Thursday, 29 March 2012

Vintage Hair - Gibson Roll

Since my hair went down so well in one of my recent posts (Vintage anyone? (plus sport relief) ), I thought I'd show you how I did it. I'm definitely one that's keen on changing my look so this is just one of many.

Tie your hair in a low pony tail with a bobble. Make sure you leave your parting visible. It doesn't have to be too neat a pony tail. Pull your hair apart above the bobble to create a sort of hole through your hair. A kind of "nest".

Fold the pony tail in half and tuck the ends into the hole.

Starting from the bottom of your folded pony tail, roll it up towards your head and tuck in any loose bits.

Secure the back with some kirby grips. Don't worry just yet about any bunch bits at the side.

Sorry for the blurry photo! Take any bunchy side bits and roll them up into the rest of the roll and secure them with a kirby or two.

Ta da! Pull down a few strands at the sides or the front, if you want.


And I just paired it with a blouse and tied a neck tie round the collar.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

My sister is too funny for words

Now, my sister is someone in my life that I couldn't run a blog and not share with you. She is hilarious even though she doesn't even mean to be most of the time. We wrote some questions for ourselves and we answered them. Before you watch, there's a few thing I should probably let you know. FCT (my sister's favourite subject) stands for Food and Consumer Technology and is just our school's version of Home Economics. Second, the whole part about Ed Balls is sort of an inside joke which is why that's in there. Third, my mum interrupted at the end but I just left it in anyway.

We get along like 2 peas in a pod which is great and I love her so much. I'm actually sure you will too once you've watched this video!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Vintage anyone? (plus sport relief)

Dress: River Island

Who watched sport relief yesterday? Any dry eyes? No? Didn't think so. That little kid that David Walliams was with, he was so cute. I just wanted to squeeze him so tight and keep him safe. I'm not sure what the total came to in the end but the last total I saw was 29 million.

At school yesterday we had a sport relief day. This involved everyone dressing up in either retro sprts wear or as a famous sports person. Nobody ever takes the themes entirely seriously on dress-down days and there's always a few people that turn up as the most completely rediculous things. In my class, a boy came in in a giant banana costume and I saw another guy walking round dressed in a full yeti suit, head to toe. There was also sports activities going on around the school all day, volley ball, basket ball, football, a mile run. In fact, the football was before school and two of my friends got up at half four to arrive at school at half five for the football.

Break time was completely rowdy. We had a huge flash mob! They played the macarana over the loud speakers in the cafeteria and, I swear, every single person was dancing. There were loads of people standing on the cafeteria tables and the chairs. And then they played the cha cha slide and people were trying to do the cha cha slide on the tables. It was utter chaos. Hilarious chaos though!

(phone camera, sorry!)


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Spring forward, fall back

Yesterday was officially the first day of Spring. You know, I think it did feel warmer today. The sun was out almost all day which helped largely, of course. It's making me so excited for summer: warmer weather, shorts, sandals, sunglasses trips to the beach. Ok, I'm probably getting a little carried away, I live in Scotland where it's likely to rain for the majority of the summer holidays. Actually, what always happens in that the last 2 or 3 days of school will be absolutely scorching, get-the-paddling-pool-out sort of weather and as soon as the holidays start, so will the rain.

There is the possibility of a holiday to America, however, including a week or so in New York, according to the reliable source I like to call my  mum. I've never been outside Europe before so I do hope that happens!

Anyway, the clocks also go forward this Saturday (spring forward!), so we're losing an hour's sleep but in the long run, I'm up for lighter mornings, or evenings, or whatever it results in.

What does spring/summer mean for you?


Sunday, 18 March 2012

In which I buy a leather jacket.

The title is pretty self explanitory I think. But yes, I bought a leather jacket. Or rather, my mum very kindly splashed out on me as the jacket cost more money than I ever tend to have at one point in time!

I have a jacket and a body warmer but I don't really have a lighter jacket that's good for all weather so I'm really excited to have something to wear this to. It was £55 pounds from Topshop and I've had my eye on it for a while now so I'm glad it's finally safe in my wardrobe!

Otherwise, I've been spending the weekend in Newcastle with my family with my dad's friend who lives in an enormous flat. You can get a beautiful view of the sunset from her balcony and what a beautiful sunset we saw on Saturday night.

I was so glad I'd brought my camera with me but there was one particularly scary moment when it almost plummeted 50 feet over the side of the balcony. Not good, not good!


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

In which the world is monochrome

Is it just me or does everything/everyone look better in black and white? I'm pretty sure I use the black and white setting on my camera more than I use the colour setting, especially in portraits or when there's not much light. I seem to find that pictures where I've used the flash don't seem so harsh in black and white. I think it seems to iron out any blemishes in your skin and it could just be me, but it seems like there's less noise interruption.


Monday, 12 March 2012

In which quirky jewellery is my friend

Left to right: Primark, Primark, accessorize, accessorize

Top to bottom: Primark, homemade, charity shops

I'm one that's partial to a cute little charm bracelet or necklace when I see one. I'm the owner of a fairly large collection indeed, my absolute favourite of which is the charm breacelet I made myself. It has featured on my blog before but not for ages so I thought I'd bring it up again. I'm often to be found wearing it although the chain and a few of the charms have become kind of brass looking (the bike, the shoe). I got some of the charms from The Bead Shop in Edinburgh - the shoe, the bike, the umbrella and the strawberry. The rest are from Primark. I think my favourite is the umbrella but I'm pretty fond of the robot too. He's quite a cute little guy.

Accessorize and Primark are always brimming with quirky charm jewellery and Claire's are pretty good for earrings. I have quite a lot of earrings from Claire's actually but I was in a hurry taking these photos and the earrings must've slipped my mind. I came across recently and I fell in LOVE. Everything is absolutely beautiful and hand-made by Hannah herself. I haven't managed to get anything from there yet but I plan to in the near future, when I'm not skint!


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Hello Project

As much as I hate to say it, I've been getting a little bored of doing fashion posts recently. I really haven't had much to blog about, so, to make this a little more interesting until theres more to post about, I have concocted a little plan. Some of you might know I'm a little bit of a photography enthusiast so I have decided to try and take as many photos as I can that have the word 'hello' on them. I guess its a sort of photo chanllenge that I've made up myself. I've decided to name it 'The Hello Project.' I would be absolutely delighted if any of you wanted to give my 'Hello Project' a go, just please link back to my blog if you decide to give it a shot!
I've already taken a few pictures but I do intend to take a lot more so be on the look out for 'Hello' posts! Oh, and just to let you know, I don't intend to take all the pictures on my fancy camera. I think that will be part of the fun of it; having all the photos varying in colour and quality.


Sunday, 4 March 2012


I've been away at maths camp this weekend. Thoroughly embarrassing, I know. It was a voluntary thing but I'm not a maths geek. I'm pretty atrocious at maths so I decided this would probably be a good way to kick-start my maths revision for my exam in a couple of months. Anyway, I'm back now. Woohoo!