Little Primark Haul

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Hello it's me again, long time no blog. 
It was my friend's birthday back in May, in which we just spent the day in Bromley and had the most amazing burger and sweet potato chips at Gourmet Kitchen Burger - if you haven't been there, I highly recommend

Whilst we were perusing in the shopping centre, I needed some new pyiamas along the way and first thought was to head into Primark because in my opinion, they are only good for three things: socks, tights and pyiamas. I was pretty pleased with these purchases :-) This is probably the most things I've brought in Primark, as I find it hard to actually find anything good there. 
Pinstriped nightshirt, £8

I saw this nightshirt and it instantly reminded me of Zoella's Primark haul. She had brought something similar to this one, which I thought was the same one but Primark had designed the look with the collar. I think the pocket detailing with the the 'Love' text gives it more character. I've been wearing it to sleep recently and really like the loose fit of it. I like it so much that I plan on buying another one :-)
Striped cheeky shorts, £3.50

I haven't worn these yet but they are super soft and feels quite comfy.
Checked pyjama bottoms, £6

My friend spotted this one and I instantly wanted to buy them. I have a checked one already but its really old and the fabric on the waistband is tearing, so I was definitely in need of a new checked pair. I'm not a fan of wearing pink but its super soft and the tartan-esque pattern makes it more appealing.

It's Nice To Give, Part II

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

It was recently my friend's birthday, which is another exciting gift-buying time! The gifts I brought her was actually quite last minute, as I wasn't sure if she was doing anything but it turns out she was, so yay :) She's actually quite a hard one to buy for but she has everything she already needs. But I know she'll like it whatever gift it is, as you often hear the phrase 'it's a thought that counts.' I felt like I needed to photograph and document the gifts I brought her, as well as the wrapping process (something new to post on this neglecting blog!)

I went into the Card Factory on a whim, as I hear they sell a lot of cheap cards. There were so many nice cards to choose from, so I was pretty much spoiled for choice! The prices were so unbelievable cheap, now I know where to buy birthday cards next time! I saw this card and I really liked the sentimental message, not to mention the design is so beautiful and has a vintage appeal to it.

Motivational Quote: Do More of What Makes You Happy

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

I really like the quote, 'Do More of What Makes You Happy.' I think that will be my slogan for this year and something I need be remind myself on a daily basis. Then you question, 'what is it that makes you happy?' Anyway I liked this quote so much that I decided to draw a illustration with it with leaves. Its something nice to go on the wall. Obviously inspired by all the amazing artwork on Pinterest - the best place for inspiration :-)

It's Nice To Give

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

This post is about how nice it is to give gifts. 

I don't celebrate Christmas, so the only time I actually get to buy gifts for other people are at friends' birthdays. Therefore sometimes I get a bit overboard when buying gifts and wrapping because its fun. It's really nice to see their expression when they unwrap the gift to see what you've brought them. I'm always saying anxiously, 'do you like it?' A friend of mine's birthday was literally two weeks after mine and she was also celebrating it in the first time in years too, so its a cause for a celebration :) When you buy a gift, you usually just buy one gift with a card but I went all out and got three gifts with a card. Two were brought, which was a scented candle and a book, and the third was a drawing, hand painted and mounted. 

This is the illustration I was inspired by (left) and this is my drawing (right).

I think drawings are really nice gifts, now that I've drawn one. It's personal and sentimental. This is probably the only time I will draw for someone, so I thought why not?

Birthday Stuff: Zizi's, wandering in Covent Garden and TGI Fridays

Monday, 4 January 2016

November 12th was my birthday. I know I am about 2 months late posting this!

Call me sad, because I know I clearly am, but I hadn't celebrated my birthday in a very long time. 
The last two years especially I just hadn't been in a mood to celebrate because of family issues, but this year, I put my foot down and decided to do something about it. In the past, I just dreaded my birthday because I knew I wasn't going to do anything but this year I surprisingly looked forward to it! ^_^

On the actual day of my birthday which was on a Thursday, I spent it with my dad doing some 'bonding' where we went into London to do a shop around, he brought me some birthday gifts and we ate at a Chinese restaurant in Leicester Square. To be honest, my dad spend most of the day giving me pep talks -_- but it wasn't as awkward as I thought it was. My dad had a very humourless look and wasn't understanding my banter and sarcasm, he was like 'what?' And I just say 'forget it...'

It was on the Saturday that I celebrated with my friends. I met them at Covent Garden Station and from there we walked to Zizi's restaurant. I took an annoyingly long time in deciding which place to eat but in the end Zizi's was the perfect place as I really like Italian food.

Left to right: Charlotte, Gertrude and me. 


Thursday, 22 October 2015

I've been a fan of Alexa Chung ever since she presented on T4's Pop World. Probably my favourite TV presenter. When she was presenting in the UK, I loved her quirky TV personality and mostly of all - the way she dresses is very cool and effortless. She recently finished presenting a documentary with British Vogue on YouTube called the Future of Fashion, which is very interesting. One day, I thought why have not ever drawn a picture of Alexa? Now was the opportunity to do so :)

Purchases from Net-A-Porter

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

I've been a member of Polyvore for 6 years. Two years ago I was fortunate to have been invited to a Polyvore Meet Up at Net-A-Porter's Head Office in London. It was such an amazing experience. My regret is that I didn't bring a camera to capture the moment. The Net-A-Porter team all gave us a large goodie bag, which extremely generous of them and it included many lovely things. One of which was a £300 Net-A-Porter Gift Card!

The first things I brought was Frends Layla Headphones in Oil Slick and a Burberry white shirt. The headphones were very very lovely, however whilst using them, I found they were very uncomfortable. It puts a lot of pressure on the ears because they are on-ears, rather than over the ear. After an hour, I'd always have to take them off. I would have prefered getting the simple Beats Solo HD. With the Burberry shirt, well I didn't find it that special. To be honest, it was an impulsive buy. It was one of those spur of the moments. So I returned them.

The second thing I brought was Acne Pistol Boots. Literally my dream boots. I use them all the time in my Polyvore sets. They were a whooping £380, so I'd have to pay an extra £80. That's not a lot considering they are usually £380, but its still a lot of money on boots at the end of the day. When they got them, they were so nicely wrapped in black tissue paper. I tried them on at home and did really like how it looked on with a pair of skinny jeans. I went back to my stingy thoughts 'will I wear it a lot?' and the answer would be no. On special occasions? Yes. Another thing I returned... I was really annoying myself with these returns.

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