Monday 28 October 2013

making every kind of silence

top forever 21 / petite indigo joni jeans topshop / tartan scarf shop in Edinburgh / socks primark / bag argos (ancient) / coat new look teens / boots new look via asos / watch casio via asos

The question today mainly revolved around the 'will it, won't it' buzz around the huge storm in the UK which has somehow missed my area completely (not that I'm complaining, of course) although it was a bit of an anticlimax. I expected to wake up to bins flying everywhere, trees flattened, leaves smothering windows...the full schbang. Needless to say, seeing families walking around the park at 9am fizzled out any worry. They looked fine, as if nothing had happened. Simply because that's what it felt like.

The main happiness in my life at the moment is due to wonderful thought of a week off from sixth form, something completely and utterly overdue and so incredibly appreciated. A pyjama day is on the cards, along with work on a couple of the days and a trip up north to visit my friend Grace for 36 hours or so (y'know, enough time to catch up but not become so attached that I'll become an emotional wreck when I leave.) I'm currently at the stage when I don't find any of my A-Levels particularly enjoyable so I'm waiting for things to spice up a little..for I pessimist, I'm pretty optimistic (if you got the reference, kudos to you and I love you). Sociology should become better soon but as for English, until I throw away the books I'm currently studying things don't look great. My teacher told me the other day that I 'try too hard' in my essays. Because you know, trying hard isn't approved of nowadays.

Okay so some post-payday purchases made the other day were just a little sneaky but I'm excited to show them off on here asap, but in the natural just-subtly-sneaking-into-an-outfit-post kind of way. I never feel like my hauls are substantial/interesting enough to feature in a dedicated post so I guess you'll just have to keep your eyes open for some new appearances. Saying that, I simply couldn't wait to show off these new boots as I've been lusting over them for ages so when these arrived in the ASOS package the other day I had to do a celebratory squeal/interpretive dance. Seriously though, just imagine it. An uncoordinated, short-limbed blogger 'busting' some happy moves. Not so pleasant.


now playing: perfect - hedley

Monday 21 October 2013

autumn/winter nail polish picks

maybelline colour show mudslide tote
ciate nail pot wait until dark
m&s polish city grey
sinful colors winterberry
l'oreal confetti
max factor onyx
rimmel pro cheap and cheerful
nails inc savile row
no7 damson dream
collection lasting colour midnight rouge
avon golden vision

Being the nail polish hoarder and big-time appreciator that I am, I couldn't see a season go by without letting you know what will be adorning my nails. I'm a huge fan of the typical A/W colour palette and I'm a huge believer that not all shades have to be of the dark burgundy/berry variation (although there is a significant space for them). Khaki, grey, mauve and taupe are colours that I adore and I think they should not be forgotten! Having tried out all of these polishes, I would say that Midnight Rouge is the best for a night out, being a true deep berry-verging-on-black shade; Mudslide Tote is the unconventional choice with a fab matte finish and Cheap and Cheerful is the chic, classic and utterly wearable choice. 

What are your nail polish picks for the upcoming months?


Saturday 19 October 2013

everything will glow for you

 knitted striped top la redoute / velvet blazer vintage / plum jeans h&m (buy online here) / satchel internacionale / boots new look / bracelets assorted, from travels / nails: american apparel mount royal (written about here

I guess this outfit mainly represented an attempt at actually incorporating colour into my A/W wardrobe (note: not just talking about it). I've come to the conclusion that I've hit a big brick wall when it comes to blogging lately, the lethal combination I'm facing at the moment is lack of motivation/want to put effort into my appearance and outfit/anything to write about, and all together they have resulted in nil. Don't get me wrong, I do want to get out of this, but in my own time. I don't believe in posting just for the sake of posting, in order to publish a certain number of posts a week (although that level of organisation is desirable...). I'd much rather publish when I'm in the mood to do so, so I know I'm putting my heart into it and am producing content that I'm both proud of and would read myself. So there you go - soppy story over! My life is due to increase in livelihood and interest asap (totally needed) as I've got a few things up planned for the upcoming future that I'm excited to photograph and write about.

Here's to a passion for blogging, the only hobby I ever see myself sticking to in the long run!


now playing: lorde - the love club

Sunday 13 October 2013

you deserve a smile with no regret

 black boyfriend tee primark / burgundy skinny jeans new look teens / belt topshop / satchel Camden market / cut out brogues office / nails: m&s city grey

These photos were taken before Winter arrived this week and now the thought of me going out in a t-shirt and jeans is a distant memory...

So this week has been a bit up and down / on the verge of becoming very boring and monotonous; sixth form has become more scheduled and regular, with every school day is becoming characteristically 'samey'. I miss the freedom of summer so much already, being able to nip into central London with no time restrictions and see the sights in temperate weather is something that I look forward to doing again some time next year. It feels like that could be a century at this rate, though...we Brits know that 'winter' can last forever here. Forever.

Saying all of that about boring daily routines, things are looking up. I'm loving work, my staff discount arrives soon (more the reason to shop, which of course I appreciate) and more effort is being put towards a trip to Stoke in a couple of weeks time. It's been nearly a month since I went on a long-distance train journey which is quite a feat for me as a relatively frequent traveller. I spend way too much time on trains, and that is a fact. I like to think that in the future I'll earn enough that maybe one of the fifteen or so long-distance trains I take a year could be a plane, not necessarily for the added luxury of air travel but because I have an obsession with airports. I just love 'em. I regularly ask myself if I could be doing something more productive than watching another airport documentary, but the answer is always no (surprise, surprise).

Before I go to get ready for work I just wanted to ask, are any of you going to be at Company Magazine's Beauty Forum on October 22nd? I'm going to be there with the lovely Sophie of Sophie Said and I would love to meet new people there.

now playing: pony (it's okay) - erin mccarley

Sunday 6 October 2013

we crave a different kind of buzz

 khaki jumper Dad's / black acid wash skinny Ridley jeans asos  (buy online here) / mink wedges new look / nails: M&S city grey

Discovering a khaki, oversized jumper in the depths of my floordrobe proved to be a success of mine this weekend. Since I last posted (forever ago) many things have happened, including seeing my favourite band of all time Paramore play in Wembley Arena and subsequently I have made a big cross on my bucket list. On less positive terms I was almost crushed by a didgeridoo (don't ask) and I think I've forgotten how to be content with who I am. However, when I wear this jumper I feel like everything is okay. It acts as a safety blanket and when I'm wearing it I have both physical warmth and the warmth of family, as cheesy as it sounds. Sometimes clothing can be sentimental and this is just the case with this jumper. Whenever I need to feel empowered, inspired or even just cheered-up I know what I can do. Daddy's little girl at heart, of course.

now playing: royals - lorde
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