Saturday, 30 March 2013

new in | asos brogues

ASOS Match Brogues in Black
This is the latest addition to my ever growing collection of black shoes. I constantly ask myself, "Do I really need another black shoe?" However, when I saw these pair of brogues while writing up my shoe edition of building the basic wardrobe, I knew I had to get my hands on these. These are great shoes for running around campus and is going to be perfect for the upcoming fall/winter season. Unfortunately, the black ones are sold out, but you can still purchase these in grey, mint, brown and a patent nude (which is tempting me at the moment).

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

outfit | monochrome x leather shorts

Cotton On Top, Leather Shorts from eBay, Rubi Shoes Heeled Sandals, Colette by Colette Hayman Bag, Forever 21 Sunglasses, Bracelets from Equip and eBay
Yes, I know. I have abandoned this blog for little over two weeks and it feels like years since I have updated the blog. I have been literally drowning in work for university and I am still learning on how to cope. It is a learning curve but hopefully I will get there. It is already nearing the end of March, yet it still feels like Summer is still here. However, that doesn't stop me from trying to incorporate some fall trends. These leather shorts which I found on eBay were such as great find for such a trendy, yet affordable piece. To keep it weather appropriate, I paired it with a lightweight shirt and a pair of block heel sandals - the epitome of comfort (for a pair of heels of course). I also kept it very monochromatic with some simple silver bracelets and my go-to bag.

my go-to bag, it can literally hold everything including my macbook
Hopefully I can get my life back into order so I start posting regularly again. I have also been thinking about what else I would like to see on my blog. Perhaps a new name for my blog might be in order - who knows? We'll just see what happens!

Monday, 11 March 2013

in rotation

Sorry for the lack of posts. I'm really overwhelmed with uni at the moment and I'm really having a hard time adjusting and falling into routine so bare with me. At least three days a week, I find myself on a long train ride to campus and it can get incredibly boring. During these times of extreme boredom, I definitely turn to a reliable playlist to keep me entertained and from falling asleep. So I thought I would share some tunes which have been on my playlist.

MALLiE is a British artist which I discovered through the Burberry Acoustic series. She is unsigned which is a shame because there is definitely talent (but who am I to say anything about talent?). Hopefully she will be having some music being released soon. Also, she does covers here on YouTube and also has a demo track on myspace. Her cover of Justin Timberlake's Mirrors (above) is one of my favourites, also with an original track named 'Can't Be Moved' which she did for Burberry (you can find it here).

Paramore recently released a new single from their long awaited self-titled album due for release on the 9th of April. This song was quite the departure from the classic Paramore sound but I was pleasantly surprised. It is very No - Doubt and I can't wait to hear the entire album.

Like MALLiE, Morning Parade was a band which I discovered through Burberry Acoustic. This particular version (above) of 'Speechless' was done beautifully with the addition of strings. I have download their entire album and I can honestly say it is the best one I have heard in a long time.

Hopefully you have enjoyed some of the music found on my current playlist. If you have any suggestions, tell me down below in the comments - I always enjoy finding new music to enjoy in my down time.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

leather for lunch

I remember stumbling across this picture of a red Jil Sander leather lunch bag and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. Now, I know that this novelty of the luxury lunch bag may be wearing off but I'm still trying to find an alternative. This particular clutch has this great shape where it has the perfect balance of structure and 'slouch' and it can virtually be paired with any outfit. I think I might have to rush out and get some supplies and make my own before this whole craze of the leather lunch bag diminishes.

 images from here, here, here, here and here