Monday, 10 January 2011

Some things I'm loving...

Here are some things I'm loving from Topshop at the moment;

1. Pink Floral Jumper £48 a really cute jumper that is perfect now but can equally be worn throughout spring. I love the colours, I think we all have a tendency to wear darker colours when it's dark and drab outside so a nice bit of pink is always going to cheer you up!

2. Pale Blue Cotton Cable Jumper £38 again another cute jumper that will make the transition well into spring. A great colour that would look fab with a bit of washed out jeans!

3. Cream Floral Stripe Dress £38 now this is a bit Spring/Summer and I don't think can really be worn until at least April. But I've seen this in the flesh and it is SO cute, very 50s and I'm sure would be super flattering. I am definitely going to watch out for this one when it starts to get a bit warmer!!

Apart from a bit of online lusting I haven't been up to much, I've got the dreaded cold that has been doing the rounds so I have spent today in bed or wrapping up all of my ebay that has sold! I did however buy a new camera this week (Nikon D3000) which I'll be doing a post about later this week once I pick it up! :)

Let me know what you are lusting after for spring/summer?

Bye for now x

Friday, 7 January 2011

Project 365

Fairy Dust on 365 Project

Hello again,

So this year I would really like to get better at photography, both expanding my film photography which will hopefully help my digital photography!

I have decided to partake in Project 365, for those who don't know what this means, it's basically a way of documenting every day of the year for one year. So a photo a day that sums that day up. I was actually a bit rubbish and only start on the 4th January and so far (for four days!!) I am still doing it!

I found a fab app for my macbook that gives a lomo effect to photos, I have probably gone a bit ott with it so I won't do it with every photo but I'm loving it at the moment! I also included the photo of my lovely dog Stella from my SLR film as it is my favourite of the year and I think it sums up 2010 so a nice way to start 2011.

So anyone else doing Project 365?? It would be fab if you left your links as I love to find some new people to follow!


P.s. And here's my link if anyone is interested!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Well as it was a new year i've been having a bit of a sort out and sorting out any clothes I haven't worn in 6+ months. There was ALOT, and I am embarrassed to say that some of them i've only worn once or twice! I am definitely overhauling my wardrobe and I intend to be more ruthless this year, especially as we plan to go travelling at the end of the year, I do not need all of these clothes!

Anyway it has taken me about two days with the photos and the listing but I finally finished (apart from a few scarfs!) and I'll be glad to see the back of ebay!

Anyway here's my list for anyone that's interested!

I hope everyone else has been having a productive week for the first week of 2011!

My coursework/dissertation await me tomorrow!

Bye for now! :) x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy 2011!!

Good evening and Happy New Year,

I hope everyone is so far enjoying 2011! I've worked today so it's been a bit weird, but I am now settled down and watching Indiana Jones (and Shia LaBeouf) so everything is better again!

Anyway so this is the obligatory what I plan to do in 2011 post. I don't really make resolutions, I never keep them, or I forget what they are. I do however have aims and dreams of what I want to achieve in 2011. Unfortunately a lot of it involves money!!

1. Achieve a 2:1 in my degree. I'm doing a Law degree and I have one semester left, totally scary as it seems like only yesterday I was moving into halls. I really really want a 2:1 and I am working my socks off to get one, so fingers crossed it will happen!

2. Have lots of fun in Disney and Harry Potter - Not too hard, I'm off in May/June and I am SUPER excited!!

3. Own a Kindle! I'm becoming more accustomed to a Kindle as the days go by and I read more about them. I read a lot, I can usually get through a book a day if it really interests me and this definitely does not help when I go on holiday and I have nothing better to do than read, on a one week holiday I can easily read 8/9 books. So of course on a two week holiday to Florida I was dreading taking reading material, a Kindle would however be a perfect solution, they aren't too expensive but are expensive enough for a student saving money! I do however have some Christmas money so I think I might treat myself (I have already bought and downloaded some books for it!!)

4. Go Travelling - My boyfriend and I decided that 2011 would be a year for us to have a last fling before we settle down and become grown ups so we have decided that we will go on a Round the World adventure by the end of 2011, hopefully lasting about 9-12 months. This is of course going to cost A LOT of money, so I will be working every hour of the day come summer but I am super looking forward to it already. It will most likely involve the usual places, LA - Pacific Islands - New Zealand - Australia - Asia (we can't agree where in Asia yet, he wants Indonesia, I would quite like Thailand or Malaysia!!) so this time next year I might actually be on a beach somewhere welcoming 2012!

5. Become a better photographer. I am halfway through my first colour film on my camera and I really want to improve on my B&W pictures. I know where I went wrong so I've been trying my hardest to improve, I will definitely post some pics when I get it developed. I would also like to own a Diana Mini so I can keep it in my bag and snap some pictures whenever the mood takes me. I absolutely adore shooting on film, it's so exciting!! However I would love a DSLR but at the moment in time I've got a lot more things to save up for!

6. Improve my running. I did a 5km this year and for 2011 I would ultimately like to run a 10km and perhaps a half-marathon. I've really enjoyed running, but with uni and the snow I haven't run for months, so I've bought some new gear and for the new year I am going to start and keep up with it!

7. Learn to crochet!! I keep meaning to learn but can never find the time!! I will this year, it could keep me occupied in many airports on my RTW adventure!

8. Finally, I would like to do more sewing and re-open my Etsy store, I haven't had anything in it for over a year now because I can't find the time. I will make the time in 2011.

Oh and finally I am going to go through my wardrobe and sell or throw out anything I haven't worn or used in 6 months, I will be ruthless!! I will also try not to buy too many clothes this year as I'm not going to be able to wear or take any of it with me in my backpack!!

Anyway I hope everyone has a lovely New Years Day, and I look forward to continuing my blog into 2011!