Tuesday, 26 March 2013

L is for Lobotomized, M is for More More More

Yeah sorry to go on about the weather, but the photos above are me on the 26th March in 2012 and 2013. Sadly that's not my house or my bedroom. The bedroom is in Hughenden Manor where I volunteer as a room guide. Yes I have laid on the bed before, but ssshhh.
The fur stole went down really well, it's perfect for a drafty manor house (note authentic Victorian electric heater) and even has mobile phone sized pockets.
Despite the crappy weather I have managed to procure some great stuff.



I watched this dress on ebay and even had a dream about it so I knew I had to have it. Annoyingly it rides up a bit, but still looks great. It was advertised as 50s and I think that's right.
But check out the shhhoooooesss. I am very much in love with these
squeal! These brand new Office shoes - same range as the ones I bought the other week - were less than half price on Ebay, I thought I was going to have to fight some hipster bitches for them. AND they're super comfy.
Despite being SUPER EMBELLISHING BITCH I am just going to add a ribbon to this fake leather collar/bib and wear it as a necklace  -  I didn't want to just attach it to one item of clothing.

Unlike this beauty, for which I'm finding a suitable garment.


Something which didn't escape the embellishing bug are these cats eye sunglasses, I think they were £1 from the Isle Of Wight and I bought 1000 rhinestones for 99p on ebay. Bargain!
Now all I need is some sun...
Normally I'm a total BAD GIRL who never does anything nice and homely. Well not when anyone's looking anyway. But splitting up this jumble sale bought cup and saucer and turning them into plant pots seemed a good idea. And these Primroses were 70p each, so that's a nice chintzy display for about £1.70.
Now, here's a special treat, something to help you remember your alphabet, my friend Paul will teach you how. Please let me know your favourite letter.
video


28 comments:

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well hello, Mizz super embellishing, bargain finding, hipster baiting biatch!
You look fabulous in the fur stole and I'm not surprised you dreamt about that dress, I'll be dreaming about how fabulous you look in it, too!
The necklace is going to look gorgeous with the lace attachment and putting a plant on a jumble sale saucer is about the extent of my house-keeping skillz, too!
Off to watch the vid! xxxxxxxx

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

PS P for Pissed as a newt!

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ha! F for fuck and W for wanks for the memories!!! I might consider doing my own.....!!!
Huzzah, I love a nice stole, I do, and you are rocking your' darling! I'd so love to have you as my guide, not just for a room, but for all sorts of things that I need guidance for! Your new frock is FABULARSE! Sometimes you just KNOW it must be yours. You and Sarah have got me obsessed with the idea of embellishing, I've been very tedious of late and I feel the need for a DIAMANTE BLOWOUT! Maybe that's what I could do over Easter.
I love those sunnies, and that lace thingy is frigging scrummy!
You are DIVOON!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lucys Lounge said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

m for more more more. you lucky thing. you got so many bargains. it may be snowing but the sun is shinning in your house. you are dressed for spring. the dress is lovely and those shoes are great. i have the heating full blast let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. i becoming a recluse. love lucyx

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Obviously I loved K for Karl Lagerfield and P for pissed as a newt, but I really love everything Paul is doing and his make up is always flawless! How strange to see that last year was so hot and sunny and today you are wearing a fur stole!
You look amazing in your new 50's dress and floral shoes, I think that on ebay uk there is more valuable vintage! I really love the two bibs, can't wait to see you wearing them, it's great that the metallic leather one will be a necklace, I bet it looks great on everything! I should start to embellish more and buy more supplies, your new collection of sunglasses is really inspiring! You are the best!
Love xxxxxxxx

Louise Mc said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow!! Those shoes are GORGEOUS. I want them. What fab things you did with the sunglasses too. Xx

freckleface said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh, I like your friend Paul. He is quite the work of art. I'm going for Karl Lagerfeld since I mentioned him myself only yesterday. That's a big C for coincidence. I also like X-ray spectacles.

You do look absolutely marvellous in that bedroom shot with the fur stole. I really think it could be your bedroom. Obviously you would need to zhuzh it up a bit in your own inimitable way. Wouldn't that be wonderful! I would love to do a tour of that.

On this day last year I got sunburnt whilst sitting outside having lunch in Bristol. Unbelievable isn't it?

Great frock, shoes, sunglasses, primroses, everything! Clever cat. xxxx

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Whoa baby! I only bloody loves it. Fab buys and you know I love those shoes and the dress had to be yours didn't it?
The sunglasses will bring out the sun and I'm defo going to get a pile of trimmings from that seller. If it's gonna stay this frigging freezing I can stay in and get busy.
F for fucktastic.
Love you.
xxxxxxxxx

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

When did you change your blog design around? It looks fab. You really are channelling bad ass biatch. I still think you're a nice girl really! I love the dress and the new shoes. Chunky t-bars rule. Also, I love the berry coloured tights. I wore a pair exactly the same today. Please don't tell me you can sew on your own collars? I am super jealous if you can. If you lived closer I'd bring all my clothes around for you to pimp up for me! xxxxx

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are quite the homemaker on the quiet, don't try and tell us otherwise! How was your pasta bake?!
The weather is bloody shite, isn't it, and oh how we Brits love a good moan about it! Still, (E is for) Ebay and Embellishing are good ways to stay happily occupied in the cold and the snow.
Gorgeous frockage, and loving the stole, you look like you belong in that bedroom at Hughenden. Mmmm, collars - show us what the pink one ends up being attached to.

