Friday, 28 September 2012

Autumn Wardrobe Update

With my student loan coming in next week when I begin back at uni, in the last week I have off I couldn't help but splash out on a few pieces to update my wardrobe that I needed (more wanted really!). I went into town looking for some decent winter boots that wouldn't break my budget, but instead came back with all of this! I hadn't been to New Look for some time, but I was surprised to find their new season clothing was really nice, and they had some amazing pieces in their sale which I snapped up (and I'm still looking for some boots!!).


The slipper style flats are from Primark. I had bought a leopard print pair a few months ago which got completely wrecked and started falling apart as I wore them with everything! I was pleased to find they'd come back into stock, and in loads of different colours too, so I got some new ones, and some black ones as they'd match everything too. For £6 they do only last a few months but you get what you pay for I guess! ..and they look so similar to more expensive ones from Topshop ect!

Leopard Print Blouse - £22.99 (£20.69 with student discount)
Dark Red Skinny Jeans - £16.99 (£15.29 with student discount)
Aztec Blazer - £14.00 (were £27.99)
Studded Leggins - £6.00 (were £14.99)

I picked up a lot of bargains on my trip! I couldn't get my 10% student discount off the sale items but I saved £4 overall which isn't bad! I loved this leopard print blouse as soon as I saw it, I thought I could dress it up for nights out or wear just with jeans and a wooly scarf for uni. I've wanted some dark red/maroon jeans for ages as this seems to be the staple colour coming in this season, and these ones fit really well and were reasonably priced. I'd usually go straight to Primark for coloured denim, but they let me down as their sizing was very odd, and they didn't stretch enough, where as I find these 'Yes Yes' jeans always good quality and the colour is perfect! And that I'd rather pay that bit extra for ones that I'd actually feel comfortable in. I loved the blazer as soon as I saw it on the sale rail. It's quite lightweight, but as it's getting colder outside and I thought it was the perfect cover up to keep my arms warm, and I thought it would jazz up a basic outfit. Also I could wear it during the day too as it's not overly smart. I'd also been wanting some wet look/studded leggins and grabbed these as soon as I saw them! Although having got them home I'm in two minds in weather I can pull them off, I'm not sure if they look really cool and different or I just look like a chav!

And now for my purchase of the day...

Heels - £14 (were £29.99)
The other night whilst I was out my wedge heels which I adored completley broke beyond repair! The straps just decided to break. I'd got them from eBay and only had them a few months and was gutted I had to throw them away as I'm quite picky about heels and how comfy they are, I always like to be able to last the whole night! I took a look at the shoes in New Look and came across these babies! I thought they were quite unusual and different from ones I'd usually pick, and I was looking for wedges really, but I really liked the chunky platform heel, and once I tried them on they were actually really comfy and easy to walk in. I'm so happy with them but I'm yet to wear them out, so we shall see If I fall over much in them!

I still need to take a trip home to pick up all my winter scarves and hats, then I think my winter wardrobe will be coming along quite nicely!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Holiday Antics

My and my boyfriend, James, had been talking about going on holiday together for a while and thought it would be something nice to do together before we start back at uni in October. To spend some time together and get some sun before the English winter sets in! It came to the week before and suddenly we realized we hadn't booked anything and started to panic. After a stressful week of arguing about where we should go, looking at pages and pages of hotels, we took a stab in the dark and just booked one 4 days before we wanted to set off! We chose a 4* hotel in Lanzorote. I hadn't been there before so I wasn't really sure what to expect, except I knew it was hopefully going to be very hot and sunny! The ryan air flights weren't all that great, and the price of the holiday has now left me a bit broke, but with all inclusive it was definitely worth it, and I had an incredible time! We'd never spent so much time together and I was worried we'd end up getting sick of each other, but we didn't at all and did so many exciting things together and made loads of great memories.



