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Pussy galore!


FREEDOM!

I handed in the dissertation on Friday (after 2 all-nighters!) and have spent the weekend catching up on sleep and writing huuuge to-do lists now I have time to actually do stuff. My final major project starts tomorrow, but it isn't due in until May so I am still considering myself free as a bird bird a little while longer!

I decided to dress quite nicely on hand-in day (I'd been in my pyjamas for about 5 days before hand!) as me and my uni pals were going to Wetherspoons afterwards for food and drinkies. I didn't get a picture of my outfit at the time, but have re-enacted it, as it is my new favourite outfit! Plus, you'll be spared the dead-in-the-eyes expression you get after being awake for 48 hours... On reflection I do look quite eye-dead in these pics too. Oh well!






The pussybow blouse is courtesy of A|Wear, who kindly gave me some credit to use on their online store. I absolutely love it. It ticks all the right boxes for my figure. Baggy enough to hide my jelly belly, but polka dotty and pussybowy enough to look pretty and keep me from veering into frump territory, as I so often do! Do you ever get it when you like an item so much you're counting down the days until it's socially acceptable to wear it again without looking like a one-outfit-wonder/skank? This is that.

I actually went over my spending limit because I found some other lovely bits including this Angora cardigan and these bargain Ray Bans-esque sunglasses for £4! I also found a cheeky free delivery code too (AWearFreeShip) to help justify my extra spending! The quality of the items I received was great, and the pricing was reasonable (£25 for the cardi, £30 for the blouse). The only thing I would warn you about is the sizes seem to come up a bit big. I am sending the cardi back for an exchange for the size 10 instead. So if you're between sizes, opt for the smaller one.

The good thing about A|Wear giving me some credit to use on the website is that I got to experience the ordering process, rather than just telling their PR what items I would like. I didn't experience any hiccups whilst ordering, I found the site easy to navigate and my items arrived swiftly and nicely packaged in a rather exciting metallic pink packet! I was also sent an email to let me know my order had been shipped, which is always a nice touch. All in all, A|Wear is most definitely worth a look if you fancy a change from the usual high street/online suspects. Especially seeing as the delivery is free at the mo!

In keeping with the pussybow theme (AKA - any excuse to pay homage to my feline friends), I wore my little kitten locket from Claire's accessories and a cat brooch I found in Snooper's Paradise in Brighton.

Off to bed now! First day of uni tomorrow and then I have my friend Jen round for tea and Glee, so may not have time to post, but will do my best! ♥

Disclaimer: I would never post about freebies unless I genuinely like them and think it's a product you might like too. I never feel obligated to write about a product I'm not fussed about, much to the irritation of some PR's!

41 comments:

  1. Oooh love the blouse!!

    I think great minds think alike because I bought their red version which I've had loads of wear out of already.

    Be seeing you Tues! x

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  2. You dont need to justify it, you get credit then lucky you girl! You look amazing as usual, love the pussybow (meow) blouse!

    Happy for you that all the hard work and stress can go away for a bit :) xx

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  3. Love the little kitty brooch, so sweet :)
    Well done on getting your dissertation finished too!
    x

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  4. The blouse is completely gorgeous and the little kitty brooch is so cute too. I've never really checked out A/Wear before but I'm going to have a look tomorrow =)

    Congrats on handing in the dissertation, I remember doing crazy late nights but I was never able to do an all nighter. The day before I handed it in, I finished the writing and stuff at a reasonable hour but it still took hours longer to check spelling and references! Nightmare!! Bet you're glad it's over and well done =)


    Hannah xx

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  5. Good work on the good work....... I love your brooch XX

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  6. I love the way you have styled this dress, the boots and socks are cute. Just discovered your blog and love it already.

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  7. Polka dots are awesome! Glad you no longer have deadlines looming over you.

    K xx

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  8. Congrats on handing in the dissertation! Definitely remember my relief last year when that was finished -- all felt smooth and easy once it was done. :-)

    I also love your outfit. I like that blouse a lot and am excited to look over their shop. Umm...not so good for my bank balance sadly.

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  9. Looking lush as usual! Have been meaning to check out A|Wear as I always see their stuff in the magazines.

