Monday, 31 January 2011


I have made no secret of my love for Haruki Murakami's writing and I'm pretty keen to share this with as many people as I can. Click the picture above to read his short story. As you click each illustration you can read more of the story.

Get a cup of tea and have a read of something lovely x


Monday is always a hard day. Here's a few beautiful pieces of material that I am currently coveting to cheer me up:

When does Eva ever fail?!

I am actually in love with this dress.

January Jones managing to wear a beautiful print without looking like a curtain/vase/try hard.

LOVE the wishy washy print.

♥ My style love at the moment: Whitney Port. I'm longing for summertime! ♥

My style crush changes on a daily weekly basis depending on my mood/what colour hair I wish I had/the weather. Whitney is currently top of the league for her flirty girly style and impossibly wavy hair. I am sure I can find a budget version of the outfit below...

Not only does she have endless amounts of beautiful clothes but she also designs her own line. (me, not the name of the site) 

Back to teacher mode:

 Lessons to plan, lots of marking to do. I want to be uber geek and create a speaking and listening grid over half term so I can assess my classes as I go. Will this actually happen? Only time will tell.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Weekend wishes

It's official. I love London.

Had a great weekend catching up with some old friends who I haven't seen for far too long! I didn't get lost in London (as many thought I would) and I also managed to keep within my budget of £100 for the whole weekend (only just.) It goes to show that I can actually be better with money if I try. Just got to keep it up for the rest of 2011 now!

While I was in London I did have to battle against my shopping brain and stay away from anything that could tempt me. So everything then...

A two and a half hour train journey is a long time for me to daydream about new things to save up for. Now I know I don't 'need' these things, but when did that ever stop me?!

First on the list:
Katy Perry has just launched her new perfume 'Purr'. I love her style and everything about her so I hope it's not just another celebrity perfume which smells awful. She describes it as 'me in a bottle' and goes on to say:

“Purr is a natural extension of who I am as a woman - it's a gorgeous blend of all my favourite scents and embodies my style, my tastes and my love for all things incredibly cute. It is an absolutely purrfect perfume that I hope leaves you meowing with delight!..."

Perhaps a slightly cheesy recommendation but if it's made by Katy Perry then it can't be bad (plus I do like the funky bottle). Might be tempted to give it a try...

Love that dress!

Perfume campaign
Leading on from one amazing pair of shoes to another... Kurt Geiger still have plenty of shoes in the sale and I have been staring longingly at them for quite some time. Have a look at these beauties:

£79 shoes that go with everything!
£69 would look funky with some muted tones

One thing I was reminded of this weekend... how incredibly pale I am! I recently decided wearing bronzer is a bit difficult for me as it tends to just make my skin look dirty or unevenly shaded so I've been sticking to foundation and blusher to keep it more natural (if slightly ghostly). 

The evidence - I'm the brunette
So I've been looking at make up that will look more natural on me and a few people have recommended the Dainty Doll range which was created by Nicola from Girls Aloud. 

I'm considering it but I'm still not quite ready to accept that I am THAT pale. We'll see...

 Next on the wishlist:

Back to my failsafe shop: ASOS. 

Motel £38

 Love this cut of these motel dresses. I have two already with different patterns and the floral pattern on this dress is beautiful. YUM.

Mango £89.90
I always seem to like Mango dresses and this one can be worn for so many different occasions. I love the subtle change in colour along the bottom of the dress.

Enough daydreaming for now. Monday tomorrow, back to reality!

Thursday, 20 January 2011


I ♥ Adele anyway but this remix is a bit special

This is one of my most loved songs EVER. 

"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else"

Sunday, 9 January 2011


If you haven't heard of Jameela Jamil then you are behind the times! She's a relatively new presenter of E4 and in her own words claims she doesn't 'know how I managed to blag THAT one...'

I have massive job envy but still can't help thinking she's awesome. Trips to London Fashion Week, presenting, meeting celebs. She's not afraid to laugh at herself or look like an idiot. 

A girl after my own heart.

If you are interested in hearing more from Jameela have a look at this Interview in The Times

Style Crush ♥

Love the print and the giant bag

Beautifully bright

Shoe envy

Quirky cool. That hat is a winner.

She knows what works for her and sticks to her staple clothing: short dresses, giant bags and giant heels. If I had legs like that then I would too!


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