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Uni, fashion journalism & blogging!

Hello, Bonjour, Konnichiwa, nǐ hǎo, Guten Tag, Hallo! 

So I have been gone a long time and haven’t posted in a while, however I am back and I am hoping that this summer I will get time to blog quite a bit so fingers crossed! Since I haven’t blogged in a while, I think you all deserve a reasonable explanation and that is because last month I had an incredibly difficult amount of university work due in the same week and it meant a lot of hours staying up till the morning, barely eating and being overly tired 😦 Luckily however now I have finished my university work and my second year at university and I am home for summer!

Before I broke up for summer I was planning on doing quite a lot of things this year and I am still hoping to do them at some point like first aid and learning to drive but something which I have been thinking about more lately is my old dream of becoming a fashion journalist. For those of you who were with me from the beginning, you’ll remember I wanted to be a fashion journalist and I put all my time and effort into juggling my university work and writing for various magazines, in total I wrote over 30 articles published both online and in print format so that was successful for me however eventually it all got a bit much and I couldn’t juggle the two much longer, so I gave up writing for magazines and at this point I was writing for at least 6 or 7 different upcoming or amateur magazines so it was a lot to give up after working so hard on it but it had to be done. After a long long long break of not writing, lately I have been looking into getting back into the fashion world! I want to write articles again, so I went and started writing for some of the ones I use to write for but now I am looking into other areas of fashion as well which might be interesting like photography and styling (I don’t know if I’d be any good but that’s why you learn and try!).

I’m not completely sure which direction I want to go into for my future career but there is three different industries I am thinking about which is fashion, teaching or health care and I have routes planned for all of them – so we will all have to wait and see what next year holds 🙂

Other than that, I’ve been worrying a lot about various things like finances and health, but I am still smiling so that’s good! 🙂

Well I hope you’re all well and I am back now!

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8 random little things I love!

If you had to think of 8 random things you love, what would they be? Some may come to you straight away and others may take a while and then you think “I love that!” and you had forgotten why you love those things! Well I thought I would do a list of 8 random things I love, some might even be the same as you! 🙂

  1. The sound of rain – There is something so peaceful about the sounds of rainfall, I like when it properly pours down heavily and the sound as it hits the ground and all the houses. (I don’t however like getting cold and getting my hair wet though!)
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  2. Eating delicious goodies – muffins, cakes, cookies, brownies the list is endless and to me nothing is better than coming home from uni, sitting down with a cup of tea and a muffin with a magazine or newspaper!
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  3. Honey Boo Boo – If you don’t know who this little girl is Google her! To some she’s an inspiration, to others she’s full of comedy gold as the quote goes, I remember watching her and her family in the first series like WHAT AM I WATCHING?! but I love it and I love the meme’s and GIFS that come with the fame of being Honey Boo Boo!
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  4. Funny animals – Oh how magical it is that the internet is flooded with animals doing all sorts of funny, crazy and cute things!
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  5. When a great song comes on the music channels, turning it up super loud and jumping around the room – There’s really nothing more to add to that one ahah!
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  6. The feeling I get when I finish an essay or assignment – OH RELIEF!!! No more staying up all night, I can actually sleep, eat and do whatever I want again! Wooooo!
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  7. Holiday excitement – You know when you’re going away on holiday or you just booked a holiday and you imagine yourself chilling on the beach, relaxing with a cocktail in hand or trekking and seeing all the sights and you get all excited inside!
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  8. When I write blog posts + other bloggers appreciate them – Okay so sometimes I lack motivation to blog, but I love it when I put up posts and I get lots of lovely comments and likes, it’s always lovely to talk to other bloggers and see that they like my little blog 🙂
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Well I hope you liked them 8 little things! Let me know if you have any of the same 🙂

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The 90’s Kid Tag! The glorious year of 1993…

So I was looking at some other lovely bloggers blogs and I came across a 90’s kid tag on Lauren’s blog! If you’d love to take a look or go to her blog then you can check it out here – http://keepcalmitsonlyablog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/blast-from-past-calling-all-90s-kids.html

I was born in 1993 so I thought that I would give this a shot because it seemed cute and it’s always nice to be nostalgic now and then! So let’s get started…


1. Favourite Disney film?
The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and probably Snow White. (On the topic of films however, I did watch one with my dad when I was little called ‘The 10th Kingdom’ and it was one of my favourites for a while although it’s not Disney I thought I’d throw that in)
 
2. NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?
Neither personally, however my sister loved to listen to Backstreet Boys constantly.
 
