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birthday meal

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DRESS – Miss Selfridge // WEDGES – New Look //
BAG – New Look // BRACELETS – All Primark // NECKLACE – Forever 21

 

 

So it was my birthday on Friday and I’m no longer a teenager (boooo). Turning 20 has definitely made me feel old but it’s also made me feel very happy because I’ve had a lovely weekend full of my favourite things; gigs, friends, family, laughs and lots of food. I went out for a meal at TGI’s on Saturday evening with the girls and finally got to wear this pretty tiered lace dress from the Miss Selfridge sale that I picked up a few months ago. I’m such a bargain grabber and seeing such a gorgeous, detailed dress for £17 reduced from £45 made my inner clothes obsession grow even more. I bought these wedges for my holiday to America in July but decided to wear them as a one off for the night as I thought they paired nicely and I also love this cute necklace I purchased a few weeks back, it’s that type of accessory I just can’t resist.

 

I will more than likely be doing another post on my birthday gifts I received but because I mainly got money and vouchers I thought I may as well do it as more of a haul post when I spend the money on more clothes, jewellery, make-up and beauty products I don’t need which WILL happen, no doubt about it.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Lots of love…

 

 

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An Audience With…

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Yesterday I attended a long awaited event to see my favourite boyband in Sheffield, in a cinema, which was called ‘An Audience With The Wanted’. It was such an amazing night (but I’ll get onto that later), firstly I just wanted to share my outfit of the night. I know the quality is rubbish and I am going to try and fiddle with my camera settings to see if I can make my outfit posts look any better which is hard without being able to put a lens on my camera but I shall try my very best!

DRESS: Forever 21 // SHOES – River Island // BAG – Everything 5 Pounds //
BRACELETS – New Look // NECKLACE – Miss Selfridge

 

I’ve loved and wanted this dress for so long and finally scraped the money together last week and then today I find out it’s been reduced to £14.99 TYPICAL, but oh well. The lace down the side is so pretty and with it being a plain shift dress, you can dress it up or down as much as you want.

 

 

I thought I’d include a close up of the details and the little studs around the neckline, plus my make-up of the day which never changes as all I tend to wear is mascara, foundation, concealer, powder, blusher and lipstick/lipgloss.

Here’s another close up of my cute locket necklace I got from the Miss Selfridge sale around a month ago. It also opens up so you can place a picture inside but I haven’t got round to doing that yet. I’m a bit indecisive when it comes to choosing pictures! But for £2, I thought I picked up a bargain and it’s ideal to go with any type of outfit.

Okay, so now onto the fun part. I know boybands aren’t everyone’s taste but to me, these five boys are very special. They’ve been out of the country a while with how enormous their success is now and to see them so close to home in such a small, intimate setting was amazing because I’d missed them very much. The evening consisted of a Q&A, a short video to watch and 4 acoustic performances which were perfect. It reminded me why I love and support them in the first place, they’re not like famous people, they’re more like friends you’ve known all your life. It was full of laughter, banter and interaction between the boys and the fans and to get that experience of looking back on old footage with the boys from where it all began was not only cute and emotional, but also surreal. It meant we could share our pride together and realise just how far they’ve grown in 3 years.

Speaking of friends, I’ve met so many brilliant people through The Wanted and yesterday I spent the night with my friend, Caitlin.

And we also met a lovely girl and her mum in the queue behind us who stayed with us for the rest of the night.

That’s the thing I love most about these events, catching up with people you haven’t seen for a while, meeting people you’ve spoke to online and meeting complete strangers who you end up getting on with extremely well because you share the same interests.

I didn’t get many decent photos because of the poor lighting but here’s a few…

It was also extremely good to see Nathan back in full spirits and singing stronger than ever after his tough couple of months. He is a trooper!

The day was full of smiles and happiness and now I’m looking forward to seeing them again at a gig in Scarborough on Friday, on my birthday. It’s not too much to ask for a shout out is it? Hehe.

Lots of love…

 

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it’s a sunny kind of day

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CROP TOP – Topshop // SHORTS – Boohoo // FLATS – Primark //
BAG – New Look // NECKLACE – Primark

 

The sun is out in England and it’s supposed to stay out for a couple more weeks *fingers crossed* so this can only mean one thing; it’s a shorts and crop top kind of day. I bought the crop top a couple of days ago and dug out these shorts this morning (tbh, I forgot I even had them) so I thought I’d pair them together to make a lovely summery outfit. I was debating on what shoes to wear so I picked out some simple old flats I’ve had a while now.

 

RING – Topshop

 

BRACELETS – All Primark

And seen as though the sun is out, I thought I may as well share with you the blooming flowers on the bush in my back garden.

 

Isn’t it pretty?

 

Hope everyone else is making the most of this glorious weather!

 

Lots of love…

 

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bargain bag

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I have a new favourite possession and that is my brown bag I bought a few weeks back.

BAG – Everything 5 Pounds

I’m so glad I managed to snap this up before they all went out of stock, which happens a lot on the Everything 5 Pounds website with it being so cheap. I’ve been wanting a bag like this for a while so I’m not squashing all of my daily needs into one small bag and when I had my weekly browse on my favourite websites and saw this, I was so pleased.

