So the other
day I was out shopping with my friend when I saw this dress and got a bit over
excited. It was long enough to go past my knees! Being something like 5’10,
dresses that are long enough on other people are always too short on me. So
many of the dresses I have, I have to wear with leggings or even skinny jeans.
So the fact this dress wasn’t just long enough, but went past my knees was a
novelty. It’s really pretty too, these pictures don’t show the top of it but it
has a 1940’s sort of feel to it. I can’t wait until the weather warms up and I
can wear it with my arms out.
The iso is a
bit high in some of these pictures as the sun was setting so half of them are a
bit grainy. I didn’t realise this at the time and even though I kind of like
the effect, it would have been better if they all looked the same. Oh well, I
will just have to remember this for next time.
I also went
a bit mad in Primark and I have filmed a video on what I bought, which I’ll put
up some time next week. I'm blaming the fact there was jumpers on sale for the
amount I got, for example this jumper only cost me £2. I also saw the jumper I wore in this post for only £3 now which is kind of heart breaking as I spent
£15 on it. This is why I have a love/hate relationship with sales.
realise that I'm looking grumpy until I take pictures. I’m a cheery person, I
swear, it’s just my face!)
I’m wearing: Jumper from Primark for £2 in
men’s section Dress from H&M for £19.99, I
wouldn’t of usually spent that much but it was long Necklace from Primark for £1.50 and
it wasn’t even on sale! Nude tights from Primark Brogues from Primark I got in a sale
ages ago for £6
I'm listening to:
taken pictures for my next blog post as it snowed today, but I was planning to
put up my Primark video first. I’ve also made another video that I may or may
not put up and am planning on doing a more article style blog post so keep an
eye out for that!
So this week I tried to edit my photos as little as
possible. I only didn’t use the DSLR once – as I was panic taking it while last
minute studying for maths – which meant I’ve relied on changing the camera’s
settings more and I have got more confident in working out which one to change.
I also took one outside (once). If you liked these you should check out myphotography blog where I'm going to post the photos that I don’t end up using
for my 365 day project (please ignore the name, it's an old blog that I have reclained)
This week I'm listening to:
The new Fall Out Boy album is amazing! I’ve been playing it very
loudly, on repeat instead of studying all this week. It was so hard for me to
choose which one to put on this blog because I basically love them all. In the
end I decided on Immortals because it’s in Big Hero 6 which I am extremely excited for.
So today is not the right Thursday or Friday (which is when
I’ve decided is when I’ll post my 365 project updates) but the other day I was
nominated by Bobby from Pressed Powder Blog for the Liebster Award (Thank you!).
Being new to this whole blogging thing, I know nothing about this. From what I can
tell, it’s some sort of chain-mail meme. But hey, I’ll give it a go. Please bear
in mind that I’m basing this totally on the rules on Bobby’s post so if I get
it wrong, sorry.
Anyhow, the rules are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Answers the questions from your nominator.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers. (I’m basing this on
Bloglovin’ as I don’t know what I’m supposed to do it on)
4. Create 11 new questions.
5. Notify your nominees through social media
The questions Bobby asked were:
1.Why did you start blogging? I started blogging this year after getting really into blogs that I was
linked to through Pinterest. I thought “hey that looks like fun!” and decided
to try it myself.
2. What is your
favourite thing to do on a rainy day? Sit on the internet. That what I like doing most days (to be fair it rains
most days), I read blogs, window shop on etsy, watch YouTube and scroll through
tumblr. I also like to watch boxsets
3. What would be your
ideal holiday destination? I’m not sure. Somewhere warm, with lots of interesting things to do and interesting
4. What is your
favourite meal of the day? Dinner; breakfast is rushed, lunch is boring, but there is just a lot more variety
5. If you had one
wish (and you cannot wish for more wishes) what would it be? An end to discrimination. I know, cliché, but it is something that I'm genuinely
very passionate and annoyed about.
6. What are your
goals for 2015? To complete my 365 day project, to grow my blog and to more than just
outfit posts, and to get a lot fitter.
7. Where do you see
yourself in ten years’ time? Genuinely have no idea. I may have met someone, I may have an awesome
job, I may still be blogging, and I may even have a kid. Who knows!
