30 November 2010
12 October 2010
I've been pretty busy lately, on Monday I started a 3 month internship doing graphic design for television, sounds good, but it's unpaid! hah, I know I'm a complete mug, but oh well. So as well as working Monday - Friday 9-5, I'm also still working 20 hours a week at the restaurant to try and earn some money! So that
23 September 2010
I managed to find some time to snap a few photos in the sun yesterday, which was lucky as the only outfit appropriate for today is something similar to the style of Paddington bear, which would probably make a pretty awesome outfit post actually. Anyway, I managed to solve the tiny hat/huge head mystery, it turns
21 September 2010
It's been a long time since I've been into a shop and looked straight at an item and instantly knew I wanted it. So I was pretty surprised when it happened in River Island, a shop I rarely enter expecting find anything that isn't jewel encrusted. No offence to any RI regulars, as I've clearly been proven wrong. While I love everything about this skirt, I didn't find it easy to style and I'm not sure that I've pulled it off this time, hence the lack of photos!
p.s. I am fully aware of my ghostly leg situation.
Leather Jacket: Topshop | Skirt: River Island | Boots: Urban Outfitters
p.s. I am fully aware of my ghostly leg situation.
Leather Jacket: Topshop | Skirt: River Island | Boots: Urban Outfitters
20 September 2010
Not a very exciting outfit today, this is what I snuggled into yesterday for a lazy Sunday afternoon after finishing work. I really love the colour of this jumper, it's what drew me to it, then finding those elbow patches was a major bonus. I started taking these photos with straight hair, then remembered why I never wear my hair straight. It didn't feel like I was looking at a photo of myself which is weird, I know.
18 September 2010
I've been searching for a bowler hat for what feels like forever, so when I saw this one, sitting all by itself in H&M I took it straight to the till. Since buying it last week, I've seen the same one on about 5 other blogs! I don't know if I just have a giant head or if they varied in size, because this was the last one in the shop, but I feel like it's a bit small for my head!
You might start to notice soon, that all I want to wear right now is shorts, there's so many nice pairs in Zara at the mo, lots of corduroy and tweed ones I've got my eye on. I'm sticking to tights from now on though, far too chilly for me to be bare legged, I'm always cold! I've had a bit of a tightmare (sorry) recently though, the last 2 nights out I've been on, I managed to make a huge hole in my tights - and this was way before the drink kicked in, so I can't blame that. So I have a pretty expensive tights habit right now. Anyone else having the same problem with their 15 derniers or is it just me?
15 September 2010
(1) Fisherman knitted rib jumper, Topshop £42. ¦ (2) 13" Satchel, The Cambridge Satchel Company £70. ¦ (3) Curved seam peg leg, Warehouse £35. ¦ (4) Leather lace up boots, Next £60. ¦ (5) Swallow print shorts, Topshop £32. ¦ (6) Leather woven belt, Very, £13. ¦ (7) Lip paint in marshmallow, Barry M £4.25. ¦ (8) Slinky ankle socks, Topshop £3. ¦ (9) Wide brim fedora, ASOS £22. ¦ (10) Cotton and lace trimmed scarf, Warehouse £25. ¦ (11) Crochet lace up brogues, Topshop £55. ¦ (12) Shrunken ruched sleeve jacket, Topshop £55.
Now, first of all I have to admit that I actually made this list yongos ago but completely forgot to publish it! So if the whole camel debate seems a little out of date then I apologise. I'm not really sure where I stand in terms of camel love, I wouldn't say it's a trend that I hate, but equally it's not a trend that will have me begging other girls to hand over the last camel item in the shop (Yes I actually did beg someone to let me have the last pair of sold out Kurt Geiger sale boots that I had just been to 5 shops in search of and had been desperate for for months, whereas she had merely picked them up quite nonchalantly, as if they were any old boots, 20 seconds before me. She bought them anyway. Bitch).
