Sunday, 30 September 2012

Biker girl.

Every so often I try to be model-like in one of my OOTDs. It's pretty solidly unsuccessful since I am awkward on camera and about a foot too short to actually be a model, but it's always fun. I am catching you all up on previous looks that I have rocked on my infrequent outings - this one hails from a time when the sun was still vaguely in the sky.

Shirt & Jacket - New Look; Shorts & Ring - Topshop; Tights - Primark.

I also have a tendency to abuse free photo-editing software online.. These slightly dreamy shots were taken in a local park, a location that I adore. It was a fairly simple, slightly rock'n'roll outfit combination of a classic biker jacket (a key piece this season), simple white shirt and some neon hotpants. Just out of shot are my beloved leopard print creepers.

Love and kisses, Tara xox

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Dress me, I'm your mannequin.

In the last month or so since I posted (ooops) I have been out and about a few times in some varied outfits.. I will warn you, most of these are simple little Instagram shots, but they will give you a flavour of my recent stylings and I will be back to proper OOTDs soon!

These were my favourite recent looks - ranging from pretty to grungy and all the way back again. Follow my instagram  (@babydolltara) for more like this, or just keep your eyes on the blog...

Love and kisses, Tara xox

Monday, 24 September 2012

London Fashion Weekend.

Despite my money-less-ness I hit London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House on Thursday 20th September. I am really disappointed to say that my camera died so I don't have many photos, and that I couldn't buy very much, but I literally had the best day.

I explored all of the stores and drooled over their contents, gathering inspiration for my newest looks. I picked up on anything free (hello, Diet Coke, coffee testers and kinder buenos), as well as gathering postcards, catalogues and business cards to put up for fash-spiration! I abused the free photo ops as well - so much love for Canon cameras and Jean-Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke for these masterpieces..

I also managed to meet VV Brown, who dwarfed me, as she had a little pop-up VV Vintage store. She looked casual, fashionable and was absolutely lovely.

This was also the best outfit shot of the day - 100% me. Bold pants, a little bit of studding, some discreet skin flashing and my clompy, comfy, beautiful creepers.

After spending hours wandering around in a fashion heaven and taking in the DAKS mini designer catwalk (gorgeous), I listened to the Twitter Panel talk, collected my Showbag and went for a wander around the Strand.

Mulberry fabric tote | Velvet pocket tissues | Elizabeth Arden moisturizing cream | pocket mirror | Self tan applicating mitt | Compeed blister plasters | Lavazza coffee | Jean Paul Gaultier Diet Coke night time | Label M sea salt hair spray | Colgate whitening toothpaste - All free as part of my Shop + The Lot package!

While surrounded by gorgeous designer items and stunning pieces I was really finding it hard not to spend money, and I will admit I caved a little..

 Gold cuff & double gold ring -

The end of my day consisted of a yummy frozen yoghurt, followed by a cocktail at TGI Fridays and finishing up by stumbling upon Covent Garden before taking the bus back home and collapsing in a fashion coma.

Love and kisses, Tara xox

Saturday, 22 September 2012

I am a shameful excuse for a blogger.

I am literally kicking myself right now because it has been so long since I last posted! I hate making excuses, so I will keep it to this - I have been working like crazy to save money (including some painful 11-hour days) and basically crashing every time I get home.

But now I am used to my work habits I am missing my blog, and all of yours so I promise to try and get some more posts going.. I know I was in the middle of holiday blogging but I don't know if I want to continue with that after such a break, so I might just pick up with my life now. 

Or you guys tell me what you want to see me post about?

Love and kisses, Tara xox