Red Touches

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I'm in quite the scatty mood today. 10 hours sleep in 2 days and an extremely late night baking session will do that to me. Thank goodness I pulled an outfit together before I went to sleep last night or there's a good chance I'd be at work in my pyjamas today. Although this is Liverpool so I probably wouldn't have looked out of place. Girls here really do go out shopping in their pjs - with bright orange faces and their hair in giant rollers. I will never understand it.






I love this cardigan a quite ridiculous amount. Cats! Rings! Bags! WINE! Four of my favourite things.




Cardi - Topshop, present from my lovely Char
Skirt - H&M, blog sale
Shoes & necklace worn as bracelet - Dorothy Perkins
Vintage clutch - present from the fabulous Margaret.



I think I went to about three ballet lessons when I was little. The cute wraparound cardigan interested me more than the dancing did, so I can't remember anything about the actual dancing positions. Perhaps my love of Strictly Come Dancing has paid off though - my arms look quite ballroomy here.






Do you like how I've matched my plaster to my outfit? Tres chic. I grated the crap out of my fingers whilst attempting to clean the zester part of the grater at 2.30am this morning. Sad face. Any handy hints on how to clean zesters properly without injuring yourself?

46 comments:

  1. I use a scrubbing brush to clean my zester! :) cute cardy, love the little pictures :) late night baking is always fun, I made cupcakes the other night :)

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  2. I adore this outfit! I love the red shoes (I myself have too many) and the cute print, definitely some retro flavour right there!

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  3. Second the scrubbing brush!

    You look so pretty and ladylike here - and SO slim, all the dancing's paying off hehe!!

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  4. I want your cardi!!! It's fab :) x

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  5. Oh my gosh, what an adorable cardi! Beautiful. I want one!

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  6. You look gorgeous! The cardi and the red are fabulous on you.

    My friend Phoebe has been in Liverpool shooting every Saturday for the last month and she keeps telling me about the girls in their giant rollers with their fake tan on! xx

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  7. Wow Alex what a fab outfit! seriously, lovely skirt amazing cardi (cat print! :D) and great accessories... xx

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  8. Love the cardi! And the shoes :)

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  9. third vote for the scrubbing brush :) Fantastic cardigan, and great all round outfit (love that skirt)

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  10. I love love love this outfit :)
    I don't understand the girls in Liverpool in Pjs and rollers?!!

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  11. 4th vote for the scrubbing brush! I have a little person shaped one and its hair is the brush bristles! Neat, huh? Needn't be dull when doing the washing-up!
    That is such a wonderful summery look, Alex. Cats on cardis, so cute!
    Z xx
    PS Meant to say the 'tache is quite fetching in your previous post!

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  12. So ladylike. I too love that cardi, such a cute print x

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  13. I love this outfit on you and the fab poses and absolutely adore your hair worn up.
    Glastonbury was full of orange Scouse lasses with elaborate hair do's. Very odd! xxx

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  14. Fabulous outfit Alex, you look very elegant and I love the cardi. Lots of floral, nylon overalls teamed with wellies round here but no orange faces and giant rollers!
    XXX

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  15. Oh gosh I love this outfit.
    I lived in Liverpool for five years and I still work there now and I have never understood the PJ thing. What on EARTH is it all about? And the curlers? Do they have no shame?

    Thsi is my favourite photo in the world (and long time screen saver) http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ovJS1Em-6dg/RwtrehCYmbI/AAAAAAAAPVE/1sizpzY87WA/s1600-h/stuck1.jpg from http://spluch.blogspot.com/2007/10/girl-gets-stuck-in-drain.html

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  16. Hmm not even sure which part the zester is, but I did manage to grate my fingernail partly off once. Yup there was screaming and a trip to A&E (they know me too well in there!). Loving this outfit, the skirt is rather fabby :)

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  17. Beautiful outfit, you look very sophisticated in it. The cardigan is absolutely brilliant, in fact I just love everything about this outfit - you're looking great. xxx

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  18. Looking very glam. In fact you look like a screen siren here.

    Love the cardy, they are a few of my favourite things to! (especially the wine!)

    Your dancing looks fab. You sure you aren't trained!!

