Friday, 22 May 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Hi everyone!
I fancied doing a quick little post about some of my favourite outfits from this years film festival in Cannes.

On the left is Li Bingbing, from Transformers, wearing a dress by Zuhair Murad. I absolutely love this dress because of the combination of sheer fabrics and sparkly detailing. I love the train and I love the way it's a mixture of figure hugging dress and a really pretty princess dress. It reminds me of Cinderellas ball dress and I think it's a really pretty colour. 

The middle dress is worn by style blogger, Kristina Bazan and is designed by Elie Saab. I really like this dress because it reminds me of my prom dress that I wore when I was 18! (although my prom dress wasn't yellow) The simple design always works well and I love the fabric choice. I think the yellow really suits her.

On the right is Emma Stone in a beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress. I think this dress is so pretty and girly and I don't think you can ever go far wrong in a little black dress. I love the lace top on this dress and the layered, ruffled skirt and I think her hair looks perfect with this dress. She looks very feminine.

The detailing on Cheryl Fernandez-Versinis, Ralph & Russo dress is amazing. I study fashion and textiles at uni which means that I design and make clothes and I make my own prints and do my own detailing. I can really appreciate the amount of work that would have gone into this dress! No wonder Cheryl is smiling!  I think the bodice detailing is so perfect and intricate and the pleating on the neck, shoulders and back is so pretty, I would love to see this dress in real life! 

Which Cannes outfits have been your favourites this year? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Summer Wishlist

I wanted to share with you some things I found while online browsing! Some of these are a little out of my price range since I'm still a student but there's no harm in dreaming! 

1. Hair Bows- New Look- £3.99 for Three
 I absolutely love hair bows, I wear them quite a lot, and I think they're such an easy way to make a simple hair style look just a little bit more interesting!

2. Crochet Shift Dress- Topshop- £68
This is a little out of my usual price range but I absolutely love crochet during the summer, it's always a popular look and I just don't think you can go wrong!

3. Laser Cut Ballet Pumps- New Look- £15.99
I had a pair of shoes similar to these in brown last year and they were so comfortable and went with everything! I really want to get another pair this year, and as my ones from last summer are still wearable I think I'll change it up a little with a white pair!

4. Coral Ruffle Bardot Top- Miss Selfridge- £20
I really love the colour of this top and I think off the shoulder things are so pretty and feminine!

5. Pleated Midi Skirt- Topshop- £45
Midi skirts are my favourite at the moment, my style is usually quite vintage so I am so happy that this look has come back around. I love the combination of pink and navy together and I think this would be so cute with the Coral top.

6. Mini Conch Shell Necklace- Topshop - £12
As I am quite petite, I don't feel I can really get away with wearing big statement necklaces (although I have seen a lot of petite girls look really good in them) I just don't feel that they really suit me or my style. I love little dainty pieces of jewellery and I think this shell is a nice reminder of summer and the beach.

7. White Flip Lock Backpack- New Look- £24.99
I love backpacks in the summer! I think they make days out so easy, you can just chuck your water and your sun-cream in and head off for the day without having to think of carrying a handbag, they also mean you can bring a cardigan in case it gets a little chilly once evening comes. I do actually own a backpack similar to this one but I thought I'd include this one on here anyway!

Let me know what you think of these or if you're lucky enough to have any! 

Sunday, 17 May 2015


Two weeks ago I visited Budapest for five days, and I can honestly say it's the best place I've ever been! The weather was lovely and the city itself was beautiful!

We hired a self catered apartment which was really nice and meant we had the freedom to come and go as we pleased and that we didn't have to wake up in time for hotel breakfasts. We saved a lot of money on eating out which meant we had more to spend on activities!

On the first day we went for a guided tour, which we've tended to do in most cities we've visited as you really do learn a lot about the history of the city from them, and it's a really good way of learning your way around! The tour lasted three hours and towards the end of the tour we walked up lots of steps towards Buda castle and got a great view of the whole city.

(the lovely view of the whole city- ignore the beer, it wasn't mine!) 

