Friday, 29 May 2015

All Over Again







Top - Forever 21. Skirt - Topshop. Shoes - H&M.

Excuse my weird posing and the multiple creases in my top, it appears that when I don't shoot outfit photo's in a while I lose the ability to shoot any nice photos. But, here's an outfit! I know it's been a long time coming but outfit posts are so difficult to keep on top of and I've become very self critical in myself and my blog posts recently that I want everything to be the best it can be. I think this happens most of the time on study leave, I spend most of my days with no make-up on, in trackies and baggy t-shirts that even when I do get dressed, the outfit normally isn't blog worthy! But on Tuesday I went on a little trip to Ikea with my mum and took advantage of the sunny-ish weather to wear two of my new summer pieces. I am obsessed with any white clothes at the moment and this top is very high on my favourite lists. I haven't been too sure what to pair this A-line denim skirt with but it pairs well with this floaty crop top. Then I dug out my platforms from last summer to complete this monochrome look. Although I was a little too optimistic and had to wear a knit cardigan with it to Ikea!

Yesterday was such a good day, I had day one of All England Regional Finals which is the semi-finals of a big dance competition that we have been working towards the past two years. And two of our groups came 1st and qualified for the finals in London! So it was a day filled with anticipation and a lot of nerves but ended in complete happiness!
Hope your week has been good and you have a fun weekend planned - I'm going out for dinner with my friends tonight then at the dance competition all weekend, so excuse the multiple Instagrams that I'm sure will happen!

Now Watching // Catching up with everyone's vlogs from Beautycon!
Now Reading // Everyone on my bloglovin feed
Now Listening // All Over Again by The Shires - a perfect Friday sound


Monday, 25 May 2015

3 reasons why Beautycon London was so inspiring



















I feel so motivated. I want to do my best, I want to pour my heart into my blog and I want to feel proud of the content I have created.

I went to Beautycon over the weekend and it was amazing, I met so many great people and listened to some really interesting panels that I feel so inspired with my blog, and here's why - 


1. Being surrounded by like-minded people.
My friends understand that I love blogging and the internet etc, and even my family get it - but I'm not sure they fully understand it. But, being at Beautycon felt like I was surrounded by people who truly understand the blogging/vlogging community. Yes, we could freak out that the bloggers that we watch and read everyday were right in front of us but we could also listen to what they were saying during the panels and learn from it. When I asked the not so simple question of 'Twitter or Instagram?' to Lily Pebbles, Anna from Viviannadoesmakeup, Lucy and Lydia and Sammi from the Beauty Crush they all reacted in a way that I would - completely stuck but decided on Instagram because of the visual elements and creativity. It was just amazing to be surrounded by people like that, and reminded me why going to events isn't scary, but fun!

2. Making a career out of a hobby.
Now when I started this blog, I wanted to be a journalist. And, part of me still does, but another part of me wonders if I could make a career out of this blog. Obviously this blog doesn't have a wide readership and is just a hobby and will be of the next three years but a tiny niggle in the back of my brain says, if these women did it, why can't I? Reading people like Suzie from Hello October and Zoe from ZoeLondon blog's everyday, then meeting them in person just made it clearer to me that these women are normal human beings who have worked incredibly hard to be where they are today! And seeing that has motivated me to try my best and make this blog the best it can be!

3. Everyone is unique.
The blogging world is huge, there is no denying that, and quite often it feels like your just the same as everybody else and cannot come up with original content. But, from listening to the panels I started to understand something - everyone is different. Everyone approaches their content differently, everyone is better at a specific part of a blog whether it be the writing, the photographing or the promoting, and it doesn't matter that the blogging world is so big. It was tempting to think that at Beautycon there was just multiple people who are exactly like me - but, yes, they're similar - but no-one can blog the same. Everyone runs their blog for a different reason, everyone has different aims for running their blog, everyone is different but everyone loves blogging and that's the thing that connects us all!


