Tuesday, 10 August 2010

sushi pjs

I am supposed to be a style blogger. I am supposed to be inspiring and fashionable and quirky. I should be dressed by 10am. But instead I am wearing these:



How cute are these pajamas?! Okay, they cost me an arm and a leg but it's going to be cold in Minnesota and sushi-print pajamas are definitely the way forward!! I also working on getting the junk food ones in exchange for clearing out all my old pajamas. (I have a couple of nighties I've had since I was 8. Seriously.) I think I'm ready for "grown up" pajamas. These pjs just really make me happy. Really happy. LOOK AT THE CUTE LITTLE SMILEY SUSHI!!


top and lounge pants- both David and Goliath


I don't have work til 2 so I don't need to leave here until after one and I didn't want to waste an outfit on getting dressed and it was this or sweatpants (what's happened to me?! I never used to wear sweatpants or pajamas unless I was sleeping. I think I'm getting old and now I like to be comfy. ) I do love my sweatpants though- they're proper University Sports ones and they have University of Birmingham Dance Society down the leg. They're fab. I like them because I can wear them and people won't be like "ew what a tramp" they might be like "oh she's going dancing". Hmm. Maybe.

Anyway, back to actual fashion!! These photos were taken on Sunday. I've had a fab few days actually. Saturday was just work and then I went to pick my parents up from my Auntie's (who fed me!!) and I stayed for a bit and they were all quite drunk which was quite funny. I was shattered after work though and didn't enjoy not being in bed until 1am!! But on Sunday I went to meet one of my best friends and we went for coffee and a wander and a talk which was lovely, and then we went food shopping at work, came home and watched two episodes of Sherlock. Did anyone else watch it? Wasn't it fab? I love his coat. I read a great article the other day on how they're hoping Sherlock's character will inspire men to dress up more. (ooh found it) I'd love a guy who dressed like this. I love all the Victorian-style dressing- like early Panic at the disco. I love waistcoats and long coats. Victorian style was just fabulous. There's also a piece here on Sherlock Chic.





I know what you're thinking "omg, photos outside of the house area!!". Indeed, these are OUTSIDE MY HOUSE. I didn't get very far!! I get too embarrassed posing around with my tripod in public. I know I need to man-up and do it. The park near my house is gorgeous but I just get too shy. I took advantage of the fact it was a quiet sunday evening when I took these!!





I had an absolutely fab.u.lous. day yesterday. I found out on Saturday that I wasn't working yesterday so I quickly text my friend Briony who is back in Birmingham and asked if it would be cool with her for me to come down to Birmingham for the day. So yesterday I got up early, parked my car near the station and popped off to Birmingham for the day!! Briony met me at the station and we had a fab day of shopping, coffee breaks and LOTS of gossip. Briony was my first friend at university (we met in a Library induction both dying of freshers' flu!!) and sat next to each other in lectures every monday and tuesday of first year. We struggled to arrange to meet through second year but the best thing about uni is sometimes you do lose touch with people you were really close with in first year because everyone is so busy but it's so easy to rekindle a friendship. Whenever we see each other it's like nothing has changed, and I suppose nothing really has!!



First stop was the Apple shop to get my ipod fixed. Now they say that when you get good customer service you tell a couple of people, but when you get bad customer service you tell everyone. Well I would like to tell every single person who reads this blog how amazing my customer service from Apple was!! My ipod was dead, basically. I could still use it to listen to music (ish) but the backlight was broken and so was the internet. I gave the man my ipod and he said it was out of warranty by 4 days (I almost cried!!) and it showed signs of water damage, which isn't covered by the warranty. I thought, shit, that's it isn't it? Bye bye £250 on a new ipod. He then said it would cost £120 to be fixed. I asked him if I could have some time to think about it (I thought about buying a new ipod in America and making do for now). He said Apple like to show their customers that they offer great customer service so this one time he's completely replace my old ipod with a brand new one for free, despite it being out of guarantee. He said it was a one-off and next time I'd have to pay, but then produced a brand new 32GB ipod touch. A few signatures later and it was mine. Wow. I actually can't believe it. I am now completely indebted to Apple now forever, and am definitely going to get an iPone next year. What great, considerate service!! I was over the moon!!



I also bought a few more things when I went shopping (I know, I'm so naughty!!). I finally got some black skinny trousers from H&M which I can't wait to wear, a blue cardigan (I'm still after a red one, and my mustard one should be on the way!!), a cropped blazer (I wear so much high waisted stuff that a long blazer looks silly) and a pretty little white pussy-bow shirt- all from H&M. Oh and my adorable pajamas!! Briony tried on the most amazing mustard-coloured-poodle-print blazer which would have looked hideous on most people in the world. It looked amazing!! I hope she buys it!!




black top- H&M leather jacket- H&M jeans- top shop shoes- debenhams scarf- mum's


I hardly ever, ever, ever wear jeans. I just get bored by them. I am always in skirts or shorts or dresses, which is weird really because I've always hated my legs. I just don't know what to do with jeans. I always have to wear something different. I find it hard to stand out in jeans. But this was an outfit I wore for my work experience and my dad absolutely loved it. My mum showed me this gorgeous scarf and I was just in love. I decided it would look great with a really simple outfit with just a hint of leopard- my current favourite print.





Well there's three weeks left and still so much to do!! I need to go ring the doctors, the dentist and the opticians to make sure I'm all checked over before I go (and for a year's worth of contact lenses!!)- Thursday is the day I plan on getting all that done!! Tomorrow I have work all day and then we're going to the pub for tea- a rare but nice treat!! Thursday is my day to go through all of my to-do list- Lauren is going to give me a ring so we can try to sort out all the things we may have forgotten to do!!



I'm sure I'll get chance for an update on Thursday, if not before then. What are you up to this week? Anything exciting? Let me know in a comment. And if you have any comments/problems/ideas etc. feel free to drop me a comment or email me- girlnextdoorfashion@googlemail.com

Have a fabulous Tuesday!!

Charlotte

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