Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Song of the week.....

The Noise

Obsessed with this song at the moment. Haven't had a chance to check out the rest of Austra's album, but if this is anything to go by, I think I've met the one.

Have you discovered any new musical loves lately? Love discovering new music!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

VW Festival

I should probably start this post off by admitting something...... I don't/can't drive. I am a 25 year old non-driver who relies on bus', trains and, (more often than not), lifts from friends and family. It's just something I never got around to doing, or have ever really had a big desire to do. Having said that I have always thought to myself that if/when I ever did get around to learning my car of choice would be a vintage beatle. Ever since I saw Kate Hudson driving around in a pale blue one in some godawful movie, I said- thats what I want.

So when my sisters other half bought himself a rather stunning purple vintage beatle and invited me along to the VW Festival in Southsea- how could I say no? After a bumpy and break-down ridden drive there, we arrived at the festival just in time for a quick browse, a walk by the coast and an ice cream. 

Even though I can't drive any of the cars, I still appreciated the fest and had fun taking hoards of snaps.....

Are you car-crazy or not?

(PS I wrote a guest post over at Frills 'n' Spills, take a peek here)


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Where is the love?


Over the last few weeks I have noticed a distinct lack of love in the world. Between the rioting, the 'couple-blog' hating and the harsh commenting going on in cyber space, there seems to be a lot of hate out there. Now I know life is hard, and not quite as full of candy floss and kittens as we would like, but is taking our frustration out on each other really helping matters? 

So in rebellian I suggest we spread a little love by doing the following.....

1) Compliment a stranger

2) Smile at the bus driver/ postman/ rubbish collector

3) Take a box of baked treats into the office

4) React to a difficult customer/ co-worker with a smile

5) Tell someone you love them

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Outfit : Midi Dress + Turban

When you make those steps towards your wardrobe before facing the world, do you look at your clothes first or your accessories?

When I get dressed I usually pick out the clothes first and then accessorise, I think that's the norm with most of us, right? But every now and then I get an urge to wear a certain accessory and end up creating an outfit based on that. It's almost more fun that way- more of a challenge.

In this case my accessory of choice was a grey turban headband from Rock 'n' Rose. I paired it with a grey midi-dress, a black cardi, tan ankle boots and a Najavo-inspired necklace for dinner with friends.

Turban: Rock 'n' Rose
Dress: Primark
Cardigan: New Look
Necklace: Gift
Boots: Primark

Which do you put more emphasis on, the clothes themselves or the accessories?

Friday, 19 August 2011

Watch Me


Watch Me

Cut me in half and watch me bleed.
Watch me flail in desperation.
Watch me will my bones to join.
Watch my skin graft and tissue repair.
Watch my tendons mend and cells regenerate.
Watch me put myself back together again.
Watch me whisper sweet destruction.
Watch me knock you out with ease.
Watch me watch you fall beyond.
 Watch yourself fall into the depth of your own fear.
Watch me grow like never before.

Just something I wrote on the train home the other day, got inspired after reading another great Harukai Murakami novel. Not entirely sure what I'm talking about in this to be honest- think it's basically an FU to anyone that doubts you or puts you down. I love writing random things like this, has been a while!

Any of you guys do any creative writing?

Monday, 15 August 2011

Sartorial - Twist

The Sartorialtwist

How great is this website? Go have a play yourself here.

Saturday, 13 August 2011


I came across 'Still With You' a while ago when someone had a giveaway featuring their gorgeous leather earrings, and ever since then I've been popping onto their etsy site from time to time to see what pretty new pieces they add to their shop. In my latest visit I came across their range of stunning crystal necklaces and have fallen in love. I used to collect crystals when I was younger, (yes I was a bit of a hippy), so these strike a chord with me on both a personal and stylish level! 

Ahh, love.

What are your thoughts on crystal necklaces? Any one else collect crystals?

(P.S you can follow Still with you on Twitter here and like their facebook page here)

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Having a cold is never going to be fun, but I think these tissue holders by Gnome Sweet Gnome would do a pretty good job at cheering you up! 

(It's the simple things that make me smile)

I think my favourite one is the elephant! 

