Sunday, 17 May 2015

The 50 facts about me challenge!

Today I have decided to write a "50 facts about me post", because I have always enjoyed reading and finding out new things about my favourite bloggers and therefore I wanted all of you to find out more about me! 

So.... Here goes!

1.  I am addicted to watching box sets (once I start, I just can't stop!)
2.  My favourite colour is purple.
3.  My lucky number is 31.
4.  When I was younger I wanted to be a hairdresser (and I used to constantly chop off all of the hair off every single one of my Barbie dolls!)
5.  I used to be a ballerina (I started when I was 3, right up until I was 17 - where I completed all my grades!
6.  My favourite animal is the chimpanzee as not only are they super cute, but they are also part of our ancestors and they are so similar to us - it's uncanny! 
7.  My middle name is Nicholette.
8.  I am engaged and have been for 1 year now (time is seriously racing by!)
9.  My favourite magazines in order of preference are:- Elle, Grazia, Glamour, Vogue and lastly Heat (for when you want to catch up on all celeb gossip!)
10.  I'm a singer and regularly perform covers of songs on my YouTube account ( 
11.  I have one dog who is a West Highland terrier.
12.  I am only 5ft tall (and have been this height since I was 15... I am constantly hoping for a growth spurt!) 
13.  My favourite piece of clothing to wear in A/W has to be my black boyfriend blazer from Topshop last year (I wore that piece throughout the season and it still looks amazing now!)
14.  If I could have one super power, it would be to have the ability to freeze time... It would allow you to stop for a minute and enjoy the moment you're currently in, as time nowadays just flies by! 
15.  My favourite TV shows when I was a child used to be:- Tots TV, Tellytubbies and Rosie and Jim.
16.  Talking about Tellytubbies, when I was younger I had a costume of Lala and used to parade around the house in it!
17.  My two favourite fashion idols at the moment are Olivia Palermo and Blake Lively, as their outfits always seem to look so polished and they both have great style!
18.  I am addicted to wearing stripes this year (I have 7 items in my wardrobe and counting!)
19.  I have been with my fiancĂ© since I was 16 and we met at secondary school (childhood sweethearts some would say!)
20.  My favourite hobby is shopping - obviously!
21.  I'm quite good at bowling.
22.  My favourite Netflix original programme is Orange is the New Black (seriously cannot wait for season 3 to come out in June!)
23.  My favourite pizza is the Dominos Meateor (meatballs, ground beef, sausages, pepperoni, smoked bacon rashers and BBQ sauce... Every carnivores dream on a plate!) 
24.  I have size 4 feet (EUR 37) - meaning finding shoes in my size is a challenge in itself! 
25.  Whenever I meet new people I usually tend to hug them rather than shake hands - I'm definitely a hugger!
26.  My favourite perfume at the moment is Yves Saint Lauren Black Opium.
27.  The first gig I ever went to was at Shepherd's Bush Empire, where I saw The Civil Wars play and they were incredible!
28.  The best holidays I've ever had were in Paris 2 years ago and in Cyprus 3 years ago.
29.  My designer label crush is Chanel (one day I will own a Chanel bag, even if it takes a while to save up!
30.  I love listening to upcoming artists and discovering new music.
31.  My favourite West End show is The Book Of Mormon, because I literally laughed every five seconds - it was hilarious and everyone should see it!
32.  My favourite Marvel superhero is Thor (he's so godly and gorgeous!) 
33.  The best place to get a burger and chips is from Meat Market in Covent Garden (the Dead Hippie burger never fails to amaze me!)
34.  I have the loudest laugh.
35.  One day I would love to have 3 kids!
36.  My favourite piece of clothing to wear in Summer has to be a play suit - they're so handy plus they look super cute!
37.  I would love to see P!NK or Sia live in a concert - they are definitely my two favourite singers!
38.  My favourite fruit to eat is Melon.
39.  My favourite coloured nail polish to wear for winter is either Black or burgundy and for summer it has to be either coral or dusky blue.
40.  My favourite TV shows at the moment are:- Big Bang Theory, Revenge, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black.
41.  My go to kicks are always Vans and Converse trainers, however I am wanting to add to my collection with either a pair of New Balance or Nike!
42.  I broke my collarbone when I was 11 (it didn't help that it was the first day of the summer holidays!)
43.  My biggest pet peeve is when you are on the train and you ask someone to let you pass and instead of getting up and moving to the side so you can safely get out of your seat to leave the train, they just turn their legs whilst remaining seated... There's no way I'm getting past them with the amount of bags I carry around with me - it's just plain rude!
44.  At my primary school, I used to compete in chess tournaments around the County and I was made Chess Champion for 3 years!
45.  My star sign is Aquarius.
46.  Big, chunky necklaces are my favourite type of jewellery as they complete any outfit!
47.  I seem to walk better in heels than I do when I'm in flats (I literally trip over air - it's so strange!) 
48.  I don't know why but I find the sound of someone hoovering somewhat comforting - it makes me sleepy!
49.  I've always had long hair for as long as I can remember!
50.  I would love to have a tattoo one day as I think that done correctly they are beautiful, but I have the worst pain threshold ever... So it's highly unlikely - I can always dream!

