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Dressing Up

floral velvet dress

floral velvet dress

Dress: boohoo / Hat: H&M / Tights: H&M

I hardly recognise myself in these photos, I’m so used to having short hair. To be honest, this wig is longer than my hair has ever been, but what’s the point in dressing up if you can’t make believe. I really like this dress, its bright enough to stand out, but easy to wear. Red has always suited me, and you can’t see from these pictures but the background is actually navy, but I’ve ignored that and accessorised it with black anyway.

For Christmas I got the best present ever, a pair of Dr Marten shoes. I’ve wanted some for ages because they’re so practical, but they’re too expensive to justify buying, which is why I’m glad it was almost Christmas. These are my third pair of Dr Martens but my first new pair, I’ve saved the shoe box to keep makeup in, because I couldn’t bare to throw it away.

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What I like this fortnight: Jenny’s life edition

This is a special (and also late!) edition of what I like this fortnight as since the last time I wrote a non-scheduled blog lots of things about my life have changed. I don’t want to make this a personal blog, rather than a style blog, but I was having writers block trying to write something that didn’t mention these big things.

1. Holidays with friends.

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My friends and I went on holiday to the Peak District, which was great fun. We did some walking, spent a lot of time in pubs and played a lot of board games. The first picture was from one of the walks we went on, and the general consensus was that it could be an album cover!

2. Turning 21.

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I also turned 21 while I was on holiday, I had a lovely day, we had a pub lunch and champagne after dinner. It didn’t feel much different, but now I’ve got a new house and a job I feel a lot more grown up in such a short length of time.

3. New house.

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In a few weeks I’m moving in to a house with my boyfriend and another couple, I’m really excited because it’s in the city centre and is also a really nice house. Plus it has this lovely garden, if you look right at the back you can see a bathtub being used for plants!

4. Getting a job!

heide peplum top missguidedhelice peplum blouse missguidedwhitney midi chevron dress missguided

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At the beginning of July I’m starting in a junior position at a web marketing company! I’m really excited about it, as it’s in the field I want to go into and everyone there seems really nice. I also realised I have almost no office appropriate clothes, as I tend to prefer brighter dresses, so I bought these items from Missguided. I still need a blazer and a pencil skirt, but I’m getting there. Look out for them on the blog soon, not many people do posts about work clothes, but I wish there were more to get inspiration from!

5. Roller derby

riedell r3 skates

I’ve started roller derby training with the Norfolk Brawds and it is so much fun! I really love skating (I used to ice skate when I was younger) and I’m getting more involved in the sport and the team. Tomorrow I’m being a non skating official at a closed bout, so that should be fun, and then in July I’m going to help out the Norfolk Brawds team at the Norwich Lanes Fayre. These are the skates I bought myself as a late birthday present, I went to the skating rink on my own after they came, and they’re really good. The toe guards I made roughly using these instructions from a £1 charity shop belt. Hopefully I’ll have some derby related DIY to share with you soon!

Hope you enjoyed this personal what I like this fortnight!

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Meet the blogger

I’m Jenny, a soon to be English Literature graduate living in Norwich. I’m starting this blog because I want somewhere to collect my thoughts on my personal style and my love of vintage clothing and any vintage finds. I also wanted somewhere to share my DIY fashion, since I really enjoy sewing and have got back into it lately. Finally, I wanted a longer and more permanent place than tumblr to put my nail designs.

Hope you enjoy reading!

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