Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Piercings and Paisley.

Topshop army jacket, Peacocks dress via charity shop, Dr. Martens boots, bag by Disaster Designs, earrings from Claire's Accessories

On Saturday Kathy popped up from London for a well needed catch-up. She was also there to act as moral support for my nose piercing. I have wanted my nose pierced since I was 17 but was put off by various things- the possibility of infection, looking 'butch', how exactly you blow your nose... But after getting my tattoo 18 months ago I decided that life was too short. Whilst right now wasn't exactly the best time to get it (I am suffering somewhat with the damn pollen) I am so happy to finally have it done. Sure, it's kind of disgusting right now, and it still hurts several days later, but it looks just how I wanted. It even makes me feel a little happier about wearing my glasses (no doubt inspired by this lady, or this one.)

Anyhow, this dress has become an absolute favourite of mine since I bought it from a charity shop way back in November. I love the paisley print and the shift style- it is so easy to wear. I teamed it with my Dr Martens boots (which are getting comfier by the day) and faithful Topshop jacket for something of an outfit no-brainer.

One other thing- I had my hair cut on Friday and my hairdresser showed me this ingenious way of drying your hair curly, which is responsible for the waves displayed above. I've done it myself today and oh my goodness, it's the best way I've ever found of curling my hair. My hair is naturally pretty straight with a tendency to flick out at awkward angles, and never holds a curl for more than a few hours. This however stayed put all day and into the next with a minimum of product and very little effort! I'm happy to do some kind of tutorial if people would be interested, because I feel this needs to be shared with the world. Seriously, I am so happy to have finally found something that is so easy and long-lasting!

Now I am off to bed because I've been up watching Order of the Phoenix for the umpteenth time. Damn you ITV for showing Harry Potter so often...


  1. You look frickin awesome here, I love love love that nose piercing we definitely have to get mine done when you come and visit :) Yes please to a tutorial, I would love my hair to look as good as your does here!

    Maria xxx

  2. Pleeeeeaaaaseeee do a curly hair tutorial - I really want hair like yours! :) x


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