Christmas!

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Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

Sorry for not posting much lately, but it's been so hectic around here at the moment. Lots of friends and relatives to see. Last week, all my school/college friends decended into Newcastle simulataneously and I was rendered helpless! ;) But I've missed them all so much!

Expect a post sometime this week about my Christmas haul, and also about my inspirations of 2009!
In the meantime, don't ch'a love the presents my friend Sam gave me? The theme was apparently 'Things That Look Like Carla!' Teehee. But more about my presents in the Christmas haul post very soon!

Muchos love,
MessyCarla

PS: Oh, and don't you just LOVE the retro 1950s diner we're in? If you're around the Newcastle area ever, try Stateside Diner - it's been my favourite place to eat since it opened when I was in college. I recommend the burgers and alcoholic milkshakes (especially the 'Buddy Holly' - Baileys and Vanilla Ice Cream! Mmmm!)

Waking Up In Vegas

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Hey everyone,

"So, shut up and put your money where you mouth is, That's what you get for waking up in Vegas" sang Katy Perry.
I'm ill AGAIN at the moment, so am in dire need of some good old fashioned escapism.
DRESS: Vivien Of Holloway, £59
SHOES: Ebay, from £19.99
EYELINER: Urban Decay, £12 each.
CLUTCH: Accessorize, £25. (I got my Mam this for her birthday, and it's GORGEOUS!)
NECKLACE: Hannah Zakari, £20.
BELT: Topshop, £22.
FASCINATOR: Ebay, from £4.99.

Think big dresses, big petticoats, big makeup, big shoes, big accessories! It's Christmas anyway, so use that as an excuse to overdose on glitter and sequins.

Manchester was so much fun last week, and although it's like a mini-London with all the ace shops. (my friend Sam had her first Urban Outfitters experience and got two tops on sale for under £30! Jealous!) 

I really should have bought these glasses though. Especially as a tribute to the late, great Maggie Jones. They were from American Apparel:

Also much needed in this entry are shoutouts to my lovely supervisior (is this even the right term - 'boss' doesn't sound right?) Emma who waggled her animal print scarf at me this week, inspired by this entry when I was working with them in the office this week.

"She went straight to Primark after she saw the entry and bought it," said Anna, office fashionista (who really puts me to shame).
And also thanks to my lovely friend Michael who came over and complimented the new layout during my shift. Heart-shapes, dude - you guys be sure to check out his awesome food blog!

Right. I'm off for more copious watching of The Office (ooh, John Krasinski! Yum! Yum!) under my blanket. What a wuss.

Muchos love,
MessyCarla

Pink Does NOT Stink! Part 2.

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Part 2 of my Pink Does NOT Stink campaign. More pink lovelyness for you to gush over!

DRESS: Olvia Rubin, £199.
WATCH: Timex @ Asos, £50.
GLASSES: Heidi Seeker, £7.
RING: Miss Selfridge, £9.
JUMPER: Topshop, £30.
ROLLER SKATES: Skates.com, £299.
PURFUME: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker, from £24.
RUCKSACK: Accessorize, £10.
NAIL POLISH: Nails Inc, aprox £9.26.

Just a quick post today - off to Manchester tomorrow for the Placebo gig. I've already planned my outfit for it!

Muchos love,
MessyCarla.

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Blue & White.

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Hi lovers. Sorry for the mini hiatus, I've been bogged down with a million and one things going on. Lots of shopping has been happening, however - so expect some outfit posts very soon! I'm mostly at home now, so I'm having to find another position for my camera/posing-ness etc. We'll see!

My staples at the minute are navy blue and white. Think summer nauticals, but with a glam, wintery twist with the addition of sparkly jewerelly and some heels:

DRESS: Dorothy Perkins, £25.
CARDIGAN: New Look, £15.
NECKLACE: Dorothy Perkins, £7.
EARRINGS: New Look, £4.
BELT: Topshop, £22.
SHOES: New Look, £20.

Yes, I'm on a bit of a kick with Dorothy Perkins this season - their stuff is just so flattering with big shoulders and nipped waists. That dress looks simple, but is definately one of the most flattering dressed I've ever owned. I got the same design in a rose pattern, too - something I never usually do! I've also been wearing this dress a lot, which is so slinky and gives the impression of a tiny waist. Boss!

Anyhoo, I'll try and do some outfit posts this week.

Muchos love,
MessyCarla