Sunday, 19 November 2017

Trying to wear more colours

Trying to wear more colours
Sunday, 19 November 2017
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If you couldn't tell, I'm trying to wear more colours, but we will get onto that in a minute. 
Firstly, we must talk about how insane the QOTSA gig was!! Like, face-meltingly good, oh man, I wanna go again.
So, we saw Queens of the Stone Age on Tuesday at the O2 and they were un-friggin-believable.
I hadn’t listened to the new album too much before, and as someone who likes to know the words to every song, I was stressing out big time.
Fortunately for me the set-list was hair-raisingly good and I sang the night away.

Now onto what you came here for.
Over the years I seem to have taken all my style tips from Morticia and Wednesday - I don't hate it - but now it's time to branch out. 
I'm sure you can tell from the pictures that this is new territory for me ha. 
I kinda like it, I don't know, looking at pictures of an outfit I’ve worn always puts me off, is that normal? Probably not if you’re a blogger. Ah well.
The top hit new levels for comfort but it wouldn't tuck into my trousers properly; something that makes me unreasonably mad and for that reason it’s only getting a brief thumbs up.
The pin-stripe trousers are a delight, they’re so chill and a total bargain at £22. I’ve been wearing them to work incessantly.
The shoes are a big fat WIN at £57 plus ASOS have 20% off right now so they’re £45.60. Go ahead, type ASOS in that search bar, I’m almost done rambling anyway.

If you made it to the gig on Tuesday let me know what you thought! And if you bought those Converse, congrats, let me know how they feel.


Monday, 13 November 2017

GLAAD x ASOS

GLAAD x ASOS
Monday, 13 November 2017
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I've been really looking forward to writing this post because the significance of the sweatshirt is fucking awesome. 

ASOS have teamed up with GLAAD, and for every hoodie sold, they will receive a £5 donation.
A+ and five gold stars for you ASOS, always supporting the movements.
In case you can't tell I'm really excited about this, I love when a huge brand get behind something so major and it helps that all of the pieces are ultimate weekend chill wardrobe. 

Side note:  Fuck Trump, buy one of these tees.

The eight-piece, gender-neutral collection includes sweatshirts, tees and jewellery, all illustrated with an, & to symbolise unity and acceptance.

Shop here --> ASOSxGLAAD

Just a quick note about GLAAD, over the last 30 years they have been working to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance through the media.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what they do and have done to bring America to where they are now check out their website – the timeline at the bottom of the page is fascinating.

We wen't to Liverpool for a gig

We wen't to Liverpool for a gig

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We're in Liverpool kids. Well we were, were not now because the buzzkill that is Monday came but nonetheless we had a fab time.  It was sort of a last minute trip in the sense that I packed an hour before we jumped on the train but we actually got the tickets to the gig a few months ago. Ben is Mr Gig McGee, he's always booking tickets, sometimes I'm sure he doesn't tell me until the week before and then say's I asked him to book them.  
The trip was mainly to see Nothing but Thieves - gotta support that homegrown talent - and for Ben to get a weekend free from holiday booking chat. They were incredible as always, two albums in and some absolute tunes - personal faves, I Was Just a Kid and Number 13. We sang, drank rum and had an absolute ball, so thanks to the guys for putting on a fucking awesome show.






It's all down to Boohoo for this damn cosy chunky knit, I wasn't keen at first because the body felt really short but it didn't me long to be converted. It's genuinely warm as well, which is a bonus with knits these days.
Black jeans of course, and the Missguided ankle boots - take a moment to fully appreciate - I swear to god I was beginning to lose my mind after the fifth attempt at buying these. Turn's out that sometimes you do just have to refresh the app on your phone every 20 minutes in order to win at life.
My new ride or die sunglasses (not sure that's a thing but it is now) they're friggin awesome though aren't they. If you do anything today, please buy these, you will not regret it. Perfect winter transition sunnies.




Thursday, 2 November 2017

I need all of these shoes

I need all of these shoes
Thursday, 2 November 2017
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Just a quick round-up of the shoes I’m considering selling an organ for. They’re all high-street so price wise, they are all winners, but being the greedy gal, I am, I want them all.
First up, the Fenty Puma – the Jeep of the shoe world – I adore these shoes. My mum, bought me the black velvet pair from last season for Christmas and they're so close to giving up.
I was a fan of the old school creepers that had a brief burst onto the scene in 2012 so when Riri made a trainer version, she fully deserved to be taking all my hard-earned money.
I mean just look at the lining.
Number one rule in life is that everybody should own a pair of Dr Martens.
The Dr Martens ‘Banzai Chelsea’, aren't the full Chelsea boot because I have a weird thing about there being a gap between my jeans and shoes. I need a bit of skin to break up the head-to-toe black.
I think they might actually be Juniors, but they go up to a size five anyway and they’re half the price so let not even question it. 
Lets talk about these Fila’s!! Aren’t they dreamy? Ben hates them I love them (I’ve been battling the same issue with dogs for six years – yes you should feel tremendously sorry for me) Although I would agree that they resemble Tweenies shoes, I think it’s part of their charm.
I can’t tell you a specific thing about these shoes that I love, I just love them. They’re big and chunky and I found myself ogling at everyone in Carnaby Street because I must have been the only person that didn’t have a pair.
Old-Skool Vans with a gum sole are my top pick every time. I do already have these, but I could never leave them off a shoe wish list.
Last up are the Vegan leather platform loafers – big up Nasty Gal for using four of my favourite words and creating these unreal shoes. Perfect for every occasion and they're £25!! and Vegan!!

