Monday, April 30, 2012

Recipe for a Wonderful Weekend

Did you enjoy the weekend past as much as I did? Here's how I succeeded in making it shine:

1. Mexican fiesta on Friday night
2. Sleep-ins with a new novel
3. Bike riding everywhere
4. Buying some new work wear (Did you know I'm really not into shopping?)
5. Market lunch on Saturday and a BBQ with my folks on Sunday
6. Sipping champagne on a rooftop garden before listening to a symphony orchestra at the Town Hall
7. Ordering Indian takeaway and watching Burn After Reading all cosy on the couch!
8. Feeling accomplished after a few hours of physics preparation
9. Discussing books with Mother and music with Father
10. Flipping through fashion magazines

How very delightful.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Daily Outfit: The Clash

Clashing patterns for a day of running errands (and a whole lot of walking!). Sensible shoes and sun protection required.

It's not all hard work though. I did make time for a leisurely lunch in a cafe. Just lovely.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Daily Outfit: Oh No She Didn't!

Yes, I'm afraid she did. Wear pants, that is. Strange feeling.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Daily Outfit: The simple things

Just running errands and marking, but enjoying the beautiful weather and getting around town!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Daily Outfit: G-Day!

Last week my wonderful manfriend graduated with honours (first class!) from university. We frocked up and dined out - Jasmin restaurant. What a great day!

You may recognise this dress from my work Christmas party or my sister's wedding... it's probably due for a good iron!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Latest Loves

Just a little visual round-up of all the goodness in my life as of late.

Look how hard I'm trying with this regular blogging shtick!?

The most refreshing way to start my day.

I'm trying to make as many opportunities as possible to wear these beauties!

Loving autumn sunsets.

Cheese platters and crisp sunny afternoons playing board games with friends.

Expanding my stripes collection!

Have been throwing on this ridiculous sequinned jacket with everything, like it's a neutral...

Lots of colour and fun for the manfriend's birthday!

What's tickling your fancy this week?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Daily Outfit: Work Wear

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know that I'm not really one for appropriate work wear. I toe the line though... just.


One of my favourite Paris excursions (back when I lived there) was stumbling across Musée de la Poupée and finding a huge Barbie retrospective!

These images aren't associated with that original display (I don't think) but how brilliant are they?!

Enjoy the whole collection here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Day in the Life

I did something a little different (for the Sequin Cat) yesterday and thought I'd give you lambs a little snapshot into my life. There's no timestamp on these photos but they are in chronological order.

Here we go, a typical (holi)day chez Sequin Cat HQ!

Sleep-in a little and start the day off by finishing the novel next to my bed. Here, A Moveable Feast.

Decide that it's P-P-P-P-P-Pancake day! Green tea every day (love the packaging). Also, kimono! Grotty oven!

Make a bit too much smoke and have to air the house out a bit.

Catch up on long overdue blog reading.

I couldn't fit all of them in my belly. I tried though.

Business time. Sit myself down for a solid 15 minutes of marking.

Distraction! Hanging the washing out. Great drying day.

Take the opportunity to check out my little pot plants. First chilli!

Ride my bike over to my parents' house for lunch with....

Mother dearest and....

Cat Cat (not her real name).

Drop in to the library to return and select more delicious reading material.

Ride home.

It's such a gorgeous day. Look at these autumn leaves!

Inspecting my library scores!

Back to marking. Groan.

Pop in to the markets to pick up some things for dinner.

Yet more marking.

Prep work for tonight's dinner...

... yellow curry! Pumpkin and green beans. Yum!

Break time with Vogue.

Band rehearsal.

After-rehearsal beverage at the pub. Had a most disappointing mojito.

Home for a bit more marking before bed!

Finish the day as I started it: in bed, book in hand. This time it's Sputnik Sweetheart (a reread of Murakami).

Thanks for sharing my day with me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Daily Outfit: Stop Me

Stop me if you've seen any of these before! Looks like a few weeks' worth have been smouldering (!) on my hard drive, just waiting to be unleashed upon the world.

Let the (outfit) feasting commence!

When too tired to think about wardrobe options, go for the tried and tested. Then squint.

SUCH a me outfit! I really love my ruby slippers. Wore this to a physics teaching conference... I fit right in.

Not the most appropriate footwear for birthday dinner but I do love them. PS: Bicycle!

It's been a warm autumn.

Wake up. Put on black dress. Work.

Monochrome at school.

Praying for rain/Friday.

Finally, some weekend wear! Rugged up for a cool (yet sunny) day.

Power shoulders mean business.

Trying something different. Like fishnets. And something other than red.

Back to infrequent regular programming.