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Selina is a 20-something year old year old Londoner. Selina likes: Testing out IKEA showrooms and lipstick marks on cups. Selina dislikes: Evil bunnies and when there is no cake left in the tin.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Retromania


My pretty purchase from Retromania yesterday, decade unknown, £10

Friday, 18 July 2014

Postcard from Vienna


Christina and Claire sent me a postcard from Vienna (to remind me of the fun I missed out on no doubt) <3




Thursday, 17 July 2014

Coke advert


Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well.
He drank some coke from the wishing well.
He groaned, he griped, he surely went mad.
In spite of his efforts, ended up in the polar bear ad

*My spontaneous poetry upon seeing this advert for Coca Cola*

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Collectif crazy

For the last couple of days, Collectif has been hosting a sample sale in Camden. Having never been to one of those and liking their stuff, of course I dashed there after work yesterday and even in the afternoon today. I saw the agarve skirt in purple (which I had originally wanted that was sold out by the time I could order it so I got the pink one instead). For £15 instead of £40, who am I to say no to that? Then today I dropped in after going elsewhere and debated over this cowgirl playsuit. It was calling to me but it wasn't really my style. I dithered for a long while but eventually the salesgirl convinced me. So for £10, this garment came home with me too. Plus I got this lovely little shopping bag. Of course I wanted to get a selection of dresses too but I was a good girl and restrained myself to only 2 items. Next time though... I need to find more sample sales!


Thursday, 10 July 2014

New stuff

So I got some new stuff as you might have guessed. A burgundy jumpsuit in the Sunday market in Belgium for 15 euros, a cute purse swapped online and the loveliest pale yellow petticoated dress which was exactly what I wanted and had been looking for, for a couple of years. it's Jane Norman which is rather surprising for a high street brand but I love it. All for the price of a parcel. Bargain


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Twitter

I rarely get involved on Twitter and I'm not active enough to bother usually. But yesterday, in the space of an hour, this happened. I have no problems in naming and shaming. And I while I hate using the word lol, it seemed to fit well in response to the brat who wished death upon Jews (not mentioned in this particular delightful exchange). She also couldn't answer much of the topic of argument and kept resorting back to the word 'pig' which will apparently win all of the arguments where she lives. And then continues to harass me after starting a separate argument, telling me to 'gtfo of her profile' (even though she started harassing me on a private message) and then kept on responding. I give you, the ramblings of the usual stuff many Jews and Israelis have to deal with on a regular basis: 



Monday, 7 July 2014

Belgium

So on the weekend we went to Belgium. Of course it poured. Of course mum made me get up at 6.15, complain that we should have gotten up earlier and then promptly forgot the bagels for breakfast. But I got to go on the Eurostar for the first time in over 10 years which is an achievement. My only regret is that I didn't have a drink at the bar in the posh hotel but next time maybe. I shall now picture spam; waffles and statues and stairs, oh my!















Sunday, 6 July 2014

This gulf

Amidst all of this hustle and bustle of murder going on in Israel, it's easy to take sides. I am unashamedly pro-Israel and have lost friends because of it. When I went on Israel tour at age 16, we met with a group of Palestinian teens living in Israel who were just the same as us. Until we got to the knotty issue at hand. Then they repeated the speech that they had been brought up to believe and refused to see any other way. Such a gulf separated us even though minutes before, they had been chatting animatedly about teenage things. One girl I talked to is one I remember the most. She wanted to study and get a job before she married and wanted to delay that until she was about 25, 5 years later than the common age of marriage for her community. Now that we are both at this age, I wonder how she fares and if she ever got to do exactly that. I hope she did

Friday, 4 July 2014

Layering

I do like a bit of layering and this week I got to do just that. 2 dresses sounds a bit much but it worked particularly well with this outfit. I call it the kawaii schoolgirl look. I'm really getting into touches of kawaii (Japanese cute) now


Frilly socks on top of tights


The sunflowers are errant earrings


Love my new platforms