29.10.10

What a difference a day makes


Ohh 'New Post' button, I have missed you!!

Before I start wittering on, I have announced the winners of the giveaways on Twitter, and contacted all of the lucky ladies. Thanks for all who took part, it was such fun! Wish there were enough prizes to go round, but as I said on Twitter yesterday, you have all won my love, and let's face it, that's the best prize of all... Right?!

Sorry for my slight abandonment lately, I had a big uni presentation yesterday and was working solidly on it! It went quite well, but I had too many slides and only got about half way through before they had to tell me to shut up as I'd run out of time! Fail! But their feedback was really positive, so I'm a happy bunny.

I thought I'd post my two outfits of yesterday as it was a tale of two halves! This is me just about to go to uni after 5 hours sleep, looking quite literally rancid:




[I'm wearing a Breakthrough Breast Cancer pin (October is Breast Cancer Awareness month) and my new charity shop fur coat.]

And this is me later on, after getting ready to go to HP's event. Well, I took the pics when I got home so I look a tad haggard! HP were promoting their stylish new products at Sketch in London. I have hilarious memories of Sketch, after what happened the last time I was there...





I'm wearing this awesome jumpsuit I found in H&M, which also comes in a petrol blue colour. It was only £14.99! I am also wearing Me & Zena's latest design, the vampire teeth ring! You can't really see in the pic, but one of the fangs has a tiny red heart on it. I never thought I'd find the contents of a vampire's gob cute, but there we go! The shoes are Topshop and plasters are Elastoplast :)

Besides the amazing Dr. Dre Beats headphones (Has anyone tried these? The sound quality/bass/noise-reduction is unreal!) I was mesmerised by the 'facilities'. Instead of cubicles, the Sketch loos are futuristic white pods! You can see them in the background of this pic I took in the fisheye mirror!



It was a really fun night. Except for the bit where we had to sprint from Oxford Circus to Charing Cross station in heels. And the bit where I accidentally crashed the touch screen PC and the HP man had to restart it and I joked, 'Well, that wouldn't happen on a Mac!' The response to this controversial joke can be summed up in two words: lead balloon!

My horoscope is telling me to chillax this weekend, and I really think I need to. I'm going to give my dissertation a rest (even though the 6000 word draft is due in 2 weeks) and just watch TV and potter about the house. I might go to a Halloween party on Saturday night, but not sure yet. I've left it a bit late to sort out a costume!

How have you guys been? Got any Halloween plans? Tell me about your outfits!

x

42 comments:

  1. awsome outfits! i am in LOVE with that coat :) xx

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  2. love your coat! I'm desperately in need of a fur one :)

    I didn't want to go as something predictable, so I made a glittery sun and moon masquerade mask :). You can see how much I'm trying to avoid doing artwork...

    romance-is-boring.blogspot.com

    xx

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  3. looking good girl! loving the h&m dress, totally jealous about the Dre beats headphones I've been lusting after them for about OHH ages now.

    They should have laughed - cus Macs are awesome (apart from they have no 'delete' button and you have drag everything what is that?!)
    glad you had fun xx

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  4. Lovely outfits you look lovely in the jumpsuit. x
    Just want to make sure you got my address in the dm on twitter i t was taking ages to send (over capacity as per bloody usual) Oh and lovely shade of nail polish :) xx


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  5. Hahaha, love the Mac joke! They were clearly just green with envy! I have no idea what I'm going to be for Halloween either! I have nothing Alice in Wonderland related at all although I thought I could just paint my face like a Cheshire cat! Who knows!

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  6. I love your jacket! Im going to two halloween things, one im going as aa creepy doll, its a club night so I didnt want to go to overboard, and then im going to a houseparty tomorrow as Ariel from the little mermaid, so excited apart from, I've made my outfit too small and I can't get it off easily. Que it getting cut off when I come home!

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  7. I LOVE that jumpsuit! Especially the zip detail & the fit. Haha @ the Mac joke, it's so true & not your fault that he can't hack that PC's are poor.

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  8. I love that jumpsuit, I tried it on and was going to buy it but bought some printed trousers instead! :) I wish people would get a sense of humour too, itr so lame!

    Maria xxx

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  9. Haha! I surprised you didn't get thrown out!
    Love both outfits, the coat is fab, and the jumpsuit is great.

    xx

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  10. Love your outfits. And I HAVE to get my hands on your rings. Well not your's...that'd be weird x

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  11. Love your coat :) I've got the jumpsuit in a playsuit version, and as far as I remember it was £25 ! Bit of a rip off...

    I'm only going as an aerobics instructor-bit boring I know, but my friend's going as a twister board :)

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  12. Check out those loos! They look super fun. Oh it's probably very sad that that's the first thing in your post that I've commented on.

    Shall immediately redeem myself by talking about clothes. The new coat looks rather spiffy on and you don't look rancid at all you loon! You should defo get the petrol blue jumpsuit - it looks great on you.

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  13. That jumpsuit is amazing, need it in my life! Oh and the boyf is wanting those headphones, which I'd buy him for xmas if they weren't £80 just for the in-ear buds :( xx

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  14. I can just imagine the reaction to the Mac joke, it would be the kind of situation where everyone wants to laugh but no none wants to go first...
    Your jumpsuit is really nice! I was never convinced by jumpsuits before, but I might go and try one on now!

