Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bon Iver and Alexa

T-shirt, Topshop
Crochet Shorts, H&M
Necklace, Topshop

Apologies for my blogging tardiness, I am working extra long days at work this week so buy the time I get home all I am capable of doing is lounging. I did have a day off on Monday however and it was a notable occasion as after years of longing and months of moaning I finally became the owner of a Mulberry (Oversized) Alexa. I am still somewhat dumbfounded by this turn of events however once I do come to terms with it expect a long, gushing, tedious blog post about my new favourite thing ever. In other news I have been immersing myself in Bon Iver's new album, Bon Iver, and I completely love it. Justin Vernon's voice has the ability to give me chills and if you haven't heard his cover of George Michael's 'I can't make you love me' then get it in your ears immediately and prepare yourself for a broken heart.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Dress, American Apparel
Necklace, H&M
Boots, ASOS

I finally got to wear the ASOS boots albeit only in my house! This American Apparel dresses is one of my all time favourites, I had to bring in back from the brink of destruction after a fall on to a sticky dance floor; hours of soaking later and after a very gentle cycle in the washing machine, during which I prayed for the safety of the fringing, and it is back in wearable condition. I got this necklace the other day in H&M, I absolutely love turquoise and have a turquoise ring that I never take off. The necklace was a bargain at only £7.99, I think it looks much more expensive than that and it looks really lovely with my summer buys as well as with casual tops for work. Now I just need it to stop raining so I can wear my beautiful boots outside!


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

the heavens are open.

Jacket, Primark
Dress, Zara
Boots, Schuh

It's raining today in Edinburgh and while that comes as no great surprise it is rather disappointing, where is our elusive summer? This weather is truly miserable, I have decided it's best not to leave the house in these extreme conditions so instead I am going to drink tea and eat Kit Kats.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Holiday Shop

Kaftan and Orange Tunic, both H&M
Shorts, Topshop
Sandals, Schuh

I know my holiday excitement is probably getting rather tedious but I genuinely CANNOT WAIT for Benicassim. It occupies my mind at all times; what will I wear, what bands will I see, will I get a tan? I had a day off from work today and when I found myself welling up at Promzillas I decided it was time I got out of the house and go on a bikini hunt. I didn't find a bikini however did pick up the above beauties and I am definitely convinced they will be valuable assets for my Spanish festival wardrobe. The fluorescent orange dress, although reminiscent of a traffic worker's vest is actually lovely on and will be perfect for throwing on for the hungover trek to the beach. The kaftan caught my eye because of the fringing, I love fringing, plus I thought it would work for during the day or at night with a nice sandal. Speaking of sandals, these bad boys are from Schuh and speaking from past experience (I previously had them in black) are the comfiest gladiator sandals I have ever owned. If like me you don't like anything that goes between your toes, or like me have had a bad experience with the habitually cool Havianas then these are definitely for you. And they look good and go with everything! Finally these cotton tie-dye shorts were in the Topshop sale and for £5 I simply couldn't resist. I need to calm down with my buying soon though or I may have trouble fitting it all in my case, or tent for that matter!

Thursday, 16 June 2011


OK so the holiday countdown is well and truly on but somebody needs to tell my appetite that. In just over three short weeks there will be more flesh on show than at a gypsy wedding and I feel very unprepared. For one, like Snow White, I have skin as white as snow and some of my peers have been hitting the sunbeds hard and are quite frankly glowing. I however am a sunbed novice and have a recurring fear that I will fry to my death in a Final Destination style accident, or more likely burn. Then there is the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini dread therefore my 'intense' gym regime has begun, not that I plan to wear anything more revealing than a burkini . I say intense and this is because I nearly died on Tuesday during Body Attack, probably more to do with the double chocolate cookie I inhaled moments before the class but it was horrific regardless. Since then I have been sculpting my physique by energetically dancing to Lady Gaga in my bedroom, quite a sight to behold let me tell you. Her new album is pretty much amazing, she is a total hit maker! A couple of weeks ago I bought this gorgeous dress from ASOS (below), I absolutely love it but am not feeling nearly svelte enough to venture outside in it. I am hoping that by the time I board the plane to Barcelona Ill be looking better than the model wearing it! Unlikely.

Monday, 13 June 2011

red alert.

I am currently finding myself lusting after apple ripe red clothing. Red, normally a colour associated with a fat old man at Christmas, is rather prevalent in the high street this summer and colour in general is making a definite comeback. Last week as I stood in Topshop I felt as though I was in the midst of a Skittle explosion and as somebody who tends to constantly veer towards caramels, greys and the ever classic black I find the idea of coloured clothes to be somewhat terrifying. That said my recent penchant for red is evident in the above two purchases; the skirt is a silky tomato coloured maxi from Topshop (£35) which is ingeniously slit up the sides making it ideal for busting a groove, more specifically my signature move 'the running man'. The jeans were a Primark steal for only £10 and they make me feel very Parisian and chic despite the fact that they are worryingly ill fitting at the crotch, but for a tenner I can't really complain. Now let me just mention that I am generally not for coloured denim, there are some lovely pastel pink and lilac skinnies out there at the moment but more often that not coloured jeans don't work. A shining example of this is when slightly rotund, floppy haired, posh boys opt for a salmon or mauve or even red coloured jean. So unfortunate.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Top: H&M
Jeans: Next
Shoes: Schuh
 I have been on a bit of a buying spree this month, my plan was to only buy things that would be suitable for holidays but that has quite frankly gone to pot. I spotted this jumper in H&M last week and had to buy it, you can't really tell from the picture but it has gold specks through it which I am hoping will really highlight the glowing tan I am bound to get this summer. This may be wishful thinking considering the last time I spent any time in the sun I ended up looking like I had a ghastly skin disease with a peeling neck and sun burnt feet! It would appear that when applying suntan lotion I am seriously inept. It is 5 weeks today until I go on holiday and unleash my beach bod/shame on the poor unsuspecting festival go-ers at Benicassim. Rather than going to the gym today however I made a rigorous gym schedule for the upcoming weeks while demolishing a bacon roll, I am a farce of a human being. The rest of my day has been spent mostly listening to Fleetwood Mac and wishing I was Isabel Lucas.