Friday, 15 August 2014

A Stormy Day and A Scottish Dress


Purple is not a colour I wear often at all or would even consider to look at in a shop but I adore this vintage dress my family brought back for me from a charity shop on their holiday in scotland and I had to take pictures the first time I wore it because I just think it's so pretty which is unfortunately why the photos have been taken in my kitchen because I definitely wasn't dressed appropriately for the stormy weather on monday...


dress- vintage/ shoes- topshop/ socks- primark/ belt- primark

I think the reason I like this dress so much despite they fact it's purple which normally wouldn't suit me at all is the fact that there is quite a lot of green on it too which I do wear quite a lot anyway although maybe that's just because it matches that massive bruise on my leg..

hair bow- forever21

 I love wearing my hair half up which definitely becomes apparent when scrolling through my blog and hair bows are definitely my favourite at the moment! I never used to pay much attention to forever 21, I often just find shopping overwhelming and get bored and stick to shops I know well but I went in with a friend in Birmingham and just sat down near the shoes and accessories facing a stand of hair bows all for £2 or less and my fate was inevitable. Although I did restrict myself and only get two, it is definitely very tempting to go back for more!

The past few weeks have been quite stressful and busy but great all the same so I'm sorry this post is a bit random and all over the place but there's a lot I want to say and no way in linking it all together and I'm lazy for not trying but hey.

I hope those who were getting AS and A level results yesterday were happy with their results and if not, It's just a few letters on a piece of paper, they don't dictate your life. I am very happy with my results, and I am off to Uni which is exciting.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Denim Pinafore.. Again



This past week has been interesting, my family went away for 5 days and I spent my week looking after the chickens which was surprisingly very fun! I did want some pictures of the chickens for this post but they aren't the most cooperative of pets when it comes to staying still! Our chickens are called Erika, Barbara and Sheila and they are hilarious and lovely and this week was really fun!




I'm rarely impressed with my own make up, especially eyeliner but today I feel like I've done my eyeliner really really well and I also feel like putting a bit of blusher through the crease of my eye looks really pretty and like I put a lot more effort into my make up than I actually did.

pinafore- primark/ shirt- primark/ socks- seasalt/ shoes- topshop

I where this denim pinafore way too often, I Think it's just my go-to dress when I don't know what to wear because it looks good with a plain t shirt or a pretty blouse it's just so easy and also possibly the best thing in my wardrobe, only costing me £5 and being worn so often it's definitely not something I'll be growing tired of any time soon!



My family decided to get me some very peculiar gifts from their holiday including the socks in this post but also the artichoke... they also got me a candle, some stickers, a vintage dress and a beetroot which is possibly the weirdest mix of gifts to be given although they are all lovely and it was very sweet of them. I plan on having the artichoke on pizza tonight and I'm sure it'll be really good, they picked both this and the beetroot up at a national trust place they visited where they were selling homegrown veggies and apparently my sister thought this the perfect present for a vegan.

After seeing something I retweeted on twitter, my boyfriend John bought me a bouquet of sunflowers which are featured in this post, I absolutely adore sunflowers,I think they're just so happy and pretty and they're always somewhere half way between dying and living and for some reason I just think that's beautiful.

I hope everyones having a good summer so far!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

wait


Yesterday was the 22nd July which means that my baby sister Florence Violet should have been 5, I'm sure this is something that people might find awkward or upsetting to read or hear about so I'm not going to explain anything, more so just state that it is sad but my family and I celebrate her birthday every year, on the day and yesterday was actually really fun and lovely.


I'd wanted a jumpsuit for a while and knew I wanted this one the second I saw it a while ago, but I was sensible and waited until I had the money to get it since it wasn't exactly necessity. I went into H&M a couple of days ago and there was only one left, in my size (though I would have liked it a bit bigger) and I had enough money for it to be relatively sensible and I love it! Navy is one of my favourite colours to wear in summer and I rock a lot of polka dots (10 points if you know the reference!) and this is just the most comfortable and simple piece and I can think of a million and one ways to wear this, I honestly think it is so versatile! 
It was definitely perfect for the weather yesterday as I'm super pale so I have to cover up in the sun to prevent becoming a walking tomato but I wasn't too hot wearing this as it's not clingy at all and just quite floaty. 





These pictures were taken in the woods at Haigh Hall where my family and I had a walk and a picnic in the sun and it was lovely, I really think the woods there are very beautiful and one of my favourite places to wander round, whether it's sunny or stormy.

Me and My Sister Eden, I'm not sure what we're doing...

Jumpsuit-H&M /Shoes-Newlook /Hat-H&M /Sunglasses-Urban Outfitters /Bag-Gift

The bag in the above photo is one I have loved and kept forever, It was given to me when I was 3 and I used it a lot more when I was very little than I do now, but I still adore it despite it being very tiny, It carried everything I needed it to and I just think it's very cute.

Rings-  Mix of Camden market & TopShop / Watch - Casio

Lately I've been having trouble deciding what to have for breakfast, I'm not particularly keen on cereals or toast and unfortunately grapes alone probably aren't the best thing to eat before spending your day prancing around in the sun...


Necklaces - Gifts

Overall it was a really lovely day and I think everyone enjoyed themselves despite likely insect bites and nettle stings.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Borrowers


I have been in love with this jumper for what feels like forever; it's been sitting in my mums wardrobe with the tags on for quite a while and although I knew she intended to wear it at some point I somehow seemed to convince her to let me borrow it which inevitably led to her letting me keep it as long as I do enough chores to make up the £60 it cost, I can honestly not explain how grateful I am for it, It's such a beautiful jumper to wear and so comfortable and I'm just in love with it.


