Saturday, 6 November 2010

Outfit Post: Sequinned

Firstly, apologies for the horrible lighting in these photographs. Going to work in the dark and getting home from work in the dark limits my ability to get decent outfit shots!

Let me introduce you to my Christmas jumper! The minute I saw it in Topshop I was smitten. Sequins, soft cream wool and a zig zag pattern. Sold! It looks so festive and I am all about the festive. I did a little squeal yesterday in Marks & Spencer when I saw the Turkey Feast sandwich. Best. Sandwich. Ever. Don't even get me started on the gingerbread lattes and red cups at Starbucks.

Let me just say that this jumper was far more expensive than it should really have been. But it's testament to my love for it that I didn't even think twice before flinging it at the till and handing over my credit card. The 'Queen' necklace was a birthday present from my gorgeous friend Sammy. A bit of birthday Tatty! What could be better?

I wish this photograph did this nail varnish more justice. In reality it's a gorgeous shimmery blue colour that looks green when in the light. A bit holographic and bloody lovely!

At the moment I seem to be inexplicably drawn to pointy flats. The Office sale is like my crack as, invariably, all the shoes I love end up in the sale. I'm not sure what that says about my taste but I also don't care as it means cheap shoes for me! These were £7, reduced from £40, and I'm slightly obsessed with them.

In honour of Movember, here's a horribly overexposed photograph of me with a moustache. LOLZ. In all seriousness, the Prostate Cancer Charity is a cause very close to my heart. I wrote a little bit more about it in this post last year and, if you do have any pennies to spare, please do think about donating it to this wonderful cause.

Jumper & Jacket - Topshop
Leather shorts - ASOS
Tights - M&S
Shoes - Office
Vest - New Look
Necklace - Tatty Devine
Nail varnish - Go on Green by OPI
Poppy - RBL


DesignerSpray said...

I keep looking at that jumper when I go to Topshop, *mental note, must buy*. And can't believe those shoes were only £7.00! I just bought them, thanks for the link. :) xx

Rhamnousia @ Desi Girl Does Makeup said...

I love that jumper but I want to make it in different colours so I'm going to give it a whirl and see what becomes of it. I can knit and sew pretty well (modesty!) so hopefully it won't look atrocious.

London Girl said...

Love the outfit. And good for you for wearing your poppy.


Ayden said...

thumbs up for movember, such a great cause. and thats such a barginous price you got those shoes for missus! makes up for your jumper being so expensive... all the spending evens itself out at some point :p at least thats how i justify it to myself! xx

Sarah said...

That necklace is awesome! And well done you for promoting Movember, it is an ace cause. Gotta say I am glad that girlies aren't expected to participate though - a lady with a tache is never a good look! (although your photo is the exception!)

Helen said...

DesignerSpray - It's a lovely jumper. I'm scared of wearing it too much for fear of losing some of the sequins though! And you are very welcome, bargains must be shared! x

Rhamnousia - Ooh I'd love to see it in different colours!

London Girl - Thankyou! I usually end up buying about 6 poppies as I tend to lose them. It's a great cause though so don't mind too much! x

Ayden - I love your reasoning!! x

Sarah - All my gay friends want to steal the necklace! Haha x

Jen said...

You are adorable! I love the sequins but think your moustache steals the show :) xx

Harriet said...

I love the jumper! :) x

Carlinn said...

very cute sweater and i love the heart top underneath! :)

hiven said...

love your hair!
x hivennn. enter my giveaway? six whole miss patina dresses to giveaway.

jennie masters said...

love the jumper, very cute :) xo

Victoria India said...

I love your jumper!! So nice :) Im now following you xo

Helen said...

Jen - Aww thanks dollface! I may just draw one on with a sharpie. Rock the 'tache look for real! Haha x

Harriet - Thankyou! I'm in love with it!

Carlinn - Thankyou lovely! x

Hiven - Thankyou! It's the bane of my life, it takes forever to straighten!

Jennie - Thankyou! I feel so festive when I'm wearing it!

Victoria - Thankyou! Following you back, love your blog! x

Kate said...

I've got a bit of secret love for those shoe/boots. Got my beady eye on them on the Office website, umming & ahhing. Love the sequinned jumper!

Helen said...

Kate - DO IT! At £7 you can't go wrong. They're so comfy too!