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Last of the garden days

September 8, 2011

This is the last of my proper sunshine photos for the rest of this year (I hope not…!), and funnily enough literally right after these photos were taken the heavens opened and the sun was swallowed. Well guys, It is well and truly autumn! I’ve been wearing my jacket everyday – although, it is colder in the mornings and I have to leave for work at 7am every morning, but still. I love layering and wrapping up – I’ve already bought a new snood and mittens!

Top by Primark

Shirt by Jigsaw (from charity shop- 50p)

Necklace by Topman

Maxi skirt by Vero Moda

Shoes by Office

Lipstick by MAC in Rebel

Jump on it

September 5, 2011

Ahh, sunshine. I vaguely remember it. Okay okay, I’m being overdramatic, but there have only been a handful of days this summer where the sun shines for the entirety without a whole load of rain falling on us and totally ruining it. This was one of those days sans rain. It was so hot, and an absolutely gorgeous day. The jumpsuit I’ve had for a couple of years, and is vintage Laura Ashley. I could live in it all year!

Jumpsuit by Laura Ashley (vintage)

Necklace by Topman

Belt by Primark

Bag by Primark

 Loafers by Primark

Nail varnish in Cyan Blue by Barry M

Lipstick by MAC in So Chaud

Interlude

September 4, 2011

So two weeks ago I went back to Ipswich, where I grew up, to look after my parents house while they went on holiday. I took some photos, and I thought I’d share a few with you. No outfits/fashion, just an image heavy post.

We made pizzas. By we, I don’t mean me.

Spiderwebs.

Two couples.

The cat.

King of the garden.

We went to Woodbridge, a small Suffolk town, for the day.

Moomins and mock-vintage.

Local produce.

Sometimes we need a break. This was a welcomed one.

Skater dress

September 2, 2011

I love the skater dress trend. Sure, it’s like so unoriginal, but I love the simplicity of it and the fact you can still make it your own. The weather has been crap (if you’re in the UK), but the dreary days have been perfect for this dress as the fabric is very thick jersey. Come Autumn, I’ll be living in it. Although, I might have to get it in a darker colour because it’s not practical for my job! Or, maybe a few colours…?! If you’re not into longer sleeves, Victoria posted about some sleeveless skaters she found on eBay which I have my eye on!

Dress by H&M

Necklace by Forever21

Tights by New Look

Loafers by Primark

 Lipstick by Topshop in Rapturous

Nails

August 31, 2011

Nail Varnish by MUA in shades 19 & 21

You can find a tutorial by Gem Fatale here.

The Anna dress

August 29, 2011

Well, I have to be honest. This outfit is not mine. I borrowed everything from my sister, but aren’t you glad I did?! This dress is a beaut from French Connection, but for £110 it is a little bit out of my price range. Nevertheless, it is perfect. Perfect fit, perfect length, perfect colour, perfect texture. I sort of wanted to accidentally pack it in my bag. It’s still in stores, and also comes in royal blue and red. I also stumbled across these amazing All Saints heels in the bottom of her wardrobe (yes, I am nosey and I riffle through people’s belongings), but let me tell you they were almost impossible to walk in!

Dress by French Connection

Belt by Primark

Heels by All Saints

Lipstick by MAC in So Chaud

In those trousers

August 27, 2011

I am so obsessed with these trousers from Primark! This is the third colour I have. I’ve really been looking forward to the long Bank Holiday weekend, but I’m a bit disappointed now that the weather is totally crap! We bought a disposable BBQ for the Royal Wedding (yes, in April!) which we never got round to using, and I fancied BBQing on Monday, so hopefully it will cheer up. I also did my nails in leopard, and this was the colour combo I prefer so far. I ended up buying loads of nail varnishes on the models own 50% sale, so I’m looking forward to using those!

Top by New Look

Cardigan by H&M

Vintage rings

Trousers and belt by Primark

Loafers by Primark

Lipstick in Papaya Punch by Sleek