Sunday, 4 December 2016

December 4th




Whilst doing my Christmas shopping I may have accidentally bought myself a new top. It is justified though because I do seem to always need new t-shirts and this one is pretty darn cool. I don't own anything remotely sporty and I really like the contrast of it being an adidas t-shirt with such a feminine floaty dress. What I would like to point out though is that I was freeeeeezing when we took these photos and that I did in fact wear a Jacket when I actually properly left the house that day... just in case you were worried about my sanity.

I am getting increasingly more and more excited for Christmas. We are having house christmas day on Tuesday and we are exchanging presents and eating and drinking together before we all go back home for a month which will be really lovely. It is difficult to be as excited as I'd like though with so much uni work looming over me. I will get it it done and I will be a successful human. I hope.

I am definitely going to be making gingerbread today though and then maybe after that I'll put work before Christmas things...

IWx

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Brighter This Time






Skirt - Urban Outfitters
Cardigan - Primark (similar here)
Boots - Dr Martens

I'm looking at the above photo and realising I very much need to dye my hair quite soon. That's a good start and completely irrelevant... I've had this skirt for years and hardly wear it though I do adore it. Sunflowers are my favourite flowers along with Tulips and Hydrangeas (I think) and I wish more of my wardrobe (and life tbh) consisted of them. I like floral prints but I definitely prefer something like this over a ditsy or vintage floral, Sunflowers are just so much more dynamic and always look between living and dead and they have more character. I love them.

I've never paired this skirt with this cardigan before but I actually love the colours together and the clashing of prints. I adore leopard print which is no secret at all but 12 year old me would be incredibly ashamed of how I manage to pair it with everything.

It has become ever so cold over the past week, possibly because I've been up north after neglecting it for a long time. You can honestly tell a difference in temperature though, whenever I'm back home from Nottingham I feel the need to put on an extra coat at the very least which I think is proof.

I'm already starting to miss autumn and all the golden leaves because once they're gone I have to wait until spring to think the trees are pretty again. I used to like trees in winter but then I drew them about a million times for my textiles A-level and I now find them rather dull...

IWx

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Morning Stars





Top - Primark
Skirt - H&M
Boots - Dr Martens

So today I actually wanted to wear my favourite denim midi skirt which you have seen in many posts before, only to discover it is way too big and basically falls off because I've accidentally lost 3 inches around my waist whilst I've been back at uni. I'm not happy about it. It's a great skirt.

I came home yesterday for the weekend and so far we have watched 2 episodes of Gilmore Girls, A year in the life. I don't know what I think of it yet. I love Gilmore Girls but I feel like I'm not going to be happy with the ending, we will see though.

All in all I do like this outfit but not as much as I would if I were wearing my denim skirt.And my silver boots but I do really like this top, especially the fact that it was £3.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

IWx

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Hello Thursday



Well hello there Thursday, I hardly ever see you (the blog) at this point in the week, possibly haven't ever but who knows. I'm poorly and I definitely haven't complained about it enough yet - please note this is very much sarcastic- so I thought I would complain about it here with a couple of poorly no make up selfies that I like my hair in...

I struggle a lot with being ill because I don't like it (obviously). I don't like moping about or doing nothing in order to allow myself to get better. Sometimes I hate my own company and therefore lying in bed watching repeats of series I've seen a million times on netflix is just exhausting. I've been trying my best to pretend I'm not ill but it hasn't been going well, I made it to one of my seminars this week and spent a couple of hours in the library but I just don't think it's worth prolonging illness. I did set at least 6 alarms to get me up for uni today but only woke up as my housemates were leaving, who, very thoughtfully, decided not to wake me up because they thought I was too ill for uni. They aren't wrong, I probably would have fallen asleep on the bus.

My sister suggested I turn up late in my PJs but I hope that is something I never do. Tomorrow I'm going home for a few days for my Dad's birthday and seeing as though my sister and mother both have working cameras outfit posts should resume as normal on sunday which is exciting. I don't know what is wrong with my camera, it is old and I think it has just given up which tbh I can relate to and I do not blame it.

If you need me over the next few days I will be hibernating and possibly posting on my instagram story. Such multitasking. 

IWx

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Happy Hands - Vegan Hand Cream



Whilst wandering relatively aimlessly through town yesterday I decided to browse superdrug's christmas gift section. I like superdrug because they're cruelty free and label their own products as vegan when they are so I don't have to go through the ordeal of trying to figure it out for myself. 

Despite owning gloves I don't love wearing them and as a result I get quite dry hands in winter. I'm also allergic to a lot of heavily scented hand creams and just don't really like them so I don't like to spend a lot of money on them. This however, from the Leafy & Lovely range of gifts, was only £1 reduced from £3 and it isn't heavily scented, it just smells clean and fresh and my hands actually seem to like it so far which is fab. 

I also really like the packaging and the fact that it's bright orange, I like all my things to be cheery, especially in the greyer months.

I'm tempted to go back and buy the rest of the range for myself though I'm not sure that's entirely the point in christmas...

IWx

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Honey Bee














Top- Primark

Happy Sunday!! I have been so excited to share this outfit on my blog since buying this amazing dress a couple of weeks ago and even more excited after my wonderful housemate Ellen (follow her photography Instagram here) took these photos in the Arboretum; I am in love with them! The lighting was sooo lovely and taking them in all the leaves was so fun and Ellen has such an eye for taking a good photo. 

