Friday 27 April 2012

Come on, I'll be a no one.

Well, hello! I did not mean to go away for two weeks. But I did. Where did I go? Oh, the stories I could tell you. But I won't. (Clue: nowhere.)


So do you remember a couple of weeks ago when I did the post on the Clothing at Tesco Facebook app and turned myself into a creepy Sims version of myself? I look kind of like I'd eat your face, right? (I think it's the eyes. And those are actually my normal eyes.) Well, people voted that the red dress and black jacket was the nicest outfit and so... well, I took too long to tell Tesco this fact, and they ran out of red dresses. So they sent me a grey one instead, which kind of fits the weather right now.

It's actually, though, a completely perfect dress for work, and a lovely fit. It's rare for a dress to hug my waist without squashing my boobs (here is an example of a dress that does that). So, even though it's all responsible and grown-up, I really love it, although now I REALLY WANT IT IN RED. Sucks to be me, right.

Uncanny Valley Sarah wore the dress with a dogtooth cardigan and blazer. In reality, this is a lot of layers, and I was hot (and it doesn't look great, really) and the fitted little blazer isn't really designed to be worn over a thick cardi. However, when taken separately, both the cardi and the blazer look really cute with the dress. I think I'm going to wear all three of them a lot.

Outfit c/o Tesco 
Shoes - New Look (because I forgot to ask Tesco for shoes)

What do you think? Do you prefer creepy computer generated me to creepy real life me?

PS - A couple of people asked me if I didn't post last week because I've run out of dresses. I haven't! I actually bought two more yesterday. I've just been mega busy and working a lot.

PPS - I'm thinking about dyeing my hair back to brown. Do you have any strong feelings on this subject?

Friday 13 April 2012

I'm the only sour cherry on the fruit stand.

This dress is super nice, in a just-like-forty-others-I-own way, heightened by the omg-it-was-nine-pounds aspect. I KNOW RIGHT NINE POUNDS. God, I'm good at sale shopping. Like, SUPERNATURALLY GOOD. I think maybe it is my mutant power.

But yeah, you've kind of seen it before, so let's talk about my hair! My fringe didn't want to work at the weekend, so I went for the kirby grip strategy, which I thought looked okay in person. Kind of 40s? Maybe? Sort of?

Sans fringe, though, it means the photos are kind of dominated by my fivehead. And my camera has decided to eat half my eyebrows. I promise you, I have eyebrows. I know that my fringe normally covers them up, but I have REALLY GOOD EYEBROWS. I get a professional to deal with them! It really frigging hurts! I don't really understand what my camera is up to, to be honest. It's showing me up.

So, apart from all the stuff going on in the upper face area, I am actually kind of digging my hair and not just because I really like the colour at the moment. Basically, I decided my hair straighteners sucked so I gave my old ones to my sister and splurged on GHDs, but have straightened my hair with them like twice. They're just so good at curling, it's actually faster to curl my mop than straighten it (my hair never wants to stay straight, anyway). Basically, it's a revelation.

Anyway. Enough about me. How is YOUR hair today?

Dress & Shoes - New Look
Belt - M&S
Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Scattered polaroids and sprinkled words around your collar.

I always meant to do an 'In My Room' post when I lived with my sister last year to follow up my first one, but somehow never got round to it. Almost a year later, I finally did. I spend a lot of time in my room - writing, drawing (tweeting, watching telly) and I actually really love it up here. Let's be honest, living with my parents is not ideal (and I won't be for much longer), but I am up in the loft so I actually have my own floor - it could be a lot worse.

I both am and am not a hoarder - I keep the things that matter, but try and keep the clutter to a minimum (or at least hidden). My best friend always says my room must be like catnip to my niece, as it's full of pretty things you just want to pick up and touch. That's kind of what I'm going for. :)

I kind of love all the little callbacks to past blog posts in these pictures, too. You might spot a skimming stone from Easdale, a gargoyle from Notre Dame, a macaron box from Paris and an owl from Florence. There's a car boot bargain or two... or three... or four, and more than one item you might remember from an outfit post. And shoes. Lots of shoes. And owls. Apparently I like owls?

I wish there were more photographs in here - I take SO many, but I'm terrible at printing them out. I must find something to put in that cute little heart frame dangling from my window!

I can't let this post go without addressing the elephant in the room (BOOM! HOW DO I COME UP WITH THIS STUFF?). My dad found this painting at a jumble sale when I was maybe ten? Twelve? He bought it for peanuts, with the intention of using the frame for one of his own paintings. But I just fell in love with it, and he re-framed it for me and put it up. I can't say enough how much I adore it. I love the mellow colours and how he seems to be bursting through the trees. I don't know if it's an original, but it's by Edward W.Byrne and is dated 1979 and it might be my favourite thing I own.

Friday 6 April 2012

Champagne supernova in the sky.

Last weekend I headed to an Aussie event with some of my favourite blogging ladies. I always say that Aussie throws the best events, and it's true - although I think partly it's because they have assembled such an awesome group of bloggers to be the Aussie Angels that they could invite us to an empty warehouse for 3 hours and we'd have a brilliant time. Especially if there was champagne.

Saturday's event was a bit of a fashion show - we watched models strutting their stuff up and down the catwalk, showing off some lovely outfits. And the gorgeous Reena represented the Aussie Angels, too, looking amazing.

Reena striking a pose.
Amy & Christina digging in to the yummy food.
Amy, being adorable.
Dream Team.
Hayley & Harriet being awesome.
Amy comes with an exclamation mark.
I love this picture of Dani!
Lily Christina, me & Hayley doing our best cheesy smiles.
Aussie's very own Holly, looking mischievous.
It was a whole thing. It made sense at the time.
This is my 'Recounting an embarrassing incident' face. I make it a lot.
Holly and a big old bottle.
Lucy & Kristabel, with the prizes they won!
Christina and I, who were a picture of poise and grace throughout the event, as always.

I wore this cute collared dress from Vero Moda, which I sort of stole from my friend Jennie. SORT OF. Basically, she was wearing it at our friend's birthday and said she'd thought of me when she bought it... which turned out to be apt, as I promptly ran out and bought it for myself from ASOS (for £16! BARGAIN!). She's right, though. It is very me.

I got loads of comments on my jewellery, too, especially my Wired Jewellery necklace. Isn't it cute? It even comes with chalk so I can change the design. I'm currently stalking half the Wired range - it's all so lovely!

And my bracelet comes from Jess at Raffles Bizarre, who makes amazing one-of-a-kind jewellery. I definitely do not wear enough bracelets. This must be rectified.

Belt, cardi & shoes - New Look
Tights - Tesco

The last photos are of Amy, who cannot resist taking the mickey out of my photo faces whenever we do outfit photos. I kind of think she looks adorable, though.

PS - Most of these photos were  nabbed from the Aussie flickr!
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