Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Outfit of the Day

Today I decided to pick up the camera and venture out to take some snapshots. Starting a blog officially has been something that I've been meaning to do for a long time, but have never just gotten round to it; whether that be because I'm too busy, too lazy or am just lacking confidence. I've been blogging on and off again since I was 16, however I thought that now, being the ripe age of 21, I would put my all into it finally and start doing what I love - talking about clothes and make-up (which girl doesn't, really?), this will also allow me to show the world all the impulsive purchases I shouldn't have spent my wages and student loan on.

I'm not perfect and this is all a learning curve; I've never been truly happy with the way I look, so standing in front of a camera is somewhat daunting for me, but I've decided to start facing my fears and hopefully soon, I can pose without feeling somewhat awkward and will feel more comfortable and happy in my own skin.

This is somewhat an official introduction from me and I have many posts planned for the upcoming months so you'll be seeing my face around more often (depending on how you look at it, this could be a bad or good thing)

Top + Trousers + Shoes + Scarf from Primark
Bag: H&M
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure 104

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Promise To Myself

It's so important to take time out of your day, week or month and focus on yourself. Take time out of your life to switch off and put your feet up. Grab your favorite book, put on your favorite lipstick and perfume, grab your favourite friend (or go in solitude, that can be just as fun I've learned recently), and go to somewhere that you have never been before - find a new sanctuary.

I feel like I'm constantly on the move. Being a student, if I'm not at uni, I'm in the library. If I'm not in the library, I'm at work and if I'm at none of those places, it's likely I'm in bed. That's the routine of my life and I have almost put myself to sleep just thinking about it. I feel like I'm constantly on the move, constantly worrying or stressing over something and I'm tired of this. I don't want to be this way anymore - feeling trapped doing the same things over and over or going the same places over and over or feeling the same emotions over and over.

Something had to give and they say if you don't like something about yourself, then you should change it. So I'm changing the things I don't like about myself and my life. This weekend I decided to go somewhere I normally just stop by at to get coffee occasionally and actually spend time there - so I found a big comfy chair in the corner of the cafe, next to a balcony with fairy lights, consumed lots of coffee, cake and wine and for the first time in what felt like forever, felt content. I've given myself time to switch off and take time for me. I feel like I've given myself a clean slate and have finally been able to think and let go of any of the negative emotion that I've been holding in and it feels blissful (although I am writing this after a few glasses of wine, so I'm not sure whether that has an affect on me, oops)

It's so easy to get caught up with life. Often, we let it control us but we forget that it is actually us who is in control of our life. I'm making this a promise to myself, every week or every couple of weeks, to drop everything I'm doing and to spend time with myself, go and take time with myself in a positive environment and away from anything that fuels me with anything I don't want to feel.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Lunching @ CAU, Southampton

I don't think that there is a time when I'm not hungry. Or thinking about food. Or eating. My bank statement is a reflection of this and can back me up.

CAU is one of the many restaurants that have just opened up in Southampton West Quay Watermark, which has an array of new and exciting restaurant. Working in one of them myself, I hadn't had the chance to venture around but on a day off and a break between assignments, I was hungry (as always) and wanted to try something new.

I have never heard of CAU before but was drawn in by their 3 courses for £12.95 sign outside. Being able to make a pig of myself at a low price is something I actively seek out to do most in life. Being a foodie is one way how I would define myself. CAU is an Argentine concept restaurant, a cuisine I have never tried before so I wasn't sure what to expect. However, it did go beyond any expectations I would've had anyway.

For starter, I ordered fish tacos; which consisted of Battered Pollock on blue tortillas with mayo, peppers, chilli and coriander made for a refreshing, unique yummy taste. Is it strange of me to say that it looked pretty too?

Unknownigly to me, argentine cuisine is known for their beef, and I'm always craving burgers. Obviously, this meant I had to order one. I got the CAU burger, which comes with Monterey Jack, chimichurri & mayo, opting for chunky fries. This burger was amazing. It was juicy and full of flavour and you could tell that it was real meat, not processed. I'm connived I can still taste it now, days after. This surprised me, as the quality was well beyond the price I paid.

By this time, I could barely breathe, could feel my stomach trying to expand and I felt myself needing a nap, forgetting all about the dessert that came with the lunch time deal. I ordered churrios, and while I'm sure they was equally just as good, I literally couldn't bring myself to eat another mouthful, so I just starred longingly at them instead, wishing I had been smart and saved some room for them. Oh well, there's always next time - no doubt there will be a next time.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Dash of Colour

"Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world." - Joel Sternfeld

(More to my portfolio coming soon!)
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