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Monday, October 31, 2011


Sweater: Tory Burch c/o. Jacket: Zara (recent). Shoes: Zara (old). Skirt: Zara (recent). Clutch: Tory Burch c/o. Bag: Celine. Suinglasses: House of Harlow. Jewelry: YSL, David Yurman, GAP, BR, Pomellato, Michael Kors. Nails: Essie 'Pink Parka'.

P.S. Have you checked out the new Tory Burch accessories only store in San Francisco? It is full of amazing goodies- including the bag I picked out!

Halloween Baby

Aloha Sprinklerinos!

It's that most spooky of days again...Halloween!!

Never one to miss out on a cuteness opportunity, here is Baby Glitter rocking her Halloween costume. Her Auntie Helen and Uncle Mike bought it from Tesco, which you can look at HERE. If you are the frugal type, consider buying 2012's today, because all of the Halloween costumes are hugely reduced and then come October next year, you can feel like Super Mum as you whip out your little darling's outfit, smug in the knowledge that it was less than a fiver.

As Baby Glitter is only 6 months old, we won't be trick or treating, but I will be giving her an orange dinner of sweet potato tonight....yes, I know she won't realise but I will and I'm a saddo like that!

Being a pumpkin baby is so much fun you know!!

I'm looking forward for scary creatures knocking on my door and have sweets at the ready! I may even jazz up the porch with a candle or too. Oohh pushing the boat out!! Haha.

What will you ghouls girls be doing this year?



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Skinny Jeans, Fatty Girl

(If you've popped over from YouTube the link you were looking for is HERE. Once you've looked at that, why not stick around and read a little more?)

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I am fat. Those three words aren't meant to self depreciate myself or encourage you all to shout, "Nooo! You're lovely!" from the hilltops, they are a mere fact. I'm not big boned and I don't have a thyroid problem, I eat too much yummy food like cheesey pasta and cadbury twirls and I don't do enough exercise. Naughty me. *Slaps wrist*. 

Now I'm not saying that being fat is good. Nor am I saying it's bad. It's a personal issue. Ideally I'd be slimmer because of the health implications, but right now, I'm not.

With all that being said, just because I'm a bit tubby at the moment, doesn't mean I'm prepared to wear hideous tent like tops and clown pant style trousers. Oh no. Granted, sequined hot pants a la Pixie Lott aren't going to do my any favours, but if you know how to work an item, there is a lot more available to you than you might think. 

Skinny jeans have always been a scary no-go item for me. I thought I must always stick to bootcut jeans to balance out my wide thighs and stick to a 'normal denim' colour so as not to draw attention to my wobbly bits. OR wear leggings with tunic tops, dresses or long cardis. Well, hang on a second, leggings cling to legs and leggings show wobbly bits.....sooooo what's the difference? Surely skinny jeans are just leggings with a zip and button?? Now I love an elasticated waist as much as the next person (especially since having Baby Glitter), but I can go wild and fore go it for a day or so!

In a flurry of fat-thighed liberation last week, I bought my first ever pair of skinny colour!! I picked up a beautiful pair of dark teal skinny jeans from New Look for the grand total of £19.99. You can find them HERE. They were from the Inspire range so are a size 18 and up and come in three colours- Teal (or 'Petrol Blue' according to the site, Camel and Deep Red. I think I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a pair in black too! Oohh!!

As you will see from about, I lost my marbles and made a video of me modelling said skinnies, in the alley behind my house. Lucky Doug nearly got quite an eyeful during one of my numerous 'wardrobe changes'. Ahahahaa!!

What do you think? Should larger ladies stick to bootcuts and flares? Or can us fatties do skinnies?



happy weekend

Dress: Zara (old). Jacket: Gap (similar here). Shoes: Pour La Victoire 'Eddie'. Belt: Jcrew. Bag: Celine. Necklace: Max&Chloe. Bracelets: David Yurman (chain link c/o), Jcrew, Gap, BR. Watch: Michael Kors. Rings: David Yurman, Pomellato, family. Lips: Nars 'Schiap'. Nails: Essie 'Pink Parka;'. Sunglasses: Karen Walker.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Graffiti Baby

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Bit of a crafty post for you today (and a few titbits of news too later on) because when the nights draw in and everything becomes more cosy, like a moth to a flame, I'm drawn to my sewing machine, glitter glue and other crafty projects. For the most part, they end up half finished and shoved under the stairs, but the ones that graduate to finishing stages, get aired on Sprinkle of Glitter, in a bid to provide a bit of inspiration and interest to you lovely lot.

