9.6.12

Backstreet's Back!

One of my thrifty finds in Paris was this battered old Backstreet Boys tee for 5€! I wore it to work yesterday because if anyone can appreciate 90s nostalgia its the Company Mag team (in fact, Alexxsia wrote a spiffing article all about it in the new issue which is out today!)

As you can tell from my poses, I'm a bit excited about my new tee... 





(Head scarf - charity shop, jeans - Primark, shoes - 'Nuff Said' by Office, sold out now!)

In my last few outfit posts, people have been commenting that I'm looking slimmer and I did notice that my pins look a bit more pin-like than in real life in these pics... Before you all go thinking I'm buckling to the body pressures of the media industry, the opposite is occurring! I am putting on weight from this job - cupcakes, Krispy Kremes and sweets are practically on tap and I have no self control when it comes to this! So I have not lost weight, I'm expanding by the week but after nearly 5 years of blogging, seem to know the right ways to stand(/things to wear) to hide this fact!

I'm off to nip into town to see if I can find some pretty new clothes and then am heading to Bexhill to hit the legendary charity shops by day and see the fam by night. Then maybe having a celebratory dinner with friends tomorrow night re: being a future wifey! Thanks for the wonderful comments on my last post regarding my engagement, btw!

Hope y'all have a lovely weekend, gang!

xo

54 comments:

  1. Ha that tee's frigging awesome! thanks for retweeting my tweet :) Hope you're well! xx

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  2. Such a cool outfit! And congratulations, I am so happy for you! You deserve it darling ;)

    Pip x

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  3. omg that t-shirt is incredible
    I know you've probably heard it a million times but truly congratulations on your engament !

    Also really random but I got to UCA rochester studying fashion promotion, we recently had a blog competition which I won :) and my tutor kept talking about you as an inspiration to work towards with blogging/'professionally' blogging etc, seemed so mad seeing as I had already begun reading your blog before I even went to uni

    Sorry i'll shut up now but all the best,
    Aimee
    the-neon-bible.blogspot.com

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  4. Ahh I love your tshirt!! :)
    x x x

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  5. Love your t-shirt, looks amazing with your boots :) I love your head scarf too! Congrats again x

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  6. Oh my lord, that shirt is amazing!! The whole outfit is great and your legs have always looked perfectly 'pin-like', Gem ;)

    Just another reason your job is amazing... krispy kremes on tap?! I always get a little bit jealous when you mention them, as we don't have it here in New Zealand and they are my absolute favourite!

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  7. Lovely outfit, the tshirt is amazing! Love the hair bow to :)x

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  8. Loving this look (especially the tee)! You always know how to dress up a tee so well, I am taking notes!

    Georgie
    Xx

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  9. love the outfit, congrats on the engagement :) xo

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  10. Love this outfit Gem.
    One of my good friends lives in Paris (she goes to uni there) and when i went over in October her friends all had crazy pop band t-shirts. haha

    Stephanie
    www.stephaniejw.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh my, Backstreet Boys bring back some memories! I love this t-shirt so much, very jealous!

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  12. I'd love to be able to wear something like this to work but, unfortunately, I can't quite get away with it.

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  13. What an awesome Tshirt, bringing back the 90's!!!

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  14. gorgeous outfit ! love the tee xxx
    chloé

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  15. Ace t-shirt. If anyone can pull off a battered old 90s garment it's you.

    Enjoy the celebrations with friends. How exciting you're engaged! They said good things come in 3s (new job, engagement) - you're due something else now too - you jammy dodger.
    x

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  16. congratulations again Gem! dead jealous of this t-shirt it is amazing <3 x

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  17. Friggin amazing outfit! Also congrats on your engagement, it's so lovely ^^

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  18. your hair looks lovely and the top is so cool xx

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  19. Last time I checked I was reading your blog, people read your great posts to see what your trending, not to slander you for your size. Idiots.

    I love 90 style t shirts, especially the tops with the best bands on. Them shoes are amazing aswell!



