23 May 2011

Catching Up.

Hey everyone,

Gosh I take a 20-day hiatus, and it feels like I've been gone forever!
May has unsurprisingly been a very busy month - I've been working hard while squeezing in a birthday and trip to London (just!).

So I return with an outfit post, which I'm trying to get on top of posting again.
Especially as I've been shopping a lot lately. Naughty.

I don't know why I haven't posted about this dress before.
I've had it for about a year, and it's from Primark via Ebay for a fraction of the price.

It's another of those magic dresses that seem to go with anything and everything!
So easy to dress down with a cardigan for shopping or a cheeky trip to the beach (see below) - or to dress UP with heels and lipstick:

DRESS: Primark.
BELT: New Look.
NECKLACE: Dorothy Perkins.
SHOES: Primark.

As I've been away for a few weeks, I figured I'd post some pictures from my 365 Days mini blog to give you a crash course in the not-so-exciting life of Carla:

1: After a particularly hard shift at work, I made one of my favourite comfort foods: Mac N' Cheese.

2: Me and Sam went for a wander around South Shields, as she'd never been back since being born there. We went to the beach, and caused havok in the arcade.
I love how the funfair hasn't changed since the mid-80s. It's quite charming and kitsch.

3: I love my new green belt from ASOS Curve with my flamingo necklace from Topshop. Flamingos are one of my favourite animals (alongside pandas, penguins and seals) and while browsing YouTube I came across a video of their mating dance which is the animal world's equivalent of a mosh pit. I actually couldn't stop laughing!

4: It was my birthday on May 12th, but as I was in London I got to open my presents a day early! My parents were very kind and bought me some fugly/amazing platforms from Office, baking stuff, The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, an Alexander McQueen-esque scarf, a necklace from Dorothy Perkins and some chocolate covered popcorn.
My sister got me cocktail themed presents - including a shaker and a mini bottle of Cointreau.

5: I spent my birthday in London with some fabulous bloggers for the Evans Press Day. We found out a very exciting secret mission, but it's all a bit hush-hush at the moment, sorry! Afterwards we went to Fire & Stone for amazing pizzas then me and Lauren went to Claire's to chillax before I got my train home.
Claire's house is ace - she has so much cat memorabilia which I approve of, being a crazy cat lady myself, plus of course lots of relics from her years living in Japan! Her husband is adorable too.

6: I finally saw Despicable Me, and like Agnes I love unicorns too - so couldn't resist snapping a picture with my own unicorn, Brian. Yes, I really am 22.

7: I tried making sushi for the first time, and although it was yummy it of course all fell apart when I picked it up. My dad had another go and was of course a bloody natural. Cleverclogs.

And finally I leave you with a blooper from today.
I like to call this one: "Wind. I Hate Thee."

Also check out my hawttt roots!

Muchos love,


  1. Ooh, what lipstick are you wearing in picture with your unicorn? I really like it.

  2. Peacock's Hat: It's 011/Stormy Pink by Revlon. :) xx

  3. I love the pink lipstick. Is the Unicorn also a bag? If so I have the same cute unicorn :)

  4. Ha ha I love the last picture!

    Your make up look smaazing in the unicorn picture.

    I've got a little bog sale at the moment with soem cheapy dresses and bits in size 14/16 if you fancy a little nose: tubbyleopard.blogspot.com xx

  5. Oh lovely catch up. Have always wanted to make sushi, think I may have to give it a go. Love the dress xxx

  6. I tried to make sushi, a few time, but it never looks so good like yours :P


  7. I have that dress in red! I love it!!

    Also, I believe I may own the same unicorn. Is he from the Teddy Factory? I love him and don't worry, I'm 28 ;)

    Katie xox

  8. Happy Belated Birthday! :) Love these picture posts! Your unicorn is so cute! I want one! :P

    Love the outfit too...the dress is really cute! xx

  9. hahah I LOVE the last picture! Also its a really cute dress :)

    xx Seph

  10. L O L you're so funny :) I think I have been on the same page as you with the too much shopping, I may have to submit myself in a shop rehab!

    Still haven't seen Despicable Me but I heard it's pretty sweet so I may have to change that "haven't" into "had".


  11. Love the dress! You always look so awesome :D I love your style

  12. You look so lovely in the unicorn photo!! Happy Birthday :) And I love your dress!

  13. Happy belated Birthday!!! :)
    Love your Primark dress...infact I love you style :)
    Aww I think Agnes is soooo cute. and am now a fan of unicorns lol ;)

  14. Hahaa,those roots are all kinds of sexy!
    Sounds like you had a whirlwind of a birthday hun, so glad you enjoyed it, and I've gotta say I love looking at your 365 tumblr - the pictures always make me smile!! x

  15. You look lovely, that dress fits you like a dream! I LOVE that unicorn picture too, your hair looks hawt!

    Maria xxx

  16. Aww the husband will be chuffed he got a mention. He was asking if you will be at beach bums!! (I'm dragging him along!).

    I do have a lot of cat stuff - I blame the mother! She insists on buying me cat themed things!! I need to over take with more Japanese stuff! Ha!

    Lovely to see you again and looking forward to catching up next month! xxx

  17. oh i love the dress carla - beautiful!

  18. oh and happy belated birthday :D

  19. I *loved* Despicable Me, I watched it twice on the plane when I went to San Francisco!

  20. It looks like you've been having an incredible time! I just ordered that book! x

  21. Cute print on that dress - what a find!
    L x

  22. Your hair is an amazing colour :)

  23. ooh you are gorgeous girly, and I blooming love that dress.
    I just found your blog today and I'm glad that I did. x

  24. Fluffy...unicorn...*O*
    I'm 23 and I always sleep with plushies. A ton. Even in summer. Even with my boyfriend XD
    I really really loved Despicable Me! I want a fluffy unicorn too!!!