Monday 15 October 2018

Batty Challenge Week 2

So I'm back again and hoping that I will stick around after the challenge, at least for a while because I will have cool things to blog about. We just brought our first place- it's going to be so much fun to decorate it! On a very small scale- it's the world's tiniest maisonette!

This week was really busy because of that so some of the photos aren't great. Sorry!

Day 8

This wasn't a particularly exciting outfit because one of the forms for the house wasn't correctly witnessed so I had to go get another copy, take it to my partner at work so him colleague could witness it, then back to the solicitor. 4 buses in 3 hours. I wanted to be comfy!
I like all the details though! The fluffy bat socks are from New Look, and my friend Sam brought me the Casket Crew pin! I'm not sure who made it because she brought it from a stall at Bloodstock festival.

Day 9

Wish the lighting was better in this so you could see that my haunted mansion socks match the green top I have under my jumper. I ate a very on theme biscuit though! I spent the day sewing with my friend Kelly. We are making her bridal cloak- it's going to be beautiful!

Outfit rundown
Poloneck jumper - New Look
Skirt- Toast. It was given to me by my friend Holly and its one of my favourite pieces at the moment.
Haunted Mansion Socks--Disney World Florida

Day 10

This photo isn't great but I didn't have time to retake it because I was on a lunch break at a training course. After work I went straight to get the keys for the new house!! Sorry I haven't taken any pictures there yet (other than the meter readings!)
I wanted to look nice for the training though, so I chose this restyle skirt and paired it with a New Look pinstripe blazer and a nice blouse (charity shop find). I even wore eyeliner!

Day 11

I was baking Halloween gingerbread after work for a bake sale at work, and absolutely covered myself in flour. Hence the selfie! Bat heart necklace is something I got at a lolita event but I can't find the brand now.

Day 12

I went to an amazing Halloween themed 40th after work! The guests of honour were definitely better dressed than me!

Outfit rundown
Witch hat- Peacocks, modified by me
Black jumper - M&S another than me down from Holly!
Skirt - another piece from

Day 13

We started cleaning the flat. It's in pretty good shape but the previous tenants didn't ventilate it very well so there is black mould on all the windows and blinds! There was also some flowery wallpaper that HAD to go, hideous! This is what I changed into when we got back. Ravenclaw nightshirt and marauders map leggings are both from Primark.

Day 14

In the morning I went to my dad's to get all my kitchen stuff out of his loft. It's been up there since I finished my undergrad degree! Then we took my nana out for lunch, and showed her the flat en route. She approved! I spend the afternoon with Kelly working on the cloak again!! My socks were a present from my friend Lex who just got back from Vegas! I love the little witch hats on them!!

I hope you have enjoyed the second week of my batty challenge as much as I have! I can't believe I've raised over £100 for bat conservation now!
Are any of you getting your wardrobes ready for Halloween? What are your plans?

Sunday 7 October 2018

Batty October Challenge

Oh my, it's been a long time since I did any blogging! I've really missed it but life has been rather too hectic for a while now... Mostly things that would be great on their own but too much when happening all at once.

For a long time now I haven't been making any effort with my appearance. I've not had a haircut since December 2016 and I stopped wearing makeup entirely. My nice clothes languish in the wardrobe while I wear the same uniform of jumper, jeans, boots.  I haven't blogged about loads of important or fun things in life.

I wanted a way to change all that, but there was no way I would do it for myself. So instead I decided to do it for a good cause!

I'm wearing a Halloween outfit every day in October to raise money for Bat Conservation Trust! I set a target of £31 thinking that if needed I would donate £1 every day myself. My friends really surprised me though, and I'm so touched and thankful--I had raised over £50 before October even started!!

It's the end of week 1 and I've had a great time (even though I have sort of resented the extra time it's taken out of my day when I'm so tired all the time), so I'm looking forward to getting even more creative as the month goes on!

Here are my outfits so far:

Day 1
Outfit rundown
Bat wing headband: H&M
Bat jumper: Discount shop in a now demolished shopping centre, so I have had that a while now...
Black skirt: Asos
Bat leggings: New Look kids

Day 2
For a lazy day at home when I wasn't feeling too well.
Outfit rundown
Grey bat jumper: Primark
Pusheen Trousers: H&M

Day 3

Outfit rundown
Purple skirt with bats: M&S skirt from the charity shop. I added the bats myself.

Day 4

Partial repeat for a day of training at work. I prefer to wear trousers when I do drop stamping!
The bat socks are from Primark

Day 5

Outfit rundown
Red and black top: New Look
Velvet long cardigan: TK Maxx
Bay brooch: Present from mum, she brought it in Whitby
Necklace: Curiology

Day 6
Another repeat, to avoid too much washing! The skull leggings are from H&M.
I somehow left my headband at home!

Day 7
My lovely friend Sam joined me in the theme today for dinner!
I upgraded to the witch hat to make up for lack of headgear yesterday! Hogwarts jumper is from Primark. I mostly made the hat myself, starting from a cheap base and recovering it.

See you all next week with another round of outfits! It's really good to be back!