Wednesday, 23 April 2014

square neck dress

dress - urban outfitters
cardigan - c/o asos
belt - zara
The top picture on the right honestly looks like I've had some sort of dodge botox/lip job or something. Let's all ignore. Also the cliche hand on hip pic. I've wanted this dress for ages, but no way was I going to spend £39842904832 on a dress from Urban Outfitters. Instead, it was in their sale online and I managed to get it for £20 (and it then had another 20% off the day after but let's not talk about that). I absolutely love the colour and the ditsy tile print - not summery as such, but I think it'll be ok seeing as it's practically winter all year round. Because I was having a particularly co-ordinated day, I also wore my purple cardigan with ma purple watch with ma curple nails. Oh yer. 

I wanted to talk about it a couple of posts ago but I've had so much to write about I try to not go all ifoeriofhreufheuiehwuiehuiwhewq at the end of my posts. But yes, the hair, I went to the hair dressers like 'ah I'd love my hair like this' and I came back with the length of my hair literally chopped in half and not like the photo?????????????????? I'll get used to it.

Back to college today. Save me.

now playing: her soundtrack

Monday, 21 April 2014

little things

Yesterday I discovered the gifts section of ASOS and I feel like any purpose I previously had to actually leave the house is no longer needed because I can even buy cute gifts on ASOS now. What doesn't ASOS sell? (maybe food, that would be quite cool). Scrolling through endless pages on ASOS just seems so appealing when I have a load of revision to do, here are a couple of things I've picked out.

 I started off with a flask because obviously that's essential with all the coffee and tea I drink all the time (????...!!!) same with a lunchbox to keep all of my Boots meal deals inside (??????!!!...?!). A sewing tin for all the sewing I do (...?!?!!!!!!!!!!!) and you never know when you might need it! This has just proved that I have a seriously liking to things in cute packaging. Moving on, I've got a pink lemonade smelling candle, a frog shower cap (I don't even have showers but who doesn't want to have a frog shower cap?), some SteamCream moisturiser, some cat highlighters and a funky big bag covered in foxes because I think it will be handy for when I move out (is it too soon to be thinking about these kinda things??). 

So many brackets and punctuation today, think I'm gonna have a lie down. 

Anyway, ASOS Gifts, think y'all should check it out. (I like this card too) (dammit another bracket)

now playing: still not over the solange and beyonce moment at coachella

Saturday, 19 April 2014


HEY GUYS I FOUND REAL LIFE ETSY. Also known as Bird In Borrowed Feathers. I can't remember how I found it, I think it was waiting for the bus after work or something. Hidden down West End Arcade in Nottingham, it's filled with handmade and vintage items made by local and national designers. Fabrics, necklaces, prints, bunting, bags, cards - pretty much everything. When I first went in I totally had one of those omg-I-need-everything moments, it's a tiny shop made especially for me. I fell in love with cute dinosaur printed notebook and the traditional biscuit tea towel (they also had a wicked bourbon biscuit ipad case). They sell lots of things online, so it's definitely worth having a look if you don't live near Nottingham (although now I think this is a fair enough reason to visit).

I know where I'm going to be buying gifts from now on. 

now playing: ay guilty pleasure kanye west graduation album (let's face it, it's the best one out of them all) (that's the only one i've ever listened to) (let's pretend)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

oh i do like to be beside the seasideeeeee

top - american apparel
jeans - c/o asos
totes - c/o talented totes
OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEAAAAAAAAAAA. Funny, because I live in the flippin Midlands, the middle of the country, not besides any sea. Unless Skegness counts. Kind of. What's really annoying me about these photos is that they're both in different lighting, it's driving me insane. ANYWAY. It's all a bit Spring-y at the moment so I got out my mom jeans and stripy top (and my Mum's nice new shoes) to celebrate. I haven't worn these in ages. I also has some funky tote bags to show you, as you are probably already quite aware (and I'm sure Islay knows) I am a total tote bag obsessive. It seems that everywhere I go, I end up coming back with a random tote. Talented Totes is a website made especially for me, I originally heard about them when I went to Clothes Show in December. They have some lovely ones on their website, all ethically made (lots of floral prints) and featuring independent illustrators and print makers. I love!
now playing: been listening to phoenix all day

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Well I did like gingham until I put this post together and now I think I've had slight overload. Slight, a lot. I iz well over tartan and I have switched my knitted checked scarf for traditional, (I also think very British looking) picnic blanket gingham. Gingham dresses, gingham shoes, gingham skirts, gingham trousers - you name it, it's everywhere. I definitely want to get some gingham-y things this summer, incredibly cute and refreshing - especially combined with block, bold colours (I love the mustard circle skirt). Ermmmmmmmm gingham smock dress on the wish list? Most definitely.

Let me know if you've bought anything gingham-y recently, I need some more things to find.
now playing: i got up at 6 (am) yesterday to watch this

Sunday, 13 April 2014

in space we're here a million miles away

The amount of times I've walked past the Hopkinson building in town on the way to the train station. Walked past, but never gone in (in all fairness, that's probably because it's on the other side of town and if I have to catch a train it's in the middle of the night really early). ANYWAY, yesterday I dragged my Mum with me to make a point of actually going in. I always kinda knew what it was about from noseying through the window, but I didn't realise how amazing it really was. 4 floors of second hand vintage, antiques, art and food. I can think of nothing better in one building. A tea bar full of cakes, soup (and tea), and then rooms of sewing machines, clothes and records. Piles of books and magazines to have a rummage through, and it all arranged into colour schemes too, not that that's important - I just like things like that. It had that proper dusty smell, it reminded me of my Grandma's old loft. I spent a long time in there. That is all.

If you're ever in Nottingham by the train station, you've gotta go, seriously.
Aahhhhhhh feels like ages since I've done a post like this.

now playing: this playlist

Friday, 11 April 2014

jersey pocket skirt

jumper (c/o asos) and skirt - american apparel
 Looking tres, grey, I suppose. Was gonna name this post various shade of...etc etc but ended up deciding against it for obvious reasons. ANYWAY. I need to wear this skirt more, I picked it up from the factory shop when I was on holiday a couple of years ago and I absolutely love it. So comfy, it's such a nice colour (er, grey) and it's super casual....actually, so casual that you can wear it twisted and have the other pocket half way around your bum. It was only fair that I added my grey jumper too which is equally just as comfy and easy to throw on....gotta be keeping in with the theme too! Along with a pair of old black tights and a bobble that looks (strangely) very high up my arm, I look very dull, unimaginative and grey. But also comfy. So it's ok (?!).

Alright guys, I booked myself for a hair appointment today so my hair will no longer look so freakishly long. My Mum keeps on calling me a witch and it's no longer funny.

In other news, Claire's did a little blog post about me and it made my day :) :) :)

now playing: I have Frozen in my head literally all the time and it's driving me insane