Tuesday, 3 July 2012

I had a great day, just to let you know...

I took this photo this morning- as it stands, the countdown is at 3 days, 4 hours and 45 minutes! I'm super excited but as I have such a short amount of time left before I leave for FL, I've been trying to see as many of my friends as possible. Today I headed into town and met up with two of my closest- it was a lovely day but as we're in England, the weather had a little something to say too. It affected my outfit choice marginally but I still think it looked fab (if I do say so myself...)! 

To cope with the constant downpours I decided on my floral print DMs- I've had them for about 18 months now and though the print is beginning to wear away (after some pretty treacherous weather in NYC last year), they're holding up well. I used to think DMs were way too chunky and down right ugly but over the last couple of years I've began a love affair with the brand; one which is likely to never end. I believe that anyone who has anything to say against Doc Martens just needs to give them a try- there are so many styles available; it's impossible that you won't find at least one pair that you like.  

Seeing as I was dressing for the weather, my shoes were the first thing I thought about which meant that the rest of my outfit spiraled from there. The best thing to team with my DMs is tights (not just tights- don't worry) so from there I decided on one of my many pairs of vintage high-waisted Levi's. I went for the plain indigo pair again as I wanted to wear a dark coloured top. The top I chose is a reworked, vintage Tom & Jerry tee from Motel. With the arms cut off to create long slits down the side, it looks great tucked in to anything high-waisted. I love the baggy, tucked in look- it's so casual but creates such a flattering outcome as the shorts cinch in at just the right point. 

To finish the outfit off, I decided on my GAP denim jacket- it's comfy, looks good and baggy enough that I can fit a lightweight black cardigan underneath for warmth in our English summertime. I really love the overall look. For me, I know I've done well when I look at my outfit and think whether or not people would be able to guess where everything was from and the answer is no. Today I feel, was a success! The fact that it was practical was a huge bonus. 

To tie in the bright colours on my boots and my top, I chose my Bobbi Brown lipstick in Cosmic Raspberry- not only does it look beautiful, but it's so long lasting too! Except when it comes to Starbucks time that is...

As I was in town, I of course did a spot of holiday shopping. I picked up some bright pink ankle grazer jeans from Topshop for only £18 (original price £38)! I said to myself as I was trying them on; "if these jeans fit I'd be an absolute idiot to turn them down"- after that and some encouragement from my friends, I left the store with a slightly lighter purse. I also found a really nice tank top by Truly Madly Deeply in Urban Outfitters- it's completely plain, purple, with huge armholes (just how I like them) and a slight pink grain. For £10 it was a complete steal and it goes perfectly with my new jeans and my high waisted Levi collection! I'll post some photos tomorrow...

A few posts ago in "Do we have any Hufflepuffs..?" I mentioned that I had found the perfect thing to customise my already customised dip dyed Levi's. Well, believe it or not, I found this patch at the Warner Brothers Studios Tour (more info in  "Do we have any Hufflepuffs..?") and though I'm personally a Hufflepuff, the colours matched so well with my shorts that I had to buy it! I couldn't resist. I'm also hoping that it helps my case in attracting Tom Felton..? What do you guys think!? I can't wait to wear them when I visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Monday- I have a feeling they'll attract some attention!

Time for some Zzzzzzs I think- surprise surprise, I have to be up early for work, again... But, tomorrow is my last shift before I jet off to Florida! I can't wait to get it out of the way and begin preparations for Saturday properly. Sleep well everyone!