Ootd: Mucking about in a Mac

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Eva’s getting big now. I think she’s almost doubled in size in the four weeks I’ve had her. But when I say ‘Big’, that’s in perspective. When you see her among other dogs, she’s barely the size of their heads!

We took her to see her Grandmother near Gosport. Dan took these photo’s on his new camera, a Contax G2. I am told that these are good cameras, and the results from the film came out pretty cool (except the close up picture where you can really see my crows eyes, sad face). I’d like to use more of his photos from his different cameras on my blog, when he’ll let me!

I barely ever wear trousers, and it’s something I’m trying to do more of. These jeans are from ASOS, their new ‘Ridley’ style. I’ve got 2 pairs now, both the same style and label size, but both vastly different sizes in practice. That old cherry! Sort it out ASOS! I also spend a ridiculous amount of money on this white Levi’s sleeveless shirt, but it’s a really nice cotton so hopefully it’ll stay white and not go that murky grey colour that all my white clothes go after their first wash.

This Mac though, well, I bought this maybe 5 years ago? £20 from H&M back in poor uni student days. I didn’t wear it much then, as it was a bit ‘old’ for me, or so I thought (pretty sure ‘old’ meant ‘stylish’ for me back then!). Now, all of a sudden, Mac’s (or trench coats, not really sure which this is!) are all over the high-street, and I dug through my suitcase of old smelly clothes for this one!

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Trenchcoat // H&M
White Sleeveless Shirt // Levi’s
Black Acid-Wash Skinny Jeans // ASOS
Black Cut-out Sandals // Office
Gold Long Necklace // Warehouse

I bloody love these Office ‘Idol’ sandals. Although they haven’t been particularly practical this rainy ‘summer’, all the mums love them, all my mates love them, and they are super comfortable. What more could I want? I love them so much I think I might splash out and get the tan colour too!

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And finally, the crows eye close up. Eva looks pleased at being shoved in my face like she’s a guinea pig (she’s pretty much the size of one). I’ve bought a couple of new bits & pieces of make up, not least this bourjouis cornflower blue nailvarnish, which reminds me of wearing paint on my nails when we were doing GCSE art back in the day.

I hope you all are enjoying the fact it’s sunny, pay day and friday!

Green in the Pavilion Gardens

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Dress // ASOS
Cut-out Boots (Again!) // Office
Necklace // Zara
Bracelet // 2nd Hand
Jacket // Zara
Bag // Vintage (From Snoopers Paradise)

A friend of mine and Dan, Andy, left town the other day for a 3 months jaunt in America. So far I’ve seen a picture of him with his soft top burgundy Mustang (he passed his driving test around 2 weeks ago) and another photo of him toting an M43 automatic rifle. Living the American dream, then.

Whilst hiding my jealousy of a 3 month America road trip proves hard, fortunately it isn’t all bad as Andy organised a great meal out the night before he left. Unfortunately, he chose my not so favourite restaurant on Preston Street: Sushi Garden. But, when it comes to food, what Andy says, goes, so off we trotted through Brighton’s famous Pavilion Gardens post foreign-student-6pm.

Outfit wise, I went for my uniform of faux-leather, green dress and Office boots. I really love the colour of this ASOS midi dress and at £25 it’s a steal. Unfortunately I think it’s a tiny bit too long for me, I think a couple of inches off the hem and it could look really nice. As I’m fairly tall (5’8) I don’t know how anybody shorter would find it to be ‘midi’!


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I got this bag from Snoopers Paradise, the random market-type vintage junk shop in the North Laines. While it was pretty expensive at £20 (these shops now tend to chuck ‘vintage’ on the price tag and mark it up by a tenner) I loved the clasp, shape and colour and thought it was in very good condition. I can’t fit my mega purse in it, but that’s a bonus anyway as it just means Dan has to pay ;)


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Stupid picture of bangs.

Make-up however, is pretty much the same as normal. This is my Nars ‘Dragon Girl’ Matte lip pencil. I’m totally going to get another one of these in maybe a rouge red when I get paid.

