Friday, 11 April 2014

Casual Friday

Hairband - Primark ♦ Arrow & Spikes necklace - Boohoo ♦ Ring -  a gift ♦ Heart necklace - a gift ♦ Glasses -  Replay 
Cardie - Layers ♦ Crop - Primark ♦ Joggers - River Island ♦ Boots - Hypnotic 

Everyone has those days where they just want to stick on a pair of tracky bottoms and get comfy. I often experience this so I decided to find a way to make my faithful joggers look somewhat stylish, and although they make my booty look absolutely huge in a most unflattering way, I do love them.

I'm just realising just how many hair bobbles I have on my wrist; I'm sure you've seen OOTD's of mine where I have bobby pins attached to the bottom of my t-shirts too. I can't be the only girl who does this? With such long unruly hair, it would be unwise for me to go outside with several hundred emergency hair accessories. However, as I mentioned in my last post, they can be potentially dangerous when mountain biking. 

We brought our Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy home last Friday and he has settled in perfectly, say hello to Alfie on my Instagram!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Emerald Shirt Dress

Shirt dress - River Island ♦ Boots - Hypnotic ♦ Necklace - By Francis Frank ♦ Heart necklace - a gift ♦ Ring - a gift 

 Last weekend was my Mom's birthday (and Mother's Day, coincidentally) and we'd booked a holiday apartment at Whitemead park in the Forest of Dean. Here's what I wore to her special dinner out; this shirt dress is my new favourite thing ever, even if my brother did say it looked like a nightie. What do you think of it?

If my legs are looking a bit bruised and cut up, it's because they are. Whilst we were up there, Jack and I decided to check out the mountain biking trails - well, I guess you can see where this is going. I had a pretty impressive fall off my bike - well it would have been if I hadn't have cried a bit. Humiliating but hilarious. Now that I've skidded off the trail, rolled down a hill and got my hair bobble caught on a fallen tree all at the same time (yes, this really happened), I feel I can do anything. I'm getting a pretty new bike soon so I'll be ready to take on the trails once again. And next time they won't defeat me.Or bruise my arse.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Victorian Doll

Dress - c/o Black Dresses ♦ Shoes - Urban Outfitters ♦ Bow - local market

I look kind of like Victorian orphan in these photos, the kind that star in horror films. I've been a lucky girl this month and received a beautiful dress from Black Dresses They have a huge range of black dresses, stretching from casual to evening wear. I chose this sweet little number as I figured I could wear it for lectures and lunch dates and still dress it up with heels and accessories for a big night out.

With dresses from £15 to £445, there really is something to suit any pay packet, and most importantly, any style. I literally agonised over my choice as there were so many pretty dresses but I thought this from Miss Moda would be a cute versatile addition to my ever-expanding wardrobe.

I chose to debut it for dinner with my family. Teamed with my faithful silver courts and a curls, it makes the perfect evening meal look. The occasion was a pretty big one; my sister's friend is visiting from Canada, so we all went to a favourite Indian restaurant of ours. I'd never been much of a curry person in the past, but recently, I've found myself craving a sweet dhansak curry, especially when it means I get to dress up nice!

Check out Black Dresses !

Monday, 24 March 2014

Jelly Tot

Jacket - Sack Sale (thrifted) ♦ Tee - Boohoo ♦ Skort - eBayJellies - River Island  
Headband - Primark ♦ Heart necklace - a gift ♦ Lips - Accessorize, Smitten
Please excuse the grumpy face, this is the precise reason I choose not to look at the camera when taking outfit pictures. My face always betrays me; I can't trust it not to do something strange so I hope you'll overlook that. In the words of Chandler Bing, 'could I be anymore 90's?' The I'm With The Band tee, the denim jacket and of course, the shoe that every self-respecting 90's era child possessed - the jelly sandal. However, the skort injects a touch of uber-modernness, so it's all good.

Years ago, when I was perhaps fourteen, I honestly thought about reviving these faithful shoes as I've always loved how they looked, however I decided against it for three reasons:
1. I didn't have the clothes confidence I have these days (which is basically not giving a fudge and wearing what I like) 
2. Although my size would undoubtedly have stayed the same (been a size three forever) my old silver pair had gone the journey long ago.
3. Nowhere anywhere stocked them.

