Wednesday, 22 May 2013
This is a little post of an outfit I wore to work today, i'm quite lucky that I work in an office where there isn't a dress code, I don't think I would enjoy having to buy 'office wear' and I feel a lot more relaxed being able to wear my own clothes!
The outfit consists of the boyfriend ASOS t shirt that I have in 4 different colours, a primark black midi skirt and my beautiful office shoes! My leather jacket was a eBay find and I have pinned a few little badges on it to jazz it up too!
This week I have been VERY excited about Glastonbury; me and some friends have been talking about it non stop and i'm really excited to start planning what i'm going to wear and buy some fun bits and pieces to take with me! I'm a fairly organised person so hopefully I will plan it well enough not to stress out too much when it comes to packing and condensing everything into my tiny bag!
Last night I went to the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, a mini food festival happening at the moment in Bristol, and if anyone is from the South West I would definitely recommend a visit. Tapas is served throughout the day and night and no booking is necessary, which is nice if you fancy a spontaneous trip! Housed inside a structured tipi, the pop up restaurant is covered in fairy lights and has a lovely festival feel and some gorgeous food. I had Spanish tortilla, grilled asparagus with lemon & garlic mayonnaise and chips and curry sauce, accompanied by a classic pint of Thatchers Gold!
Has anyone else been to the tipis yet, i'd love to hear what you thought about it, and also if anyone is going to Glastonbury, please comment and share my excitement!!
Saturday, 18 May 2013
I'm really not very fond of this picture, I look so scared and wooden! I really need to work out a way to look a bit happier in my blog photos! This is an outfit I wore to work last week, I took the picture before work which actually may explain why I look strange, as i'm tired! This is a cute little vintage shirt I got from a vintage fair a few weeks ago, and i've teamed it with my favourite Urban Outfitters belt and a plain black skater skirt...I look like a 60's receptionist!
My job is going really well, and thanks to all of you who have signed up to the blogger program, i'm excited to be working with you all! It's quite hard to get used to getting up at 7.30am everyday but apart from that it's really good and i'm learning a lot!
Today I had a massage which was amazing! It was a proper holistic massage because my back has been really bad since starting my new job but I feel so much better since having that! Afterwards I went to a jumble sale with a friend and am just getting ready to go out tonight so apologies for this short post!
Hope everyones having a great weekend, and enjoy this song ♥♥
Monday, 13 May 2013
What the hell is going on with the weather?! I got really excited last weekend when we had a bit of sun and started to get my summer clothes out, but now the sun has gone and my hair is being blown around in the wind and i'm cold! Now the best way to cheer myself up is to do a wishlist! I have fallen hard for the Motel Daisy dress, it's a great twist on the simple LBD and I can imagine myself wearing it with loafers in the day or heeled chelsea boots and tights on a night out! The ASOS dress is so so lovely, it's not really something I would usually go for and annoyingly it's petite but I thought if I get a larger size it will be a bit longer!
The most important thing happening with me at the moment is my new job! I started last Tuesday and am really enjoying it. I'm working for a social media company who specialise in fashion and beauty clients, which is exactly what I wanted to do. I've been given 15 accounts and am responsible for updating and creating content for them daily, as well as monitoring their statistics. Sounds very fancy but honestly it's not! As part of my job i've been asked to help launch 'The Blogger Program' and have been trying to contact everyone I know who blogs to ask them to get involved and of course would love all of you to get involved too. The program is a way to link our clients with bloggers and enable them to be able to look through our database and find relevant bloggers who they can then gift. In return the blogger will provide the company with images they can use to promote the item! It's really simple and of course free and means you can get some freebies which everybody loves!
I'd love for you to all check it out and sign up here and of course let me know in the comments if you have :)
Friday, 10 May 2013
I can't quite believe it's time for blogger of the month again! These months are going far too fast and i'm a little bit scared that it's already May 2013, in my head I still think it's 2008 (and probably always will be!)
This month i've gone for a slightly different style of blogger, this is Lucia and she writes a blog called 'Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger'. I'm not ashamed to admit I discovered her through googling pictures of young Mick Jagger, to basically perv on! Her blog is a mix of outfit posts, music and just imagery that she loves, and whilst she doesn't post very regularly she gives off this really laid back, quite rock n roll (that sounds cringe but it's true) vibe which really interests me.
