Monday, 28 October 2013

Origrami Vintage Prints




 
I spent quite a bit of time last year trying to make my room feel as homely as possible. Although I was extremely happy with how my room turned out it made it more difficult this year, being in a new room and house to make myself feel comfortable and safe. Last year I had well over 150 photos dotted around my room, and they certainly helped remind me of home when I missed it most. This year however, I wanted to just pick a few of my favourite photos and have these displayed on my wall. I search online for many hours looking for somewhere I could get my photos printed in a interesting way. I then came across a company called Origrami. They are Australian company that can prin your Instagram photos either in square print or Polaroid style. I decided to choose Polaroid so that I could write underneath the photo if I wanted to.

The website was great value and cost $21.95 AUS dollars which worked out at around £13.00, and with free shipping I was more that excited to place my order. I chose my 36 prints from my Instagram and waited patiently for them to arrive. There was  also an option to have a map showing where the photo was taken on the back, but since I uploaded many of mine a few days after I had taken them, I thought it would be better to leave the photos blank. I'm so happy with how the photos came out they look quite old fashioned and give a feeling of history which is exactly what I wanted as many of the pictures remind me of happy memories from my past. After buying these prints I would absolutely recommend this website and can't wait to place my next order with them! 

Expect my room tour in the next few weeks where I will photograph how I displayed these beautiful snaps. I have a few ideas running around my head at the moment! 

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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Nowseen.com Launch




Stock photos courtesy of nowseen.com

Nowseen.com is a new company launching in the next few weeks that provide affordable stylish jewellery to fashion conscious customers who are looking to invest in in good quality jewellery.
 
Now I've only had chance to look at some of the stock photos online but can already tell that the collection is going to be a hit. I've posted some of my favourite pieces above. I think the best thing about them is that they are understated and beautiful with out being too over the top to appear fake. My favourite would probably be the bottom one, I just love the simplicity of the plain band but it still gives a statement to any outfit.
 
If you want to hear about when Nowseen.com launch then be sure to like their Twitter and Facebook page as they are currently running loads of competitions in the run up to their launch including the chance to win £200 worth of jewellery from their A/W collection and hear the latest news and exclusive promotions. Go. Like. Now!
 
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Ebay Wish List



Whenever I'm tralling the internet I always seem to end up on Ebay looking through the never ending pages of amazing products and baragins they have to offer. My favourite would have to be the black heeled shoes. They look perfect for any winter outfit and aren't too high so could be worn during the day. I really want to buy them and hope I have the courage to where such striking boots. Although the grey dress I picked is really simple I think it would be perfect for teaming with a beautiful piece of jewellery and leather jacket. Also, i guess this is slightly cheating but i have ordered the gameboy phone case already. I just couldn't help myself, it's too cute.
 
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Portsmouth









Given the fact that summer is evidently on the way out I was extremely excited when my friend suggested we took a road trip to Portsmouth to take in the sites before the cold takes over. It's only about a half an hour drive from Southampton so I couldn't quite believe that I hadn't thought about visiting there before. Although it was slightly colder than we would hope once we started walking along the seafront we soon started to warm up. The town itself was really beautiful, filled with small pubs and full of history. I'm not sure quite what it is but the smell of being by the sea always reminds me of my childhood.

I managed to take my big camera with me so spent the day snapping away at the pretty sites and taking in the seaside air. It was so nice to go off exploring in a city I had never been to before. It's definitely revived my love to travel around the UK and see as much as I can of this beautiful little island we live on, weather permitting of course!

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Signed Kate Moss Book






 
As a twitter obsessive I often spend lots of time scrolling through my new feed. A couple of weeks ago I saw that the St Tropez twitter page were holding a giveaway for the chance to win a signed Kate Moss book. All you had to do was tell them what you had been up to this summer. It sounded like such a great prize I quickly typed out my tweet, hit the reply button and carried on with my day.

"Spent 3 weeks traveling around the west of America with my best friend"

I'll be completely honest when I say I had actually forgotton about the giveaway. I don't enter many but just assumed someone else had won and since I didn't know when the giveaway closed I thought my chance had gone. That was until I was contacted by St Tropez to tell me I had won! I actually couldn't believe it. I know that everyone says this but I rarely win anything so was beyond chuffed. I DM my address and waited patiently at the door for the package to arrive.
 
I was absolutely blown away when it arrived as the book is massive. As for the content inside, the photographs are absolutely beautiful and show the transitions through Kate's career from to teenager to women. The book displays the talent and elegance that Kate Moss often represents. I currently have the book resting on the top row of my book case but would really like to get it on show as I think it is a beautiful book that everyone should have the pleasure of looking at.
 
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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Becoming Youtube




I'd heard a lot about the becoming YouTube series but always brushed it off, perhaps my naivety got the better of me and as I had no clue what the videos where about I never really thought about watching them. A few days ago last week after wasting the usual endless hours on the Internet I was a little bit lost so decided to see what the series I had heard so much about but knew so little about would have to offer. Let me tell you I was blown away!

Now I don't know much about Benjamin Cook other than he has bright red hair but he is incredibly talented when it comes to making and producing quality film videos with the perfect balance between thought provoking questions and comical sketches. If you enjoy watching YouTube videos regularly then you’re likely to get a lot from the series. However, even if you barely head over to the world of YouTube I would still recommend that you check out the series to learn more about the impact social media is having on the world and how this little space on the web has grown into a community in recent years.

Even if you just watch it to see charlieissocoollike smile or to dissect Dan and Phil's every move towards each other I urge you to watch it. I do really believe that there is a whole lot more to the series than just that but if that's going to make you the slightest more interesting in watching it then go for it. I really believe this is one of the most under rated YouTube series!

Check it out, you won't regret it!
 
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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Winter Wishlist

 
 
Tonight I am heading to a student lock-in at my local shopping centre. I think they run these up and down the country especially for students. It basically means that the shopping centre stays open for longer especially for students and the majority of the shops have discounts and deals available. It can be the worst trap for all students who have just received their loan however I'm quite good (if I do say myself) at making sure my loan last. That being said, I can't wait to hit the shops and start filling my winter wardrobe.
 
As the shops are usually hectic, I decided to have a quick browse online to see what some of the shops had available in order to get round as many shops as I can... sad I know! But none the less I came across some really beautiful pieces. The clothes above are either from River Island or New Look and I think all of them are beautiful, especially the fox slippers! As you can see I really love tartan this season and although I already own a tartan skirt and really want to add to my collection as much as possible. Although summer is my favourite season I love the autumn style and can't wait to start filling my draws with chunky knits and warms colours.
What are your winter musthaves?
 
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