Inspiration for halloween, or just every god damn day!
It’s just so right.
oh, and Jessica Lange…
…preach it, sister.
I never wear colour. I wish I did but I don’t. I’m not even confident I know how to tell the truth.
Here’s some evidence of the little colour I own. Back up by my tremendous msPaint skillz.
I’m on a mission to get super fit. Like super fit and strong. Like super fit and strong and able to do Tough Mudder without dying.
I’ve always looked like I’m in pretty good shape, but inside I’ve always been incredibly unfit. I hated doing sports in highschool, having childhood asthma and then starting smoking at 13 I’ve never had the lungs to run and always found myself out of breath almost instantly.
But since quitting smoking a little over a month ago I’ve gained so much energy and am genuinely surprised every time I get on a treadmill and find myself surpassing how far or fast I think I can go.
I’ve even roped a couple of friends into doing a 5k charity run with me in October, so I’ve not got a proper aim for my training.
With spending more time in the gym sportswear has began creeping into my daily wears. I’ve been wanting to be more relaxed and casual and, you know, able to pull off a few squats when the mood hits.
See some of my sports wear inspiration below.
All images Pinterest.
Mini golf family day.
Bag + Sandals – Deena and Ozzy @ Urban Outfitters
Spiked Cuff – Topshop
Cross Necklace – New Look
My twin sister graduated from university with a degree in Business and Public Relations today! She’s all ready to move across the country to start a great new job in marketing for a theatre in Portsmouth in like a weeks time. She doesn’t mess around!
I am so proud and happy that all her hard work studying and interning have paid off. I dropped out of university so I’ll never have my own graduation, which is kind of sad. I did get to try on her mortar board though, totally pulled it off!
Like everyone else, I have had a awesome weekend basking in the summer sun. (Whilst regularly and liberally applying the factor 15, I might add; This girl doesn’t do sun damage.) Having worked in bars for years this is not something I get to do like ever! I’m normally the sucker chilling your glass for a large pinto grigo. but not this weekend!
Having lost my job suddenly a couple of weeks ago, and now with my studies finished, I really went to town on doing abso. lutely. nothing.
Don’t get me wrong, losing my job was horrible and stressful and I am really not enjoying unemployment or being so poor, but on the plus side it’s really given me time and freedom. I’ve found some exciting opportunities and have landed interviews, so this could all really turn in to the best thing that’s ever happened to me. and until I score that perfect job I’m going to soak up all the UV and reading time I can.
Now, I’m a couple of days late on this but as it’s July it’s a pretty good time to do a mid-year review of my New Years resolutions and how they’re coming a long.
1: Leave the country at least twice.
My trip to Paris got me half way through this one, however, I was made unemployed last week so this has set me back a bit for completing this one. There are so many wonderful places I wish to travel to; Sweden and Croatia being top of the list this year. & with my sister being told she got a great new job today, and a few friends hearing the same recently, I’m hoping some of this luck comes my way and I’ll be flush with cash in no time.
2: Don’t sleep in past 10am
Massive over reach this one. I knew when I came up with it that I was doomed to fail, I just love my bed so much. It’s not even the sleep I love, it’s the comfort. I will regularly set my alarm an hour earlier than needed just so I can enjoy how snug I am. I should probably switch this to something more attainable… I’ll mull it over on my next lie in.
3:I don’t even remember what this was
There was definitely a third resolution, but damned if I can remember what it was.
Going to just go ahead and assume I’ve failed at this one too.
So, to summarise, I SUCK AT THIS!
on the other hand though, I have joined the gym this year and am doing a pretty good job at not smoking. I’ve knocked off two classic resolutions without even thinking about it.
It’s the resolutions I don’t make that I can stick at – Sod’s law.
When it became clear that white was going to be all up over the summer I was dead against it. & it’s not just white. No. It’s all white. layers of all white.
well, not me. not in this life time. I’m long time committed to black and I frankly do not have the aversion to stains needs to carry off light colours. but then this bitch happened…
Olivia Godfrey of Hemlock Grove. She smokes, swears and slaps herself through the show in a glorious all white wardrobe.
If you aren’t watching Hemlock Grove, you need to be. Quickly, do the following.
step 1: Get Netflix.
step 2: Watch whole season in two days because you can’t get enough.
step 3:Wish you’d never started to watch it because the wait for season 2 is just unbearable.
seriously, it’s that good.
