14.1.12

Caturday

Evening, all! 

I am braving pneumonia by coming out from under my leopard print throw to type this post! It's SO freezing here in Canterbury!

So, I found out the other day I've been nominated for an award in Company Magazine's style blog awards, along with some of my favourite bloggers! I am beyond excited because Company is my favourite magazine, so to think they've had a peruse of my blog is like a prize in itself! My category is 'Best 'what-I-wore-today' blog', and you can also vote for my blog in the 'Blog I love the most' category. I don't expect to win a thing, but it is just lovely to be involved. Vote for all of your faves here!

Anyway, I decided on a bit of cat-tastic layering today. I don't like wearing high-necked t-shirts on their own these days as they look a bit weird on me, but layering with a collared top seems to make all the difference! 



I am wearing my new skater skirt from Topshop. It was only £15 (even less with my discount!) and is just sooo flattering. It creates the impression of a flat tummy and a junky trunk, which is pretty much the silhouette du jour, so I'm all for it. Working in a shop, I do find it funny how women these days ask 'does my bum look big in this?' and want the answer to be yes! Hopefully bingo wings will be the next body trend and I can finally quit this 9-5 lark and become a supermodel! 

The t-shirt is from eBay (here's a similar one), layered with my scallop collar Topshop dress. The necklace is Primark and the boots are Topshop. 

I've had an okay day. One of those days where you hope to get loooaaads done and end up doing bugger all. Well maybe I'm being too harsh on myself, I did manage to knock a whole pint of squash onto a plug adaptor, hairdryer, phone charger and GHD's this morning! I don't know if any of it has survived yet as I'm too scared to plug any of it in. I also did a 4 hour shift at work and cooked a lovely Lasagne for dinner. Now it's time to send some emails, watch Big Brother and eat jelly babies. 

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! 

56 comments:

  1. I love this outfit! I really like skater-style skirts on other people, I have a topshop one myself but it doesn't look right on me as I'm a measly 5ft 2, booo. Congratulations on your nomination :) xxx

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  2. I love how you used the collar from your dress. I have that dress in brown! Never thought of doing that! I voted for you! You'll definitely get short listed :) x x

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  3. Your t-shirt, I love it so! Congrats on your nomination, too. I feel like every day of my life is one of those days when I hope to be productive and fail...

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  4. That cat top is so adorable I cannot describe it and it looks great with the skater skirt - great price! xx

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  5. I love the layering of the shirt and tee, the collar looks so cute! Congrats on the nomination too xx

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  6. uh oh! hope your stuff is ok.
    A girl who looked just like you came in to the library I work in this week. Deffo not you because it was in Cardiff but she had the same hair and boots. You have a Welsh doppelgänger!
    xx

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  7. Beautiful outfit! And i love kitties. Congratulations to you on your nomination. That's great news. :)

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  8. I am in love with that t-shirt. Your whole outfit is just lovely.

    I miss Canterbury, my aunt and uncle live down there. Can't wait to visit again.

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  9. Your t-shirt is too cute, just ordered the grey one. Love the Peter Pan collar over the top too! Can't believe I've never seen that necklace in Primark! Will be keeping an eye out for it.


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  10. Agree with you there, a collar just makes a tee look so much better :) welldone on your nominations! xx

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  11. This top is so cute! Love the skirt as well x

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  12. Love your cat tshirt, it looks so cute with the lace collar. x

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  13. I adore your tee, especially with your collar poking through. I agree that it has been bloody freezing here in Canterbury today xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  14. That t-shirt is amazing, I love how you've layered it the your dress and skirt. Such a great outfit
    xxx
    Nina

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  15. Voted for you in every category possible gem! yours is my favourite blog, i think its probably because you like cats as much as me. <3 good luck!

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  16. Congrats on the awards nomination! Love your layering, I too look weird in high necks but I think you've totally made it work :)

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  17. I voted for you in both categories, good luck! ♥ The outfit looks gorgeous, as always. And I hope you don't end up killing yourself by plugging one of those items in. I always have days as you've described... A whole to-do list written down and none of it gets done! There's always tomorrow!

