Friday, 17 May 2013
I'm having Friday night off from revision and I finally feel like I have time to sit and write this post! (I apologise for the title, I don't know if I love it or hate it yet. I couldn't resist though! Good old Madonna...)
So this isn't really all that normal a post for me. In fact, it isn't really a normal conversation topic for me, let alone something I would blog about. However, this year I've changed how I usually do things. If you follow this blog, at the beginning of the year I wrote a post on the past year and my plans for the next one. I included a few resolutions, one being the typical "get fit and healthier" resolution we all seem to foolishly promise ourselves. Apart from this year I'm actually trying to stick to it.
As you may know last summer I went on a month long trip to Nicaragua- a country in Central America. On coming home I felt so different- lighter, healthier and with generally more energy. I promised myself I would keep up the healthy habits I learnt whilst being away, and yeah, that didn't really happen. BUT when it came to New Year I was determined for it to happen.
So what I've been doing is a little bit every day. That's basically because to stick with it I have to get into a routine. I find that straight after I get home from school is the best time for me: I haven't eaten since lunch, I need a break before I think about homework and it also stops me snacking when I get home. (I am extremely guilty of this; a really bad habit because I'm often not all that hungry.) Because I do it everyday I only do 15 minutes. Afterwards, I just do a few stretchy type things, (You may realise I really have no clue what I'm talking about, it's just what I do!) which includes crunches, leg raises, squats etc.
Although I've actually only been doing this a few weeks, and it's only short bursts every day I'm pleased to say I feel a difference! Not only is my body looking a teensy bit more trim, but I actually feel like I have more energy. Aside from the running I've been drinking lots more water and trying to choose the healthier option. Not easy when you go to my school and have a sweet tooth. Every day they have an amazing desert and I find it so hard to resist. (Cornflake Tart, Syrup Sponge, Rice Pudding, Chocolate Cracknel, Apple Crumble, you get the picture.)
So there's what I've been trying to do! Obviously I'm in no position to recommend all of this to you because different things work for everyone. I would love to be able to join a gym one day but I live in the middle of nowhere and can't learn to drive until late August, plus without a job I can't exactly fund a membership! Going for a jog works well for me because all I need is a t-shirt, leggings and running shoes. I stick in my earphones and go! Actually, I think what I listen to when I run also makes a difference, so if you're interested I might write a post about my running playlist sometime!
P.S As for the image I started with- isn't it great? Well, I think so. If you've seen The Notebook or Crazy, Stupid, Love I think you'll know what I mean!
Monday, 13 May 2013
I'm just about to start exams (my first is tomorrow!) but wanted to put up something new on the blog. Two weeks and I can get back to normal with the blog, but up until then I don't know what will happen! AS Levels, huh. This polyvore post was the product of my lunch break today. I'm sorry it's so short, but it's something to tide me over until the exam period is over!
Saturday, 11 May 2013
I've finally had time to take a good look at what everyone wore to last week's Met Gala. Here are my top 10!
1) Emma Roberts in Diane Von Furstenburg
2) Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
3) Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney
4) Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung
5) Taylor Swift in J. Mendel
6) Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga
7) Eddie Redmayne in Dior Homme
8) Cara Delevingne in Burberry
9) Minka Kelly in Carolina Herrera
10) Alexa Chung in Erdem
What's everyone doing this weekend? Tonight I'm having a good catch up with my best friend- we haven't each other for over a month. I think this is the longest we've ever been apart! But tomorrow it's back to hardcore revision, I cannot wait for these exams to be over. Happy Weekend!
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Today I hit 20 followers! To celebrate this I made you all a cake. I wish I could send you all a piece, but instead here are the photos. I made a carrot cake, my favourite! Sadly, it didn't last long when the family caught on. Grab a slice while you can!
Monday, 6 May 2013
I have several trips planned to the City this summer. (By City I mean London, of course). I cannot wait to be there again. Despite growing up in the country, a good two hours train journey from London, I feel so at home there. I guess it is so different to the lifestyle I have grown up in and it's nice to have a change!
This morning I had breakfast in bed, and went internet lusting on Net-A-Porter. I love that website, but it really does me no good. I end up wanting everything I can't have! One such example is this KSUBI dress. I immediately imagined it with bold orange, so these Alexander Mcqueen sandals are perfect. I am all about comfort, which is why I also included these Mulberry sneakers.
I hope you're all well! What have you got planned for the Summer? x
Monday, 29 April 2013
Over the past year or two I've been keeping a scrap book. It started out simply as something to put in everything I saw in magazines which I liked, and something to do on a rainy day. However, due to many, many rainy days, it's become something more than that now.
I have slowly built up a catalogue of trends. It works as a reference book for me on which trends are/ have been popular and how people wear these trends. I still have cuttings of things I love, be it an article, some photography or an advertising campaign which has caught my eye.
One of my biggest sources of inspiration are blogs. Favourites include The Sartorialist, We Wore What and Views of Now, but these are only a few! The next biggest thing to inspire me are magazines! Harper's Bazaar is a favourite of mine.
I wondered what inspires you all? Is it TV and Film, Magazines, Blogs, Photography? This post is purely in regards to style and fashion, but I want to know who inspires you, not just in what you wear but in what you stand for. Comment below!
Monday, 22 April 2013
Here's my current Wish List. I know, I know, it was only two weeks ago that I last made one, but with Summer on its way there are too many things I want!
1) Silver Linings Playbook- I loved this film when I saw it in the cinema. I didn't know anything about the story and was surprised how dark it was. It's a great movie though, I'm so glad it has been given recognition!
2) Whistles Twist and Knot Rings- I am slowly growing a collection of mid rings. I love these so much- they're so delicate and feminine.
3) Grey T by Alexander Wang- I wish I was someone that could afford to spend this much on a tank top, but my budget isn't in that league! However, the cut is gorgeous, and I find it can be hard to find good quality, staple tees. I guess for now I'll have to keep looking until I can justify a purchase like this...
4) WHES Slingbacks- I love flatforms, and these from Topshop are great!
5) Studded Peep Toes- I'm going to Cornwall for the family holiday this year, and these would be perfect for going out in the evenings.
6) I know what you're thinking- why is Alexa Chung on my wish list? Well, it's her hair that I want. I would never go that short, I love my long hair too much. However, I love her slightly ombre-d look here, and will (fingers crossed) be doing the same thing in Summer!
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