Monday, 15 April 2013


This weekend was not the best weekend to live in Newcastle city centre. On Sunday it was the infamous Newcastle vs Sunderland derby and following Newcastle's embarrassing 3-nil defeat, the city centre descended into chaos. Bottles were thrown, bins were set on fire and I was caught in some sort of moron stampede when Newcastle fans decided they would run through the streets looking for Sunderland fans...idiots!

So much for a peaceful Sunday afternoon in the flat...non-stop yelling and relentless sirens put paid to that. At least Saturday was better, spent visiting family and napping up a me I had earned it. I have started up the 30 days squats challenge to tone up and I've been walking like a penguin for days...thankfully it is day 4 and a rest day. If I don't look incredible by day 30 I will be p**sed.

Dress, New Look Limited Edition - Similar Here.

 How has your weekend been?

Gems x

Thursday, 11 April 2013


I seriously starting to get bored of the night terrors that are caused by one of my medications. Last night I terrorized by XOR (yep the 1980's logic game you were forced to 'play' at school), chasing me through that weird and seriously dull maze of chickens and fish...what do they have to do with anything?

So I'm a wee bit tired today, which explains the fairly poor pictures...still I'm loving my squeaky pants - the way they make that funny 'whaa, whaa, whaa' noise when I walk, it cracks me up.

Dress (worn as top), Topshop - Similar Here.
Leatherette Trousers, H&M - Similar Here.

Has anyone else been having strange dreams recently?

Gems x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


It is quite a claim, but it is also true. Although these trousers are probably my all-time favourite, it is an absolute mission to get them on. Regular readers will know that I'm not coming up short in the bum fact genetics has been rather generous to me when it comes to the arse. Since the zip is at the back of these trousers its a case of stuffing the cheeks in and forcing the zip up, little by little.

Yes they are tight and sitting for long periods of time in them could lead to me blowing out a seam, but I love them anyway. It was rather a bad hair day if I recall, my hair was sticking flat to my dreadfully lumpy head (seriously it's like the surface of the moon) so I had to pop some extensions in for a messy side-plait.

Shirt, H&M - Similar Here.
Trousers, H&M - Similar Here.

Ancient Belt, H&M
Bracelets, Prairie Charms and Matalan
Rings, Church Charity Event.
Big bum and little boobs - it kinda works out?!?

Gems x

Monday, 8 April 2013


Has anyone noticed that it's April and it's still freezing? It's still so cold that I have to still sit around in my Nana blanket. I want to be going into coffee shops and order fancy pants iced drinks, not hot chocolates, although the whipped cream is a bonus. I don't want to be chained to my bra all day long, but with icy nipples that could cut glass, it's best to keep them under wraps.

Anyway, I'm still obsessed with '90s-style fashion and this week, I'm all about the tie-dye. Yes it looks gross and a bit too hippy when it is in that dreadful rainbow variation, but I am all over the more subtle versions and was happy to get it all over me when I picked up this bargain through Ebay.

I wore this outfit for a catch-up with an old friend, which was awesome - we laughed about the old stuff and some new stuff too. Good Times!

Dress, Cameo Rose via ebay - Similar Here.
Shirt (worn underneath dress), Glamorous - Similar Here.

What have you guys done recently that has made you smile?

Gems x

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


No it's not what you think, I haven't been reading mummy porn, all throbbing this and heaving that! I couldn't take that much cringing...if I had burning loins I'd see a doctor. Anyway, the title refers to my current obsession with the colour grey. Maybe it's my inner emo trying to express itself...can you still be an emo at almost 30?And can you be an emo if you genuinely like your parents and don't talk about how terrible music lyrics describe all your feelings?

It's still bloody freezing, so the leatherette pants are still getting worn to death, even though it's a right chore to pull them over my arse.

What colours are currently dominating your wardrobe?
Or have you been reading a little bit of mummy porn?

Gems x

Monday, 1 April 2013


I honestly don't know where my blogger mojo has gone. I think with the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy going so well, I have been spending a lot of my free time doing my 'homework'. Those who have had CBT will know what that means, put simply it is practicing doing the things that scare you. It's the best homework I have ever had, I really think I am getting panic attacks for 4 weeks (touch wood).

But, I think it's time for me to really get back into the blogging. It does make me happy to connect with my blogger chums. So I may as well start off with an outfit I wore ages ago, but since winter has lasted literally forever, it is still weather appropriate...This stupid country.

Jumper Tee, Dorothy Perkins - Similar Here.
Shirt, H&M - Same Here.
Leatherette Trousers, H&M - Similar Here.
Spiked Platform - Christmas Gift
Necklace, H&M - Similar Here.

Did everyone have a lovely Easter? What did you guys get up to?

I'm glad to be back.

Gems x