After a crazy busy weekend I am stuck revising and preparing for a big dance competition at the end of the week so make sure to follow me on twitter and instagram to keep up with my random daily thoughts and please, keep me entertained!


Now watching // I may have watched the whole of season 1 of Once Upon a Time last week...
Now Reading // I've literally just started a Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Now Playing // Hunter Hayes has been on repeat after seeing him in concert of Friday night!
















Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Instagram Lately #5




The longer I stay away from blogging and the blogging world, the harder I find it is to return. I've had an unplanned three week absence from my blog and yes, that annoys me, but I have been so caught up in everyday life that my blog just had to take a back seat. I had three weeks back at school and they were full of ups and downs - it was weird, it was the last stretch of school yet I found it almost the most challenging. I felt like I was already done with it, that I was done with the everyday routine, I was done with some of the people and I was done with the lessons. My weekend's were filled with dance competitions and my weeks with photography and exam prep. But last week was my last week at school and it was fab - it was bittersweet. My last day on Friday consisted of a car hide and seek, yearbook awards (which I won most likely to be a youtube sensation, ha), a barbecue, a rodeo bull, a waterfight, and a night out with loads of my school year - it was perfect! 

And now I'm on study leave which means my life revolves around revision and dancing which I'm actually okay with. I've still got quite a while until my last two exams so I'm fairly chilled and the stress hasn't started yet! 
Sorry for being absent over most social media sights the past few weeks but being on study leave should help me get back into the swing of things! 

Hope everyone is having a good week - and good luck with any exams that you have!


Now Reading // I've read so many Young Adult books in the past few weeks that I might do a blog post about them!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

My Spring Country Playlist!

After recently discovering the joys of having Spotify premium it has enabled me to find some pretty awesome new music. If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know that I have a soft spot for some country music, and that's the basis of my music playlist at the moment. So I thought, as I did back in June I would talk you through some of my favourite albums at the moment.


Striking Matches



'There's no music, no confetti
Crowds don't cheer, and bells don't ringbut you'll know it, I can guaranteewhen the right one comes along'


I first came across Striking Matches a couple of months ago after being introduced to them through the programme Nashville. They are the songwriters of one of the popular Scarlett and Gunnar duets, 'When the right one comes along.' After listening to a few of their EP's I was eager to hear their debut album. Their sound focuses around the guitar and the mix of a male and female voice create a tone of soothing voices that match perfectly to create a country inspired vibe. I'm pretty sure their album will be on repeat for a long long time.


James Bay


'Everything's that's broke
Leave it to the breeze
Why don't you be you
And I'll be me'


I have had James Bay's debut single 'Hold back the river' on repeat for goodness knows how long so I waited with baited breath, as I think a fair amount of the country did, for his debut album and it didn't disappointed! Yes, he does have a similar feel to Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith being a white male singer/songwriter but he has more of an edgy voice. Not only am I a fan of his hat, I love his chilled raspy voice, especially the fact the album has a range of slow songs like 'Need the sun to break' and more upbeat ones like 'collide.' It's the perfect Spring background music!


Nashville: On the Record Vol 2


'Got a pocket full of promise
Got it if you want it
Got a whole lot more to give
If your heart can handle it'


Nashville is one of my favourite TV shows and this music based episode where the cast perform live on the Opry and pay tribute to the songwriters of the show was ideal. Not only did they sing some of my favourite songs from the show like 'If you heart can't handle it' and 'Fade into you' there were some new ones, like the awesome Stella sisters singing 'We got a love.' Whenever the cast of Nashville come out with new songs I listen to them on repeat and this definitely won't be an exception!



The Shires



'We can build our own Nashville
Underneath these grey skies
And people will come, they'll come from far and wide
They'll leave their village greens and their big cities behind
We can build our own Nashville
It's about time'


Another Nashville/country duo, however this time - their from England! The Shires seem to have such a melodic and beautiful sound to their music. Their album, Brave, is a mix of slow love songs and upbeat pop-infused country songs. It's my perfect cup of tea. The upbeat songs like 'Friday Night'   and 'Nashville Grey Skies' sound perfect when driving along with my window down in the sun - then the slower songs like ' Brave' and 'All Over Again' fill the early Taylor Swift-esque hole in my life. The Shires is another music act that I'm very glad I've found!

