24 July 2015

STYLE: New Online Site - Nastydress

Just a quick post today to tell you about a site I found from my sick bed yesterday, Nastydress. Despite reservations about the name, I clicked on it, and was really impressed with some of the things I found.  

Apologies for the quality of the photos here, they're just taken from the site, but I'll shoot them myself when they arrive.......... if I like them!!

The 1st thing I bought was this maxi dress, which I thought would be great when I go to Ibiza in September.  I love the colours on this, and thought it was quite unusual, and seeing as I hate wearing anything other people have, its right up my street.  It comes in a few different colour ways too, and was only £8.77!!  In fact I bought 3 dresses and a swimsuit for £32!!  I don't expect the quality to be amazing for that price, but it'll be fine for hols I hope.


The next thing is this beautiful bright coral dress.  I love the shape of this, although I am worried about the material.  It says chiffon, but looks more of a stiff material on the image, so I'm not sure this will look anything like this!  It come in 5 other colours, including yellow which I'm kicking myself about not getting, but for only £9.06, I can order all colours if I want!!  I'm hoping this will look amazing with a tan and gold accessories.



The last thing I ordered is this asymmetric dress.I had one like this from asos, but had a slight accident with a pick cocktail, and it never recovered, so I've been on the look out for a while, until I stumbled upon this for only £8.61!!  


I am really hoping these dresses are like they are in the pictures, as I will have got some bargains, but if they're not, I've not spent that much and can always Depop them.

I'll let you know when they arrive!

Anyone found any great new online stores recently?



16 July 2015

STYLE: Leather Biker Jacket

Its pay day, and whilst that normally means shoes to me (in fact most days mean shoes to me!), I've treated myself to a new leather jacket.

I've been after a new biker jacket for months, but couldn't find one that was quite right.  I wanted the standard motorcycle panels on the shoulder, but not all the way down the arm, I didn't want a belt and it had to be real leather and not look cheap ............ picky, moi???

Anyone who knows me, or has seen any of my social media, knows that a standard outfit for me involves a leather jacket and a fedora, whether that's with jeans or with a dress, so I didn't mind how much I spent, as I know its an investment piece for me, and I'll wear it until it wears out!

I found this one on asos, and thought it looked great, and just what I was looking for. 





 I've got another leather jacket by Barneys Original , from IL2L (here) and the leather is buttery soft and a great fit so I was ecstatic, even more so when I saw it was in the sale reduced from £190 to £98!!

Now that's a pay day treat!!!


15 July 2015

EATS: Northern Quarter Restaurant Manchester - Sunday Lunch

A few weeks ago, I asked the lovely M-DOG (follow him on Twitter here) from Manchester Dining Offers Guide for a recommendation for the best Sunday Roast in Manchester, and was told to try The Northern Quarter Restaurant.  I follow M-DOG on Twitter and often LOL at his tweets and love his reviews, so thought I'd take this recco and run with it.  I go out in the Northern Quarter A LOT, but have never been in TNQ, so it killed 2 birds with 1 stone:  a great Sunday lunch and a new place to try!

It was a glorious sunny day in Mancunia (we don't get many so we need to make the most of every one), and the restaurant was quite quiet as I guess everyone else was enjoying BBQ season.

The deal at TNQ is £13.95 for 2 courses, which I though was great value.  

I started with the Beetroot and Goats Cheese salad which was delicious,



and the boy had Peach and Prosciutto salad.  It looked gorgeous, but he said he would not pay the £7.95 it would be as standard in the restaurant, but within the Sunday deal it was OK (he's an accountant and likes to complain about money!!)



For mains, we both went for the Sunday Dinner (obvs), me having beef, him having Suckling Pig.  Both were served with Garlic & Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Honey Roasted Parsnips, Greens, Cauliflower Cheese, Carrot & Swede Mash, lashings of home made gravy and amazing Yorkshire Puddings!! I am obsessed with cauliflower cheese and think this should be served with every meal, not just a roast, so I had a huge smile on my dial!

Rump beef dinner

Barry Pugh's Famous Suckling Pig

The EPIC cauliflower cheese!

