Blogtember Day #30- Work Primark Haul!!

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Bonjour! 

For the last day of September, I went shopping to get some more clothes for work (I barely have any)! Sorry if it’s not very exciting but some bits are lovely and autumn-y so stay tuned! 

Okay, so this first item is not for work (great start, Em) but I just had to get it. It’s a really cosy and soft jumper with Beauty and the Beast embroidered characters. £15, so not the cheapest thing Primark has ever sold, but cute and kinda worth it. 

Next is a very un-exciting black pencil skirt. It’s kind of a t-shirt material so it’s stretchy, which makes it a lot easier to move about in, hopefully! This one was £5 and goes with everything, right?

Staying with the bottom half, I picked up a pair of navy blue cropped smart/work trousers. They’re a lovely fit and look smart for work, so you can’t really go wrong. And thy have pockets- hurrah!!

I was, at first, disgusted with the very notion of roll-neck jumpers in Primark. I actually picked this one up by accident and threw it back down in disgrace. However, I thought about it for a bit and thought how lovely it would look with a scarf and a pair of loose fitting trousers, like the ones above, for work. So I went for it. I’ve yet to try it out in the work environment and get a teenager’s verdict, but I like it. 


I absolutely love this shirt, but again, I don’t know how it’ll work in practice just yet. It’s such a lovely baby pink shade with a breast pocket and pearls sewn onto the collar. Simple and so cute. And only £5!


Can you ever have too many scarfs for work in the winter? I literally live in them. This one is soooo cute. It’s a navy blue with gold stars all over it. I am in love with it. And it looks so expensive! £4. 

Okay, so these next two aren’t from Primark, but I thought I’d share them with you anyway. They’re the same style (I actually already have a beige one), one is yellow and one is bright orange. 

They’re from H&M and only £8.99, but they’re such a lovely fit. I wore one to work yesterday and got so many compliments! And the colours are so so so lovely for autumn! I’m kind of happy Halloween is on a work day, so I can wear the orange one then! 🙂 
Hope you enjoyed this post, and all of my posts throughout Blogtember! I’m sad to be seeing Blogtember coming to an end, but it’s just got me more excited about Blogmas!!! Obviously I’ll be posting before then, so stay tuned and in touch! Thank you for all your support, reads, likes and comments throughout the month- love you lots!

Emily

Xoxo

Blogtember Day #28- My Fave Jumper and Jacket!

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Bonjour!

I was originally going to do a post about my favourite jumper. But I put this jacket over it and I am going to have to include this beautiful jacket too. Let’s start with this jumper. 


I absolutely love this really thin cardigan-feeling jumper as it’s perfect for the spring and autumn in-between weather, but can also be layered with, for example, a long sleeved top underneath, for those colder days. It’s a lemon yellow sweater-jumper thang with ‘Sisterhood’ written on the front. I fist saw this jumper in a magazine and the feature was of loads of celebrities wearing the same one. I loved it even more when I saw where it was from and the price of it! Only £19.99 and from New Look! I love to wear it with jeans and just simple converse, and I nearly always roll the sleeves up. I just think it makes it look better and less formal. Love. 


Okay, the jacket is to die for too. I’ve seen really similar ones to this in Zara and H&M at £80 a go. This one was from Primark and was only £25! It’s black suede with faux fur lining and cuffs, with silver zips and a belt. I absolutely love it. So cosy and warm and also stylish as it’s versatile and perfect for the winter. I feel like I’m going to be absolutely living in it through this winter (and I’m excited about it). If you get the chance, pick one up, and for this price it’s literally a no-brainer. 


Hope you like!

Emily

Xoxo

Blogtember Day #27- The Dentist!!

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Bonjour!

Sorry for this short blog post today. I have been to the dentist and am currently dying (slight exaggeration). Okay, so on Boxing Day, yes, that long ago, I managed to fracture my tooth on a potato wedge. And since then I’ve visited the dentist five times!! They haven’t managed to fix it and now I’m going through the process of having a crown fitted! Fingers crossed this’ll work and I’ll be able to eat nice crunchy things again on both sides of my mouth…. the dream!

Anyway, my mouth and face is currently numb and swollen and I look like a dribbling mess. The anaesthetic I’ve been given is so strong I just want to sleep…. so that’s what I’m going to do. 

Good night! 

Emily

Xoxo

P.s. Here’s a pic of me from yesterday when my face was of normal proportions. 

Blogtember Day #26- 10 Things That Make Me Happy!

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Bonjour!

I’m a big believer in reminding yourself of the good things in your life. So I’m going to share the ten things that make me super happy. I’d love to hear your’s too!
1) Early nights and cosy TV shows. 

I’m a very tired person. Generally. I am usually in bed by 9pm and falling asleep with the TV on after ten minutes. I love to put a familiar show on to fall asleep to. These currently include Outnumbered, Miranda, Gavin & Stacey and Horrible Histories! Ha!
2) My cat.

I love my little baby. She’s called Roxy and she’s 12 years old. We’ve had her since I was 12 so she’s a huge part of my life. I couldn’t be without her.
3) My job.

As much as I loooove to moan about work, I actually love my job. Working with children and young people means that life is never dull and every day is different. That’s for sure.
4) My wonderful friends. 


I take my friends for granted a lot and I’m awful at that. But lately I’ve been having some tough times and I’ve realised how much I bloody love my friends. Especially my bestie Katie and the wonderful Bethany (http://dreamsoflustre.wordpress.com/).
5) Make up.

