Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hope you had a spooktacular time! I did dressed as a fly dancing in our wendy house. Here is the female Ansari folk all dressed up:

Friday, 29 October 2010

Any excuse

It was my last day of work and decided to wear my glittery cardigan and pass it off as my nod to Halloween:

Cardigan: H&M

Tee: Vivienne Westwood

Skirt: New Look

Leggings: Yours

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

No rest for the wicked!

Typical that I expect a quiet day (so I can sneak off to the nail salon) and get the opposite! Being left alone in the office and the phone ringing and working all day! Also typical that in the lead up to my departure from work I am starting to get busy!

Ended up wearing lots of coral today which seemed quite summery:

Headband: Anna Lou of London

Cardigan: Topshop

Tee: H&M

Dress: Primark

Leggings: Yours

Winter warmer

The temperature is dropping outside and it's time for more layers and thicker ones! I have been looking for a chunky knit cardigan and the infamous Topshop one was far from fitting so luck came in the form of Evans where I picked up the lovely warm item plus some new jeggings (my old ones are worn out!) and a fantastic floaty top for the festive season.

In other news the decorating is in full swing and am feeling very bare in my room with just my bed, although it has been somewhat fun and fustrating using my sister's room as a closet! It has meant that clothing selection has been limited to what I can be bothered to reach and so the new cardy has already been worn a couple of times. Here is Tuesday's outfit:

Cardigan: Evans

Necklace: Primark

Tunic: New Look

Belt: New Look

Trousers: New Look

Shoes: Primark

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Early riser

Was in Leicester today helping the ma with work at the LGBT centre. A couple of hours spent with the boys in blue AKA the Leicestershire police force encouraging people to report hate crime. The rest of the day was spent going to the family mecca Paperchase to buy lots of lovely things for Christmas and wandered around the shops until dark. I did buy a couple of things for the winter season to keep me warm.

Today's outfit:

Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins

Dress: Topshop

Necklace: gift

Belt: New Look

Leggings: F+F

Socks: Topshop

Shoes: Primark

Clowning around

Just another normal Friday night dancing on stage to hip hop dressed as a clown! I was at the Spectacular in Leicester, a music event to raise money for Oxfam. I was impressed with the way my outfit turned out, especially the make up eventhough someone did ask (albeit a joke) if that was my normal make up?
It was a fantastic night despite the lack of people dressed up but I'm glad I was because I was going to wear the outfit for halloween but decided on something else so I got to wear this one too (with added red nose and green bow tie just before I left):

Dress: Beth Ditto for Evans

Tights: F+F

Shoes: New Look

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Trussed up

Like a turkey I was today! All my layers on plus my fur coat, making for a very glamorous and cosy look for winter. I stomped along in my santa boots like something out of Dr Zhivago, with the wind whistling through my hair, all very dramatic!

I remember wearing a bracelet given to me by a friend that jangled all the time and there was this running joke that you could hear me coming before I arrived! Well the same can be said for these boots. Called "santa boots" as they are red and the buckle is loose so it jangles when I walk. At work today it was very quiet as it is half term and for most of the day all you could hear was me jangling around the office! Makes me laugh to think about it but also wonder:

Is it ever appropriate to jangle at work?

In other news: the bedrooms have been cleared by the ma and pa and ready to be stripped tomorrow. Still not chosen paint or wallpaper but we live on the edge.

Today's winter ensemble (if you look closely you can see the pumpkins in the background):

Headband: Anna Lou of London

Cardigan: F+F

Dress: River Island

Belt: New Look

Scarf: Accessorize

Jeggings: Evans

Boots: Schuh

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Pumpkin pals

Today's outfit post was almost taken with a pumpkin for company! Got two from Tesco for the party and some more fiendish things! Plus we now have many, many lights and practically every decoration for Halloween!

So before I go to bed I am choosing wallpaper for my room as the decorator starts on Friday and I am still deciding . . . . .

Today's outfit:

Horse brooch: River Island

Cardigan: H&M

Dress: Primark

Leggings: Yours

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Black as night

Finally dyed my hair this weekend. It was getting rather ghastly with inches of dark roots poking through so got that covered up and now resemble that raven haired beauty Snow White. Not my favourite Disney princess (will always be Belle) but I can dig the english rose look, plus it works for Halloween!

Today I decided to rework an outfit worn last year:

Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins

Top: Primark

Necklace: Accessorize

Skirt: Primark

Shoes: Primark

Monday, 18 October 2010

"Let me entertain you"

Early night tonight as I am suffering with an aching, painful body having spent the weekend cleaning the loft and so now may have tetnus and emphysema, well I was a bit wheezy! Hobbled around the office today wincing whenever I had to sit down or get back up so not a good look. My outfit on the other hand was! Rocking my vintage bow tie, 1940 style trousers and complete with dancing girls:

Bow tie: vintage

Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins

Tee: Topshop

Bangles: Primark

Trousers: New Look

Socks: Tabio

Brogues: Primark

Saturday, 16 October 2010

"Hit me with your rhythm stick!"

A late return after celebrating the final night of Navratri (the indian festival celebrating the devine mother, spread over nine nights). The ma and I were dancing up a storm with young and old alike and entranced by the music and steps. It is very possible that I was outsparkled as the women were wearing spectacular outfits, but I did my best and out came the sequin cape, saved for such an occasion:

Earrings: H&M

Sequin cape: Zara

Tunic: New Look

Leggings: Topshop

Shoes: Schuh

Friday, 15 October 2010

Uptown girl

Today was a day off from work so pottered around the house and then went shopping in town. A casual outfit but still cute:

Headband: Primark

Cardigan: F+F

Top: Evans

Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins

Socks: Next

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Best in show

Spent yesterday doing more cleaning and tidying, I don't think the house has ever been this clean! Saw some good ideas for the Halloween party so will be ready about 2 weeks early as i'm so eager to get going.

Wore my new trousers today which were very comfy and stylish so am very glad I bought them for the winter months ahead. They came with a rosette brooch that is very cool britania:

Pearls: Primark

Shirt: Evans

Cropped jumper: H&M

Brooch and trousers: New Look

Boots: Schuh

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Ashes to Ashes

As mentionned previously life has been moving along from one house to another and I have been busy shifting boxes, cleaning and even gardening! I'm already planning a Halloween Party and getting the house ready for a spooky good night! My outfits have been a bit lackluster of late due to tiredness and things in boxes but am getting back on track. I have started buying a few bits for the winter wardrobe including a faux fur coat and trousers! Shock horror! They will be posted soon as I am already thinking of outfits . . . .

Back to today and my Ashes to Ashes 80's inspired look:
Jumper dress: Evans
Belt + Bangles: Primark
Boots: Schuh

Monday, 11 October 2010


The house is in a state of transition as the Ansari clan move in and make it our home. Normal service will resume soon x

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Cardboard city: the sequel

From one house full of boxes to another: