Thursday, 26 April 2012

A room with a view

Back from Chamonix, straight down the motorway and back to University.

It was good while it lasted I guess! I thought I'd feel relaxed after my week away but I'm as tense as ever thinking about the amount of revision I have to do. So obviously, I've submerged myself into watching season four of Sex & The City and drinking numerous cups of tea to distract myself!

I would upload some more pictures including my face, but the rudolph-esque look that I have going on,  which I wouldn't force upon anybody!
Hope everyone had a great holiday!

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sex, the City & a whole lot of chocolate

I hope everyone has had a great Easter and has settled back in to work well, or continued their holiday! Mine was spent on the sofa (after a serious shopping spree), devouring chocolate, drinking tea and having a Sex & The City marathon!

I'm now counting down the days till I leave for Chamonix for a week of skiing! I can't wait to get out of the country for a while and relax before heading back to Uni for exams.

Not having felt particularly summery recently, and heading towards the snow I just thought I'd leave you with some of the catwalk trends for AW12. Enjoy, they're beautiful!

 Alexander Wang

 Antonio Berardi

 Dolce Gabbana

 Giambattista Valli

 Jill Sander

Mary Katrantzou

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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A quick catchup!

Hi there!

Sorry for the serious lack of blogging recently. Life has been rather hectic, what with finishing assignments, coming home from uni, taking friends to the airport and starting my Easter job. I barely get time to see anyone, let alone come back and write a post. Tonight has been the first night I've been able to sit down properly. So obviously, I grabbed a cuppa, after a massive dinner, and shoved on the latest Gossip Girl.

I've loved being home to see everyone, especially some certain boys in my life:

These, are my beautiful doggies, and cat. I have missed them sitting with me all day, and giving them treats. I don't know how my cat isn't obese if I'm honest, and he's just turning into the teenager cat that enjoys bringing dead animals in (we had 4 in one morning recently).

Whilst waiting for my (very kind) Mother to come and collect me and a friend from uni, I decided to paint my nails when packing things away. It was a beautiful day, the hottest of the year so far to be precise! And I spent the majority of it in a car travelling home!

The weather has been so flippant, I've gone from digging out my trusty flip-flops, to wearing boots and trainers again! I wish it would just stay warm! I bought a lovely denim jacket for when it does decide to stay hot!

I am going to make a conscious effort to keep the blogging up, regardless of how busy my life has suddenly become, as well as the fact that I am considering going to bed at 8:30pm!! Oh dear!

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Spice up your life

Last week I purchased a new pair of platformed (yes, I did) high-top trainers. I've been slightly tentative with the whole creepers look, however I just couldn't say no to these. Inspired by some HUGE platformed converse-type trainers I found on eBay (here), I grabbed myself a cheap replica(ish) version from New-Look. Can you blame me though? SO baby spice, and who ever thought that look would come back around? (Well, I didn't anyway..) They aren't very daring, however, they're higher than normal Converse and I think that is platformed enough for a trainer I intend to wear!

I also bought two small sleeveless blouses from H&M (you just can't go wrong!). They're really delicate and pretty, and are suited to the recent weather we've had in England!

Still slugging on with the Uni work.. Over half way there now, and I can go home on Thursday! Can't wait to escape the academic world!

Hope you're having a lovely week,

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sick of this English weather..

Consumed this week:

Packs of biscuits: 1
Chocolate bars: 5
Cups of tea: 10
Tubs of Chocolate Philadelphia: 1/2 (so far..)
(Hours in the gym: 3)

This week was the first official week of Spring, and it really did get quite warm! Well, for England anyway. My trusty iPhone informed me that it was 17 degrees on Thursday, which is practically English BBQ weather, and the ice-cream man even emerged on my University campus (yes, there were people queuing for miles).
I have a lot of end of term assignment-y stuff to be doing at the moment, but can't quite seem to really knuckle down and do it all! I'm going to try to get all my work done this week, so won't be blogging as often as there's just too many distractions.. the kitchen is the worst. Well, that and blogs!

