Friday, 30 December 2016

Goodbye 2016

song of the day - anything by Beyonce (like legit, have you heard Lemonade?!)

So, another year (almost) gone. Not that much has happened with me this year. Blogging was put on the back burner a while ago so I'd have more time to work, and to play. Although I didn't manage to do any travelling this year, I did get to spend more time with friends. More time exploring my own city. More time getting tattooed.

The big thing that happened to me this year was that I got promoted in June, just after my birthday came around. It was great, first I got a pay upgrade by turning twenty-five (hello living wage), then I got another by becoming a supervisor. It's all about the Benjamin's (cough pennies) baby.

I'm now closer to thirty than to twenty, which I'm fine with. Kind of. Ah well, I've got another four and a half years to come to terms with the big three-oh.

Oh, I almost forgot, I'm doing an online learning thing. I'm hoping to get off the shop floor, and into an office. By the end on 2017 I'll hopefully by CIPD qualified! That's probably my only 'resolution' for 2017.

Anyway, Happy (almost) New Year! That probably should have gone at the top of the post. Ah well. Hopefully in 2017 we'll get that world peace thing sorted out, and we can all have a nice year. Wishful thinking? More than likely.

How have you all been? How are you seeing in the new year?

Rubi x


Thursday, 25 February 2016

Box With The Kangeroo

song of the day - Death Wish by Lloyd Banks
 dress - UrbanOutfitters (currently on sale for £12). boots - Dune. socks - Primark.
I've been wearing my old boots pretty much every day for around 2 years, and it's time to retire them. They've been worn so much the leather has thinned, and there are now two little wholes in the right boot. I do still love them, and haven't managed to throw them out (yet), but I did buy these boots as a replacement a few weeks ago. They're from the same brand (Dune), so let's hope they last just as long.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Everything's Going To Be Alright

song of the day - Everything's Going To Be Alright by Naughty By Nature
Chinese New Year in Manchester is always a good day out. This year I'll be working on Sunday, during the actual parade, so I decided to go down today and try out some of the food. If you're in Manchester tomorrow I'd definitely recommend visiting the centre and spending stupid amounts of money on food.
I really wanted to try out Bing & Bao, but the queue was always massive, so instead I went with Yang Sing. If it hadn't been chucking it down I probably would have queued up, but I was already soaked.
 A few different artists have created some street art on display near Selfridges, it was amazing seeing one of the artists at work.
 vegetable dumplings from Yang Sing
Joe On The Go lattes are lovely
Rubi

Thursday, 4 February 2016

With The Wrong Attitude

song of the day - Nice Guys Finish Last by Cobra Starship
top&jumper - Primark. trousers - Zara.
Sometimes you see something in the sale that you really want, but don't exactly need so you don't buy it. Then, when you go back online later because you've decided you actually really do need them they've sold out. That's the story behind these trousers. I was absolutely gutted, then I managed to find them in the big Zara in Manchester, where I immediately snatched them up before I could change my mind. Again.
I mean, green corduroy bell-bottoms are just a must, right? Well, maybe not, but who cares. They were only £7.99.
 Rubi

Thursday, 21 January 2016

I'm Afraid I can't

song of the day - I'm Afraid Of Americans by david Bowie
dress - H&M. top - Zara. underthingy to protect what little modesty I have - Primark.
Wasn't the snow lovely! Thankfully I wasn't actually out in it in this outfit, otherwise my legs would have dropped off from frostbite. A few toes certainly came close. I pretty much spent the snow day snuggled up in my dressing gown, only venturing out to take a few photos of the prettiness.

I do love this dress, but it's not often I wear it. The material snags quite easily, so I have to be very careful about where I'm walking while wearing it. That's not an easy thing for me, if I go a day without bumping into something I consider it a miracle.
The snow only stuck around for about 24 hours, I was very disappointed. The only good thing about it was that here wasn't much of a slushy aftermath, so I was able to go to work without donning my wellies. 
Rubi x

Sunday, 17 January 2016

You Found Me

song of the day - I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift
jumper - souvenir from my brother. skirt - Zara. 
Shorts skirts, big jumpers, that's pretty much my aesthetic. I'll be rocking a miniskirt along with my stickered zimmer when I'm 80.
It snowed yesterday/last night, and I love it! Mostly because I'm not in work until Tuesday, so I don't have to battle the weather on my commute.
Rubi x

Friday, 15 January 2016

Radar Can't Even Find You

song of the day - Encore by Eminem/Dr Dre/50 Cent
 New day, new blog post, new bag. Add them all together and what do you get? A crying bank account, and a "what's in my bag" post, duh.
The items in my bag haven't really changed since the last What's In My Bag post I wrote 6 months ago. There's still a stupid amount of lip products, a few pens (yet no paper to write on), and my purse. I only actually need to carry around a few of these things day to day, but everything seems to gravitate to the bottom of my bag. If I can't find a lipstick it's usually in my bag.
There are some things that I carry around that I forgot to include in this, namely my keys and my phone.
bag - ColourBlock Pushlock Satchel from Accessorize. purse - Tree French Purse Small from Mulberry. card holder - Small Credit Card Slip from Mulberry.
Rubi

Thursday, 7 January 2016

She Caused A Scene

song of the day - Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
top & skirt - Zara. tights - Primark. 
With Christmas over my hours have gone back down at work; no more working 6 days a week (for the foreseeable future)! This means I actually have time to sit down and catch up with the blogging world. Be it writing my own blog, or reading others, I love relaxing with my wifi.
For my first outfit post of the year I thought I'd go with an old favourite: Zara. I still remember when we first got Zara in my hometown, it was lust at first sight. 8 years later and we now have a love that will never die, Ross and Rachel ain't got shit on us.
I'm not a big wearer of white (I say this every time I do a outfit post wearing anything white), but this skirt just had to come home with me last year. The shape, and material is just perf! Zara know how to make a good pencil skirt, they always fit perfectly.
Rubi

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Her tattoo's Always Hidden

song of the day - 5 Colours In Her hair by McFly
I have such a love/hate relationship with sales; my heart loves them but my head hates them. I'm pretty sure if my bank balance was animate it would be weeping more than I did when Angel died in Rent right now.  Who can deny thyself a bargain? Not I. Technically I did not overspend during the sales (only because I didn't set myself a budget).
Like last year I bought myself a new handbag (look out for a What's In My Bag post) which was reasonably priced, a card holder which was not reasonably priced, and a load of Lush stuff which was half price! Bargain.
Lush gift sets - Candy Box, Christmas Bath Time Favourites, and Little Snow Fairy.
Did you get yourself anything nice in the sales this year?
Rubi

Friday, 1 January 2016

Would You Sing Along Too

song of the day - If I by Natty
Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2016. Nothing big really happened to me in 2015, so here's hoping next year is a little more interesting.
New Years resolutions aren't really for me. I'm less of a goals person, and more of a hopes person. For 2016 I hope to not spend as much money on clothes and makeup (wishful thinking), to get a new job, and to just be happier.
I'm in work today, so I thought I'd do a quick little post showing nine of my best Instagram photos of the year. Ok, so maybe I was inspired by (cough*copied*cough) 50million other bloggers to do this.
You can find your 9 Of The Best using this website.
This is actually a pretty good representation of my instagram account; makeup, Primark, and Harry Potter. All that's missing is the million and one selfies!
Rubi

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