Hello my lovelies!
Today started off so beautifully sunny, I had to wear a bright outfit to match! I actually wore this to work on Monday and liked the combination so much I wore it again. It's my take on the ubiqituous nautical look that filters into shops around this time every year.
The top is actually a dress, from Next via eBay (I still shop like a student!) that I lusted over for ages whilst it was in the shops. It's quite clingy though, which is why I popped my H&M skirt over the top. I love the shape of the skirt and the way it swirls, although it's quite a cheap-feeling material.
Apologies for the blurry photo! I think I fiddled too much with the settings before taking the picture, but we were on our way out so I didn't have much time. It gives a decent impression of the outfit though!
Finally, a scary close-up of my face. This was unintentional, but does show off my latest spoil-yourself-purchase...Benefit's Bella Bamba! I will review this properly once I've used it a little more.
In other news I have finished the Hunger Games trilogy and cannot get it out of my head. The characters, the whole idea behind the plot, the influence of the Romans, the brutality, the popularity of reality television...there is a terrified little part of me that can actually see how it could come to pass and I don't like entertaining that thought one bit! They are a wonderful series of books though and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who likes dystopian fiction. I'm excited for the film because it looks to be a reasonably accurate representation of the book, I love when that happens! I'm off to see it on Friday for a girls' night out, if anyone wants my opinion (spoiler free!) do let me know and I'll pop it on the blog!
I also caved into the overwhelming urge to buy the Real Techniques Core Collection after reading yet another rave review about the buffing brush. I think I might stop my spending now as it's coming up to my birthday and I mustn't buy everything off my list myself!
Have you had a good weekend?