Tuesday, 26 January 2010

inspiration post ♥

I have absolutely no idea where any of these images are from - I'm constantly saving inspiration pictures from tumblr & various blogs & what have you, and I'm one of those dreadful people who never remembers to make note of who the images belong too!
But if anybody has any idea where that beautiful snowflake collar is from, let me know? Because I need it in my life.
I hope you're all having a magical week -
Let me know, do you like these inspiration posts?
Smile, you're lovely ♥

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Having a boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away is certainly not fun, though in the 6 months we've been together I've become very accustomed to trains :)
It's a good job I love train travel - and believe me, I really do love train travel. I think there's something very romantic about trains - it's a style of travel that, although has progressed a hell of a lot since it began, has been around for a long time, and a history geek like me just adores that.
Although I've been 17 (legal driving age in Britain) for a while now, I've never seen the appeal in driving - both because it costs so much and because I'm really quite content with public transport. I know alot of people fear it like the plague, and it's certainly quite annoying when it gets delayed, but I'm generally a fan. No matter how many times I travel by public transport - which I do, alot! - it always feels like an adventure.
How do you feel about public transport? Love or loathe?
I hope you all had a magical weekend :) ♥

Sunday, 17 January 2010

my favourite shoes ♥

I've always had a penchant for anything girly, ridiculous, slightly tacky, and pink. These shoes tick all of those boxes :)
I found them in New Look for only £5, the last pair left and they fit perfectly - fate!
I wore them to dinner & dance (basically, prom) with a bright pink dress that I'm sure will make it onto this blog soon enough, and felt like Malibu Barbie! Elle Woods would've been proud :D
I'm aware that to many people they might seem completely ridiculous & tacky, but I've never had much of an aversion to the ridiculous!
I love the colour, I love the height, I love the shape, I love the saccharine bows - I love them!
They're the sort of shoes that you put on and go, 'Oh! Hello legs!'
What are your favourite shoes? ♥

top: topshop
skirt: primark (i know it looks polka dot, but they're actually little hearts!)
necklace: vintage
tights & shoes: new look

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Hi! I was tagged by the lovely Krissie of the lovely Owl Diary tagged with me the '4 things' meme.
Unfortunatley none of my 4 things are very interesting - as neither am I! - but it's a snow day, and I've spent all day in bed feeling far too lazy to think up 4 interesting facts about myself :D

♥ number one.

I prefer my cat, Lady Tinkerwhatsit, to most people. She's 2 now, but still only a little bit bigger than a kitten, and absolutely totally gorgeous. I know alot of people don't like cats as they're the complete opposite to dogs (who I also love!) in their independence and what can be viewed as hostility. But I'm a cat person through & through - I love that they chose to move in with us, rather than us choosing to domesticate them. I love their affection, and how they seem to be more like people than any other animal. Yeah. I'm definitely a cat person :)

♥ number two.

I write in two things every day -- my journal, and my little book of daily to do lists. I try not to make my to-do lists too ambitious (as I know my own laziness very well!), but without them I just get incredibly restless - but I'm not too worried if all of the little hearts don't get filled in. I'm quite bad at journal keeping - I always start them and end up giving up after a month, but this one is so pretty that I think it'll be sticking around for a long time yet. It was a Christmas present for my Mum :)

♥ number three.

I am a complete necklace fiend. I have tonnes of necklaces & am always looking for more - I don't believe you can ever have too many, and they're the perfect addition to any outfit. This necklace that I got from Accessorize is my current favourite - I really, really love it. It's so pretty! But I own necklaces of every kind - from delicate pieces like this to chavvy silver things that say 'Sexy'. I'm really not fussy!

♥ number four.

As of September, I'll be going off to study History of Art at either Glasgow, Nottingham, Edinburgh, St Andrews or the Courtauld Institute of Art. I can't make up my mind! But I love art, absolutely adore it, and can't wait to spend the next 3 or 4 years of my life completely immersed in it's history. I'm very very excited, and I picked those universities as almost all of them feature a Surrealist module, and the Surrealists (such as Salvador Dali, above) are my very, very favourites.

So there you go! I hope that was of interest to somebody :)
In return, I'm tagging...
Suzannah, from The Sea Ghost
Aimee, from Honey Bees & Cherry Trees
Kate, from Teenage Caffeine Addict
Lindsey, from Blood Like Milk.
And you should all go visit their blogs, as they're all completely wonderful.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Helloooo :) Happy Tuesday!
I came home early today after only two lessons. As I was walking to the bus stop I accidentally happened to wander in to New Look (something I 'accidentally' do quite often), and fell completely in love with this dress.
I also fell in love with the price tag - £10! Unusual for New Look. Is it me, or are they getting really expensive lately? I think I preferred it when we were in the recession, not coming out of it!
I always get really slack with outfit posts during the winter months because I like to make my pictures out in the woods - but when it's below freezing outside, the woods aren't quite so tempting any more. One of the benefits of moving my furniture around is that I now have lots more space in my bedroom to take outfit posts, so hopefully you'll see more of them in future.
These shoes are my new favourites -- they're authentic ballet shoes with a sole stitched on to the bottom so that I can wear them outside. Predictably they're not the most practical of shoes and I imagine I'll be getting through a few pairs (and at £16 a pair it won't be the cheapest of habits..), but I love them so much. They're impossibly sweet, and really make me wish I was still doing ballet.
Speaking of which, I think I'll be going to see the Russian Ballet perform Swan Lake in Bristol sometime soon :) Exciting!

Today I also did something that I've been meaning to do for a long time but, for various reasons, haven't been able too.
I vlogged!
Please watch, and please let me know what you think :)

dress: new look
tights: accessorize
cardigan & shoes: topshop

EDIT: youtube's being horribly glitchy lately - so if it doesn't start, just check back later and hopefully it'll have sorted itself out :) follow this link if it doesn't work ♥

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Hi! Sorry for my sudden absence -- it's been snowing like crazy here in Blighty, and so Thursday morning when I saw that it WASN'T snowing, I seized the opportunity and got the first train I could to Exeter, to see my boyfriend. I took the above picture on the train home :)

I'll be back soon, but if you want to see what I've been doing this morning you can take a look at the entry I posted this morning on the 'ourbedrooms' community of livejournal, here

Sunday, 3 January 2010

today me & my family went on a long & snowy walk over some of the valleys and mountains of south wales, which i'm fortunate enough to live near. and when i say snowy, i mean very snowy - it was right up to my knees! we had a race down a hill that was coated with snow and i was the only one left standing :) winner!

i'm loving your response to my formspring by the way - i wasn't really expecting anybody to have any interest in me at all! if you do have anything to ask please feel free, no matter how personal/random/general/specific/whatever - i'm perfectly content to talk about myself as much as you want :D
the link is at the top left of this page.

it's back to school for me tomorrow, so i'm soaking up the final remainders of christmas spirit by listening to fairytale of new york by the pogues, my very very favourite christmas song. what's yours? ♥

Friday, 1 January 2010

a year of fawned ♥

happy new year!
how did you celebrate?
i spent mine with my friends :) ♥