Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Topshop Autumn Wishlist

I've just emptied half my wardrobe in another attempt to have a more 'streamlined' life but naturally I now just want to fill it with more stuff. The Topshop 20% student discount hasn't gone unnoticed but I've been good and have just thrown all of my wants into a wishlist (tomorrow is the last day of the discount though so let us pray I have the strength to see this spending ban through.)

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I'm not usually that into florals but imagine these with really sheer black tights, black ankle boots and chunky knits (although get those from GAP because Topshop ones are a bit crap.) I don't usually buy single eyeshadows either but I've been looking for a browny/purple shade for ages and I think this would be very nice with smudgy eyeliner and lots of mascara.

I know the boots are a bit silly but they're also a bit Bowie and I like that! Luckily for my bank balance my feet have been a bit fooked since transplant (they hurt) and I can only wear flats or trainers so I won't be investing in a pair. Finally the velvet mini, which is realistically probably the only thing I'd get the most wear out of in this list but again it's a bit of a gimmicky purchase so I'll leave it this time! 

I definitely need to make the most of what I already own, my spending lately has been ridiculous. I AM NOT SPENDING ANY MORE. Famous last words...


Monday, 26 September 2016

Suited & (Not) Booted

This is the last of the 'pre-transplant' outfit pics I have, these were taken two days before I got really ill which shows how quickly I went downhill! I felt so well this day (as well as you can do whilst your lungs are packing up lololol) and I don't even think I need to tell you how sassy I felt in my pink suit- such a loser, I know. It's from Next and it was one of many 'hospital treats' I got myself during a 10 week stay at Hotel Lewisham. When I was there I had it hanging up in my room for ages because it's just so puuuurdy! I'm a bit pink obsessed right now, I think this is the year for me to resurrect the pink coat.  

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Suit | Next (alternative here)
Top | American Vintage via Repertoire* (sold out but other colours here)
Shoes | ASOS

This is what I wore when I went to go and vote over Brexit (didn't get the result I wanted *stampsfeet*) I was also on my way to a family wedding party afterwards which does put this outfit into slightly more context. It was a fun night, my grandad got a wee bit drunk and was dancing with me and my cousins which was really funny and a nice memory too. Also, my cousins and I got a selfie that we're actually all happy with for once - a mini miracle indeed. Anyway the suit has that mix of masculine/feminine going on and as I'm not that girly it was a good option to wear for a formal do without needing to wear a dress. Also, it hid my dodgy fake tan. While the material's not the comfiest (it's a little itchy) I do quite like the fit, although I would probably have got the trousers in a shorter leg looking back at these pics because of my compulsive need to have everything ankle length. But I'd go back to Next should I need another suit, even though I'm not too sure how/when I'm going to be wearing this one again...never mind, it was fun while it lasted! I do wish I'd worn more make up this day though, one is looking awfully pale. 

Talking of make up last night I went a bit silly on Feel Unique last night - buyer's remorse is setting in but more strongly is the feeling of PURE EXCITEMENT. I'm blaming it on being stuck in quarantine, I have to avoid busy places etc until another couple of weeks then me and my new lungs shall be free! Watch out world hahaha. 


Sunday, 25 September 2016

A Significant Day

Today is quite a 'reflective' one for me, it's exactly this date last year that I had my assessment at Harefield and they told me that I needed new lungs. I remember that day so well! I just cried and cried and was sad up until Christmas Day when I cheered up because, well, Christmas. If only I'd known that exactly one year later I'd be sitting here with shiny new lungs, recovering well with the hope of an exciting future ahead of me! I went to hospital that day in a wheelchair and on oxygen, this week I walked in there on my own two feet with no tubes up my nose. I climbed stairs too, I still can't get used to it sometimes. 

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At The Old Orchard, Harefield. All uphill and a flight of stairs, both of which would have been a real struggle before but now the only thing slowing me down are my wobbly legs! Recommend this place in you're in the area btw, gorgeous food and they even have a resident dog!

I was there for clinic, it was a bit of a faff actually because of this bug I have (explanation here if you missed it) I need to be seen on the ward rather than in the actual clinic. I was booked in for 9am Monday but there were no beds til one so it was too late to have bloods taken by then and because of that they made me stay in that night so no one would steal the bed. ONE WAS NOT AMUSED. It wouldn't be too much of a big deal but I'm not allowed to use the bathrooms in case I spread my germs haha so they make me use a commode *major cryface here* I mean I know there are far worse things to deal with in life but it just brings me back to being ill so I sit there peeing trying not to have  a panic attack lololol. I'm sure I'll get used to it though, I have to because it looks like that's how hospital life will be for the foreseeable future! Anyway they did the bloods the next day and all was fine, I had a nuclear medicine scan on Wednesday which wasn't as exciting/dangerous as it sounds and then me and mama made our merry way home. 

This week also mark a year since I saw Florence And The Machine, significant seeing as she is my queen/hair idol/everything. I'm definitely going to see her again, except this time I won't have to sit down with an oxygen cylinder or have to deal with assholes - in fact I'll probably be the asshole because I'll be treading on people's toes and spilling my drink everywhere because I shall be dancing like a loon. I really wanna see Kings Of Leon tooooo. Anyone you really want to see? 

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