Monday, 30 September 2013

SEPTEMBER Favourites

I bet you're not surprised to see another September Favourites flooding into your subscribed/follow box! This month I don't have too many favourites and most of them are to do with sixth form!

My first favourite is the Bourjois Paris Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Fuchsia Libre, I didn't even realise the hype around this when I got it, well actually my mum got it for me as it was 3 for 2 on Bourjois Paris and she wasn't sure what else to get so asked me if I wanted anything, this was the first thing that caught my eye so I picked it up. I'm not too sure why the writing on the packaging has come off as I've only had it for a month, has this happened to yours if you have it? I love this as it such a bright summery colour, it was perfect for summer! Especially as I wasn't wearing much make-up, the bright colour would just pull all the attention, however, even though it's a summer colour I think I will still wear it through the autumn and maybe winter!

As I said, a lot of these favourites will be related to school, whilst I adore my iPad out of school it has been so handy at school. At my sixth form we're allowed to do our work on iPads instead of books, which personally I love as for one I seriously hate writing, I don't like my writing and I find it hard to keep up therefore it's just easier to type as I can type quite quickly! Also, it means I don't have to carry tons of books around which make my shoulder/back ache, so that saves me space and aches and pains! 

Again, a school related item, this bag is the infamous Zara Office City Bag, if you haven't heard of it where have you been? I can't fault this bag though, it is literally amazing! The amount of things I can cram in here is unbelievable, although that is quite a bad thing as I tend to overload (silly me!) but for school it's great!

For my first fashion favourite of the month I have these jeans, you're probably thinking 'they're Topshop Joni jeans right?' wrong! I cannot explain how in love I am with these Joni jeans exact match from the one and only... Primark! I seriously recommend going in there and trying these out for yourself, the fit is perfect, and for only £10 how can you not? I'd been lusting after some black jeans for a while as I think they can be worn formal or casual, meaning I can wear them for sixth form instead of skirts and dresses all the time. 

Now my favourite favourite of the month... I finally got myself a bowler hat!! I have genuinely been wanting one of these for over a year now, the day I got it was actually one of my favourites days of the month, how sad, and with my student card I got 20% off!! I don't think I've actually been as in love with a piece of clothing before as I am this, I think it's verging on crazy? 

As in my August Favourites, I wrote about a gold necklace as one of my favourites and how I wanted more like it, at the end of August I picked up this simple chain for only ONE pound in the BHS sale, I was so pleased!! It is so simple that it literally goes with anything which is why I've been loving it this month.

So the last materialistic favourite I have is onesies! Who doesn't love a good onesie in the cooler months? I think perhaps I jumped into mine a little too early in the year but my bedroom was feeling extra cool a couple of weeks ago so I leaped at the chance to snuggle into my trusted onesie. I have two other onesies, a rabbit one (which my mum gave to me then took back!) and a minnie mouse onesie, and I can't wait to buy more!

This is what I spend every day after school doing...

Now onto non-item things.
First of all, film of the month, I haven't actually watched that many films this month due to sixth form and work, but perhaps Kick-Ass 2? That's just the last film I remember watching!

My favourite song is probably, Not Giving In by Rudimental, I find it such an empowering song, it makes me want to stand up and really believe in myself! I've loved the whole of Rudimental's album Home, the songs are all amazing with such good lyrics to them, however Not Giving Up is my favourite out of them.

My favourite app/website of the month would have to be Instagram again, in fact it is probably my all time favourite app! This month however, I've really been getting into posting more on my personal account @alicewright_ (which you should obviously follow!)

I'm going to throw something new into this month's post and that is my favourite 'random' thing of the month so it can be absolutely anything, this month it would have to be smoothies! I make myself a smoothie with whatever is in the fridge or I fancy every morning, and it makes me feel great!

Lastly my favourite day, I've had to think about this a little bit as no day in particular stood out to me, but then one day did, and that is the day I started working at Primark, it's my first real job and the week before I had done a trial day, when I turned up for my shift I got handed my first ever pay check and I just felt so grown up, is that weird? I don't know but I guess I would say that was my favourite day of September!

I can't believe today is the 30th September 2013, tomorrow it will be October and soon it will be Christmas and New Year, this year has gone unbelievably quickly and it's scary to think how much things will be changing for me in these next couple of years, the thought is honestly terrifying! Does the future scare you?

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Enjoy them!

I hope you enjoyed this months favourites, what are yours?

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Celebrity Inspired: Kristen Stewart

Oh hello! 
Remember my familiar face? I feel really bad that I haven't been able to blog as much as I was in the summer holidays however, like I said before I started sixth form, it has taken up A LOT of my time and I also managed to get a job (score!) at the weekends so that takes up time too. So I'm afraid, my posts just won't be as frequent however, I'm aiming to get at least one post up a week, but I'm not going to restrict myself to certain days, it will just be when I can get time to sit down and write a post.
Anyway, on with today's post! Today I have a post that is different to anything I've posted before, a celebrity inspired post, I'm going to be concentrating on a few outfits that one of my style icons and celebrity crushes is famous for wearing and that is... KRISTEN STEWART.
I know the opinion is quite a controversial one, personally, I adore Kristen and have done since I saw her in Welcome To The Riley's and of course Twilight which I will throw my hands up and say yes I love it, so what? In her sense of street style however, I don't think you can fault Kristen, she wears the perfect mix of casual yet chic and formal which is literally my fashions sense so I actually found it quite easy to style like her. 

