I Like A Good Pattern & Giveaway Day 7

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Oh girls, aren't you all lovely? Thank you for your comments on yesterday's post. I am feeling a bit better about life today. I went on a fun training course in the city centre yesterday so had a very nice wander round the continental market after it had finished. Didn't buy anything but it's fun to look at all the stalls and breathe in the festive smells anyway. And I took your advice and allowed myself an hour and a half break this evening to devour a new book. Best of all, the review form is finished! The actual meeting is on 20th but that's never too stressy; it's getting the form written that's the tricky part.

Look, I'm even feeling better enough to do a quick outfit post. Tisn't the most exciting in the world but the tunic is new and deserves having its photo taken.



Tunic - Barbara Hulanicki @ George
Jeans - Dorothy Perkins



Barbara was the genius behind Biba. Whilst I'd obviously prefer a piece of vintage Biba, I don't quite have that budget. This was a bargainous £14 - it might not be vintage but she knows how to pick a pattern!

Moving on...

On the seventh day of my giveaway, I will give to thee...

A jolly pretty and usefully sized swan tin which shall be packed full of goodies. Mystery star prize, secret goodies...in other words I haven't decided what they are yet. They'll be great though. Hopefully some of my famed Christmas baking will feature, although if someone outside the UK wins I may have to reconsider that as I don't want things going mouldy in the post. That would be decidedly unpleasant.

31 comments:

  1. OMG - Biba at Asda?! I didn't know this! Love that pattern and the colours! :) Glad you're feeling better! You're good finishing the report already when the meeting isn't til the 20th! x

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  2. I love the print, all the range she's designed is lovely. Would have loved to own an original piece.

    Mystery star prize eh...interesting!! :)

    xx

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  3. I didn't know of this Biba at Asda either - I must check it out!!

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  4. I really need to get to George to see this range. I was so envious of the Topshop collection a few years ago and still regret not getting anything from it! I really can’t miss out on this one.
    I love Barbara Hulanicki, her patterns are always so lovely x

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  5. I love the tunic on you, and it's a great print.

    Lovely swan tin and very intiguing mystery!

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  6. I absolutely love the tunic - I've been waiting for the collection to hit Asda for ages but now it finally has my budget doesn't even stretch to the ridiculously low price of £14...Shouldn't complain really, I've been a good girl this year and bought my presents early so come next pay day I can buy myself some presents instead, probably including your tunic :)

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  7. That tunic really really suits you. Great buy.

    Aren't appraisals horrible. I'm having my half year one later this week though thankfully don't have to write anything for that one. At least now you can get back to reading (I'm in the middle of Diary of a Provincial Lady which I think you'd love) x

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  8. Lovely! Looks super on you...xx

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  9. I love the tunic!
    And it's from Asda?? They're quite a trek from so I hope they haven't sold out before I get there!
    Thanks for the heads up
    Gill

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  10. Ooohh Biba - I will have to hunt this down!
    Glad your form is done it's crap having things like that hanging over your head. Fancy picking December 20th for the meeting like it's not a stressful enough time of year! Lovely tin too :)
    Kandi x

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  11. Mystery Prize Surprise- Love it! Rather liking the tunic too,it looks cosy!

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  12. Glad you're feeling better, a little bit of me time never fails to help :)
    I've had my eye on this tunic since i first saw it - the pattern and colours are gorgeous!
    Rather intrigued by what will be the contents of this tin - oh and the egg box necklace was in my dream last night, do you think its a sign? :P x

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  13. Ooh me, I love the swans, and am mucho excited about what could be in it! x

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  14. that tunic = bloody perfect on you Alex x

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  15. glad you are feeling better today!xx

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  16. Gorgeous tunic, my brother works in Asda so may get him to find one for me! Loving the words 'mystery star prizes', betting they're something legendary!!! :)

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  17. loving the tunic... asda here i come!!!

    Thanx Alex

    xx

    Simonne@feeney.org.uk xx

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  18. Great tunic - Barbara is a legend, lovely to pick up a little bit of her talent at a bargainous price. Please enter me into this giveaway too. xx

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  19. The print is verrrryyy Biba without the price tag- gorgeous. I didn't realise that you could get Barbara Hulanicki at Asda, will have to go have a look. xxx

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  20. that swan tin is so cute ^_^ xx

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  21. Cute tunic Alex. And I LOVE your giveaway idea- genius! Please do enter me :) Sally x

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  22. DOESN'T Barbara Hulanicki have an eye for a pattern!? That is a gorge tunic,honey,and you look lovely in it!
    Glad you got that form done.I hate things like that,but once it's done it's all plain sailing!!
    Love! xxx

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  23. Dear Alex, I'm glad you've perked up. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.

    The print is lovely, orange is such a cheerful colour too.

    The swan tin is very pretty. Are you feeling Christmassy yet. I'm not there yet but I'm trying! I've been a bit naughty, every time I buy a present I've bought myself one too! I have some lovely Ebay bargains this week. I will blog them at Christmas xx

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  24. The print and colours on that tunic are gorgeous!

    Loving the sound of a mystery prize!!

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  25. Oh I didn't know there was a Barbara Hulanicki range at George, will have to check that out. Your tunic's lovely.

    The combination of the words "secret goodies" and "Christmas baking" mean that I cannot resist entering for this giveway too!

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  26. Lovely pattern! I'm going to toddle off to the Asda website and see what's going on, I hadn't heard of the collaboration.

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  27. Fab print!
    Liking the idea of 'mystery gift' and in such a pretty tin.
    Z xx

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  28. wish they has asda in ireland!

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  29. what a cute idea enter me please xx

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