Friday, 30 November 2012

Wishlist #2

1. I've seen a few bloggers wearing this necklace and I just think it's amazing, and actually not too expensive! Although I'm a bit stingy with jewellery so hopefully I'll nab it when it comes in the sales!

2. This skirt has been in my 'wishlist' folder for ages, I'm getting into the midi trend but not entirely convinced on this one as it is navy and I wear SO MUCH BLACK. It is only £8 though...

3. This dress is very similar to the skirt I featured in my last wishlist post, but a bit more glamorous. Tempted for Christmas parties!

4. I found Burger and Friends through another blog and I absolutely LOVE all of their designs. I sent this to my boyfriend as a potential present idea and he said I have too many cat t-shirts already (I'm sure I only have two!) sad times :(

5. This clutch looks ideal for Christmas parties and it would even work for nights out all year round. I'm never sure about clutch bags though as I like to be able to dance like a crazy person and I also apparently like to pinch things like shotglasses and menus and random odds and ends from bars which requires having a big handbag! Maybe if I had a smaller bag I'd stop bringing home random crap? Who knows!

6. Flatforms + glitter, enough said!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Bowler Hat

I have wanted a hat like this for absolutely ages and after seeing the extortionate prices in Topshop and such I ordered one off eBay here. I ordered almost a month ago so it's taken ages to arrive but it's really good quality and just like the ones I've seen on the high street, so well worth it!

I can't mention enough how much I love this skirt from Miss Selfridge. It's so flattering and goes with everything. The only downside is it's not really ideal to go out in the wind! I always wear my dignity shorts (leggings with the legs chopped off) underneath!

I've got a huge assignment due in on Friday, I was up until 4am last night/this morning reading and making notes on text books but I haven't really done much today, oops! Later some of us are going to a meeting about being on our Uni's team for University Challenge! I can never ever get the answers on that show so we're just going for the fun, can never say no to a good quiz! 

Liebster Blog Award

I'm quite excited today as the lovely Yasmin from The Student Wardrobe has nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award! I've seen a lot of people get this award and I think it's a really great way for readers to get to know a bit about the person behind the blog.

For anyone who doesn't know about it already, the idea of the award is pretty simple. You tell your readers 11 things about yourself, answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you, nominate 11 blogs for the award and write 11 questions for them to answer!

First of all, 11 things about me:

1. I'm in my second year at University of Glamorgan studying Events Management. It's not so bad but I wish I'd gone to Bristol to study PR like I originally planned!
2. I drive a little black Ford KA, except I've customised it slightly so now it's a 'KAPOW', hehehe
3. I don't drink milk and rarely have any other dairy products as they give me tummy ache. I always have to have soy milk in my tea!
4. I am obsessed with the show Countdown, I just love it and I don't know why!
5. I am also a bit obsessed with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I did a project on Eric Carle at college and just love the colours and techniques he used in all his work.
6. I studied English, Photography and Graphic Design at college, then did a year of Business Administration, then came to Uni.
7. I have a lovely boyfriend who is like my best friend. We've been together about two and a half years :)
8. Water is gross, I am addicted to Orange squash.
9. I like to collect postcards, whenever I go away I always buy postcards for my family and friends and one for myself to keep as a souvenir.
10. I'd really like to learn French. Actually last night I think I had a dream where I did, weird!
11. My first name is actually Rosemary but nobody calls me that. My parents call me 'Bud' (short for Rosebud, I expect)

My answers to Yasmin's questions:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I followed a lot of blogs already and really loved the idea of being able to meet people with similar interests and passions. Also one day I really want to go into PR and figured it would be a good idea to get used to that world!

2. Do you play any sports?
My friends and I are trying to start a roller skating society, but the weather's been horrible here so it's not really taken off. But soon!

3. Where do you take your main inspiration for your sense of style from?
I guess other bloggers mostly inspire me. I don't read magazines often and blogs are the main way I get to see other people's fashion choices. That and people I see randomly on the street.

4. Can you cook?
I can cook a few things really well and some things not at all. Like, I can make chilli and risotto but jacket potatoes never work for me and I can't make soup right either!

