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Stripey Sunday


[EDIT: My team came joint 3rd in the pub quiz! We had to do a tie-breaker and they told us to see who could eat a lime the fastest (skin included!) but we politely declined. None of us were man enough. Or stupid enough. So technically we came 4th out of about 15 teams, and I'm happy with that!]

Bonsoir all!

Am in a hurry because I'm about to go out to a pub quiz. Have had a nice weekend so far, had friends round for a Domino's last night which was amazingly good (Texas BBQ 4 Lyfe!). Today was a bit of a fail, as I had planned to start swimming today, in my pretty 50's swimsuit, but phoned the swimming place before I was leaving and the pool was closed for some kiddie play day. BOO! I had an angry stomp in my Easytones for about an hour instead. Will attempt to go tomorrow morning before work. Swimming is the final frontier for me and fitness... I've tried (and failed) at everything else!

Anywho, here's what I'm wearing to kick butt at the pub quiz (providing the questions are based solely on cats and food).




Oh, and meet my new glasses! I will be blogging through them forever more! Well, until I can afford some Dsquared cat eye frames. They'll do for now. They are called Henny, which I think is quite cute.



Am so much happier now I have specs. I used to be popping painkillers nearly every day for my headaches, and I haven't had a single one since my Henny's entered my life!

I'd better go now, wish me luck in the quiz! And tell me about your weekend so I have something to read when I roll home triumphant (or defeated) and tipsy later on!!

41 comments:

  1. Aw, love the swimming costume! I'm getting glasses next week for the very same reason as you, I've been having headaches non-stop for ages and the optician I saw told me off for not having my eyes checked sooner - oops! Good luck with the quiz! What pub is it? I'm coming back to uni in Canterbury in September and would quite like to check out some new pub quizzes xx

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  2. I love those glasses - so fab! Good luck in the quiz!

    ps Texas BBQ is the best, though I love Meateor too!

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  3. those socks and boots are so cute,
    glad the glasses are working out for you :)
    good luck in the pub quiz!

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  4. this is an awesome look! i likeee!
    do you have lookbook? x

    http://missmakemeupp--writes.blogspot.com

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  5. Haha, I've got a feeling that you'd be okay with some fashion questions too. ;) Good luck, and I'll be getting tipsy vicariously through you though as I've already had far too much this weekend!
    Love Sanchia xxx
    P.S. The glasses really suit you! Wish I'd picked some different frames when I had my last eye test now!

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  6. Great new specs, they really suit you! :)

    Have you tried a body attack class at all? I went to one by accident (something to do with thinking it was a different day when I read the time table..) and it turned out to be so much fun!

    Hope the quiz goes well and you triumph over the other teams!

    x

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  7. Good luck for the quiz!
    I'm liking those glasses even more now I've seen them again.
    Hmm, I'm really feeling the need to buy a stripey top now. I had the most lovely one when I was a child.

    Florrie x

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  8. Oooh, you're hair is looking particularly "fierce" today, that being a good thing.
    A nice simple outfit - good luck for the quiz
    It would be mine
    And you've made me crave a cobalt blue swimsuit now

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  9. Ohh lovely swimsuit, you look very pin up girl esque!
    Whenever I went to the pub quiz at uni, I'd arrive feeling unbeatable, then realise I'm rubbish at them and just get drunk instead. Good luck though hah!
    Love the specs, or should i say i love henry? either way - they're a winner.
    I wont bother boring you with details of my weekend because ive done nothinggggggg (work and tv dont count as things) very bored.
    x

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  10. I think I really need to get an eye test too, I keep getting headaches in work. Think it's staring at the computer all day! Hopefully i will look as snazzy as you do in glasses! (although I would be a stereotypical librarian then...)

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  11. Aw the glasses are gorgeous! They really suit you Gem (: Good luck in the pub quiz, I'm awful at pub quizzes haha! x

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  12. How is it even possible that you pull off glasses so well too?!

    http://www.sophsstyle.blogspot.com

    x

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  13. My father had an Uncle Henny.

