Thursday, 27 November 2014

ditsy floral culottes

body - american apparel
culottes - topshop
Ay that's the last time I take pictures at 8 in the morning, I'm looking through these photos and I'm pretty much asleep in every single one. But I like these culottes, I bought them in the Topshop sale when walking past Oxford Circus a while ago - kinda too summery to wear now but if I wear it with my leather jacket hopefully it'll tone it down a bit. They're high waisted which is an obvious winner and have two different ditsy floral prints which is really cute. I wore my bodysuit with it which I invested in last week from American Apparel and it's so easy to wear underneath everything - it fits perfectly and it's nice to know it won't go baggy after one wash (*cough* ASOS *cough*).

I'm working my flippin socks off at the moment but I'm off home for a couple of days this weekend to chill and eat nice food before coming back and working up until Christmas. I'm going to spend the whole time in my pyjamas/in the bath. 

now playing: heeeeeeeeey remember this album

Monday, 24 November 2014


I feel like it's been a while and that this kind of post is due. A post which doesn't really talk about anything.

  • The unit deadline for my uni projects are soon and I'm at that in between stage of remaining in denial about it all/breaking down
  • Lots of work to do
  • Very busy
  • Work Christmas party next week with the dress code 'Christmas Cracker' - please send inspiration this way
  • Yesterday I visited a flower market, went to The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields Market and visited a load of craft fairs, talk about a dream day
  • Today I'm seeing my homie Islay
  • Tumblr and Pinterest are currently 100% lacking decent inspiration
  • Last week I was in a video shoot for a music video which is out soon (????) (no joke)
  • There were also 24 doughnuts in the house (and a mouse but let's not address that)
  • I'm still deeply in love with the coat of my dreams
  • And this song
  • Next week I'm going to visit the William Morris Gallery and I CANNOT WAIT
  • Been living by myself for 2 months and I still can't cook
  • My hair's not grown 
And I could go on. How're you??????????? Also please send me some links to your favourite blogs/websites at the moment cuz I iz running low over here. 

now playing: seaside the kooks/my mistakes were made the last shadow puppets/the ghost inside broken bells/elephant tame impala/oxford comma vampire weekend

Saturday, 22 November 2014

two days in paris

the ol' eiffel tower
galeries lafayette
palais de tokyo
moulin rouge

I spent two days in Paris last week and here's a blog post on it. Because that's what 'bloggers' (word, er, used loosely) do when in laaaaa Pariiiii and duh OF COURSE THERE'S A PICTURE OF MACAROONS INCLUDED. Spent like 10 euros on those buggers - worth it for the carrier bag and insta pic though innit (half saying it as a joke, half being quite serious).

1. I went on the Eurostar which was pretty exciting but in all fairness was exactly the same as a normal train but just slightly more expensive (and goes under the sea). I went with uni for the day to do uni uni fashion things. We ate omelettes, got separated from our class thanks to the closing doors of the metro, walked until our legs fell off and took photos pretending we were pinching the Louvre.

2.  Then everyone went home and we sat there quite nervous as we booked this random hostel online and didn't quite know where we were staying as we decided to make the most of it and stay the night. Turns out, it was all good. We booked The Loft in Belleville, and if you're looking for somewhere cheap but nice to stay I honestly couldn't recommend it enough (and breakfast is included, so.....). We went up the Eiffel Tower that night so didn't get back until late but next day wandering around the area, it was so lovely, full of street art, cute bars - a kind of French alternative to Shoreditch (ooooooo artyyyyyyy).

3. So the next day we woke up proper early still with sore feet and basically walked the whole of Paris. We started at the Sacre Coeur and headed to the Moulin Rouge and from there we visited Palais De Tokyo, the Arc De Triomphe, down the Champs Elysees and then to the Lovers Bridge and back to the Louvre. I dunno how far but it was a long way to walk. I'm so glad we did it as it's nice to say I've seen everything and all the touristy bits have been ticked of the bucket list.

4. The Palais De Tokyo was wicked, we heard about it after watching Olivia's video and it's a museum of modern art. Lots of art, and very very very modern, quite intense. But you walk in and there's a cling film maze on the ceiling which you can walk across which is insane, a classic black and white photo booth and the best book shop in the world so it was so worth a visit.

