Friday, 25 November 2011

X Machines and How It's Made.

So I decided to get out the ol' leather jacket that was gifted to me by my stepdad about two years ago now. I refuse to buy real leather anything, but because this was a gift, I decided to keep it, especially as I didn't actually own anything like a leather jacket previously. This has been a staple ever since. It really adds that edge to any outfit, especially if the outfit's too "cute" or too "sexy" or too feminine. 

Leather jacket = Next
Red bodycon skirt = boutique

Black flats = Priceless Shoes

Necklace = eBay

Indigo-blue satin top = vintage

I'm so relieved it's finally the weekend. I'm currently spending my Friday night with my ill stepdad, watching X Machines and How It's Made. I feel like such a man with both these shows about industrial, heavy duty machinery. I'm still not ashamed to admit I'm enjoying them.

How is your Friday night going? Are you doing anything exciting, or just vegetating on the sofa watching manly documentaries? Let me know! 


Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Eeep, hullo, lovelies! I'm sorry it's been a while- I've been in a bit of a funk as of late, and fell rather behind on college work... something I'm still recovering from. Anyway, as a break, my family and I were to go to a pub quiz tonight, but at the last minute we didn't end up going as my stepdad wasn't feeling very well... so since I was all dressed and ready, I figured I might as well take a few photographs of my outfit for the blog. So here you are!

Velvet's super on-trend this fall/winter, and it's a fabric/style that I really do adore- so what better way of bringing in what felt like the coldest day of the year with some true winter apparel? Both the tunic and jacket I'm wearing below are velvet, or velvet inspired, and with the plainness of the leggings, I feel like I can pull off velvet-on-velvet without being too over the top. (How many more times am I going to say the word "velvet"?)

Anyway, here's onto the outfit, darlings.

Panelled trouser-leggings = Primark

Velvet/polyester jacket = vintage (charity fair)
Velvet tunic (tucked in as a top) = Next

Necklace = eBay

On my lips = Collection 2000's "Ruby Red"

I'm off to bed now, as I've college again in the morning. I really cannot be bothered, but ho-hum. I've got to do it, I guess.

Take care, bbies!


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Drunk shenanigans & sticky toffee pudding brunch.

So this is long overdue, I know. I'll get straight to it: an outfit-of-the-day, along with an outfit-of-the-night from Friday and Saturday, respectively. Here you are, lovelies:

Outfit of the day: 
Bag = vintage
Jumper, jeans = Primark
Watch = Nike
Necklace = DIY (originally an earring from New Look)
Boots = someboutiquesomewhere

On my lips: Collection 2000's "Ruby Red"


Thursday, 10 November 2011

An unexpected meal.

I had a late and lazy start to the college day today, so I put a bit more effort into my outfit. After college, I got picked up by my mum and brother, and we met up with my stepdad at a pub near us for dinner, rather unexpectedly. I've been to the pub before, and I found it super disappointing the last time... but this time I was pleasantly surprised! The food was great this time. I think I might just give the place a second chance. Anyway, I'm glad I wasn't wearing my usual jumper/jeans combination, because that would have looked quite silly out to dinner, since it was a very swanky pub. This is what I wore instead:

Dress = H&M
Wool/faux-fur gillet/vest = vintage
Boots = boutique store
Watch = Chopard

Lips = Collection 2000 - "Ruby Red"

Earring = DIY

Nails = Collection 2000 - "Fire Engine"

I had a really lovely meal out, and definitely needed a night out with my family amidst all this UCAS stress in my life right now. Thankfully, the deadline's this Friday, so I'll be able to breathe a sigh of relief and just relax this weekend! I'm also going to a party on Saturday night, so look forward to an outfit-of-the-night post from me then!


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

College is draining me.

I haven't really had time for much else apart from my UCAS application at the minute, with a bunch of coursework thrown in, and it's got me super stressed lately; I haven't really had the time or inclination to dress myself in anything more than basic skinny jeans and jumpers... much less blog about it. But since I'm trying to take this blogging thing seriously, I figured I might as well. So this is what I wore yesterday to college:

Jumper, bag = vintage
Shirt = vintage with DIY studded collar
Jeans = Primark
Boots = one of those little nondescript boutique stores
Watch = Nike
Rings = eBay + Matalan

 Hope you're all well- and thank you to my new followers! I didn't expect anybody to really take a second look at this blog, but it means lots that you guys do. 

Anshika xo


Saturday, 5 November 2011

I can't seem to dress myself for the night without looking over the top.

I've just got home from a meal out with the family- if you're ever in the mood for an Indian, and you just happen to be in Southampton, Coriander Lounge in the heart of town is the place to go. The food's as authentic as we've been able to find in Southampton (with only one exception) and it's always really yum. 

Anyway, as my title suggests, dressing myself for dinner out was a challenge- I can't do semi-casual very well. After trying on three different outfits, I finally settled on the third. Mostly due to the fact that we were running late and needed to leave when I got the third one on. Here it is:

Denim dress = originally belonged to my best friend, but she's recently given it to me since I'm the only one that wears it anyway!
Knitted vest = Matalan
Watch = Nike
Ankle boots (that you can't even see), coat = vintage
Earring = DIY
On my lips = Collection 2000's "Volume Sensation" line, shade #3/Ruby Red (possibly my favourite ever shade of red!)

It was a really good evening, and now I'm off to play "Buzz" with my family (which I find such a chore, and still ended up winning the last two times we played!) and eat homemade apple & pear crumble. God, the calories.

Hope you're having a wonderful Bonfire Night. I'm afraid of fireworks, so I'm glad we didn't go watch them anywhere, or worse, do our own little fireworks display, but let me know if you did! 


Friday, 4 November 2011

I smell of pupsicle.

So I'm thinking that with the light essentially non-existent when I get home from college/town/out, it's highly unlikely I'll be able to take proper photographs. And in all honesty, I like the convenience my webcam offers me. So I'll stick with the webcam photographs for a while, perhaps with the odd proper photograph thrown into the mix. I hope you don't mind.

Right, anyway, so: here's what I wore today. 

Jumper, shirt, bag, coat = vintage
Jeans = Primark
Shawl = nana's
Watch = Nike
Earring = DIY
I don't remember where the belt is from, sorry! It's ages old... from India, I think.

It's getting pretty cold here now, and layering seems like an absolute must. Although, the college buildings all had the heating up on full blast, and there I was in my three layers, black skinnies, several pairs of socks and boots, roasting. Not to mention my humongous shawl thing, and my coat. Welp.

Since I have an early finish on Fridays, I went into town with a couple of my friends to get lunch and wander aimlessly around shops. Have I mentioned how much I adore Subway subs? No? Well. I do. Mmm. Lots. They're so good!
Also, my tragus piercing has been absolutely awful lately, so I went and got that checked out where I had it pierced... the piercing artist behind the counter said it was a "keloid" and that it was "angry". I can't do anything to it, including remove the ring, until the keloid's healed. Booooo. Unimpressed.

Anyway, I got home and did cuddles with the pupsicle, which alludes to the title of this post- I smell of her right now. It's strangely comforting. 
We took photographs. She's the prettiest thing ever, even when she's raggedy and needs a bath.

Now that the first week back at college after half term is over, I'm absolutely exhausted. My plans for the weekend consist of sleeping, working out (hopefully, but unlikely), eating relatively healthy (she says with chocolate stashed away in her bedside drawer...!) and finishing up my UCAS application. 

What are your plans for the weekend? Let me know- I'd love to hear all about it!


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