Sunday, 31 August 2014


The weather's cooling down in England at the moment, so I thought I'd tell you about some amazing bargains I found in the sales, which are perfect for autumn. I paid a visit to H&M and they had this crazy deal on: 2 for 1 on all sale items! I found this lovely dark green/teal jumper for £7 almost immediately, and I kept searching - I had to find something else to get for free, of course! I'd almost given up when I caught sight of this beautiful bodycon monochrome snakeskin-style print skirt. It was only £5 and I fell in love with it instantly, but was unsure whether I could pull off such a bold print. I tried it on and was pleasantly surprised with how it looked. It's a very flattering fit and it comes down to a modest length, especially on shorter ladies like moi!

What have you picked up in the sales recently?

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Friday, 29 August 2014


Today I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of my first ever blog post - I've now officially been blogging around these parts for 365 days! I cannot by any means, however, claim to be an experienced blogger just because I have a year under my belt, but I can without doubt say that I am a better blogger today than I was 12 months ago (I mean, just look at the awful blog photos from my first few posts *cringe*)! I definitely feel as if my blogging skills have improved since the very beginning, and I hope to be able to look back on this coming year as a year of vast improvement too!

Thanks for sticking with me guys, I really appreciate every single one of you :)

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014


This project was very much inspired by Meg Allan Cole's fantastic DIY Geometric Bear video tutorial on HGTV Handmade. I have been in luuurve with this particular Youtube Channel for a fair few months now, and when I saw this little project appear in my subscriptions feed, I just had to have a go myself!

Thursday, 21 August 2014


So… it's been a while. Well, eight days to be precise. In the time that I've been away from this little here blog, I received my A Level results, which informed me that I do in fact have my place at my chosen university for definite! I wasn't overly concerned about not getting the grades for my uni, as for the Animation course I'm doing there's more emphasis on the portfolio, which meant the entry requirements were significantly lower than for a standard Medicine course, for example. Nevertheless, I found myself getting pretty nervous the night before I was set to go into school for the very last time to collect THE envelope. I think this was because I didn't want to fall short of my predicted grades, because that would mean falling short of my teachers' and, more importantly, my own expectations of myself. Luckily, I did the best I could have possibly hoped for, so all that hard work was definitely worth it!

Since that day, I've been pretty occupied with applying for a student bank account, sending off information for my first year's university accommodation, and finding flatmates and coursemates via social media. I've also started planning and collecting together some of the things I'm gonna need to take with me to uni, and I feel like a massive trip to IKEA is definitely on the horizon!


This last week, I've noticed that whilst my real life has been really exciting, my attitude towards this blog has been kind of meh. I've felt kind of detached from it a little bit, because I think it's finally dawned on me that I'm not going to be able to post as often as I'd like to once I start uni - I'm gonna have a degree to work for after all! And I really want to make the most of my time at uni, because I'll only get three years of it. I'd love to be able to post every other day, like I was doing throughout July, however, realistically, once I start uni (in just three weeks - eeeep!) I don't really expect to be able to post more than once a week. So, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that for the time being, there won't be any kind of schedule for blog posts, they'll basically just appear whenever I have time. The reason for this is that I don't just want to inundate you all with a load of filler posts just because I don't have the time to sit down and write proper ones - I'd much rather have posts on my blog that I personally am proud of. Plus, I don't want to put the added pressure of a rigid schedule on myself, because I just really want to enjoy this particular period of my life - I just know it's gonna be a good 'un.

Thanks for reading, guys :)

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014


A few weeks ago, my parents said they were going shopping to Matalan for some last minute stuff for our holiday, so I tagged along as well, thinking I could find a couple nice things in the sale section too. Browsing through the clothes and shoes, nothing really jumped out at me, but when I hit the accessories section, I went a bit crazy!

Saturday, 9 August 2014


As you've probably guessed, I have indeed returned from my holiday to Spain. I spent a week with my family in one of Spain's most popular cities, Barcelona. It was pretty hot there with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius, although on a couple of occasions we were caught out by rainstorms! Despite that, it was all in all a very enjoyable trip and a lovely way to spend some time with family before I head off to university in a month. There were a few specific fashion items that I seriously couldn't have done without during the week, so I thought I'd share these with you in today's post :)

1. A floppy sun hat. Although I had to make sure mine didn't fly off at some points in the summer breeze, it was great for keeping my head cool and providing a little bit of shade and protection from the sun.

2. Floaty patterned trousers. These are really useful when you need to cover up to go inside a religious building or cathedral, as well as being cool and airy. An added bonus is that you don't have to shave your legs on the day you wear them!

3. Birkenstock-style sandals. A last minute purchase from Primark but totally worth it for me, as this kind of sandal is super comfy and surprisingly mine didn't come off at all. I wore these pretty much every day in Barcelona - they were great for walking around the city in.

4. Kimono. These are cute, breezy and really good for protection from the sun. My shoulders are the bit of my body that are most likely to get burnt, so I just slung my kimono over them from time to time to give them a break from the sun's rays.

5. Maxi skirt. These have the same purpose as the patterned trousers. Also, they're pretty versatile fashion-wise - you can dress them up or down, both of which I did during my trip.

What are your fashion essentials for a summer holiday in the sun?

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014


It was a complete surprise when I refreshed my emails one afternoon to find that I had been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much to the lovely ladies who did in fact nominate me: Jess of Jessica's Journal, and Emily of Through The Looking Glass.

Monday, 4 August 2014


I visited Blackpool with my parents and some relatives last week. We went up the tower, (walked across yet another glass floor) and then wandered along the beach and one of the piers. I'd never actually been to Blackpool during the day before - previously I'd only ever been at night when the Illuminations are on around October - and I have to say, the whole experience seemed a bit tacky to me, what with all the pink-maned donkeys trotting up and down the promenade, and every other shop using Comic Sans to promote "the best fish and chips in Blackpool" in their windows. Nevertheless, the sun was shining, kids were having a blast splashing about in the sea, and my dad bought me a raspberry slushie, so overall the day was reasonably pleasant. I took a few photos of the things that caught my eye (in a good way!) and I thought I'd share them here with you all :)

Have you ever been to Blackpool?

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Saturday, 2 August 2014


For music, I've been loving Against The Current's debut EP: Infinity. I've supported ATC pretty much since the very start of their Youtube career and I'm so glad they're getting more of their own original music out - there literally isn't a song of theirs that I dislike! My favourite song from this EP is Comeback Kid - such a good track.

Ever since 24: Live Another Day finished a couple weeks ago (I was totally raving about this in my June faves), I've been re-watching the old seasons of 24. Sorry to be repetitive but this programme is seriously brilliant!

My Canon EOS 700D has to be included in this post too, as I've really been getting my money's worth from it this month! I've been using it a heck of a lot for both blog photos and general photography on days out - you'll see a bit of this on Monday's post... I went to Blackpool!

My final favourite from this month has been my geometric notebook. It's so pretty and super practical - I've been using it to plan out some outfits for my family holiday!

What have you guys been loving this July?

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