Monday, 30 March 2015

A New Spring Wardrobe

Hey there lovelies,

My favourite thing about this time of year is that I can put away my boots, all my dark clothes and make-up and the pastels can come back out!

I know you can wear whatever colours you like all year, but I tend to wear dark things in the winter and bright and pastel colours in spring/summer! 

I went shopping the other day and got myself some new pastel pink jeans and thought that i'd share my ideal outfit wearing them!

Spring Wardrobe, Spring clothes, spring outfit

I just love these jeans, and I have the blue top in a slightly lighter shade but I couldn't find it on the Topshop website! There's something just so nice about putting away all of my dark winter clothes, I feel so much happier when i'm in pastels and the sun is shining! I have been on the lookout for some grey boots like these for ages too!

What do you think of my choices? What would you pair pink jeans with?

Love, Amylou x

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Hello Spring, Hello Blogging!

Hello you wonderful lovely people.

You know some days you wake up and you just know it's going to be a good day?

For me, today was one of those days.

It probably has a lot to do with the majority of my deadlines ending today, and finally having some time to blog and just relax again, plus it's the first day of Spring!

I woke up at around half 6 and just felt like I was going to have such a productive day so I did my morning workouts, got ready for the day, caught up on a few youtube videos whilst I had breakfast and headed to uni for half 8. I managed to get my dissertation interim report and a statistics assignment on voles both finished off and handed in before half 11 then picked up two assignments and made notes for my next piece of work and was home for 1pm!

I may have also squeezed in a girly chat at one of the campus bars in that time too, you always have to make time for those!

And now i'm home and I don't have to read any more scientific papers until monday morning, and it's bad how excited that makes me.

I was planning on spending my afternoon writing up a new fashion based blog post, but instead this little ramble has happened. The beauty of a lifestyle blog, I can upload little rambles now and again!

I'm looking forward to a crazy friday night of blog writing, vogue reading, and chilled sauvignon blanc drinking. I'm so old, and I don't even care.

I've also had the Daft Punk Pentatonix video on repeat whilst i've been writing this, how amazing is that video?! How much fun would it be to recreate the makeup?! I feel like this may have to happen for Halloween this year.

I hope you have all had a wonderful week and have fun plans for the weekend! I'm looking forward to not doing anything and not feeling guilty about it, just having a lazy saturday in my comfy clothes and finally doing some blogging and it's going to be amazing.

What are you doing this weekend?

All my love, Amylou x

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Perspective/It doesn't really matter

Hey lovelies.

I was all set to write a little rambly update post about why I haven't been uploading many blogs recently. It's basically because I'm a terrible student and I let my routine go to pot and feel like I'm not really in control of what i'm doing with all the coursework and dissertation stuff i've got going on.

It was going to be a long one. 

I'd already typed most of it out, complete with little pictures from Pinterest and everything.

But just now I got a text from one of my best friends in the whole world about something personal in her life, and it made me realise, it doesn't actually matter. So I deleted that post, and now i'm writing whatever comes into my head now instead!

So what if I end up staying awake until almost midnight, snoozing my alarm without thinking, and not getting up until 9am throwing my whole day off?

So what if I'm so tired I go to the shop as soon as I get to campus to buy Mountain Dew (the only energy drink that doesn't give me chest pain) and then want chocolate/crisps and then my whole healthy eating for the day is gone?

So what if I end up staying on campus late every day because I feel like I'm never going to get my work done?

It doesn't matter.

I'm not going to write a soppy post, because that isn't needed right now, but I also feel silly complaining about my problems, when I know how she feels because I had to go through it once too. 

She is so strong, she will be ok (If you're reading this you're stronger than you think lovely, you'll feel better soon I promise), and in a weird way, it made me realise I need to stop complaining and actually just sort myself out! 

So instead, here's a list of things that I seem to stress about/do that really don't matter:

1. Having six pairs of shoes by the door. You keep the rest upstairs and that's just so far away, and you never know which pair you're going to want to wear.

2. Having Ab, Butt, and Thigh workouts stuck to your mirror even though you only do them every other day. You would do them everyday or even twice a day, but sometimes you just need that extra hour of sleep and/or you have tv to catch up on!

3. Having graduate recruitment brochures on your desk and never reading them. The future is scary! and you still have 9 months until you officially graduate from uni/grad school so you don't need to panic just yet right?!

4. Living in pjs/a onesie at home. You're at home you deserve to be relaxed! Plus less washing is always a good thing (less of a chance to shrink things in the dryer when you don't want to wait for it to dry naturally).

5. Overdressing when you leave the house. Hey you just got that new outfit and it's so adorable, who cares if it's more suited to a formal dinner, you look cute! Plus who knows who you'll run into! Personally I just feel happier if i'm in a skirt and heels!

6. Eating all of the chocolate. Chocolate gives you endorphins and makes you feel happy! You are literally eating happiness, can't argue with that!

7. Using coconut oil because it makes your kitchen smell good. Apparently it's super good for you, and has all these health benefits when compared to other oils, but all you care about it is that it makes your kitchen smell amazing when you use it *heart emojis everywhere*

8. Telling everyone when you're being healthy. To be fair, if you're posting photos of your super healthy food, or taking selfies at the gym, people are well aware you are just wanting to show it off and it's not your everyday, but hey, that smoothie was good, and it's not like you're going to show off your quavers and diet coke is it?! You're proud of the healthy choice you made and everyone needs to know about it!

9.Drinking bottled water. Ok, so this one does actually matter. I'm an environmental student so I know bottled water is incredibly bad for the environment and global warming and all that, but my water tastes really gross, and I haven't seen a filter yet, plus bottled water is so cheap. I know, i'm a terrible person, i'm literally writing 2 assignments right this second on global warming...whilst drinking bottled water. But it'll be fine, i'm sure. Maybe. Probably not.

10. Making pointless lists as procrastination. Sometimes you just get stuck into procrastination and you just don't want to stop!

This post ended up being a lot longer than intended! 

I just wanted to say that I have a reason why I haven't been posting, but all of my deadlines (except my dissertation) are the 20th, so I only have 15 more days to go (which is more than a little scary).

So I won't be around much for the next two weeks, but then hopefully I can get back to it!

If any of you are going through a tough time, try to look on the bright side. Don't allow yourself to wallow in it too much, but also don't let anyone tell you it could be worse, because I really hate that saying.

Just because one person's battle might seem worse to you than someone elses, you don't know what it's like for them both so you can't comment. You wouldn't say to a guy with his arm hanging off, oh it doesn't hurt that much, you could have both hanging off, it could be worse. So don't do it for other things either.

I realise i've talked about perspective which is a bit contradictory, but I think it's ok when you are talking about your own battles.

Now I really should get back to work! 

I don't have a question to end this with, because really the whole post doesn't have any particular train of thought, just my rambles.

I just hope you're all having a really wonderful day!

Love, Amylou x