Monday, 24 February 2014

Wishlist - Winter into Spring

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 I haven't done a 'wishlist' type post in ages! I always seem to end up doing them just before the seasons chang. I think I might be getting my hopes up but we have actually seen the sun a bit the last few days and not rain, Maybe we might actually get a spring!
I always seem to go back to the similar colour scheme - Black and white with the occasional burgundy! It just is my comfort zone and can be worn all the time. Here I have shown a few skorts, I really want to widen my collection of skorts and pencil type skirts. There just perfect to wear with this Topshop baggy crop top or the lace smock top. I just love a day dress! This floral one from H&M and this monochrome jumpsuit would be ideal for spring. To either throw on a jumper or jacket and tights then progress into summer with bare legs. I have wanted these denim shorts from American Apparel for ages and I am determined to get them before summer! I just need to find the money...! 
Anyway, I go back to school today after half term and cannot face getting stuck back in reality. This week off has actually felt like ages, and then this next half term seems jam packed with everything!

Friday, 21 February 2014

New Haircut!

So, It's all gone! Well, not all of it but a fair amount of my hair has been chopped off!
You've might have seen on my instagram yesterday that I decided, after a few weeks of deliberation over cutting my hair I thought, Why not? So I went yesterday morning to the hairdressers and had it cut. The woman cutting my hair said she felt guilty for cutting it off but I was just urging her on to cut more! I had anticipated it to be a little shorter than it is but I figure I can get it cut shorter in a few weeks if I want. I'm loving it at the moment, it feels lighter on my head, It is still fairly blonde and it feels healthier!
So anyway just a quick  post to show you my hair. I'm currently trying to enjoy the last couple of days of half term. I've got a dance competition which I have had the last two evenings as well as tonight and tomorrow so that's kind of stopping me doing anything interesting in the day so I'm just chilling and tidying my room, just enjoying not being at school really!

Although I probably should shoot some outfit posts soon, hmmmmm...

Currently Watching // I Went to see 'Endless Love' last night - It was an emotional rollercoaster! It had the perfect amount of cheesiness and drama, it was like all the soppy love story's rolled in to one! I would recommend it to anyone who like The Notebook, The Vow, The Lucky One, Dear John etc


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

London Days

Wearing - Blouse - Asos. Pinafore - New Look. Tights - Primark. Socks - Forever 21. Boots - Office.
So yesterday I travelled to London to meet with my 'bloggy friend' Jordan. I've met Jordan a couple of times now at different events and we wanted to have a girly day shopping along Oxford Street. We started off trying to navigate ourselves around Topshop, there were so many amazing clothes that it is so easy to get lost in their. It almost feels like getting lost in a jungle! I've got a personal shopping experience (my Christmas present!) coming up so I was hesitant to buy anything and thought I should wait for that. Although I did find this lovely black and white striped baggy crop top with I was very tempted to purchase. Jordan got some gorgeous 'mom' jeans. I really like the look of those jeans and think Jordan will pull them off amazingly, however I think they would look a bit of a fail on me! On our way out of Topshop we saw the 'Topshop goes virtual catwalk.'  I had read about this and didn't realise it was open for people to try out for a few days. Basically we sat in the shop window, put on these ski glasses type things and headphones. You then felt like you were actually at the Topshop Unique fashion show AW/14 you could see the models walk straight in front of you, see different scenes backstage and hear the music playing. It was a great experience and something that was so random but cool to do.
We then met up with Islay and Carissa for lunch which was lovely. It was great to be able to have a quick catch-up and laugh with them before they went off to different events. Jordan and I then explored some more shops and spent a while in Boots. I wanted to make the most of her 'beauty vlogger' expertise and ended up purchasing a new eyeliner (Loreal super liner) and 'Pillow Talk' Topshop Lipstick. It was a lovely day catching up with Jordan whilst sharing a few laughs. One of the great things about blogging that I really love is meeting and making new friends; We've even got a plan to have a road trip once I can drive!

I'm going to ramble on a bit about this outfit just to make this post even longer...!
I have wanted a cream/white blouse for absolutely ages. It just seems like such a timeless piece that can be styled in so many different ways. So when I saw it on Asos in stock and in my size I immediately ordered it. The detailing around the collar is just so whimsical. I always go a bit 'all-out' with my outfit when I go to London for the day so I thought I would pair my patterned tights with high socks just to add a bit of a girly touch. I really loved the vibe this outfit created and think I'll be wearing this blouse lots more.
Anyway, I'll stop rambling now and will be back with possibly a wishlist soon!

Currently Reading -  Hero Status: Grace Coddington


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Short Hair...?

 Short hair has been coming back in for quite a while and the 'short do' seems to be the hairdo of 2014. Ever since Isabella wrote this lovely piece about hiding behind her hair I've questioned myself if I do that. It also struck me about complements; if I get a compliment it often has to do with my hair and although I'm flattered, it sometime feels like the only good feature I have. Then two other of my favourite bloggers, Bonnie and Lily gave their hair the chop. And it looks amazing, tempting me even more!
 I have had my hair really long forever and would like it to be even longer however it takes a lot of effort to work with all the time. Quite often I just stick it up into a bun because I can't really be bothered to deal with it! Although, knowing me, I would spend the same amount of time on my hair it feels like it would be slightly less to deal with. The prospect does scare me quite a bit but I'm really quite tempted to take the plunge and have a chop, What do you think? Do you think it would suit me?


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Off to the Ballet

Wearing: Top - New Look. Skort and Watch - Asos. Shoes - Schuh.