    X x

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  19. LOVELY outfit - and loving the re touches!!

    and defo a brush for cleaning the grater.

    xx

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  20. You look truly scrumptious today! That cardie is just wonderful, and I love your ballroom moves how elegant you are... Hope you get more sleep these next few days. How do you cope with so little sleep, I would fail to function and just fall in a heap on the floor?
    hugs
    Kandi x

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  21. I adore this look on you. I own no midi skirts as I feel odd in them. You look lovely in your skirt, very elegant and ladylike, especially with the pearls and clutch and lippy. One of my fave looks on you. On a par with your hot red shorts look :D

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  22. I absolutely LOVE your cardigan, it's amazing!! Where did you find such a beauty? Your shoes are incredibly cute too.

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who tends to bake at 2am. Somehow it's more fun in the middle of the night, even if you do grate your fingers! (been there!)

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  23. I love this outfit! So elegant & pretty! I can never believe when you see girls with their hair in curlers or in their pajamas walking around liverpool city centre! Yet at night they are never underdressed... I don't understand how they can be such polar opposites!

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  24. Wine print - woo hoo! What could be better?! xx

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  25. You look lovely Alex - so graceful & ladylike &.. lovely!

    I very much want your shoes & bag for myself!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  26. Late night baking sounds very rock and roll! Such a pretty outfit I love skirts this length with flats they make ankles look really dainty. The sweater is proper amazing! x

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  27. Ooooh you look so pretty and ladylike, Alex! I love the contrast of the soft colours of the dress with the bold red of the shoes. And your plaster made me laugh!

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  28. But.....but.....but....the cardigan....it has the cats on it....and...and.....I WANT IT!!

    Was it from Topshop a gazillion years ago or Topshop last week?

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  29. What is it about red shoes- they make an outfit doubly perfect!
    Loving the cat cardie!! And well- everything!!!

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  30. I wish I looked this good on an average of 5 hours sleep= I demand to know how you do it...

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  31. I loooove your skirt it's so lovely and floaty! Whenever my bf goes to Liverpool he comes back looking dazed and saying 'they're all so orange'. Glad to see someone representing the pale ladies!

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  32. http://shop.cyberdog.net/product/7082/PUNK_WASHING_UP_BRUSH

    Mr B says check this out!
    Z & Mr B xx

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  33. I absolutely love this outfit Alex, you look wonderful (not that you don't look it any other time !) xxx

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  34. Your look fab Alex, love the stictly style photo :)

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  35. Yowza, you really are pulling some great looks together lately Alex. I know I have said it before, but I do love how you look with your hair up - we can see more of your pretty face (*sounding like a nanna*). Doesn't the clutch go so well with your red shoes and lippy xx

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  36. Fabulous cardi! I think your hair works really well like that with the outfit.

    I'm having my first giveaway Alex come and have a look! xx

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  37. Fab fab outfit! Love it, especially bag and shoes. Cardigan is ace but the disembodied arms on it are just a wee bit scary! All I remember about ballet was 'good toes/naughty toes' and pretending to be a fairy.

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog, am a bit behind on everything blog related but will make a proper perusal of yours soon.

    Oh, and you don't clean that side of the grater, you just mangle a sponge in it and chuck it in a temper. You need a zester as in that the little instrument which has similarities in look to a blackhead remover. Works far better.

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  38. Ah, sorry about your finger! And for someone so busy and tired you look pretty darn awesome :) Aboslutely polished and beautiful! :)

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  39. That cardigan is incredible! I love it. Cats and wine! Amazing.

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  40. Oh my! I fell deeply in love with this skirt and shoes! So beautiful!

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  41. what an adorable outfit! I love the red accent :)

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  42. Major cardigan envy, that print is by far fabulous! x

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  43. Alex, I love, love, love this outfit. You look fab!
    As for the three words idea... feel free to use it, I'd love to read your take on it.
    Hx

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  44. Oh hello. A little bit stunning I think!!!
    LOVE IT!
    x x

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  45. You look so elegant and ladylike! Amazing cardi too, and I don't even like cats. I do like wine though.

    I love the Liverpool PJs and rollers look. I went to stay with my Scouse mate and as we were driving around I kept pointing out of the window and shouting "Look, another one!" "There's one!" "Look, look, it's a lion driving a car!" My mate's reaction was along the lines of "Nickkkkkkler, shudduuuup!" (Typed Scouse accent win.)

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