Thursday, 31 March 2011

Catch Up

Apologies for the lack of posts people. This week has been a bit hectic. With Mother's day just around the corner, the Yummy Mummies of Brighton just can't get enough chocolate!

In other job related news, had an interview for a proper grown up job on Tuesday. I wanted to do a post about work wear, but then I didn't get the job, which made me feel a tad malevolent towards the world of work.  Anyway here are a couple from snaps form the week. and yes, I realise I have an unhealthy obsession with nautical stripes...

p.s. during the feed back session (re: the job that got away) I was told that my outfit was lovely, so I will try and get some photos of it up later in the week.

Taking inspiration from the beautiful Joan Seberg, I went for the breton (standard) and an old pair of baggy jeans. turn ups made the whole thing feel summery, and pink ballet pumps kept the look feminine (well that was the idea at any rate).

Reading when there are a multitude of
important things that need to get done- standard.

Breton Top, H&M, £7.99
Jeans, American Eagle, (£? purchased many years ago)
Never had much luck with the 'up-do' look, but, for a change, thought I'd give it a crack. Also this was the day we had a large Easter delivery (again important time of year when your in chocolate) which means an early start with little time for beautifying.

Over sized T-shirt, H&M, (again a rather antiquated purchase)
Cardigan,Charcoal,  Zara, £9.99 (sale)
Tights, Navy, Marks and Spencer ,£2
As per usual no camera/tripod/obliging photographer, meant it was a DIY number. the only real changes from the previous day are: tights in place of jeans, an elongated breton, and the addition of a cardi. 

Hope everyones having a good week xxx

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Something for the Weekend

Work again today, so not really worth an outfit update. Instead I thought I'd do a challenge... I found this 30 day challenge on-line, listing 30 things to blog about. However 30 days is a long time so I have picked my favourite things of the list so here goes:

1. Whats in your bag?

Money, Phone, & Keys (vital check list before leaving the house)
i-pod- loaded up with Buena Vista Social Club, and Harry Potter audio books (incase of long waits, and missions  about town).
Juicy Fruit- I am an addict, an attempt to give up smoking
Cigarettes- Juicy Fruit is good, but not that good.
Sunnies, on the off chance the lovely weather returns...
Paracetamol- left over from yesterdays hangover.
Lolita Lempicka Solid Parfume.
The Bag it's self used to belong to my Grandmother, she kept her metal polishing accoutrements (for keeping the church brass gleaming) in it. (shameful waste of a beautiful bag).

2. A photo of your mobile.

Yes yes ancient I know, but hey a phones a phone and this one does the trick. It's also pay-as-you-go... I am quite possibly one of the few people, over 16, who still has a pay-as-you-go phone.

3. Whats in your make-up bag?

Firstly, I am an avid fan of Cath Kidston, any excuse to buy another floralled bag of loveliness is seized with relish. This make-up bag is one of a worryingly large array. within it you will find:

No. 7 Colour Intelligent Foundation, Light, Boots
MAC Studio Finish Concealer, NW20, MAC 
Clinique Blusher, Innocent Peach, Clinique
Rimmel 'EXAGGERATE' waterproof Eye Definer, 26 Noir, Boots 
Natural Collection 'LashLength Mascara', Black, Boots
Rimmel 'EXAGGERATE' Full Colour Lip Definer, 024 Red Diva, Boots
MAC Matte Lipstick, Russian Red, MAC
A trusty pot of pocket size Vaseline, Aloe Vera, Superdrug
4. A Photo of you in a foreign Country

This was taken in Greece, about a year ago, during my student days. Loving the 'practical boots' haha, the perfect foot ware for archaeology. 
5. A Song to Match Your Mood.

Moi Je Joue by the marvelous Brigitte Bardot.  The perfect get happy tune! Soundtrack to my life.

Also, Walk Like an Egyptian, because you can't beat a bit of bangles. This shall be the Sound of Summer.
6. A Picture of your Home

Opted for a photo of the old family home, no one want's to see a photo of Grimmauld Place, and besides House and Home are two very different things. Plus this one shoes my old car, a Renault Express Van- genius little car, I miss it dearly but it wouldn't be allowed on the roads over here.

