28.5.11

What I wore/bought today!

I just snapped my outfit of the day after a long night of erm.. curling up on the sofa and trying to nap through my boyfriend and his parents hollering at the football! So if I look a bit sleepy it's because I am!  

I wore this Topshop butt-skimmer to work today (with shorts underneath) with the DM's I got c/o Very a while back. Do you ever get it when you're wearing an item that feels so utterly 'YOU'? I think these shoes are it. I've been holding back on them for a while because I always expect them to hurt, but I armoured up with plasters before work and survived all day with no pain. They're clunky, awkward and yet cool. My new go-to shoe, I think! 

Can you tell I've had my hair cut? Feels sooo much nicer. All shaved at the back too. Love it :)


I chose my three items of uniform at work today too. I get a few items every 3 months with 60% off. I decided to for some quite directional pieces. A) because I want to find my fashion feet again now I am not being bogged down with uni work and being in my PJ's for weeks at a time, and B) because work told us we could only buy 'fashion forward' items. 


I opted for the yellow peter pan blouse and the granny blanket top and some Leigh jeggings to wear with them. I've been loving my blue jeggings lately. I've piled on the pounds recently so am looking a but curvier on the bottom half than normal, but I'm loving it. I just think a bit of chub is quite womanly and nice. I can't say I feel this way all the time, but am having a confident moment! And possibly trying to justify my consumption of epic calories in the past few days (3 course meal/many Krispy Kremes/KFC/Spag Bol/Chinese Takeaway...) 

Anyway, enough about by junky trunk. I'll be showing you these new purchases in outfit form over the next few days I'm sure! 

Hope you are all having a fab weekend! I'm off to try and cheer up my depressed Man United fan of a boyfriend! Might do my Stewie from Family Guy impression. 

38 comments:

  1. I immediately thought "ooh she's had her hair cut!"!

    www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  2. I can't wait to see how you wear these pieces! :) Yay for body confidence too :D

    Maria xxx

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  4. Your hair looks lovely :) DMs are great! Mine hurt me for ages and then I managed to lace them up right and wear decent socks and they were fine.. I managed to wear them for 2 weeks on an excavation and had no pain :)
    I had to sit through the football as well as I'm visiting my boyfriend's house.. and I'm also now a ps3 widow. Lovely!
    Can't wait to see your new purchases as part of an outfit x

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  5. Love the outfit, the DMs are awesome! I bought that yellow shirt too yesterday, it's such a cutie. Looking forward to seeing how you style everything. Krispy kremes sound good, I keep avoiding the stand when I walk through Waterloo station though

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  6. Your outfit's gorgeous, loving the DM's! Body confidence is great! I agree, it's more womanly to be a bit curvier than a bag of bones! xx

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  7. I've been considering getting some DMs for a while now, and everytime I see someone with them I get a little bit closer to actually going out and buying them...That being said I love the outfit, I didn't really notice you'd cut your hair, but that's just the kind of person I am, unless you chopped it all off, or put in super long extensions I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
    The crochet top is so abnoxious I can't help but love it!

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  8. I'm glad you love your shoes! I got a 'me' Tshirt the other week and am sneakily outfit repeating when I'm out with different people so no one will notice!

    K xx

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  9. Haha it's great your not stressing about changing shape, you look great :). I went on a crazy binge during exams. I absolutely love those Doc shoes! xx

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  10. Love the hair, you suit short hair so well! And you're so lucky to get such a major discount at topshop, I rarely buy lots of items there because it's quite pricey...all the best xxx

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  11. Your hair's lovely :) I would really love to work at topshop, solely for the 60% off, also would be a nice change from my shit uniform (I work in morrisons.. check out my beauty of a uniform lol)

    http://lowri-youcantputyourarmsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  12. I adore the granny blanket top! I need to learn how to crochet one…

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  13. i've been eyeing up that mustard blouse for a while now - oh, if only i had money! and i really do adore your shoes. trust me, i always have plasters in my purse, but i'm glad you didn't have to use yours (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  14. My nana Knitted me a crochet vest Like the one you bought from topshop. Love the hair!

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  15. I'm so scared of wearing my DMs, they tore my feet up when it snowed and I had to walk instead of getting the bus and I haven't worn them since! I don't know what else I can do to wear them in - a Tuesday DM Tip would be much appreciated!! Love the look of your new items, especially the peter pan blouse x

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  16. Your hair looks great and 60% off is amazing, I'd have no idea what to pick! Lucky you! :D
    xoxo

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  17. gorgeous top love how you call it a butt skimmer will defiantly have be stealing that phrase haha xxx

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  18. love these style of dresses matched with similar shoes! tired and sleepy yet still look fab!

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  19. Great outfit, as usual! The shoes really look great on you and the ankle socks are really cute!

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  20. i had to do the same for my boyfriend, man utd fans don't often have to deal with this let down haha. it was not a pretty sight (genuinely thought he was going to weep, eek!)

    love your choices especially the blanket top, so cute. there is nothing wrong with a bit of extra bottom, just think of beyonce! you look great anyway x

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  21. You look amazing, love body confidence.
    The blanket top is fab x

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  22. Loving your hair and the granny blanket top!

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  23. thats a bit annoying that you can only buy 'fashion forward' stuff. that blouse is lovely though, i love my leigh jeans, but everyone always asks if i have difficulty getting them on when they're super easy and pretty loose on me tres mal!

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  24. i have just come across your blog and i LOVE IT!!
    i have just started a blog and i found everything i read exceptionally helpful!

    Thank you Gem :)
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    xx

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  25. I love your polka dotted socks and those DMs, very nice! That yellow blouse looks amazing too. :)

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  26. Oooh I really want a pair of those Leigh jeggings. They look like proper jeans but would probably be a million times comfier!

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  27. So happy to hear about your recent diet, I've been the same, possibly worse! Time to get into gear and shed a bit of the wobble for me though. I feel like chopping all my hair off at the moment but I'm too much of a scaredycat :( x

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  28. Love the look of that granny blanket top... intriguing! Your hair looks fab shorter too, finding it seriously hard to stick to my plan and keep growing mine out! x

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  29. Adore the shoes, they are indeed perfect for you.
    X

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  30. The shoes are so cool. I know the feeling when you wear something that feels Like you, it's very powerfull.
    I am glad you're feeling confident.And you do look great, Lovin your hair...
    xx

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  31. oh im looking forward to the 'yellow peter pan blouse' outfit post, it looks so cute:)

    i followed too:)

    www.lamaepa.blogspot.com
    come check it out:)

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  32. Nice outfit. It suits you dear. really it is. I am not conscious about my wearing with respect to that what others like. I do care what I like to wear and what suits me just. If you wear sunglasses with this you will get awesome look as perfect.

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  33. I have some pale minty green DM boots that I got from on ebay, as soon as I put them on I can feel them rubbing. Think I need to plaster up & be brave!

    Glad yours are finally broken in :)
    x

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  34. Great outfit, the shoes are really cute.

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  35. Your hair looks so pretty like that
    I love the shoes, I've never heard such a thing as a pain free first wear!
    Lovely buys

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