Random Acts of Stupidity

gingham capri pants

Casual Friday

OK, so I actually wore this outfit on Wednesday, not Friday. And I really hate indoor photos, which is why I try my best to avoid them. I realised that I hardly ever post any of my more “casual” outfits…

House of Harlow 'Chelsea' sunglasses

Here be pirates

[H&M skirt // Zara shoes (old) // thrifted sweater // House of Harlow 'Chelsea' sunglasses //  Accessorize nude fishnet tights // vintage bag c/o my mum] So, picture it: we’re on the way out to dinner. Despite having known all day that…

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A Person of Interest

(Skirt: ASOS // top: Zara: shoes: Primark ; clutch: New Look // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’) This was going to be a totally different blog post from the one it’s ended up being. I WAS going to talk about…

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This week I…

  … broke my mouse. My computer mouse, I mean. Not an actual, real-life mouse. Because I don’t have an actual, real-life mouse. If I did, though, I’d be advising that actual mouse to get the hell out of my…

Disney's Boardwalk

The Accidental Dress

[Dress: Stop Staring 'Boardwalk' dress // Shoes: Paris Hilton (yes, really) via TK Maxx] This dress is Stop Staring’s “Boardwalk” dress. And I wore it to… Walt Disney’s Boardwalk. Yes, I went there, with the matchy-matchy. Yes I did. My…

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The Prisoner of Bathroomatraz

Everyone else is writing about the Olympics opening ceremony this morning. Instead of doing that, though, I’m going to write about that time I locked myself in the bathroom. That time known as “yesterday”. (With apologies to those of you…

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For External Use Only

It’s been a long week. I haven’t been sleeping very well, which means I’ve been even more tired and groggy in the mornings than I usually am: and trust me when I tell you that I’m usually REALLY tired and…

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The Incident

(Coat, H&M; skirt, Topshop; sweater, Primark (c/o my parents); boots, Sam Edelman; watch Michael Kors (both c/o Shopbop)) On Friday 13th, I was woken in the early hours of the morning by the sound of Rubin barking. I opened one…

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The Days of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas, I dropped my iPhone while getting out of the car, and cracked the screen. On the third day of Christmas, I scorched my favourite skirt while trying to iron it. On the fourth day…

RIP, red jeans!

The White Mark of Death

So, I continue to be a walking disaster area as far as my clothes are concerned. In fact, in the past two weeks, I have managed to totally destroy three pairs of jeans/trousers. They were my three favourite pairs, of…

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Forget Something?

Every Monday, Terry and I have dinner with my in-laws, and we normally take Rubin along with us. Last Monday was no exception, and, as it turned out, my brother-in-law and nephew were there  when we arrived, and my sister-in-law…

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The One Where I Dye My Hair Orange

The night before we left for California, I dyed my hair orange. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re all, “But her hair already IS orange? Should I say her hair is orange? Has she not noticed?” People, I mean…

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Flying By Numbers

(Dress, Bettie Page; Shoes, Zara (last season, out of stock) I’m back. And rather than get straight into the OMGDEPRESSION I feel at being back, I’m just going to go right back to the start of my trip, and systematically…

Oops

Baby You Can Drive My Car

So, it turns out that the Box O’Doom isn’t the only thing Terry has been hoarding lately. You see, a couple of weeks ago, we bought a new TV cabinet. I know, it’s a rock n’ roll lifestyle we lead, to…

OMG! OMG! Sunglasses update!

THEY WERE HANDED IN TO DOROTHY PERKINS! I am amazed! And happy! Something I lost… has been found! And so has my faith in humanity, because I seriously thought that if someone found them, they would either keep them or stick…

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Things I Lost, Part 557

So, I lost my sunglasses. And yes, I know what you’re thinking. Other than, “Holy hell, is this woman going to lose EVERY. SINGLE. THING she owns?” I mean. (The answer to that, by the way, is surely “yes”. Yes, it would…

The Story of My Life

    I’m just going to keep this short, but slightly hysterical: WE LOST OUR PASSPORTS. We turned the house upside down looking for them. We searched for an hour. I even called my parents to ask if, by any…

running shoes, yesterday

Calamity Jane strikes again

It hasn’t been a good week for my clothes.  No, I haven’t lost any of them, but… First of all I managed to dye my running shoes grey. Yes, grey. They WERE a kind of beige colour, but all of…

These things come in threes…

(Note: for those of you tuning in because you’re concerned about The Melting that was scheduled for today, I bring good news: yesterday my phone changed its mind and decided that rather than the “SUN MELTING, OMG!” it had predicted ,…

It had to happen sooner or later

You know when you’re out somewhere, and you suddenly decide you need to use the public toilet, so you do, and then on your way out you’re walking past a huge gang of teenagers when you suddenly become aware of…

If it wasn’t screwed on…

I think it would be fair to say that I’m not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer a lot of the time. In fact, sometimes I can be downright forgetful. Take last week, for instance. On Monday, Terry and…

“I get this crap a lot now”

Oh, GOD. Godgodgod. Remember that time I mis-typed my mum’s email address when I was adding it to my Outlook address book (because, hey, we ALL spell our mother’s name wrong sometimes, don’t we?), and, as a result, spent a…

Random Act of Stupidity # 639

I leave the house to go to the supermarket. In one hand: my wallet, into which I have cunningly crammed my phone. In the other: a huge pile o’rubbish, destined for the bin that sits outside the door. What I…

The Nail Polish Remover’s Revenge

Remember the time I used nail polish remover as toner, in a random act of stupidity? Today,  the nail polish remover had its comeuppance, in a particularly neat reversal of fortune which saw me spend 15 frustrating minutes trying to…

Random Act of Stupidity # 539

The latest installment of The Cold That Won’t Die has left me feeling run-down and miserable, so instead of getting out and about, and clocking up new Random Acts of Stupidity to amaze you with, here’s one from last Saturday…

The One With the “Twang”

This week I’ve been going to the gym on a semi-regular basis. I’ve done Body Combat. I’ve done Body Pump. I’ve done Blast Abs. I would’ve done Body Attack, but …. well, we all know what happened when I tried…

The Afterbath

Radiant Red

A few weeks ago, I started using a new hair conditioner. It’s called ‘Radiant Red’ and as the name suggests, it’s made especially for us redheads. (And very good it is too, by the way: you should totally buy it….

Random acts of email stupidity

A couple of years ago, some cataclysmic event or other happened to my computer (clearly it was so cataclysmic all memory of it has been wiped from my mind, because I’m dammed if I can remember what it was) and…

When Tights Attack

Last night, Terry and I went to an engagement party. As is my usual way with these kinds of things, I used it as the perfect opportunity to dress like a homeless person. See, I couldn’t be bothered fake-tanning my…

These Things Come in Threes…

Well, that’s my third food-related near death experience out of the way, then. GOD. When will I learn, eh? When. Will. I. Learn? I mean, I know I should never try to cook my own dinner. Terry is the cook…