Monday, 24 February 2014

- Current Favourites -

Favourite Song:
Birdy - Wings

To be honest, I have a quite few favourite songs at the moment! As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, Beyonce's new album is just amazing and I love it but I thought that choosing a song from there would be quite boring as I'm sure everyone who has heard that album is in love with it so I went for another song which I've been listening to a lot recently and that is Wings by Birdy. 
I find her voice so enchanting and as weird as it sounds I think shes got a voice which goes really well with rainy weather haha! (That is a meant to be a compliment by the way!) Since there's been a lot of rain up north recently I find myself listening to her a lot more than often, especially her 'Fire Within' album which I think just sounds beautiful. 

Favourite Item of Clothing:
Top - Primark

I chose this top because I have found myself throwing it one a lot recently when I've got nothing to wear to Uni. It's super comfy and it just goes with everything! I got it from the Men's section of Primark a while ago and it's still going strong. 

Word of confession, I'm wearing it now as I write this post... 

Favourite Blog:

So my favourite blog of the moment is by Leneth who is from the Netherlands. Her style is so crisp and simple but everything she wears always just looks so good! (Yup she's one of those!)
I really like how she incorporates outfit posts with inspiration posts aswell as other things! If you haven't seen her blog already you are missing out and you should totally check it out! 

Favourite Book:
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

I am currently reading a book called The Secret Life of Bees and I am finding it so captivating. I'm not going to ruin it for anyone but if you like drama books set in the slave trade era then you'll find this really interesting. I'm not that far into it but so far so good. The book belongs to one of my flatmates and she recommended it to me agessss ago when we were still in first year of Uni but I've only just got stuck into it.
Last week when I was at home I was talking to Xana from wakeupfashion.com and I was telling her about how I'd just started reading this book. As I explained the story line she told me how she'd watched a film with a similar story line which had Queen Latifah in it. Anyway after a few minutes we realised that we were talking about the same thing and she had just watched the film adaptation of the book! Hahah! It was just funny that we'd both gone on about the same thing for a good 10 minutes without realising! So if you aren't much of a book person you might want to watch the film version. 

Favourite Store: 
Zara

Zara at the moment is just amazing and if you saw the post I did a couple of weeks ago with my Red Coat then you'll understand why I've had to include it in my favourites. 

Just look at the post. See the coat. It's self explanatory. Beautiful.

Favourite Film:
12 Years a Slave

Gosh, this post is probably going to make it seem like I have some kind of obsession with the slave trade era but this film is amazing. I watched it at the cinema with my family when I went to visit home and we all found it so emotional but humbling at the same time. Truly fantastic film and the way it was produced really does it justice. 

*****

SHOUTOUTS
So as well as favourites, I thought I'd give a couple of shoutouts! I've chosen 1 up and coming blog which I've really enjoyed reading as well as 1 up and coming apparel brand which I have recently discovered! 


Blog:

I want to give a shoutout to Xana from Wake Up Fashion! Her blog is very fashion orientated with a bit of beauty thrown in there. She blogs a lot about celebrity styles and designer collections which she's loving. It's a great blog to scroll through when you're feeling uninspired! 


Brand:

The brand I chose is called AIFF and they do a lot of basic tee's and jumpers with quirky graphic designs. I think their t-shirts are great for casual day to day wear. I would wear them with some skinny ankle grazers and a pair bold Celine (or Celiene-esque) 'slip on sneakers' as shown below! I think these type of T-Shirts are great to wear on their own in spring/summer, but they are also perfect for layering in the colder months! 

Outfit Ideas:



I know this post is quite different to my usual posts but I just wanted to try something different and if you like this then I might make it into a monthly thing so let me know what you think! 
As you might have noticed, I've given my blog a tiny makeover so give me your thoughts on that :)


Kudzai
xoxo

Friday, 21 February 2014

- Favourite Skirt -

Top - Gap
Skirt - ASOS
Blazer - Wallis 
Shoes - ASOS
Necklace - Topshop


Hey Guys!
Thought I'd put up another outfit post which I shot with my sister when I was at home last weekend. This skirt is one of my most worn items of clothing; it always seems to be a part of my 'go-to' outfit when I have nothing to wear. Probably because I find it really easy to dress up and dress down! I love the colour and the leather detailing on the pockets! So simple but I love it! 

This week has been one of those weeks where I feel like I've been so unproductive! It's not that I don't have any work to, do but more that I've just been procrastinating so much! I'm going to sort myself out and get back into a productive mo-jo asap!

OOooohh by the way, I recently found a way which allows me to record videos with my Canon camera and I was wondering if any of you would like me to film a get ready with me type of video, if so then let me know & I'll get on with it! :) 

I hope everyone is well!

Kudzai
xoxo

Sunday, 16 February 2014

- Girl in the Red Coat -

Top - Gap 
Jeans - Primark 
Shoes - ASOS 
Coat - Zara 
Rings & Necklace - H&M
Clutch - Next

Hey guys! Some of you may know that I came home for the weekend and I've had a lovely time being back! This is the first time I've come home this term and I now feel refreshed and ready to go back to Uni and tackle the second half of this term!
So whenever I come home, I always try to spend as much time with my family as possible to make the most out of my trip and this weekend was utterly perfect. Yesterday I went shopping with my Sister & my Mum, then my Dad met us in town later in the afternoon and we all went to watch a movie then we went out for dinner afterwards. 
At the Cinema we watched '12 Years a Slave' which is such an incredible film. It is very emotional but so humbling and eyeopening at the same time; I would definitely recommend it but make sure to take loads of tissues!
My best buy from our shopping trip was this red coat I am wearing in this post. I couldn't wait to share it with you all because it is just so beautiful! Literally about 30 minutes before seeing it in Zara I had just said to my Sister that I was looking for a nice longish, structured, bold coat so you can imagine my excitement when I saw it! It was one of those love at first sight moments and when I saw it was the only one left AND it was in my size I was over the moon. It was meant to be. 
Because the colour is so bold, I think it's important to not overdo the rest of the outfit and to keep everything else quite simple. This is why I just went for a plain white tee and some black jeans. 
I kind of feel like a black version of 'Red Coat' when I wear it (if you watch Pretty Little Liars then you should know what I'm on about!). 

Over this weekend, my sister and I took quite a few outfit photos so even when I go back to Uni I will still have things to post so keep an eye out for those! 

I hope everyone is doing well & if any of you have been affected by the floods then I send my prays and best wishes to you and your families!


Kudzai
XOXO