Sunday, 30 September 2012

wedding daze

Firstly, sorry for the corny title, haha but it had to be done! I came home especially this weekend for my friend Kayleigh's wedding which was yesterday, it was such a gorgeous day. The sun was shining and Kayleigh looked beautiful. I got to catch up with friends I hadn't seen for a while, and it was a lovely send off for Kayleigh and Ste who are moving to Germany this week.
Also, there was an amazing table full of jars and jars of sweets, yum! I got loads of pick and mix, lollies, strawberry laces, the lot. Best idea ever!
I decided to wear a black peplum top with black leggings and white peep-toe heels, it was a lot of black for a wedding, but I'd only brought dresses with me for the weekend and hadn't anticipated 100mph wind, I didn't want a Marilyn Monroe moment to steal Kayleigh's thunder!

Sunday, 23 September 2012


I don't think I've ever been more excited about the colder months creeping up on us. When I was younger, Summer was my favourite time of year...six weeks off cream...and warm(ish) weather, what was there to like about Winter? Colds, darkness at half 7 at night, and dry skin - no thanks!
When I was very little and lived in the Lake District, my lovely -if not a little eccentric- mother would take me for long walks and we'd skip through the crunchy autumnal leaves together. She taught me to appreciate the little things, so I've learned that although the weather gets scarily colder, there's a lot to look forward to in Autumn and Winter.
The other day while shopping with Zak, I saw one certain shop already had an aisle stocked with Christmassy things, and caught myself saying, 'Ooh I'll have to buy you an advent calendar soon!' - woah, slow down Rosie, it's September. I'm shocked at Halloween stuff being in stores already nevermind Christmas things, but the thought of all things wintery is getting me excited!
Dressing up for Halloween, playing with sparklers on Bonfire night, snuggling up in front of the fire with a book, and carving pumpkins, yay! Aaaaaaand I think one of the main reasons I'm so excited for A/W12 is because of the fashion, it's amazing this year! Here's some of my fave pieces...

Short Slim Fit Duffle in Cranberry, £275,
Gloverall do the most beautiful coats, I'm a sucker for a gorgeous winter coat that will keep me toasty till Spring, and red is one of my favourite colours. I think this really fits in with Autumn, and it's such a lovely design.

  Knitted Shimmer Star Jumper, £36, Topshop
I am in loooooove with the star print trend going on at the moment, especially on jumpers like this that look so cosy and perfect for snuggling up in. Celebs such as Rihanna and Ashlee Simpson have been seen wearing them, and they're just a perfect statement piece to liven up an otherwise plain outfit.

 Ashlee Simpson, I love how she's styled this outfit.
The socks and shoes look is back, and is possibly my favourite Autumn look. It not only looks amazing, but keeps your tootsies warm too, win win!
What are your favourite Autumn/Winter looks? Are you enjoying the cooler nights and wrapping up or wishing you could be back in your bikini? x

the do's and don'ts of uni - advice to my first year self

  1. Point one was going to be - don't go in to lessons still drunk, but let's face it, it's hilarious, especially when studying Drama. My friend Anth and I even thought of taking some vodka into Uni to liven things up - can you tell I'm serious about my studies? ;)
  2. Leading on from point one, seriously, don't go in drunk if you want to do well, but going in drunk is better than not going in at all - get out of bed and get to uni!!
  3. Don't flash your boobs to male uni friends on a drunken night out - especially if one of them has a girlfriend! Furthermore, don't wear that boob tube with your satin bra to uni a few weeks later. It will accidentally slip down in front of said guy with girlfriend (how unlucky!!), you will then be known as 'Topless', and that guys girlfriend will hate you even more.
  4. Don't even think about attempting to dance along to some fun Greek music on a night out. Kicking your legs up + heels + a wet wooden dancefloor = disaster.
  5. 50 minutes sleep before going into uni is not enough!! It may seem like a great idea at the time to have that tenth jagerbomb when you have a 9am start the next morning, but believe me, it's really not.
  6. Please try not to blow your whole loan on clothes and beauty products..there's still a loooong way to go before the next financial instalment and living off noodles until then is not as yummy as it sounds!
Any embarrassing stories from Uni? I feel so much more grown up being a second year muhahaha, although I am in the process of changing courses, watch this space ;) Sorry for the lack of posts recently, Zak and I moved in together about a week and a half ago, and don't have internet yet. It's getting installed on the 5th November which is just way too long to wait, arghhh. So I'm having a Sunday library sesh to ease my blogging withdrawl symptoms. Much love! x

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

busy bee

I've been so busy lately and haven't had time to blog as much as I'd like! I spent this weekend in Leeds for my friend Kayleigh's hen party, it was lovely to catch up with friends I hadn't seen in a while.

I'm moving back to Sunderland for Uni with Zak tomorrow, very nervous to move into our first place together, and I'm still packing now eeek! We're not going to have internet straight away either which will be torture, but I've decided to use the no-internet time to catch up with the reading I didn't get round to over summer. I've got bags full of books packed, and I won't even get started on the clothes. Zak's basically taking a change of clothes and a toothbrush haha.
I spent a lovely day with my mum on Monday, we went to Pizza Hut where I took full advantage of the lunchtime buffet, and then went to the cinema to see Anna Karenina, which was amazing and is now top of my reading list.
I woke up this morning to a gorgeous lemon cupcake, I have such weird breakfast habits, I crave chocolate and other sweet things in the morning, then as soon as I've got my sugar fix, I'm good to go.

