Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A Few Outfit Updates

Everything's a bit hectic with all the things going on at work along with trying to uphold a social life, sell everything I own on eBay and find a new home. So in the evenings I tend to just lie around and be lazy. That is my excuse for the lack of blogging.

I figured I'd just post a few outfits from the mornings I had time to take photos. Perhaps I'll do this each week to make up for the fact that I have no time for much more at the moment!

Boyfriend's Megadeth tee and AA jeans for the dreaded day after a work night out.

Neon jumper & leopard satchel

Daisy top & Riding pants

This was my first day outfit - as close as I'll ever get to smart casual!

We have a big events on tomorrow and Sunday which both are looking to be super cool so I'll take some pics and make a post from that along with more outfits and buys. My shopping has been lacking now I'm mega poor!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sunday Thoughts

I finished my book today. That always puts me in a strange mood, like I'm still kind of trapped in it, surrounded by the characters and empathising with their lives even though they're over.

So I went for a walk and realised, probably for the first time ever, that nothing was wrong, and everything in my life is alright. It's quite enlightening to actually comprehend that kind of thing.

So now I'm settling into my job and getting used to juggling life and full-time work, I'll update with some shopping/outfit posts in the week.

Just thought I'd drop in. It's been a while xo

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Working Woman

Don't think I'm neglecting you! I'm just super busy trying to get to grips with full time work. At the moment I'm taking part in a training programme which is not only very interesting but fun, friendly, and has so far featured plenty of Italian food. Safe to say I'm enjoying it.

Monday was my first day at my new desk, which had a bottle of Stella Cidre left on it - apparently a remnant of Friday evening, when everyone starts drinking at their computers from 4pm! This is definitely my kind of job. Along with that, I was actually assigned the task of 'spending an hour watching cute animal videos on YouTube.' I do this shit for free as it is!

I've stolen a few pics from the Facebook page to give you a short tour of my swanky new office.

Kitchen & breakfast
Office view from the kitchen
Clubhouse & bar
View from the roof terrace
Thank God I love this job because I really don't think I'm cut out for full time office work in a place without a bar and roof garden! On Thursday we're going for beers and bowling at All Star Lanes and there are loads of events and parties coming up which I'll be sure to document.

As for outfits, we're allowed to wear what we want but I've been in too much of a rush in the mornings to be blogging! Never fear though, I've taken photos and will do a kind of 'week of outfits' post on the weekend perhaps.

Hope the rain isn't ruining your week!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

This Week's Top Buys #6

This week I've been making the most of my time before real life kicks in with my first day at my new job tomorrow. I'm looking forward to everything except the early mornings and have done my first food shop in months to make sure I have some nice breakfasts to get up for!

Urban Outfitters
The majority of my week has obviously been spend shopping, and my best bargains were found during Friday's trip to Westfield.

I've not been to Urban Outfitters for so long that I decided to splash out. Not usually one for bargains, I was happy to find all their graphic print tees were on offer at £20 - this daisy crop top was my favourite.

I also picked up this Mickey Mouse crop top for £14 and leopard print handbag for £10 in the sale.

Another surprise bargain was in American Apparel who happened to be having one of their rare and pretty pathetic 'sales'. 

This dress was reduced from £50 to £35 and once I'd settled on the black over pink or lilac, I decided it was better than spending £70 on yet another pair of disco pants, no matter now much I feel like I need them.
American Apparel

Then we headed to Chelsea for dinner but on the way I had to pop into Oxfam where I got this black lace top for £7 and a Warehouse batwing cardigan for £11.

Though not exactly bargains when it comes to charity shopping, Chelsea's second hand stores accept only the best quality clothing, most of which is high end and the majority only just off the shelves. Not great for thrifty or unique finds, these are the best places to go for discounted high street or designer fashion.

 But probably the best bargain of the week was this white 3D mesh flower top. I already have a pink version but I won this one on eBay for 99p! The ultimate bargain which will look cute with shorts in summer but for now goes great with just jeans and loafers for lazy days like today.

In other, far more boring news, I have adjusted the width of my page so I can use extra large pictures!
Hope you've all enjoyed the weekend.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jubilee Weekend

Happy Jubilee Queenie! On Sunday, despite my hangover, I was up bright and early to go watch the Jubilee celebrations from Chelsea Embankment. My photos aren't very clear, but what can you do with an iPhone camera and a river between you.

I'll pre-warn that this is a reasonably photo heavy post!
Queen getting on her boat
All the dragon boats
The Queen sailing off
I was really close to the front which made it warmer against the horrible day. However it also meant I was surrounded by flag waving idiots who had covered themselves in Union Jacks. Yuck. I'm all for patriotism, but some people don't know when to stop.

Then on Monday was the Banquet Big Day Out, a local festival put on by Kingston record store, Banquet Records. I was too drunk to take that many photos, but I did manage to sneak in some outfit snaps before we left.

Shirt - H&M
Shorts - Vintage Levi's
Jacket - Topshop
Scarf - Charity shop
Trilby - Charity shop
Pearl collar - Primark
Backpack - Topshop
Socks - Primark
Wellies - Reading Festival
Rings - Oasis & eBay
Bracelets - Oasis, Topshop & H&M

I didn't actually end up wearing my wellies since it wasn't raining as much as I expected so I swapped them for my flatforms which are now a complete mess! We only saw about 3 bands, one of which was Wheatus! But it was a fun day anyway seeing as nobody was particularly bothered about the music side, especially when the bars started doing 2-4-1 drinks.

"What were you doing?" You ask. Well, I have no idea either but it was bloody good fun and yesterday was a painful recovery! But now it's back to real life - the bank holiday is over and I have to spend my days behind a bar not in front of/dying on one. Cry.

Hope you all enjoyed the Jubilee too!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Yin Yang & Platform Converse

My platform converse arrived today and I am in love! I wasn't sure at first but they're so comfy and cool and I just lovelovelove them.

I also received my welcome pack for my new job which included a Wispa bar, a customised Unruly Moleskine notebook and an Angry Birds toy! Pretty cool.

On top of this, Las Iguanas opened down the road so we went down for cocktails and food despite my disgusting hungover state, AND I managed to track down each of the new Benefit freebies from Glamour mag which I'm pretty pleased with.

Not a very imaginative outfit since I'm hungover and boring but I had to get the new shoes in there! Mixed reviews from the Kingston locals. Many strange looks, but one man felt compelled to come and talk to me about them whilst I was enjoying a Mojito.

Top - Topshop
Bralet - Primark
Leggings - eBay
Denim jacket - Charity shop (self-customised)
Beanie - H&M
Shoes - eBay
Bag - Topshop
Necklace - eBay
Lipstick - Sleek 'Coral Reef'

Check out Adam's cool new desert boots! Definitely jealous.
This weekend should be pretty good fun. Tomorrow evening my friends are having a house party, Sunday I'm off to the Battersea Park jubilee party with my mum and some friends, Monday is the Banquet Records Big Day Out festival followed by Hippodrome after party and Tuesday, I will die.

I'll be sure to blog about all my fun once I've recovered!

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