Saturday, 28 April 2012

Everythings OK

It's a lazy Saturday. I feel good. Still in PJ's. Coffee in hand. Life is good.

I've also seen something today that has opened my eyes a little. And it made me feel good. I am one lucky girl with fantastic friends. I hope my friends know how much I'd do for them. I'd give them my life. 

Living in London is too much fun. (I know I don't suit red...It wasn't my colour preference)

I love having visitors in London but I've also realised I have some incredible friends here now too. I am slowly building a life in London, and trust me it's a good one! There's never a dull moment in the big smoke.

My beautiful girls. Loving my leopard print dress. Every girl should own a little leopard print!

Listen to this it will make you smile. I hope!

I'm not a fan of the cheesy dancing and faces but other than that, these lot are very talented!


Monday, 23 April 2012

Naked and Famous

Happy St.George's Day all...It's a Monday, the sun is shining and I'm holding on to the hope that this week will be sunny, smiley and lots of fun! 

I spent my evening drooling over all the items I wish to order from Nasty Gal. Yet I don't think spending £400 on clothes right now is quite plausible. Although part of me would argue does demand my purse and the giving up of more important bills and food! But I don't really have the money to spend right now. So all is on my wish list instead! Although I may order some new sunnies... The House Of Harlow Chelsea Shades in Leopard as they are just to die for!

How incredible? Nasty Gal is my new favourite online shop...Check it out here

 Anyway, as usual I've woken up to a large mug of coffee and a few episodes of 90210 first season. Living the life. I have dance this evening, back in London town. I'm ready to work my tired ass off, it's been far too long and I can feel the affects already! It's April, nearing May and I want to start booking holidays and festivals, sorting summer out and getting a bod worth flaunting on the beach. Wish me luck.


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Doomed from the start

Cara Delevingne 


You and I



We learned to celebrate

Living the life in the booth which takes silly photographs.


I think I want to marry you

From being bed bound due to the flu to attending a magical wedding this weekend - I feel I've literally done it all! And right now my body is definitely feeling the affects. I'm tired, slightly emotional and feel very sluggish. I will sleep extremely well tonight, although I have a lot to think about. So maybe not?

Anyway, I've had my hair done which was in desperate need of a cut. Even after having two inches off the load, everyone still says how long it is! It was weird actually, I was thinking about my hair when getting it done and I figured all the things I hated about myself as a child are now the only things I actually like about myself: ginger hair, thick hair and long hair. Nightmare growing up - knots, bullying and attempting to dry it took what seemed like I'm ginger and proud and really thank god about the fact I have lots of hair!!

The wedding I went to was absolutely wonderful. Just made me all excited for planning mine. Although I yet to have a man in my life, nor do I think I'm ready for marriage, but still...I'm only a girl, I get excited about these things!

Wearing all Zara, including shoes. A peace bracelet from Topshop and my Thomas Sabo charm bracelet.

I fell in love with my outfit when I spotted the pieces from Zara this week! The peach feathered skirt is so much fun and very fitting with the pastel colours in right now! The shoes are black suede, Zara Basics - amazing! Cheap but so so beautiful and comfortable too! Really love getting dressed up for events, and this event was so brilliant, it made it even more worth it! I know I wasn't the one getting married, but still, I felt like a princess for the day. Happy days.

My Mum and I having the time of our lives in the photo booth at the wedding!

They had a photo booth at the evening party which was held by which I'd recommend to anyone having a party or a wedding because it is just so much fun and you get photos that you'll remember and be able to laugh at forever! The photos are hilarious, especially after a few too many vinos...!

I have so much on my mind right now that I need some sort of weekly plan. If I don't plan I will feel very unsteady. I know that decision making is not my forte, I wish I could employ someone to make  my decisions for me...oh and to do my hair daily! I think that would solve all my problems.

Hope you all enjoyed your week!


Saturday, 14 April 2012

First position

To all the dancers out there...

How incredible does this look? I am terribly excited about this documentary film, as I'm convinced most of you dancing beauties will be too!

