Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What I Love About Autumn/Fall

Hey everyone! So with the 22nd of September officially marking the beginning of Autumn and today marking the start of October, I thought I'd compile a list of the reasons why this, above all, is my favourite season.

♥ I love everything about A/W fashion. Layering up in cozy knitwear, leather jackets, dark colours and of course boots, I am completely in my element. It becomes totally socially acceptable to be dressed head to toe in black, not that I ever let the seasons let me dictate what to wear. But let's get real, I fundamentally dress entirely in black all the time any way.

♥ Steaming hot drinks. At this time of year it becomes the norm to purchase a hot chocolate or a pumpkin spice latte virtually every time you step outdoors.

♥ The leaves changing from green to gorgeous hues of red, yellow, gold and orange. Even if you hate this season, you can't argue that it is undoubtedly the prettiest.

♥ The first satisfying crunch of your foot connecting with a fallen, crisp leaf. 

♥ Comfort food is at it's height, with stews, soups, and generally stodgy foods becoming a welcome change from the lighter meals of the summer months. And the apple crumble does not even need a justification.

♥ Wrapping yourself up in a duvet and binging on all the new episodes of your favourite TV shows which have returned from their summer break. An added bonus is that you don't even have to feel bad about it because it's too cold and dark to go outside anyway.

♥ Having an open fire to cosy up to and watch an unforgivable amount of movies.

♥ Candles. They automatically exude an romantic and cosy setting, and reinforce the fact that it is in fact Autumn by dispersing an scent similar to "Autumn Leaves" throughout your room/house. 

♥ The weather. That crispness in the air that makes you feel fresher with each breath. 

♥ Attempting to become somewhat artistic and carve something decent into that perfect pumpkin you bought. It never turns out the way you want though does it.

♥ With school-goers returning, it always seems like a time of new beginnings and productivity. Or maybe that's just me.

♥ Halloween. Everything from trick-or-treating (toffee apples anyone?), the creepy home decor, the fact that bats are now a staple accessory, the movies, having the ability to transform into anyone or anything you want... Need I say more?!

What are your favourite activities to take part in at this time of year?

Monday, 29 September 2014

Sunday Summary #9

1. // Been rocking my leather skirt from Forever 21 recently.
2. // Sometimes the place I live is pretty beautiful.
3. // Autumn = Red lips
4. // My FAVE piece in my wardrobe right now is this H&M jumper.
5. // This cape piece on Grafton St. spoke to me. I want! This photo is from a while ago though.

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♥ This post is late this week because I forgot my charger in someones house. I had to go 4 days without my laptop. I know, first world problems, right? This meant that I didn't get my "What I Love about Autumn" post up on Friday like I had planned. This will go up on Wednesday instead, so keep and eye out.

♥ This week has been mostly chilled, I'm trying to lay low because this week is pretty hectic! I have Dublin on Wednesday, fly to Brighton on Thursday, my Graduation on Friday, fly to Dublin on Saturday, travel home on Sunday and then my friend from England is coming to visit the next Tuesday. Busy bee! 

♥ Moral is high for the coming weeks, and I think that it'll be really great. I need to schedule some blog post for that time though. Make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see what I'm up to. :3

What have you guys been up to this week?

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Miss Nothing

Tshirt // H&M
Skirt // Forever 21
Cardigan // H&M
Boots // Primark
Necklace // Primark
Lipstick in Seduction // Collection

Tshirt // H&M
Skirt // Forever 21
Cardigan // H&M
Boots // Primark
Necklace // Primark
Lipstick in Seduction // Collection

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday Summary #8

1. // Relied on this guy to get me through some of my work shifts this week.
2. // True Romance. One of my faves! <3

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  • So I've been having a pretty rough week. Some crap stuff has happened as of last weekend and it's had me pretty down about everything. Plus I'm managed to become sick so that's always great.
  • I'm supposed to be graduating in October but due to a few things going wrong, I don't have anything booked such as flights and my gown. It looks like I may not be able to go at all. *Update on this, I am able to go now, which is good! And it's only 2 weekends away.
  • I got my navel pierced about a year ago and it never really fully healed, and just this week it starting rejecting so I had to take it out. It's the first time I've ever had to take one of my piercings out (bar my ears when I was younger, due to the idiotic choice to get them pierced in Claire's. I was 8, I didn't know!)
  • I haven't really been very active on any of my social stuff either, so it's just been an off week all round.
  • I'm feeling good about the upcoming week despite this crappy week. I'm gonna attempt to spider-proff my room using peppermint and some other things. I am not having those little buggers get in.

Sorry for the kinda downer post. I'm determined to be in a better mood this week!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Autumn Wish List

Evening, lovelies! (Or whatever time it may be, it's currently half 11 at night in Ireland so I don't really know why I'm saying 'evening' at all. But I digress.) So Autumn is just around the corner and everything is about to be well under way, from the fashion to the weather, everything is about to get a hell of a lot better. Well... In my opinion anyways. 

Some of you may know that Autumn is my favourite season. And if you didn't know, then now you do. I just love everything about it. I love the weather; how there's a crispy-ness in the air. I love the changing of the leaves and let's get real here for a minute... The sound and satisfaction you get from stepping on a crunchy leaf is just incomparable! I love the fact that halloween is approaching and everything gets more edgy. And of course, I love the fashion. Layers and dark colours galore! I am in my element. 

In fact, I could write an entire post on why I love Autumn. I might just add it to the list!

Speaking of fashion though. Before the season is well and truly in full-swing I thought I would do a wish list, picking some items that I am kinda* in love with and kinda* wanna spend all my money on cause they are just fabulous.

(*Note: Replace with "excessively", "incalcuably" or something to that effect.)

Grey Blazer // River Island £40
Black Hat // H&M €20
Blanket Wrap // New Look £19.99
Black Boots // Forever 21 £26
MAC Lipstick in Sin // House of Frazer £15.50
Button Up Lace Maxi Dress // Forever 21 $39.90
Longline Duster Coat // Forever 21 €63.45

Let me know what you guys are wanting this season, cause I seriously love everything about this season and would love to add more things to "I want this but probably shouldn't buy it" list.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Sunday Summary #7

1. // Sunrise.
2. // Actually went to a party and my mates band played.
3. // Crazy good weather for Ireland! And in September no less. I've been looking at the sky a lot I guess.

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  • Evidently I haven't really been up to much this week, I honestly don't know where the time has gone! I should have some outfit posts up this week, but don't quote me on that.
  • Watching - A LOT of youtube videos, True Romance (a new favourite), Yu-Gi-Oh!, Futurama.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Illamasqua & Sleek Haul

I picked up a few items I'd had a hankering for in the Illamasqua sale. Haven't tried any of them out yet as I was waiting to do this post but I am way too excited about this!

When I was in Dublin I also picked up one of the Sleek palettes. There isn't a Boots which stocks Sleek near me so I knew I had to go and get one while I was pottering around Dublin. I didn't have any idea which one to get. I wanted them all and knew they were all very critically acclaimed. I knew I had found my baby when I saw this one though. Ugh.. Those matte eyeshadows! *Drools*

I love matte eyeshadows but don't own enough. I own a lot of Urban Decay and BH Cosmetics, which are mostly chunky glitter and shimmer. I've tried this palette out a little and holy smokes.. It's good. Like, really really good. The pigmentation is craaaaazy! I only own one other product from Sleek (their Contour Kit in Light) and I use it quite literally every single day. They just do not disappoint. I can see my collection being taken over very very quickly.