Sunday, 27 February 2011

TRAVEL | Stratford-upon-Avon

This past week I was in Stratford-upon-Avon for a few days. As a bit of a history nut and a lover of Shakespeare, I thought it was a really fantastic, beautiful place. I dragged my family round all the Shakespearean exhibits and houses in town and was even lucky enough to see a performance of King Lear (one of my personal favourites) at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre, which I would highly recommend.

Sadly I don't have as many pictures of my trip as I would like; I entrusted my camera with my family which resulted in a lot of blurry, out of focus pictures. The moral of which is:If you want something done well people, do it yourself!

coat, blouse, bag, boots: Topshop, skirt, scarf: H&M, tights: White Stuff

I dressed rather simply while I was away, basically repeatedly wearing the same skirt with different shirts and my comfiest boots. I like to pack as light as possible - an effort that by now I have down pretty much to an art. Perhaps I'll share a few of the tips I've accumulated in a future blog post.

Friday, 18 February 2011


Sometimes good things come to those who wait, or rather those who limit themselves from impulse purchases. My self-imposed spending ban at the beginning of this year meant I could finally buy myself a new lens for my camera, something I've been wanting for about a year. I've been playing around with it for a weeks now and thought I'd share a few pictures I've taken. (This is not to say that I think I'm any kind of camera whizz. I certainly do not/am not. I just learn by trial and error and mess around with it when I feel inclined.)

Recently I've been trying my hand at cooking. Sometimes what I make is even edible, which is a plus.

Sometimes I wake up early enough to wear make up, something else I'm not the best at doing despite the ridiculous amount of it I own.

Also I've started using Bloglovin' a little bit. I'm still not sure if I prefer it over Google Reader but it seems pretty popular. Follow my blog with bloglovin'!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

OUTFIT | #18

The past few weeks have been very hectic. On top of coursework, trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life, relatives I haven't seen in years visiting and getting a stinking cold, posting once a week kind of went out the window. I won't bore you by blathering on about it though.

cardigan, belt: Topshop, tunic: H&M

Here's a quick outfit shot from just before I got super busy and had no time to think. No, it's not very exciting, but I do have several ideas for more interesting future posts that I should be getting around to shortly.

nails: No7 'Totally Teal'

In case you weren't convinced about just how busy I've been, here's a picture of me looking pensive and thoughtful. Hopefully that helps. In the mean time, I'm off to tackle my Chinese History coursework. See you in a week.