Sunday, 29 August 2010

It seems like peace is the only thing I'll never know.

Dress - YOU
Jacket - Topshop
Socks - Primark
Shoes - New Look
Bag - Cancer Research
Ring - ASOS

Two Saturdays ago I attended a girl's 21st birthday meal. We had a lovely tapas meal and some tasty cocktails (apple Mojito!). After that I raced to the train station so I could attend a 27th birthday celebration in the same night. So much traveling for my poor feet. I used to wear these white heels all the time but now they pinch at the front. My feet have grown? How sad.

It looks like I'm doing the socks + shoes trend thing, but really it's only because I cannot wear shoes without socks. At first I put the socks at a cute ankle length but I decided my legs were too stumpy for that and pulled them up so they were knee-high. Do you prefer up or down?

My blogspot pet hate: when it asks you for a word verification after you've clicked 'post comment'. Why can't it just be on the same page?

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

High street lust #54.

I am still LOVING Miss Selfridge so much. Each week they add new lines that I covet so badly. My heart immediately soared when my eyes laid upon the cream Peter Pan smock dress (£45). Of course the collar lured me in but I adore its simple vintage aesthetic.

Wear with some seductive black heart back seam tights (£8), a pair of black lace shoe boots (£40) and a velvet stud clutch bag (£22) for a stopover at a bar after a long day at work. Bling up with some black feather earrings (£9), a black bow and heart ring stack (£4) and black filigree band ring (£8). A cream trilby hat (£15) or a black turban tones the look down. Alternatively, a black lace bow headband (£6) keeps with the feminine theme. Paint your fingernails black for a gothic touch.

PS I think I'm only going to do a high street lust every fortnight now rather than weekly because:
a) it's not good for my bank account (or yours) to keep making these lists
b) more websites are using models to display their clothes and that makes it hard to manipulate the images, so I only have a few stores I can work with and I can't rotate them as much as I used to.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

I had wrists like steel and I felt complete.

T-shirt - Gap
Cardigan - H&M
Skirt - Miss Selfridge
Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
Ring - Accessorize
Hat - fancy dress shop

This post has been tagged "work" but it's a semi-lie. I wore it all for work apart from the hat. I'd worn my Hush Puppies to work, but an ASOS package was waiting for me when I arrived. I was so excited to receive my new shoes I wore them straight away. My work wardrobe is a bit more 'classic' than my regular wardrobe but I think it's still 'my style' as I usually incorporate my favourite elements of nautical, bows and ruffles.

Really, I just wanted to show you my new shoes! I'm glad I took the plunge and bought them.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Those ephemeral fireworks I watched with you.

Long cardigan - H&M
Bow brooch - Topshop
Tights - Topshop
Shoes - River Island
Hat - fancy dress shop
Knuckle ring - Accessorize

This is an outfit I wore last week to run some errands. It's the return of my cardigan-as-a-dress, whoo. The only problem is the deep V-neck so I had to pin the top together with a brooch. I would have cinched the cardigan with a belt as well, but it looked too busy with the bow, buttons and pockets. A girl in Vivienne Westwood complimented my boater, but I don't know if she was just trying to get me to buy something.

I didn't like these heart tights much before (I would have preferred a more scattered heart pattern) but they actually make my legs look so long and slender! I forgive them. Also displaying my newest jewellery acquisition. It's a two-finger knuckle ring with "love" across the front. I originally wore it 'upright' as in the bottom photo, but my brother said I should wear it 'upside down' so when I do DAPS, it would be the right way around. What do you think?

Do you ever go into a store intending to return something you've bought and end up buying something else (more expensive) instead?

Sunday, 15 August 2010

You've been around all night and that's a little long.

Dress - Miss Selfridge
Zip up jacket - brother's (H&M?)
Cable knit tights - Topshop
Shoes - River Island

It looks like I put a bowl on my head and then dyed my hair orange. I really need to re-colour my hair, it looks awful! So I think this is the most colourful outfit I've ever posted? The dress is one of the few things I kept after a big Miss Selfridge shipment. The duck egg blue, the cute spots, the pleated hem and the coral/white Peter Pan collar sucked me in. I guess it helped it was the only item I'd actually seen in real life before I made my order.

Who would've thought that I would wear cable knit tights in August? I popped the yellow shoes on because they were in a pile by the door that I had planned to donate but they seem to be finding their way into quite a few of my outfits. Perhaps it is not yet time to let them go.

I'm sad that Miss Selfridge have put their pirces up a bit.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy.

Top - HK
Jacket - Topshop
Treggings - Topshop
Shoes - Aldo
Forehead protector - AX05
Nail varnish - Laura Paige
Circle lenses - FreshKon

This is an outfit from a few weeks ago. It was during the time I suddenly got into Naruto Shippuden (nerd post alert!). I dug out my Konoha protector and wore it out like a total n00b. It kept my neck warm. I guess this outfit was slightly ninja influenced. The treggings tucked into my shoes is something I do anyway but it made me feel more like a shinobi that day. Hmmm, it's been so long since I did an outfit post that I don't know what to say!

PS I'm totally disappointed with Sasuke. Loving Itachi though. And Inoue Kazuhiko has the best voice ever.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

High street lust #53.

Recently my friend told me how she had a big shopping spree after being good for several months. When I thought about it, I hadn't bought much recently either and suddenly I found myself window shopping online for hours. Miss Selfridge has had most of my love, especially the star print one shoulder dress (£39). The print is cute, the style is on trend and the duck egg blue is delightful!

Sadly, when I tried it on, the dress did not suit me at all. But still, I shall dream! I adored the nude seam platforms (£40) as well but they just crushed my toes. The English summer has completely disappeared so some winter white tights (£6) and a micro frill umbrella (£10) would come in handy. A loose up hairstyle pulled back with the cream mesh flower headband (£7) would display the gold chandelier leaf earrings (£6) perfectly. Finish off with the rose bow pearl ring stack (£6), the diamond lock clutch (£15) and a spritz of rose perfume and that's your girly ensemble done.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Be my rock 'n' roll queen.

Hallo meine Lieben! ♥ Many apologies for being away a month longer than I anticipated. I'm afraid it was mostly due to laziness! My new job involves a lot more work that I thought it would so I'm going to slowly ease myself back into the blogging world. During my absence I went on a cruise around the western Mediterranean and here are some pictures from that holiday. I visited; Palma, Monaco, Villefranche, Pisa, near Rome, Corisca and Palamos.

Thank you to all my new followers! I'm going to try my best to reply to all the comments I received during my hiatus.