June June is fire And everything is burning The city, the sea, the fields It finally claims me In a thin, white heat Along both of my wrists Somebody sounds the alarm And my family arrive like firefighters Dressed in too big uniforms How do you tell them you Don't want to be saved when … Continue reading 4 months.
When I think of relationships, my first thought is of friendship. The first time they make you giggle or, more accurately, snort laugh. The sharing of a whispered secret in the middle of the night. The comforting embrace and listening ear after a long day. And finally, the choosing of your daily armour. Whether you … Continue reading Fashion Friend Love Story: Were Marie Antoinette and Rose Bertin doomed by their fashion and friendship?
#SelfCare has been a trend or so for the last year, particularly with brands jumping on board to say that this particular candle will help your well-being or this face mask will reset your skin... and your life. For some people, self care is as simple as lighting incense and chilling the fuck out. In my … Continue reading Strict Self-Care
This week it is all about the home. I've spent the past weekend out and about for weddings and gatherings so when Bank Holiday Monday dawned, I was determined to stay as comfy as possible at home. These beautiful items would definitely make me feel cosy af. ❤ These Rattan headboards. They're sold individually but, … Continue reading Wednesday Wishlist VIII.
I pull the covers up To their shoulders And dim the lights Tell me a truth, they say Sleep slurring their words The world is full Of beauty Of cruelty What of me, they ask Eyes wide, sleep forgotten As you are my world, I say You will be beautiful And cruel I don't want … Continue reading Choose.
This post has been building for a while but I can't think of a better time to post it then this week of Mental Health Awareness. If talk of depression and suicide upset you, please skip this next paragraph but feel free to read on after the heart icon. I have suffered with depression since … Continue reading Forgiveness: TW for suicide and depression
This week I have become reacquainted with my PS4 (loud cheers). In particular, I am loving Horizon Zero Dawn so this Wednesday Wishlist is all related to the heroine Aloy and my favourite merchandise from the game. If you haven't heard of the game before or aren't really into gaming, Horizon Zero Dawn is a … Continue reading Wednesday Wishlist VIII
My mother is a plum tree, Small in size But overladen with worth The winter frost is harsh, Plucking the bones of her And leaving her empty But when I am desperate And starving, She revives me with sweetness Because of my mother, My children will sit beneath her Juice trickling down their chins
NO MORE GIRL - THE PLAY A person rises from her bed. The sheets are tangled. She hasn't slept well. In a thin white nightgown, she walks to centre stage and faces the back drop. It transforms into a beach. The audience gasp and applaud as real water laps at the sandy shore of the … Continue reading No More Girl
My New Years Resolutions are the same as they always are. In fact, this post was actually from a previous blog of mine last year. The thing is, my resolutions are always the same because I think they're things that you can constantly improve. I'm always going to want to get fitter, eat better, learn … Continue reading Fight me, 2018.
The end of the year is always a period of reflection and everyone and their cat is looking back on 2017 and thinking, 'What have I really done?'. Usually this question would send me into a spiral of 'fuck, I've done nothing for 365 days' but this year, I can proudly say that I did … Continue reading 2017’s Done List
This week's Wednesday Wishlist is inspired by Grece Ghanem! You can see her amazing Instagram here. I recently saw her in a VICE video from September which was doing the rounds on my Facebook timeline and she just looked breathtakingly put-together. As a sloppy dresser (comfies and jumpers all the way), I was immediately taken in … Continue reading Wednesday Wishlist VII.
I don’t want to talk of the moon or the stars Because when I’m crying at night alone I don’t feel like stardust I don’t feel like I have a galaxy inside of me I am not celestial I am not a constellation In perfect arrangement I am not a universe That starry … Continue reading DAWN.
Welcome to the Tech Version! ❤ I love these Ava wireless headphones from Urban Outfitters. I have a few ear piercings (included a scaffold piercing) and I wear glasses so headphones have to be comfy. These definitely look like they have enough padding! ❤ This stunning 13 inch MacBook Pro from Apple (obvs). Look at … Continue reading WEDNESDAY WISHLIST VI.
Whenever I move house, I always forget how stressful it is. I imagine its like giving birth (but y'know without the intolerable pain). You get so excited about how happy you're going to be and this new thing in your life that you forget about the pain of moving heavy boxes, the emotionally charged packing … Continue reading Pro-cat-stination
❤ This leather circle bag from here. If you've seen my previous Treasure for a Tenner, you'll know that I am a sucker for an odd shaped bag. One that's big enough for all my uni stuff = heart eyes emoji. ❤ This Friends inspired sweatshirt from here. Technically the green one should be a … Continue reading Wednesday Wishlist V.
Okay, so I'm two years late to the Wynonna Earp fan party but I'm partying hard nonetheless because this show is the TITS. The story follows Wynonna Earp, descendant of the gunslinger Wyatt Earp, who is cursed to put down the demon reincarnations of the men and women Wyatt killed during his lifetime. Helping her/practically … Continue reading TV Review: Wynonna Earp
❤ This amazing vintage Hermes scarf. Look at the detail and the colours. I am in love! Title: Turbans des Reines Artist: Michele Szabo Year(s) of issue: 1997 Available from here. ❤ These Dior glasses from here. I love the clear frame so they can go with every outfit. ❤ These stunning Doc Marten's in … Continue reading Wednesday Wishlist IV.
