13 February 2010

Outfit Post & Fame & Newcastle!

Hey everyone. First of all this blog has had a bit of a surge in new followers (on Blogspot, and I know there's a lot of you following via RSS Feed and Google Reader - don't worry I know you're there!) because my favourite YouTuber and homegirl (we're both from South Shields) Lauren Luke aka Panacea81 retweeted this address.

So if you're one of the newbies via Lauren, HELLO! It's lovely to have you here.

Back to business, an outfit post! I wore this when I went for sushi with the boy:

DRESS: New Look, £18.
JEGGINGS: Dorothy Perkins, £10.
SCARF: Primark, £3. (from this video)
NECKLACE: New Look, £Present from my friend Claire.
BELT: Matalan, £5.
SHOES: Vintage.
POINT OF FASHION: Dark colours.

In other news, I was doing a bit of Googling the other day and came across this article from Dutch fashion website FashionNews.NL:

How rather nice?
I don't speak any Dutch, but a bit of help from Google Translator told me it was a lovely, positive article. The boy pointed out that the loosely translated:
"If you know the next time so with the ancient cry for help "I have nothing to do !!!!" for the state cabinet (???) check out http://messycarla.blogspot.com/, for MessyCarla: A Fashion Blog In A Size 16" makes me sound rather God-like.

Which I'm not. I'm a bit of a weird Geordie girl who spends her evenings eating cereal and watching The Office.
Anyway, you can read the original article here, or the translated version here.

Tuesday's a bit of a big day for Geordie fashionistas, as the new part of Eldon Square mall is opening - with brand new Flagship-sized Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, River Island, New Look, Apple stores and more. Topshop's event looks brilliant - they're doing promotions, competitions and even giving out free frappes and cookies from the new cafe Chalk & Paper.
Just my luck I have class during this time (where there's a severe lack of girls due to film dissertations, so I have to especially go and represent the sisterhood), but good thing is my sister (who is WAAAAAY more fashionable than me - believe me!) and her friends are going. So I've asked her to take plenty of pictures for you guys.
I bet she won't remember, cause she's a bit useless! Heh.

This is what it's going to look like though, apparently:

It looks like it's going to be great! The Dorothy Perkins and River Island in Newcastle are pretty small, so good news especially for those!
Is anybody local going?

I can feel myself getting a cold, but I'm NOT letting it stop me from doing the nice things I have planned this week.
Tomorrow is Valentines Day, so I'm going to be swapping presents with the boy then going to Newcastle's Affordable Vintage Fair (I LOVE these), Monday is the my Ambassador work night out, Tuesday I'm out dancing with Daniel, then Saturday after the university open day Adam, one of the Ambassadors from Belfast is having some of his mates over from Ireland for his birthday so we're taking them out on the town. Oh, and one of my best-friends Megan is coming home for the weekend so I'll hopefully be nabbing her for a few hours and a cuppa, before she goes back to Leeds and does lawyer-y things...
So I'm overloading myself with tea and paracetamol today. Hoorah!

Again, I'm so happy to have newbies here - I love to hear from all of you by comment, email, Twitter or Formspring.ME.
I love questions, comments or if you'd even like me to review your product! Get in touch, I'm nice, I promise!

Muchos love,

PS: If you ever see MessyCarla mentioned in another blog/website PLEASE let me know! :)


  1. Fame at last!!
    Rightly so :)

    LOVE the belt -gorgeous!
    Think you should just go for the Vivienne of Holloway dress- they're so glam! :)
    Mine's one of my cherished buys!

    Cant WAIT to come home and see the new Eldon Square!
    I loveeeee that photo of you with the camera and it seems the Dutch do too- hahahahaha :D xx

  2. Daniel is ME :D

    And check you getting mentioned by Lauren Luke! I dont even wear makeup but I still watch her videos just so I can pretend I'm friends with her lmao x

  3. Maybe I can mention you on my blog, soon.

  4. Well done with the Dutch article. :)
    have I mentioned that my granddad is Dutch?

  5. I was in Topshop today and a girl working there told me that the new store is going to be the second biggest in the country after Oxford Circus, and that it has the same layout as the New York store. I'm very excited!

  6. Megan: Teehee, it's a start! :DD ooh it's my fave belt it always makes my waist look tiny! Ooh if you like we could go when you're home and have a bit of a shop as I won't be going before then? :DD Then find the new cafe that's opening there Chalk & Paper, it sounds cute!

    Daniel: Oh the woman showed me how to apply makeup properly, she's actually brilliant!

    p49it: Ooh, if you do let me know and I can return the favour! Thank you :)

    Michael: Thanks and congratulations to you too! <333 No, you didn't that's brilliant - I love The Netherlands.

    Cate: WOW, really? I hope we get all the concessions etc that the Oxford Street ones does - like the knick knacks, that's my favourite part of the shop! I'm mostly excited for the massive Dorothy Perkins as that's my favourite shop as you can tell by the tags, hehe :DD xxx

  7. Congratulations on the article, that's so cool :D

  8. So exciting about the Dutch article!
    Why is it opening on Tuesday when I have children to look after!? I may pop up on Wednesday if I don't have anything else to do.

  9. Lillian: Thank you! I was so pleased :)

    Stephanie: Thanks, I know right? I'm such a hack compared to so many fashion bloggers, too. I think I'm going on Sunday when my friend Megan is home.
    I didn't realise you were from the North! Where abouts are you from? :DD xxxxxxxx

  10. Hey Carla!

    Thank you so much for the comment on my article about your blog. You made my day, also with the mention of our fashion website FashionNewz.nl on your blog. I really liked your blog, so I decided to give you some credit in Holland and write an article about your blog. I saw you tried to translate the article, but Google didn't do a very good job. Therefore, I translated it myself, so you could literally read what I wrote. Keep up the good work with the blog!



    It is the era of internet and blogs. Very good voor fashion inspiration, but mostly the fashion on these blogs and sites is meant for very skinny women. Which is fine ofcourse, but the more voluptueus ones among us often can not wear the exact same clothes as the skinny ones.

    Messy Carla seemed to think the same way. This lady has embraced her curves and is just as hip, if not even more hip, then the average skinny girl. On her fashion blog she tells you everything from what's best to wear if you're a bit curvier, what is flattering to curvy girls and what's not and of course where to buy all this stuff.

    So the next time you're standing in front of your wardrobe with the ancient cry for help "I have nothing to wear!!!!", check http://messycarla.blogspot.com, forMessyCarla: A Fashion Blog In A Size 16.

  11. A hack!? You're crazy. I'm from Middlesbrough, well near there! At this rate looks like I won't be getting there so you'll have to tell me if it's any good :)

  12. Alena - No problem at all, thank you so much! I love the website, it's brilliant. And it's articles promoting things like plus-sized fashion makes it rather innovative. Anything that promotes the community we have in the blogging world is just wonderful. And thank you for the translation! :) I absolutely love The Netherlands, I do miss it there!

    Stephanie: Haha, I shall do. When me and my friend are together we take loads of pictures anyway, so plenty will end up on here methinks! xxx