Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Vintage denim dress, Dorothy Perkins stripey tee shirt, Topshop cardigan, M&s tights, Faith shoes, Topshop necklace
Well, I'm going to apologise now people, because you're probably not going to be able to get this necklace off me for the next couple of weeks. I EFFING LOVE IT, and am basing every single outfit around being able to wear it. Also, I decided to try taking pictures sat on my kitchen floor since I have no photographers here and have to do my best leaning my camera against vegetable basket draws. Anyway, I think it turned out alright, you've all seen the dress and cardi before, and showing you the shoes was the important thing and they're there in all their glory so it's all good. These were my first pair of brogues/jazz shoes and I wore them quite a lot when I first got them, so much I've nearly worn out the sole. I've rediscovered them recently and am wearing them if I want to add a bit of coloured brogue rather than metallic brogue to an outfit. I got a haircut today; it's not drastically different from before but I've had the colour redone so am all nice and bluey black again and have had my fringe sorted out and hair generally trimmed. Also, managed to get the most amazing floral shirt in Oxfam- I realise it's not Easter Sunday yet but I couldn't help it, it was just too good to pass up. It's like big oversized denim shirt but in this floral brushed cotton fabric- I'll do a post on it soon. Also, after Passport Smile's comment on my last post about the CEO of American Apparel being somewhat of a pervert I went off to have a read on the tinternet. I'm not quite sure what I think- similar to the whole recent scandal with Terry Richardson, I can't help but feel much as these men imply that they are creating an environment where women's sexuality is celebrated and 'free', the sheer level of objectification that appears obviously clearly demonstrates that these men are still getting some form of sexual gratification out of these situations. Although both Charney and Richardson say that the women who participated in sexual acts with them were consenting, surely their vastly superior position of power would imply otherwise? I've just starting reading 'The Beauty Myth' by Naomi Woolf and so may perhaps be able to express myself more articulately on this subject at some later point. I've been doing a Women in the Third World module in Politics recently which has reignited my interest in feminism, and I'm currently attempting to educate myself with some literature. Perhaps at a later date I'll go off on a great big feminist rant. But later. Now off to go and pick up my sister.
WHAT THE FUCK????!!!!!! Apparently they're meant to be sexy, I have absolutely no idea how. Well I can sort of see it, but I thought generally boys hated tights because they're a pain in the arse to get into and really not sexy at all, but who thought it would be a good idea to have all the annoyingness of tights but to just leave your arse hanging out??? I really do not understand people sometimes. According to the reviews they're really hot, personally I'm really not seeing it. I don't know, maybe they're reminiscent of porn or something. That's the only reason I can think of. Sorry, this is completely random, but I just felt the need to see if anyone else thought these were insanely weird.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
M&S dress, Warehouse tee shirt, M&S tights, Office brogues, also Kathy's room and Nathalie's knee
family ring, Topshop necklace, Accessorize hairclips
Monday, 29 March 2010
Sorry it's been so long everyone. I've been ridiculously busy the last week with essays and getting stuff done before the end of term. But I'm back home now for a couple of weeks so normal service should resume, although there may not be many outfit posts because obviously I've only got a finite amount of clothes and so, outfits may not be terribly inspired. Although with the end of the shopping ban soon I may have some new purchases to make things a bit more varied, although I am also incredibly skint so maybe not so much. But anyway, I hope you enjoy my first attempt at a video blog.
Also sorry about the crappy quality, combination of a not great webcam coupled with having to compress the file so it would upload.
