Saturday, 30 April 2011

Out in the garden where we planted the seeds...

Navy dress: BS8
Gold squirrel necklace: H&M
Tan belt: Topshop
Black leggings: Topshop
Tan brogues: Topshop
Rings: JWLRY and Elsiebelle

I went to Bristol yesterday with my husband, as neither of us had any interest in watching the Royal Wedding and we wanted to make the most of our day off. It was like a ghost town! I bought the diplodocus ring from a little boutique on Park Street, and my husband bought me the navy dress from BS8, which is one of my favourite shops in Bristol. 

In the (horrid!) close-up photos, I am trying to show you my make up, but my silly laptop camera has washed out the colours! I am wearing my usual base layer, with MAC Fleur Power blush, Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow and Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Electric. Oh, my nails are Topshop Green Room. I love this colour, but the formula sucks. Unusual for Topshop polishes actually - all of the other shades I have apply beautifully.

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine!

Here's a bonus photo of one of my outfits from last week. I wore it to meet some friends for an after-work drink.

 Polka dot dress: Topshop
Grey jersey cardigan: Topshop
Leggings: H&M
Studded pumps: Topshop

Oops, an almost entirely Topshop outfit!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Look me in the eyes under expanding winter skies...

Wow, what a glorious few days! Sunny bank holidays?! Whatever next? I am sitting writing this post wearing something I haven't worn for at least six years - TROUSERS! Yes, I ventured into the world of cropped trousers last week and haven't looked back since. I've only bought one pair (so far) but have several bookmarked for when I have some money... These are the ones I've got:
Trousers: River Island, Tee: H&M, Studded pumps: Topshop, Fish necklace: Accessorize, Squirrel necklace: H&M, Flower bracelet: Accessorize.

I also tried on these two pairs, but didn't buy them. The first pair are actually supposed to be full length trousers, but since I have very long legs they actually look cropped. I think they could do with being rolled up a little more though.
Trousers: Dorothy Perkins, Top: Dorothy Perkins, Brogues: Topshop
Trousers: River Island, Top: Cath Kidston for Uniqlo, Brogues: Topshop, Necklace: Tatty Devine via eBay, Rings: eBay

Another thing I've got into recently is crackle nail polish. I bought the Barry M black crackle polish AGES ago but it just sat in my make up bag unused until I decided to use it in the week. I've worn it over Models Own Feeling Blue and Collection 2000 Hip Hop, each time adding a coat of Seche Vite as I prefer a glossy crackle effect rather than the matte effect that the polish alone gives. 
Barry M Black Crackle over Collection 2000 Hip Hop
Barry M Black Crackle over Models Own Feeling Blue

Penultimate photo for today is a terrible changing room picture of my new River Island dress, which my mum bought for me in Birmingham on Thursday. The picture washes out the colour somewhat - it's actually a vibrant bright orange shade:
Dress: River Island, Brogues: Topshop, Necklace: Tatty Devine via eBay, Rings: eBay 
Final photo for today (I promise!) shows my running triumph from Thursday - I ran just over 5km! I am at the end of week six of my nine week programme, so I think I am doing pretty well and am therefore entitled to feel a little smug!

Well, that's all from me today folks! I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Just a few photos

My new Primark dress (£1.04 via eBay) and free American Apparel tights.

My lunch of sliced tomatoes, sliced mozzarella and coriander pesto.

Close up of my lovely lunch.

My H&M squirrel necklace.

Badly-painted nails in Essie Mink Muffs.

Freshly-dyed hair and scrunched up face.

I hope you all had lovely weekends and enjoyed the sunshine. I didn't do very much actually, although I did go for a couple of runs - I am now up to week 6 on the C25K plan!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Look out upon the Myriad Harbour...

Just a quick outfit post today as we're off out to see Andy's mum in about ten minutes! I am wearing a new dress which Andy bought for me yesterday - I love it! I think I need to practise my poses as I always look so uncomfortable in my outfit posts. I hate having my photo taken though, as you can probably see from these beauties...

Dress: Matalan
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Asos
Necklace: Accessorize

I won't bore you all by listing my make-up, as you can see I'm not wearing very much anyway! Let's call it the natural look...

Also, I want to thank all of you lovely people for following my blog - I can't believe that 107 people are interested in my ramblings.

I've been keeping going with the Couch to 5km programme I mentioned a few weeks ago, apart from a week off whilst I was in hospital. I am in the middle of week four and absolutely loving it. Definitely check it out if running is something you're interested in but you're not quite sure where to start!
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