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:
BELT: New Look.
NECKLACE: Dorothy Perkins.
POINT OF FASHION: Shopping.
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!