Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sing me another love song but this time with a little dedication

Sometimes things get a bit too much for me, as they do for everyone. I can be quiet selfish when I want to be and forget just how easy things are for me.

Take me away.


Trials and tribulations of a young girl about town

 So recently me and the bestie have been on a bit of a mission in the next few months our birthdays are coming up, the big 21! You’ve got to look your best on the one day of the year that’s all about you am I right?

So what to wear? Obviously that’d depend on what you’d planned for the big day. We like to celebrate in style so it might be time to glam up a bit. We both agreed that we wanted something a bit different a bit special. A lot of the dresses I’ve seen recently are all a bit samey which as lovely as they are sometimes you just want to stand out from the crowd and have the wowza effect …Or even just a casual ‘Oooh I like your outfit’ would do.

If I really wanted to stand out from the crowd I might be tempted to go for something along these lines.

This is the sort of dress which toes the line between garish and kitsch or out there in a stand out from the crowd kind of way.

This is not exactly something I’d say is very me, or even I could say would definitely suit me. It’s the kind of dress I think you’d have to see on to make a decision about it. I’ve seen a lot of this sort of pattern in Miss Selfridge and around other high street shops. I think the galaxy pattern was on some runway for some fashion house maybe a season or so ago I won’t pretend to know much about that sort of thing. I think it’s got a Tokyo/Harajuku vibe to it which I quite like.

 If I wear to wear it I’d keep it simple with black accessorize and a blazer so I didn’t look like some sort of drag act, on the night out.

I’ll have to mull this over a little longer, it’s only sold in the petite range which ismassively annoying as I’m not exactly petite myself. I’m more of a Giraffe than a Penguin. So even if I could wedge myself in it, it’d probably not cover the necessary areas. And I really doubt my best friend wants to see a slice of my behind on her birthday night out, enough to put you off your birthday cocktail…

Sticking with a more stand out theme – I saw this worn on a Fashion Blog. Again the pattern is really stand out from the crowd but paired with ankle boots and my trusty leather jacket perhaps could work.

Again with me being a bit of a bean pole it might be a bit too short and not cover the necessary areas, I like that the top which is quite loose so nice and comfy if I have a food baby brewing. I also like the back detail which doesn’t show too much.

I think I’ll have to have a think and plan a few different outfits.

The empty handed painter from your streets

Is drawing crazy patterns in your sheets…

Being incredibly selfish of late. Very wrapped up in my own world. Feeling very guilty now.

I’m pretty sure there’s a Van Morrison song for every occasion.

Oh eyes like wild flowers within demons of change.

My life is becoming a bit repetitive of late mainly involving studying – this is soon to come to an end and hopefully I’ll be able to blog about more optimistic summer events that I’m so looking forward to until then this is what I’ve been doing.

Thinking – mainly wasting all my brain power on scientific things. I love my degree so much and find it incredibly interesting but I’m not a natural brainiac and all this things that start with ‘Neuro’ or end in ‘ology’ is turning my poor sweet brain to crumbs. I guess if I don’t learn the important scientific bits than I’ll never get to help anyone, because I won’t understand the basis. Waffle over. 

Drinking & Eating – mainly teas and coffee and my Easter chocolate. Standard.

Coveting – Lana Del Rey’s hair. If you’ve not heard her songs. I’d recommend, she’s soulful, deeelightful, and pretty easy on the eye.  I tried to do the whole glamzon side swept curls myself this week, when I popped out for some celebratory birthday cocktails for my friend’s birthday, but it just didn’t look as chic. This is the kind of thing I’m talking about…

Purchasing – I’ve been wanting to try a maxi skirt for a while now over the summer I do pull out the occasional maxi dress but they can make you feel a bit over dressed especially for the between seasons. I’ve seen maxis dressed up with crop tops and dressed down with jumpers but never thought they’d be very flattering on me. If you know me you’ll know I’m not really one for covering up and I’m still pretty uncertain I think it kind of makes me look like a bit of a dumpy granny. But dayyuuumn there is no denying how comfortable they are, I wore mine all day in work today and apart from a near miss with some bleach we got on together pretty splendidly.

I think that’s it for now.


Happy Easter

Chocolate lovers & religious advocators alike. If you aren’t into either of these I guess this holiday just isn’t for you. Sorry, maybe next time.

Again I’ve not been up to an awful lot – new revision topic the inclusion of Special Educational Needs students into mainstream education. The most exciting part of my studies to date – I found an author whose first name was Gaylord… I kid you not, I’ve never come across this name except for in the Ben Stiller movie so it was a sight to behold. The second most exciting part was when I discovered an author who admitted to affectionately referring to her students with attentional difficulties as Wiggle Bums I thought this was pretty darn cute. It’s the little things…

Anyway yesterday’s outfit…

This is the dress I bought the other week from Pop Boutique .  I do love the sixties and seventies – mini skirts, belle bottoms, crop tops, big black eyeliner, bit of back combing lavverly. I love this I think it’s a bit Twiggy and Alexa Chung. Yesterday I had to wear tights though  because typical British Bank Holiday weather it was freezing! Normally I just team it with bare legs and flat ballet pumps.  And you’re good to go.

I hope everyone’s weekend was filled with plenty of chocolate and rest and relaxation.