Right. Here it is. I want one. A cross tattoo with the word ‘fearless’ underneath. Combining Jesus and Taylor Swift! :)
Just putting it out there so that it’s no longer all kept to myself and I can look at this roughly 100000 times and hopefully decide one day.
#sorrymum #sorrydad #probablynevergoingtohappen.
Only acceptable in the 80s? I THINK NOT.
I have decided that 80s chick flicks are one of my favourite types of films ever.
Firstly, because I was absolutely born in the wrong era - I’ve got the 80s hair and I could totally rock the lycra/leg warmers combination.
Secondly, they’re some of the most wonderfully cheesy, epic love stories in existence!
Not only can I bond with my mum over a love of these films, but I can happily watch them with my friends and drool over the hunky Patrick Swayze and his ridiculous hair.
These films are the perfect ingredient for any day where dressing gowns and hot chocolate are involved.
Seriously, if you’re not in love with all things 80s yet - get on this. Watch them. Start with Dirty Dancing, I genuinely believe that it is a crime if anyone has not watched it.
As I was sitting on a rammed, smelly, uncomfortable bus yesterday, I saw a beautiful lady with very long, blonde, wavy hair riding a bicycle exceedingly similar to this one… I died a little bit inside. I genuinely started twitching, I was that jealous.
Did I mention that it was a beautiful sunny day?
Can you honestly think of anything better?
Bicycles (especially amazing burgundy vintage ones with a basket) are the best form of transport in my opinion.
I can’t drive. I’d like to claim that this is because I am 100% green and love the environment far too much to pollute it with a car but AS WELL AS THAT, really it’s just far too expensive. Bicycles, however, don’t use petrol! They are cheaper to use, environmentally friendly, good exercise, aaaand you can get absolutely beautiful ones like this.
Needless to say, this is on my Christmas list already.
I want to be the kind of girl who cycles everywhere carrying books and flowers in her basket!
Thanks to my very stubborn Irish genes from my mother’s family, I am pale. Now, rest-assured I am not someone who is actually quite tanned but hashtags #omgpale on their instagram selfies; I really am pale.
There are an awful lot of ‘pale jokes’ out there, I myself have even been telling my friends for years to ensure that they wear sunglasses when around my bare skin just in case the sun reflects too brightly off me and blinds them.
Society seems thoroughly convinced that a ‘healthy glow’ is necessary for anyone’s survival and that if you are pale you are a) not getting out enough, b) not eating enough, c) generally ill in some way.
HOWEVER, this summer I have fully and completely embraced my pale skin! I have realised that some of my absolute favourite female icons are also pale and are deemed as some of the most beautiful women ever.
Take Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly ad Marilyn Monroe just to mention a few! Pale royalty.
These amazing women are with no exaggeration known as three of the most beautiful women of all time and, hey, check their complexions. Can’t imagine anyone told them that they really could do with some fake tan.
For those cynics who would say ‘yeah, but they’re from olden days and now everyone has to be tanned cos it’s hotter’ - you are fools!
Check out these pale princesses, all of whom are massively successful, beautiful, wonderful, healthy women.
Even our world class models today are pale…
So, you see, I really couldn’t care less if people think my legs are disgusting or tell me to get out more. I am exceedingly proud of my pale skin! I am in a genre of beautiful along with all of those women above. I am very much okay with that.
First ever tie-dying experience for my first ever festival experience!
I know the stereotypes of a festival nowadays are not exactly accurate but, heck, I thought I’d go all out.
Despite the fact that it took me hours to find everything I needed, I am rather pleased with the end product. This really is such fun to do and so rewarding - it looks so cool!
Also, I believe that I am now officially a certified hippie.
When I first listened to this song, my initial response was ‘yep, it’s nice’.
However, I now have a much different opinion of it; so much so that it evidently is worthy of a blog post.
I LOVE IT! Can’t get enough of it! You know those songs when it gets to the end and you just wish it had an extra 5 minutes, well this song actually does! It is nearly 8 minutes worth of heaven.
