Monday, 5 September 2011

dots, burgundy & FAQ

blouse - minkpink@asos, skirt - newlook, loafers - topshop

here's the blouse from a couple of posts ago! it is amazing. i find it really quite hard not to incorporate a polka dot of some kind into every outfit i wear. and burgundy continues it's run as my current favourite colour.

these photos have really made me realise my hair needs a cut.. complete frizzy mess here. cut back up to the shoulders it is!

i've been asking you to comment with any questions you have so that you could get to know me a bit more. i don't really talk much about myself on this blog past what i'm wearing/what i want to be wearing, so i thought it'd be nice to answer some questions. et voila -

what kind of camera and lens do you use?
i use a canon 1000d, and usually a 50mm 1.8 lens. i have to say, i bought the camera for the sole purpose of blogging, and don't really know how to use it properly (awful, i know). but i do intend to learn soon!

how do you deal with the fitting issue when ordering online?
until i read this question, i'd never even thought about this. i've been a size uk10 for aslong as i can remember, and always order this size unless something looks a bit tight and then i'll order a 12. a few sites have started using user reviews which i find really helpful, it's so handy to be able to know other peoples experiences with the item i'm hoping to buy. otherwise, if something does happen not to fit, then almost all stores have a free returns policy and so i'll just send it back.

who are the people you find most fashionably inspiring?
i always, always answer this question with alexa chung. i know it's such a blogger cliche, but she never gets it wrong. but, let's be honest, she's not got the most attainable wardrobe, and barely anyone is actually that beautiful. so, really, i get most of my inspiration from other bloggers. it's inspiring seeing real people wearing real clothes, and with real opinions too. i really am so pleased to be a part of this community!

when did your passion for hats start?
i don't think i do have a passion for hats. i have a passion for HAT, singular, because i do always wear the same black bowler hat in every single outfit. this isn't necessarily through choice - for a start, i can't find any other cheap, nice replacements. and also, i really think that hats help ground your outfit, and my photos look so sparse and dull without them. in reality i only own 3 hats, the black one and two straw hats!

how do you style your hair? is it your natural colour?
i've never been fussed about my hair. it's so, so thick (i have the same amount of hair on my head as 3 people, apparently) and is neither naturally straight, curly or wavy. it's just a mess. usually i dry it quickly with a hairdryer (without using any products usually), then straighten it to get rid of the frizz, then curl it with a conical wand. that's pretty much it, i've never liked my hair all that much. and it is my natural colour, i have dyed it various shades of brown in the past though. i have to admit i do love brown hair, i'd never change the colour of it.

what is your day job? do you wear your outfits to work?
my day job is nothing at all to do with fashion. i've been a trainee accountant for 4 years now, which means i work 9-5 in an office monday to friday. it's not the most ideal job for me, but it pays the bills (and my clothing habit..) and working with great people helps. it's not what i want to do career-wise (though i don't know what i do want to do either) but it is a very good job. i have to wear boring, smart outfits for work, which being a blogger and fashion enthusiast, is very difficult. it's just plain black trousers/plain top or blouse for me. worst part of my job for sure!

do you work in fashion or aspire to work as a stylist, or is blogging just a hobby?
as above, so blogging is just a hobby for me right now. i'd love to work in fashion, sure, but i think the fashion world can be very fast paced and intimidating and i'm just not into that kind of job. i would love to be a stylist, but i don't have any interest really in fashion weeks/editorials/collections (ah, blogger suicide i know!) because they are just not attainable to me and i like relatable fashion that i can afford. but if an opportunity came along i sure would take it!

what else do you like to do when you're not blogging?
the same as most people, i guess. i'm a big big music lover ( profile here for anyone interested), and love a good cinema trip/film night. i also love finding a new tv show to watch, buying the boxset and getting engrossed in it. i don't drink, so i'm not a big night out/club person, i prefer a relaxing pub trip with a coke in my hand. i'm quite laid back so i'm happiest just hanging out, grabbing a starbucks and talking about anything and everything.

so there, i hope i answered them all! if you have any more questions then leave them in a comment and i'll try to answer them.


  1. Your blouse is so cute! Lovely outfit as always. :)

  2. You are always so lovely!


  3. love the colour of the skirt.
    the q & a was really insightful!

  4. Stunning look!
    I love dots and burgundy :-)


  5. gorgeous as always!

    love, selina

  6. the skirt is so pretty :)

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    please help me win a place in Bloggers Wardrobe by liking this picture Thanks!

  7. I really like that skirt. New look have surprised me. I don't usually rate them at all. But the skirt looks lovely on you :)

  8. Gorgeous skirt!

    X Zoe X

  9. Another beautiful outfit :). LOVE the skirt, gorgeous colour.

  10. I love finding out all about you!

  11. OMG, I would love to wear this! Just a perfect combination <3 Love it!


  12. you just have the most stylist fashion, its amazing. i love every outfit.
    awesome blog to.

  13. please wear your denim dungaree dress soon :) i need some inspiration on how to wear mine...

  14. absolutely love your blouse :) i'd never have guessed you were an accountant! xxx

  15. Love this outfit, black and burgundy go gorgeously together. It's a shame you have to wear boring outfits for work! xx
    Sirens and Bells

  16. i always love your outfits! this one in particular made me smile!you're lucky, its nice to have seperate 'work' and 'play' clothes. i have to wear my good clothes to work and i usually get bored of them very quickly! x

  17. i love your polka dotted top! it was so great reading those answers, esp about your day job!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  18. girrrrl!i like your personality!so cute!and again,that shirt is so lovely!


  19. i love your blouse and ur skirt, just fits perfectly together hehe :) xxxxx

  20. I am in love with that polka dot blouse. Great answers to the FAQ.

    Christie (Dark Blue Stripes)


  21. This outfit is so cute! I really love the skirt!! :)

    It was great finding out a little bit more about you! I love buying a boxset and spending hours engrossed in it too! Such a great time waster ;)

    Emma xx

  22. love the outfit so much!!!! and your blog is so nice!


  23. Love the color of your skirt

  24. very cute!!

  25. I just came across your blog and W O W - gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! You have the perfect style ^^

  26. That skirt is gorgeous!xx

  27. I like Dots

    Would you join my give away?

  28. Tachemise est superbe ! :D

  29. love this outfit! it looks gorgeous on you x

  30. I love this outfit and the Q&A! I've been a fan of your style for some time now, especially because it's attainable, which is becoming rarer in the blogging world. You sound like the perfect kind of laid back person to hang out with, if you don't mind my saying so! And I'm not really into fashion collections/runway stuff either. What's the point? Most of it looks like things a very rich crazy person would wear!



thank you so much for all your comments! you're wonderful.