My week in photos!

Think of this as one of those token Instagram blog posts, but without all the Instagram (only blogger without an iPhone alert!)

What I wore on my last shift at Topshop:

(old Topshop dress, H&M kids jacket, charity shop boots)

Cards from friends and family re: the new job! Guess which one is from my hilarious mother?

Pretty flowers from my brother! I didn't have a vase (not used to receiving flowers - HINT Alex, if you're reading...) so bunged them in an old food jar! Cute, huh? 

Sofa snuggles with Roxy <3 (Lighting looks a bit brothel-tastic, but it's just our red curtains!)

Saw this in a charity shop! I've never met this Beryl, but I'm pretty sure we'd be best friends.

Wearing some skinny cords that I found languishing in my wardrobe and was delighted to find I can fit into them now (have recently lost 8lb of festive chub). The glee was short-lived when I sat down and the button popped off the waist. In my defence, the button appeared to be sewn on with very cheap thread...

Good old mirror-photo taken where I used to work! It was the first outing of my new Office boots, which didn't hurt too much, but were a bit chafey towards the end of the day... Is it wrong that I yearn for dry skin on my feet? My feet are so sensitive and blister really easily. Any tips for acquiring pain-proof solid feet? Boyf's mum suggests walking round barefoot at home, will try this!

(H&M cardi, dress and hairbow, Office shoes)

If my child self could see me whining about my sore feet now... Look at me in my white belt - I was badass!! 

How cool were my mum and dad? Mum was very ahead of the trends with her leather trousers and topknot! 

Fancy food! Went for a lovely lunch with my boyfriend and his parents today at Cafe du Soleil, and had yummy Calamari to start! 

This weekend I'm going for dinner with friends, attempting to erect this new rail I bought as my wardrobe is at max capacity and generally preparing for the start of my new job at Company on Tuesday! 

Do you have any fun plans for the long weekend? 


  1. aw Gem, I love your posts! Absolutely fantastic about the news about Company - im so so jel!
    fran x

  2. good luck for tuesday! your outfits are gorgeous!


  3. Congrats on your new job!! I love that Topshop dress in the first pic and how you teamed it with a biker jackets to rock it up! xx


  4. Love your last day outfit. Good luck for your first day at Company, you'll be fab! Me and my bf have recently landed new jobs and he also got the monkey card; clearly there aren't many 'humerous' new job cards about! xxx


  5. Aww loved it layed out this way :) BTW you're not the only one without an iphone.. ;) :L


  6. love your dress in the first photo! the flowers in the glass looks so cute xxx


  7. Hehe your mom's card looks pretty funny. You look lovely in both outfits here. Have a good weekend!

    xo Joana

  8. you can now get instagram on android! :) x x

  9. Rubbing TCP on your feet toughens the skin :] xx

  10. I'm working extra shifts at my part-time job over the long weekend! Need the money for driving lessons...
    Loved these photos! x

  11. Lovely photos, congratulations on the new job! X

  12. love your outfits! You always look amazing, i love your style xoxo

  13. Good luck at Company, you'll be amazing :) xo


  14. Good luck with your new job - it's all so exciting! You'll have so much fun (more than a little jealous haha) x


  15. such a great jacket,
    you look cute as a button


  16. What a beautiful outfit for your last day! You can tell you've lost weight, 8lbs is very impressive - I'll keep it in mind as motivation when I haul myself to the gym later today haha. Love the new boots!

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  18. I don't have an iPhone either; I reckon we should start a club, you know, have t-shirts and everything... too far? Congrats on the new job again, the flowers are lovely! (I have an old coca cola glass for the rare occasions I get some floral delights) xx

  19. I might have to bow to pressure and get an iPhone! I have no BBM contacts left!

  20. Amazing good wishes for the first day of your new job, proof that persistence pays and I hope you love it!

    Loving the last outfit at work and the calimari looks so yummy.

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  22. I love that dress that you wore on your last day, it's so pretty!

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  23. aww love this compilation of pics! can't believe your leather jacket is kids! kids are too damned well dressed now, they need to start shopping in bhs again :P xxx

  24. These photos are great, i dont have an iphone either haha. Love those shoes from office. What are they called? :) x

  25. that food looks amazing! Ah Beryl sounds like a laugh and a half. And I lolled at the brothel comment, is Roxy the pimp perchance :p ? Congrats on the new job too! xx

  26. My old dance teacher used to try to coax us into bathing our feet in TCP before our stage shows (bare foot dancing on a hard stage isn't easy on the feet!) according to her it hardens the skin, but personally I didn't test the theory!x

  27. That Calamari looks so good! Your cat is so cute, just had a cuddle with one of mine, they are the best! Still loving those Office boots, been trawling ebay for them but theres none to be found, so gutted!

    Hope your new job goes well!

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  31. I love this post, Gem! That photo of your parents is classic and both your outfits are awesome. Also, I too feel like the only blogger without an iphone! I still have a flip phone that's positively ancient...

  32. I love the oufits you put together and you wear stuff thats cute and affordable :)

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