I'm up early tomorrow to finish packing and say bye to family etc etc etc, so I best be off to bed shortly! I promise to catch up on all of your lovely blogs asap, good luck to whoevers starting/going back to uni and fighting the packing demons!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

life as of lately

feeding horsies/my favourite ice lolly ever/more horsies/strawberry milkshake/finally some sun/bees/mmm pancakes/eating healthily/feeding squirrels

Hi sweeties, after wishing for good weather alllll summer, we finally get some sun in September, when I'll be heading back to Uni and spending my days in a dark drama studio with no windows, typical! So I've been making the most of the good weather by doing lots of summery things, and wearing all the summer clothes that have been gathering dust in my wardrobe.
Me and Zak are addicted to making pancakes at the moment, he's the cook in the relationship so he doesn't normally let me interfere but he let me flip a pancake and it was my first ever successful attempt, yay me!
I'm heading back to Uni a week today so I've been spending lots of nice time with my family. Today I went to Stuart's Park with my sister, niece and nephew, fed lots of animals and spent most of our time in the playground (yes I had a little go on the slides ;))
My brother came up from Essex to visit last week, and I also met my bezzer Bryony for a catch-up over milkshakes. I don't want this relaxing time to end, this summer's gone way too fast, but I'm really going to have to start packing up my room, stress stress stress! I also need to get my sleeping pattern back in whack before those horrible 7am starts, to be honest, being up before 12 would be an achievement!
How's your week been? Who's back at school/college/uni? x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Liebster Award

The lovely Vicky from Coeur d'or has chosen me for the Liebster Award, and I'd like to thank her very much!
Basically, if you're tagged you have to write 11 things about yourself, and then answer the 11 questions from the blogger who tagged you. You then choose other bloggers with less than 200 followers that you want to get to know, and choose your own 11 questions you'd like to ask them :) 

11 things about me:
1.I spent the first few years of my life living in the Lake District, before moving 'up north'
2.I also lived in Portugal for four months, and went to school there for a little while.
3.I love drawing and painting, it's something I don't spend enough time doing.
4.I love romantic films, Titanic is my fave, I can watch it over and over and still be sobbing my heart out when Jack dies.
5.I'm weirdly interested in world disasters and conspiracy theories, Titanic, 9/11, the Moon landings, 2012, I find it so interesting to think the truth is probably being hidden from us
6.I'm a massive cynic with strong opinions and could argue my way out of anything
7.I seem to be cold all the time, brrr, so one of my dreams is to move to a hot country
8.My favourite past-time is shopping, online, in store, anywhere!
9.I think I'm doing the wrong course at Uni, and plan on changing come October. There's way too much pressure to choose a career/uni course when you're young, and I'm one of those people who still doesn't know what I want to do with my life..
10.I love animals, and once stopped in the street to lay a flower down next to a dead bird haha, may you rest in peace!
11.I'm a teeny 5"2, with the upper body strength of a kitten

Vicky's questions
1.Which part of blogging do you enjoy the most?
Probably when I get an idea of something I want to blog about, and I get all excited typing about it haha. Or when someone comments on a post and you know they've enjoyed reading what you have to say.
2.What's the first thing you would buy on a sale?
Staple items like jeans. Or in a Summer sale I'd buy some winter clothes for the coming months.
3.Your favourite fashion/beauty magazines are?
Cosmopolitan and Vogue
4.Which is the first book you read in your life?
Ooh I'm not sure, I had a lot of books read to me as child but I can't remember the first one I read alone. I used to loooove the Sleepover Club books haha.
5.If you had to wear only one colour to the rest of your life, what would it be?
Red :)
6.Your favourite song at the moment is...
Hmm, it's not a new one, but Bright Eyes - First day of my life, it's beautiful, you can listen to it here
7.If you had a free air plane ticket, which destination would you choose and why?
New York! At one point I would have chosen Los Angeles, Hollywood is my dream and the thought of constant sunshine and all the glamour is amazing, but recently I've been craving a trip to The Big Apple, so much history, shopping, culture, it has everything
8.What kind of clothes do you like buying and why?
Any haha! I'm loving maxi dresses at the moment, they're just so versatile and you can get the prettiest designs. I'm also getting more into vintage clothes.
9.What's your secret hobby?
I love doing volunteer work! I've helped out for various charities, done sponsored swims, coffee evenings etc, and I volunteered as a Brownie Guide helper for two years.
10.If you have to buy only one beauty product, what would it be?
Mascara all the way. If I could only wear one beauty product for the rest of my life this would be it
11.If you had the possibility to meet your favourite blogger, what would you tell her/him?
Oh wow, I'd just congratulate them on their success, and tell them how much I love reading their blog and to keep going with it to be honest

My 11 questions for you:
1. What is your number one beauty tip?
2. What do you do in your spare time?
3. Why did you first start blogging?
4. What's your favourite film?
5. Summer or Winter?
6. What would your ideal job be?
7. If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be?
8. What's your favourite food?
9. If you could choose any person, alive or dead, to meet, who would it be?
10. What would your desert island beauty pick be?
11. Do you have any pets?

The bloggers I'd like to choose are:

love rosie xo