31 October 2012

You shot me a smile and my cares were gone

Shirt: Primark | Vest underneath: H&M | Skirt: Lavish Alice | Military boots: Topshop

Decided to dress up a little bit today, as I find it's the best way to make me feel good about myself. I bought this shirt a while back - I'm not sure why I haven't worn it until today as it's got everything I ask for in a shirt. Sheer black material, black polkadots and a studded collar. Lovely. Gone for a bit of print clashing too, and teamed it with my Lavish Alice tie dye maxi skirt, which I adore but is a pain to walk in as it's so tight (I have to waddle like a penguin).

Already enjoying my day off work - started with visiting my new dentist for a check up and finding out he's quite a cutie. My aunt recommended him to me... And she told my mum that she 'swoons' every time she goes. I wasn't warned about this, so I walked in none the wiser. Safe to say, I don't mind going to the dentist now.

IN OTHER MORE SERIOUS NEWS, I'm off to see THE KILLERS tonight! Capitals were needed in that statement. I'm beyond excited! I'm going with my 2 brothers as an early birthday present - we went together last time they toured (back in 2009) and it was such a great night, so I'm glad we're going together again. Going to full on fangirl it up, I can sense it already.

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29 October 2012

There's a hole in my soul, can you fill it?

Corset: Primark | Shorts: Internationale | Tights: Boots | Shoes: New Look | Bow tie: Borrowed | Hat: Claire's Accessories

I'm not overly sure what I dressed up as for Halloween. Some kind of zombie burlesque/vamp? Although Jess said I looked like someone from the Rocky Horror Show (my guess was Frank-N-Furter). Don't think I like that comment considering I am actually a girl, but there we go.  Anyway, I just threw this outfit together after I spotted the top hat - how cute is it?! I also wore a bow tie but I forgot to wear it for these photos... And I did wear a black blazer on top, because you know how cold it is right now!

I was quite proud of my make-up, even though it took 3 Youtube tutorials and around an hour to get it right. I mixed a light foundation with some white face paint, along with using black eyeshadow as a blush. I also used black eyeliner to create the cuts, and squeezed fake blood over them. The part by my mouth completely dried up before we left though, so it looked pretty disgusting... Which was perfect. Safe to say, the fake blood stained my skin and it took a fair while to take it off! My Tangle Teezer also got stuck in my hair as I tried to brush out the can of hairspray in it... Ohh the pain.

Jess dressed up as the devil, but she lost her trident around an hour after this photo was taken. Where it went, we have NO idea. It was a really good night though - house party to begin with, followed by a night out in Stourbridge (if you know the area, you would have thought 'poor you' at that). The night didn't end very well, but it was still good fun before that. I think it helped me love Halloween again.

I'm stupidly excited for this week. I have Wednesday and Thursday off work, and despite having to go to the doctors and dentist (bleurgh), I get to celebrate my birthday (over a month early) with my 2 brothers as we're off to see The Killers on Wednesday night (I may have mentioned that before...) and I CAN'T WAIT.

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24 October 2012

I've got autumn leaves and heartbreak dreams inside

Cardigan: Primark | Dress underneath: Forever 21 | Leggings: Topshop

I know it's only October, but I couldn't resist wearing my new Christmas cardigan yesterday. I love a bit of fairisle, so I wasted no time in buying this when I spotted it in Primark. Black and cream (well, it's an off white) fairisle cardigan, with slightly chunky buttons (do wish they were bigger though... Might have to sort that out) and REINDEERS. I don't know why I got excited about such thing. I also love the pattern below it (like mini snowflakes?). Such a cute cardigan and will be very useful over the next few months. It's bloomin' itchy to wear though!

Tonight, I'm off Halloween outfit shopping with my best friend. I can't decide what I want to be this year... I've been a devil and a zombie schoolgirl (but I looked on par with Lindsey Lohan's Mean Girls character, in the same situation at a party) and I wanted to go as something really creative and unique... Without looking like an idiot. Anyone got any ideas? Are you going out for Halloween?

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21 October 2012

You'll be my night light

Jumpsuit: Zara | Shoes: New Look | Bag: Topshop | Earrings: Topshop | Bracelet: Vintage

This is easily my favourite item in my wardrobe right now. Ever. I don't usually go for jumpsuits, but there was something about this number that screamed sophistication, class and just OMGITSSOGORGEOUS and it was soon with me at the till. It's got an open back, which I completely forgot to photograph (but you can see a photo on the link to it above!) with one button at the top to hold it together.

It's quite sheer at the back too, so your bra is on full show... But the front is opaque black so I didn't need to worry. The neckline is also faux leather, which I adore - just enough detail to make a statement, and I felt no need to wear a necklace over it. The fit is unbelievable, with the waist slightly elasticated so it's just so comfortable and very easy to move in. Easiest decision I've made to spend £40 on!

Last night, I attended my sister-in-law's surprise birthday party. All (well, nearly) the family were there and it was such a good laugh. Everyone got drunk. Nearly everyone danced. My brother dragged me up on the dance floor when The Killers came on and we literally just jumped up and down, span round and nearly drowned out the song with our singing of Mr Brightside. Way too excited to see The Killers at the end of the month now!

