11.10.10

Camel woe


*There is no camel related woefulness in this post, I just wanted an excuse to rhyme the title with camel toe. I really ought to start acting my age...

Bonjour!

I'm writing to you from my pit of headache gloom that I seem to be dwelling in quite often these days. Might go and get my eyes re-tested and see if my specs have the right lenses in. Also may try drinking some water for a change instead of coffee and cola!

On the bright side, I accidentally won an Eyeko competition! I made the most commission in the last week, thanks to a few of you lovely souls using my special code, and have won a new touch screen iPod nano! If any of you don't know about this code fandango, basically you enter my Ambassador code 'E11298' at the checkout to get a freebie. And I get 15% of whatever you've spent. Win win!

So, I went to return something at work yesterday but the receipt had run out so I exchanged it for this lovely camel t-shirt that has been selling like hot cakes lately. This isn't usually a key selling point for me, but it looks so nice on other people that I couldn't resist it! It's also a cheap way for me to try the camel trend without chucking £90 at a coat.

I teamed it with black skinnies, which I haven't worn in yonks. I saw someone in town wearing a tee and black skinnies yesterday and it reminded me how understatedly cool they can look. So out of hibernation mine came! I also wore my leopard flats as they have a hint of camel in them, and put a bit of my 17 brown eyeshadow on. A head to toe camel affair! Yikes, nearly another camel toe reference there!




(tee - Topshop, jeans - Topshop, flats - Primark, necklace - H&M)

Gogo Philip sent me this super cute necklace today. I've decided to make it my go-to necklace as a lucky charm for my dreaded uni work right now. I hope I can make that situation OK... I'm counting on you, Gogo Philip! (No pressure!)



I'm off for some Cottage Pie and a night balancing TV and dissertation reading. My dissertation is going down the subcultures road now. How clothes meanings can change over time. Eg. Hardcore punks wearing skinny jeans in the seventies and then goons like me buying them in Topshop 30 years later! FML...

Hope you have a delicious night,

42 comments:

  1. Such a lovely colour on you! I might have to venture in to town to get one myself :)

    Well done for winning the comp! I have a code too but no idea how to really promote it :( boo!

    xo

    ohh love your tattoo! hella cute!

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  2. Cute simple outfit! :) Your dissertation sounds like researching and writing it will be fun, lucky you! My mum has a pair of skinnies from the 'first time round'...they're so tiny they wouldn't even go around my knees! Sorry for that little ramble :) x

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  3. That tee is so simple yet so cute. I hope the dissertation reading goes well sweet. Congrats on winning the comp by the way - I'm just a tad jealous. I'm also fully appreciating the camel toe puns. There just isn't enough hours in the day to create more (:

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  4. Ooh that top is gorgeous. Gonna have to maybe pick that up tomorrow at our Student Event! Good luck with the dissertation reading, I'm terrified of the prospect of mine next year. And well done for winning the competition ;) Touch-screen iPod nano! x

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  5. I really wanted to name my latest outfit post with something to do with camel but could only think of camel toe :| haha!
    Love the simplicity and colours in this outfit.

    And cute tattoo! x

    www.sweetmondayblog.blogspot.com

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  6. Great top lovely colour on you and great necklaces :)


    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  7. Both necklaces are so cute!
    Loving the tee. More camel coloured bargains: I bought a pair of camel horse riding-ish trousers in Penneys/Primark the other day. You wouldn't even think they were Primark and yummy colour! :B (omgz imma vampire)

    (Also, all your Google Reader followers seem to have gone. Is it just my computer?)
    x x x x

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  8. that necklace is insanely awesome

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  9. I have that tee too. Love the simpicity of this outfit. And your tatt - how cute!

    Sally from Louder Than Silence x

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  10. I have a thing for everything camel right now as well. And that necklace! WANT! x

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  11. Ah, we're selling HEAPS of camel at the moment. Wasn't a big fan at first, but find myself tempted to jump on the bandwagon...

    Lovely outfit. Effortlessly cool; it's a good look. x

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  12. I was so lucky- I WON a competition in the telegraph for a whole load of Gogo Phillip goodies, and they arrived yesterday!
    One of the items was that self same necklace which I have to say, you are rocking, young lady!
    I'll be doing a post about my Gogo Phillip goodies later in the week if you fancy a neb!

    xxx Maddie

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  13. ahh your tattoo is so simple yet so genius! been considering a tattoo near my ankle/foot for a while:) xx

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  14. I've stopped referring to is as camel so much as I always add "toe" in my head. I try grown up words like butterscotch and caramel...but really I'm laughing inside my head. I'm that type of creep.

