Monday, 25 June 2012

New Trend: Bralets & Hi-Lo Skirts

The skirt of the season for me is the hi-lo skirt. I am in love with the trend, and have already bought many for the Summer months already. This trend can be dressed up or down with heels or sandals. You could even take this type of skirt to a festival if you wanted.
I also love the bralets, and they are around the High Street. Every shop you turn to, Topshop, H&M, New Look, Primark, there they are.
Pair these two together and you've got a fabulous new outfit for any occasion!

As I said, you can wear this outfit for any occasion!

faye xoxo

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sunday Scrapbooking

Today has been a day of relaxing and stuffing my face with crisps and Lindt Lindor as well as reading The Pirate's Daughter and doing more fashion scrapbooking. Ideally, I want to have cut up all my Glamour & ELLE magazines as well as put my favourite pictures and those that inspire me all together. That is unlikely with the amount of plans I have during summer!

Obviously, there are still gaps in some of the early pages. It depends on what I've cut up at that time. To be honest, when I've filled the majority of all the pages, I'll go back to the beginning of the scrapbook to try and fill the gaps. It's just a little hobby that I've picked up. It's quite good to keep everything that inspires me in one place.

As for the rest of my Sunday, I'll be watching the England/Italy match with my Mum and Dad, reading more of The Pirate's Daughter (it's a really good book!) and writing.

That is why Sunday is the Day of Rest, and it's the best day for doing the things you love.

Happy Sunday!

faye xoxo

Saturday, 23 June 2012

We Like Short Shorts

As you saw, I bought two new pairs of denim shorts. I am loving shorts right now! Hopefully the sun will come out a little bit more so I can actually get my legs out and have a little bit of a tan by the time I go to Portugal in July.

Outfit 1: Shirt: Republic, Shorts: Topshop, Boots:
Outfit 2: Top: Republic, Shorts: Topshop, High Tops: Republic
Outfit 3: Top: Topshop, Shorts: Topshop, Shoes:
Outfit 4: Top: Topshop, Shorts: Topshop, Shoes:

These are four different styles to rock whenever you like; be it during the day or evening, for any occassion (maybe not number 2... that's for working out!). These heels are some of my favourites. I wish I had more space in my bedroom for more shoes!

faye xoxo

Friday, 22 June 2012

Retail Therapy

As I told you in my previous post, I did what girls do best and went shopping! Below are what I got. I love everything (as you do when you first buy new things) and can't wait for the sun to actually take a visit so I can wear them!

Heart shorts: Republic
Dipdye shorts: Topshop
Pink top: Republic
Dress: Rock Bottom
Rings: Freedom by Topshop
Diary & Notebooks: Paperchase

faye xoxo

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Perfect Day

In all honesty, lately I've been a little bit bored since coming home. I don't have a summer job, most of my friends are still at university, and I get bored easily as it is.

Today, however, was different. I got out of the house and went to Chester with Mum. I love going shopping in Liverpool, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it is nice to have a change. There are old little boutiques in Chester with clothes that I wouldn't normally go for, but have done. It was a lovely day, the perfect day. Me and Mum had girly time in the shops which I loved! (Always get my mum's opinion on everything that I buy! She's brutally honest which is what I need.) I bought quite a few bits which will be up soon (hopefully!). I haven't done a what I bought today post in a while and believe me, I've spent hundreds on clothes since my last post. Mum also bought me a diary, and two notebooks from Paperchase for Spain. I want to create a mini scrapbook/diary of my time over there so I can look back on it, and say, 'Yeah, I did go to uni in Spain for a year, and it was hard but so worth it!' I probably won't be saying that in a couple of months when I've been inundated with moutains of work and I'm trying to have a social life too! I'll be keeping you all updated on this too.

I went for dinner this evening too with a special friend. We had a great time in our local indian. A four course meal for £8.95... Bargain!

Also today, I had to choose more options for my accomodation in Murcia as the other one didn't work out. It was fun looking through all the different options with Mum this morning. We've sent five off to the people who run Vimur. Fingers crossed I get my top one! And, hopefully everything crossed, I might be going on a girls holiday with some friends! Really wanted a girls hol this year. I'm going to London next week, Portugal in three weeks, and V Festival so maybe I'm being greedy. I still want to go though.

