Music has played a huge role in my life for as long as I can remember. From reciting every nursery rhyme I knew to belting Travis’s ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ relentlessly around the pool on holiday when I was five, I was pretty much hooked (I still cringe when I think that I was probably THAT annoying kid everyone wants to shut up).
September has come around again (how???) and that means thousands of 18 year olds are travelling to unfamiliar cities across the country to start their next chapter. Liverpool is no exception and as students are starting to arrive I’m becoming painfully aware that this is the second year that I’m not one of them. When did I get so old? I swear I just finished my A-Levels five minutes ago. Don’t get me wrong, I’m SO thankful that I’m past the days of staying in the library until the early hours of the morning before a deadline (5:30am on one occasion – F U dissertation), but there are some things that make me envious of students.
I did one of these posts a few months ago and I really enjoyed writing about some things I’ve been loving recently. It’s also nice to condense what I’ve actually been enjoying and seeing it all written down – it’s oddly calming for some reason. So, without further ado, here comes a random stream of thoughts containing the things I’ve been loving this month.
Over the last few months I’ve been slowly but surely making a mental list of some staple pieces that I want to invest in throughout the coming months. It pretty much consists of the standard basics that either I don’t already own, or would like to update this year. One thing that I challenged myself to find was the perfect (and affordable) leather jacket.
Yet again it’s been a while since I last posted a blog, just over two weeks. I never anticipated how difficult balancing blogging and a full time job would be. By the time I get home from work, have dinner and clean up etc it’s about 7pm, and a lot of days I end up going to the gym which means I don’t actually get to relax until about 8:30pm. I’ve turned into an old lady at the moment and I’m going to bed for about 10pm so for that hour and a half all I want to do is sit back, relax and watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia which I have been binge watching recently.
So apart from my constant state of exhaustion a few things have happened recently, one being the seagull couple Chuck and Mary on the roof opposite my flat have had babies! I admit this isn’t exciting news for most people but it makes me very happy to see three little chicks running around and flapping their tiny little wings. They’ve grown so quickly though, which I’m not too happy about because I want them to stay tiny forever. The other seagull couple is yet to have the excitement of little ones, but they’ve built a nest and have been sitting on what I can only assume is an egg for the last few weeks so fingers crossed we’ll have some more little chicks bopping about. I literally have my own version of Springwatch going on. If you don’t already follow me on instagram I would highly recommend doing so as you will receive lots of lovely footage of said seagulls. My handle is @daisycuttings
Another exciting thing is that I’ve finally booked a holiday THANK GOD. I was seriously beginning to worry that I wouldn’t be able to afford going away this year and I am in desperate need of that Vitamin D (no joke I’ve been medically diagnosed with low vit d – best excuse for a holiday). My boyfriend and I are jetting off to Spain at the end of next month for just over a week including my birthday so i am very excite (Borat voice optional but recommended).
Hopefully I will be able to shoot a couple of blog posts whilst I’m in sunny Espanola but for now I am going to try my absolute very best to keep them as regular as I possibly can.
Thanks for reading
SHIRT DRESS | MARKS & SPENCER
SHOES | PRIMARK (similar here)
***I was planning on publishing this blog post a lot earlier in the week, but I just didn’t feel right sharing something so frivolous as fashion after everything that happened on Monday night. I’ve felt so empty and sad since, and there’s not been a minute where I’ve not thought about what happened. The reaction from emergency services and the general public has been so amazing, and although the attack was a monstrous act, the support people have been offering each other has really given me some hope for humanity. I just wanted to mention that at the start before got into the main post.***
I’ve had a pretty eventful past week. I started my new job which I’m loving, been to the theatre, done TWO classes at the gym (I know) and made the most of the UK’s mini heat wave with many an ice cream and cider. Unfortunately, the clouds are back over Liverpool but I’m determined to spend as much of the bank holiday weekend outside (even though our planned BBQ may have to take place inside). It’s been over a week since I last posted even though I promised myself I wouldn’t leave it that long again, but I pinky promise this time that I will start to get back into my routine of posting regularly again. I’ve got a new blog template coming so soon (hopefully this week!) and I’m sooo happy with it so that’s very exciting.
I’ve been in a bit of a shopping mode at the moment even more than usual, and one of the pieces I’ve picked up is this amazing red wrap top. I’m slightly upset that it’s a bit too hot to wear the past few days, but that’s really not something I should be complaining about. I saw it on Lizzy Hadfield from shotfromthestreet and I instantly fell in love. If you’re not following Lizzy’s blog or instagram by the way you seriously should, she’s one of my top blogger inspirations and she also has a youtube channel which is amazing. I’m seriously loving wearing red at the moment so this is the perfect piece to add to my wardrobe. I’m thinking about sharing some love and doing a post on the bloggers that I follow and who inspires me so please do let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in!
I’ve paired the top with my MissSelfridge jeans which honestly I’m starting to fall out of love with because I don’t think they’re the most flattering pair which is a shame, and my old Topshop boots. I don’t think I’ll ever not wear boots in summer, although I am currently on the search for the perfect pair of sandals so I will let you know when I find them. I’ve got my eye on a couple so far…
I have a few blog posts planned for the next couple of weeks already so please stay tuned because I promise to be back soon!
TOP | ASOS
JEANS | MISS SELFRIDGE (similar here)
BOOTS | TOPSHOP (similar here)
p.s. when looking for a similar pair of these boots online I discovered an amazing website which has designer shoes for a fraction of the price! I’m gonna be spending the next few hours scouring this site. Be sure to check it out by clicking the link of my similar shoes.