Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Berry and Gold

What I'm Wearing:

Dress - Boutique in Shawlands.  It's from the same places as my ruffles dress is, but I know the label on this is Crayon.  Never heard of them anywhere else though
Cardigan - H&M
Black Velvet Bag - Mum's wardrobe.  I borrowed this a few years ago to go to someone's party and I love it!  It's just such a simple and stylish bag, and the black velvet makes it that little bit more opulent.  Think the label is actually for BHS

Nails - The main colour is Temptress by No. 7, it's a gorgeous deep berry colour, very nice.  Then I painted Barry M Gold Crackle Polish over my ring finger for a bit of a fancy contrast.

Jewellery - Necklace and charm bracelet from Sam, DKNY sparkly silver watch was a birthday present from my Gran (AKA Neens)

This is what I wore on Monday night, when I went out to celebrate a happy year with my boyfriend.  It's flown in, which I can only assume is a good thing because I've not been bored for one second when I'm around him.  We went to see the lights in George square and went on the chair swings (which broke, gulp) and the big wheel they have up, then went for a curry in Ashton Lane.  I loved every second of it, despite the freezing cold weather.
Here's to many more years of you and I :)

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sonnet 130

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

William Shakespear. Beautiful

Friday, 28 October 2011

Stripes and Checks

I look a bit daft in that second one but oh well!

What I'm wearing:

Vest Top (can't really see it but it's there) - Tesco
Shirt - New Look (mens section.  It would appear I never buy anything out the actual woman's section of that shop)
Cardigan - Primark
Shorts - Republic
Tights - H&M
Boots - Topshop

In my getting ready phase yesterday (when I wore this), I was rooting around trying to figure out what to put on and found the tights.  I got them for Christmas a year or so ago and had never worn them, I guess I couldn't think what to wear them with.  I was also worried I'd look a bit like a zebra.  Hopefully I have avoided that!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Leather Jacket: A love/hate relationship

This is my leather jacket.  Isn't it a beaut?  I got it two Christmas's ago (I think) and I totally love eerything about it.  It's so soft, and so warm, and it can work with so many things.  It can be all rocky with black and jeans and t shirts, or it can bring a nice little tough edge to floaty dresses (like in my last post).

However, there is one teeny, tiny detail that bugs me.  See those studs on the shoulders?  They may look super cool and tough and different, buuuut, when I wear my hair down they ALWAYS catch my hair and pull some strands out.  And let me tell you, it's quite a buggery.  Sometimes I can go a good few hours and be fine, the  BAM!  I'll feel one of my poor hairs trapped under a big shiny stud and will have to gently try and rescue it.

I know this is one little thing, but every now and again I want to shout at my jacket for being so mean.  I have found a way to rectify the problem though.  I have a big black wooly snood type thing, and when I wear that with the jacket the hood suts over the studs, thus stopping any hair trapping!  However, I can only really do this in the colder months, because who wears scarves in summer?

Despite that one little drawback, I think the leather jacket will stay firmly on the "love" list for a long while yet.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


What I'm wearing

Dress - Blush Boutique in Shawlands.  Not quite sure what's on the label beacuse it's currently in the wash!
Cardigan - Matalan
Jacket - Topshop
Boots - Topshop

What a difference a few days makes! This is what i wore two days after my last post.  While it was a lovely crisp sunny autumn day then, it was rainy and cold and windy then!  I'm all for autumn (multiple layering possibilities and hats and scarfs etc...) but I hate hate HATE the blurry, slurry, showery rain that we get; the kind that doesn't seem to bad but actually leaves you soaking if you don;t have an unbrella.  And I have managed to lose two umbrellas in the last week or so in or around Uni.  And one was my Mum's... whoops.  So I have to take a big one in today, with the hope that I'll find the others if I ask at lost property.  Wish me luck...

Oh, and I'm reading Emma for english Lit (as you can probably see).  It's quite good so far :)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Wooly Warmers

What I'm wearing:

Wooly jumper - New Look (kids section!!!!)
Dress - Primark
Belt - New Look
Boots - Next
Bag - New Look

It's one of thoses days that's really sunny, and looks lovely, but is actually still a bit on the nippy side.  So i went for my new favourite thing, my wooly jumper, and even some brown wooly tights (reminding me of primary school days) to keep me that little bit warmer.

