Wednesday, 28 December 2011

There is thunder in our hearts.

Ah shit. How did I miss my blogging birthday AGAIN?!

I always seem to think its Christmas Eve and its not, its a few days earlier than that. I would just like to say to everyone who ever bothers to read my ramblings, that every comment and page view is very much appreciated. This blog has brought me many great opportunities and, especially at the moment, helps to keep me positive about hopefully doing something vaguely creative with my life, rather than being in M&S forever. Although, saying that, please do give me some ideas about different types of post you would like to see- the blog in its old format just doesn't work anymore now I have to wear a uniform. I must expand and develop!

Anyway, so this is what I wore on Christmas Eve. Apologies for all the cars, I got my sister to take this in rather a rush before we went to the Nativity in our neighbouring village, complete with a real live pony/donkey! The top is a new one I purchased the other day whilst in Cornwall last week. Its from a range called Bonbi Forest, which are items printed with work by Lee May Foster Wilson. I bought it from a shop in Penzance which I absolutely adore, called Space. Its a little big for me since I bought it in a large (the actual sweatshirt is an American Apparel one, and I thought their sizes were tiny, but apparently a large is a 14-16) but it is great nonetheless. I really love the thunder and lightening print and the slouchy fit. I wasn't quite sure what to pair it with since this is probably the first pale blue item of clothing I have ever owned, but I quite liked it with the orange, and the mini-ness of the skirt stopped me morphing into a shapeless mess.

Bonbi Forest sweatshirt, H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams hoodie, M&S Limited Collection skirt, H&M trainers, River Island snood

I was going to post some pictures from last week too but to be honest, I've just looked at them again, and they're not terribly interesting. I took many a macro shot of the amazing imported goods they had in this food hall we stopped at (ok, I know that sounds weird but some of the packaging was pretty cool, and I have a slight obsession with macro) and not very great pictures of Mousehole's Christmas lights, since my little point and shot just could not do them justice.

I have a very interesting life.

Tomorrow I'm going sales shopping with my mum and sister, although I must admit I don't have a huge amount of energy for it. We shall do our usual and select specific shops to go into before making a swift exit. Hopefully I might have something exciting to show you though!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


really ancient Emily the Strange tee shirt, vintage Laura Ashley shirt, M&S Limited Collection cardi, M&S skirt and tights, Topshop boots and earrings

Just a very quick outfit post before I head off to bed (work in the morning- yawn.) Went on a little family day trip today, of which I will put up some more photos soon. I wore my fantastic new charity shop find Laura Ashley shirt, which is absolutely divine with its velvet Peter Pan collar and buttons. Although I must admit, it is a little small for me across the bust, which is why I am having to wear it over this very well loved old tee shirt. I'm not entirely sure whether it worked but oh well. It is also impossible to get me out of these boots or cardi at the moment- they are both so, so comfy and warm. Also, apologies the photos are a bit crap- my Mum took them outside for me on a busy street just as the light was starting to go. 

As you can also see, I got my hair hacked off again last week- to be honest, I was fed up of this manky shorter top layer I had left to grow out and just thought it would be easier to hack it all to the same length and grow it from there. The blond section looks so much better now its all healthy hair. I'm still not entirely sure whether I like the haircut overall (it is almost exactly the same as my 5 year old hair) but I will see if it grows on me. It will do for now. 

(Oh, and I also realise I have now completely copied Kate Nash's hair. I can't help it. I love her.)

And lastly, my awesome new cat earrings from Topshop. Apologies for the somewhat gratuitous gross ear macro shot, but that was the best way to show them to you. My little camera isn't the best for taking macro but I feel this shot isn't too bad. I love the 3D element of these and I think they look a lot more expensive than the £8.50 I paid for them. Saying that, they aren't terribly comfortable, but I think that is just due to the amount of metal that is attached to the back. 

Sorry this post is a little brief, but I really must go to sleep. I will post more at the weekend. I hope you are all having a lovely run up to Christmas and aren't too stressed!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Writing Adventures.

So. My country bumpkin internet was down for well over a week so apologies for my absence. I have been off today and so have been wearing my own clothes; however, I have not taken any outfit photos since I am completely full of cold and the light has been atrocious all day. I've also had my hair cut but it looks a little bit weird- I always find it looks a bit flat and makes my face look fat until I've washed it myself.

Instead, I have a few exciting bits of news to tell you. Firstly, I had an article published in PLANT magazine, which I must admit, is probably one of the most exciting things to happen to me, probably ever. Isabel was either the first or second blog that I ever read, and she is so articulate, intelligent and pulls Dr Martens off with the kind of aplomb I have never myself mastered. Anyway, not to gush and girl-crush too much, but it is such an honour to have been included in her feminist fashion zine. You should all go and order a copy so Isabel can continue to make such an awesome zine.

(Isabel, I will include an excitable photo at a later date, but could not wait any longer to share the pride.)

I also mentioned a few months back about being rejected for the Oxfam blog. Whilst I was very disappointed at the time, I was delighted to be contacted by them a few weeks later offering me the post! Turns out somebody else had dropped out and so I was picked instead. Funny that I have got both my job and this post after somebody else dropping out- oh well, I'm not complaining. I got them in the end! My first post was published earlier this week and you can read it here. I am very excited to be a part of the blogging team and am so pleased to be able to volunteer for Oxfam in this way. I'll only be posting monthly so it shouldn't detract too much from here (although I admit the posts of recent have been shamefully few and far between anyway...)

So, you are all now updated on my various writing adventures. I am currently somewhat exhausted from work (full time retail work at this time of year is literally hellish) but am going to get a little break at Christmas and New Year. It will be the blog's second birthday soon, after which I may attempt to make a few changes. As I have already said, my old format of outfit posts does simply not work anymore now I wear uniform for the majority of the week. I am trying to come up with ideas for some kind of blogging schedule, with maybe one or two outfit posts a week with some other bits popped in, but I must admit I am struggling somewhat. I don't want to resort to cliched posts such as wishlists (not to sound snobby, I just want to make sure I don't get lazy and monotonous) but I know I need to introduce some kind of structure to keep me on track. I am more than welcome for suggestions of things you would like to see- more make up posts, reviews, inspiration, wishlists, videos? Please give me some ideas!

Monday, 12 December 2011

A quick notice.

My internet has been down for about a week and a half. I promise to get back to you soon now I am connected to the World Wide Web again. Sorry.