Sunday, 23 June 2013

Twice Shy

I woke up this morning wanting to make an outfit post, but the only problem was that it wasn't a very nice day at all, and furthermore, I had no reason to get out of my way-too-comfy trackies! However, I shall not disappoint - here are a couple of old photos which I had nowhere to post at the time.

Hunt No More shorts - one of my favourite things in my wardrobe, these are honestly nothing short of fabulous (no pun intended)
Once Bitten Twice Shy singlet by Paint it Red
Office London shoes
Jewellery from Vietnam
Watch from my lovely auntie

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Surviving Winter

It's getting pretty freezing, and my pile of school work is reaching a new uninspiring heights. Sounds to me like the perfect time for a blog post! Here's a little collage of all the things I've developed a crush on in the middle of winter.

I'm looking forward to those fab Saturday night sleepovers with the gals, surrounded by millions of blankets and pillows. I don't know about you, but I'd pick a night in by myself (or with my closest friends) over partying all night at any opportunity.
In preparation for these sleepovers, and also for my emergency late-night study or assignments, I'm stocking up on my Greens and Black's dark chocolate - can't get enough!
This one is a bit of a long-term relationship, but I've been wishing for this amazing Michael Kors rose gold watch for ever; it's playing a little hard to get! If only I could spare over $300...but I have to say, it's pretty much perfection and would go with absolutely everything I own.
These fabulously versatile ankle boots by Lipstik would, again, look brilliant with everything. On top of that, they'd be perfect in summer with shorts, and complete any winter outfit. Another bonus: they're definitely on the more affordable side.
To finish, I'm about to go snuggle up with a good, familiar magazine. Recently I dug out my Oyster mag, Russh, and Frankie magazines from the end of last year, stirring up memories and nostalgia for the warmer months.

Why not treat yourself to a little retail therapy, or late-night hot chocolates with friends, to get you through the rest of the winter - I certainly will be. There's no way I could have fit everything in to one post, so expect more like this to come!

What are you guys crushing on?
Emily xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Books and magazines are one of my weaknesses, others including jackets and french toast. I have a four shelf bookcase in my room which is absolutely bursting with other worlds - books - which I can, at any moment, pick up and lose myself in.

There is always this excitement when a package with your name on it arrives, and my day was absolutely made earlier this week with these four beauties:

I've already read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I absolutely recommend it if you still haven't read it. It's the most perfect book, and manages to be "both happy and sad at the same time". The other three were bought rather spontaneously - I've heard great things, and I can't wait to see what they have in store!

Congratulations to everyone for making it over hump day xxx Emily

A Sweeter Peach

I'm not sure if any of you would be interested in reading my attempts at not, carry on with your life. If, perhaps, you are, just click on "Read more" below!

Without further ado, my poem I submitted for Lit last week:

Monday, 10 June 2013


Just a short post, but these are 10 songs which are totally relaxing and great to listen to when you need to de-stress. This playlist helped me just chill before and during my exams. Listening to the lyrics and getting lost in the music (that sounds absolutely cheesy...) allowed me to focus my mind on something other than the six subjects I'd been seeing way too much of in those two or three weeks!

I'll probably post more of my playlists in the future, or maybe make a thing of it - I've seen a few blogs do Music Mondays which could be cool.

Also - I figured out how to add a follow button to my blog, which miiiiight come to some use...

Hope you have a super week, and maybe these songs will refresh you a bit after nobody's favourite day, Monday!
Emily xxx

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A sort of nostalgia

I love the freedom of travelling. I love the fact that you can wear and do and say whatever you like and not worry about any previous or future encounters with people. I love how you can go somewhere new every day and not be held back by anything. I love the new places and sights and culture and food. I love trying to speak the language and laughing with the locals at the failed attempts, and I love all the little things about a trip that you never ever forget…

Just a quick post because I've been going through photos of holidays with family or friends and I'm realising how much I miss travelling. I'm also feeling so fortunate, because today I found out that I'll most likely be able to go to France in December! I'm super excited - it will be an amazing experience - but I'm also slightly terrified. I definitely need to work on my French...

Here are a few snaps from family holidays that I threw together from the disarray that is my photo files.


Europe a few years ago; I miss it like crazy! Is there anywhere you wish you were travelling at the moment?

à bientôt
xx Emily

Monday, 3 June 2013

Gatsby? What Gatsby?

After studying the book in lit and now seeing the movie, I think I might end up permanently speaking in quotes from The Great Gatsby.
If you haven't read it, you should drop whatever you're doing now and do so. It's my favourite book. Ever. Stop reading this post now if you don't know what happens.

I had super high expectations of the film, but I walked out wanting to watch it again. And again. The music, the costumes, the parties - brilliant. I totally have a girl crush on Carey Mulligan - she seems so sweet off the screen, and The Great Gatsby only made me want to be her even more. She was the perfect Daisy, and in my opinion the rest of the cast were equally as fitting for the roles they played.

Seeing Gatsby's face for the first time in the film - he turns around and raises his glass...I just about died.

Daisy and Gatsby's first scenes together were definitely some of my favourites throughout the film, and the final pool scene was done so well. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I still wished that Gatsby could fulfill his incorruptible dream...but hey. It's absolutely impossible for me to describe everything that I loved - there was a lot - in one blog post. You'll just have to see it for yourself (but read the book first).

Has anyone else read or seen it? What do you think?
xxx Emily