Thursday, 29 August 2013

Why'd you only call me when you're high?


top - H&M
skirt - Primark
hat - New Look
(My brother making me feel horizontally challenged whilst in France)

I've basically decided I would be quite happy living on baguettes and white wine for the rest of my life, so departing from the land of such luxuries was difficult. Possibly even more so paired with the grim prospect of returning to English reality. Anyway, France (and especially Disneyland!) provided a nice escape for a week or two (more pictures in the next post:)

One of the few perks of the return journey was however the duty free shop aboard the ferry which I tend to spend the majority of the channel crossing in. Is it really odd to sometimes prefer men's fragrance to womens? I went a tad *spritz happy* and filled my pockets with samples a-plenty. 
Some of my favourites were Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Calvin Klein CK One and Duel Cologne for men by Annick Goutal. I informed the confused sales assistant it was of course a present for my boyfriend. Of course.

I'm currently in two minds about university as other things and courses are drawing me in and being the most indecisive person imaginable does not help things in the slightest. Despite the lack of certainty in this area, my ~uni wardrobe~ has seem to have taken priority, unsurprisingly, and amidst trying to redo student finance/accommodation/general educational future, I am of course pondering potential outfits. Trying to stick to the minimal and basic theme as much as possible, but that will inevitably be short lived.

Apologies for the incredibly ~me me me~ post, fingers crossed everyone else's university plans are going more smoothly than my own :')

Some weheartit inspo to finish
















Also nearly bought this from Disney, but never got round to it.. 
Going to have to dip into the uni fund before I buy the hoodie as well..
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

wake up it's a beautiful morning



hat - New Look
top - Zara
jeans - Primark
sandals - ebay

Well, using the term 'stressful' to describe this past week would be the understatement of the century and I'm sure I am not alone in that sentiment. However, we shall have to see how things pan out and hope for the best:) 
I am actually currently in France on holiday (which could not have been more perfectly timed) and enjoying plenty of bread and cheese and white wine and so not to bore you further shall keep this brief.

I have included a nice summary of my summery essentials:
Really soft, creamy texture with a hint of glitter brightens up the purply hue under my eyes







and finally, summer fragrances

Amouage womens perfume, with elegant and exotic notes perfect for holiday

or Ricci Ricci with a more floral and sophisticated feel
















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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Out of the wilderness





Spent a wonderful weekend at the beautiful Wilderness festival in Oxfordshire, having been kindly invited by my boyfriend. In a nutshell, we were lucky enough to see Tom Odell, Jon Newman, Noah and the Whale, Empire of the Sun and plenty of other summery bands, eat far too much delicious food and be surrounded by people covered in glitter. Definitely recommend and hope to show my face again next year. 

I also cannot describe the amount of amazingly dressed people I was surrounded by thankfully captured by Vogue street style, which I highly encourage you to have a scroll through.


In other less exciting news, I have been hunting for a reasonably priced orange toned red lipstick. When I say hunting I mean casually browsing if I happen to walk down the makeup aisle at the supermarket. However, my search reached it's conclusion when frantically holiday shopping yesterday with my mother in Asda. 
It is arguable lipsticks are something to invest in and therefore spend more money on, although in this case, the £3.50 price tag provided the initial temptation. It requires a few coats, but this particular shade (Liar) provides decent coverage and I found lasted quite a while. 

Summer is also the perfect time for new fragrances and I especially like this fresh and summery scent of Angel Schlesser Esprit De Gingembre perfume for Women. I find decanting a small amount of your favourite perfume into a spritz bottle and keeping in your bag when adventuring elsewhere saves you from transporting a huge glass bottle about in your bag.












(pretty pictures from Tumblr)

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