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HtCC: Dresses for Cycling



1. Almari – £75
* 2. Therapy – £30 * 3. Phase Eight – £89 * 4. Hobbs – £169.99 * 5. Sodamix – £22 * 6. Phase Eight – £99 * 7. Oasis – £65 *

As I look at finding a new job (as my contract comes to an end soon), the thing I am most excited about is that no longer will I have to spend most of my life on a bus. (First) Buses are horrible. They smell, the drivers are rude, they don’t know where they’re going, the buses leak scuzzy water on you (that happened today, annoyingly) and they’re about as comfortable as a skateboard made by stapling wheels to a plank of wood going down a rocky cliff.

Unfortunately, I live a few miles out of Bristol centre, so buses are the main form of transport for me. I can’t help daydreaming about getting a beautiful bicycle though and being all cool and that cycling about. (If it weren’t for those huge hills Bristol is famous for, I’d want to cycle into the centre!)

Previously, I’ve blogged about beautiful Beg Bicycles and pretty Pashley’s, so when I was contacted about the Sky Ride that’s happening this weekend, it made me think about bicycles, and by extension, what to wear. I know that these aren’t the most practical of dresses, but since when were dresses about practicality?

I really love the idea of Sky Ride – closing off some roads in a city to allow people to just cycle freely, without worrying about crazy drivers (another thing that puts me off quite a bit!) I’m going to be taking part in the Bath ride this weekend, which I’m quite excited about – let me know if you’re going too!

It’s been a few years since I rode a bike – it can’t be that difficult, can it? There must be a good reason theres the old saying…

Burn So Bright

Um, so this is an overdue outfit post with something I’ve probably worn before on the blog. *shrug*

Top (“dress”): Dorothy Perkins | Leggings: ASOS | Shoes: Primark | Handbag: Mulberry (with a Hobbs scarf)

I don’t have the hugest wardrobe, and this was a panicked wardrobe pick because despite getting up in plenty of time, I ended up with 20 mins to get ready. I’d like to blame the clocks going back, but in reality, I don’t notice it when my clocks all change automatically!

My best friend Helen is in town for a week to look after her cousin…which she mentioned just a few hours before getting the train down to Bristol! It’s been so nice to be able to spend some time with her though – on Saturday, we went to Giraffe in Cabot Circus, and of course, something was done wrong with the order…I’m starting to suspect that they just hate me in there for some reason ;) After dinner, we headed back to mine where the Singstar came out…of course. Before dinner though, I spent most of the day in Cabot Circus, having an eye test (and while not intending to buy any new glasses, ended up buying a new pair, a pair of sunglasses and going back this week for a contact lens check up!. Oops.) and having lunch with a friend at Coal, which had been on my avoid list (which really, you’d think by now that Giraffe would be on) but made up for prior mistakes with an epic plate of ribs (or #riiiiiibbbbbs as lunch was referred to on Twitter) Definitely going back there!

I spent a little money too while I was mooching about…the book was part of my 6 month late birthday present from Helen (which I prefer to think of as a half birthday present), the grey tube is the new Topshop lipstick that’s supposed to react with your natural lip colour or something, the one next to it is a Revlon lip butter (in Raspberry Pie – so pigmented!), the bottle of perfume is from Zara – only £8! – and finally, the bra was bought while I was waiting for an appointment at the Benefit brow bar in Debenhams – never again! (I asked if they could fit me in, and they said to come back in 20 mins, booking me in. I wandered about, bought things, and went back, only to have to wait half an hour with no apology. I was desperate to get my brows waxed – I’ve been growing them out but I cracked! – so waited and waited, only for the actual service to not be so great: missing hairs and putting on concealer when I didn’t ask for it is rubbish)!

This week is already looking pretty awesome – I’m only in work for 4 days, I hopefully will see my bestie again this week before she goes home, I get to see some gorgeous girls at the Aussie party this weekend and (most importantly!) I get to see my boyfriend on Friday for the first time in 3 weeks. SO EXCITED. And not just because I’ve been told about a present. I’d say it was 10% excitement of present, 90% excitement to see Alex and to not be on my own for a while…I’m going crazy! :(

Edit: So after I wrote this post about my awesome host, I thought I would send them a little something – a big box of chocs which they received today. We often talk about who provides awful customer service (in fact, I did just a few paragraphs ago!) but I think its always a good idea to say when things are awesome!

Sandpaper and Silk

As you may have seen on my post on Monday, I have a pretty orange scarf tied to my bag at the moment. I won the scarf in a Twitter competition as part of Vogue’s Online Fashion Week (this is why I have multiple Twitter accounts, so I can enter lots of “RT to win!” competitions without annoying people on my main account!) and forgot about it until a thick card envelope dropped through my door. Inside was the scarf and a booklet of their AW11 collection.

I didn’t actually know what was on the scarf, but once I opened it out, I couldn’t help but smile – is there anything more perfect for me than beautiful watercoloured shoes?

Until I started writing this post, I didn’t realise that Hobbs create new scarf designs each year, but the ones in this post just wouldn’t have suited me quite so well!

If you didn’t win one, you can still buy the scarf from Hobbs direct.

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