I had such a great time and I'm so sad to be home! It was about 30 degrees and not a cloud in the sky every day. For the first 5 days we just relaxed by the pool, and had dinner and cocktails every night. I took the opportunity to get my tan on (with plenty of suncream of course!). On the last two days we did some touristy things, we had a trip on a catamaran boat where it sails along the cost, and then stops for a while to let you chill out, which was amazing. We sunbathed, went on a jet ski, snorkeled and swam in the sea, and had a lovely lunch and free cocktails. I have to say by the time I got off I was a little drunk... I was very drunk actually haha!
The day before we went home we had a tour of one of the volcanic national parks Lanzorote has. It was really interesting and we saw some amazing landscapes and an actual volcano! We also had a camel ride, which was so fun! James wasn't too keen but he came on with me. The camel behind us seemed to love me and had it's face right up against mine, was a bit scary! I'm very brown and didn't burn or peel at all, so I think I did pretty well and have achieved a lovely brown shade which will save me fake tanning for a while hopefully! We're talking about going on holiday next year now too, and can't wait to start traveling together again. It felt quite adult going on holiday as a couple but I really enjoyed it, and it wasn't too hot in September, and of course there were not many children as they're all back at school, so it was lovely and quiet with no screaming toddlers about! I'm so lucky to have gone on two holidays in one summer! It's my 21st next year I'm definitely going to start saving up to do something just as good for my birthday hopefully!

Born This Way Ball

Hello hello hello! I have been a terrible blogger these last few weeks and haven't posted anything in so long! I have had a really busy but great last few weeks which I'll update you on in following posts. I've even been on holiday number two of my summer, I am very lucky (although very broke) right now!

I wouldn't say I'm a die hard 'little monster' as far as Lady gaga fans are concerned, but who doesn't like to sing along to poker face and keep up to date with Gaga's latest crazy outfits? When I saw she was doing a tour in the UK I jumped at the chance to get a ticket, if anything just to get the chance to see one of the world's most famous pop stars in the flesh! My sister and I bought the tickets a good few months ago, and it came around so quickly, I have no idea where the last few months seemed to have gone! On the 9th September I traveled from Southampton to Andover, where my sister lives, and she drove us then to Twickenham stadium where she was performing. As soon as we got there (a good few hours before the show), we could hear her doing sound rehearsals from outside and I was more then excited! It was a beautiful hot September day, and waiting around was spent sunbathing outside the stadium. As we had seats we luckily didn't have to queue for days as some people had been, to get at the front which took the pressure off, and there were some people dressed in fantastic outfits (If you could call them that!).

The stadium was gigantic, I'd never really been to anywhere so big! We sat in our seats and watched the stadium slowly fill. It was still daylight when the supporting act The Darkness came on, and we rocked out to them! Not really knowing any of their songs apart from their hit 'I believe in a thing called love', their new album material seemed quite good, although I am partial to some rock music..


It was so exciting when Lady Gaga finally came on stage after hours of anticipation. It was lovely to see so many of her fans, young and old there all screaming for her! Having seats unfortunately I couldn't see as much as I'd have hoped, but it was still an amazing show, and I could see well on the screens either side of the stage. She sung note perfect, a really amazing live performer. In parts where she spoke to the audience she seemed so down to earth and thankful for her fans to have come to see her. Things thrown on stage she picked up gratefully,  and even pulled a girl on stage with her! I was a little bit jealous... It was so exciting to see her in the flesh, even if she was only a few millimeters tall from where I was sitting!

 I only got a few photos as for most of the time I was dancing/singing away! But it was a great atmosphere and worth the money! Being one of most controversial style icons of the recent times, It was a shame I wasn't closer because the outfits she was wearing were pretty incredible! After some research I discovered they were designed by Armarni. Here are some better close ups of the outfits. (Not my photos!)

 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga performing on stage during her Born This Way Ball at Twickenham Rugby Stadium. Lady Gaga invited a couple of 'Little Monsters' on stage with her. She changed costumes a massive 18 times and sang a cover version of John Lennon's Imagine and also sang a song about Princess Diana called 'Princess Di - D-I-E'.

 I think I'll be a more a bigger Gaga fan then I was after seeing her. I hadn't actually heard half of her new songs but I loved them all! It was a very long, hot sweaty day, but absolutely brilliant.
What do you think of Gaga's Ball outfits?