Wednesday, 31 March 2010

I Love Love!

Goodness me, it looks like I'm writing about good ol' Topshop again! this time, they have a new studio brand on their site- Love.
That banner's said it about as well as I ever could. They haven't got an awful lot on their page yet, but I can imagine just slipping every single piece they do have on in the summer. The clothes aren't making a statement or trying to be 'avante-garde', Love has simply created a set of classic, girly clothes that anyone can wear (which I see as a very good thing!).

These are just my favourites- I absolutely adore those shorts!
Our classic british weather's being horrible- it was lovely last week and everyone thought that the horrible winter we've been having had ended, but then the bloody snow, rain and 0-5 degree temperatures came back this week. boo >:( I'm still waiting to wear my new sunglasses- waiting in hope!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Springtime < 3

Wow, it's really sunny here at the moment, I really didn't think that winter was going to end...
I went shopping today, that's always fun C:
God, I'm terrible at Polyvore- it didn't help that they don't have New Look on there. Just imagine that that jacket is purpler and has gold zips :) I absolutely love everything I got today, including my very grown-up looking nail polish and my lovely summery purse.
It's really felt like spring today, which is good because after that horrible winter we had I doubted that I'd ever see sunshine again.
I saw these flowers in town today, thought they were really pretty-

-and completely summed up my day so far :) House party tonight, am very excited! Happy birthday Natalie!

Photo Diary 24.03.10

The day my sister went to Oz :) (I know it's a bit late!)
Keep in mind that I've never done a photo diary before in my life, and after we'd come home from the airport I didn't really feel like taking any more pictures, so it's really just the morning.
stuffing one more thing in at the last minute!Driving down to London in the pouring rainBreakfast at Pret-a-Porter
As we drove home, the sun came out and gave us this glorious sky, although it didn't help the gloomy mood in the car..
She arrived safe, and sounds like she's having a ball- kangaroo testicle keyrings anyone?!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Summer Wishlist

Gosh, it has a colour scheme and everything- very weird for me.
All items from Topshop and River Island.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Frank Turner at the O2 Academy, Birmingham.

BEWARE: Extremely picture heavy thread!
I had so much fun last night! it was honestly, intense. Frank is absolutely mindblowing live- you can tell that his songs were made to be performed live, as they don't even sound half as good on the album.

My sunday yesterday consisted of a morning clearing my room and taking a new photo for my Lookbook, then an afternoon spent mulching around Birmingham (we arrived about 2hrs early) and finally an evening rocking out to Frank! such a good day.

Walking through the lovely city of Birmingham.... (we saw a woman actually walking her cat on a leash! I was amazed!)
At the actual gig-

All photos by me.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Neely There...

It was my sister's leaving do last night- she's leaving for 8 months travelling in Australia on Wednesday (I think I've mentioned that before). I absolutely LOVED the outfit I was wearing, but I never managed to get one half decent photo that didn't even show my shoes- baaww :(
One day I'll have nice photos that don't need extensive editing for you.

I also realised today that out of the many people I'd like to be(that sounded less weird in my own head...), the one person I always find myself thinking "why can't I be yoooouuuuu D:" is Rumi, of Fashion Toast. As well as having family in Tokyo (creating the perfect excuse for loooong holidays in Japan), she always looks incredibly confident and sexy- two things which I would love to be!).

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Inspirational Photos: 01

Hmm, I deleted the last post because it seemed a little too preachy and sounded like i was advertising Primark. I hate it when i write a post and then realise it's embarrassingly bad. One day I'll look back and laugh at how awful my writing is.

Anyway, I realised that my blog's getting incredibly wordy and (again) preachy, so I'm gonna make it more colourful by showing you some of my favourite images off t'internet.

Monday, 15 March 2010


Recently I had that horrible moment where you realise that you have a lot of things To go to, nothing to wear AND no money! Aaaaagh!
Luckily, I've always been a bit of a handy sewer, so I was thinking of getting my old mannequin down (although, she is a plus size unfortunately) and making a dress or two, and whilst researching this a little I found Burda, a lovely site populated by younger sewers than most, that also allows you to download some free patterns. So far, I've found some incredible sewers on there, where I wouldn't be surprised to at least see their designs on the high street, and some even on the catwalk (although they're not madly unwearable, so I have doubts about that second point).
Here's a few of my favourites;
Although I'd probably do the last one in a different colour, or just a different shade of pink..
So hopefully I'll come up with something to wear over the next few days.

In other news, my wonderful sister is leaving for australia next week- she's spending 6 months out there back packing and generally having fun whilst we all have to stick with GCSE's and stuff. I'm really worried about what I'll do without her for 6 months, but at the same time I'm really excited for her- she's gonna have so much fun and see so many things she would otherwise have never seen.
Check her blog out- I'm sure it'll be full of some hilarious stuff. She does have an odd way of expressing herself...

Friday, 12 March 2010


So, art exams went well.. I think, at least. I figured out that I only have about a month or two until my actual GCSE's start, so expect posts to become a lot more sparse and disjointed- like this one!

First order of business- SKINS! For anyone else who watches it, this was a very traumatic episode to watch- I have a theory though!
First of all, Freddie is much too beautiful to die. Sometimes you see someone so gorgeous that it is unimaginable that something could possibly harm that face, and many people watch skins just for Luke, so why would the telly people kill him off?
Another, I'm pretty sue that, since there's only one episode of this series left, the gang won't find Freddie and will assume he's dead. However, shock horror, in the next series we will see him wake up from a coma with, *gasp*.... AMNESIA!
hurr hurr..

Secondly, I saw this woman in Susie Lau's post on The Gentlewoman, and felt that she needed a mention-
Gillian Wilkins.
I was trying to find an alternative picture so that I could pretend to be all original and that I didn't need other blogs to tell me what to write about, but I couldn't, so there.
i just felt that even though she's probably british, she seems like the quintessential, elegant french woman to me for some reason.

Saturday, 6 March 2010


Very sorry for the lack of updates- I have two big GCSE exams next week. Will resume posting soon!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Summer Lust

As we come into march, and weeks of rain are broken up by rare, beautiful days of sunshine, I find it helps you to ignore the shitty weather by imagining and preparing for the few months where life picks up, barbecues are dusted off and people just feel generally happier and better about themselves- summer. This is the time of year that I generally associate with people making lists of things they want to do, buy and read as soon as it gets sunny, so who am I to break tradition?!

Number 1;
Topshop's mesh-front grey sweatshirt, worn backwards with a pretty bra would be HOT. It has to be in capitals to emphasize just how HOT it will be.
Number 2;
Ever since I saw this on Cupcakes and Cashmere, I have been (only slightly!) obsessed with it- the satin would feel lovely and swishy when you walk, and I love the fact that it's an obnoxiously bright colour.
Just because nerd glasses are one of the coolest and quickest ways to accessorise- I love the nuts off'a them.
And finally, four;
A really good, high pair of wedges. Mainly because apart from on pair of shoes that I hate, I have NO heels- I just steal my sister's. These are from Urban Outfitters, and they look perfect to wear with a girly dress or skirt for summer.

As well as that, I hope to go out at EVERY possibility with my friends, eat copious amounts of junk food, finish buying my new wardrobe, visit more junk shops, laugh more, cry more, do more and ignore my damned hayfever ;)
Have a good day, folks <3