Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fairy Lights

I can't do it. I'm going to have to talk about Christmas again! Tinsel, fairy lights and mince pies have been purchased (highly recommend the puff pastry beauties from the bakery bit in Tesco). Advent calendar is ready to go and I can finally listen to Wham 'Last Christmas' tomorrow. I'm really, stupidly excited and happy to be heading home for longer than a couple of days, my family were just the biggest babes this weekend, so much love!

Before I can resign myself to days full of hot drinks, lots of food and Home Alone I do have to get some work done however. I have two really boring, dry projects about networking, sourcing blah blah blah but they have given me the opportunity to talk to some really lovely people, including some of my favourite bloggers who have been incredibly lovely and helpful. My third project is actually really fun and I've been practicing with stop motion animations of silly stuff like pugs and velcro rollers to super mario music. I really am so childish. I've been using my tumblr to help keep me on track with inspirations to fit in with me and my style (romantic, nostalgic, childish, witty) and these are a few of my favourites that I've been reblogging and finding. I thought I'd share them as I've personally found them really influential and some have been a bit of starting point so some of you might like them. I've finally purchased a tripod now as well and although I don't really have the space in my uni room to take good outfit photos, when I get home I am on that! Countdown has well and truly started, how's everyone else been getting into the Christmas spirit? Do you love the festive season or loathe it?


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wishful wishful

Items from Love, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Opi and Ray-Ban

Firstly I want to say thank you and hello to new followers and lovely commenters and everyone reading. I'm loving reading all your comments and seeing new followers, you're all so lovely! I'm taking a break from busting out the stop motions today to make a little wishlist. I'm going home this weekend (eeee!) and I know my mum will want to know what I want for Christmas (a month tomorrow so I think the excitement is beginning to become appropriate) and I thought I'd do some preparation. 

I really want a new pair of glasses (got my short-sighted eyes on some Chanel or some Ray Ban frames) which is maybe a little boring but I can't afford them myself at the minute, boooo. Since student poverty first struck me 2 years ago, I really enjoy just getting clothes and makeup and really standard stuff because I can't really justify buying them for myself. I'd really like to finally get my hands on some slipper shoes and some good quality sparkly nail polish (ideally Opi 'Rainbow Connection'). I'm easily pleased! I cannot wait to start my own Christmas shopping. I keep considering doing big orders online and getting it all out of the way but I'm just depriving myself of a brill day shopping, wrapped up warm with plenty of Starbucks hot chocolate breaks and Christmas music. What's everyone else asking for or treating yourself to for the festive period? I think I'm going to buy myself a vulgar, sequinned vintage knit for Christmas day because that's just what I feel I should wear. I'll try to do a post soon where I don't mention Christmas but I can't make any promises about that.


Sunday, 20 November 2011


Dress (worn as skirt): Darling, Top: Topshop, Belt: H&M, Necklace: Miss Selfridge, Jacket: River Island

Weekends are going by faster and faster at the minute, it's mental! This weekend has been another lovely one, chilling with William with a little bit of shopping (Christmas market has arrived in Bournemouth!!) and a bit more eating. I watched One Day last night and even though I was calling it a shit film at the end, I did really quite enjoy it. Anne Hathaway's accent was dodgy but I didn't really care after a while and just got immersed in the love story...although I maybe wish I'd turned it off about 20 minutes before the end. Any films anyone wants to recommend? I'm going to have some 'me-time' (hate that phrase, couldn't think of an alternative) today to get things done ie. blog photos and prepare for next week.

This week I'm planning to buckle  down and get a hefty amount of work done because I'm going home at the weekend and working a horrific shift on the Saturday. I work at a racecourse and am working probably the busiest day of the racing calendar there, from 7.30am until an undisclosed finish (late), yuckkk. I am hoping for lots of tips though so hopefully it'll be worth it!  4 weeks until I go home for Christmas, the countdown is well and truly on!

Getting back into skirts and dresses at minute after I've realised that it's a little boring to wear various combinations of trousers/jeans and sweaters all the much as I love to! I have such chubby fingers!


Thursday, 17 November 2011


Blazer: Urban Outfitter, Faux Fur Stole: From Topshop Coat, Jumper: New Look, Trousers: Peacocks

How annoying! Had a bit of a struggle today with a lot of my photos coming out blurry and when I went back for round 3 of attempting to get the perfect shot, the lock slider on my SD card snapped off?! Has this ever happened to anyone? It's now locked and unusable, so I've had to make do with what I'd already taken...good job I'd been a bit camera happy! Today has been a pretty productive day. Gathered lots of stuff for my sketchbook and was hoping to do a couple more stopmotions but plans have been changed by crappy SD cards.

Really looking forward to going home next weekend, I haven't seen my family in about 5 weeks and have only seen them once since I moved in September which is unheard of for me, I'm such a family person. To help me get through missing home and pets (pugs) we keep inviting a lovely, fluffy black cat called Jarvis into our house after he followed me in in the early hours last Saturday. I've never been a fan of cats, dog person 100%, but he's such a cutie and doesn't mind a cuddle.

Fur stole again today! I thought as I was wearing a thinner jacket, I needed the extra warmth. This boyfriend blazer was such a good find in the Urban Outfitters sale about 3 years ago now for £10. I'm distraught that it is fading a bit and looking pretty old but also excited that I'll be able to justify an expensive new blazer the next time I have money, eeee! What's on everybody's wish lists at the moment? I haven't been shopping in months, I have such a rubbish budget and feel so out of the game. If I was going to go shopping I don't even know what I'd want because I don't even let myself look on the Topshop website. Sad times. Might go shopping this weekend though and buy this, I'm sure I can find a spare £7.99 somewhere and I need a dress for festive parties!


Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Jacket: River Island, Stole: From Topshop Coat, Shirt: New Look, Sweater: Forever 21, Skirt: Zara, Necklace: Gift

I am as shocked as you are that I've actually managed to take some (admittedly awful) outfit photos and post again for about the 3rd time within a week?! So happy to finally be back into blogging, and being able read and comment everyone elses wonderful posts. It's so lovely for me to log in and see new followers and new comments even in my absence so thankyou!

Trying to start the week on a positive. Got given yet another confusing and horrific brief this morning but have come home to crack on with another project and have very proudly created a little stopmotion as part of my research, I've posted the results on my tumblr here. I'm so impressed with myself, I do know that it's actually pretty awful but I am terrible with technology sometimes and I did that entirely by myself, my Mum will understand when I tell her later. I actually find tumblr so much help for uni work as there are so many images etc out there that can really inspire my own approach. If anyone has any tumblrs to recommend or would like me to check out theirs, leave the link in the comments and I will stop by!

What's everyone up to this week, anyone up to anything more exciting than me? I think I'm going to start buying Christmas presents, crazy. I'm also just going to eat myself through my work load and probably reward myself with even more food at the weekend. Making my new favourite sweet potato wedges for dinner tonight, so easy and tasty and cheap so everybody needs to try them! Any other suggestions on what to do with sweet potatoes? I'm obsessed


Sunday, 13 November 2011


Happy Sunday everyone! I am in a wonderful mood which is brilliant because this week has been 'one of those weeks'. I've been so up and down but had such a good night out Friday, a cheeky TGI's yesterday and a whole day being lazy/in bed today so have had the best of all worlds and forgotten all about work for a couple of days, definitely needed! What's everyone else been up to this weekend? I'm starting to really look forward to Christmas too, I'm going to be uncontrollable come December! 

A little round up of some outfits and things I've been doing because I've been absolutely loving taking pictures on my new Iphone. Having a flash has significantly improved my life! I'm going to curl up in bed now, full to busting from dinner, and watch X Factor/90210/Grey's Anatomy (and considering getting into I'm a Celeb this series too) before I need to get down to some serious work again tomorrow. Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday evening and that you all have brilliant weeks ahead. Positive vibes for an outfit post this week! Love to everyone reading, commenting and following


Friday, 11 November 2011


A massive hello to all of you lovely people and yet again apologies for such sporadic posting (sporadic is a great word). My course is seriously intense at the minute and I'm only second year! I'm trying to start making more time for 'me' things though, blogging being one of those things of course!

Sweater and blouse: Forever 21, Jumper: Warehouse, Scarf: Vintage, Bag: Monki

I went to the new Forever 21 and actually wasn't as disappointed as I thought I'd be. There is some crap that you have to rummage through before you get to the nicer bits but the two tops I picked up have been well loved since I got them, and were very pleasantly cheap. I also visited the new Monki concession in Selfridges and I urge you to go if you get the chance. Beautiful quality and really interesting and wearable items for very good prices, the clutch bag was only £15! The warehouse jumper has also been a very good buy. It's insane how warm it is and I got it with £15 off. I like the slubbiness of it and the cuffs and neck have a lurex thread running through which makes it a bit more special and certainly different to what other high street stores are offering. For now though, it doesn't look like I'll be buying any new clothes for a while (boooo), although I did just sell my old iphone on mazuma.

Once again, I'm going to try to promise to have some interesting posts to show you soon, desperate to get a decent outfit post but my uni room is just terrible for it! 


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Pictures that I gone and done

Pinky promise I'll have a haul coming up for you this week. Had a bit of an intense few days in preparation for a deadline today and I'm feeling absolutely shattered. I miss blogging! I still read every comment and visit all your blogs even if I don't get a chance to reply! Every one visit this page for a good EL OH EL, cheered me up out of my slightly homesick, very tired and very disappointed mood today (his twitter is also worth a look if you're a fan). Anyone like to point me in the direction of anything else hilarious to keep this mood up? I'll be sure to return the favour, my boyfriend is a brilliant internet nerd, I think I've seen every funny video on youtube. Cannot wait to post something proper this week!


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Who you gonna call?

Dress: Topshop, Belt: New Look, Lipstick: Kate Moss for Rimmel

Hello to the new followers and thankyou to everyone commenting etc, and sorry to you all for being so rubbish! Seriously, life doesn't stop at the minute. My mum just told me I need to calm down and stay in more so if I take her advice then blogging will be back on track! I miss it!

How was everybody's Halloween? What did you dress up as? This is what I wore, some kind of freaky dolly with rats hanging from my belt I guess is what I was going for. Getting dressed and everything was fun (I get more into it every year) but the night hit a sour note when I slammed a door shut and the glass smashed everywhere. If you want to make me feel better, please share horrific and embarrassing drunken things you've done in the comments. My sisters squeezing through a window and ripping all her trousers in front of her boyfriend and his brother is winning so far.