Sunday, 24 August 2014

Everybody Needs Somebody

song of the day - November Rain by Guns n Roses
*picture heavy post*
 Last week I went to a family friends wedding, and it was absolutely gorgeous (although very loud). I thought I'd share a few of my unedited photos (I really need to set up photoshop on my new laptop).

Friday, 1 August 2014

But You Tell Me

song of the day - Eve Of Destruction by PF Sloan.
My days are filled with interviews, job searches, and coffee. How about yours?

Sunday, 27 July 2014

A World Of Pure Imagination

song of the day - Pure Imagination by Willy Wonka
Earlier this month Sarah from Temporary:Secretary wrote a post about the things she misses, and so I was inspired to write this one. I love looking through my old photographs, remembering people and events. My mum always took plenty of pictures when we were little. First we had film cameras, then compact digitals, and now I have my DSLR. I'm always terrified of forgetting good times, so I love having photographs to look through.
I miss going to my best friends house everyday after school just to watch tv. I miss the fact that we were best friends. We met in nursery, and stayed friends until we finished our GCSE's. She's now married with two kids, and I wish her a lifetime of love and happiness. I don't talk to many of my school friends, we've all gone in such different directions.
I walk past my old primary school at least three times a week. The school has changed so much. There's no more hopscotch painted onto the playground. The uniforms are different, and so is the name. I loved primary school. Everything was just so much easier. I know that I'm still young, but I just feel so old.
It's not just photographs that get me feeling nostalgic; it's the items I find while clearing out my room, or the things I see on TV. For example, whenever I think about Tom & Jerry it reminds me of my dad. It was the one tv shows that I remember him watching with me when he'd get in from work. I will always miss the time I spent with my family when I was younger. My grandparents have all passed away now. I think without photographs I would forget what they look like as easily as I have forgotten what they sounded like.
The photo above is of me and my cousin. At that point in time I didn't have many relatives in England, just my parents, brothers, one set of grandparents, my uncle and his family. I loved hanging around with my cousin; she was more of a sister to me. I have too many stories about being around her. Like the time she accidentally pushed me off of the bed while she was sleeping, or 'letting me' play with her makeup. She got married when I was around eight, and now I barely see her once a year.
For the past few years I've been volunteering in a children's charity shop. When I'm sorting through donations I sometimes find toys that I had as a child. Each one brings a different memory of a easier time. A few weeks ago we had a castle donated in. I had that castle. I actually still have that castle. Don't ask me why, but it's in my parents living room, collecting dust. I miss how imaginative I was as a child. I could spend hours playing make believe with Cinderella's castle. I'm still creative, but the worlds I make up are a lot more realistic. More future prospects, less giants swimming in teacups.
A few things that I don't miss? Well, that's easy. Fighting with my brother over the remote control, having my mum pick out my clothes, and exams. Revision was never my strong point.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Take Me For What I Am

song of the day - Take Me Or Leave Me - RENT
For the past few weeks I've pretty much been ignoring the blogging world. There's not really a reason for this other than that I've been busy, and it's been too hot to stand around and take photos. I did go to my cousins graduation last week though, so I'll hopefully do a post soon showing you some photos from that. I currently have over 300 unread posts on my bloglovin feed, so I think I'll spend Sunday doing some catching up!
I bought a new pair of boots from Attitude Clothing, and I've fallen in love with them. They probably won't be worn too much until it gets a bit colder out, but I just had to show them a bit of love via this post.
 shirt - Zara. top - Poizen Industries. trousers - New Look. boots - Funtsama. lipstick - Poisonberry by LimeCrime.

