Sunday 12 August 2012

I miss posting in this blog!

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Don't you worry about the distance.

Ruffled blouse - HK
Skirt - Miss Selfridge
Spotted tights - HK
Bow - gift
Shoes - Marks and Spencer
Red lip laquer - MAC
Nail varnish - Laura Paige
Rings - Accessorize and various

Here's a gander at a work outfit. This is actually dressier than what I normally wear but I wish I had more blouses like this so I could create more 'classical' looks. I think ruffles are so romantic and feminine. Dressing like this must make me look older (or perhaps it was the excess make up) as a woman at the post office asked me about mortgages and life insurance. People usually dismiss me as being 15 years old.

I'm glad that the snow has subsided (for now) but I'm a little sad I didn't take any outfit photos whilst there was a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground. Saying that, it's nice not having to de-ice the car every morning and shivering in work.

Is everyone geared up for Christmas? I was really excited for it until December hit and now I feel nothing. Perhaps I just need to do some more Christmas shopping... for myself!!! Maybe I'll get some cosy Ugg slippers or these amazing discounted See by Chloe platforms. Or maybe I'll treat myself to something from the new Marc by Marc Jacobs collection at Daniel Footwear.

"Women's Shoes by Marc Jacobs - too irresistible!"

Sunday 5 December 2010

Hustlers grab your guns your shadow weighs a ton.

Dress - RCFJ
Sailor coat - Topshop
Scarf - HK
Leggings - tutuanna
Boots - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
Leopard print scarf - HK
Fur cossack hat - Topshop
Faux Kelly handbag - SZ
Gloves - George

I almost always wear my sailor coat but I don't think I've ever posted any photos of it on here because I tend to photograph the outfit I wear underneath instead. The dress is one I bought in Hong Kong and I loved it when I bought it, but when I tried it on, my cousin said I looked very "cosplay" and it put me off. I think I like it again now. I'm just a sucker for tulle skirts.

It was bitterly cold this day. I went Christmas shopping (though mostly I shopped for myself) and I had to wait at the train station for an hour. I'm sure I almost got frostbite! Plastic Melissa shoes are NOT good for icy weather.

My hair looks really red in these photos. I wish it was actually like that. Why is my face a square?

Monday 29 November 2010

I got Cutter spray and a healthy sense of worth.

So some of you may (or may not) have noticed that I've been a bit AWOL. I don't know why I've become so poor at blogging ever since my hiatus in summer. Anyway, the absence is also partly because I've been lucky enough to go on my third trip this year and I spent a couple of weeks over in Hong Kong with a quick trip to Cambodia squeezed in. I wasn't that excited about visiting HK since I go there every few years, but I really enjoyed it. The shopping and the food was as wonderful as it's always been. And Cambodia... there's a lot of beauty there despite its recent sad history. Angkor Wat is a sight to behold!

The Bank of China, I think?
Out of focus sushi
Typical countryside Cambodian housing
Statues on a bridge leading to the Angkor Wat complex
Angelina Jolie ran through this door as Lara Croft
Statues at the Shiva temple
Two kids, everyone likes this photo
Reflection of Angkor Wat nearing sunset
Colourful grounds of the royal palace
Cutely packaged drinks in a vending machine
Simple bowl of noodles
Someone was getting married at a restaurant we ate in in Shen Zhen
Random Chinese art
Bibimbap, I enjoy taking pictures of food
The Hong Kong skyline at night

It's always sad going back to reality after a nice holiday. You never want to leave!

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Boom even brighter than the moon.

Camisole - Gap
Skirt - H&M
Tights - Topshop
Shoes - Hush Puppies
Tiara - HK
Nail varnish - Rimmel
Facepaints and fake blood - Wilkinsons

I was invited to a friend's friend's Hallowe'en party and I didn't want to go as something scary, but the point of wearing a costume for Hallowe'en is to be creepy so I went for something in the middle and went as a zombie ballerina. It's a good balance between spooky and pretty. It was easy enough to do since I could pull the costume together using things I already own and just needed to buy some face paints.

Originally I was going to wear my pink tulle skirt, but I'd had a big meal that day and it didn't fit. Plus the black works better anyway. I had so much fun with the make up though! I gave myself black eyes and lips and drew stitches all over my body. Then I dribbled some fake blood out of my mouth. The only problem was the white face paint wasn't that white. And it was a cold night. Still, I kept warm whilst laughing with a wicked ringmaster, two black cats, a pumpkin swordsman, a paedo tiger, Bill Compton, a double headed vampire and various other ghoulies.

I had too much fun doing these ballerina poses.

Friday 22 October 2010

He's more Xbox and I'm more Atari.

T-shirt - Gap
Shorts - Gap
Tights - Topshop
Cardigan - Topshop
Shoe boots - Office
Hat - fancy dress shop
Pocket watch - River Island
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

It's not often that I actually buy something from my lust lists but the aran knit cardigan drew me in, heart and soul! It looks great thrown over anything. This day started off a little chilly, hence the chunky knit, but as the day went on, it started getting hotter and off came the layers and on came the hat and sunnies. I'm on the lookout for a navy blue and a light beige chunky knit cardigan now. I can't get enough.

Halloween is coming up soon! I'm actually excited this year. I hope my costume turns out as well as I hope it will. Same with my make up. Is anyone else planning to dress up?

I've been doing Bikram yoga this past week. In the first session I nearly blacked out from the heat but my body has felt so good (and a bit sweaty) after each session.

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Even more than anyone that you adore can love.

Dress - Pins + Needles
Cardigan - H&M
Boots - Deichmann
Hat - fancy dress shop
Handbag - Chanel
Ring - Accessorize

It is shameful for me to post when I still haven't caught up with comments for my last post. Please forgive me and please forgive the weird blue-ish tint in these photos which make my green dress appear teal. It's the dress which I recently posted about. I think it's charming in a sort of "country" way. I'll be very sad when winter comes upon us and my boater hat will look quite out of place.

Who has tips on how to get skinny legs? I did 10 minute exercises for five days and gave up.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

High street lust #57.

If the grey tweed faux fur collar coat (£80) is anything to go by, then I have bought my winter coat too soon! I love the hourglass shape and the ladylike styling. Most of all, I like the fur collar! This coat screams elegance.

If I could, I'd make my work wardrobe very prim and proper and I can achieve that with the help of Miss Selfridge! First, the guncheck skirt (£32) with its nipped in waist and then a sweet shirt like the cream lace victoriana blouse (£35) or the bow trim detail top (£32). Black chevron knitted tights (£8) and nude frilly ballerina pumps (£25) keep the look demure and the faux croc x body bag (£25) lends a vintage touch. Finally, pick a set of earrings from the flower studs multipack (£8), add a charm bracelet (£12) and a heart ring (£12) and off I go to clock in.

I apologise that my lust lists are most often in neutral colours, but that's the palette my heart yearns after!