Thursday, 28 November 2013

OOTD

Trouser & Jumper - Topshop, Boots - Asos


Hi! It's been a while... but I'm back :D I've been sooo busy lately with UCAS applications and balancing four A2 levels and my job etc etc etc. I have a mountain of coursework to plough through on top of my drama exam which is in two weeks! I don't want to sound like I'm moaning though... it was my choice to carry on with four subjects, and I do love school - I'll definitely miss it! 

My bank account has been fairly decent lately what with me having a new job, and although part of me wishes I was a good saver... the other part ADORES shopping!! I haven't been going too crazy though, I'm aware that I need to get buying Christmas presents ;) The bright pink jumper and clompy boots are new buys however. It's been hard to take the boots off - they go with so much and keep my feet toasty. The only downside to them is that they squeak like crazy! I feel slightly self conscious when strolling through almost empty corridors at school because the squeak of my shoes echoes of the walls, causing suspicious teachers and students to give me accusing looks. I love the boots though so it's worth it. I've actually developed a bit of a boot addiction over the past year or two... I have a thing about not wearing converse in the winter - I like to go for a nice sensible boot ;) 

I'm aiming to manage my time better and blog much more! Hope you're all doing well, 

Jane 
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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Loving Lately List #6


1) Man on Wire 
Philippe Petit is one of my heroes. His story touches and inspires me hugely, even though I've never stepped on a high wire! I feel motivated and ready to focus on my dreams after watching this film - it's like a life coach!

2) Jordans Frusli bars 
I take these to sixth form with me for a convenient snack and they're so good. I used to go for the super sweet flavour cereal bars, but I now much prefer the plainer varieties. These are raisin and hazelnut - not too sweet... they taste healthier! ;)

3) Chelsea Boots
These had been hiding under my bed for months and I'd almost forgotten about them. Chelsea boots are such a classic, neutral style and I'm glad I've rediscovered them :) Kudos to my mom for giving them a good polish. 

4)  Denim Jacket
My bargain Asos denim jacket has proven to be a firm favourite in my Autumn wardrobe. I love to layer with it and using it to make an outfit more casual. Having said that, it's a structured denim jacket so it's not too sloppy looking and works with slightly smarter looks too. 

5) iPhone Case 
I was tempted to buy a very expensive Jack Wills phone case, but opted for this £2.99 one from Amazon instead... which was a great decision (if I do say so myself). The bright design looks lovely and bold against my white phone, as well as being patriotic ;) I prefer cases that hug the front of the phone slightly so that the screen doesn't touch surfaces, which this case does - it's perfect! 

6) A Patchwork Planet
I talked about this brilliant book in my favourite novels post, and since then, I think my love for it has grown! I admire Anne Tyler's writing style immensely, it's reflects reality and is so natural. Barnaby Gaitlin (the protagonist), is a character I relate to and understand... but I think that most people could :) I highly recommend this book! 

What have you been loving lately?

Jane 
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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Admiring Alexa's Hair

(Images from google)


Ahhh, Alexa Chung - stylish, successful, intelligent, witty, beautiful, I don't think I've met anyone who doesn't love her! Along with all these great qualities, there's something else Alexa has, and that is brilliant hair. Currently, my hair is the longest it's ever been. As a child, I was a right little tomboy and opted for a pixie cut. I'm glad that I've grown my hair and enjoy having more styling options. But earlier this week, I had a bit of a hair crisis. Images of Alexa's textured, classy long bob bombarded my mind and wouldn't go away. I've been rather lazy with my hair lately, and tend to just throw it up into a messy bun or high pony tail, which made me think, would I be happier with Alexa's haircut?! It's just so lovely. Not too short, not too long, effotless looking, and classy but versatile. I convinced myself that my thick hair would lend itself to the style perfectly, that it would suit my taste in clothes, be practical and still put-up-able. You're probably wondering why I wasn't sprinting to the hairdressers in a haze of hair envy! The fact is, I'm just not one hundred percent sure about it. I'm a bit of a chicken after spending so long growing my hair out - what if I regret it?! That said, I still adore Alexa's hair and am eager to see how it would look on me. Mr friend, Lisha, told me that the key to knowing if you're ready for a new hairdo, is the feeling you get as you plonk yourself down in that swivelling hairdresser's chair. You'll just know if you're ready or not Lisha says. I'll have to wait and see what my gut tells me when I go for my trim in December... I'm not sure if I have the guts to go the whole hog and mimic Alexa's style, but I love it nonetheless! 

What's your opinion on Alexa's locks?

Jane 
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Friday, 1 November 2013

November 1st





Happy November! October (believe it or not) is behind us, and to welcome a new month, my good friend Laura and I went for a walk in the park. When I was little, I didn't understand why people loved Autumn. To me, the season just held connotations of short, dark days, windy weather, and going back to stressful school. I'm happy to say that I like it a lot better now, which is probably down to how I enjoy school much more and maybe also down to my love of clothes... Autumn and Winter fashion is the best ;) 





I can't say I'm a huge fan of the dark evenings though - it feels like night time as soon as I get home from school! I suppose it's good in the sense that it forces me to get up earlier and make the most of the light. My new winter coat made an appearance today, I love it. As it's such a classic design, I can wear it until it falls apart without worrying about trends. Laura's parka came in handy today however because she was able to protect her lovely locks with the big cosy hood! 






What did you all get up to for Halloween yesterday? I had a wild night in eating sweets and watching brand new Big Bang Theory. I've never made a big deal of Halloween, although I did throw a spooky party when I was about ten. My parents allowed me to cover the house in fake cobwebs and freak out my little pals outs with scary games... but that was the peak of my Halloween festivities unfortunately! Bonfire night is coming up very soon and my family and I are using it as an excuse to have a bit of a feast. Slurping hot soup whilst watching the neighbour's fireworks sounds fun to me :) 

I'm off now to flip my calendar over to November and to try and get some coursework done.

Happy November!

Jane 
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