I've always been a big fan of reading since I was young but until recently I hadn't found enough time which is an awful excuse because you should always have time to read, even if you do it before bed. However, now I'm travelling to uni each day by train I have a little extra time which I like to spend reading and I am definitely back to my old book-loving ways. I've read quite a lot of books since the beginning of the year but I thought I'd do a blog post about the 4 most recent I've read in the past couple of months. I'm going to try and keep it relatively short because I don't want to give anything away but hopefully this will give you some suggestions if you're stuck on finding books to read at the moment. Please also remember, I am not a literature expert and my thoughts may not be correct but I love hearing other people's honest recommendations so thought I'd give it a go.
20 Apr 2015
Confession time: I never used to be a fan of ASOS. Even as a fashion obsessor, I used to get bored and frustrated having to scroll through masses of clothes and ending up finding nothing that jumped out at me enough to make a purchase. Some days this feeling still exists because, after all, shopping is a lot about the experience in my opinion and staring at your laptop screen scrolling for what feels like forever isn't the best way to spend your time. However, a couple of years later I can definitely say I have been converted and by that I mean as soon as you type the letter "A" into the search bar of Google Chrome on my laptop it autofills as "asos.com".
Recently, I have been really stuck with finding clothes I want to purchase especially in-store. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love many of the S/S 15 trends but I haven't found them translated into many pieces on the high street that I am willing to part with my money for. Sure there's a lot of denim, suede, khaki, prints, and more around but none which I've really fallen for. And lately, I've been trying only to purchase clothes that I really fall for and are wearable instead of buying on impulse. A friend discussed this with me on a recent shopping trip, commenting "we both buy things that we think are pretty then realise we have nothing to actually wear them with."
This and the fact that I don't specifically know what items I'm looking for has meant that I have been an avid browser of ASOS over the past couple of weeks due to their wide choice and the best returns policy. Whilst searching for new wardrobe additions I always add items to my saved list, so I thought I'd share with you some which I currently have my eye on and if there's anything you're loving definitely leave the link in a comment.
From top, L-R:
ASOS Denim A-Line Mini Skirt in Indigo, £30 - If you read my post on denim you'll know that there was a skirt from Topshop I really wanted but it sold out and this is the closest I have found to it so far.
ASOS 90's Sundress with High Neck in Stripe, £25 - I have a dress in this exact same style which I got last year with a monochrome floral print and it's the perfect item to throw on for a hot day. Plus, I love stripes!
ASOS Waist & Hip Belt with D Ring Buckle, £8 - I've been searching for a plain black belt to pair with jeans for a while and love the look of this one which isn't too thick or too thin.
Cheap Monday Tight Skinny Jeans,
£49 £34 - Love the colour of these as jeans from Cheap Monday to wear on an everyday basis and the sale price has me very tempted even though I've just bought 2 new pairs of jeans... I must resist.
Glamorous Utility Shirt,
£32 £19 - Another sale piece I spotted and thought would be very versatile to wear with jeans, skirts, or unbuttoned over tops and dresses.
ASOS HAILEY Heeled Sandals, £35 - I've also been on the hunt for some sandals for summer and as I love a bit of a heel these are one of the contenders I'm considering buying, I just haven't yet decided what colour I want.
Little White Lies Cold Shoulder Dress in Lace Cutwork, £130 - Oh, if only this was £100 cheaper I would have to have it. It screams Coachella and would be such a cute summer dress especially if you had a tan.
13 Apr 2015
On Saturday evening I went to the cinema for what seems like the first time in ages to see the new Cinderella movie. I loved the film itself (despite some emotional scenes which I should've known were coming!) and would definitely recommend any Disney fan to go and watch, but of course what caught my eye and I knew I had to share my thoughts on were Cinderella's costumes.