Saturday, 23 April 2011

Friday, 22 April 2011

OOTD: Sweatin' Maxi


I'm quite excited as this is my first summer related post. It has been so hot here at the moment, I'm so bad in the heat, and as my job involves running up and down stairs I do sweat like a pig. So on my rare off days I like to wear stuff that is cool and doesn't increase the warmness I feel!

Anyway I wore this on a day out with my mum, we went out for dinner in Warrington, and popped to the shops. I don't get to spend many days with my mum now as we both work and our days off clash but we had a lovely day. We ate humus and pitta bread, and spicy chicken and it wasn't from Nandos it was from a cute little tapas bar.

My mum took the photos as well so that is why I look a little bit awkward as Im just used to the ol' tripod, but my mum was very cooperative and knew what I wanted in my photos haha.

As I don't really care for my arms as previously mentioned I put a crop top over the bandeau maxi that I purchased from DP last year. I nipped it in at the waist to keep it from looking shapeless.
My photos are actually in my garden too, which I miss when I'm in my city flat, where all I see is bulldozers and paving stones :(

So how have you been dealing with the warm weather recently, or if you've not had any sun, are you looking forward to it?

Dress - DP
Crop top - Topshop
Sandals - New Look
Necklace - M&S.
Belt - DP


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

OOTD: Camel Stripes [restyle]

Sorry, sorry, sorry. I'mma bitch with blogging atm. There are no excuses, because I get tired of having to explain. I think I'm just going to have to get better with sharing my time between family, friends, work, graduate applications and socialising, and blogging! I won't share the reason as to why I've been away but its quite serious and personal so I hope I haven't annoyed anyone.

Anyway heres my latest ootd:

I've been applying for jobs and trying to present myself as a serious professional graduate, and here are my first attempts. Wearing a baggy top other a tight skirt means I show off my legs and I can hide my arms, my most hated area.

I love the camel colour on this top, and everyone always thinks its from Topshop as someone described how it was a topshop colour... Which I don't really see. I've worn it before casually in my trip to Brighton, but here it is smartened up...
I wore it over a tight jersey skirt, which does ride up a bit sometimes, but I keep on top of it as noone wants a flash of my nether regions!

Paired with heeled brogues from Peacocks I felt comfortable all day as I tried to impress potential bosses!
Jersey Tee - ASDA.
Skirt - H&M.
Tights - Tesco.
Brogues - Peacocks.
Necklace - Muse (Manchester, similar items in Topshop)
Belt - Vintage find.

How do you dress for job interviews?


P.S. I have so many blogs to catch up on! And my, my, my, my dress is coming along lovely for the grad ball, I can't wait to show it you!!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Grad Ball Idea

Grad Ball Idea
Grad Ball Idea by icedgem featuring vintage chanel handbags

For my graduation ball I want something quite simple, but elegant. I have this dress, but as I hate my arms, I'm making a cropped lace top, similar to the lace dress I made in my last post, to go over the top. These are some of the accessories I think would look nice, again quite simple gold jewellery including a vintage chanel necklace and bag, and a black and gold chunky ring. But I'm not sure how I should accessorise it. How do you think I should? Have you got any ideas on what I should wear with it? Thank you! xx

Friday, 1 April 2011

OOTD: Net Curtains


This is my friend Sarah, seriously, see how many stunners I have to be friends with, it's ridiculous.

So, as you know, I've finished all of my work now for university, well besides a few tiddly bits and bobs, but I'm not as worried about them as my dissertation.

My dissertation was on women in radio, I really enjoyed writing it as it's an area of media I'm interested in. And finding out how women are ignored and not represented on British airwaves was really interesting. But if I have to try to quote something one more time using the Harvard Referencing System, I will scream! (DUIGNAN, 2011, p. 01)

So to celebrate everyone handing their work in on time we went out and partied Liverpool style.

We went to Tapas Tapas, a lovely little authentic Tapas restaurant in Liverpool city centre, which is lovely, overpriced, but really tasty and great food. Lovely atmosphere as well as everyone was relaxed and there were a few other parties going on, so we were all cheering each other on. Oh, and getting drunk on Sangria and Rose wine!

After the meal, we walked across the road to Heebie Jeebies, which is an amazing place to go to dance. We played drinking games and such whilst waiting for more people to arrive. Really, I must recommend dancing away your worries to Motown and fun tunes: Ain't no Mountain High Enough and Harry Belafonte's Jump in the Line are the best!

Anyway here's what I wore:
The dress I made myself (from net curtains: hence the title) and thought it was dressy enough for the night, which it was. I belted it with an old belt from a charity shop, because it's a bit shapeless without.

As I made it myself it does fit well, as it was made for my proportions, it was easy to make from some netted fabric from a Textiles shop here in Liverpool a couple of years ago, and I've been waiting for the perfect place to wear it and I'm glad I did here. Everyone else looked lovely.

Oh and these brogues are uh-mazing for dancing and walking, seriously, they're so comfy.

Dress - Made by me.
Belt- Vintage.
Tights- Tesco
Necklaces and Rings- Dorothy Perkins, and Pia Jewelery
Heeled Brogues - Peacocks

How do you celebrate?