Another day we visited Margaret Island, which was one of the nicest places I've ever seen, it was so green and we got to explore it on a thing that looked like a golf cart but you pedal it. (I have no idea what they're called.) We went to the best outdoor Swimming pool/water park, called Palatinus Strand, which was absolutely massive and we spent most of the day there, I really didn't want to ever leave! There were five or six different pools, a giant hot tub and flumes too. The weather was 28 degrees which made the day just perfect. I would definitely recommend visiting there if you're ever in Budapest!  

Me on the little cart thing! Let me know if you know what they're called!

We also visited the public baths that Budapest is well known for having, we went to one which was in the strangest, most deserted looking building you've ever seen. I thought it had been abandoned for years judging by the look of the outside. We went all the way around it and managed to find an entrance and inside looked completely different! Inside were lots of different medicinal baths and a sauna and steam room, we even got a forty minute massage each. It was the fastest forty minutes of my life! 

The outside of the spa.

On the last day we explored the last bits we had missed and finally got some Goulash! Its shocking that we didn't manage to get one until our last day but it was definitely worth the wait! We went to a little bar called For Sale Pub which we'd read really good reviews about and thought we'd give it a go. It was quite a small place and very quirky. The walls and ceilings were completely covered in pinned up notes, tickets and photographs from hundreds of previous guests, there wasn't a single visible bit of wall! On each table was a massive basket of monkey nuts and we were encouraged to throw the shells on the floor! It felt so wrong! We ordered a goulash each and it was far too much for us to handle. The menu did warn us of portion size but we really didn't realise how big they actually meant, we should have only ordered one between us but it really was the best goulash ever and so so filling! The price of food in Budapest was so reasonable which made it even better, although I did find it quite difficult to work out the conversions. 

Notes and Monkey nuts in For Sale Pub

Obviously we did a lot more and visited a lot more lovely places than I've written about but I didn't want this post to be too long. I hope you've all enjoyed reading about my trip to Budapest and I hope I've convinced some of you to consider going for your next trip! Let me know if you've ever been and if so what your favourite bits were! 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

21st Birthday!

Hey everyone! Once again this is a bit of a late post but I have finally finished my second year of uni so now I have the summer free to blog some more!

On March the 22nd I celebrated my 21st birthday and it was the best one yet! I'm not a massive fan of clubbing so me and my course-mates decided I should have a vintage themed tea party during the day, and as my Birthday fell on a Sunday this seemed like a perfect idea, and it was an excuse for me to make a dress!

My day started with my parents and my doggy driving down to my uni house in Portsmouth to give me my cards and presents and to take me out for birthday breakfast, even though I had my hair up in Velcro rollers. They got me the most beautiful ring and it was so lovely to see them! After breakfast they helped me to set up the house and put my cards and all the bunting up! Meanwhile my house-mates surprised me with loads of balloons that they'd spent the whole morning blowing up, and some tissue paper tassels They'd made me! I was already feeling spoilt!

When my friends arrived I was even more spoilt! I was surprised with helium balloons and they sung Happy Birthday to me with home-made bread rolls in the shape of dogs and rabbits which they'd put candles in! (I'm not the biggest fan of cake) apparently they carried the rolls straight past me earlier that day and I was completely oblivious! They also got me a really sparkly broach which looks perfect on my fur jacket, and some champagne! The day carried on and we brought lots of snacks out to the garden for a mini picnic and then played pin the Oscar on Leonardo. It was so lovely to see everyone dressed up vintage especially for me, as I know it's not everyone's cup of tea.

 I was still on such a high after everyone left, and I said to my house-mate, Isabelle that the only thing that would have topped of the whole day is if my boyfriend had been able to make it. (We are long distance so we don't get to see each other as much as we'd like to) but we had planned a skype call for that evening anyway so I was happy and I couldn't wait to show him everything from that day. We all had a big deadline coming up a couple of days later so I thought our skype would provide a nice break from the all-nighter Isabelle and I had planned for that night. The time for the call came round and he looked like he was outdoors as it was really dark and I was so confused... I asked where on earth he was and he didn't say anything, he just turned around and I saw my front door behind him!! He was outside! Best surprise ever!

I had the best 21st birthday and it still makes me so excited to think back on it!

A close up of the floral shirt dress I made to wear for the occasion. Even though I ended up doing a change of outfit half way through.

Me and one of my helium balloons (which are still floating almost two months later) after my change of outfit.