I contemplated whether to post this outfit or not, I was really not happy with how the photo's came out. I think it was having to shoot inside with artificial light which made me really shiny, have red eye and doesn't do any favours for my hair. It also meant I was limited with angles they could be taken at etc, but I actually really like this outfit so thought why not share it anyway!

I went to watch the ballet Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake on the 1st of February (I know, I know, that was ages ago!) with lots of people from my dance school as one of the chorus was played by an ex-pupil Cordelia Braithwaite! It was such an amazing performance, the grace and elegancy of each of the dancers was spectacular and breathtaking. It was a perfect night! I loved this outfit as well. I felt it was the perfect combination of casual buuut a lil' bit dressy. Anyway, I'm feeling mentally exhausted after some long exams today but am counting down the days til half term!

Now Playing - The New Nashville soundtrack (It's amazing!)


Sunday, 9 February 2014

30 Question Tag!

I saw this tag on Ellie's blog and found it an interesting read and I've now been tagged in it by Ellen so thought I might as well give it a try, Hope it's vaguely interesting and not too boring!

  1.  What are you wearing today? My black jeans from Forever 21, My green T-shirt from Asos, the fluffiest cardigan ever from New Look with some equally fluffy socks.
  2. What are you listening to right now? Does it mean literally now or just recently? Hmmm well I'm watching Nashville, so not listening to anything. But recently been listening to Taylor swift on repeat!
  3. Do you like the beach? I think I like the idea of the beach more than the actual beach. The sand is just so annoying and the cold murky water isn't inviting. However I love beaches that have clear warm blue sea!
  4. What's something you really want right now? For my roast dinner to be ready!
  5. Who was the last person you added to your contacts? Ermmm, I don't have a clue! 
  6. Do you have any piercings? Yes, My lobe on each.
  7. What are your favourite stores? New Look, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Bershka, Asos.
  8. Favourite nail polish brand? Rimmel
  9. Ever failed a test? I can't think of one of the top of my head but probably yes!
  10. Do you prefer shorts or skirts? Thats an extremely hard one, probably skirts
  11. Favourite social media? Every kind there is! Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin, Tumblr
  12. Do you play any sports? Yes, I dance quite a lot
  13. Long or short hair? I have long hair but am extremely tempted to get it cut short, eeeeek
  14. Favourite quote? Ohh, It's hard to pick just one! Probably 'Stop waiting for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain.'
  15. What colour is your room? It has white wall, but the colour scheme is black, white and red
  16. Are you outgoing or shy? It depends on the situation! Mostly outgoing I suppose
  17. What was the last text message you sent? To my friend Ella saying that I'm giving up on revision for the day
  18. How many pillows do you sleep with? one
  19. Who was the first person you talked to today? I think my mum
  20. How many hoodies do you have? (How random!) I'm not sure, probably quite a few tucked away somewhere
  21. What should you be doing? revising
  22. Can you keep your shoes clean? Huh?! Probably no!
  23. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Ermm, I always love names that can be a boys or a girls like Sam or Alex.
  24. Do you prefer milk, dark or white chocolate? I go for milk most of the time but I do love a bit of white
  25. Open a book closest to you and turn to page 13. What does the first line say on that page? 'She had no intellectual superiority to make atonement to herself' - I'm attempting to read Emma by Jane Austen
  26. Do you still watch Disney? Sometimes
  27. What do you usually eat for breakfast? It varies, at the moment I'm eating loads of english muffins but I'm a bit bored of them now.
  28. Do you have any pets? Nopee
  29. What's your favourite holiday? Christmas!
 Anyway, I've got mocks this weeks which sucks but a silver lining is that I get study leave! I then have a week's half term so am looking forward to spending some time focusing on this blog.


Friday, 7 February 2014

Tartaned Grunge

 Wearing: Top - H&M. Skirt and Jacket - New Look. Shoes - Office
This is another one of my favourite outfits at the moment. This tartan skirt has been on my wishlist for so long and when I opened it on Christmas day it was fab. It hangs so lovely, has the most gorgeous colours and is such a statement piece. The denim jacket and doc martens give it the perfect 'grunge' type feel. I also decided to do my hair a bit different, I wanted it off my face and not just tied up in the standard way but I wanted to french plait in some way. I'm actually really happy with how these photo's turned out, I love not just showcasing the outfit but making the whole photo, like the background, all fit together and I think the location of an old shed adding something extra to this outfit!


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Style Crush - Taylor Swift

 Photo's from various Tumblr sources
Anyone who knows me or has been reading this blog for a while knows that I love Taylor Swift. Everything about her is just perfect to me. I love her music, notably her older music from Fearless or her first album but I do still love Red and Speak Now. And so you can imagine my excitement to going to see the Red Tour on Tuesday! I am so so so excited that I can't really put it into words. 
 I thought it was about time I do another celebrity style crush and Taylor Swift just seemed like the perfect fit!
Taylor's style looks effortless. She always looks so put together, classy and proper These are just a few of her recent street looks. Her style is simple with it largely being based around Black, white and red. It's very girly but not too cute-sy but just right. Also I love the fact that she has the same bag in all these photo's - it shows celebrities don't just use something once! Her red lipstick looks perfect matched with her pale complexion and blonde hair that it does inspire me to wear more red lipstick. Her hair also just looks so effortless and relaxed. 
So basically, I love Taylor and everything about her. I can't wait for the tour on 
Tuesday and will come back with a detailed and excited post soon all about it!
Now Playing: Taylor Swift, obviously!

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