Thursday, 30 August 2012

~ we were barely seventeen.

Just a quick PRE-BIRTHDAY POST! I'm too excited to sleep and have drained every other entertainment resource available to me, pretty much. So I took au naturaaaaal pictures and decided to do a weirdly un-fashion related blog post to pass the time, an hour and 9 minutes, totally not counting... Now an hour and 8.
It's been an especially long wait for this day for me! My best friend was 18 last March and has been waiting patiently for me for 17 months to turn the big 1 8! Most of my pals have been 18 for a considerable amount of time as well, so while they've all been going "Yeah let's hit Oceana tonight" I've been replying "Oh cool, have fun guys, I'll just watch Bargain Hunt." literally.. That is no word of a lie..
I'll most definitely do an outfit post with the full ensemble tomorrow! I'm getting my make-up done at Smashbox tomorrow (for free I might add, woop woop) So I'll definitely be telling you how that was tomorrow, and you'll see the finish results. And I found the PERFECT nail varnish for my dress, literally a perfect match, thankfully! Oh well, you'll all see it tomorrow, how good the blog posts will be I have no idea because I plan to drink most of the day tomorrow, I'm 18. Deal with it.

Monday, 27 August 2012

~ stay, mister.

| peplum top(size XS):  oasis | jade jeggings(size 8): oasis | nails: Model's Own "Feeling Blue" |

Hello cutest top everrr, lacey white peplum beauty! Got it a while back actually, been wearing it so much! And paired with my favourite ever jeans I've ever owned! It's so easy to dress up or down, I wore it to a little house party with these jeans and my KILLER new look chunkys, and it was such a cute outfit, and I never had to worry about it. 
Thought I'd show my new medical bracelet as it'll be making regular appearances as it's got a really difficult clasp and I have absolutely no idea how to get it off my wrist, but yeah, new and shiny, but mostly just looks like a simple arm chain.
4 days and counting, birthday time is quickly upon us!

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Houndstooth and Chain Jacket: £69.99 @ Zara

The local Zara in my mall tragically shut down a few months ago (stupid Apple store took it over, boo), so I have been totally missing out on Zara's amazing tailoring and classic prints. I have been after a jacket like this for ages, something a bit heavier than a cardigan and lighter than my biker jacket, this would be PERFECT! Seeing as the print is big and bold, yet still B&W, I could pair this with SO many things, and could dress it up or down for casual or for the night. As there's no Zara near me anymore, I shall have to wait until I'm up in London and knowing my way around, or I could order it. Only 6 days until my birthday AND payday, that shall be a plentiful day, maybe I'll treat myself for my birthday.. Hmm..

Thursday, 23 August 2012

~ back to what I was before.

| printed top(size 8): oasis | skirt(size 6): H&M |

I've loved this top since I bought it about a week ago, but I literally couldn't find anything to wear with it, to really show off it's cool and unique shape. I've had this little skirt for like so many years now, and I tend to neglect it and it never really sees the light of day much, but I was having a tidy and re-discovered the beauty! Then it clicked that they would be a very cute pairing! And I think it looks really cute together, so there we go, a new outfit made of new and old, love it!
The nails don't really go with the outfit but, haha, they go with my work uniform! Model's Own in Pastel Pink with a Wah Nails for Model's Own pink nail pen to do the leopard art. Something a little different, and it looks really cute against my work outfit as the nail art pen is slightly fluorescent, so it really makes them pop!
It's only a week tomorrow until my birthday!! You guys have no idea how excited I am getting, it's finally so close! Also, congrats to everyone who got their GCSE results, hope you got what you wanted!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Paisley Print Blouse: £165 @ Urban Outfitters

I pretty much think this entire outfit is bang on, but I am dying over this shirt! It is so cute I can't even get over it, I'm definitely ignoring the price tag.. Y'know, pretending it's about a tenner.. Just for my sanity. I do love the entire ensemble, and those shoes are pretty sweet! I cannot justify spending that much on a blouse though, it's way too extravagant, maybe this will inspire a mass search for a similar knock-off for a tenth of the price, (fingers crossed!), as I need this shirt in my life.

Monday, 20 August 2012

~ back to the sun, back to the shore.

| blouse(size XS): zara | jade jeggings(size 8): oasis | blinging shoes: oasis | nails: models own "feeling blue" |