It just seems to be something I can't escape from, every magazine I open, every blog I read and every shop I enter is channelling AW 2010's biggest colour and it looks like I'm about to join them. At first, I didn't think this would be a trend that I could get on board with, but typically I seem to have changed my mind already. While trawling through online shops, my love for this trend seemed to grow with every click of the mouse. From chunky knits, to fitted blazers, anything and everything can be found in camel. Have any of the items in my list turned you into a camel convert too? (if you weren't loving the trend already that is) and will you be channelling head to toe camel this autumn? (apparently that's the chic way to wear it) I'm not sure I'm that brave, but here's one thing I never thought I'd say; I'm looking forward to having a wardrobe full of camel!
14 September 2010
I adore Christmas jumpers, it might be a little early, but when I saw this one in Primark for £15 I snapped it up. They just look so cute and cosy, I want a wardrobe full of them. I'm not holding out much hope for this jumper though, I bought a lovely Christmas jumper from Primark last winter too and it turned to cardboard after about 3 washes!
You might recognise that boring bare wall behind me, I've been resigned to taking photos in my room again thanks to the bloody weather. So no more photos of me lovingly holding onto trees or hanging off fences for the time being. However I have gone a bit shopping-crazy thanks to my first pay slip, so expect plenty of posts including me showing off in my new clothes heh.
30 August 2010
I had no idea how short these shorts looked until I saw these photos! I think they feel longer because I know that they're shorts, well culottes to be precise but I hate that word, it reminds me of school uniform. I'm definitely not going to be wearing them again without opaque tights! Not that it's likely to be hot enough again this summer to wear them with bare legs anyway.
It seems a little odd to be posting an outfit like this when my last post was full of cosy winter clothes. I actually took these photos a few weeks ago because I knew I was going to be insanely busy this week. I've been working 11 hour shifts which is slowly making me go crazy, I expect all the free coffee has something to do with it too though. It also means I've had no time to reply to my comments or check out your blogs which makes me feel bad, but when I get a break I'll have a big catch up!
26 August 2010
1. Brown Lace Up Boot, Office £65. 2. Tweed Shorts, Topshop £38. Autumn Lipstick in Plum Rebel, No7 £9.75. Faux Fur Coat, Topshop £98. Leopard Fur Collar Coat, Topshop £85. Double Finger Bird Ring, Urban Outfitters £8. Tapestry Frame Bag, Topshop £40. Suede Lace Up Wedge, ASOS £60. Leopard Print Scarf, Republic £8.99. Tooled X-Body Bag, Urban Outfitters £32. Knitted Fairisle Cardigan, Topshop £55. Animal Print Dress, Warehouse £45. Peter Pan Smock, Miss Selfridge £45. Burgundy Tights, Topshop £17. Cloche Felt Hat, ASOS £18. Butter Nail Lacquer, Boots £10.
25 August 2010
Navy Cardi: Topshop | Nude Cardi: Zara | Shirt: H&M | Both Skirts: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Vintage | Both Shoes: Vintage | Socks: Topshop
I never actually wore these outfits anywhere other than my garden, I think they're styled a little too much on the granny side for me. Still, I had fun playing dress up for a while!
23 August 2010
So those of you who have visited my blog before might have noticed that I've had a bit of a revamp. I wanted to improve things a bit so got a tripod and had a go at a few outdoor shots. I'm definitely not model material and all that posing lark didn't come naturally! I ended up holding on to the tree in all the shots because I had no idea where to put my hands! I've taken shots of about 5 outfits and will probably post them all, but after that I'm not sure what I'll do, I don't fancy going back to my dodgy bedroom wall shots. I'm not sure if it come across but I've attempted to give them a bit of a vintage tint, I can't decide if it works or if they just look a bit dull hah.