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  15. aaaw Gem, such fabulous outfits. Truly adore the fur coat and the bunny ring is magical :) x

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  16. I'm going as a cat. Purely because its the easiest thing in the world :).

    I really want a jumpsuit now. Heading into town in a bit but waiting for the rain to go off a bit :)

    http://teacupsandbuttondrops.blogspot.com

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  17. pod loos! -ingenious! aha
    My halloween costume will be extremly simplethis year i think... just a quick flick of black eyeliner to turn me into a cat! :) xx

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  18. turkey doesnt really do halloween so ıll be mıssıng out thıs year...
    ı love the rabbıt and teeth rıngs they are proper fantasy jewellery
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  19. Those toilets are incredible!
    Good find with the coat as well.

    Ok- major procrastination going on now. In order to avoid my essay on the first 2 chapters of The Great Gatsby I made a word cloud of your blog! http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2647527/Gem

    Seriously this site is so fun to play around with.

    Oh and plans for Halloween? I'M TURNING 18. Yessssss :)

    xx

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  20. You're so gorgeous Gem. Even after only 5 hours sleep. I often think 'I want to look like you'!

    Love love love the second outfit! And your fang ring is cutesy too.

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  21. That jumpsuit looks absolutely gorgeous on you! It sounds like you had a fun time! Hopefully this weekend is nice and brings me news of a job :O I'm not doing owt for Halloween apart from manning the door in hope of seeing some babies dressed as pumpkins - too cute! Have a lovely weekend x

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  22. Oh gem you do make me chuckle. That playsuit is lovely, suits you. The plasters are quite fetching, make the outfit in my opinion ;) Haha. You look lovely hun, have a lovely weekend. I'm carving pumkins with my little brothers and then getting drunk on moms home made sangria fruit punch :D xxx

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  23. Loving the jumpsuit on you - and glad the presentation went well!

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  24. love the jumpsuit.. wish i could get away with one but i always feel a bit to much of "all in one" wearing one!

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  25. Oh I love Sketch so much! Although the bathroom creeps me out a bit :P glad you had a fun night. I'm a Mac girl through and through so I would have probably said the same thing, ha! Hope you manage to rest up, sounds like you deserve it xx

    Leia

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  26. Very nice to have you back my lovely.
    No halloween plans no outfits. It is more of a children thing in Spain; although the shops are playing their cards right to get it bigger and bigger all the time.
    Un abrazo fuerte.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  27. Love the fur coat, the outfit of the evening is gorgeous though. You rock the jump suit well my dear! I love your hair too, it makes me wanna go for the chop again.
    I want that bunny ring!!!
    xxx

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  28. Haha you make me laugh, you very strange girl!
    "plasters are Elastoplast :" Well.. you make them look so stylish I'm rushing out the door right now to get some!

    That jumpsuit is GORGEOUS! I'd love to see the petrol blue one too.
    xxx

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  29. I really love your jumpsuit, I'm always too scared to wear them! You pull them off very well indeed.
    xx

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  30. Love the outfit - and your fang ring is amazing! I can't wait for halloween, although I'm sticking to a standard devil costume! x

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  31. Hahaha at the Mac joke! I always have moments like those
    I was going to dress up as Fat Karl Lagerfeld but then I might be going on the Ghost Bus with my friend. I can see it not working out well. Maybe I should just stick to my 2 euro shop lippie...

    (Mwhahaha I won the Tabio giveaway! I'm so mature :D)

    x x x

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  32. haha love the mac comment! (It's true!)

    The minute you said "sketch" I thought, "oh gosh, POD TOILETS!" That whole place is rather curious but those toilets, my gosh. It took me a while to figure out what they were when I was first at Sketch.

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  33. Ergh, presentations are the worst!! Glad you have a bit of time to relax this weekend :)

    I love both these outfits, and I really want that ring!! I saw it yesterday after you tweeted about it, it's adorable.

    X

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  34. im using my Breakthrough Breast Cancer pin too, on my purse, similar 2.55chanel tu support! i`m so happy that it`s a worldwide strong campaign!


    www.likeblackorchid.com

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  35. The jumpsuit is very cool. I'll have to look out for it in H&M

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  36. I have muchly enjoyed catching up on what youve been upto the past week or so twinnie :) but yeah, you defo need to slow down and give yourself a wee bit of chill time! an extra hour on the clocks tomorrow wont go a miss eh? I have no halloween plans whatsoever, I used to love it but I really cant be assed this year :( Was trying to look for something to dress up the cat but couldnt find any kitty outfits anywhere haha. so tomorrow eve I think we will just eat sweeties and watch a scary film! let us know if you ended up going out?! saw so many people dressed up in town today... defo a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly ;) haha. Hugs for you girl! xx

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  37. jumpsuit is so cute! and i love the rings xo

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  38. My friend was looking for hair pics and i walked in the room and saw yours, and I had to post. I just love your tour effel tattoo, it's so adorable! I'm not huge on tattoos in general, but I love it! And your hair is awesome, it's just perfect on you. And while I'm on the compliment trail, I have to say I think your gorgeous in the first pic without makeup. Moreso than with. =)

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