Thursday, 21 June 2018

MY MIND IS A MESS




TOP - PRIMARK
SHOES - CDG X CONVERSE 

I've recently been struggling to find the motivation to do blog posts, to shoot outfits and to actually think of my blog as important. I know exactly why this is... There is so much bad in the world and I have got into my head, that if I'm not talking about all the bad and doing what I can to make it better then it's not worth any effort. This in fact, just leaves me feeling down and a bit rubbish, because funnily enough, I can't create world peace on my own.

I write a lot, just what is in my head to get it out and get it down, and I had written something I was going to include it in this blog post, but due to the fact that time does not stop still, news has changed and it's slightly less accurate than it was. The basic idea is still present here, it is essentially the fact that I feel useless in regards to the bad things that happen constantly, especially due to Donald Trump. But I also realised that even if the good I put into the world is trivial and unnecessary in the grand scheme of things, I am still putting happiness into the world and an equal balance of good and bad is obviously preferable to all bad.



I don't know if any of what I have rambled about makes sense and I realise it is totally unrelated to the outfit but I was wearing this outfit when I had all these thoughts so there? I'm going to Tenerife in a couple of days and I am super excited to maybe have a bit of freedom from my thoughts and all this stress etc. 

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

HONEY I'M NOT YOUR HONEY PIE


 JACKET - MONKI
EARRINGS - NEWLOOK

So, you'd think moving back up north would entail layering up a bit more but weirdly the opposite has been the case. I've come home to tonnes of sun and warmth and no rain. This outfit was a winner in the sense that I had a short skirt on and a backless body but the fact I was wearing faux leather and velvet to see Haim at the Apollo on Monday meant I was beyond warm regardless. This didn't actually matter in the end though as it was the best concert ever ever ever, the best birthday present ever (Thank you, Finn) and just the most fun night of my life. 

Este, Danielle and Alana are just hilarious and super cool and real with such a fab stage presence. I love a good concert and it was so epic. Not to mention the fact that the angelic goddess that is Maggie Rogers was the support act. It was so uplifting and lovely and just made me so happy.



Being at home has so far been non-stop, in that I have literally barely been at home, going to Parklife and to see Haim, staying with my pal in Lancaster and spending time with Finn, I'm still sort of everywhere. Post-uni life so far seems to be a bit of a maze, especially not knowing what I'm graduating with yet or what exactly I'm supposed to be doing with my time. Fortunately, I'll be going on holiday next week so I have something to focus on and organise myself for.


If anyone older and wiser than me has any post-graduate life advice then it would be greatly appreciated... 

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

SELF PERSUASION




DRESS - MONKI (SIMILAR)
TOP - URBAN OUTFITTERS

This denim dress is my favourite denim dress I have ever owned, I love the way I look and feel in it and yet looking at the photos taken for this blog post made me feel awful. Ordinarily, I see myself as the most beautiful thing to walk the planet, I am vain and quite fond of this trait. Today I am low, as low as it gets and I know exactly why. I really don't want this post to become about my mental health because I have a separate post planned regarding it, but I feel low and crap about myself because my medication has been lowered by half and my body relies on it. I rely on antidepressants to get me through everyday tasks like getting out of bed and brushing my teeth, I rely on them to be a somewhat normally functioning human and I'm finding it really difficult to think properly on this lowered dosage. 

I convinced myself that I maybe didn't like these pictures because perhaps the shapelessness of this dress actually does make me look gross despite the fact I know that's not true. It is my favourite denim dress, I look great in it, I feel great in it, it makes me happy. I know that feeling down about yourself is normal but it is not how I usually think of myself at all. So I'm posting these pictures and this post anyway because I know that when I'm back to normal I won't think any of this...

Apologies for the rambling but unfortunately I am just a bit all over the place. This outfit makes me happy though, my docs are falling apart but they make me happy, and my tiny cropped blouse makes me happy and as we've established, this dress does too. 

I'll write my next post on a better day, I promise.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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?

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