Monday, 9 April 2012

I'm on a Boat!


Yeah, I couldn't resist this title. You may also notice I am feeling alarmingly whimsical throughout this post. Be prepared for a lot of deep discussion on... biscuits.

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You can't see too well, but I loosely followed this Keiko Lynn tutorial for pretty pink eyes. Oh and my nail polish is Barry M- Lemon Ice Cream

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I don't know what was wrong with me today, but I absolutely hated all the photos I took of this outfit, which was made even more frustrating by the fact that I really loved this outfit! These were the ones that made the cut after ninety photos. Yeah. It was that bad. I thought my hair went better today and yet it looks weird on these photos. I also noticed yesterday, I really really need to get some outdoor photos when it stops raining (WHEN WILL THAT BE?!) because I swear my hair is not as dark as it looks in the photos I have posted, and I want you guys to see the lovely tones and shades in it. I've gotten so used it that now it's like, hey remember when I used to be blonde?

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boat dress- c/o Republic
jumper- H&M
leather jacket- H&M
boots- New Look
custard cream necklace- street market in Edinburgh

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So this was what I wore today. Okay, that's a lie. This was what I wore today until 2.30pm when I wanted to put something more comfortable on (read: sweats. I am dressed almost head-to-toe in University of Minnesota-Duluth gear). This dress is another one of the pieces I picked from Republic to style as their Blogger of the Month. Stay tuned for the post to go up on their blog. My last one, you may have noticed, has gone down for now. Turns out I was too much of an eager beaver and I don't actually start posting til Friday! Anyway, I didn't expect to find myself buying jumpers in April, but when I found this pink one (and it's twin in beige) in H&M for £7.99 on Saturday I just could not resist. They're perfect for layering over summery stuff until the weather warms up. I was really happy with this outfit because I loved how it was such a springy dress but so easy to make perfectly, well, un-springy (I'm an embarrassment as a literature student). Oh and yes, my necklace is a custard cream. Not a real one, of course. It's made out of clay. But isn't it amazing? I bought it from a street vendor in Edinburgh. I was torn between the Bourbon, Custard Cream and Jammy Dodger but I went for the custard cream is a) it's awesome and b) it's actual size, which gets confusing. Americans (and all other non-British folks), who are wondering what a custard cream is- here you go. God does anyone remember the orange ones? SO GOOD. Also I just read this:
"In a 2007 poll of 7,000 British people, 9 out of 10 voted custard creams to be their favourite biscuit."
So there you go.

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I wish I had more exciting things to tell you but my life has gotten so predictable and boring that last night Grant text me saying "What are you doing tomorrow? More essay work I presume." He was not wrong. University, it's been fun but man oh man am I bored of you!

I hope your day was more interesting than typing up primary quotes for your other dissertation!

Charlotte x

17 comments:

  1. Wow lovely outfit, I love the dress it's adorable!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/ 

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  2. New hair looks great! And i've bought two jumpers this week too. 
    r.a.j.e. X
    http://becomingraje.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Head to toe... love love love.
    I seriously LOVE your dark hair you look amaze.

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  4. That dress is so adorable!

    Good luck for your dissertation!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  5. I bought this jumper today after having the beige one for ages and wearing it so often I decided I needed it in another colour, they're so versatile. Speaking of colour, you look fantastic as a brunette and I love this outfit! xx

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  6. I am in loveee with that dress! 

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  7. That dress is too cute, love it!!

    Allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  8. wow that boat skirt/dress is about the cutest thing i've seen as of lately! i'd love to find some playful prints like that for summer!! :)
    xx

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  9. This dress has the most amazing print!!! I love it and the colours are gorgeous on you. Such a great outfit :) I will be spending ALL week on my research paper so I feel your pain
    xJennaD

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  10. boat dress rocks! seriously good! :)and yes i am one of those 9 outta 10 peeps who love custard creams the bestest :)

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  11. babe you are always too harsh on yourself, the photos are lovely!! and well, im basically in love with this outfit and am about to fly over to steal it from you. not kidding!! i have been wanting a pink jumper like that for a month now but cant find one here anywhere!! i think pink looks so nice with brown hair. and of course that skirt is adorable too. xo

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  12. I googled custard cream! Haha they look delicious! My mum brought me some caramel shortbread from London, I love UK biscuits :) Lovely dress and love the matching make-up!

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  13. Cuteeee boat print. And forgot to tell you how lovely your brown hair is! :)
    Rachel 
    Rosie x

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  14. Amazing skirt, you look absolutely adorable. I love jammy dodgers and custard creams but you cant get either in Holland unless you want to spend a fortune :( more to the point though: Great necklace :)

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  15. Your necklace is so cool! I love everything about this outfit. The colors are beautiful and the print on your skirt is the cutest thing ever. I can never get enough boat print/nautical things. 

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  16. That biscuit necklace is very cute! I love the skirt & sweater as well.

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