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Spring Sunglasses

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Spring is finally here and that means so is the sun (which is debatable), but with warm weather slowly creeping in and summer on its way I have decided to splash out on some new sunglasses.

I’m always so fussy when it comes to purchasing glasses – I spend a lot of time in the shop posing in front of the mirror with numerous amount of pairs being placed on my head and then back on the shelves. They have to fit my face right and not only that, they have to be able to go with my outfits and lipsticks.

I tend to just reach for the circular shaped thick black rimmed ones. They’re always a safe bet and I know that with them being black, they will go with everything I own. However this time I went for something a little bit more out there.

From my previous blog posts, you’ve probably gathered by now that I am taking a lot of inspiration from 80s Madonna. From my hair recently being shortened and the impending need to always draw on my beauty spot that sits just above my mouth, I am completely obsessed with her fashion and trends that I’m trying to mimic them within my own wardrobe.

Every morning I am compelled to highlight my cheekbones, smother my lips in red lipstick and outline my eyes in thick black eyeliner. It has become my new look and I am utterly loving it.

So to match this Madonna inspired makeup, I treated myself to some Madonna like sunglasses.

Pair No.1

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These I bought from Next and I think they are absolutely stunning. They’re black, so they go with everything, but on the inside of the frame they have a turquoise tortoise  shell effect on them, which makes them that little bit more special. I feel as though they fit my face fine and don’t look too big, however they are on the large side, but this is purely due to the fact that they are slightly cat-eyed and therefore are supposed to come off your face a bit.

With Madonna in mind, I feel as thought they are a more modern take on the sunglasses that she wore in Desperately Seeking Susan (an extremely good film to watch if you haven’t already – and it will make you understand why I am in love with the 80s Madonna).

Pair No.2

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Now, I have never bought two pairs of sunglasses in the same day, or same season in fact! However I walked past these and HAD to get them. I’ve seen many similar looking ones in various vintage shops around the Norther Quarter in Manchester, however the ones I’ve tried on have always been a little lopsided on my face. But alas! These one’s in Debenhams fitted on my ears perfectly and so they were a must have. They are a bit more daring and I might have to rev myself up into wearing them out and about, but I absolutely love them. They are very retro looking and very plastic, which makes them quite groovy. Also, the colour is a slightly off shade of red, so aren’t too bright, but still hold a lot of impact. Not to mention the fact that they are pretty much the exact same shade as my lipstick.

I’ve been wanting these a long time before my Madonna craze came about, but I do recall her sporting some white heart shaped sunglasses in her Sticky Sweet tour.

Please let me know what you think of my new purchases… All I need now is the sun to wear them!

Have you bought any sunglasses in preparation for the summer?

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Childhood | A late night ramble

I want to be 5 again. Wouldn’t it be great to be that age, when nothing mattered, you got to play with toy dinosaurs and beanie babies all day. There was no concept of time. Tea would be made and you’d be called in from the back garden to come and eat it only then to return to playing pretend. I feel I was much more creative in my mind back then than I am now. I may know more, but fun isn’t the same kind of fun. Stories are ruined. Magic that was once there is now lost and things don’t seem to have that sunny hazy glow to them any more.
It’s quite sad, and I don’t understand it really. The saying ‘’the good old days’’, I’ve never got it until now. Of course there will be more good days to come, but I doubt they’ll ever be as good as all of the special moment I had as a child. My childhood seems to be packed with sunny memories.
Where has the sun gone?
I’m sure it must have rained but I can’t remember those days. They say the brain only remembers the good memories and maybe that’s what’s happening here …
The only rainy memory I have is that of a thunderstorm. Me and my sister were sat by our pond in the pouring rain, counting the moths at the window and watching the lightening light up the sky.
We used to make potions out of leaves, water, mud and grass. We invented Whizzers (when really, they were just water balloons). We’d have BBQs and stay out in the back garden until 10 o’ clock … YES!! 10 o’ clock!
Everything was innocent and charming … Where has time gone? I can’t seem to keep up with it these days. It’s only a few months until I’ll be leaving home and moving to University, not to mention I’m 18 a week tomorrow. Everything is so scary and everything is going by so fast.

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and revisit those halcyon days. 

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Transeasonal Tracks | It’s starting to feel like Spring

The other day I was sat on the bus in my own little world when the smell of freshly cut grass came in through the windows. To me this smell represents the beginning of Spring! The air is still crisp but the sun is starting to sine through the clouds and if you stand in its rays you feel their warmth on your back.

I’m so excited for summer this year. It’s going to be one long holiday and there are rumors that it may be hotter than last year which would be awesome!

As spring prepares us for the summer season I thought I’d put together a list of five feel good songs to accompany this transition.

The Temples | Shelter Song 

Coming into their own over the past few months, The Temples are definitely not going anywhere soon. I couldn’t write this list without them featuring on it. They make my 6 o’ clock starts less painful as I currently have them set as my alarm. I have high hopes for them this summer and can’t wait to see what they have in store …. 

The Tribes | Dancehall 

Sadly The Tribes are no longer together, but this doesn’t mean we can no longer enjoy them. I absolutely love this song off their album Wish To Scream and I wish that they were still around!!

David Bowie | Modern Love 

An oldie but goodie. I started getting into David Bowie last summer so all of his songs remind me of the hazy mornings going to college where’d he’d keep me company on the long bus rides. I chose Modern Love as I have a fond memory of running for the bus to the beat of this track and feeling extremely embarrassed – Thank God for headphones! 

The Heartbreaks | Delay Delay  

The Heartbreaks are one of my favorite summery bands. I’ve chosen a song from their old album as I feel as though their new album is more serious. Each song from their old album could be a single – not to mention they remind me of Kendal Calling last year. 

King Charles | Bam Bam

This man is amazing. His mustache is great and his hair is to die for! His songs are on a very thin line of really summery awesomeness and ridiculously cheesy, but never the less Bam Bam has made it onto my list of feel good songs – and that’s exactly what it is!

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