21.6.10

My new purrrchases!


In true mad-old-cat-lady style, my latest purchases have had a feline theme!

Firstly, I bought a kitty-tastic iPod Nano case with my birthday money from Paperchase. I have to say, it is 30000% better than the silicone one I had from HMV, which was forever slipping off. This one is a hard case, but you can still control all the buttons fine, and it comes with a screen protector too. So it's completely perfect, technically and aesthetically (I'm sure most 10 year old girls would agree with me on that!) Great for £10! Plus, I went past Paperchase today and they're having a 50% off sale, so there might be some cheapie ones if anyone's interested! Am going to investigate this sale further tomorrow, as I didn't have time to go in because I overslept and was late for work. (I was literally eating my Marmite crumpets out of foil on the walk to work. Classy!)



(FYI my iPod has mostly been playing This Providence, Mayday Parade, Underoath, Miley Cyrus (don't judge me!) and Futures in the last week)

Secondly, this cute Cat brooch mysteriously appeared among the Topshop sale jewellery the other day. And for £2, I definitely couldn't say no! I'm not really the broochy type, but that will have to change now this little critter has entered my life!

(dress - courtesy of F&F, jacket - Topshop from about 2001, socks - Dotty P's, boots - Charity shop)



Time for Big Brother, as ever! The world cup has done wonders for regulating my blog posts. I am boyfriendless until 10pm (when all the games have finished), leaving me lots of time to blog! And then it's Big Brother-with-snacks (Maltesers tonight!) and then reading in bed. It's just as well I love having a routine!

I hope you've all had a lovely day? See you tomorrow for a Tuesday tip! Haven't thought of one yet, so don't expect much :)
x

28 comments:

  1. Another Futures fan!
    I lovelovelove them. I've seen them once as a support and I'm seeing them again in September... can't wait!
    Have to say your pop punk band taste is pretty top notch too.
    Look at me sounding like a full on stalker... apologies haha
    x

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  2. i really do love your blog Gem.
    your posts lighten up my dash, and i can't help but envy your talent for putting outfits together <3

    keep up the excellent work. X

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  3. Aww very nice girlie! Gotta love paperchase, its bloody brilliant. Haha, we must defo be blog twins then :) I LOVE This Providence and Mayday Parade. I think we need to exchange mix CD's btw!! Would be epic! xx

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  4. of course i LOVE the dress, and the cat brooch just looks wonderful with it! Your shoes really work with the outfit too!

    Im doing big brother time at the moment too! i think my boyfriends gonna become a bb widow at this rate, although if they still did live streaming it would be more than likely id watch it all the time!

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  5. Yay for football widows. I'm totally getting into it though, which isn't good.

    Love that dress with the denim jacket! I got a levi's one today, really old and battered and I can't decide whether to cut the sleeves off or not! x

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  6. A sale on? In paperchase? I love paperchase! Sadly the one near me closed down last Christmas because it was housed in Borders, maybe I'll hop on a train!

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  7. I was ALMOST disappointed when I saw your new purchases had a feline theme, because if I'm honest, I'm not really a big fan of cats much..

    However, I LOVE your ipod case - it's adorable & I would totally wear that brooch too, so I'm impressed indeed!

    I've just noticed you've got approx. 100 new followers since you announced your giveaway - how crazy is that!?! Well done you :)

    Thanks for your comment - when I started my blog, it never crossed my mind that one day soon I'd be discussing bathroom habits/how to go to the toilet with a practical stranger..! Great huh!?

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh the brooch is lovely and not at all what I expect from Topshop jewellery.

    Paperchase sale?! See my eyes light up! Then I get sad as I remember that the big Borders by work (which contained Paperchase) is closed and I won't be able to get into town. Waah!!

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  9. I love the little catty purchases! I had a paperchase ipod case but it kept turning my ipod on and using up all the battery while it was in my bag, so make sure you lock it!

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    x

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  10. loving the cat-themed post! Love the outfit too. :) xx

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  11. Love it!!! And I went to the Paperchase sale today too!

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  12. I love this dress and very cute brooch too. :)

    ♥ Jess x

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  13. hehehehe! big brother.. THE TREEE! oi! psst! over here! mwhahaha
    adore the brooch, and what a steal at that price! :D And the paperchase ipod cover is too sweet for words, if i had an ipod i would deck it out in paperchase skins! ;D xxx

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  14. I'm not much of a cat fan as I have a cat phobia (bizarre i know) but even I can appreciate the serious cuteness of these items! you look great in that outfit gem.

    X

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  15. ooohhh loving the feline inclination!!! the ipod case is so so adorable!!! and that brooch really spices up the denim jacket! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  16. love that leopard print dress!

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  17. Oh you make me want to shop and check out the sales. Damn you, damn you to hell. :) Ultra skint.
    I have added a F&F tunic dress thingy about 10 times then deleted it.

    Fab taste in music (I glazed over the Miley!) and nice case! My ipod nano is covered in crumbs and pencil marks from being left in the bottom of my bag.

    X x

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  18. I'm actually quite into the world cup, which is random because my boyfriend doesn't like football at all.
    Loving the little denim jacket, isn't it great when fashions come around again and you can dig out clothes from a few years ago to restyle? (:
    Big thumbs up to the Mayday Parade, Underoath and This Providence references (Y)
    I love your blog.
    x

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  19. The brooch is so cute and we're loving a bit of Futures on our playlist too!

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  20. love that dress super cute! love how you paired it with the boots look girly/edgy and a lil rustic all at the same time so cute!

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  21. That brooch is so adorable! I have actually been wondering what kind of music you were into, so it's nice to know. :)
    I love the socks!

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  22. I'm loving BB at the moment, Corin is awesome! Fab post :)

    Stacey xx

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  23. I almost wish I hadn't read this because it means that now I'm going to visit paperchase tomorrow and spend my nonexistent money on cat themed stationary!

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  24. that cat brooch is so so cuuuute! my friend would love it.

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  25. I love paperchase! And your kitty brooch is adorable.
    I have Miley Cyrus on my ipod too and always cringe when my friends look through my playlists, but they don't make fun of me because most of them secretly have Miley Cyrus songs too, haha

    x

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  26. That brooch is so cute! and I love your dress! xxx @allcamillawrote

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  27. I loooooove that Paperchase cat print - I have it on a bus pass holder & am always cuted out whenever I whip it out.

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