7.1.11

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside


(I hit 1400 followers today!! Firstly, Omgeeeez. Secondly, thank you all so much! xxxx)

On Wednesday, Alex & I went to Brighton to see our buds Dan and Danielle (the ones we had round on New Year's Eve). We went round town in the day (I bought a few bits which I'm saving for a later post) and then went back to their STUNNING flat to watch films, listen to music, and do some nail art! Yep, pretty much a similar night to the one in my New Year's Eve post!

I kept telling Danielle she needs to be an interior designer. My pictures don't do the flat justice (a lot of them didn't come out well... I am incapable of taking a picture that is both straight and in-focus!) but it is a total dream and I have pre-booked Danielle to help me out when we can afford to furnish our own place some day!

Their flat has definitely inspired me to make a new resolution. I really want to become house proud this year. I am a literal slut when it comes to household matters. My side of the bedroom (and sofa for that matter) is just shambolic! MUST sort myself out this year. For the sake of my relationship! Alex regularly despairs of my ways...

Anyway, here's some pics of Wednesday night:

Tipple of choice:



Danielle in her lovely kitsch-en!



The Krispy Kreme shrine! It only worked out as £2.50 each for 3 doughnuts of our choice. Amazing.



A slightly zoomed out version of the last pic, so you can appreciate the pretty kitchen wall!



I love the little birds clipped on the kitchen lamp!



More retro kitchen cuteness:



Sitting down to a Krispy feast and some nail art. This is just a fraction of my ever growing Models Own nail polish collection!



The boys' music of choice:



I loved the nesting Beatles dolls:



Maggy:



Hungry Maggy:



Danielle's nails after a layer of Eyeko's Rain polish. It's a gorgeous powder blue shade.



After receiving the leopard treatment from my Model's Own black & white nail pens:



Maggy is an avid TV watcher, apparently, and got extremely curious when we watched a programme about cats!



An outfit picture taken right after we got home from Brighton, as I was going straight out with my Topshop pals. You can see my new hair better than in my last post! I like it a lot more now since I chopped some more of my fringe off. Excuse the accidental poofy bit on the right!


(Jumpsuit - H! by Henry Holland, Belt - H&M, Cardi - Primark via boyfriend, Boots - Charity shop)

And breeeeeathe!

I have had such a fun week of seeing friends etc. But now, I need to crack on with my dissertation in a big way! Not fun. I attempted to do some of it today but was feeling too out of it after an unexpectedly boozy night with the Topshop crew. I'm working this weekend but will try and spend my evenings making some progress on the dreaded diss'.

Hope you've all had a lovely week! Any fun weekend plans??

59 comments:

  1. The dissertation is literally killing every ounce of joy left in me, tragic that I am sat doing it on a friday night!

    Your weekend looks super fun, lovely outfit too, love the colours!

    R x

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  2. Oh noooooo I need donuts now...! I love the photo of Maggy trying to get to the donuts :) That Rain nail polish is so lovely! I might have to get some. Your new hair looks so good, and you look great in that jumpsuit!
    Hope you find a bit of time over the weekend for some fun!
    xxx

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  3. This looks so fun, I have the models own greeny blue nail varnish, so nice.

    Also Maggy looks the cutest! omg! totally want a little cat !

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  4. I got my Models Own pens in the post the other day but I haven't used them yet! I'm a bit scared if I'm honest! That and being so indecisive with my colour choices..

    Glad you had a lovely time, noticed your friend has the Marmite 'LOVE' dishes above the cupboards, as a Marmite addict I have to say I'm so jealous! Thanks for making me want Krispy Kremes now too! (h8 u) xx

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  5. Cactus Jack???? Like the character in Garfield!!! lol

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  6. I loveee all the bits & bobs in her kitchen, and the nesting beatles are amazing! Your hair looks lovely, too :)

    xoxo.