I've started writing again! I'm working on a project this summer that I hope to get finished in the next month or two. More on that at a later date.

So, this post has been a bit of a rambling entry of an online diary. I'll post what I bought today up very soon!

faye xoxo

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Right now, all I want to do is pack a small suitcase of bikinis and shorts and jump on a plane to a deserted island with a beautiful beach.
Here's some picturesque beaches that I would love to lie on with a good summer book!

If anyone wants to somehow send me to one of these, I'd be eternally grateful!

faye xoxo

Friday, 15 June 2012

Inspiration: Surf's Up

Lately, I've been watching a load of surfing films. It's something that I've always wanted to do but never had the chance to or made it happen. I've been looking at prices for surf holidays (where you get to learn for 5 days, and apartment, travel etc.) for next summer. It seems really reasonable so I might jet off to Lanzarote or Fuerteventura or the north of Spain for a week or so, and have a go.

Of course, in an inspiration post, there are loads of pictures. I've made three different mood boards!

faye xoxo

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A Dose Of Spanish

Today I received confirmation of Universidad de Murcia. I now have an ID number which I've used to confirm the Orientation Day on the 7th September, and also for my accomodation application form. It's all getting real now!
I'm nervous, excited, scared... but really excited to start a new chapter of my life.

Hopefully, over the next week or so, I'll have confirmation of an apartment, and then I actually know where I'll be living! Me, Mum & Dad are going to fly over together in the first week of September to have a look around, move my one(!!!) suitcase full of clothes, memories, photos etc. into my apartment. Yes, I'll be taking only one suitcase to Spain which will somehow have ten months worth of my life in it! I'll no doubt do a blog on what to take on a ten month excursion! I go over 20 kilos for a week holiday usually so I have no idea how I'm going to fit ten months worth in 20 kilos!

I'll keep you updated as time goes on!

faye xoxo

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is my new hobby for the Summer. I have mountains of Elle and Glamour magazines that I have no home for anymore. I need somewhere to put all the best bits of the magazines. It'll make it easier to rip them up. Besides, they are nice books of inspiration.
I didn't get to do that today as I went and did number 8 of my Summer Bucket List! I did a Car Boot Sale and made a bit of extra pocket money! Also, I've planned my Mexican Evening! So, there's two out of the ten already planned/done!

I might do some scrapbooking in the morning... get a start on getting rid of that pile in the middle of my floor!

Inspiration as always...

faye xoxo

Friday, 8 June 2012

June Inspiration

Here's my inspiration board for this month! Including the Jubilee inspiration, bright jewellery, bunting, colourful shorts, pretty dresses, orange flowers, sea accessories, surfing and cute dresses.

faye xoxo

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Summer Book Club Continued

faye xoxo

Topshop Love

When I was a couple of years younger, I was never really a fan of Topshop. Everyone used to rave about Topshop, but they were a bit older. Now, I can see why everyone raved about Topshop because I absolutely love it! There should be a panic button when I go into a Topshop store, especially in London as I spend massive amounts! For example, a few weeks ago in Topshop, I spent approx £186. That was with student discount aswell!

Those are two of the things I bought in that massive spree. I've yet to wear the top (which says a lot about me). I like to save new clothes for a while before wearing them which is weird for a girl, because usually girls have to wear new clothes straightaway.

When I was looking for an outfit for my cousins wedding in April, Topshop was my saviour. I had a whole outfit planned from River Island apart from a blazer. I searched high and low for that blazer, a pink lace one preferably, and I never found one that was the right colour. I found a different blazer from New Look that I wanted to wear instead with pastel colours. Cue new search for outfit and a shopping trip to Liverpool. There, I went to Topshop and found the following dress.

Dress: Topshop
Jewellery: Topshop
Shoes: Missguided
Makeup: Boots

There are so many new things from Topshop that I'd love to have too! As I'm going on a family holiday to Portugal, I want laidback things as it's a very relaxing holiday, and then I'm going to V Festival at the end of August which means festival shopping! I'd love to go to Tenerife on a girlie hol, as well as little trips at the odd weekend to the countryside. That's just dreaming though.

Here's a bit of a Topshop wishlist!

