Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Back to black.

I've recently been going back to basics, clothing-wise. I'm a rather lazy person and I love to have a few items that I know I can throw on, with slight variations depending on my mood, and still feel gooood.
Currently, these staple items all happen to be black, so i suppose, for me black is the new...black.

I'd been looking for some really thick leggings for a while and these are perfect, I can basically wear them as trousers. They're also quite high-waisted so they look good with tops tucked in as well! I literally use this bag everyday and the shoes were £6, what more can I say? Ok a bit more, they're also VELVETY SOFT.

I put together some outfits to show different ways in which I wear them, I did some more but the lighting was truly terrible and these were the only clear ones.

Top: you guessed it, zara sale!

Top: Topshop, Jumper: H&M.
I hope your all enjoying the Olympics! 21 GOLDSSS! It's so good, I'm obsessed with Victoria Pendleton, I believe they call it a 'girl crush.'

Thanks for reading,

Grace x

Monday, 6 August 2012

Get to know me with the Liebster award!

I'm so chuffed as I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Shelley Anne!
It means a lot to me as I'm only just starting out and know very little about blogging, and I have only 2 followers ;) I'm also extremely excited because this nomination requires a tag! I've been watching/reading my favourite gurus doing tags for the past few months and can't wait to do one myself :)

So far blogging has been everything I expected and more, I'm sure most bloggers will agree that the best part of blogging is the people and all the lovely, supportive comments they leave. The personal nature of blogging could easily be spoilt by malicious comments that deter people from ever even starting a blog, but so far I haven't encountered a single negative incident.

Ok, lovey-ness over, lets get down to business.
For those of you who don't know what the Liebster Award is heres how it goes:

"This little award is all about discovering new blogs and helping those with less than 200 followers to get recognised."
Here are rules:

1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must also answer the 11 questions the ' tagger ' has set for them.

3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.

5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.

6. There's no tag backs.

So if you're all sitting comfotably, I shall try and make my life sound interesting.

Me driving a speedboat. Making my life look cooler than it actually is.

11 Things about myself.
1. I live in Warwickshire, England.

2. I'm 18, I've just finished sixth form and I am currently dreading results day.

3. I have a dog called Bryn, named after Uncle Bryn from Gavin and Stacey.

4. I am half Welsh.

5. I sing, like opera...

6. I play piano.

7. I occassionally suffer from anxiety, a bit like zoella, I really admire her for writing about it (her post is here)

8. I like playing xbox, well mainly Skyrim, I love Skyrim.

9. I love oriental food (esp Thai)

10. I watch cartoons.

11. I've run out of facts.

Like I said, I love cartoons.

This always makes me laugh, I look so serious.

The aforementioned Bryn doing what he does best, looking pretty.

Shelley Anne's Questions.

1. If you had to pick ONE make-up item ONLY, to wear for the rest of your life, which would it be? That would be very sad, but I'd probably have to go for benefit's Porefessional Primer.

2. Handbags, or Shoes? SHOES.

3. Your 'Go-To' brand is...? It changes often, currently it's got to be Zara.

4. Why did you create a blog? I started watching beauty/ fashion youtube videos and reading blogs a couple of months ago and I couldn't believe I hadn't heard about it before! I'd been boring my mother talking about clothes and makeup so I decided to let it all out on here :)

5. When you wish upon a star, you wish for...? A place in a top music college.

6. How would you describe your style? It changes from simple to more fun and eclectic.

7. Do you have a fave fashion icon? I don't like celebrity fashion, I much prefer 'street style' Company magazine has a very good street style feature in the magazine and on their website. i do really love ThePersianBabe, her fashion sense is right up my street.

8. Tell us one random fact about yourself...I can't stand tomatoes.

9. What's your favourite movie? Lord of the Rings and The devil Wears prada.

10. If you looked in my wardrobe you would mostly find...novelty jumpers..?

11. Your dream job is? An astronaut.

Here are my questions for the lovely nominees :)

1. What is your favourite food type?
2. What is your childhood memory?
3. What is your most treasured piece of jewellery?
4. Who is your girl crush?
5. If your fire alarm went off what would be the one marerial item you would risk grabbing?
6. What is your favourite accent?
7. What one fashion item would you buy if you could afford it?
8.  Where is your dream place to live?
9. What is your favourite hobby? ( other than blogging ofc ;) )
10. Who is your favourite beauty 'guru'?
11. Why did you start blogging?

Aaaaaand finally, my 11 nominees are...*drum roll*
10. Tuwentytri.
11. Porcelain Eleanor.

Congratulations! I think it's a really great award since it can be hard for a new blogger to get recognition :)

Thankyou for reading,