I had so many meeting on Monday that I decided to dress smartly. This autumnal top seem appropriate considering how mild this winter currently is (there is blossom on the trees near work... IN JANUARY?!)
Top 24 - George
Skirt 20 - Primark
Tights XL 100 den - Primark
Shoes - New look
I was inspired by this post by Stephanie Zwicky (she ALWAYS inspires me actually, not just this post!) to try a dark lipstick, something I haven't worn since I was a teenager. I can't pull of one as purple as Stephanie is wearing because purple lipstick makes me look like a corpse, but I found a nice brown/ red toned one from MUA that went well with this top.
This is one of their £1 matte lipsticks, in 'wild berry'. It's no way near as dark as it looks in the tube, but it's ideal for me and my skin tone!
Tried it out at home, then wore it to work (as is my way!)
I really love this dress, which is why I got the pink version too. In my mind I will wear this one buttoned all the way up, and the pink one unbuttoned because it reminds me of American waitresses in 50's diners!
Jacket 20 - Primark
Dress 24 - Lovedrobe
Leggings 20 & boots - Primark
When I look through my pictures, I realise that I nearly always put this dress on when I'm tired and feel a bit rubbish.... generally having not had enough sleep the night before work, and failing to choose an outfit for the morning!
It's just so cute and easy to wear that I always feel safe and comfy in it. I also like how it looks so it saves me from a day thinking 'what the hell am I wearing?!' This is my old George graduate fashion week cardi, warm and unusual!
Cardi 24 - Geroge
Dress 20 - Asos Curve
Leggings XL - H&M
Boots - Matalan mens
On my way home I noticed a new make up store next to Oxford Circus tube, so I went in for a snoop. I could have spent a fortune but I resisted and got two things that I've been on the hunt for.... a long lasting stick eyeshadow in lavanda - an intense pastel purple, and a smoky look eyeshadow in heroic brown. I have had to accept that my skin and face is changing with age, and I now don't like the way that grey / black smoky eyes look on me. It was one of my favourite looks so I was a bit sad, but I've decided to try a warmer brown smoky eye to see if that suits me better. It's also to do with my hair being so dark again I guess. Looking forward to wearing these, have any of you ever used Kiko makup?
This was going to be my birthday dress for Tuesday, but having decided to take a couple of days leave for my 32nd I thought I'd wear it for lunch with my best mate (and her scrumptious chubby cheeked daughter!)
I cut my fringe specially! What this dress made me realise is that I don't have any black shoes or boots that go with it this kind of thing. I wanted something pointy that looked a bit like heels from the front, but were definitely not heels, because I can't be on my feet all day in heels! I went real-life shopping after work in search of boots!
Dress 26 - Asos Curve
Leggings 20 & boots - Primark
Ooooohhh more new stuff! My search for shoe boots resulted in me getting this rather fetching shirt from H&M and these ridiculous boots from Dorothy Perkins. I don't normally go in for bondage shoes 'cause they remind me of porn stars(!) but there was something about the shape of these that called to me! I tried them with the crazy asos dress and they worked, so I was like yep, fuck it, I'm 'avin' 'em! I think they look like heels from the front, what do you think?!
I spotted this shirt in the H&M sale rack for £7, and despite this apparently being a size 12 its is a great fit on me, still oversized as it should be.... a size 12 would be utterly swamped in this!
Earrings - Superdrug
Shirt 12(!) - H&M
Jeggings 22 - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Dorothy Perkins £30 in store btw!
So glad I got these earrings from Superdrug, they go with lots of things I own! Wearing MUA £1 matte lippy in 'scarlet siren'.