Monday, 30 May 2011

Last week

Last week was slightly mad to say the least. I had two exams on Monday and Tuesday which went ok.....I think! Then I said goodbye to St Andrews and travelled down to Edinburgh where I stayed for the rest of the week. Sadly I wasn't there purely for retail therapy, my brother was having an operation so I was up at the hospital for most of the week keeping him amused (or so I like to think!).  Visiting hours didn't start till 2pm at the hospital so I still managed to fit in some wandering around Edinburgh!

 Giant, shiny wonderfulness in Harvey Nichols
Blazer and Top - H&M
Shorts and Flats - GAP
Scarf - Little shop in Edinburgh

 A little too much time on my hands

 Possibly the best cake I will ever eat!

Butterfly World!

I think this is pretty much everything I did outwith the hospital....apart from making the huge mistake of going to Ikea and buying so many things that I really don't need!
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend :)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Pippa Lynn

I told myself I wouldn't post till Tuesday (my last exam) and do some serious study.....clearly worked huh? Is it just me, or are you drawn onto sites and end up buying things you really don't need?
Anyway, this is just a quick post about a label I stumbled upon literally 20 minutes ago! It's called Pippa Lynn and was only started last year, inspired by Brick Lane / East London style. You can buy it online at Asos and apparently Tesco (well Florence and Fred) stock a few items on their site.

I absolutely love the first outfit. The patterns and bright colours are pushing all the right buttons!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The exam!

I haven't been posting very much, mainly due to the horrible, HORRIBLE invention that is the exam. I have thus been living in my pyjamas for the majority of the past 2 weeks while attempting to learn everything I should have learnt over the year. Simple!
I thought instead of moaning I would accept my inevitable failure and go out with some style! Easily achieved with the help of these bad boys:

Pen - Orla Keily (nom)
Cat Highlighters and Union Jack Pencil Tin - Paperchase
Recycled Floral Notebooks -
Cupcake Notepad - Fred Flare
Sushi Erasers - Available in random stationery shops!

I have a slight obsession with stationery and seem to have a collection of notepads (I dread to count how many) that have never been used. Do you share my love of stationery? xx


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A realisation

The other day I realised that I have never owned a pair of sandals (except for maybe a bright yellow pair of jelly sandals when I was 7). It seems crazy that I've managed to come so far without a pair, so I've been looking around to try and find some.
So it turns out there are ALOT of sandals to choose from.....all different heights, straps, colours...I could go on.
I thought it would be easy to find a pair, but it turns out I was wrong. I have however managed to narrow it down to these guys...

Top Left:      Moheda
Top Right:    Topshop
                               Centre:         Swedish Hasbeens for H&M
        Bottom Left:  Hobbs NW3
Bottom Right:   H&M

And here are some pretty photos:

Photos via chictopia
If I've used your photos I can delete/credit them :)

Time for some more careful consideration...

Monday, 9 May 2011

Lazy Oaf

When did it get so good?!?
I saw a t-shirt in a vintage/boutique shop the other day and presumed it was the '80s finest, but on closer inspection it was actually part of this seasons Lazy Oaf designs!

And my favourite.......... 

Maybe it's just the thought of being a duck that appeals to me, but I really really want this now!


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bargains galore!

I'm the first to admit that I'm a sucker when it comes to bargains. It may be a top which I previously thought "Eurgh, who on earth would wear that?!?" but if it's in a sale, I should probably buy 2!
On Sunday I went to a car boot sale with my parents on the quest for some board games (for an epic game night I am planning) and found a brand new Monopoly "Glasgow edition" game for a mere £2! The games were mainly what I was looking for, but I got slightly side tracked......

An Elizabethan tea set! I fell in love with this straight away! (£3)

Rucksack with a cool print (£1)

Limited Edition Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album (£2, amazing right?) 
Silver Cake Tongs £1!

I'm very pleased with myself to say the least, although I've now developed a want for as many tea sets as I can cram into my cupboard....this will not end well!

Friday, 29 April 2011

It's a nice day for a white wedding

 I didn't intend to be, but this morning I was glued to the TV to watch the royal wedding! It's been fairly hectic in St Andrews this week as there have been so many organised events to celebrate today, but up until today I think I'd managed to miss most of it!
I was blown over by the wedding dress, Sarah Burton has worked some incredible McQueen magic! I thought the mother of the bride also looked lovely, very simple and elegant. It was lovely to see how genuinely happy couple were today, it made me smile :)

.....more importantly, how fantastic is the cake?!? It could probably feed Britain for a week!
Have a lovely weekend everyone :)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Having a ball

I feel I have completely neglected my blog once again! Surprisingly enough, there was no Internet connection on the diving trip (which was very convenient for getting out of studying), but I had such a good time didn't really notice.
With the end of term approaching far too quickly for my liking, I have been flapping around trying to get coursework handed in on time (which I've managed, but I won't even comment on the quality of it!).
However, the Easter weekend provided some light relief, as I attended the Aqua Ball which is a dinner and dance for all the water sport societies at St Andrews. I thought I would show you all the dress I was wearing, although I didn't set out to do an "outfit post", so I've just thrown together a series of photos that show it as best as possible!

