Thursday, 19 June 2014

All White Everything

Shoes - New Look £29.99 / Blazer - Topshop £65 / Satchel - PS1 £205 / Watch - Olivia Burton London £72 / Elephant teapot - BIA £13.25 / Bedroom furniture - various, not priced

Afternoon all! 
The idea is to make these posts shorter and more frequent now, rather than the length of a dissertation and with an average of 1.7 years between them.

Anyway, at the moment and because of our new situation I'm rearranging / decorating my room and I've noticed a change. The last time I had the chance to take total control over decorating a room was when I moved into a big city terrace with ceilings so high I could've leapt into passing planes (this may be an exaggeration) and a floorspace to die for (this may also be an exaggeration), anyway my point is that it was so big a bedroom that I was able to channel my deepest adoration for Moroccan design and adorn it in deep reds and purples, have (faux) fur rugs and hang sweeping taffeta from that mile high ceiling.

BUT, my accommodation now is a little more humble, and for this reason I've been finding myself drawn to white furniture and accessories. It just makes the whole room seem bigger and I love how fresh it feels.

In my searching I found these items which I absolutely love! The blazer is from Topshop and that and the bag would just look so good in the sunshine we've finally been getting. I'm always tentative when it comes to white shoes... call me old fashioned but someone mentions white stilettos and I shriek with images in my head of some 70s lady of thine boardwalk, but these platform lace heels from New Look have converted me! Imagine the look of them with a summer tan - divine.

I am in love with the Olivia Burton watch, she does so many pretty designs but this monotone hummingbird has to be my favourite. Finally, who cannot adore that teapot? Not only is the elephant adorable but the design of the thing is so beautiful!

Do you have any white favourites? Tell me about them below!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Looking For Inspiration...

 It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.

Preach, sister Bridget!
Never was a truer word spoken. It's been a rocky road for a while with me, not really having my direction planned, flitting from one "raison d'ĂȘtre" to the next, but finally things had started to piece together. I found an amazing guy who is everything I need him to be (insert eye-rolls and gagging noises from my old kind - the romancynicals), I was actually enjoying the last few weeks of uni... I know, right? And I was looking forward to my final summer of "freedom" before I had to bite the bullet and commit to some form of career path!

Without going into unnecessary detail and sympathy harvesting; the bottom fell out of my world last month and everything has been turned on its head. I used to hate when people would say "you find out in times of need who your real friends are" ... I thought they were being melodramatic and pessimistic for the sake of it, but they're right!

I'm fully aware of how self satisfying it is for me to complain on here passively about things but I'm not saying it to get a reaction, it's actually making me think about the positive stuff I've got from this.

I DO know who my real friends are, and they have been amazing through all of it. People have been texting, calling, bringing flowers and just generally understanding we all need as much support as we can get at the moment. I can't get to the end of a post about this without mentioning my best friend, who has always been on hand with pizza, little trips out & general taking my mind off it-ness!
And obviously the boy, who's listened every day to my moaning and blubbing. He's a good one.

Anyway, my point is that I have time on my hands now that I REALLY need a focus of my attention for! (Shocking grammar; forgive me) so I've decided that, between finishing assignments for uni, I'll try and get back into blogging.
I would really appreciate any suggestions for what I could post about, so if you have any please post them below or email me on

If you've got this far through the drudge then thanks for reading my ramblings!
Take care, lots of love, Taz x