Today I’m wearing…


It’s been a while since I’ve done an outfit post and if I’m being honest, it feels a bit weird that I’m wearing clothes that aren’t either work clothes or my jammies at the moment, I’ve live in one or the other since I started my summer job a couple of months ago. It was even more weird that the dress that I was wearing was something new, it’s been a long time since I’ve really had enough money to buy something. The dress which I got from H&M was an absolute bargain at what I think might have been £12.99.

I have to say that I really regretted wearing this as soon as I left the house. Working in an air conditioned building that has it’s own climate has meant that I don’t really know what the weather has been like. I thought that it was going to be a relatively cool day and when I got dressed it was. By the time that I got into town I was sweating buckets. My feet were the worst, I was wearing boots that I spent all of last winter wearing – not a good idea on a hot day in the middle of summer. Not something that I’ll be doing again in a hurry, I think that those boots will be will be hidden away until the weather changes a little.

Does anyone else think that I’m standing a little wonky? I can’t decide if I look a little weird standing the way that I am, or not.




July Glossybox

I can’t believe that I’ve had my July Glossybox sitting in my room unopened for a month. I really don’t know what happened. Well I do, I like doing the post that goes with the box as I open it and this last month has been, to put it mildly a little crazy. I honestly didn’t think that it had been sitting there that long until I got home from work today to find that my August one was sitting on the worktop waiting for me.

The theme of this months box was all to do with festivals and if I’m being honest this is not the best box they’ve ever given me. Though there’s probably hundreds of girls that would really have loved this box, it just isn’t really me.

The one thing in the box that I think that I quite like is the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist. I’m not sure I really understand the purpose of it but it actually felt really good when I sprayed it over my face. I’m not sure if I would really pay almost £10 for something that’s main ingredient is water, but maybe after I’ve gotten through the bottle I might have changed my mind. I also quite liked the Jelly Ping Pong Cosmetics Lip Frosting right up until the point that I saw what colour it turned out. Nice colour and all, just not on me.

Considering that my current favourite purfumes are Marc Jacobs Daisy and Miss Dior Cherie, I wasn’t holding out much hope for really liking something that is described as a ‘urban fragrance’. Unfortunately there wasn’t a surprising ‘Oh My God This Is Amazing’ moment, instead it was more of a ‘London May Be My Favourite Place In The World, But That Doesn’t Mean That I Want To Smell Like It’ moment, and, if I’m being honest I really don’t see the connection. The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and the Monu Night Renewal Complex just really aren’t my thing.

Overall I think that I am quite disappointed in this month’s box, I really hope that when I open August’s box tomorrow that it’ll be a different story.



Etsy Finds

Out of everything I’ve missed about having no internet connection recently, I think I’ve missed Etsy the most. It feels so good to be back. Instead of working on my College Summer Project that’s due in next week (I know it’s ridiculous that I haven’t even started there and I’ve already got heaps of work to do), I’ve been spending way too many hours window shopping.

Hand Made Distressed Leather iPad iPad 2 or the Newest iPad (3) Case - Can Be Customized to Fit Any Tablet Case

If I owned an iPad this would be the case for me. It’s a shame that I don’t really considering how much I love this case. It is something that I’ve considered saving up for several times but at the moment it’s either an iPad or a trip to New York next spring. Somehow I think that New York wins that contest.

Early 90s Smoke Jacquard Shirt Dress woven geometric horse print Small

With this I really can’t make my mind up as to how much I like it. Part of me loves it but another part, admittedly slightly smaller is saying no. There was definitely an instant attraction there though.

Spider Gear Steampunk Ring

Normally on an every day basis, if I have my own way I have absolutely nothing to do with spiders, I hate the damn things. They move in such an unnatural way and just look freaky. But when it comes to this ring I think I might be able to make an exception. Rings are one of my favourite things in the entire world and the bigger the better. This ring is simply a work of art. As a mere student I can’t afford it but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is one of the best rings that I have ever seen.

Hand Dip Tie Dyed Blue Ombre Oversized Ladies Summer Boyfriend Shirt Blouse

This shirt is just amazing. The colour combination is just perfect, it’s not too light and it’s not too dark. I think this seems like it would make a good DIY job.

Chunky Knit Dusty Blue Long Infinity Cowl ScarfThis looks like it has the potential to be the softest, most snuggleable (is that a real word) snood ever. And it’s in such a beautiful colour. Shame it’s summer here in England, I’d feel weird buying something intended for cold weather while I’m busy eating ice creams.

I really have missed this.




Blogger Challenge: A failure ?

Today is the first time in what feels like forever that I have had a reliable internet connection. I don’t think that any time in the last few weeks I have been able to keep a connection that will last long enough to get past my homepage. Not much fun. And very frustrating. Especially considering I was in the process of a 31 day blogger challenge, which some would probably consider that I’ve failed.

I think otherwise. I wrote a post for everyday of the month. I was right when I said in my original post that I thought that it’d be good for me. I think it forced me to be a little more creative about the way in which I approached things and it forced me to plan my time a little better than what I normally would do. I am a little disappointed that I haven’t been able to share every post but I think that I’m going to try and get some of my favourites up over the next couple of weeks or so.