Friday, 21 February 2014

Bassett Allsorts

Do you ever have those outfits which you  know is just a fail-safe option. You can put it together in a dash, knowing you can rush out of the house without looking too much in a shambles.

And this is one of my fail-safe outfits.
As you can tell by the greenery and bare legs, this was taken quite a while back, my legs haven't come in contact with the outside, and might I add, FREEZING, air, in a long time!

Yet, I have worn this outfit again and again. Even with the cold northern chill out-staying it's welcome. There's nothing a pair of tights can't fix!

I love the blocking of bright, bold colours on this skirt, and it always makes me think I've just plucked it out of a packet of Bassett Allsorts! 
This jumper is the both the coziest and most fun thing I ever did wear! With a growling, fierce panther on it, it's enogh to scare off any predators, yet the once again bold and bright polka dots is enough fun to tame down any big kitty.
Orange is just a colour that doesnt run through my wardrobe very reguarly, but this pop of a sunny hue is has een welcomed by welcomed arms! I love how the polka dots and the orange stripe i nthe skirt ties in together, and to bring this through een more, I rolled up the sleeves of my cozy piee of knit, so the orange from the inside peeps through too.
To top it off, some orang strappy sandals and some coral polish. 

Now, if Spring would just hurry back along, I can whack this ensemble back out again! Sandals and all!
jumper: Topshop, skirt: Topshop, sandals: Kurt Geiger
Are you guys excited for Spring to come back around? Or are you quite content snuggling up in Winter for a bit longer?

Hope you're all well,
Speak soon,

Sunday, 16 February 2014

I walked with you once, Upon a dream...

If you've been looking on my blog for long enough, or know me in real life, then you'll know that I love Disney. I think the films are beautiful and when you're having a bad day, nothing beats sitting down to watch a classic and feeling like you're a kid with no troubles in your life again, just for an hour or two.

So when I found out that the stunning Angelina Jolie was working with Disney to make a film about Maleficent, one of the most fabulous villains that's ever graced our animated screens, I was already filled with excitement.

Then, when the trailer was released, it was more intense, fabulous and spectacular than anything I could have conjured up in my mind....

Angelina is the perfect dark villain, complete with hypnotizing eyes and cheekbones that could cause major 
major damage.

Along with this, the song backing this trailer is hauntingly beautiful, and it wasn't until afte I heard it that I realised it was by the one and only Lana Del Ray, who does a brilliant and mature version of the song that brings me back to it to listen again and again.
What do you think to this Disney's latest offering and Jolie's interpretation of such a classic villain? Do you like Lana Del Ray's take on the song?
Sources: collider online, another-quester blog, wikipedia, makobiscribe, official trailer@youtube, welivefilm,

Hope you're all well, 
Speak soon,

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Cherry Pop

If you know me, you'll know that have a ridiculous collection of ribbons. Yes. I'm 21-years-old and own an assortment of multiple ribbons...

And tying them into my hair to perk it up a little bit is one my favourite things to do with them, and today was no exception.
With a stripy top on, which I always feel very Parisian and chic in, I undid all the chic-ness when I buckled up the straps on my little pinafore dress.
Mix and matching with textures, I found a shiny pair of dark cherry shoes to be friends with my dark cherry, velvet ribbon. 
With shiny, gold buckles on my shoes gleaming with every step, I buckled up my belt for some more added golden goodness.
Carrying on the golden glitz, I had these cute lil' hoops swinging happily on my ears.
As I get older, I find myself trying to find the balance of dressing more in a more mature and sensible manner, while still keeping my own sense of girly fun and whimsy.
top: Anthropologie, pinafore: Miss.Selfridge, belt: AWear
However, as I stepped out of my door, I felt like I was about to skip to school in my preppy uniform...oh well!

Hope you're all well,
Speak soon.