My boyfriend, John, recently gave me this book and I've only read a few chapters so far but I really like it a lot. I know it's nothing new or exciting but it seems to be an enchanting read so far and is a vast improvement on just scrolling through instagram whilst I have my coffee! (Thank you John!)

I thought it appropriate to title this post 'The Borrowers" because I seem to borrow (some might say 'shop') from my mums wardrobe far too often and it is therefore a pretty accurate description of me since I also 'borrowed' these trousers from my mum...


Jumper- Joules / Trousers- Next / Shoes- Primark

I adore this outfit though, I feel like I'm dressed slightly Nautical which always seems to be quite a retro way of dressing for summer, although I do have to admit this outfit may be a little too warm for the hotter of England's summer days and probably is more appropriately suited to spring weather! 


I've decided reading is my absolute favourite thing and since finishing college there is a lot more time for reading whatever I want and it makes me so happy, Do you have any book recommendations? 



Saturday, 12 July 2014

Short and Sweet Pyjamas at The Ministry of Craft

I learnt at the grand old age of 12 (probably much earlier since my mum turned a lot of old clothes into new clothes for me and my sister as we were growing up!) that you could upcycle old garments into new ones when, with help from my mum, I upcycled a red denim skirt I'd outgrown into a bag with rainbow straps and a hello kitty motif!

These PJ's were upcycled by my Mum from my Grandad's old shirts and a collection of men's shirts from local charity shops, keeping the details and features of the shirts to add interest and individuality to each pair.
Unfortunately I have to wait to be able to wear the above pair, which I am really excited and impatient about because I love Pyjamas and sleeping as I'm sure is alike most teenagers, but I can't just yet because this pair and the other pairs in this post are being used as models for a class my mum is teaching at The Ministry of Craft for Advanced Beginners on how to make these Short and Sweet Pyjamas!


The Ministry of Craft is situated in the basement of Fred Aldous in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and hosts a variety of different craft classes from learning the basics of using a sewing machine to hand embroidery and jewellery making. They even run parties which I'm sure are a lot of fun!

I know my mum is very proud to be joining the other fabulous tutors there and I know her class will be a lot of fun! You can take a look at her blog and other projects here!



The first class on these short and sweet pyjamas will be held at The Ministry of Craft on Saturday 23rd August 2014 and will be a lot of fun, you can find further details for the class here




Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Okay?

As I mentioned in my last post I have seen The Fault in Our Stars movie 3 times at the cinema which is definitely excessive. I'm definitely more of a book person than films or tv; I can happily sit down and read a novel start to end but I do find it difficult to sit through a film and there aren't many films I like all that much. I think the fact I adore John Green as an author and human in general made me especially excited for this film as well as the fact it is an incredible story and the fact it came out in the UK a few days after my exams ended completely!

This is the outfit I wore the third time I went to see it with my friend Helena and to be completely honest the outfit has no relevance to the film or book but I do just want to say that the film in my opinion couldn't be a more perfect representation of the novel and that I loved absolutely everything about it and if you haven't already you should definitely see it whether you have read the book or not, you'll leave the cinema not only crying, but happy and grateful and inspired and interested and moved and i'd honestly never left a film feeling like that before, and I enjoyed it just as much if not more, seeing it the second and third time.


 Denim dress- Primark/ Shoes and socks- Topshop/ Top- Hand-Me-Down/ Satchel- Primark

 I'm not usually keen on animal prints at all but I really love this top especially with this dress, I think my favourite thing about it is the combinations of colours, I love how the mustard yellow looks with the printed collar and also with my ginger hair. I also really like the yellow with the wash of my denim dress, It reminds me of the 70s and I don't know why since I definitely wasn't around but I really like it a lot.
As I'm writing this post I'm listening to The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack which I'm obsessed with and is just a playlist of such beautiful music which you can listen to yourself here but I do just adore it and am almost definitely entirely infatuated by everything related to this film and am also going to recommend you give Nat and Alex Wolff a listen because they're amazing too, Nat Wolff plays Isaac in the movie and him and his brother Alex are incredibly talented musicians.

This post is essentially just a ramble and I can't think of a rounded normal way to stop this train of thought because I could honestly write a novel of how much I adore John Green's books and this movie and the music and the actors and acting and honestly everything.


Okay.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Summer



top- topshop/ dress- H&M/ shoes- Docs/ bag- primark/ ring- topshop/ sunglasses- urban outfitters
I feel like I've become slightly lazy and I also think it's entirely acceptable. This year was my second year of college studying 3 A levels which I really wanted and still hope to do well in and including resits from last year I had 9 exams in total which of course was stressful and therefore reason number 1 for the fact I think my current laziness is acceptable. Reason number 2 is definitely the fact that I have tendinitis in my right hand which not only made it difficult for me to revise and sit my exams but it hurts to plait my hair and type this blog post.

I don't want this post to be too complainy though so I'm going to stop justifying my laziness and say that actually I've done things since finishing college a couple of weeks ago. Ordinarily my summers are not that exciting, I do things and they're fun. I've been out quite a lot and spent too much money on food and clothes and oddly have spent a lot of time in the sun and not been burned yet, I am going to get back into blogging though and I do have a list of things I want to blog about and that will happen.

I wore this outfit the second time I saw the fault in our stars in the cinema and the film is honestly incredible and I personally don't think it could be a better representation of the novel but I shall talk about that more in my next post which will include the outfit I wore the third time I saw it...