I’m A Pineapple And She’s A Palm Tree

(I hope at least some of you get this title ;D)
These shoes and belt were not really made to match, I promise, they just happened that way! I was getting dressed and I spotted the skirt, with the belt attached, laying next to the shoes, and it was fate, they were meant to be worn together. Not the most inconspicuous of outfits, I’ll be the first to admit it, but when shoes and belt match like that, it just has to be done!
I bought this skirt mid-summer in the Oasis sale for only £10, which I thought was a pretty good bargain! I have been known to browse the Oasis website before, but I’ve never really bought anything from there since I was about 15 (when it was cheaper) because it’s all out of my price range. But as my sister and I walked past, I spotted this through the window in the sale, so I had to go in and take a look. To be honest, it is a little big – it’s a size 10, which my waist is unfortunately not, but we can work with that when it’s got an awesome neon lime belt with it! I actually planned to wear this skirt at school, it’s knee length so I don’t see why not?! Unfortunately not everyone else thinks that way, and when I tell them it’s for teaching wear they say, ‘Isn’t it a bit bright? It has pineapples on it!’ But you know what, I think I’ll just wear it anyway =) I’m still thinking along the lines of Emma Pillsbury!
T Shirt: H&M
Skirt/Belt: Oasis
Heels: H&M
So, I now, as of Saturday, have a new house. You’re probably wondering how this is possible when I’m away in America. Well, we signed the contracts before, which started on the 1st September, I packed up everything I own (or I will have done by the time this post goes out, weird!), and Ben (will have) moved everything in for me! I’m also giving him lease to decorate (well, just place everything we own really) the place, so I’m hoping it’ll be alright when I get back!! I’m sure it will be, his taste is pretty much the same as mine (except my flowery pinkness…). Anyway, we’ve had to buy a load of new stuff for the house – we already had our sofa (wow, new readers, check that out for an old post and something that I would not wear now!!), a couple of bedside tables and about a thousand boxes full of kitchen stuff (Ben likes to cook), and the house is unfurnished. So, we’ve spent the last few weeks researching and buying furniture (as well as acquiring it from other people!) – so far we’ve bought: a coffee table and some shelves from IKEA; possibly acquired a chest of drawers and some more bedside tables (for the second bedroom) from Ben’s work colleague; acquired a sofa bed from my parents; had a bed bought for us by Ben’s parents from IKEA (and a mattress will be on its way soon); and Ben will be buying a kitchen table and chairs and a desk for me while I’m away. Phew, that’s a lot of stuff! Plus we’ve been stocking up on random things like towels, bed sheets, pictures and all sorts to decorate the place. We have lived together for two years, so we own a lot of shared stuff now, but we decided to have a fresh start on towels since ours were horrid.
So basically I am SUPER excited to move in now. I’m going to be exhausted when I get back after an 8 hour time difference and a 9 hour flight, then starting my one-day-a-week uni GTP course a day later, then my actual real life job 2 days later. It’s going to be hard work, but I’m so excited for it all. Hopefully I’ll be completely prepared though! I’m not sure how the blog posting will continue once I start my job – it’s looking like I start around 8.15am and finish around 5.15pm except for days when I have house duties and activities (it’s a boarding school), so outfit photos may disappear for a while until I get into a routine of them. I do really want to show you all my teaching outfits, but we’ll see how it goes, this may just turn into a food blog for a little while (or a non-existent blog!) but bear with me for a while!! Hopefully I’ll at least be able to get some pictures of my new house posted sometime =)


  1. September 3, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    Love how it all matches, those neon heels are amazing! Congrats on the new house too, something to look forward to when coming back from hols πŸ™‚

  2. September 3, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    I’d definitely say wear that skirt to teach in! I work as a learning mentor and always find the fact that the girls can have a casual chat and say ‘ooh where’s your dress from?’ is good for a bit of bonding! It wouldn’t have the same effect if I was permanently dressed in black!
    I’d love to hear how your gtp course goes, I’m contemplating trying to get on it once I’ve been at my job a few more years.
    Good luck πŸ™‚
    Kaz x

  3. September 3, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    love love love!! that skirt is so pretty, it looks perfect with those shoes!! i love neon. you look amaaaaaaazing.

    xx eva

  4. September 3, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Love the outfit, and I love the title even more haha! πŸ™‚

  5. September 4, 2012 / 5:56 am

    Love your shoes. Congrats on the new house! πŸ™‚


  6. John
    September 9, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    Really nice shoes !!! : )

  7. September 12, 2012 / 6:26 am

    congrats on moving! can’t wait to see photos of your new place.

    ohhh this outfit is so summery and bright! the shoes and skirt
    go perfectly together.

    erica | sweets + hearts

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