Friday, 25 May 2018

IT WAS LIKE JAMES DEAN


SHOES - CONVERSE X CDG

Blue jeans, white shirt, walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn. There's absolutely no way I will ever wear blue jeans and a white shirt and not be singing Lana Del-Rey all day. I love this outfit, it's a simple one for me, no pattern or crazy colours, but I really like it. I've reached a point rein my life when I felt like I should finally be able to pull out a white shirt whenever I want to wear one, and therefore needed to purchase one. This Topshop dream was love at first sight. It's super lightweight and sheer; perfect for summer and for layering. The tortoiseshell buttons contrasted with the bright white cotton is a beauty to behold and I love that from halfway down the shirt the buttons are covered. It gives the shirt an overall grandad feel, making it comfortable and casual as well as being easy to dress up. 

Obviously, with my new white shirt, the first point of call was to pair it with some blue jeans. These, however, are actually the least blue jeans I own...
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Sunday, 6 May 2018

THE VIKING ARTY PARTY

Well, hello there lovely people, long time no speak (or see), I'm still slightly busy with uni deadlines and exams but last week I finally handed in my dissertation which I'm super proud of and then to treat myself, headed to the Viking Arty Party I was so kindly invited to in Sheffield the next day.

*Eloisa Georgiou

If you know me, then you know I love doodling and making stuff and that I love Sheffield so I did have a really great time. The venue the event was held at was absolutely stunning, and I learnt and enhanced my skills at a few crafts as well as meeting lots of lovely people.

There were 3 different workshops, lunch, hot drinks and chatting all day and I had such a fab time. I first did paper cutting, which I hadn't done in years and years - since my mom confiscated my cutting board and craft knife lol- where we cut out our first initial as a decoration. I was quite fortunate in that my initial is 'I' so basically a straight line but I really enjoyed it. Maddie from tea and crafting helped us out with the papercutting and was super lovely. 


*Eloisa Georgiou

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Friday, 20 April 2018

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I'M FEELING 22

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IF YOU KEEP ME NEXT TO YOUUUUU.




Dress - Vintage
Trainers - Fila Disruptors
Ring - Newlook

So I turned 22, and it was the best birthday ever. No one made me cry and so many people were wonderfully kind to me. I spent the afternoon wandering around Wollaton Hall and Deer Park with Finn where he surprised me with a picnic consisting of gin and tonics and crisps.

I’ve only been to Wollaton Hall once before, for Splendour 2016, which is actually atrocious when I have friends who live literally right by it. Unfortunately though this now means that every time I’ve ever been there I have drank alcohol... I’m not normally like that at big old houses and parks I promise...

I refused to do any uni work all day which I’m glad of, I deserved to enjoy my day, I watch both Love, Rosie and about time on Netflix, alone with my wagamamas takeaway and bowls full of trifle and it was fab. I normally hate birthdays but I honestly had the best day, wearing my pretty vintage dress and prancing about being a loon.

I’d say more but, other than my birthday, my life is mostly just writing and reading about things I vaguely understand and trying to pass my degree. I’m being modest but it is starting to feel like I’m not really part of the real world anymore... thank god it’s over soon.

Love you all millions, unless you’re Theresa May...

IWx
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Thursday, 5 April 2018

HELLO APRIL

April is my favourite month, rain-soaked sunbeams and cold dark clouds hidden behind blossom trees.

I can’t decide if the fact my birthday is in April has anything to do with it being my favourite or not... I don’t think so. 

Unfortunately so far in April I’ve been at work or doing uni work and felt somewhat guilty about anything else. I like my job and I like my degree but I do not like how there seems to be so much all at once. This also seems to mean mostly no blogging for a little while. There will be a birthday outfit post FOR SURE but it will be brief and then perhaps after all my deadlines I'll bombard you with a million exciting things.

Sounds like a plan... see you soon babes x

IWx
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

THIGH HIGH FLORALS



SHIRT - YSL via charity shop

The sun is finally starting to shine and the cold seems to have disappeared for now and I've decided I can go partially bare legged and I'm very happy about it. I am sticking to long dresses or skirts though, or, in this case, my thigh high floral boots. They haven't yet graced my blog with all their glory which is a shame since I bought them just after Christmas but I couldn't be happier with this outfit.

Double denim paired with oversized shirts is something I don't wear nearly enough but need to continue, I love the clash of a smart shirt with casual, comfy denim. I'm also very tempted to go one step further to triple denim because I reckon this would also look ace with a denim shirt...
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Friday, 23 March 2018

SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU, MY EARRINGS ARE TOO CUTE




I had been admiring these handpainted and hand embossed earrings Florence Fig makes for a while. I've said before that tassel earrings are not really my thing, I think the plastic, cheap looking, highstreet ones are just a bit meh but these completely changed my mind. They are totally gorgeous and very luckily I won a little competition she did over on her Instagram a while ago and these gorgeous little pieces of art have been adorning my ear lobes since. 

I'm usually one to just stick to silver or gold hoops and have them in 24/7 so actually putting thought into what earrings to wear with an outfit really is something. The colours are so beautiful and SO me, super 70s and quirky and just gorgeous.

For handmade items, they are also incredibly reasonably priced and did I mention SO BEAUTIFUL. You can find Florence's shop on Etsy, which she frequently updates with new designs. Highly recommend checking her out.

IWx 
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Thursday, 15 March 2018

NO TIME SOZ


I currently feel like time is against me. I'm trying to make the most of my last few months as an undergraduate student whilst also trying not to wish away the time due to deadline stress. I'm sure this is more than relatable to most...