It has inspired me to watch a dance film tonight, considering I have been ill in bed all day when I was supposed to be going back to Pineapple Dance Studios London, this may satisfy me (well, a little anyway!). I've decided on watching Center Stage. 

What's your favourite dance film?


Friday, 13 April 2012

Talkative tea

So considering the day is over and I didn't receive any bad news, nor did I get hit by a flying car or eaten by a pelican...In fact I actually had a lucky day! I won £10 (ok not masses...but still!) on a scratch card! I never buy them, so it was fate. 13 you lucky number you!

I visited Portobello Market today. It was sunny and I was wearing a winter coat. Disaster! But anyway, it was lovely. I had my sunnies on, bought about 8 magazines (including my Kate Moss 1998 Vogue) and even visited Hummingbird Bakery. Treat or what!

I had Carrot cake. A little too sweet but still, it was yummy.

I had a wonderful day, I truly did. It just makes me so happy to be back in London. The buzz here, the creative flow in the air and the constant people-seeing is just amazing for me. I adore being a busy-bee!

Tomorrow or I should say today, I have an even busier day. Back at Pineapple Dance studios, shopping for costume (for a play I'm in), seeing my Momma in London town for drinks and then out with my amazing group of friends in the evening...

Life is good, life is very good.

Plus my tea just told me to 'Sing with your heart' and I feel it's a life lesson learnt...taught by my talkative tea. Oh simple joys.

I hope everyone had a lucky friday the 13th, no one deserves bad days!


Talented traffic


I will become what I deserve



So it's Friday the 13th. I'm freaking out. 
Not only is it a scary/unlucky day, but for me potentially even worse...I broke a mirror yesterday. Yes, you read it correctly...I broke a mirror. That's what? 7 years bad luck? As if I need that!!
So I'm treading on thin ice today, so nervous that I'll be hit by lightening or chased by a bull or maybe even poisoned by my seemingly nice housemates...Right now I believe anything could happen! 

I've decided a nice calm yoga class in central london may help the nerves finished off with a quick trip to Portobello Road for a bit of fashion stalking and then off to Wholefoods Market for dinner. I'm not sure who I think I am, but to hell with it, my student loan comes in Monday so I'll treat myself.

I shall report back later my lovelies.

What's your Friday plan?
Wish me luck. Please. I need it.


Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter

Just want to wish everyone a happy easter. Enjoy your day, fill it with smiles, laughter and obviously try and fit in some of your favourite chocolate!

My favourite chocolate- an malteaser bunny!!


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Buddha beauty

“Concern yourself not with what is right and what is wrong but with what is important.” ~Unknown

“I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.”
 ~Henry David Thoreau

“Letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.” 

“Life is actually really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” 

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” ~Astrid Alauda


Don't know how

Yes, I did. And for a while wonderland is definitely the best place to be. Key word 'while'. Not forever. However, if I had the key to go back to wonderland, I would.

What's your Wonderland?

found this song tonight...I'm obviously obsessed with it already!



Morning everyone. 
I hope life is treating you well and easter is filled with lots of family-filled fun! Mine definitely is...some would say TOO much! My family are all about the overindulging at get togethers and my oh my my tummy is paying for it! 

I have been charity shop shopping this weekend and bought a few films. I love adding to my film and book collection, especially when it means giving to charity! I bought 101 Dalmations, Chocolat and the 90210 Season 1 box set (with a missing disc!). However, with the other 6 discs I have been since watching the first season and getting once again obsessed! I LOVED 90210 first season but completely forgot what it's been a treat to re-live it all. 
I adore Erin Silvers character played by Jessica Stroup in the first season. She's so cool, plus she's so beautiful...I much prefer her with her longer hair.

I love this dress, it's from American Apparel. I have it in green but I quite like the silver one!

Who remembers this advert coming on E4 and thinking Oh My God I NEED to watch this!?!?

