Sunday, 23 April 2017

Outfit | Work Wear

V-Neck Jumper - Primark   |   Leather Look Skirt - New Look  |   Waistcoat - New Look  |  Lace-up Pumps - Primark  |   Bag - Work Sample Sale

I read Catherine's post When You Hate Photo's Of Yourself the other day and it made me think of these pictures.
These pictures were taken an age ago, in fact well over a year ago.

I remember back when I was going over the images I was thinking there was no way I was going to post these online. I kept them even though I had no intention of posting them and then I thought, why? What is actually wrong with them. Absolutely nothing that's what.

I totally understand what Catherine means in terms of control,

"The picking out of these photos this week got me thinking about when you DON'T have control over which photo of yourself is chosen"

I think a lot of people feel this way, I know I certainly do.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Other Fims Watched in January 2017

We're more than half way through April and I've only just realised that I haven't been posting updates on what films I've been watching this year!

Better get started now!

The Intern (Nancy Meyers, 2015) - Very Good

Red Dawn (John Milius, 1984) - Very Good

Terminus (Marc Furmie, 2015) - Very Good

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg, 2015) - Excellent

Air (Christian Cantamessa, 2015) - Okay

Coin Heist (Emily Hagins, 2017) - Okay

Victims for Victims: The Teresa Saldana Story (Karen Arthur, 1984) - Good

The Woman With No Face (Channel 5 Documentary)

Tabloid (Errol Morris, 2010) - Weird

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Blogger Picks | March #2

March Blogger Picks 9
Megan | Pages By Megan - Happy Mother's Day Mum, Love From Us Both
Caroline | Burkatron - DIY | Flower Gift Box

I attempted Caroline's brilliant DIY for Mother's Day and it was excellent. I'll have a post up about it in a couple of weeks!

March Blogger Picks 10
Emily | The Sweetest Thing - The Best V-Neck Tee
Maegan | Love Maegan - Whatever Comes, Comes Through Clear
March Blogger Picks 11
Chloe | The Little Plum - Dress For Your Style, Not Your Shape
Rachel | Pink Peonies - Trip To Disneyland
March Blogger Picks 12
Christine | Hello Fashion - 6 Casual St. Patrick's Day Outfits
Kenza | Kenzas - Classic Petite
March Blogger Picks 13
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - Japan
Lydia | Fashion Influx - Adding Blogging To Your CV
March Blogger Picks 14
Jazmine | Jazzabelle's Diary - A Few Things To Look Forward To
Hannah | Away With The Fairies - My Eating Disorder Story
Annabelle | The Viva Luxury - Gray Matter
Ashley | Ring My Bell - Patent Gucci
Caitlyn | Southern Curls and Pearls - Instagram Outfits + Sizing Info
Emily | The Ivory Lane - Spring Casual

What blogs have you been reading?

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Film | In the Cinema - April #2

April 14

The Sense of An Ending - A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

The Hatton Garden Job - In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men. The total stolen may have a value of up to £200 million, the incident has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history."

April 21st

The Belko Experiment - In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
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Unforgettable - A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife.

Their Finest - A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Rules Don't Apply - The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and their boss, an eccentric billionaire named Howard Hughes.

April 28th

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 - Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.
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The Promise - Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

DIY Flower Gift Box

I was originally planning to put up an outfit post on what I wore for my birthday last week Thursday but I never actually got round to taking pictures even though we had super amazing weather last weekend.
Instead you can enjoy the flower box I created for Mother's Day.
Not bad eh?

I can't take all the credit for this though. When the lovely Caroline who blogs over at Burkatron put up this post: DIY | Flower Gift Box I was eager to try it! Mother's day was coming up plus my mum loves flowers (tulips and lilies are two of her favourites) so I thought I might as well give it a go (with some help from my dad of course).

As this was quite a last minute decision I didn't buy anything online. Instead I got the boxes from Clintons (they weren't matching) and I bought a pack of four blocks of wet floral foam from Hobbycraft. As you can see we didn't use foil or plastic sheeting (we didn't have anything wide enough for the box) so we improvised by using a white bin bag which we lined all the way to the top of the box, you don't have to do this though (I don't know why we did).
We then covered the smaller box in clingfilm (or plastic wrap for those not in the UK) to make sure it wouldn't get wet, then my dad cut the blocks of foam to fit around the smaller box. Caroline says that the smaller box should sit level with the larger box but I wasn't too fussed about that.

I made sure I had some of my mum's favourite flowers (I bought one of them in a bouquet because I wanted some foliage). And I was ready to go.
3 hours later give or take I was finished! I knew this would only work if I had a gift to put in the smaller box. My original plan was to buy some votive yankee candles but when I couldn't find any I decided to go with a necklace I had seen a few days before.
This Personailised Birth Star Necklace from Not On The High Street by the lovely Rachel Jackson London. I already have my eye on a couple of other pieces.

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