it’s national stationery week!

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did you know it’s national stationery week? do you love stationery? i most definitely do.

if you have any favourite stationery shops, let me know in the comments so i can check them out!

something arrived in the post this morning from my ever favourite present & correct, what perfect timing! so i thought it would be nice to share some of the lovely bits with you. also, over the week there will be a couple more stationery and paper related posts and hopefully a diy/tutorial post.

national stationery week - polka dot bag and paper bag from present and correct
national stationery week - eraser from present and correct
national stationery week - polka dot bag from present and correct
national stationery week - labels and stamps from present and correct
national stationery week - stamps from present and correct
national stationery week - tickets and flash card from present and correct
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lazy days

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firstly, remember i’m doing a giveaway! it closes at the end of today, so if you want to be one of 3 in with the chance to win a notebook and collage made by me, just read this post and comment. good luck!

this is my typical around the house or just ‘let’s wear whatever i first pick up from the chair of clothes’ sort of outfit. about as casual as i get really! ofcourse if i’m just in the house i won’t be wearing lipstick, but i happened to have put some on before i took these. i have actually worn this exact combination of clothes when i go into town or something too though, as it’s really comfortable and easy to layer if i want to. if you’ve ever seen me about you might know i wear this skirt quite a lot.

i’m not a tshirt person at all and will only wear tshirts i love. this is one of them! talking of tshirts, i love this one from h&ms recent ‘conscious’ collection. ever so pretty.

i think i only have a couple tshirts, which i feel is like nothing compared to the ..however many most people have! most of the time i wear dresses, so i don’t need them, or if i’m wearing a skirt i much prefer blouses or thin jumpers/sweaters. i’m not sure if that’s the right word for what i’m talking about. anyway…

laura redburn outfit post h&m skull tshirt and black tube skirt
laura redburn outfit post closeup flower in hair
laura redburn outfit post daisy necklace
laura redburn outfit post daisy necklace close up
laura redburn outfit post collage

skull tshirt // h&m
striped cardie // charity shop
necklace // peacocks (similar)
tube skirt // river island (very similar one here)
tights // tightsplease – i think the colour is ‘petrol blue’

as much as i love this cardie, it has no buttons and i always have to wear it open, which is a bit annoying when it’s chilly.

‘sew buttons on!’ i hear you shout ..alas i cannot as, thanks to my boobs, can barely pull it over them.
now, i hate the labelling of body shapes, but i must admit it’s easy if you’re trying to explain quickly to someone. as i’m slightly hourglassy (booby and hippy with a smaller waist) as well as short i find it hard finding clothes that i both like and fit me.

i like fitted clothes and so if i can find something that fits over my chest it’s often WAY too big for my waist and/or my hips too depending on the shape of the clothing. or i find something that fits perfectly around my waist and hips but is way too small in the chest and squashes me (never a good look). makes certain styles of tops and dresses a total nightmare.

it’s taken a long time to get there, but i love my body (aside from my bingo wings) and have no reason to feel ashamed of it or change it. if that means making extra effort to find clothes that fit well, so be it.

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tan, but not tanned

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it’s so nice when it’s sunny.

i don’t really like being in the sun, and i can’t stand being hot, but i like when it’s sunny because it makes me feel happy. i love rainy gloomy weather too ..but it is nice being able to go out without a million layers on for once. spring is wonderful because when it’s sunny, there’s still a very slight chill in the air. just right for me, anyway.
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snapshots of my week – 19th april

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as you may quickly be able to tell ..i didn’t do much this week. well, nothing really it was worth taking photos of and/or things i want to keep secret for now. got to have a little mystique, haven’t we?

i did however find some little blocks of wood at the weekend and painted on them. a 7, 8 (not pictured) and an exclamation mark that i didn’t paint the inside of as i liked the texture of the wood grain. i love painting and i really should do it more! i’ll make it a plan for the coming week.

photo of number seven painted on wood on blue background

photo of exlamation mark painted on wood on blue background

bracelet with coloured rings on yellow background

i found this bracelet when i was tidying, haven’t seen or worn it for years! i like when that happens, it’s like you have something new without having to spend a penny. i really like the pink and the two blues.

doily with illustration by caitlin shearer
paper doll illustration by caitlin shearer

i also found these (and lots of other) bits that caitlin shearer sent me years ago. they were still in the envelope i’d put them in to keep them safe when i moved here, so now i’m trying to find somewhere to put them.

blossom tree

i only went a couple times this week, one of those times was on wednesday. i saw this pretty blossom tree and snapped a photo on my phone. it was worth going out just to see that lovely tree. spring, yay!

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