I love love love when songs have real words telling a real story like this one, it’s so refreshing.
Mmm I’m gonna go listen to it now, probably on repeat for yet another week non-stop. xoxo
What a cutie! I had the privilege of not only meeting this lovely woman but also seeing her perform at Leeds Festival. Despite not yet knowing all of her songs, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Her voice is so beautiful and her slightly shy and very cute character comes out even in her performance. She admitted to me in the signing tent that she feared no one would turn up to see her the whole day! ha! Then later that day in the absolutely brimming Festival Republic tent she blushed and giggled at the cries from the dashing young men in the crowd, declaring their undying love for her and asking for her hand in marriage.
Kind of a little bit in love with her/want to be her.
Leonie had a birthday!
We sang and ate and drank and boogied all night.
Thanks for the photos, http://www.bonbonphoto.co.uk :)
So we finished school for ever!
About time, I’d say.
So relieved that all of the ridiculous pressure of A Levels has finally been lifted off my shoulders FOR EVER! I am going to miss school, it seems strange that I will never ever be going back. Ultimately though, I am very excited for what’s next. I have an entire year before university to do something great and hopefully worthwhile.
However, in reality, this next year will probably look a lot like eating crisps, watching 80s chick flicks and writing on this blog.
That sounds pretty good to me though! :)
Now for the beginning of the rest of my life.
Florence and her flipping amazing machine.
For me, Florence is one of those people who I feel I have some kind of ridiculous ownership over in the kind of ‘I found her first’ and ‘I listened to her dodgy unreleased recordings on youtube like 3 years ago’ way. No point denying it, we all have that annoying indie/alternative kid inside us.
Flo and I have the kind of relationship where every time I hear her voice I stop what I’m doing and long to be dancing around with her on stage in some kind of giant cloak instead. When I went to this concert I think you can imagine how utterly and completely thrilled I was to be seeing her - therefore my interpretation of her concert may be bias but regardless, it was awesome.
They performed a good ol’ set list containing all the famous ones, all my favourites and even one I hadn’t heard before (I felt like such a terrible fan)!
I danced and worked my little legs like crazy ‘til they basically fell off and was quite literally buzzing for hours after the concert.
I’m going to see her at Leeds Festival again this summer and I’m STILL excited because she’s just. so. great.
Needless to say, I would highly recommend her CDs, concerts, fashion sense, hair etc. to everyone :) Amen.
Courtesy of the lovely Bonbon Photography.
Oh. my. goodness. This has to be the most beautiful collection of dresses I have seen in my life. I was gazing and almost literally drooling over this website with my friend the other day as we watched the ‘haute couture’ winter/autumn fashion parade. I am not exaggerating when I say that by the end of the display, when the magnificent wedding dress appeared, I definitely had tears in my eyes. It’s not a common habit of mine to get this excited over a collection of garments but oh my, this work of Elie Saab is an art form.
These epitomise the graceful air of people such as Keira Knightley and Emma Watson… the best bit is, they actually wore iiiit. And looked stunning in the process of doing so.
Guess who turned 18?
I figured, what better way to celebrate saying farewell to my childhood than by having a very childish and wonderful princess party?
Kim + Chantelle from Bonbon Photography (ttp://www.facebook.com/bonbonphoto) kindly set up a photo booth for my friends and I to pose fabulously in with some rather hilarious props, ‘cause what teenage girl would want anything more than that? :)
It was suuuch a lovely evening.
Bring on adulthood! :S
I was trying to think of something to blog about and was listening to my ipod, getting that mysterious overwhelming GAH feeling that you experience when you reeeally love a song, and realised HEY! I absolutely love The Lumineers.
I have only recently discovered them via www.daytrotter.com (which by the way is a bangin’ site) and I currently only have 4 songs by them but am in love with each one equally.
This folky little trio are without a doubt a band you should watch out for.
I strongly recommend giving them a good ol’ listening to; start with ‘Ho Hey’.