Saturday, 26 December 2009

My "IT" bag

Ruched at the sides, 80s esque-chain handles, tassel detail to finish off the look, what more can one need in an "IT" bag. I've officially fallen in love, died and gone to retail heaven.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Hi, Society!

It was a happy day for Gossip Girl fans when Blair and Chuck finally put aside there differences, commitment phobias etc and decided to finally admit they belong together, ahhhh don't they look sweet....

As well as the striking ensamble she has put together -who knew green and yellow could go so well together?! - my attention was immediately focused on the headband she chose to don that afternoon.

Having trouble making out its greatness? Take a closer look....

No doubt it costs a ridiculous amount of money as most of Blair Waldorf's items of clothing/accessories tend to fall in the £5000-£10,000 range, now if your mother happens to be a successfuly in designer in NY then this should not really be perceived as a problem but if you're like me; a poor student with very little money then the words improvise and alternatives should come to mind. Topshop has done just that and it comes at a mere price of £8-00. If Blair Waldorf wasn't fictional, I'm sure she'd approve.

I have found the ultimate winter accessory...

....and it comes in the form of a headband!! Look, look, isn't it just the prettiest thing ever! My mother very cleverly (smart woman that she is) pointed out yesterday that I am somewhat limited when it comes to winter fashion due to the fact that I don't own very many winter clothes. I am normally all for layering a la Olsen twins. now layering is normally fine and keeps me feeling lovely, snug and warm but it's colder than ever now and it's time now to accept that the harsher weather conditions require warmer clothes. So, I have decided that the oh so cute head band will be my first item. With accessories as chic as these, one will probably praying the sun to stay away for as long as possible!

I made a wish and it came true!!!

Evidently (see below) it was only yesterday I was gushing over the lace dresses and feeling slightly bitter about the fact that I had missed out on a lovely purchase. Cry no more, cream lace dresses are back in stock-oh yes!! Hmmmm only problem is, do I *need* more clothes, can my visa card handle another bashing? Ahhh, seize the moment I say, it is Christmas after all....

Monday, 21 December 2009

All That Lace.

Okay, okay, so I guess I'm having to swallow my pride. I think it was early summer when I read that lace was going to be huge fo A/W09, I may have even caught a glimpse of a few items. The laced accessories, I had no problem with. I even contemplated on buying a lace scarf but then never got round to it. The dresses on the otherhand I did not warm to at all, they were just too goth-esque for me, especially black lace. I am now all for lace! The skater dresses topshop have are adorable, team with a pair of opaque tights and cute tan ankle boots and your on your way. I am just a tiny bit upset I missed out on the cream laced skater dress-boooo.

Breaking Dawn? More like breaking yawn....

Okay, so maybe this has been said a lot and I lie when I write breaking yawn, it wasn't *that* bad. All I can say is, wow, SMeyer sure loves a happy ending.

I did enjoy it-especially the Jacob chapters-but it was just a huge anti-climax, though in all fairness, I guess with Twilight, we always knew where the books were going. How it was all going to end.

Harry Potter.

I finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows AGAIN! I've actually only read it once since it was first published in the summer of 2007. I remember when it was released, I tried putting off reading it for the longest time because I was so sad it was coming to an end. I think I just locked myself in my house for a month, I didn't want to risk having it all spoilt for me.
I guess my memory is pretty bad because I remembered very little-is it normal to forget so much??! In my defence, it was two years ago. Well, I guess this is the perfect time to use the "silver lining" expression, poor memory? silver lining-enjoy the world of Harry Potter again and again and again! (:
It's like family, is it weird to say that? It certainly feels like that. Like when your favourite cousin comes over to stay, that's what Harry Potter et al are like to me. My little world I get to visit and now it's over. Sob. It fills me up with joy when I read the books, it takes me away to a safe place where I have no worries, no problems.
I've been writing a letter to JK for almost an entire a year now, i need everything about it to be perfect. I hope she gets to read it, two years after the Hazza phenomenon ended and I expect she's still being bombarded with fan mail. I just want to thank her for giving us this wonderful world.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Team Edward AND Jacob.

After reading Twilight, I was convinced Team Edward was to way to go, I'm not feeling completely confident now that I've read New Moon. In fact, I'm swaying over to Team Jacob. So, right now I'm on both teams. I run with the vampires and the werewolves!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

MK Chic.

OMG, how long has it been, when I started this blog I thought it was going to be a continuous thing, evidently not!!

I went shopping the other day and purchased an over sized gray jumper inspired by the lovely MK Olsen. I adore her style, she manages to make absolutely everything look effortlessly chic! Also loving the "I-just-got-out-of-bed" type look. Props to MK!

Friday, 4 September 2009

People say life is the thing but I prefer reading.

When I was about 10 years old, I was badly hurt (how, well to avoid embarrassment and awkwardness, I won't go into that). I remember feeling so sad and I didn't know when I would be happy again. I went upstairs to my room and cried on my bed and then prayed to Allah. After I finished my prayer, I grabbed my book and curled up on the corner of my bed and for a moment or so, I forgot about the terrible things that had happened that day. I felt happy because I was lost in a world that wasn't mine.

What you waiting for?

I remember the first time I heard Gwen Stefani's single "What You Waiting For?", it was really catchy and I consequently fell in love with it, not just with the song but with the video also. It was based on "Alice in Wonderland", one of my favorite books and films. Alice's world seems far less complicated and anything seems possible in it!

Anyway, I decided to pay attention to what Gwen was saying in the song, to summarise; "what you waiting for" was her first single and the song reflects on how she felt about starting a solo career and how scared she felt. It's inspiring to know that even the most talented can get scared. This doesn't mean that you should just run and hide, you must fight your weaknesses and if that so, then why not now and where you stand?

