Sunday, 10 November 2013

My room needs things.

Regina Spektor - Folding Chair

I'm currently in the process of re-doing my room and indeed I have been saying this for like a year now. The word procrastinator sums me up quite nicely. Anyway like most I tend to trawl the internet for inspiration and always end up on one website... The US Urban Outfitters site. This is utterly pointless since they don't deliver most things I want to my tiny little island, and yet I still torture myself thinking that, that chaise longue is exactly what will turn my room from drab to fab... and yes I really did just say drab to fab. Anyway this is a wish list which will unfortunately remain a wish list unless they decide to start shipping abroad or stock this stuff on the UK website. *crosses fingers*

Sunday, 20 October 2013

New pretty things.

The Smiths - Rubber Ring

On my last visit to Topshop I wasn't expecting to buy anything. I had money to spend which always results in me coming home empty handed. Ain't that always the way? Anyway I'm a girl who loves leopard print and Mary Jane shoes in equal measure, so imagine my surprise when I found these beauties. I probably own too many satchels as it is but this one was just screaming out to me. I mean look at it, it's leopard print! And don't even get me started on the shoes... I can never resist a pair of Mary Jane shoes, add that to the fact that they're patent. Now where to find a pair of leopard print Mary Janes...

Shoes purchased from Topshop. / Satchel purchased from Topshop.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Must stop hoarding!

The Strokes - Reptilia

So I'm totally a hoarder when it comes to clothes. I'm also a girl whose weight tends to fluctuate more than is really considered healthy (I can and will resist you cheeseburger!) I buy clothes and tend to wait several months before wearing them, by this point I'm probably too fat to fit into said clothes so that's where the hoarding comes in. I own clothes that I've never even worn and will probably be forgotten about until the inevitable clear out happens which is something a certain bff of mine hugely appreciates. Anyway I bought this dress around March and have worn it a total of two times which is really quite terrible considering how cute it is. My friend and I went for a wander around Putney Bridge and could there possibly be a better occasion to wear such a dress? Uhh... probably but whatever.

Dress - Topshop
Cardigan - River Island 
Tights - New Look
Boots - H By Hudson
Bag - Topshop
Hat - Topshop
Rings - Accessorize, River Island & Topshop

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Damn you, sales!

Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism

Can we please talk about how brutal sales shopping can be? I am no good at it (she says as if there's a special skill involved) and I can never find the items I want in my size but how could that even be a possibility when I can't be bothered to trawl through the seemingly endless racks of zebra print and intergalactic jump suits to get to the hidden gems? Well recently the situation was somewhat harder to take than usual. I spied a dress in Topshop not long ago and it was instant love. The inevitable purchase was made only for said dress to go on sale from £55 to £10. Yes £10! What on earth?! When does that ever happen?! Talk about seriously gutted. If I hadn't have worn the damn thing I'd have returned it. To be honest this was never really meant to be an outfit post, just an excuse for me to moan and lord knows I love to do that. Anyway this outfit sums me up I think. Nothing spectacular, maybe a bit simple, but that's me! Cute dress, boyfriend cardigan, patterned tights and brogues. Yup.

Oh hello. Look who I ran into.
Dress - Topshop
Cardigan - H&M
Tights - Urban Outfitters
Brogues - Topshop
Satchel - White Stuff

Sunday, 11 August 2013

David Bowie is... Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion.

The Chemical Brothers - Swoon

I haven't blogged in a good few months. I've been aware of this unplanned hiatus but I guess you could say I've lacked inspiration as of late but a few weeks ago I finally got to attend an event I'd been looking forward to for months. The "David Bowie is" exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert museum. And well if I was going to blog about anything, it was going to be this.

Music is something I'm well and truly passionate about and I have a habit of getting ridiculously connected to the artists who've changed my life. David Bowie is one of those artists. I've grown up listening to his music and like most people of my generation, worshipped the Goblin King. Fact of the matter is, he's someone I've adored from a young age so this exhibition was mandatory for me. As soon as I heard that Bowie himself had provided items from his personal collection the levels of excitement reached new heights and the exhibition itself did not disappoint. I squealed like the true fan girl that I am at some of his lyric sheets, artwork and amazing outfits donned throughout his illustrious career.

 There is so much to learn about him which is why the exhibition was so fascinating. Seeing items like personal letters, old interviews, album artwork, his paintings and a screening room featuring his cinematic work was all a reminder of how exciting this man's career really was and still is.