As it has been family get togethers this weekend I've also done a lot of baking and cooking! I made a yummy fish pie with my mummy and then I baked a delish sticky toffee pudding filled with lots of medjool dates (my fave!). It went down a treat!

I am so excited about next week as I go back to lovely London! I have missed the wonders of the capital, the treats at Wholefoods and my vigorous classes at Pineapple Dance Studios! Plus the fashions of london, it's so magical to style stalk in town...people are so adventurous and daring - and I love that! Nothing like a bit of a fashion show while coffee-ing in Covent Garden!

I hope everyone is having a lovely easter!

What are you missing right now?


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Easy, yeah right!

This is where I need to go right now...I read that almost 80% of illnesses and bad health you have is down to stress

So, as you may not know much about me...I thought I'd fill you in. I love anything inspirational, dream-like, beautiful and old-fashioned. I like to be around people, have a busy schedule and dance as much as possible (even if it may just be in my room!). Films, music and theatre are what keep me very much I said, I get bored easily so enjoy a busy schedule. Don't get me wrong, I love my winding down time. I enjoy a bubble bath, an early night and a good long sleep, but still, it's usually only truly enjoyed if my life has been hectic! Which at this very moment, it definitely is not. So I'm bored, a little frustrated and I end up being very lazy (which I hate!). Laziness- what an ugly word! And let me tell you something, laziness definitely is making me appear ugly. I have (for some reason or another) just got a skin infection...on my face. Lucky me! Plus my laziness is reflecting my body. I feel a little easter weight gain has creeped up on me. This makes me sad. But I know, I go back to London soon & my routine kicks back in in less than two weeks and I will soon find my way back to optimal health. (YAY)
However, it has got me thinking that in the future, to be who I want to be and have the lifestyle I desire to have, I have to be a busy lady with a job that keeps me happy and motivated, or else I WILL become an ugly lazy so and so. Which is NOT what I want in life.

Anyway, the point of this post is to inspire you (and myself) with some motivational quotes, pictures and possibly even a video...I'll see what I find.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.

You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
Author Unknown

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Beverly Sills

You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone.
Percy Cerutty

Miley Cyrus is so inspiring at the moment. She's running, walking, doing pilates all the time! And it's showing in her amazingly slim and toned body. She is a definite inspiration to me at the moment to be very healthy. She promotes a good healthy body image I think.

As I am a dancer, I am always inspired by dance photography. Dancers are so motivated & like to push themselves to get results. I have recently been practising this ^ and although I haven't quite got to her standard, I think I could get there if I keep pushing myself.

yes, this is my attempt!

Miranda Kerr, purely because her body (although I'm sure a lot of it is down to genes) she must work very hard to maintain a lean, curvy, beautiful body like this one!

Demi Lovato is an inspiration to me at the moment because she has recently come out to the world about her eating and self harming issues. She has been receiving help for it but at the same time, inspiring many others to get help and speak up about their own issues. So inspirational to me. Also she is motivating because she must work so hard every day to fight the demons, trust me that's work in itself. 

Victoria Secret models...well their bodies just reflect hard work and motivation. Some may say unrealistic, I disagree. But I will say they have tons of help, nutritionists, trainers and advice soooo it isn't something to aspire to be as such, more just to admire!

Sorry if this doesn't inspire you...if it doesn't though...think about what motivates you in life? 


If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?

Doll-like Dakota

She's beautiful, delicate and full of talent. Yes, I'm talking about Dakota Fanning. I have always supported her career and recently begun admiring her style too (although I love Elle Fanning & her elaborate fashion choices a little more!). She is on the cover of Wonderland magazine for the April/May 2012 edition. Who's excited about this? I know I am!
Here's a cheeky look at some of the photos in the mag...

I'm in awe of this fabulous dress. She just looks as yummy as a cupcake here!

That hat looks like something from Wonderland!

This photograph reminds me of the shoot she did when she was younger...(look below)

Still a little sweetie isn't she?

I am a massive fan of hers!
I love Man On Fire & The Secret Life of Bees.
Do you have a favourite Dakota Fanning film?