Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Best Of Netflix Documentaries

Do not get me started on Netflix.  The current 300+ strong movie collection that occupies our household shelves can attest to the fact that I am a film junkie.  For me, the ability to have access to sooo many different types of film through one website is both terrifying and exciting, no? I JUST LOVE WATCHING FILMS.  Of course if you've been reading my blog for a while then you will already know this.  I've done a two part post on 'films you should have seen' (part 1 here and part 2 here my friends) and my degree had a minor in film studies so...yeah...I like to think I have a varied and fairly extensive knowledge on the subject.  Last night, Tom and I went to see Me, Earl & The Dying Girl, a fantastic and quirky new film that is supported by the fact it won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.  Anyway, after severely choking up whilst watching it, I woke up this morning with a renewed love for everything that film and documentary can convey.  More than anything, I find myself feeling hugely inspired and/or emotional after watching documentaries and so I'm combining my love of Netflix and its selection of documentaries into todays post.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Ripped Jeans, Lace Up Flats & Rainy Days

Around 90% of my jeans are from Topshop.  They're affordable, they're comfortable and the fit is always perfect, something that I struggle with greatly when it comes to jeans due to the fact I am so short.  However my one grievance with Topshop jeans is that the colour tends to fade and look pretty worn after a few washes.  With nothing better to do on this miserable rainy day, I decided to break up my time between searching for graduate jobs by making use of my faded, well worn jeans.  Now that ripped jeans are all the rage, hand-ripping my old pairs of Leigh's and Jamie's proved not only therapeutic but also cost effective as I am on a spending ban (kind of...).

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Coco Iced Coffee (Dairy Free)

I love an iced latte as much as the next sane individual but I'm often faced with two dilemmas;
1) I drink dairy free as much as humanly possible and coffee shops only leave me with a soy option (nope, nope and nope)
2) Dairy free doesn't always make for the creamiest of coffees which can leave me feeling a little underwhelmed when I'm craving a sugary blend of soft, velvety milk!

Monday, 17 August 2015

1 Item 3 Ways...The Plain White T

It can be hard to find inspiration in your wardrobe, and, if you are anything like me, you may be what I call 'a whim shopper'.  You're desperate to inject something fresh into your sad, greying mass of hanging fabrics and you end up feeling so (sartorially) starved that you binge on the first thing that Zara or H&M has to offer.  It's often worn once and forgotten about or you never wear it at all (guilty) and the process starts again.  If this sounds familiar, then you, my friend, are a whim shopper.  The best way to get over this incurable disease is to refashion items in your wardrobe so that they can work for a variety of occasions.  That way, you stop seeing an item as a go-to for just one occasion and instead see its full potential, which means wearing it for different purposes, making it suddenly seem... fresh.  My staple (which should be everyones staple) is a soft, plain, white v-neck t shirt.  It can be transformed in so many different ways and it has the ability to carry you from morning through to evening with such little effort.  To demonstrate, I will be using the same white T from Mango (17.99).


Monday, 10 August 2015

Long Haul Hand Luggage Beauty Essentials

Hand Luggage

So in less than a month Tom and I will be embarking on a road trip down the West Coast from San Francisco to LA.  In the build up to the trip, I've been engaging heavily in my favourite pastime; list making.  I think I have made a list for every aspect of the trip so far but the one I want to focus on today is my list of essentials for my hand luggage.  Seeing as the flight to the West Coast is just shy of 11 hours, I need to make sure I'm thoroughly entertained, excessively hydrated and maybe just a little bit medicated (kidding!).  So after finding my hand luggage crammed with different eye creams, moisturisers and lip balms over my last few trips, here are some of my favourites that I will be taking on my flight to the US.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015