Devils' Spawn and Ordinaire for me. xxxx

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The blog makeover looks awesome; love it! A fur stole w/ pockets = a dream come true. :D I'm so glad you got that dress. It looks amazing on you. What a gorge colour. AND THE SHOES. THEY ARE LOVE. REAL, ACTUAL, GET-ON-ME LOVE. :)

I love this alphabet. I think my fav letters are K for Karl Lagerfeld..haha..and R for Robust, of course. :D After I watched this one, I went and watched a handful of his other vids..he is fantastic..lol

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pissed as a newt!

Those shoes are sweet.

Krista Gassib said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Of course you have laid on that bed before, I swear I would never think any of those volunteers would be as cool as you but next time I will secretly think to myself...I bet they have laid on that bed :) Your new frock is sweet I love all those frosty colors. Nice work on those sunnies, I have to give that a try! The sun will be there soon right, I feel bad for you girls we are expecting BBQing weather this weekend. I might even show off my knees.

I love a few potted flowers all year long, they remind me all living things need to be taken care of or they will die. I know it sounds weird but sometimes I need to be reminded.

Why F of course and M for more more more!
XXOO

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I feel kinda silly now. I've never thought of embellishing sunglasses before :( Where is my creativity?!?

Sixth Tractate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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OP SHOP MAMA said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cool dress. Loving the new layout. And I SO don't get the whole blog lovin thing. What the hell does it all mean? Is there a thing somewhere - blogloving following for dummies or dum arses?

Nice pair of primroses. x

PinkCheetahVintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lolzzzz Paul! I think I like D for devil's balls or devil's spawn... I can't tell what he is saying on that one, but either one is awesome! The dress is adorbz and I hear you about Ebay. I am currently stalking a purse and I think it's going to get ugly. Love the silver collar and I think turning it into a necklace will give you lots more use. The lace collar and embellished sunnies are both sweet!
Becky :)
P.S. I wish I lived in that manor house bedroom!

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Call me embellishing and glitter, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,
Love all your find, and dresses. The print with the animals is sooooooooo wonderful.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Forest City Fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do love the way Paul says "Lobotomy" in a slow, seductive drawl ;) The fur stole is amazing. Last year at this time I was wearing a summer dress to work because it got so frickin' hot, this year, it's coat, hat and gloves!! The flower print shoes are a great find.

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my god, the shoes are the best! I love your other pair but these ones are something else. The whole outfit is lovely. The rhinestoned glasses look great.

Kezzie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How fabulous you look! I MUST visit Hughendon Valley (I'm going up that hill on the weekend of the 10th of June for an opera, wonder if I could sneak off on SAturday afternoon at all, not sure on the rehearsal schedule!). The dress and shoes are fabuloso- are you wearing a hat or is your hair particularly flowery and funky today? It looks to be like a hat!
I love your embellishing ideas! I have 2 lace collars (one vintage, one from Bruges) that I keep meaning to add to something!x

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh the shoes are amazing, I just love them. You looked just fabulous with your fur for the tours.
Oh Oh I have a few collars and putting ribbons on them is great, I can't wait to see what you wear them with.
Happy Easter Sweet, hope you stay warm.
love V

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Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Every single damn time I go put the video on some underage small person walks into the room or there's a ranting loony nearby and I can't watch it! Even with headphones to drown out the noise!! Arrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!! At last and in the mood I'm in after waiting so long, I love Jinxed, Lobotomise, More more more, Totally terrifying and Wanks for the memory. Heheee!!! You know, when I first read this post I didn't think of the weather comparisons - I was thinking "oh my god she has totally ramped up the fecking awesome freak volume to 11 in just 12 months!" yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa!!!! Go Clare!!!!!!! Then I realised it was warm then and it's colder than a witches tit now. But thank you so, so much for being YOU :) xoxoxoxoxxoxoxo

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So late getting to this post Clare but both your collars are brilliant finds, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them and those sunglasses are so great for a glam bad girl such as yourself. Love your new shoes too, and it's always a very satisfying feeling to get something you wanted at a totally bargainous price. I can't choose my favourite alphabet letter, it's too early in the morning for me to be making big decisions like that, pissed as a newt, I'll go for that. xx

Mrs. D said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the shoes. Ebay is great for Office shoes at a fair price ehehe.
I love the bedazzling idea, I should do the same and add fabulousness to a few things around here.
I recently bought a bunch of googly eyes to emulate some bracelets I saw on the Iris Apfel book I have. I'll keep everyone posted on how that DIY goes :D

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

why i haven´t seen this post before? i love some bling bling cat eye glasses as well how fabulous they look! haha you made me laugh so much with your comment about fighting against some hipster bitches because of your shoes haha the hipsters are everywhere, in each second hand shop and charity shop i entered in berlin there were at least 2 or 3 and always staring at me like i was an alien haha
love your dress to pieces!
kiss,mary

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooooh that frock is very pretty and the shoes are KILLER and I feel sorry for any hipster biatches who get in our shoe-buying way.

The collar is FAB and I love a home skankified pair of sunnies! Or anything, actually... hot glue and shiny things are my friends.

LOVE! Sarah xxx