    I do love this outfit...the necklace is pretty much perfect. Been trying to find that tshirt in a burnt orange colour....the plan is to go as Daria for Halloween and the orange t is the missing piece from my puzzle.

    I keep putting off reading in favour of event planning and doctor who box sets. I do remember doing a lot on subculture and bricolage last year. Loads of fun. Hope my dissertation will end up that interesting....however I feel it will end up being on the commercialisation of fetish in the events industry after the Torture Garden essay I submitted last year (because I'm a bit goth at heart.)

    x

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  15. Really cute outfit, and you look so pretty in that close up


    R x

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  16. ahhh you still look amazing in a simple outfit. I love the necklace and shoes <3 x

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  17. I'm not a massive camel fan but really like it in this combo, especially with the leopard flats.
    Also, I meant to comment on your last post, don't hack your hair, I think it looks great! All chunky and messy. Although I can see that it might be annoying with getting in your eyes!

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  18. I love your outfit - I have the same tee but in burnt orange and I love it, someone at work has it in light blue too - it's definitely popular for a reason!

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  19. I love this outfit, very understated chic! And your make up always looks wonderful.

    Ooo wow, congratulations! I'm so glad I had a small part in you winning :)

    X

    PS. I think I'm going to make another Eyeko order soon - I want a few of those fat balms they are relaunching!!

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  20. You look really good in skinny jeans (not a look I have much luck with). And even camel! Good outfit! And I like the sound of your dissertation.

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  21. totally in love with your tattoo! lovve these colours on you, tshirt and skinny jeans, so stylish yet simple. xx

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  22. That necklace is better than'O.K'! This reminds me I need to take out some camel stuff from my wardrobe...good luck with your dissertation!

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  23. your diss sounds interesting! it's good to choose an interesting subject otherwise you end up easily fed up with it. that necklace is cute and everything will be a-ok.

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  24. ive dug out my camel cardi that ive had for ever thats going to be my contribution to the camel of the season.. i do want a new pair of black skinnies though.. am watchign some on ebay for 99p!!
    love your eyemake up. i can never get my eyeliner like that!!

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  25. ive dug out my camel cardi that ive had for ever thats going to be my contribution to the camel of the season.. i do want a new pair of black skinnies though.. am watchign some on ebay for 99p!!
    love your eyemake up. i can never get my eyeliner like that!!

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  26. Wow! You have gorgeous lashes! Great outfit! Do try the water you will be amazed the difference that it makes and it might just help with the headaches, let us know how it goes!

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  27. i love your tattoo! but sad to say i'm also feeling the dissertation pain, i don't think i've ever read so much!
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  28. I really want some camel jeans/trousers? Trousers will always look awful on my short stumpy legs but I won't listen!

    Outfit looks lovely :) I find myself more and more in love with beiges and browns as it gets colder (saying that, I'm sure it was hotter today than it was for all of August combined)!

    Congrats again, enjoy your new gadget! xx

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  29. Great outfit, simple and effortless!
    I love that necklace!

    Kyrie x

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  30. Ooh, you look bloody lovely you do. I really like that style of t-shirt, seen it in burgundy & mustard & I want them both!

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  31. I have those shoes! (do you find your feet slide out of the sides at times? just me? ok.)

    Well done of the eyeko thing! Lucky you.

    xx

    p.s I want cottage pie now, and it's only 9.26am!

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  32. love this outfit :) Great tattoo aswel! xx

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  33. I love your tattoo! what inspired it? I have been thinking about getting one for a really long time - I know what I want I am just too scared. Any advice?

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  34. LOVE the gogo philip necklace! so cute

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  35. Awesome outfit and love that necklace so super pretty!

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  36. Love this colour on you, Gem! The title of this post had me giggling away too. Camel woe! Ahaha.

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  37. Brilliant outfit - the colour looks great on you. I tried on this top but it made me look washed out being blonde and pale :-( x

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  38. I love this outfit! And that tee shirt has just made it onto my already ma-hoo-sive wishlist. Reckon my budget can just about stretch to a tee though, so that's good :)
    Re your comment on my blog about X Factor - I agree, there's something a bit off about Cher. Ever since her crazy behaviour at judges houses, I've changed my mind about her! Loving Matt though and Diva Fever! xxx

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  39. I'm in love with those leopard print flats, and your tattoo!

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  40. Fab mix of black and camel! Love that necklace!

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