A few weeks ago, whilst I was having a funny turn in Topshop, I picked up THESE Graffiti Pens for £6.50. Now, I'm not trying to do Topshop out of a service here but I do actually think £6.50 is a little steep and since I'm having a small love affair with ebay at the moment, I found some cheaper HERE. (By the by, would you like a post about my new love for ebay? Let me know because I'd love to write about it but don't want to bore you! Haha)

So, with my new crafty toy, I got to thinking "What do I want to customise?". I love customising things but truely had nothing of my own I wanted to take ink to. Also, I was a little worried that with my lack of artistic flare, I would really ruin an item of clothing and then regret it forever!

I needed something small, inexpensive and that would only require basic skills. A baby vest!! Baby vests can be bought cheaply from supermarkets, baby stores, anywhere- and I have an abundance of them. I figured this was a low risk project and relaxed.

I opted for technicolour dots because the nibs of the felt tips were a little rough and dragged on the vest's thick cotton. I think this would make it a bit tricky to do anything really detailed or sophisticated, which is a shame.

I'm ever so sorry for this craptastic picture, it was pretty last at night and lit by the fairy lights on my bed, but this was the effect me and my felt friends created:

No, it's not a masterpiece, but it was fun to do and with little baby jeans and a bright cardi, I think that will look pretty cute.

I'd quite like to jazz up some bibs and burb cloths too. I think I might get these babies out closer to Christmas and draw a few little trees, robbins or gifts on tea towels to cheer the kitchen up a bit. They might be nice to personalise little presents for people too. Ooohh lots of ideas now!

All in all, it was a super simple, easy, fast, fun project, but I think I would rather have paid the ebay prices than £6.50 for these, as it was a bit tricky to get any detail or do much more than simple designs.


Are you a craft projects kind of a gal? Are you into customising?



PS- A few bits and pieces-

I'm currently having a bit of a thing for ebay- do you want to know more?

Mine and Zoe's Secret Venture is getting closer and closer to unveiling...eeeeee I'm excited!!

I bought skinny jeans! Yes, me!! Skinny Jeans!! I've made a video which I'll upload soon with you all!!

My Glitterbits package to Marie is almost packed and ready to go, I can't wait to see that either! Woop!

Ok, you're up to speed. Toodlelou! xx

Friday, October 28, 2011


Cape: Zara. Shoes: Topshop (similar here). Hat: Jcrew. Shorts: Forever 21 (old). Sweater: DVF. Blazer: Kenya T. Sunglasses: House of Harlow. Purse: Chanel. Jewelry: Michael Kors, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Jcrew. Bangles: Gap, BR, & coach.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

spy vs. spy

Dress: H&M. Jacket: c/o Kelly Wearstler. Shoes: Theyskens Theory. Turtleneck: Martin&Osa. Sunglasses: gifted David Yurman. Jewelry: Michael Kors, Gap, BR, David Yurman, Pomellato, YSL.

Monday, October 24, 2011

YouTube :: Owl Earrings and THE Bag

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

You may well (I live in hope) have just watched my video "LOU'S VIEWS: Owl Earrings and THAT Bag".

In it, I said I would pop some links below to some jazzy owl earrings that I am lusting after and the bag I featured. Well, it would seem that modern technology is not my friend, so I am going to put them on here (those big pink garish words above) and hopefully those of you that are interested will get the information you wanted.

I'm ever so sorry for the round-the-housesness, it's tres frustrating I know. Hopefully I can sort this out and life will be much more easy next time!

Do you have a penchant for Owls or is it just me?



Image taken from the ebay shop linked above.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Snuggle Time

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

If, like me, you love Autumn, being cosy, handmade things and shabby chic girliness, then today's blog post is for you!!

Whilst I was pregnant with Baby Glitter, my Auntie Judith and I chose some beautifully pretty fabric. We bought it because Judith is a dab hand at sewing quilts and I was thrilled when she offered to make one for Baby Glitter's cot.