5. What was the last thing you bought on a total whim?
Last night at about 3am Matalan emailed me a 30% off voucher and so I bought two new dresses haha! But they'll be ideal for the few blogger meet-ups I have soon so it's justifiable!

6. Is there anything you regularly treat yourself to (ie. expensive make-up, meals out)?
Twice a year my boyfriend and I go for an expensive meal but I can't afford expensive treats very often!

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I'd love to be living with/married to my boyfriend and working in PR or something similar.

8. If you could change one thing in your life, what would you change?
I'd probably have gone to a different Uni to do a different course, this one isn't as good as I'd hoped!

9. What is your favourite possession?
I have a blue stuffed toy dog that my Dad bought my Mum as a present to 'remind her of him' and she gave it to me, it's super old but makes me happy :)

10. Do you have any ambitions that you hope to realise by the end of this year?
Well it's not long 'til this year's over but I'm hoping to reach 30 followers on my blog and meet lots of bloggers at Christmas parties!

11. What motto or belief do you live your life by?
If I'm bored or fed up or impatient I tend to think that in the grand scheme of things, this time will be a minuscule percentage of my life and isn't worth stressing about.

And finally, 11 questions for my nominees:

1. Who is your favourite band/singer?
2. Where was the best holiday you ever had?
3. Can you make anything? (Knitting, crochet, sewing etc.)
4. What strange habits do you have?
5. Who would play you in the film of your life?
6. Pinterest or Tumblr?
7. What's the most random piece of trivia you know?
8. Pub or club?
9. Shop online or in stores?
10. What's your favourite food?
11. Where in the world would you most like to live?

It took me quite a while to write all this and to find people who haven't already been nominated, so I've only nominated six people! They are Zoe Barrow, MyFriendIrma, Bella Rose, Beth Reek, Chloe Lee, and Kels from Cute Panda

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Bit of a different post today, I've always been into film photography and definitely prefer it over digital. There's just something about holding a print in your hand, and the lovely atmosphere you get with a film camera. I've had my Polaroid 600 for about four years but in the last year or two I've been scared to use it because of the increasing price and difficulty in finding film. Last night we had a house party and I figured I might as well bring it out, there's no point letting the film already inside it spoil! I got some really nice photos of my friends and everyone was really excited about it all! Definitely worth using up some of my precious film stash for the lovely responses everyone had :)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Beaded Jumper

I went into town yesterday to get a few bits and pieces that I needed and ended up spending £8 in charity shops and buying a new foundation from Boots, oops! I bought L'oreal Lumi Majique and it's just wonderful, I'll post a review when I've used it a few more times!

This gorgeous jumper is one of my charity shop finds. I saw it and just fell in love, I practically snatched it off the rail! It's originally from Primark which really surprised me as it's so beautiful! I just can't understand why someone would donate this! It's clean and not damaged; I suppose it's a bit itchy but with a long-sleeved t-shirt underneath it's fine! What a bargain, I'm so pleased it's mine!

Also, in other news, I reached 20 followers yesterday! I know this might not seem like a big deal to most, but it is really exciting to me and I'm so pleased that people actually read my posts and are interested in what I have to say! My goals are to have thirty followers by the time I go to SWB Tea Party in December and 50 by my birthday in March. I started blogging to meet like-minded people so I really appreciate everyone's comments and things, thanks everyone! x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sexy Back

I would just like to state that I don't ACTUALLY think I have an especially 'sexy back', neither am I affiliated with Justin Timberlake in any way. This is just what my Mum said to me when she first saw me in this t-shirt because although it may look like a boring basic black t-shirt (and if you knew how many of those I have you'd definitely be inclined to believe that it is), it actually has a sheer panel in the back which presents a problem when choosing underwear but makes me feel really awesome...

This is what I wore to Uni today. I don't wear this cardi enough, it's black wool and super cozy with little gold beads stitched onto it. The quality is amazing; it was originally around £45 in Topshop but I bought it off eBay for about £12!

