I don't half pick funny random days of the week to post these, but I guess like most things on my blog nowadays, they're done in the moment, when the inspiration strikes.
So today's post is a week in review post, I love writing these types of post, because I get to tell you a sort of story about my week and if I'm lucky you guys will let me know how you've been too either via commenting or sometimes you guys tweet me which is really nice because I love hearing from you.
This past week has been all over the place.
I've had a lot of ups and downs, and I've been keeping to strict deadlines for university (and I STILL haven't finished). I'm struggling with one of the three assignments quite a lot but I guess I'm getting there, I'm just over halfway now. I've finished one assignment completely and the third has been started and I feel positive about that one, I'm not concerned about writing that one.
I've been really rather tired recently but I'm getting through it, and I've been very emotionally confused lately. To clarify that, I mean one minute I feel positive about my progression with life in general and then I feel really worried that I'm not making any real progression. I guess I just have to trust that I'll get where I need to be at the end.
I recently picked up a fashion magazine (which I haven't done in a very long time) because I fancy browsing at the visual elements of it and admiring the way in which they choose to put together an outfit.
I've personally been more invested in sorting my wardrobe out, since I'm always finding holes in it, (I'd love to say that was just the slip of the tongue but honestly I've also found the tops I own in a certain soft material keep getting multiple holes in them at the bottom center and I have NO idea why, I do know it isn't moths though) and tops are always lacking. I've been dressing in a more mature way, whilst keeping my little spin on things as always.
I've been watching Doctor Who for the first real time since David Tennant's days as the doctor, and I'll be honest, it took me a REALLY long time to get into it. I have to admit that Peter Capaldi is good at what he does, but it just doesn't feel right reverting from super gorgeous David Tennant to Matt Smith (who didn't float my boat) to Capaldi. Sad truth, but aesthetics really come into my enjoyment of programs. I hope that doesn't sound as superficial as it does now in my head?! Anyway, I have been enjoying the new series now that I've caught up on BBC iplayer and I feel more connected with the characters. Any DW fans reading this? What are your thoughts on PC and the 'new' DW?
Good things? Well I'm a sad-ass sap who has started enjoying crappy short romance novels because that's better than being hit on by some of the deadbeat old guys who make eyes at the girls in this town. No idea where that sentiment came from. Probably the dark recesses of my soul.
I'm gonna go get some hot cocoa and think about life.
Ah anyway, if you read this, you need some milk.
(HE NEEDS SOME MILK if you had no idea what I was referencing. Look it up)
As hard as it may be to believe, my heart has been set on designer goods since I was eleven. That was the age that I dreamed of starting a fashion blog, (and having absolutely no idea how to I sort of kept putting the idea to the back of my mind and putting it off, as I thought it wasn't truly possible. I made various blogs, none of them ever going out to anyone other than myself, and dreaming that one day, one day I would create a place to share my fashion loves with like minded people. I can gladly say today, that dream came true.)
I've only ever owned a few designer pieces, and they've always stayed in my mind.
I found a genuine (and now incredibly popular and sought after) Moschino Red Wall Italy Black leather belt with the 'MOSCHINO' gold letters. I bought this at a car boot for £3. I bartered with the seller, because I was about 13 or 14, and had very little pocket money to spare. The lady kindly accepted my offer, and I kept it for a few years, but it was always too small for me, so I eventually sold it and it sold for over £100, which for someone who was a teenager with little money, was a huge and very pleasant surprise!
My next piece was a Dolce & Gabbana cherry print bra that was far too small for me, that I found in TKMAXX for £10 and bought just for the pleasure of owning such a beautiful designer piece. I don't know what happened to that but it probably got sold on at some point.
Either way, I've only ever had a few designer pieces. As a young adult, I still dream of being out of university, in a full time job with a disposable income and of the beautiful designer pieces I may treat myself to once in a while. So I wanted to share with you today, the pieces I dream of buying.
Recently, in case you hadn't seen, the ruffle trend has been trickling into the high street stores like rivers of goodness ready to capture the hearts of any unsuspecting ladies. The ruffle trend has, shall we say, hit hard, and I believe the trend is here to stay.
I myself became captivated after having discovered a top that was so unlike anything else I'd encountered (a certain sold out limited edition Topshop top that I showed in my Spring Haul & Wardrobe Update video) As I mentioned in the video, I had to send back the one I had due to it's unforgiving material, and said I had found another elsewhere (that fell through, but I've since found another which I'll have in hand hopefully by the end of the week!)
Anyway, I wanted to share with you, and possibly introduce you to what I believe is a lasting and beautiful trend: The puff sleeve ruffle top.
This trend can be mastered for daytime pleasure with simple blue wash jeans, or for more fancy ocassions, a similarly ruffled skirt in either a different colour (if matching with a white top, it can look beautiful with a bright and colourful A Line skirt) or in the same colour (which proves tricky if trying to match up as shade differences aren't usually subtle!) Pair with some oversized sunglasses and you could look like a movie star.
I myself have ordered the Boohoo version as shown in the second image above, and am looking forward to showing you my take on the outfit I have in mind. This trend isn't for the faint hearted, it is in itself, a work of art, and something the wearer should wear proudly and confidently, because darling, you look a million dollars.