Thursday, 2 October 2014

Blooming Wonderful

What a blouse! I spotted this on a post-library trip (I find a little browse around Topshop spurs on my work!) and fell in love instantly. It was love at first sight for my Mum too who enquired if she could wear it too! I love matching it with leather details like these shorts and of course, my gorgeous handmade-with-love orange earrings from Tasha. It's such a gorgeous Autumnal outfit that brings to mind the autumn leaves as they turn to brazen oranges and reds.

Yesterday was my first morning volunteering at the Cats Protection and I loved it. Time spent with gorgeous cats and kittens, what better way to spend my spare hours? I held off stuffing a few into my bag as I left but it was very hard not to!

Cardigan: H & M
Blouse: Topshop
Shorts: New Look
Pumps: Primark
Earrings: Handmade by Tasha

Monday, 29 September 2014

Birthday Boy

I can't believe it's just been a year since we welcomed my nephew Jonny into the world! He has grown so much in that past year and enchanted the whole family with his infectious smile and curiosity. We had a weekend long celebration for the big day with a pub lunch, presents and swings all thrown in for the birthday boy! 

For the Sunday, I wore this dressy but somehow still really comfy outfit of leggings and a tunic.

Top: H & M
Cardigan: H&M
Leggings: New Look
Pumps: Primark
Sunglasses: Primark

Jonny loves my outfit too!

Back in the real world, it is back to job applications, laundry and reading with a sleepy cat. 

Jumper: Primark (current)
Blouse: New Look
Necklace: H&M (current)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Lady in Leather

Today, I went to York to meet up with my big sister, her gorgeous boy and this huge teddy-bear! It's been a gorgeous, sunny day as we wandered round the Shambles before retiring to a park for Jonny to toddle around with handfuls of grass and leaves!

I chose a basic black jumper with my leather leggings. I love the sheer back of the jumper, which gives it a little simple glamour.

"This is a teddy bear"

"Stop trying to kiss me!"

Checking out Auntie Emily's handbag!

Jumper: Primark (current)
Leggings: New Look
Pumps: Primark
Bag: Topshop
Necklace: Avon

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

On Wednesdays We Wear Black

With less than a month to go before I hand in my PhD, I am losing momentum with every passing minute. Especially when there are lots of other exciting events to get on with like my cousin's wedding and my volunteering at the Cats Protection. At times like these, my dress sense tends to get very elaborate to try and motivate me. It usually ends up as procrastination though as I spend more time thinking about clothes than about writing!

The scar is a reminder of what happens when I fall on a stile!

Cardigan: New Look
Dress: New Look
Boots: Schuh
Hat: Primark (current)
Socks: Primark (current plus made out of bamboo!)

Last night, Mum and I went to see another film, Pride. It was one of the most moving films I have seen in a long time and so empowering. It made me want to march out of the cinema and fight the power! I cried like a baby at the end as you see the Welsh miners in solidarity of those who supported them during the strike.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Great Fox

Yesterday was my dear Dad's birthday. He's not really a birthday kind of a bloke so we celebrated by going to the scrummy Table 27 for an Indian. The food was lush.
You might also notice that my hair has changed's a dark reddy-ginger colour. I decided to celebrate my new locks by matching them to my outfit. So, a fox print top with a rust-coloured skirt was the look of the night!

Cardigan: Primark
Skirt: Topshop
Boots: White Stuff
Bag: From Firenze (Florence)
Necklace: Accessorize

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Who would have thought flamingos and hearts? I was looking blankly at my wardrobe and I thought to myself, what about some flamingos and what about some hearts? Because I love flamingos! 

Sometimes those blank moments looking at the wardrobe become moments of inspiration! But, seriously, I liked the idea of mixing some prints with my heart blouse and the cardigan's polka dots mirrored the print.

Cardigan: White Stuff
Blouse: New Look (similar)
Skirt: Primark
Boots: Primark
Necklace: Avon (present from my big sis)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Last night, Mum and I went to the cinema to see a preview of the beautiful "The Hundred-Foot Journey." I cannot say how much I enjoyed the film, it had the stunning scenery of a small French town, with wit and gorgeous Indian food thrown in. It made me very happy once again to be living in Leeds, where I can get a decent curry! So tonight, I made a yummy Aloo Gobi curry. 

Top: Joules
Cords: White Stuff
Boots: White Stuff
Necklace: Avon (present from my big sis)
Book: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (amazing!)