31 May 2008
The film was good and even if you're not much of a fan you'll like it just for the extensive wardrobe changes! Yes it's predictable and suitably girly but that's what you want from a tv show turned movie, right?
I enjoyed it and the night was finished off with a meatball calzone and cocktails. Good times.
Anyway I'm off to plan New York with the housemates!
29 May 2008
Next door to Topshop was River Island. I never usually find anything in there as it always seems to have clothes that are on more of the tacky side. A perfectly nice top can be ruined by too many sequins or glitzy fabric. I love sequins but when they grace every single top in sight in a store, they are definitely less appealing. However on the odd occasion you do find something nice! I found a cotton, floral tiered tea dress (I have been looking for a nice Tea dress for ages). Yes it's tiered and floral, so thats my Luella contribution to the blogosphere. I pulled off the buttons though because they were a bit too much, but left the little blue ones because annoyingly, they were sewn on really tight and would have left rather large, gaping holes in the material if I had continued to prise them off the dress. I need to keep away from the shops now because at this rate I will have no spending money for New York!
We also went to to New Art Gallery, Walsall (about 20mins out of Birmingham) which had an enormous collection of sculptures by Jacob Epstein, a British expressionist sculptor which were wonderful. I loved how they did not have a chronology to their display, so a Renaissance piece was happily exhibited next to a 21st century Light Box Painting. Bizarre, but definitely refreshing! They had a 'celebrity' themed exhibition and Alison
Off to watch SATC tonight and then having a lovely meal with a couple of my friends! Oh the excitement!
28 May 2008
It's a horrible rainy day and me and my housemate were going to visit a bunch of art galleries today but the rain has kept us indoors. Here is my rainy-day indoors outfit where I will be spending the rest of the day watching episodes of SATC in preparation for seeing the film on Friday. I will also be reading for pleasure instead of reading books that require a hammer and chisel in order to break down and understand! I will be reading my magazines which have been sitting on my bedroom floor for ages! As well as reading another book (The wind up bird chronicle) by my favourite author, Haruki Murakami whose surreal works are always a mind-boggling treat! Oh, I feel so lazy.
It seems all my clothes in this outfit are from Topshop! Navy T-shirt, Wool Vest, Long Marl Cardigan, Black Leggings, Pink canvas flats.
Necklace- Miss Selfridge
One of my other housemates had her last exam today and we decided to go to the pub to celebrate! So out came my New Look belt which is going through a 'it's new so I'm going to wear it everyday phase', Some Topshop heels were added to dress it up a bit! Though I did swap the shoes for a different pair in the end because it was still raining and needed a more practical pair!
I'm also over the moon that you all approve of the dress I bought for the soiree, makes the purchase even more worthwhile!
It's also a bit strange knowing some of my friends have just discovered my blog! I obviously haven't been telling the world I have one, but a few more people know now. I hope I don't come across at all vain! Blogging is just so much fun! Hello if you're reading....
27 May 2008
I like how the dress can be dressed down and In the 'casual' photo I'm wearing a Navy bib-detail T-shirt from Topshop, Black Cardigan from H&M, Navy Belt from New Look and Sequinned KG pumps.
Below is the shot from the back as well as the little patent black bow I thought I might wear with the dress. I did consider buying pink but I think I'll keep it more classic with black accessories. Photos courtesy of my little 10yr old sister, bless her- she actually offered to take the photos for me!
26 May 2008
25 May 2008
We celebrated by having lunch then going out for some yummy japanese bento boxes later that night. Though I am sure to carry on celebrating until my contract at my house runs out. Uni wise I've still got the summer soirée, results day and graduation. Oh, and of course my trip to New York will be in exactly a months time! On June 25th, me and three friends are jetting off to NYC!
Above is a photo of the daffodils that I said I bought for my hair. Cheery little things :)
As you know, I am constantly on the look out for a dress to wear to the Summer soiree (my university department ball) which is on the 6th June. Oasis have some lovely floral dresses which have just hit their online store. I love the the pretty watercolour illustrations they've used to accompany the dresses. The dresses all have names and the only one I really like is the one called Lily Lane, a pretty white dress with a yellow floral print. They all seem to be £80 which is more than I mean to spend. Still, the hunt is on, but at least I can concentrate on fun stuff rather than spend hours buried in books and a pile of notes.
21 May 2008
This morning I got up early to accompany my housemate into town to the chinese supermarket to help explain what certain foods were. She is obsessed with chinese culture at the moment, mostly because she is going to Beijing for a year to teach! How amazing huh?
We made a pit stop in the Bullring Shopping centre and checked out TopShop and Office. Of course I couldn't afford anything apart from some Daffodil hair clips (which I will have to show you guys soon-flower hair decorations are my latest obsession!) as of course my new debit card hasn't arrived yet (after last weeks disaster with the cash point!) Anyway, I really want the dress and shoes below. I was a bit surprised that the dress I picked up was Kate Moss. I really don't want to buy into the brand of Kate Moss but I can't help what I like!
19 May 2008
I realise that I really do have a fair amount of belts to play around with! It's always sad when you break one (like the purple one in the last post) but it always gives me an excuse to buy a new one! They really do finish off an outfit sometimes don't they? Right, I'm off to bed!
17 May 2008
On the right I'm wearing a TopShop bib detail T-shirt, H&M purple dress, KG shoes (love how these are like tap shoes)
Left, TopShop bid detail T-shirt, Urban Outfitters Skirt, TopShop Navy Tights, KG shoes.
I'm so exhausted from all this revision, so my posts really will be a lot slower for the next week. My last exam is next Saturday (can you believe that? Who wants to sit an exam on the weekend?). Over and out!
14 May 2008
Square print dress by Hooch, Blue Shrug from Topshop, Vintage Belt and a blue satin headband from Miss Selfridge. I have to admit I am glad to see the back of that century, it certainly wasn't the most exciting of modules I have taken this year.
I've also discovered that I have misplaced my watch somewhere and have been annoying my housemates all day by constantly muttering to myself about it and tearing my room apart. I guess it had sentimental value as I've had it since I was 17 but then again I was planning to replace it this Summer anyway because it was beginning to fall apart. Plus, I know that these things have a way of coming back to us when we are least expecting it. It's funny how you don't miss something until it's gone! This leads me onto Swatch watches. They're so expensive for a bit of plastic but there is something very nostalgic about them. The cheapest ones are about £35 while other designs can reach £60. I had a look but was only drawn to the kid's watches, particularly the one with the smiling face!
12 May 2008
10 May 2008
Aside from this, I bought two dresses which I will have to post about a bit later! I don't know what's wrong with me, Blogging on here is so much easier than revision!
09 May 2008
08 May 2008
I'm wearing a pink dress from New Look, Turquoise Shrug from Hong Kong, Turquoise Flats from Topshop, Flower Hair Clip from Accessorize, (very battered)Bag from Urban Outfitters. I felt so bright and summery! According to my friends I looked like a little manga character. Hmm really? Here are a few photos from our own garden, which in all it's wild glory, is just as beautiful as the university botanical gardens!
06 May 2008
However, here is just a little update! One of my housemates was going home to London for the day and was going to do a bunch of exhibitions while in the city, so I decided to pop along too! I found out that London College of Fashion is right on Oxford Circus which is quite worrying if I do decide to study there! As I will be constantly broke (home of UK flagship TopShop). We then went to the V&A (one of my favourite museums in the world!!) to see the China Now exhibition which was pretty good and had the best afternoon tea there.