29 January 2015

Why wear normal socks when you can wear cat socks?


Flower Jumper - Charity Shop
Over-Sized Tee - Charity Shop
Shoes - Converse
Cat Socks - Primark
Holographic Choker - Topshop

The best type of socks are cat socks, especially when the cat is sporting a princess crown.  Primark have mounds of these printed socks, but it's annoying how the print stretches out all funny and distorts the poor cat.  It happens to my Zebra sockies as well.  

How cute is this pink tee with the dolphin print!?  I do wish it was a bit longer so I can wear it as an actual t-shirt dress, but it'll do!  It literally goes perfectly the embroidered flower jumper over the top, which is sooo garish - I love it.

Anyways, soz about the not so great quality photos.  It was all blue skies and sun until we ventured out into the arctic, at which point the sky decided to turn a lovely shade of dark grey.  Not impressive.  It then proceeded to rain and I don't think my camera was on the right setting, but I'm not a camera master and I don't know how to use it properly yet!


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26 January 2015

Choker Love


Crochet Top - Urban Outfitters (Old)
Check Roll Neck - Charity Shop
Cord Skirt - Urban Outfitters 
Boots - Topshop
Choker - Topshop

I managed to snap this beauty of a holographic choker up for £3.60, as it was leftover from the aftermath of the Topshop sale.  I try to avoid buying Topshop jewellery when it's not discounted, as the discount actually brings it down to a normal price.  I would not have paid a tenner for a strip of shiny neck plastic, I'm telling ya that! 

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25 January 2015

INSTA WEEK #7


You know them times when you buy a Lush bath bomb, then you realize your bath doesn't have a plug so can't even use it?  Probably not.  It's not fun, I was looking forward to using this Phoenix one so much!  Most disappointing. 

This lilac fluffy top is my fave top right now, which is why it is in half of my Instagram pics.  Last week it was that baby pink and baby blue check roll neck (which I am actually wearing today), that was in like allll of my Insta pics, and now its the lilac fluff ball!

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23 January 2015

Double Fur


Faux Fur Coat - Vintage
Fluffy Crop Top - Miss Selfridge (Old)
Check Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Converse
Leopard Belt - Primark

I am loving this fluffy crop top so much right now, it's all I wanna wear.  You've probably gathered this seeing as I was wearing it in my last outfit post on Monday.  It's all my fave things at the moment - lilac, fluffy, and cropped and this pleases me.

I did a little freeze while taking these photos.  I've actually been alright with the cold up until yesterday.  I did this last year as well, I'm all like 'yeaaahhh, it's not even that cold this winter' ready to welcome the warm weather, forgetting that it turns into arctic conditions around this time.  Very disappointing.

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21 January 2015

Don't Fake it 'till you Make it

I dunno about you, but whenever I'm waiting for an interview or in my case, any vaguely stressful confrontational situation, I just hate feeling the anxiety and powerlessness.  Like, it sucks.  Big time.  How good would it be if we could just like, sit differently or stand differently and then go into that stressful situation feeling powerful and leaving with the outcome we want.  Sounds good.  Maybe even too good.. But, I may just have the answer you are looking for...


Last Tuesday I dragged myself out of bed at the crack of dawn, for that bloody 9am lecture that, every uni student dreads.  Yes I was sitting there, eyelids heavier than lead.  I have never in my life fallen asleep in school or uni before, but that could have been the day, I swear.  Anyways, I learnt something amazing that I really want to share with anyone that bothers to read this post.  It's all about body language - not how our body language makes others think and feel towards us, but how it can make us think and feel differently about ourselves.

I'm gonna get all scientific on y'all now.  Being happy leads to us smiling, but it also works the other way round - forcing ourselves to smile makes us feel happier.  In a nutshell, our facial expressions contribute to what emotion we are feeling, just as much as that emotion contributes to what's happening on our faces.

It works the same way with body language - we open ourselves up when we feel dominant and powerful - our testosterone (dominance hormone) is high, and our cortisol (stress hormone) is low.  When we feel insecure and unsafe are cortisol levels are high and our testosterone is low - we close our bodies up.

This is were the 'Power Poses' come into play.  Power poses are all kinds of amazing - just sit or stand with your body opened up, and even after just two minutes your testosterone will shoot straight up, and that nasty little stress hormone will be pushed way way down.

Power Pose - Opening Body Up With Arms In The Air

Okay, they do look a little silly, I'll admit that.  Pop to the toilets while your waiting for you job interview and sneakily Power Pose in secret.  Those other candidates sat there with their bodies all closed up, looking at their phones, reciting their answers in their head, raising their cortisol and dropping their testosterone - they ain't gonna stand a chance against you.

Power Pose before any situation where you might be scrutinized or judged, or you just wanna feel powerful.  Just two minutes!

Power Pose - Opening Body Up With Hand On Waist

But, this all feels fake right?  Just fake it!  Fake who you want to be in that interview, fake who you want to come off as to that person you're so scared to talk to, fake being powerful and confident, fake it, fake it, fake it.  And don't just fake it till you make it.  Fake it until you become it - because you will.

I would really recommend giving this video a watch.  I've pretty much written out the main message Amy Cuddy is trying to get across, but it's such a powerful video and she probably explains everything much better than I have - watch it till the end, you won't be disappointed!










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19 January 2015

Lilac Fuzz


Fluffy Crop Top - Miss Selfridge (Old)
Spaghetti Strap Top - Miss Selfridge 
Jeans - River Island
Shoes - Converse

I've been loving the whole fishnets under ripped jeans thing that's been going on recently, so obviously I had to have a play around with it myself.  I actually would have preferred ripped mom jeans rather than skinny's, but I have none wah.  I actually think I prefer mom jeans these days...

I love the way the fishnets look over my ankle tattoo's, and seeing them makes me want more!  If I ever find a job, there may be a couple more little ones popping up on various parts of my body... exciting!


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18 January 2015

INSTA WEEK #6


I have the same top on in four photos in a row... I think I may be obsessed.  Yep, so colour is now my thing, it finally happened, the emo days are over.  For now anyway.  Moving away from my new luv of colour that I have managed to mention in every post this week, I feel like some of these photos were taken eons ago.  The weeks seem to be moving so slowly since the new year, which I'm definitely not complaining about.  I'm dreading graduating uni in July and being thrown head first into the scary adult world of careers and getting up early and other grown up things.  I am not ready for that yet, I swear I still feel like I'm 16.


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16 January 2015

Piiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnk


Roll Neck Jumper - Charity Shop
Leopard Print Belt - Primark
Biker Boots - River Island

I love wearing this leopard belt with navy things.  Thinking about it, I don't think I have worn it with any other colour yet.  I love it because it is pink on the reverse side, and pink is my fave colour at the mo - maybe my black emo days are fading away, or maybe I'm just going through a colour phase, who knows?!

These biker boots were my fave boxing day sale buy, but they have been rubbing the bottom of my ankle so much.  They gave me a blister the last time I wore them, naughty things.  I thought that I would give them another go today, and they were actually okay.  Always a good day when you manage to break your shoes in.  Knowing my luck, the next time I wear them will be on a night out and I'll wake up in the morning with the mother of all blisters.


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