Sometimes you find something so very amusing that you have to get it and make it part of your life – and that’s what happened with this t-shirt. I saw it somewhere and turned to Ebay immediately to get my own and was lucky enough to find it! The irony of it cannot be lost on a blogger, right?
A weekend where Robin Hood used to dwellJune 28, 2013
Last weekend was a really busy one. I now find myself wishing for a weekend spent at home, with no commitments of any sort. Not that I’m complaining but I need some relaxation every now and then (who doesn’t?).
It all started on the Friday, as I headed to Nottingham to meet my friend Ben and work with him on the social media and blogging aspects of his developing business Sushi Night Fever. I gave him my two cents and I am very curious where he will take them. I wish I could do this for a living.
Anyway, as I had to wait for an hour at the train station, I was feeling increasingly restless and bored. For some good 10 minutes I was by myself in the waiting room at the train station -that’s when I decided to take my outfit photos right there.
“Yes, I’m on my way!”
Details : Dress – Vintage, from a second hand shop in Brussels, Tights – Primark, Shoes – Office (via Ebay), Necklace – Hello Kitty at Sephora, Black hair Bow – Dorothy Perkins (on sale)
The Sun graced us for a few minutes here and there. Better than nothing I suppose. Too bad I didn’t get to see the Solstice sunset though.
Girls out on a hen night.
That day we went to the movies and watched Behind the Candelabra. I wore a very suiting outfit, as a (very humble) homage to Liberace’s flamboyance. I pale in comparison with his glittery suits covered in Swarovski crystals. I really enjoyed the film, not only the actor’s performances were amazing but also touched on the very current theme of gay marriage and partner’s rights.
Details: Silk and golden thread dress – Vintage (80’s, maybe?), thrifted from Salvation Army on my most recent trip to Florida, Tights – H&M, Gold Shoes – Office (via Ebay), Necklace – Hello Kitty for Sephora, Black Hair Bow – Dorothy Perkins (on sale)
Hope you had a lovely week!
Today I should be getting back to England from my week of wonders in Florida. As usual I am most likely extremely tired, so here’s a couple of photos from last week at the office to last until I start posting bout all my USA adventures. The common denominator this time is the lovely light peach Reiss cardigan I got from Ebay. One of the best recent purchases, I must say.
I can’t resist a sailor collar!
Shoes – Office , Dalmatian Spots Dress – Topshop Unique, Cardigan – Reiss (all via Ebay), Bow – H&M, Spectacles – GokWan
“Look! OMG! My legs are shrinking!” – Black Beret – Dorothy Perkins (on sale), Dress – H&M (from a swap with Lili), Tights – Calzedonia, Shoes – Ted Baker (via TK Maxx), Cardigan – Reiss (via Ebay).
Funny story about the shoes: I had seen them quite a few times at the Ted Baker shop at Heathrow Airport and several times felt tempted to buy them but didn’t because: a) there’s just so much I am willing to pay for jelly shoes and it it wasn’t that much b) as I was about to travel, I didn’t want to arrive at my destination with my suitcase already full. What a great surprise to have found them at TK Maxx, heavily reduced and at a more convenient time! They were, it seems, destined to join the ranks of my shoe collection.
See you on the other side of the ocean.
PS: Yes, I’ve been fooling around with the effects on Pic Monkey!
Cosmo Super Blogger MasterclassMay 20, 2013
Last Tuesday I headed down to London with a friend to attend the Super Blogger Masterclass organized by Cosmopolitan Magazine. It was a very full day, starting with a half day at work, a train trip down to London and a Museum visit before we headed to the British Library Conference Center to attend the main event of the day.
As soon as we arrived at King’s Cross, we headed to the Wellcome Trust, to see what was going on there. We ended up seeing a wonderful exhibition: Souzou – Outsider Art from Japan. Outsider Art is the English equivalent to Art Brut, a genre made by people outside of the established art world – often institutionalized or children. I was unable to take photos of the exhibition but I can tell you that it was extremely inspiring. You can find more details here.
The day was quite miserable – the rain had a nagging presence for the majority of the day, it was lucky we didn’t have to leave Euston Road at all. We stopped on the way back to the Library to snap a couple of photos of what I was wearing for the day:
I decided I should wear something comfortable for the day and I didn’t regret it – I knew I’d be walking for a bit and that the weather wasn’t going to be forgiving so layering was necessary. It would appear that Spring only lasted for 2 days and I spent them in bed recovering from the op! Now, for the details – Dress– Suncoo, Bag – I don’t remember, both via TK Maxx, Leopard Coat – Topshop, Gold Shoes – Office, both via Ebay, Cardigan – Vintage, Headband – H&M, Plastic Bag – I bought what seems to be an interesting book on Outsider Art at the museum.
There were around 200 people attending the event. There was a good mix of ages and most likely types of blogs too. I wasn’t the oldest person on there, these events sometimes make me feel old.
The panel. You can find more details on the speakers on the Cosmopolitan website here. I have to say I enjoyed the event a lot. It’s always good when you learn new things that you can apply as well as confirm a few things I am doing right. Of course there’s also things that I am doing wrong but I’ve been polishing them out little by little, or so I hope. In the end I got to say hello to Kat Williams of Rock ‘n’ roll Bride as well as Andreas Poulos and Dom Smales. All very nice and available people.
As one of the things we were told is very healthy to do is to collaborate with other bloggers and create a community, so I am linking this up to Patti’s Visible Monday.
Week in PhotosMay 19, 2013
Happy Sunday! Here’s what happened this week- I went back to work, went to London for the Super Blogger Masterclass (more on that tomorrow) and took photos of my shoes, as usual. Other than that, nothing too exciting happened. How has your week been?
Shoes by Office, via Ebay.
At King’s Cross Station and the Wellcome Trust.
At the Cosmopolitan Super Blogger Masterclass.
Tofu curry nom nom nom.
Some more shoe love from this week – Jellies and Office boots from Ebay.
A 1940’s bed jacket I got from Kelly- Marie from A Harem of Peacocks, Ted Baker jellies.
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