Notes

So I’ve already said I need to be surgicilly removed from my new hat but that also for a for the stripey top that I bought with it. It’s dedinitly my best stripey top purchase yet!

It’s so versatile and for a with my new shorts, under jackets and with my work trousers.

I spend more time getting ready for work then I spend working. It’s a 30 minute walk and then a 30 minute bus ride to my m&s from home or 2 bus rides if I’m being lazy but I like to save my £2.25 plus its a nice walk along the sea front. But I don’t like wearing my uniform. One because it would probably smell after my power walk, or be wet from rain. Two because when I wear my uniform in public random people come and talk to me. Yesterday I was in Tesco and this woman came up to me and nearly hugged me as she was so delighted there was an m&s food nearby. I could feel the glares from the Tesco staff in the back of my head.

I’m becoming obsessed with M&S yoghurt puddings.  I’ve exhausted the count on us fruit mouses, today I had a count on us trifle. So yummy!! xx

I seem to be really looking forward to Autumn/Winter this year.  I think it’s because I can’t wait to get back to Preston but also because I can’t wait to break out the coloured tights again.  

I think burgundy red is going to be a big colour this season and even if it is, I don’t care because I will be wearing it!!

I can’t make my mind up over this gilet.  I really like it but it’s not something I usually wear.  I used to think that if you were going to wear a gilet, you have to bite the bullet and get a Jack Wills one but I like this one but I can’t decide if it’s ugly or not? Any thoughts anyone.  Do you like burgundy or is it a bit dull? 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.

Today is my day off between working six days in a row either side. So after resting my feet and major grooming to make myself fresh enough for the next six day stint I decided to go for a walk.

There’s a country path at the back of my house which is relatively unknown to tourists which is always good 🙂 xx

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.

It’s funny what we can remember. What we got for our third birthday, losing your blanket at four, being given a massive box of costume jewellery at six and the first time I bought Look magazine.

Let me take you back to February 2007.  I bought the second edition of the magazine before embarking on a shopping trip with my friends to buy clothes for a school trip to Iceland…the country.  

I wonder if the 15-year-old me knew would buy hundreds more of the magazine taking inspiration in shopping aspects of my life but most importantly the career aspect of my life.

I have been a fan of all the weekly features and thought a hole was left when the features such as credit crunch chic and the features with Gok Wan came to a finish although, this hole was quickly filled with new features and when I turn the page to celebs wear high street too.

This summer I was lucky enough to be sent to Beach break live festival by the website I have contributed to student365. I had to work very hard not make the whole article about what was the top festival wears and what people were wearing but being sent somewhere to report on it made me realise that I am going to dedicate my whole life to.  

I know what I want to do with my life and that is to make a living off writing.  A professional blogger, my own column in the Telegraph fashion section, write for a highly successful fashion magazine.  So what am I doing to make my dreams a reality? Well we all have to start somewhere and where better than DIY Week.  Spending one of the best weeks and a half of my life writing about B&Q and other DIY stores tells me that I am meant for this life.

If I can enjoy writing about something I know nothing about, i would be on a permanent high if I could write about fashion shows. Now you know why I spend so much time on this blog!!  

I go back to everyone has to start somewhere.  My blog, I would describe as up-and-coming (if i’m being very possitive).  My readership is increasing daily and when I find it making me that happy it confirms that this is what I want to do, dare I make the cliché…my dream.

The facts

I blog everyday because it is so important to me. It’s not just about the amazing opportunity to attend the Look Show but that in itself would be fantastic, its the chance to write about things I am so passionate about.   Clothes, fashion and Look magazine.

Why I would be suited to it

I’m honest and I’m positive.  I know that is what I look for in a blog.  I want to read from someone I trust and I want to feel inspired once I’ve finished.  All this I strive to do in my work.  If it hasn’t been written yet, write it yourself.

The new benefit mascara, they’re real! is soon to be available to buy in the UK.  I’m a really big fan of the bad gal range.  I love the eyeliner more than anything. 

the whole benefit range is absolutely fantastic but I’m going to focus on the new mascara as apose to rabbiting on about all their other fantastic products.


The packaging and presentation of the product is just as cute as all the other Benefit products.

But what so the stats say? well… straight from the benefit website…

  • 94% saw dramatic length & volume
  • 90% saw base-to-tip curl
  • 94% saw visible lift
  • 100% saw long-wearing results

I treated myself to maxfactor collosol volume not long ago and I have to say I wasn’t that impressed to I might just have to treat myself to this!!

This mascara is not yet available in the UK yet but you can email waitinglist@benefitcosmetics.com to find out when it will be!! xx

My Mum bought me this jewellery stand for an un-birthday present. I have so much jewellery which has always been commented on especailly by my flatmates.

I like the kitchel roll hold I use for my bangles except when you move it they go everywhere. I tried to make it neat for the photograph but it still wouldn’t behave itself.

The doll was a Christmas present a few years ago when I asked my Mum for something pretty.  The cream stand with the bird on it was a Christmas present this year.

The box I keep my rings and earings in is part of a “Stacker” collection which you can buy from John Lewis and certain chemists which is where mine came from. 


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