31 July 2014

21st Birthday Gift Wish List

So in just under 2 weeks it's my 21st birthday! I wasn't too excited as we hadn't sorted out a location for a party and I was getting a little nervous but as we've found somewhere now, I'm starting to feel the excited grins coming across my face every now and again!

As it's quite a big birthday, the 'big 2-1', people have been asking me what I want for it. I really hate being asked this as I get quite uncomfortable telling people things to buy me, is it just me or does it seem odd? Nevertheless, people won't let it go so I thought I'd create a little wish list so that I don't have to do the awkward convos face to face! 

DISCLAIMER! (I can't believe we have to do stupid disclaimers, but there's always one sour poo that has to make a comment). I'm not asking for all of this. Heck, I'm not asking for any of it! Think of it as a theoretical 'what I'd like if someone was forced to spend money on me', if you know what I mean. Basically, this is for my Dad who asked what I wanted and I didn't know, so I've made this easy for him - I hope you appreciate it Daddy! 

Believe it or not, Jack and I really enjoy a little skate every now and again, but having to lug around my huge, heavy long board is getting on my tits quite frankly! Jack has a Stereo board (same size as Penny but different make) and I'm really jealous of the ease of it. Also how lush are the colours of the one above!?

When in town the other day with my friend, we were going round smelling different perfumes, and I had a sniff of this one and fell in love. It's so sweet and lovely. Plus it's Juicy Couture, and I'm a sucker for anything Juicy!

3 - Books

Urban Outfitters has my favourite types of books ever. The weird, fun, different books they have are right up my street as I'm not a fan of reading, but I do love the feel of books. These two in particular stood out to me. I thought the Outfit A Day Fashion Journal was a brilliant idea, as it makes a fun change from the Instagram #ootd's I do (and will get me practising fashion illustrations more!). As for the F*ck I'm In My Twenties book, it's pretty much sums up how I feel about age right now (and looks really fun too).

4 - Nose Piercings

I have a standard ring in at the moment but these ones I found on Etsy are just so gorgeous. They are way too pricey for what they are in my opinion but if anyone knows where this style ring can be bought but for much cheaper then please let me know!

Very little needs to be said about this. It's my favourite conditioner ever, leaves my hair feeling amazing, and I've run out. Simples. 

This one is for Jack only, please no one else buy it! He bought me a charm bracelet a little while back and every now and again he'll buy me another one to add on. I thought this simple one was so cute and would be a lovely addition. 

I told you I have a thing for Juicy. I was browsing their bag collection and came across this beauty. I love the size of it, the print, the chain detail, the inside, just everything! And considering it's brand, it's amazingly priced! They've also made it much easier to shop in the UK too, as before it was really difficult having to work out customs charges and all that stuff, but they do all that for you on the site now!

8 - Sketchbooks

If you're ever in doubt of something that would make me happy, go with sketchbooks. ANY sketchbook and I'll be a happy bunny. These two from Paperchase are particular favourites of mine, the simple brown one makes for beautiful scrapbooking and the map print one fulfils my must-get-all-the-map-things thoughts. 

29 July 2014

Vintage Midi Skirt and IKRUSH Sandals

This skirt has to be one of my favourites at the moment. It was my Grandma's when she was much much younger and although you can tell it's old, I think with some chunky black shoes and a little crop top, it still looks amazing now! She also gave me the matching waistcoat (worn here) but I'm not quite sure if I'll be pairing them together just yet haha!

As for the shoes, I know as always I'm a bit late to the game but I can see why these shoes are huge at the moment. They compile all the best things at the moment, sandals (perfect for this heat), chunky black shoes (not just for winter!), look so cute with frilly socks (I'm still not over that look, sorrynotsorry) and they have a little heel (nothing too high but perfect to give your legs a little bit more length). Dream shoes? CHECK! (Also they're super comfy as soon as I wore them, I don't find that in shoes very often so thought it would be worth mentioning!).

Shoes *


27 July 2014

What I Wore This Week #9

Sorry for not putting up any posts this week, I had some planned but work and the sun seemed to get in the way! So as it's Sunday, here's another What I Wore This Week :-)

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20 July 2014

What I Wore This Week #8

This week I've been in Falmouth working on a Falmouth Uni summer school so have been dressing in more interesting clothes than just when I'm working at home painting furniture (always looking fresh to death in my painting overalls, ooft). Hope you like :-)

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18 July 2014

Item In Action Video - Motel Rocks Sunflower Bikini

Just a quick little Friday post today! I've started a new series on my Youtube channel where I share some of my favourite items I own in an 'Item In Action' video as I find sometimes blog post can be a little static and simply posing in an item doesn't show off its wonderfulness enough!

Below is my first one where I share my favourite bikini (top* / bottoms*) of all time. It's from Motel Rocks and I simply LOVE it! The footage was from when we were in Tunisia and has to be one of my favourite videos I've made! It's only a couple of minutes long so if you'd like to give it a watch that would be awesome!

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16 July 2014

I Am Defected

I'm one of those people who sometimes doesn't quite get the jist of certain things and will take a while to understand stuff. I've had these items for a little while but still couldn't work out the deal with the brand, but I've done a little research so hopefully I have this right! Defected Records is a London house label but also have a little online shop where they sell sick printed items from tees to sweatshirts to phone cases.

I'm seriously loving the beany and top below as they are such good quality for the price and are the perfect lazy-girl items. The tee is super soft and as I got it slightly oversized, it's so comfy and perfect for chill days (or when you want to be mega cosy on a 6 hour train journey). As for this hat.. I swear I'm in love! It's really thick so not necessarily ideal for summer days, but I've found it's perfect for when evening comes and I want to pop something on to keep in a little extra warmth as well as cover up potentially day old hair! I also love the little specks of colour in it, it just gives it that little somthin' somthin'.

hat* // tee*

14 July 2014

Tunisia Holiday - Week Two Photo Diary

Time for week two's photo diary from our trip to Tunisia! Looking at these again make me so sad that were not still there. It was without a doubt one of the best holiday's I've ever been on, I really recommend it :-)

Day 8 - At the Medina (again!)

Day 9 - Dinner at an amazing western themed restaurant

Day 10 - Water park!

Day 11 - Walking around the increadibly beautiful Sidi Bou Said

Day 11 again - Having lunch with a chameleon (funniest photo ever haha)

Day 12 - Medina day yet again! With our friend Hamsa

Day 13 (possibly the best day of my life) - At the zoo holding a baby tiger!

Day 14 - Walking around the Medina again, feeding homeless, sick cats

Day 15 - Plane journey home over the beautiful Alps

12 July 2014

Tunisia Holiday - Week One Photo Diary

As I'm at home in Cheltenham at the moment, I don't have the software on the computer I have with me to edit any of the vlogs from my holiday, so I thought I would just share a handful of pictures for now! We took sooo many pictures but instead of bombarding you with loads, I've picked just one from each day that pretty much sums up what we did. Hope you enjoy and be sure to keep an eye out for week two's photo diary soon!

Day 1 - On the plane there

Day 2 - Amazing view from our balcony

 Day 3 - Camel riding

Day 4 - Exploring the Medina (markets) and stopping for lunch

Day 5 - Quad-biking

Day 6 - Taking the noddy train to Port El Kantaoui

Day 7 - On a galleon boat rip