March 20th, 2017

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Ahhh I went to see Rachel Tucker!! I’ve never actually managed to see her in any role so I figured I’d have to take seeing her in her own solo show and it was phenomenal. So, as I was going to see Tucker and as I knew I had the following 5 days in uniform, I figured I’d make an effort of sorts.

Crucially, I organised my wardrobe in the day on Monday. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still kind of messy to anybody else, I guess. But it makes sense to me and it’s long overdue (we moved into this house in September and it’s the first time there’s been any kind of order to my wardrobe.)

So, organising my wardrobe meant I laid hands again on my Billabong skirt, which is still one of my favourite items ever. I don’t wear it anywhere near often enough so it was time to pull it out and in order to really showcase it, I paired it with the plainest possible item, a black long-sleeved tee. I ended up really enjoying this outfit and almost not feeling entirely out of place in the ludicrously fancy venue.

I am obviously still working on my remarkably awkward poses and would probably be feeling a lot better if everything I posted wasn’t a mirror selfie but hey ho. Lighting is pretty bad in both of these but overall I had an amazing evening and felt great in this outfit, it’s definitely one I’ll be bringing out again.

See you soon!

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March 18th, 2017 (shoe of the day!)

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A few months ago, I finally decided that Converse and I were no longer meant for each other. My personal experience is that they’re not longer the super sturdy shoe they used to be (I wore my first ever pair pretty much day-in-day-out for about 2 years before they gave up on me) and that I need much hardier shoes. Or at the very least, shoes that are not so hardy but cost less. Seemed like a great time to follow the trend and look for a pair of white, 90s-esque trainers, preferably on sale. And I did! After revisiting the shop and the website a few times each, I finally decided to buy the Reebok Club C85 Iridescent. (I obviously needed something shiny.) They’re no longer available from Schuh, where I got them for £35, but they’re still available at full price from Offspring.

I had honestly forgotten how comfortable good trainers can be. I wear my Docs almost every day, and as much I love them, it cannot compare to how light and happy my feet feel in these trainers. Holy hell. Anyway, I’m rambling but tl;dr – I’m obsessed.

Please excuse my dirty mirror/background mess.

See you soon!

March 10th, 2017

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busy day today (despite feeling awful) so some fairly terrible pictures.

This morning I headed off to a professional workshop at what is basically the number one company in the world for the field I’d like to work in. It was a fairly casual event but I still thought it was important to make an effort, so I went for my H&M printed trousers and this cute sweater from ASOS. you can’t see but it has tattoo-style motifs on the elbow patches. The sweater is a little short so I have a grey vest poking out from under.


Then in the evening (after lying in bed dying for part of the afternoon), I went to a talk at the Southbank Women of the World festival. I went to see Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel talk about their new book. Wanted mostly to feel cute so I gave the striped New Look shirt its second outing, teamed with black ripped jeans with fishnets underneath.

Both outfits (horribly) pictured with DMs and my Brave Soul coat.

March 5th, 2017

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Finally! A real ootd. Today I went to a filming of Child Genius in the morning and then just had lunch and a cute afternoon/evening with my girlfriend as she’s leaving tomorrow for a few days. 

I’m working the whole rest of the week so it’ll be back to uniform until Friday! 

Bought this shirt the other day from New Look and I feel really cute and cosy in it, which is great. The silly little scarf/snood is from Primark and the jeans are from H&M. 

Close up on the shirt because stripes are love and stripes are life. 

See you soon! 

hello again!

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I’m getting back into this again soon, I promise. It’s been crazy. I wore some cute outfits in Scotland a few weeks ago but always had a coat/scarf/twelve protective layers on and forgot to photograph ANY of them.

In the meantime, I’ve used my tumblr to give a little more info on some of the stuff posted in my huge “two years of outfits in one post” post. You can check that out here and I’ll see you again very soon.

Love.

ETA: pictured below is my work uniform, the real reason I don’t have anything interesting to post at the moment. Ignore the mess and awkward pose. Not pictured: the fetching company fleece that accompanies this when the store is freezing which is always. 

January 23rd: lots of new things! (Again!)

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Once more, it’s been far too long. I’m getting really bad at this, I apologise. New goal is to post at least one outfit a week, or maybe try to post an end-of-week round-up. I literally have a seven-day week between Uni and work right now, and that’s without taking a social life (and TV…) into consideration. So I am always busy but, hey, I’m always dressed so I have no excuse.

As the blog title suggests, I have more new clothes to show off! Don’t remind me of the times I said I was stopping, please. In all honesty, I only paid full price for one of the items I’m about to share so I’m letting myself believe that’s okay!

First on the agenda is this cute leopard print skirt I got from Forever 21 in their January sale. I love this skirt. It is so comfortable and so cute and just the perfect level of tacky-fab, which is my absolute favourite way to dress at the moment.

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I move on, then, to this velvet dress that arrived today. It’s a New Look dress that I grabbed on eBay and it is super cute but also, importantly, soooo comfortable and warm and it makes me happy. I feel like I can really dress this up or down depending on what I choose to do with it and I’m pretty much in love with it already.

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Next up is this amazing dress from BoohooPlus. I saw a post about this dress from art-i-ficial and I’m obviously not rocking it as well as she does, but this dress is such a winner and comes recommended for sure. (Bonus picture for this one so you can see how cute the neck actually is!) I can’t wait to play around a little with my accessories on this one and see the directions I can take it in. Shoutout to that spot on my lens that managed to make it look like I have a huge white stain in the middle of the dress… sigh.

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And last but most definitely not least, a three-in-one extravaganza of new items. For Christmas, my sister gave me a Topshop gift card and I managed to grab this jacket and the skirt, both of which I love! The skirt still feels like a length I’m not used to, so I’m working with it, but I’ve been wearing the jacket non-stop, and I’m looking to get a few patches for it so I’ll probably be wearing it even more when that happens. Also pictured is a top from Forever 21 that is a little shorter than I’d like it to be but is still really cute as hell and surprisingly comfortable.

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And that’s all for now! Like I said, posting more here is definitely on the agenda and once I’ve settled into my new routines it’ll be happening for sure!

December 11th, 2014 – another new purchase.

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I made a couple of new purchases today, actually. (Remember when I said I was stopping? Ha!) But, as one of those purchase was just a pair of ordinary jeans – my beloved blue jeans are finally ripped to the point I can no longer wear them and I’m heartbroken – and another was a pair of leggings, I didn’t think they were really worth writing about. I know I wrote about a plain green t-shirt the other day but apparently I’ve changed the rules.

Anyway, today I bought these leopard print faux fur boot cuffs and I am in love. I saw them the other day but thought it was probably a bit silly to buy them, but when I had to venture into H&M again today I couldn’t resist. They are so cute and they team so perfectly with my Docs!

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I decided to wear them out today after I bought them. Just onto campus but I thought it was far enough to test out how comfortable I feel wearing them in public and also how warm they are. Successful on both fronts! They are super cosy and warm and also I love the way they look so didn’t feel self conscious at all.

I am in love and I am tacky fabulous.