money posts

Select Fashion Picks.

December 10, 2013

I’m a novice with Select. A bonafide Select virgin, yet to ever throw their pieces upon my back. Yet, after engaging in a desperate round of, what Louise Rennison would refer to as ‘sticky eyes’ (please tell me someone else worshipped the Georgia Nicholson series), with a burgundy blouse in their store window lately – I decided to check out what they had to offer online (and whether I could find that divine little number again). On first glance and, admittedly without having actually had much physical contact with their pieces to comment on quality, style-wise – I’m quite impressed.

Exhibit A: Wine Devore Tassel Kimono £20 

I’m seeing antique gold ankh earrings, I’m seeing slutty plain black American Apparel bodycon dress, I’m seeing this kimono in my wardrobe. I just hope this tasselly little beaut isn’t the equivalent of some fashionista catfish scam – if it’s really as snazzy as it looks on the site, for a measly £20, then I may become the latest Select disciple.

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Earn Money on Your Blog with LinkShare.

May 13, 2013

I’ve spotted this affiliate/advertising website around a few times and today, I decided to sign up and see if it was actually beneficial. The site allows you to earn money by placing ads for your favourite brands on your blog/website through an affiliate scheme. There are plenty of categories for companies all over the world, allowing you to cater your advertisements to the content you write about. I mean, nobody’s going to put a car dealer ad on a beauty site, right? Companies that I’ve applied to thus far include: Benefit UK, Miss Selfridge, Kurt Geiger – etc. All legitimate brands that I would be happy to advertise on my site.

At the moment, I’m still awaiting my applications to be accepted, but I’ll be posting about any progress I’ll hopefully make through the website. I’d definitely recommend signing up and I’d like to thank The Editeur (who I have also applied to) for bringing the site to my awareness! Click the ad to the right of my posts and sign up too!

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Urban Outfitters Sale Haul.

October 18, 2012

I’ve been on an absolute retail therapy spree recently, but at least I’ll be meh and dressed decently. Before this Urban Outfitters haul, there’s another one that I need to post about – where I took major advantage of their 20% off for students offer – which I do believe is still on! However, there is currently a pretty damn good mid-season sale on with many pieces up to 50% off. Here are my picks:

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Passion For Fashion – Moneysupermarket.com Competition Entry Part 4.

September 24, 2012

Nearing the end of my entries now – isn’t half taking some time but it’s really fun anyway! The penultimate look that I’m creating is: First Date. Admittedly, it does seem a tad odd to me as it feels like yonks ago since my boyfriend and I had anything of a first date – aww. Anyway, this is what I’d wear if we were going for a meal or somewhere nice and I wanted to remind him of why he fancies the pants off me (hahaha):

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Passion For Fashion – Moneysupermarket.com Competition Entry Part 3.

September 24, 2012

If you’re not sure what this post is all about, check out this amazing competition – explained in full in Part 1 of my competition entry. This next look is one that I was really looking forward to creating – Party! I’m kind of renowned for wearing casual clothes and jazzing them up with accessories, so I thought I’d pick an outfit this time that actually is properly worthy of the dance floor – I hope you like it!

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September Wish List.

September 18, 2012

I’ve seen a few of these posts knocking around online and, despite the fact that I haven’t done one of these since I was 13 and lime/pink was the height of cool on Piczo layouts, I thought I’d indulge myself and have a go. Now, most of this stuff is most definitely to remain a “wish”, given I have just absolutely maxed myself out as a result of my London Fashion Week trip (so worth it!), but you never know what my student loan will bring…

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Fashion Rails – Buy, Swap or Sell Your Unwanted Fashion Items.

August 6, 2012

Fashion Rails is a brand new online service which allows you to post advertisements of your old or unwanted fashion-related items, such as clothes, shoes, handbags and vintage pieces. The website allows you to post a picture and add a description for your items, for the perusal of other savvy frugal fashionistas looking for a new twist to their wardrobe.

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SheSaidBeauty: Specially Picked Beauty Products – Delivered.

August 6, 2012

Beauty boxes are a growing fad amongst those in the fashion ‘know’ – with the likes of the GlossyBox and LatestInBeauty sending out samples and fullsize beauty/makeup products under a monthly subscription. I’ve known about them for a while now but have always been dubious about how beneficial they will actually prove.

 

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Quirky Ways To Show Your Olympic Support, Without Breaking The Bank.

July 26, 2012

Incorporate a little ‘Olympic Oomph’ into your wardrobe.

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5 Ways To Boost Your Summer Income.

July 25, 2012

Rectify your shopping sins with some savvy saving.

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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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