As you can probably tell, these pictures were not taken by me. They were taken by the lovely and talented Fiona, who I actually hadn't hung out with properly since we were 11. She wanted a model to practice her photography on and asked me if I'd be interested. I love having someone else taking my pictures, but I do get super-paranoid. She did a lovely job though and we had a really fun time.
So here we are, day 14 of 30 for 30 and the last day before I have a little break. I've mentioned before that I'm on work experience at The Daily Express next week and nothing in my 30 for 30 items is appropriate for work, so I'm taking a week off, rather than just giving up. I'm excited for a week off, even though it's not going to be a particularly fun week with my wardrobe, as I'll be dressing for work. I am getting a little frustrated with 30 for 30, but I'm determined to complete it eventually!! Despite saying I haven't felt like shopping, I did find myself in the River Island sale today and bought two skirts and a necklace. I also got some shoes to go with the skirt, and I might wear this outfit for work when I judge the dress code. The outfit is smart, but my skirt still is a little short!!
I really need to get back to wearing heels once or twice a week. I've said before that being Irish means I have a long body and short legs, and dancing my whole life means my already-stubby legs are much more muscular that I would like, but they look SO much better in heels!! I hope these are comfortable- I'm usually a 6, but I've found myself buying a size 5 a lot lately, and my size 6 shoes are all too big!! I'l have to get some insoles for my shoes if I fit in a 5- but it does mean I can steal my Mum's shoes. (this shirt and blazer are hers!!)
Remember when I was in San Francisco and I said I'd seen Modcloth dresses for cheap in Haight? Well, it happened again today. I saw a dress in a super-cheap shop (it was £15) that I'd seen in Lulu's for a lot more than that. It's kinda annoying that these sites obviously buy from the same wholesale places as the cheap stores but really mark-up their prices. For example, I tried this on, purely to make a point. Peter Pan collar, strawberry print- it's exactly the same thing you'd find on Modcloth for $50, but it was £15 from a cheap clothing store. Don't get me wrong, I love Modcloth (the dress I'm wearing here is from them), but it's frustrating they charge so much more for the same products. At the same time though, least I can find Modcloth-a-like dresses without paying $25 to ship them to the UK!!
I had a nice day today though. When I woke up this morning I saw Erick was online and he was still up and quite drunk, so it was really funny to have a chat with him when he hadn't even gone to bed yet. Then I walked into Stockport, which took me about 50 minutes and walked round Stockport a while. Then I rushed back to meet Fiona before going home for a short nap. Then I went for dinner and a catch-up with one of my best friends, Shaunagh. There are a lot of people here that I'm really glad to come home to, and though it comes and goes sometimes, there are things I like about coming home.
I've been approached about doing some freelance work, which involved youtube work, but I have never done video. I was thinking about maybe doing a couple of video blogs, maybe a couple of makeup tutorials. I was really happy with my pretty coral eye and coral lip today and would love to get into makeup more. What do you guys think?
denim jacket- New Look
shoes- Wet Seal
So I'd better go to bed now- I've got a lovely long day of work to look forward to tomorrow!!
Hope you had a great day :]]