Besides the fact that this dress was only a tenner from Primark (:O), I love how it can be dressed up or down depending on the occassion.  I'm wearing it today for lunch with my friends from Les Mis, but I bought it at first to wear to a friends 18th.  Here's how different it looks there;

What a difference a jumper makes, eh?

Friday, 24 June 2011

Rainy Days

Not the most inspiring I know, but what I'm wearing:

Striped top from H&M (Sam will find this funny because this is the staple top I bring if I ever stay over anywhere to throw on the next day)
Leggings from New Look
Grey KNee High Socks from M&S Schoolwear

Frederick Duck for moral support ;D

And a little message to the Man himself, if he's reading.  But he knows what's there already :)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Cocktails in the Sun


Shorts from Republic
Vest top from Topshop
Lace panel top from H&M
Sunglasses from New Look
Charm bracelet and necklace from The Boyfriend :D

I did have skinny jeans on at first with the top, but then the sun came out and so did the shorts.  It's lovely padding about the slabs in my garden in your bare feet, they've soaked up att the sun during the day and are lovely and warm. 

Bottom photo is me with my first home made cocktail- a French Martini.  Sadly, it was a bit on the hellish side, I think me and the Mum will have to brush up on our skills!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The day my boyfriend got into uni

Since I know I have at least one perosn reading this, this is for them :D

This blog was meant for fashion, make up, music etc. So in hindsight, this is what I wore the day the bf got a conditional to uni. (which is as good as getting in)  I wasn't actually with him at the time, but the phonecall I got was almost as good :)

Funnily enough, I bought the top when I was with him :)

Monday, 14 March 2011

What to do?

I'm in sixth year, which means right now I'm doing a hell of a lot of thinking about the future. 

I have so many things going round in my head about what I want to do, where I want to be, what everybody else wants of me, why I want to do what I want to do... the list goes on and on.  I just feel that right here, what's happening to me right now, is so important.  I mean, never has one little decision made such an effect on EVERYTHING I want to do.  What I choose now will determine how the rest of my life pans out, and it's a little bit daunting.

I've got Universities.  And while on one hand, I feel great and on top of the world because I got 5 unconditionals which means all the slogging away last year was worth it, it still freaks me out a bit.  Because now, I have five places to choose from.  And yes, they're all for the same subject, but that's five different places, which means that my life could pan out five different ways.  I guess I thought that if I only heard from one or two places back in a positive way, then that would be less of a decision.  Two paths to choose, two possible ways my future could go.  And don't get me wrong, five is good.  And I think I know what I'm going to do with that, so really it's not too bad.

But then that brings me on to what happens after that.  When I leave Uni in four or five years time, with a degree (hopefully) in my hand, what am I going to do with it?  I'm doing English; I love it, everything about it. I love how reading can transport you to somewhere else, anywhere else you want, and I love what it can get you talking about, how it can make you feel and think.  But I'm not completely sure what I'd want to do with it.  Recently I've been thinking about teaching, however.  I've had two or three teachers in my time who have just been so good and brilliant at what they do, and I think they've inspired me to do the same.  I want to make people enjoy the subject, and be involved and love it.  But as much as I'd like to that, I need to think.  I need to realise that teaching's not looking good for graduates recently.  Nine out of ten can't find employment.  I've already had to realise that my dream of working in musical theatre isn't a likely one.  So does that mean there more realistic one of being an english teacher isn;t going to work either?  All I can do is wait until I'm done and see what the world's like in five years time (a la Noah and the Whale)

And then I've got everything else to think about too, but that's all a bit nicer.  Because when I think about who I could be with in five, ten years, when I'll marry, where I'll live, what my house will be like, it make sme smile.  It makes me happy because I like that picture in my head, I like what I see, and I'd really really want it to happen.  But for now, I am happy with stuff in the more personal side of things.  I guess that when I stop thinking about Uni and work future, I am very happy thinking about the immediate future and everything that will bring.

Thursday, 13 January 2011


I know Christmas has been and gone for this year, but I wanted to share this jumper with you.  My Aunt got me it, and I totally love it, I'd wear it every day if i could.  It's just such a great typical festive jumper :D  but sadly, I think I've had all the wear I can out of it for this year, so it'll be stored away safely until next winter when I can proudly wear it again.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Normality sucks

Holidays are over.  The Christmas tree is down.  We are back to school.  And it is shit :(