Sunday, 11 September 2011

Caligula would have blushed

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Quite a slapdash outfit- Top: Forever 21//Skirt: Vintage//Sandals: New Look//Satchel: Dorothy Perkins

Volunteering at Casa Latina- I arrived on Tuesday and was told to be on reception (essentially a small desk with an aged computer, 4 portable telephones and two pencils), with another volunteer, Patrice. He explained how diary management works (people can ring up requesting an appointment to see a lawyer for an immigration/benefits/tax/family matter and we have to fit them in) and how to register new clients, and that was about it. Wednesday there was already a volunteer there so I spent most of the day staring into space, being shown nice Bolivian scarves online by said volunteer, and checking my Blackberry- though I was told we weren't really allowed to do so, even when there is nothing else to do. I'm talking Spanish the entire time which is great, though not easy to take a call from an old Bolivian woman demanding an appointment I can tell you. Anyway I'm also hoping to be involved with an online magazine called Ventana Latina, helping with marketing, fundraising, research etc. Which sounds more promising.

On other news, me and D went to see The Smyths on Friday night. Yes, they're a Smiths tribute band, and they sell out venues apparently. It was quite fun to start with, but after their interval we stood upstairs, looking down on the crowd (lots of bald men) and thought it was verging more on karaoke.


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61 comments:

  1. I love the skirt! It's too cold up north so the 120 denier tights are back on! I'm not good with this cold weather at all!!! x

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  2. this outfit is possibly the cutest, most chic outfit i've seen in a while. i especially love the top as i'm all about dark grey. you continue to have excellent style

    elizabeth
    blondefemale.blogspot.com

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  3. lovely outfit girl, I love your sweater and pleated skirt. Goodluck with the local magazine, it definitely sounds more promising than the volunteer job :)

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  4. Bad times about the volunteering being a bit boring, I hope the online magazine venture goes well, sounds very interesting! I love your skirt! xxxx

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  5. Cute outfit! I love your sweater :)

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your outfit, the jumper is perfect for autumn! Sorry you're volunteering isn't going too great - hope the magazine is better xx

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  7. Love the whole grey ensemble.
    I see you speak Spanish then???
    Besos

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  8. I like your outfit! Nice blog Ü

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  9. You must be knackered speaking spanish all day - I get worn out having a half hour conversation with my neighbour! XX

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  10. Oh no about the boring job :( that sucks! I hate having nothing to do.
    But I love your slightly tucked-in jumper,

    Rosie x

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  11. I love your skirt and your top! I'm sorry that your volunteering isn't as interesting as you thought it might be, but at least it's a good thing to put on your cv and hopefully it'll get better! I'd love to see a Smiths tribute band, but I don't know if anything could come close to the original.

    Sarah
    xo

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  12. Love the outfit!! and I saw the smyths earlier this year! xx

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  13. I love the skirt with the grey sweater looks really effortless chic. I love the smiths! they are one of my favourite bands from the 80's and how cool that you speak spanish :)!!! Hope the volunteering gets better and you don't get more crazzy bolivians talking to you on the pnone lol

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  14. so cute! I just stumbled across your blog and i love your style! I would love to be bloggie buddies ;) want to follow each other?

    Bree
    artofbeingcool.blogspot.com

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  15. You look so pretty ma'am. :)
    And I love tribute bands! All the talent, less crowd, haha.

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  16. This skirt is really pretty!! I love the way it fits and that chunky sweater is so perfect with it! I love this combination
    xJennaD

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  17. I'm glad you are having so much fun!
    Your outfit is cute..as always. :)



    LOVE!

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  18. hey girl:) Really liking this outfit on you.. the sweater and the skirt.. perfect!

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  19. Great blog, I love this outfit, the bag and the jumper are PERFECT! Stop by my blog, Muacc, -Gloria.

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  20. The volunteering sounds like a bit of a nightmare but the online magazing work sounds fab so fingers crossed for you. Ah, the smyths look fun!!
    Love the outfit too, the jumper looks lovely. I had a look in F21 the other week but couldn't see anything - which shocked me!
    Yeah, London traffic is a nightmare I'm surprised it was the first time I've been hit - haha!! Tweet me if you do fancy that coffee hun. xx

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  21. Lovely style! I adore that bag of yours, so nice!
    I scrolled down your blog and everything looks delightful so, you just got yourself a new follower!
    Kisses beautiful <3
    Anne

    P.S: I would really like it if you could stop by my blog and check it out, tell me what you think!

