Started off the week with a curry and a catch up with a few friends – Popped to IKEA but all I bought was a bin – I had to say goodbye to my girls before I headed back to Winchester – A neighbour’s apple tree which looks delicious! I couldn’t take a photo out of the window as there was a topless man in the garden and I’d look like a perv – I clearly have way too much spare time which I use wisely by painting crap on my nails – Took a walk up St Giles Hill after work which gives a panoramic view of the city. It’s breathtaking – The River Itchen which I passed on my way back from the hill into town – Two new owls to add to my collection. The one on the left is a pencil sharpener that my nan bought me from Devon. The one on the right houses some chocolate orange lipbalm which my lovely housemate bought for me.
Last week was very up and down as it was my nan’s funeral on Monday and then I had to travel back to Winchester late Wednesday night even though I wanted to stay at home longer. I hate being grown up and having a job and responsibilities. I came back to a bathroom infested with spiders (I counted 19 before I wanted to throw up out of fear) which Henry the Hoover gobbled up for me. I spent four days on my own with just the spiders for company (more kept appearing and they were getting bigger and bigger) until one of my housemates came back and her dad kindly threw a big hairy beast of a spider outside. I had three friends from Primark round last night for a chinese and a catch up which was lovely and I’m going to spend the next three days working on my FYP and getting a bit of exercise as I’m not at work again until Thursday.
Here’s a new feature for my little blog. Basically, each week I will pick a shop (online or on the high street) and will find an outfit for £100 or less. At the moment and any extra pennies I get are going straight into my Paris Fund but if someone presented me with £100 as an early birthday present and told me I HAD to spend it at Dorothy Perkins or else, this is what I would buy..
This outfit came to a bargainous £95.50 which leaves just enough change for a Starbucks after a hard day’s shopping.
I chose the denim jacket
because I have been looking for one for ages and this one is perfect! It’s just the right shade of blue and has long sleeves. I wasn’t too keen on all the cropped ones I’ve been seeing around.
The cat print dress
caught my eye because, well.. it has cats on it of course! If you know me, you’ll know I’m a bit of a crazy cat lady so if something has cats on it, I NEED it! It’s also a lovely summery orange and would also look great in the winter with a pair of black tights and a black cardi over the top.
The cream brogues
are a lovely summery shoe and are a welcome change from the usual black and brown brogues. These will go with almost anything, from summer dresses to skinny jeans.
The outfit didn’t need a necklace as the neckline of the dress is quite high and any bracelets would be hidden by the sleeves of the jacket. I picked this wire ring
as I don’t believe that any outfit is complete without a ring!
What do you think of the outfit I’ve chosen?
If you had £100 to spend at Dorothy Perkins
, what would you pick?
PS. This is my 100th post! I never thought I’d keep this blog up for a month, let alone still be posting 8 months later and have 100 posts and 188 followers!
A couple of days ago, I received an email from Motel as I’m on the mailing list, with details of their new Colour Kaleidoscope
range. The range is aptly named as it is full of bright colours and features the colour blocking trend that is around at the moment. The colours on the email really caught my eye so I had to have a look for myself.
I think that all of the pieces I have picked are great for the summer but would also be perfect for brightening up a dull autumn day!
immediately made me think of those well known paintings
by artist Piet Mondrian
, which is definitely a good thing in my book! At primary school, one of the walls in our assembley hall was inspired by Mondrian so his paintings always bring back good memories, as do this dress and the skirt.
reminds me of the American Apparel Two Color Pantyhose
which I’ve always loved but I could never justify spending £14 on a pair of tights that I’d probably end up ripping straight away! I love how the skirt of the dress is bodycon, whereas the top part is loose and flowy. It looks more like an oversized vest tucked into a bodycon skirt which is just the sort of thing I would wear on a night out.
I absolutely love the teal colour in number 4, in my opinion, it’s a perfect colour for autumn! I would wear this with some plain black heels for a night out or with a pair of black tights and some black brogues for during the day. At only £32, it’s really affordable for a student budget too!
Also a part of the Colour Kaleidoscope range are these four Models Own nail polishes which all match the featured clothes.
I think I jumped on the Models Own bandwagon a bit too late. I only own three of their polishes (Fuzzy Peach being one of them) but I am in love! The formula is great, they dry pretty quickly compared to other brands and they chip a lot less. I’m desperate to get Top Turquoise but I can’t find it anywhere. I may have to do a cheeky Motel order next time I get paid! These four colours would look great with any of the items I picked above. I can picture some great colour blocking nail art being created from these. In fact, Lily
recently posted about some leopard print nails
that she did using Top Turquoise and Fuzzy Peach.