Archive for the ‘My wardrobe’ Category

So I am literally just finishing off a cup off tea before I go upstairs to try and begin repacking to go to uni.  I’ll start with the clothes i’ve not worn all summer because I made need these in Preston.  Oh Lordy.  It’s annoying because i’ve only just got my room pretty much the way I want it so i will have to bid fairwell.  Oh well, I have about a week to get my room in Preston sorted before lessons start.  

I’m sad to leave M&S, I do love working there.  Plus, have you seen their new ad-campaigns with Ryan Reynolds…hubba hubba.

But I thought I would just show this quickly, my packing begins…xx

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Oooooo it’s been a busy bank holiday weekend.  I didn’t say yes to any extra hours so i’ve had plenty of time off.  It was my Dad’s wedding this Saturday, died my hair brown on the Sunday and Newlyn fish festival on the Monday.  So it’s not surprising it’s only today i’ve had time to get round to blogging.  

 


This was the wonderful breakfast that was provided by the hotel on the day of the wedding.  Of course having breakfast did not stop me from fainting at the alter during the vows…oooppss!!

A bit of a different back drop than from my usual photos and I apologise from the discarded shoe in the foreground. I was so happy with my hair but by the end of the night, it was starting to look a bit minnie mousy but I still loved it.  I crashed out on the bed without taking it out and managed to wear it to work the next day, well with a bit of damage control anyway.  

I thought I’d take a picture of the simple but pretty table setting.  On the end of the top table next to my Godfather and the edible silver chocolates on the table.  

At work on Sunday I realised I do not want to be blonde any more.  it’s not that it’s too much hard work, I don’t mind that it’s just that my hair is so damaged because of all the constant bleaching so I’ve decided to go brunette.  I’ve been blond for two years now and i’m a bit tired of it.  My flatmate (even though he isn’t any more, I will always call him that) says he will pin me down and pour absolute platinum over my head.  I’m ok with it though.  I didn’t expect it to work quite so well.  I bought golden brown.  I was told if you dye blonde hair straight to brown it will have a green tinge.  After experiencing a green tinge at the beginning of the summer after Tenereife I wanted to avoid it.  I’m very happy with it.  In the light, it has a golden/ reddish hue/tone but I like that.  Hopefully I can just let it grow now without worrying about it.  

Newlyn Fish Festival on bank holiday Monday where I live is my favourite day of the year.  I’ll spare you the picture of the fish display as some may not appreciate it.  

I went on the life boat for the first time in my life.  Or that I can remember. There are loads of stalls, one of which was selling henna.  After getting henna tattoos at festivals and deciding I cannot have a real tattoo as i’m scared of needles…i’ve become addicted to henna.  I have like 7 on me now.  

How was everyone elses bank holiday? hope you all had a restful fun time?  What did you think of my hair and the dress.  Was I right to go brunette?? xx

My days off are few and far between so I tend to make the most of them.  I have new additions to my room which I will post soon I promise.  The free standing mirror I was on about and a dressing table.

I’ve always wanted a dressing table for my room and now I have one.  It’s gone in the alcove but it’s half an inch too big so it’s possible to cut it down to size. 

Once that was done I ended up at Porthleven where there was a market and I treated myself to a few pocket money purchases. 

 

I got these for my new room and fridge at uni.

I’m actually really excited about this.  I bought this bag from Primark in Oxford Street for £7 but in typical Primark fashion it broke.   There was a man there with a leather work shop who mended it for me for £1.  It was my Grandma’s doing as I said it wasn’t worth it!

Today, I’ve had probably one of the best Sundays i’ve had in a long time.  I did what Sundays are meant for…no not rest.  I worked four hours in the morning and then tidied my room up, one because it needed it, two to sort my clothes out, yes, I actually threw some away!! and three to start the long process of sorting out stuff to go back to uni.  Luckily a lot is already up there because I kept some stuff up there.  I then had a bath, a cream tea and came over to my Grandparents. 

I’m also really excited because my uncle is bringing down a free standing mirror which will go in my bedroom, i’m so excited! I’ve always wanted one. 

Anyway so i’m waiting for this vintage jacket I ordered on ebay to come but with it being Sunday the lack of post made me sad so i thought I would post about the other mail I recieved this week.  I love getting mail, unless its a bank statement.  I muse over it for a while and feel guilty nfor the fact it feels a bit thick and then toss it. 

So here’s what I recieved this week…

I got a couple of things from eBay.  After hankering over a cricket jumper for ages, I now have two!! I like this one the most though.

I think i’ll team it with my new oversize blazer, also eBay and of course my hat!

Sorry for the flat, lack of modelling, I know you probably all like to laugh at me (hahaha) but my hair was wet as i got out of the shower.

I also got this post card from my sister.

It made me so happy.  I love James Dean.  I watched Giant one day at uni when it was a sunny Friday and everyone had gone home.  It made me feel so much better!  I tweeted this a while back…

 “had a dream last night my Mum was watching James Dean movies loudly downstairs when I was in bed. #analysethat. xx”
In addition to my tidying I also finished my little project.  About three years ago I bought a trunk from Oxfam for £10 and I love it.  I had always wanted one and saw it and bought it!! It was lined with some old checked papers but it was peeling to I finally got round to peeling it off and replacing it with some old postcards and articles.  They used to be on my wardrobe but when I moved rooms I didn’t need it anymore but didnt want to lose the postcards. 
Just for good measure I thought i’d throw in a picture of my cream tea…all M&S !!
So that was my Sunday, hope you all had a good day of rest and that you have a good week!! xx

Well no plastic hearts but paper bag shorts!!  I’ve decided I’ve become very attatched to my waist (which is good because without it i’d be screwed!)

