Sunday, 28 April 2013

Up all Night to Get Lucky

I admit it, I've kind of been burning the candle at both ends over the past few weeks and my body is starting to rebel. It took a battering this weekend with too many cocktails and not enough sleep so I plan to treat it to some TLC and calm down with the drinking for a bit. I just need to stay away from places that sell strawberry Mojitos! I went to a fantastic restaurant/bar with my cousin on Friday night for a well-overdue catch up. The cocktails were very unique and one we shared was served in a popcorn box style cup, with popping candy sprinkled on top (see picture below) The place was called Parlour Bar and it's in Canary Wharf. The food was also delicious and the atmosphere was really good

My neon shirt and stripy skirt are both from missguided in case you were wondering

Last night was supposed to be a quiet drink with one of my oldest friends for her 26th Birthday but it got a bit messy with all the strawberry Mojitos

The outfit of choice was a shirt from Forever 21 (£17) which I wore underneath a monochrome dress from the River Island sale (£15)

Monday, 22 April 2013

Fashion Marathon

Every Marathon day on the Isle of Dogs where I grew up, it's a tradition to go on a pub crawl and indulge in a marathon drinking sesh. Everyone gets a bit dressed up and makes an effort and even though it's not the same as it once was it's always a day I look forward to

The outfit of choice this year was a yellow blazer from Matalan, (£25) Striped jeans from Forever 21 (around £17) and a top and pumps from Next. It was perfect for the weather and comfortable enough to walk and stand around in. It also meant that my friends couldn't miss me amongst the crowds!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

25 random facts about me

Ive seen a few bloggers post these facts recently and thought it was a good idea to help my readers get to know me better, so here it goes...

1. I'm obsessed with perfumes and have about 15 different bottles as I like to wear a different scent every day. Favourites include L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney, Flowerbomb by Victor and Rolf, Alien by Thierry Mugler, Lemon tart by Jo Malone and Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

2. I grew up as an only child but my dad went on to have 2 other children; my 14 year old brother and my 6 year old sister. All of our names begin with C. My parents are also only 17 years older than me

3. I'm 26 but look and mostly act younger. I get asked for I.D everywhere I go which is so annoying

4. I've never used sunbeds as I'm so scared of getting skin cancer and wrinkles and I have the type of skin that creates moles easily. I'm covered in them

5. I'm a natural worrier, quite a nervous person and suffer from anxiety aswell as various phobias but can't go into detail in case they're used against me! I often feel like I think differently to most people

6. I've always loved nail varnish and my poor grandad used to buy me around 2 a week after picking me up from school. I don't actually know how many I own nowadays

7. When rhythm was handed out I was clearly distracted and wasn't even in the queue. 86 year olds dance better than I do

8. I have funny feet that point inwards so I can't wear stilettos so I always go for wedges or chunky heels

9. I've always wanted a creative job that combines writing with fashion but couldn't even get enough work experience. I can only seem to get insurance jobs as I have so much experience in that industry

10. I've always wanted a black and silver Chanel 2.55 handbag but I'm scared to part with so much cash and what if it gets stolen? I've also heard there's a waiting list

11. I don't watch much TV, only particular programmes that I like which is what most people would call trash TV. e.g. The Only Way is Essex

12. I live in East London but not the trendy part. When I meet fellow bloggers I'm usually the most common

13. I've failed 3 driving tests mostly due to nerves. My theory test ran out 2 weeks after I failed my 3rd test so gave up. I hate driving because of my anxiety and impatience and haven't driven for nearly 4 years

14. I couldn't live without music. I like a lot of the chart stuff but also old Sokol garage, RnB, hip hop, reggae, rock, the list goes on. You can't beat a bit of cheese, especially if its from the 80s or 90s

15. I'm a really fussy eater and don't like sandwiches, mayonnaise or cold food (unless its meant to be cold like ice cream) so I struggle at buffets!

16. I've never touched drugs or cigarettes but love a nice cocktail. Junk food is also a vice

17. I have 2 wardrobes and plastic bags on top of one wardrobe full of clothes. I clearly have a problem

18. Between the ages of 16-21 I was in a crap relationship and I missed out on so much so I feel like I'll forever be making up for lost time

19. I live for the weekends and would eventually like a part time job so I can fit my writing around it

20. Before I'm 30 I want to go to Vegas, a champagne spray party, Coachella, Miami and Ibiza

21. I wonder if I'll ever be able to afford to move in with my boyfriend of 3 years and not be completely skint

22. I'm not very good at being an adult

23. My proudest achievements are my relationship, my friendships, my degree and climbing the O2

24. I get really down when it's cold, raining or it snows. I'm a bit of a sun worshipper and all of my holidays are in the sun

25. My hair is naturally wavy and looks a bit of a state unless I use a decent hair dryer to dry it

Monday, 8 April 2013

April bargains

I thought I'd share my recent buys with you all and hopefully now that the weathers improving I'll get to wear some of them. I have to post all of the pictures together and all of my writing before as I haven't worked out how to do the words, picture, words format on the iPad yet! Does anyone know if this can be done? 
As I mentioned in my previous post, Forever 21 have some amazing Spring pieces in store at the moment. My local is at Westfield Stratford City and I'd definitely recommend a trip there. All of the shirts below are from there and each cost less than £20. The satchel was £25 by LYDC from eBay

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Neon and Stripes

I seriously can't get enough of neon. I think I may have a problem...
Anyway, yesterday I had a long overdue visit to Forever 21 as I hadn't been there for months and wow, I could've spent a fortune in there! They have so many nice pieces for Spring (if it ever arrives) Summer and holidays and so many bright colours, I was spoilt for choice. I settled on 2 neon shirts, some stripy jeans and a stripy top. As you can probably tell, stripes are my other obsession

Last night I went to the Royal China restaurant in Canary Wharf with my boyfriend to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. The food was delicious and I had a nice cocktail that turned my tongue blue. For the occasion, I wore one of my neon shirts from Forever 21, (around £17) My striped jeans from River Island (£15 in the sale) and my New Look buckle boots. (£50)

Friday, 5 April 2013

Feeling blue

Blue is one of my favourite colours. I find it peaceful, calming and like the variety of shades. Turquoise is big news in the beauty world this season so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and paint my nails in a turquoise shade by missguided followed by two coats of glass slipper by Ciate on top