Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Summer favourites. Morrissey included. Moaning included.

Clutch Bag ~ Dorothy Perkins Shoes ~ Zara Make Up Bag ~ Primark Perfume ~ Bronze Goddess Estee Lauder from The Perfume Shop
I only listed the items that you can buy at the moment in stores as the others are all easily attainable but they are either borrowed (the books) been owned for years (Morrissey has been in my life for a long time) or purchased in a small store that only exists in my joyless town! 

Hello everyone! I am back from my holiday. I have been for a while actually. I haven’t posted as much as I wanted to post on this blog and haven’t done the posts I originally planned out for many reasons.  I won’t go into detail as I am a big hater of internet over sharing but these last few months have been a real struggle. Throwing myself into other things was certainly a distraction for a little bit of time but eventually facing the real problems had to happen. I will keep this blog going though as I feel it is something I must stick by. Above, I just thrown a few ‘essential summer’ type items that have been used for reading/wearing/listening/writing. Endless possibilities in my life over here! 

I included two books by John Green and a large part of me absolutely despises Looking for Alaska (messed up teenage girl painted as a goddess when in real life she would get on everyone’s nerves. Maybe John Green was trying to distract us with her large breasts that are dragged up at every possible moment) and the other being The Fault In Our Stars which was heartbreaking and all but it just seems another desperate attempt at making fourteen year olds weep. It was certainly better than Looking for Alaska though. I will stick to Bukowski. My little depressing soundtrack for my summer reading has got to be Morrissey. My favourite famous person of all time. He is a genius in a way I can’t get my head around. I think everyone should listen to his words as he is someone that I owe a lot too. I am sure I became a much more caring person and someone that wanted more knowledge and was not ashamed of it due to this moping man and for that, I thank him. God bless any human that stopped me from becoming one of those girls that straightens their hair in Science!!!!!!

On to the fashion items. A pink, glittery clutch bag which is basically everything an item needs to be to catch my attention and make me fall in love. The shoes were picked up in Portugal in one of the many Zara stores located there. I have dreamt up these shoes many times and it was nice actually finding them. The last one is the little make up bag from Primark. Can I marry it? Would that be weird? We are in love. I stare at the adorable face of it every day. Make up bag, I think you are THE ONE. I guess the perfume would be in anothere item category, beauty type products. Problem. I only have a bloody perfume! One that every single blogger mentions five times a day. Let’s stick it in the section with the accessories. We won’t talk about the perfume anymore. Let us talk about the fans as I got them so they would match my pastel infused wardrobe. Now let’s stop as I don’t have anything else to say other than it is a fan. You wave it about to cool you down. 

Now I shall mention my that I  also threw in my Nintendo DS as I wanted to start using it again. Can anyone recommend me any fabulous games? I like to leave questions for the end as if you took the time to read it then you are more likely to take some time and answer my very boring question. Please though, answer my question as I haven’t used the DS for years! 

Happy Wednesday! xo

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

OOTD, polka dots and more Moz!

Hello everyone! It seems this blog is kind of back on track with posts and such after I left it alone for almost two years. I am really enjoying blogging again, especially all the outfit of the day posts that I get to do with my lovely French Bulldog, Moz. I think he secretly loves doing them too. I am off on holiday tomorrow (as I mentioned a million times before) so over the weekend there will be no posts. 

Shoes - Topshop Socks - ASOS Dress - ASOS Bag - Vintage Scarf (tied around bag) - Camden Market Earrings - Camden Market Sunglasses - Camden Market (Customised by me.)

I decided to wear polka dots today after thinking about the A/W 2013 Miu Miu collection after laying my eyes on it yesterday. It has actually been playing on my mind for all the wrong reasons. I guess that means that it is a bit weird that I went and threw a bunch of polka dots but my mind works in mysterious ways. I think my dislike for it stems from the fact it reminds me of an outfit that I'd have worn when I was 14 years old. Sometimes a good thing. Usually a bad thing. Anyway I hope some of you enjoyed it!

Have a great weekend! Here are some awkward hugs and kisses from me and Moz xo

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

ASOS Accessories, my top pastel picks.

I thought I'd post my top picks of pastel accessories that can be found on the wonderful ASOS. I absolutely love pastel items. I also love ASOS a lot too so the combination cannot be beaten! I cannot think of anything better than looking like a giant ice cream all summer. That is not actually a joke. I will not ramble too much for once and just share with you below pictures and prices. Enjoy!

1) Ri2K Leather Double Buckle Shoulder Bag RRP £144.00 £85.00
2) ASOS Premium Jewelled Bib Necklace WAS £40.00 NOW £26.00
3) Cheap Monday Pink Point Flat Shoes £60.00
4) SOS Cluster Clip On Earrings £8.00
5) ASOS HEARD Platforms £65.00
6) ASOS Satchel Bag With Scallop Trim And Buckles £22.00

Sunday, 7 July 2013

OOTD, planned posts and sad hand luggage feelings.

Happy Sunday Andy Murray tennis happiness day of sunny loveliness everyone!
I really need to sort out a decent camera at some point as the bad photo quality images going on to this poor blog make me feel a little bit sick. Most of my pictures end up so grainy that uploading them seems absolutely insane. I just haven't had (been able to save) the money! I have lined up a few DIY projects to distract myself from buying anything new over the next few weeks so I will definitely be sharing those whether they go well or not. At least you can all point and laugh at me if I end up ruining something that could have been good! I really need to do some product reviews as well due to having a huge queue of them. I have a little drawer that is in need of some space. The poor products cannot breathe in there!!!! Please do not report me. 

Skirt - Asos Top - Charity shop Shoes - Topshop

Happy news, I am going on holiday on Thursday! Whilst I am away in Portugal I will do a daily write up on my time away and then share it all when I get home. We are going to a festival when we are there, so hopefully I can cram a few decent outfits into my hand luggage - I am scared! Other than the luggage issue, I am stupidly excited. I get to see Green Day which makes me really happy as I last saw them properly when I was 14 at a gig in Milton Keynes and hearing some of the songs will cause me to have a drunken, emotional breakdown!!!! What could be better than having an emotional, drunken breakdown all because of Green Day on holiday!?!?!?!?!?!?  Also I must return to a normal state and mention that I really wish I had been using this blog when I went away to LA and attended Coachella as it would have been nice to have it on here to look back on.

Josh made me use a prop and I didn't like it. My face shows that..
Another failed photo of 'let me look like I am doing something FUN'
(I really hope you guys can feel the sarcasm coming from me here.)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! :-)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Summer Strawberry Cheesecake style Dip!

I thought today I would share something super easy to make that is going down really well in my house at the moment! It also pairs up pretty well with all the tennis that’s on the television too.. This cheesecake style dip takes about twenty minutes to make and tastes SO good with strawberries and apple slices. First, you will need:
2 cups of cream cheese
1 cup of whipping cream
4 tablespoons of brown sugar (although taste as you go, some may like it sweeter, some may not!)
1 cup off chopped strawberries
2 drops of vanilla flavouring
3/4 crushed digestive biscuits
white chocolate chips (just to sprinkle over the top, another thing you can decide)]

Start by prepping your fruit and chop your strawberries into quarters. I just used Sainsbury’s basic strawberries as they are only £1 for a punnet and once you have them mixed with all the fatty goods they don’t need to be the best. Save the better more expensive ones for dipping! Next get your cream cheese, throw in your strawberries, a bit of sugar and the vanilla flavouring and mix until smooth. I just used an electric whisk as I am lazy. Next whip the whipping cream and add the rest of the sugar. Whisk until thick. Do this in a separate bowl and then once you are done just fold it into the cream cheese. By now you are pretty much done! I put it into a heart dish and crumbled some digestive biscuits on the top, added a few more chopped strawberries and sprinkled on the chocolate chips. Perfect!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Summer Sequins, Sparkles & Sunglasses.

I thought I would get a post done this morning (almost 3am, what a lovely hour) as I don't want to be slacking on this blog. It is something I really enjoy, once I get going, so it would be a shame to leave it to go to waste again. My very kind boyfriend also sorted out a laptop that works for me to use but the keys are such a pain! I feel like I have to punch them to type. I honestly feel like it is giving my arms a major work out.. Anyway, back to the point of the post, I don't have much to put up as I haven't got round to taking any outfit of the day photos! I decided to show you all a few little obvious DIY ideas that I have been enjoying recently. It is such a fun and cheap way of owning items that you won't see everywhere else or creating something you dreamed up and won't be able to pick up in every day shops. 
Some of my lovely materials I used for this items in this post. I clearly have the mind of an eight year old.
. So, my first item. I purchased these cat eye sunglasses in Camden some time earlier this year and after some haggling with the poor stall owner I finally walked away with a lovely but plain pair of sunglasses. Embellishment is everywhere these days. All the time. I could not be happier about this. I am the queen of tack. I just love it. I blame my mother She always had ornaments every where when I was a child and I used to think there is no way I will be like that but I was totally, totally wrong. I just can't do the classic, simple look and every thing to the way I style my clothing to my bedroom decor is OTT. Back to the glasses, these took about five minutes to do and I just used some gem tack glue to stick on these flat back pearl hearts. They have been lugged around in a suitcase to LA, in my bag for Coachella and then thrown around a bit and the gems are still all there. I do recommend always keeping a supply of back up gems just in case though!

Another little bit of DIY I have been going a little crazy with at the moment, is ring making! You can get some really nice charms if you hunt around and a pack of 100 ring bases can be found for as little as 99p on ebay so it is a great thing to make your own. Think of all the money you can save!!! Below I included a picture of one of my favourite - a french bulldog ring! I also spent an hour sticking gems on the pocket of this lilac shirt which lasted through my mothers washing skills but straight as I washed it, the gems were ALL OVER THE FLOOR. The pain I felt! I don't even want to go there...

I hope the post wasn't too much of a bore! I wasn't as organised with it as I have managed to be with my others. I should have a little haul type post coming up soon as over the last week I picked up a few bits which is a total miracle on my current budget. 

Have a lovely week!
Stevie xo