Easter is nearly here!! I can't wait since I gave up all cakes and biscuits for lent, and it's been very hard! I guess it's good to give up something unhealthy for lent though, since most of us will be consuming unholy amounts of chocolate come Sunday. Today I'm going to a rounders match, which I know is going to be a failure for me as I cannot, for the life of me, catch. I thought its was called 'Good' Friday because you're meant to have a good time. Haha, no, I'm sure it will be fine. Then tomorrow I am traveling up to lovely Northumberland; if the weather stays sunny the scenery will be beautiful! What is everyone else doing for Easter weekend? Anyway, here are some pictures (:
I love to support independent cafes, bars, cinemas etc. This is because I want to pay for an experience I can't find just anywhere. For example, you can go almost anywhere in the world and sit in a Starbucks, sipping your coffee, but with independent cafes there is a certain uniqueness and eccentricity you can't find elsewhere. Also, if you go to these places regularly, they begin to feel like home, a place you love. So there is also a sentimentality about it. It is hard to love a Starbucks or Costa as they all look the same, there is nothing quirky about them that draws you in. I am a frequent Starbucks customer, which may sound hypocritical, but this is simply due to the fact that these big companies drive away almost all of the competition, so it is hard to find a nice little independent cafe.
One saturday my friend Lauren and I stumbled across the cutest tea room I have ever seen: the Walk. With a massive, endearing cake decoration in the front window, it was hard to resist. So we went in. The Walk Sells delicious patisserie, afternoon teas and luscious lunches together with a choice of fine wines and continental beers. It is a wonderful experience. The waitresses are very friendly and their outfits are charming (if you visit you will see). The decor is cool and some of the furniture is very kitschy; it'll make your insides glow. So I say, if you live in Nottingham or you're visiting the city, why not drop into the Walk for a cuppa?
Visit their blog at http://thewalkcafe.blogspot.com/
The weather in England has been amazing, so I’ve taken this as an opportunity to take loads of photos. As you may have noticed already, I’m a bit obsessed with florals and pretty things. The woods near where I live look stunning, and all the bluebells are out, giving a tint of violet. So I thought ‘I should combine the beautiful woods with a pretty outfit’. The outcome is in the pictures. I want to know what everyone else’s fashion pleasures are? Spill!!
Dress: River Island, cardigan: H&M, trilby: vintage, brogues: Primark.
Flowers are so beautiful, especially at this time of year, the spring, when they are all in bloom. So its seems natural that something so gorgeous should influence fashion dramatically. For example, if you walk into Topshop tomorrow, I assure you that your eyes will be blinded by the rainbow of florals. The best thing about florals is that they never, ever seem to go out of fashion. Go into a vintage shop and there will be plenty of floral tea dresses to choose from. So my advice would be to invest in florals, as they sprout up in fashion again and again. If you're not a floral type of person, well prints are all over the place at the moment, and they give you a fresh, edgy look. I'm having a lovely weekend so far, and I have been window shopping with my cousin; which has also been depressing as I have no money to buy lust-worthy clothes.
Anyway, I hope everyone else is having a great time (:
The perfect casual outfit. How do you do it? It's all about feeling confident and comfortable in your own clothes. You need clothes that you can walk around in all day, but also express your own personal style. When it comes to comfort, what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Jeans! Well I'm guessing most people would agree. My take on style is usually to mix something really girly with a 'Rock 'n' Roll' accessory or piece of clothing, for example, I would wear a pretty chiffon tunic with some military boots. So my interpretation of the perfect casual outfit is: pretty top with pretty accessories, jeans and an edgy jacket to roughen things up.
Aviator jacket: H&M, lace top: Topshop, jeans: New Look, brown bag: H&M, loafers: Topshop.
Dress: Arafeel on ebay, sunglasses: vintage, belt: Zara, boots: Primark.
I have to admit I was slightly drunk whilst these photos were taken. Yesterday was lovely and sunny in England, and I spent my evening down the pub getting hammered with my gorgeous friends (: Although, I am starting to regret it now because I have my grade 6 piano exam in a couple of hours, and I'm feeling a bit peaky. Going to a barbecue tomorrow in celebration of my friend's 18th, so I'm hoping the sun will stay out!!
Hope everyone else is having an amazing weekend (: