Wednesday, 31 August 2011

I just couldn't help myself...

Really should't spend my wages before I've got them but in my defence, I know how much I will be getting and they are for my work uniform at new look. I'll just keep telling myself that!     

     

I seem to have a thing for blouses (and for polka dots!). The shirt on the right has a faux leather trim which is very in for A/W.


I also got this dress. Look familiar? It's exactly the same as my burgundy granny dress I got a couple of weeks ago. It's beige with a brown sausage dog print. Very cute :) I think that if you find something that fits you really well then you should get it in another couple of colours or patterns if you can!

Got a couple of necklaces that really weren't New Look's usual style and so mine so they might have fallen into my basket as well....


                            

One more thing I'm afraid. Poor credit card! But I couldn't say no to this. New Look sell wellies online. But not in store for some reason. As an employee, I can't use my discount online so no wellies for me. I haven't had a pair since I was a little girl but I really could have used them the last couple of winters. Anyway, how lucky was I when I found in our stockroom that a customer had returned a pair of wellies from the website that just happened to be polka dots and in my size. It was fate! Mine. :)


Felt a bit guilty considering I got all that and a shrug and some shoes for a wedding I'm going to this weekend but my mum says you're only young once so fair enough!

Monday, 22 August 2011

The mother of all cheesecakes!

Check out this bad boy:



It's from Patisserie Valerie on Deansgate in Manchester where I went with the girls from work. Took me a couple of hours to consume. Finished it with a mixture of pride and urghhhhh. Very tasty!


Have you had any good cake recently?

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Ditzy girl reads tolkien-esque series. Part 1

Right, here's something you don't see every day. My bf is a massive fan of fantasy fiction like Lord of the Rings, The Dark Tower and The Wheel of Time. I am a fan of chick-lit and adored Harry Potter.

I ran out of things to read and have been wanting a good series that will give me the same enjoyment that Harry Potter gave me, so I am giving The Wheel of Time series a go. I have just finished the first of I think 13 books? 

The Eye of the World


Overall I liked it. A teenager called Rand and his friends Mat, Perrin and Egwene (Rand's lady friend wink wink) go on a journey with a gleeman (entertainer) Thomm, an Aes Sedai (kinda like a witch) Moiraine and her warder (bodyguard) Lan. There is something special about Rand and his 2 friends which this bad guy Ba'alzamon is interested in so they have a load of bad guys after them. That's kinda the gist without giving too much away. I can see WOT fans cringing reading this, I apologise.

Robert Jordan likes to describe things. He likes to describe things a lot. It is like you're actually there which is good, but at times the story can drag. I really enjoyed it and have started the second one The Great Hunt. 

Will the ditzy girl be converted to fantasy series? Watch this space. 

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Random Pic

Check this out. Found in a cafe in Portugal. Watercress cake. Hence the green :)


It actually tastes quite nice. Surprising since watercress is usually used in salads. Just a random photo for you. 


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Oh the prettiness!


Look at my pretty new dress! I’m in love. Got it from work so it can be counted as my uniform :) It's more of a burgundy colour than in the pic.


My mum said she had one similar in the 70s (which is a bad thing for her as she likes new things) and my dad said it looked like a granny dress. Ah well, I don’t care. I’m going to rock it with my black wedge laceup boots and black tights with small white hearts for a quirky factor :)

I also got these three blouses. I'm really loving blouses at the moment. For work I tend to wear them tucked into jeans.


Pretty, no? Have you been wearing out your credit card recently?

Friday, 12 August 2011

Feature Friday! The Blooming Threads

Welcome back to feature Friday. Today I am featuring The Blooming Threads 


Based in California, Ryan is a lover of hand-stitching: 

“I just find something so spectacular about the rich color, raised texture and steady process alluring”

Though I love looking at the entire shop, my favourite pieces would have to be the felt flower brooches. I just love the detail of the buttons.


This is my favourite. I don't usually go for yellow, but it just makes me feel cheerful :)

Go take a look at her shop today, who knows what you'll find!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

New Supplies!

I love the excited feeling I get when new supplies arrive. It’s like Christmas! Check out the package I got from melovewholesale on Etsy. Take a looksie:


I can’t wait to create! If you see any charms you really like, let me know and I can make you a custom piece.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Well I’ve dropped the ball haven’t I?


And the ball has rolled under the sofa. I just had a look at a draft blog entry from April that I started about how bad a blogger I am and how hard it is for me to finish things sometimes. Ironically, I didn’t finish that blog post.

I like to be inspired, and when I’m in the right mood I get up to all sorts of things. Like the other day, I randomly decided I should probably finish painting my bedroom wall that I stopped painting halfway through 2 years ago. The problem is that whenever I get inspired to go something for my shops, I’m never in a place where I can get it done – I’m usually at work.

So I’ve thought about how I can make myself a better blogger and I think I’ve come to a conclusion. Short, sweet and often is the key.  That it can be something that can be done quickly when I have a spare moment rather than make time for it.

So hopefully I will be able to retrieve the ball from under the sofa, which is currently surrounded by feathers that Rose has batted under there. She loves feathers. See look at her all sad that all her feathers are stuck under the sofa: