Monday, 29 September 2014

Birthday Boy

I can't believe it's just been a year since we welcomed my nephew Jonny into the world! He has grown so much in that past year and enchanted the whole family with his infectious smile and curiosity. We had a weekend long celebration for the big day with a pub lunch, presents and swings all thrown in for the birthday boy! 

For the Sunday, I wore this dressy but somehow still really comfy outfit of leggings and a tunic.

Top: H & M
Cardigan: H&M
Leggings: New Look
Pumps: Primark
Sunglasses: Primark

Jonny loves my outfit too!

Back in the real world, it is back to job applications, laundry and reading with a sleepy cat. 

Jumper: Primark (current)
Blouse: New Look
Necklace: H&M (current)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Lady in Leather

Today, I went to York to meet up with my big sister, her gorgeous boy and this huge teddy-bear! It's been a gorgeous, sunny day as we wandered round the Shambles before retiring to a park for Jonny to toddle around with handfuls of grass and leaves!

I chose a basic black jumper with my leather leggings. I love the sheer back of the jumper, which gives it a little simple glamour.

"This is a teddy bear"

"Stop trying to kiss me!"

Checking out Auntie Emily's handbag!

Jumper: Primark (current)
Leggings: New Look
Pumps: Primark
Bag: Topshop
Necklace: Avon

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

On Wednesdays We Wear Black

With less than a month to go before I hand in my PhD, I am losing momentum with every passing minute. Especially when there are lots of other exciting events to get on with like my cousin's wedding and my volunteering at the Cats Protection. At times like these, my dress sense tends to get very elaborate to try and motivate me. It usually ends up as procrastination though as I spend more time thinking about clothes than about writing!

The scar is a reminder of what happens when I fall on a stile!

Cardigan: New Look
Dress: New Look
Boots: Schuh
Hat: Primark (current)
Socks: Primark (current plus made out of bamboo!)

Last night, Mum and I went to see another film, Pride. It was one of the most moving films I have seen in a long time and so empowering. It made me want to march out of the cinema and fight the power! I cried like a baby at the end as you see the Welsh miners in solidarity of those who supported them during the strike.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Great Fox

Yesterday was my dear Dad's birthday. He's not really a birthday kind of a bloke so we celebrated by going to the scrummy Table 27 for an Indian. The food was lush.
You might also notice that my hair has changed's a dark reddy-ginger colour. I decided to celebrate my new locks by matching them to my outfit. So, a fox print top with a rust-coloured skirt was the look of the night!

Cardigan: Primark
Skirt: Topshop
Boots: White Stuff
Bag: From Firenze (Florence)
Necklace: Accessorize

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Who would have thought flamingos and hearts? I was looking blankly at my wardrobe and I thought to myself, what about some flamingos and what about some hearts? Because I love flamingos! 

Sometimes those blank moments looking at the wardrobe become moments of inspiration! But, seriously, I liked the idea of mixing some prints with my heart blouse and the cardigan's polka dots mirrored the print.

Cardigan: White Stuff
Blouse: New Look (similar)
Skirt: Primark
Boots: Primark
Necklace: Avon (present from my big sis)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Last night, Mum and I went to the cinema to see a preview of the beautiful "The Hundred-Foot Journey." I cannot say how much I enjoyed the film, it had the stunning scenery of a small French town, with wit and gorgeous Indian food thrown in. It made me very happy once again to be living in Leeds, where I can get a decent curry! So tonight, I made a yummy Aloo Gobi curry. 

Top: Joules
Cords: White Stuff
Boots: White Stuff
Necklace: Avon (present from my big sis)
Book: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (amazing!)

Monday, 1 September 2014

Wildlife and Cake

On Saturday, Mum and I went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which is one of my new favourite places. It's not a zoo but more of a wildlife park. They rescue zoo animals that are either being mistreated or would have been killed, as many zoos do!! We had a fantastic time and I loved being up close to so many happy and well-looked after animals.

Giraffes are one of my favourite animals (I have a lot of favourite animals!) and would
love to be a giraffe in my next life!

Cardigan: Yumi
Vest: Primark
Jeans: Primark
Pumps: Primark
Satchel: Accessorize
Necklace: Free

Over the last few days, I've been feeling a little down and part of me wanted to slump into my depression. But thanks to all the hard work I've put in over the last few months, I went to the Wildlife Park and then on Sunday, did lots of baking, which I find very therapeutic! I'm really enjoying experimenting with vegan and raw cakes that are super yummy but also super good for my depression and overall health!

Raw Grasshopper Bars with coconut and avocado & raw chocolate.
Vegan Red Velvet Cookies with beetroot rather than red food colouring, which often has cochineal in! Eww!
Dress: Zara (via Ebay)
Sandals: Primark
Apron: Wild Oats!!