Thursday, 30 April 2009

River Island Shorts - Yum!

I have found the perfect pair of shorts!

This has been a personal mission of mine for so long. Although I am quite slender, I always reckon I have a fairly big hotpants are a no go, and most shorts are a little too tight around the back, hmmm, not attractive.

Anyways, so as I am short on money as well (like the pun?) I thought I would have a look on ebay, as I figured it was probably a good time of year to find shorts there. And I was right. I always like it when that happens!

There were hundreds of pairs of denim shorts in a 10, like loads. And several of which I actually would consider wearing too! I bid on 3, and won 1. Woo!

Anyways, so they are the most amazing fit ever. They are in dark denim, which is going to continue looking stylish forever, and are so well fitted at the back I can't even describe. Hey well I'll try: there's a sewn in panel at the back so that it actually is fitted for someone with curves, plus its got more fabric at the back than the front, so it actually finishes just at the top of my thigh under my booty.

Plus its got a cute zebra print inside, studs and pocket details that are subtle, not in your face. And the material is really soft cotton denim, not hardcore at all.

I hope there'll be loads of photos of me wearing these on holiday in a fortnight....stay tuned.

Friday, 24 April 2009

New York Style

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alissa loves by alissaevelyn featuring Kate Moss jackets

I am a huge fan of Kate Moss jackets from Topshop, I have last seasons navy jacket, and am longing after this 50s black version!

I am also currently trying to work out what outfit I am going to take with me to New York this year...its so exciting choosing something to wear. But so daunting too; after all NYC is the world capital of fashion!

What I have decided is to make sure I have something comfortable to wear for the first day of sightseeing, and then to shop for new outfits for the other days. A little risky, but I would rather buy more in NY than buy before I go.

Friday, 17 April 2009

New Loves: The Outnet & Yumi

Ok. Confession time. I have just come back from holiday in Cornwall (where we had remarkably good weather...perhaps all of C's sunshine for the whole year!) and I bought two new dresses. One from a cute boutique in Padstow called Fusion, and another from Yumi - or yummy as I have come to know it...the clothes are so delicious!

St. Ives has a couple of cute boutiques with new design stock, as well as the usual surfer stores. But there are two important stores, Cath Kidston - its so huge! and Yumi - again so huge!

The only other Yumi store I have ever been to is in Bath, as well as checking out their collection on I love how individual Yumi is, and how cult the label has become. The dress I bought is so cute, its a dark floral print mini with a scarf/tie like detail.

My cousin bought a marked down silver coat. Wowee! So perfect. It had a paint stain on one shoulder, which she managed to take it with just 20 mins worth of warm water scrubbing. Total bargain, it looks so perfect on her too.

And to my surprise when I got back home from my hols I got the email saying that was now online. For those of you that don't know, or haven't heard this online portal is the ultimate in online sales stores. It is the net-a-porter sales department, but permanent. You can find all top clothes and accessory designers like 3.1 Philip Lim and Bottega Veneta.

Haven't bought anything yet...but maybe soon!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009


I am going to Cornwall with the family tomorrow, and am currently trying to figure out what to pack. As always I have checked the weather report for the coming week, and all I can see is rain; the only variation is the difference between whether its light or heavy rain!

This is kind of to be expected, I only hope we see a little bit of sunshine at some point! Thats why its usually better to go ABROAD on holiday, where sunshine and heat is slightly more guaranteed...! I am so sure that we'll still have so much fun :)

So my packing essentials for this holiday are:
- a raincoat - one I bought in Topshop last year, its got a waist drawstring and its dark navy blue. I don't reckon raincoats are ever going to be sexy, but this comes pretty close.
- Caudalie grape water - I can only hope it comes in the post today, so I can actually have it for holiday. This is so nice to spritz whilst travelling in the car for ages, or after having been sat for ages.
- Chocolate Raisins & Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans - Snacks are super important, especially when there is so much rain. These are my favourite things to nibble atm, I just can't get enough!
- Herbal Teabags - I am just recovering from a cold, so it's super important to have some non-dairy drinks available on holiday. Nettle, peppermint and chamomile are my current favourites. Yum!
- Next Skinnies - my new skinny jeans from Next fit so perfectly, I won't be leaving the house without them packed in my suitcase!

I hope you all have a fantastic Easter! Don't eat too much chocolate...;)