Monday, 31 October 2011

No tricks, just treats

Cardigan: F+F
Tunic: Evans
Belt: New Look
Leggings: New Look
Boots: Schuh

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Thanks for the dress Beth!

It has been a weekend of partying as some friends came to stay and last night we got all freaky and dressed up Halloween style to go out! I have ended up with a collection of outfits over the last couple of years so was undecided on what to wear but settled on creepy rag doll-ish using the Beth Ditto spotty dress. I am so pleased that I bought it as it is such a great fit and I have been able to use it many times including last night:

Dress: Beth Ditto for evans

Belt: Primark

Leggings: Yours

Shoes: New Look

Friday night fun

Dress: Evans

Belt: Accessorize

Bracelet: Forever21

Bag: New Look

Shoes: Office

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Thursday: the third day!

Brooch: Primark

Cardigan: Bon Marche

Dress: New Look Inspire

Leggings: Yours

Boots: Schuh

Mum's gone all David Bailey

Scarf: gift from sister

Necklace: mum's

Jumper: Forever21

Shirt: Evans

Chinos: Evans

Converse: Office

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Tuesday two-day

Necklace: Accessorize

Tunic: Yours

Belt: Primark

Jeggings: New Look Inspire

Shoes: Schuh

"And the silicone chip inside her head gets switched to overload"

Just a bit of Bob there for you from the classic "That's why I don't like Mondays", although in case I did as it was my first day working. As the cold creeps it's way in I find myself reaching for warmer layers:

Cardigan: Evans

Bow: Topshop

Dress: Evans

Belt: Primark

Boots: Schuh

It's all a load of bollocks!

How you doin? Things have been moving at warp speed here and I am now temping (although I keep wanting to say ten pin bowling for some reason?) at Loughborough Uni! Cue money, money, money as ABBA would say! The job is extremely monotonous but I am glad to be working and as they say beggars can't be choosers!

In other news the cast list went round last week for Aladdin and I have been cast as the genie of the ring! Not Jasmine but the more lines I'm given the more I can see this is the part for me as all my lines are in rhyme, which I totally rock at! Think it must be due to years and years spent learning song lyrics.

Before I started work the sis came home for a fleeting visit and with the ma we went to Nottingham Arena to see The Specials! Cue us three and a whole load of middle aged men dancing and generally going crazy! It was such a good night and just a quick pic of me and sis:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Looking bling bling

Necklace: River Island

Blouse: New Look

Bangles: Primark

Jeggings: New Look Inspire

Shoes: New Look

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Caramel swirl

I picked up some great pieces from Primark recently including this skirt. I wasn't too sure about the style as there is a lot of material but have decided that I like it and the fit is very good:

Cardigan: H&M

Tee: Dorothy Perkins

Necklace: mum's


Skirt: Primark

Boots: Schuh

Back to black

It has been an odd couple of weeks with me starting my new job and then quitting my new job (down to job spec not being accurate). That was last week and full of drama and alas no decent outfit posts as I was filthy and shattered. The same has been true this week as I have been volunteering full time where the ma works and have been shattered (but not filthy). Basically blogging has been neglected while I sorted out other things but am getting back on track.

Wednesday night was the night I had been waiting for, for weeks as it was the first meeting for the new show and the sort of audition night. There was a good turn out and we find out next week which part we have been given so fingers crossed!

"It's coming on Christmas and they're cutting down trees" as Joni said and she'd be right. The days are getting shorter and it's getting colder and I'm wearing more black. I got the black ribbon for my new Converse, in an attempt to jazz them up and finally wore them:

Sunglasses: ASOS

Cardigan: New Look

Tunic: Evans

Necklace: mum's

Bracelets: Primark

Jeggings: New Look Inspire

Converse: Office

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Fancy footwork

Last night was a trip to the ballet to see the Northern Ballet company's production of Cleopatra. The story of Cleopatra has never been told before so this was an original and modern take on ballet. The show was amazing! The combination of music, performers and choreography made the show seem seemless.

This turn in the weather has caused a shuffle of outfits as I have strived to find something cool to wear. I wanted to rock the bow tie shirt combination and I think it turned out well. Dressing for a night out to the theatre, opera or ballet is a real bugbear as it has become really difficult to get right and as a result I saw some horrors last night! Too tight dresses, full on gowns, people too dressed up and those not enough. Personally, I think it requires a mix of casual and smart, dressed down glamour as they say. Trying to get that "I've not tried too hard" look.

Anyways make of it what you will, here's my interpretation:

Shrug: Yours

Shirt: Evans

Bow tie: Primark

Trousers: New Look

Shoes: New Look

Alert: cheesy fan photo

It has been another jam packed weekend and I'm just relaxing before I start work tomorrow! No more daytime t.v and sleeping until noon for me, it's full time work work work!

On Friday the ma and me visited Woburn Abbey in Bedford to view the swag of crockery, gold and silver before another visit to the Curve to see Hardeep Singh Kholi tell anecdotes about being a British Indian and make some very hot but tasty curry. After the show I bought his book and he signed it for me. Here we are:

Tunic: F+F

Necklace: gifted