Monday, 27 January 2014

Day 981 - But I Don't Really Like My Flow


Shoes: Pink bunny 'Abigail's Party' Irregular Choice 

Oh boy, what a boring and stressful weekend that was! I woke up to discover we'd lost our internet connection. Obviously I was stressing because the internet keeps me sane and is also my only link to the outside world. Add to that the fact I had several eBay listings ending over the weekend (and no way of contacting any winning bidders or sending their stuff), a Tumblr queue of posts all in a muddle and these gorgeous shoes I'd been lusting after forever that I was finally going to buy when I got paid, I was having a little inner panic. We got in touch with our ISP and they sorted it out in 24 hours (some 'line' trouble from their end), but it was a looong wait. I missed out on the shoes (yep, gutted), the Tumblr thing wasn't too much of a disaster and thankfully it was fixed before my eBay sales. My family have been a nightmare because they constantly moan about me being on the computer 'all the time' (they have no idea of the amount of work I do-it's not like I'm playing Candy Crush all day) so they thought I was acting like a bear with a sore head (I actually wasn't) and they hogged the TV all weekend. Obviously if I was able-bodied I'd have gutted my room, but even reading magazines was proving too tiring. So I just sat around, listening to my music!  Anyway, internet is back, family still annoying, but here's my outfit from last week. I wanted bright colours in a bid to cheer myself up, but it didn't really work.  Wish I could get out of this rut.

Wearing: Floral sun dress and black leggings Primark, black cardigan Red Herring at Debenhams, patent belt taken from another dress, flower hair clip ASOS.
Fit: True to size. Heel just over 4".
Comfort: No issues with these and easy to walk in.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Day 980 - Find Light In The Beautiful Sea


Shoes: Black suede 'Diamontina' Irregular Choice

I don't want to continue to bore you with the Photobucket issues, but I got a reply from customer support. He agreed with me, that taking over an hour just to log in was ridiculous. That was it. No further help, no idea of what's happening. Anyway it's still being ridiculous and I can't see me renewing my pro account come the summer. I can't say I'm thrilled with the idea of getting used to yet another system, but anything would be better than this. Anyway, not much to say about this outfit. I felt ok-ish in it, then took a look at the photos and almost deleted them all. Bad hair day, bad face day, bad body day. Not feeling great about any of that but hey-ho tomorrow is another day (and an absolute downpour by the sounds of things, so probably no outfit/going out then). What do you do to relieve a crappy day? My method over the past few days has been chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

Wearing: Black midi dress, grey tights and polka dot coat Primark.
Fit: True to size. Kinda difficult to measure this heel, but to the first point it's 5".
Comfort: Really comfy and you definitely don't feel like this is a 5" heel, easy to walk in too.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Day 979 - I Used To Bite My Tongue And Hold My Breath


Shoes: Black croc 'Barrs' Aldo 

Photobucket is still being a pain in the rear, so it's taken hours to upload these few photos. Literally. I've emailed customer support, so hopefully they'll get back to me with an idea of why everything is going so slow. Anyway here is my outfit from Thursday last week. I've completely overdone it the past few days and have been paying the price for it since (it's just been unfortunate everything happened in the one week). However I haven't been shopping since long before Christmas and now that the kids are back to school and the sales have died down, I was hoping it was quieter and easier for me to shop (it was). I came home with a random mix of things (underwear, duvet cover, doll, dresses, earphones). I've still to try the clothes on to see if they fit, it may be another trip to return them if they don't, but we'll save that for next week I think! Comfort was key with this outfit and remember my stories about the opticians? Well I'm browsing the underwear in Debenhams and who comes up behind me, but the lovely lady from the opticians. Was I wearing my glasses like I should be? Eh, no. Busted!

Wearing: Black jersey dress and Barbie leggings Primark, duck ring Topshop, rabbit ring Miss Selfridge, fox ring Evans, green Charming bag (just seen) Love Moschino.
Fit: True to size, back zip, elasticated strapping, almost 5" heel.
Comfort: So easy to walk in and comfortable.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Day 978 - I'm Friends With The Monster That's Under My Bed


Shoes: 'Party Like Pollock' Sophia Webster 

A little later than I'd have liked with this post due to technical difficulties.  I don't know what is up with Photobucket, but I waited an hour and a half last night for it to log me in and it wouldn't.  So I went old-school and uploaded the photos via blogger (which I haven't done for years) and it seemed to lighten them to the point that they were all grainy.  Black became a horrid browny grey and so I gave up until this morning.  Photobucket was still extremely slow, but it did eventually let me log in and upload in stages!  Finally, I have a complete post for you now!  This day (Wednesday) was my big sisters birthday and we went out for lunch.  It was pretty rainy and miserable, so I wanted happy shoes and these are just fabulous.  I've had my eye on them since they launched and waited and waited until they popped into the sale before Christmas and allowed myself the splurge.  The paint brush down the side is so cool and although I think you'd notice this more with coloured tights or bare legs, I wanted to somehow make them work for winter too.  What do you think?

Wearing:  Daisy crochet collar cardigan, pencil skirt and tights Primark, earrings Mawi, green clutch bag gift (River Island), turquoise ring my Granny's, horse ring Miss Selfridge, black ring gift.  
Fit:  Small fitting and very narrow in the toe (these are a half size up).  4" heel.  
Comfort:  The toe is very narrow (I've found this in SW shoes) so this can pinch a little after a while, but I didn't have any real issues with them.  

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Day 977 - I'm Slicker Than An Oil Spill


Shoes: Black spot 'Chuckles' Irregular Choice 

Yesterday I had a trip to the opticians. I've been struggling for the past 4 months to make an appointment, between the buses not stopping near there now and a million other things. However, my eyesight isn't any better or worse since last time, so it wasn't urgent. I managed to resist some new frames which sorely disappointed the lovely lady that works there-as she loves spending an hour or more (no joke) with me picking out fancy glasses! I did spy a lovely purple pair with leopard print legs and quite a sharp shape on the way out that I really would've loved but I already have two pairs that work fine for me and can't afford an unnecessary splurge like that just now. It was quite funny because the optician was like "sooo are these the Prada you're wearing today?", I sheepishly said "erm, no, these are the other pair I got. The cheap pair. I actually prefer them." He was a little perplexed that the plain black £30 frames are my favourites! The thing is I'm pretty blind (have worn glasses since age 5), but I never wear them outside. I just never have and it works for me because I can get by extremely well without them and don't want to become completely reliant on them. So obviously I felt I had to wear them outside yesterday, but I got as far as the bus stop opposite my house (literally a few steps) before I took them off because I couldn't see! Honestly it took me about 2 minutes to walk down three steps because I wasn't sure where they were!  I remember once forgetting to put my glasses on before going into the opticians and I'd walked up the shop floor, signed something at the desk and sat down and when the optician came out he said "I notice you seem to get by perfectly alright without them".  He'd been spying on me the entire time, oops!

Wearing:  Floral wiggle dress ASOS,  polka dot tights Primark, unicorn ring Miss Selfridge, turquoise ring my Granny's, pearl ring gift, flower ring Matalan, green Charming bag Love Moschino.    
Fit: Very small and tight fitting, so I sized up. 4 1/2" heel, velcro strap fastening.
Comfort: No issues with these.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Day 976 - Say Something, I'm Giving Up On You


Shoes: 'Gypsy Girl Rose' Dan Sullivan 

Ah it's been a busy ol' weekend. Nothing exciting, but lots of eBaying and an attempt to catch up on sleep lost during the week when the builders are knocking about (too loud, shhh). This outfit however is from...last Thursday? I think so, it doesn't really matter anyway. I was reminded of these boots when I was browsing through old posts and although the box is massive (and therefore rather prominent in my room), it's in an awkward place with stuff on top of it, so not the easiest to grab in a hurry. Story of my life with shoe boxes to be honest! I have no patience right now to dive head first into shoe-mountain (never to be seen again), so I feel I do have the same pairs on rotation. My Mum would argue and say she's never seen me in the same shoes twice, but I'll be glad to get them their own room and have the choice of any pair whenever I like. Anyway I detached the knitted cat purse off these boots for this outing and they are really cute even without. Opticians appointment tomorrow, so there will be another outfit on it's way!

Wearing: Teal lace dress G21 at Asda, leggings Primark, cardigan Red Herring at Debenhams, patent belt taken from another dress, vintage cat-eye glasses Jeepers Peepers.
Fit: True to size, lace-up, 5 3/4" heel and 2" platform.
Comfort: No problems.  
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