Tuesday, 23 February 2010

vlog! ♥

Hello lovelies! Guess what? Today is the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of fawned! How exciting! I sort of feel like I should change the title from 'fawned' to 'deered', cause we're all grown up, now :D
I wanted to do something actually GOOD to celebrate this one year anniversary, like a layout change or something, but I'm bad with the whole HTML business and decided it was probably safer to not.
So I vlogged! Because lazing about the house in my Gryffindor jumper doesn't make for a very exciting outfit post, and I couldn't think of a single thing else to do :D

But, guys, important question time.
What do you want to see more of on fawned?
Because honestly, I love every single one of you 48 followers and this is a blog for YOU, so tell me what you want! Outfit posts? Vlogs? Questionnaires? Advice? Tips? Long rambling essays on the various things that I know? I'm quite happy to talk about anything, absolutely anything at all, so don't be shy :)

And thank you all so, so much for coming back to fawned time & time again :)

Love, Holly ♥

Friday, 19 February 2010

fancy dress! ♥

I own a ridiculous amount of animal ears, and so whenever an opportunity arises to wear them without looking completely insane, I grab it :)
Last night, my friend Georgia had her 18th birthday party. The theme was film & tv, so, naturally, I utilised the adorable white cat ears that I bought from H&M (yes, the childrens section) a few months ago, and went as Marie from the Aristocats!
It wasn't the most imaginative of costumes - admittedly, I pretty much dress like this anyway - but, oh well.
My friend Hazz dressed up as one of the Brokeback Mountain boys, Hannah in the long white dress was Belle from Beauty & The Beast, and Susannah - obviously - was Minnie Mouse. My friend Megan, not pictured here, dressed as Holly Golightly and looked amazing - I so wish I'd thought of that first!
But my favourite costumes of the night were probably the girls dressed as the 118 men, that you can see above. Amazing :D

I've had a restful day recovering, and am planning to spend the weekend being just as lazy! What about you? What are are your plans for the weekend?

Love, Holly ♥

top, skirt & ears: H&M
cardigan: USC
tights: topshop
shoes: sugar

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

my favourite coat ♥

I'd been dreaming of this French Connection coat since last September, but at £180 it was just too much money for poor little student me - heartbreaking!
Then a few weeks ago I went shopping with my Mum, and when we met up at the end of our shopping trip, I found SHE had bought it! In the sale it had been reduced massively from it's original price to £75 and, naturally, she snapped it up. Of course I was a little bit gutted that my dream coat now belonged to my Mum, but then as soon as we got home she realised that she'd picked up the wrong size (MY size), and since you can't take sale items back, she gave it to me! :D

Living in Britain, having lots of coats isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. I own an absolute tonne of coats (I dread to think how much I've spent over the years!), and though I love all of them, this one is by far and above my absolute favourite. The shape, the fabric, the colour, the hood! I'm such a sucker for fur hoods, and this one is so fluffy and thick that it makes me feel like an eskimo. I love it.

I've been meaning to show you lovelies for a while, but, well, I'm lazy :D
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! What did you get up to? Mine was lovely, and thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I read every single one, and always try my hardest to reply. I'm constantly amazed by how lucky I am to have such wonderful readers :)

Love, Holly ♥

EDIT: I almost forgot! I'm selling one of my very favourite satchels on ebay. You can check it out here - it really is very sweet, and I'd love it to go to one of my readers. Unfortunately, I don't ship internationally :( Sorry!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Hello beautiful!
I have a week off school now, so until Wednesday I'm going to be internet-free Devon, with my boyfriend, who I am currently waiting for to pick me up from the train station :)
I meant to blog before I left but ended up catching a much earlier train, so had to panic & do lots of rushing around this morning.
As soon as I come back though, expect lots of exciting new posts - including me selling some of my stuff!
Have a wonderful weekend, let me know what exciting things you get up to.

Love, Holly ♥

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

polyvore! ♥

Jumping on the bandwagon about a billion years too late, I finally caved & got myself a polyvore.
For those of you who aren't aware, though I don't expect there are many of you, polyvore is basically an uncomplicated website with a billion different articles of clothing that allows you to make your own little outfits & show them off to other polyvore users. As my friend Harriet asked, "what's the point?". Well, as with most good things, there isn't one - but yay for pretty things and procrastination! :D
Most people who use polyvore are far more talented & creative than I am, and so if you do happen to visit you'll find tonnes of beautiful inspiration 'mood boards', but I spend too much time fawning over the clothes themselves.
I've been thinking lately how I have pretty much a standard uniform - white tights, ballet flats, a button-up cardigan and some sort of cutesy little dress, generally in grey or some kind of muted pastel colour. Although I obviously wear lots of other things too, this is the basic uniform I revert to on those awful days when nothing in your wardrobe seems to work.
Do you have a basic, standard uniform? Do you think this is because you simply don't have the funds to wear a different outfit today - or do you think that, with all the money in the world, you'd still dress how you do today?
These are a few of the looks I came up with, if I had all the money in the world :)

You can find a link to my polyvore at the top left of this page :)
Love, Holly ♥

Monday, 8 February 2010

This dress, known by my boyfriend as my 'carousel dress', is my absolute favourite - I can't believe I've never shown it to you guys before!
It's made by a brand called Yumi, an inexpensive brand that makes the sweetest little dresses - so they're perfect for me! You can find them at USC in the UK, or Forever21 in the States.
To be honest, any dress I find that has bunnies, ducks, ponies & bears on it pretty much has my entire heart, immediately - and combined with it's gorgeous indigo colour, silky shimmery fabric and a floaty, whimsical shape that's somewhere between a school uniform and a classy-but-casual evening dress, I completely fell in love. It hangs on the front of my wardrobe (so you may have seen it from bedroom photos!) and I love it just as much as now as I did months and months ago, when I first bought it :)

Anyway - I'm so so sorry for my absence! I've been a bad blogger and will burn in internet hell, I know. It was my boyfriend's birthday not too long ago so I've been spending alot of time with him, English coursework is due in very very soon and - my usual excuse! - I haven't had access to a camera. I'm sorry :(
I promise to make it up to you! I've done a LOT of shopping as of late, and as such have all sorts of little treasures to show off, such as 2 new dresses, a new jumper, and - my very very favourite thing - my terribly beautiful & terribly exciting new coat.
I hope you've all been well! What have you got up to lately? And what's made you smile today?

Here's a picture of some pink cupcakes to make up for it :D
Love, Holly ♥