Do you ever have those times in your life when you just cannot access your vibes? Its like my head is filled with glue. I can't write, I can't pick up on my gut feelings, I can't think how to decorate my home... I try to do it and I get stuck in the glue. … Continue reading Bitch Killed My Vibes
I seem to have seen amazing jewellery every where recently and my faves have made it onto this week's Wednesday Wishlist. ❤ These gold climber earrings from Benittamoko on Etsy. ❤ These aquamarine studs from Dear Survivor at mysister.org ❤ This blue tourmaline ring from the new A/W 17 collection from Regal Rose. Whats on your … Continue reading Wednesday wishlist III.
In a recent post, I discussed the detrimental impact that Fast Fashion was having on workers and the earth. I made a promise to myself to try my best to not buy from any fast fashion retailers. In a bid to also save money, I have decided to stick to buying pieces that I truly … Continue reading Treasure for a Tenner (September)
❤ I recently saw this picture on one of my favourite Instagram accounts @documentingfashion_courtauld I love everything about this picture and the outfit. The blouse with the unusual collar detail, the small icon on the left side, the skirt and, most importantly, that BELT. Luckily YSL offer one similar that is just perfect and I want it. … Continue reading WEDNESDAY WISHLIST II.
In a recent Vogue article, the headline asked 'Did You Know Sweatshops Exist In The UK?' and truthfully? I had no freakin' clue. Sweatshops are currently present in the city of Leicester with unethical companies operating under multiple names. They pay on average £3.00 per hour for hard work in locations not suitable for entering let alone … Continue reading Fast Fashion Kills
We should divorce, he says. I open my mouth, To negotiate, to compromise, To beg, to plead A single moth escapes. I start to scream, My entire body shakes with the sound, But it is the fluttering of thousands of wings. I burst apart. Flying off into a hundred directions, Each of them … Continue reading Apart
It is 1am as I write this and I have just finished the last episode of BBC's Clique. Holy fucking hell. Is it even possible for a show to be this good? WHO KNEW. Summary: The show follows Holly and Georgia, long time best friends at Edinburgh Uni when Georgia gets in with what is … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Clique
❤ This Marni Trunk Bag in white but it retails at £1,340. If I ever win the lottery - this is the bag I am going to buy. I just wish I could find a high street version! Available here. ❤ This Feminist AF Denim Jacket from Premme. Sadly, they only ship to the … Continue reading wednesday wishlist i.
We have always been too like the fire, We took to love like a flame to the wick, A surge of light before settling. I thought we would burn out, I thought that our love would consume us, Leave us blackened and brittle. But our little flame sways in the night air, It bends with … Continue reading COLD BURN
As a gal who loves women’s history with a boyfriend who loves football, When Football Banned Women was the perfect Sunday afternoon documentary for us two. Hosted by Clare Balding, the documentary dives into the 1921 Football Association Ban on women’s football at its peak of popularity and its repercussions for the sport. We … Continue reading When Football Banned Women review
I don't know if its the nice weather or because I have a break from uni until September but I have fallen in love with reading again. I have been devouring book series and my favourite one has been A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. SUMMARY The series follows Kell, a young man who can travel between … Continue reading Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic Series
I recently got back from a quick trip to Prague! I went with a friend and we spent about three days there. It is so beautiful! All of the buildings are in different styles but similar pastel colouring so it all ties in together so nicely. Every street looks like it could be a film set. … Continue reading Popped to Prague!
One of my closest friends recently shared Katie Hopkins' post about the sickness of our society, which you can read here. I was a bit shocked to see my friend share a post by a woman who has made a living out of spitting out divisive and hateful rhetoric but, as I read it, I … Continue reading Response to KATIE HOPKINS
I will roar for you. You do not need me to, You are perfectly capable of defending yourself. But when I see the vultures circling, I am overcome with a need to protect you. These ingrates have my back arched, My mouth snarling into a growl. I feel savage. But instead, I dip my words … Continue reading Vultures.
Just last week I posted my birthday list post which you can read here. I would like to point out that I did not receive anything on that list... but then it was riddled with made up services which would have been hard to come by. Here are all of my favourite things that I … Continue reading What I Actually Got for my Birthday
24. I am officially 24.
While doing research for another blog post, I stumbled along this article by The Guardian. It's from their archive and its an interview with a school girl from 1960 about her clothes. I absolutely loved this article. It's so original and sweet. Like just allowing a teenager to talk about herself, her problems, her likes and dislikes. … Continue reading My Clothes and I – The Guardian archive
First of all, an apology to any friends or family members reading this in the hopes that I had finally decided on what I wanted for my birthday. I mean, I have - but none of this can be purchased on Amazon. Soz. Again. A Personal Declutterer Not an actual job title (I don't think??) … Continue reading A Comprehensive Birthday List
Plus size fashion actually began in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century when ready to wear fashion became increasingly popular. Before then, clothes were hand made or professionally created to fit individual bodies. You'd hope that this meant that it wouldn't matter what size you were but this did not stop society pressing the idea of an "ideal weight" on to … Continue reading History of Plus Size Fashion
If you're not a fan of delving into dusty books to learn more about history then I totally understand. Except that I don't because my god that dusty book smell gives me LIFE. But sometimes its just not feasible to read history books and that I do understand. So here are some other ways you can get your … Continue reading Getting My History Fix
I first heard of Galentine’s Day when my friend got me into Parks and Recreation a couple of years ago. Enthusiastic character Leslie Knope has a brunch every 13th February to celebrate female friend love. And thus, Galentine’s Day was born. I instantly fell in love with the idea. A day to celebrate female friendship, … Continue reading The (Very Brief) History of Galentine’s Day