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Lazy When I Walk

Dress: Primark | Jumper: Clothing at Tesco | Shoes: USC | Necklace: Primark

Lazy lazy day today – actually, just a lazy week all around! We hit Yo Sushi again on Friday with some work colleagues – that 40% off voucher is just too good to resist. This weekend has been about working my way through this stack of books and playing way too much Triple Town.

Ring My Bell

I headed to Primark after work last week (a dangerous situation – Primark is right by my bus stop) and found myself in the jewellery section. I picked up the above rings for £2 each (except my favourite, the bug was just £1)

I’m hopeless at accessorising. Its pretty obvious from my outfit posts that I just don’t think about it. I buy bundles of jewellery like this, wear them once and then forget about them. I really need to get better at both wearing make up and wearing jewellery!

How can I get better at accessorising?!


(p.s. my giveaway is still open until Friday!)

The Tights Trauma

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Oh Primark.

I’ve been a regular customer of yours for so many years now, its a little depressing to count (I know I was definitely wearing Primark pants around the time of my GCSE’s – Helen and I used to have this odd psychic connection where we knew which pants each other was wearing that day) While you’re not the most perfect shop, I usually come out with a few items – at the very least, a few pairs of tights to top up the collection.

I know that there are some people who have a self imposed ban on tights but I have worked for the past three summers in offices where the air conditioning has only two settings – cold, and arctic. I can’t remember the last time I wore a pair of trousers to the office on a normal day, so I wear tights most of the year (and even on that rare week where the weather is glorious, and the air con is bearable, I still wear thin nude tights to make my legs look like they belong to a human.) The majority of my collection are black opaques from good ol’ Primark.

But no more! Why? Well…this is the traumatic embarrassing part. The last few pairs of tights I bought don’t seem to have any elastic in the waistband. I’ve bought a few pairs over a month or so, and all of them seemed to have the same problem. Its not so much of a problem while you’re sitting down, but as soon as you start to move, the tights head southwards for the winter. Usually this can be stopped for a bit by a quick “look-around, see-noone, hoik-up” move, but sometimes thats not easy to do.

Which is how I found myself in the middle of Cabot Circus one night after work, desperately clutching on to the waistband of my tights through my skirt as it migrated further down my leg. I tried to make this move look completely natural, whilst at the same time trying to figure out where the crotch of my tights were, and where the bottom of my skirt was in relation to this. Classy, classy girl.

You would think that I would throw the tights out, but I have this annoying habit of taking them off when I get in and then forgetting about the non-elastic issue and putting them in the wash, then wearing them and remembering how much I hate them.

Does anyone have any recommendations of tights companies where they actually stay up?!

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