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  18. Congrats on being nominated, gonna vote for you :)
    Also your outfit is amazing- another winner, crushing on that cutie cat top ^^ x

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  19. wow, you are rocking this outfit! love the tee and adore the skirt! nice post xoxo

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  20. Such a cute outfit, seriously can't wait for house viewings to be over so we can bring our cat back to the house! (: Popped a few votes in for you for the Company awards Gem, hope you win something! (:

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  21. I voted for you! Love this! OMG I've seen you in Topshop! IDK I was too shy HAHAHAAAA. x x x x

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  22. That's one of those shirts that should be awful but is actually awesome :)

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  23. omg your top is so damn cute!
    i came across that skirt as i was browsing the web today, i definitely want this now!
    Krissy xoxo

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  24. Argh the juice fiasco sounds awful, shove all that stuff in the airing cupboard quick!
    The top is so so cute :) And I have the same problem with high necked stuff, I just look plain chunky
    It would be mine

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  25. That is such an adorable top, not sure I'd be able to pull it off like you, though!
    It was -31 degrees (Celsius) this morning in Canada :|

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  26. Ahhh thats so cute! I'm a big cat lady as well ;).
    -x
    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wonderful! You look amazing :)

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  28. Cutest top ever!! Love the collar underneath too! You look gorgeous :)

    The Deer Head

    x

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  29. Beautiful outfit! Congratulations on your nomination-I am going to vote! Xx

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  30. CUTESSSST! Loving the tee with the scalloped collar, so adorable! <3

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  31. You have a cute little evening in store with Big Brother and Jelly Beans - sounds like my kinda night ahaha.

    I love your outfit, the patterned collar looks lovely with the tshirt! I really like your skirt as well, so tempted to get it from what you've said!x

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  32. Such a pretty outfit, I love the collar with that top, and the skirt is such a bargain!

    Pip x

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  33. I love that t-shirt, it makes me laugh in a good way.
    Might need to get me that skirt, especially if it flattens the tum

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  34. Love the t-shirt, I'm a crazy cat lady too. Congrats on the nomination x

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  35. You look so adorable, I actually love crazy cat/animal tees and even better with the collar. Must get my hands on the skirt as well! I voted for you in both categories by the way, and good luck!

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  36. Cute outfit. The dress collar looks really nice over the tee.
    x

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  37. I have that Topshop dress too. I actually forgot I had it so am going to dig it back out again. Yay! x

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  38. Absolutely love that top ha! Want one so bad, such a cute put together outfit!
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  39. I LOVE the cat top! Cattastic! the collar really makes it special, too.

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  40. Beautiful outfit as usual! Love the collar xo

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  41. I agree about the whole high-neck top thing! I never wear t-shirts anymore without having a collar or snood to cover the neckline up! You look gorgeous as usual,xx

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  42. constantly wear collars under jumpers but never thought of wearing them under high necked tops so thanks for that one! adore your skirt - may need to have a topshop dash and get me one of those..
    FASHION JUNKIE
    xoxo

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  43. Never did I think I'd be a cat person but after popping home for the weekend, realised I spend an obscene amount of time cooing at my cats and saying things like " What a LOVELY boy!" in a high-pitched voice. For God's sake.

    Totally voted for you as Blog I Love the Most the other say too!

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  44. Aw congratulations lovely! I will have to vote today :) your style is so unique I live it! This tee shirt is fab!
    Xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  45. Great top! Love the new layout

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  46. You look really ace! The collar peeking over really does change the outfit, add's a bit of that feminine touch! Also I saw you on a tv programme trailor for channel 4, super scrimpers I think it was called! I'm so excited to watch it now! Fingers crossed your electronics work too, I've done that before and thankfully when they have been left to dry they've regained their life!

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  47. Just saw you on the Superscrimpers trailer! Must be so weird to see yourself on TV?! Can't wait to watch it!

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  48. Just saw your ad. Looking forward to the new series. :)

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous outfit! The skirt is so flattering on you - what a bargain too!

    Love your blog! xxx

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  50. this is absoloutly amazing, and i am so jealous of you for being able to pull it off!!! xx


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