 But luckily for me, the high street is bringing back these long forgotten beauties and I remember why I loved my jellies so much. This green heeled pair was made for me. My love has been well and truly rekindled. 

So guys, jellies - best left in the 90's or time to bring them back? Hey, if scrunchies can be cool again, there's hope for anything. 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Storm Ridden

This Spring is the moment of the British rock bands - Bastille and the 1975 to name a few personal favourites. Independent bands are always my port of call when looking for new music and Storm Ridden are latest Brit-band to step into the spotlight. Based in Wolverhampton, Storm Ridden is a four-piece who are influenced old school rock like Black Sabbath with an added a pinch of blues flavour, creating an eclectic style of music that is difficult to place. This band is proving that rock 'n' roll music isn't best left to the oldies and with the right amount of modern touches, is still totally relevant. 

The group are made up of lead guitar Ryan, bassist Luke, drummer Alex and vocalist Tom and were formed in the Summer of 2013. Tom has a really unusual voice which really adds to the uniqueness of the band - I really love his vocal style as it's unlike anything I've ever come across before in the modern music scene.  The guitar is spot on, with some really catchy riffs. The bass nails a focal part in the intro In The Summerhouse and drums add a strong rhythm to the songs, giving them a heavier edge. Storm Ridden play the kind of music that fans of heavier rock 'n' roll and even metal are bound to love but those who are into to a more current vibe will enjoy too. 

It's not for everyone, but for you guys who love old school tunes and are on the lookout for new band that will conjure up nostalgic feelings of the glory days of rock yet still keep things fresh, you should definitely check out these guys.

Check out their video for In The Summerhouse below

You'll enjoy if you like

Black Sabbath ♦ Guns & Roses ♦ Iron Maiden

Check out their Facebook
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Don't Even Look At Me

Don't Even Look At ME
Tee - Boohoo ♦ Leggings - Black Milk ♦ Boots - Hypnotic ♦ 
Heart necklace - a gift ♦ gemstone & initial necklace - By Francis Frank ♦ Glasses - Replay

Somebody told me I had swag today. I think that is the first and last time I will ever hear those words again, because I am the least swaggish (is that the correct word?) person I know. In reality, I am the definition of awkward, but I'll take the compliment and pretend I'm not lame for a while. I have been wearing the hell out of the tee ever since it arrived in the post last week; it's just so effortlessly cool. I was in need of a simple basic top to go with my many crazy leggings, but I couldn't resist a quirky slogan. 

I have big news guys - we're getting a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy! I cannot wait to introduce a new puppy brother to the cat family and bring home a cute little cousin for Rudy

Any fellow pet lovers out there? 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

I want to ride my bicycle ... but not in this skirt.

I'm one of those people Facebook moans about - at the first sight of sun, I'm not ashamed to say I dig out my Summer wardrobe. In my defense, it has been pretty warm round my ends, so I felt the need to show the world my pale little legs. I probably should have taken the pictures outside in the natural light but as you know, I leave taking my OOTD photos last minute. I'm such a bad blogger, but my boyfriend has a beard, does that make up for it? I read in Company magazine that you can't call yourself a blogger unless your man is your photographer and has an impressive furry face. One point to Alice, right?

Cardigan - Boohoo ♦ Top - Primark ♦ Skirt - River Island ♦ Boots - Hypnotic ♦ Hair-band - Primark 

Heart necklace - a gift ♦ Gemstone & initial necklace - By Francis Frank

I had a bit of an embarrassing moment today. I'm on the lookout for a new bike for mountain biking so I travelled up to Halfords to take a look. The guy at the store was really helpful, however it got a bit awkward when I had to sit on the seat of two bikes to gage my frame size - in this skirt. I was extremely careful so hopefully he didn't get an eyeful of something he shouldn't but only he knows for sure... I really don't dress practically at all. 

I'm wearing my Valentines necklace! I love how it layers up with my everyday heart necklace, it's hard to find jewellery that doesn't fit over the top of it so this is perfect. Check out By Francis Frank, their gemstone accessories are so unique!

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