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Discovering a Goldmine: New Look Generation 915.

June 15, 2013

You’ve got to be ‘kid’din’, right? Yes, I am talking about the child/teen section of New Look and yes, I am raving about it – at the disgraced un-teen age of twenty. A couple of weeks back, I was eyeing up the influx of denim trend in the regular section, particularly the denim dungaree dresses, and randomly got the brainwave to have a quick gander at the kids’ stuff – on the premise that, if – with my pathetic size 3 feet, I fit in the shoes – surely I’ll fit in the clothes? And I do. And the range is pretty damn good. There are nigh-identical teen-size alternatives to almost every staple piece from the adults’ section, without VAT, so at a fraction of the price. And here’s another bonus: you can still use student discount on top! Here’s an example of some of the things you can buy:

g915 sports luxe crop t-shirt £9.99 | g915 high-waister denim dungaree shorts £15.99

Par examplé, the average price for a dungaree style piece in the adults section, be it shorts or a dress style, gravitated around the £30 mark, whereas, the kids’ versions were only around £22.99. I’d recommend the line to anyone under a size 10 on the whole – I’m a size 6 and have bought an age 9 crop t-shirt, age 13 high-waisted dungaree shorts, age 14 skater skirt and an age 14 baggy sports luxe crop. And I think all of those combined came to approximately £35 – wowzers. One thing I was a tad disappointed with, however, was the thinness of both shirts that I bought: totally see-through for ultimate bra exposure. Great. Annoyingly, for the first time in my history of New Look perusing, the website is down, so I can’t show you any examples of the g915 offerings, but I’ll be sure to update the post with pictures once it’s back in business.

Now I’m going to be scouring the high street to see if anyone else offers the same versatile sizes!

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‘This Is Skinny Club’ – Company Magazine.

May 19, 2013

As a general rule, I’d happily call myself a fan of Company magazine. I find it seamlessly bridges the gap between blogger and magazine, featuring fashion bloggers heavily and always presenting an accessible idea of fashion, which is seldom found in the likes of Vogue – which even with the new Miss Vogue, doesn’t know how to financially cater to anyone who isn’t Millie Mackintosh. So, when I happened upon this feature, ‘This Is Skinny Club’, presented with a pro-ED slant on Fight Club’s infamous “the first rule of Fight Club – is that you don’t talk about Fight Club’ and a callous back-of-the-head shot from the snarky ‘anon’ writer – who finds it perfectly acceptable to release her warped idea of reality – in a manner that does nothing short of glamourising eating disorders, yet conveniently hasn’t the gonads to show her face with her little dynamite of a story.

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Review: Get Graze-ing. (Free Code!)

January 12, 2012

A healthier way to nibble.

If you’re a snacker, like me, and health/calorie conscious, like me, you’ll love Graze boxes. You order them off the website and they either send you your own pre-picked punnets (4 per Graze box) or you can let them choose for you and surprise you (that’s what I always do). However, before you start out with your Graze-ing, you may want to note if a) You’re allergic to nuts or anything else b) Down-rate anything that you just cannot stand (mine was olives, bleurgh) as it’ll be a total waste of a punnet if they send you something you dislike.  Read more ›

ULTIMATE Style Inspiration: Alexa Chung.

January 10, 2012

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Ebony. 25. Manchester.
Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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