Pinkie Pie and Polka Dots.

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Hey everyone,

I told ya'll I was mixing my black hair up a little - so today I got Cinderella extensions from the lovelies at Salon M in Newcastle.

I had delicate little strands of purple and blue weaved into my hair, and for extra fun - they added some exquisite glittery peices.
I now feel like a My Little Pony!
(There's a better picture near the bottom of this post!)

I was also wearing my new Dorothy Perkins dress today.
Their online sale is absolutely cracking at the minute - loads of dresses marked town, and then if you buy a sale item you get an EXTRA 20% off when you put it in your basket.

Absolutely amazing deals - I got seven dresses, a belt and a pair of glasses for just £80!



"Cant stop Julie and her synthesizer
She's got more fizz than a bottle of Tizer."
- Helen Love, We Love You.
 
SHOP THE LOOK:



DRESS: Dorothy Perkins.
JACKET: Primark.
PINS: Heidi Seeker.
NECKLACES: Vintage and Ebay.
BELT: Dorothy Perkins.
BAG: Primark.
SHOES: Dorothy Perkins.
POINT OF FASHION: Retro rock and roll.

Someone commented on my last post suggesting I perhaps give up wearing my faithful black tights since it's summer - and you know what, she has a point.
So baring that in mind, I took the plunge and showed off my milk bottle white pins.

It's funny, I'm always wearing tights or socks, so sometimes forget I have a tattoo on my foot!
It was nice to see it for a change.

I wore this shopping today with my dear friend, Chris.
Because we're both so busy with our jobs we don't get to see each other as often as we like - but when we do get a day, we always go for a cheeky Nandos, have a few drinkies and go shopping until the effects wear off.










And pray silence a moment for my new shoes...


Oh yes.


1: I really love my new extensions - they're bright enough for me to still feel like Carla, but subtle enough for work.

2: I always loved the perfumes from B Never Be Too Busy To Be Beautiful and I'm so happy they've tranferred over to Lush. I finally bought 100 Kisses, which is light, floral and perfect for popping in my bag.
Chris is really into fragrances too, so he bought The Breath of God which is smokey and very similar to incense.

3: I know I'm like 100 years too late to the party, but I finally managed semi-decent leopard nails. I used 47/Milkshake by Collection 2000 and the Models Own nail pen.

4: After breaking the stem on my last pair of Bas Relief earrings, and realising that no jeweller will touch them I just bought a brand new pair. I used to wear these practically every day and it's taken me six months to get new ones, so I'm rather excited.

5: Oh, the shoes. THE SHOES. My favourite blogger Nicolette has been posting photographs of her gorgeous glitter oxfords, as well as these pumps from Miu Miu FW11 - so it feels like fate when I stumbled upon these by Red or Dead for just £65. I want them in red, too!


Finally, I want to give another shout out to the girls at Salon M who did my extensions as I really do love them.

Tori did the block colours, then Maxine egged her on to add the glitter.

I've loved Maxine's YouTube channel for a few years now so I was a bit excited to meet her!
Her beauty channel is slightly more offbeat as she also vlogs about body modifications - from tattoos, peircings and plastic surgery, to more outlandish ones such as extreme dieting and her tongue split.



Definitely worth a subscribe!

Muchos love,
MessyCarla.


The Queen's Tea Party,

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Hey everyone,

Have you got over the initial shock, yet? No me either.
Believe me it was a big decision going back to black hair after being red for around 18 months.

But it's time for a change.
Mind you, the moment my red locks slowly turned ebony is one of the moments I'd like slow-motioned when they eventually make the made-for-TV movie of my life.

(God that'll be dull. I recommend watching whatever is on the other channels).

Anyway...

Last week I took a few days annual leave and went to visit one of my dearest friends Hattie, who moved to Leamington Spa this year when she got a job as a camera operator on a shopping channel.

We also managed to squeeze in trips to Stratford Upon Avon, the hometown of William Shakespeare.
I loved it a lot, but I thought it was funny how EVERYTHING was related to Shakespeare in some way - from Marlowe's Restaurant to Ye Olde Internet Café.
Hmm sort of.

I also suggested we go to London on the second day, as it was only £12 return I could hardly say no to having a fleeting visit to my boyfriend of a city. (Newcastle is my husband)

We wandered around Camden market, before heading back to Kensington to browse the expensive boutiques (I've started a savings account for a Chanel bag) and museums.

We ended up sitting in the garden of the V&A for a few hours, sipping rasberry iced tea (me) and lemonade (Hattie), just chilling.

This is where I took this photo of my outfit.
It's also the last photo you'll be seeing in the near future of me with red hair.
Adieu.



DRESS: Evans, via Lauren's selling blog.
BELT: Dorothy Perkins.
CARDIGAN: Asda.
NECKLACE: Vintage.
SHOES: Primark.
POINT OF FASHION: Ladylike.

I like to dress up whenever I go to London, it's just a silly wee thing I do - and even though this is really an evening dress, I dressed it down with my favourite tan belt and some flats.
The black cardigan still keeps it chic.

Thank you so much to Lauren, who sold me it for just £8 with shipping!!
I'd loved it ever since I saw this post, where she looks like an absolute babe.
(Yes even in the last picture!)

OH I actually found my cardigan at Hattie's house! She was wearing it all day during Stratford when I spotted my Epoxies badge on it.
"Oh yeah, you left it at my house like two years ago. You've obviously really missed it!" She said.

Hmmph!

Anyhoo, some more pictures of our adventures:









1: Outside the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
We were there in the height of tourist season, so there were lots of folks outside doing typical poses. Hattie proceeded to be immensely Northern and shouted "GET THEM OUT FOR THE LADS!!" I swear I need new friends.

2: Nommy toffee milkshake at Docker's 50's diner in Leamington. I've wanted to go here ever since I saw it on Frills N' Spills!
Maria deserves a shout-out here too, as when Hattie first moved to town and knew absolutely nobody, Maria offered to take her out for lunch and show her some of the sights...yet another example of the fantastic things that happen simply due to blogger networking!

3: Hattie couldn't decide between stuffed French Toast or the pancakes drenched in maple syrup...so ordered both. Then helped me out with the rest of my fries I was struggling with.
How she stays so skinny is beyond me as she daily eats the same amount as the average horse.

4: Post-gorging wander to Leamington gardens which are so beautiful. Hattie bought her dress the day before at Camden market for just £15.


Even though I was only away for four days, it was lovely to just hang out and 'be' with one of my besties again.
We spent the rest of our time watching Disney films, drinking tea and eating shortbread.


Muchos love,
MessyCarla.


"We only said goodbye with words..."

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Hey everyone,

Notice anything different?


"...and I go back to black."


What can I say, sometimes a girl just needs a change!


Muchos love,
MessyCarla.

Just Visiting.

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Hey everyone,

It's gonna go quiet for a few days again as I'm off visiting my friend Hattie in Leamington Spa.
We're also managing to squeeze in a cheeky date to London, which is going to be ace!
I hope the weather stays lovely.

So it's going to be a few fairly chilled out days with pints, parks and pasta shapes on toast (Hattie's speciality*).


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And finally, I leave you with our favourite song:



Be good, everyone.


Muchos love,
MessyCarla.


* Hattie is actually a good cook. Her chilli is especially amazing and she also makes these awesome chicken encheladas ("I just use stuff from a packet") with loads and loads of cheese. How she isn't the same size as me, I'll never know.

However she did once make a apple pie, and instead of 'five spice' she added 'mixed herbs.'
She only realised when Mama Hattie asked why the pie tasted like Sunday dinner.