    Roll on Tuesday's Tips! Can't Wait!
    xxx

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  10. Yay! I'm so happy for you that you've finished.. and happy for us because we will be seeing some more posts! ;)

    This outfit is gorgeous - I really love that blouse!

    X

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  11. LOVE the honest disclaimer! You're so lucky you get to try and this free stuff and you look great in the blouse btw xx

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the blouse and the kitty brooch! :)

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  13. I love the blouse. I've never ordered from aWear before so it's nice to hear a review. I'll have to check it out.

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  14. Gorgeous blouse. I love having something that I can't wait to wear again. x

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  15. Well done on your dissertation, you look lovely c: x

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  16. Congratulations! I've just gone straight onto my fmp, there is literally no break inbetween. Finding it very weird not to come home every night and write 500 words! Try and relax while you have the chance! You look lovely as always xx

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  17. Congrats on getting your dissertation finished! I hope you enjoy your freedom now.

    Your blouse is neat - I've never bought anything from A|Wear before but I might have to have a browse now. And your cat accessories are super cute!

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  18. Yayyy, congratulations for getting it DONE! Hope the results are awesome!

    Leia

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  19. Congrats on finishing the dissertation.
    That kitten locket is adorable!!
    xx

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  20. Congrats on finally handing in your dissertation. I bet you feel amazing! I really love your polka dot dress as well x

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  21. Loving the outfit :) Congrats on handing in your dissertation, i'm dreading having to do mine next year! Glad to see you back :)

    Stacey xx

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  22. I love A-wear, there's a store in Bristol (one of the only ones in the UK..or was!) and it's fabulous.

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  23. Aww, congrats on the hand in sweet. You worked your butt off so you should definitely chillax for a while! I adore your blouse. It looks perfect on your figure. You lucky lady. Have a lovely week (:

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  24. I love the blouse! The cat necklace is really sweet too :)
    Hayley
    http://strangeness-charm.blogspot.com

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  25. Congrats on getting the dissertation all done :)
    I love the blouse, the sleeves are lovely and the cat touches are very cute.
    So glad I don't study anymore, welcome back in to the real world where you can relax and get some sleep
    xx

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  26. Hi Gem

    Love the out fit, I love shirts at the more I feel that's all I seem to wear.

    Thanks again for my E-mail, you are a star :) xxx

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  27. I love A/Wear, your so lucky! This outfit is lovely :).
    It made me laugh so much when 'Pussy Galore' popped up on the 'Blogs I'm following' section of the dashboard... made me realise how immature I am!
    xoxo

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  28. Beautiful outfit, cute broach! xx

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  29. i really love this post title. it kind of reminds me of austin powers for whatever reason

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  30. love your aviator jackets and little booties!xxx

    stilettos-and-cigarettes.blogspot.com

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  31. That blouse is ridiculously pretty, I love it.

    Congrats on the hand in!

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  32. i love the blouse! its so you!
    congrats on meeting the deadline! i just handed in my art a level coursework, what a good feeling!!

    aindrea from RAGS

    xxx

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  33. Loving the blouse! Actually, no, the whole outfit is just lovely :). Oh you must feel so relieved to have handed it in!! :) xo

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  34. You don't look dead-eyed at all. I'm boycotting A-Wear a bit, but I have to say the top is cute!

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  35. Almighty YASSS for handing your diss in! :) Bet you feel like a free agent now haha! Hope you get some well earned rest and quality time with your pals and fella now its outa the way. I have never heard of A Wear, but shall go have a nosy at their site because that dress is lovely. Looking gorgeous as always twinnie :) xx

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  36. I love that blouse and it does really suit you and you do not look eye-dead at all...silly billy! Well done on getting the ol' dissertation in, I still remember that feeling and it is a good one. I love the awear site, the metallic pink packaging is a winner.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  37. You look so lovely! And congrats on handing in yr dissertation, well done dear! Enjoy yr free time.
    X

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  38. ooh you're lovely, in a sort of individual and elegant way. love the outfit, i just stumbled across your blog and i love it.
    one time i stayed up all night to complete a uni project, read it in the morning after a bit of sleep and it made absolutely no sense. i hope this didn't happen to you!

    http://gh0stparties.blogspot.com

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  39. Cute kitty brooch! That blouse really suits you perfectly.
    Brad Fallon

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  40. ahahaaa the title of this post made me laugh..and there I was thinking I was mature.

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