Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

my life is dull and here are the details.

I feel like I’m not writing much of anything at the moment – except to update the world on my life. (It’s always me versus the world though, isn’t it? Always the binary distinction.) I haven’t been getting up to any mischief worth writing about but while I’m trying to sort my life out (again), here’s another update on my life:

  1. I’m taking care of my 16 month old nephew for a couple of €€€ while my sister is at work. He’s a cool cat and I love him. (Unconditional love is weird, man.)
  2. I bought an E-reader. Progress. I bought a Nook on eBay and though it hasn’t been delivered yet, I’m on a download spree for all sorts of epub books including Fifty Shades of Grey (vom), Lolita, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and On the Road.
  3. I am one assignment away from finishing Third Year (and I am procrastinating).
  4. I’m joining Weight Watchers. (Watch this space: I may change my mind or this blog may turn into a sob-fest – me crying about not being able to eat crisps and guzzle cans of cider. Wah.)

P.S. Some lovely things from cyberspace:

Thursday, May 02, 2013

princesses wear sequins. (so does prince.)

There are very few occasions in  my life when I get to feel like a princess. Sometimes I apply a bit of bronzer and I convince myself I have cheekbones but other than that it’s tights that have reached their expiry date and cans of Diet Coke that make me feel like I’m a true Sex and the City gurrrl. But, in an alternate universe, I’m famous for some obscure reason and I regularly have to attend award ceremonies and glitzy charity events where paparazzi lurk around corners waiting for me to spill coleslaw down my front – which I never do because this is an alternate universe in which I am beauty and grace.

Anyway, in this alternate universe, my wardrobe staple would be a couple of sequin dresses (a natural progression from the sequin berets I wore when I was seventeen). MissesDressy have some pretty gorgeous ones at the moment and I’m a little bit besotted with several of them. Sequins can sometimes be a bit OTT but these dresses seem classy and understated (and in an alternate universe, those words would also describe me). Here are a couple of my faves:

That last one especially is a beauty. It’s covered in the remnants of the roller disco era but it still manages to look delicate and feminine. Love!

Now all I have to do is win a prestigious award and I can doll myself up and channel my inner Adele. Crooooon.