Due to a few lifey issues getting in the way, the quilt didn't quite make it in time for Baby Glitter's birth, but who needs a huge cosy quilt spring-summer? Not I. :)

With the chill of winter fast approaching, I was pleased as punch when Judith presented me and Baby Glitter with this gooorrgeous patchwork quilt. It is brushed cotton on top and fleecy on the underside. Blissful.

I hope Baby Glitter keeps this forever and it brings her great comfort in all the cold moments of her life.

Next up, a gifted item. My chum Marie from America, sent me these lovelies. They're baby leg warmers and are apparently all the rage in the States. I have never seen them over here in the UK, all similar things seem to have a gusset. Now, there's nothing wrong with a gusset, but when you are a baby and have regular nappy changes, a gusset can be pretty annoying. On Autumn days, when it's that inbetweeny weather and too warm for thick tights, but too cool for bare legs, these are PERFECT! If you like layering your baby, these are your pals. They're also really good for little knees learning to crawl on carpets/blankets/beds (yes, she is determined to chuck herself over the edge!).

I haven't found any in shops round these parts, but there are some really good ones on THIS ebay shop, for only £2.95 and FREE P&P. I think that's a snip and would make a lovely little stocking filler or baby shower gift too. I may stock up!

Do you remember my chum Yin Yin who made me a cerise cushion two years ago (if you are a super sprinklerino and have been reading that long!)? Well, she came up trumps once again and crafted this beautiful woollen blanket. It's the perfect size for Baby Glitter's pram and even more ideal for laying on the lounge floor and encouraging her rolling/crawling skills. Also, the slight OCDness in me is pleased that it matches the baby leg warmers. Haha lame.

Yin Yin must have spent so much time on this. Can you see the heart detail? I heart her very much indeed for creating this. I think there is something so special about handmade gifts.

This cable knit cardi was a gift from Matt's Aunt Patricia. It is uber soft and I love the peach petal shade. To be honest, if I saw this in my size, I'd be tempted! Cardigans are the perfect little add on to Baby Glitter's outfits and I always have a clean spare in her nappy bag, just in case.

And here is the little munchkin, in her Mini Mouse PJ's, ready for her morning bottle.

What are your Autumn snugglies? Are you a layering lady?



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Primarni Headband For You

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's 1.38am and I'm as awake as a....very awake thing.

I just uploaded a video to my YouTube Channel about a makeover I shall be doing on my chum Claire tomorrow. Anyhoo, I have noticed a fair few of you have commented asking where my head brand/wrap is from.

As it happens, this cosy little winter treat is from Primark, which (goodness knows why) doesn't have a website or online store. Sort this out please Mr Primark Boss!!!!
Anyway, because I loves you and want to share the warmtasticness of this, I have found it on ebay- hurrah!
If you would like to buy yourself one of these, click HERE. There seem to be tonnes more colours and styles on the ebay shop than I saw in store (although I did buy mine from a teenytiny Primarni) and they are being sold for £3.49 with free delivery, so not too bad, especially if you use paypal because it feels like free shopping- it's too easy dagnamit!!

Hope you're all having sparkly Saturdays and doing something infinitely more cool that sitting with your cat and watching old re-runs of Room 101. Anyone remember that show?



dvf & bee

I spent the day in LA making a fun video with the lovely Brad Goreski to highlight DVF's fall shoe collection. You can check out my video as well as the three other fabulous bloggers who participated here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

4,000 Thank You's

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

So it's my Oscar moment. I feel like I need to stand at a podium and thank everyone. It's the middle of the night (why am I not in bed?!) and I have just noticed that I have tipped over the 4,000 follower mark- oh me oh my!


It got me to thinking about when I first started Sprinkle of Glitter. It was a very slow burner and I didn't have many followers or interaction with any Sprinklerinos, but I just liked writing my little thoughts and taking snaps of things. I remember once ringing my Dad and saying, "oh guess what, remember that blog thing that I started a few months ago? Well it has 35 follower people now!" and feeling very proud. I feel just as proud now. I think that even though 4,000 is a bigger number than 35, it is the same pride and excitement. This is because the 4000th person to click that 'Join this site' button, is just as important and super as the 35th person, or the 578th person, or the 1724th get my point.

