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Spring Sunglasses

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Spring is finally here and that means so is the sun (which is debatable), but with warm weather slowly creeping in and summer on its way I have decided to splash out on some new sunglasses.

I’m always so fussy when it comes to purchasing glasses – I spend a lot of time in the shop posing in front of the mirror with numerous amount of pairs being placed on my head and then back on the shelves. They have to fit my face right and not only that, they have to be able to go with my outfits and lipsticks.

I tend to just reach for the circular shaped thick black rimmed ones. They’re always a safe bet and I know that with them being black, they will go with everything I own. However this time I went for something a little bit more out there.

From my previous blog posts, you’ve probably gathered by now that I am taking a lot of inspiration from 80s Madonna. From my hair recently being shortened and the impending need to always draw on my beauty spot that sits just above my mouth, I am completely obsessed with her fashion and trends that I’m trying to mimic them within my own wardrobe.

Every morning I am compelled to highlight my cheekbones, smother my lips in red lipstick and outline my eyes in thick black eyeliner. It has become my new look and I am utterly loving it.

So to match this Madonna inspired makeup, I treated myself to some Madonna like sunglasses.

Pair No.1

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These I bought from Next and I think they are absolutely stunning. They’re black, so they go with everything, but on the inside of the frame they have a turquoise tortoise  shell effect on them, which makes them that little bit more special. I feel as though they fit my face fine and don’t look too big, however they are on the large side, but this is purely due to the fact that they are slightly cat-eyed and therefore are supposed to come off your face a bit.

With Madonna in mind, I feel as thought they are a more modern take on the sunglasses that she wore in Desperately Seeking Susan (an extremely good film to watch if you haven’t already – and it will make you understand why I am in love with the 80s Madonna).

Pair No.2

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Now, I have never bought two pairs of sunglasses in the same day, or same season in fact! However I walked past these and HAD to get them. I’ve seen many similar looking ones in various vintage shops around the Norther Quarter in Manchester, however the ones I’ve tried on have always been a little lopsided on my face. But alas! These one’s in Debenhams fitted on my ears perfectly and so they were a must have. They are a bit more daring and I might have to rev myself up into wearing them out and about, but I absolutely love them. They are very retro looking and very plastic, which makes them quite groovy. Also, the colour is a slightly off shade of red, so aren’t too bright, but still hold a lot of impact. Not to mention the fact that they are pretty much the exact same shade as my lipstick.

I’ve been wanting these a long time before my Madonna craze came about, but I do recall her sporting some white heart shaped sunglasses in her Sticky Sweet tour.

Please let me know what you think of my new purchases… All I need now is the sun to wear them!

Have you bought any sunglasses in preparation for the summer?

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Blogmas: Day seventeen | Menswear

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I am so sorry I didn’t post yesterday – that was really bad of me. Buuut I had such a busy day: my last lecture, packing, coming home, unpacking – You get the idea… However me not being able to post yesterday means that you get two posts today! There’s always a silver lining.

Anyway, I am finally home for Christmas and it feels amazing. I’ve already been stuffed full with mince pies and yummy food, starting to get super Christmasy now – just need to shake this cold that I have seemed to pick up from somewhere.

Today me and my parents went shopping, and I came across the best thing ever! I have no idea why I haven’t thought about doing this yet, but better late than never I guess. I was wandering around the Men’s section in Next looking at all of their Christmas jumpers, when I came across their Pyjama isle (yeees this is a little follow on post from Blogmas day fourteen). I was having a browse through and found a small LONG pair of red and black pyjama pants. You have no idea how excited I was.

I quickly puled them out off the hanged and held them up to my legs. They looked as though they would be the perfect fit. There was no way I could leave them behind. I know Next is a little bit expensive so my first thought was to try Primark’s Men’s section. However, they were so perfect and so soft that my mum and dad kindly treated me to the pair. They know my troubles of finding pants that are long enough and so it’s kind of a get it whilst it’s there moment with things like this.

On the way to the till we started to check out all of the ‘Long’ sections. For a while now I have been wanting some tracksuit bottoms for those cosy days in where you lounge around the house. You kind of want to half make the effort and so don’t want to be in your Pjs all day, however, you still want to feel snug and comfy. I have not been able to find any tracksuits long enough and have searched high and low. But this was in the Women’s area. I hadn’t thought about checking the Men’s section. So in Next I came across a gorgeous pair of black tracksuit bottoms, in the size Small and Long. Just like the Pj pants, I had to get them. They were £22 but fit perfectly! And for some good quality tracksuits I don’t think that that is bad at all.

I had to spread the news about finding pants that are long enough as if you’ve been reading my blogs, you will know about my life long battle with this problem!

If you too have long legs I would really recommend checking out the Men’s section. It might be a bit daunting at first, but they have some really lovely things that could be for both male and females. Honestly, tonight was such a lucky find and I will most definitely be purchasing men’s pyjamas from now on.

Please let me know if you have the problem of having ultra long legs, and where you buy your clothes from!

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