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Finally – Sushi Garden. I don’t know what they have done in the last ~12 months since the last time we visited, but I thought the food was amazing. Especially the stuff everyone else ordered! Me being me decided to play it safe after our last experience and ended up with food envy all night. If you’re ever in the Hove area, craving Japanese, head to Preston Street and don’t order something safe, go crazy with a few of the veggie tapas dishes.

Until next time good friends, good night.

Introducing Eva: My Mini Dachshund

Well, I’ve been super quiet.

And there’s a (or 2) good reasons for this. Number one: I’ve been snowed under with work. Working late nights for a pitch I did yesterday, for a brand i’d love to work with. God knows how it went, but I can definitely say I am enjoying my very lazy weekend!

Number two: see below.

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Isn’t she just adorable?


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I’ve been in love with Mini Dachshunds ever since I was 14. My love at first sight story goes something along these lines: I took my ‘then’ dog Winston to our local park, as I used to most evenings. Whilst sitting watching him getting jiggy with the other dogs, a flash of white ran past – a jack russell puppy chasing a ball. Behind that, a mini dachshund puppy. It was doing it’s very best to get to the ball too, legs circling at the speed of light but really not covering very much distance at all. Probably the cutest thing I’d ever seen until I laid eyes on this tiny little thing last Saturday at a very smelly doggy breeder house near Gosport. And thus the story of lust ends, and the story of being responsible and owning my tiny lil dog begins. Watch this space!


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OOTD: French Connection Stripes & Hipster Glasses

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Glasses // Booth & Bruce

First off, I just want to say that I do need to wear these glasses. They’re the real deal, I can even see better in them and stuff. They are certainly not the lense free hipster-issue perspex ones which were floating about for a while last year. No sir, definitely not. I just don’t wear them very often!

..And now that’s out the way, here’s my outfit of the day.


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Khaki Pea Coat // French Connection
Breton Striped Dress // French Connection
Croc Bayswater Bag // Mulberry
Cut-out Boots // Office
Scarf // Warehouse

I didn’t really think about the fact I was pretty much wearing all French Connection until I started writing this post. My love of French Connection has certainly increased in the past year – I don’t think you can get better quality for the money. I was reading somewhere that fashion in the UK is seeing a shift from trends to investment pieces and perhaps I have been mosying along in the same direction.

If I could choose a high-street brand to get a ‘most improved’ award then French Connection would definitely be the recipient. Gone are the FCUK days (yes, I totally had one of those tshirts when I was 13) and now we see grown up collections with beautiful palettes and great accessories. Although I do feel like they should give the Herve Leger bandage dress copy a rest now)!

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Still in love with my bag, by the way. And the fact I have to moisturise it every couple of weeks!

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So there you have it, a dreary tuesday shoot in the car park up the road.

I was working all night last night, so tonight I am going to sit my ass down on the sofa, watch Game of Thrones and Mad Men, and definitely not think about my computer.

Good night!

OOTD: Lazin’ about in ASOS

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High-waist skinny Jeans // ASOS
Square T shirt // ASOS
Necklace // Warehouse
Khaki High Heeled Shoes // NewLook

Sunny Sunday! That hasn’t been said in a while. Not quite warm enough to get out the legs but I did brave bare arms (in my flat)!

As you can see when I was taking pictures of todays outfits inside, my 2 furry friends decided they were going to get in the mix. Of course, they never sit still, so I apologise that the pictures aren’t quite in focus!

Today’s look is brought to you courtesy of ASOS. The same can be said for most of the clothes in my wardrobe – in fact this week I’ve gone so far as considering applying to a job role there, just so I can get a bloody discount! I did some Maths and worked out that moving to central London would only work out slightly more expensive on a yearly basis then money saved by a 10% discount…

I’ve found it really hard, but at the same time, really enjoyable to start wearing slightly more casual clothes than my uniform of tights & dress.


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White Eyeliner // Rimmel
Lip Pencil // Nars

Also went a bit random with my make up. White eyeliner was all over the ss13 catwalk shows – sort of riffing on Pat McGrath for Prada (Without the slight milkstache).
I also visited Liberty’s this weekend and bought this great matte Nars lip pencil. I really can’t stand sticky shiny lipsticks, especially as I wear it most often during the day, so I think I might be investing in more than just this pinky red ‘Dragon Girl’ shade.


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Well, that’s all for Sunday, hope you enjoyed your weekend!