Oh how victorian this blouse makes me feel, had it for years and I still love it just as much. It's quite thin and it's an easy way to spice up a simple pair of jeans and plain pumps, a nice frilly top! And again, living in the Jade Jeggings, so soft, comfy and slimming, honestly my legs look incredible in them (not to sound too conceited, mind). These are the shoes I have been after for months! Been literally oggling them in work, but alas, they sold out of my size straight away, as per usual. But about a week ago we had a random replenishment tote in, and there they were! I must admit, I squealed a little bit.. But they are golden, honestly. They are soft, so no breaking in period! Can literally wear them to my hearts content and no blisters! They do really jazz up any plain outfit, and I also got a bag in work that matches them PERFECTLY (see here), it was the perfect day for shopping in work, that's the problem with working in Oasis, I earn the money and then in goes directly back in to their tills, sly boots..
I rediscovered my love for Model's Own polish yesterday! This blue is SO vibrant, people are really drawn to it haha! Something simple, but still pops without the hassle of adding nail art, just not feeling it this time, haha!
It's now only 11 days until my birthday! Eek, I guess I'll have to grow up soon... NAAAAHT. But me and mother went in town today, we've already got my birthday party dress (here) and we bought some gorgeous nude patent platforms from Debenhams, and then a matching patent bag from Next, (here and here), birthday outfit finally sorted! And 25 days until I move to London, oh my gosh. It's finally becoming real, me and mumma are getting emotional every evening with the same conversation "who is going to hug me when I go to bed up there, Em?" I love that woman, and will probably Skype her every night for that cuddle.. Bless..


Hillary Strapless Body: £25 @ Motel 

I absolutely love bodys at the moment, I don't actually have one (..yet) but I'm just thinking in my mind so many gorgeous outfits they can make up! This one especially is so beautiful, it's just a gorgeous print and the colours it contains will literally go with so much, the main colour is black so that's a gem right there, but there is some navy, green, pink, cream, so you can pop in with so many different shoes/trousers/skirts/bags etc! I've made a new rule for myself, if I can't think of about half a dozen things for an item to go with, I am not allowed to buy it (okay maybe mother made that rule, but it does make sense.. I guess.)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

~ it's your chance to make it.

| jade jeggings (size 8): oasis | van-alikes: deichmann | relaxed t-shirt(size 6): oasis

Got my girl to do my photos for me today, a proper full length outfit post for the first time! Thank Danielle for that one! It was a pretty simplistic look for me today, wasn't up to much, so it was nice and casual. LOVE the relaxed tee though, comfy and oversized makes for a nice but a bit fashionable too, not a total tramp haha! I have no idea where this scarf is from btw, my mother bought it back from Turkey, probably from a cheapy market school, but it's too cute right? Brightens up my plain outfit right? Good! Well that's what I was going for, hopefully it came across.. hopefully...
Good luck and congrats to everyone who got their results on Thursday! Hopefully you got what you needed and more!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

~ instagram.

follow me on instagram @emilyroseperrin

newly mastered fishtail braid, light and dark pink leopard print nails, favourite outfit for the fluctuating weather, warehouse peplum top, nout make-up but big eyebrows, those lovely bow print shorts, "chunksters" as they are called in new look, birthday dress - only 2 weeks away, pouting for my life, further enjoyment of the sun, and again in my oasis bikini, highlighter orange nails, new favourite lacey peplum top, matching tootsies, staff room photo, favourite miss selfridge necklace (RIP it broke the day after)

Monday, 13 August 2012

~ do you think of her.

| lace shirt (size 8): oasis | under vest (size 6): H&M | bow print shorts (size 8): oasis |

Ahh, this is my wonderful work uniform! Yes, I get to wear this gorgeous outfit to work! It's by far the cutest outfit I've ever gotten for uniform, we've got such adorable pieces in at the moment, I was truly spoiled for choice, I loved these shorts from the minute they came in, and then a week later this top arrived and it was the perfect pairing, and my outfits featuring on one of the mannequins so it's selling really well!
Finally had the time to sit down with YouTube and teach myself how to do the fishtail braid! This is only the second time I've done it to a standard I consider acceptable enough to show the outside world, but I love it now! It's something that is absolutely perfect when you're having a bad hair day and don't want to just shove your hair up in a pony or a bun. It's something you'll need patience to master, it's quite fiddly to be honest, and I got pretty angry with myself a lot of the time when I'd mess it up, haha! So be patient if you want to master this cute and different way to spice up your hair! (How lame did that sound! Oh dear.)

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Liebster Award.

I was nominated by the lovely Carly at Infinity Amour for The Liebster Award. So I want to thank her for her sweetness! This award is given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. There are certain rules that apply for this award. 
The person nominated must share 11 facts about themselves. 
The person nominated must answer the questions the tagger (the person who nominated them) set for them.
The person nominated must choose 11 people to tag (nominate) and create 11 questions for them to answer.
Then they must go to their pages and let them know they were nominated! 
There are no tag backs!