It’s made out of a croc skin material and has two studs on the handle. It has a little zip on the back as you can see, and plenty of space inside the bag with another zip which I found hard to get a decent picture of.

It’s perfect for everyday use and is a simple, yet large bag that not only has enough room for many things but goes with mainly every outfit I wear. They can have some lovely items on Everything 5 Pounds, and this was definitely one of them and for £5.00 you can’t go wrong. Oh how I do love a bargain.

 

Lots of love…

 

 

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my first post – the ones that mean the most

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So this is my first blog post and I’m excited, yet apprehensive on how my blog will turn out as the weeks go on. To start with, I thought I’d do a slightly different post to what I have planned to blog about, just to introduce you to who I am. I’m going to start off with a lifestyle post, and I’m going to show the ones who mean the most (hey, that rhymes).

If you’ve read my ‘about me’ page, you’ll briefly know who I am, but you won’t know who these ‘friends and family’ are I’m talking about. Well here I’m going to guide you through the important ones in my life…

My Grandma Mavis (left of me) and my Mum Mandy (right of me),
the two most important and inspiring ladies in my life. I honestly
would be nowhere without them, they are my angels.
My brother, Harvey. We may fight like cat and dog, but we also
laugh like hyenas. He’s like my partner in fun times, and life would
be boring without him.
ON THE LEFT – my dear Dad who we lost on the 26th March 2009,
it’s an understatement to say he’s always in my heart and mind. I
miss him so so much but the memories will stay with me forever. ♥ON THE RIGHT – my Grandad Peter, my loving Grandad who we
lost on the 17th November 2011. There’s not a day goes by where
we don’t think about him, talk about him, pay him a visit and
always remember his comical, gentleman ways.
My beautiful cousin, Olivia, who is only 9 but acts way older
than me in every way. She’s a cheeky little mare but she’s
just like my little sister and we share so much in common.
Love her loads!

 

The most adorable children you could ever meet, my two second cousins; Laila and Bentley.

ON THE LEFT – Bentley John, I just want to eat him up when I look at his overly
cute face and huge blue eyes. He’s such a loveable little boy, always hugging
and kissing you and when he’s not doing that, he’s making you laugh by being
over dramatic, crazy, greedy, and walking around with women’s shoes and handbags.

ON THE RIGHT – Laila Mae, my favourite little girl. For some reason, she’s
obsessed with me and is always asking for me but maybe that’s because
she’s also like my little sister and like a 3 year old version of me.
Loves shopping, doing her makeup (as you can see) and loves
to sit and have a girly chat with you. Her little giggle honestly
makes me melt and she’s just the cutest when she tries to scare you!

 

ON THE LEFT – my Auntie Linda, the most hilarious and kindest woman you
could wish for. Always thinking of other people instead of herself and always
there to come out with the craziest things to crack me up! She’s like my
second mum 🙂

ON THE RIGHT – an even funnier person, my Uncle Steve. He’s so random and
such a wind  up but he’s a lovely man with a lot of achievements to be proud of.

 

 

My cousin, Corbin. I may not see him much anymore but when I do, he has
me in stitches. We were inseparable when we were young, we went through
school together in the same class and form every time and he’s always been
there to just boost the energy levels to a high (when he’s not sleeping!)

 

The friends that mean the most.

ON THE FIRST LEFT – my best friend, Chloe
(you can find her here www.shimmerlashes-x.blogspot.co.uk). We started
chatting online about two and a half years ago and now we’re closer than
ever. She’s the one I trust, the one I can speak to about anything and know
she’s listening and the one who understands me. We share the same loves
and have had some of the best times together. There’s certainly many
more to come!

ON THE FIRST RIGHT – Chelsea, Sophie, me and Chloe. Sophie and
Chelsea are most definitely my best gig friends. Such lovely girls who are
so fun to be around, I always look forward to seeing them next.

ON THE BOTTOM LEFT – crazy Gemma and I. Complete loud mouth but a
brilliant one at that! I mostly see her at gigs and radio tours but I have
spent time with her away from that and she’s just as genuine as she is
when we have a laugh together seeing our fave bands.

ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT – Ellie, Jess and Alienor. I only met Ellie a
while back but I’ve known Jess and Alienor for a couple of years now.
We’ve had some great times and they’re such sweet girls.

 

This may seem weird to most people, but these boys honestly do mean the
world to me no matter how many ups and downs there is being a The Wanted
fan. I was at breaking point before they came along and they gave me so much
of my happiness that I shall keep for life. I met all the above friends through
them, I’ve had some of the best memories because of them and I know
I can always count on them and their stupid ways to cheer me up and be
there for me, even if they don’t  know it. They’re the most down to earth
people with hearts of gold no matter how much bad press they get, it’s all
false. They’ve made me feel so special when I’ve met them, they care so
much and their gigs are my favourite things on this earth!
They shall always be part of who I am.
Another bunch of boys who have had an impact on my life.
The Lawson boys (from left to right), Andy, Ryan, Adam and Joel.
The loveliest, most genuine people you could meet.
I’ve had some amazing times with them, meeting them and at
their gigs and they’re so bloody talented. They have also brought me
closer to my friends and introduced me to more amazing people.
They deserve every inch of success!

So there you have it, my mini introduction telling my followers to be what you need to know about me and the people around me. I can’t wait to get started on my next post!

Lots of love…

 

 

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