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Nerdsville Book Club #One: Eeny Meeny, by M.J. Arlidge

Available on Amazon here . Also available on Kindle. A couple of months ago, some of my fellow bloggers and I were tweeting excitedly over our love for Literature, so when there was the suggestion of a book club, I couldn't wait to get started. I'm so excited for the first 'Nerdsville Book Club' write up! Charlotte chose the first book as she'd heard some great things about it. The book is Eeny Meeny , by M. J. Arlidge, and the basis is thus: Two people (who know each-other) get kidnapped at a time. They are taken to various secure places and a phone goes off. There is either a text message or voice message, all with the same message - there's a gun with one bullet and they have to decide who survives. Now, sitting here happy and safe in my bedroom, admiring the blue sky, I'd say now that I wouldn't/ couldn't harm another person. My option now would be for the two of us to meet our maker without picking up the gun, not lett

My Heart Belongs To Alice

Hi guys, I had a few days off a little while ago, so Charlotte and myself headed to Islington to hunt for some vintage finds and vinyl. Goodness me, the vintage boutiques were utterly gorgeous with an array of beautiful, genuine vintage wonders, but we were stunned out of every shop at the expense! I remember a time when you would go into one of said shops and walk out with some amazing pieces, for pennies. Sadly, vintage is so vogue at the moment, the prices have increased to ridiculous levels. You can still find some great items (and I have been really lucky to find loads recently), but you have to work for it! Thankfully we're girls whom also love to window shop, so even though our purses remained closed, we still marvelled over what we would buy if we could. We then went on a vinyl hunt because if you saw my turntable post, you'll know that I am now a fully fledged turntable nerd, and thus, need to increase my vinyl collection. We headed to a few char

You Had Me At Polka Dots

I'm getting to a point where I'm running out of polka dot themed titles! I wear so much of it and if you're a regular reader, you'll see that my love for polka dots is never ending. This is another to add to my polka dot folder. I saw this New Look dress on the ASOS website and couldn't add it to my basket fast enough! It's light weight which is great for this time of year, and it has the cutest tie sleeves. I'm usually one to wear cardigans or shrugs throughout the year, but dresses like this make them irrelevant and is a blessing in the warmer months. ( NOTE: In future I will be denoting items no longer available with ^). Dress: New Look (via ASOS)^ Belt: Simply Be^ Leggings: South (via Very ) Sunglasses: Spitalfields Market Hair Flower: ASOS^ Shoes: Dorothy Perkins^ It has an elasticated waist, is double layered for a floaty feel, and hits just on the knee on my frame. I love this and wish they did more colours in thi

Vintage Old & Vintage New

Hello lovelies! So way back in April, the lovely Caroline of Curvy Wordy fame and myself headed to the V&A for The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition. I was so excited when it was announced this exhibition was coming to the V&A and I had no doubt I would absolutely love it – and I was right! The exhibition mainly focuses on haute couture, and each decade is a reflection of the sign of the times. The pieces from the 1940’s are subtle in structure and colours; it was more about durability and practicality due to being a time of hardship after the Second World War. The 1950’s and 1960’s is where the glamour really starts to shine through – flamboyant, vibrant, sexy, well tailored and indulgent. America came to town and thus, brought the Hollywood stars and glitz which rejuvenated Italy, not just creatively, but also financially. My favourite pieces came from the 50’s and 60’s (no surprise there!), and Caroline and myself were literally gushing at how i

Pixie Maxi Challenge No.2 - New Look & River Island

Hi guys! So this is the second instalment of the Pixie Maxi Challenge . If you missed the first one you can view it here .  This time I headed to New Look and River Island. I found some really lovely dresses. But, er, I had a small (pun totally intended!) problem with some of their lengths…i t is important to note however, I'm 5'1" so results will obviously be different depending on your height. NEW LOOK Blue Diamond Scarf Print Belted Bandeau Maxi Dress, £19.99 This strapless dress is the lightest dress ever! I felt really comfy in it and had loads of room for a size 16 due to the elasticated waist under the bust. As much as I like the print and the dress, I’m someone who gets quite hot and sweaty, so would worry about patches with the material. Also, as you can see from the pictures, it’s far too long on me. I would need to get quite a bit taken off to avoid tripping over myself! It comes in sizes 6-16 (I'm wearing a 16 here)