11 facts about me!
1. I am a musical theatre student, just finished my college diploma and am starting my degree at London's College of Music in September, living in Ealing! Absolutely cannot wait for it.
2. I have an acute liver condition, MCADD (if you wanted to find out more) basically effects my liver and the way I digest food, it doesn't really effect me if I eat right and stay healthy, but it's a strange condition no one seems to have heard of, haha!
3. I genuinely have no desire or intent to read 50 Shades of Grey or the other 2, sorry, I just don't care.
4. I am a size 6-8.
5. I work for Oasis in Plymouth, and I love it! It's such a friendly and loving company, always admiring your achievements and making you feel special when working for them, and such a lush clothing company, since working there I literally live in Oasis clothing, and with a 40% discount how can I not?
6. I used to work at Burger King, it was a nightmare.
7. I am addicted to watching To Catch A Predator.
8. The most expensive item I ever purchased was my chelsea boots from Topshop, and I paid £56, I don't like spending a lot on just one item, unless it's a bag or a pair of shoes I hate spending a lot for just one thing.
9. I love Nandos.
10. I live in Oasis Jade jeggings.
11. I do not care for Kristen Stewart.

And these are my questions from Carly:

  • Where would you like to be in 5 years time? Hopefully a West End performer.
  • What is your most proud moment in your life so far? Playing Fantine in a production of Les Misérables with my theatre company, we received reviews to rival West End productions and it was a lot of hard work that really paid off, a wonderful experience.
  • What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe? My Jade jeggings from Oasis.
  • If you could only have one, what would you pick, your laptop or phone? Phone I guess, you seem to be able to get all the same things on your phone, and then you still have contact with the outside world.
  • If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be? I want to go back to America, I went to Florida last time, but I was only 10 and I can only really remember the theme parks, I'd love to go to New York and appreciate the fashion and Broadway of course!
  • Have you ever met anyone famous? If yes who? and if no, who would you like to meet? I met Scouting for Girls after a gig in Plymouth, that's about it. I'd love to meet Idina Menzel, Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman.
  • What would you have as your 'Last Supper' ? An unlimited supply of Nandos? How incredible would that be...
  • What is your top 3 favorite clothing shops? Oasis, Topshop, Zara.
  • What is your favorite trend? For example the Aztec trend. PEPLUM! I am literally living in Peplum style at the moment, and I regret nothing!
  • What are your five 'Simple things you love' (For example I love that feeling of waking up in a morning and knowing you don't have to get out of bed!) Ooh, I think I'd have to agree with that! That feeling when you wake up at about 7, think you have to get up for work, then remember it's your day off! Then just roll over and fall gently back to sleep, perfect. I also love evenings with my family, tweed yes, but I love my family and I like it when we spend the evening watching a movie or some rubbish TV show and spend time just talking and bonding. I love it when I nail my nail art, leopard print especially, I feel an overreacted sense of achievement for the silliest thing! A new comment on one of my blog posts, hehe, I love the feedback and seeing that my little blog is getting noticed, and finally I think it's got to be the standard taking your shoes off after a long day at work, putting on your slippers and laying on the sofa for the rest of the night!
  • What is your favorite season? Spring, can be summery or wintery, you can take your pic, or you can merge the two!

  • I nominate:
    Holly @
    Lucy @
    Natasha @
    Kate @
    Charmaine @
    Isobel @
    Fern @
    Faye @
    Bethan @
    Emily @
    Chelsey @
    And my 11 questions are:
    1. What is your key item in your wardrobe?
    2. What was your last holiday?
    3. What is your favourite movie?
    4. If you had to, which would you rather be, blind or deaf?
    5. What is your favourite trend?
    6. In 3 words, describe your style?
    7. High street or designer?
    8. What is your favourite store and why?
    9. Your having a bad hair day, what do you normally do?
    10. Summer or Winter?
    11. You have a day off, what do you spend it doing?

    I'd love if you gave me the link to your Leibster post in the comments below!
    Lots of love ladies!

    Friday, 10 August 2012

    ~ your lips are venomous.

    | leopard print shirt (size 6): H&M | denim shorts (size 8): matalan |

    Oh have we all been enjoying the mini heatwave? I certainly have, and have been living in this outfit! It's quite a thin and loose shirt so it's so comfortable in the hot weather, and the shorts I've had for YEARS and I can't believe they fit me haha! I've literally had them since I was 13.
    I finally had time to give myself a proper manicure last night, nice new set of nails and a good set of nail art, two tone pink spots under the leopard print, my work uniform shorts are pink so I've really only done it to match them as I'm working so much, haha! 
    My birthday is finally approaching, officially counting down now, only 3 weeks! Finally going to be 18, and then in another 2 weeks I will be moving to London! What an incredible month I have ahead of me, I am getting so excited now!

    Saturday, 4 August 2012

    ~ money is the anthem.

    | animal peplum top: warehouse | black jade jeggings: oasis |

    Hola chicas, been off for a few weeks right? Sorry, it's been a cool couple of weeks! Lots of work and a lot of things going on, been great.
    And as I suspected, I have become completely obsessed with the peplum trend! Possibly as it gives the illusion of a tiny waist and a big booty, it's nice to have that figure!
    I don't really go to Warehouse often (I don't know why, I get 33% discount) and I saw this as I was strolling through House of Fraser and fell in love! Tried it and absolutely had to have it.