Tuesday, 17 September 2013

i need more dreams and less life..

dress : fever london
heels : primark
blazer : primark
I've had this dress for quite a while now; I'm not sure what had taken me so long to get around to wearing it. I have to admit I'm a little disappointed with Fever London at the moment. I've been waiting for absolutely ages for the dress I featured in a Friday Favourites post to become available, and it turns out they're not actually going to make or release the one I wanted from their PR photos. Grr.

But this one, I'm very glad they made. I ordered it despite the V-neck front, which is a style I've always tended to shy away from. This seems to have a much more shallow V section than I'd actually thought,as there's a plain green edge under the giraffe print neckline. Obviously, I really love the print, and I'm fairly obsessed with dark green at the moment so that was a huge selling point. ( I do think the giraffes look a lot better against the green than against the red fabric in the other version).

I'm not sure whether the giraffes are more yellow than orange, but I went with orange shoes and hoped for the best, and was told by the ladies in the changing room when I went for my morning swim how well they matched, which is good enough for me!

I also think I've fallen out of love with this blazer, which used to be a firm favourite. Maybe it's just how scruffy I look in the last photo.

I am currently having a massive stress-out about this evening. I've organised a little get-together for my Queen's Guide Award to be presented, but I'm worried it's going to be really boring for everyone. I've baked lots of cakes, but am worrying in case I don't have enough. Argh.

I am however, pleased to report that my feelings of "unenthusiasm" noted in this post are well and truly in the past. Having been back at Guides for two weeks so far this term, I'm full of enthusiasm once again and we have lots of things planned for upcoming weeks and trips away. Another girl made her promise this week and our newest guide (only two weeks in) is already asking about hers, so I guess we must be doing something right..the only problem seems to be finding the time to do everything; looking at my diary, it's crammed full up to the end of the year, already.

I'm definitely going to make sure I make time to enter this competition, though, as I could really do with a holiday! Jet2Holidays are offering one blogger (plus one friend) the chance to head to Gran Canaria for seven nights. All you'd have to do is blog about it! The competition runs until 15th October and is open to any blogger. If you want to be in with a chance of winning a week's stay in a 5 star hotel, all you have to do is tell Jet2Holidays why they should pick you, in 200 words or less. There's more information about the contest here, as well. I'm entering!


  1. Love the print on your dress so much! So glad to hear you're feeling better too! <3

    Jennie xo |

  2. I realllly want to steal this dress from you x

  3. Love the dress- the print is amazing!

  4. Oh my goodness. Where do you keep all of these clothes and shoes?! I need to know!

  5. Oh my goodness. Where do you keep all of these clothes and shoes?! I need to know!

  6. Gorgeous outfit, those shoes are stunning. You look fab x

  7. Hope you win the holiday!
    I just recently heard about the Giraffe Manor in Kenya...they walk up to the windows and lean in for you to feed them! Swimming with dolphins doesn't do 'it' for me, but, feeding giraffes...WOW!
    So, it goes without saying totally love your outfit.
    Z xx