8. What was the last
random act of kindness you performed? Umm, I don’t know if this counts, but I was a part of a group that organised
a series of charity events for stand up to cancer. I’d like to think of myself
as a kind person so I can’t really think of an isolated, “look at what I’ve
done” event. That’s a hard one…
9. What is your
favourite colour? Blue. You probably can tell.
What is your favourite make-up product and why? I really like lipsticks because they don’t require
much skill and they’re really fun. My favourite right now is either No7’s Crushed
Crimson or my slightly old Classic Rose which I think they have renamed.
11. What is your
favourite blog post from your blog and why? I don’t really know. Maybe Clueing for Looksas I really like the dress I wore in that one and I like how
isolated some of the pictures looked even though I could see houses from where I
So there you go! Most of the answers I started with I don’t know
but I answered them all. I'm going to nominate:
So the first two weeks of my 365 day project have been semi successful.
It's a miracle that I’ve kept it up this long and now can do a lot more with the camera’s settings. But I really should have waited until I got a new card
reader for my DSLR before I stared. Also I really should start doing more interesting
shots now I have the basics down. (Going
outside would be a good idea)
If you want to see more of these photos, I post them on my Instagram
and I will be doing a post on them weekly on the blog. I have also stared posting on my old (and slightly cringe-y) photography blog again, so if you want to see more, more interesting photos, please check that out here!
Or more like “take advantage of the weather while you can!”
So on Tuesday it snowed and I thought; hey, won’t it be cool to take photos in
the snow. But I faffed around and it started to snow again and since my camera probably
isn’t waterproof, I decided to try again later. On Wednesday the snow was still
there but by the time I got home it was dark. So I left it to today and now,
the snow’s gone. To top that off, it’s raining so I had to make do with my blue
wall again. (Why did I ever think I could do outfit posts with the Scottish
I love this lipstick so much! I got it after Christmas as I had
a voucher for £3 off No7 make-up. I was going for a colour close to my old one,
but got a bit carried away by the bright reds.
If you’re wondering why I’m wearing a ring around my neck, it’s
the one from the Lord of the Rings. I'm such a nerd. My mum got it for me for Christmas
last year after I spent the whole of December raving about how amazing the two
hobbit films out at the time were. My mum is so cool.
Good news though, I’ve now got a tripod so once the weather
picks up, I’ll be able to take photos in more interesting places! Probably not for
the next post though as I have mock exams to study for, but you never know;
this may be my newest way to procrastinate.
(This would have worked so much better if my lipstick was scarlet)
I'm wearing: Jumper from New look
shirt from H&M for £7 Jeans from Primark for £11 bag from Accessorize which was on
sale for £6 the one ring from Lord of the rings No7 lipstick in Crushed Crimson (but
I can’t remember how much it was)
I'm listening to:
Oh and I’ve decided I’ll either weekly or fortnightly post my
365 day project photos. I’ll do a blog post of the last two week’s photos tomorrow,
but I'm not sure what day I will be posting them after that so if you want to
be notified on when I do, you should follow me on twitter, bloglovin’ or tumblr.
So another year
has come to an end and I don’t have much to reflect back on. Yes, I have grown
more in this year than any other, but there haven’t been any specific things
that I am proud of and I’ve came nowhere near completing my resolutions. This year
instead of setting resolutions that I conveniently forget within the month, I am
going to make ones that I will have to stick to. For starters, my mother and I are
going to start an exercise class and drag the other to it. I'm going to try and
vary my hair and makeup more and include them in my blog posts. I'm also going
to do a 365 project where I take a picture every day. To make sure I’m doing
this, I will post them to my Instagram. Hopefully this will make me improve my
photos because let’s face it; they’re all pretty bad right now.
are of my outfit from this New Year’s Eve taken on my phone as the connector for
the proper camera has broken, so they are all a bit blurry. We had a very
casual “party” for New Year’s Eve; basically the little ones danced for an hour
before getting bored and watching a movie. I had to go to bed straight after
midnight anyway because I had work at 9 the next morning. I hope everyone else
had more fun.
(I can tell
why people say never to work with animals)
I'm wearing Badger Jumper from new look
Navy dress from Primark I got at the end of the season for I think it was
£3 Sparkly Tights from Next Hair Bow from Accessorize which was
on sale and only £2.50
I'm listening to:
year everyone and may this one be much better than the last.