3. Favourite candy/sweets?
I liked ring pops, nothing was more glamorous than them! 
 
4. Weirdest fashion trend?
I spent most my childhood happily dressing in camouflage clothing as I loved it! (Bearing in mind I am the daughter of a ex-soldier) and I also remember I had a two piece set, which was long trousers and a crop top in a bright yellow colour (Hahaha!) But I also had a pair of silver glittery jelly heels! 
5. Favourite music artist/band?
Spice Girls and S Club 7 for sure! (Personally my favourite song by S Club 7 was reach for the stars! hahah)
6. Favourite game? (board game, playground)
I had a favourite playground game, I can’t remember the name now but it was something to do with oranges! 
7. What would you watch on TV after school & Favourite TV shows?
Art Attack,Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hey Arnold, Arthur, Rupert, Little Bear,The Queen’s Nose, Rosie and Jim, Bill and Ben just to name a few! 
8. Favourite book?
I read mostly Saddle Club, Roald Dahl and Jacqueline Wilson books. Although I did have a lot of pet related books because I would always nag my parents for an animal, any animal and in this desire I would end up buying lots of animal care related books.
9. Favourite clothing store?
I can’t remember! 
10. 90’s beauty memories?
Bright blue & green eye shadow, roll on body glitter, crimped hair and hair braids. I also liked to get the children’s make up from the supermarkets, you know the kind that were in the toy area and smelled like plastic but were in ravishing shades of dark pinks and purples!
11. Favourite McDonalds happy meal toy?
I can’t really remember the toys I got from McDonalds back then sadly but I do remember going to McDonalds with one of my older sister’s and her friends.
 
12. Favourite toy?
I collected tons and tons of Pokemon stuff, cards, toys everything you name it. I also loved barbies, I had a mermaid one that when you put her tail in water it changed different colours! I also had a Tamogotchi a little baby pink one in the shape of an egg 🙂
So that’s my 90’s kid tag and if you were born in the 90’s why don’t you give it a go as well? Comment and let me know 🙂

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A B C…About me!

A – Available or married? 
taken but not married yet 🙂
B- Book?
Paper Towns By John Green
C- Cake or Pie?
Cake!
D- Drink of Choice?
Hot honey and lemon.
E- Essential Item?
iPhone
F- Favorite Color?
Green!
G- Game to play or watch?
Does this mean sports or video games? But since I don’t play sport or watch it that much, I’ll go for gaming – GTA V
H- Hometown?
London
I- Indulgence?
Cheesecake
J- Job?
No job at the moment 😦
K- Kids and names?
None yet!
L- Life is incomplete without?
Family & my partner
M- Music group or singer?
No specific ones I listen to everything
N- Number of siblings?
Three!
O- Oranges or apples?
Apples, red ones specifically.
P- Phobias/Fears?
Heights, crocodiles, killer whales and seals. Oh! and drowning.
Q- Favorite Quote?
Probably this one…
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R- Reason to Smile?
I have a lot of good people in my life and I have a bright future ahead of me.
S- Season?
I love them all! Spring because it smells like flowers outside all the time, summer because of the sunshine, winter for the snow and snowball fights and autumn for the crispy leaves!
T- Tattoos?
Two, a medium large detailed cross & Japanese symbols for eternity.
U- Unknown fact about me?
I worry way to much about everything.
V- Vegetable you love?
I don’t really like vegetables?…maybe carrots cause they’re not to bad!
W- Worst habit?
Worry way to much!
X- X-Rays you’ve had?
I’ve had a few maybe 3/4.
Y- Your favorite food?
Lasagne with garlic bread!
Z- Zodiac?
Libra.
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5 Songs I Am Listening To At The Moment…