I don't know if i've said before on my blog but I really love this style which I like to call '70's groupie' people like Anita Pallenberg, Stevie Nicks and more recently Lou Doillon. Women who layer clothes, wear floppy hats and look as though they've spent all day in bed before waking up and throwing anything they could find on. I like a good kimono, floaty sleeve and floppy hat and Lucia makes it all work by throwing 60's and 70's inspired looks together and it just works. I wish there were more photographs I could show you guys of Lucia but these were the most recent outfit posts on her blog and almost leave us desperate for more!
The other interesting thing about her blog is she is honest and real which I really appreciate, she writes posts about how annoyed she is she couldn't get Rolling Stones tickets or how she just wants to lie around drinking cocktails in the summer. She seems like the kind of girl who you could go away with and basically have the time of your life. Does anyone else already follow Lucias blog? If she interests you there is a link at the top of her blog to her tumblr, instagram and twitter :)
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
This is a bit of a random post, it might seem a bit boring but hopefully it might end up being helpful!
Recently i've been having a bit of a weird time, being made redundant twice in the space of two months really knocked my confidence and a few other personal things have made the past few months a bit hard to handle. Now I have a new job and am hoping things will start to turn around a bit, so I decided to give my blog a bit of a refresh! I am absolutely hopeless with HTML and things like that, so I had a quick look around on google and found an amazing guide to helping with personalising buttons/widgets on a blog. You can find the link here, it is so easy to use and is a good way of using your own small design ideas and personalising your blog! Not all of the buttons I wanted were available, so I just changed the colour of the standard badges on Photoshop and voila!
I'm really pleased with the way it has worked (if your a graphics wiz, humour me on this small achievement!) If anyone else decides to give it a go then let me know i'd love to see how you personalise the buttons or your blog space!
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Jacket - eBay
Necklace - Rock n Rose
Tshirt - ASOS
Boots - eBay
Lipstick - Barry M
This week has been a very exciting one! Friday was my last day at my job in Topshop and to be honest it was a bit of a relief, now i've finished there I can tell you guys I didn't really enjoy the job. The people were really nice, and was ok when I had a delivery or visual merchandising to, but on the whole I didn't find being a concession manager challenging enough. So, after finishing I had a nice weekend off and an interview on Tuesday, I was fully expecting to go back to being unemployed for a while but if you follow me on twitter you will already know that I got a new job straight away! It's for a Bristol based social media company who handle all the social media channels for fashion and beauty companies and I will be taken on to manage my own accounts and assist with the launch of a blogger affiliation program (which I will definitely being involving you guys in!) It's really exciting and a little bit daunting because unbelievably i've never actually had a full time job before! I think it will take me a while to get used to getting up in the morning haha but it will be nice to have regular money and be paid to do something that I love. Of course it should make blogging a bit easier because I will have more of a routine and working with other people who have a passion for social media means I can get them to do my outfit shots for me!
In other news I have gone a bit Motel Rocks crazy and bought a few items from the website recently including this lovely Amy Square Eyes Print Skirt. I really love it, I was worried about the shape because i'm very conscious of having big hips, but it's actually really comfortable and I don't think it looks that bad! I've been teaming with plain black or white t shirts or jumpers or cobalt blue which is my favourite colour at the moment! I'm also wearing some new heeled chelsea boots in this post which are basically a copy of the Topshop Allegra boot and only cost me £20 from eBay! Sorry about my squinting little eyes in this picture, the sun was so bright and I do look a bit weird!
I hope everyone is having a nice week and looking forward to the weekend!
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
It's once again time for my blogger of the month, albeit it a bit late and this month i've chosen Lucy from Fine and Bambi (used to be Champagne Diamond). Lucy is another person I met through Motel and was one of the other bloggers who inspired me to start my own blog. I fell in love with her blog because she shares my love of cats and immediately I wanted to get my hands on one of the cat print skirts from her own big cartel shop! I also loved her grungy style and liked the way she wore Fred Perry polos tucked into girlie skater skirts, dungarees and the way her tattoos toughen up her pretty dresses.
Lucy seems like someone who doesn't follow trends, she knows what she likes and has a massive obsession with Topshop, something else we have in common! Her style is really relaxed and I like how she always posts pictures of her beautiful cat Lana on her blog and instagram. I have ended up buying a few things after seeing them on Lucys' blog, my favourite of which is the Topshop black pinafore, something I fell in love with as soon as I saw her wearing it, and love seeing how Lucy styles it.
Apart from having awesome style Lucy is a really nice girl who i've spoken to through social networking, and she looks SO much like Alexa Chung it is ridiculous!
Let me know if you also love Lucys' blog or if this is a new one for you, I love how this blogger of the month introduces bloggers to new bloggers!
lovely little lana