December 31, 2012

BLOG SALE: Topshop, H&M, River Island and more!

As I am moving to London in one week (yes the panic has started to kick in!), I have decided to do a blog sale to raise some extra funds! If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know that I am a compulsive shopaholic, so I have decided to have a clear out and show you some of the items that I am currently listing on eBay.

I find it very difficult to throw items out, so I thought the blog sale would ensure that my lovely items go to equally lovely homes!

All of the below items are listed as 'buy it now' on eBay so I have added the links to the individual items to make it easier to browse/shop.

However, if you don't have an eBay account and you want to purchase one of the below items you can comment below with your email address and I can send you an invoice via Paypal. If you wish for the item to be shipped overseas, feel free to say where and I will calculate the postage cost for you!

So here are the items I am currently selling on eBay:
 
 
£15.00 (plus £2.20 p+p to UK)

H&M faux leather and suede dress,size 8, very good condition

 
£15.00 (plus £2.20 p+p to UK)
 

River Island leather look shorts, size 8,worn once

 
£12.00 (plus £2.20 p+p to UK)


Topshop metallic mesh crop top, size 14, new with tags

 
£10.00 (plus £2.00 p+p to UK)
 

H&M fitted black dress with mesh detail, size 6, worn once

 
£15.00 (plus £2.20 p+p to UK)
 

 

H&M Floral shorts, size 8, very good condition

 
£7.00 (plus £2.00 p+p to UK)
 
 
 

Topshop leopard print tassel bag with detachable strap, never been used

£12.00 (plus £3.00 p+p to UK)

SOLD
 

Tan fringed snakeprint tote shopper bag, hardly been used

£22.00 (plus £5.00 p+p to UK)
 
 
 
£12.00 (plus £2.50 p+p to UK)

SOLD

 

Miss Selfridge bow platform heels, size 7, never been worn

£16.00 (plus £5.50 p+p to UK)
 

 

Russell & Bromley grey New Fry leather Boots, size 6.5 (RRP £295.00)

£100.00 (plus £7.00 p+p to UK)
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed the blog sale- if you would like any additional images or you would like to ask a question please feel free to comment below.
 
I will be listing many more items this week before the big move so keep checking up on my eBay for more items!
 
Hope everyone has a fabulous New Year!
 
Sarah
x
 
P.s A big THANK YOU to all my followers and readers for all your support and lovely comments this year! I love receiving feedback on my blog so make sure you keep it coming in 2013! ; )
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December 29, 2012

OOTD: Christmas Day!

Hi all,

I hope that everyone has had a very happy Christmas and that you are all looking forward to the New Year? I feel as though I have been a bad blogger and neglected SSS over Christmas so I've obviously been doing far too much eating along with a little bit of sale shopping!

The New Year is going to be a very important time for me as I am moving to London to pursue a career in magazine journalism. Although it is a big risk to take, I am looking forward to the challenge ahead and I am sure I can bring you many more exciting blog posts from the big smoke!

I'm also going to the Company Magazine Blogging forum so I'm very excited to meet other bloggers and improve Sarahs Style Statement as much as I can. I would love to hear from anyone that's going?

Anyway, aside from my move to London I've been very lucky to recieve some great Christmas gifts from my family, friends and boyfriend. I'll be blogging about some of these gifts in the very near future so you can certainly expect some new beauty reviews as well as my new outfit choices such as this outfit from Christmas day...

 
If you read the blog post on my new Zara shoes you will know how excited I've been to get these studded and embellished beauties on my feet! I decided to show them off on Christmas Day and wear them with some Zara baroque-printed tapered trousers and my new Lipsy blouse tucked in. My Mum knows how much I love embellishment so she suprised me with this black lace blouse that has a pretty jewelled collar and matched my Cinderella slippers perfectly! They aren't the most practical pair of shoes in the world and wearing them makes me nervous that I might infact loose a jewel or two, but life is too short to dress boring!

