Saturday, 31 July 2010

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Sometimes... is a bit crap.

Wedding related stress is crap, especially when things feel out of my control.
Work is crap in general. Management are terrible and my job is slowly decreasing my IQ by the day.

There are plenty of things to be positive about though:
Matt moves here in 21 days.
I've applied for a new job (ignoring that it's part time and I'll have to do my current job half the week).
I'm looking forward to events and parties coming up that Matt will finally be able to come with me to. This may be a bit sad but I've waited an age for this.
It's nearly the weekend. Just two days to go.
Matt leaves FL this week, I'm happy for him as I know he's happy.
This Friday I'm going out with the girls, I'm looking forward to girly chat.
On Saturday I'm going on a shopping day with my mum. I get to spend my birthday money and gift cards.

Friday, 23 July 2010

The great debate

To join twitter or not? I am rather slow on the uptake with this one I know.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

The verdict

My Boohoo order came today, cue much excitement on my part. I've already tried the dresses and the top on and I thought I'd give a brief opinion.

The star top is lovely, really lovely and just what I was looking for. It's floaty and romantic, I wore it out a little while ago (to B&Q of all places on a wedding related mission) with a pair of skinny jeans and ballet pumps. It all went together well.

The hope floral dress is probably going back, which I'm quite sad about. The pattern is great, the length is perfect but what the picture of the dress on the Boohoo website does a good job of hiding is that the split at the front of the dress goes all the way down to your belly button, I may as well have had no top on as I was showing off everything under the dress. Whether this is because you need to have a decent sized bust to wear it I'm not sure but I'm disappointed. I thought about trying to tack the split up to a decent level and see what it looks like but if that fails it's heading back.

The other dress I love! It's floaty and very girly, most certainly a winner.

I've not yet tried the cardigans but I was sad to get an e mail from Boohoo yesterday saying that one of the cardigans (of course the one I wanted the most) was sold out and they were going to refund me. When I put the cardigan in my basket there were between one and six left in stock but someone got there before me. How sad. The hunt shall continue for a beige cardigan.

For my birthday on Monday I received gift cards (Topshop, Waterstones and Debenhams) and some money from various family members. I was told in no uncertain terms that the money was not to go towards anything wedding related but was to go towards ME! I've decided that I'm going to try and wait until the autumn/winter stock comes into the shops and buy some nice new winter clothes. I'm not sure what I'll get in Topshop to be honest, I've looked on their website and there's literally nothing on there I want. I already know the Debenhams card is going towards some Estee Lauder Double Wear (technically for the wedding but shh).

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Becoming a girl

Fashion wise I'm a simple soul. I pretty much live out of jeans, t shirts and hoodies along with Converse. It's comfortable and easy to wear, but I always end up thinking that I'm dressed like a teenager despite the fact that I'm nearly 25 (tomorrow!). I've often browsed through fashion blogs of girls a good five years younger than me but who pocess a fashion sense much greater than mine and who aren't afraid of wearing what they want. I usually end up feeling a bit self concious wearing skirts or dresses, I'm not sure why this is. I don't feel like this if I'm dressed up for a party but wearing dresses or skirts in the day leaves me feeling like I'm sticking out like a sore thumb.

My mother commented last night, quite rightly, that I should be wearing more dresses and skirts. I have a good pair of legs so she tells me and I should be showing them off. She did throw in a comment about Matt wanting me to look more girly but he doesn't mind what I wear, I do wonder if he'd mind if I turned up at our wedding in jeans and a hoodie. Perhaps he wouldn't, but I'm sure everyone else would.

In an attempt to start looking more girly and more grown up I browsed the internet for suitable clothes that would achieve this look for me. This lead me to I've browsed this online shop many times but never bought anything but I decided that last night things would change, so I ended up dropping probably more money than I should have but not a huge amount. The money that bought me six garments on Boohoo would probably have only bought me two in Topshop (my dislike for Topshop is ever growing) so I don't feel too bad about it.

I bought the following:

I'm a sucker for anything with stars on, even my bedroom ceiling is covered in them thanks to Matt. Stars + girly + floaty = winner for me! Hopefully I won't look quite so grumpy when I wear it though...

How cute is this dress?! I need to find a belt similar to go with it so it won't just hang on me. That's also the hair colour I secretly want but don't have the guts to go for.

Another very pretty dress! I can see myself wearing both of these dresses with sandles but I'm not quite sure what else to wear on my feet with them.

Two cute cardigans to go with the dresses and the red one just because I couldn't help myself, I'm not just a sucker for stars, I'm also a sucker for red.
So there we go, a couple of things that will hopefully turn me into a bit more of a girl.
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