As I think we are all aware I have a little bit of a denim problem and will not pass up the opportunity to get a new denim dress and my god I am in love with this one. I love the neckline and the wrap around style of it, I love the D-ring belt and the length of this, I feel so chic and like a woman in my 20s in this dress and I love it. I also feel ever so elegant walking down the stairs and even think I would if I fell down them, it's just that kind of dress. It's super 70s and it feels so classic and beautiful. 

At the moment everything feels like a bit of a whirlwind. I'm confused about everything and excited by a lot and saddened by a lot and quite frankly very overwhelmed. It's definitely not the worst thing in the world but it's a little odd. I am however really looking forward to Christmas and everything it entails. I love Christmas. 

I reckon I will get a whole lot of use out of this outfit over winter and Christmas, especially the amazing faux shearling bag from Monki. I had been eyeing it up for a very long time and expected it to be a whole lot smaller when it arrived but it is huge and so squishy and great, I don't think I've ever been so obsessed with a handbag. It could even double up as a pillow for uni napping if the contents were also all squidgy, possibly not one for taking out in the rain though...

IWx 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Abstracted


photos from Helena's disposable - before Rock City 4/11/16

Do you ever live through a whole day or few days and feel like you're not actually really there? Because that is how I felt all weekend and also why I didn't blog. Or rather the biggest reason, the other reason was that my camera was being stupid and I got ketchup on the jumper I was wearing so.. and I don't even like ketchup so that really was unfortunate. I had a nice weekend though, I was meant to be doing more than I did but considering how distant and disconnected from the world I felt I think I did pretty well.

I went shopping with Laura on friday and didn't spend much but christmas has begun in shops and I love looking at all the velvet and glitter. I also went to Rock City with Helena and Lucy on Friday night, resulting in 4 hours sleep and being wide awake at 7.30am on saturday morning, up well before any of my housemates, none of whom had gone out. I then felt half asleep all day but went to a pub near me which has an all vegan menu with Helena. What I learned from that is that I can't make decisions but I did get food and ate it and liked it. That's also when the ketchup incident happened. Between then and Sunday night I'm not really sure what I did. I hoovered. That's all I can remember. Winter makes me feel constantly tired and I'm not keen on it. I am however going to try and find things to blog about that maybe don't necessarily require me to go outside for to long.

IWx

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Marmite









I think it's fair to say that this outfit is undeniably marmite. You either love the tinkerbell green velvet trousers or you are repulsed by them which I completely understand, though I adore them. I had very mixed reactions when I bought these trousers, and get very mixed reactions when I wear them and I imagine always will. The weird thing is I feel like I should hate them? They're disgusting but I also think they're beautiful. Also ridiculously comfortable (especially because I got a size too big...) which is expected since they look a lot like PJs.

My Led Zeppelin top is one of my absolute faves and I'm disappointed that I haven't blogged it before, it was an incredibly stupid purchase in that I really did not have any money to be spending on myself but I happened to be buying my Dad this exact top anyway for Father's day and I quite liked the idea of matching with him. I'm not sure he was as excited as me about having the same t-shirt but he certainly doesn't dislike it. This top is also super comfy and is often accidentally worn to bed... basically I'm wearing PJs with heels and I'm totally fine with it.

I do however need to figure out some other ways of wearing these trousers because they are super cool and I don't want to overwear the same outfit? Until then though pairing them with band t shirts  and boots will have to do.

IWx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

LOVE IS TO DANCE




So on Monday I was about as spontaneous as I ever am and I came home to Manchester / Stockport just for the night because I don't have uni on Tuesdays (don't stalk me) and figured me and my Mother needed to see Warpaint whilst they were in Manchester. 

They played at the Albert Hall which in our ignorance we had never heard of or noticed but it was a pretty cool venue and I'm glad we discovered it. We didn't like the support act, I can't remember who they were but we were distracted by the fact they looked like they had ran through a vintage kilo sale grabbing whatever they possibly could then distributing it between the band so they actually might have been okay.

Warpaint were amazing, they sounded amazing and they looked really cool and my Mum was very happy and it was honestly a great gig. If you haven't ever heard of them I highly recommend looking them up and giving them a listen because they are fab.

IWx

Friday, 28 October 2016

MOUSECAT | last minute halloween with asos



It's halloween weekend and just in case I decide to do anything or go anywhere I ordered this adorable pom pom headband and faux fur choker from asos because I love dressing up and I feel like I needed them. I definitely needed them. I haven't actually taken the headband off yet since they arrived and I don't really know whether they're to be a mouse or a cat so with Noel Fielding as my inspiration I have decided I am a mousecat.

What I think I'm trying to say with this post is that If you're in need of last minute halloween accessories I highly recommend having a browse through asos, especially if you're willing to pay for next day delivery because these have made me super happy and I feel like even if I do nothing for halloween I can at the very least dress as mousecat and watch spooky shows. However if I do go out I will be wearing these with a black V neck body and a skirt and some black boots and fishnets and I will look super cool. *someone please make friends with me so I can have halloween plans*

IWx