Monday, 31 December 2012

What does 2013 hold

Unlike most I'm spending tonight, on the sofa, watching the numerous New Year shows on television. I haven't ever been a big New Year fan, I usually follow the crowd. Due to a lack of organisation my plans seemed to crumble at the last minute, and here I am now, with some toffee popcorn and Graham Norton.

So reflecting back on 2012, it's not been over eventful . I've done a lot, visited exhibitions, spent a lot. 2013 however, has a lot in store for me inevitably. Come May my university exams finish, come July I graduate, and technically become a real adult, with real responsibilities.

With this in mind, my next few months involve some hard work with my head in books, and whispering at the library. Real job hunting, and then who knows. But with all this in mind, it would be rude not to make some plans. Not so much resolutions, but aims. So here they are;

* I want to own a pair of Louboutins. I have the book, visited the exhibition and have the poster proudly on my wall. Plus, I don't think there will be anything more perfect than, a red sole taking a step onto the stage come graduation day in July.

* To own a Celine bag. Okay so this is pretty out there. As well as chipping away at worked up debts each month, and saving money for my New York trip next December, money will be tight. But a Celine bag is next on my wanted list.

* A summer holiday. Maybe even a few weeks travelling. Who knows, but I missed out on a holiday in 2012, and don't think I should do the same in 2013.

* A job. Something I'd like to get upon graduating. The Louboutins will obviously come in handy for interviews too.

So these aims are pretty materialistic. But apart from the standard join the gym, and cut down my sugar intake, I'm pretty happy with my life. So much so, I don't think I need to make any huge changes to have a great 2013.

Without a doubt you'll have some resolutions, I'd love to hear them. But for the mean time, Happy New Year.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

The Grinch That Stole Christmas

I don't mean the film, but this extremely festive Olympia Le-Tan clutch. You maybe digging deep in your pockets to afford the £955 price tag. But it certainly will bring some festive spirit to your outfit this holidays.

Available at NET-A-PORTER.COM


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Top Five Christmas Films

With being stuck in Manchester right until Christmas Eve, I have found myself watching Christmas films left right and centre, just to keep my festive spirits high. So here I've rounded up my top five...

Miracle on 34th Street

" We invite you to ask yourself this one simple question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?"

Miracle on 34th Street, was a childhood favourite. And that hasn't changed now I'm 21. There's something slightly magical, that gives me tummy butterflies every time I watch.

New Years Eve

"Some people swear there's no beauty left in the world, no magic. Then how do you explain the entire world coming together on one night to celebrate the hope of a new year?"

Okay, so this isn't technically a Christmas film. Compared to Christmas, I'm not really a New Years fan. But this film changed everything. I challenge anybody not to cry with joy at the end. I'm spending New Year 2013, in New York and hope I get a tiny bit of the magic shown in this film.

Love Actually

"When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion.. Love actually is all around."

Not only is this a favourite Christmas film. But a favourite overall film. I never tire of watching, so much my DVD has scratched, and stopped playing at parts. Like New Years Eve, the film follows different people's lives who all somehow connect. Even though I love all the story's, part of me is just nosey and likes to see others lives.

It's a Wonderful Life

"Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings"

Full of Christmas cheer. A perfect family watch, that will defiantly get everyone being thankful. As Carrie Bradshaw would say, An oldie, but a goodie.

" The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear"

Elf really is full of Christmas giggles and joy. I don't quite think there's a film which makes you feel more festive.

The best way to watch them is with a big mug of hot chocolate, and cosy pyjamas. Do you have a favourite? What is it?


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Farewell Gossip Girl

It's been common knowledge for quite some time now that Gossip Girl would draw to an end this season. Here in the UK this happened tonight.

I won't pretend I didn't shed a tear, or squeal with glee at times. But being a Gossip Girl fan, from that very moment Serena entered Grand Central, I couldn't have asked for more.

I'd be lying if I said Gossip Girl was just a weekly programme I tuned into. Blair and Serena can influence an outfit of mine, or I even find myself asking for Blair's exact hair colour. This influence from the teen drama will certainly be missed. I found myself on first moving to university, making friends with similar fans. My house religiously sit down together to watch. I'd quite honestly argue Gossip Girl, has been the Sex and the City of my generation.

I don't want this to be a spoiler for anybody who isn't quite up to date. However what was Serena thinking with that dress? And could Eleanor pull some strings for my dress, when the time comes? The clever reveal of Gossip Girl, and the appearances of friends and enemies. New and old, we're certainly my favourite bits. Rachel Bilson and Kirsten Bell, really did make me laugh.

However I think it's times stopped wishing to be Mrs.Bass. What did you think if it all? And yes, I did think it was Darota all along....


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

What's been going on....

I've shown Abigail's Party a little but of a cold shoulder recently. End of year deadlines piled on top of me, as well as end of term fun. But here's a little round up of what I've been up to the last few weeks...

 I'm extremely excited to return home for Christmas. Even the Christmas Eve drive, is making me giddy. I've managed to finish all my present buying early, and now looking forward to grabbing some bargains in the sales.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Bey does Body Con

After a recent Instagram spree, I came across these rather hot pictures of Beyonce.

I couldn't help but notice that all though her dress is rather beautiful, it's extremely similar to what I've seen on the high street. Jersey body con dresses seem to be everywhere. ASOS have a whole range like below for as little as £30. I bet Bey had wished she'd known that. If you fancy spending a little more, head to Topshop for this embellished number. Not only are these dresses great for girls nights out, but smart enough for day time occasions. Team it with a simple necklace and voila a la Bey. Who wouldn't want to be like her?

ASOS £30

Topshop £95