Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Head Cold

You know when you have a head cold and you can't concentrate on words or make sense of much at all? Well, that, so I apologise in advance if this post makes absolutely zero sense. I seem to have caught said cold over the weekend and it is doing my head in... not only because of the constant headache I seem to be riddled with but my throat feels horrendous and sitting in a two hour lecture trying my best not to have a coughing fit is no fun at all.

On the other hand though, until I felt gross, my weekend was actually very very lovely. We went to the NTU open day and ate burritos and those of us who can legally drank did and I only started to feel ill on sunday night so it was pretty good going I guess. 

This outfit is pretty cool, I nabbed the shorts for only £8 in the topshop sales and with student discount and then had to alter them at home because they were too big but all in all I love them and they go with so much. They look pretty cool with a plain black body and obviously everything looks cool with a blondie tee in my books so this outfit had to be done and I like it a lot.

Oh and I cut my hair, with the help of my sister and I love it, I don't have to do anything with it, I could probably also get away with not brushing it before leaving the house so...


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Lonely Jones

Trousers - Pringles, Shoes - Vans, Coat + Top - H&M, Belt - Asos, Bag - Primark

This is my favourite I'm a student outfit, even including this exact pair of socks which I think I acquired from my father but I love this weird limey yellow colour a lot with my vans and my grandad trousers. 

This weekend my sister and her best pal who is basically also my sister have come to visit for the NTU open day and I wore this to the it with them and felt very preppy. I feel like I'm almost lying to you by posting photos with longer hair because after we took these we walked in the house and chopped it all off so....

This morning when I was up at an ungodly hour I was reading about stranger things online and found out that the guy who plays Steve has a really rather cool band and I really love their music and if you like tame impala highly recommend giving them a listen here, especially to Lonely Jones!


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Moon Boots

Jeans - Pull & Bear, Boots - Newlook, Top - Primark, Jacket - everything5pounds

Good evening folks! Promising myself I'd shop less hasn't quite worked out but on the plus side I have super shiny boots to distract me and I am in absolute awe of them. I'm not gonna lie I felt a little bit too snazzy in silver boots, fishnets and leopard print walking through uni but I do really love this outfit. 

The weather has been so meh the past few days and it's really anything but motivational. I just want to be curled up in a blanket forever with an endless mug of coffee but unfortunately that's neither possible nor productive. 


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Goodbye Bare Legs (and the illusion that is blogger friendships...)

Top - Newlook, Skirt and Bag - Urban Outfitters, Belt- Asos, Shoes - Converse, Jacket - everything5pounds

It seems as though the second it became October it actually got considerably colder and I am going to have to say goodbye to bare legs as I definitely had goosebumps when I went out like this the other day. I must say I also felt incredibly contradictory wearing a turtleneck but no tights so if I've suddenly become sensible this will be the last time I brave bare legs in 2016. Legs aside I loveeeee this outfit and I'm a bit surprised I'd never worn it before, I love this striped turtleneck to pieces, it goes so well with blue denim and inevitably both go super well with leopard print and I love it,

I have made some amazing friends through blogging but especially through social media and I honestly don't know how I'd cope without some of them and I think online friends are important which is completely contrary to everything we were ever told in school. Some of my best friends were made online during my teenage years (hahaha I can refer to my teenage years in the past, great) and are now part of my day to day life.

The thing is when you have a blog I feel like it comes with an expectation to act a certain way and to be friends with everyone just because you're all bloggers? I love that it's a supportive community don't get me wrong and I'm super proud of everyone doing so well with their blogs but you don't need to be friends with them all, you don't have to find their content interesting and I feel like it's not recognised that that is okay?

I am someone who is very much always out of the loop of the 'blogging world' I'm totally oblivious to events and awards and such. I hear buzz but I don't really know what any of it is about and at first I think I felt a little left out but I've since come to realise it's not why I blog so it's cool. I like writing and I like creating and I like reading blogs. Making friends is a bonus but I don't have to make friends with everyone because quite frankly I wouldn't want to be friends with everyone.

