Someone Like You

This is going to be pretty much a photo filled post with little talking (at least I’m saying that, it probably won’t be knowing me!), since I’m super busy right now. We ran over at work today and I didn’t get off until 1.30pm (usually finish around 11.30am). I start at 7.15am by the way, just in case you thought I just did like 2 hours at work or something haha =D Technically because I only work half days, I don’t get a break, but today I worked more than 6 hours solid without a break, so I’m pretty tired out and my feet are a bit achy! I work at my dad’s bakery, which sounds like a lot of fun and cake decorating etc., and it is fun, but it’s like a big bakery because we have 30 something shops and it means a lot of heavy lifting of trays and very fast working to get everything done and out on time. It’s hot and thirsty work, I’ll tell you that!! 
Anyway, I also have preparation for teaching because I’m going up to the school tomorrow for my final time before I start after my holidays, so I’m trying to get that done, plus I have to pack for my holiday in a week, pack up everything I own to move into my new house (Ben is moving everything in while I’m away), package up a load of eBay stuff and send it, schedule some posts for while I’m away and just pretty much do everything else in the universe. So that’s why this is a ‘quick’ post!!
Yesterday we went out with my mum, her friend and her kids to a local theme park, Flamingo Land. It’s really the epitome of tacky theme parks but it’s always fun! Although we did get a little, ahem, killed by a kids’ ride that clearly was not meant for people over 5 foot because I nearly broke my neck – ah well, still fun!! It was a lovely day too, I was in shorts and a tee, whereas today is super windy and a bit drizzly, yuck.
Top: F&F at Tesco
Belt: Accessorize
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Outlet Store
This outfit really reminds me of Lauren of Someone Like You – I can’t pinpoint a specific outfit, but I think it’s the polka dot skirt and the small heels that do it. I got these heels quite a long time ago, well my dad bought them for me actually! I had a choral scholarship audition at Oxford University (which I was awarded by the way, but I didn’t get through the interview stage – bet you didn’t know I was a classically trained singer!) so we decided I needed to look smart, and in my dad’s opinion, that means discounted designer clothes! I ended up in these shoes (not sure what brand they are), a Calvin Klein top and an Armani skirt, and I’m pretty sure the outfit cost less than £75! They have red soles as well, which I think is awesome =D In fact at my interview, one of the interviewers told me she loved my shoes!
I bought this skirt quite a long time ago in a charity shop, and after searching for the brand, realised it must be vintage. I originally planned to shorten the length, but decided to keep it where it was, and I’m glad I did! I’ve worn it a few times before (see here) and I quite like the length now! It is actually rolled over once in this outfit under the belt because I wanted it to hit right on knee length.
I bought this top about half a year or so ago now – I decided I needed a basic striped top because my others either have a floral pattern or a collar or a bow or something on them, so I ordered this one quite cheaply from Tesco. It’s a bit looser fitting than I would have liked, even though I ordered a 6 anticipating the vanity sizing in supermarkets (tends to happen more in supermarkets in my opinion for some reason!). Luckily it’s not really obvious in these photos where the fit is a little loose – it’s really on the waist, but that’s cinched in with the belt anyway, so I suppose it doesn’t really matter!



  1. August 15, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    Why do you look so angry Sian? You look great in this outfit! And I love that you talk a lot in your posts, when I read them I always imagine a British accent voice in my head, haha, that’s how you sound in my head 😀 Anyway, love this classic look! Black, white & red are my favourite colours and spots and stripes my favourite patterns so this is just WIN-WIN 😀 I’m talking too much, don’t I? :p xx

  2. August 15, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, you’re so lucky to live in such a lovely area! This is a really pretty outfit, I love the combination of spots and stripes. 🙂 Also, Flamingo Land is pretty fun, though I always fear for my life a bit on some of the more rickety and old rollercoasters!
    Faye x

  3. August 15, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    Sian I love this print & color combination! Super interesting how you work at a bakery, love getting these little peaks into your life 🙂 It does sound like a lot of hard work though!

  4. August 15, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    Polka dot’s and stripes have never looked so good together! I want this skirt.x

  5. August 15, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    very feminine, i like the lenght of that skirt, it looks lovely and chic 😉

  6. August 15, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    like the legth of the skirt!good luck with everything!busy times are usually exciting and tiring 🙂

  7. August 16, 2012 / 8:16 am

    Great pictures and I love the mix of prints- stripes and dottes, well done!:)
    xx Simona

  8. August 16, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    i have a top like this an wear it all the time, its great for remixing! love this whole outfit. infact im going to pin you if thats ok? This is so my cuppa tea as outfits go!!xx

  9. August 19, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    lovely to meet you yesterday 🙂 I’m following now – you have such cute lady like style!

    Hope you can follow me too !

  10. August 21, 2012 / 11:25 am

    Love this outfit, the heels are lovely and everything works so nicely together x

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