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  7. Congrats on reaching 1400 Gem! I haven't been to Brighton in about two years, but I love going there, it just feels like a happy place haha (: Danielle's kitchen looks so lovely, wish I was disciplined enough to keep ours that tidy! She has the nicest little additions to make it more personal too. xx

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  8. More amazing nail art, you're really talented. I'm stealing myself to have a go, maybe...

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  9. Looove that jumpsuit! And your hair is so so so nice. I wish I had the guts to chop all mine off!


    Chloe... x

    chloehford.blogspot.com

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  10. Haha the cat/telly picture is classic! <3
    Their flat is gorgeous and I really need the Beatles nesting dolls in my life!

    x

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  11. You look like you had a great time in Brighton. You friend friend is very creative. That Kitchen is so cosy and cute! Hair looks gorgeous and I love the outfit! Good luck with your dissertation lovely xxx

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  12. First of all, many congrats of reaching so many followers, your blog really deserves it! Secondly, love the pictures, especially the documentation of how the Krispy Kreme box moved around the flat throughout the night! Your friends flat really is beautiful, love the birds on the wall in the kitchen and all the little bit and boobs including the vintage radio. Glad you had a great time and fab outfit too =)

    Hannah xx

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  13. Dissertation = slow, painful death.
    The cat picture looking up at the TV is EPIC, and your outfit is wonderful as always.

    Rosie x

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  14. I called my dissertation the dreaded diss all the time too! Urgh hated it. So I'm still doing my MA dissertation now part time. Haven't looked at it in a few weeks...oops. Good luck with yours! Love your playsuit.

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  15. I feel your pain. Exam revish til 11pm. BLURGH! I was just thinking to myself to day that I should look in the mens' sections for an oversized cardi...maybe have to have a sly poke around Primark, this one looks lovely!

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  16. AW my cats do that too! It all started when we marathoned Planet Earth and now they get in the way whenever we watch anything nature-y on TV and whenever they think they hear David Attenborough—they come bounding in.

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  17. so jealous that you have a krispy kreme near you! there are none in scotland! :( love your playsuit, everytime i see it i love it that bit more! xx

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  18. congrats on 1400 I have 144 and I'm over zee moon so you must be flying over the moon!!

    Loved the post as I love a snoop, the house is lovely and makes think I need to get my finger out and sort mine and I have owned it for 5 years Eek... lazy me!

    Love the hair and you look like you have lost weight ?!?!

    Love xx

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  19. This is such a lovely post, those photos are gorgeous, and the birds on the wall are lovely, very cute.

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  20. Oh i am in love with puss watching telly! ♥♥♥

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  21. What a gorgeous flat! Your friend obviously has amazing style - in clothes and homey things!

    Oh wow, I LOVVEE Krispy Kreme. We don't have it in NZ so I go nuts when I'm in Australia! Mmmm...

    X

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  22. im going to guess that the littlest doll was ringo? :)
    xx

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  23. Oh you've got me craving Krispy Kremes, Gem! Loving the jumpsuit and you've inspired me (via your friend) to be less of a domestic slut! X

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  24. LOOOOOOOOOVE it :)

    Kiss
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  25. That jumpsuit is amazing on you! And damn, we have a Krispy Kreme in Bristol now, I have to investigate!

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  26. Fab pictures - that cat is so cute and the blue leopard print nails look amazing. x

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  27. aww you look really noiice! looove the nails too hon x

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  28. I have to do my dissertation next year and I'm panicking hugely about it!

    Your weekend looks like so much fun; that blue nail polish is sooooo pretty.

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  29. Their flat does look lovely! And so do you miss, hair is awesome :) I wish we had krispy kreme up here, freakin love donuts so much! Is cactus jack good? coke + cherry related alcohol = bliss! Look forward to seeing your shopping finds too xx

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  30. Ps. haha in true gem tradition... if I get to see you this year when you come up north, can you leopard print my nails? :) xx

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  31. want your models own collection!xx

    www.stilettos-and-cigarettes.blogspot.com

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  32. I've just got back to uni, and am trying to sort myself out sharpish this weekend, so then next week I can get down to some serious revision. Urgh. And then as soon as my exams are finished, I have a load of dissertation work to do too! Oh dear, third year is not fun.

