We Are Stars

T-shirt: Howies, Jeans: H! by Henry Holland*, Shoes: Converse

From dresses and make up last week to jeans that are way too big and a bare face. This is the first pair of jeans I’ve worn in at least a year (excusing jeggings – I know lots of people hate them, but at the same time, because I wear long tops, they don’t notice they are jeggings) – they were only £6 in Debenhams, but are 2 sizes too big. Oops. I have a bad habit at the moment for buying things too big, purely because I’m too lazy to try them on and assume sizing is wrong anyway. I tried to steal one of Alex’s belts, but it didn’t fit! I need to fatten him up.

Why am I posting such a blah outfit? I was thinking about the #todayimwearing hashtag in the week – it seems like a way to post as many brand names as possible in a tweet. I realise the irony of that when above I’ve listed what brands I’m wearing, yet it doesn’t seem so obvious in an outfit post. No one ever says “I’m in a holey old t-shirt of the boyfriends and pj bottoms” or “wearing: leggings that have a small hole on the knee”.

Anyway. Things I liked this week!

Whats everyone up to this week then? We’re probably off to watch Transformers later at CdL – I had wanted to see Bridesmaids, but I saw it last night and it was DREADFUL. I honestly can’t understand how this movie has gotten such good reviews. Thats 2 hours of my life that I’ll never get back. The only interesting bit was the bloke from the IT Crowd being in it, and a kid from a Nickelodeon show you probably don’t watch as the stepson who’s on screen for 10 seconds. Thats how bad it is.

“I Don’t Make The Rules, I Just Think Them Up And Write Them Down”

Jumper: Clothing at Tesco, Skirt: Oasis via eBay, Tights: Oasis, Boots: Debenhams

Another exhausting week! This one was a bit more self inflicted – we had someone to stay on Monday, hair on Tuesday and Kittencamp on Wednesday. I was glad to be going home on time on Thursday!
Still enjoying the job, I know that just sounds obvious, but it’s so nice to be doing something I like in a good environment. Yay!
Alex is off to Vegas again tomorrow (boo!) so I’m trying to fill up the next two weeks. If anyone is about in Bristol after work, let me know!

Links I loved this week:

  • Really interesting post from The Business of Fashion about whats wrong with iPad magazines. I have enjoyed using the (US) Wired app and the (UK) Times apps – but my biggest complaint (and yes, I’m being cheap) is that my boyfriend already is subscribed to them on his iPad. If he buys a print magazine, then its easy for me to pick up and read when he’s not reading it, but with the iPad ones, I can’t as its locked on his iPad. I’d like to see something similar to how Amazon Prime allows you to put people in the same household onto the same account without paying extra
  • I loved this post on The Bristol Beauty Blog about being an “older” blogger. At 27, I feel ancient when I read blogs by people still doing their GCSE’s, so its nice to see someone say why its better to be “older” (Older in quotes because it feels like I’m calling people ancient!)
  • Lego Wall. AWESOME.
  • Can a Jell-O Shot Be Classy?” Looks good – although I bet they didn’t have pages covered in equations about the optimum alcohol content.
  • Hannah’s Cath Kidston-eqsue nails are so cute!
  • 31 Post Ideas for Fashion Bloggers. So useful.
  • I really want to try and make macarons after seeing Milly’s post
  • Know Your Meme: Instagram Quote Rebuttals. Love it. “Sometimes its okay to fall apart. No its not okay, you are a fucking ferris wheel”
  • Wild Olive’s week of tea has been one of my favourite features on a blog ever. I’m predictable. I especially loved this tea finds page. I want EVERYTHING.
  • This interview between Lady Gaga and Stephen Fry is awesome. I’m not really a Stephen Fry fan, but this is just fascinating.

Finally, a video I loved from KittenCamp. Always knew cats were evil…

Basket Case

Whilst planning for our day trip to London next weekend for The Chap Olympiad, I started thinking about baskets – or more specifically, picnic baskets. How cute would it be, to turn up with a little picnic, and a few jugs of Pimms (this is obviously a magical picnic basket which can hold ANYTHING but doesn’t weigh anything)

Here’s a few of the baskets that I’m thinking about.

The Luxury Hamper is £150 from John Lewis, but I bet it would be proper cutlery, glass glasses and real plates. Unfortunatly £150 is a bit out of my price range.

So the Optima Traditional Picnic for Four is probably a bit of out my price range, also £150, but comes with random munchies and wine. Wine is important.

The Four person wicker picnic basket from Debenhams is £60 and possibly my favourite out of all of the baskets I’ve looked at. Theres even two bits to pop a few bottles of wine in. Or gin. Mmm, gin.

The Green and beige four person picnic back pack is just £32 from Debenhams, and much more practical but just not as pretty or indeed Chap-esque.

If anyone who loves me enough to buy me a picnic basket is reading this, I’d like the third one please.

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