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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

blue jeans

Shirt: New Look
Jeans: New Look
Shoes: Red Level
Belt: from a pair of chinos
Rings: c/o mum
Bangles: c/o mum via aunty
Ear rings: c/o mum

I bought these floral wedges (for a bargain price!) on Monday and I'm so in love with them that I just had to wear them the next day. It would seem that everyone else like them as well, as I received several compliments on them. I only have one dress that they go with, but I personally love the look of wedges and light coloured jeans so it's not really an issue.

In other news, Season 4 of The X-Files arrived on my doorstep today so much terrified watching will ensue. If you're looking for a new tv series to start watching, I highly recommend The X-Files. Even if you don't think it will be your cup of tea, it's worth having a little watch because you might be surprised. I really is a top notch tv series. :)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

kiss me goodnight, sergeant major!

Top: New Look
Skirt: Vintage
Tights: New Look
Shoes: New Look
Mac (pic. below): Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Red Herring 
Rings: c/o Mum
Bangles: c/o of Aunty via Mum

Yesterday my friend and I went to a Nostalgia Weekend that was taking place at a local stately home (think Brideshead, except a little smaller!). All my life I've wanted to take part in one these weekends but, what with one thing and another, I've never got around to it. What a lot I've been missing out on! Although the day wasn't gorgeous (the weather couldn't make up it's mind clearly as it was raining one moment and sunny the next.), everything about the event was wonderful. We snook into a little air raid shelter (pictured below) and I got to touch a hand grenade (that made me very excited), we heard a talk on the part the RAF/WAAF played during the first few years of WWII, walked around the house (which is exquisite), played with model trains that were set up in the (huge) library, and spent the rest of the time gawking at all the fabulous middle aged women who were just so beautiful in their skirt suits and snazzy hats and then men in the uniforms/civvies. It was such a wonderful day and we're already planning on going to the Living History weekend that is being held at the same place next month! :D

Monday, 18 June 2012

red, white, and blue

Blouse: c/o my Mum!
Jeans: eBay (New Look originally)
Shoes: New Look
Belt: New Look
Bangles: Vintage (from my Aunty via my Mum)
Rings: Vintage (from my Mum)
Hair clip: New Look
Nail Varnish: All That Jazz, Collection 2000

Today I had the opportunity of watching the Olympic Torch Relay pass through my part of the country. Therefore, I decided that it would be an appropriate time to dress in red, white, and blue. For someone who didn't get their butt in gear to apply for tickets for any of the actual Olympic events, it was lovely to get into the spirit of the thing and I'm just really happy and grateful that I got to see such a historic moment. I didn't get many good photos, but I have my memories and that's what counts. If you're a fellow British Isles dweller, I hope you all get/got to see the torch at some point! :)

Friday, 15 June 2012

she'll have fun, fun, fun 'til her daddy takes the t-bird away

Top: New Look
Necklace: no idea
Belt: eBay
Skirt: Primark
Tights: New Look
Shoes: New Look

I got this skirt last week and I'm in love with it. As a general rule, I'm not a fan of more "floaty" skirts/dresses and feel much more comfortable in pencil skirts, but the print on this one was just too good to pass up on. 

I'm hopefully going to be posting more frequently on here (I know, famous last words), so keep checking back! :)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday Flashback

1. Eating a gorgeous Danish shortbready thing when I arrived. 
2. A night shot of the Catholic Church in Aarhus.
3. The view from the plane on the way back to miserable, foggy England.
4. My new haircut and colour. 
5. Little Scampi looking adorable (as always).
6. Another photo of my hair (it looks much darker than it actually is!)

Sunday, 15 April 2012


Tee: New Look
Jeans: New Look
Mac: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: New Look
Belt: no idea

I've been searching for a spring/summer jacket for ages and finally I found my perfect mate in this rust coloured mac from Dorothy Perkins. It must have been made for me as it goes with virtually my entire wardrobe. Obviously, being a mac, it's not that warm and I've only had one opportunity to wear it so far but it will be making the journey to Denmark with me because I don't really have room for my bulky winter coat. Fingers crossed the temperature will rise a bit before I leave!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

here's to the ladies who lunch

Shirt: New Look
Jumper: New Look
Trousers: New Look
Boots: Hush Puppies
Necklace: no idea

I've been neglecting this blog (both my blogs actually) the last few weeks. I have no excuses but , hey, I'm back now. In the last few weeks I've booked a spontaneous 2 week holiday to visit a friend in Denmark (I go this Thursday), rekindled my love of musical theatre (with Patti LuPone's help), had my ears pierced, and found a really delicious sparkling perry for 99p in Lidl. Good times (and bum times. I've seen 'em all and, my dear, I'm still here!).

Being a cheapskate, I'm travelling to Denmark with only hand luggage (which with Ryanair means a bag under 55x40x21cm and weighing less than 10kg). Fortunately, I can wash things at my friends so it won't be too much of a problem. However, for someone who has always been an over-packer, it has taken considerable restraint to whittle down my luggage list to things that I need rather than might need. I may make a post about how to get the most out of the free hand luggage allowance as, if you're willing to skip a few frivolities, it can save you quite a bit of money and makes navigating the airport considerably easier. 

What have you been up to?