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Songs to download....

La Roux.
Prodigy-Warrior's Dance.
Florence of the Machine.
Kate Voegele.
Shock, Shock.
Kings of Leon.
DJ Boulevard (really liked it when I heard it playing as someone's changing track on Jo Whiley).

Monday, 31 August 2009

An all nighter=Markus Lupfer treats.

I've decided I'm going to spend the majority of the night-I'll have custard tarts, toffee crisp cokkies and danish treats to keep me going-on my first year report and I also have the whole of tomorrow. If I meet my target i.e. get entire report done in space of day and a half, then I get to treat myself to some Markus Lupfer. Mmmmmmmm

I've found my inspiration and it comes in the form of a (wait for it) rat!

I've found my inspiration!! If this rat can make his dreams come true then so can I. As the chef tells him-can't remember his name, he's the one that died and is basically a figment of his imagination throughout entire film-"you are your only limit" or something along those lines. Anyway, yay, I am my only limit! Wahay-hoooooooo!

They say I'm crazy, I really don't care...

So, what I've been avoiding for the past however many weeks needs to be finally confronted. Why am I being so insanely slow at getting things done?! The problem with me is that I live in an "all or nothing" type of world and I swing from being completely perfect to a complete mess. This was a problem that I thought I had resolved but I'm beginning to see cracks and now I'm using words like "should". I "should" have got my first year report by now, I "should" have got more work done by now and I'm kind of feeling trapped. The more I pressurising myself to do better the worse I seem to be doing and when I think I can't get any worse I do. Then, I look back to when it all started and I think to myself "oh, if only"...

There is still time, even if I get my act together next week, there will still be time but I need to make a change. Only I can do this. I can't constantly seek reassurance from others, I wish I could kind of float out of myself and look at myself and give the advice that I would give to others.

Ohhhhhhhh. I don't know. Just the thought of getting up and doing something requires far too much effort.

Underrated accessories.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

I'm Captain Jack Sparrow, Savvy?

I think I was one of about four people who didn't get sucked into the phenomenon that is: Pirates of the Caribbean. I watched the first film about a month ago and really enjoyed it. (I am officially in love with Orlando Bloom). I visited my best friend Ray Ray yesterday and witnessed the funniest conversation ever after bringing up the film.

Me: Oh I finally got round to watching Pirates of the Caribbean.
Ray: Oh don't watch the third one, it's rubbish. I was so confused I fell asleep, I woke up half way through up only to be even more confused.
Peeps: I was awake throughout the entire film and I was still confused!

I think I might just try and watch the 2nd and 3rd one together to avoid any confusion!

Being 2 and a 1/2 inches shorter than a supermodel DOES have its advantages!!

These days Kate Moss is more famous for her collaboration with Topshop than she is for being a supermodel but back in her days of strutting on the catwalk she was more commonly known for her wafish figure and her uncommonly short height for a fashion model. I for one am pleased she made it big into the fashion industry as she is only 2 inches taller than me and this makes me a feel a great deal better about my height. It's not something that bothers me much, mainly so when I'm standing next to my sister who in comparison to myself is only half an inch shorter than Kate Moss (she towers me and makes me feel tiny). I have realised today that every cloud really does have a silver lining.

A few days ago I purchased a dress from Jack Wills, at first glance I thought it was a little too short however, I realised with time that this was a mere illusion created by the design of the dress. My sister purchased a similar one and we both modelled our new purchases that evening. We found that my new dress, although shorter than the dress she purchased, came down a respectable length, showing the perfect amount of leg! On my sister however, it was too short, showing off too much leg and she couldn't really lean over without showing off her pair of sloggs (that's pants in her language). Ooooops!

Check mate.

I am loving plaid at the moment and so is my sister. In fact, she is actually the one who spotted the trend waaaaaaaaaaaay(even before it was spotted on Alexa Chung which is quite an accomplishment) before it took off. The blue one that we have has been worn so many times the colour is beginning to fade and even though this just adds character to it, a la vintage chic, we decided to it was defo time to invest in a few more. Browsing around in selfridges, we found that most concessions range of plaid shirts were somewhat limited, so instead we opted for mens' plaid shirts. Best. Choice. Ever. Made.

After months of searching and searching...

So, as summer slowly fades away, Autumn and Winter lie before us and with it comes fashion for AW09!! The necessities for this year are bleached denim (continuing trend from the summer), shoulder pads (I don't care what people say, I refuse to wear anything with shoulder pads), and lace. Of course, due to the extreme weather, a pair of boots are essential. I've been look for a decent pair for AGES and was even going to resort to a pair from last years season (having a rummage through stuff on ebay) but a fabulous pair were then found! Look, look, aren't they just perfect? Go surprisingly well with a pair of ankle grazers.

Anyone else feel sorry for the guy who is hit with a bat?

I know what the NAZIs did but I couldn't help feel a little sorry for the guy who was killed with the baseball bat (features in the trailer).

(My most popular thread on IMDB, gaining 57 responses!)

My new found love.

After hearing a few songs featured in one tree hill I felt obliged to look into her music a little more. I'm so glad I did, her music is truly inspirational and keeps me going when I'm lacking enthusiasm at uni.

Hmmmm this dress could have potential...

A quest to find the perfect dress.

I'm getting bored of my current look, there's only so much joy a pair of skinny jeans and printed t-shirts can bring you regardless of what I may have said in the past i.e. printed t-shirts and skinnies will be a look I never get bored of. Well, the inevitable has happened, I'm officially bored!

So, a look has been inspired my sister, she has suggested combining our love for plaid shirts with cute dresses! However, finding a new dress has been challenging to say the least, our only fave place in the world has failed to deliver.