Saturday, 13 August 2011

TURKEY! - Image Heavy

As you know, I recently returned from Turkey. It's been crazy, I went to an economics summer school straight after I got back but I have finally got round to doing this post.
Turkey was an amazing place and the people there are SO nice, I think it's been my favourite holiday place to go, I really hope I can go back. We went to Istanbul for 4 days which was near the city, markets and historical sites. We then went to Antalya where we stayed at the most amazing hotel I've ever been to and it was next to the sea and shops which was a more relaxing area.
Also the hotel we stayed at in Antalya is on of " The worlds weirdest hotels" which may explain some of the pictures.
I thought I'd share my holiday pics, however, pictures don't live up to seeing the culture and scenery first hand at all. You should all go if you get the chance!
Here are the pictures, including a few outfits! :)


Random couple getting married in the park.

The Blue Mosque

Guy selling juice :)


View from my window.

The hotels revolving loft rooms (Yes the go ROUND!) which we didn't stay in.

Hadrians Gate.

THE WRITING PILLAR in the hotel - don't worry I made my mark!

Yes we had chair swings, a climbing wall and a massive bookshelf in the middle of the hotel!

Diving Board into the sea.

I hope you enjoyed my pictures and that all of you are having great summers. Have you been anywhere exciting?
Also, I think I might to one post of all the things I bought in Turkey so watch this space.

Jamilah X

Thursday, 11 August 2011


I am seriously lusting a few pairs of Topshop shoes right now. They're all so pretty, with a price tag that shows it!

Seriously - need I explain? >> Brown leather + Studs + Boots = ME in a pair of boots. A bit too pricey for me though.

A bit of a cheaper substitute for the studded ones. They're still very cute!

These shoes are quite controversial and I'm sure a lot of people will hate them. But personally, I love them and can see getting a lot of wear out of them in Winter!

Which pair of boots do you prefer?

The pictures from my trip to Turkey will be up soon and you'll gradually be seeing the ridiculous amount of stuff I bought, although prices were much more reasonable there. I hope nobody has got caught up in any of the riots. Stay Safe! :)

Jamilah X

Friday, 22 July 2011

Gogo Philip.

Hello everybody!
I do believe I've mentioned Gogo Philip in a previous post when I purchased something from there but I've been looking at some of their jewellery online and I really love it and felt the need to share! Some of it's simple and classic and other pieces are much edgier. Some of the items are a little pricey but they stock the jewellery at Topshop so if you have a student card you can get a discount. Also, the Gogo Philip concession stand in Westfield also often has good discounts and deals on. You can also buy their jewellery from their website, but as I said it's a little pricier.
Here are my favourite...

1. Skull Ring ~ £4
2. Cross Ring ~ £4
3. Gold Pope Ring ~ £5.50 - This was the ring I bought and featured a while ago, however I got it for £3.50 from the Westfield concession stand.

I think that Gogo Philip's rings are my favourite piece of jewellery they make. Not only are they adjustable, so they fit anyone and you can wear them on pretty much any finger depending on the day but they are also relatively reasonable compared to many high street shops rings! AND THEY'RE PRETTY! :)

Moving on to some of the more simple, classic pieces...

4. Gold Bangles ~ £17 - Yes, very pricey but I can so see myself wearing these in years to come both during the day AND in the evening!
5. Gold plated Chain Bracelet ~ £6 - Again a bit of a classic and also a bargain for that price if you get a lot of use out of it!

6. Gold Plated Chain Linked Stud ~ £7

I hope you like my selections. Anybody bought anything from Gogo Philip?
What do you think of them?

Jamilah X

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Newspaper Nails.

So I tried something new and exciting with my nails and I got quite a few compliments so I though I'd share. I came across a picture of them and thought I HAD to try it out.

Mine are a little messy but as you can see I have just used a pale background colour which is Mint Green by Barry M so that the writing on top shows up.

What you need:
-  Pale coloured nail varnish
- Surgical spirit ( known as rubbing alcohol in America, I got a massive bottle for about £4 from amazon), you can also use vodka
- Base coat and top coat

How To Do This:

1. Apply a base coat to protect your nails and then paint your nails a pale colour.
2. Cut up 10 small pieces of newspaper, big enough to cover your nail.
2. Fill small pot ( I filled the lid of the bottle) with surgical spirit (or other).
3. When nails are COMPLETELY dry insert first nail into pot of surgical spirit (or other) for about 5 seconds.
4. Remove nail and hold down piece of newspaper onto nail for about 15 seconds.
5. Remove newspaper and repeat on all nails.
6. It is very important to apply a base coat so that it doesn't rub off!

