Friday, 29 June 2012


Hey everyone, 

I finally did a DIY that I finished and could post about! This was the most simple top to edit ever, and despite having a few difficulties as to how to style it I have worn it so many times since!

T Shirt - H&M, Leggings - Primark, Topshop Necklace & Boots - StylistPick

I had seen so many drop hem tops in stores (for instance - and I wasn't sure if they would be massively impractical... So instead of spending the money and then regretting it I had a look through my pile of things that I never wear but I keep just in case.... And it that pile a found this t shirt and my mum's old sarong.

It was a pretty easy DIY, I just made a mark slightly above my bra line and then cut a straight line up the middle to that point. Then I turned it inside out and sewed one corner of the sarong into the triangle shape. Once this was done I just put it on and measured how long I wanted the bottom to be, cut and hemmed it and voila! The great thing about this is I can do it with different styles, colours and materials. I love that this is two completely different items, and think the contrast works well :)

As I mentioned before I had some difficulties styling it at first but I think it would also work well with high waisted shorts, just haven't been able to rely on the weather lately so haven't tried it!

Whatcha think? :)

Steph xxx

I actually had a photographer for this one! Thanks to Kristi :D (my lovely cousin)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

father's day weekend

So last weekend I went home and spent the say with my crazy family, which in turn meant having a photographer and guest outfit :) haha by this I of course mean my sister...

I believe these are primark jeans and a joules polo but no idea about anything else!
 So yeah that's my sister, I personally believe she is too skinny but beautiful all the same, with a very preppy fashion taste that suits her shape! :)

New Look Jacket, Primark Skirt - £10 (New purchase), Office Pumps and Vero Moda Top
I like how this outfit made me feel uber feminine and was on the perfect dressed up/dressed down borderline, suited my mood and the day perfectly :)

A DIY post to come, another varied hem piece, I just LOVE them so much! :D

Steph xxx

PS On a major gym blast right now (program pictured below) anyone else feeling bikini pressures??!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

summer nails! :D

late jumping on to the ice cream nails bandwagon I know... ha but it's actually sunny right now so its totally appropriate! :) the blue is Barry m, orange and yellow from the llove hearts mua range at superdrug and the green I think is rimmel... if anyone knows where to get a nice mint green from (that's not bladdy shimmery) please let me know! :)

weekend outfit posts to come

steph xxx

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Congratulatory shopping trip :)

I passed my theory test! :D didn't see that one coming... so of course I went into the primary up the road to treat myself! (i'm sure I would have gone even if I failed though...) so I ended up with this outfit :) oh and the necklace is from topshop.
Im trying out phone blogging on my new Samsung galaxy S3 so if these posts seem weird I apologise! but if anyone is considering the phone I absolutely recommend it, as I am an apple hater  it was the perfect anti iphone choice :) also if anyone cares I just got twitter - @SuperNannySteph :)

Steph xxxx

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Outfit of the Night

So! I went out last night, to the Roadhouse in Covent Garden, pretty awesome place, cool band called 'BigDog' did rocky covers of crowd pleasing sing-a-long songs until like 12 and then DJ took over, who also was pretty ace :)

I wasn't really sure what the club would be like as I hadn't been before so I went for something not too casual but not too dressy either, Primark Shirt (£10), which was a brand new purchase from the few hours I spent with some friends in the very stuffy and busy Oxford Street Primark. I think this piece is pretty versatile, hoping to use it as a beach cover-up or to wear undone with jeans for everyday use.

Not exactly a quality shot but it was pretty rushed and I have done any for quite a while! The shorts are from Forever 21 and I LOVE them, best for going out, although I'm not sure I'd ever chance them without tights! Maybe after another 2 months in the gym!

I went with a magenta theme with my make-up and nails as I thought it was the combination of it with the blue stripes was quite striking, products used are shown below (on my pillowcase!) if you wanna know the specifics of colours etc then just leave me a comment :)

Has anyone got any favourite clubs in London they think I should try out? I'm pretty new here so never know where I should go!

Pics from my Paris Trip to come next!

Steph xxx

P.S Here's an outake, wasn't sure whether I should smile or pout! (An age-old dilemma)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

To Edit or not to Edit?

I got this dress in a charity shop for £2! However I didn't try it on and didn't see a size so I thought it was bigger than it was! When I got home and tried it on I realised and though maybe I could cut slits in the side seams to make it a bit looser or go the opposite way and make it more fitted... Any ideas? I did get a compliment about how it looked today but personally I just felt a tad chunky, like the cling around my belly was quite unflattering! Not sure about the socks with the outfit but the leggings are actually just under knee length with lace at the bottom, which looked a tad weird with my knee high brown boots! The hat however is my favourite purchases in like the last 6 months! £25, suits every outfit and also seemingly every person! 

Long Sleeved Top - Primark, Leggings - Unknown,
 Socks - H&M, Hat - Topshop
Very natural make-up and hair!
Love Steph xxx

Monday, 16 January 2012


I haven't been here in a while and I feel kinda stupid for it...I moved to London in September, as I previously posted about, and since then I have found it quite difficult to make friends and fill my time with worthwhile things...

HOWEVER I think this blog is a worthwhile thing and I vow to take the time and effort to nurture my creative side by writing, photography, sketch booking and sewing as I feel it would give me a better sense of worth and would be a better way to spend my evenings  (or what I have left of them after work, the gym and dinner!) and it may even end up a way to meet people (there are millions of people in london, there has to be other lonely people out there!) It also helps that after this brilliant Christmas I have a fully functional brand new sewing machine from the boyf and a lavely tripod to aid with photography from my dad :)

On to more cheerful subjects, I have a brilliant haul from Monsoon to share! I have never really thought much of monsoon due to its slightly confused demographic and higher price range, I tend to only consider the shop if I have a specific posh family event or the like... So anyways the family that I live with (I'm a live in nanny, if I hadn't mentioned that before!) bought me a coat from Monsoon for Christmas, it was quite a nice grey thick affair, but not really my style as I tend to speed walk everywhere and get hot very quickly! So I politely explained this once I came back to London and ask for the opportunity to exchange the coat and I am SO glad I did! For the one £120 exchanged item I got 6 in return! 

 I absolutely adore these two items! They are both from the Fusion range, an amazing collection aimed at younger females I believe, featuring a combination of really fashionable pieces that are well cut and in cute prints and high quality fabrics. The dress fits perfectly and although I originally was not sure about the 'pantomime' sleeves they grew on me quickly! It feels so luxurious and girly to wear, I pranced around a fair amount yesterday despite the cold! The jumper also evokes a mood upon wearing it, as its so soft and cosy, despite being a very loose knit. I think its going to be a very versatile piece, I'm thinking maybe over a white shirt and black jeans? Any other ideas for it?

I was so happy to find this! It's the EXACT size that I need for going back to Zummersettt at the weekends, would fit 2 pairs of clothes, some shoes and a laptop quite happily andddd the pattern is so me! It helps that my weekend handbag has the same brown leather accents (Its a beige Mary Poppins esque bag, photos to come, it was an Urban Outfitters steal!) and therefore they kind of pass as a mix and match luggage set... Kind of...
I haven't photographed the other pieces yet but I also bought pajama trousers, a black coat and a grey cardigan with crocheted detailing.

My other recent purchases have included these beauties for a tenner in New Look, and a few pairs of trousers from there too... I told myself that in January I would be much better with my spending but these sales have been so good that my bank account barely seems to blink at my indulgences!

If anyone else is a bit lonely, even if you aren't in London, drop me a line and maybe we could be pen pals or something! Hahah I love getting post and you would probably receive a few crafted items every now and again :)

Steph xxx