and they were around the £8 mark. I know it might sound tight, but I knew that I could find one somewhere cheaper so put off buying it.

The other day whilst on a spontaneous trip to Brighton, I was walking around Poundland when I saw this scarf. I didn't even realise Poundland sold scarfs etc. but clearly, it was my lucky day. It was labelled as a mens scarf but to be honest, it doesn't really look too masculine. They had a blue and a red version and I wish I'd picked up both, but in the flurry of exitement I didn't!

I wear this all the time now as it literally goes with everything! It's not the thickest of scarfs but for the price, it's perfect!

Scarf Poundland, Leather Jacket New Look, Leggings Primark, Jumper Primark, Necklace H&M.

                                     What amazing things have you found in Poundland?

Welcome To Rosy Jewellery and 50+ followers!...

November 19, 2012

Aloha Lovelies! So I have been on a mission these past couple of weeks, collecting stock and setting up things for my new website, Rosy Jewellery. Now, in no way am I boasting or trying to get you all to buy from my website, I am merely sharing with you all, something that I love and have done! (That's the point of blogging eh?)

After seeing many peoples small independent jewellery websites I thought 'Why not start my own?!', so that's exactly what I did. I aim to sell fashionable jewellery and credit crunch busting prices! The website has only been running a couple of days but I thought I would share with you some of the jewellery I am selling.

Turquoise Shell Ring £2.50

Gold Colour Spike Bracelet £2

Beach Shell Ring £1.50
                                                   Bronze Colour Owl Pendant £3.25

So there we have it! My little project shared with you all, I hope you enjoy!

P.S Thank You SOOOOOOO much for making me reach 50+ followers, it means the world to me. I set up Love Vintage not even caring if one person read it, so to have 50 is just a dream come true! I love every single one of you and thanks for sticking with me. The best is yet to come.

Clashing the patterns...

November 10, 2012

 I have been really into layering now the weather has become a lot colder, and I like to do this by adding scarfs, cardis, hats etc. I also like wearing vibrant colours as I think they brighten up the day slightly! This outfit is a clash of the print in the skirt and the pattern of the scarf. Adding a leather jacket means it is quite casual but still looks good. To keep your legs super toasty and warm you could wear a pair of tan tights underneath black or knitted tights, and add boots and thick socks on the bottom.

Leather Jacket New Look (buy here), Velvet Blouse £1.99 Charity Shop, Scarf New Look, Belt ZARA, Skirt around £1.50 Charity Shop and Boots Kurt Geiger.


November 06, 2012

Aloha Lovelies!  So this is not the normal type of post you'd expect to read on my blog, but I thought I would share with you all something that means a lot to me.

Positive Thinking.
Random as this might be, positive thinking is what I want to talk to you all about. In life if you can think positively, I really think it can help you overcome stress and negativity. Now, I am no psychologist or councillor , but over time, I have find found a few little tricks to helping me 'be happy' and stay positive.

It's very easy sometimes to get carried away in life's little stresses and annoyances, and that's why I think it is good to take even just a minute to realise all the positive things that have happened to you in your day. As much as I can I think to myself, 'name 3 positive things that have happened to you today'. They can be as little as 'I really enjoyed seeing the sunrise this morning' or 'That email I read really made me smile'. I know it might sound a bit silly, but I have found it really works after I have had a bit of a pants day and would like to cheer myself up.

Another thing you can do is take some time to pamper yourself. It doesn't have to be with a beauty product or some new make-up, it could be pampering yourself with time. Leaving yourself half and hour a day to just sit down and read a magazine or have a bath. Taking time to appreciate the smaller things in life can be good. You don't have to do much to give yourself some 'me time', just do what you enjoy best. Even smiling to yourself, randomly can make you feel a little happier.