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  14. I love your swimsuit! All I have is a Penneys one :(
    Good luck on the quiz

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  15. good luck for the quiz,
    im jealous about the pizza!

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  16. Haha I always try on those glasses and I always look like Deirdre from Corrie . You don't. You win.

    Good luck swimming, it's definitely the only spot that agrees with me I love it :D although you do have to do hair scraped back moon face.

    I really enjoy your blog by the way :) xo

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  17. ooo where are the socks from? hope you did well at the quiz! once i came 12th in a pub of 24 teams. massive success story. xx

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  18. Dr Martens are SO uncomfortable! they look really cool though so I think it's worth the pain!

    Love your hair!

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  21. Cute swimming costume! glassses make SUCH a difference to your life. I got mine about a year ago (I'm short sighted so can't see anything past about 1 meter!). Corinne x

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  22. this is lovely!..your gorgeous:)
    xx

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  23. Check you out in your swimming cossie! It's a lovely colour :)

    I'm so glad you've got to the bottom of your headaches & now have a solution, tis great. Popping painkillers just to get through the day is no bloody fun.

    Oh my word, what I would actually do for a Texas BBQ Dominos pizza right now..
    I've been on a bit of a healthy eating kick for a while now (too long!) & although I have allowed myself treats every so often (only on the weekend mind!), I haven't had pizza in God knows how long. A really really long time. And pizza seriously used to be one of my staple foods (hence the reason I needed the diet..!) I'm going to have to seriously treat myself to a Texas BBQ pizza soon else I may explode from sheer.. want.
    Sorry, I can't carry on & comment on anything else because all I can think about is pizza..

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  24. I love your glasses, how great do you look in them!?! I'm so glad your headaches have stopped.

    And I love how you wore those socks over your tights. I have a near identical pair like that in black, I'm inspired to do the same thing now!

    X

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  25. Good luck on the pub quiz! Love the stripey tee. And the cat eye glasses are so cool - I just bought a pair of sunnies in a similar shape which I love!

    Leia

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  26. Love the Outfit, something i would defo wear! Oh and good luck on the blogger competiton i entered but then i realised you have't to be 18 or older haha! I voted for you of course your entry is amazing!
    mwaah x

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  27. What a snazzy costume! Swimming is the only thing that works for me - I seem to just zone out and chug up and down the pool - whereas with other types of exercise I just moan all the way through because I'm bored.

    How did you do at the quiz?

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  28. Cutteeee outfit Gem, I really like it.

    Sometimes I think the best thing a girl can do is dress understated, to be the most stated in the room!

    Sarah Betty
    http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

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  29. The glasses actually suit you :) Much better than the usual frames people get.

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  30. Oooh lovely glasses, good to hear your no longer headachey :)
    How did the quiz go?

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  31. Glad your specs are working - welcome to the club, doll! Happy to have you! :) xx

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  32. Aw you look adorable wearing Henny! Hope you kicked ass in the quiz!

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  33. I love the swimsuit! The color and cut are beautiful :)

    http://www.sweetheartclothing.blogspot.com

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  34. you look super smart wearing your "Hennys" :)

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  35. Love your new glasses, they really suit you.

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  36. Well done on the quiz, though I do really like the idea of a cat and food quiz!! Glad the glasses have stopped the headaches :) I started swimming with the intention of keeping it up and doing lots of lengths, but it quickly ended up with me just sat in the jacuzzi and steam rooms for a long time!

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  37. Interesting hon, I've been having headaches forever, and I did previously wear glasses but I didn't really think they made a difference back then. I will be getting an eye test pronto!
    Also love the socks and DM combo

    xx

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  38. love this outfit like how you put the socks over the tights with docs, and love the tee.And your new hennys are well cute.i want some that shape now mine are more square and are nearly black.xx

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  39. ihaveadumbnamesoiwontputitonhereAugust 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    wow i want those glasses now they are soooo cute shame i have perfect vision;damn my mothers genes...

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