Wednesday, 30 January 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Spike Embellished Sweater

So what happened to What I Wore Wednesday last week you ask? Tuesday I was down in London for a meeting at Google (are you on Google+? Follow Transatlantic Blonde so I can follow back!) and then I was too buys hanging out and kissing golden postboxes with Lizzie and Jacqui to get a post up Tuesday night.
Golden Postbox Marlow
To be fair the postboxes aren't to blame as I didn't bring my laptop with me down to England so I couldn't have posted anyway. I was in the office and out at meetings all day Wednesday and then my flight was delayed back to Glasgow from Heathrow and I didn't get home until almost 10pm at which point I decided to finish up some work and go to bed. So major apologies I didn't get What I Wore Wednesday up last week.

However I'm back! NBH and I haven't been able to get out just the two of us for a while now as my father-in-law and his wife are back in Thailand and my mother-in-law and her husband are on an 8 week retirement trip. Amazing for them but means we are severely lacking in babysitters! Luckily NBH's Aunt and her husband stepped up to the plate and watched Blondie Boy for us this evening so we could go out to dinner.

We went to the newly opened The Waterfront in Ayr. We'd been wanting to go for some time now and I'm glad we finally got the chance. It's right on the river so the terrace will be beautiful in the summer (just not quite now in the winter!) and only a short drive from my Mother-in-Law's house. I didn't get any photos of the starters because we scarfed them right down! NBH had a burger and I had the Fish Goujons both of which were super good and at only £5.95 for a main course (plus £3 for a starter) who can complain!


The Waterfront Ayr
Okay but enough about the food that's not why y'all are here. Let's talk about the clothes. Two weeks ago I went to a mall while Blondie Boy was at school. I've been looking for a sweater with embellished spike shoulders for a few months not but not found one I liked but hit the jackpot at HM. I shouldn't be shocked since the vast majority of my closet is HM! I wanted to wear it last week but I figured I'd probably set off the metal detector at the airport and that wouldn't be ideal!


Spike Top Leopard Heels
  
Spike Embellished Top


Spike Embellished Sweater- HM
Skinny Jeans-Old Navy
Leopard Heels- Dune

I'm so glad I found this sweater and it may not be everyone's cup of tea but it is very me!


I don't often talk about my makeup and hair (other than to complain) but I tried something different tonight. My Dad got me the Naked Palette from Urban Decay for Christmas so I used to dark brown shades on my eyes with a lighter more sparkly one in the crease. My Mom handed me down her Bobbi Brown Denim Gel Liner so I lined my eyes with that for a change from black liner. You can't really tell in the liner but I felt like the navy and brown helped my blue eyes pop.

I also have in fake hair. Yes I know you aren't supposed to admit it but whatever! I've been hating my hair lately; I'd planned to put it in hot rollers but while I packed up my roller clips, heat spray and hairspray I left the rollers at home! So I clipped in some hair extensions and voilà I have instant volume. I'm seriously tempted to get one put in semi-permanently. Have you ever had extensions? Good idea or bad idea?


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50 comments:

Melaina25 said...

That is a fabulous sweater - the spike details are super edgy. I think your hair & makeup look fabbb! It's fun to try new things :)
xoxo,
Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

Melaina25 said...

Who's the weirdo with you in the mailbox shot?!? ;)

Melaina25 said...

I have been following your link for awhile now and I finally have an outfit post to contribute! I'm excited to join.

Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

Melaina25 said...

I LIKE the spike-y sweater. And your hair extentioned hair. I have never tried those out!

Melaina25 said...

Love your sweater! And to answer your question I have worn extensions for years! I currently don't have them, see my shoulder length hair, and am already missing them! It's really about the volume to me :). They look great on you and I wouldn't have noticed!

Cassidy
Thingslikeskeletonkeys.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

always love linking up and VOTED for you ;)

Melaina25 said...

I've yet to come across a gold post box, but I'm sure I'd kiss it too! I LOVE your sweater, very pretty hair too :)

Melaina25 said...

Ooohh! Loving the spikes! I just DIY'ed a similar sweater and I feel so bad a$$ femme when I wear it. I say if the extensions make you feel fabulous, keep 'em!!! ~Sarah

Melaina25 said...