I shan't ramble on, you know what I'm trying to say, THANK YOU for reading, commenting and just being great. Slushy as it sounds, you really do have a big positive effect on my life, and I'm really so very grateful to for it.



city slicker

Atlantic-PacificAtlantic-PacificAtlantic-PacificAtlantic-PacificDenim: Current/Elliott. Chambray Shirt: Jcrew. Plaid Shirt: Ralph Lauren. Shoes: Zara (old). Sunglasses: Burberry (similar here). Jacket: Zara (recent). Bag: c/o Coach. Lips: Dior 752. Nails: Deborah Lippmann. Jewelry: Michael Kors, GAP, BR, YSL, Pomellato, Maya Brenner c/o, David Yurman.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beauty Crush's Ebay Bag

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

A few weeks ago, I had a little bit of money sitting quietly in my paypal account. I was saving it for a 'rainy day' moment and for the longest time, couldn't decide what I wanted to fritter it away on. I have this little thing where I think that money in my bank account is for proper things like bills, baby, mortgage etc, but paypal money, is play money. Money for makeup and treats and shineys.

After seeing one of Samantha from Beauty Crush's videos, I KNEW it had to be this bag. Black, sturdy, £29.99 and with little knobbly studs covering the bottom. Yum!
Anyway, I shall 'cut to the chase' as they say, a couple of days ago I made a 'Whats In My Beauty Crush Bag?' video and thought I would share it with you here as well, to tie the whole I-love-my-new-bag-I've-been-using-it-to-death dealio. If the sun has got his hat on tomorrow, I will take a few photos of the little beaut and post them at the end of this :)

So here are the thrilling contents of my jazzy bag:

I have linked the ebay shop below:

Would you buy this bag?



Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Atlantic-PacificAtlantic-Pacific Dress: Charlotte Taylor. Shoes: Banana Republic. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: Jcrew, David Yurman, Michael Kors, Gap, BR, YSL. Necklaces: Max&Chloe, Banana Republic Pearls (old). Nails: Essie 'Mint Candy Apple'.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Autumn Baby

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's here! It's queer! Get used to it!

Noooooo, I jest, I'm just uber excited because it's mid October and Autumn is in full swing...if a season can swing that is. Meh, if a decade can swing (and I'm referring to the 60's here), then so can a season.

Oh dear, I've waffled on, as usual.

The reason for this Autumnul little blog post is because yesterday, I took my little Baby Glitter over to my Dad's house and I thought I would share with you the photos we snapped on my Dad's disgustingly expensive camera. And by disgustingly expensive, I mean £4,000. I was so shocked that I nearly fell in the lake! I did make a big fuss and informed my Fatherman of all the far more sensible things I could have done with £4,000 and that next time he feels like throwing thousands of pounds around, perhaps he could consider me, my broken iron, my undecorated hallway, my car insurance, my overdraft and my council tax.

On the upside, I did get some lovely pictures, so here you are:

(Little disclaimer, on the shots I took, it was the first time I had used such a crazy camera- bare with me!).

How cool is that tree? Pink leaves! It's like from your imagination or something.

How can you not love Autumn? I'm actually tempted to go back, collect a few naturey bits (technical there) and display them on our mantel piece. They're so rustic.

She wasn't too taken with the apple (despite my Dad's best efforts to make it appealing, including saying, "ooohh woww, applllee, oooohh loooook" over and over ahahaha), but the conkers went down a storm. Perfect for little hands.

Baby in a tree!!!

Imagine if you were a little baby and had never seen such things and little clusters of orange berries hanging from a tree. What a crazy world we live in.

Look how teeny tiny that sign is!! Dad's lived in this house for about 8 years and I've been round the lake sooo many times, but not once have I seen that sign!! When Baby Glitter is a bit older, I shall tell her that fairies sit on that when they are chatting and making up fairy stories for little girls like her.

I have a couple more Autumny type posts coming along, it is by far, my most favourite season and every time it comes, I smile.

Are you an Autumn girl?



PS- For those safety nuts out there, whilst in the tree, my Dad had his hand supporting her from behind the whole time, she wasn't in any danger. Phewf!!