Friday, 22 April 2011

The Manhattan once-over

Hello and welcome to my first ever post! I guess I should start by saying that my name is Nikki Martin, I am 21 years of age and I'm a bit hungry right now, but as I have sighted some maltesters (cheers mum!) I will continue with posting about me!

So, who are you?
I am from Scarborough, but I currently live in Hull attending University. I am studying Psychology, only I have no real interest in the subject, even after five years of studying. Lame.

Why style twigs?
Style twigs to me means little twigglets from the great fashion tree, or something like that. Perhaps it could mean stylish looking twigs, not that I've seen many twigs lying about in the latest Stella McCartney frock. Or maybe that I am myself a 'twig' (there ain't a lot of meat on my bones) with some 'style' (here's to hoping!)

What's ya point like?
Well basically, anything and everything that I feel inspired to blog about. I can tell you now, this is mostly going to be clothes, shoes, bags.....
Okay so yes, mainly about fashion then.

Okay then, so what's your style?
Generic answer alert: Could not put a label on it. I love to wear leather jackets, tartan scarves (all time favorite item of clothing is my red tartan scarf from Greenwoods) super skinny jeans and biker boots to floral dresses and floaty skirts, Gothic lace to vintage dresses. I dress for my mood and always for the weather (as there is nothing worse than being cold!). I'm not going to say I do not like trends, as I actually find trends immensely interesting. Some are great, and I love buying 'trendy' pieces, but it is true that what is necessary trendy is not going to necessarily suit you.

Where and When (can't really think of a question for these)
I decided to start this blog after a long time of debating whether to with myself, my house mate, my boyfriend, about how it will just distract me from Uni work (which is so very easy to do), so naturally I have a third year deadlines in less than two weeks and I have decided to start today. :) I do read a lot of blogs and would love to share a part in the blogging word, so hopefully my procrastination now is somewhat productive (and better than reading tweets all day long!)

And finally, the Manhattan once-over?
Ahh, the title of my first post is a phrase penned by the wonderful Sophie Kinsella in the Confessions of a Shopaholic series. It stands for the quick up-down look females (but males do it too!) give other females as they pass by, usually checking out their outfit.

If you've never read it, you haven't lived (the film just isn't the same!)

Oh, this is me btw (the gingey on the right)....

So, at the end of this post, your blogger once-over is complete, and one does hope that you approve.

N x


  1. oh my god, you do look like Isla Fisher!

  2. ahaha, thanks :) although since that picture was taken in January (I think) I've had some highlights so I'm a bit of a blondie! Still a ginge at heart though <3 xxx

  3. Love your blog! Welcome to blogspot!

    Please drop by my New Prairie Woman blog to read my true story novel,make a comment and follow if you can.

    Best to you!

  4. Thank you Susie :) I'm only just starting to get my head around it all!

    I am catching up on New Prairie Woman as we speak, and so far, so good!

    Good luck with the rest!
    N xxx

  5. Oooh so cute! Love this introductory post. Sometime I think that Becky Bloomwood & I are the same person. ;) You have gorgeous hair!! <3

    We're now following you- please follow us back! :)

    T & J


  6. What a cute blog. I'm not a fashionista by any means but I enjoyed my whole scroll down! OMG, that dress... the one you fell in love with... I could never wear for a lot of reason (we won't go there) but you are right, it's fabulous - would make any special night a "yeah baby kinda night." You're quite a talented writer so 11000 words will be NO trouble for you, I'm sending you my voodoo mojo. lol. Take care. I'll be following! Maybe you can visit me between your writing breaks - would love it. :)