Friday, 2 November 2012

Why is it Dark at Night? (Alternatively, Ponies!)

I'm so very colour coordinated today! My sweater matches my shorts and even my lips match the black bits of my outfit. Also, I really like this new black lipstick. What do you guys think of it?

sweater - c/o Sheinside
blouse - Vintage
shorts - I made them (kind of)! - DIY
shoes - Vintage
lipstick - Ebay

So you know what? Being a scientist/science nerd and all, and in an attempt to make outfit posts a little bit more than "so I wore this sweater today because I like it and I think it looks cool... *awkward shuffle*", and also in an attempt to convince/brainwash you guys into thinking science is cool, I've decided to include an amazing science thing at the end of my outfit posts. If you're not into that, then feel free to skip right past it, but if you think it's worth your while then you may just learn something :) I'm also going to try and relate it to my outfits somehow... this following video has a lot of bright yellow and black so... yeah. That totally counts.
I've got another clip from Minute Physics today, because they make the cutest little science videos. Have you ever thought about why the sky is dark at night? Because the sun isn't shining - well, yeah. But if we didn't have an atmosphere, the sky would always look dark, night and day. So why is space dark? Why don't all the stars light up space? The answer to the question is not as obvious as you might think.
I hope you're all having a marvellous week. I really need to start studying for my uni exams so I can become an actual proper scientist, so I'm going to go do that now.

Much love!


  1. Wow the video was amazing! My mind is really boggling haha. Proud that I have now learnt something new; it's really refreshing after all my exam study I have been doing. I look forward to more videos

    Your outfit us truly wonderful! I have always had a love for printed sweaters

    Best of luck with your exams

    xx carina

  2. Woah that blew my mind!
    I have astronomy this semester, and I really love learning about anything to do with the night sky. Do you know how fast Jupiter rotates? Like, 9 hour days, holy cow!

    You look fabulous, as per usual!

    1. Wow, Jupiter is seriously whizzing around, that's amazing!
      I'm so jealous that you're studying astronomy. So jealous. I've very nearly convinced myself to do a fundamental physics course and astrophysics next year at uni (and just stay at uni forever).

      Did you know that scientists have just discovered the closest exo-planet ever discovered, at just around 4 light years away? (It would still take 40000 years to travel to using our current technology, but still. it's pretty damn close relative to the rest of the universe). And it has years of about 3 days long, that's how close to its sun it is.

    2. I love it, my school only offers one class, or else I'd minor in it or something! My dad's a huge star geek and he whips out this little telescope sometimes and it's really neat.

      I didn't know that, that's crazy! The universe is so freaking cool.

    3. I'm doing astronomy too! One of the best bits is that for our coursework we get to take long exposure photos of the night sky so you can see the 'star trails'

      I don't really have many cool astronomy facts because I only started the course this year, but I do know that there is a crater on the far side of the moon called Love.

    4. That's awesome - combining photography and astronomy. How long are your exposures? It would be amazing to see how much the earth moves within the exposure time of one photograph.

    5. The exposures are a couple of hours long at least, which means excuses to lie on the ground and look at the stars with hot chocolate. Definitely my favourite type of coursework!

    6. Wow. That sounds like the best kind of study ever.

    7. I only wish they taught everything like that.

  3. Beautiful combo!

  4. i adore the vampy shades of your hair and lips with the happy yellow. horses <3 ! haha way to go girl, always promoting our science :)

    pandaphilia fashion

  5. Loving the black lipstick! suites you really well. Also, thank you for posting that video! It was incredible to watch as definitely taught me something this morning.

    I have a blog giveaway running at the moment, feel free & enter for your chance to win a Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick! x

    ..F A S H E R N A B L Y - L A T E..

  6. Ponies sweater! I love it. And you matched it perfectly, like a doll :)

  7. GAH Y U SO PERFECT? Also, that video was absolutely mind-blowing!

  8. You look so pretty in the last pic! I am loving the black lipstick, dark hair, and cat eye. I studied environmental policy, so kind-of sciency, and always feel guilty rambling on about only clothes on my blog too!
    Happy Friday!
    xo Hannah

  9. I just discovered your blog thanks to Chictopia and I really love it! Love your sweater and shorts! Following you on GFC and Bloglovin! It will be great if you can check my blog:)


  10. This outfit is the cutest ever! I love how perfectly everything matches. I wish I had an adorable pair of shorts like those. So cute.

  11. Adore this outfit! You have the best taste!

  12. Hi there! So happy to see you incorporating a bit of science into your posts. I think it's a Unique Selling Point :)Look at the discussion you've already sparked, really good stuff!

    I've started putting together a directory of scientist bloggers, to supplement the interviews :)


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