5. I love Paris and for 48 hours I truly felt like I was in a Wes Anderson film.

Sorry I don't do short and sweet very well. Many rambles.

now playing: falling (duke dumont remix) haim/ratchet bloc party/the mother we share chvrches/do you want a man? the vaccines/afterlife arcade fire/master hunter laura marling

Thursday, 20 November 2014

my dorothy moment

coat - free people
scarf - zara (last year)
bag - c/o jack wills
boots - c/o dorothy perkins
So I went from an unorganised blogging mess to blogging two days in a row. That was unexpected. But I like this outfit so I thought I'd show you. Mainly because it features the recently bought coat of my dreams. I've been on the hunt for it for years, it's almost worse looking for something when you have an idea of what it looks like in your head....but last month I saw it in Free People and I'd just been paid so I just ordered it. I'm glad I did because I've worn it every single day since it arrived. It's in a really dark navy with a slouchy boyfriend fit with massive pockets - ideal, one for my phone one for my Oyster card (life essentials). Basically I'm deeply in love. It deserves a whole post of its own.

This bag is also the first thing I've ever owned from Jack Wills (yeah I kinda skipped that hoodie phase in year 8) and they have so many lovely things at the moment and a really sweet Lookbook. This bag is such a handy size, if I was sophisticated I would use it as a clutch but I'm not so as a shoulder bag it's got a perfect slouchy fit but with a funky furry front too. 

Aaaaaaand I have my first ever pair of Chelsea Boots! These are from Dorothy Perkins and are so so comfy, they're actually hosting a competition at the moment too where, you can, no joke, win a year's supply of shoes. If you post a shoe selfie onto twitter or insta with the hashtags #DPShoeSelfie and #MyDorothyMoment you could win! 

now playing: I dunno who made this playlist but it's all I've been listening to

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

chopped ma hair off


I was going to write about this at the bottom of a post or something but I was like hey let's make a whole post about it so here it is. Last week for the first time in god knows how 8 months I cut my hair off. It was only meant to be a trim but at the time I was in a bad mood and was like sod it and said to the guy 'ah yeah to around here please' (meaning like a bit below my shoulders like not too short) but obvs they go snip snip snip and there it all goes and I walked away (as usual) like 'I love it thank you so much' and then cried all the way home to my Mum on the phone.

But it ain't that bad. Now the closest I can get to a pony tail is a pineapple on top of my head and the most extravagant hair style I can do is tie half of it up but it's so much healthier and I no longer have hair like rats tails. Pros and cons. I think it's only after you get rid of it you realise how long your hair actually was....and mine was way too long. So if you're thinking of cutting your hair off just do it, it'll grow back at the end of the day.

Over and out.

now playing: i've forgotten, have i already mentioned how much i love this??

Monday, 17 November 2014

oversized circle print shirt

shirt -  c/o cat called esteban
bag - asos
scarf - lush
It feels weird because I took these photos last week and since then I've cut all my hair off. I suppose you'll see in a post soon, I'm still not used to it. But this shirt I've been wearing so much recently, it's from a wicked online vintage store Cat Called Esteban and they have some lovely things. I like how oversized this is with a proper 90's circle print, it makes it easy to wear with the old leggings and then a big cardigan over the top. This bag comes with me everywhere at the moment too, I needed a sturdy one to carry my laptop in for uni and this does the job perfectly - with some space left over too for food so it's all good.

I've just imported all my photos  from Paris so there should hopefully be a post on that up soon....other than that I don't really have a lot to report. Lots of work, uni work and work work being done.

now playing: falling haim (duke dumont remix)/heads will roll yeah yeah yeahs/things we lost in the fire bastille/wasting my young years london grammar/these days the black keys

Saturday, 15 November 2014

christmas inspo

chocolates/rookie yearbook/photo frame/lush gift/frankie diary/jumper/socks/lunch box/grand budapest hotel/phone case/jeans/fashion shoot book/necklace
I think this may be early, but thanks to retail I've been in Christmas mode for a good couple of months already. Not a joke. I thought I'd put this post together to give you guys some inspo, perhaps to buy for friends, secret santa, your Mum, or you could just go wild and buy it for yourself now. Go ooooooooon.

I know I ramble on about stuff like this but I'm going to try (try) to keep this short and sweet. Chocolates because it is the answer to everything and these are de-li-cious, Rookie Yearbook 3 because I have the other 2 books and I feel like I should have this to carry on the collection, a photo frame and it's a pineapple is there any question about this, the Lush gift of my dreams - I gaze at it every day, the Frankie diary because it's beautiful, a jumper, reindeer socks that include actual 3D pom poms, cats on a container that holds food - heaven, my favourite film, a funky phone case that looks pretty and is clear, black jeans because black jeans are always needed, a tatty devine necklace isn't just for christmas it's for life and this book because I've been looking at it for years and I think it's proper cool. 

What would you like for Christmas?

Also in other irrelevant news, retweet this and you could win a £50 ASOS voucher ya

now playing: I LOVE THIS

(Hotel Chocolat kindly sent me a box of chocolates to try out and they were delicious so I decided to feature them)