Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you all had a fabulous night last night, I know I did!
I’m so glad to put 2015 behind me and move into a fresh year, it needs to be a good one. As for New Year resolutions, I don’t really have any, I turned my life around quite a bit at the end of last year, so I guess I should just carry on from that. Maybe lay off the sugary foods a little bit, but definitely to not let people get me down. That is something I must carry over from last year. 2015 was tough on that front, around late November I decided to no longer be afraid of what a few people thought of me and what I was doing. This really did make my life so much better.
So if I was going to have resolutions, it would to be stronger in myself and to not be tempted by sugary foods!
Anyhow, I mentioned in one of my Blogmas posts that I found an adorable dress for New Years Eve in Miss Selfridge’s sale. I promised that I would show you this later on and here it is!! I must apologise for the photo quality… I had had some wine previous to these being taken teehee…
I think this is such a pretty dress and falls so lovely! I watch the TV series Vikings and Lagertha has dresses in this style (minus the shiney bits and a little bit longer) so I must admit, I did feel a little bit like a shield warrior last night. It is very flattering and I absolutely love the neck line. It’s just the perfect party dress!
You can purchase the dress here… I got the size 8 petite!
Let me know what you think and what your party outfit and resolutions are…
Much love ❤
My sister graduated with a First Class Honors degree the other day at Leeds University.
It was a strange day, everyone was floating around in their big black gowns, I felt like I was on the set of Harry Potter! The sun was shining for the majority of the day too, making it even better, and everyone’s families were there, suited and booted and looking so proud – it was verrrryy cute.
The day before I’d been to the beach with my friends and at around 5 in the evening I got a phone call from my dad saying that we were going to Leeds that evening instead of the following morning. I rushed home, franticly threw a few things into a suitcase and we headed off.
We stayed at Headingley Stadium which was pretty cool, our rooms over looked the cricket ground.
The ceremony was fun. Everyone looked so serious and fancy in their gowns even the professors were swishing around, the whole pompousness was ace. I must admit though, I was jealous of some of their hats. I mean dayum, as if they can only wear them at important uni events!
We ate at the Slug and Lettuce for tea and if you haven’t been there I totally think you should go. The food is to die for, I’d recommend the cookie explosion for dessert. Heavenly.
In the evening we went to a little jazz bar and hung out there for a while. There was this band playing and everyone was having an awesome time, was a good vibe to round off the day.
My dress was from Lipsy, my sunglasses from Topshop and my shoes were from Dune…
I had a nightmare finding comfy shoes for the graduation. First I bought some from New Look and within the first five minutes of wearing them they had totally torn my ankles apart. They skipped right past the blister stage and just sliced into my ankles making them bleed. Soooo I had to go and buy some more,I pretty much tried on every sandal in town and they either rubbed on the cuts already made or didn’t fit. Then the last pair I tried on were the ones I got. Me and my sister had literally given up but on the way out of town we spotted these and they are soo comfy and real leather, and with them being in the sale, I couldn’t not get them!
I haven’t written in a while, I’ve had writers block and a truck load of work to be getting on with. So I thought why no conquer writer’s block by letting you know what I did to celebrate my 18th Birthdayyy!!
Me and my sister decided to celebrate in Leeds. We went to watch a Gramotones gig who were absolutely amazing and ended up interviewing them before they played. There was eight of us all crammed into the back of a three seater tour bus, rock and roll much! If you’d like to read the interview, check it out on my fanzine’s blog HERE! 😀
I also go the chance to meet up with a friend that I’ve been speaking to for two years now online, which was super special and she’s soo lovely. Her name is Julia and she’s also a fellow blogger and Charlatans fan… check out her blog HERE!!
After the gig we went out to a place named The Fab Café. My sister took me there as apparently no one there takes themselves too seriously, and she was soooo right! This extremely eccentric guy called Sid was dancing with me all night. No words can describe just how eccentric he was. I mean, I could never recreate his dance moves as his arms were everywhere! His hair was gelled back, his trousers up to his waist held up with a belt, and his t-shirt was tucked into them. Not to mention his moustache. But I danced with him cause hey, why not? Within the few hours we were there he demolished around 4 packets of space invaders, so on top of his unique style, he stuunkkk of onions! Such a great way to spend your first night out. But honestly, I haven’t laughed that much in ages.
|My sister and I with The Gramotones
|At The Fab Cafe!
My birthday was awesome, me and my sister went clothes shopping, I got such a gorgeous necklace from my parents and in true Gramotones’ fashion, a stylophone, which I must master!
I was supposed to post this up around two weeks ago now, but I totally forgot! Everything is a little bit hectic here at the moment. Anyway, enjoy 🙂
I went to a fancy dress party the other night with my family. We totally rocked the Grease look!
My mum dressed as Rizzo, my sister was Sandy, my dad went as Kenickie and I was Frenchy .We looked awesome.
My outfit consisted of:
A Pink Ladies Jacket (obviously) – Purchased from Amazon.
A bright pink wig, which surprising looked okay – from the fancy dress shop, Smiffys
I stole a purple top from my sisters wardrobe.
I had a plain black bandanna tied around my neck,
Some white pumps (which I think were from Primark – I’ve had them for a long time now)
And my trouser leggings from Miss Selfridge!
I also wore some false eyelashes (Natural evening wear, Ultra Glam) from Eylure. This make is amazing. They look so natural and the line that the lashes are stuck to is almost invisible when you glue them on. Even if you can see where they’ve been glued you can easily disguise it with eyeliner, if it doesn’t already look like an eye liner line – which is great! They stay on well and tend to fit my eye shape without having to cut them and they’re so light. Once on you can hardly feel them.
The Party was ace … Check out the photos!