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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

South Kensington Gypsy

A quick OOTD from the weekend, where I went to the Science Museum ( call me Super Ellie Scientist now) then headed off for dinner with the boyfriend. It was a lovely warm day on Sunday but I could not resist wearing my new jumper, I mean who can resist not wearing something new? It actually was the perfect in-between piece and I love the frill at the bottom. There is something about Khaki pants which always make me think of Cheryl Cole, I think every woman wants to be Cheryl a little bit! Obviously I wore my converse whilst round the museum as I am not crazy but I changed shoes for dinner and I really love the leopard against the khaki and the autumnal tones! I also dragged out (literally) this vintage Louis Vuitton bag from my closet much to the dismay of the BF due to him having no where to put his keys,wallet, phone etc anyone else have to tote their other halves stuff around?! I always tell him the more I have to do the more he should buy me a lovely bag to carry both our stuff in ;) This Balenciaga maybe?

I am so pleased Autumn is here are you? Also the gypsy from the title is because of my necklace which I have finally got round to wearing its pretty coins all together and my bf told me it reminded him of a gypsy necklace!

Top- Topshop
Necklace- H&M
Trousers- Next (similar here)
Shoes- Topshop (love these)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Blue Autumn

I know what you're thinking Autumn Blue?! Hardly the first colour that springs to mind when the season of Autumn is mentioned but hear me out....

Hopefully you can see from the above photos just how gorgeous this nail varnish is and how much it does scream Autumn! Can we just take a moment to imagine this nail polish wrapped around a pumpkin spice latte or against chunky grey knit wear *sigh* I really do love Autumn I am so glad it is finally here!
I just had to share this colour it really is a gorgeous blue/purple shade which is extremely wearable and not in your face which I find some blue's are. The formula is genius, a 7 day mani? Yes please thank you sir I'm sold, that is me sorted for the working week! If you are quick Superdrug currently have this type of polish as buy one get one half price, which obviously I could not resist.
What do you think of this the polish called Surreal? Is it something that you would let grace your nails this Autumn?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Seasons Change

Besides pointing out the obvious the title is in fact a reference to Jagged Edge's song Seasons Change which I currently have on repeat at the moment!

Shock horror an outfit post from me, I had a week off from work which was total bliss so I started feeling more creative again. Please bare with me though as I'm sure the first few outfit posts are going to look slightly awkward, I mean look how much I love the stone pebble wall!

This dress is a recent purchase of mine from Warehouse, as soon as I saw it on their instagram page I just had to have it I love the colour, pattern and how easy it is to dress with boots and a leather jacket to toughen it up. I would say that it is very short, I'm 5ft 2 (granted with a large peach) but I feel a slight gust of wind from a tube and my dignity will be gone haha! 

What do you think of this dress? How would you style? Think it would look good with over the knee boots? I'm currently lusting over a pair but not sure where to buy some, the search is on...

Hat- Topshop
Necklace- Zara
Dress- Warehouse
Jacket- Zara
Boots- Topshop ( this seasons version

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

All Maydoll'd up for work

Remember me? I wouldn't be surprised if you don't! I thought I would show you an OOTD of what I wear for work. I work in the city so the dress code is corporate/smart and I realised I actually wear things like this more than I do all my 'weekend' clothes which I show the most on my blog. I also thought it might be good for any of you lot who are taking their first leap into the working world after Uni and need a little inspiration, as lets be honest I think we would all rather be in our jeans and t shirts than a retraining dress! Big tip to any of you starting work do not and I repeat DO NOT wear a tight dress if you have a lunch booked in, the train journey home can be pretty hideous and uncomfortable!

I got this dress recently from Oasis, who do lovely work clothes FYI, and it was a total bargain, £60 down to £40 on the tag then when I got to the checkout it was a mere £30!! It is also one of the very few items of clothing in my working wardrobe ( well wardrobe in general) which isn't black, or a navy and white pattern. My shoes are from Karen Millen another bargain.

While we are on the subject of working I thought I would also mention a favourite lunch joint of mine, Tortilla. This place has been a favourite hang out of mine for many years so when I got offered a free coupon for the place I snapped up the chance, let it be know I also have 9 burrito loyalty stamps on my card as well! There are a few scattered around London, and recently I noticed they have expanded into Brighton ( thank you gods) but there is one very conveniently on my office doorstep in the city and they do hands down the best Burrito's ever!! They are perfect on a cold day, but be warned fellow city workers if you are hungry get there early otherwise you will be queuing into Leadenhall Market with the wafts of Tortilla tormenting your rumbly tummy!

  This is the I'm so hungry so quickly take a picture face! :P The decor inside is pretty cool as well, anyone needed an invented way to reuse their empty bottles?!
If you do head along to the Leadenhall Market one I am sure you will see me there doing my utter most to eat my Burrito in a lady like manner!

Any of you got any favourite stores for work clothes? I do find it a struggle to find smart but pretty dresses for work!

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