My new hat is going to have to surgically removed! I love it!! It hides my manic messy hair! xx

Do you like my watch? it was £3 from Cancer research. I really liked it and then one of the managers at work said “nice man watch” and now i’m not so keen on it.

Shorts: eBay/Asos
Top: New Look
Hat: New Look
Tights: M&S
Belt: Mum’s

Short post, lots of photos.  All my posts are short at the moment.  Really because I’m working so much and i’m so tired when i come in.  I’d like to say this is what I wore today but it’s not.  I wore an M&S uniform but I can’t complain.

This is a hat I bought from New Look a couple of days ago.  The dress is a vintage St Michael (aka M&S, how fitting!) from ebay for £1.99.  I think I might shorten the hem and sleeves.  I plan to turn the sleeves up and line them with white material.

It’s a bit of 70s meets 40s with the hat and the dress.  Why not…xx

I’m not going to lie, I put this picture in because I think I look quite skinny in it.

So I got my little mits on a copy of the September issue of Vogue this morning. I was going upstairs for my 15 minute break and saw it there in the magazine stand. I perhpas should have waited until my 30 minute break but I couldn’t. There’s something quite funny about buying Vogue with you’re hair tied up in a ‘I need to get it off my face’ kind of way and I was in my M&S uniform.

Sat there in the staff room with my chocomilk I was having a great time reading, wishing I had sticky notes with me. Oh well, i’m working tomorrow.

So what are the key trends for this season. Well I could have told you before buying vogue but here;
* androgynous
* sixties
* fetish
* over-sized
* checks/heritage
* jewel colours

I think what made me happiest when reading was the article on blanket and capes. Last year I bought a red tartan cape from Henry Holland. I love it sooo much. It was one I kept seeing in the posters but could never find it and then one day, there it was in the Debenhams in Preston.

 

Here’s me in mine…

I think it’s quite a wintery/Christmas look.  That’s the good thing about being in Preston, it gets cold enough to wrap up.  In Cornwall it just gets wet.  I love warpping up and what’s a better way than in a blanket cape.  

Capes are still in so dust yours off from last year.  If you don’t have one…errr get one, perfect for the colder months.

Today’s wears

I looove my bag. My Dad bought it thinking it was bigger and gave it to me. I love the way it looks like a doctors bag. Too cute!!

Necklace is from Rock ‘n’ rose from like yeeeaaars ago. Stripy top is from France and its actually my Grandma’s. Shorts are Matalan. I was wearing bright pink gingham wedges but you can’t see them boo!

This picture made me laugh so I put it on.



The lighter pink bracelet I got for £1 in the Primark sale because it’s more or less identical to one my Mum has that’s made of coral. The only problem is that one is eating itself apparently.

Hands up who went to the vintage fair on south bank. Hands up who wanted to go to the vintage fair on south bank.  That one’s me! I reallllly wanted to go but I had 15 hours to work at M&S this weekend.  Earning over £100 does help lessen the sting of not going to the event that I was born to attend.

 I will write a post about it soon.  Posts have been few and far between lately because i’ve been working lots.  I spent the first half of the summer not doing anything and now i’m flat out.

Lots of exciting things.  My house at uni is ready to move into.  Some of my stuff is there but i’ve not gone yet.  I got a text off one of my friends saying how she was weeding the garden/ back yard but I will call it a garden and I intend to buy plants for it that no doubt will shrivel and die in the bitter prestonian winter.

So to cheer myself up and forget that I still have over a  month till I can move in, I did treat myself to a new hair product and my sister was home from London for the weekend to celebrate my Mum’s birthday.

Last year on my 18th birthday I went to my hair dressers and as a finishing touch he sprinkled dust it by osis on my hair.  The effect was that I managed to back comb it into a beehive much easier.  He put the product on in the morning and I styled my hair around 7pm and it stayed put all night.

I’ve always made to buy it online and it’s currently on my amazon wish list but through time and being too mean i’ve never got round to buying it myself.

So i’ve kept an eye out in boots etc to see if I could ever find a product that would work or was simular and to my great delight, after over a year there is one on the market.  Vo5 give me texture instant oomph powder.  in its shocking pink packaging its pretty good.

it says on the packaging that the bottle has extra headroom so you can shake it up beofre use.  I initially thought this was a fancy way of explaining why they didnt fill the product to the top but actually its because when you shake it the amount in the bottle increases.

Before shake

after shake

I wouldn’t say it was as good as dust it but for a poor student it’s pretty good.

I have considerably swollen footzies from all those hours at M&S not to mention blisters but I still managed to make it out last night for my mum’s birthday.

Top:borrowed off Mum
Skirt: £10 matalan
shoes: cast offs of my sister
lips :lip venom by duwop
foundation: bourjois

My hair looks a little flat there but it did have a lot of volume last night!!  I’m really liking wear a pencil skirt at the moment.  This one was only a cheepy from Matalan so when pay day comes next week I might treat myself to a new one.

What has everyone else done this weekend? Did you go to south bank? xx

After reading about this online shop on a blog call discothequeconfusion which I mentioned here, I had a browse and found a pair of round sunglasses. Continue Reading »




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