However, it didn't leave me thinking "Ah yes... Now I realise whats missing from my wardrobe; a top to expose my boobs in!"
I got one of the American Apparel black lamé tube-bras a few months back with no idea when I would actually wear it. But alas, it has come in handy =].
Oh and I'm still trying to whittle my 100s of photos from my travels down to 15-20 to share with you guys, it's so hard, but I'm excited to share them as they hold so many fun memories of the trip (cheesy,no?)
I wear eyeliner on most nights out, but the model's eyes were lined more extravagently than normal, and when I noticed this big 'panda eye' look thought it might be fun to see if it could ever look acceptable worn on a normal person, for a night out.
At first I painted a large circle around the eye as seen in the ed, but that definitely looked too wierd, so I decided to make the circle smaller and I can see myself trying it again for a full-on night of dancing!
What do you guys think? Is it just my love for eyeliner thats encouraging my liking for exaggerated black eyes? I'm sure there are some of you that aren't so keen on it!
P.S Cupcakes & Cashmere just mentioned how Macdonalds Ham-Burgler character this looks with the striped top, and I must point out to anyone who thinks I've gone insane that was just what I was wearing today when I was trying it out, I wouldn't thief-it-up with this look to leave the house! =]
However, it is still Summer and on Thursday night I wore a rather colourful dress. I bought it in Urban Outfitters in Canada last summer, but have never deemed an occasion just right for it due to its prettiness. But last week my mother was being nosy in my wardrobe and noticed the tags were still attached. Needless to say she wasn't happy that I had year old, unworn clothing and so what to wear out on Thursday evening was decided for me!
I'm glad I finally wore it though and I really love the different textured materials on the patchwork skirt part of the dress.
Top L-R: Topshop, ASOS hosiery, ASOS jackets, ASOS hosiery again
Bottom L-R Topshop, MbyMJ, Paraphernalia's etsy shop, Nine West
I don't know what has subconciously got me coveting only black items. Maybe it's the old cliche of black for winter, or maybe the credit crunch going on in the UK has inspired me into austerity and so I only desire dark, sombre colours?!
I'm certainly suffering from the inflation of food prices and household bills, I went to the supermarket last night and had to pay 60p for smartprice (the cheapest own name supermarket brand) apple juice. I'm sure I can remember paying almost half that for the same sort of product a year or so ago. Stuff like bread has literally gone up by a third in price in just a couple of months! It might not sound much to some but it will all add up and up my (already worrying) student debts.
Since my last post we have been to Venice, Innsbruck, Salzburg (possibly my favourite), Zurich, and are now in Barcelona.
At the city of Herculaneum, near the erruption of Vesuvius all those 2000 years ago, I got the boy to take some photos of me in one of the surviving rooms.
Only 4 acres has been excavated so far of the ash-slide covered town (compared to ten times that in Pompeii´s remains), but it was a lot more impressive than Pompeii. Not only stone, but metal, wood and lots of paint remained in the buildings! I couldn´t believe that some original wooden beams from BC were still there after thousands of years of decay!
These photos show how brightly coloured the rooms of the ancient houses were too. I´m afraid I was only wearing a romper that day as we intended to go to the beach afterwards.
p.s I really have very stumpy legs.