Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Clothes Show Live

Okay this is my second time typing this out because I am an idiot and clicked to a new page without saving what I had already wrote, grrr.
So I am really sorry it's  been a while since I last posted, I have been quite lazy and not sticking to my work schedule, I've just been enjoying having time off uni and have been relaxing with all my old friends from home because I really miss them when I'm at uni.
I went to Clothes Show Live, way back on Dec 5th, which for those of you who don't know it's basically a fashion and beauty convention with a catwalk show thrown in. I can only show you a few items I picked up there because I've left some at my accomadation in uni, some stuff is in the laundry and some of it is my friend's Christmas presents so I've already wrapped them :)
This picture is pretty much a summary of what i bought. The main (and most expensive) item I purchased was this vintage fur coat (£40), I have been longing for a fur coat for agessss and now the cold weather has given me a reason to indulge myself :) Its actually a little big for me but I prefer the oversized look as I feel it's more glamourous and cozy.

This Mischa Barton handbag (£30) is one of my favourite purchases of the day. It's very quirky and I love the colour, it will add a nice pop of colour to a dull outfit. It isn't the most practical handbag but who cares about practicality when it's this cute?!

Before you say anything, I know my hands are in serious need of hand cream, the extreme cold weather is not being very kind to them! This adorable wishbone ring was £5 and is available from Junk Jewels.

These are a pair of House of Holland socks I got for free after buying a pair of tights (£10) which I recommend you putting on and taking off very slowly otherwise you'll rip them straight away like I did. They're super delicate, I really want to buy some more but £10 for one pair of tights is so expensive! I was so gutted because i was just heading out the door and they really complimented my outfit :(

  I am loving these name-necklaces at the moment, I know they went slightly cheap and tacky a few years back but i think they'll be making a comeback. I picked this one up for only £5!

Gok Wan was hosting the fashion show this year too, i LOVE him!

 That is pretty much everything I bought, Im sorry i couldnt show you everything. But i highly recommend going to CSL, the tickets retail for approx £26 and its normally an event which is running for 5 days in early December annually.
 If you have any questions just leave me comment and I'll try to reply ASAP.

I hope your all safe and well
Happy Holidays!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Christmas Wishlist

I don't know about you but I'm super excited about Christmas! I think it's because my town has put up all the lights and decorations which always gets me in the festive spirit. I think winter is my favourite season, the warm cuddly clothes, the snow, the hot comfort-food, and you don't have to workout so much because your body isn't on show as much as it is in summer :)
So I thought now would be a good time to put up my Christmas wishlist just in case my family read it and get the hint ;)
I really really really really want an iphone 4 or a blackberry and I think it's about time I had a new phone. The one I use at the moment has pictures from my highschool prom 2 and half years ago! I've heard lots of good things about the iphone 4 and the blackberry but i have no idea which ones best, I am swaying more towards to iphone, which one do you think i should get? :)
I'm also really in need of a new foundation and I'm looking at MAC ProLongwear Foundation but because I'm a skint uni student and the uni loan doesn't stretch too far, I going to have to wait till the 25th, boooo!
I also am going to take full advantage of the boxing day sales with any Christmas money i get!
Although I love them, presents aren't what makes Christmas special, i know it sounds cheesy but spending quality time with family and friends is so much more memorable than a new phone or make up. I think being away at uni has made me realise how much i love my family and friends, so make sure you let them know how much they mean to you!

What do you want for Christmas? Leave a comment ...

Picture of my city, i <3 snow
(Sorry this blog has been a bit poo but I have been super busy with uni and family issues but i promise it will get better soon!)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park a couple of weeks ago and honestly, I'm not really into sculpture but it was refreshing just to get outside and explore rather than be stuck in a stuffy gallery! I love how the weather wears the sculptures and gives them a rough texture, so over many years the sculpture will evolve and take on a new appearance.

Red Column by David Nash

Henry Moore

Flower by Masayuki Koorida

I know this isn't a sculpture but I think this building is beautiful, especially surrounded by all the autumn leaves.

I discovered this well in the middle of a forest within the Park, its so enchanting and intriguing, like from a fairytale.

Like I said before, I'm not a sculpture geek, but I think these pictures turned out pretty good, considering I'm a complete amateur when it comes to photography. I think thats due to the gorgeous autumn colours I was surrounded by rather my camera skills though!
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend

Sunday, 21 November 2010

New Beginnings

I have decided to finally satisfy the inner "Carrie Bradshaw" inside of me and start writing a blog. Typing this right now reminds me of the shots of Sex and the City with Carrie sat at her computer looking very stylish and glamourous. And then here I am, in my pyjamas, with serious insomnia, trying to think of something with some importance to share.
I have wanted to start a blog for a while now but I haven't felt inspired or motivated enough to do it but recent events have made me re-evaluate where my life is heading. (I know this sounds super cheesy, -_-)
My grandfather tragically passed away last Friday, which obviously is hugely distressing for the whole family but in some ways I'm glad he is finally at rest now. He had suffered from bowel cancer and various other illnesses for the last few years of his life and I knew how unhappy he was. He was such a vibrant character and I saw how the cancer had overpowered him and robbed him of his dignity. Which made me realise how you really do have to live in the moment and if you have an idea or a dream, just to go for it. And even if it doesn't work out and completely fuck up, at least you can say you tried.
This is going to be my attitude for not only this blog, but life in general.
Although death is an absolutely awful thing, I do believe you're meant to learn and take something away from it, thats the one glimmering bit of light in a big ol' shitpile of a situation.
Anyways, my first post is dedicated to my Grandpops Jack xxx
(yes, he does have gold teeth, what a ganstaaa) xxx