I bought this dress from George at Asda about three years ago, not realising that I would still be wearing it today.
It's funny which things stick with me, and which things I let go. Those items which I lust over, thinking "My life won't be complete until I own this dress/bag/skirt/pair of shoes" are usually the ones which are discarded and left at the bottom of the washing pile after only a few months. And they usually come from Topshop.
Now, I am about to sound incredibly shallow and silly, but in two weeks I'm going to Glasgow to visit one of my oldest friends. He is graduating from Glasgow School of Art this year and he wants me to go and see his Degree Show. I'm really excited because I know his, and all his classmates, work will be amazing - a feast for my eyes. However, I'm also super duper nervous because I have no idea what to wear.
I feel like I need to dress to impress, and I'm terrible at doing that!
I will try to come up with a few looks this week and post them so that you, dear readers, may cast your opinions, but any suggestions on suitable Degree Show attire would be greatly appreciated.
Dress - Laura Lees for Topshop, Cardigan - Topshop, Tights - Urban Outfitters, Shoes - Faith
My best friend bought me this Laura Lees dress for my 19th birthday because her name is Laura and she thought that was cute.
It's been hiding in my wardrobe all winter but I thought it was high time for its summer debut.
What do you think of my hair? These are my natural curls tamed with some lots of Frizz Ease.
I always feel a bit unruly when I leave my hair to its own devices, but I'm conscious of over-using my hairdryer and GHDs and, sometimes, I really just can't be bothered to spend the best part of an hour doing my hair.
I used to really detest my curls when I was younger. When hair straighteners (and the poker-straight hairstyles on Footballers' Wives) first became popular I used to get so frustrated with my frizz because I just couldn't get it even nearly straight. I almost got my hair chemically straightened at one point, but I'm so glad I never went that far because I actually like my curls now.
Dress - Topshop, Cardigan - Deer Friend, Shoes - New Look, Socks - Gap, Necklace - Gift
These are the comfiest socks ever - they are so soft and wooly. Last winter I spent a fortune on multiple pairs because they were the only things that could keep my poor little toes warm. I also have a special Christmas pair covered in candy canes.
I feel a little bit like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz in this outfit, with my red shoes and blue dress - all that's missing is a puppy and some pigtails.
I refer to this dress as my Milkmaid Dress, but please don't ask me why. Does anyone else name their dresses? I only christen the ones I get particularly attached to, and I only ever name dresses, not shoes or skirts or anything else. I bet some (or all) of you reading this think I'm crazy, but some people name things like their car or their bicycle, so why should naming dresses be any different?
Oh, and my necklace came from Croatia, courtesy of my boyfriend (I had to get that in somewhere, otherwise he'd get upset).
Dress - thrifted, Shoes - Primark, Socks - H&M (Gift), Bag - Miss Selfridge (Gift)
I'm so in love with these socks. One of my good friends gave them to me as an early birthday present, along with the bag. She works at H&M and is in charge of the accessories there, so she always manages to pick out the perfect quirky treasures for me.
Since she gave me these cute socks, I've been craving all different kinds - from ankle length to thigh high. I know that my summer wardrobe won't be complete until I have a vast collection of soft cotton socks in neutral colours and the perfect pair of summer sandals.
P.S. I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who takes the time to read my blog and leave me lovely comments. I really appreciate it!
There are so many different blogs that I love - I get so much more inspiration from bloggers than I do from the likes of celebrities or magazines etc. And one of the things I love most about the fashion blogger community is that there are always new blogs to discover. Whenever I stumble across a new blog, either via sites like weardrobe or chictopia or just through other blogs, I always spend ages looking through the archives. It's almost like an addiction. I'm always looking for a fresh hit of new inspiration!
So, on that note, I've decided to start posting my favourite new discoveries each week. Enjoy!
I love how Sam from Daily Fashion Boost can give clothes from highstreet stores like Topshop and Zara her own unique twist with cute and quirky accessories. I'm so jealous of her jewellery collection and she has a hoard of shoes to die for.
I love this dress, it's so simple and summery and, if I may say so myself, I think it flatters my figure quite well (please don't hesitate to correct me if I'm wrong about that last one!). One of my best friends gave it to me for my birthday last year (it's my birthday in just over a week - eek) and when I was in H&M the other day I noticed that they have it back in stock in lots of different colours. I'm a little tempted to buy it in blue or purple, but I shall need to make some money first!
In other news, my flat was burgled a few days ago! Luckily for me the thief bypassed my room and only made off with my flatmate's Playstation 3 and laptop (I say only because just two items were taken, but they were probably the two most expensive things in the flat). However, it's pretty scary considering my other flatmate was actually in his room while the burglary was happening.
The same sort of thing happened to my best friend a few years ago. Someone flicked the lock on her front door with a credit card and made off with her laptop and her bag while she was asleep.
Oh dear, sorry if I've scared you now. Hopefully tomorrow I will have something more upbeat to talk about...