Saturday, 31 August 2013

Black hearts

 Dress - Dorothy Perkins
Tights - M&S 
Shoes - Urban Outfitters 
Necklace - Market stall 

I didn't really need another striped dress (or a dress at all) but when it was only £10 and I know that these skater dresses are so easy to wear. I remember seeing very similar tights last year in h&m but one size tights are not one size if you have shapely thighs. When I saw these on the M&S site, who I think do very good patterned tights, I waited for them to be in my local store but they never arrive. One day I discovered they were on sale for £1! Yes ONE WHOLE POUND, I ordered 3 or 4 pairs and then the polka dot version. I still think I should have got more! The necklace was bought at a market in the West End of Glasgow called 'Granny Would Be Proud', a place I wish I could go to so much  more often but sadly this was my first visit since March last year. I got this necklace and 3 pairs of earrings. I wish I got this amazing Alice In wonderland printed table, the only reason I didn't was because it wouldn't have been very practical to carry back on the subway, through the city centre and on the train home. I thought it would be online but it isn't. Not that I have any need for a table or anywhere to put it!

This week I became obsessed with this song. When I heard that The Darkness were doing a tour to celebrate ten years since Permission To Land (meaning I bought this album when I was 13!) was released I was excited but then the ticket prices put me off so I waited. The other day they were sold out and naturally I had to have them! They were only sold out on ticketmaster and got them through the band's own site can't believe I didn't think to check there. They were the first proper gig I went to, they played with Ash, when I was 14! Say what you want about them but the reality is that they really are all about a good laugh and some riffs.

 The Darkness - Black Shuck

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sweetheart, I'll give you all.

 Dress - Asos 
Shoes - Converse 
Necklace - Ladybird Likes
Sunglasses - Accessorize 
Ring - Topshop 

This is what I wore just for a day of getting those last minute things and the all important (and much needed) eyebrow threading before heading off down south to Bath to visit my sister. I got the dress in the Asos sale the other week for the bargain price of £11.50! It has flocked spots on it which I love but have been told they may come off after a few washes. I like the low scoop back as it makes it more summery. The dress is a tad short for me to go without tights but as Scotland seems to have gone back to normal, bearable summer temperatures then thinner tights can be worn without melting! I think the dress will go nicely with some thicker coloured tights.

I had been after red glittery heart necklace for sometime, they all seemed to be broken heart shapes rather than a full heart. My search was over after I stumbled upon Ladybird Likes after Ever So Juliet blogged about the shop so I clicked through the links and saw this necklace which there were only two left and swiftly prompted the boyfriend to get me it as a birthday gift, being a well trained boyfriend he did exactly that!

You can only see a peak of my nail colour but this was Essie's 'Butler Please' that I had been after for awhile not realising it must have been part of a season collection. I found it in TK Maxx in a set along with 'Beach Bum Blu' and 'Plumberry'. It was £9.99 for the pack of three so it's a pretty good deal when I would have snapped 'Butler Please' on it's own for 7.99! What nail colours are on your wishlist?

Lightspeed Champion - Sweetheart

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A red, red rose

You may or may not know that Ayr is the birth place of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns so some of the local tourist attracts include, the Robert Burns Cottage, the Robert Burns Experience, and the Brig O' Doon. I think that the official names of each of these has changed several times but they are some of the popular tourist spots. A few weeks ago my mum, boyfriend and gran went to check out a farmers and craft fair at the Burns Experience and made it into a day out as the fair was about six tables at the entrance although they were nice things to look at and purchases were made I thought there would be more. The farmer's market was the next day desipite being advertised as the Saturday. It was such a hot day even though the sun still flickered behind the odd cloud. We had lunch outside and took a walk round the monument gardens and over the Brig O' Doon.

 Dress - Dorothy Perkins 
Shoes - Rocket Dog via TK Maxx 
Hat - Matalan 
Sunglasses & Bag - Accessorize 

At the start of summer I didn't have a nice little summer dress that I could just chuck on during warm days that was long enough to wear without tights. This little floral print dress was put start in the shopping basket when I found it along with the perfect denim skater skirt that I had been hunting for. The shoes where a find in TK Maxx, the yellow and white stripes (hard to see in the photo) seemed like a good summery combo. Although they are flat the insole is cushioned so it has molded to make my high arches comfortable. My next shoe mission is to find some nice sandals that aren't totally flat or heels. Why are so many sandals made totally flat? 

Where have you been on summer days out?