Anyway. so yeah, her thing with white totally changes my thing with white. I am now an all white enthusiast. In fact, I’d say a good 90% of clothes I’ve bought over the last two months have been white. (down side: I am now having to wash a lot of white loads)
All gone are the twee associations I had of white; of brides and some ethereal beauty I could never care to emulate. It now feels so sexy and empowered and devious and seductive. There’s this whole “virgin whore” thing going on in my head. it’s as easy to put together as an all black outfit, except it’s fresher and less obvious. and it’s a great way to tell all the girls in the bathroom that they would be wasting their time if they ask you for a spare tampon. (lolz, periodz)
Miley. doin’ it!
Last night I was finally reunited with my good friend Georgia. I met her 6 months ago through work, and we got on great from the beginning and have spent most of our social time together ever since. So with me going to Paris, and then her trip to Copenhagen topped off with the case of chickenpox I’ve been dealing with the last week, this was the first chance we got to hang out and there was A LOT to cover.
Since we last saw each other I lost my job and she gained a new one. I wrote her a series of limericks about our relationship on a postcard as a congratulations on the new job – this was supposed to be funny, but it made her cry. Now, I can see how Writing a friend a poem about love you have for each other could come off a bit weird, but it’s totally how are relationship is. We are each others romantic outlet.
We also exchanged gifts that we got each other on our travels. Georgia got me this beautiful cigarette case from a thrift market.
Ironically, one of the other changes I had to tell was that I’m now trying to quit smoking… (seven days and going strong!) Although it does currently hold my “in case of emergency” stash, I’ll have to find some other use for it because I love it so.
The inscription inside makes it all the more special. Being dated and stamped with Copenhagen gives it a real sense of history and that it has be loved, used and looked after all that time.
I bought myself a gift with a similar appeal on my own holiday, on my own trip to a thrift market.
the inscription is translated as “I am a Catholic in an accident please call a priest.” My grandma carried a card that said this in her purse at all times. I was brought up a catholic, and although I am not deeply religious, I still identify myself as such.
The necklace is also dated 1955 and came from Lourdes.
I love how unusual it is, and being inscribed in French makes it a great souvenir. On top of that, at €4 it was a total steal!
These are, of course, in no particular order. Love you all equally, Ladies (& gents).
~ Sophia Amoruso
The CEO and Creative Director of Nasty Gal is my biggest business crush! I cannot even start to count the amount of times I have focused on her and her business when writing modules in my business studies. It is my dream to have my own little fashion store in my home city one day. I do not see myself on such a grand scale as Sophia, but her attitude and instinct with in retail inspires me to one day go for my little business. and really, all best friends should make you feel brave like that.
~ Courtney Love
CL has been my everything for some time now, so much so that I don’t feel weird that I always refer to her as just “CL”. A deep bond that grows in your teens never goes away. Love you forevs, Court <3
~ Sylvia Plath
The basis of our imaginary friendship can be boiled down to this one line, “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Truest. Words. Ever.
~ Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff
I mostly only feel close affinity with other women, but every now and then there’s a man whose friendship is pure awesome. Here, I have two. In my mind, they would just get me immediately and we’d have a life long bond. Their designs are my everything.
~ Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenburg
I don’t think this requires any explanation.
~ Kelly Cutrone
because she’s hard! She’s also a great believer in sisterhood and having a pack. She would totally call me on my shit and tell me the things I already know deep down, but don’t want to acknowledge about what is wrong with what I’m doing. Also, both her books are great.
~ Chelsea Duke
Now, we haven’t known each other long, but I can tell we’re going to be good friends. I’m currently reading High Heels and a Head Torch and I’m loving it. Getting me so excited, and more prepared to go travelling.
~ Marlene Dumas
This is another life love that stems from my teens. There is something about her paintings that are so beautiful to me, I can’t even put it into words to myself why they connect to me as much as they do, there’s just something there.
~ Linder Sterling
Hails from Liverpool and is traditional in her collages by using actual paper and actual glue. I’m all for digitally created art, but I always felt closer to my designs and art work when I was physically putting my hands on to sketchbook pages.
This is one of my first blog posts, and I’m linking it to the 100th and final IFB project.