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Showing posts with label library fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label library fashion. Show all posts

Sunday, 12 May 2013

How To Frolic: A Guide For Beginners

We've emerged, blinking into the springtime sunlight, after the longest winter we've ever experienced. I feel like I've had to re-teach myself how to deal with sunlight and warmth! There have been far too many times when I've gone to work in a coat and regretted it on the way home. However, I'm still pretty suspicious of the weather and I feel like if I start going without a coat, I'll be caught in a torrential downpour. Because that's how these things work.
My favourite part of the week is watching all the commuters and city workers letting their hair down on a Friday afternoon. There's such a feeling of weekend camaraderie, and everyone seems to be filled with contentment. Businessmen loosen their ties and cool beers are consumed on the way home from work. You just don't get that in the winter.


dangerous redhead

There's still a load of scaffolding up on the back of our house, but nobody seems to be working on it anymore... Very bizarre. But on the plus side, it makes for some excellent frolicking! Here I am, failing to do a pull-up. I don't have the grip strength! Still, it's fun to swing around like a child. Observe my ridiculous backwards elbow...

bucktoothed ginger

In other news, my hair is getting super long. I'm doing that thing wot people do, and growing it for the wedding. I thought that having long hair would mean I wore it in different styles every day, but I am too lazy. I think I'll have to make an effort to make the most of my long hair, and try out some new styles. Any suggestions? I'm pretty lost when it comes to long hair!

awkward ginger

I'd like to make it known that I did NOT break that bench! It was already broken when we moved into this flat! We're looking for a new place to move into, which is pretty stressful. It's also less than two months until the wedding, and there's still so much preparation to do! I can't wait to share some of the details! I'm in the process of collecting old family photos to include in a big collaged display. It's going to be propa nostalgic like. Also, stay tuned for a round-up of my favourite necklaces (basically my necklace wishlist, let's not lie!).
Necklace: Tatty Devine
Patent brogues: Schuh
  

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Library Fashion, and Poetry Readings.

Since I last wrote, I managed to get a job! Hurrah! Rejoice! It's only a teeny tiny job, but it's employment nonetheless, and we can't be picky. I'm now a part time library assistant. What a wonderful title!

librarian style
So rather appropriately, I am dressed in a very librarian-ish style in these photos, especially with my big bun. I have absolutely no idea how I managed to do that bun, and I WISH I did, because I think it looked pretty good with all that volume. I've not managed to recreate it since! You can't quite see the bun itself in these photos, but trust me, it was a satisfying bun.

japanese tea mug
 This is my absolute favourite mug. Actually, that's a lie; I have two favourite mugs. Dan likes huge, huge mugs that hold a pint of coffee, whereas I prefer a nice medium size. It'll hold a satisfying amount of tea, but it still looks fairly dainty, and I won't sprain my wrist trying to lift it! This one is from a Japanese pottery/crockery shop called Doki. We also have a set of bowls, but I want
EVERYTHING from this shop. Everything is so beautiful and unique, and it's all so well made.

librarian fashion

 * Peter Pan Collar Dress (worn as top) - YesStyle * 
* Tartan Skirt - Vintage *
* Teal Cable-Knit Tights - H+M * 

In addition to my new job as a library assistant, I suppose I could tentatively call myself a poet, as I've now taken part in my first ever poetry reading! This was an event to raise awareness of the incarcerated members of the Russian Punk band, Pussy Riot, and it was curated by a new friend of mine whom I met on the Golden Hour tour, a poet called S. J. Fowler. My poem was probably the least political of all those read at the event, so I was extremely nervous beforehand. As each poet got up to read their piece, it dawned on me again and again that I am just NOT a political poet. Nevertheless, my poem was well received, and I would very much like to do something like that again. I have a lot to work on, but ultimately, I want to be a writer, and this is a step towards my goal!
Have a quick peek at my reading here, if you'd like. Also, have a look at the other poets if you have a moment.


See you soon!