There you have it, 50 facts about me!  I hope you enjoyed reading this and I dare you to try it for 
M x


Sunday, 3 May 2015

Primark Haul - discovering my love for stripes!

It's that time of the year again girlies, where I've noticed that the majority of my wardrobe consists mainly of jumpers, jeans and jackets with colours ranging from black, to burgundy so not very colourful!  Therefore I thought that it was time for a wardrobe update of spring/summer clothes to spruce up my wardrobe and to get me ready for summer.  I decided to pop into Primark (Primarni, as we like to call it) the other day and I just fell in love with their new collection and kind of went a little  mad on a few pieces!  Below I am going to show you the main pieces I purchased and I will also describe to you why I chose them and what the benefits are of each item.  So without further ado, let's gets started!

I spotted this jumper on Zoella's YouTube channel a while ago when she went shopping in Bristol and was so happy to find out that it had been released in the London shops just recently!  This jumper is so perfect for spring as it is made of a light cotton and the black stripes give it that everyday casual wear feel.  But what really sold it to me was actually the back of the jumper funnily enough -  just under the bra line it has a sheer cream silk panel that looks so elegant when it is on and I think that with a pair of black skinny jeans and heeled boots, you can also wear it for an evening out as well! 


Once I found out that the stipe jumper worked, I was very impressed to find that it also came in two other shades and so obviously snapped those up as well.  It came in a light charcoal colour and also a navy - I found that because these shades are plain in colour with no added pattern to them, you really notice the sheer panel on the back probably more so than the striped version!  They have a high crew neck and so I like to style them with a statement necklace - here I teamed the navy sweater with a necklace also from Primark that compliments the sweater due to colour co-ordination with the navy and cream elements that the sweater portrays.  This is a great piece with jeans also.

Another sweater that I spotted whilst on my shopping spree was this lovely number!  Summer to me, is all about flowers and anything floral so you can imagine my excitement when I spied this in the corner of my eye!  I like the simplicity of this piece, what with the charcoal base colour but also the squared/boxed shape which makes it perfect for summer as it keeps you cool.  The flower details on the sleeves and hem of the sweater gives it personality and makes it uber feminine - I cannot wait to wear this with my GAP shorts for summer!

Keeping in with the stripes theme going on (I don't know why but this year I seem to have gone stripe crazy... I seriously can't get enough of them), I picked up these cute tank tops to wear with shorts and high waisted jeans.  I love the neckline on these tops because it's in the style if a halter neck, meaning it's super comfortable to wear as it doesn't have normal arm straps.  I think it gives a chic look and it can be teamed up with pretty much anything.  Also, the fact that they are knitted cotton makes them textured and also great for spring as they are not too thin!

Whilst I was in Primark I was mainly on the hunt for a great cooling dress for summer - something I can easily pop on with a pair of sandals but also something I can dress up if I needed too.  This dress ticks all of those boxes and more!  This dress is a fantastic find because it has two ways of wearing it.  You either wear it as a halter neck style (like the one pictured above), or you simply take the straps off and have it completely strapless.  I love how it is two dresses in one but I also love the colour and pattern too.  Navy and white is classic for summer but the fact that it has bottle green running through it makes it more expensive and quirky!  Really looking forward to wearing this when it gets hotter.

And finally I bring you to my last piece that I purchased and I must say that I saved the best till last!  This is quite possibly the most useful and versatile cardigan/kimono I have seen in a long time!  It is of a jersey material making it cooling but also the shape is unconstructed meaning you can wear it over anything.  I absolutely love the fringing at the bottom as not only is it more fashionable but it also adds about three inches more to the length of the item.  The colours are really useful to me as I wear a lot of black and grey and I can definitely wear those colours underneath.  The teal and the pink colours brighten up the cardigan without making the print be too garish and loud!  I would say that this is a brilliant piece as it's on trend without being too bold, as the colours are nice and subtle!

I really hope that this has spurred you on to update your wardrobes and if you haven't already popped down to your nearest Primark, I strongly advise that you do so now!  

Have a great bank holiday weekend!  M x

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