Sunday, 13 July 2014

- Lacy Lace Lace -

Top-DIY// Skirt-ASOS// Necklace, Cuff-H&M// Kimono-YouAreNotAlone// Boots-Boohoo.

This Kimono is another one of my new obsessions. I purchased it from TK Maxx a couple of weeks ago and I was really surprised when I saw it just chilling on the rail. I usually don't even step foot in TK Maxx because there is always so much chaos but whenever I do go there I'm always surprised at the amount of nice things I spot. The kimono is by a brand called 'YouAreNotAlone' and the lace detail is the main thing which I fell head over heals in love with. I'm a sucker for anything with some pretty lace! 

Today I rediscovered my 4-5.6 EF-55-250mm lens which is what was used to take these photos and I really don't know why I don't use it more often! Although its not as portable as my 1.8 50mm one, it gives me the option to zoom and I know it sounds weird but I love the way it captures light. I'm definitely going to brush off the dust it's been collecting and start to use it a lot more. 

I'm off to Portugal on Thursday and I'm fairly busy up until then so my next post might not be up until I'm on holiday. I'm going to try and vlog a fair bit whilst I'm away and I will probably compile the footage into 3 video installments which I will upload during or during my holiday :) 

I hope everyone has had a good weekend and I hope you all have a good week to come!! 


Friday, 4 July 2014

- These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things -

Dress & Hat-ASOS// Shoes-Topshop// Kimono-Sister's Closet (from New Look)// Bag-Longchamp

Today has been such a lovely day! I met up with my best friend Lauren (@laurenlfirth) and we had lunch at what seems to becoming our regular 'go to' cafe. We both got the 'mediteraninan salad' which was like a party in my mouth. After lunch we got ourselves a Starbucks then spent the rest of the afternoon doing what we do best - stalking pretty houses, sunbathing and chatting away. 

I know I'm always talking about the weather on here but today has literally been SO beautiful. It seems like we are actually being blessed with a proper summer for the first time in forever (no 'Frozen' reference intended). 

So at the beginning of the week I ordered the hat which I'm wearing in this post and its from ASOS. I'd been contemplating whether or not I should buy a fedora or floppy hat for a while because I wasn't sure if my braids would all fit under it but after I tried a few on in various stores, I knew I had to get one. This one fits perfectly and I'm so in love with it. I feel like a good hat makes any outfit look 10x better! 
The Kimono is my sisters and when she showed it to me I knew straight away I was going to be nabbing it from her at some point. The bright colours of the flowers let me get away with wearing an all black base outfit without being judged for wearing all black in summer. Score. 
These are the Birkenstocks are the Topshop ones I mentioned in my previous post; I warned you guys I'd be wearing them a lot and here's stage 1 of that promise! They are so comfortable and perfect to just slide on with any outfit. I know some people really don't like them but I'm obsessed with the whole 'ugly shoe' trend. 
What do you guys think of the Birks? Do you love or hate them?

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!! 


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

- Tuesday -

Top-Topshop// Jeans-Primark// Gilet&Sunglasses-H&M// Bag-Zara// Shoes-ASOS//  Necklaces-DIY

So I'm going away in 16 days (yes I'm counting down) and today I went shopping with my Sister for some holiday bits. Eeekkk! I love holiday shopping, it makes it all that more exciting. The whole family is super excited, I think we are all in need for a good holiday and some TLC! 
I get my second year uni results in 9 days and I'm just praying I've done well! I hate waiting for any type of results so I keep pushing the thought of it to the back of my head. 

The weather was lovely today which made our trip even more enjoyable, I finally got my hands on a pair of Birkenstocks which I am in love with and I haven't taken them off my feet since I got home and tried them on... If you know me, you'll know that when I fall in love with something I can't help but wear it all the time. All I'm saying is don't be surprised if you see me wearing my Birkenstocks in every post from now on!

If you've followed me on Instagram for a while, you'll know that before exam period, my health game was on point. I was banging out those nutritious meals like nobody's business but when exams hit, everything went down hill and since then I've found it hard to get motivated again! I'm going to try and slowly get back into a routine of running 4-6 times a week and eating well. I've noticed that when I am leading a healthier lifestyle, not only do I feel SO much better in myself, but my skin also gets so much clearer. Anyway, lets hope that tomorrow morning when I wake up, I'll have the self discipline I need to force myself to get up and go for a run. Wish me luck!

Hope everyone has a good week :)