Friday, 30 November 2012


Once again my blogging has slipped. And once again I'm blaming uni work and the korf. Yesterday was my first lie-in in about two months. Best.Feeling.Ever.

For the first time in a month I'm actually taking some care in my appearance and not just wearing the first thing I find when I roll out of bed. 

 T'other night I went to an art show (how sophisticated am I...) which my friend had helped set up. This is one of the hosts. He was wearing a really simple grey suit with white tennis shoes and a pale cream shirt buttoned to the top. It was the tennis shoes that did it. Makes such a change from the deck shoes usually seen strutting round the St Andrews streets.

 I wore this. For unknown reasons whenever I lack self-esteem this is the dress that always helps me out. It's a navy full length jumper dress and is skin tight. The reason I love it is that it just clings to all the right places and I love the neckline. Plus even if you don't feel particularly confident you have to act it when wearing it. I wore it with big hair and patent brogues.
 This t-shirt was stolen from my younger sister. It's a silk crop-top from ASOS and says Old is the New New. It's a ridiculous slogan, but it fits well and keeps me warm. The skirt is a thick jersey from Peacocks. It's burnt orange and due to the heavy jersey is drapes beautifully.

For the record I was wearing shorts under this. Following returning to sports this semester I actually have muscle on my legs. It doesn't seem like a big deal to everyone else in the club, but it means the world to me. Because of that all I want to wear is hot pants and mini skirts. Et voila, hot pants hidden by a giant shirt with shoe boots. Yay for body confidence!

Also I never talk about make-up as it kinda bores me. I also only wear it because when I feel like drawing on my face. Recently I bought the Collection 2000 Gel Liner in Black. It's a little pot and paintbrush which somehow makes it so much easier to put on. So yeah... I'm a little in love...

I hope you're having a great week!


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Life and times...

Despite hating the phrase 'I'm so uninspired' that is exactly how I'm feeling right now. I'm either reading, writing, training or sleeping these days and so blogging and drawing has had to take a back bench for the past few weeks. That said (and I know I keep saying this) there are some pretty exciting developments going on...

So here are a couple of sketches I've managed since last we met.

 This outfit was a pair of high-waisted white jeans and a cropped t-shirt, teamed with my new brogues and a massive plait. I personally loved this look, my friend said that I looked fashionable because 'it was a strange look and therefore must be fashionable.' As if. Oh well it was fun and having a bare midriff really boosts a girl's confidence.

This guy had a really interesting play on colour and necklines. As I was standing outside the library when I spotted him, I thought the combination of the geek glasses and striped scarf were perfect. I also loved the buttoned up peach coloured shirt and camel cowl-neck.

This must be one of my favourite outfits from the past few months. At St Andrews there are so many Scandinavians, often known by their blond hair and impeccable dress sense. This gentleman was wearing a blue quilted Barbour, a blue shirt, blue chinos and blue shoes. He also wore blue lensed glasses. The complementary colours clashed beautifully with his bright ginger hair. Loved it.
For some more personal style I wore this for a recent 21st- black New Look skater dress and a burnt orange smoking jacket. Fabulous darlings. I also wore my brogues again.I literally cannot get enough of them, they are so beautiful.
I bought this dress a few summers back and other than slobbing at home had yet to venture outside in it. It's a vintage Laura Ashley, sleeveless shirt dress, but the buttons stop at just below crotch level which makes it hard to style. So I manned up and wore it tights, Docs and a messy up-do. The belt is a red, see-through bow by French Connection. I bought it years ago and still love it.

So that's a short post. I shall get back to regular posting soon!