I hope all of my UK readers are OK after all the rioting, can't believe what's going on right now, it's absolutely awful. Loving how communities are coming together with the clean up though- shows a great side to the British public. Hope everyone is staying safe and staying strong.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Outfit : Burnt Orange Dress

The Interview

Dressing for a job interview is always full of potential minefields- especially if you're interviewing for a fashion orientated job. You want to look like you know what you're talking about, have an original style, smart, but not a slave to trends. A few weeks ago I had an interview for the position of office/web assistant at a fashion website and I wore this....

Dress: Warehouse
Cardigan: Primark
Watch: Next
Tights: Tabio
Wedges: New Look
Bag: Charity Shop

I think the dress showed off my personal style while the black add-ons kept the look smart. Polka dot tights were to add a little fun and to keep warm, (this was back when summer was more winter!!), and I thought the raffia style bag was a chic finishing touch.

Those of you that follow me on Twitter will already know that I got the job!! I have been working towards a job in ecommerce for a while now and am so happy to finally have gained myself a position in the industry. To top it off the staff at the office are absolutely lovely and have really made me feel welcome :) The job is in London so I'm going to start looking for places soon- if anyone knows of any rooms going in North London, (I'm thinking Finsbury Park or somewhere on the Piccadilly line), do let me know!

I have dreamt of this career and moving to London for years and cannot quite believe it's happening now! So incredibly happy. Thank you to everyone who tweeted me congratulations and those who have supported me- means so much. On that note- I am officially up to 100 followers! Which means I will be planning another giveaway soon!

What do you wear to interviews??

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Just a minute.... July


How is it AUGUST already?! This year is hurtling by so quickly. Anyway, without further a do, this was July....

Making: Am I allowed to say plans again? A slight cop out, but also very true. This month I will make something tangible.... scouts honour.

Watching: The September Issue, Dirty Sexy Things and Sirens.

Reading: '59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot'

Listening: Lykke Li, Ray Lamontagne, Russell Joslin, Seasick Steve, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Loving: The fact that I have a new job in my chosen field! Will tell all in my next post :)

Buying: Meals out, gig tickets, (LOTS of gig tickets), a trip to Southampton and a whole new work wardrobe (oooops).

How was your July?

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

save the population

Ever have moments when you pause, look around, and think....'Damn. Life is pretty sweet.' ? I love those moments and I had a pretty wonderful one earlier. I was sitting in my garden at 7pm, under a tree, listening to this song and reading the latest Elle magazine. It was uncharacteristically warm, the sky was turning a beautiful pink and my dad was pottering around the garden planting flowers.

As sad as it sounds, its moments like this when I'm at my happiness. Give me sunshine, good music and something to read and I'm set. Of course there are other factors that contributed to my sudden 'life is good' realisation, mainly a fantastic weekend with old friends, a new job and an exciting future ahead, (more on that later), but it really is the simple things that get me smiling.

So yes, sometimes life does suck and you want to punch it in the face... but if we can hold onto these simple pleasures and captured moments, then hopefully it won't be so inclined to punch back.

Monday, 1 August 2011


So, Shoes or bags? As the cliche says, all fashion loving females are obsessed with one of these accessory groups, if not both. My personal 'affliction' is a bit more specific than that though.... my chosen poison? Ankle boots. Heels don't interest me, sparkly stilettos or platform peep-toes go by un-noticed. Show me a good shoe-boot, ankle boot or wedge and I'll beg for mercy. I just think they rock up feminine looks and add that edge I crave which you just don't get with a pretty sandal. Even now when England is experiencing somewhat of a heatwave, you can't get me out of my boots.

My current obsession du j'ore are these Isabel Marant Dicker boots....

But alas, my budget isn't quite Marant worthy yet, (one day!). So instead I'm drooling over these...

These beauties from Oasis are £65 and need to come home and live with me. We would be pretty happy together.

And these are the famous Topshop Ambush boots currently doing the rounds on the blogosphere, but at £75 they are still a little rich for my blood. Still. Aren't they bootiful? (See what I did there?! aha! Sorry)

What's you fashion obsessions? 

(FYI aside from the obvious ankle boot fetish, regular readers of my blog will have noticed that I also have pretty serious obsessions with necklaces, scarves and maxi skirts...)

OH and can I just take a second and say wow- 99 followers?! When did this happen? Will have to have a giveaway when I get to 100 :) Thank you so much to those following!!


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