Monday, 26 March 2012

The Vintage Binge!

So I FINALLY went shopping, on a budget though unfortunately. I dread to think of the things i could do with a credit card. drool.  I did pretty well! I avoided anything over £10... how cheap am I? :P

This was my outfit!! 

Top - Primark
Necklace - Topshop
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Forever 21
Ring - Dorothy Perkins
Bracelets - From around the world / Handmade

I actually brought this top for a fancy dress party, dressed as a geek about 2 years ago! back then I looked at it as the most geek-like and granny-fied top. I found it in my dressing up box (yes I have one of those) and I fell in love with it! its amazing!!! Why did i think it was ever horrible?? 

Me, Just before I turned 20. Jesus. I am so different now!

So anyway, me and my dear friend Becky went shopping! Originally we were going into Walsall town to have a browse in the charity shops, but we ended up going to Birmingham into the vintage shop (AGAIN) so glad we did this though! as I got an extremely good bargain.

This is the dress I purchased. can you believe this beaut only cost £4? Made me happy! and I can take it on holiday with me when i go to Devon in April! :)

We went to Urban Village after that, its really cool in there! I saw these bags in there which were made from vinyls! they were only £15-£20! but as I was on a shopping ban I resisted the pretty thing! but I will definitely be making a trip up there after i get some money come my way to get one!! the people in the shop are so lovely! they just talk to you and they have really cool music playing, you just feel like hippy dancing around the shop if I'm honest!

We headed back to Walsall to have a mooch in the charity shops. its a good job we decided to go to the vintage shops because the charity shops were bloody awful! I mean i know they are charity shops and you cant expect much, but i usually find a few items worth purchasing! but they were dreadful! hopefully the next trip I take to the charity shops will be more successful! 

One of the only nice views in Walsall
My second purchase of the day was this dress! I've kind of had a bit of a crush on maxi dresses since I brought the Denim/Black Maxi from Forever 21. Since then i have been drawn to anything maxi. next on the list is a maxi skirt! I really like the pleated maxi skirts, or the really flow-y ones! I MUST GET ONE!

This dress was from (My recent love discovered) T.K. MAXX. This dress was in the sale for £7! their price was originally £20.00 but even that is a cheaper price on what the dress was originally! and its really beautiful too! definitely another taker on my holidays!!! WAHOOO! 

I'm loving the recent heat waves we are having, I'm definitely a slave of the summer! everything is instantly better, everyone is instantly happier. life is just better!! Going to have to have a rummage to find out all of my sunglasses!!!

Iv'e not stopped wearing the 'John Lennon' Like sunglasses, but they are meant to be a shared piece of mine and Sophie's, but I haven't let her have much of a look in :P AH WELL!

Anyway.... I'll leave you with this lovely photo of my niece Emmie which i took today in my Nan & Grandad's garden. Look at her lovely little face!! :) 

Happy Garden Times Ahead!!

Loves & Hippy dances

Tanya  x 

Thursday, 22 March 2012


So despite being petrified of going to the hairdressers because they usually cut too much off, I’ve gone and had it all chopped off! The majority of people didn’t want me to cut my hair off, but doesn’t that just make you kind of want to do it more?

Only a few people were telling me to go for it. So I grew some balls n just did it!
The hairdresser got ever so excited, I just went to my local, because I’m poor and it’s cheap! And you can imagine that all they get to do really do is old lady perms and the few children’s trims, so they got to be creative for the day! They did a really good job! It usually takes me a while to get used to a new haircut, for it to start looking alright, but I instantly liked this one! Which was quite surprising since I had the majority of it cut off! I heard the first chop of my hair, and saw the luminous red piece of long hair drop to the floor and I had to actually shut my eyes!

This was the outcome!

Glasses - £5 - Vintage fair

Real short at the back!

Finally Re-wore my home-made bleached shorts!
Beatles top - Topshop

The Recent eBay Sellers!!

The Denim jacket and Jumper are two of our newest selling items on eBay. I very nearly didn’t sell them because once I put this outfit on I kind of fell in love with it. But I still went ahead and listed them on eBay! I don’t think I’ll be hugely disappointed if they don’t sell though! I’ll just keep them! :) 

I’ve been fighting the urge to go shopping for a while now. It has been a while! But I’ve caved in and cannot fight any longer! Tomorrow I am going on a charity shop binge. This time I have recruited a new member! I’m going to take my friend Becky, who I have complete style control over for the day! WOOHOO! I bloody love this. I would be an amazing personal shopper!  She’s never been to charity shops before so I’m showing her the ways!!! I’m definitely going to have to budget myself as I am so bloody poor it’s unreal! 

I did buy a dress the other day to wear to a wedding I’ve got to go to! So I’ll take photos of that sharpish! And I’ll post it along with the bargains I get from the charity shop! 

