Payday treats and shoe lusting

Yesterday was a good day, not only because it was the start of me being an intern again after a relatively long break from doing work placements, but (mainly) because I felt super relieved (as well as a healthy dose of satisfaction and pride even) when checking my bank account. So to celebrate, and being the reckless spender that I am, I just had to have a naughty trip to Primark, which happens to be around the corner from where I’m interning – a bit of a worry for my wallet. Then again, it is Primark – one’s not meant to feel guilty when shopping there, right (example of a shopaholic trying in vain to justify herself)?

Due to lack of time I’m having to do things the way I initially started this blog, which was taking some very simple still lives. It was early in the morning and the light wasn’t that great, but this was the best I could do…

This dress will probably sell out really quickly and become an “Everyone’s got it” item, but still, I couldn’t resist, and I’ll find my own way to jazz it up. It doesn’t come up very well in the picture but it’s a really pretty and delicate nude shade. I like the cut but it’s the colour that pushes my buttons. It’s got a real spring and sumer feel to it, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to wear it now. 


Of course, I love the details as well: the pockets, the shoulder bit, the buttons… it’s a subtly girlie dress, and I need to be careful about not overdosing in sugar-sweetness, but knowing me I will probably multiply its pinkness by a hundred…

I’m not sure if I can justify the dress, as I have one in a slightly similar colour, but precisely because I don’t have ANY mint green – or green for that matter – in my wardrobe, this cardigan is 100% justifiable. Well, maybe 99%, considering my long cardigan fetish, but the thing is I really did want to give this pretty colour a go. I’ve always loved this mint green on other people because it’s so different, but I’m not actually sure if I suit it. I see it on fair-skinned people with blonde hair for some reason, and I’m unsure if it works with my olive skin and black hair. I doubt I’ll give it back though because I do love it, I’ll convince myself that I’m just being paranoid…

It’s meant to be all about bright colours this spring, but it seems to me I’ve developed a love for pastels – oh dear, I’m so Spring ’10. And… I didn’t notice this at the time of buying them but when I got home I realized these two pieces could actually work together! Total flash of inspiration. I’m also thinking that a thin tan belt might look nice? I blame this need to find matching accessories on my part-time job, plus there are some nude shoes from Next that I’ve got my eye on… Could they be a possible match? Or would that be nude overdose?

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Ah, the curse of Payday…



  1. 5th February 2011 / 8:02 pm

    LOVE that dress, so cute! xx

  2. 6th February 2011 / 8:44 pm

    sucha romantic outfit <3 reminds me of a scene in a movie where a shy girl is having picnic in a date 😀

    like the color combination!

    good job! xx

  3. 18th February 2011 / 10:46 pm

    Ooh, who doesn't love a payday treat or two?! I went on a reconnaissance mission to Macy's on my lunch break the other day and returned to work with my head spinning with ideas. I really like the mint sweater; it's such a fresh shade. And that's great that you realized what a nice match it was for the dress when you got home! You're right; there's nothing quite like a fashion flash of inspiration.

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