Thursday, July 28, 2011

Louder. Faster. Stronger. Better.

Is anyone else listening to the DJ Fresh track Louder? A lot....?

Shirt, H&M DE
Jeans, American Eagle
Shoes, Primark
Bag, Nica
On to business. Today I'm feeling the 70's again. It seems to be a common occurrence with these jeans- probably because I'm so used to only ever wearing straight cut jeans. But the shirt, the flare of the jeans and my Alicia bag are all drawing my thoughts to the decade that produced ABBA, Space Hoppers, Record Players and the Ford Cortina.

I also can't work out if I like this outfit or not. The shirt was purchased from H&M in Leipzig about 18-20 months ago and I'm about 10kg lighter than at the time, so it doesn't really fit that well, and the jeans are obscenely low waisted. But something about it is easy, comfy and kind of natural.

Clockwise form Top Left
Shaun Leane Ring
Emporio Armani Watch
Ring from shop in Spain somewhere
Nica Crossbody Alicia bag
 Some accessories for you, because you know how much I love them. As part of my jewellery clear out last week I re-discovered this beautiful Spanish ring. I bought it on a holiday 5+ years ago along with another which I'll show you another time and because they're a bit tarnished they got shoved in a drawer and forgotten about. But tarnished or not I love this ring and the other that came from the shop because I've never seen anything quite like it anywhere else. There's something oddly nautical about this one, I just can't work out what it is....

A note about my watch, it is a mens watch. I find the ladies section a bit dainty and delicate for my blunt trauma personality, chunky wrists and general clumsiness. I love and have loved the simplicity and weight of mens watches for several years after being given one that someone thought I'd like. Whilst androgynous and unisex clothing seems to have really taken off, I think a lot of women who are looking for something a bit different or a bit heavier often dismiss mens accessories as too... well... manly. The truth is, that there are lots of amazing pieces out there that do not scream *ICOULDN'TFINDALADIESVERSIONIAMAGIRLIPROMISE* and will set you apart from the masses.

I'd better get back to it, I write this whilst waiting for the floor to dry having just mopped it and with a zillion things to do before Saturday because I'm off to London. My interview is on Monday and potentially another lined up on the Tuesday. I've had a frantic ordering session from ASOS with a 20% off code I had through my e-mail and making use of their next day delivery and from Clothing at Tesco thanks to a 20% off code that the lovely Gem has posted today (along with several others I might add). Here's hoping there's something interview-suitable in there somewhere.

So until I get back... and I do have something very special planned for you all when I get back. Hasta pronto.


Sienna said...

you look adorable doll, love your ballerina bun ;)

Alex said...

Love the outfit. The shirt doesn't look too big for you at all. It's just nicely slouchy and looks fab with those jeans.

The Spanish ring looks awfully like an anchor in that pic - is that why you're getting the nautical vibe from it? I can't quite make out from the outfit pics what it looks like on.

Exciting news about the interviews! Hope you manage to find the perfect outfit and that it all goes swimmingly.

Daria said...

love all the accessories :)


Anonymous said...

Funny pics.. and great look!

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Maria Fallon said...

I love your hair like this and I like this outfit on you! It looks comfy but still chic :)

Maria xxx

RainCooper said...

Beautiful Ring. X

thegirlhassparke said...

such a fun outfit - I love that handbag! goodluck with your interviews :-)

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Caramella said...

You look beautiful, love this look on you! Love the accessories too =) Have a great week! x

Sam @ Polka Dot Dreams said...

Love those rings, I am always rediscovering things that I forgot I had! x

Unknown said...

Love that shirt!

I'm not a fan of dainty watches either, but I have ridiculously small wrists so mens watches are out for me unfortunately. Yours is gorgeous though.

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PinkBow said...

you really suit this look. plaid is simple and stylish and summery too

Ivonne said...

Ooh! I love your bell bottom style jeans. I remember when they used to be in style a couple years back. Now all everyone ever wears is skinny jeans hehe :)

x, I

Winnie said...

Good luck with your interview! Love the rings in this outfit.

Ahh I'm looking forward to writing my HK posts but I am only starting to get back into the routine of blogging haha, it's so daunting!!