I'm having a girly night in my sister and mum tonight, eating until we're stuffed and watching The Blind Side, and I couldn't be more excited! Hope your all having a good weekend! 


Now Listening // Listen to my Spotify Playlist of My Spring Country Playlist // StyleStorey - On the side of this page!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Trouble is as Trouble Does





Top - Forever 21. Kimono and Shoes - H&M. Jeans - Topshop.


Oh, school! It's already taking up all my time and energy - and I've only been back two days! Today was horrible, it started with a timed History essay, after lunch an English timed essay and then I've been stuck in the library for two hours before a history lecture after school, not fun! But I'm actually in a pretty good mood, I've just been given the print edition of INK, and I could not be more excited. It's so exciting to see the whole year of work come together in an actual, physical, (and professional!) magazine. Being the editor, I almost feel like it's my little baby that has been growing this year and now it's finally all grown up - I don't know. It sounds odd but I just feel an overwhelming pride holding my magazine - lets hope its not the first of magazine I'm editor of that I get to hold!

A fairly simple outfit today, taken in my back lounge! It's been all stripped and redecorated so after the suggestion from Madeleine to use it as a background I went ahead and shot this outfit before I went out for dinner last week. I bought this floaty white crop top from Forever 21 and I love it, It has the perfect amount of 'float' (If that's even a word?) and the crochet at the top is a cute little touch. The Kimono adds to the bohemian relaxed type vibe of the outfit. It's just a simple one but actually something I really loved wearing, I felt all girly and cute!


Now Reading // Connor Franta's book 'A Work in progress' popped through my door yesterday and I'm pretty excited to start reading it!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The importance of being part of a team


I have recently finished re-watching the first season of Friday Night Lights as it came to Netflix recently. And if you don't know what Friday Night Lights is (seriously, where have you been?) it's about a small town in Texas and is based around the high school football team. But, it's not all about sports! It's about the dramas, the romances, the passion behind the sport and everything to do with the coach's family and the players. And, it's amazing. Although I don't want this post to be all about this programme I would seriously recommend that everyone watches it - but I'm writing about this because it got me thinking about teamwork and how important it is.


I dance. That's my hobby (apart from blogging.) I've been dancing since I was three years old and since I was that age, I've been dancing in a group. We do a dance show every year or so so from the age of 3 onwards every year I would perform a dance in a group. Then, from about age eight onwards I started competitions and since then I have been performing with a group of four other girls by my side all these 15 years. And my love for those four other girls feels eternal.  In 3 months or so I will stop dancing with my dance school (as I hope to move to university) and the thought of leaving that dance school honestly breaks my heart. But reflecting on my past 15 years has taught me the importance of teamwork.

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.

The two dances I do at competitions are solos and groups. I love doing solos - having the stage to your own and getting lost in a moment. But it's only you on that wide stage and sometimes, it gets a bit lonely. When you look out and see all those eyes staring just at you, it's a lil' scary. But when you dance in a group, it's a whole other feeling. Your part of a team, you dance as one, you are their for each other. Yes, you feel a whole lot of pressure because when you do something wrong its horrible. You feel like you have left everyone down. But it motivates you to do better. After all these hours of long tiresome rehearsals, most of the time it's the people your surrounded with that gets you through. When I catch myself in the mirror in the middle of a rehearsal, I look terrific, I look sweaty and tired and my hair is always a mess. But, then I look to my side and I see my best friend Emily looking the exact same. Some of the best nights I've had at dancing, when I've laughed the most, are the hardest ones, the ones when there are literal blood sweat and tears, but, although we get frustrated, we are all in it together. We all dance because we love it and when we're at a competition we all have the same goal; to dance our best, not let anyone else down, enjoy it, and to ultimately try and win. And when, last week things got tough, we all pushed through and winning with 91 marks, it was worth it. It motivates me to do better. To continue with the energy and drive that we found in that moment. 


