Monday, 29 June 2015

3 PAIRS OF SUMMER SHOES

Hi guys, today I wanted to share a few pairs of shoes that I've purchased over the past few weeks. Now, I can't really remember the last time I brought shoes and before now the only shoes I owned for everyday wear were trainers. So I went ahead and picked up a couple of pairs of different shoes.

The first pair are indeed trainers. I own a couple of pairs of converse, a couple of pairs of vans (all quite old) and then cheap Topshop/Zara slip ons. Non of these trainers properly support my feet and ankles and I've wanted a pair of Nike's for a while. I opted for the black Nike Free 5.0. They are possibly the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn and they really dress down an outfit. I'm all for the sportswear trend and know I'll enjoy merging these trainers into my wardrobe.




I was shopping in Next with my Mum last week and it struck me that I haven't owned a pair of sandals/flip flops for years. I saw these beautiful brown leather sandals, tried them on and totally fell in love with them. They're perfect to wear casually or slightly dressier for garden parties etc and they were a total bargain at just £20.




After my Mum failed to find a pair of shoes that she liked we decided to look in TKMaxx today. She ended up coming out with a pair of Steve Madden sandals, Birkenstocks and three other pairs for around £100! I first saw these shoes in her size but if I'm honest I fell in love with them and was over the moon when I found a pair in my size. I love that they can be quite dressy and I love the aztec print and colours of them. Perfect to wear with jeans, shorts or a dress.


I hope you liked this post, I'm sure you'll be seeing these pieces in outfit posts soon. So stay tuned if you'd like to see them. Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you soon!


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Sunday, 28 June 2015

FATHER'S DAY - FOXTON LOCKS

Hi guys, today I thought I'd share some photos that I took last week on Father's Day. My parents, two sisters and I decided to go to a place called Foxton Locks to spend Father's Day afternoon. I hope you like the photos.


Although I love travelling slightly further afield to new places, it's also kind of refreshing to know that in the area that I live there are still beautiful pieces of history. We had such a lovely afternoon, so many people were out with their families and friends.

Expect more posts really soon, I have so many almost ready to go so look out!
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

COLLEGE IS OUT FOR SUMMER!

I cannot believe I've finished the first year of my Graphic Design course at college. Just to recap, I finished school at 16, endured two of the worst years of my life at sixth form and then decided to stay in education, instead of going to University to pursue something that no longer fuelled my fire. Finishing college for the Summer is good news on the blog and YouTube channel front because it means I've got more free time to write, film and edit. If I'm honest it's been a weird final few weeks at college. Everyone else was really excited for the Summer, as was I, however I'm also kind of worried. Mainly because I loved my weekly routine, I love my course, the people on the course and everything else about college. It's the only place that has made me realise that it's totally fine to not know what your next step is going to be and this has been a huge comfort to my over active brain which used to run career ideas every second of the day.

This year I've learnt so much about Graphic Design and also myself. I've had the time to come up with ideas for potential careers when I finish college in a year, work for my Mum's business (which I will now be doing almost full time until college starts again in September) and also it's given me plenty of time to write on my blog too. In previous years that I spent in education I've been really excited for the Summer because I hated where I was, so it's a very weird feeling when you don't actually want to finish for the Summer because you know you'll miss the place. It's been stressful with 9 unit deadlines in one year but I've enjoyed every second of it.

I've voiced my fear to my best friend on the course. I'm worried that I'll just spend the whole time inside, in the safe proximity of my home. I struggle to push myself to do more things with my friends and I've always been like this. I see my house as a safe zone and I'm very much an introvert. I know that even if I don't really want to go somewhere, I will enjoy it in the end. I've decided to create a list of things I hope to do this Summer in hopes that, after writing it down for others to read I'll feel slightly 'forced' to do everything so I can tick them all off at the end of the Summer.

I hope if you're in education that you've had/are having a nice final few weeks and I'll see you soon with lots more content from now on. Bye guys.
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Saturday, 20 June 2015

TOPSHOP LEIGH & PULL&BEAR JEAN COMPARISON


Hi guys, after recently finding a new favourite pair of jeans I've decided to write a comparison against my trusty Topshop Leigh Jeans. Enjoy.

Firstly, the light blue pair are my Topshop Leigh jeans for £40 and the dark blue pair are from Pull&Bear for £19.99. Comparing the overall fit of the jean; Topshop are tight and very 'sucky inny' while the P&B pair are a slightly more casual skinny fit. Also, the distressing is neater on the P&B pair which I tend to lean towards more. The P&B pair have a raw edge at the bottom that I wear down sometimes but I do also like to roll them up as I did in the photos.

I really like both pairs and I definitely couldn't live without wither of them however, if I had to only keep one pair it would be the P&B pair 100%. Being slightly looser fitting they'll be fine to wear in the Great British Summer. They're half the price of the Topshop Jeans. The only negative with these jeans is that they only have back pockets, so are more like jeggings in that sense. This can be slightly annoying for an avid mobile phone user like myself but other than that I think they're great.

So definitely, if you're on a budget, the Pull&Bear pair are just as great, if not better than the Topshop pair being that the material is less stretchy and a bit more structured than the Topshop pair.

I hope that you enjoyed this post. I'm thinking of turning this idea of comparing similar items from different shops so look out for more in the future.

Thanks for reading, see you soon.
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Saturday, 13 June 2015

HOME

Hi guys, a couple of weeks ago my friend and I headed out in her car to find some spots to take some blog photos for me. I always acknowledge that where I live is quite pretty and thought I'd share some photos that I took on the day. My previous post also shows what I wore and there'll be another couple of posts soon featuring photos from the day too so look out for them too.


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Saturday, 6 June 2015

WHITE SHIRT OUTFIT

Hi guys, today I've got an outfit to share with you. Yesterday me and my friend come photographer went on a little adventure and also grabbed some outfit photos. This outfit is perfect for the current UK, sunny but a little bit windy weather. Enjoy.



OUTFIT DETAILS
Sunglasses - Topshop
Shirt - Gap
Jeans - Pull&Bear
Bomber Jacket - Primark
Shoes - Vans
Bag - Topshop
Watch - Nixon

I have a confession, this is probably my favourite post ever. I had such a great time yesterday just exploring and taking photos. Thank Lori for the help, you're awesome. I hope you liked this outfit, I'm almost on Summer break from college now so hopefully they'll be many more outfits to come soon. See you soon x
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