Think to yourself. If I showed you a glass with some water in it, would you think it was half full or half empty. As corny as this may seem, it is a good way of looking at your outlook on life. Are you a positive or negative person? I would like to think I was quite positive. Now I'm not saying everyone is happy, smiley, cheery, yipeee all the time, (that would almost be impossible!), but just sometimes stopping and thinking about your approach to something can be good. 
I would like to take life by the hand and experience so many things. Saying yes to opportunities can be better than you think. Question yourself, what have you got to lose? In an everyday situation, would going out be better than staying in? Would you experience something amazing which you wouldn't have experienced if you hadn't gone out or taken that opportunity?

I hope this brief little post of randomness as helped even one of you just to try thinking differently.

Super Speedy, Super Simple Salad...

November 03, 2012

So this is my 'Super Speedy, Super Simple Salad'. It is a healthy, tasty dish that could be made for a quick lunch or a tasty tea. You can literally use what you have in, but this is what I used in mine...

Serves 1

Mixed Salad
1 Red/Yellow/Orange Pepper
2 Tomatoes
2 Caper-berries
Half an avocado
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar

Add mixed salad to bowl.
Cut up a pepper into small batons and add.
Quarter tomatoes and add.
Half Caper-berries and add.
Cut avocado and spoon out insides. Cut and add to bowl.
Drizzle over a small amount of olive oil and then finally drizzle over a small amount of good quality Balsamic Vinegar.

To be extra healthy, serve with crusty bread and a smoothie.

The Winter Midi...

November 03, 2012

Aloha Lovelies! So today I was having a little wonder around the charity shops (what a surprise!), when I came across this beautiful pleated midi skirt. Now, some of you might have realised that it is very similar to a pink pleated midi skirt that I have (and use in many blog posts!), and I thought this would be a great alternative for winter. The camera and poopy lighting make it look black, but it is in fact navy blue.

When it gets colder I tend to put leggings or tights under a midi or maxi skirt for a bit of added warmth. Also, layering different textures and patterns on the top can make a plain skirt more interesting

This skirt was the bargainous price of £1.99 and I cannot wait to start wearing it!

Outfit 1
Top/Dress- £5 from £10 Primark, Leather Jacket £39.99 New Look, Necklace £3.99 H&M.

Outfit 2
Top £0.99 Charity Shop, Necklace £3.50 (sale) Topshop.

October Favourites...

November 01, 2012

Aloha Lovlies! Long time no see, (again....oops sorry!). I promise there will be more regular blog posts coming up! Anyway, on with my October Favourites. October has gone so quickly and I cannot believe it's November already (whhhaatt?) I don't have too many favourites this month but that's probably a good thing as I always seem to ramble on in my favourites posts.

001.Models Own Trio.
I love the colours in this trio which I picked up in TKmaxx for the most bargainous price of £6. I think the colours are perfect for autumn/winter and I have re-painted my nails with them many a time.

002. Primark Home Cinnamon Clove Scented Candle. I have never bought a candle from Primark before, but after smelling this and seeing the uber cute snowflake design on the top, I couldn't resist. It was a bargain at only £1.50!

003. Etre Natural Beauty Nail File (buy kit here). I love this nail file as it has different levels of abrasiveness. I especially like the buffing one as it leaves your nails beautifully soft and shiny. I use this along with the Etre Cuticle Oil for extra softness.

004. Topshop Cream Blush in 'Head Over Heels' (buy here). When I bought this blush I loved the colour but found it a bit of a faf to use. I left it and didn't use it much for a bit, but this month I have re-discovered my love for it. The colour is beautiful and it is actually really easy to apply. I use a dense brush and just dot a little my cheeks and blend. I don't think you get much product for the price though.

005. Now this a bit of a random one, but I received my new phone a couple of days ago and have fallen in love with it. It is the Samsung Galaxy S2. It is feels and works a bit like an Iphone (which I refuse to pay the extortionate price for) and it is far cheaper. I am no phone expert, but in simple terms, it is bloody brilliant! 

Two Necklaces which I have been LOVING this month are:
this H&M gold necklace which is so versatile and was an absolute bargain at only £3.99, and...

                    this Topshop skull necklace which is beautiful and was a bargain
                                              as I picked it up in the sale for £3.50!

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