Sunday, 23 September 2012

You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve

Hi everyone, bit of a life related post today, I just thought it's time that you deserved to know a little bit about me since you've all been so kind to follow my blog. I'm so sorry for the recent absence - I don't really have an excuse, just that life got in the way and I was forcing myself to be inspired by other things. However I have been unable to resist spending forever in the early hours of the morning piecing together outfits for college that I think reflect my personality and I'm really proud of myself for wearing them because some pieces are a bit out of my comfort zone and I have to put real effort into showing up in a gypsy skirt, massive peplum top or heeled boots (see my last post here) and for me, it's an achievement, because when I wear those more risky pieces I get so many compliments on them which makes me feel tonnes more confident and makes me want to do it again!  I've discovered that college is the place to experiment with your style, most people don't care so if you wear something that perhaps looks a bit weird, so who gives a damn?

Meeting new people is taking over a little bit as well, I didn't expect everyone to be so lovely! I feel like I've known these people for months, years, rather than 2 weeks. I generally consider myself to be quite awkward in front of new people, however I think I've judged myself too soon, it is brilliant being able to share genuine laughs  with so many people that 2 weeks ago I would have never approached.

I like my work, I really do, the people there are so nice and I don't even mind working such ridiculous hours (10 hours next week!!) as long as I get to watch doctor who with a hot water bottle when I get home. I sometimes think that customers don't really see people that work in shops or even restaurants as real people. A lot of them, you can tell, just see you as a machine to give them their change, however there are also lots of good people out there. There are those who come in to buy the paper with £20 who simply want a chat or those who are genuinely interested in that Guilfest wristband that you've been wearing for 2 months or that your sister loves Moshi monsters too or that you love to paint. My point is that the good people are often overlooked and it's not fair. If you have 50% nice customers in one day and 50% not so nice ones, you'll say that most of the customers weren't nice because they're the ones that you remember. Please don't forget the nice people because they're the ones that won't forget you. Don't hang on to the memory of those who see you as dirt that's gone within a second.

Life is a bit hectic at the moment because I'm still getting into the habit of waking up so early and getting home so late. It's tiring. When I first started my blog I had all the time in the world as I'd just left school and my only responsibilities were to make sure my bagel didn't burn in the toaster. Now I consider my blog as another responsibility as you've all taken the time to follow my blog, I ought to deliver. Hopefully I will get back into it soon. I promise to come back with a bang. Give me a few days, a week tops and my blog will be back to it's old self.

I hope that gave you a little bit of insight into my life and the backstage work of my blog, which I do love and put so much effort into. If there's anything you want to know, seriously, just ask!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

New Ted Baker Heeled Boots

I got these bad boys from Tk Maxx for £59.99 when they were origionally £180 from Ted Baker. Need I say more?

Saturday, 15 September 2012

OUTFIT #26: I swear I'll behave

Top - H&M
Trousers - Primark
Bowler Hat - Vintage
Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike (!!!)
I finally own the Lita Spikes!! They are soo beautiful and I actually made a video of myself opening them but I can't figure out how to edit it...or upload it. Why am I allowed near technology again? I've also decided that I want to buy two other pairs, one that's just one colour, so it adds a pop of colour or clashes with an outfit, and one that's patterned (like the cosmic or tartan) to really create the outfit. Although obviously this won't be for quite a while!! 15 days until payday everywunnnn 

Which Litas do you think I should get next? 

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

OUTFIT #25: will you watch over me?

Kimono - Vintage
Top - H&M probably
Skirt - Forever 21
Boots - Asos
Necklaces - DIY and Venice
This is one of my more adventurous outfits. Did you ever see Spirited Away? It's a Chinese Animé  movie about a little girl who finds a world filled with monsters, some of whom are friendly and some are evil. Then a dragon turns into a river, I feel like that today. 

Also featured in todays post is my first attempt of a beehive which I learnt from watching Cherry Dollface on Youtube, who is just the epitome of perfect. Her videos are super fun and easy, however I just don't feel like this look really suits me and I don't think I'll be trying it again - even though it looks freaking awesome on Olivia! Let me know what you think of it!