None of it can happen without your teammates. 

Teammates are there for you all the time. Not only in the sport you play, but as friends, their support should travel further that the field (or stage.) You share a bond, a love for a sport, that connects you in more ways than one. Yes, you share the same goal, but you share the memories of how you got to that goal. Teammates are there for you in the good times and the hard, when things get tough, motivate each other and let them know your there. 


I don't know what this post is essentially about, but it felt like something that needed to be said - although I like being alone, being part of a group is a feeling like no other. So, yeah, sorry if this post was too ramble or just very random, it felt like something I needed to write and get off my chest! 

I'm going to finish with one last saying that I really love 

 Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose!

Now Watching // Friday Night Lights - Obviously!



Monday, 13 April 2015

"You quite like stripes, don't you..."





Top - Forever 21. Jeans - Topshop. Shoes - H&M

This is such a simple outfit but for some reason, I loved wearing it. I went shopping to Westfield Stratford with Madeleine last week and we spent most of our time in Forever 21, literally every floor (and there is three floors) we had multiple pieces to try on! I came away with this simple striped t-shirt, a white skater dress, a white summer crop top, some black shorts and some workout stuff. The workout stuff is to try and motivate me so that this healthy eating and exercising thing that I keep on telling myself I will do, actually happens! I was so pleased with all my purchases but this striped top is possibly my favourites. You know how much I love stripes, even the cashier stated "You quite like stripes, don't you..." but having this casual - and extremely comfy - t-shirt will be a great essential for the wardrobe! 

So my summer wardrobe is slowly gaining some new things and building up, but I think a browse on Asos this morning made me realise all the other stuff I lust after!
Anyway, I go back to dancing this evening and apart from that am spending my day revising and drinking coffee, hope your Monday isn't too bad!


Now Watching // Madeleline and I have had a little film marathon over the past week, we've watched The Kings Speech, Life as we know it and we watched The Help last night - all which made a cosy night in.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

My Top 4 Favourite Places I've Travelled to

I love reading blogs. After the standard Instagram, Twitter and Facebook update in the morning I instantly go scrolling through my bloglovin' apps. Some of my favourite posts to read are about people's favourite things, posts written about things people love so that their passion shines through. And when thinking about things I love, I thought about travelling, so I have put together a little list about my favourite places in the world that I have been. Now there are so many more places that I want to explore but these are a few of my favourite that I've visited so far in my short life. 


New York



New York. Nothing will ever really compare to New York. I went in the summer of 2010, when I was 13 and since then I have become overly obsessed with it (I mean, I even decorated my room New York themed...) I did all the traditional tourist things when I went with my family, like going up the Empire State, seeing the Statue of Liberty and spending time in Times Square and I loved every single second of it. Then in 2012 my brother, sister and I travelled into the city for a day whilst waiting between flights, although this day was rainy and quite a dreary day; it was perfect. I just felt so content walking along the buzzing streets taking in the whole atmosphere. I've said ever since 2010 that one day I will work and live there, and I know that is a huge huge goal to have, but I figure I might as well try.


Italy - Tuscany



I've been to Italy four times, and three were spent in Tuscany. I just have memories of endless days soaking up the sun by the pool, eating huge amounts of pizza and just having laughs with my family. I remember this one place we went, it was next to a river and we spent time jumping off rocks into this river, whilst my brother attempted to learn how to fish. However when he finally caught a fish he was too skirmish to touch it or to let it go, so me, being the youngest had to take hold of this slimy fish and throw it back into the river. I have great memories of Italy with my family but have created some this past year when I travelled to Civetta on my school ski trip. I liked seeing another side to the sunny Italy of a snowy tourist village in the mountains, Italy is beautiful and I really would like to go back there soon.