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! I would love to hear about your festivities and wonderful  treats from the big man in red?
 
Sarah
 
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December 19, 2012

OOTE: Christmas Party Dress

First of all I'd like to apologise for the fact that this outfit is pretty one dimensional as almost everything I am wearing is from Topshop!  Usually I like to mix it up and wear different brands but this outfit seemed to work well with a couple of my existing Topshop pieces and a few new ones too!
 
Although I originally had my mind set on this beauiful dress from Zara (this one was about the third and final purchase!), I came across the embellishment on this little black number and it was instantly SOLD!
 
I wanted a change from more fitted bodycon styles that seem to be everywhere at the moment and I really enjoyed dancing in this dress and spinning around like a five year old! (Maybe I was a little too comfortable in this dress??)
 
The beading detail across the front and back is pretty heavy but totally worth it and I also figured that this LBD will come in handy for many other occassions and I'm even tempted to wear it for New Year!

So here's what I decided to wear for my works Christmas party:


Dress- Topshop
Red Petal Bag- Topshop (Past season)
 
 

Accessories (Nearly all Topshop too...sorry!)

 
Double navette ring & Jewelled Earings-Topshop
Suede Shoe Boots-Topshop (Past season)
Party tights with black crystals down the back-H&M
 
 
As the dress is heavily beaded, I decided to keep the accessories minimal but for a touch of colour I added red lips (YSL no.204) and deep red nails. The dress did look good with the Topshop metallic ankle socks (rolled down) and the shoe boots, but I thought I would definitely be too cold! Instead, I purchased some sheer party tights with black crystals down the back (H&M) and I was happy with the result!

Me (left) with my lovely friend Gem (Her gorgeous dress is River Island)!

The Christmas party was a really fun night, and although I'm leaving the company in January to move to London, I managed not to shed a tear! In the end, we all had a cocktail or five (!) and danced the night away like complete and utter loons!

Are you feeling Christmassy and enjoying the party season?

Comment below and let me know what you will be wearing for your Christmas party?

Sarah
x

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December 16, 2012

My December Glossybox

 
 
 
 
I don't think there's anything better than receiving a beautifully wrapped box of beauty treats in the post each month. If you haven't heard of the fabulous Glossybox before, here's your chance to learn more...
 
I came across Glossybox a couple of months ago and as a beauty lover, I decided that a monthly subscription to these boxes would be a great opportunity for me to try out new products from many different beauty brands.
 
Beauty products can be a great expense if you end up buying them, trying them, and not liking them so I find that these miniature products are a great way for you to test them out before you buy the full sized version.
 
So here's what I recieved in the December Glossybox:
 
- Seche Nail Lacquer in Memoire and Glossybox blush in 'Glossy Rosewood'
 
 
 
 
- Sleek true colour lipstick in Matte 'Stiletto'
 
 

 
 
- Rituals Magic Touch whipped body cream
 
 
 
- Lemon by Mary Greenwell Eau de Parfum (mini)
 



- Plus two sachets of Argentum Apothecary La potion infinie face cream (see picture above)
 
Although I am yet to test all the products and review each one, I have been very impressed with the quality of the Glossybox products. When you consider that the entire Glossybox is £10 per month plus p+p and the Seche Nail Lacquer alone is £9.95, I think the Glossybox subscription is great value for money.
 
When registering with Glossybox, you have the choice to subscribe monthly or on a 3, 6 or 12 month basis so you have the option to try it out and see what you think! You will also complete a beauty profile to ensure that you are sent products that are suited to your skin and overall beauty look.
 
Subscribers will also benefit from exclusive discounts, so if you have enjoyed using any particular products within the Glossybox you are entitled to monthly offers too!
 
So far I have sampled the Rituals whipped body cream which is incredibly soft and smells divine and also the Sleek True Colour lipstick, which is the perfect Matte red for all those Christmas parties!
 
I wanted to test the products thoroughly over the next few weeks so there will be full reviews up on the blog soon!
 
For more information on the Glossybox subscription, take a look here!
 
Have you ever subscribed to Glossybox or tried these products before?
 
I would love to hear your thoughts!
 
 
Sarah
 
x
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December 05, 2012

TKMaxx Haul: Bargain Beauty Buys

If I'm looking for a really good bargain or there's something that I want and can't afford, I usually head to TKMaxx. Although I don't tend to buy many items of clothing from there (not that I don't like them), I have purchased some amazing leather handbags there in the past and now it appears I have found a new place to buy my beauty products!

When I visit my local TKMaxx (Preston store), I have to be in the mood to rummage and have a good look around. Today I was definitely in one of those moods and stumbled across some pretty great beauty bargains!

So here's what I purchased today:

Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake-Airbrush self-tanner -£12.99
St Tropez Mini Exfoliator-£3.99
4x Essie Nail Polishes in; Midnight Cami, Downtown Brown,
Fear & Desire and Bikini So Teeny-£9.99 for set
 
 
As Essie nail polishes are usually around £8 each, I was pretty suprised to find a pack of 4 in such amazing colours for £9.99! With dark nails being on-trend this season I was also pleased to find that the dark 'midnight cami' blue colour and the 'downtown brown' deep red fit the bill perfectly.
 
Although the other two shades (bikini so teeny and fear & desire) are a little summery, I thought they would add a pop of colour to my many black dresses over the festive period. As well as spotting this Essie set, I also found some bargain sets by Nails Inc. and OPI so keep a look out!
 
 
I was also pleased to find one of my favourite tanning products, the Fake Bake airbrush self-tanner. In many beauty stores this product is usually around the £20 mark so I was happy to find that itwas £12.99 in TKMaxx for exactly the same size.
 
They also had other great tanning products from brands such as St Tropez and Famous Dave so it's worth seeing if you can save money on any of your essentials. With many parties and celebrations on the horizon, I also decided to buy the Step 1 Body Polish exfoliator by St Tropez. As I'm yet to try this product, I decided to buy the mini version at just £3.99 so that I can use it to exfoliate before applying the Fake Bake.
 
TKMaxx wouldn't usually be the first place I would look for beauty products, but I was pleasantly suprised with the wide range of brands and products that included;
make-up, skincare,hair products, electrical tools and much more.
 
From shopping in various TKMaxx stores, I have noticed that each store does not have the same brands and stock so please keep this in mind if you are looking for any of the above products, as they may not always be available. 
 
Purchasing these items at full-price face value would usually cost around £50.00 so for only £26.97 I think I have made a great saving on some of my favourite beauty products!
 
Would love to hear about your beauty bargains from TKMaxx?
 
Feel free to comment below..
 
Sarah
 
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December 03, 2012

New Zara Shoes: Ballerina with Jewels and Studs

 
This year I am feeling incredibly festive. After a lovely weekend at the Christmas markets in Chester and Liverpool, I am feeling well and truly ready for a glass of mulled wine (or three!). But this is not the only reason I have started counting down until Christmas......
 
Yes you have guessed it...I'm counting down the days until I can finally wear my new dazzling ballerina slippers!
 
Originally, I was looking for some practical shoes along the lines of a tassled pair of loafers and look what I ended up with?! Some beautiful jewelled and studded ballet flats that I will probably be too afraid to wear out of the house! Usually the shoes that are highly impractical are the prettiest kind anyway, or so I think.
 
From the moment I popped these slippers on to my feet, I knew they were the perfect pair for Christmas. I'm sure they will be making an appearance in many of my future outfit posts but for now I'm planning numerous outfits that I can wear with them from Christmas day and beyond...
 
 
 
All images: zara.co.uk

 
If you like the look of these Zara beauties, you can buy them here..and they are also available in gold too!
 
Anyway, I'm off to sleep in my shoes until I can wear them on Christmas Day!
 
Happy Shoe Shopping!
 
Sarah
x
 
P.s How pretty are the Christmas lights in Chester?
 
 
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