Sunday, 16 November 2014
Hello again... its been a while hasn't it? Well its currently exam season for me which unfortunately results in a lack of posts. I've basically been drowning in practice papers and general revision and it hasn't been fun. On the Brightside my last exam is next Friday and that's it until the new year so I can make my return to the blogosphere. So lets get down to business.
England has became the arctic in the last couple of days and on this day I made the mistake of only wearing a leather jacket and yes I did really regret it. But I assure you the coats are coming back out of my wardrobe very soon as I'm freezing most of the time. I've wanted to jump on the turtleneck jumper bandwagon as soon as autumn was in sight and when I saw this little number on the Zara website I had to snatch it up.
As I've been gravitating towards a more androgynous and tailored look recently I decided to pair it with these cigarette trousers from Topshop which were an absolute bargain. I think that the reason behind this sudden obsession is down to re-watching breakfast at Tiffany's and a film featuring the queen of androgyny and one of my favourite ever characters, Annie Hall. As I thought this outfit was a little bit dreary I decided to add a touch of colour by pairing it with a red lip and a beautiful piece of costume jewellery from Zara (and yes it does make me feel a tad Audrey Hepburn especially with the hat). I also wore my favourite thing I own, my floppy hat from Urban Outfitters that I fell in love with before a gig in Birmingham.
As this is England after all I wore my comfy and trusty black boots from New Look which I bought last year and have not left my feet. After seeing them in store last week I've deemed it acceptable to wear them again this year. My purse is definitely thanking me for it.
All of these pieces have become wardrobe staples for me. Let me know in the comments what your wardrobe staples are for this time of year.
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Earlier this week me and some friends took a trip into London to basically have a look round and procrastinate as usual. After drowining in the crowds at Oxford Circus we decided to have lunch in the slightly less busy Covent Garden. I love this area as it has the perfect balance of the hustle and bustle of the large London shopping areas but with a relaxed feeling. it also has lots of independent stores amongst some larger name brands (which I find quite refreshing). We then spotted Shake Shack. I've heard the Americans and London bloggers mention this gem a number of times and decided to check out the menu. To my surprise the menu had a number of different options at a great price point. I opted for the Shack Burger as it seemed like the perfect but simple burger. Which it was. I really liked the fact that the bun was more like a brioche bun which is something you don't see that often. I also ordered cheesy chips. this was for me the highlight of the meal. If im honest the chips on there own would have been nice but nothing special but with the cheese as well! It was pure heaven.
Another noteworthy mention is that Covent Garden has their Christmas lights and decorations up This made me think that its a bit too early to have decorations up already until I realised.....its Christmas next month. Did I hear you correctly I hear you cry? Yes CHRISTMAS IS NEXT MONTH!!! Back to the point I would definitely recommend trying Shake Shack as it is something we don't really have in the UK and despite its mixed reviews I really liked it and it was great value for money.
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Sunday, 26 October 2014
002 I took a trip to the hairdressers for a well deserved trim. My hair had grown so much I was practically drowning in hair. So I took the plunge and had about an inch and a bit chopped off. This is a pretty big deal for me as my hair is my baby and I'm seriously picky when it comes to having it cut, but I must say I love what they've done. I do love going to the hairdressers, but who doesn't? I then cracked on with the bane of my life. Revision. As exams are lurking around every corner I thought I would get the dreaded language assessment preparation out of the way with.
003 I went on a patrol to get myself a new foundation. After many hours thinking I couldn't narrow it down from my Clinique favourite and the new Diorskin Star. So I will have to put that on hold.
004 Today I am having a day in on the laptop looking for present ideas as my friends birthday is coming up. I'm going to London on Wednesday with a friend so I'll probably be looking up the best places to eat and some other places to visit besides Covent Garden and Regent street.
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Sunday, 19 October 2014
Recently I've been the biggest outfit repeater to ever exist. I just find it so hard to dress for the weather that we're having that I've basically worn the same outfit over and over again. I've got so many ideas of what look I want I just can't find pieces to suit me. One of my favourite ways to get inspiration is doing a spot of good old fashioned people watching to gain some insight into street style, but this is unfortunately very time consuming. This is where the Mallzee App comes in.
Mallzee is basically a hall of inspiration from over 200 stores hosting more than 2 million items. I have only been recommended the app recently but it has been the biggest life saver. The idea of the app is that you create different themed style feeds on which you can set a criteria and the app does the rest. The feeds you create host thousands of items perfectly tailored to you. The app helps you find pieces that are exactly what you're looking for and can help with either a wardrobe revamp or help find the perfect staple piece. I really love the fact that they have such an array of different brands as I find on other big name fashion apps some types of items are harder to find.