I'm possibly sounding bitter and anti-social but it's like being at a party. I don't want to talk to everyone, I'm sure you're all nice enough and if I did speak to you we'd have a lovely conversation and perhaps I would make a new friend but I am more than happy just hanging around in my little bubble with the people I came with. It's not even a don't want it's more that I don't have an incessant need to be everyone's friend? Which is weird because there are other situations where I very much want and need to be everyone's friend. I think that's why I find it so strange that I'm not so fussed when it comes to the little bloggy world I sit on the outskirts of..

I'm not exactly sure what the point I'm trying to get to is, it's just thoughts and I think it would be interesting to know other people's take on it all. The title of this post is probably a little misleading because I'm not claiming blogger friendships are an illusion at all but I do think there is an illusion surrounding the blogging world that suggest we are all best pals which simply isn't true.

I'm interested. Do you find that you are in fact fully immersed in your little blogging world? Or like me, do you feel a little bit lost in it all? Regardless of how lost I feel I am more than content with what I'm doing and the friends I have made and I really don't mind being so oblivious to the rest of it...


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Everyday Forever Smokey Eye

Happy Wednesday! I'm currently eating churros and drinking coffee which has ultimately made my day 100% better than it already was.

As of late I have been sporting a variation on a dark smokey eye almost daily regardless of where I'm going and I love it. Both of the above make up looks were done using my Naked 3 pallette which I honestly doubt I could live without and both have been teamed with my current favourite lip colour, Buffy from Limecrime. I'm not sure what it is I love so much about it but I adore dark nude lips and bronze smokey eyes so freaking much. I think with the eyes it's that they're reminiscent of my favourite 60s models like Jean Shrimpton and Brigitte Bardot but also give a subtle nod to the current punk/grunge trend which clashes soooo nicely with my more feminine and pastel outfits that I refuse to leave behind in Summer.

I almost always start with the shade 'Trick' (a super sparkly bronze shade) in my crease and then add on a combination of either 'Mugshot' and 'Black Heart' or 'Nooner' and 'Darkside' (more brown/ rosy colours) across my eyelid leaving the darker of the two just for the outer corner and under my bottom lashes. Clearly I know exactly what I'm talking about with all this very accurate technical jargon...

I very genuinely have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to make up, I just know I have it and I put it on my face and sometimes I like how it looks. At the moment I especially like how all this looks so there you go.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Menswear and Winter Goals

Trousers - Pringles, Top - H&M, no clue where my socks are from but I love the colour...

So as I officially start back at uni tomorrow and it's October and we only have a few months left of the year, I thought that - Inspired by this post by Megan Ellaby - I should publicly set some achievable goals for the end of the year in the hope that it gives me some sort of motivation in the colder months when usually I'm in hibernation. 

Firstly, and it may seem like something I shouldn't have to be telling myself at the grand old age of 20 but, to keep my room tidy and organised. The and organised part is most important.. I have a tendency when tidying to be incredibly lazy and just shove everything in sight under my bed or in my wardrobe and that definitely needs to stop. This should probably also start with me making sure everything actually has a home in my room so I guess that's my Sunday.

My second goal for by the end of the year is to make sure I'm on top of all my uni work. I usually am pretty good for this anyway but I don't want to fall behind even slightly and I need to make the most of the library being so close by. I also need to make sure I spend enough of my own time on uni work, this is obvious and I know I'll be fine because I enjoy my degree but I do need to remember it is my top priority.

Thirdly and finally I want to read more. I always say this and it never happens but this time I actually want it to. I adore reading but I hate putting books down at all which, though I am working on, I think if I really want to read a full book in one sitting, I need to plan for the day and make sure there's nothing else I should be doing and just sit and read and to be okay with it because I often feel an awful sense of guilt towards the fact I'm basically neglecting the real world for a day but I need to be okay with that.

I know these aren't the most ambitious goals ever and they're of course not all I want to be doing but nonetheless they are important to me and I don't really have any excuse for not doing them. Do you have anything you want to be better at in the next few months? Please let me know in the comments or on Twitter! 


ps. I will definitely blog this outfit as soon as I have someone to take my photos and when it's raining less...

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Today is Nothing

Today I woke up when it was no longer the morning, ate and read and bathed and read and I'm happy and that is all. 

