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Showing posts with label dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dress. Show all posts

Monday, 30 April 2012

Work Wear

Ironically, the day I make a post about what I wear to work, I've been too ill to go in. I used the time at home quite well though, writing a job application, and completing some work for university. So here's an outfit I wore to work last week. I actually changed my tights when I got home, as I wouldn't wear white tights to work, but thought they would look pretty good with this outfit.
I work with teenagers, and when I wore this dress, I got my first ever compliment from a pupil in year ten. I never quite know how to handle compliments, especially from the students, so when this particular student remarked, "Miss, I like your dress you know!" I looked sheepish and went, "Thanks... I like it too...!" I should get a qualification in awkwardness!

This dress is just short enough that I should be aware of myself as I pick things up and lean over stuff, so I probably wouldn't wear it on a day when I had to work with the younger kids, who are much more hands-on! However, I am happy with it as a mostly work-appropriate outfit. It's hard to choose outfits to wear to work, when you are aware of how hypercritical the students can be. I went in without makeup last week, and my hair was a bit bedraggled from the rain, and was met with the delightful comment, "Miss, you look well rough. Are you okay?" which I am sure was meant with concern, but still!

Here are my work-appropriate shoes, complete with water-splatters.  I love them, and they go well with the white tights, but I am still getting used to wearing 'high heels' on a daily basis. They aren't high by fashion-blogger standards, but they are definitely high by mine!

Arty arty, I'm so arty. But here it is. As we were taking these photos in our tiny, overgrown garden, I noticed that some little white flowers had managed to grow. So what did I do, tyrannical beast that I am? I plucked them out of the ground for my photo opportunity. What a monster!

Grey Dress: Top Shop
Blue Chiffon Blouse: River Island (I think).
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Office
Altogether a Very High Street Outfit!


Thursday, 4 June 2009

Exams are OVERR!

Wow, so I have finally finished, and guess what - I still can't shake the guilty feeling, when I am browsing the internet, that I should be doing something more constructive... I combat this witht he "constructive" activity of internet shopping.

I have bought a second hand Randoseru:

The Deschanel Dress from Modcloth:

A name necklace from "mynamenecklace.co.uk"

And a hello kitty rice cooker from "jbox.com"...

I sound like a big japanophile, don't I...

Emma and I are going to make a joint purchase from Hannah Zakari. I needed a gold sort of necklace to go with my green dress for the Emmanuel May Ball. So I chose this one, with Emma's help:

I also purchased a block of Caca Rouge from Lush, and on Sunday, after a day spent helping to paint Dan's old warhammer, Dan is going to help paint my hair! Yay!

In other news, for the first time in forever, I managed to get a bra that fits. Good lord! Wow, I have spent lots of money... I don't even want to mention the DS that I bought for Dan...

:)

Ah, PS - I have discovered a wonderful blogger! http://cheapskatechic.blogspot.com/. She writes about fashion, and posts LOTS of lovely pictures of herself, and of clothes!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Half Term

Well, I have succeeded in having a very action packed Half Term week, but not a very productive one, work-wise. Still, it has been fulfilling in other ways. I had my friends Hannah and Nabs over last Sunday to watch the Kenneth Branagh version of Hamlet. He starred in it, and directed it so over all the film seemed to be a big self-indulgent montage of his face. We are studying Hamlet at the moment, and thought we may as well make an evening of it, so Hannah brought shortbread with her, and Nabs brought Schloer (or however you spell it. that drink...)

The Saturday before that, I had a Lord of the Rings evening with Kat and Tilly. We managed to watch all three, but not the bonus features which was a shame. I know, I am the biggest geek in Britain, but I think that a LOTR all-nighter is necessary from time to time. I suppose that now is the best moment to mention that I own a replica of Arwen's Evenstar pendant from the Films. Although it is embarrassing, I am soooo proud of it.

Last night, it was my friend Alison's birthday, which was fun, but on my way back home on the last train I met two drunk schoolteachers, three people about my age, and an old Mod, and we all sat around on the carriage drinking cider out of mugs, and listening to Kings of Leon on one of the schoolteachers' laptops, which was something of a rave!

On Thursday night, I went out for dinner with my Orchestra Chums, and then we were going to go out to a gig, but the band we wanted to see (Blueprint) weren't on until 1 in the morning. We were really gutted cause they are an amazing band, but instead some of us went to the pub.

I also went for a fun day in at my friend Kirsty's house, with some of our other friends. We made cake, and a makeshift cheese platter, which is basically what we do when we are around at her house.

I have also been watching a lot of 'Twin Peaks' with my friend, Elbe. I highly recommend it, as it is such an incredible television programme. Elbe is obsessed by the symmetry of the shots, which I must admit are beautiful, but I am mainly taken by the plot. It is so gloriously creepy! There is a midget who talks backwards, a little boy in a tiny tuxedo who holds creamed corn in his hands, and about a thousand subplots that I BET will all link up in the end!

At the moment, I am listening to 'The Libertine' by Patrick Wolf. It is one of those songs that made the world glow, as I listened to it on my iPod, so I thought I would listen to it again.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything at all intellectual to write about in this Blog entry, mainly because I have been geeking out this half term. I am still reading 'The Cornish Trilogy' by Robertson Davies, mainly because halfway through the second book, I was suddenly plunged into a seemingly never-ending chasm of work, which I am essentially still lost in. This half term has been a welcome break, although I have done far less work than I ought to have, which has just led to feelings of guilt.

This dress here is incredible! Oh my gosh, I want it! (I hope that link worked, I just spent about Five minutes trying to make it come up properly...)

Anyway, on that note, I end this rather mundane post.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

My 18th Birthday- 'tis the season to be jolly!

On the 21st of December it was my birthday! I had my first ever party. Loads of pictures were taken, but I haven't managed to get my hands on many of them yet, I am afraid. Quite a few of my friends brought their instruments along and we had lots of jamming. It was great. Patrick and I played 'Hallelujah' by Jeff Buckley, and we also played Scarborough fair, and some others. I received some amazing presents from my friends too, including
  • felt tips,
  • a teapot for one,
  • scarves,
  • hats,
  • mittens,
  • biscuits,
  • mugs...
  • a CD: 'The Magic Position' by Patrick Wolf (check him out!)
  • a top,
  • my Evenstar pendant! (yes yes, i am a Lord of the Rings geek!)
  • and of course, my Dress! Elbe made it for me!!!
My dad gave me some red converse, and my mum and her boyfriend gave me some perfume. 'Flower' by Kenzo.

After the party, Kim, Tasha, Elbe, Tilly, Kat, Hannah, Alice, Zoe, Becca, Dan and Richard all went to Pablo's for pizza, and after that, i went for my first legal pub-drink. I felt all grown up! Becca gave me money to get Pear Cider, and beer, and we all sat outside. Unfortunately, we got moved along because I was the only one with ID, so that was a bit annoying. The bar-guy did give us plastic cups to be going along with though!!

here are a few pictures: I don't think the evening could have gone any better! although the day was a bit ropey, as our car broke down in the middle of the motorway, and it was mightily stressful!!!

In other news:

Elbe managed to get us second row tickets to see 'The Mighty Boosh' in November! And I got another university offer. Cardiff wants me to get two Bs and a C! wowee!