Tuesday, 30 December 2008

April wishes fulfilled!

This is my outfit from yesterday - my Mum and I shopped for 7 hours straight! We headed out to Livingston where there's a designer outlet (mostly crap shops with towels and sheets and *shudder* a Logo outlet) where highlights included a beautiful velvet Armani dress with bow, Miu Miu bags for a little over £200 as well as Luella bags at very decent prices! I didn't expect there to be any Luella (honestly came close to a heart attack!) and bought a Luella cardigan I posted about way back in April! It actually was the only thing I bought that day, which is pretty shocking but I really dislike sale shopping! We then headed to the big shops in town, Jenners (which is known as "Harrods of the North" but has recently been taken over by House of Fraser) and also Harvey Nichols, where I saw lots of amazing things and my Mum foolishly encouraged me to try things on - I declined as there was too great a risk of falling deeply, madly in love. That, and the extra 100 stone I gained over Christmas!

I wore my new boots which were comfy at the start of the day but not so much after a lot of walking! The socks are from New Look and the Topshop dress (which now has a broken strap, argh!) which you've all seen before! The cardigan was a gift from family in Australia and the pearls are thrifted and ebayed!
Char x

Sunday, 28 December 2008


Hey there!
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, sorry posts have been sparse but I've been back at my Mum's just enjoying good food and Christmassy things! This was my outfit from Christmas Eve:
Vintage boots, H&M socks, Zara dress with Topshop t-shirt, H&M cardigan and Zara Kinda furry jacket thing! Oh and I blinked as the timer went off!
My Christmas day outfit, the slippers were my secret santa present from work and I think you'll agree they are most awesome I got another pair from my Granny, of course, but I ain't complaining!);

Secret Santa slippers, velvet dress from ebay, Topshop bow and H&M shirt. That's my old room at my Mum's in the background, which now belongs to my brother, hence broken drawers and huge stereo/record player thing!
On boxing day, my Mum and I drove to Peebles with my Gran who kindly bought me these boots in the sale at a little shoe shop. They are crazily comfortable, probably 'cause they were purchased from the kind of shoe shop elderly people shop in...

I found the lace dress while rooting around in my Mum's cupboard and trying on ballgowns and '80s shoulder-padded blouses, I took it off her hands (she doesn't wear black anyway) and wore it today;
I was telling my brother about the blog (but got too embarassed to show it to him) and he said I should feature him (he's vainer than me as well as skinnier) so here's we are on our annual Christmas walk in the country;
This is me, my bro (in the middle) and his friend R, the boys deserve a post to themselves really, I'll maybe do that at some point!
What's everyone's plans for Hogmanay/New Year?
Char x

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Christmas Eve

It's our 200th post!
I'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all our readers, new and old, you guys are all amazing and I look forward to seeing what we can all come up with in 2009, let's make it a good one! I think there's one more thing that must be said and that is:
Merry Christmas!

Much love, the fashionsqueah girls!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Almost Christmas :)

Hello :)
Ooooh Christmas is almost here! I'm glad I have the next few days off as my work has been CRAZY busy these past few days, all the late Christmas shoppers! Thankfully, I've got all my shopping done so hurrah. I quite dislike Christmas shopping, its just too busy anywhere you go, there is usually nothing left (eg; me buying my mum the last bottle of Chanel Allure Perfum and it costing me a painful £68.99!!). Anyway, I'm just glad that I've got it all done! To add to my Christmas shopping, my GHD straighteners broke the other day so I had to buy new ones! No worries however, as I did not get GHD's (too expensive for me at the moment!) so I got some remington ones and they are ACE! They go just as hot as GHD's and they straighten so, job done! They only cost me £16.99 :)

Just the one outfit picture for now as I've been a bit busy with Christmas and work etc!

Sea x.x.

Monday, 22 December 2008

12 days of blog Christmas

Sorry for the lack of posts; I've been ill and working (though I'm off today....too poorly to work!) and so have no outfits to share with you! Here are a few things I wouldn't mind getting for Christmas;

Topshop silk dress
Topshop rose tee
Velvet trim dress from asos
Style Stalker dress
Motel top, I love pandas!

Cath Kidston things, so sweet!
asos studded bag
John Lewis sewing machine (which seems to have disapeared off the website, damn it!)
Yokoo at etsy Minnie bow and matching scarf a la White Lightening.
Tonic gen Luella tee (profits go to charity or something which is good, but a Luella tee for $45 is better!)

asos boots
Sorry for the lack of proper posting, I'm really sick of working and am really just looking forward to going home to my Mum's for Christmas!
Char x

Friday, 19 December 2008

pay-day, presents, happyness!!

AT LAST, it was pay-day for me today. I checked my online banking thingy at around 7AM and was overjoyed to find that I had a big fat pay YAY!!

The Christmas shopping will start tomorrow, I'm kinda dreading the shoppers so close to Christmas, bet it will be crazy! So, with my first pay from my new job, I took some time on my lunch break to buy some things from work, discount rocks.
Here's what I bought;
A gorgeous bronzey/gold like coloured skirt. It is so perfect! It comes out all floaty and lovely, I'm well chuffed with it :) I got it from one of the concessions within Topshop, so cute!

OK, excitement over, I love this, and Prince!! Please excuse my shoesies/housephone/mobile/bag at the side there *the shame* ha.
A mink coloured basic cardi, trying to inject some more colour into my wardrobe here! And a pair of grey long leggings.
This bloomin' picture wouldnt rotate for some reason, how annoying. Anyway, its a cream tunic, long top. It'd be good for layering/wearing with leggings etc!
I'm sure I will be buying more within the next few days, I've missed shopping SO much. Goodness, I sounds so sad, oh well :)

This is what I wore today;
Lace dress; Lipsy. Tights; H&M. Shoes; Topshop. Cardigan; H&M.

