Monday, 1 June 2009

Lion Hearted Girl

Ireland is 28 degrees (that's 82.4 degrees for those who work in Farhrenheit)??? What is actually going on?! It's genuinely excellent though, the shorts are out, the sunnies are on and i love. it.
Been basically going to the park every day and avoiding revision.
From Saturday:

Being ridiculous.

Being truly ridiculous.

old 7 For All Mankind jeans cut into shorts;
Chicks on speed/insight tee
Hair bow cut off the end of a dress.. topshop i think?
Straw bag care of Primark;
Chanel sunglasses

Thursday, 21 May 2009

"Bartok is Bore-tok"

So this week i made up a song about muted violin glissandi. Or to put it more simply, I went completely crazy. 5 A Levels in 5 days is not good for my mental health!

As you may have guessed, due to the intense number of exams this week i've been a little lacking in social action, however here's a wee outfit from when i went out to dinner last Friday:

- cream lace dress, worn as top
- skirt from primark years ago
- all saints boots
- wee accessorize hairband as necklace
- and yes, yes that is a winter coat in spring - it was absolutely lashing down! - this is Ireland after all

Oh yes, and the title is a referance to the 20th Century composer Bartok - the absolute bane of my existance this week!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Class of 2009

Well it's officially over. I have finished school forever, never to return... except for the mildly important exams that are pending.
School last week was a tad dramatic. Without going into great detail our year managed to take the expected pranks and blow them right out of the water - and not entirely in a good way. When we drove in on Tuesday we were greeted with "WILLY" written across the grass bank, "BUS WANKERS" at the bus stop (which is actually hilarious for anyone who watches The Inbetweeners), and various anatomy drawn all over the school walls - charming. More witty pranks included painting the nurse's mobile purple and green - excellent!

Thursday was our last ever day in school! We basically just had parties and got our shirts signed all day:

Thursday night brought our leavers mass. I cried right from the opening song, to the Head Boy's speech. And my friend singing Coldplay's "The Scientist" didn't help the mascara stay dry either!
We all went out for the leavers do after, excellent night!

Unfortunately there's no great photos of my outfit, i will put them up some time (when i'm not revising for exams) but you can get a little sense of it in these photos:

The most hilarious teacher made an appearance - a constant source of entertainment over the past 7 years, from calling our class 'sheep' to letting a cat in our classroom.

Was wearing a dress from Liberty Blue, a boutique in Belfast,
killer heels from office
and topshop earring
- the tie isn't mine, some boy put it on me mid-way through the night, but it matched perfectly!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

E is for Easter!

And what an excellent one it has been. Haven't been on here in aages.
The day after school finished, my boyfriend and i went up to his apartment in Donegal. It's gorgeous up there:

The next day we were joined by our friends... drinking games happened... it was all a bit hilarious - see below:

Anyhow, went out for dinner last night, and it was truly excellent.
Wore this:

Yes i am aware that it is navy blue and black, but it looked better in person.
My bored face is a bit unforgiveable though. Ah well.
Jacket is prestige business fashions from urban renewal;
the top is a dress i got years ago and have no recollection of where;
boots are primark

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Feelin' green

For those reading outside the realm of rugby (have to be honest, i'm not inside it most of the time, but I can't resist a special occasion for the boys in green), Ireland won the Grand Slam yesterday! First time in 61 years. Amazzing. Seriously great game.
Anyhow, continuing the Irish theme, it was St. Paddy's day on Tuesday. Good times. There was a bit of crazyness in the city, a wee bit nuts (eg. ) , but generally good. Obviously, it's necessary to dress in green so i wore this:

apple green skirt, do not underestimate the comfort of this;
all saints boots, good for running riot in;
grey hoodie, it got chilly;
necklace is actually a hairband, i think its from accesorize?;
river island knit top!

On another note: Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, 14 March 2009

In the red

Stresssed out week. We had A level modules in January and received the results on Thursday past. My results were good, and i would have been ecstatic if had not found out a week earlier that i actually need an A in Biology to go to my first choice of uni. So basically our entire year went out that night to celebrate/ drown our sorrows.
I wore this:

ny tee, my friend got for me in New York (shocking)
firetrap skirt
wee school socks
primark shoes!

