Sunday, 30 October 2011

Cleaning up...

Seems I've needed to do a LOT of tidying up recently (and still have lots to do). Since I've started working my living room has become an ode to paper. The stuff is all over the place, and I feel like I can't move it until I have 'finished' with it, which seems to be not yet.

*ALSO BIG WOE* My computer got a virus and my lovely computery boyfriend (hate that word...sounds so childish!) spent all day trying to 'clean' it for me. Which might have to involve wiping everything off of my computer. All I did was look at house prices in Maidenhead. Yeesh.

I have been using his big beast of a PC to do my work on today. On the floor. Ha. If anyone came into our living room right now they would think we have had a mad dog running around it and knocking things all over the place. Or something like that.

I've also tidied out my wardrobe. Sort of. I haven't actually disposed of anything (though I probably should) but I've been trying things on, seeing what I have.

So this is my humble little wardrobe. It used to be organised (skirts together, shirts, cardigans etc) but life got in the way. Grr, I hate being so messy.

Outfit 1- ha, you can see my mess in the background *fireplaces are not for storing things*. Ok, I'll stop moaning about mess now.

I'm not sure what I think of this cable knit cardigan (er, or my face).  I purchased it last year from topshop petite range (and it wasn't too cheap either) and I have worn it about once since. It is so warm, but a bit too bulky for my liking.

Outfit 2- again with the black dress. This is one of my cheap but reliable Primark cardies that I mentioned I own in (almost) every colour available. I'm loving this 'wine' colour at the moment (and red wine too...a bit too much). And I'm not usually one for belts, what with their tendency to draw attention to the waist, dig into my tummy after lunch etc, but hmm,I think it looks ok here. I will be trying out more belts with outfits in the future. The one in this photo was a mere £1 from Primark.

Outfit 3- a stripy dress from H&M. Pulling a not-too-flattering pose. The dress is quite flimsy so perfect for the hot weather (or my boiling living room) but it can be teamed with tights and a cardi for winter too. My summer and winter wardrobe doesn't really differ much as I think that adding black tights to anything generally makes an outfit winter worthy.

Outfit 4- a red dress from Hobbs. I still haven't worn this dress yet, but I love the colour. Do I manage to pull it off, or am I too pale for such a vibrant colour? Not my usual colour anyway. Most people at work describe me as the blonde girl who always wears black!

Outfit 5- my leather jacket and cosy scarf. Again, I haven't worn this jacket very much. I think I should wear it more often. I feel quite *cool* it in ;)

By the way, I would wear all of these outfits to work. There isn't much of a distinction between my work and play clothes...maybe because I wear lounge clothes when I am at home. Or don't have a life :/

I went to the new Westfield in Stratford the other day and purchased a few bit and pieces. Will write about that tomorrow as I've waffled on a fair bit now.

Thanks to everyone who reads and comments :) xxx

1 comment:

  1. The black dress looks really nice with a belt...though I know what you mean about the restriction.
    Red dress is also really lovely as is the leather jacket.

    I cannot ever pull of leather...ever.

    My summer wardrobe always merges into my winter wardrobe too. Just add the layers. :)