Thursday, 23 July 2015

school's out

I am the Queen of Casual. That's not to say I do it well, but I most certainly favour a baggy jean or pair of dungarees over a better fitted, slim fit garm. 

You may know that I'm a teacher, and you may have also noticed that for students and teachers alike, the summer holidays have begun. Don't worry, I won't rub it in too much - I'm not even going on holiday this year, sob - but I will give you an insight into the life of an overworked sixth form college teacher in her weeks off. 

Wearing? Much like the image above, you will find me in boyfriend jeans, loose fit tees, gym gear, muted tones and denim - all the denim. I'm just not one of those who does 'off duty chic' all that well! I'm all about the comfort and will openly admit I rarely wear a bra when I'm not at work. T-shirt bras, bralets... what resemble training bras your pre-pubescent self bought from Tammy Girl - that's my holy grail. That, or nothing. #freethenipple. Dungarees are great for hiding a bra-free day. 

Dungarees Topshop Striped Tank ASOS Mohair Cardigan ASOS Boyfriend Jeans Mango Nike Joggers ASOS

Eating? This week I've been back on Slimming World with a vengeance. I really went off-piste in the run up to the end of term and it showed. I put on about 5lbs and felt frustrated with myself. Now I'm back on plan and two days in can already see the difference! I really struggle with SW-friendly lunches at work, but being off gives me the freedom to be a little more inventive; jacket potatoes (radical, I know...), pasta dishes and noodles - I'm relishing making lunch enjoyable again. 

Reading? All the books! I love the summer holidays for giving me the time and head space to really get back into reading. I'm currently half way through To Kill a Mockingbird after never having read it before! I have a huge pile of books to get through, including The Two of Us by Andy Jones for my Book Club feature next week. 

Watching? I've just finished the current series of OITNB, and have just come to the end of watching all eight series of Entourage with the boyfriend. I need something new, suggestions? 

Doing? Making the most of a quiet gym mid morning, popping into town to run errands, catching up with friends, window shopping (downside of summer holidays? all the time and none of the money to do the things you'd like!), concocting new, tasty (and SW-friendly) recipes, seeing family... you get the idea. Tomorrow my Surrey-based pal Lorna is coming to Farnham for a day of charity shop book shopping (my favourite), lunch and generally catching up on life and making some fun summer plans. It's always good to have friends working in education to enjoy the holidays with! 

So, that's me for the next few weeks. As I said, we're not going away this summer so I will be using this time to really relax and get myself reading for what will undoubtedly be a hectic September. I hope to make the most of what Surrey and the local area has to offer - if you're local, have any day trip ideas or know anything fun going on in Surrey this summer do help a sister out!


  1. I am jealous of your holiday, I can't take time off in the next few weeks due to clearing so it's doubly painful haha!

    Maria xxx

  2. Love this! ♥
    You are making me jealous, pretty!

  3. Looking forward to a summer of days out together....whether you like it or not! And I think you've finally converted me to the denim side - I'm on the hunt for the perfect new denim addition to my wardrobe, just can't decide what it is! x


© Lizzie, Lately | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig