Monday, 30 May 2011

OUTFIT | #21

Last week was my last day of school and also my prom. I still have exams to sit but all my classes are over for good now. It still doesn't seem real. Sixth form flew by, I'll miss it. Although not enough to forgo a summer of travelling, barbeques and sitting in pub gardens with my friends.

dress: Lipsy, clutch: Accessorize, nails: Mavala 'Party Time', lipstick: Max Factor Stayput 'Flame' (discontinued)

I've never personally been one for the traditional prom dress look. The whole long poofy skirt in varying pastel shades thing just isn't my bag. Plus it's so much easier to dance without all that fabric around my ankles. So I opted for the same route as my last prom, 2 years ago: short and black with a red lip. This time around it was much more informal though, meaning I  didn't stick out like a sore thumb in a sea of Cinderella frocks for a change.

I had a great night but now it's back to revision and exams until mid June. Fun fun fun...

Sunday, 22 May 2011

OUTFIT | #20

I think it's safe to assume that I wear this blouse all the time. What I can say? I'm a creature of habit. Plus it goes well with just about anything. They also tone down these H&M shorts that I'm currently obsessed with for summer, since we all know I'm not the biggest lover of colour.

blouse, belt: Topshop, shorts: H&M, necklace: River Island, boots: Rocket Dog

Simple staple items that I can quickly reach for in the mornings when I'm in a hurry are all I've been wearing lately. It's that time of year again. Exam period. Yep. I still have 5 left to sit and I'm currently up to my ears in revision flash cards. So if I'm a little slow on the blogging front, forgive me. After they're all done I'll have loads more time and will also be travelling and doing far more interesting things than midnight cramming sessions so it will be worth the wait.

blouse, belt: Topshop, shorts: H&M, necklace: River Island, nail polish: 'Mermaid to Order' Sephora by OPI, watch: ASOS

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

DAYS OUT | Tea and Scones

On an outing to the seaside last week, we decided to get out of the blustery wind and have something to eat. Not being in the mood for fish and chips, our options were limited. We spotted this little tea room at the edge of the town and couldn't resist. Maybe I've been spending too much time on Tumblr looking at overly whimsical blogs (you know the ones I'm talking about) but I couldn't resist.

It was ridiculously quaint and exactly the way I pictured a tea room to be. Sugar cubes on the table in chintzy bowls? Check. Tea cosies as far as the eye can see? Check. Old ladies gossiping at every table? Check, check, check. In fact, the group of women sat behind us were discussing their favourite Youtube users which made me smile. You're never too old!

I even had scones and jam, though I skipped on the tea. I'm probably the only person in the country who hates the stuff. I opted for a cloudy lemonade instead.

After leaving the tea room, we walked along the sea front a bit more and did some window shopping. I picked up a leatherbound volume of Shakespeare's tragedies for £2 in a charity shop - my steal of the day! (Although I'm currently reading The Mayor of Casterbridge. Got to love a bit of Hardy.)

cardigan: Fat Face, dress: H&M, necklace, shoes: Topshop

I did palm my camera off to get a few outfit shots snapped. Out of all the blurry pictures of me in mid-speech, I only came out with one where I look a bit squinty and angry. I'm beginning to think I need to give my family and friends a crash course in taking pictures. Step #1: 'Framing' or, 'People's Heads - They Should Be in the Picture Too'.