I've also gone against everything I ever said and jumped on the Twitter band wagon! While I was at it, I also created a Facebook page, and an account on Weardrobe, Lookbook and Formspring! Yeah, I really went to town on the whole networking thing! Oh and I nearly forgot, I've changed my RSS feed so I can keep track of you all ;)
19 August 2010
Just a quick post tonight, I just got home from work and I'm looking forward to putting my feet up, eating a massive bag of crisps and watching some absolute trash on tv. I love this shirt, I can't get enough of buttoned up blouses at the moment, especially sheer ones, although I didn't leave the house without a top underneath, my boyfriend would've had a fit, not that I wear what he tells me! I think I'd feel very self concious of people staring. I know this sounds ridiculous seeing as I'm posting these pictures for the world to see, but it feels different, I can't see the world staring back!
17 August 2010
Hah, look at me attempting my first 'look down, hand in hair pose' I've become a clichéd blogger, I'll be doing a post on Alexa Chung and cupcakes next! Don't hate me, I love Alexa Chung and cupcakes, but you know what I mean.
I feel like a cross between a granny and child in this outfit, but I see that as a good thing! Some of you may recognise this dress because I also have the stripy version! It's so comfortable and easy to just chuck on without any thought so I got it in 2 colours! Hah oh well, it was only £14.99. I went into town today to do a bit of shopping, so this dress was perfect, I hate having to fuss around with belts and tucking things in and buttons when I'm in and out of changing rooms.
Today was bloody brilliant on the shopping front because I finally found what I've been after for weeks; a cream, sheer, long sleeved blouse. It gets better, I got it half price because there's a huge whole by the cuff but it doesn't matter because I can easily stitch it back to the seem. The shop assistant thought I was mad, in fact she actually said I would be an idiot to buy it, then I bought it. Obviously she's not familiar with the concept of sewing.
This is quite a wintery outfit, well it is to me anyway because it's also quite an old outfit that I wore a lot last winter. Yes I'm one of those people who wears an outfit the same way more than once, I only recently found out that this is apparently like committing fashion suicide according to 2 different magazines and various blogs. I don't care though, if you find a combination that you like and feel good in then I think you'd be an idiot not to wear it again, just in case someone noticed. 'Oh no she's not wearing that gorgeous dress with those lovely heels and nice cardi again is she.' Exactly. Shut up. Anyway, the reason I've gone all wintery on you is because it's been a miserable few days here and I'm also trying to get a bit more wear out of all my forgotten clothes.
Rimmel Nail Varnish in Grey Matter
I don't care how bland it may sound, but I love grey nails. It may be summer, but I've got a little bored of pastels. My boyfriend hated it, and enjoyed reminding me of that at every available moment (which was a lot) but I think that only made me like it more. So now I'm not sure if the love is genuine or its just developed because of the joy I get out of annoying my boyfriend. What do you think? Is it hideous? Will you telling me it's hideous make me like it even more?
11 August 2010
On Monday night I met up with the lovely Rebecca of The Clothes Horse, and her sister. It was my first blogger meet up and I was actually a bit nervous. I'm so embarrassingly awkward in person, but we actually both had a laugh about being like that. It was quite surreal to meet her, I'm so new to blogging and her's is one of the first I found and fell in love with, she lives in America so I never thought for a second that I would be able to get her insight on the whole blogging thing. We had a lovely evening sipping cider and cocktails, sitting on the wall by Cambridge quayside, dangling our legs over the river below. I'm definitely looking forward to my next blogger meet up, I wonder who it will be with next time...
It was getting dark when we met, so we didn't really get a chance to take any decent pictures, but here is one of us taken by Rebecca's sister. I felt like a giraffe in my heels, I didn't notice at the time, but Rebecca is standing on her tip toes, I love that!
I know I've done a post on this playsuit quite recently but I've totally changed my mind since then and I actually feel really comfortable in it now, maybe it was all your lovely comments that helped!
10 August 2010
I love waiting for parcels to arrive, knowing that a bundle of loveliness is on it's way is always a little bit exciting. Then again, I also hate waiting for parcels to arrive, knowing I've paid for something lovely that I won't have in my hands for another 3 days infuriates me!
