Monday, 10 March 2014

Summer 2014

If it hasn't been said enough these past few days, the weather is finally starting to look good. Of course, that means the sudden return of maxi dresses, flip flops and shorts, not sure it's quite warm enough yet though. None the less, it has been lovely this past weekend enjoying the sun with my friends and allowing myself to get excited about the coming months. I remember doing a post similar to this last year, but words can not really express my love for spring and summer, it completely changes my mood and lifts me up even on the worst days. So without any further ado here is my spring/summer highlights...

Days getting longer

Ice cold smoothies and cocktails

Being able to wear what you want without worrying if you will be warm enough

Spending time with friends

Stepping away from technology

Freshly cut grass and the smell of BBQs

Discovering something new

Reading in the sun

Healthy food becoming so much more enjoyable

Road Trips

I encourage anyone to do a post like this too. Let me know if you do, I would love to know what you can't wait for this Spring/Summer. Gosh, I'm way too excited!


Friday, 7 March 2014

The Fedora

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The Black fedora is fast becoming a wardrobe essential. With many celebrities and well-known fashion bloggers opting for this style of hat, it is not surprising most high street shops are stocking them at the moment. 

I have been eyeing up the fedora hat for a while unsure whether to take the plunge. I mean, there is something quite daring about wearing a hat. Even a small bobble one leaves me feeling self-conscious. Surely it’s just the same a wearing a statement necklace or a pair of killer heels? However, I'm sure that choosing to wear any sort of hat gives you, well me, a sense of vulnerability. That being said, it's not hard to walk down the high street and notice someone wearing a hat. I admire those people who don't feel self-conscious, and if they do, they hide it well. 

What I am trying to say I guess is that I am going to take the plunge and buy a fedora. Oh, and I am actually going to wear it. I'm fed up of having a whole host of beautiful clothing stuffed at the bottom of my wardrobe gather dust through pure fear of wearing something a little different. I'm sure we are all the same and long to have the confidence to wear that special something, now’s your chance...

Expect an OOTD very soon in which I will hopefully be sporting one of these fedora beauties. I urge you to do the same about the item you have that is gathering dust... do it, now!


Monday, 3 March 2014

Oscars 2014

I, like many people around the UK waited eagerly around their computer screens to see the awards handed out between 1 and 5am last night. For quite a few years now, I have enjoyed hearing the speeches, being in awe of the dresses and appreciating a man in a tux... who doesn't? I was so pleased when I found out the Ellen DeGeneres was hosting this year as I have watched her show for such a long time and find her ridiculously hilarious. I hadn't actually planned on staying up but once the first award was handed out I knew I was hooked. 

Although the evening is full of formalities there is something so relaxed about it. Take 'the selfie' for example, it's certainly something you don't see everyday, or perhaps Pharrell Williams and Meryl Streep getting their groove on. It made sound incredibly dramatic but it is about making history. Plus, of course the films, I mean the films nominated this year were absolutely breath taking.

I know at times, the Oscars get some criticism for there conglomerate facade but when you focus on the actors, producers, designers and directors you realise that taking one of those golden fellas home is an incredible achievement that very few are able to do. 

I guess I’m trying to celebrate the amazing talent the world has to offer when it comes to film. Films that make you laugh, cry and absorbed all at the same time truly deserve recognition. I can't wait to see what a next year of films will bring.

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