Wednesday, 12 October 2011

My must haves for AW11 part 1

Every year, about this time, I decide on a few items that I will then continue to hunt down until they are in my possession. Sometimes (usually) I fail, and other times I end up with at least one.

So, my items on this years list are:

The red dress....

Red is massive this season! Usually its a colour that i steer clear of (any sign of a red pimple is amplified when i wear red, to the point that i might as well wear a sign pointing out the damn thing!) but this year I'm putting my usual concerns to one side and going for it (plus it makes my olive toned skin pop which I LOVE).

Due to being what the shops would term 'petite' (makes me sound like one of those pastries you get at afternoon tea, but whatever 5 foot 1 and proud i remain) AND blessed with a hourglass figure, I have to be careful what style I go for so i don't end up looking like I'm wearing a tomato costume... here are current contenders:
Embellished sleeve dress - £85 - Topshop

Work Wear purchasing.... October 2011

Why has it been so long since I last blogged, I hear you ask? Well. I got a job as a Dietetic Assistant and secured a beautiful flat in East London. Proof for any of you newly-graduated students out there, that you can get a job in this ghastly reccession.

New job means new work wear. Somehow i dont think my scrubby old black trousers and basic tees are going to reflect 'smart casual serious professional' so... I went shopping.

I set myself a challenge to spend no more than £70 on my new workwear, because as i get used to the job I might need to alter what i wear to perform better at work (I dont care what men say I am a great believer in what you work in affects how you approach and cope in the workplace).

Thank god for H&M and New Look....heres what i chose:

TTN Visits: Real Food Festival, Southbank, London

So, the Real Food Festival took place along the whole of southbank on the weekend of 23rd-25th September and boy am I glad it did! three words: Ultimate. Hangover. Remedy.

The Boy and I dragged our Rum soaked bodies out of bed and went in search of anything that might fix our rum-ache.

We ended up in Southbank, and was greeted by this glorious sight: