Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A little blogging update

If you follow me on twitter you've probably seen me ranting and raving about my camera SD card, I brought a new one after my other was full and its been carnage ever since. Its slowed down my camera (is that even possible?) I couldn't get it to work on my iPad/phone THEN when I finally got them on my laptop there were bits cut out of the photos and some wouldn't even open. Blogger hell no?! 

I just wanted to let you all know that OOTDs will be less and blogging will be less regular because of it. So if you have any ideas where an iPhone will be good enough just let me know! Suggestions are always welcome?! or iPhone/mirror OOTDs may just have to do for a while!


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

My shopping on Ebay tips!

Most of my wardrobe and best bargains are from Ebay, I got a leather satchel for half the price of one of the Cambridge ones.  I'm not saying in any way I'm an expert when browsing Ebay but I have picked up the odd thing or two on the way. 

As a rule I only search the 'Buy It Now' section purely because I don't have the patience for bidding and wouldn't know when to stop, seeing as really it's just typing in numbers in a little box. Who knows what I'd end up spending?! 

My top bits of advice is Remember: 

  1. To check out the seller, look at their feedback and percentage. I never buy anything from someone with under 78% this percentage depends on the feedback giving by buyers.
  2. If you search something and a lot of the same image comes up from different sellers, this is usually the case from shops in China, remember that it might not look exactly how the picture portrays it; it could be a different colour or look different.
  3. Paypal! Ebay uses Paypal to keep your card details safe, I never buy from websites if they don't have Paypal, its a lot safer way to buy things online and keeps you protected!
  4. To keep in mind that the quality may not be what you expect, this is something you take into account shopping online anyway, you don't know until you've seen it!
  5. To make sure you can return and the amount of time you have to return it, there is nothing worse or more annoying then buying something you hate or that doesn't fit and you can't send it and get your money back. 
Hope this has helped even just a little! 


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

OOTD - Channelling the Granny in me!

Jacket - Primark 
Tee - Primark (old)
Jeans - Topshop

How gorgeous is this jacket? and a Primark bargain too! Although I do have to say Tapestry does remind me of old ladies and their bags and I just love it.  I got it for Christmas but this is my first time wearing it, why would I want to hide it under a massive coat?! I Kept my outfit simple with just a pair of jeans and plain black tee, so the jacket was the focus of the outfit. I see it appearing many a times as a staple for spring. 

Courtney x

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Outfit planning!

You may have seen on twitter about a cami dress I'd been eyeing for weeks and when I went to buy it, it was out of stock in my size. BUT then something told me to look while I was getting ready for college the next morning and there it was a size 8 in the perfect colour. It was definitely meant to be. 

I got thinking about all the different things I could style it with for the colder months and summer to come and it's such a versatile piece. I started doodling different ideas and thought I'd share them with you! I'm thinking I might write up an 'How to style' post because it's definitely got to be one of your wardrobe staples, there are endless options!

I do have an ootd coming guys, look out for it!
Courtney x

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Update in photos!

So you've probably heard by now I have no Internet at home and its made regular blogging pretty hard. Although I have managed to get a few up but not my usual OOTDs which is what my blog is really all about. 

Also I'm having pretty negative thoughts about my blog and I'm not sure whether to take a break or stop completely. I just feel its not going anywhere and I've been doing it two years in August! I'm just having a lack of inspiration for my blog and clothes. 

But I love blogging so I'm going to carry on for a couple of weeks give my blog a little makeover and if I still feel like this i'll take a break until I feel better about it! 

Anyway I thought I'd show you the last couple of weeks in pictures, what I've been getting up to etc! 

Hope you're having a good weekend! 

Courtney x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A recent purchase

So I'm always searching for new ideas for my blog, so I thought I'd show you something I'm loving recently. These were a late Christmas present and after searching a million and one shops (well that's what I felt like) I finally found a pair in my size, but I can't remember where from so... I know I'm a bad blogger! 

I'm still in the process of breaking these in but they're going to be perfect in the summer paired with jeans or a cute dress. 

Courtney x

Monday, 3 March 2014

Oscars 2014 - My best dressed

If you didn't know the Oscars were on last night then where have you been?! It's been on tv, all over the news and Internet and yes Leonardo Dicaprio still doesn't have an Oscar! I put together my favourite dresses of the night and threw in a couple of well groomed men (how could I not?!) and a Kardashian sister. You're welcome. 

I love watching and looking at outfits from red carpet events and the Oscars is one of the biggest of them all, how could I not dedicate a post to it their outfits? Emma Watson and Lupita Nyong'o are flawless as usual and really stole the best dressed for me! 

Who was your favourite of the night? 

Courtney x