On the 3rd it was my Birthday; 23 years old now! That feels a little grown up doesn't it? A bit too grown up, I don't want to have to be an adult yet :p haha. I spent the day with my family and we ended up going to Frankie and Bennys for lunch - not only is it just across the road from me but they do the most awesome burgers, which is my one major weakness for eating out. Nom. I got lots of little household-y bits (see, told you grown up!) including some cupboard shelves and a dish drainer; super exciting I know! I also got some adorable slippers to replace my rather worn topshop kitty pair and some beautiful flowers. I even got some little bits from the office including a pop art pillow, calendar and some little hello kitty bits; super spoilt or what ;)
What's not to love about acid wash? Haha. I grabbed these skinnies on a whim last time I picked up an order from New Look in the hopes they would fit me even though they're the 'straight size' range, and in my opinion acid wash looks great with Converse, of which I have a -ahem- slightly less than small collection. Even though I've not been documenting it on here as such (partially because I prefer my blog to be body positive to all shapes and sizes - and I don't want to be a diet bore) but in the last couple months I've lost about two stone putting me down to a size 16-18 as opposed to more of a 20. It's nice to be able to fit into straight sizes in high street shops though I've got a while to go until I fit into Topshop I think ;) I paired the jeans with my current favourite shoes, I love the little triangles and I haven't spotted them on anyone else since I got 'em. If I were a little shorter and had the ability to wear anything other than flat shoes then I'd pair these with some chunky chelsea boots that I'm loving the look of at the moment.
Jumper: New Look / Jeans: New Look Tall / Tank Top: New Look Inspire / Converse: c/o Spartoo
Since I had a couple Betty Crocker mixes sitting in my cupboard, I decided to nab these cake cases (25p halloween sale) and 'canape' toothpick flags in ASDA and do some proper girly baking. I'm loving orange at the moment so these cake cases are perfect for me ;) I ended up with a batch of carrot cake and one of red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I'll be foisting these off to my parents, because I don't really enjoy cake all that much and I much prefer gifting to eating my own creations - and that way they'll definitely get hoovered up!
I've been searching for a good 'true blue' nail polish shade for a while, and whilst I was browsing the cosmetics aisle in my local ASDA I spied this shade in the Maybelline stand, reduced to £2.50. I wasn't expecting all that much from this polish but other than the brush being a bit messed up (easily fixed with some scissors) the polish goes on really smooth and if I weren't a bit obsessive about my application you could easily get away with one coat and have a bright, solid colour. I'm loving blues and greens on nails at the moment!
If you're somewhere in the South West of the UK today, you will have heard endlessly about the flood warnings and storm warnings over the last week; the aforementioned storm came and went last night with a lot of noise but very little fuss left in it's wake - at least around where I live anyway, and I here I was worried I'd have to sail my little smart car to work ;) Of course, with it being as rainy and miserable as it is at the moment the perfect footwear to choose is boots - preferably knee high boots to keep the wet weather away from your feet and legs! I own a couple pairs of suitable shoes for work and weekends (biker boots are cosy and just the right side of punky for skinnies and a raincoat) but there's nothing wrong with having a nosey for others is there? Window shopping for shoes online is a sometimes-expensive (ahem) habit of mine but it's a great way to while away a rainy grey weekend.