Saturday, 19 March 2016

Corduroy Kid

||     Pinafore - Topshop      Shirt - Topshop       Cardigan - Pins & Needles at Urban Outfitters  ||
||  Tights - Primark    Boots - New Look     Bag - Esprit at ASOS  ||

Another outfit for the blog today and this time I am sharing my absolute favourite Winter-to-Spring outfit. I think it perfectly sums up the change in seasons.

First things first, I'm wearing another pinafore. I did an outfit post previous with one of these a while back and I have worn it to death, so picking up another was without question - they just suit my style completely. This one is sightly more traditional in style than my other, with the cross back and button-over straps and it is in this stunning burgundy corduroy material which I am in love with. It makes it so soft and comfy and such a versatile piece -  it's definitely going to end up wardrobe staple!

The shirt I wore with it has this gorgeous botanical floral print all over and ties in beautifully, the dress bringing out its burgundy accents. You can see another way I styled this shirt here

I then threw over a big cardigan because let's be honest, I live in England and it is not really warm enough yet to where just this out, so a big fuzzy jumper keeps me covered for all weathers. My bag is the one I'm using for sixth form because as I suspected, shoulder backs have been murdering my back with the library I seem to carry everywhere with me these days, so this backpack is my new best friend. 

And then its just completed with the holy grail super cosy tights and the Chelsea boots I wear 24/7. Ta-dah! A perfect early spring look.

What do you wear to change with the seasons?


Saturday, 27 February 2016

Winter Playlist

When We Were Young - Adele
Life On Mars? - David Bowie
YOUTH - Troye Sivan
Poloroid - Imagine Dragons
Starman - David Bowie
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Imagine - Jack Johnson
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Bros - Wolf Alice 
Stay - Rihanna
Heroes - David Bowie
Robot - Novah
Vienna - Ultravox
Lorde - Royals
Sense of Home - Harrison Storm

Music is something I rarely post about, but something I love, so today I am changing that and sharing my winter playlist with you all. As you can probably tell, my music taste is incredibly mixed, both in style and era, so here's a few notes on some of my current favourites

-  Adele // If I'm not listening to this playlist, I'm listening to 25. It is hands down my favourite album of the past year - every single song is beautiful. Adele is queen. (also I'm seeing her live in march ohmygosh I'm excited)
-  Bowie // It's no secret I love 70s/80s music, and Bowie is the absolute king of that era. Recently I have been listening to his music pretty much non-stop, reminding me of its utter brilliance and his sheer genius. A music mastermind sadly lost. 
-  Chart toppers // I've also got some of my chart hit favourites on this list, the most played probably being Shawn Mendes, but of course what's a playlist without a guilty bit of Biebs eh? :)
-  The new finds // I love finding great lesser known artists, so this playlist is not without a few. Harrison Storm is definitely one of my favourites recently, his voice is so peaceful, it just chills me completely out, as does Novah and I hope to find more of their music I love in the future. Definitely check these 2 out if you haven't. 
What's on your winter playlist?

Saturday, 20 February 2016

90s Dungaree Dreams

||  Dungarees - ASOS        Jumper - Brandy Melville     Necklace - Accessorize  ||
||     Shoes - Converse    Rings - Miscellaneous  ||

Let's just skip over the fact I haven't posted in 2 months even though I said I would. A levels are hard. But I've got a bit more time as its half term so I'm back on it - I've really missed my little blog.

To start back I thought I'd do one of my favourites, the good old outfit post. Today's ensemble has a bit of a 90s vibe going on with dungarees and converse, which wasn't intentional but I'm quite liking it. I feel a little bit Rachel Green.

Starting with the dungarees, they are one of my newer purchases which I've had my eye on for a while. Recently I"ve been loving 1 piece garments like dresses or pinafores and so as dungarees were missing from my list, I decided to order some from ASOS to see if they suited me. I did not expect these to fit all at if I'm honest but ohmygosh do they just. Like a glove. I  also wasn't sure if I was going to like the fit, as they're a bit looser than the super skinny jeans super high waisted I usually wear, but I was surprised to find I really do and it's a nice change.

My style is quite simple so with these I chucked on my current favourite jumper, this plain khaki one from Brandy Melville aka the softest baggiest thing ever, a bit of gold jewellery from Accessorize to spice it up a bit, and my very battered white converse which may or may not be my second pair - they are well loved!

I never thought 90s fashion was for me but I do very much like subtle twist on it and I'm definitely going to see what other trends from the decade I can subtly incorporate into my style. After all, I am a 90s kid. But only just.

What do you think of dungarees & the 90s? 