 Dress - Asos Premium
Hairband - H&M (with added shells)
Shoes - Primark
Earrings - New Look

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter Sunday also! I've been eating chocolate constantly for the past 2 days now as I figured it would be better just to get it all out the way (great thinking yes?!), but I've eaten so much now I think I may have put myself off it.
We went to my aunty's house (in the picture) and had tea, cake and sandwiches all of which was preluded by champagne (after a ball the night before, I had the smallest amount!). All in all, it was a lovely day!


Friday, 1 April 2011

It's okay eat fish 'cause they don't have any feelings

I'm back off under the sea for a whole week :) (obviously coming up to surface now and again!). I think I'm excited, but I have quite a lot of uni work to do at the same time which is quite annoying!
I'm not sure whether there will be any Internet connection in the place we are staying, so this may be goodbye for the week!

 pictures via weheartit

I'm hoping the weather stays nice (unlike the last picture!) but I guess if it does rain, it's not so bad because I'm already wet! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend :) xx

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

"Always great taste"

Living up to their slogan, Diet Coke really does have great taste! I should warn you now, I may be slightly addicted to the stuff and am therefore completely biased but that's besides my point...
Coca Cola have teamed up with several designers in the past including Roberto Cavalli, Matthew Williamson and Karl Lagerfeld. And the BEST news is, Mr Lagerfeld has done a second lot of designs for diet coke!
These bottles wont be out till June apparently, but I think it's worth the wait!

 I fear that if I do buy these, I'll never want to drink them because they look so pretty! (can Diet Coke even go off?!?).
I'm also pretty caught up in the Asos/Diet Coke offer where every can of Diet Coke gives you at least £5 off (for every £20) clothing at Asos. What's not to love?
Being a biologist I felt the need to poke around the medical research and see how bad Diet Coke is for me.....I found quite a lot....then forgot it! Ignorance is bliss, isn't it? Well, until they stop having amazing offers and pretty bottles anyway.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

You made me forget myself

So it's 1pm on a Sunday and I'm still in bed! I don't think I've ever stayed in bed this long and actually feel kind of guilty (is that normal?!?). My friend's party last night was a lot of fun, but I think one cocktail too many was had! I don't actually feel too bad, I think I'm just confused with the clocks going forward.
I think today is definitely a stay at home day, I've put the kettle on for some Earl Grey and have a punnet of strawberries waiting to be eaten :) Lazy days are such a wonderful thing!
Tomorrow my mother and I are having a spa day which is very exciting :) I've signed up for a "Devil's delight" massage which sounds heavenly, so I really can't wait!!!
I have some photos of my outfit on Friday (I think: I'm fairly muddled with the days this week) which I thought I'd post. This week has felt tropical in comparison to the last few months and not wearing a big, heavy coat has been lovely :)

T-shirt - HiveTees
Blazer - H&M
Cut-off Shorts - GAP
Tights - Primark
Wedges - Garage

I'm not sure if you can see it on these photos (in my last post you can), but I have found the coolest colour of nail polish ever! It was from Topshop and as soon as I saw it I think I squealed a little! It's definitely been brightening up my weekend :)

Saturday, 26 March 2011

When you're feeling beautiful, will you remember me?

It's finally the weekend!!!!!! I'm absolutely ecstatic :)
This week I've had such a hectic week, mainly due to deadlines for Friday (yesterday). I've now breathed a huge sigh of relief and am looking forward to two weeks off university :)
Last night I was at my friend Tanya's 21st birthday party which was a lovely evening :) Tonight I have another friend's 21st which is starting worryingly early haha! It's been a very nice, but hectic start to my holiday.
I thought I'd put up some photos of outfits I'd worn over the past couple of days and at long last, I've finally got round to taking a photo of my tattoo to show you all :)

 Tshirt - a (lovely) gift
Cardigan - Asos
Cut-off shorts - GAP
Tights - M&S
Brogues - Asos

 Playsuit - Johann Earl
Cardigan - H&M
 Tights - M&S
Wedges - Garage
Bag - Camden Market

 My tattoo :)

 I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend :) I now need to go and get ready for another night of partying! It's such a hard life isn't it?

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The race to the finish line.

It's Easter Break next week! This fact should really fill me with joy, but instead it causes mass panic. I have a lot of deadlines etc. to finish for uni this week and working seems to have consumed me (and looks set to until Friday!). I can't believe how quickly this term seems to have gone so far! The big bad world is now in sight and seems to be approaching much too quickly for my liking!
I'll try and make a post later on in the week, mainly for some light relief, but I've also bought some nice things which I've been meaning to show you all :) I hope everyone else is having a slightly more relaxed week!