It ended up being an absolutely hilaarious night, culminating in my friend yelling at the chip shop "WHY?! WHYYY aren't you open???!" at 2.30am - we proceeded to go to the one next door instead!
Was suffering the next day, but so was everone, so our teachers didn't really make us do any work.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Lent, Being busy, and oh... Je T'aime

Been ridiculously busy lately. Back at school - 3 months of school left ever, so plenty of work to be done, and i'm figuring it'll be worth putting a bit of effort in for the last stretch.
So this is an outfit from a few fridays ago. I went to see my friend who was the leading lady in the musical "Crazy For You". She was fabulous - I felt an ounce of pride!

Wearing: all saints boots, black leggings, je t'aime tshirt - topshop, uo scarf, and kate moss jacket from forever ago.

On another note, it's lent! I'm off all things tempting ie. sweets, crisps, cake, chocolate, and my biggest vice - pizza. I realised at the weekend that the important part of all this is to do it without complaining. So far so good!
I'm also making an effort to stay out of people's bitchy conversations - i hadn't quite realised how frequent they were until I tried to restrict myself.

What is everyone else doing for lent?

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Be my Valentine

Wee Valentine's day yesterday. It was lovely. I was in a horrible mood all day, and then my boyfriend invited me to his house. When i walked into his room there were candles everywhere, and a table set for two, with roses, and aahh i felt ridiculously spoiled!

The flowers, buns he made, the menu (which he made!), and chocolates he got for me - how beautiful is that box?!

me today - rater tired.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Water, Wine, and Candystripes

Was out last night for my friend's 18th. We went to her house beforehand, and I must have been the most content person in the world - there was chips and dip, there was water, there were carbs-a-plenty, there was wine, there was birthday cake, there was sweeties. A-maz-ing.

In fact i looked this happy:

I wore:

dress detail:

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Before & After

It is 00.49 and i am already home half an hour. I'm such a loser tonight, but i was feeling sick. Went to see Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. They were good, until my head started spinning half way through haha. So we left basically as soon as they finished.

Unexciting outfit, but i wasn't really feelin' it at all today:

Before leaving:

When i got home:

- knitted top - river island (surprisingly)
- leggings
- black top, worn as skirt
- beloved all saints boots
- head band (worn as a necklace in the second picture)
i wore a coat etc, when outside due to the whole freezing temperatur

Firstly, but really secondly.

So it snowed. Oh it snowed like its never snowed before. And now my street is a block of ice. Charming. Or more like, impossible to be graceful and embarassing when you the ground decides it wants to be best friends with your behind.

First it looked like this:

And i looked like this (far right:

I'm sporting:
- some lovely wellies with parrots all over them;
- nike limited edition waterproof ... both bought for a music festival;
- urban outfitters knee high sports socks;
- a fabulous wooly hat from a market in cambridge;
and thick wooly mittens by kangol which my boyfriend got me in canada
... and many other layers!

we had a "6th year snowball fight" - our official last snow day of school ever!
we sledded, we (attempted) to build igloos, and we made snow angels. fab.

today looked a little more like this:


Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Better late than never

I had my formal - Irish verion of 'prom' - in November (yes, yes it was four months ago), but just found some of the pictures tonight and thought i would share:

pre-formal: getting my corsage!

during the formal: happy that we brought hipflasks, as the bar was very expensive!

post- the formal ie. the after formal - at a gay bar...

more after formal

definitely the after formal

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Hello London, 16/01/09

I got my boyfriend to tickets to see comedian Bill Bailey for christmas, in London. A great choice really as i got to experience all the fun of the gift too! I seem to have developed a penchant for ridiculously early flights (or the more likely circumstance, that early = cheap, for my consistently empty purse), and was up from 5am.
Long story short, we eventually got to the city centre, shopped, found our hotel, drank, had a lovely wee dinner and went to the show. And he did not dissapoint. I actually found myself relieved when the interval came so my cheeks could relax, from laughing for a solid hour!


I wore this: (terrible picture, we tried it about 5 times and this was the least dark of all shots - my boyfriend is apparently incapable of taking a photograph haha!)

wearing these boots:

by All Saints;
Topshop swimwear dress
Turqoise coat, don't know where from
thrifted bag

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Outfits to avoid revision

I have A level modules this week and last, and should really be spending considerably more time revising, but can't quite get in the zone right now.

So here are 2 outfits:
Last night:

and New Years Eve: