18 July 2010

I ♥ Nikes!

 My awesome new shoes.

  • The colour! Luminous yellow and turquoise and silver are the way to go.
  • The comfort! I've been wearing them non-stop the last few weeks, since it's wayy too hot for boots, and flats are killer to walk/run around in, especially if you find yourself involved in an impromptu game of Duck Duck Goose.
  • The price! Originally £60 but I got them on sale for a rather fantastic £25 at the outlet mall in Gloucester Docks. Where they also sell bags of creme eggs for £2 when it's not even Easter. It's an incredible place, I know. 
Can't really pick anything about them I dislike..the only thing is that you need to try a couple pairs on, as the sizing is weird. I'm a UK 8-9 in most shoes, but these are a 7 and they still have plenty of room left. Lovelovelove them, can't find many shoes that are cool and pretty enough for wearing in summer, yet won't mutilate your feet after a few hours wear.

What are your favourite shoes so far this summer?

I've also changed the comments to Disqus, since regular Blogger/Google comments are pretty temperamental in Firefox browsers. Plus you can choose to be alerted by email whenever someone replies to your comments..better than constantly having to check the site, right?

4 July 2010

Update! ♥ & a return from the dead.

It is WONDERFUL to be back and posting again! I would send my apologies for the slightly prolonged break, but it has made me realise that all bloggers need some time off from their writing schedule to sort things other things out in their lives, otherwise content would be compromised, which is something I'd really rather not want to happen!

I plan to keep my following posts shorter and non-scheduled, though I'm sure I shall revive them in the near future. I've realised that I need to keep myself and all aspects of my life scrupulously organised and start planning things out so that I can schedule time for writing rather than force myself to hurriedly type a compromised piece.

Here are a few photos from my time away:


In Wales somewhere sitting on my car!

Messy hair!

Happy nape piercing

Sad nape piercing. The incorrect curved bar was removed shortly after this since it was causing a very painful buildup of scar tissue on one side. I had it taken out a few weeks ago and my friend Kyle is taking me to get it redone with a silver staple bar (the right kind!)..can't wait to have it back! ♥

And before I go, an outfit post from yesterday:

POF: Lovely warm weather and a party night in with amazing films!
Necklace: Tarina Tarantino
Top: Primark!
Belt: No idea
Shorts: Topshop
Tights: Primark

I have some INCREDIBLE new luminous Nike hi-tops I wore with this..pictures to come!

Although I've still been following all my favourite blogs..What was YOUR favourite thing about the last few months?

13 April 2010

Question Time!

So the other day I got a Formspring account and I'm loving the completely random and hilarious questions I've already had from friends.

So..ask me something!


Ask anonymously or leave your name, ask about fashion and style, about me or just about anything else you can think of..bonus points if it makes me smile!

Any particularly interesting and relevant ones I'll post here :)

Regular posts are still rather intermittent but I shall be sure to keep updating as regularly as I can at the moment!

7 April 2010

More Proof That I Spend Too Much Money On Awesome Things.

What I bought yesterday:

New gig bag from River Island

Proper GaGa glasses ♥

David & Goliath t-shirt from TK Maxx..I can't resist an awesome t-shirt

Dress from TK Maxx

Top from Zara

Shirt from Zara

The sequinned epaulettes pretty much made it for me

New soft plaid shirt from Primark

Skirt suspiciously similar to the ones in American Apparel but for a tiny fraction of the price

Boosh tour DVD to go with my Vince Noir-esque 80%20 boots!

Still haven't got round to playing it, but I can't wait! Saving it for an extra-boring day.

What I Wore Today: 07/04/10

Hello, Sunshine.

Even though I'm not so much into the whole springtime and beauty of nature thing, today was BEAUTIFUL. I snapped a super-quick picture of what I was wearing before I left (check out my divinely retro sleeping bag in the background):

POF: Not doing a lot on a sunny day
Shirt: Zara (more pics to come..I kinda love it!)
Tee: Mighty Boosh tour
Sunglasses: Primark (more pics to come tooo, these are lush)
Watch: Tokidoki
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Lowlife
Shorts: Topshop
Tights: Primark
Boots: DMs.

What I Wore Today: 06/04/10

Point of Fashion: Going out to buy lovely things :)
Hoodie: Hollister
Vest: New Look
Thermal: Primark
Shorts: Primark
Tights: Primark
Boots [not pictured]: Fryes

It was actually pretty cold so I'm glad I wore the thermal top! I can't wear scarves or big necklaces for a while because I recently got my nape pierced, which is a shame as I love scarves and big necklaces.

30 March 2010

What I Wore Today: 30/03/10

POF: Lazy day at school with friends.
Cardigan: River Island
Tee: All Saints
Necklace: All Saints
Playsuit: Miss Selfridge
Tights: Primark
Boots: DMs ♥

Relax, I'm still alive! I'm sad to not be updating this blog quite as much as I should at the moment due to various things going on in my life at the moment - it happens, right? I'm going to keep updating whenever I can, just that regular features might be delayed for a bit as I don't get to be online and write content quite as much as I'd like to right now. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon enough so I can get writing again and start posting some of my favourite new ideas as soon as possible. Thanks so much for continuing to read and follow my blog through my semi-absence, it really does mean a lot!

11 March 2010

TFT #14

Welcome to a brand new Thursday which means a fabulous, brand new edition of TFT! Check out what I've found this week...

Accessorize Mosaic Tile Bangle - £8

Although I'm not a massive fan of the new world prints/tribal redux trends, I can admit that some of the colours around for the coming summer are luscious! Imagine armfuls of colourful bangles like these...

5 March 2010

Inspired: March Edition!


Welcome to the brand-new, fabulously fresh edition of Inspired for March! The last month has been pretty hectic for all of us, involving having my memory stick of lovely Eye Candy images stolen for one, so even more reason to be positively inspired by the beautiful, fun and fantastic things in life.

Ideas for March:

1. Pick one thing you've always wanted to do and plan to do it this summer.
The regular season for summer break is still a few months away; even so, we should still plan early! Whether you've dreamt of camping out at Reading festival with your best friends, watching the sun set from the top of the Empire State building or meeting your best online buddies face-to-face on the other side of the world, make sure you do it in 2010! Book plane tickets, plan routes, make meeting plans..why not go for it?

2. Pick key pieces for your SS10 wardrobe if you haven't already. The evenings are getting lighter, my rabbit is getting friskier and the amount of ice on my car in the morning is decreasing each day..proper spring weather is nearly here! Last month it seemed ludicrous that SS pieces were appearing in shops already, but by this time next month we won't be needing our super-chunky winter coats anymore. If you're unfamiliar with some of the newest SS10 styles, go out this weekend for a browse around the high street - there's some seriously lovely stuff out there this year!

3. Bake yourself a tray of cupcakes to last the rest of the week. Forget picking up a slab of Dairy Milk every time you need a break..make your own beautiful customised cupcakes! I'm a huge fan of cupcakery myself - my favourites ones are the shamelessly indulgent Rocky Road and the luxurious red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum. Hand them out to friends, take them to work/school..they really do make life more fun!

4. Take a half hour to browse your nearest bookstore. I'm always looking for brand new books to read..I get through them too quickly! The biggest problem is finding new authors which genuinely interest me. You've probably heard it before, but reading helps us to relax as well as unconsciously expanding our vocabulary and levels of literacy..so no excuses really! Take some time out to wander around a bookstore and pick up anything which catches your eye.

5. Clean out your makeup bag. Especially if you're the kind of person who changes their makeup every season. Refresh your look and get rid of anything which is expired. Here's a guide to how long you should keep each type of product - eye infections are not fun!

6. If you don't know how to use a sewing machine, learn! Since I went to private school for most of my life I never learned how to sew by hand, let alone how to use a machine. It's the most useful skill ever, seriously! You can fix ripped seams, customise plain items and resize baggy tees. Get a friend to teach you, or take a class in it - there's plenty around if you look online and I guarantee that everyone there is really friendly. Do it!

7. Don't hesitate to call up an old friend, even if you haven't talked to them in years. Chances are they'll be ecstatic to hear from you, so go for it! Talk about what you've been up to, giggle about the past and make plans to meet up this summer. I'm ridiculously excited to meet up with some friends I haven't seen in ages..I heard they got taller!

8. Sort through your SS09 wardrobe pieces. Even though I've mentioned buying brand new clothes for summer, your old ones should still be perfect to wear again this year if you've been shopping wisely. Air and wash your favourite summery tops and skirts, and don't forget to organise your winter scarves, jumpers and coats for when you won't need them.

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What's inspiring YOU this month?

4 March 2010

TFT #13

I hope you're having a great week so far! Here's my newest find for Thursday Fashion Therapy.

GirlProps Lolita Heart Shaped Glasses - $9.99 [approx £6.50]

With the warmer weather and sunshine soon to be on their way, why not celebrate with a brand-new, fabulous pair of sunglasses? I'm a huge fan of gorgeous glasses myself and hearts are my favourite.

What I Wore Today: 04/03/10

Point of Fashion: Schoool! & pretending it's spring when it's still freezing outside.
Cardigan: River Island
Top: New Look
Necklace: All Saints
Belt: Unbranded
Jeans: Topshop
Socks: Topshop
[Boots: Fryes]

Inspired for the month of March is on its way very shortly; though my memory stick with all my inspiration pictures on has been stolen, so excuse the wait! ♥

2 March 2010

What I Wore Today: 02/03/10

Point Of Fashion: New skirt :)
Cardigan: River Island
Scarf: Camden
Tee: Pac Sun. I need some plain vests to wear with pretty skirts, I don't think the tee works as well as I'd hoped.
Belt: Oldd
Skirt: H&M
Tights & Leggings: H&M..tights and leggings together make it ok to wear super-short skirts, haha.
Boots: White knee-high DMs, not pictured as they'd got muddy from photographing.

New Purchases. ♥

Apologies for the lack in regular posts lately, I haven't been feeling too great. However I feel better today so entries are back!

I went out to Bristol yesterday, intending to take photos for my Photography exam, but it's very difficult to resist when there are so many lovely shops with so few people in on a Monday morning. Plus the weather's quickly getting warmer and I need more lovely clothes for summer!

Onto the new buys...

Long tee from New Look.
Awesome for layering, especially with my fabulously big belt around the middle. Plus since all the newest styles are oversized, I can happily buy a size 8 or 10 and still have it fit. :) good times!

Silence & Noise Dress.
I needed a dress to wear with everything since I have school most days of the week up until May (scary that I'm finishing so soon!), so ensuring everything is super-versatile is essential. It's also really light & would look great with some ridiculously colourful patterned tights.

Hollister hoodie (again!)
My excuse is their luscious softness and great quality, as well as the fact that I got this one for £15 on clearance! They're perfect for staying late at the beach or in town in the summer, as they're warm but don't look out of place at all with a summery outfit.

H&M Skirt
I didn't think this skirt looked too exciting on the hanger, but it really does look better on! Normally black clothing is pretty insufferable in the hot weather, but the material's light enough to get away with wearing it in the summer.

Cute underwear!
My friend and I are having a minor competition as to who has the cutest underwear: so far I face competition from Pac-Man man pants. Then I saw these rainbow ruffly things and knew that whatever he gets, I have him beaten.

Have you started planning your summer wardrobe yet?

18 February 2010

TFT #12!

Butterfly Plastic Bangle - £4.99

Mix up your summer accessories with a super-pretty butterfly bangle from Urban Outfitters - pile your arms high with different colours, textures and prints of fabulous wrist candy. Plus this beauty's on sale right down to a generous £4.99..not bad!

What I Wore Yesterday: 18/02/10

hello silly expression.

POF: cold, boring day.
Hoodie: Hollister (soft!)
Panda Hat: River Island
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Purple DMs
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