I haven't added the cost of all these items as I'd probably depress myself because there is no way I could afford all that right now.

What's on your Topshop/high street wishlist?

faye xoxo

HerUni: End Of Year Declutter

It’s that time of year when we (some, not all) move back home, to live with our parents. It is also that time of year when you think: I’m going to get rid of half my wardrobe, half my jewellery box, and half my DVDs, books etc. It is definitely that time of year for me.

Do you see her sad face as she packs away all her pretty shoes to be sold? This is the face I thought I would wear as I hang dresses that I haven’t worn for years seperate (in the ‘selling’ section) from the dresses that I wear all the time for special occasions. In fact, I have a happy face as I figure out what I want to keep or get rid of. Right now, I have nearly a whole rack of dresses, tops and trousers I want to sell, piles of pyjama’s and t-shirts that I hardly ever wear, and boxes of shoes that are different to the style I prefer nowadays. I’ve sorted through piles of clothes that I never thought I had, and a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. The only thing I’m worried about is getting too happy about decluttering my closet and ridding myself of something that I’d want to wear again in the future (Nevertheless, my wardrobe is still spilling over with clothes despite decluttering it!).

If any of you want to have a complete sort out of your room, from clothes to books, here are some tips as to how to go about it:

1. Clothes. If they are too small, too big, too wide etc. move them into the ‘get rid’ pile. If you haven’t worn that dress, or that top in the past six months, or you left it behind whilst you were at university (it obviously wasn’t that important!), give away or sell. If, like me you are going away to a different country for a year, and you know you won’t need half the clothes in the different climate, get rid. Besides, this is a great excuse to go shopping for a completely new wardrobe!

2. Shoes. I know that for some girls, this will be difficult. Shoes are our best friends. However, if you haven’t worn them, the heels are too small (as heels are never too high!), some of the straps are broken etc. etc. it is time to say goodbye. Just think of the Kurt Geiger’s that you’ve been dreaming of, and this will help you through!

3. Books, DVDs, CDs. In this day and age when we have the Kindle, the iPod, online sites such as Netflix and LoveFilm, is there really any point to hardbacks, or actual disks anymore? I believe, yes. Some may say no, and this could be the reason for decluttering your bookcase of films you haven’t watched in years, or CDs you don’t listen to anymore, or books that you don’t read.

4. Jewellery. Jewellery is sometimes difficult when it comes to earrings and bellybars as you are not allowed to return them to the shop, therefore you shouldn’t really be selling them. Bracelets and necklaces are easy (once you’ve detangled them all), and you could get a couple of pound for them if you choose to sell them at a car booty (like I’ll be doing soon!).

Finally, sort through all the paper (bank statements, uni work, random bits of paper) and decide what you need or want. Organise them into folders so they’re easy to get to without worrying whether you have lost that important document.

As some people say: Declutter your house (in our cases bedrooms), declutter your life!


faye xoxo

Monday, 4 June 2012

Friday Night Dinner: Enchiladas

I was told on Wednesday, on the way home, by my mum, that I was in charge of Friday Night Dinner's aka I have to cook a meal for my parents and I every Friday whilst I'm home. Challenge accepted.

This week, I cooked my all time favourite: Enchiladas with beef mince. This is mixes in well with one of my 10 Commandments aka the Summer Bucket List.

You need:
Enchilada Kit
Mince Beef
75ml water
Frying Pan
Baking tray

Here's mine from Friday night.

Have a try, and create your own Mexican fiesta!
faye xoxo

Friday, 1 June 2012

SG's Summer Book Club

As an English Literature student, it's kind of an obligation to love books, which I do, otherwise that degree would be a waste of time. However, there's that feeling which we all get (literature students that is) where when we are forced to read a book, we don't enjoy it. That's why I've got lots of books to read over the summer.

Some of the books that I'll be reading are actually from Christmas. That's how long I've waited to read these books... months! Others are from Cancer Research which are featured on a post from earlier this week! I also bought one yesterday from ASDA for £3. Bargain! Can't go wrong! No doubt that through the summer months I'll be adding to the collection of SG's Summer Book Club. Reading is my favourite thing to do, especially whilst on holiday, lounging in the sun!

Best get reading!

What's on your Summer Book Club list?

faye xoxo