Friday, 24 April 2015

the quest for new specs part 3

Elloooooooooo! Being blind and living off contact lenses, the quest for the perfect specs seems like a never ending struggle in my life. Kindly, SmartBuyGlasses kitted me out with these beauties and now I can see and not look like I'm wearing a pair that look like they've been sat on a couple of times (true story). With a skinny, oval, tortoise shell frame these Ray-Ban's are lovely. Although the lenses are pretty big, they're not too wide and bulky looking - formal, but not too intense. Ray-Bans are the brand I turn to every time for glasses - a classic pair. These are the perfect balance of looking 'cool' but being practical too (with subtle branding too, an added bonus - not looking too much like obvious Ray-Bans). WINNERS.

PS: Award for the wonkiest eyebrows go to me, obvs.

now playing: literally all i've been listening to all week (read: 5 months) is Taylor Swift let's not even lie

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

old tat

I just love beautiful fashion photography. I visited Broadway Market a couple of weeks ago and found this magazine shop (I can't remember what it was called) and ended up stumbling across Old Tat. Being a seriously tight student, I can no way afford to spend £8 on a magazine and I dunno what happened but I picked this up quickly flicked through and I couldn't not buy it. Pages after pages of lovely imagery, a magazine so nice that I still keep it in the bag that they put it in every time I read it (and then took an extra couple of shifts at work...). Old Tat is a bi-annual magazine full of art, fashion, illustration ...basically all my favourite things (lolz see what I did there) (not a joke). I like it because the pages are cluttered and they embrace vintage and second hand. Kinda retro, kinda tatty. I found these images from their sample online and I think it completely sums the magazine up. I would post images from my copy but I honestly think everyone should go out and buy this. It's an investment piece... (how I justify everything in my life) (I didn't NEED to do a food shop this week anyway).

now playing: spit at stars jack penate/worry jack garratt/gosh jamie xx/don't wanna fight alabama shakes/midnight moon oh wonder

Monday, 20 April 2015

visiting bermondsey square

Slowly making my way through and ticking everything off from the London Style Guide, Bermondsey Market was high up on the list of things to do. When Islay was in Landan a couple of weeks ago we had a wander around and visited the Antiques Market in Bermondsey Square. Surprisingly, like in the name, it was full of antiques. From faux fur coats, beautiful brooches and jewellery to loads of retro furniture, it was really lovely to have a look around and have a proper nosy. Tucked under a bridge we found the nicest bakery ever and sat and ate brownies (bliss). Turns out there's a massive food market here every Saturday morning (another reason to return......). To visit somewhere that's sweet, london-like, but not too in-your-face busy with some funky vintage finds - Bermondsey is lovely.

Plz suggest other nice London-y markets to visit, so I can add them to the never ending London bucket list...

now playing: 'cause i'm a man tame impala/marks to prove it the maccabees/i couldn't want you anyway jack garratt/zenith ben khan/loud places jamie xx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

i have so much work to do


It's been a while since I've done a proper ramble-y post. Since coming back to ol Landan last week I can't really remember what I've done. I went back to uni on Monday which was a complete shock to the system featuring 4 loooooong briefs including one to create a blog and post 3 times a week. Funny. Debating whether to see if this one could count or make a new one... Dammit actually having to do work.

 I also had a really lovely day at Kew Gardens on Sunday (AGAIN) and visited Richmond Park for the first time, it's been so sunny the past couple of days - like actual proper summer holiday kind of weather. In bigger news, I tried the Biscoff milkshake from Gourmet Burger the other day (INCRED) and sat on top of the rooftop garden on the Southbank- a complete dream. It's weird I've been living in London like 6 months and yet I still feel like I'm on holiday. 

I also started as a Press Intern at Beyond Retro this week, I've only worked a couple of days so far (fitting it around uni and work work) but it's really really really cool. I absolutely love it. Also reassuring that I enjoy what I hopefully want to do when I'm, er, older. Here's to a few months of 7 day weeks, lots of work and balancing everything. It'll be worth it. 

How's ya week been? 

See yaz from a I'M-COMPLETELY-BRAIN-DEAD-AND-DON'T-HAVE-A-CLUE-WHAT-TO-WRITE Ellie. Over and out, like.

now playing: distant past everything everything/someone new hozier/pedestrian at best courtney barnett/holding on tourist/champagne kisses jessie ware

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

feeling all summery

jumpsuit and bralet - c/o pull & bear
cardigan - brandy melville
shoes - asos
glasses - jigsaw
I don't want to jinx it, but the weather is SO FLIPPIN NICE AT THE MOMENT. As in, I actually have to get my ghostly white legs out kind of weather. A poor sight for all. Pull & Bear have recently launched their Pacific Girls collection and very kindly kitted me out with a couple of the pieces, I'm so pleased because I'm in love with it all. The jumpsuit has a really really pretty lace trim detailing, v shape and a cross back, I combined it with a cute navy striped bralet to completely pretend that I'm off to the beach. If only. Seeing as it was sunny, I thought it would be a good idea to whip out these sandals that I ordered ages ago from ASOS, I love the different textures of leather and the chunky sole. To layer it up a bit, my old trusty Brandy Melville cardigan finally came out from hibernation for the winter - yaaaaaaaassssss it's finally summer guys it's official the cardigan is back!!!!!!!!!

Also if you have a spare minute, I so recommend a good scroll through the Pull & Bear website - so much beautiful imagery and loads of lovely collections, I want everything.

Busiest week ever. Drowning in all work. SOS.

now playing: loud places jamie xx/holding on tourist/champagne kisses jessie ware/let it happen tame impala/i'll start believing war paint

Sunday, 12 April 2015

a massive wish list

Things that I could probs buy if I wasn't spending £9000 a year on uni fees (and also working as a banker or something where I'd be earning millions...). I'm liking this in between spring-y summer-y weather. Yeah it's really hard to dress for (example: the tights/no tights dilemma) but it's nice not to be wearing 6 layers all the time. Here's some things I've been looking at including a denim dress but now I can't get one because my Mum's just bought one. Also, that really nice Topshop marigold print dress which I now cannot buy because again, my Mum's just bought. Blue Dr Denim jeans are top of the list followed by pretty summer (everyday) dresses and crop tops to wear under other tops. Also, a handy everyday bag and a pair of sandals because they are essentials, yes?

Tomorrow is the start of balancing uni with interning, work and trying to blog. Really really really excited/having a breakdown at the thought. Pray for me and my lack of multi-tasking skills!!!!

now playing: bad habit foals/cough cough everything everything/high life london grammar/dissolve me alt j/ivy & gold bombay bicycle club

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

batwing shirt and docs

shirt - motel
skirt - urban outfitters
necklace - tatty devine
Well this is a blast from the past. I used to be completely obsessed with this shirt and then went off it for a while but found it at the back of my wardrobe a couple of weeks ago. A seriously funky print in a really nice boxy shape too. I've been wearing it with my a-line cord skirt because I feel like something too decorative would've been too much and then with my docs too it kind of tones it down a bit against the shocking bright pink.

Let's appreciate how annoying it is that one sleeve has been rolled up more than the other. GREAT. I was meant to post this outfit weeks ago but never got round to it, I'm heading back to London tomorrow so hopefully can get back to dragging my housemate to take photos for me........hint hint David................ I've had the nicest week at home, like a proper holiday, really chilled, lots of nice food, seeing everyone from home. But errrr yeaaaaah that uni Easter project.......

now playing: keep it healthy warpaint/an illustration of loneliness courtney barnett/if you ever want to be in love james bay/son of god will butler/candour oceaan