Wednesday, 25 September 2013

What I wore: Autumn's adaptation

So I've been away for a little while. I fell out of love with blogging, and I'm not quite sure if we're fully reconciled just yet. Michael is back on Saturday (praise the Lord), so I might get better then, as I like documenting what we get up to. 

I don't know what's happened to be honest. I think it might be the routine of it all - taking the photos, uploading the photos, transferring them across, arranging them. It's become monotonous. I don't feel the same reward I did when I first started. But what reward was that? I don't blog for anyone but myself really, so what was I getting then that I'm not getting now? I don't know, but I need to figure it out. 

I should have dark tights on really, but I haven't actually left the house yet. 

I know I moaned, but without the dissertation to write, my days are my own. So I feel like I have a lot more time to give to something. I'm just not feeling that it's the blog. I have been making lots of different foods and recipes, with no motivation to share them. I've been spending more time deciding what to wear, without wanting to show anyone.

Have you ever been in a blogging funk? How do I get myself out?

Friday, 20 September 2013

Everything terrible.

I watched a rubbish film earlier that quoted a poem. 'Everything terrible is something that needs our love'. Which got me intrigued. I wanted to know more about this poem, what else was behind these words? I found the author, Rainer Maria Rilke, and the piece 'Fear of the Inexplicable'. The words have been changed from the original, which is kinda annoying because I liked the original, but I think this poem is interesting too.

But fear of the inexplicable has not alone impoverished
the existence of the individual; the relationship between
one human being and another has also been cramped by it,
as though it had been lifted out of the riverbed of
endless possibilities and set down in a fallow spot on the
bank, to which nothing happens. For it is not inertia alone
that is responsible for human relationships repeating
themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and
unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new,unforeseeable
experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope.
But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes
nothing, not even the most enigmatical, will live the relation
to another as something alive and will himself draw exhaustively
from his own existence. For if we think of this existence of
the individual as a larger or smaller room, it appears evident
that most people learn to know only a corner of their room, a
place by the window, a strip of floor on which they walk up and
down. Thus they have a certain security. And yet that dangerous
insecurity is so much more human which drives the prisoners in
Poe’s stories to feel out the shapes of their horrible dungeons
and not be strangers to the unspeakable terror of their abode.
We, however, are not prisoners. No traps or snares are set about
us, and there is nothing which should intimidate or worry us.
We are set down in life as in the element to which we best
correspond, and over and above this we have through thousands of
years of accommodation become so like this life, that when we
hold still we are, through a happy mimicry,scarcely to be
distinguished from all that surrounds us. We have no reason to
mistrust our world, for it is not against us. Has it terrors,
they are our terrors; has it abysses, those abuses belong to us;
are dangers at hand, we must try to love them. And if only we
arrange our life according to that principle which counsels us
that we must always hold to the difficult, then that which now
still seems to us the most alien will become what we most trust
and find most faithful. How should we be able to forget those
ancient myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into
princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses
who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps
everything terrible is, in its deepest being, something helpless
that wants help from us.

As much as it seems inspiring, I can't help but think it's overwhelming and quite challenging. What do you think?

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Autumn Style

I found this photo on Pinterest earlier, and decided it was the epitome of Autumn style - something I very much am a fan of. Having had my summer style cemented far before summer came around, I decided I wanted to do the same for Autumn (even if it's already on its way). I actually have very few components of an outfit like this - no denim shirt (also thinking different coloured checks would suit), no boots, no leggings. I have (many) a scarf, I have a cardigan, I have under tops. Hmm.

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So from there I've been doing a little research, (of course).

Leggings, I bought these -they are fleece lined!! how toasty am I gona be when that wind comes whipping round. I'll let you know if they're worth the purchase or not too.

I am majorly crushing on both these and these boots, but alas, right now I cannot afford them. I will be purchasing these or something similar when I get paid.

Shirt wise, I am loving checked ones; one, two, three, four; but some might need to be taken in. For other shirts, one, two,

For cardigans/jumpers one, two, three, four (so many colours).

I have also been wanting a leather jacket for over a year. I finally took the plunge to start researching them, to see what kind of styles I think I'd be interested in. Here is a short list of my favourites, one, two, three.

If only I had a money tree in the back garden, huh? Until then, I shall carry on with outfits like this, this, this and this.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

A dressing

Teehee, for food not for bodies. I had the most delicious Edamame salad earlier and so I noted down the ingredients of the dressing. I'm keen to make it and I thought maybe it'd interest you guys too, so here it goes.

  • rapeseed oil
  • roasted garlic puree
  • tomato paste
  • ginger puree
  • chili puree
  • lemon grass
  • coriander
  • soy sauce
  • coriander
  • parsley
  • red wine vinegar
  • malt vinegar (perhaps not this)
  • spirit vinegar (and maybe not this either)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • sugar
  • cornflour
  • water
Mmm it was delicious I tell you, but you might have to just trust me on this one.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

What I Wore: To an Interview

I had an interview today for my little city council, and whilst it went awfully (I need to learn how to carry on after I mess one question up, why must I then mess the rest up too?!?!), I thought I'd show you the little bargain I nabbed to wear. 

It gave me confidence with my little kitten heels and I felt ready to tackle the world.. just not the questions they threw at me. Anywho, less on that morbid note and more on where you'd find this bargain. This dress is currently in an offer for Matalan's - if you're a member (and I'm pretty sure everyone has to be a member to shop there) you can get it for £10 instead of £16. Yes, that is right, this beauty is £10. and you can get it in a range of colours! So go check it out. Man I wish I was being paid to promote them.

Monday, 2 September 2013

I very much believe this. I think this is how I got to where I am now.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

What I wore: Miscellaneous Pink Birds

Another item lovely miss Hollie gave me was this skirt. It's actually a boob tube top, butttttttt I knew I wouldn't wear it like that so I decided to make it into a skirt! I just took the sides in a little bit as it wasn't a tight top and I wanted the skirt to have more of a pencil-look (I have taken it in a little bit more since taking these photo's). I'm looking seriously moody in some of these photo's and I have no idea why.. I advise you to look at the skirt and just ignore the face, or laugh at it, that is also acceptable.

This time round I paired it with  my black peplum top (New Look). I just love the pattern of this skirt, I want to wear it all the time but I feel like it's too fancy to wear day to day.. its needs a proper event!