Hobby or addiction?

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I don’t want to add up how much this little lot cost me…
It’s a well known fact among my friends, family and workmates that I love nail varnish. I almost always have painted nails – it’s an instant happy boost. Painting your nails doesn’t make you feel too fat, too tall, big footed or uncool like clothes and shoes can on a bad day. Looking down at a brightly coloured perfect 10 (or 20, if I have bare feet!) is a great feeling.
This is only a small portion of my huge collection. These are my favourite shades and brands, and right now I’m rocking chocolate brown. I actually got rid of quite a few pots a few weeks ago, including a poorly advised pink glitter and a neon yellow that stained my nails through base coat.
So, my tip for a gloomy day is to give your nails a lick of paint. Not only will it cheer you up no end, but it gives you a great get out clause when it comes to housework. Happy painting!

Dressed down Fridays

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Truffle Shuffle tee, Gap jeans, ASOS pixie boots, New Look blazer, thrifted pearls

Aaah, Friday. I welcome you with open arms! I love Fridays because they’re so relaxed – everyone’s given up on the week and we’re all gearing up for the weekend.
I adore this pinstriped blazer. It’s an instant updater – I can sling it over anything and it just looks fresh. The jeans are classics from Gap, and the tee has been hanging around my wardrobe for a good few years. It’s such good quality, it always looks fab.
Mr and I are going for pizza now – happy weekend to you all! 🙂

Part time secretary

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Thrifted blouse, H&M skirt, Primark Cardigan, H&M tights, thrifted shoe boots

Interesting pose I’ve got going on here! This was a bit of a rushed photo, so my apologies for that.
My current style crush is Joan Holloway from Mad Men. I love her sunset orange hair, her figure hugging dresses and her general air of utter style confidence. My outfit today is a modern take on that pencil skirt, blouse and heels combination that worked so well for 50s secretaries. The skirt is my fail safe – it goes with everything, is comfortable and flattering and I j’adore it. The blouse was a fab eBay find, although I’ve seen very similar styles in H&M too. The booties are my latest eBay prize… I had to take flats with me though, as heels like these were not made for driving!

Mellow yellow

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ASOS dress, Primark cardigan, M&S tights, ASOS pixie boots

I’m in love. In love with this utterly, utterly beautiful dress. Isn’t it just SO CUTE?! This dress, along with the sweet suede booties (they’re studded too, maybe I’ll take a better picture later) are my two latest ASOS finds. Well, they sent me a 20% off code on a Friday evening after two glasses of wine! I mean, what’s a girl to do?
I’m rather proud of myself tonight – I went shopping after work with a friend and didn’t buy a single thing. I walked round Primark with a delicious blue dress, knitted tank and sequin beret in my arms, and put them all back. Tough call.

Lazy Sunday

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Thomas Pink shirt, Primark blazer, Topshop leggings, Primark socks, Office boots, handmade necklace

Happy Sunday! We’re having a real lazy day, so I dressed for the occasion. Everything in this outfit slouches, and in a good way. The blazer is a cotton jersey – so comfortable. I rolled up the sleeves to show the grey marl lining, which I think is a nice, modern touch. The shirt is from the men’s section of Thomas Pink – it’s just baggy enough to wear with leggings and leggings alone. I wonder if this outfit needs a belt to give it shape? Although, belts + lounging on the sofa doesn’t particularly = comfort, so I’ll give it a miss for today.