I don't know, I'd be quite happy talking about food for a while... ;-)


The jumper looks really cute and I like your hair, very pretty! xx

Melaina25 said...

Thanks again for another fun linkup! Off to check out some others! LOVE that top!

Melaina25 said...

Loving that spiky top and I think you look fabulous! Oh, and the photos of you in London - you look great in a hat, I'm so jealous and I want to kiss a golden postbox too!

Melaina25 said...

I love the Naked palette. I've pretty much stopped using all other eye shadows. I didn't make it to Ayr while in Scotland...we only got to Alloway. I'd love to go there though. The spikey sweater is pretty awesome!

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Melaina25 said...

I didn't know that gold postboxes needed kissing : )


I really like the hair. It def looks fuller.


bisous
Suzanne

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

I love the sweater! I saw a grey one the other day and I was dying to buy it..but I am trying to be good with my spending habits!
Ashley

Melaina25 said...

Oh I really love that sweater!!!

Melaina25 said...

Welcome back, you were definitely missed and looking good. I can never find anything at H&M - Your hair looks good and wigs and extensions are just accessories to your wardrobe - no harm no foul!

Melaina25 said...

Oh, BTW, I am on Goggle+ = ablake48

Melaina25 said...

Coveting your spikey sweater. and Welcome Back! You were missed :)

Melaina25 said...

We are a new mother daughter blog that just linked up & followed your lovely blog! Your sweater is cool, love the studs!

Denise

http://silhouettedefemme.blogspot.ca/

Melaina25 said...

What a GREAT sweater! I love that embellishment!!!!

xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny
$80 MsDressy Giveaway

Melaina25 said...

I have never ever tried hair extensions because my hair is so thick and sometimes it gets annoying too. Anyway, you look pretty in your spiked top. I don't really limit myself to a certain outfit, so I would lurrvvee to try this style too! :)

Melaina25 said...

Fun sweater! I've yet to find a top with studs that I really like, you lucked out! :)

Melaina25 said...

I love H&M too and I love that sweater! Perfect! Before you even mentioned the extensions - can I just say that I was thinking how good your hair looks!? I've never had them myself as I have the opposite problem of having too much hair but I think you should definitely look into it - your hair looks amazing :-)

Melaina25 said...

My fair is just really fine you know? Thanks. I've got a consultation next week!

Melaina25 said...

I have seriously been looking for months; try H&M!

Melaina25 said...

My hair is super fine--I think we always want what we don't have.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I'm a stud obsessed!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Denise! Can't wait to check out your entry! I tend to go through in batches when NBH is working and once Blondie Boy is asleep :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Ususally H&M stock is the same worldwide so you should go look :)

Melaina25 said...

Hmm I can't find you! Here is my G+ page though: https://plus.google.com/b/109159350028949620202/109159350028949620202/posts

Melaina25 said...

Sometimes I go to H&M and find nothing and others I find TONS!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Bri!

Melaina25 said...

I have no idea why we kissed it lol. The gold ones represent each of the UK gold medal winners from the London olympics--they have a postbox in their home town.

Melaina25 said...

I'm really loving it! You'll have to go to Troon next time--that's where my Scottish man is from :)

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks! I got made fun of in the USA for this hat!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Lena!

Melaina25 said...

Dude I could talk food ALL THE TIME but I much prefer eating food :)

Melaina25 said...

Look at you all DIYing! I suck at DIY!

Melaina25 said...

I'm not sure if there are any in Glasgow--isn't that bad?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Val!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Cassidy! It would be about volume for me too--I have a consultation next week!

Melaina25 said...

They are totally Jessica Simpson clip-ins! They aren't bad but you can't style them which really annoys me. It says you can but my curling want goes up over 200C and they won't curl.

Melaina25 said...

Excited to see your first link up!

Melaina25 said...

Some Aussie I think?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Nikki!

Melaina25 said...

cute sweater!

Melaina25 said...

Cute sweater! I love studded sweaters. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Melaina25 said...

Love your sweater! And who can resist leopard heels?

Melaina25 said...

First time on "What I wore Wednesday"! So excited to be posting my pics with you fabulous ladies.

Melaina25 said...

that food looks yummy!