Mallzee is the quickest and easiest way to prevent outfit repeating and find some inspiration as it has all of your favourite brands under one perfectly designed roof. It's minimal effort and maximum results, my favourite way to do things. You can download the app here and I didn't even get to the best part.....It's free! I can definitely say that this is by far my favourite fashion app and has helped me adjust my wardrobe to the new season. All I can say is, watch out Polyvore there's a new kid in town!
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Sunday, 12 October 2014
A week ago now I travelled to Wolverhampton with some friends to go and see one of my favourite bands Alt J. When I first heard them on the Brit Awards a few years ago now I knew I was onto a winner. I found out they were touring a year later but I was too busy to go at the time. When I found out earlier this year that they were playing within an hours drive away from me I jumped at the chance. With the release of This Is All Yours on the day of the gig some people were clueless to the what the setlist would be. I absolutely love their new sound especially Every other freckle, Nara and Warm Foothills amongst many others I was praying that they would play Matilda and Taro. Marika Hackman who features on Warm Foothills was supporting. I already loved her song Bath Is Black and my love for her as grown since the gig. As we waited in the crowd the sound of Hunger of the Pine creped in and the band walked on stage. They then proceeded to play Fitzpleasure, Something Good, Left Hand free and Dissolve me before they played Matilda. All of the songs were played absolutely true to the recorded versions and sounded so amazing that I cant really fathom the words to describe it. As a massive fan of the film Leon I love Matilda with all my heart and my expectations of it being played live were definitely true. they also played Ripe and Ruin which is really the odd one out of their first album but everyone absolutely loved that they played it as it really broke up the set.
Then they played Taro. as if this gig wasn't enough of an emotional rollercoaster for me already. Taro is such a beautiful song and shares a story in which I really enjoy. If it wasn't only the amazing sounds that did it for me the lights were so effective. I know this might sound like the nerdiest thing to notice the lights at a gig but trust me lights are everything. One thing I was nervous for was the new touring member as Gwil left the band earlier this year but the new bassist was so sweet and definitely fit in with everyone. The band then came on for an encore of Lovely day, Nara and Breezeblocks. Amongst me and the people behind me screaming "senpai notice me" and "Gus bae its me", catching the drum sticks then dropping them, dancing and singing until I had no voice left, I had an absolutely amazing night. I'm saying the best gig of the year so far, but we'll see how Catfish and the Bottlemen and Bombay Bicycle Club are.
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Sunday, 5 October 2014
Rings-Pandora & Athens Silver Store
Yesterday me and my good friend decided to take a well earned trip into town and thought I would do an impromptu OOTD. The weather at the moment is the bane of my life. Do I wear a coat? or do I wear a jacket? or is it basically going to turn into a subterranean climate at about 2:30 in the afternoon? These are the questions we ask on a daily basis. So with that in mind I went for the middle man of a jacket and it turned out to be the right choice. I went for an all black outfit today (would this really be my blog without one?) as I thought its been a while since I've worn all black. Back on track the main purpose of this outfit was to show off my Docs. She finally got Docs? I hear you cry, well yes I did! despite the rumours that wearing them feels like treading on a bed of nails for at least the first decade of wear I wore them yesterday. In fact I pretty much think that all of the Doc horror stories are false apart from the well known size down tip. I went for something pretty minimalistic to show off my new babies and my feet didn't die whilst walking which is an absolute turning point for me.
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Sunday, 21 September 2014
Bag-Kate Spade New York
Bag-Kate Spade New York
Well hello internet! it's been a little while now since I've been blogging as going back to school is still as strenuous as ever and from now on I will try and make as much time for my blog as possible. Anyway back to the point of this post! Yesterday me and my friends took a trip to Birmingham to go shopping, go to a gig and see what Birmingham had to offer. We had a really amazing but tiring day and today we decided to have a walk around a local village and get some lunch. As sadly the summer has come to a close I wore my jumper and my new love which is my leather jacket. I have wanted a more fitted jacket with a buckle for so long but gave up hope after coming to terms with the fact that I was not willing to spend £200 on a jacket! But this H&M offering really suits the bill. My mom jeans are also a new love of mine as I've been searching high and low for the perfect pair. I have tried so many other pairs that I gave up and thought the style just didn't suit me but once again H&M saved the day, producing the perfect cut and shape of mom jeans. I then paired them with my red tartan scarf to brighten up the outfit. I then wore my trusty chunky Chelsea boots and my beloved Kate Spade bag.
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