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

OUTFIT #24: I'm just keeping the night young

Shirt - probably M&S?
Blazer - H&M
(Work) Trousers - Primark
Wedges - Primark
Bowler hat - vintage
Hey, a suit - that's different! I wore this to Connie's dress up birthday party last night as Barack Obama (inside joke) and put on these cutsiiiie wedges for a burst of cool colour. I used to think suits were so manly and just not right on girls, but then I paired these two pieces together and fell in lurrrrrve!! I really want one that's a deep purple with orangey-reddy autumn leaves, I think that would look so perfect for the coming months.

I start college tomorrow and I'm expecting it to be a whirlwind of awkward, wish me luck!

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Friday, 7 September 2012

T-shirt - H&M
Maxi Skirt - H&M
Scarf - Primark
Denim Jacket - Tommy Hillfiger via TK Maxx
Converse - French Supermarket
Sorry about the rubbishy photos peepuls - turns out it gets dark at night, forgot about that.

I got this little number at H&M the other day (bad, Millie, bad. What happened to that spending ban?!) and I couldn't resist it. It has little velvet spots! How could I walk away from it? I couldn't. That's how I'm justifying it. Also Also Also, doesn't this scarf remind you of the McQueen one but for one hundredth of the price? Actually it was £3, Primark's getting quite pricey recently! Oh well, only 23 days until payday.

I got instagram!/have had it for a very long time but just got addicted, and that is no exaggeration! Follow me @instamillie

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Hannah from daisies and doc martens

So...anyone notice anything different about my blog? That's right!! The amazing picture in the sidebar drawn by Hannah from! I can't quite explain how much I actually love this illustration, I've shown it to all of my friends and family who were utterly charmed by it thinking of asking her to do something for them! She has done so many illustrations which are all equally amazing and wowed me like crazy! She has a facebook page here: . If you are becoming serious about your blog or just would like a really pretty picture, please please please check out her blog/facebook page and give it a quick like!

Monday, 3 September 2012

What's (actually) in my bag?

Accessorize bag/iPad/Carmex lip balm/Natural collection moisture shine lipstick/Pauls Boutique purse*/Peacocks lace frill socks/Blackberry torch  /Pitarello sunglasses*/Vintage RayBan sunglasses/Accessorize jewellery holder* (used as medical bag)/Camden Market Earrings/Dad's kindle.

I'm just going to get it out there and say it...I hate bags! I just don't find them attractive at all and they annoy the hell outta me but logic suggests that they're...logical. So here's the one that I've been carrying around for the past couple of days with me to for the trek to work. I got it probably about four years ago now, my mum pointed it out, I didn't really like it or care that I didn't like it so I just went with it. At least we can say that it's lasted me pretty well, eh? Rant over.

If you know me, you'll know that I drink like there's no tomorrow therefore, yes, it is completely neccessary that I have more than one drink in my bag. And more than one pair of sunglasses. And a lot more than one train ticket. The brown envelope contains my results and my college prep work (1 week!) and then I've got my iPad and dad's kindle and phone just because! As you can see there's also a pair of socks in there...I honestly have no explanation. Wow, this post is organised! I like to thing of it as more natural approach (what's actually in my bag!) instead of those posts that you see where people are supposedly carrying around  their entire closet in a tiny Chanel number, yep - that's likely.

How are you guys spending your last few days of freedom? If you've still got them?
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Saturday, 1 September 2012

OUTFIT #22: nothing compares to you

Shirt - Primark
Dress - Topshop (sale £20 from £59!)
Shoes - Primark
Bowler Hat - Vintage
This gorrrrrgeous dress was a recent purchase that I treated myself to after my job interview on Tuesday. I shouldn't have done as I'm as broke as you can get and as I was handing my card over I was twitching my butt off, I have a problem people, I need rehab!! 

Today was le premier jour working at WH Smiths and, even though it's not heaps of fun, I'm actually really enjoying myself! Even if I can't move my feet now and I constantly have 'would you like a bag?' stuck in my head. I'm going to be doing a bunch of overtime before I start college (next week! ahh!) so you will definitely be seeing some of my new purchases and one or perhaps even two pairs of Jeffrey Campbell's coming up on my blog soon. I told you I have a problem!

Anyhow peeepuls I'm gonna cut this short, peace and love, stay stafe, don't do drugs xxxx
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