22 April 2011

What I Bought: Flower Headband

Seeing as my photographer/boyfriend has been in the highlands for the last month, I've had a wee halt on any outfit photos. Not wanting to resort back to the dreadful photos I used to take myself (new readers, that is not a cue to go looking through my archives for a good giggle) I've had to make do with another narcissistic

31 March 2011

Rusty Shirt

I love this aran knit cardi, I had been searching for one for ages and eventually found one in Topman, and seeing as they now cater for prepubescent boys, I found a nice small one that fits really well. In other news, I nearly got arrested last week, it's not as exciting as it sounds, but is completely ridiculous so thought I'd

10 February 2011

Camel Duster Coat

 
Although I hate these photos, I love this outfit so decided to post these photos anyway, rather than attempt to squeeze into the nook of that tree again. During the summer I wore these shorts far too much, so when winter came around they got shoved to the back of my wardrobe and were replaced with a black cord

3 February 2011

Heidi Plaits

I know what you're thinking; now there's a girl with too much time on her hands! You're probably right, although it actually only took about 10 minutes to transform my hair into something Heidi would be proud of. It's just 3 French plaits, wound around my head, it looks a little messy and there are grips poking out from

1 February 2011

Polka Dot Dress

 
It may surprise you to see that I'm looking a normal shade of pink today and that I'm not actually suffering from jaundice, as the photos in my last post suggest! My boyfriend came to visit yesterday and I roped him into taking some photos for me. As we were pottering around town trying to find the ideal photo spot, we

30 January 2011

Another new look

Quite QuaintI've gone and done it again; got sick of the sight of my blog and completely changed the layout. In all honesty I think that the web design element of blogging is what excites me most at the moment. I'm still not entirely happy with it, but after spending about 2 weeks fiddling around with it on my days off I thought it

23 January 2011

Fairisle Jumper

quite quaint asos peter pan collar dres
quite quaint zara elbow patch jumper
Jumper: Zara  |  Dress: Asos  |  Socks: Topshop  |  Shoes: Office

I've been told I look like a little evacuee in this outfit, I'm not sure if that's true but I definitely feel like a little girl when I'm wearing it. Just like everyone else and their dog, I've been in love with peter pan collars this season and this dress is perfect. I don't often wear all black so I've mostly been pairing this dress with different jumpers and flopping that lovely collar over the top. I almost returned this jumper when I bought it back at the beginning of autumn because I don't usually go for brown, but I'm so glad I kept it, it's been one of my favourite pieces to wear this autumn/winter. The pattern is pretty enough alone, but those elbow patches make it even better. I had to add the patterned socks, simply because I've been finding it impossible not to add a pair of socks to every outfit recently!

21 January 2011

goodbye grey

Models Own purple grey and pink ashModels Own purple grey and pink ash
Models Own in Purple Grey and Pink Ash

After months of wearing different shades of nude, grey and taupe I've finally added some colour to my nails. Yes, I know it's called purple grey, but it doesn't count, it's definitely purple! Believe it or not, this is actually the first time I've used Models Own and so far I'm relatively impressed. The colour stays put for ages, although I found that applying the second coat can be tricky as it dries so quickly, but that's probably better than it taking ages and accidentally smearing it all over my clothes...  

20 January 2011

What I Bought: Coats

quite quaint topshop coat
Both coats: Topshop 

I popped into town the other day to take some stuff back to Topshop that I had decided I didn't like/need and I accidentally came out with two coats! I just thought I'd have a little look at the new things that had been added to the sale and found these two, both of which I had loved when they first came in and both in my size! I must have tried them both on about 10 times, but couldn't decide which one I preferred so now I'm asking you, which one do I keep? Oh and don't say both!

[below is a boring bit about my broken camera, please read it if you know stuff about cameras!]
While I was taking these shots I was experimenting with using the flash because the light in my room is awful and my photos always look so grainy even though I use a decent camera. I covered the flash with sheets of tissue to diffuse the light so the photos didn't look so harsh but I seem to have fucked up my camera in the process. There's now a large tea stain sort of blob on the screen, but it doesn't show up on the actual photo, does anyone have any idea what I've done and if there's any way I can fix it? 

12 January 2011

Tweed Blazer

quite quaint topshop tweed blazer

quite quaint asos shorts

Jumper: Topman  |  Tweed Blazer: Topshop  |  Corduroy Shorts: ASOS  |  Shoes: Kurt Geiger


I finally found the time to start blogging again! Brilliant. I've just finished a three month internship doing graphic design for tv, which along with my other job and my lover took up a lot of my time, but I got one good thing out of it at least - a better blog design! What do you think? 

Is it just me or do I look like a bit of a horse lover in this outfit? I think it's something about the tweed and the chunky knit together. I feel like I look like I'm about to pop to the stables. I'm not sure that that's a good thing (no offence horse lovers).

I've been desperate for a cream aran knit jumper for ages and searched relentlessly, but typically I couldn't find what I was looking for. In the end I found this one in Topman and decided it would do. I discovered Topman's brilliant knitwear collection completely by accident when I went with my boyfriend. He bought nothing and instead it was me trying on a pile of jumpers while he acted as my coat rack/bag holder much to his delight. Anway, I suggest you check it out because most of it is better than the knitwear in Topshop and seeing as Topman has started catering for prepubescent boys they do tiny sizes now, this jumper comes in a size even smaller than the one I'm wearing!

Some of you might remember that I decided not to tell any of my friends or family about my blog. Mainly because I knew I'd get endlessly ripped about prancing around in front my camera. Anyway, my boyfriend stumbled across it and despite the fact that I know he must be bursting with jokes, he's actually been very supportive and encouraged me to start blogging again. So thanks for that, stupid :)