Friday, 3 August 2012


Listening to: Skin and Bones- Foo Fighters

I've realised that in the last few weeks my posts have become slightly less personal (and there has been no DIY projects what so ever!). This is due to the fact that my working life (which you may remember is full time student nurse/ part time agency care worker) was AWFUL!

I had my last ever student  nurse placement (which I should never have had to go on if not for the incompetence of my university losing 2 years worth of skill work- and yes they did lose it, not me). After being promised an amazing acute area I went into a private care home (dull dull dull- and almost impossible to have all my skills completed) that had the worst case of hospital politics I have ever encountered.

I quickly grew tired having to explain to one or another of the staff both sides of the argument and why I felt that it was a simple misunderstanding- why constantly being asked to take a side over the simplest or arguments ("she said this, she said that, blah blah blah") when I mention something I feel is a cause of concern I'm told "that's the treatment we give on the ward" (but the Marsden manual and NICE say otherwise!). IT WAS AWFUL!!!! I felt completely and utterly alone.

But now it is FINALLY over! and I can go back to my normal life- and earn some money again (as I said goodbye to all my holiday pay and saved shifts). I have a lot of planned posts (outfit and DIY) and who knows what else I will think of- and am just generally putting a lot of effort into blogging (I hope you enjoy it).

This is the outfit I wore to my appointment with the gynaecologist (which ended up being a waste of time as he didn't seem remotely interested in what I had to say and I have no idea what he was telling me- it sounded like he said I had one thing than I didn't).

Crop Top: Topshop
Belt: New Look
Jacket: H&M
Necklace: eBay (similar here)
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Charity shop (originally American Eagle).

I wanted to share this outfit as not only did I feel AMAZING in it- I honestly thought I should be on a catwalk- but also the last time I shared my vintage skirt I had a few comments saying they wished they had it.  Now I have found similar products!!

The vintage first pick in from ASOS Marketplace and looks scarily similar- only in a beautiful navy blue, but although it has the cute slit in the side it doesn't come as high as my skirt and so I feel a lot more wearable (read: less likely to shown your knickers). The second vintage maxi is also from ASOS Marketplace, and is very very beautiful! Look at the length! The final skirt is from Boohoo and oh my! It looks like a carbon copy! (Its even styled like I wore my skirt to a wedding in a previous post). The cut looks like it was from the same mold (very wiggle skirt shaped) and has a slit up the side- although once again not as high! HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS BEFORE!!! They also had it in berry -which I wish I had snapped up :,(

I really feel like I have excelled in my search this time- and I do hope that all my outfit piece searches are helpful (as I haven't heard any feedback).
Jodie x


  1. I Like your blog! And i love this skirt!
    You lookvery nice!

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  2. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
    no doubt! it is a beautiful combination of rock style! and the interior is very nice!

    1. thats ok, and thank you- this is our porch and that fantastic cupboard is full of glasses and books

  3. You look lovely, the belt is gorgeous! xo

  4. thanks for your comment! love the t with the maxi :D


  5. the maxi is hot!!

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  7. Very nice, you could certainly rock this on the runway! :)
    Such a cool, rocker outfit.

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  8. awesome skirt!
    love the cropped tee :)

  9. Awsome outfit, I love the pairing of the crop top with the long skirt.

    1. thank you- I feel like this is mmy go to look for long skirts but if it works why change it?

  10. Yuk, the hospital-story sounds really awful! I'm so glad for you it's over now! I must say you look great, I love this skirt! You look quite chique to go to the gynecologist ;)

    Xo, Imke

  11. Aww, so sorry your work was so terrible!
    I can see why you get a lot of questions about the skirt, it's lovely - will definitely be looking at some of the alternatives you found xx

  12. Oh god yes, that outfit is perfect! I love that skirt and the addition of the leather jacket was just perfect <3

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    1. thank you so much- of course i will check out your blog

  13. I love that tee, and if I may say so it makes your breasts look fantastic, so kudos!

    Gems x

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    1. thank you so much! I thinkmy boobs are my best feature so thanks

  14. Thank you for your lovely comment! I'm still looking for the jumper :)

    XO, Imke

  15. wow, this skirt looks amazing :)
    just found your blog and looking forward for DIY posts
    would you like to follow each other?
    have a great day