All in all, I was really impressed with the food.  The total bill was about £56, which included 4 drinks.  Drinks are expensive, but not too much in comparison to other restaurants, it just makes it look expensive when the food deal is so good!!  I'd definitely go back for Sunday dinner, but I'm not sure I would for a Friday/Saturday night meal, as I prefer my restaurants with a bit more atmosphere, but for a roast dinner, this is definitely up there with the best in Manchester! TNQ and M-DOG, I salute you!

If anyone has any other great recommendations for Manchester Restaurants, I'd love to hear them!




7 July 2015

STYLE: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie HW is definitely my girl crush.  She's just flawless and gives me hair and wardrobe envy constantly.  I love this look on her from the Vogue Gala in Paris last night. All black, simple, classic with a twist, very much my style.


The best thing about this outfit, is its pretty simple to copy, just a black tube skirt and either a piece of material, or scarf/sarong, and hey presto.  I'm 100% certain I won't look a patch on Rosie, but I'll be getting my creative on to copy this look.

Who's your style crush?


1 July 2015

LIFE: MIA...... then Life changes

Good intentions........ I had loooaaadddsss of them when it came to blogging, but non of them materialised and I've not posted since February!  I wouldn't mind, but I've wrote things, photographed things and just not published them.

I've been suffering a huge crisis in confidence recently, and feeling really down on myself.  I had a huge falling out with 2 of my closest friends who basically shat on me from a great hight, which put me in a tailspin of believing I was a horrible person.  But having some great friends remind me that I did nothing wrong, and they did, has spurred me on to make some major changes in my life.  My home life has taken a turn for the better without these people in my life, I've joined the gym (12 weeks and counting til Ibiza!!) and have been looking at some alternative work options.  Basically my work/life balance has been shot for a number of reasons, and no one can help me but me is what I've come to realise.

So, I want to get back into blogging.  I love writing about fashion, style and food (3 of my favourite things), and now I have more time on my hands and a clearer mind, I'm determined to do it.

So, lets see how long this lasts!!

Thanks for reading, I often wonder why people do, but I love it that you do!







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14 February 2015

LIFE : love .......


I'm not one for the schmaltz of Valantines Day but if the last 6 months has taught me anything, it's to love yourself.


Love yourself and everything else will fall into place.  And wear red lipstick, you'll look hot!!

Happy Valantines Day xx

 

10 February 2015

STYLE: A New Do!

Anyone who follows me on Twitter (_JustMeeDee_) knows that I’ve been going on for ages about having a new hair do.  Its been long and various degrees of Ombre since I lived in Cape Town, and I was ready for a change.  I’ve mentioned before that the end of 2014 threw some pretty crappy stuff at me, so I was associating a new hair do, rightly or wrongly, with a new start.

Anyway, this is me at Christmas, long, ombre, and hows its been for ages!



After a lot of procrastinating, which I have found recently I am VERY good at, I decided that I wanted a total change, and fiery red head like Emma Stone was just what I needed.  So, off I toddled on Saturday, armed with my photo.  Unfortunately, due to years of colouring, bleaching, straightening, and general bad activity, my hair wouldn’t take the red as a full head as it looked slightly peach and patchy when my hairdresser did the strand test, and as much as I liked it, I didn’t think a full head of it would look good!!  I’d also been wanting a shorter doo for ages, but thought, as my hairs super thin, it would look straggly so had always changed by mind.  Anyway, this time, I had no choice, as 6 inches was lobbed off to make it in a much healthier condition, leaving me with the messy long bob I’d wanted, but not had the guts to do!!  Colour wise, as I couldn’t go red, I went for a more blond colour, still leaving roots (Debbie Harry is my ultimate hair icon, I love that dirty, rock star look), with some copper highlights in it, so give it the pinky/peachy look I liked, and making the ends really blonde.






Overall, I’m really happy with it.  It looks tonnes healthier, give me the different look I wanted, but is also a style I don’t need to hugely keep on top of, as it’ll look better in my opinion as it begins to grown out.  However, I love the white blonde at the end, so am thinking, I've gone that far, why not go all the way ....... I wanted a new lifestyle as well as new hair ........








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