Monday, 31 January 2011



Lookbook / Chictopia

I bought this checkered dress from Primark a month after i moved to uni, So 3 years ago. It was so much longer than this so i took it up, probably a little too much but i had bought it for a night out sooo!

My college bursary finally came in this morning (I've been waiting about 7 weeks for it!) There was a total lack of communication between the finance peeps so i ended up having to wait longer than everyone else, but at least it's in now! I went to the post office this afternoon to send the latest Scrabble orders and Blogshop items. I was going to go straight home, but i thought I'd take a trip to Primark. It's sometimes dangerous for me to go in there, as i have been known to spend a small fortune. But today was good, a couple of items i liked and didn't spend that much. I managed to find a dress i wanted MONTHS ago actually in my size. I'm so happy i got it cos it's totally my style and it was such a good price. You'll probably see it this week in an outfit post!

Had a slight breakdown over my dissertation last week, but after calming down some what I've realised it's not actually that bad. My writing style is fine, which is good as that's the way I'm going to write 5000 words. I also finalised my collection and sorted out the fabrics. I'm so happy I've managed to come to a conclusion with it and I'm looking forward to starting my patterns this week. I also got last terms marks today, they were for the project these illustrations were part of. I had some great feedback which I'm totally pleased with and a good mark. So things are deffo looking up.

I don't usually like to address the 'haters' on my blog anymore, I've found it's pointless and usually brings more. But the other day i had someone say that myself and two other bloggers had formed a 'clique' and didn't speak to 'less known bloggers'. I couldn't actually believe someone thought that, and to be honest it really hurt my feelings. You have to remember I'm human, and i too once had 0 followers (just like everyone else). It's easy to miss tweets, and I'd never to it on purpose and i certainly am not in a 'clique'. If you have questions i do try my best to answer them, maybe emailing me would be a better option. Sometimes i really wish blogging didn't feel like i was back in school. I shouldn't have to keep bringing crap like this up.

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  1. You glow, Victoria! I don't like plaid or checkered patterns, but I really want that dress off you. Hup hup, I guess it takes someone who can pull it off.

    My school was piss about dispensing loans and such, too. I had to call them up to get it manually released so I could pay my bills.

    Pish posh, haters. Just ignore them. People will find anything to pick on.

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  2. I think you're one of the nicest bloggers out there! Taking time to answer people and helping the lesser known bloggers get recognised! And you are very bonny!

    xxx

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  3. Abso adore this, was quite gutted when I read you'd got it way back when. Oh wells, you carry on rockin it. I think you started talking to me when I had like hardly any followers and you've been my friend ever since, so people need to stop taking bin bags full of the crack fox!! (Mighty Boosh joke) Love ya long times xxx

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  4. Oh Victoria, you are so photogenic! That dress is lovely and really suits you :)

    I'm glad things are looking up, i hope things gets easier :)

    + aah haters, it's pure jealousy in my eyes. What do they get out trying to belittle people.. ugh. infuriates me greatly! xx

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  5. People get so jealous and it's just ridiculous. I can't believe that anyone would think you would ignore people who aren't in the 'clique', you seem like one of the most genuine lovely bloggers there is!
    xxx

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  6. You look stunning in these pictures hun! Love the dress, I love finding goodies I've had for years, sometimes I eve think 'I like that more now than I did back then' lol
    Good luck with the university work, I know it's stressful I was there this time last year, you'll get through it thought :)
    As for the haters, ignore, they don't know what they're talking about :)

    L x

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  7. Your hair looks absolutely amazing x

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  8. gorgeous dress! I think I had the some one but in brown and for some reason I cut it up and made it into a skirt which seems a really stupid idea now. Looking lovely.

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  9. People will always find things to hate on... Get a life, right?! Anyway, as Alyse said, you are seriously glowing! That dress is totally flattering. And I'm glad you found a dress you've been trying to snatch! That kind of find always makes my day :) Looking forward to seeing that.

    x

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  10. u look so kute , love the outfit & the hair and makeup as well! <3

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  11. I really like the dress, I couldn't imagine it longer than it is, I think this is a great length. Your hair is looking lovely here too!

    There's always going to be haters whether you talk about them or not, best to ignore them and eventually they'll disappear when they realise they're not affecting you. Haters shouldn't even be reading your blog if they don't approve so their opinions aren't worth your worrying about!

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  12. your so beautiful.

    i would never choose this but i absolutely LOVE it on you!!

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  13. your so beautiful.

    i would never choose this but i absolutely LOVE it on you!!