Florida


When most people think of Florida, they think of Disney world in Orlando. I have been there and loved it but in the recent years my family and I have been to Orlando to just chill. We've revisited a town called Bradenton a few times and it almost feels like home. Although the weather is slightly temperamental and you might be caught in a Tropical storm, like we were once, when it is sunny it is heaven, the humidity is crazy but days by the pool are perfect. Florida holidays are filled with sunbathing, eating a huge amount of food (mostly in our favourite restaurant ever, Applebees) and shopping, they are pure heaven.

Washington and Chicago




I have been so lucky to have visited both these cities, and like with everywhere in America - I loved it. Washington was such a pretty, chilled and clean city, I learnt a lot about American history and was happy to see another side to America. I went to Chicago just last summer and you can see in the multiple of blog posts I posted back then - but I loved it as well and often find myself daydreaming back to that holiday.

I am super lucky to have visited all these places at just 18 but I have so many more places on my bucket list. If you enjoyed this post let me know, because I've really enjoyed writing it and might do a 'places I want to go' list type post. Hope your week is going well, I'm off shopping today for a bunch of spring clothes!


Now Watching // Friday Night Lights has been the perfect accompaniment to my photography work the past few days!




Monday, 6 April 2015

Grey Skies



 Top - H&M. Dungarees - Asos. Doc Martens - Office. 

I come to you stuffed full to the brim with chocolate. It's Easter Monday and I have had the perfect Easter weekend. It has involved seeing Cinderella, a day at the races and a small family walk - as well as eating my weight in chocolate. I took the chance, when on this rare family walk along the       canal to shoot some blog photo's as I haven't in, what feels like, yonks. 
Last week I ordered these dungarees in the spur of the moment from Asos. I realised I had a lack of new clothes since Christmas so felt I needed a bit of a sprucing up of the basics in my wardrobe. And so bought these '90's Dungaree Playsuit' from Asos. And I love them, the denim is super soft and they fit so comfortably that I feel like I will never take them off. I paired them with a standard stripy top from H&M however did not anticipate how much skin would be showing along the midriff, however I still like the look!
I had my haircut on Friday and have come to the conclusion - I'm bored with the colour! I originally wanted blonde and caramel highlights however my hairdresser urged me not to ruin the natural colour at the roots and suggested going an ash blonde/ almost grey ombre at the end, what do you think? I'm kind of tempted, I must say!
I hope you lovelies had a super Easter weekend, currently I'm sat in bed on a Monday morning with the sun streaming through my curtains - Life is good. However I probably should start tidying the complete mess my bedroom has become and should get a start on some revision. But, apart from that, Life is good!

Oh, and yes - I am wearing fluffy socks with my Docs - England can be very cold!


Now Reading // Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - I'm definitely getting into it now - I forget how much I love a period drama type of book.
Now Watching // I've been getting into Pretty Little Liars again (I'm on Season 3) but have just discovered Friday Night Lights is on Netflix so may have to spend my time flicking between the two!




Saturday, 28 March 2015

Where have I been?

Where have I been?



The answer to this question, I don't even know. I have two theories about why I have been absent from my blog for so long:
  • I've been super busy. With school, homework, dancing and generally having a social life. I know that sounds like I'm putting having a life before my blog, it's because I am! I'm in the final stretches of school and I want to soak up every thought and feelings I have, whether it be 'I can't wait to get out of here' or 'Oh gosh, I actually am leaving this place, maybe I could just stay?' And it is hard to live life to the fullest when my blog almost seemed like a burden, like it has the past few weeks.
  • I'm stuck in a creative rut. I haven't bought any new clothes in, goodness knows how long, and you've seen most of my other clothes. So, even if I did have time to go and shoot outfit posts, I'm not sure I would have. 

