Sunday, 30 September 2012


Hi Guys, I haven't posted in agesss because, as you can probably guess from the title, these past few weeks have been hectic! 

This isnt a real post, more like a life update and I wanted to tell you about the changes I'm thinking about for this blog. 

So mid-september is when school starts, which means back to uni, so moving back up to manchester was stressful enough. Then its freshers week, which means hangovers, a lot of hangovers. 

Uni also means going to lectures, and lectures means work! Especially as a 3rd year, it actually counts this time round.

These past few weeks have been host to all the fashion weeks too, and I wanted to wait for that to blow over because there is too much choice to focus a post on it. 

I'm thinking of starting to do OOTD posts, or rather OOTW, to make it a bit easier. This is because the posts are quick and simple, which would mean I can keep posting whilst keeping up with my work. 

However! My lack of clothes from travelling over, and my lack of money, means hardly any new clothes have been bought, so my OOTW's would consist of not very interesting style choices.

All of this has left me with no time, lack of motivation and a failed blogging idea. 

But don't despair, my 21st birthday weekend is fast approaching, which should hopefully bring some new fashion updates! 

In the mean time, here are some pictures of my new room at uni, a bit bigger than my old one, and looking more presentable with my homemade bunting hanging up!

I have managed to purchase one item of clothing since I've been here. This sleeveless chiffon shirt with studded collar, £24.99 from Ark, (you can't really see the studs, below) and you can buy it cheaper from Missguided for £19.99. I love it, really on trend with the military theme of this season. 

So there is my little rant of excuses over, try and stay tuned guys, its greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

How to wear a Leather Jacket

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! Its my last week at home before back to Uni so I'm quite busy packing!

When I was in Spain a couple of weeks ago, I bought a few goodies, and whilst in Zara, my mum bought me this gorgeous black leather biker jacket.
I absolutely love it! 
I've been lusting after a leather jacket for ages, and to get one from Zara is even better!
And before you all think I'm a spoilt brat, its part of my 21st birthday present next month, so I'm a happy gal! 

Black leather is everywhere on the catwalks for A/W '12, so I thought I'd do a Polyvore of different ways to wear the trend (below).

Of course there are loads! It practically goes with everything, but these are my faves.

How to Wear Black Leather

Here are looks for smart casual, a day out, and evening wear, all appropriate to add layers for the winter! I love the denim studded shorts and the mullet skirt personally.

I also bought these amazing studded suede flats (can you tell I'm obsessed with studs?). The compliments have been flooding in, and why wouldn't they be? good work zara. 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Its my first post of September, and what a start to the month!
A massive thank you to Cherry Fashion for this nomination! It's my second blog award nomination and it always mean a lot to know people actually still read my blog, and actually like it! 
       The liebster blog award is an award for blogs with less than 200 followers which is great to get nominees posts noticed and appreciated by fellow bloggers.

Ok, so, for all blog nominations there are a few rules:
-Thank the person who nominated you

- Each person must post eleven things about themselves.
- Answer the eleven questions the tagger has set for you.
- Choose eleven people and tag them in this post.
- Follow the tagger and visit at least three nominees.

I wonder who chose the number 11 for this award?! 

11 Things about myself:

1) I'm in the middle of reading Fifty Shades Darker, and cant stop!
2) I used to have 7 dogs, 6 guinea pigs, a rabbit, a hamster, and cats. Basically a farm.
3) I work for a small promotions agency at home.
4) I wear contact lenses, and have a habit of leaving them on the floor.
5) I once hugged Ben Howard in a club. Claim to fame!
6) I am always bored, but too lazy to do anything about it.
7) I'm going to take full advantage of the stud trend this season, love it!
8) I'm contemplating cutting off my hair for 21st birthday.
9) I love Aussie Shampoo.
10) I always want to learn to play my favourite songs on my old guitar, but never have the patience!
11) I hope this University year doesn't stop me blogging, so much work!

The 11 Questions from Nia:

What inspired you to start and what inspires you to keep blogging?
I started as part of my fashion course, and I continue because not only do I love doing it but it keeps me in the fashion loop in my own chosen way!

What is your most prized possession? 
At the moment, my new Zara leather jacket which was a present from my mum, post to come!

If you could travel, where would you go? 
Probably back in time, I would definitely change a few things, but I guess we cant have regrets.

How would you wear your hair on most days?
My hair is wavy/curly, and long, so I leave it wet put mouse on it, scrunch it and let it dry naturally.

What is your favourite blog post to read?
I think we all love a bit of Tavi of Style Rookie. 

What beauty products can't you go without?
Mascara, I have long eyelashes and I'm guilty of piling it on.
Carmex cherry, for the chapped lips. 

What colour are you nails at the moment? 
They are lilac and mint with dots and little flowers, I blogged about them on my neighbouring blog, Stray Nails.

Where would you like to be in 5 years time?
Hopefully have travelled around a bit, completed an internship/placement, starting my career in a fashion/costume company and thinking about starting my own business!

What is your go to items in your closet?
At the moment, my faux leather Topshop leggings with my sleeveless coloured chiffon top. Great for any occasion and most weather!

If you could choose 1 lipstick colour what would it be? 
Deep red. I got given one in a goody bag from mulberry, its from the kate moss collection and its amazing.

What social media sites do you use? 
I use pretty much all of them! But the ones I use the most are Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Its hard not to with them all at your fingertips on the old iphone.

The 11 people I would like to nominate are: 

Tastes Like Gold

All This Fashion

Avant Mode

Beauty, Books and Fairy Dust

Bel Et Bien

Cinderella Rockefella

Emma May Louise

Empty Rack


Fashion Analytics

Young Eyes of Fashion

And my 11 questions for you lovely bloggers are:

How did you come up with the name of your blog?

What is your daily skin routine?

Do you have any pets?

What is your favourite type of post to do?

Who is your fashion icon?

What is your best holiday memory?

If you could work for a designer, which one would it be?

Where do you see yourself in the future?

Roughly how many pairs of shoes do you own?

Twitter or Pinterest?

The best magazine is...?

Well done to all the nominees! hopefully this will get you a few more followers :)