Monday, November 25, 2013

What I Wore November 24th

I can't believe it's only a month until Christmas! I'm like a kid, I love Christmas so much.

Yesterday my partner Lee put on an all dayer punk gig in Sheffield with 10 bands on, including his own. I'm very proud of the work he does to put gigs on, and I'm really proud of his new band Chewed Up and their sound, even though they haven't been together very long. I worked the door for a while, I had vegan hot dog, vegan chilli, vegan cupcake and eventually vegan brownie. I sat reading while the last band was on, and I made friends with the guitarist from a different band! It was a good day.

This is what I wore. I wish I'd put leggings on instead of tights as I was sitting in a very cold foyer and was FREEZING. It took me a long time to warm up once we finally got home!

Cardigans, Evans in the summer
Dress, Asos, previously seen on this blog
Tights, Big Bloomers Company - best tights EVER
Shoes, Truffle

I felt fab!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Out of My Comfort Zone, Again

Today's OMCZ is The Colour of Confidence and it was chosen by Vicky who doesn't do this challenge anymore. She wrote:

 "My theme is going to "The Colour of Confidence".  For me, red is the colour of confidence and everything I wear it, be it lipstick or clothing; I feel an extra boost. What is your confidence colour?"

Red is really my confidence colour. I like a little bit of it, a red bracelet or ring, red lipstick, etc. I don't usually wear a full red dress, but I recently got this skater dress from Excite Clothing and decided to wear it yesterday to uni.

You'll have to excuse the photo taken by myself in a toilet mirror, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. 

Dress - Excite Clothing
Cardigan - Evans

Check out the other participants here:

Becky Brown

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What I Wore November 12th

Are you sick of these dresses from yet? Cos I'm not! I like the shades of grey on this one, and I also really like the arms. Throwing this type of dress on is so easy but looks so stylish!

Leggings: H&M

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas Tag

I stole this post off Becky who posted it here.

Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
We have a really nice synthetic tree, but last year we got a real one and it was just LOVELY. It smelt so nice and was so pretty. I think we'll alternate and get a real one every other year. 

You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick up?
My usual, probably - a decaf vanilla latte. I don't drink caffeine at all, and I'm not keen on Christmas spiced stuff. 

What's your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
Everything for our tree used to be silver and blue because that matched our living room, but we've been buying other colour decorations, and we inherited some of my childhood baubles, so really I just like ALL THE COLOURS. 

Giving or receiving?
I love getting presents - who doesn't - but I love giving them too. I put a lot of thought into all the gifts we give to my family and Lee's family and my friends - seriously all he buys are mine! I wrap them all, which I really enjoy, too.

To mince pie or not to?
Oooh definitely, I love them. I loathe Christmas pudding and can take or leave Christmas cake, but I do like mince pies, especially warmed with Cointreau cream!
What's your traditional Christmas lunch?
Turkey, stuffing, sausages in bacon, Yorkshire puddings (very controversial around our way but Lee insists and my mother indulges him!), vegetables, bread sauce (I could live on it to be honest)

Christmas day fashion
Something nice and a bit smart. 

What's your favourite Christmas song?
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - classic. 

What's your favourite Christmas film?
Die Hard! Haha, I'm not really one for gushy romantic type films. Lee and I always watch Die Hard, my family doesn't really watch films at Christmas. 

Open presents before or after lunch?
We usually stagger it and it takes forever cos everyone likes to see what everyone else got! I'm glad I'm an only child or it would take several days!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

What I Wore 9th November

Lee (my partner), Sam (my BFF) and I went to see the Toy Dolls in Nottingham. Known for their cover of Nellie the Elephant, they're a really fun punk band who play comedy songs but with such finesse. They're one of Lee's favourite bands but they don't tour very often so we haven't seen them since September 2007. They managed to miss out Yorkshire though so we had to go to Nottingham. Anyway, it was a brilliant gig! This is what I wearing.

Dress - (it has a small stripe in it. Leah had a problem with this dress because it cut across her boobs; I have the same issue, but for £5 it's wearable).
Cardigan - Evans in the sale over the summer
Leggings - H&M
Boots - Dr Martens

Sorry for the bouncer on the edge!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Out of My Comfort Zone

I haven't done OMCZ for a while, because I kept forgetting about it, whoops. But yesterday I got four dresses from and decided I'd wear one for uni yesterday. I already had the grey with red stripes (you can see it here). Then at the weekend Chloe emailed me to tell me that the website was stocking more colours, so I had to go get them. I got burgundy with pin stripes, grey with grey stripes, the two tone one, and this one.

It's actually grey with navy stripes so I'll be looking for some navy leggings to wear with it. I wore a pair of leggings I also got from everything5pounds. However, I can't give them a good review as they were terrible. They kept falling down all the time and when I took them off they'd dyed my legs black! Ugh.

The dress is cute though! I didn't used to wear horizontal stripes but now I wear them with pride - they are classic and I look cute!

Check out all the other babes in their stripes!

Becky Brown

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What I Wore October 27th

I went to a rad fat meet up on Sunday, the first of what organiser Emily hopes will become a regular meet up to get together and just chat. I went all out and wore my new Simply Be tartan dress. I'm loving the tartan craze as it appeals to my punk aesthetic. I did my make up with bright red lips, and as you can see, I've bleached and dyed the top of my hair blue. I know it won't last long but I love it anyway.

iPhone selfie so apologies for the quality. 

Dress - Simply Be
Denim jacket - New Look
Shoes - those Truffle ones I posted about the other day!

And here you can see it with the top underneath; I wore it because I don't like bare arms. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

What I Wore 26th October

My friend Lucinda came to visit me. We met at Sheffield train station and got the tram up to the cathedral. We mooched around some shops and then went to the Blue Moon Cafe for lunch. It's all veggie and there's a lot of vegan choice too. We both had a quesedilla and salad. We went around the shops some more, then went into the Winter Gardens for coffee. We then had a long wait in the station to get back to my house as we'd just missed a train, but not to worry!

Here's what I wore. I'm sorry the picture isn't better.

Red leopard print top - New Look in the sale
Black cardigan - New Look years ago
Skirt - Yours Clothing

I felt very sassy in this outfit, I have to say!

Friday, November 1, 2013

What I Wore October 23rd

October 23rd was a loooong day. I went to uni at 11 to do some reading and some work. My lecture was 1.30-3.30 and then I sat in the cafe with some friends until 6pm when there is an evening masterclass. This week was a poet from America, I liked him. I missed the 7.30 train home though, so I didn't get home until 9pm. Phew!

I only ever wear dresses for uni, because that is the image I'm presenting. This lip print dress is from Asos Curve and I missed it when it was on sale. I'd been stalking it on eBay for ages, but Lolly gave me hers! Whee! The cardigan is from Sainsburys. My jewellery is all very pink and very junky, I love it.

 Close up so you can see my ring.

Just a bathroom photo!