Friday, 27 May 2016

Dressing fit for Friday

Picture this. It's Friday morning, you overslept and have little less than half an hour to have breakfast, feed the cat, do something with your hair, brush your teeth and get out of that front door. Sound familiar?

So where does fashion come in to any of this? It's that reoccurring dream where you turn up at work in your pajamas, underwear or worst of all, crocs! Sometimes I actually consider crawling back into bed and living in my pajamas all week as the thought of  turning my wardrobe upside own for something to wear haunts me. 

So when T.M.Lewin contacted me asking to take part in their his & hers style challenge I jumped at the opportunity. It's all about dressing fit for Friday and styling outfits that can go from work presentations to the pub. Having a translatable style can help you stay as chic and classy as you are all day long. T.M.Lewin host the most lavish variety of classic pieces, fabrics, to accessories that are fashionably interchangeable as well as an impressive selection of suits.

So, considering the vast majority of my page views come from a female audience, I have decided to begin with the woman's outfit. I wanted to create something that was universal and would compliment any skin tone, size and figure. I also wanted it to be very feminine yet not something that would become hard to maintain or touch up later in the day. I have included both flat shoes and heeled depending on your place of work and how much you are on your feet. I also think the necklace would spice the outfit up for a night out perfectly.

And now moving on the more male dominated outfit, I have selected one of T.M.Lewin's trademark suits to accompany sleek, black shoes. Being able to dress well and have your own style will put you far ahead of other colleagues on the employment side of things. I also think that navy is a very slimming and alluring colour for workwear.

Have a wedding or formal meeting planned and have no idea what to wear? Look no further than T.M.Lewin for fabulous value yet astonishing quality suit bundles that can suit any occasion.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Pebble beach and Poems


Patience Elizabeth was the most beautiful creature to step foot on our planet,
Her hair was like wild fire, spiced with the most gorgeous shades of ginger, 
I wanted to take it down and let it fall delicately to her shoulders but I knew that
Even if I removed each hairpin individually, that firm beehive would not budge,
Her smile was like sunshine in a field full of harsh rose thorns,
Her eyes a beautiful emerald, glistening as her lips spoke the words ‘I love you Deels’
But still I left her standing, to walk alone in the pouring rain,

If only I could remember her, then things could be the same.

Friday, 13 May 2016


I logged onto Pinterest the other day and saw a picture of Betty Spaghetti (who remembers this fine chick?) which somehow lead me to re-watching pretty much a whole series of  Lola and Virginia which then lead me to signing a petition to bring back. Where does time go? My favourite TV channel from about 2007 onwards was Pop Girl. I'm not going to lie, I was almost in tears when it got cancelled last October. Is it this normal to have such a bad relationship with change and things getting removed? Many an evening was spent in the living room playing polly pockets while watching this channel. I swear Mary Kate and Ashley are part of the reason I am who I am today.
 My favourite show was always (and still kind of is, haha) 6Teen. I remember whenever my friends came round for tea I'd drag them up to my bedroom, which was painted a scary shade of pink with an orange bunk bed, to watch episodes of this show my dad had recorded onto a vhs on my box tv. This would be followed by playing either, or polly pocket world on the family computer. How some people have moved on from these times I have no idea. 

When I was between the ages of 6-10 I'd say I spent as much time playing 'out' with my friends as I did playing inside with my friends. We played a lot of BD (bulldogs to those who didn't spend a lot of time with year 6 boys), we played on our bikes and scooters, we befriended anyone who had a trampoline in their garden, we played 'families' and in summer it'd be a case of hopping from one garden with a paddling pool to the other. A big trip out to us would be to the corner shop which was down the hill and across two roads simply for a chuppa chups lolly.

At this time the DS and Wii was seen as cool (some of us still haven't moved on) and my white DS Lite with a pink starry skin was my prize possession. Super Mario Bros was, and still is, the greatest game ever. I'd had the game about a week and was already nearly finished when the worst thing happened- the touch screen broke! Do you have any idea how hard it is to play Super Mario with no touch screen? But this is what I did for years and years and now that DS sits in my brother's bedroom, unused for about five years. RIP

Check out what Beth is feeling nostalgic about:

Friday, 6 May 2016

Milkshakes and feeling like a frog

This bank holiday Monday I went to Leeds with my family, primarily becuase it was my little brother's birthday earlier in the week and he spent his money in ToysRus (so many childhood memories in this place) but also because we knew there was an Ikea there. We got back at about half past two and I spent the rest of the evening at home with my family. 

Coming back to work or school is always the worst after having a long weekend especially when you're not feeling good. My throat has been so sore today resulting in me sounding like Kermit all day. 

First lesson we had life which is basically smsc. We're learning about the European Union right now and whether or not the UK should leave the EU. Ooh the controversy! Then we had p.e where we did the 800 meters and relay. It was a sunny day so at break I sat on the grass with my friends. After break and form time I had an art lesson followed by science. After lunch I had maths (whoop, the joys of trial and improvement!). When I got home I did some French homework and looked over my baby cousin. He's finally mastered the stairs and is fascinated by going up and down them. 

Wednesday was considerably more interesting that Tuesday which is relief. I had p.e first which was rounders. Then I had maths and break and after break I had English. English was followed by double geography and lunch. My geography teacher is finally back to school from being ill which was put an end to the ridiculous amount of supplies we've had.

After school I met up with my best friend and her little sister and went to a galato bar because the weather was on our side. I got a milky bar milkshake, Millie got oreo and Lissy got Ferrero Rocher. Then we walked over the the YMCA together and got some props made for the drama competitions. 

Today has not been particually great. My kermit throat has now turned into a blocked nose and headache and although the weather has turned beautiful- my hayfever is making it much worse. This morning I had science which wasn't too bad although it hurt so much to talk which is something I usually do lots of. Then I had english followed my maths which again weren't too bad. By the end of the day I was a streaming mess but at least I had French. First lesson was our last lesson on 'la mode' and second lesson we learnt about and watched some *dodgey* French tv shows. That's all I've got to say about today really, when I got home I just watched Star Trek and Macgyver with my dad (roll on the fun times haha).

3 weeks! There are exactly three weeks until I go abroad for the first time and I'm already feeling a strange mixture of nausea for the ten hour coach trip and excitement for exploring Paris. Over the past month I've been picking up some little things to take with me and tomorrow I'm picking up a suitcase. These weeks leading up are honestly flying past and I'm sure the next thing I know I will be sat on a stuffy, smelly bus surrounded by sweaty year 10 boys whilst trying to block the noise out with Amy Winehouse through my headphones. Anyway, I've got to go to school now but I hope this post was something different to read. The lessons I've got today are double art;geography;maths and english. What about you?