Monday, 22 October 2012

Waiting Game.

Coat - Vintage 
Dress - Dorothy Perkins 
Shoes - Urban Outfitters 
Necklace - Pretty Cuckoo 

I wore this to meet a friend from college and her adorable little girl for lunch a few towns over. It is also so nice to catch up with friends you don't get to see very often. You may or not notice that I've (well.. the boyfriend) managed to fix the problem I had in the last outfit post of my purple tights turning up black, use his SLR camera instead as it has got settings to change how the colour comes out.  I also wore a grey cardigan but it didn't photograph well and is just a grey cardigan. 

I am loving this dress and not caring that curvy, big boobed girls aren't supposed to wear stripes! Personally I think anyone can wear stripes and it is all down to the shape and style of the piece of clothing, not the stripes. The dress is on of the fit and flare range of dresses at Dorothy Perkins. I had bought the same style of dress last year in blue with white stars on it and it is completely different in that it is thinner jersey material, has shrunk and faded in its hundreds of washes. The newer fit and flare dresses seem to have been made with much thicker material and seems to have more shape to it. I am rather upset that my local Dorothy Perkins and Evans are shutting down which was quite a shock to me and the staff it seems. The necklace was bought last summer at a market stall in Glasgow called Pretty Cuckoo, It doesn't seem to be on the website anymore. 
The title of today's post is a song by The Cooper Temple Clause - Waiting Game  from the album Make This Your Own. Everything appears to be a waiting game at them moment, but hoping that some luck will come my way soon. I will never quite get over the fact that I discovered them after they had already decided to call it quits. This has happened to me quite a lot with bands, Death From Above 1979 to name another. It is annoying as I will never get to see them play live and going to gigs is basically my hobby. Who knows maybe they'll get back together one day!

Saturday, 20 October 2012


 I thought I would break up the monotony of my face with a post of my Essie collection. Like everyone else who has a bit of an obsession with nail polish I was excited when Boots started socking them but none of these are from Boots. They are all from TK Maxx. I bought them packs of three, once was £9.99 and the other I got for £5.00 so quite the saving! Along with the ones above I got Grow Faster which was in the reduced pack. I think it was reduced because of it being a strange looking colour but I had suspected it was a base coat and I was right.

I've read a few reviews of Grow Faster and a lot of them have said that it weakened their nails and made them split. My nails have been subject of biting and (perhaps worse) picking so they are in pretty bad shape and I normally find that a top layer of nail will come off before a colour does. I do think that Grow Faster does indeed make my nails grow faster. For the price I got it for which would be about £1.67 it is quite the find. 

These are the only I colours that have names. I think that Tea & Crumpets and No Boundaries have been changed to other names but haven't been able to figure out what ones. Turquoise & Caicos is still a current colour I've seen in It at the Essie stand. I always assumed that the make up products In TK Maxx were discounted colours. The other two colours including Grow Faster have the number 472 on them so I have no idea what they are called, if anybody knows let me know.  

These are what my two newest colours look like on. The first is No Boundaries and the other doesn't have a name. The second is very similar to Barry M's Strawberry Ice Cream but I have always found it difficult to work with. It ends up streaky and then goes too thick. I prefer the Essie colour as it goes on much smoother and goes opaque in less coats. 

Have you got any Essie nail polishes? What's on your Essie wishlist?
This colour Luxedo is such a lovely deep plum, almost black but not quite. Defiantely in keeping with this season's deep red and purples.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Kids Don't Behave Like This.

Dress - Dorothy Perkins 
Cardigan - TU  
Blazer - Vintage 
Necklace - Dorothy Perkins 
Hairband - River Island 
Shoes - Urban Outfitters  

This is what I wore to see on a cinema date with the boyfriend to see Looper the other week. Our date was short lived as we ended up running into some friends from uni so sat with them, went to the pub after, then met up with some others from uni for £1 pizza. It was an impromptu meet up, but those kind of days are normally those that turn out better than days that have been planned for ages. I very much enjoyed Looper, much different from what I excepted but in a good way. I am not going to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't seen it but I have seen reviews of it being compared to Inception. I am a big fan of Inception but Looper is in no way similar to it. The concepts are completely different! Has anyone seen Looper? What are your thoughts on it?  

I took these photos when it was dark outside and it was not until editing that I realised what a difference daylight makes. My tights were actually purple not black as they appear. I am not skilled enough at editing to make them their true colour. The blazer was a lucky find at Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair in Glasgow. It was lucky that we managed to even find the place as we got lost trying to find QMU only to find out when we eventually found it that it had been moved to Glasgow Union. It was very confusing! There were some very nice things at the fair but as always everything is mostly too small for me, my friend Claire had the opposite problem as everything was too big for her. I picked up this Blazer for a tenner after to the stall twice to try it on. It would be annoying to have gone through an ordeal to find the fair and leave empty handed ;) It keeps me very very warm as it is made of wool, I should be able to wear it long into winter which here in Scotland is saying something! The brogues were bought at Urban Outfitters at the back at beginning of the year and have been worn a lot after stretching the leather round the ball of my foot sits. The thing I love most about these brogues are the punched heart pattern on the front as it's just an usual thing to find on brogues. 

The title of this post is one of my favourite songs from Northern Irish band, A Plastic Rose, I have become somewhat friendly with them speaking to them over twitter and finally going to see them in May after first falling in love with their music years ago (found them on myspace, so that is how long ago we're talking!). I've seen and met them four times now, last time being the week before last. With their long awaited debut album Camera.Shutter.Life. due out next week, they are currently touring to promote it. They still have some dates left so you should check them out if they are playing near you, (I probably should have posted about this sooner mind). They'll be touring again in the new year, as I've been told. Anyway go listen to Kids Don't Behave Like This.