Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Walking on Sunshine... Wooooaoh!

So today, once again with two essay deadlines looming, we skip out to take photos... 

It's really rather warm and sunny and so today was the first time I've been tights/trouserless in quite a while! Please excuse the winter legs ;-D

Lady in red... And yellow, and blue.

I don't often wear red, but it did make me quite hyper today! 

I'm wearing my Riva boots, a skirt bought in a Dublin boutique about 5 years ago, a vintage belt nicked from my mother equally long ago, my room mate's Primark tank top, a cashmere cardigan (with a button missing... must find it...) from Magaschoni and my vintage tooled leather bag.

Has anyone seen this month's Teen Vogue? I've just realised how much I love it hehe. It's just so bouncy and bubbly, as magazines go ;-D

I actually downloaded Taylor Swift's new album the day before I got this, and didn't even notice she was on the cover! I was more interested in the yummy colours (, seemingly reflected in today's outfit).
I so so so want those balloon brooches... I feel a DIY coming!

The brooch and  the colours of this make me happy...
PYJAMAS and a wild cat... Hehe.

I know I'm supposed to be blogging about sophisticated magazines like LOVE and Lula, but this was just too cute to not talk about :-D and I haven't managed to finish the other two yet... 

Another black tie dinner tonight, and this one has a "with a twist of pink" dress code, so I may wear the same dress again. I'll post a pic if there's a full length one.


Monday, 9 March 2009

Not Quite So Bright...

After several days of producing substandard, short essays, (and continuing to do so,) I took a break, between a meeting about stage managing a Ball and a repatriation debate, to walk with T-B to his lecture, through King's College, via the University Library to drop off my uber-late book!

The light was quite stark and wintry again, but we did get a few nice shots... My outfit's a bit less RARRRRGH-COLOUR! And a bit more academic-eccentric, than the last two, but I like it :-D especially since the skirt arrived from ebay, via home, yesterday, so I was itching to give it a test-drive!

Laugh a little... Live a lot!

In these pictures, I'm wearing a nice mix of my basics and special items... Gap forest green tee, Gap shell pink cardie, Jaeger brown leather court shoes, Give Aids the Sack tote, cream lace tights I remember buying in John Lewis but not sure who they're by (and love love love the seam up the back), new ebay green, white and red skirt, (which is hemmed with red crocheted thick lace trim and what shows up as red stripes in the photo is actually a sort of sprig print,) and my GORGEOUS massive silver and POPPY SEED CAPSULE pendant on cord... The capsules rattle and clang so I sound like a Swiss-Alpine-Cow walking along! I bought it in Nomads in Cam and it is a piece of "artisan jewellery" made by a Turkish woman. I love it so much but it's hard to wear on a library day, (and every day's a library day,) as it makes so much noise!

So after that, and the trauma of paying a £1.25 fine, I went to my last heritage lecture... In a toga! All of the 3rd years had decided to do so. It was EXCELLENT! No pictures of me I'm afraid, as I was photographer, but there are some funny photos :-D

It was strange thinking that this is my last week of proper lectures in archaeology... And if I don't get on the MST next year, they'll be the last ever! EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! :-S

Alas, alack, I must carry on with essay. I've been given a deadline extension of a couple of hours, so I must NOT waste it!!!


Sunday, 8 March 2009

Stop Gap.

WOW! Thank you so so so much for all the lovely comments on my last two posts everyone... I'm so so flattered and excited. We had so much fun doing those shoots, and I PROMISE there will be some more soon... 

For the moment though, since today was horribly rainy, I only have one lonely picture from my black tie dinner last night. 

Head and shoulders committee shot: 

Tis moi on the left in an Anna Sui cocktail dress... It's just-above-the-knee length and the skirt's kinda puffy. Its aaaaages old as I had it to wear to a friend's 16th. Scary that that's more than five years ago. Ouch. It's a lovely dress... The white silk at the top goes sheer for the skirt with kinda devore black and purple flowers. The black's the proper silk and the purple's sort of dyed on... It's my psycho-goth-floral dress hehe. If any full length photos surface, I'll put those up, but I was wearing it with an Anya Hyndmarch white woven leather clutch, black ribbed tights and the black heeled oxfords (highly coveted by my fellow committee members who stole one each at the reception in our Director of Studies' rooms lol).

It was a great evening, and since I was sitting next to the after dinner speaker, had rather a lot of fun as he seemed quite happy to NOT talk about archaeology and comment on my friend and I's conversations about sample sales and fashion week! It was rather hilarious. He was one of those old duffer academics who's adorably blustery and "fell" into a lectureship in 1958 because he was the one UK archaeologist who'd been to Columbia twice. Hehe. Wish the world was like that now... Well, maybe I don't.

Anyway, it was brilliant, and I ended up rather tipsy, in the library, until 4am, writing rambling prose about druids. Excellent fun. Though our director of studies was visibly disappointed in all of us leaving at 1, NOT plastered, and apparently off to bed or the library. I did accept a couple of shots of Tsippouro with my red bull, but that's only as I hadn't had any wine earlier... Stoopid allergies! Thus the slightly tipsy hehe.

Speaking of libraries, I should be there now, writing about repatriation. Joys! 

Once again, sorry no outfit today... Rain + T-B had work crisis. So all I have in terms of T-B photography goodness is a funny shot I took of him yesterday... THIS is the boy behind the lens:

Mother offered to take a couple of pictures on my camera, but it was still pouring with rain.

However, we have one non-full length shot that I think was taken mid sniping at my poor long suffering father... Thus the not being silly!

I'm wearing a boring outfit of grey acne jeans, hobbs suede brown boots and green long sleeve gap tee that you can't see. 
What you CAN see is an old purple Jaeger men's jumper, partridge print men's opera scarf (oh, what are they called?!?!) and grandma's brooch... 

Comfy chic ;-D The other side to me, shall we say.

Oh, and this is my crazy mother. Now you see where I get it from. (The hat's all purple.)

All credit to her; she usually looks like this:
If I look this good at fift...**** then I'll be happy!