Notice I've taken the 'weekly' off of there now? I wasn't sure it deserved the title any more, haha. This weekend is my first off from full-time work - a lot of firsts at the moment! I've spent this time working on commissions, supermarket shopping and slobbing about a little in comfy hoodies and my favourite baggy denim 3/4 shorts things as well as my rocket dog t-bar shoes which it turns out are the best things for driving in. Bad fashion blogger behaviour right there! I know that I get into the habit of wearing baggy jeans and tees when I'm a bit burnt out but if I'm honest it just leaves me feeling kind of crappy in itself - feeling like you look nice is quite important sometimes, in my opinion! So for this wishlist I've sourced some bits and pieces that are a) cute but b) still pretty effortless to wear and overall a bit summery!
dress and cardigan new look / top dorothy perkins / jeggings topshop / trainers rocket dog
Wow, this week has been busy! I started off by beginning my new full-time job (which I love, more on later!) and ended the week bringing home my brand new (to me) car. I love Smart Cars so we took a trip to the garage in Bristol last week and this car caught my eye! He is a Limited Edition Smart ForTwo Highstyle, and just over 200 of them were made in the UK which appeals to my nerdy, collector-y geek side. If you've ever played Portal 2/been on the internet(!) you'll know who Wheatley is, and if you don't watch this little video for a catch up. It's so nice to finally have my own car and be able to go off and do things when I want to without having to wait for a lift/train/bus, not to mention it's so much easier to get to work. What car do you own, if any? Do you name your cars?
When walking down to Cabot Circus from BCE I decided to take the scenic route! 'See No Evil' Gallery is based in Nelson Street in Bristol and is a street that's adorned with some absolutely amazing graffiti street art and every time I see it I'm just as impressed as the last, if not more! Can you imagine the time and skill it takes to paint these huge murals? One day I'm going to go back with my proper camera and take some good photos, but in the meantime here's some slightly crappy phone photos that don't quite do the pieces justice, but they still look awesome. You can read more about the gallery on their website here, and I really recommend going to see it in person if you can so you can fully appreciate all the detail!
You may not know this, but tomorrow I'm starting my first proper grown-up job! I'm both super excited and terrified at the same time. I can't say I've enjoyed Uni 100% (other than my lovely friends I gained through my course) but I'm not quite sure if I feel ready for being all adult-like. The office I will be working in is kind of smart-casual, so in light of that here are some work appropriate (but still super cute) shoes that caught my eye;
Hey guys! Yesterday I took the hike up to Bristol to attend BCE, the Bristol Comics Expo! I had a really good time, and bought lots of adorable bits and pieces :) It was my first real con and a little bit overwhelming if I'm honest - a fairly small room with lots of people in it, though I did enjoy the cosplays dotted about! Because of multiple factors (too busy, only had my phone camera etc.) I ended up not taking many photos inside the con and the ones I did take aren't brilliant quality, but I've also got some photos of my haul for the day to pop up here. I'm on a bit of a Batman universe kick, can you tell from my two prints? ;) I ended the day with a cinnamon and sugar warm pretzel from the Ditsch stall in Broadmead, super yummy!
When I received this candle from Airwick's 'Colour Ambience' scented candles range I wasn't hugely keen on the idea of the fragrances that were being used - Vanilla and Caramel sounds like a great combination for ice cream but filling a whole room with that scent sounded a teensy bit sickly. However, after lighting it (well, my mum lighting it as I'm the first to admit I'm terrible with matches and would possibly set the house on fire) I sat back and let the smell wash over me. In reality, though the scent the candle gives off is a little bit sweet it's also warm and calming and our living room now smells yummy!
Airwick is normally a brand I'd associate with air freshener or those smelly things you put in cars but actually I'm really impressed by this product (which I was sent to review but as always, I'm completely honest!) and I love anything that's colourful really so the use of the heat-triggered(?) colour change base I find a great addition to the candle, and combined with the scent is really quite relaxing; I can find myself just staring blankly into the shifting colours for a while! These candles retail at £6.99 so whilst they are not very cheap they don't break the bank and are also pretty. So, in my opinion; a good treat buy every now and then or great if you're looking to do a birthday or christmas hamper but probably not a usual food shop purchase.
I recently commissioned a Scott Pilgrim-inspired cross stitch from my lovely friend Jess, she's just started up her own little company and it's well worth having a look at; her prices are very reasonable and I'm beyond happy with my Ramona - isn't she the cutest? The game version of her, being all pixel art, really lends itself to cross-stitch and I'm actually going to commission a game-version Kim Pine to go alongside her too, maybe even a Knives Chau at some point? Gotta love the Scott Pilgrim Girlies. Beyond happy.
Cross Stitch Ramona from Jessaweyo Cross-Stitch
What's this, more glasses? I'm really spoilt lately! These lovely specs were sent to me from MyOptique, a designer glasses website that if I compared it to clothing stores it would be the Urban Outfitters of shops; quirky and vintage style, with massive 80s specs and Ray-Ban Glasses galore. I was sent a pair of glasses from the London Retro Glasses brand that they stock, and I opted for the Soho frames, priced at £79. All MyOptique's lenses come scratch-resistant and anti-reflective, which is a great bonus and I've got to admit between these and a pair of glasses I've received from their sister company these lenses are very high quality, and can take far more of a battering then my Superdry ones could (which are scratched to death now). Overall I've really happy with the style and shape of these frames and I'm already browsing the site for other cute brands!
Long time no outfit post! I'm not hugely happy with these photos, I have to admit, but I thought the outfit was kinda cute. I'm really looking to lose some weight over the summer I think, I'm just not really happy with the way I look any more in comparison to last year. In my opinion people can look however they want to look (and there's a whole bunch of beautiful plus size bloggers out there) but I think personally right now I'm not feeling very happy in my skin which is making me feel a bit down. Either way, I got this skirt and top as a more casual 'work' outfit as I've been offered a job for when I finish Uni! I think with black tights, smart shoes and a cardi it will do nicely, smart-casual but still a bit 'me'.
top and skirt new look / shoes (not seen) rocket dog