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  20. The tee is awesome, love everything you're wearing with it too. And congrats on the engagement :D

    Laila x

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  21. One of my favourite memories from my time at UCA is dancing to Backstreet Boys before we go out - so I think a lot of my friends would really appreciate this t-shirt. I love their 90s style, trying to be a bit more G than they were, for sure haha :)

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  22. haha I am so jealous of this shirt, both the front and back are so fantastically 90s!
    Faye x

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  23. Lookin' good as always Gem, thinner/heavier whatever- who cares eh- you look great! You even manage to "RAWK" a backstreet boys T LOL! Hope you get some great finds at the charity shops and enjoy your family night. Look forward to your next blog (p.s saw your name on "Company" Mag editorial page this month - I was excited for you LOL! ;D xoxoxox

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  24. I used to have this t shirt and I used to wear it to sleep in! I think it must have gone in a bag to the charity shop but seeing it like this makes me wish I'd treasured it! Those were the days! X

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  25. By Jove that t-shirt is absolutely AHMAZING! Particularly with that real cute head scarf it looks like you have walked straight out the 90's or something! And I got my July Company today and saw your name in credits bit (don't worry I'm not a weirdo stalker, I just wanted to make sure you were getting accredited!) so many congratulations again! :)

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. You look awesome in that tee, it reminds me of how good the 90s were!

    Ahhh Krispy kremes, that job sounds like a dream. Congrats on getting engaged too!!

    xxx

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  27. There is nothing better than a 90's band/band shirt!
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  28. wow you look lovely! loove the outfit, so getting my mits on those shoesies :D xx

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  29. That t-shirt is AMAZING!! Gorgeous jeans too. Need to get to primark x

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  30. I have a spice girls t-shirt from when I actually saw them yonks ago, I don't quite have the guts to wear it out but I still can't bear to part with it! Maybe I will have to style it up :)

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  31. Very jealous that you got to go to Paris and then to get engaged to top it all off :) Great outfit x

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  32. every time i see this title i want to go 'ALRIGHT' hahaha, you look like an absolute babe!

    chlo @chlowitty blogs

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  33. This is AMAZING! I have a r-heeeeaaaally old 911 tee at home somewhere - wish I could find it. Won it in a raffle years ago! Ha!

    xx

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  34. oh Gem I LOVE THIS. I used to be a massive backstreet boys fan until they had that song "the call"...then that oh so sweet fivesome went down in my estimation after singing about cheating on their girlfriends...tut tut.
    Either way the t shirt is still amazing!

    xx

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  35. Congratulations! If anyone deserves good things, it's you. Loving the 90s throwback too! XX

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  36. OMGOSH that top is amazing. I honestly think items like that should be framed and put in a gallery for us all to marvel over.

    xoxo
    Jessica
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  37. Love how you've styled this hun, and I'm thrilled about your news on the engagement!

    Eda ♥

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes and Couture

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  38. AAAAHHHHHHHH you have no idea how happy this outfit post makes me. I too have a wonderfully 90s BSB top, found on ebay. I want to put it on immediately, come and find you, and give you a high five. Also, you do look slim! You'd look lovely whatever size you were though! xxxx

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  39. You are way too excited for backstreet boys :P although Backstreet's Back is an awesome song xo

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  40. That t-shirt is beyond epic. And a big congratulations! :)

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  41. I used to be OBSESSED with the Backstreet Boys! So much so that my group of friends at high school all gave each other nicknames the same as the band. I can't really say what mine was on here but was AJ's and it's a bit rude! Needless to say I still get called it today.....it rhymes with Loner! LOVE the t-shirt it looks super cool :)

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  42. ha ha love a bit of BSB - nothing wrong with a tee that has nick carter on the front x

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  43. That shirt is the best thing I've ever seen. I need to find some 90s band shirts.

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  44. Amazing! You look awesome :) xx

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  45. Hahah I love these photos and completely envy this tee!! You look so brill here!

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  46. I am still obsessed with the backstreet boys. I would wear that tee with pride! x

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  47. Love your hair and your boots! :)

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  48. Seems that you are a totally fan of them and pf course I love them too, so you can just have some Women's leather tote handbags and the beautiful orange Platform thick heel shoes with you!

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  49. you have the best figure! ugh what I would do to own your legs in super skinny jeans
    xoxo

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