Just a short one this time, which I think was needed after my stupidly long blog the other day! Apologies to whoever actually read all that!!

Until next time!

Peace! :)

Tanya  x 

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The lovely place that is Weymouth

Caution! Very long blog ahead!

I went away for a (very short) break in Weymouth. We have relatives that live up there; we only got back in touch with them a few years ago, and are now trying to reunite every year!
Weymouth is the best of the countryside and the seaside in one! It’s so lovely! Especially when the only bits of water you’ll see flowing down the streets of Walsall are the occasional drunken piss streams. Nice.

Me and Alex didn’t leave until the Saturday morning so it was a bit of a mad rush! We got up at quarter to 6 (which isn’t enough time to get any beauty sleep really is it?) Armed with our Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths, Baby shambles and even more CD’s we headed off to our 3 and a half hour car Journey to paradise!
Of course it wasn’t that smooth of a journey, we are talking about me, bad luck follows me and I’m utterly hopeless at everything in life! It did go all according to plan until the Satnav told us to turn left into the middle of a field, which obviously we didn’t do, and then it told us that we were in the middle of nowhere, not even on a road! I think it was more confused than me, so we were completely lost for about half an hour of our journey. Luckily I don’t drive else we definitely would have ended up in the middle of a field surrounded by cows. Moo.
Once we arrived, we set out again up Weymouth town where we discovered a very lovely old fashioned Vinyl shop. It was lovely! We spent a good half hour in there and then came back to it for a second browse! Sadly I didn’t get to find any secret hidden shops! I should have definitely done a little research into vintage shops in Weymouth but I don’t necessarily think all the time.

Skirt and Shirt- H&M
Shoes- Newlook

The Vinyl Shop!

Pretty Little Street

Saturday night…
So this is what we mainly came down for! My uncle was having a party for his 50th, so his family had invited us to come up, on the sly, so we could surprise him on his birthday! My ever so lovely nan and granddad came along too, just to surprise everyone even more!
It was such a funny night! Me and my family were the first ones to get some dancing going on in the living room to some good old 60’s music, and danced around the room like hippies! If there’s one thing we know, it’s how to party :) others sat back and laughed at us for a while, but once they had a bit of persuasion by the party animal that is my Dad, everyone was up dancing!

We went to a small beach next to the place my cousin works, it’s so cute, she works in a little gift shop right on the seaside, how cool is that! We stayed there for a while just chatting and taking in all the splendid views, then took a drive to the top of this cliff where you can see over the top of the town! How pretty!?

After this we headed out to get a spot to eat before me and Alex set out on our long journey back home! I seriously wished we hadn’t.
Warning, at this point I’m either going to have a huge rant, or start crying (again).
We went to a pub called the spyglass inn. Never go here. The rest of my family quite enjoyed having their carvery dinners with only a few complaints to spill. Me on the other hand, well… I’m a vegetarian. There were only 3 options for a vegetarian, but I’m used to having little choice on menus! I decided to go with the vegetarian cottage pie, which was served with cabbage, peas and carrots. Everybody else was half way through their dinner before mine even arrived, which didn’t hugely bother me. What did bother me were the pieces of meat I discovered amongst the vegetables. WHAT THE HELL!? I immediately pushed my plate away from me and said “I am not eating that!” everyone else kind of replied with “it might be tofu” or “they wouldn’t put meat on the plate!” everyone kind of calmed me down and I moved the pieces of suspected meat away from the rest of my food. I just couldn’t let it rest that I may have meat there, and the fact that I could have possibly or may have even eaten some made me feel physically sick! I went up to someone who worked there, and too them probably asked them a weird question. “what is this?” the woman replied with “well it looks like meat, why?” which I responded with “well can you find out what it actually is because I’ve ordered a vegetarian meal and appear to have meat in my food” the woman scampered off to the kitchen and came back with her face like a slapped arse “we are sincerely sorry” that’s all that needed to be said, I went straight to the loos and threw up. Classy. My older sister followed me and as I came out of the loo’s she asked if I was okay, and that was it. I was in tears. Ha.
They refunded me and my boyfriend’s meals, which probably made Alex happy, but to me it really didn’t make anything better! I really don’t think I did eat any of it, but how the hell do you manage to serve tiny pieces of meat in a vegetarian meal!!?
I don’t think ordinary folk quite understand it, I tried to kind tell them that if they had a human finger on their dinner plate, that they would feel how I do, but they then reply with “not really, that’s different because that’s cannibalism” sorry mate but to me cannibalism is just as bad as eating animals so it is EXACTLY THE SAME! I cannot even put into word how upset and angry I was about all this!

Anyway, thanks for listening to my rant, and if you skipped past the whole last paragraph well I don’t blame you because this is an extremely long blog and I am now rambling on to make it even longer!

Until next time!


Tanya  x