Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A birthday dress

Dress - Made by my Mother / Boots - Docs / Bracelet + Ring - Topshop / Bag - Vintage/ Nails - Hazard - Sinful Colors

I was 18 on wednesday last week and before hand managed to cause a bit of palava about what I wanted to wear, resulting in my mum making me two dresses in 3 days, I hated the first one, it's an alright dress but I just felt like a hippo in it so my mum made this one out of a pair of curtains which was our original plan and I adore it. I think I maybe even like it more than my prom dress which of course I adored, you can read more about how my Mum made it and from what pattern etc on her blog here.

I don't particularly enjoy birthdays, I don't like the singing and I'm just not so keen on being the centre of attention I suppose but I really did enjoy this birthday a lot. I went out for food with my friends and they stayed over and It was just like a normal day but really great. I received some amazing gifts and got told wonderful things and got to spend a few days with some of my favourite people and it may seem a bit boring but I loved it.

I kind of want to put my easter break on repeat because I have really enjoyed it but mostly because I don't want exams to start at all, I know I have to spend all my free time revising in the hope I get the grades needed for uni and it's a little bit terrifying, especially since I have the attention span of a squirrel.

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and good luck to anyone else with revision and exams!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Two Worlds Away

Not the greatest blog post I'll ever do but I thought it'd be cute, mostly just for me to look at and pretend to be nostalgic but looking through photos from when I was a lot younger (even just a year ago I was so different) is really interesting. It's weird that the new born baby in the first few photos is me and that I know everything that will happen to that baby to make her me and that's kind of amazing.

The title of this post is also the title of a song from Nina Nesbitt's album peroxide (which I am in love with) and I just think the lyrics to this song are so accurate because although you're always the same person I think you're also always two worlds away from who you were and who you'll be which I think is beautiful  and makes the world seem a lot better. If I had the same aspirations as 3 year old me I'd want to be a firefighter which at the time seemed like the best job I could have and looking back I'm glad that's what I wanted but I am glad to not have the same world views and dreams I had when I was 3 because the world changes and so do we.

I'm thinking about all of this because I'll be 18 next week and it feels like such an odd point in my life, I'm definitely not an adult nor a child anymore and disregarding the stress I'm under currently, I'm proud to be who I am for my age as well as hoping I'm not still like this when I'm 24.

Saturday, 22 March 2014



I'm not a very spontaneous person and I'd be lying if I said this trip to Sheffield was spontaneous but we did only decide we should go two days ago which is pretty spontaneous for me considering I like to be super organised and know exactly what will be happening when. I have been doing more spontaneous things lately and I think its actually really good, It makes me feel happier and going to Sheffield today with Molly has made me happier than anything, I love Sheffield a lot and I hadn't seen Molly in a long time and it was brilliant even with the temperamental northern weather.

We just wandered round being idiots, went shopping with pretty much no money and ate cool vegan food in a cute super healthy café place and drank lots of coffee which for me is definitely an ideal day out. I have also decided since borrowing a sweatshirt off a friend that I need more comfortable, casual clothes because it is honestly the most comfortable thing and looks pretty cool thrown over anything which I love and I'm surprised I don't already own one because I think they're versatile and I don't think I'd ever get bored of owning one!

This post is a little bit random but I wanted to share that I have had a good day and that I've been playing around with my camera and the photos aren't great or all in focus but I like them and they sum up my day well! Although the 60 odd selfies we took on my phone probably sum it up more accurately...

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Rip Her To Shreds

necklace-Delilah Dust / choker- eBay / top- Oasis / pinafore - Topshop/ socks- primark/ shoes- Topshop

Instead of apologizing for and explaining my absence which I do far too often I'm going to get straight to the point and say I've got brown hair...

I was ginger up until Tuesday this week when I did plan on going back to my natural hair colour which is a sort of dark blonde and then highlighting it but the 'dark blonde' dye I used has definitely given me brown hair. I think it will probably fade quite a lot over the next week into a dark blonde but I've actually grown to like it.. It is the darkest my hair has ever been and I don't think it particularly suits me but I do like it, for now anyway!

I'm not sure if it is technically spring yet but I really love the weather at the moment, when the sky's all glowy but it's cool out, kind of like early summer mornings but all day which is my favourite! The weather has definitely affected my wardrobe though, I've started digging out all my summer dresses and wearing them with tights because it may still be cold but I really love spring clothes!

What's your favourite thing at the moment?

Friday, 31 January 2014

life is like photography..

                                                 ...you develop from the negatives.

I've had instagram since (I assume) the day it came out on android phones after being incredibly jealous of iphone users! To this day it is still definitely my most used app though most of my pictures have disappeared* and I'm very particular about how my account looks and I suppose what I post and I hope in some regards this reflects my personality. 

Photography is something I have always found fascinating and the fact I can display aspects of my life through photos to my friends and witness theirs is wonderful.

*been deleted

Friday, 24 January 2014

The Wednesday Dress

Wednesday Dress - Pop Boutique / Red Tights - Primark / Denim Jacket - Levi's / Handbag - Primark

Honestly today wasn't exactly warm enough to just be wearing this Sunday School, Wednesday Addams style dress with just a denim jacket and no jumper or scarf but I did and I was cold but I love this dress too much to cover it up with knitwear!

I love wednesday dresses, not only for the fact they're named after one of the greatest fictional characters, Wednesday Addams, but for the fact I adore the gothic feel of the dark velvet with the bright white collar!

There's a lot of variations of the Wednesday Dress, 3 of which you can find at pop boutique and are just beautiful, But I haven't quite found the perfect Wednesday Addams dress and unless I do find it, I am overtly deciding that I will make one at some point, a lot more like Wednesdays.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Messy Hair and Thirsty Hearts

I'm always experimenting with my hair and trying to find different ways to wear it especially now it's a lot shorter and it's almost a whole new style to work with. Honestly this wasn't experimentation, it was more like waking up, getting bored of trying to drag a brush through it and putting in a couple of hairclips so it looked more deliberate and less bed head.

I actually really liked wearing my hair like this though oddly it was quite hard to maintain throughout the day, and I found myself constantly scrunching it up more and messing with it even when just walking down the street.

The hairclips i actually found whilst tidying my room and reminded me slightly of Suki Waterhouse who I've seen wearing clips like this and I just thought it was adorable and at the moment I tend to grab these over the likes of bobby pins, I think they add a retro twist to an otherwise very plain outfit which I love!

What's your favourite way to wear your hair when you're in a rush?