Easter is nearly here though! Which means two weeks of work, then one week skiing for me! Tres excited to be leaving the country for a little while, and it should be a highly amusing week for us.
I'll leave you with some pictures that summarise my week:


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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Guilty pleasure

So before now, my boyfriend has accused me of having a Katy Perry fetish. Well, since she divorced Russell Brand (who I equally, and weirdly fancy) I can't get enough of her. It's love x 10.
First a pinky blonde bob, now electric blue hair. Stealing the show at Paris fashion week in her fiery dress and talking about her (and I quote) "perky" boobs on Radio One. I can't get enough, and I'm not entirely sure why, as she isn't my normal music taste, but it might have something to do with all this:

As usual KP sticks with her quirky style, whilst never straying from the seasons looks. She encompasses the S/S12 feminine pastel colours whilst managing to wear Grease-Lightning-esque shoes with a dress to match. Who else could pull this off? Never mind the blue hair.
So although I'm sad KP & RB are no longer an item, it has clearly done wonders for Miss. Perry. I'll leave you with her attempt at Jay Z & Kanye West's 'N***as In Paris', which is, if nothing else, highly entertaining:

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Barbie on the brain

I'm feeling rather refreshed today after my 9 o' clock start followed by a gym session.
I've been having to research Barbie recently, for a presentation on an American Icon (no, I did not have a say in the matter) and felt like sharing some of the weird/ interesting stuff I have stumbled across on the internet!

(P.S. Food thief is still thieving)

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Feeling inspired

Here are two of my sisters drawings which are part of her 'Dreams and Nightmares' project for art that I wanted to share quickly:

Hope you don't have nightmares like these!

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Is it a bad thing when your 'to do' list is a shopping list?

Consumed within the last three days:
Bottles of vodka: 1
Sambuca shots: 2
Double vodka lemonades: 4
Sandwiches: 5
Cups of tea: 4
(Hours of travelling: 9)

It's been a busy week, what with travelling backwards and forwards between home and uni. But I'm back home for now, for a work training day and Mothers Day.
Being home means I get my Elle magazine (yay!) and to see my family, boyfriend and gorgeous pets. I have chosen some of my favourite pictures from one of the editorials in the April edition of Elle, modelled by Alexandra Tomlinson, photographed by David Vasiljevic.

P.S. The food thief is still at large in our flat. Very glad to have escaped them for a while!
Hope everyone is having a good week.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Enjoying the view

Consumed within the last two days:
Bananas: 6
Packs of strawberries: 1
Pasta/ rice dishes: 0 (woohoo!)
Cups of tea: 5

Today I rediscovered:

I've created a Bloglovin account to make it easier for you to follow my blog. The link is just to the right, and you can choose your favourite blogs to follow!

Today I'm travelling back home to do some recording for my boyfriend's band's EP. I should probably tell you their name. It's Massmatiks. They're a math-rock, indie sound with influences from tons of genres, so I'm really excited to be part of making their EP, especially considering the success of their first single.
I'm missing a history lecture, but I'm sure that doesn't really matter considering I don't even study history, it was just a module choice. At least, that's what I'm telling myself..

So I've run out of money, so much so that I have not been out all of last week, and have not been able to buy myself chocolate (apart from the 2 bars last week that I 'found' some change for). This has not stopped me from my online browsing though, in preparation for when I do get some money. Food is so overrated in comparison to these babies:

Marni at H&M

Steve Madden

I'm still not feeling very summery because the weather seems to be playing tricks with us, so these shoes appeal to me in the cold weather ( Plus the Steve Maddens also look like some Miu Miu heels that I will never be able to afford). But this is England after all, we only have about a month of summer, so these purchases are totally justified!
On the off chance summer does decide to emerge however, I look forward to being able to wear these:

Forever 21




Have a lovely day all,

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