Sunday, 29 March 2015

LIFESTYLE | Week #8

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Hey! How are you? I've had a ker-azy week, these IV drugs are giving me migraines and playing havoc with my brain! I've just been so tearful and depressed, getting upset about CF things that I don't usually get upset about (or try not to anyway.) I have to keep reminding myself that it's just the meds making me feel this way but even though I know that it doesn't stop me feeling sad which is weird! Then my poor nanny in Ireland was in hospital for a few days, she's home and getting a little better but I really wish she and my Grandad were in England. And Freddydog is really ill, he has allergies and the vets have mucked up his blood tests three times already so we still don't know what the problem is. So he's doped up on meds and is really sad, it's so horrible because he's so happy and playful but at the moment he's not himself. So those are my woes of the week, let's all play violins for me haha!  But I did get to see baby Florrie twice this week and she's so happy she can't help but make you feel happy too <3 I'm very lucky that I have such lovely family and friends. And lovely people online like you, thank you! At the moment this is just a bad blip, life is just like that...ups and downs! As long as my nan and Freddy get better then it'll all be good and I'm sure they will be soon.

Here's happier things that happened this week:

I watched | Cavalry, because it was set in Ireland and the scenery reminded me of where my nan and grandad live. It was really good, quite shocking and I loved seeing Chris O'Dowd in a 'serious' role. Always good to see Kelly O'Reilly too, she's so talented.

I bought | A new lipstick, might have been a Chanel one. More on that later though, it's so nice it deserves a post of it's own!

I ate | Five Guys (see above) So good! I went for a cheeseburger with BBQ sauce and I'm still dreaming of it now.

I instagrammed | A few outfit pics and other fashiony things...I still don't have a camera so other than the outfits I shot before it died I haven't been able to take new ones for the blog which sucks! So if you're into ootd's and that follow me here :)

I loved | seenbysaar on Instagram. Gorgeous account, this girl has such amazing style! Prepare to have major shoe envy too.

How's your week been? I hope you're good! Do you have any insta links that you think I might like?


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Friday, 27 March 2015

FASHION | Dungarees and Gazelles

Dungarees | Zara (similar here)
Shirt | Uniqlo
Shoes | Adidas

A simple outfit but most definitely a current favourite. I cannot believe I didn't own dungarees beforehand, I mean I know they're a surefire why of ensuring my singleness to continue indefinitely but the comfort factor is just too much. May it be a trend that never dies.

So how are you? I'm so happy because my lungs aren't being total beans for once but I've been getting killer migraines so I'm majorly behind on my blog reading which sucks because I wanna know what you've been doing/wearing/eating and everything else! Have you been to see Cinderella? Is it even out yet? I really want to go, it just looks so cute. Maybe I'll go cinema at the weekend if I'm well, haven't been at all this year which is madness!

What are your plans for the weekend? 

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

LIFESTYLE | White Teeth Review

I've been wanting to read some of Zadie Smith's work for some time and where better to start than with her d├ębut novel White Teeth? Another fab charity shop find, I couldn't wait to read.

White Teeth Book Review


It's quite hard to sum this book up as so much happens but I'd say it's mainly the story of the families of Archie and Samad Iqbal, two unlikely best friends living in North London. It covers 'deep' subjects (race, faith, cultural identity and gender to name a few) but Smith turns these heavy situations into something humorous where I was literally laughing aloud at some points. Usually when you read criticisms of society they're very ranty or sombre so I think this was clever of the author as it's a way to get and keep people's attention onto serious matters.

People have criticised the characters for being almost caricatures at certain points but for me it worked because it's a funny book...I can't think of many funny novels or films where the characters weren't a bit over the top! And I love, love, love Smith's talent for dialogue, she captures the voice of each character so well...especially impressive considering there are a lot of them! It's told in third person but each section switches to focus on different characters and sometimes different time periods too, we find ourselves back in the 1800's all the way to the year 2000. I did find myself having to do a bit of work to remember who was who etc but I didn't mind.  When I was reading it I was thinking how the book would make a great TV programme (I since found out it was turned into a series, I'd love to watch it if I can!)

My only criticisms would be that I think the book is a tad too long and very slow paced at times. I also feel that the ending was very rushed, it almost felt like it was like 'Arghh running out of space, better just squeeze this in quickly!' if you get what I mean haha. But I still really enjoyed reading it, I think if you like funny books about families you'd like it too!

Have you read White Teeth or any more of Zadie Smith's work? I really want to read her other books for sure!



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