Sunday, July 17, 2011

We're Off To See The Wizard

Not entirely sure why a Wizard of Oz song is stuck in my head when we are in fact going to see Harry Potter tonight... even I worry about my sanity sometimes...

Having a very lazy Sunday here at Chloe Likes To Talk HQ, starting with bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, hashbrowns and tomato in bed, naturally accompanied by coffee. I'm now curled up with my laptop, researching a few things and catching up on some odds and ends. Hope you're all having a lovely relaxing Sunday of sorts.

"Dress", MissGuided
Cardigan, Primark
Leggings, Primark,
Necklace, French shop I used to live above.
 I bought this "dress" last year from MissGuided. Yes, it was sold as a dress, and the model in the picture must have been all of 1m tall, because this doesn't even cover my behind. I'm still not entirely sure I comfortable with leggings and a top, but I was feeling lazy and this seemed to suit my mood. The leggings are Primark specials from last year and are meant to look like jeggings even though they're just jersey.

Leggings, Primark
Love them or hate them, Primark are pretty good for trying something you're not entirely sure about. Jeggings and similar are a prime example. I've tried them in various shops and they are possibly the least flattering thing I've ever tried on, but for the £2/3 that these were, I thought jersey look-a-likes were worth a try, and so be it if they only last a few wears.

Clockwise from Top Left
Necklace, from a French version of Claire's Accessories that I lived above during my time in Toulouse
Ring, Shaun Leane. More about that here
Shoes, H&M. My favourite grey ones.
I still can't get my head around it being Sunday again, with my parents getting back from their holiday last weekend and then us being away for my graduation earlier in the week, it feels like we should be at least a week further into July than we are. Not that I'm wishing away any time, I'm on the career hunt and as the weeks slip by, it becomes more and more difficult to believe I will ever actually get anywhere. I have got a few things bubbling along though.

Maria and I were chatting about the great job hunt on Friday night, and it was a reminder that I'm not the only one finding the graduate job market pretty soul destroying. I'm finding the problem is not that there is a lack of jobs, there just seem to be a lack of jobs with any progression or real career path attached to them. I'm lucky enough to have a job for the time being, and one that allows me to gain transferable skills, but the thought of being completely unemployed and on the graduate job market is pretty terrifying and I'm beginning to understand why so many people I know have chosen to go onto Post-Graduate courses, even if it's not what they originally planned.

But enough doom and gloom, it is Sunday after all. I'm off to make myself some Apple and Camomile tea and return to my research, accompanied by all the trash TV I've got queued up to watch on iPlayer et al. Have a lovely Sunday, whatever you're up to and whatever the weather where you are (rain, rain rain here- so much for British Summer Time!).

I'm part of Bee's guest post Summer Holiday Series today, go show me and the other lovely ladies some love and be sure to check out the posts from the rest of the week here, here and here.


Carol said...

That new ring of yours is gorgeous, really like it. Oh and I know what you mean about the job situation. I have just left my job of 10 years for a new one. Terrifying as I know it is probably not as stable:(

Caz x

Alex said...

Ooh spooky, I just read your post title whilst watching an episode of Bones that's vaguely Wizard of Oz related! Eep.

You'll have to let me know your thoughts on the film. I'm trying hard not to spoil it for anyone but I want to talk about it!

PinkBow said...

i can't wait to see the film but waiting until the chaos calms down a bit!

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Nice outfit.
That breakfast sounds nice, you're missing mushrooms and black pudding though :-)

Maryam said...

I know how you feel about the graduate job market! I'm in the same boat there isn't many graduate jobs out there and they are all soo over subscribed luckily I've found some part time work, but it isn't what I'd hoped. My mum keeps saying be patient and something will turn up and mum's are never wrong so fingers crossed.

Maryam xx

LittleMissLee said...

i can't believe that was meant to be a dress. but it looks nice as a top, and loving the ringe. Good luck with the job hunt


Barbara von Enger said...

You are so creative - was that meant to be a dress? Perhaps in a former life;-)

I warmly wish you all the best regarding job search. Am sure you'll find a suitable position. I adore your nail varnish colour. Perfect for summer;-)

daisychain said...

perfect weekend outfit x

JazmineKariss said...

Your outfit looks so comfy! Enjoy the movie :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chloe! Just discovered your blog.. you made me laugh. well good luck with your job hunting. am myself stuck in an airport rigth now.. wish I have had a lazy sunday ;) kiss and hopefully speak with you later.

Maria Fallon said...

You look lovely! It was lovely chatting to you and I'm sure we will find an job soon!

Maria xxx

Sienna said...

you look adorable doll. i hope HP is good, im seeing it this week!!

Temporary:Secretary said...

Love the new ring and the nail colour is gorgeous! x

The Cat Hag said...

Your sunday breakfast sounds super awesome, it's making me crave for some bacon, eggs and hashbrowns myself. :)

Ne-Net is a Japanese brand and the cat is their signature character though they do have many other odd creatures too!

The Cat Hag

Cherry said...

Really cute outfit!