When I saw that more items had been added to the Topshop sale last week I had a browse online. I was doing only that though; browsing, more to pass the time and to see what things I recently paid far too much for had been slashed in price (as it happens my new tan clogs went down to £25! damn sales). I didn't expect to actually buy anything because I rarely do order things online for several reasons; I can't use my student discount, I hate paying postage, and I prefer to try things on. This time though, I actually found some things I liked and I found a way to beat the system! I spent over £100 so I got free postage, not that I wanted to spend that much, but I bought the trousers in 2 different sizes so I wasn't intending to keep it all. I also found an NUS discount code on a forum so got my, or rather someone else's student discount! So that's Topshop 0 - Lizzie 1!
I don't know why, because everything about them is telling me to hate them, but I love these shoes! I can't believe they were £72! I had to have them for £40 though. Love this deer ring too - it's never coming off!
9 August 2010
This isn't really a what-I-wore post, but more of a how-should-I-wear-it post. I've been after some tapered trousers for yongos but none I've tried fit very well. I found these in Zara last week, I've never actually bought anything from there before but I've heard it's cheap so £39.99 is more than I was expecting to pay but I can't find any cheaper ones that fit! Now that I've got them, I don't have a clue how to wear them, I just can't decide! What do you think?
Top: Topshop, Cardi: H&M, Sandals: Topshop
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters, Cardi: H&M, Sandals: Topshop, Brogues: Office
T-shirt: H&M, Hat: H&M, Sandals: Topshop
Exciting things have happened while I was away - I've now got over 100 followers! Brilliant. Thank you so much for reading this rubbish, you're all gem's, and also probably a bit odd. So I've hit 100, which I'm so pleased about, but it gets better still... I've had my first anonymous hate comment! YES! In my book that's great news; someone actually thinks my blog is worth spending 5 minutes writing shit about, then filling in the letter generator thing. So I'd like to thank you anonymous 'bangs' hater, and let you know that my unclassy look is here to stay.
25 July 2010
Necklace: Urban Outfitters, Dress: H&M, Sandals: Topshop
I bought this dress last Thursday and it's quickly become my go to item. Its so comfy and effortless, I've grabbed it every time I just had to pop to the shop for milk or walk to the post box. That's right, for the last 2 days I haven't actually been dressed until I realised I needed to leave the house for something! It's so hot I've mostly been lazing around the garden in cotton pyjama shorts and a crop top. Thank god my garden isn't overlooked! Anyway, at £14.99 I think the dress is a winner.
24 July 2010
I graduated yesterday, which filled me with joy and dread simultaneously. It was a great feeling to have achieved something, but now I actually feel like it's time to stop being a bum... oh well, I guess waitressing will do for now. The gown was so heavy and hot and the hood kept dropping back and choking me, but when it came to taking it off I missed it a bit. Maybe I should have bought it after all, it would have been fun to strut around the house in, it could even have made a good dressing gown, although I think £80 for a dressing gown is a little pricey.
20 July 2010
I did it, I went against every bone in my body and I entered River Island. Worse still, I purchased not one, but 2 items and neither are embellished with rhinestones, glitter writing or some sort of 'babes' slogan. Although that would be tricky seeing as both items are shoes, but still, you get the gist. It seemed to be a day for breaking my own rules as the shoes I bought are actually clogs, now I haven't admitted this before but I hate clogs. I know the whole world can't get enough of clogs at the moment, but they are ugly, stupid shoes that should have stayed in Holland (yes I know I just bought 2 pairs, shhh).
Here's the offending item, I got an identical pair in tan (oops) I doubt I'll keep both pairs though. I'm having second thoughts about keeping either pair actually. I'm not sure if they're really me.
In other news I have a job trial tonight at (oh god) Pizza Express. Yes I'm really putting that £30,000 first class degree to good use. Although, my job title is a runner, so I've got the title right, only I'll be running pizza not film rushes. Not that I actually want to be running film rushes, I can't be bothered with all that making tea crap.
17 July 2010
I got my wish, the sun made a brief appearance yesterday so I opted for a summery playsuit. Good job I made the most of it, because it poured with rain again today. I'm actually quite glad, I love being cosy inside my house when it's raining outside, as long as I know I don't have anywhere I need to be!
Playsuit: Primark, T-shirt: H&M, Cameo Necklace: Accessorize, Watch: Vintage, Brogues: Office
I've never really felt comfortable in this playsuit, I think it's the shape, I tried rolling the sleeves up which seemed to help. My brogues are seriously battered now, I did prefer them that way, there's something a bit odd about a pair of pristine brogues, but I think it's time for a new pair. I tried out the high bun again today, my mum said it looked lovely, which completely put me off because I know she meant it looked lovely like a school teacher, not lovely lovely.
16 July 2010
Leather Jacket: Topshop, Blouse: H&M, Denim Shorts: Vintage Levis, Belt: Urban Outfitters, Tights: M&S, Boots: Urban Outfitters, Watch: Vintage
I want the sunshine back! It was nice to have 1 day of layering up but today I stood in front of my wardrobe for ages trying to decide what to wear. I've forgotten how to dress for kind-of-warm-kind-of-cold-when-the-wind-blows-and-it-rains weather. I was just desperate to put on a pretty sun dresses again.
14 July 2010
I got my results letter today, confirming that I got a first class degree!!! YES. Not that my degree is good for anything...! I actually found out online last Thursday, but getting the letter makes it feel a bit more real. The boyf and I went to Strada for a bargain banquet thanks to his Taste London card, which gave us 50% off everything. We ate so much that we thought there was no chance of getting even slightly tipsy, but thought we'd give it a go of course! We ended up suitably drunk thanks to several trusty Tokyo iced tea's, listening to a live jazz band. We can do sophistication sometimes... (hah)
Anyway, I'm in a bit of a pickle now, my graduation is next Friday and I have no idea what I'm supposed to wear! My gown will be open, so my outfit will be visible. The flappy bits on the gown are light blue and navy so I don't want anything that will clash too much, and I cant wear anything too patterned. I know I'm meant to look smart, but I don't really do smart so I have no idea where to start.
28 June 2010
Dress: Topshop | Bag & Boots: Urban Outfitters
Don't ask why I wore boots in this weather! I'm not sure myself. If I told you it was easier to cycle in them you wouldn't believe me, I'm just that stupid I guess. At least my body was cool while my feet melted, I love the detailing on this dress, especially the scalloped edge at the bottom.
Today I cycled into town with the aim of handing out CV's to try and find a summer job (again) but of course I went shopping. I expect you're beginning to sense a trend here, five out of all ten of my posts mention shopping! I just can't seem to help it, and I have nothing else to do at the moment, soon it'll just be post after post moaning about work and the like I'm sure... although lunch breaks and days off might feature the odd shopping trip or two, hah.
I popped into Toni and Guy for a fringe trim on my way home. Trim sounds like such a lovely way of putting it, 'oh I just had a little trim' it's a shame that a better way of describing what I had done was 'oh she only hacked it all off and has left me looking like I cut it myself when I was drunk.' She was fully aware of my cow lick, (oh dear I'm going to have to explain what a cow lick is to you lucky few who don't have a clue why I've gone from hair to farm animals in one sentence.
When searching for a definition, I found that Wikipedia has tips for those 'more serious about cow lick management' it suggests waxing!!! Haha. Can you imagine if I waxed a patch at the front of my head? sexual. Anyway...!) but of course she knew best and cut it far too short and now it won't sit down! I've got a springy section of hair sticking out of my forehead now. Love it.
A projecting tuft of hair on the head that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and will not lie flat.
27 June 2010
Yesterday I went to buy a bicycle! Living in Cambridge and not owning a bike is a bit like living in Scotland and not having heart disease, so I thought it was about time I bought my own rather than borrowing my mums. I ended up going for this beaut, and even better the shop was offering a trade in. So I got rid of the bike I got when I was 9 years old and got £100 off the price! Brilliant.