And there you go, newspaper nails!

Just a tip, definitely wait till your nails are 100% dry because I didn't and the nail polish peeled off.

What do you think?

Jamilah X

Monday, 27 June 2011

Sale Time.

It's summer sale time and a lot of people have told me that the stuff is not great. I haven't had a properchance to look at the sales yet but I was browsing the Zara website the other day and these were some things I liked:

Two-tone Track Sneaker down to £29.99 from £59.99
They've been reduced by quite a lot and I'm so tempted, I'm not sure they're summer appropriate but knowing the UK we wont have much of a summer although it's sweltering hot today.

Two-Pocket Briefcase reduced to £19.99 from £39.99.
It's so pretty and reasonable seeing as most satchels I've seen have been in excess of £50, and I can see it being used A LOT!

Waxed Jacket reduced to £59.99 from £79.99.
I know it's still relatively expensive and it's a bit of a strange purchase just before the summer but when it gets to autumn/winter all the coats will be really expensive and I really LOVE this one.

Striped T-shirt reduced to £6.99 from £9.99.
I love the colour, it's really reasonably priced and it's great for the summer!

Anybody made any sale purchases?

Jamilah X

Friday, 17 June 2011

Fearne Cotton. Warning: Image Heavy!

Can I just say I am really not the type of person to love a celebrities style and I cannot recall ever doing so until now, so even I'm surprised that I seem to LOVE every single outfit Fearne Cotton wears.
Her style is such a mish mash of everything, I think that her oufits really shouldn't work but COMPLETELY do, you'll see what I mean below.
I also really like the fact that you cannot define her style because she can go from really chic to really edgy on a day-to-day basis. I narrowed down my favourite outfits as much as I could but there were just SO many. Here goes:

THIS is what I mean by it shouldn't work but it totally does!

This outfit is my absolute favourite out of all of them!

Do you like Fearne Cotton or any other celebrities style?

Jamilah X

Monday, 13 June 2011


Hey everyone! Because I'm now back at school (as an A2 level student no less :s) my outfit posts will be a lot less frequent because even though I'm in Sixth Form I am still required to wear a uniform so only really wear my own clothes on the weekends or when I go to work. Anyhoo, on with the blog post...

I am loving the recent aztec trend and I reckon it's a trend to watch during the summer because I think it'll blow up. The prints are so bold and bright and perfect for summer and I think you either love it or hate it, but here are my high street picks:

Urban Outfitters £30
I love the print and the colours of this! With jeans or shorts it would make an outfit!

Topman £14
Yes I know it's Topman! but so what! It's pretty! I say improvise, get a smaller size so it's fitted or belt it or even wear it baggy, it's really reasonably priced!

Urban Outfitters £26
If you're really brave you could give these leggings a go with a simple dress or top!

And it's not just about the clothing...

Oasis at House of Fraser £14
I actually love this aztec style cuff, it's amazing and is really versatile!

New Look £9.99
So simple yet so on trend...

What do you think of the aztec trend?

Jamilh X

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


I don't know if anyone else had the impression that T K Maxx was a bit drab and boring, but after stumbling upon it yesterday and then taking a look at their website, my opinion has completely changed!
They have tonnes of designer bargains and even the stuff that isn't designer, is really cute. If you trawl through their mish mash of stuff, you spot some real gems. Here are my favourite:-

Angie Navy Multi Printed Tube Maxi Dress - £16.99
Great for the summer and such a good price!

Matties Mocha Tassel Backpack - £19.99
I LOVE this, I'm so close to buying it and I couldn't believe the price, it's very vintage looking and is practical for school or work.

Furla Ladies Black Injected Sunglasses - £24.99 (RRP £90)
Now the sun's in sight these are a unique and stylish way of shielding your eyes. They're so cool and the unusual shape sets you apart from the crowd! Plus they're such a bargain since the retail price is £90!

Roberto Botella Brown Studded Gladiator Sandals - £29.99 (RRP £58)
Down from £58 and everybody needs a pair of gladiator sandals for the summer. The colour will go with pretty much anything and they're easy to throw on because of the zip at the back.

Do you like T K Maxx?
Which one's are your favourite?

Jamilah X