I haven't had much time to look after myself either. I fell back into my habit of just grabbing some clean clothes of the pile and being as comfy as possible. I got the internship I mentioned last year and it was completely amazing, but as it was a museum store I spent a lot of time wearing steel toe cap boots, jeans and warm jumpers! I had to blog about my experiences a little - you can read about it, here, here and here. That last link includes a photo of me looking especially glamourous!!!
I tried to round up outfit photos taken since my last blog at Halloween but I hardly found any. Even when I've managed to dress up nicely I haven't taken many photos! I think this is partly because I'm unhappy with the way I look at the moment - it's probably not very noticeable to anyone else but I'm out of shape - I've been eating junk and sleeping badly and it shows. I'm a little heavier than I'd like around the tummy and my skin is dreadful.
Here's the pictures I did find:
This was a trial run I did of an outfit for the Tea Party Club Calendar - 12 of the lolita comms in the UK each submitted a group photo for one month. The Midlands girls were given June so we wanted something of a picnic theme! A little hard to arrange with a winter photoshoot. We all tried to wear something food themed! In my case this was HARD. So this was my first attempt at Sweet Lolita. In the finished version have a cupcake on my necklace, an ice cream brooch and a teacup on the pink bag I made to match the outfit! I also made some pink bows too to better match my tights =] Because of the short notice, not many members of the comm could make it to the photoshoot, but it was a lot of fun anyway!
Grey and white stripe skirt: Metamorphose temps de fille, brought second hand, featured before
Grey and white stripe blouse: Miss selfridge via charity shop, featured several times too
Black pinafore dress: Miss selfridge - another old favourite
Pink tights: Primark
Boots: New Look
Wrist Cuffs: Atelier Pierrot, I got them at Enchanted
Necklace: Past times, with cupcake charm from Enchanted raffle
Headband: Primark with added pink bow
Ice cream brooch: present from my half-brothers mum =]
Other accessories: made by me.
The next outfit photo I found was one I had obviously planned to post. This was taken in January this year - It was the outfit I wore for a Saturday dong research in the library.
Outfit rundownDress: Primark, it was one of their pricier items - cost me a whole £10!
Turtleneck: New Look £9.99
Tights: probably primark or H&M
Belt: Primark - you've all seen in before.
Necklace: Present from Flick and Ed for my Birthday last year
Hair flowers: H&M
Then there is a gap - despite attending a couple of lolita meets and wearing some nice outfits for conferences, interviews and meeting friends, I didn't photograph any of them =[
I gave a talk on Death in Art for an exhibition in the Coffin Works Museum on the 6th June. Which also happened to be International Lolita day! This is what I wore:
Blouse: Ebay - it was really cheap - I think about £4, but it did arrive very dusty so I wouldn't recommend the seller (it washed out OK though)
JSK: Funeral Procession of the Rose by Alice and the Pirates. I brought it new (my only new brand piece)
Tights: They were a Christmas present from my mum
Boots: New Look
Hair band: Ebay
Flowers: H&M and Claires
Necklace: New Look £8
I'm hoping to dress up nicely more now I've changed my job slightly - I'm working 5 days a week instead of 6 in the holidays and only weekends in term time. Best part is, it's a permanent contract!! I am so happy to have more job security - I love working at museums, but seasonal contracts suck!
I had better start making myself some dinner - trying to eat more healthily too, maybe I'll be happy with my skin again soon!