7. A Photo of you 2 Years Ago.

Keeping with the student theme, heres an old one of me at University, I think it was taken around this time of year, 2009.

8. Something You Have Made

This is a Birthday card I made for my friend Jo, she dances (obviously).

9. A Self Portrait

Well here are a couple of attempts to draw myself, I stopped in the end as it became a tad narccissistic.

10. Your Favourite Film

Has to be The Dreamers, starring one of my favourite actresses; Eva Green. So I only made it as far as 10, and its not really the weekend any more but hey ho. 

Love love xxxx

Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Wedding #1

I mentioned a couple of posts back that my lovely parents have finally decided to tie the knot. I'm so excited, I have never been to  wedding before, not as a guest anyway. And now the dress is sorted, and I think the shoes are too, I can actually start getting properly excited. Yipee!

A few nights ago we went to visit the Ma and Pa. Phee is doing Madre's makeup for the wedding. Ma's a bit hopeless when it comes to make-up so we thought we would do a 'dry' run and see what sort of things worked. She also wanted to show us her latest (there have been 4 so far) wedding outfit. It was a lovely evening of make-up, dresses, and champers quaffing...

I was a little surplus to requirement being
 that I have no special skills with hair or make-up

Ma and Phee experimenting with 'Bridal Curls'

Obviously we had to try the wedding champers

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Feeling a bit delicate this morning, last night Phee and I decided to breach our hermitage, and venture beyond the mouldy walls of Grimmauld Place. For some reason we became possessed by the depraved notion that drinking rum was a good idea. It was not.

The boy is a big rum drinker, and as a result there are many bottles of the stuff about the place, in varying degrees of emptiness. So, in what is fast becoming a habit, we concocted a 'delightful' beverage made up of rummy dregs, and for good measure we topped it all up with some of our own Basics rum (thats white rum and its vile).

The 'sauce' of my misery.
And so it begins.

The point at which quaffing should probs been halted...

...but, alas, it was not.

An attempt to preserve my modesty.

The Motley Crew

Phee came over all camera shy.
The writings on the wall/toilet door.
Obligatory Toilet shot

Home time.
Hateful Student bin, malingering on the door step!
Reggie- Our Friendly Neighbourhood Cat.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Sunny Delight

Hello, what a wonderful Sunny day! and hello to my new followers. Much as I love Phee, its nice to know that someone other than the person I live with (and who therefore is privy to my life first hand) is reading my blog.

Due to a bit of a mix up at work, I ended up enjoying an unexpected day off. After an uneventful excursion into town, in search of a Tangerine cardigan (if you know where I can get one please let me know), and a Green pencil skirt, I wended my way home.

On the way back I popped into a couple of charity shops (hoping to discover the aforementioned items). No joy- but I did find Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex for 99p. So I snapped it up and couldn't resist starting to read it on the walk home (bit of an error). I have only read a tiny bit so far but its fascinating. I don't think Im going to read it cover to cover, just dip in and out of it (haha)- I'll let you know how it goes.

If you want to find out a bit more about Simone de Beauvoir go here, and a little bit about The Second Sex here
I wish I still had access to JSTOR, but sadly my student days are a thing of the past and journals are no longer free.  

The weather was so glorious that I decided to take my new book to the park for a picnic.

The Perfect Picnic Package: Sunnies, Good Book, a Blanket, and some Elderflower Cordial. 
(I was going to go for Cider, but seeing as I was picnicking alone thought that might be a tad on the alcoholic side).

Made some 'friends'
I decided that sun glasses, Red Lippy, and a Silk Scarf
was a touch on the pretentious side, even for Brighton

Just before I go here are a couple of Snaps of me in work attire. We have to wear black but I added coloured tights and a peter pan collar to jazz it up a bit.

The Collar was a birthday gift from Phee, she made a blue one too,
both from some velvet she got from her grandfather's tailors shop.
Apologies for the 'saultry' face.
 I'm getting fed up of taking photos on my bed but its the only way to get a whole outfit in.