Saturday, 25 February 2017

Weekend Reading List #6

Another week, another round of fabulous blog posts for you to browse! Hope you enjoy.

* I cannot wait to get inked again and Mia's round up of 30, Inspiring Small, Delicate First Tattoos has got me wanting to book myself in ASAP! The only trouble I have is choosing which design to go for.

* Sophie is rocking THE ultimate birthday gal dress - she is a sequin dream!

* Leah is considering making her blog a PR free zone and I found her reasons very interesting - I think it's actually a very liberating thing to do!

* One thing I've never quite mastered are white jeans but Charlotte's post on ways to wear white jeans for Spring provides the perfect dose of inspiration! 

* Lizzy has also done The White Denim Edit and is looking incredible (as always!) so now I'm really feeling like I need to get myself a pair! 

* It's been a little while since I had a splurge on ASOS and Sophie's wishlist is full of gorgeous pieces for Spring (I LOVE all of the pink things!) 

* Lisa Eldridge's video on how to supersize your lips is perfect if, like me, you love that fuller pout look but don't want to commit to anything a bit more permanent. 

* Kirsty's post on Blogger Burnout and Self Inflicted Stress is something that I think we can ALL relate to. I think the important thing to remember is that blogging is supposed to be FUN!

* Of course Amy's house is JUST as cool as she is - check out her Little Home Tour for some serious interior inspo (and be as surprised as I was about where a lot of the decor is from!)

* Finally, Ellen's Oversized Blazer outfit is a masterclass in layering - perfect for this weird, can't-make-up-it's-mind-weather. 

Anything catch your eye here? As always, I'd love to know your favourite posts of the week!


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wondering What To Do With Life

Jacket | All Saints
Dress | Topshop (via Depop, alternative here)
Boots | Topshop (alternative here)
Bag | Kate Spade

So I utilized this wall in my garden again and got caught by my neighbour. He'll be 100(!) this year, isn't that bloody amazing? He's great and has all these stories, he knows so much but he was left perplexed by what I was doing and I think he just thought I was a bit bizarre. 

I've had one of those stressy nights where I've been up all night wondering what to do with life - funfunfun. In lots of ways I feel like I'm a little bit behind other people my age because of the age I was when I started to get really ill and I've been doing that ridiculous thing of comparison which is just completely stupid because my situation is different to someone else's. Not wanting excuses or anything, but it's just proof how you shouldn't compare as we don't know what someone else's story might be. 

Yoko Ono said that 'Time is a concept humans created' and I find myself going back to that quote often. Life isn't a race and you have to do what's best for you - it's so silly how we think we have to have a list of things achieved by a certain amount of time when we all know how unexpected life can be. I think I'll write more about this specifically to transplant but one plan isn't going to work for all of us! We're not made in a factory line, we're individual and all have our own unique journeys in life. Now if I could just take my own flippin' advice...


Monday, 20 February 2017

The Happy List #15

Hello! I've been missing blogging lately but unlike the old days I've not been able to do it because I've been having so much fun in the 'real world' (although I hate when people say that, these days online friendships and all of that are just as relevant!) Still, not wanting to break with tradition I wanted to fill you in on a fab week.

1. Shopping trip. Again, me and mama went shopping. Remember how last Sunday I ended my post with 'So next time I'm eyeing up yet another stripey top I'll be asking myself if it's really necessary' ? Well I bought another one on Monday, hahaha. It's a good 'un though, see it for yourself here.

2. Bumping into Baby Florrie. Well not literally (she is only 2, ya know) but on the same shopping trip she was at the same place with her mama and nanny so it was really nice to spend some unexpected time with them all (over cake, of course.)

3. Valentine's Day. I wrote a whole post on love and I know it's a cheesy day but it still gives me all the warm and fuzzy feels. 

4. Millwall. I went on Tuesday and they won and then they bloody went and beat Leicester on Saturday! V proud but the trouble is they're playing Spurs away on the same day we're having a party to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis and Harefield hospital so am just hoping people still turn up haha. 

5. Keeping a diary. One of the reasons I've not been blogging as much is I've started writing a diary again, like old school styley with a pen and paper haha. So I'm afraid it's been getting all the goss rather than you (but you know the majority of it is just like 'Guess what Freddydog did today!') 

6. SUNSHINE. If you're a Brit then you get the excitement. Hasn't it been glorious? So I've been getting outside as much as possible and taking advantage of leather jacket weather ✌

7. FOOD. I ate out a lot last week and while my bank account may not thank me I myself am very happy about this. A lot of crap actually, as you can see from my pics. I would say I've eaten too much pizza but we all know that's not possible (the limit does not exist 🙅)

8. Birthday celebrations. It was Florrie's mama's birthday so we went out on Saturday night for some fun. I don't think I've actually gone out out with her and my brother since transplant so it was really good! Definitely maybe drank too much though but I shall blame my brother ok? 

9. Ice Cream. So I went with my friend and her bubba's to this ice cream place nearby and I ordered this massive thing before I knew what the kids were getting (something much smaller) so obviously mine came and they were jealous haha. I would say I didn't enjoy it but I so did. 

10. Sisterhood. I was hungover af but there was a lovely, lovely girl on the bus who helped me make sure my foundation was blended as I did it on the bus - gotta love it when girls stick together! 

So there's my news, tell me yours! 


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Weekend Reading List #5

Again, I've had a bit of a busy week so haven't been blogging much of my own stuff but I've still been catching up on everyone's lovely blogs! Here's some of my favourite posts of the week.

* Ciara's post on Adulthood really struck a chord with me - 'growing up' isn't a race, we have to get there in our own time and it's so up and down! 

* Sam's post about mental illness is so important - we need to keep talking about it to raise awareness for people who maybe don't understand it and also for others who are going through it so they know they're not alone. I'm so proud of Sam's mental illness posts, she has taught me so much!

* I've only just discovered The Moptop (I know, I know - where have I been? ) and I'm seriously crushing on Tonya's style. What a babe! These two looks are so simple and pretty and I want to recreate. 

*  I love Lydia's channel and her video on how she changed her life around was an interesting one! It was different to her usual but I think she's included some fab tips that we can all take on board. 

* I'm SO happy Annabel is back blogging! Her photography is beautiful and she is the resident mascara expert so if you're in need of a new one go check out her recs. 

* OK so I love everything Lizzy posts but her latest inspiration post is a good 'un. Not only is the fashion great I love the way the whole post has been presented - very unique and nice to look at!

* We've all seen Beauty Pie reviews floating around the blogosphere and I've been so intrigued by them - however the slight mystery surrounding the products has put me off a bit! But Steph has done reviews and revealed what she thinks they're dupes for, which is super helpful. I'll definitely be making a purchase next time I feel like treating myself to some make up, plus it's all cruelty free too I believe. 

* Another post of Corinne's has made it onto the list this week but I think you'll love her handy post on how to blog legally. I don't know about you but I find it all mega confusing!

* You know I love a good Breton stripe so I was all over Helen's post on finding the perfect striped top!

* Sade's photography is beautiful and she has such a way with words too - she's one of my favourite bloggers for sure! Stupid Cupid! is a post I related to so much it was almost scary haha. It's funny because people say I'm really easy to talk to and while I may overshare on here in real life I've been told I can be a somewhat a closed book and this is something I would like to change.  

Have you read anything good this week? I'd love to read some new blogs!

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