So if you are like me and love music then you’ll have your summer playlist all sorted already! Music is an industry which is constantly changing and growing, I listen to a lot of different types of music and from different decades as well so this summer my list is a little bit of everything! 🙂

  1. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive.
    There is something I love about this song and I think it is the main chorus as it is catchy and quite powerful, it is one of those songs that make you feel a little bit more alive and powerful.
  2. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home.
    I love this song, it is such a happy feel good song and quite romantic too which is why I love it as well. If I am feeling down this is the first song I probably put on my iPod to listen to and I instantly feel a little better. It is also a song that is linked to me and my partner which is also nice 🙂
  3. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks.
    This song is quite different but that’s good because even still it is really catchy which is why I love listening to it. I also adore the chorus as well!
  4. The XX – Angels.
    I adore this song, I love everything about it. The rhythm is slow yet so soft and the lyrics are really quite sweet and meaningful. Always puts me in a good mood 🙂
  5. Muse – Animals.
    I have liked a lot of different Muse songs and I liked there latest album but this is the song I enjoy the most at the moment by them 🙂

If you haven’t heard any of these songs then why not try and have a listen! You may just hear your next favourite song 🙂

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Saturday Blogger Interviews – Blogger Trina

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Name: Trina
 
Location: NY, NY

Age: 22(23 on 5/22!)
 
 
Twitter: @trinawears
 
What three things do you blog about most:  I blog about music(every Monday), fashion and skincare!
 
Name three words to describe your blog: Three words I would use would be versatile, fashionable, and eclectic!
 
When did you first start blogging: Oh man, I’ve had several blogs throughout the years but never kept up with it until now! I started this blog in November, but I say January because that’s when I began to take it seriously. 
 
Why did you begin to blog: I absolutely love blogs and I read them daily, and I wanted to have a creative outlet to show the things that I love!
 
What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Be yourself! If you plan to blog for attention, or products, or anything other than loving what you’re doing, it will fail to be fun or rewarding and you’ll eventually stop. 
*bonus tip* Find the blogging community on twitter and talk to people! It makes blogging so much fun!
 
Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: Definitely. For the first time, I honestly love my blog and I’m so excited to continue!
 
What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: The community, hands down! I’ve made new friends and had SO much fun doing it and sharing my blog with other bloggers! 
 
Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way: It’s given me a hobby, which I felt for so long I had no hobby and felt like I had nothing “cool” to do on my spare time. This is so different than any other hobby my friends have and I love that as well. 

Trends And Styles From Coachella 2013

Coachella is one of the biggest, brightest and voluminous events around, with live music and fashion statements at every step we can gather a lot about the upcoming Summer fashion this year that’s to be expected as thousands take style tips and fashion collaborations from the annual music festival goers – Me included!

You may have seen some photos flowing around the internet of brightly dressed festival goers of all ages sporting some unique and different style trends, well Coachella is a big hit with fashion mad people as it is a place to flaunt your best outfits and what you can throw together in a creative and imaginative way.

So what were the upcoming trends at Coachella? Well many people want that carefree casual festival style and clothing such as ironic T-shirts with crazy creative slogans, long sheer skirts and bright incandescent make up with a mix match of accessories from knee high socks teamed with comfy converse to heeled studded boots and hats ranging from flat caps to beanies seem to be favourites at this years Coachella judging by the pictures and reviews you see online.

Coachella is the ultimate place to look the part and one of the best places to gather fashion inspiration from fellow attendees, but from Coachella we can learn that clothing this Summer will be bright, vibrant, innovative and definitely intense and will come in a range of patterns such as rainbow, tribal, aztec and monochrome to mention a few favourites this year, ooooh I’m excited! 😀

Well that’s a little snippet on Coachella style guys, hope you liked 🙂

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