Well, even if it’s done nothing else, this list has made me realise my love for a big fat chunky shoes.










Thursday, 26 October 2017

Halloween

Halloween
Thursday, 26 October 2017
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Halloween has got to be one of, if not the, best holiday, right? She says without any plans. Here a few looks I tried this year.
I’m no make-up guru, I whack on a bit of winged eyeline and I’m out. My sister on the other hand is studying media make-up so I let her loose on my face.
She actually done the skeleton look, the less simplistic of the three. We used a beauty blender and white paint for the face, the Revolution Dark Reign Palette for the eyes and the Maybelline Master Ink Liquid Eyeliner Matte eyeliner for the mouth and nose. For the dotted bits and bobs we used black paint.
I don’t even know what to call the first look, maybe some kind of demon witch. That works. So yeah, the demon witch was all thanks to the Urban Decay Heat Palette. And what a palette it is.  
We have En Fuego and Ashes under the eyes and on the lips. Sauced and Dirty talk on the main lid and Scorched blending out. Sauced also on the lips. The highlight throughout is the Anastasia Beverly Hills ForeverLit and a smidge of GloGetter on the lips.
The mermaid was supposed to be a bit more glam than the other two, but I ended sitting with fishnet tights on my head for 20 minutes sticking tissue to my face.
Full disclosure, I also mixed up the white paint with the latex, so the mouth effect was a total disaster.
You will notice the bottom half of my face it a lot paler than the top, that’s because I had to blend all the white face paint with my foundation lol.
I went with it because, well I’m lazy.
For the mermaid scales I squished a beauty blender over my fishnets using the Snazaroo Metallic face paint in electric purple and silver with the classic turquoise as the base.
I used the classic red from inside the latex (papier-mâché) and a bottle of gorgeous fake blood.  









Monday, 5 June 2017

West Coast

West Coast
Monday, 5 June 2017
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So, full disclosure – it’s going to be a long one.

It's taken me a while to write this one, so apologies. We actually got back in May but jet-lag and holiday blues took over. 
I had been relentlessly hounding Ben to book the trip since last summer and he finally caved in January. We book our flights on Jan 28th and we flew to LAX on April 12th.
Standard Alyce, I was freaking out before we left like full on airport break-down. I don’t mind flying at all, but my biggest fear is having a panic attack on a plane. I have no idea why.
Fortunately, it didn’t happen, instead I watched Moana and 101 Dalmatians.
We flew with Air New Zealand and they were amazing everything from the welcoming safety video to the male attendant letting me get my yoga on at the back of the plane.
Our first hotel was, The Line on Wilshire Blvd, we stayed here for five nights and it was amazing.
Nothing is better than floor to ceiling windows especially when the sun’s shining.
We picked up the car the next day and headed to Warnder Studios.
As a Harry Potter mega fan Universal Studio was an actual dream.
Just quickly – the queue was four hours to go on the ride – absolutely worth it. The queue for Olivanders was also pretty huge but definitely worth it (the wand picks you).
We spent most of the rest of the week at Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Griffith Observatory and Melrose.
Next stop à San Francisco
It took us around six hours to drive from LA which was pretty good timing.
We stayed at The Good Hotel which was cute but a little rickety.
Whilst we were here we got the ferry to Alcatraz – incredible – stuffed our faces in China Town, Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Clarion Alley, Pier 39 and the Exploratorium.
If you have a spare day that you’re happy to lose in the most awesome place ever, go to the Exploratorium at Pier 15.
We booked last minute tickets to the NBA playoffs, I have never seen anything like it. If you really want to experience American culture, go to a sport game.
Before we flew out we booked tickets to see Skepta on our last night in San Francisco, we headed to the venue at around 2am on 420, I’m sure you can imagine the atmosphere.
Next stop à LA
We drove back to LA on the Friday and checked into Mama Shelter, Selma Ave. This was our favourite hotel.
The decor is super simple but cool, the lamps are covered with Star Wars masks and they leave out movie scripts for late night reading.
We were here for five days again, this time we hit up Disney, spent a day watching the skaters at Venice and a lot of shopping.
Next stop à Las Vegas
We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, which was fun. Although, the hotel is set a little bit further back from the strip, so it was a short bus ride or a 10-minute walk to the madness.
Ben actually got sunstroke on the second day, about 10 minutes into the Cirque de Soleil so it we didn’t leave the hotel for a couple of days.
We did take a gondola ride in Venice, we stopped off in Fremont Street, watched the Bellagio fountains and went to Sephora for the 2354567 time.
Next stop à Joshua Tree
This is a must do for everybody. I was amazed with this place.
We stayed in the most gorgeous cabin (Joshua Tree 1954 Homestead Cabin) it even had a hammock.
After panicking for the first two hours about all the creature warnings in the Welcome pack we decided it was dark enough for the hot tubbing to commence.
I will honestly never get the picture of the sky out of my head. It was mind-blowing. We also had the biggest, yummiest pizza ever.
This is when panic set in that it was almost time to leave.
We drove back to LA and stopped off in a motel. There wasn’t much time for us to do too much so we went to the grove for the last supper and one last look in Sephora.
I woke up at 2am that night with food poisoning and spent the entire morning throwing up before we flew home at 5pm, haha.
Nevertheless, it was the trip of a lifetime.    
I know it was a monster post, so thanks for reading and if you skipped to the pictures no hard feeling I would have done the same.
If you guys have any America or holiday related questions leave them below.

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