Thursday, 7 December 2017

Empty Skies // Outfit Post

I found something new to be obsessed with and never take off. This dress. I haven't posted in a while any of my outfits and that is because the quality is never up to the standard of what others post.  I don't have a tripod and I don't feel confident enough to pose in front of a camera, whilst something photographs me, at least not yet. But then I figured that this is supposed to be fun and not taken seriously, so why not share what I am wearing. 

I fell in love this this dress instantly. You can see why. So once again, I am sorry for the bad quality pictures. But I am not sorry for the awesome dress haha. :)

x





Dress // Asos
Shoes // Converse

Monday, 4 December 2017

Why I Don't Drive

I don't drive. I spent a few years trying to pass my test from 2012, I failed my test twice, and I ran out of funds. I was a nervous driver, I could drive, but I think the social anxiety part of me let me down. That may sound ridiculous to some people, but I spent more time worrying about the fact I was in a car trying to make small talk for an hour, than anything. 


I had panic attack after panic attack, more of less every single time the day of my driving lesson came around. I would go to the toilet about 20 times whilst waiting for my instructor to arrive. I would pace back and fourth, have to sit in the garden to cool down and catch my breath. My heart would be pounding, fluttering, i'd be feeling dizzy and light headed. It wasn't the driving I was scared of, I loved it! 

One day I got into the car, and I was shaking noticeably. This was the first time I have felt anyone being able to notice. I had my foot on the clutch, ready to go, and my whole leg was shaking; it was as if I had no strength in my leg to control it. This was the worst my anxiety had ever been during my driving lesson sessions. I started crying, and it felt so embarrassing. 


So after I failed a second time, the reason I felt it was even more gutting was because I knew I had to go through it all again, all the lessons, and the 'social interaction sessions'. 

I know one day i'll pick it up again,  I want to feel that sense of achievement and know that it was worth all the hard work I put in, in the first place. Aside from my own personal experience, I do think driving isn't for everyone. Hey, walking is a good excuse for exercise too. 


Pictures are not my own 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Last Christmas

I was looking through old pictures today, wondering how quickly a year has gone. Then I had the idea to show some pictures from the past couple of years, during the Christmas Period. 

Christmas 2016


As it happens, it looks like 2016 wasn't a good year for Christmas pictures. This was all I could find. This was actually on NYE.



The Run up to Christmas last year was very exciting though. Dans Birthday is two weeks before the big day, so we went away to Stratford Upon Avon to celebrate. That got me feeling festive!

Christmas 2015

This was the year we had an attempt at going to Winter Wonderland in London. We went during the evening, and honestly; we hated it! It was my idea of hell, the crowds; you couldn't move. Drunk people everywhere. It just wasn't my cup of tea. But least we can say we've been haha!


Christmas 2014
Looking back, is a sad one. This was the last Christmas we had with my dog around, Ralph. The pictures of him dressed up are from the year before. 




I've found so many pictures, but not many i'm willing to share. It's scary how much I have changed (and Dan) in the past few years. I think like a baby!


I think it's time to raid my mothers photo collection and fish out some pictures from my childhood. Stay tuned!

x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Black Christmas // Gift Ideas

I mentioned about attempting  Blogmas this year? Well, here goes my attempt. I'm not promising I will post every day, but we might as well put a sticker on the tin and call it "Blogmas", right? 

I thought we would start off with a Christmas gift list, dedicated to all things black. Don't forget the discount codes! 



PUBLIC DESIRE // HEELED BOOTS
£39.99
15% OFF WHEN YOU SIGN UP TO THEIR EMAILS

These come in SO many different styles, glitter, metallic, It's pretty hard not to want them all. Especially the silver metallic for over the Christmas period. 








DISTURBIA // OUIJA LONG SLEEVE
£27.95
10% OFF AFTER SIGNING UP TO THEIR EMAILS 

If you're not a fan of this design, but would like something similar, be sure to check out their other shirts. Unisex also, so if you're lame like me and love to match, buy each other one!



PAPERCHASE // GLASS HOUSE
£20
CURRENTLY 30% OFF. 10% OFF WITH STUDENT DISCOUNT

I had an idea to store some crystals in this, it would make a great display piece! 

I love the whole range Paperchase have at the moment called "Bloom Noir". It was pretty much made for someone like myself. 




SACRED HAWK // BUCKET BAG
£40
10% STUDENT DISCOUNT ON ASOS. SIGN UP TO ASOS EMAILS FOR 15% (may be 20)

I love the gold contrasts on this bag, it's subtle. For someone like myself who wears A LOT of black, I feel that the gold just adds a bit of detail to any full black outfit.









KILLSTAR // BOOK OF SPELLS NOTEPAD
£9.99
CURRENTLY KILLSTAR OFFERING DISCOUNT.  10% OFF WITH EMAIL SIGN UP.

Killstar have a wide selection of items you could give as gifts (or add to your own want list), whether it be sippy cups, mugs, note pads, house decor... your list will be never ending once you start. This is in fact on my wish list! I'm hoping Santa brings me it so I can keep all my lists, ideas, and brainstorms. 






H & M // CORD JACKET
£69.99
10% OFF WITH EMAIL SIGN UP. DEALS ON THE APP IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THEIR CLUB (FREE SIGN UP).

The most expensive item on the list. I think you'll agree that it's by far the prettiest though. I walked past the H&M window on Oxford Street, saw this, my eyes lit up, then I stopped and stared for a while. It's one to save the pennies for. 




TOPSHOP // HAMSA AND CAT SOCKS
RANGE £3-£4
10% OFF WITH STUDENT DISCOUNT. £10 OFF WITH EMAIL SIGN UP


Look, you're going to get socks for Christmas, no doubt about it, so why not ask for some socks that you can use to tie in with your outfit?


I'm not a fan out cats, but I thought these were pretty cute. They also look more like bats.

Also good to note they do deals on socks, 3 for £8.






FUCHSTEUFELSWILD // MUG
£11.99
£5 OFF IMPERICON WITH EMAIL SIGN UP

Now, i'm gonna be honest with you, I have no idea how to pronounce the name of this brand, I probably never will. But i've seen them on Impericon a few times, and their stuff is pretty neat. The slogans hard to not love, right?




Happy buying!
☾ ☼ 
x