Monday, 29 October 2012

A Nice Meal

For my grandpa's 82nd birthday, my family went for a meal out. We all had a really nice time, and as it was a Sunday, the Chinese restaurant at The Turkish Baths had a buffet and I was full to the brim from starters. I ate all types of things including my favourite sesame prawn toast. The beautiful setting of the Royal Baths makes you feel like you're in an extremely luxurious place (which is true).

I think Cantonese and Chinese must be one of my favourite treats, but on a regular basis it can be a bit much. 
What is your favourite type of food to eat out?

Lots of love,
Nat x

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A bit of a chat

Winter is just around the corner, and as autumn is firmly in our sight, it's time to wrap up warm and whip out the hot drinks. There is no particular purpose to this post, I just wanted to talk about how it's less than 2 months till christmas whaaat?!
We're just starting october half term, and this year, being my final year in high school, is all about 'lasts'... last october half term, last parent's evening, etc, well I'm hoping that it is actually my final year and I don't have to repeat anything :s
Next year I'll hopefully be heading to art college to do a foundation degree, then in 2014 off to university. I can't tell you how excited I am to start doing art all day every day, I've been looking forward to this from the beginning of year 12.
So in preparation for college, I am starting to do extra art work, I need to work on my presentation skills, my sketch book is so extremely boring and I want to make it more unique but I don't know what to do that will make it stand out without looking fabricated. Oh the problems of an art student...

Anyway, I hope you have a lovely season and get all that you're hoping for.
Lots of love,
Nat x

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Spanish Speakers Welcome.

I just wanted to take the time to talk about a specific youtuber. She goes by the name of Yuya and does speedy tutorials completely in spanish, which is great for me.
Watching some of her videos, I immediately fell in love with her character, she is so bubbly and vivacious. Even for someone who has spoken spanish as a second language, I found some words difficult to understand but I think that's part of her charm.
Even if you can't speak in spanish, her tutorials are still worth watching because she comes up with unique ideas that you don't see any of the british/US youtubers doing.
Have fun,
Nat x

Monday, 22 October 2012

I cannot contain my excitement

TODAY IS THE DAY! The 22nd of October, the day that Taylor Swift has released her new album, Red. She is kind of my guilty pleasure, and I have been looking forward to this ever since she announced that she was making her new album. 
To show my support (I guess you could say) I wore red nails, red lips and a red scarf to sixth form today.
Red is actually my favourite colour and I wear it so often that I didn't look too odd haha!
I haven't heard any of the new songs yet apart from We are never ever getting back together, and I am so excited to hear her new songs. Due to shortage of the dollar I can't get it yet :( But it can wait until I've saved.
Are you a Taylor Swift fan? If so, what's your favourite song of hers?
Nat x

Thursday, 18 October 2012

All Black Everything

So, one of the first outfits posts that Emily took of me (make sure to follow her here). We had so much fun on this 'shoot'. I started off with my hair tied up -a rare commodity- so I took it down. 
I love maxi skirts and even though I get a lot of odd looks from people at school, I don't care, the feeling maxi skirts give is much better than a mini skirt or trousers in my opinion.

Maxi Skirt - Zara 
I think it was £19.99 but I bought it a while ago

White Shirt - H&M

Earrings - Accessorize
£2.00 - last year's sale

Boots - Topshop
£32.00 with student discount

Leather Jacket - Primark
£19.99 (I think)

Black Knit Sweater - H&M
£19.99 (I think, sorry I always forget!)

Cross Necklace - Emily's

I think maxi's are perfect for the winter because you can wear tights underneath and a good pair of boots to bring it into the A/W season. A basic white shirt is perfect underneath a cosy knit jumper.
Hope you have a great week,

Lots of Love,
Nat x

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

That October Feeling

You've been at school for a month already, and everything becomes routine again. The leaves are an orangey yellow shade that crisp underneath your feet. Shoes are essential in this weather, and I find that a good ol' boot is something of a necessity. There are so many different varieties to choose from and finding something that doesn't make you look like a man is key - trust me, I've been there.

Starting off with Chelsea Boots
Chelsea boots

From the classic, to the more outgoing, these boots will transform your outfit and take it to the 'Mod' level. There are many different styles to suit everyone's body shape/ personal style/ outfit. If you're looking for comfort and coordination, go for the classic style, but if you are hesitant to give up your trusty creepers then opt for a flatform that will give you the same look as creepers with more warmth.

Next are hiking boots
hiking boots
Be careful with these, bigger feet tend not to suit them, but I'm sure you can find a way to change them up a bit and make them look less clunky. If clunky is your style then opt for a thick sole, the timberland boots are perfect for winter protection and that lumberjack style. 


For that classy 1920's look, go for a pair of these snazzy shoes. Probably not the best for warmth and protection but you'll be strutting your stuff and looking good while doing it. hahaha but seriously, they go great with anything, and you'll be able to wear them in the spring and possibly summer too! 

Let me know which style you like, and make sure you keep warm for the cold winter that's coming! 
Love, Nat x

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Exciting News

I have news for you guys, basically if you follow her already, you may have seen that Em and I are collaborating on a frequent basis. I will be taking photos of her for her outfit posts, and hopefully starting soon, she will do the same for me.
I love to take photographs and after hearing Emily's troubles of photo taking, I offered to take photographs for her.
Head on over to her fab blog here.
Thanks guys, 
Nat x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Hello, I thought I'd do an outfit post today, haven't done one in a while.
So basically, I just wore something very simple but I think the red speaks for itself. The jumper is actually my mother's like most of the things in my wardrobe haha! I am actually wearing a skirt, be it a mini one, and that's from New Look from a looooong time ago.
New shoes, although they look very worn, from Topshop. My favourite shoes to wear at the moment, that's why they're so worn!

Anyway, it was very comfy and warm with the jumper on and sometimes simple is better.
Love, Nat x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Claws out

DISCLAIMER: Before you read this, I want you to know that I am in no way professional and you can probably (most definitely) tell from the images you're about to see. (Oh that sounds like the beginning of a horror programme).

After that, I just wanted to share with you a little nail 'tutorial' that I did quickly. As always, left hand ended up better than right.

"Cutout" Nails

First step: Paint nails a base colour, I would recommend black or another dark colour.

Paint a 'V' shape with a the lighter colour, something sparkly and bright should do the trick. It doesn't matter if you do it wrong because we shall fix that later.

With a black nail art brush, run along the sides of the V and make it neater so that the edges are sharp.

With a white nail art pen, draw two white lines running along the sides of the V. Make sure that the black is dry otherwise you end up with streaky lines. Finally add a top coat to finish and voila! Instant nail art.

Hope that you give this a go and let me know if you do!
Nat x 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

On the road again.

Being in my final year of high school, I am currently in the process of applying to universities. So having already been to Queen Mary's and Nottingham, I knew what an open day was like. I fell in love with Nottingham and didn't really have any expectations for Manchester, which is where I visited.

Here are just a few photos I took whilst there.

This hot air balloon was so close! Hope this wasn't too boring for you.

Nat x

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Lumberjack Glam

lumberjack glam

100% Topshop, well I just can't resist! Something probably more for the summer rather than the current A/W 2012. I love a good ol' flannel shirt as it's comfortable and effortless. 
An easy way to 'fashion up' the lumberjack look is to add a lovely bustier/corset with the flannel shirt undone so the corset is peeking through. 
I looooove slouchy beanies and this one is perfect to keep you warm and looks gr8.
Happy Blogging!
Nat x

Neon top

Checkered shirt

Hot shorts

Cuffed boots

Chain jewelry

Beanie hat