Put your best foot forward

I am still alive. My apologies for neglecting blogging. I have had a hell of a week which included two interviews, brownie camp and filling out various job applications. Hopefully this week will be a little calmer.

In the hope that I will get a job, perferably one that pays me please, I am looking at getting together a working wardrobe. I am under the illusion that in order to work in the city I must wear a heel. A week in commuting may shatter this but for now I need some affordable heels/wedges. Enter Matalan.

White espadrille wedges - £16

As summer is coming up I want to invest in lots of maxi dresses and skirts for the office. I think they are conservative enough for work yet fashionable enough not to be considered a frump. As hopefully I will be working on a magazine I need to look the part. White goes with everything hence why these are a winner. I love an espadrille for the summer and the wedges means they won't be mean to my feet. These might just have to be a purchase come payday.

Tan cork wedges - £14

Tan is another colour that is perfect for summer and goes with everything. These will help to give me some height whilst still allowing me to have some comfort. Hopefully.

Brown lace up peep toe heels - £20

I am a sucker for a peeptoe, I just think they look so elegant. These would look fab poking out from underneath a maxi dress. I much prefer brown to black in the summer, it looks less harsh. Again these might accidently find themselves in my basket come payday. Please god let me have a good month!

Cream flat moccasins - £12

These are perfect for the days where my poor feet need some relief. I have a cunning plan to wear flats on the tube and then stash them in my handbag on the way to office. Who's to know I haven't been wearing them all day?

Lace up desert boots - £14

Ok so these will not be suitable for work. But I love them! I have been lusting after a pair of desert boots for ages. They are only £14! They are the best summer boot. I just need a reason to justify buying them!

I have not been sponsored for this post, I just liked what I saw!


Happy Birthday Mum

Floral tea dress: Topshop via a charity shop
Navy tights: Primark
Navy faux suede courts: Primark

I am not quite a 100% sold on this outfit. The first thing my boyfriend said when he saw me was that I looked like a teacher. Is that a bad thing? In otherwise do I look frumpy? I think maybe it is the length, its actually from the tall range so that might be why its a little long. Although I am 5ft 8 so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I might chuck this onto the ebay pile. Oh well it will do for tonight!

I found this a few weeks ago in a charity shop and only just got round to wearing it. I originally brought it because of the longer length and thought it would be suitable for a "proper" job. Bum skimming dresses don't quite seem right for a professional. I picked out the navy flowers and chose to wear navy tights and courts. Not had time to have a shower before i'm off out so thrown it up in a bun. Looks quite nice even if I do say so myself, very pleased with how it turned out!

I am off out for dinner tonight to the local noodle bar as it is my mums birthday. How lucky am I with my parents having a birthday a week apart. Expensive much! I didn't have anything to give her but I am buying her theatre tickets to see the Wizard of Oz at the West End. We just need to decide on a date and then I am booking them!

An oldie of me and the mother. Kinda a bit blurry as its been scanned but how much do I look like her! Its scary how much I look like her when I she was my age! So similar! Thats me as a bubba!

Going to a jumble tomorrow which I am very exciting about! Hopefully the jumble gods will be looking down on me and I will come away with some right bargains!


I have finally handed in my dissertation thank god! So now have all this free time on my hands that I do not know what to do with! I did a few bits and pieces today but still have a list as long as my arm! I have so much to catch up on! Hopefully i'll be able to blog a lot more too!

These are things that I would treat myself to celebrate finishing Uni if I had the money. Alas I do not!

Leopard print platform - Asos
I need these in my life! They are beautiful. I adore the chunky heal and the bow on the front. I just need somewhere to wear them so I can jusitify the purchase.

Black classic Raybans
I have some fake ones that I brought from Turkey a few years ago but the "Rayban" has rubbed off which is rubbish. I would quite like some real ones though please!

Staw floppy hat - Topshop
This will be perfect for the summer. As with everything in Topshop it is overpriced for what it is so I think I am going to look elsewhere for something similar!

Floral sleevless cropped tie shirt - Topshop
I can see myself wearing this with a maxi skirt for the summer. It's such a lovely pattern!

Vivienne Westwood pearl bracelet
I have been eyeing up one of these for a while, I think I might put it on my Christmas list. A tad early I know but you might as well be prepared!

Also I have finally gotten chosen the winner for my giveaway via random.org. I bet you all had forgotten about it eh? So after a extremely long wait the winner is:

Mica aka Flights of Fancy!

Well done! Ill send you an tweet or if you see this before you get an email just email me your address!

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