So, I had other posts lined up before this but I liked these pictures so much I had to post them first. Yesterday I went to finally meet a real-life blogger in Nottingham after finding Tori of Tori's Tales on twitter. We went for lunch at the Broadway Cinema as it's super vegetarian-friendly and Tori is a vegetarian. Sadly the place is not fantastically camera friendly, it's pretty dark inside (I mean, it's a cinema.) so I didn't get any snaps - we were also hurrying a little because both being students, we have a load of work to do and super-short deadlines. However, at a little bit of a loose end afterwords (otherwise known as convincing yourself you don't need to go home and do work yet) I met up with Martin who took some pictures of my outfit for me, then stopped in Cafe Nero for a cosy coffee and some Cantonese lessons. I can now tell you what my name is, know if you're asking me what my name is, ask what your name is , ask if you're well, respond if you ask me, and ask if you are too if you asked me first.
The morning was one of those mornings where I tried on 100 different outfits. For some reason I was reluctant to wear this dress from ARK even though I wanted to wear it, so I just put it on in the end. I love the slightly dipped hem - not usually something I go for but I think it works well on this. As you might have noticed I'm all about smocks at the moment so you can understand why I love it. I It was definitely too cold for just the dress, which is a little thin, so I matched some old Primark tights with this H&M striped tee that I've had forever. Putting striped t-shirts under other things is something I love doing in colder weather. With the tomato-soup hair, the stripes and the black dress I was feeling kind of witchy - I am definitely subconsciously feeling the Halloween vibe - so I just went with it and chose my old, faithful, River Island buckled shoes and some darker make up than usual. For some reason, with my current orange dip dye I am less interested in 60s volume and more about soft, girly waves - I've been pinning my fringe back more and embracing the more fluffy, wispy look. I say this all the time but I can't wait for it to grow out more - my hair is so thick that when it is short it looks puffy, but when it is longer it looks much more balanced.
Thanks Tori for being my friend - it was so lovely to sit and chat about blogging and Nottingham and being creative.