It sounds super shallow, right? Thing is, I’m not actually a huuuuge make up wearer, but I enjoy experimenting and watching tutorials of how to get different looks. It’s just a bit of fun!
6) House plants. 


If your house plants don’t have names, do you even own house plants?
7) Books!!


I am one of those people who read their favourite book so many times that it’s falling apart. My taste in books so so diverse, you wouldn’t even believe me. My two faves are To Kill A Mockingbird and The Wind in the Willows. I also love teen fiction (Looking For Alaska is fave), and I’m also a member of the folio society for Samuel Pepyes’ diaries. See, told you you wouldn’t believe me. Also love a good non-fiction Brian Cox number, a screen play, or even a Shakespeare play. I mean, give me your car instruction manual and I’ll read it.
8) Christmas!!

So I always say that after my birthday, Christmas begins! And, as you know, my birthday was three days ago so Christmas is now in full swing.
9) Music. 


Music makes everything better, right? Again, diverse taste. Let’s just say from Joy Division to One Direction and leave it at that, shall we?
10) Bullet Journalling. 


As you may have seen from my previous bu-jo post, I’m a journaller and thrive in all things stationary and washi tape.

Hope you liked reading about the things that make me happy. I’d love to hear your’s- comment below 🙂

Emily

Xoxo

Blogtember Day #21- Work and Play OOTD!

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Bonjour! 

I thought, for this post, I would show you my work #ootd and also my ‘going out for an evening meal, birthday celebrations’ outfit! 

So let’s start with work…


I love this outfit for work. It’s so comfy but also keeps me warm in the autumn (not quite warm enough for winter!)

The shirt: I absolutely love this shirt, it’s white with little black bees on it. I hate bees but it’s cute soooo…. It’s long sleeved, but I roll them up, but it’s just so lovely and floaty. Annnnd, it’s from Primark and literally cost me less than £10… I think it was £8. I know they still sell these shirts but not in this pattern. I’ve seen polka dot ones though (which I must get). 

Under my shirt, I wear a long-sleeved basic top, which is what keeps me warm. But in the summer, a strappy top is enough. 

The jeans– These are actually, again, Primark. They’re just their basic skinny black jeans which I find are perfect for work (because they’re cheap so it doesn’t matter if I get paint or chemicals or whatever else teaching assistant come across in their daily lives.)

The shoes– These cute little basic black ballet pumps are from New Look. They’re so comfy, and I actually chose to wear them today because they’re the only pair I own that don’t rub my feet!! Cute and practical all and fool-proof! 


Okay, let’s get into the evening outfit. I only went out for tea with a friend, but I do like to put a bit more effort in than just a daily look. 


The jacket- This super-cute New Look leather jacket is a basic, but a wardrobe staple. An essential, right??? I mean, what would I do without it? It goes with anything and everything. Easy. 

The jeans– Again, Primark. I love these super skinny, high-waisted basics. High-waisted are a god-send and if I had to wear only one piece of clothing forever, it’d be these jeans. 

The shoes- These nude-colour pumps have cute little 3D flowers on the front of them. Whenever I wear them I get compliments but they’re sooooo old! I probably got them about six or seven years ago and they’re falling apart, but I love them! 😭


The top- Omg, I love this top. It’s from Primark and cost me £3… yes, I did say £3!! It’s a navy blue blouse type thing with a frill at the bottom (I’m really bad at describing). I just know I love it. 

The cardigan- A basic white cardie from (you guessed it) Primarni. Goes with everything! Woooooo!


Here’s me showing off my frill…..

Hope you enjoyed!

Emily

Xoxo

Ask Me Anything: Q&A!

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Bonjour!

So I’m fairly new to this blog thing, but I’ve managed to reach 50 followers 🙂 

I’d absolutely love to do a Q&A for you guys, if you have anything at all to ask me! I know a few of you wanted to know a bit more about my make-up collection and skin care routine, so I have a few of your questions already…

But if there’s anything else, let me know and I’ll get the post up by Friday (that’s two days to get your questions in, ppl!)

You can leave questions in the comments here, or on Facebook (facebook.com/electricemily) or tweet me (@EMILY4EVEREVER) or instagram me (prettyvisitors_) 

All the love,

ElectricEmily

Xoxox

“Your trousers are hideous”… “I know”

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Bonjour!

So it might seem a bit strange to dedicate an entire blog post to a pair of trousers (culottes, but y’know), but omg. THESE culottes. I am in love. 

I saw these online and wanted to get them for my holiday to Greece, but could I find them anywhere?! Nope. I knew they were from Zara but there isn’t a Zara shop in my home town and every time I came across a shop in another city, they didn’t have the trousers! (They’d also sold out online, fyi…)

Anyway, back in May I FINALLY found a pair in London’s Kensington shop (HURRAH!!). And literally, this is no joke, I have not taken them off since (I have, don’t worry). 

I was a bit worried I might look a lil cray wearing these so swore I’d only wear them abroad (where nobody knew me)! But you know what? I don’t care anymore!

THESE TROUSERS ARE THE BEST THING EVER AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!  

I think you should get yourself a pair tbh. And we can all look THIS good! (And only £20- bargain!!)

https://m.zara.com/uk/en/woman/trousers/culottes-c269187p4901807.html