Friday, 25 March 2011

you talk way too much.

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american flag print top; primark / long sleeved bodycon sweetheart neckline dress; topshop (worn underneath) / tights; primark / ballet pumps; topshop / jewellery; same as usual / nail varnish; dusty mauve by models own / junkie like bruises from the stupid amount of canulars I had in hospital - alllll mine. yay.

Firstly, thank you for all of the lovely comments on my last post! I'm looking forward to having a lazy day soon and taking a look at all of your blogs and returning the favour :) I'm also only 4 followers away from 300, exciting! These are some more photographs from the weekend I spent having adventures with my boyfriend. This is quite a picture heavy post for me, a little nervous about posting it if I'm honest! But I had to post them, I just love how the colours have come out in the images. You really should have a look at my boyfriends Flickr, I know I'm biased, but I think his photos are stunning; he frames them so perfectly. We went out looking for places to explore so Craig could take some pictures, and we stumbled upon this incredible graffitied building on the way to Chester. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back to take some more photos. I'm doing a photography module this semester and I'm focusing it on graffiti and the idea of art and I'm really looking forward to cracking on with it! I bought this top from Primark a couple of weeks ago for £3! I was so pleased because I've been after one like it for ages. I'm wearing loads of jewellery in these photos, and this is pretty much the standard amount for me at the moment. I always wear different combinations of rings, but at the moment I absolutely love the three stoned one on my ring finger on the left had side. Also, I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but one of my rings used to be a fork! How 70's. I have such horrible fingers, my mum says I have babys hands but I think they look like old ladies, so no idea why I'd want to draw attention to them with my masses of rings! I'm also wearing earrings! I don't think I've posted pictures on here of me with earrings in, but I have so many pretty pairs at the moment (although I always wear odd ones) maybe I'll dedicate a post to them!

I was recently asked if I was religious as I wear a lot of necklaces and earrings which are crosses. It got me thinking about whether I'm disrespecting Christianity by wearing a cross because it is such a widely known symbol for that belief. I used to wear a set of rosary beads that I bought just because I loved them, but when a Catholic lady started talking to me about Catholicism (and I had to pretend I knew what she was on about!) I never wore them again! Personally, I wear my cross earrings and pendants because I love the shape. I don't feel that I'm disrespecting the religion or the symbolism of the cross because, at the end of the day, it's not like I'm wearing it next to a pentagram or anything. What do you think? Am I being disrespectful? I honestly don't know and I know that probably sounds ignorant, but that last thing I'd want to do is offend someones religion. And finally; Do you think graffiti is art?

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

on sleepless roads the sleepless go

topshop faux shearling collared aviator / topshop floral peterpan collar dress / primark tights / topshop patent ballet pumps / jewellery all from eBay/my mum/my boyfriend/fashionology / nail varnish is models own in dusty mauve layered over barry m berry ice cream.
This weekend was the first weekend that me and my boyfriend have been able to properly spend together without one of us having a tonne of work to do or me being ill (more on that later...ugh.) so we decided that instead of going out and spending money we don't really need to, we'd go out and play with his camera. My boyfriend loves taking pictures, and I thought I'd take the chance while I could and get him to nab some of my outfit; can you tell how uncomfortable I am in front of a bloody camera?! Please excuse what I like to call my 'dead eye syndrome'. I have such an angry looking face, I promise I'm not an angry person though! I bought this floral topshop dress in the sale a couple of months ago now, I've worn it a few times and really like how different it is to most things in my wardrobe. It's really floaty though, so I feel like it could look like maternity wear, but I was massively grateful for its forgiving nature after eating a huge Nandos resulting in what looked like a 6month old food baby! It was SO worth it though. Om nom nom! I wanted to say a huge thank you again to all of you who sent me lovely messages while I was unwell last week. I know, I know, all I seem to do is get poorly, but I swear I've never ever been that ill before I came to uni! Never had flu before I came here, and then I ended up in hospital with a kidney infection! Basically, since my flu about three weeks ago, I'd had a really achy back and I just sort of put it down to the flu (even though I've had kidney infections before, I didn't even consider that it would be that as I had no other know what I mean ladies ha!) So I ignored this pain for about three weeks, then all of a sudden I could barely move and I was having these horrible shivery fits because I had such a high temperature. I ended up in hospital for three/four days (honestly no idea, I was drugged up to my eyeballs!) and stabbed with so many needles :( I'm still bruised from them! But I'm 100% better now. Moral of the story; never ignore back pain again! And kidney infections can be suprisingly serious. I should have been more careful as I already have damage to my kidneys, but I have learnt my lesson. ANYWAY, enough on that. I don't know if you can really see in the pictures, but I've been wearing my beautiful crystal necklace, it's meant to help with healing and general wellbeing so it has not left my neck since I left hospital! I posted on twitter that I was thinking about selling some rings on here or maybe an external site; would any of you be interested? I get a lot of comments/emails/tweets/formsprings about my rings, and unfortunately I can never really give a proper answer. I've got a huge collection of rings, necklaces and earrings now, they're all silver and most are one of a kind. But I've been looking into buying wholesale so that I can share my finds with you. They'd probably range between £10 and £25 (for really large rings/pendants) but are all 925 silver, not plated, with semi-precious stones in. Let me know what you think or anything else you'd like to see :) And finally, I just wanted to say how much I LOVE this nail varnish. It's really translucent when worn alone, but if you wear it over another colour it goes almost chrome-like, really love how well it goes with my fists full of rings at the moment.