Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Discovering the inner Me

It's been a bit of an up and down week! I had a fantastic time at the Wedding Show with my mum and sister on Saturday at the NEC...when I go to my flat in Manc my Ebay/Twitter Wedding dress had arrived!
I had a bit of a Monica from Friends moment and hung around the flat wearing it! Thank goodness it fits!!
Once again a MASSIVE thank you to all the people on Twitter who came together so that I could buy this dress! Ok so my wedding isn't until September next year..but that gives me plenty of time to find the perfect shoes, bridesmaid dresses and Oh - Grow my hair..which brings me to my next point!
SO.. after finally being at ease with my short hair.. what do I go and do? I hacked off the front and side on Sunday evening and dyed it red. WELL the red didn't stick and the DIY haircut was a disaster.. Jim very kindly said that it was OK but bless him.. I knew I had failed myself..
I was due to have my latest tattoo addition on Monday afternoon, but Studio 81 called and said that my tattooist had done his back in at the Convention (which took place in Manc all weekend). So with the afternoon off...I set an appointment at Toni and Guy and they sorted me out a treat! I am well happy, and they have cut it  so that the time after next it'll be at a length where it will be nearly level and I can have both sides the same length.. this is what I am aiming for anyway as I want my hair to look good for my BFF Victoria's wedding in June but for it to be a great length for my own wedding next year!

Tuesday I went to London for a total of 20 minutes only to have to come back to Manchester again and guess what? I am doing it all again tomorrow..but I might be there for a whole hour! Oh the life of a garment tech!! OH! I am going to be made senior tech in a few excited! I just hope Manchester is as kind to my Jim as it has been to me and he gets a job soon..times like these that we wonder why we moved in the first place...

AnYway folks... thought I'd leave you with my fave outfit this week so far!

1. New haircut by Toni & Guy

2. Yellow sundress by

3. Navy tights by River Island

4. Lace up tan wedges from

5. Cheeky grin..yours truly xoxo

Julia_Hearts_U (yup I do x)

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Tusday Night, Nearly Humpday

Evening all bloggerland! Can you believe it (I am sure you can) I've changed my hair AGAIN!! I have gone all pink and I am loving it for as long as it lasts!!
So Saturday was #TwistoNW.. A  little gathering of my more Northern Twitterati and it all kicked off at the Roadhouse! We had @Vixy_Lix, @Lexplex_, @Jimdnb, @LittleMarsy, @J_Lester, @RachaelHowarth, @LucyJaneHunt and me @Julia_Hearts_U! We also had some non-tweeties which we are still trying to convert!!
So the band was great (altough a lyric 'I was born in 1989' made me feel MEGA old), the company was fab and it was an all round good night! Stacey (AKA Little Marsy) came all the way from Leeds on her toddle - which was very brave and

she was lovely! I can't wait to hang out with her again! Once we all got thrown out of the roadhouse, we headed next door to a dingy cheap pub and stayed there (again) until we got thrown out!! At about 2am... We
decided to keep the night going ya know and we ended up in the Casino where we stayed until about 3am and I won some money! Hell Yeah!
 I am so glad I joined twitter as I have met so many ace people! One of the most recent amazing things (last year it was meeting @Vixy_Lix and becomming her bridesmaid this June) is that my good friend on Twitter @IrishSeaViking brought some of my twitter friends together on our Facebook Group #twistos, and asked
them all to help me in purchasing the most amazing vintage wedding dress that I had lost on Ebay.. They did and today Ade paid the money into my PayPal account and I am happy to say on Thursday Gabrielle is re-lisiting the dress for me as a Buy It Now and it will be mine!! And all thanks to Twitter... One Amazing Website for Social Networking and Forver Friends if you ask me..

Take care and keep blogging

Lots of love ...

Julia_Hearts_U (Yeah, YOU!!!)

Thursday, 25 February 2010

That time of the week again..

I haven't blogged in a while!! Looking forward to seeing some twitter peeps on Saturday (please come!!). I decided yonks ago that it would be great to meet some of my more Northern twitterers since I have only recently relocated myself! I don't know if many people are coming but it will be a good laugh! We're meeting up at the roadhouse in the Northern Quarter - and we'll take it from there!

In other news!! I have finally booked a date (EEEEK) and location for my up and coming wedding to my long term boyfriend James! We're getting married 24th September 2011. It's quite a way off but hey, I like to be organised!! Me, my mum, and big Sis Claire are going to the wedding fair at the NEC next weekend which will be good! Lets see what will inspire me! I have started a scrapbook of inspiration and it started quite 40's and it's gradually maturing to the 50's.. hell what can I say, I'm a sucker for glamour!! (need to grow my hair though to get that perfect look!)
Speaking of weddings, my FAB mates on twitter have started to put some money aside for me to help me buy my perfect wedding dress that I spied on Ebay a few weeks ago.. I LOVE TWITTER and the people it puts you in touch with. It's amazing!