I start uni again next week so I am completely okay with the fact that I wasn't dressed or ready until 4pm because I'm sure it won't be long before I'm inundated with things I am supposed to be doing but will probably be procrastinating. Although I should maybe aim to leave the house at some point in the next few days...


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Wet Hair Again

Dress - Asos, Shoes - Vans, Socks - Primark, Bag - Urban Outfitters

Gooooooood Morning!! I know it might not be the morning when you're reading this because most people aren't up as early as I am on a sunday but for my sake let's just pretend...

So I've been back in Nottingham for a little over a week now and although I'm absolutely not being productive in the slightest I'm soooo happy to be back in my favourite city with my favourite people. What is even better is the fact that my pal Crystal's time off work coincided with me being completely free so she came to visit for the day and it was really lovely. She bought me jelly so she's officially the best in my eyes. I showed her round the arboretum which I'm sure you're all well aware is my favourite place to dissapear off to.

Despite the fact that it definitely is Autumn it's still warm, possibly even too warm for this smock dress that I love so much and have blogged already. I love it with my vans though and my little pink sparkly socks. Once again I'm very very happily dressed like a toddler, practical and adorable tbh.

I'm not quite sure I'm ready for routine and being back at uni just yet because I have become really lazy and slow and I'm not ready to give that up just yet...


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Green Leather

Skirt - Newlook, Top - H&M, Fishnet Tights - Accessorize, Shoes - Converse X CDG, Bag - Primark

I have a serious shopping problem which is not at all news but I couldn't not buy this skirt from newlook, they have it in several different colours and It's honestly one of the nicest faux leather skirts I've ever come across, Not only do I adore this green colour, I love the A-line shape and that it has (though too small for my liking) pockets and isn't at all restricting or uncomfortable. It fits into my wardrobe perfectly and I think it looks pretty cool with fishnet tights.

Wearing fishnet tights is something I thought I'd hate but they aren't only way cooler than wearing any old tights or going bare legged, they also don't make you too warm or cold and aren't season specific, possibly not snow appropriate but we shall see. They do of course come with an unwritten warning that if you are to stop at a service station on the M1 midday on a thursday you will get some interesting looks from retirees... especially teamed with space buns and heart shaped sunglasses...

I wore this (whilst ill ish) to move back to Nottingham before uni starts up again and I can assure you I had a ball of a time in that service station. I have actually since this day teamed this skirt with other tops and I honestly think it is so versatile, I will be wearing it to absolute death. Also looks amazing with leopard print and faux fur which I am incredibly excited about. I think that faux leather adds a really lovely texture to otherwise plain outfits but also looks great with a mixture of other textures and if you can't tell I'm just soooooo happy with this purchase.


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Debbie Harry Forever

Blondie Top - Pull&Bear, Skirt and Belt - asos, Shoes - Dr Martens

If I had to be anyone else on the planet it would be Debbie Harry. I'm not really sure why I'd like to be her but I do completely adore her and if you know anything about me it's that blondie are my fave band ever ever ever and I think this might be my favourite Blondie top to date... 

I've had a fair few, the first being from a Blondie gig when I was 11, if I remember correctly it cost my Dad far too much, probably at least as much as the tickets but that was a great day and a damn great tshirt until I grew out of it, I've then had numerous Blondie tops from H&M since that I've either grown bored of or grown out of. The only thing I do still have and wear is a cropped grey sweatshirt that says 'Call Me' on it which I sort of love hate and is mostly worn as pyjamas SO as you can imagine I was pretty excited when I found this. I think my exact words were -younger readers cover your ears- "OH MY F*CKING GOD" and then I stared at it for a long long time, snapchat friends saying how excited I was, tried it on and danced around in the changing rooms and bought it. There was never any pondering about whether I was going to get it or not but it wasn't rushed because I just wanted to look at it for a while. I understand this sounds completely crazy and obsessive but that's because it is. 

I'm not even sure I can really put into words the emotions I feel for this tshirt and that is definitely strange. I can however, yet again, say how bloody warm it was this day, which combined with being too ill to be outside was just the greatest of times. Once I had some iced coffee it was actually a lot more bearable but I do need to learn that when I am ill I should let myself be ill and maybe not go out for coffee in an autumn heatwave...

Hope you're enjoying the weather more than me!