I am always going against the instant nature of blogging by posting things a while after they've occurred. By the time I've selected the right pictures, formulated a post and figured out a title, a week seems to have passed. If there are deadlines in between then one week easily becomes two, then three and posts can disappear to that great big draft folder in the sky. Sheesh. Luckily certain musings won't date so quickly (expect AW11 fashion week posts in September) so here are a few random things I've been saving for later.
Top, Skirt, Bracelet - Topshop
Belt - Battersea Boot Fair
Tights - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Jewellery - Brooklyn, Forever 21
I have worn this Topshop pleated skirt a fair few times since its purchase so the cost per wear is now somewhere in the Primark region. This was taken a few weeks ago and I probably won't be doing any more living room outfit photos until my deadline is over so wish me luck!
They write your name on the fitting rooms at Anthropologie, how sweet!
This crazy room service breakfast could feed about five people
Jacket - Topshop
Scarf - American Apparel
Top - Oak NYC
Playsuit - Brooklyn Flea
Cardigan - Franny and Roey
Tights - Target
Socks - Primark
Brogues - Office
Satchel - Tom Brown
Satchel - Tom Brown
So I randomly went for a job interview in Ohio last week (which ended up unsuccessful, but that's another story for another day) and broke my vague shopping ban with a vengeance. Even though the rates aren't amazing, I still managed to justify spending many dollars at Mac on eye make-up and some of the new Wonder Woman palettes. I also ended up spending quite a bit at Forever 21 as my denim shirt ended up being scanned twice by accident but they were reluctant to refund me so I ended up finding a lovely cabled cardigan in the men's section to 'swap' it with. The two pairs of cords are some Levis bargains via Macy's at $16 each and my first Madewell purchase is an unusual necklace I will share with you soon...
I can now add public speaking to my repertoire; the day after I arrived back in England I somehow managed to give a lecture on fashion blogging to a few dozen 2nd Year students (although the photo makes it seem like I am embellishing the truth somewhat). It was somewhat cathartic to discuss my experiences and answer some questions because I'm usually quite a lone blogger in Uni-land. After some quick thinking I suggested that the students bring their laptops so it was more of an interactive experience (and that my gaps in speaking could be filled with plenty of Googling). At the end I had a chat with everyone suggesting blogs for people to read and even helped to resize a layout; I guess I take for granted all of the things I've learnt in this two year period and it was great to share it with others. It's quite a change from when my blog was a somewhat guarded secret when it started and I completely forgot to explain this in my lil speech. These posts have made me reflect on the subject of Blog life vs Real life; it all seems to be mixed together at the moment!
Glad to have finally made it to the Jamie's Italian restaurant which has just opened in town after quite a buzz on the blogosphere. It was a bit like one of his cookery books come to life with 'pukka' decor and every little detail thought of. I have no pictures of the food but demolished my scallop and squid ink pasta accordingly though as ever, I wish there'd been more of it. Definitely wouldn't mind a second visit though!
Are you a bit behind on your blogging? I have 19 drafts lurking and fashion week posts still to write!