Thursday, 24 December 2015

Just In Time For Christmas

It appears I've had a bit of a blogging break over most of this festive period (life happens), but it's not quite over yet so I think there's just time to squeeze in a little christmassy post before its all over. I was tagged by the lovely Making Life A Camera blog (Thank you) to do the Christmas tag and even though I've done this so many times (I think this is the third time :) I still love doing it every year. I've loved reading everyone's different versions this year, and whilst I'm doing the one I was tagged in, I've added a few questions I liked from others to make it my own. So here is my 2015 version of the Christmas tag.

Favourite Christmas movie/s? 
Hands down Love Actually. Anyone who knows me knows I am OBSESSED with this movie. I watch it all year round, and basically every other day over the festive period, and I'm willing to have the argument with anyone who says it's not brilliant. Other honourable mentions include childhood favourites of The Polar Express and The Snowman as well as Elf and It's A Wonderful Life. I like Christmas movies.

Favourite Christmas Song/s?
ALL OF THEM. The music is one of my favourite parts of this season, and my all time favourites are Do They Know Its Christmas, Merry Christmas Everyone and All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Real tree or fake tree?
I would love a real one, but we always have fake one due to convenience. 

Giving presents or receiving them?
I would be lying if I said I didn't like getting gifts, but I do think there is nothing better than finding something you thinks perfect for someone and watching them open it and love it.  

Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?
Morning. Stockings before breakfast and then eat, get dressed and open presents under the tree. The evening in my house is reserved for sleeping and watching Christmas TV. 

What tops your tree?
Currently a ribbon bow. It doesn't sound that festive, and to be honest it isn't, but it looks pretty good.  It is sparkly ribbon. We aren't super boring.

Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph. BOOM. Ten points to Gryffindor. 

What would be your dream place to visit at Christmas?
It's got to be in the snowy mountains like the Alps or somewhere. I've never had a white Christmas and I've always wanted one; it just think it would be so beautiful and so fun. I was about to write I'd love to ski as well but I just remember the previous time I've tried skiing (admittedly on a dry slope),  I ended up falling of the lift and doing the splits and there was much pain. So maybe not that bit but definitely a cold, snowy Christmas.

Handmade Christmas cards or bought?
I wish I had time to make homemade ones but realistically bought ones. One year I do hope to get my craft hat on though!

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
My family and I always go into central London for an evening near Christmas and just wander looking at as many lights as possible. We also always watch Carols from Kings on Christmas Eve by the fire with snacks and its very cosy and festive. 

Merry Christmas

Thursday, 29 October 2015

What I Got For My 17th Birthday

On the 15th of October, I turned 17 years old. I can now drive. I know I'm going to be terrible.

I had a pretty good birthday this year, very chilled but lovely, and I got some awesome gifts. Every year pretty much since I started blogging, I've done a post on my birthday goodies and they tend to be quite popular so this year is going to be no exception. It goes without saying that I am of course not trying to brag, I am super lucky and grateful for everything I got and I personally love reading these, thus that is why I am doing my own. So without further ado, here is what I received for my birthday!

My main present this year from my immediate family was a 13inch MacBook Air. I've had my trusty Dell for a very long time now and it was beginning to die thus I have been in need of a new one for a while. So when I receieved this I was beyond ecstatic. How I have gone my life with out a MacBook I do not know. It is so sleek and beautiful and fast (i'm used to waiting 5 minutes for a window to open) and I am just in love. I know I am unbelievably lucky to receive this, it is definitely not something I would expect and I am incredibly grateful. So thank you family.

I also got 2 other little things from my family to unwrap on my birthday (since we went and bought the laptop a week before), the first being a pretty little forest green bracelet and the second this awesome light-up initial, which is such a fun gift and looks fab in my room.

From my grandparents, I got this beautiful gold and black watch from ASOS which has proved most useful since I received it and I am now questioning how I lived with out a watch for so long. I mainly got gift cards and money from other relatives so I thought I would share something I purchased with these which is this red cord pinafore from Topshop. I did an outfit post a while back of the other pinafore I own from ASOS, which I have currently been living in so I thought I would purchase another, this one being in a gorgeous burgundy, perfect for autumn.

I also got some lovely gifts from my friends which include quite a few gift cards which I am yet to spend as wells as an Accessorise elephant necklace, some beautiful rose fairy lights (which after this, I am going to put up), the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush body butter which smells good enough to eat, a dinky little Heaven Scent Candle in Fig & Grape, a hand cream and candle a brand called Leafy and Lovely which have the most gorgeous packaging, and lots of food, in particular some candy sushi, which I planned to photograph but them ate. It was awesome though.

Thank you to everyone who gave me a gift and to anyone who said Happy Birthday to me in person or online, it made me smile a lot.

Here's to another year older (and hopefully passing my driving test.)

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