Seeing Bowie transform from a scrawny teenage boy to an androgynous stud to a handsome hunk and everything in between was thrilling. Over the years I forgot how many side projects he was apart of, but this was a reminder of how original he was, truly breaking ground by refusing to be lumped into one category and paved the way for so many after him. It was bizarre and fascinating seeing all of his different persona's in one place. There's no originality in the music industry today. Everything is rehashed and repackaged as something new and exciting, but as if it wasn't obvious enough already, this exhibition highlighted what a ground breaking artist Bowie really was, it took a lot of balls to do what he did back then and he did it with so much style.

The exhibition was an absolute must for Bowie fans and I hope any fans managed to catch it while it was still running. Here's to David Bowie, a true visionary, style icon and one of the greatest artists of all time.

Ps. I got a new Twitter and Instagram and cannot for the life of me remember who I used to follow so pass on your links in the comments and if you'd like to follow me, my links are below. :)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

April / May Instagram.

The Cure - Closedown

1. Favourite Topshop dress. / 2. Reading 'Dracula' in the sun. / 3. New Canon.
4. The Postal Service at The Brixton Academy. / 5. Two of my biggest fandoms! / 6. Catching 'The Great Gatsby' at the Electric Cinema.
7. Yummy pancakes at The Breakfast Club. / 8. Cupcake delivery at work. / 9. Afternoon tea at The Ritz.
10. 'Random Access Memories' on repeat. / 11. Shopping on Carnaby Street. / 12. My custom Margot Tenenbaum necklace by the lovely Jaymie.
 13. New dress from Dahlia. / 14. Wearing the same shoe in different colours should totally be a thing. / 15. Chanel 'Dragon.'

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Belated birthday... Part 2

The Postal Service - Be Still My Heart

Back in December my other half asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday coming up in February. Hmmm, how about Afternoon Tea? In high school I unknowingly earned the nickname "Posh" and to this day I couldn't really tell you why. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I valued the English language during a period when text speak was trickling through to the every day vernacular, but I digress. The thing is, I'm not really Posh but I am one of those people who likes on occasion to know how it feels "on the other side." So what better than an hour of noshing on tiny sandwiches, freshly baked scones and drinking tea from dainty cups in incredibly ostentatious surroundings? It seems this is where the not so rich go to pretend to be rich for an hour or two which defeats the purpose entirely but whatever, count me in!

I've had afternoon tea at The Dorchester, Grosvenor House and my favourite of the three, Claridges. During my periods of researching high tea, The Ritz kept popping up. It seemed like the be all and end all of afternoon tea and hey if it's a good enough place for Thatcher to spend her last days... Anyway it was decided that for my birthday, afternoon tea at The Ritz it was, however getting a reservation wasn't so simple. They advise booking three months in advance and since my birthday was a mere two months away this was going to cause a problem, I just wasn't counting on how much of a problem. The earliest reservation I could get for a reasonable time in the afternoon was the 22nd of April. So yay, I got to have another birthday celebration a mere 78 days after the actual event.

We've arrived!
Fancy piano man that played some Billy Joel!
The lavish lobby.
The Afternoon Tea section.
Seriously one of the prettiest hotels.
Such beautiful detailing.
Check out the fancy menu!
Yum. I starved myself all morning and afternoon in preparation for THIS.
I think I must have had at least five cups of tea.
My adorable birthday cake which made for an excellent breakfast the day after.
Leftovers. Notice the extra desserts around the table... oy.
Nicest powder room ever?
The best outfit pic of a bad bunch. I don't care what anyone says, one little ray of sunshine does not equal summer!
As expected it was a lovely experience, and I can say afternoon tea is probably out of my system once and for all. It's a really nice day out if you want to do something special and I really recommend The Ritz. If you ever decide to do afternoon tea, just make sure you are STARVING. The portion sizes are misleading as the charming wait staff happily top you up with any extra sandwiches and scones if needed. It doesn't end there either, as well as the cakes initially provided, they walk around at the end offering extra cake. We happily accepted but when it came down to it we couldn't possibly handle another bite which was a shame as the black forest gateaux looked amazing. Anyway what a lovely belated birthday treat that was. Makes me feel like my birthday was just yesterday and not... oh three months ago.
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