It's 1am on Sunday and finally, finally, finally I have time to post! Yesss! Blogging seems to be successful for life's multitaskers and busy bees but I crumble like a cookie when my google reader hits 1000+ and I have five assignments and even more presentations. And this is the second weekend I've had free since September. I LOVE weekends!!! There is nothing better than getting to do all the things you never get round to doing in a really slow, lovely way, topped off with lots of milkshake and muffins. So this is just the longest post ever of everything I would have posted in the past few weeks. Prepare yourself! It ends with something fashion relevant I promise. I'm so ready for Easter, this term has been a real jolt to the system but it seems like the world is run down lately so lets not talk about it!
Last weekend I went to Brighton for another visit to my friend's uni and it was sooo nice there! The weather was amazing, pity we only got to spend five minutes on Brighton beach. The day before took eight hours to get down there from Manchester, and at 1pm Melissa and I were running across London to make our coach by seconds. I need to get down a gym pronto! Then I sat next to this Russian masseuse who started reading my Elle and commenting on the inner beauty of the soul and then gave himself a facial with a free sample of coco butter, which entailed him slapping his face and groaning a lot! I took my bargain Betsey bag which fits an insane amount of stuff in, and on the train loads of cute girls got on, probably on a day trip to London, and one had on what looked like bowling shoes with neon laces. I love secret snaps!
The party was pretty marvy due to some plotting by me and Melissa- it's wise to know which bowl of jelly has about ten different spirits in! I don't talk about my friends enough on here for the amount of clothes conversations we have so this is Vanessa, who seems to suit all the stuff in my wardrobe that I buy in the hope that would will make me look super cool but infact I am not at all super cool, in a hot coral skirt, and Melissa in some H&M hammer pants and orange platforms, for once she wasn't the teeniest!
Speaking of parties, our living room still hasn't recovered from the house party in January, oops. Our landlord is coming round tomorrow, I'm sure he'll be impressed as always. I hope you like our Hollyoaks poster. But if any of you out there are house hunting for the first time, think twice about living with ALL girls! Sometimes it ain't pretty. I helped in the Textile school open day on Wednesday and showed round the future students, all of which are too cute but I *hopefully* won't be seeing them next year as I'm nearly on the way to Sweden! The application isn't 100% yet and I still have to get a high average in the summer exams but there is a possibility that I will be studying in Boras come September!!
I also took part in another Modepass project where a group of us tried out an Eple and Melk jacket, check out the other blogger's photos here! It's funny to see the same thing worn so many different ways. Whenever I do something like this, always gravitate to something dissimilar to my usual style, I guess receiving a random item is the opportunity to experiment. It's great for my green H&M trousers and some pink socks. Did I mention how I am going crazy for pink at the moment? Well I am. Crazy I tell you!
Seriously, suddenly everything superbly tacky and Barbie and retro and extra glam and fabulous is high on my radar. The more sickening the better! I don't know what it is, maybe a reaction to the popular blogging style of really cool, edgy girls that no matter how hard I try, I just can't at all pull off. This seems kind of the direct opposite, but whatever the case, I'm going nuts for tack. So of course I checked out the Hello Kitty range for MAC and lusted after everything, settling for the brightest lipstick called 'Big Bow'. I was desparate for a lipgloss too but a returned gas bill meant I could splash out on a YSL gloss, which stays put for aaages! Still I didn't realise it was £19 (!!!!!) until I was at the counter, how insane is that!?
A lipstick essential is also this Lipcote stuff, which is seriously good and withstands the test of clubbing time. I should know! Not that I've been out a great amount recently, I've been to Fallowfield lots to take advantage of Font £2 cocktails and Baa Bar £1 shots, hence can splash out on lipgloss!
I also received the SWEETEST package from Conny of Love Hearts and Crosses, an accessory store full of goodies of all prices. I love these gold angel wing earrings and have worn them loads to go with my ghetto fabulous fantasies but the rest I will offer in an Easter competition! See the bottom of this post for details, it will run until Easter Sunday and every commenter until then will be entered into a draw.
While I haven't had much shopping time, I did try on these Aldo heels that are all over the blog world in store a few weeks ago. It's true the they are the perfect heel height, but alas too pricey for me right now. The shop assistant said that no one had ever tried them on before and it's probably true that I wouldn't have if I hadn't seen other bloggers rocking them, so blogs really do have an influence! I asked if I could take a photo for the purposes of showing my 'boyfriend' hehe.
As for this weekend, I've sorted my life out and collated almost all notes into a cute Hello Kitty book. I'm tempted to make scrap books for the season but don't want to cut up magazines just yet. I can't decide as soon it will be too late!
Also I though I'd solved the whole 'too many tights' conundrum but getting a washing hanger for small garments and hanging lots on there. It lasted for about a week before it broke and then half of the pegs fell off, so now they're just slung over it, which is OK but still not the perfect solution!
Ah and here are the wedges I got and wore in the last post! They were pretty well priced for Office and are the perfect height and have hearts and bows on! Not at all cool but I like them a lot and tottered around Didsbury think weekend in these white tights and a skirt from Primark. I haven't bought anything in there for God knows how long but how could I resist a Luella inspired coral pink skirt with a bit bow and ruffles? I'm going to change the buttons though. It's funny because there are little holes where they must have added more buttons but decided they are too cheap to put five on a skirt and took two off! Cheeky!
vintage lace top, primark skirt, vintage white tights, accessorize leopard hair bow
I would have made this a separate post but I need to get everything out of the head to make room for more stuff! So here are a few Luella inspired looks that are not so much Luella, but all the clothes that make me happy!
vintage floral dress under H&M polka dot skirt, jonathan aston pink socks over vintage white tights, random pearls and pink beads, primark net bow headband
H&M nude corset, Oasis silver skirt, Topshop polkadot pencil skirt, River Island lilac tights.
Oh how I love these lilac tights!! I can't wait until it's officially warm enough to wear them as I can't now with my purple coat- I'd look like a blueberry! So here's the haul from Conny at Love Hearts and Crosses. I will split it in half along with some goodies from me and offer the prize packs to two commenters in the next weeks until Easter Sunday. You can be anywhere in the world! All commenters during these weeks will be entered into the draw, just make sure you fill out the name and email box carefully when commenting!
Also as it's Mother's Day, here's my Mom with her friend Sharon at my sisters birthday party. They danced until 4am!? Haha now I must really go to bed, although I've just been googling for ten minutes as while writing this post my neck felt really heavy and my glands have swollen real big?! I'm literally never ill *touch wood* and fear I have mumps or worse. Please God nooo!!