Sea x.x.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

One week to go...

This is today's outfit, the boots are a lie as I've yet to leave the flat!

If I wasn't so skint, I'd be out drinking now...but instead a friend is on her way (we'll eat junk food and chat) which may be better as it doesn't involve brushing my hair...
Char x

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Triple trouble

It was so nice to have a post from Sea again, it's been an interesting experiment running the blog by myself (and total respect to people who do it alone - it's hard work!) but I like it better when both of us run it together! I'm a bit annoyed today as my flatmate has decided not to return after Christmas and so my Mum and I are trying desperatly to find someone new, but it isn't exactly an opportune time of year for that! We also had to pack most of her stuff yesterday as she left the room in a mess - I just hate going through other people's things (is it mean that I wore gloves the whole time?). Between finding a new flatmate and the extreme laziness which has set in as Christmas approaches, I'm sorry if I've been a lazy blogger! I wore my Topshop lace leggings over grey tights today, with the addition of socks to keep my feet toasty;
Sorry that the photos don't show it very well! New Years resolution = try to take half decent outfit pictures!
Yesterday's outfit was a bit rubbish since all I did was go to the supermarket but I'll post it anyway since I owe you guys a post!

The hairband fell off somewhere along the way too, which irritated me...it wasn't expensive but a useful thing to have, darn my clumsiness!
Char x

Monday, 15 December 2008


I've missed blogging sooo so so much!
Thanks to everyone who has been commenting Char's posts, I've been trying my best to keep updated on the *SQUEAH-NESS*!

Last night I had my works' Christmas party, alot of fun. Free bar! How awesome. Sadly, did not get any outfit pictures as it was a bit hectic during the day. Although I can tell you what I did wear (lol); black lace shift dress, 120 denier tights (the best kind!!), miss selfridge heels & my faux fur bolero/shrug thing. Much dancing (& drinking) was had, a fun night!

New job is going well! Topshop gets VERY busy at the weekend I can tell you! It's almost pay day for me and I cannot wait to buy me some lovely Christmas presents for myself (eg; CLOTHES!) - I've not had a chance to buy anything new in so long, so that will be nice. Also need to get some Christmas shopping in too. Hope the crowds won't be too hectic nearer the time I get paid!

A few things that I truly am, lusting over;
They shall be mineeeeeee!!
A few days ago, I came across an old picture that I forgot I had saved on my computer (I was deleting all my old stuff from the comp I used to use!) & I find it great. It's a pretty simple picture of a young Kate Moss, but I find it beautiful;

Its my current inspiration, for everything! ^_^
Sea x.x.



Hope everyone had a good weekend? I've had a busy day, running to three different banks and the post office (my redfoots are here! I'll report back once I've worn them out...) very boring and tiring so I am now watching Ugly Betty in bed, good times! Today's outfit;

Last night we celebrated a friend's birthday with amazing Indian food, I wore this;

This was the outfit I wore during the day on Sunday, tree decorating! The fringe was scraped back since it needed a wash...

Quick question; do people prefer it when I post where things I'm wearing are from? Or is it better without? Thanks!

Also, we were tagged with an award by both muchlove and Ariella of Pearls in your Hair, thank you lovely ladies!

The award comes with this sweet message:

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement!Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut,even more friendships are propagated.Please give more attention to these writers!Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight moreand include this clever-written text into the body of their award.

I think most people have already been tagged but if you want it, it's yours!

Char x

Thursday, 11 December 2008


Hey guys!
Hope everyone's got some fun and Christmassy plans for the weekend! I'm heading home to my Mum's to decorate the tree and (hopefully) eat a yummy Sunday dinner...after a no-doubt boring and busy day at work on Saturday, that is! Today I'm wearing my new wolf t-shirt I got from New Look whilst finishing my Christmas shopping the other day;

A close up view of my new leggings;
This was my nighttime outfit yesterday (we ate Christmas dinner early then went home to change!), with ym new leggings and my ancient asos shoes which I finally have the heel-wearing skills to wear without crippling myself (also thanks to memory foam insoles, though I will say this; they do flatten and wear down after several wears!);

If these pictures aren't the greatest quality it'd because I was rushing to get back out and to the cocktails! We also happened to invent the greatest drinking game known to man, the Middle Name Game; firstly, everyone must learn each others' middle names (those without middle names are christened Philange or any other humourous pseudonym), this in itself can be amusing! Once the game has started all players must refer to themselves and all others by their middle names and by no other name, the penalty for breaking this is, of course, a chilli flavoured vodka shot. The game ends when the shots run out (we started with six and since you ask, yes I did one - though it wasn't chilli, lucky me!) or when you're all so wasted gets too hard...
My daytime outfit was actually also quite dressy, my Topshop lace dress and vintage cardigan (you can see the deatil on it better here);

This is turning into a really long post!
I also asked if you guys wanted the shortbread recipe and someone said yes so here it goes!
You will need:
2 oz caster sugar
4 oz unsalted butter
6 oz plain flour

You can actually use any measurments for this recipe as long as it follows the 1:2:3 ratio of sugar:butter:flour, if that's easier!

You'll need to pre-heat your oven to 180 c and pre-grease a baking tray. Then, cream the suagr and the butter together until they turn paler (I totally recommend softening, but not melting, the butter in the microwave first!). Then seive in the flour and mix by hand to form a soft dough. Shape into small discs (or anything you like, really) and bake until golden brown, whish usually takes around 10-15 minutes. Place on a rack to cool and sprikle with caster sugar (or coat in melted chocolate!).

Char x