My mama is going to make my wedding dress but I adore this Ebay find so much I'm planning on wearing it a glastonbury when we have our blessing this year.. I'll keep you all in the loop but it'll be ace if slightly silly....
hope you all can come?!!

Lotsa love...

Julia Hearts U

Oh I thought I'd put in my hair changes so far this year!!! xox

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Twisto NW 2010

So, Here it is as promised... a fully fledged plan for Manchester Twisto 2010!! Day.. Saturday 27th Feb 2010...Place...MANCHESTER!!! I have looked around for a few things to do and the Roadhouse which is near the Northern Quarter and a short walk to Picadilly station has a wee gig on! A band called Eight Legs are playing.. here's the link Eight legs @ the Roadhouse it's a fiver in (bargain) and the roudhouse is always good for a laugh cos it's cheap n cheerful!! Loads of bars close so if we gt bored we can wonder off wherever!! What do you say twitterati?! Up for it?
Lorra Love.. Julia_hearts_U


Oh this is from Glasto Twisto 2009 xox

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Working Week..What to Wear?

Happy Humpday everyone! It's that time of the week again when I start to feel better as it's half way through and I know Friday is coming soon! I thought I'd take this opportunity to share with you some of my fave work outfits I have been rocking over the past few weeks...
Now as you all may or may not know, I recently moved to Manchester with my fiance.. and I only started back into the world of full time work a week ago!
My new job was to be working as a menswear garment tech...

I was very excited at this prospect as I have never really worked on menswear before and it mean I would have a whole department to myself to mould to my way of working!
Day one of boring job I wore a paisly sleeveless ruffle front blouse from H&M, long black jersey pencil skirt from and Animal print DM'sUnfortunately day one of new job proved to be totally boring and SUCH a junior position to what I should be at. I was not working on menswear but working on ladieswear again... but on a really small account. I was not a happy bunny and got in touch with another company that was interested in me.. I had the interview and GOT THE JOB! Whoop Whoop HURRAH!

So what I have learnt from all of this is that the purchase of some FIERCE uber sexy feminine clothes will not go unmissed in new job!
So to take you through the rest of the past weeks fave outifts! Another day last week I wore my new Dahlia dress (from with and black knitted roll neck jumper, yellow tights from River Island and I wore black patent 16hole DM's (it was still snowing so I needed to wear serious footwear).

For my interview for my latest position I had to wear something that showed I meant business... SO I wore a knee length leather skirt with eyelet detail from, Gold sheer knitted jumper from River Island, Green tights from and once again wore those Black Patent 16hole DM's; needless to say they loved my outfit and we talked about it for some of the interview.. you see when I worked at River I worked on the jumper, and likewise for the skirt (when I worked at!

So we come to today.. I have a bit of a chest infection making it's way through my lungs (I think that it's due to the snow and stress of the last week!) so I don't know about you, but when I am not feeling my best but well enough to get out of bed; I like to make a bit of an effort!
So I throw off my pyjamas and put together today's garment ensemble...

I started with tights from American Apparel (these always make me feel better as they give me one pink leg and one purple), added my new royal blue dress from Primarni, a little neon animal print bow headband from Claire's Accessories and Navy ballet pumps from Accessorize. I hate to tell you but I am sat at my desk with my parka on so I am not sure anyone will get to see the full fabulousness of today's effort, which is I am sure why I am sharing it with you!
Happy Humpday Blogland

Julia x

Sunday, 17 January 2010

New Year.. New Hair

So, I can't believe we already in 2010... Only 15 months until I get married!! I am still thinking of where me and my partner James will get married, but we are considering going abroad! I have already asked my best friends to be my bridesmaids, and all have agreed! SO EXCITED! I think the wedding will be 1940's themed, with Satin and simple yet strong cuts to the clothes.. I am going to work on a mood board this week with some ideas that I am having..

Ok so wedding thoughts to one side, and I'll bring you back to my hair... SO I started the new year with the same long dark dreadlocks as I had put in last August... Well only the first week in 2010 and they slowly started slipping out, one by one.. as is the problem with braided in hair extensions. I thought about what to do over the following few days and tried my own mini dreads for about 3 days before I realised that I could not do ANYTHING with them at all... SO I brushed out 6 months worth of matted hair and headed over to Tony & Guy and they cut it all off and gave me a fab asymettric blunt style and I dyed it black! They cut it exactly how I wanted it, and it means that I can grow it for my friends wedding this June (for which I am her 5th Bridesmaid) and for my own wedding next year! GOOD TIMES!
Anyone who knows me, will also know that I am very proned to multiple style changes, BUT with my big day firmly at the front of my plans, I shall stick with regular trips to the salon in order to get my dream 'do!!

It's all so exciting!!

Well, those are my Sunday night thoughts... I start a great new job a week tomorrow, and will let you all know how that goes!!

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