Topshop Baxter Jeans

Monday, 8 February 2016

Baxter jeans were the first style of jeans I ever bought from Topshop and I loved them - proper denim and the fit, oh man. Skinny but looser at the slightly cropped ankle meaning there was less of the hopping about the bedroom trying to pull them off at the end of the day. Basically they were perfection and I lived in mine for about three years until I finally killed them off after one too many pies (they ripped beyond repair, it was a sad day.) Topshop seemed to stop making them for a while but they finally brought them back. Or so I thought. 

Topshop Baxter Jeans review
Topshop Baxter Jeans review, oliver bonas bee necklace
Topshop Baxter Jeans review
Topshop Baxter Jeans review, adidas stan smith  white and indigo trainers

Jumper | Uniqlo
Necklace | Oliver Bonas
Denim | Topshop

These are not the jeans I knew and loved. These are baggy, badly made imposters and I'm a little bit gutted that they're not the same as the originals. You may well ask why I'm still wearing them and that is because I ordered these when I was in hospital. After wearing pretty much the same two jeans in rotation for seven weeks I was too excited at the prospect of a new pair so took the tags off straight away and I'd spilt pasta sauce down them before the *shiny new things* rose tinted glasses came off so a return was a no go.

All is not lost though, I mean they're not terrible - just not the Holy Grail denim they used to be (they were Emmanuelle Alt's faves too FYI.) But that's just my lesson learnt to make sure I definitely don't want to return something before it's too late.

I did order a black pair too though and they actually rock. Ordered the same size but they fit like a glove, so weird. So all in all, I recommend the black ones to wear with little Chelsea boots and to flash that all important bit of ankle (you know my obsession with that) and to swerve the blue ones!

What are your favourite jeans from Topshop? Sorry I look so gormless in these pics by the way, I was feeling so drained after the hospital last week!

Week #6

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Hey! How are you doing? Sorry most of my posts have just been these weekly update type things lately, it's just obviously I couldn't blog properly in hospital and when I got home I decided to do a major clearout of my room. I pulled everything out to chuck or charity shop and ended up getting everything in a bigger mess than it was before so I was just sat in the middle of it all like 'Muuuuuum!' She of course knew what to and now my room is looking bee-yoo-tee-ful and ready to take blog pics in again.

next dog cushion
Neat and cosy bed!

She came to rescue again last Sunday. I saw The Revenant - SO GOOD. It was so beautifully shot and gave me all the feels. It made me scared, sad, happy and grossed out all at once and Leonardo needs to win that Oscar! You know I went because I was like oh hai Leo and Tom Hardy (who you definitely won't fancy in this film) but left with a little crush on Domhnall Gleeson - whodda thunk it? Only in this film though because his hair and jacket makes him look like he could join The Libertines (not sure what that says about my taste in men.)

Anyway it was funny because my portable oxygen concentrator ran out of battery during the film and I was going to have a strop about how it was unfair because this was my first trip out this year that wasn't going to a hospital blahblahblah. But then I realised I was watching a film based on the true life tale of a man who basically crawls across a brutal terrain full of all sorts of dangers after being left seriously injured from a bear attack and it did put things into perspective for me. He didn't have mummy come to the rescue with a spare canister and a wheelchair and a car to get home safely. But because of that my mum got to see the end of the film, she was like 'Who's the baddie? Who's the goody? Is that Tom Hardy? I'd never have known. This is gory you girls shouldn't be watching this' hahaha.

But yes, it was very good and I recommend it if you don't mind a bit of gore!

Oh and the obvious thing that happened this week was that I had my lung transplant assessment at Harefield Hospital. I had lots of tests such as scans and bloods to check out how bad my lungs are and if my other organs are well enough to go through the transplant should I receive one. There was lots of information to take in and right now it's all a bit overwhelming - I'll know in two weeks time what the outcome of this assessment is. Sorry for not going into too much detail, to be honest it's quite draining to talk about and after telling all my family and friends I'm not really in the mood to talk about it any more! For now I'd rather just ramble about randomness, I hope you don't mind - I promise to update you properly when my brain has calmed down a bit!

I hope you've had a good week! Have you seen The Revenant? If you have let's do a snog, marry or kill of  the characters of Tom, Crazy Eyebrow Kid and Domhnall!

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Monday, 1 February 2016

For Christmas I was super lucky to get some books that'd been on my wishlist for a while. They're fun, coffee table type things that you feel a little guilty buying for yourself (or is that just me?) and this one was from my grandparents - How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are.

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are flatlay

I'd asked for it because 1) You know I'm a loser who wants to be Parisian so bad and 2) I'm a bit obsessed with Caroline de Maigret, who co-wrote the book, alongside three other ladies who I'd not heard of but are of course equally stylish and talented. Friends in real life too, they're like a way cooler version of the Sex And The City girls! I love the simple cover and the illustration because someone said if you took away the ciggie it looks like me and I will always be grateful to her for that lie <3

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are review

It has advice on everything, from what to cook at a dinner party to how to pretend you have a lover (yep) and all in all is just a fun and witty read. I think a lot of people would find this book to be quite cringey and pretentious but I don't think it's meant to be taken seriously, it's just tongue in cheek (watch this video!) I feel like the ladies are just sending themselves up and I love when people can laugh at themselves so I thought it was really funny! If you're buying it looking for style advice then I think you'd be disappointed as there's not much fashion or beauty in it, it's more about the Parisian attitude.

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are review

It was a really quick read with some lovely, Tumblr-esque photos - all in all, it's just a fun book to flick through! Will I be adopting any of this Parisian advice? Probably not, but it's a relief to know it's not as effortless as it seems ;-)

Have you read this book? Anyone else a wannabe Frenchie?
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