Monday, 22 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Next (men's) tee shirt, ASOS skirt, Monsoon cardigan, Timeless shoes
This tee shirt is one of my favourite items in my wardrobe. It's not glamorous or terribly flattering (it makes my breasts look somewhat balloon like, and NOT in a good way), but it makes me feel geeky and cool, which for some people would be somewhat of an oxymoron, but not for me. I'd quite like to dress like a great big geek all the time if I could, damn great big geeky man frames looking bad on me. However, these are my actual glasses; I realised I hadn't done an actual post without my contact lenses so far. I have a slightly confused relationship with my glasses; I don't particularly like wearing them because they make me feel about 15. Which doesn't make me feel particularly attractive, but I thought I should show them to you anyway. Urgh, I must sound terribly vain and self obsessed now; I do worry what you all think of me. But I haven't been massively internet trolled or anything so I think it must all be alright. Ooh, and talking of feeling 15, today I also popped on a load of jelly bracelets that I found in Poundland the other day (oh yes, 50 jelly bracelets for a pound! A pound I say!) I must say, I rather enjoyed reliving this part of my youth- I still think they're flipping awesome, even if the way they make my wrist all clammy hasn't gone away with the years.
Monday, 15 March 2010
H&M tee shirt, Topshop cardigan, Chilli Pepper skirt, Office boots, M&S scarf, Pilgrim bracelets
Friday, 12 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Dorothy Perkins dress, Warehouse striped tee shirt, M&S tights, Dorothy Perkins belt, Office shoes.
I like to think this makes me look like a raggady Parisian street urchin. Or an Edwardian orphan. Or maybe not.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Lipsy London dress, H&M tee shirt, M&S tights, Office Converses, Topshop necklace, Pilgrim ring
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Firstly I must apologise for this top picture; because I took it last night inside the colours of my outfit look completely different from how they actually do in reality. I'm still finding my feet with the new camera and wasn't quite sure what would have been the best colour setting to use. So, this second photo is to try and show you the actual colours. The dress is a slightly strange colour to be honest anyway; depending on what you're wearing it with, it can look quite orangey or, as it did last night, a very vivid pink, almost like a rich highlighter colour. I hope the second photo of the clothes bundled on my floor shows this somewhat better! The tights were a lavender/dusky blue colour. Also, this outfit is actually a maternity dress. I'd seen one on the M&S website that looked exactly the same; upon seeing the print in the shop, I picked it up to find it was the maternity version, and there was only one left, which happened to be my size. I went and tried it on anyway since I loved the print so much (little Mary Poppins!!) and it actually looked alright. It's also great for me in the summer because it's lightweight but has decent sleeves and comes down to my knees, which I want when I don't have the luxury of wearing tights. It looks somewhat more maternity-esque if I don't have a belt on with it since the elastication under the bust becomes more apparent; but I think generally, it's not that noticeable. Also, I'm sorry this is not the promised Madonna floral outfit; I'm currently desperately in need of doing some washing, and I know I need a particular cardigan to wear with the dress that is currently lurking in my pile. This lack of clothing explains me wearing this dress in the first place since I thought it would be too cold really, but needs must, and with nothing else looking particularly inspiring, I turned back to my Mary Poppins. I shall try and do the Madonna outfit by the end of the week- now off to the washing machine!!
Monday, 1 March 2010
Ok, so I'm going to try and not write too much and just let the images speak for themselves but just a bit of background information.... a selection of Swiss reproduction postcards we got whilst on holiday.... my other OPI nail varnish Absolutely Alice... some earrings I happened to be wearing.... my current favourite bag which I bought in the vintage section at the Clothes Show at the NEC in Birmingham.... just pictures of my room which I thought I'd put up since I'm very proud of it after my lovely sister Ellie and Ann put up all the bits I'd never got around to doing, plus a few more... some tins that contained coffee that my dad had brought for him back from Disneyland which I absolutely had to keep.... and the last one's fairly self-explanatory, the Alice obsession continues. As well as having a lovely restful time at home, my lovely mum brought me a wonderfully tacky 80s Madonna-esque dress which I'm planning on wearing tomorrow, and I also finally got some FIMO, which I've been planning to get for ages, inspired by my friend Ruth's amazing jewellery. Right, shut up now Hat, that's more than enough for now. Till tomorrow and my attempt at a reincarnated floral neon Madonna.