Regardless I managed to dress up a bit at the weekend and have a little boogie before sneaking off to get an early-ish night anyway. I've discovered recently that I am most definitely a morning person. A statement I made over the phone to one of my closest and oldest friends to which her response was "Well I could have told you that 10 years ago". I think I had a momentary lapse in being a morning person though, in that, in my late teens and until fairly recently I was more of a grumpy morning person. I'd still be up relatively early but I was just grumpy. 

As the days start to get lighter and lighter as we slowly approach summer, I am starting to really look forward to spending more time outside and in the sun, watching the blossom grow and reading books. I've never been so excited to read in my life, I don't get to read for pleasure nearly enough at uni but I am so so so close to that no longer being my life and I cannot wait. I have a huge pile of books on my bedside ready for me to dive into.

Anyway, here's a little ramble, bye, luv u?

IWx
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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

BEFORE THE SNOW... DURING THE STRIPES










DRESS - MONKI
TRAINERS - FILA DISRUPTORS
TIGHTS - PRIMARK
BAG - URBAN OUTFITTERS
JACKET - H&M

I think it's finally time to admit something. I have a problem, I really really like horizontal stripes... it doesn't seem to make a difference what colour or size but at least half of my wardrobe is striped. I also can't bear to part with any of my stripes so this is never going to change. Perhaps the obsession will die but I'm doubtful. My new favourite striped item is this oversized maxi dress that I nabbed in the Post-Christmas monki sale for about £8. I'm OBSESSED. I have never in my life been so comfy as I am in this, especially paired with my fila's. 

I also just love how it looks. The size and ~lack of~ shape is so stunning, it's the epitome of man-repelling and I love it. I also feel like it makes me look about ten times cooler than I actually am which is always a bonus. I'm not overly fond of it paired with this jacket though I am also kind of feeling the lack of shape and weird lengths rather satisfying. Please let me know what you think of this look, I'm interested to know others thoughts - and also completely don't care if you hate it because I LOVE it... in case you hadn't already grasped that.

IWx
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Monday, 19 February 2018

BRUM AND THE LOST KITTEN | 24h in Birmingham

OUTFIT #1
DRESS - VINTAGE
JACKET - MISSGUIDED
SHOES - CDG X CONVERSE
BAG - UO
EARRINGS - NEWLOOK
HAT - ASOS

Okay so yes, I have stolen the title of an episode of Brum for this blog post. It felt only necessary since I was in Birmingham and wearing so much yellow and red. Had I been more prepared I'm sure I could have done some face paint or something to look even more like him. That wouldn't have been weird at all... Also didn't see any cats at all so the lost kitten really has no relevance, I suppose it could have been used as a metaphor for me being lost in the big city but I actually have a great sense of direction.



I'm not actually sure why we decided to go to Birmingham but we did and we had fun. Though half of my family are from there I've never exactly explored and had only been into the city once, which was as a teenager and was mostly just shopping. I had desperately wanted to go to the library of Birmingham since that first visit and lucky for me Finn also loves books and being around them so he was more than happy to go too. It is a beautiful library, I was entranced by the shelves of books the public don't actually have access too and equally distracted by messy shelves I wanted to tidy up. I also almost immediately made my way to the librarianship section where I did pick up a book and read for a bit whilst Finn was distracted by the vastness of the Philosophy section.
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Friday, 9 February 2018

LAST MINUTE VALENTINES

I love valentines day. I think it's great, it's commercialised and gross and cringe but I choose to ignore all of that. I think valentines day is about love and loving all the people in your life who you appreciate. I used to make cards for all my best friends in primary school and I know I still have some that they made me. 

I don't really know what I'm doing for valentines yet, I proposed a Galantines evening with my pals but I'm still unsure if that will happen. I know I'll spend at least a little time with Finn, and we did decide to do silly presents. Regardless of whether you're celebrating it or not or want to buy a loved one or yourself some little treats, I thought that once again I'd put together a little list of suggestions.


1. Bath Stuff
- Specifically, from Lush, the photos above are of the 'cheer up buttercup' bath bomb which is like bathing in lemon sherbert but less sticky. It smells of lemon and cocoa butter as well as containing Neroli which is naturally uplifting and creates serotonin (happy hormone) in your head. Of course, there's a massive range of things you could buy as a gift from lush, from something small like a bath bomb or one of their lovely valentines gifts. 

2. Stationery 
- Maybe not for everyone but I love drawing and writing and planning and making notes. My fave place to get planners and diaries from is Ohh Deer. They just have the cutest stuff and are also great for cards. 

3. Candles or Incense
- Candles and nice room smell seem to have become a massive part of my life as a student. I reckon this is due to spending a hell of a lot of time in my bedroom, whether that be sleeping or doing uni work at my desk, my room has to smell nice. My favourite is incense at the moment, which I got for Christmas from my boyfriend's lovely parents. Candle wise, Yankee Candles are always a good way to go, avoid any of the 'honey' scented ones and they're also vegan.

4. Flowers and Plants
- I'm hoping that when I'm a fully fledged adult (I don't know either) that I'll be a bit of a crazy plant lady. I love houseplants and I don't have any and receiving flowers is my absolute favourite thing. It may seem like a very romantic gesture but I honestly think that buying flowers for one of your friends is the most lovely thing. They may not last forever, but it is such a beautiful gesture. 

5. Books
- I love books. This is no secret, unfortunately, I don't get as much time for reading for the fun of it at the moment but I do have an ever-growing pile of books to get through when I can. Regardless of the type of book just getting someone a book you think they'll like is very very sweet. I recommend shopping for books in charity shops - just because I work in one and I love them - Oxfam book and music stores are great.. you can also get some ace vinyl.

If you have any other cute gift ideas or valentines plans please let me know in the comments! I could always use a bit more inspiration.

IWx
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