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  22. I love the knitted sweater with that skirt. A great pair!

    Best of luck with the local mag gig!

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  23. I love your outfit!
    So comfortable and stylish!
    xxxx

    fashionmousse.blogspot.com

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  24. That top looks ever so cozy! I admire you, I do wish I could speak a second language so well as you dearest. Sorry for the delay of your letter, things have been hectic to say the least. I shall get it out to you asap!

    xx and hugs

    Jhordyn

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  25. Your outfit is lovely :D i really love that jumper and skirt together! Haha, that The Smyths band made me giggle!
    xxxx

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  26. I love everything about this outfit. The grey top is gorgeous!
    Lovely blog.
    x

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  27. I adore your top - it looks awesome <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  28. Thanks for the comment on my blog! love love love this outfit, you look great!x

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  29. aww love the jumper, and I also absolutely LOVE the smiths..great there are tribute bands!
    thanks so much for your comment on my blog, feel free to follow :) xx

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  30. awww love this outfit. Simple but chic and love the bag especially xx

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  31. what a comfy-coz transition outfit for fall! love the look on you lades. sounds like your volunteering experience was a bit rockers but the magazine position now that seems awesome! best of lucks and thanks a bunch for visiting me. ♥

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  32. love the strap on your bag! :)

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  33. Wow, I would wear all of that. The top is very me. Almost reminds me of something American Apparel might sell. The skirt is lovely too. Go vintage! :) Would love to follow each other x

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  34. So lovely of you to volunteer!

    You looked fab doing it for sure! Adore that bag :)

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  35. woww chic outfit girl ;)
    PS. check my latest post if u wanna see the teenvogue fashion show! ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  36. how lovely... Oh Im loving the fact that we are both working for Latin America in a way =) and iam glad u are having a blast =)

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  37. You look great! I love the whole "half-tucking loose tops into full skirts" look :D

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  38. That relaxed to looks great with the pleated skirt & I LOVE those shoes!!!!
    xo

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  39. I love the simplicity of your outfit. It looks so comfy yet very chic..definitely a look I would like to master and wear more often. That Smyths concert sounds pretty fun and interesting..ha...my friends and I went to see 1964, a Beatles tribute band and it was pretty much so a bunch of middle age moms dancing in the aisle:)

    Thanks for your sweet condolence about my grandmother. It was definitely a nice little piece of sunshine on my difficult week last week.

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  40. so chic!! I love the way your sweater is tucked so precariously on one side :) and omg I want that bag!

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  41. I LOVE your handbag, so cute! xx

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  42. Gorgeous, as always. Your shirt looks super comfortable. :) I hope the volunteering gets better.

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  43. I was just admiring your lovely top when I realised, hang on, I own it too...bought it the other day on a rare but precious excursion to F21! I love your bag too. Doesn't sound like your volunteering experience is the most exciting yet but hopefully you've gain some worthwhile experience.

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  44. very cool that you're volunteering! i wish i had more time to.
    love your outfit as well!

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  45. Great style of yours!!
    Love your green sweater!!
    xoxo
    MY LITTLE SUEDE SHOES

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  46. Love this outfit, it's so effortlessly chic. I really like the bag, I really need to get myself a new satchel-type bag for going back to uni next week!

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  47. you look awesome !
    i love this top with vintage skirt :)

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  48. The top is lovely, definitely something I'd wear though I'd never think of pairing it with a skirt!

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  49. Very cute outfit! I love your top especially, looks really comfy :)

    Your volunteer work sounds interesting?! Good luck with the magazine as that sounds cool!
    - Charlotte x

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  50. I absolutely love the look of the slouchy sweater and girly skirt...I really need more slouchyness!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  51. Nice skirt! ;) I like your blog. If you want, we can follow each other ;)

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  52. Your pleated skirt is oh-so gorgeous! <3 And I love your top tucked in!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  53. That is a dream outfit! I love everything about it but most especially the grey jumper. I love cosy grey-ness! Hope the volunteering improves. Maybe you'll settle in? x

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  54. thanks a lot!

    loooove The Smiths! it must have been a cool night! I wouldn't mind seeing a The Smiths tribute band

    great outfit by the way.

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  55. oh my goodness, what an adorable outfit, you look SO gorgeous! I love the simplicity of it but yet it's super chic!! Happy Friday hun. xo

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  56. this is such a stylish outfit, i love it :)
    those shoes are amazing.

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