Month: September 2012

Secret Sales Hell

When I sat down to write this post I was unsure which angle to take. The angle that I feel I ‘should’ take because of my job and my true feelings. The suject matter at hand- sales shopping. I hate sales. There I said it. Within my day job, sales hitting is a big deal. Its the retail chain money-maker and a great way to trasition from phase to phase. Or season to you and me. One thing I hate about sales are the big rush. I just don’t understand those amongst us who hit up Next at 6am and queue for hours on end to get the best deals. I mean, yes I probably just hit the nail on the head by stating you get the best deals but I love the rush of putting your card in the machine, or paying by cash if its a good month, and knowing you’ve bought something you really love. I know you can find things you love in sales (sometimes)  but I just feeel we spend …

Trend Report: Peplum

I cant believe we are nearing the end of September already. Just where have the past nine months gone? Its over a year since two of my favourites went travelling and during that time I have changed jobs and took a trip out to Australia to see them, crazy. However I do love the change in seasons. The colder weather means layering, winter boots and wrapping up warm. A/W fashion suits me down to the ground so I am slowly building my wish list before I take a trip down to London with the ma next month during my week off work. One trend I love at the moment is peplum. Whether it be a basic colour block top, laced detail peplum finish or a skirt or dress with the peplum detail, it is so easy to wear and is great with jeans or to jazz uo your look with a peplum finish dress. I really love the classsic Topshop peplum tops as they feel fantastic quality and I love the colours but I’m yet …

The evolution of the ‘blogger’

I dont know what you guys think, but I feel there has been a shift in society of late. Bloggers are at the fore-front of the social world and growing. This year has been a big one for the UK with her Maj’s jubilee and the Olympics being held in our capital, 2012 has been exciting and I have loved observing how bloggers are being utelised to theuir fullest potentials. With McDonalds refermcing bloggers within thir Olympic-themed ad this summer and the amazing Google Chrome ad featuring The Cambridge Satchel Company, the owner, a lady named Julie as we learn in the ad, noticed the potential using bloggers had. And, we have only seen this grow with phone companies using bloggers to report from this sunmmer’s music festivals and culimating in an entire t4 show focusing on bloggers. However, the cynic in me, refuses to believe they were ‘real’ bloggers if you will. As a self-confessed social media geek I love reading articles on how bloggers are shaping the fashion world. Just this weekend, my …

Wake me up when September ends..

I can’t believe it is September already. Where has this year gone?! It feels like only two minutees since I got my new job, now we are three months in, it seems like I have been there forever! Towards the end of last year, my work buddy and I made a pact to attend a gig/event each month or this year and it has been great knowing each month I have an exciting gig to look forward to! August was a quiet month but the year has shaped up well- January and February were quiet, boo, March was a trip to Florence and the Machine at the MEN and Laura Marling. April was a slow month. May was the biggie- Sydney and Oz to see my besties who are travelling over there. It was a year since they went, yesterday. Still can’t believe how fast it has gone.June was Coldplay and Marina and the Diamonds and in July we went to see Metric at the Ritz. The gigs I have yet to come are- Scissor Sisters …