Friday, 4 July 2014

If There's A Problem We Solve It

song of the day - You Don't Know by Eminem
The jumper is currently on sale at Zara.
July is here, and with it has come the rain. I was going to wear this outfit yesterday, but the jumper's batwing so wearing a coat over it is a little hard to manage. 
I bought these trousers round about 16 months ago and they have turned into such a staple in my wardrobe. If I could only wear one pair of trousers it would be these. They go with pretty much everything, or at least I think they do. And the best part is they are suitable for work. Although they do tend to attract fluff; a lint roller has become my best mate. I'm very much tempted to go to New Look and buy a back up pair for when these get to worn to wear (they do still have these on the website but with different buttons).
What's your ultimate staple piece?

Friday, 27 June 2014

Not My Reality Girl

song of the day - Dream Come True Girl by Cass McCombs
My clothes look like they very much need ironing in these photos, sorry about that! It's just been a long day.
The good weather has gone away, so I had to take these photos in the rain! It wasn't too bad, I managed to beat the heavy downpour. One day I will have to show you my "tripod" and shooting situations.
Anyway, sale season is upon us, so of course I couldn't help buy spend a little. Both items worn above are from Zara. The trousers are a late birthday present from my mum. They're a heavy linen material, and I love them. I seem to have a thing for wider legged trousers at the moment. Right now they are £22.99 down from £29.99. I was tempted to wait and see if the price would so lower, but this colour seems to be going fast.
So many creases! Sometimes I wish I could borrow the steamer from work.
The blouse is so lovely and soft. It has a bit of a batwing, which I rather like. I'm hoping to go to the big Manchester Zara this week so I can get a nice interview blouse. I have a few, but I want a blouse that isn't sheer, which seems to be a lot to ask for these days. I wore a Primark tank top under the above blouse.
Have you found anything good in the sales?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

There's No Better Way I'm Sure

song of the day - I Love Reading
Goodreads tag
A few days ago I spotted this tag on Amy's (A Little Boat Sailing) blog and knew that it would be a good tag for me. I'm a book lover through and through. I love a good book, and have done since reading my first Jacqueline Wilson book when I was 8 years old (which I think was Bad Girls). My to read pile is actually taller than me!
You can check out my Goodreads profile here.

1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?
Rescued by Bailey Bradford. I actually didn't like this book that much. It was recommended to me and it was a bit of a let down. I will warn anyone who wants to check it out; it's a trashy romance.

2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?
I actually have 15 books on my 'currently reading' shelf. I used to only ever read 1 book at a time, but now I have to have at least 5 books on the go at once to stay interested. The book I'm most enjoying is Flatland by E.A. Abbott. The narrator of the book is from a 2D planet, and he somehow goes to a 3D world (such as our own). So the book is about his experiences, and how the 3D world has altered his view on everything.

3. What was the last book you marked as 'To-Read'?
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera. I bought this from work last year and it's been waiting for me to read it since.

4. What book do you plan to read next?
I'm trying to finish my 'currently reading' list first! But probably Shield Of Winter by Nalini Singh. It was released earlier this month, and it part of a series that I love.

5. Do you use the star rating system?
Yes. As soon as I've finished a book I'll give it a rating. I don't review books that often though.

6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?
Yes, it's the same challenge I always set myself. Which is to read at least 12 books in a year. I'm currently behind on 3, when I should be on at least 6.

7. Do you have a wishlist?
Yes. Not on Goodreads, but on Amazon. My brother actually bought me a few books off of it for my birthday.

8. What book do you want to buy next?
I'd rather not think about it. I have enough books at the moment.

9. Do you have any favorite quotes? Would you like to share a few?
Of course. 
“Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.”  Mae West
"Of course it is happening in your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?" Albus Dumbledore
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"" On The Road by Jack Kerouac
 “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” On The Road by Jack Kerouac

10. Who are your favorite authors?
This question is too hard. I honestly don't have an answer. I've not found an author who I've enjoyed every book they've written (that doesn't feel like a proper sentence).

11. Have you joined any groups?
I don't think so. I've been invited to a few though.

And that's it! If you have a GoodReads account it'd be awesome to see you do this tag. Let me know if you do!

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