In other news, today I have filmed a video about my jewellery collection. I'm not that great at accessorising my outfits, I generally just chuck on a necklace as an after thought, but I do have quite a range of quirky and interesting jewellery (or so I think!). I filmed it on my webcam but it cut me off after 10 minutes (and I only had about 30 seconds of things left to say, annoying! So I might try and re-film it tomorrow with my digital camera.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Spiky Necklace

This is my 'going to Sainsbury's to buy milk and then gonna get some work done' outfit :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Leopard Velvet

Rumour has it that there's a night out on the cards tonight. I bought this velvet skater skirt from Miss Selfridge in Bristol a few weeks ago and this is the first time I've worn it. It's a bit of an awkward length so I have to roll it up, hence the belt! This top was a sale bargain last year, it had chains attached to the sleeves but they were falling off (which made it super cheap!) so I just chopped them off altogether and I think it looks just dandy anyway! I'm gonna wear my Office flatforms and maybe even some jewellery if I'm feeling bold! I'm crap with accessories.

I've been in Bristol the past few days visiting my boyfriend, I was supposed to be getting some work done while he was at Uni but one thing led to another and I found myself playing Articulate and drinking tea with his housemates. This morning I drove myself home (and paid £6 for the privilege! Bloody toll bridge) with the intention of getting in some work before Countdown (fave show ever) but then received an email from my tutor saying the deadline has been moved back a week, so it's definitely blog time instead!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

My Life in Photos #3

I know that Instagram have recently launched actual web profiles (finally!) which makes this kind of post a bit redundant I guess, but I do like them anyway, it's a bit like a diary!

Way more fun than the originals! / GPOY

My slimy Halloween nails / Painful creepers OOTD

Coffee break at Uni (Paperchase flask) / Malibu Red! My dreams in a bottle

My favourite eyelashes (which need replacing post-Halloween) / Fake Vans and skeleton necklace

My Mum redecorated my bedroom PINK D: / Old pic of me and Josh and poor Bagpuss

Sorted out all my Graphics and Illustration books / Pizza omnomnom

Gorgeous £6 flatforms from Matalan / MORE GPOY

Wearing Converse with a dress, feels so wrong but looks so right / Unsure on this midi though

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Winter Maxi

Jacket - Vintage M&S
T-shirt - Zara
Skirt - Primark

Apologies first of all for the crappy mirror photo and secondly for the lack of posts recently. The first issue can be explained by the fact that I am currently at home for reading week to get some work done, see my family and get some hours in at the good old Co-op. I've been demoted to a smaller bedroom (my little sister has taken over my nice big double room now!) and the lighting isn't very good and it has this horrible wavy mirror (I can't stand wavy mirrors, really, what is the point?!).

Secondly, I've been having a bit of a personal fail this past week in that on two consecutive nights out I've managed to make a complete idiot of myself and have consequently been hiding in my bedroom and just not bothering with life in general. Anyway, I'm sure a week at home will sort me right out and all my embarrassment will have blown over by the time I get back to Uni, never to be brought up again except perhaps in a casual game of 'I have never'. 

I can't believe I left this skirt AND this jacket at home when I moved back to Uni, such an idiot! They are definitely coming back with me on Sunday! I've actually not worn this maxi yet as it's not really my ~usual~ style, but I've seen lots of people wearing them really well recently so thought I'd give it a go. 

I wore my 'cat and fishbones' tee from Zara (love this, so clever!) in a sort of remembrance of my kitty cat Bagpuss who died yesterday morning. She was really old and so it was to be expected, still it's been a bit sad when I go to open the front door I expect her to come running, and when I look out the kitchen window I expect to see her sitting in the garden. Poor Baggy <3 

Friday, 2 November 2012

This is Halloween

So this is what I wore on Wednesday night, we went to a house party for a little bit then into Cardiff. I can't really remember much of the night except dancing to the Time Warp and the Monster Mash, the rest of it is a blur! Yesterday was spent in bed feeling disgusting, that'll teach me to drink Sambuca!

This dress was from eBay and it reminds me of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (favourite TV show ever) haha! You can't really see but these tights are like fishnets except more of a cobweb pattern, I bought them for about £1 a few years ago in a post-Halloween sale, score! I wore them over opaque tights though for warmth reasons :D