Thursday, 25 August 2016

Four Shoe Essentials

I've never really noticed until now but I have a lot of shoes. I have shoes for all seasons and all occasions. When it comes to the footwear department, I'm prepared for anything. Typically I always reach for certain pairs to here are what I consider to be my shoe essentials, the shoes I think everyone should have in their wardrobe. 

Comfy Flats: How could I do a favourite shoe post and not include my Dr Martens? They're in pretty much every outfit post of mine. It's essential to have a pair of shoes that you know you can without them making your feet ache. If I'm ever in doubt of how long I'm going to be on my feet, I put these on and they serve me well. I wear these for work so they are a bit battered. I want some flats in a similar style that are a bit smarter than these, I've got my eye on these brogues from Brantano - perfect for adding a bit of smartness to your everyday look.

Sturdy Boots: Sticking to the same theme, everybody (in opinion of course) should own a pair of Dr Martens boots or any sturdy boots. They will last you a lifetime and you can always rely on them when the weather turns rubbish or, as I have done, to keep your feet clean and dry at festivals. Sturdy boots are always the way to go. 

Ankle Boots: As well as a sturdy boots, ankle boots are also a must have. I got these earlier this year and I adore them. The pointed toe and slight heel really add something to a simple look which, as a lazy student, I'm a fan of. Chelsea boots work just as well, these are definitely on my wishlist. 

Chunky Boots: Can you tell that I'm a fan of boots? Chunky boots have always been a favourite of mine, and whilst they're not always practical (I always trip wearing these) they're great for 'toughening up' your look and adding a bit of detail without really trying. If you're feeling that 90's grunge look these boots are definitely a way to achieve it. 

What shoes do you think everyone should own? Are you a fan of boots too?

*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own*
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Corduroy Shirt & Dip Dye Hair

T-shirt & Shirt - Primark // Skirt - Topshop // Shoes - Zara

So I did a disappearing act again but this time I come back with partially lilac hair and a septum piercing that you can't see. How very exciting. It's taken me 3 goes to get my hair this colour and it's still far from perfect but I'm still feeling slightly mermaid-y (definitely a word).

 It's been so warm over the last few weeks so I've been wearing a lot of shorts and t-shirts/dresses that you've seen a million times and when I'm not wearing that I'm either in PJs or my work uniform. Low and behold the weather has become rainy again and I have a day off so back to normal attire for the time being, meaning oh year black and stripes. I went home the other week and nabbed this corduroy shirt from my mother's wardrobe and I'm really liking wearing it as a sort of thin jacket. It's perfect for this muggy wet weather but I'm still majorly in favour of my PJs.

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Nice & Easy: Garlic Chicken

I don't think I have ever posted a recipe on my blog before but here it goes. (Does this make me an adult now?) This is just a really simple but tasty meal to have, that's pretty healthy and is perfect for the hot summer weather. Here's a super quick guide on how to make it. 

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 30

You Will Need: 
1 Chicken Breast
Herbs of your choice
Reduced fat sour cream & chive dip
Lettuce of your choice

How To: 

  1. Lightly grease a baking tray  so your chicken doesn't stick to it
  2. Make a few small cuts in your chicken breast
  3. Finely chop your garlic
  4. Fill the cuts in your chicken breast with the garlic and small amounts of butter. I spread the butter and garlic over the top too
  5. Cover the chicken with herbs of your choice
  6. Cook for about 30 mins until the chicken isn't pink
  7. Pop your chicken on some lettuce leaves. Add more salad and some yummy dip.  

What's your go to meal during the summer?

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Making Shorts and Shirts Work

Topshop Shirt (similar) // Vintage Levis Shorts // Topshop Shoes

Whenever I wear shorts I always feel a bit...well...bland and I find it hard to feel like I look nice. When trying to style my vintage levis shorts that I have had for about 5 years this shirt instantly sprang into mind. It's cropped style makes it work since sometimes, tucked in shirts can give a bit of a farmer feel or don't always work. I paired the outfit with a pair of smart shoes to go with the smart casual vibe - something a bit different to your usual shorts and t-shirt look.

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Update: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Sup guys - long time, no blog. I'm not going to sugar coat it, I've been a terrible blogger as of late. I have been working four times my usual amount and have spent my free days, napping and watching Fargo and if I'm being 100% honest, I've just not been feeling it. I thought I'd give y'all a quick update as I don't want to abandon blogging entirely, I just need to get back into the swing of things. 

  • I passed second year with a strong 2:1 which I'm pretty chuffed with.
  • I visited the River Wye for a splendid weekend camping and canoeing, followed by exploring Tintern Abbey
  • I took a visit to Birmingham to visit my Father, where we went vintage shopping and chilled with his sheep. 
  • I've watched a whole lot of Gilmore Girls and I have decided I want to be like Lorelei when I grow up. 
Looking at this list, it doesn't seem like I've done much but I have been super busy/lazy. If you've stuck around then U DA BEST and there will be more posts to come soon (hopefully).

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