But, I like to blog. That's why I do it. So I'm not letting this hiatus stop me from continuing. So, I've had a three week long break? So what my content before that was boring and weird?
I can use it as motivation to blog to my heart is content. 
The Easter holidays are coming up and after handing in my history coursework on Wednesday I am now focused on the exams I have coming up. However without coursework hanging over me I can now manage my time to get back in the blogging swing. I've got a few new ideas...
  •  Take you on the road to final fling (essentially my prom) through inspiration for dress, hair and make-up. 
  • The journey of leaving school. 
  • Of course, some outfit posts! - I've got so many new ideas for backgrounds that I kind of want to burst in excitement. 
  • Maybe, take you along with a day at a dance competition - the make-up, the costume, backstage excitement etc
Please let me know if any of them sound interesting and if you've got any ideas/ requests for blog post ideas,  I'm always looking for more!

And just to say, even if I'm not always active on this blog, I spend every little second I can catch on various other social medias: Like my Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr - so make sure to follow me on there! I've also recently created a new snapchat 'Stylestorey' so add me on there for random everyday musings!


Now Reading // Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Now Listening // James Bay's album and Striking Matches album.







Thursday, 5 March 2015

Random Rambling




Whenever I tell my friends that I'm in a 'good mood' then always reply the same thing - "your always in a good mood, Christina." And although sometimes it may seem it, I'm definitely not always in a good mood! But today, I couldn't stop smiling, and I'm not sure why, but I'm going to hold on to this feeling. 

I woke up this morning to a cascade of pinks, blues and oranges stretching across the sky, I knew it was going to be a good day. My day began by talking in front of the whole of the boys school in assembly which is daunting, but I feel that over this year I have got used to public speaking and it is not so scary anymore - I made announcement about the launch of our new and last issue of my school magazine Ink is out (I wrote an article on 5 tips to get you to become the next big super blogger if ya fancy checking it out.) Then Vicky and I went to a small cafe shop in town to have a almond croissant and a cappuccino which was delicious and one of the perfect ways to spend a free - probably not the most productive though...

Life is Good at the moment. This week is so busy, but it's so thrilling. Quite often I complain about being busy, but this week I have been busy with things I like to do, which makes life so much more easy. So find the things you like to do - write, exercise, read blogs, dance, plan parties - if you fill your spare time up with positive productive things, your free time will seem productive. There is nothing worse than planning a productive afternoon and spending all that time sitting on your bum watching T.V. and feeling crap because you've been so unproductive. If you want to work in a free - work, if you want to go for a croissant and a coffee with a best friend - do. You cannot spend all your time working, everyone needs some downtime. Just don't make too much - balance, that's it - life needs balance. 
Anyway, enough of my Thursday rambling, I need to go and write some history notes, Hope life is treating you lovelies well. 

Now Playing // Love love love



Sunday, 1 March 2015

Catching a breath


A random collection of photo's that have little relevance to the post but I find so so pretty - Can be found on my tumblr.


I feel a bit of a block right now writing this post after what seems like so long, it's like the promise of a blank page - it's incredible because you can say what you want and, well, the world is your oyster, but on the other hand it's incredibly scary - I'm confused with how much I share with you on the internet, are you my friend? Your my friend, the people who read my blog are my friends because they read what I let them read, but are you my friend because you know my whole life? No, the internet is only a small proportion of one's life and I feel that because I have not posted in a couple of weeks, you don't know the new me. Not that I've changed drastically, I really haven't, but you haven't heard from me in a while, after a week skiing (or rather, failing to ski) of being surrounded by beautiful mountains, but also by some of my best friends, you don't know me who has been coughing her guts out the past week, croaking my words out, or who has a fear or missing out so much that I force myself to go to school and to dancing because I don't want to miss out, even if what I really needed was a day in bed to sleep and cough on my own, and probably wallow in my own self-pity from my cold - I sound so dramatic, my life really isn't that interesting!
But hat is essentially the new me - not that I've changed, but I've grown I suppose. The ski trip was full of many ups and downs, thankfully more ups than downs but it was a test of strength as well because the days skiing were extremely tiring but we went out and partied some evenings, making  the days longer, but so much better and full of so many memories.