This is one of my favourite casual outfits Kristen has worn as it is completely laid back and effortless, yet she still looks amazing! This is actually an outfit I would wear myself, and I would say I almost nailed it apart from the shoe colour!

Sunglasses - Primark
Leather Jacket - New Look
T-shirt - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Vans

This outfit is probably furthest from the real outfit due to the fact I don't have the same colour jumper or Doc Martens.

Jumper - Tesco
Denim Shirt - DisneyLand (yep, that's right! it's an age 8!)
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - River Island

Unfortunately the 'action' shot I took mimicking Kristen didn't come out great so here's just me smiling! This outfit in my opinion is pretty similar apart from the fact I'm wearing military boots rather than the type of shoes she is wearing.

Leather Jacket - New Look
Hooded Jacket - Primark
Top - H&M
Jeans - Primark
Boots - Primark

 Unfortunately I couldn't find a better picture than this one, which I really wanted to as I quite like the outfit but oh well! Also, I only have a green coat in that style however it is still pretty similar to Kristen's.

Coat - Tesco
Checked Shirt - Tesco
T-shirt - Primark
Jeans - Primark
Shoes - Converse

Well doesn't my pose look a little too exaggerated!

Denim Shirt - DisneyLand
T-shirt - Primark
Jeans - Primark
Shoes - Converse 

Lastly this is probably my second or joint first favourite outfit! I realise my top has Mickey Mouse on and Kristen's has a Zeppelin on it, however I thought it could sort of match as it is a black graphic tee!

Blazer - Topshop
T-shirt - Topshop
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Tesco

That's it for my Kristen Stewart inspired post, I really enjoyed making this as it was fun to try out different outfits, especially as Kristen is my role model and celebrity crush! If you have any requests for any other celebrities; feel free to leave them in the comments! 
I hope you liked this post, whether you're a fan of Kristen or you're just interested to see how you can dress similarly to a celebrity!
Once again, sorry for the fact I have not been able to post as frequent, I've only been at sixth form and my job for three weeks so I'm still trying to balance everything out! Hopefully I will be able to find some time to get posts out more regularly, but if not, don't worry! I will always be posting sooner or later : ) 

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Sunday, 8 September 2013

My Sixth Form Bag Essentials

You've probably seen many of these posts recently as it's back to school season so I might as well add another one to that list!
I have the Zara Office bag, I know everyone and their mother has this but it is honestly a flawless bag! It holds so much in it with all the different compartments so it's perfect for school!

The first thing I have in my bag is hand sanitizer (which has almost run out) as you never know what you might end up putting your hands into in school with all the people there so best be on the safe side and carry some hand sanitizer round with you! Next I have hand cream, I'm a little (a lot) obsessed with hand cream, it makes me physically cringe if I don't have it on so it's a number one essential to have with me, the same goes with lip balm which in this case is Vaseline. I then have a mirror (added bonus, it has my name on!) which I just carry round with me in case I'm in need of any touch ups or anything.

Next, I also have an obsession with chewing gum, it's not that I have abnormally bad breath (not that I know of anyway) I just feel not right without it and weirdly enough it really helps me concentrate, take that school rules! I then always make sure to have deodorant and sometimes perfume with me as it's great when you're just looking for a little pick me up to make you feel fresher and nobody wants to be smelling do they? Right now I don't wear a lot of makeup, that is literally all I wear at the moment so I just chuck in my bag incase I'm in need of a little touch up, however most days I don't actually use any of it. 

You're probably thinking to yourself why my iPad is included in this post but at my sixth form we're allowed to use our iPads in lessons to take notes and as I'm lazy, have the scruffiest of writing and just generally find it easier to type notes than write them down, I decided to take advantage of this so my iPad is always with me at school. Another essential for me is obviously my phone, I hate to say it but I couldn't go anywhere without my phone as it has everything on it. I also make sure to always have my earphones with me with the earphone tidy which I recently bought from M&S, I couldn't recommend it more as it's perfect at keeping my earphones tidy and untangled meaning I can whip them out of my bag quickly without being in a big mess!

Onto the last few things, first my purse, I don't think anyone can go anywhere without their purse/wallet so it's obvious why I carry my purse around, I carry it around more now than when I was in school for some reason. I also have my glasses which I can barely see without so again an obvious essential, and randomly I have a packet of crisps, these were just left in my bag from today but I do always try to have some sort of snack with me incase I get a little bit peckish!

Even though I use my iPad for lessons, I still keep my pencil case with a few pens, highlighters and pencils in just incase they're needed like if someone needs to borrow one. Then my keys as... who doesn't carry their keys?! Finally the last thing I have in my bag is an umbrella, living in England means we have to be prepared for the unpredictable when it comes to the weather and it's more than likely going to rain so I always keep this with me just incase!

As you can see I'm quite the 'too much stuff in my bag' type, I don't know why I do it as I just end up complaining of an aching shoulder but I am always prepared for anything that comes up so I just put up with the pain!
What do you keep in your school bag?

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