Top: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop (Leigh)
Necklace: Topshop
Coat: H&M
Bag: Asos
Hat: Asos
Socks: Topshop
Boots: Topshop
I have only just realised how terrible these photos are... My boyfriend took them, he clearly lacks photography talent to quite an extreme. I liked this outfit though so they're getting posted anyway! I haven't done a blog post in what seems like forever, it is basically since I came back to uni, and the reason is that I have so, so much reading to do. Being a third year English Lit student you may expect this, I however, didn't quite anticipate the length of the books I am expected to read. Almost every book on my 1850-1900 module are around 700 pages. So as you can imagine I am finding the reading of these as a bit of a hindrance to the development of my dissertation.


Shirt: Topshop
Bag: Asos
Skirt: Topshop
Trainers: New Balance via Asos
Blue jeans: Topshop Mom
Black jeans: Asos Mom
Rings: All Dixi
Heels: Topshop
Just a quick wish list! There are a few things I have been wanting for a while but simply haven't bought for some reason (unlike me!) This includes a new pair of heels, which I think is justified since I only have shoe boots, flatforms and pointed court shoes, the latter I can't even go out in because they are so, so painful. So 'normal' heels have been on my wish list for a while, but they just seem a very boring thing to buy so I haven't got around to it. However these Topshop ones are so nice, you can't see here but they are crocodile skin as well which is one of my favourite things. I have also wanted some Dixi rings for what seems like decades, they are so pretty, unfortunately they are also expensive, and I have difficulty finding rings small enough to fit so they will be risky purchases.
I have also wanted this shirt since I first saw it, it is a good reflection of the SS14 paint trend as well which I really like, it will definitely brighten up January!

Chop and Change?

Surely you have had that feeling, when you haven't done much to your hair for a while, bar a necessary trim, and you are just itching for a change? It's happening to me presently, however I am also extremely reluctant to cut my hair, or dye it. This makes for a very awkward situation.
The reason for my reluctance to cut my hair is simple, a few years ago (3/4 maybe), this happened:
This was around the time of Victoria Beckham's infamous 'Pob' and Alexa Chung's growing (hair) fame. However, as much as I don't dislike my hair in this photo, I did start growing it immediately and I still haven't forgotten the seemingly uphill battle, which involved purchasing cheap hair extensions and spending money on ridiculous 'hair  growing' products, to get my hair into the 'long hair' category once again (scientifically defined as 'below boob length'). So with this still fresh in my mind, even though it happened almost half a decade ago, I think it is unwise to go for the chop again. I will wait until I have at least forgotten the pain of the previous attempt.
As for the reluctance to dye my hair, I have also had some hairy (lols) situations in this area, one of which involved a home highlighting kit that gave me three bleached blond streaks in the front bits of my hair. I looked like a skunk. Don't get me wrong, I do, as I have mentioned in previous posts, dye my hair on a frequent basis, but this is with semi-permanent home dyes that never produce the desired colour and always leave me feeling a little deflated, so they barely count. I have always attempted to dye my hair the same colour as my eyes, this is probably a form of OCD, but I just thought it would be better if they matched, and it would achieve a nice warm brown colour. Yet semi-permanent home hair dyes have positives and negatives:
- They don't damage your hair
-They give your hair a silky soft shine post-dye.
-If the colour goes horribly wrong, it's okay as it only lasts 'up to 28 shampoos', or so they say, but remnants of colour always seem to be left behind.
- They are unpredictable. The colour of the models hair will rarely reflect the result on your hair.
- They ALWAYS GO RED. Well, not bright red, but in certain lights my hair has a red tint that screams out 'I'M DYED!' This is annoying.
-They go patchy. Maybe this is due to bad application (soz Mum), but they literally never achieve even colour.
For years and years I have wanted lighter hair, I always loved the way Jennifer Anniston's highlights seemed to make her skin look warm and more tanned. I wouldn't go that light but I think a few caramel highlights or something would definitely suit my skin tone. My skin tans easily, and it isn't pale but my face is definitely 'cool toned', i.e. without bronzer I look like I am about to die. Last year I actually went as far as to book an appointment for a dye but was subsequently told (when I was seated in the hairdressers and had to pay for a trim anyway) that due to the fact I had bleached the ends of my hair (one of the 'hairy' incidents, it is still haunting my ends) and dyed it, it wasn't okay to get it coloured lighter, unless I chopped the majority off. Thanks Mr. Hairdresser, that was exactly the dream deflating news I wanted to hear. 
So I am still dreaming of hair like this:
(Lily's length and colour is the dream)
But alas, I will have to live with dreary brown and continue on the search for the perfect (NONE RED!) semi permanent.


Shirt: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop (Jamie)
Necklace: Topshop
Socks: Topshop
Boots: Topshop (lols)
Jacket: H&M (!)
Rings: H&M/Camden market
Watch: Casio mini
Bracelet: Accessorize (old)

I have been a bit lax with my posts lately, apologies to those of you that actually read this. Basically Christmas has been really hectic, and my Bloggeroid app hasn't been working, but I have finally put the effort in to get these photo's on here woop! So yeah this is an outfit from a few days ago but never mind. I wore it to go for drinks and to the cinema with my boyfriend, we went to see Anchorman 2 which was largely his choice. Admittedly it wasn't THAT bad, however I still stick by my opinion that they are very 'laddish' films, some of the humour is just not that amusing to me.
Anyway, clothes-wise, I am in absolute love with this top, I've worn it about 5 times since I got it on Christmas Eve. I think I have mentioned before that I always fall for pretty patterns, and this one has definitely got me. The shirt itself is actually huge which for a mini person like me is probably not ideal, but since I love the pattern and colours so much I have let this go. I can also imagine myself wearing it as a kimono type thing on holiday or whatever so it's definitely a winning garment in my eyes!

Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year!
p.s. I am wearing my new benefit makeup including Brow Zings, hence the chunky looking eyebrows! It is so good.