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  14. WOW i love that dress on you 'not sure if i would have picked it up myself but its fab and your HAIR so jealous i love it..

    http://lolitasfashionideas.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love your dress. It passes right by me how people find such nice outfits in Primark I find it so hard :). Also that is ridiculous, I used to feel like the internet was a little bit like another world where you could openly pursue and chat about stuff you love but sometimes it really does look like highschool bleh. x

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  16. This dress is gorgeous! I have a really old, very similar dress from primark but it's a dark blue and it's one of my favourite pieces. x

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  17. WOW you look stunning! AH your hairrrr! <3
    xx

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  18. I love your dress and it goes really nicely with your cardigan too :)
    I really need to learn to take things up as im only 5ft and all my dresses are too long!
    xxx

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  19. Dayumm, I want your hair!
    The dress is really cute too :)
    x

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  20. gorgeous outfit, i think the length looks amazing on you! ugh how can some people be so bitchy? im sick of it in real life and on the internet when i get home. its all down to jealousy and is so pathetic xx

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  21. You look lovely sweet :) I totally agree with the whole 'hater' thing, it's like school :S I got my first 'hater' comment yesterday :( I just don't know why people have to be so childish :( after all it is only blogging, anyone can do it, it's supposed to be fun. It's such a shame that people feel the need to put others down. :( seriously people wouldn't say half the things they say on the internet in real life. Also the people who say you don't speak to 'lesser known bloggers' are silly to think that. You spoke to me when I had hardly any followers! People just need to grow up! Sorry for the major essay going on, I just needed to get that off my chest. :) Again, you look lovely and your hair is HAWT! ;)
    Speak soon :)

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  22. you look lovely! the pinky/red colour really suits you and goes so well with your hair! Woah your illustrations are AMAZING!! I'm doing Fashion Illustration at the moment and I'm finding it pretty hard! I hope i get to do some like your soon. We've been doing kind of more life drawing then illustration :/ well done on the good marks xx

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  23. you look lovely! the pinky/red colour really suits you and goes so well with your hair! Woah your illustrations are AMAZING!! I'm doing Fashion Illustration at the moment and I'm finding it pretty hard! I hope i get to do some like your soon. We've been doing kind of more life drawing then illustration :/ well done on the good marks xx

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  24. Such a cute dress! I don't know where people got a 'clique' idea about you, you've always been nothing but lovely and friendly c: x

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  25. You look really gorgeous with that dress! Glad you're happy with your dissertation now, I'm currently doing it as well (in a different course though) and I have those crappy moments as well! But at least it's the last year at uni :) x

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  26. That dress is really cute :) you look great! Don't let the haters get you down, they've clearly got nothing else to do! xx

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  27. You look great, that dress really suits you! :) Glad to hear your feeling better about your dissertation, hope everything goes well for you! xo

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  28. This outfit reminds me so much of Summer! I don't think I've seen anyone wear check for so long and it looks lovely on you! I really like the shape of it and I'm tempted to take some dresses up myself now!
    Primark is especially dangerous nowadays since prices are going up but you still think they're cheap just because it's bloody Primkark! x

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  29. That outfit looks gorgeous on you! <3

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  30. Love the check dress, also love your hair like that! x

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  31. you find the best things in primark, i'm jealous of your talent haha. i've just started following you on twitter too :) xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  32. I love this dress, checks can be so tough to get- or at least I seem to struggle.

    Good luck with the uni stuff, man final year is rough!

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  33. Just like to say before my rant, pretty dress! i looked at that but I couldn't find my size - primark is rubbish where i live :(

    do they mean LLYMLRS? I've seen on twitter that you speak frequently but why in the world does it frickin' matter?! you have successful blogs, you can relate and you still speak to 'less known bloggers'. as a new blogger i've observed hate but not actually recieved any. people like that aren't worth it. they're jealous of the friendships you've made through being successful and i wish the best in every way! your scrabble jewellery is beautiful by the way, I got the ring ages ago and have had loads of compliments. xxx

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  34. Hooray for taking up dresses! I do it all the time, cause I'm not the tallest gal in the world. I thought it made me a bit of a slut tbh ;) Haha, we can be slaaaags together innit! Good luck for the dissartation missy, just keep truckin'... I know its hard, but you are going to feel AMAZING once its all done and out the way! And as for the haters, its just jealously :) feel like my mammy saying that, but its true! Wish there was a piece of internet magic to uncover them all. Bet its people closer to home than what we think xx

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  35. You're a natural beauty, you always look so so amazing in your photographs!
    I absolutely love your dress too, it really suits you.
    So glad things are looking up for you with your university work, wish I could say the same for mine! xo

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  36. You look hot lady! Well done on your good feedback. All this clique business seems like a loada bollocks, I follow loads of blogs, and yet I myself have very few readers,but it doesn't bother me, I'm doing it because it feels nice to write stuff down. I'm sure that's a big part of blogging for you too. Chin up gorgeous! x

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  37. Cute dress! Love finding things I thought were sold out in my size :) So happy for you that your uni work is going well and yes I agree blogging can be a little bit too high school x

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  38. It sounds like things are going well with school, that's great!:))

    I really love that dress, looks so good on you! Some people don't like to see others doing well for some reason. You were one of my earliest followers when I had just started out blogging, so obviously that's not true what they're saying. Just ignore them-they're jealous.

    Love your blog!!

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  39. Gorgeous. Love your blog. That dress is fab.

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  40. This dress looks gorgeous on you :) Just ignore the haters- they are blates jealous! Some people need to grow up- we're not in the playground anymore! x

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  41. eeeshk adore! love this outfit, you look amazing! one of my faves of yours so far
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  42. This is a gorgeous outfit! I really love the shirt :)

    New follower!

    http://iiylrim.blogspot.com

    xx

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  43. Love how you mixed totally different colours and they work! I'm really tryna experiment a bit more with my wardrobe...

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com/

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