Luckily, I'm not feeling hungover... I probably should be, but I'm feeling pretty good. Today is all about catch up TV, Disney films and hearing my mum's stories from her Holland visit. Have a lovely relaxing Sunday everyone :)

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20 October 2012

Making everything into a story

Shirt: Zara | Vest underneath: ASOS | Leggings: Zara

I've been looking for a military shirt for ages, but never found the right one. I like to be slightly different, and as soon as I spotted this number from Zara, I instantly fell in love with it. For £26, it's definitely worth the money, even though parting with that amount of money hurt a little bit... Saying that though, £26 for a great quality shirt isn't much at all. I love the khaki shade, and the yoke at the top (the striped pattern) as it makes it more unique than any other military shade I've seen. It's more 'western' style in that case, but it's my favourite shirt of the season so far.

I ended up going shopping on my own this morning and bought a few necessary winter bargains, including a couple of Christmas jumpers and cardigans! However, I did notice that the men's section of Primark has a better selection of Christmas jumpers than the women's section... Why is this?! I'm pretty sure it happened last year too.

Tonight, I'm off to a birthday party, so I'll be all dolled up with a glass of wine in my hand from 7.30pm onwards. Family events like this are always hilarious, so I'm really looking forward to it! I've got an amazing black jumpsuit from Zara (from the same day I bought the shirt!) to wear. To be honest, I can't decide which I'm more excited about, going to the party or wearing the jumpsuit...

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19 October 2012

You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

Jumper: H&M | Jeans: Motel Rocks | Converse: Office

This old H&M jumper reminds me of university. I bought this when I lived in Sheffield and it took me through many months of freezing cold, horrible weather. It's almost quite comforting now - whenever I wear it, I reminisce. Anyway, I thought the 3/4 sleeves would annoy the hell out of me, but they don't (unless my arms start to get cold)! I just adore the old school Mickey and Minnie print on it. I think that was the main reason why I bought it. The fact that it's warm, goes with everything and easy to throw on is a bonus.

I'm still very much in love with my Jordan jeans, although haven't worn them as much recently. However, lately I've been running into a few people who do not like them one bit. Who doesn't like a bit of Beetlejuice style in their lives?!

It's finally the weekend (well, at 6pm it will be) and I'm so glad... This week has been pretty decent, but I'm still not 100% with this weird illness thing I've got. Apart from resting and sleeping, I'm looking forward to the mother's arrival tomorrow (as she comes home from Holland), along with spending some money in Merry Hill, getting my eyebrows done (oh yes, you heard) and partying on the night. Great stuff.

Also, do you like the new bedroom area in my photos?! After a shift around of furniture, and a new BIG wardrobe in place, I now have a lovely little space in front of my beautiful wallpaper. Definitely looks better than the door, don't you think?

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17 October 2012

I got out, I’m alive and I’m here to stay

Dress & belt: ASOS | Jumper: Topshop | Leggings: OMG Fashion | Converse: Office | Rings: Handmade

My chosen attire for my trip to Birmingham to see John Bishop at the NIA. Comfortable, practical and colourful. I bought this ASOS dress in the sale a few months ago and never got round to wearing it. It's a very flattering fit, and long enough to wear without leggings/tights during summer, which is always a plus for me!

I love the cut outs on the shoulder - makes a nice change to seeing them placed on the waist. The neckline is also quite high, which I'm not usually a fan of, but it works well with the cut out sleeves. It's a lovely sky blue colour, with a pattern of black heart outlines all over. I thought that was really cute and different to the standard AW patterns we're seeing lately. I teamed it with my grey Topshop jumper (because it's bloomin' cold) and my trusty pair of Converse.

I'm still trying to get over whatever this illness I've picked up is. I'm not feeling as bad as last week, but I think I've been doing too much this week and it's starting to attack again. I don't like feeling like I want to go to sleep at 8pm every night... and I miss blogging, but looking at a computer screen all day is a little bit painful on the ol' eyes. Never mind. I'm powering through.

I probably didn't help matters when I went to see John Bishop on Saturday night (when I should have been resting). He was really funny, but I didn't think he was as funny as his last tour... Am I on my own with this thinking (if you've seen him this year)? Maybe it's the illness talking. I also spent the following day organising my room, as I now have a lovely HUGE wardrobe in there. All the more room for more clothes, yes?

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14 October 2012

Photoblog: October 2012 (Part 1)

1. Mint aero milkshake | 2. Need this CIPR book | 3. Wine time with Grant | 4. Car journey boredom | 5. Tapas in Bristol | 6. The Lion King | 7. My momma and I | 8. Lotte tying my laces | 9. My saviour | 10. I own too much stuff | 11. Time to redo my bedroom | 12. Sleepyhead | 13. Love these prints | 14. Where's my cupboard gone? | 15. Moussaka in Birmingham | 16. John Bishop time | 17. Plenty of legroom | 18. Great seats in the NIA

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