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  33. Their place looks gorgeous from the pictures you have put up! Makes me want my own place to make all beautiful! xx

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  34. Love the jumpsuit!! Looks great on you. x

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  35. That picture of the cat at the television is absolutely great! Looks like you had a fab weekend! Your new hair really suits you :)

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  36. That picture of the cat at the television is absolutely great! Looks like you had a fab weekend! Your new hair really suits you :)

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  37. Dissertation isn't that bad once you get into the swing of it - what are you writing it on?
    Mine (The Effect of Celebrity Culture on High Fashion and the Consumer!) is due on Tuesday and is finished, ready to be bound and 80 words over the word count, and I really enjoyed writing it! (cos i could sit in bed and type away. which i can't do with any of my other work. boo.)

    most of the rest of my class is still struggling to juggle that and the load of work we have in for Monday though!
    jenn.x

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  38. WOW your so right Danielle should be a designer her home is so lovely ♥

    Your hair really suits you x

    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  39. Danielle's apartment is really cool, and is making me look forward to the day when I live alone and am totally in control of my living space. I love the nesting Russian dolls, I have nesting Russian dictator dolls!

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  40. Ohh those nails look amazing, as always. Try as I might, I can NEVER get mind to turn out like anything that vaguely resembles leopard print, so sad.
    xx

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  41. Wow! So many things:

    1) Love the nails - they look amazing!

    2) Love the jumpsuit and hair - vyou look super cute.

    3) I'm excited to be going to Brighton at the end of the month so if you've any tips on places I must go, do holler up.

    4) SO glad to hear that someone else is a house mess. I am a complete house SKANK! "I must take more pride" (repeats to fade).

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  42. Crikey me! Wish I had a house like that too, one day I guess. You have inspired me to try out leopard nails, will keep you updated with my progress.

    Carol
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  43. love the playsuit, it looks great on you! soo jealous of that flat, it's perfect xo

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  44. Oh super pics! Looks like you had a fam time. Your mates kitchen is very cute indeed and those Krispies - I die a bit! x

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  45. Well done on your 1,411 followers! That's amazing. I love, love, love your friends' flat - it really inspires me to keep chipping away at ours, improving it where I can. I think it's so hard to put a real stamp of your own on a rental property, and a flat at that, so Danielle has done an amazing job!

    Love the jumpsuit. You look fab! x

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  46. ooof, your friend's interior decorating style is beaut but those accessories look pricey (like the radio, birds) i love her style, though i don't have the budget! x

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  47. hunny, you lost weight or cut your hair or something....you look uber fab in that pic!! wow <3

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  48. I really, really want a donut now. NOM.

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  49. I really, really want a donut now. NOM.

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  50. I really, really want a donut now. NOM.

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  51. Looks like you had a fun trip - the nails are looking really impressive, love you work.

    THinking of moving down to Brighton/Hove next year, can't wait! x

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  52. Great outfit, the jumpsuit is gorgeous and looks great on you.
    x

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  53. I love this post so much, looks like great fun!

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  54. Those nails are amazing!
    Stumbled across your blog due to the UCA website and i'm glad I did !

    http://weshootdownthestarsforourenjoyment.blogspot.com/

    sophie x

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  55. oh wows their house is so amazing!!! and that cat is SO cute ^^ xx

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  56. oh my goodness i can't thank you enough for following! you're a legend in the blogosphere.. i don't know why i haven't followed you sooner! but thanks, and you're so sweet.

    i really love this jumpsuit. a lot. madly. please loan it to me? <3

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  57. I love the cat and the nailpolish :D Wonderful :D
    Come into my blog if you want :)
    Kisses

    http://haiundisperatobisognodichanel.blogspot.com

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  58. you look amazing

    http://thefoxeandthefawn.blogspot.com/

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