This next week is one of the busiest but most exciting weeks I've had in a long time. It's the third and final issue of my school magazine Ink coming out - It's the first time Ink has had three issues in a year so it's so exciting to be leading it once again. I am performing in the school talent show on Thursday and Friday night which is terrifying, I'm used to dancing on a stage but not in front of school people, it will definitely be interesting! Then on Saturday I've got my big 18th party which I am sharing with Bryony, which will (cross fingers) be amazing - I'm still yet to find a dress but a hefty order from Misguided has been placed to hopefully they'll serve me well! Then on Sunday I've got a dance competition which I'm super excited for as I missed a fair amount because of my ski trip so it will be nice to perform and have a day with my dance friends.
 Hopefully when I am able to catch a breath I'll be able to shoot some outfit shots or come up with new blog idea's, I'm still as motivated as ever!

Hope you all have a good week lovelies!

Now Reading // I've just finished reading the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver - It's such a good premise of the book and I really enjoyed the first two but I was slightly disappointed with the conclusion on the third book!









Friday, 13 February 2015

The Book Thief


I first read The Book Thief around this time last year when I realised that it was coming out as a film, and I loved it straight away. Since then it has been a constant in my life, that may sound odd but I have used it as the stimulus text for my English coursework. Meaning that the non-fiction article I have written and the fictional short story I recently finished were both inspired, or loosely based around the them "imprisonment" which I got from the book. As I am coming to the end of my English coursework unit I am writing my 'commentary' part where I analyse what I have written contrasted with the books I have chosen as my stimulus. That has meant that I have had to analyse The Book Thief closely and some of the quotes in it really just struck me due to the beauty of their wording, that I thought it would be a shame not to share them with you...








 Woah, that's a lot - as you can tell, there are lots of quote worthy phrases!
I also recently watched the film for the second time and cried buckets. Not just at the outcome but just at the whole concept of life in Germany during the Second World War. It just boggles me to think about the indoctrination of the Nazi's and I don't want to go off onto a historical tangent, but it just amazes me everyday the sheer power that the Nazi's had. The film is so beautifully shot; the characters all have some lovely chemistry and the innocence yet wiseness that Liesel shows is fascinating. I really think she is one of my favourite fiction characters, she has just gone through so much pain and suffering in her life but she is amazed by words and finds the strength to carry on. 

I cannot pin point why this book means something to me but I felt I needed to share it on here because I really urge anyone who has not read or seen it to go and read/watch it now! (although, make sure you read it before you watch it!) 
Now Reading // Landlife by Rainbow Rowell - am still not sure how I feel about this book!
Now Playing // Over and over again 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

We never go out of Style
















Skirt - Topshop. Top - M&S (just hear me out...) Jacket and Shoes - New Look.
One thing that people often say when asked who their style icon is, is their mum. I never really thought of my mum as a 'style icon' or anything, she just always wore nice clothes and that was that. But recently, with a specific style coming back around I've realised that in reality my mum and I actually have a very similar style,  meaning that some time in my life, she must have inspired me! Over Christmas one of my aunts said jokingly that all my mum wears is black - and I always joke around with my friends how all we wear is black (a little bit of white!) Alos last November when my mum and I went out we both were wearing grey clothes with some kind of roll-neck, and since we both have short blonde hair ( much to my dad's dismay) we look even more alike! 
I've even gone as far in this outfit as wearing her clothes! This roll-neck is hers, I've been lusting after one for ages and hadn't managed to buy one and then when I bought this A-line black denim skirt from Topshop the other week, I knew a fitted grey roll-neck top would be perfect with it. My mum always wears roll-necks under pinafores or chunky knit roll-neck jumpers with jeans - I remember when I was little not liking them because I felt like they were choking me! But after all these years, I suppose she has inspired me - Thanks Mum! (Or Mummy as even though I'm an 18 year-old, I'll never not call her mummy...)
Anyway, I better go and start school for today, I've had two coffee's before it was even 8 o'clock, so I'm sure I'll be crashing in a few hours, Hope you week is going well!



Now Reading // Landline by Rainbow Rowell - I've only just started this but I already love the setting and set up of the book.