The thing is, when I got home my brother had brought round an old bike that he found in a skip ages ago (no we aren't that kind of family, before you think it) and its a rusty old pile of beauty. So I could've had genuine vintage, but instead I've got the copy cat. It's ok, I've told myself that it's probably for the best seeing as it would have cost about £100 to have it fixed up, and even then might not have been very reliable. Still feel a bit of a knob though.
It's probably not the best idea I've ever had, but I'm sitting here completely drunk on white wine spritzers (who the hell drinks that?!) having just returned from a friends bbq where the only thing on offer was one cold sausage and a hell of a lot of wine.
Anyway I felt compelled to write something as I got home and found I had 3 new comments. can u bloody believe it. So excited.
Just noticed the raw sausage wrapped in tin foil on my desk that I meant to put back in the fridge.
Must go to bed
Yes it's only 1.22
25 June 2010
I have always hated sales, they're just full of all the old crap that no one bought at full price. I've always wondered why no one else had ever worked this out, because sales are never without a hoard of people, pulling at the rails, desperate to find a slightly better piece of tat than the person next to them. Don't get me wrong, I love a bargain and I've always attempted to have a poke around the odd sale, but it was never more than a poke.
So why is it that recently I've become one of those desperate women, considering every item on every rail? Eagarly trying to come up with a reason why I need a pair of high waisted skinnies with zips all the way up the back of the leg. Inventing occasions where I would definitely need a see through pink lace skirt. Even convincing myself that I could easily adjust the size 16 dress Im holding to fit my size 8 body. (Yes each of those situations actually happened to me today!!) Perhaps it's the lack of excitement in my life at the moment!
24 June 2010
Top: H&M | Dress: Topshop | Belt: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: OfficeI got the job! I didn't have any experience as a waitress though so the manager decided it was clearly far too difficult for me and hired me as a commis! So I had my first shift on Tuesday, spent 6 hours standing in the kitchen folding napkins, polishing cups and cutlery. All the while being wolf whistled and winked at by 6 Eastern European men. Living.The.Dream. So after my second shift I sacked it off!! And instead of my 10am-midnight double shift, I cycled into town, drank Peroni by the river with friends, watched someone fall off a punt and spilled pizza down my clothes. A good day all round. So that's the end of that chapter and now I'm jobless again.
18 June 2010
I've been in Scotland for a week, visiting the boyf. We we're both at Greenwich together but finishing uni and lack of funds put a stop to that and now we're both living with our parents. Fantastic. Anyhow, had a lovely time and did lots of cliched out-doorsy type things like walking the dog and picnicing, which is definitely just an excuse to get drunk in a field in the middle of the day.
Edinburgh is quite lovely. I'd never been before, unless you count the time I spent £75 on a 4 hour train ride to spend NYE 2009 at my boyfriend's, friend's flat party. Anyway, nice place.
Obviously did a bit of shopping, when don't I? Found this bag, which at the time I loved, but the attraction is slowly fading. I've been looking for dark brown satchel for ages but none have been quite right (I'm very picky about everything, but especially bags). I also picked up a pair of clubmaster style sunglasses, yes I know I'm a couple of months late jumping on the band wagon, but I was adamant that I was getting Ray Bans. Now in mid June, I had to resign myself to the fact that it just wasn't gonna happen.
I had an interview at Cote today, it's a nice French brasserie in town. I ate at the one in Soho last Val's day and loved it. I'm not sure if I've shot myself in the foot by applying; it could either mean I'm too embarrassed to ever show my face in there again, resulting in no more champagne beurre blanc for me. On the other hand I might get a discount, but then again I would feel like a bit of a wolly going for a meal where I work, on my night off... anyway, I have a trial shift tomorrow, so fingers crossed I don't spill any moules mariniere over anyone's Marc Jacobs.
I had to go and buy a pair of black trousers after the interview, which was a bit of a bum seeing as I'm broke and would have preferred not to spend my last pennies on the least exciting item in the shop, but hey, didn't someone once say you have to spend money to make money? what a twat.