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!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Take The Time For You

song of the day - The World Spins Madly On by The Weepies
Every so often I look for clothes on Amazon, and I usually give up after about 10 minutes because it's just like a huge jumble. A few months back I was able to find the above Motel dress for just under £15 (brand new), and I just had to have it. I'm a sucker for a mandarin collar.
I love my leggings. I wear them far too often, but they turn a slightly inappropriate outfit into something I can wear for work, which is always great. H&M are my favourite brand for leggings; I always have two pairs on the go (one slightly thicker than the other). They're comfy, and not too expensive. You can get some cheaper from Primark, but the quality is so bad they barely last through a couple wears.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The World Keeps Turning

song of the day - I Couldn't Explain Why by Citizen Cope
If money and time were no object I'd travel the world and study social anthropology. I'd drink unmentionable amounts of caffeine (because I totally do not do that now), and take photographs every where I went. And at the end of a hard months travelling I would go home again, to my beautifully decorated flat.
Alas, a lack of money always gets in the way. Or at least a fear of money gets in the way. Money does scare me quite a bit, especially when thinking about the future. Sometimes when I remember that money is just for the living I'll buy myself something really nice. Like my cameras, or makeup, or books.
I'm nosey as sin, so studying people and culture would be a dream come true. It's fascinating. People are fascinating. I love knowing why people do things. How things came about. What the point of everything is. I'm like an inquisitive toddler sometimes. I was brought up between three different cultures, and they all sort of melding together to make me who I am. The majority of my friends were split between two different cultural backgrounds when I was younger; one where religion was everything, and one where it was not. Now there's a lot of in between.
The world has so much to offer, and so do the people in it. There are always new things to learn, and do, and create. Just because someone else might be able to do it better doesn't mean you can't give it a try to. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Don't forget to wear sunscreen.
(this post is pretty much unedited, I just went on a ramble)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Don't Forget It

song of the day - Flawless by Beyonce
The weather has been so lovely recently, and it's made me want to go on adventures. Then it starts pouring down and I think maybe I should stay inside.

I bought this shirt last year in the Republic closing down sale (I beliebe Republic is now part of USC), and it's been a staple for me ever since. I was on a hunt for a shirt like this that would go with a pair of trousers that I'd bought, and I found this beauty in the mens section for £5. Can't go wrong. It's great to layer over vests and crop tops.
shirt - SoulCal. tank & shorts - Primark. leggings - H&M. 
boots - Bertie. rings - H&M and Republic.
Rubi x
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