Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Blustery Day On The British Coast

This was one of those mornings when spontaneity hits and I ended up having to jump out of bed and get ready in as little as ten minutes. Not an easy thing to do when your hair is often as crazy and wilful as my own. Hence the reason why it is chucked up in a top knot, can't look perfectly groomed at all times. Ended up having a really nice day as well as it happens, took my pooch Thistle to the beach along with mum and dad. I love it when we go to Formby, its the perfect place to spend a summers day, they having every thing. A huge lovely beach, miles of impossible sand dunes and a forest that goes on forever, we've gotten lost like every time we've been, but its glorious watching all the little rabbits hop about everywhere.
So so cute.
I snapped the photo below of my little doggie when he was in a wild rampage rolling around in the sand, I know he looks like a mental case. You can trust me when I say that he's not savage at all and he wouldn't hurt a fly, he's actually a total wimp. Although he did bite my bum when I was pretending to beat my dad up. I'm not a savage either, Promise.

Any way, not an exciting outfit, or look.
But as I said, for a 10 minute get ready session, it's not too bad. No Makeup though ... EEK!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Its All In The Wrist

I finally got my bowler hat! Exciting time in my life indeed, I know I know, this is slightly o.t.t but i've wanted a bowler hat for so long now, and i've never found one that didn't either smell funny or cost an utter fortune. But today my best friend H&M broke through for me and gave me this little beauty of a hat for a minuscule £7.99. Couldn't say no to that now could I.
Had quite a nice day today, went shopping to town with my lovely mumsy. We're both skint at the moment so we couldn't really afford to go wild, just got some lunch, bought a few books, I accidently got rid of my copy of Pride and Prejudice so I re bought that and then got two other books as well. Also got some new earings, the ones i'm wearing in the photos above, absolutely love them, gonna become one of my favourites I think. Other than that I just bought some new moisturiser. Not exciting, I chose the Neutrogena visibly clear, oil-free moisturiser, i'll be sure to let you know how it is.

I think I might be going to the cinema tonight to see the new Inbetweeners movie, not sure yet, my friend is getting her hair cut at 4 so it depends what time she gets out whether we go or not.
Also depends on whether i've not got too comfy with my book.

This is a very heavily accessories related post, I'm big on accessories. Shoes, bags, jewellery, I love it. I'm pretty famous with all my friends for my accessory collection, if they ever need some earings, or a necklace to wear i'm their go to girl, they know that i'm bound to have something that'll go with it.
Anyway I thought I would give you a snippet of what's going on, on my wrist. I love quite minimal bracelets I usually either just have my pandora on or a little collection of quirky little bands and so on.
In the picture below are my favourites of the moment.
I also have an obsession with vintage Casio digital watches, this is my simple classic one, but the blue Casio is probably my favourite at the moment.
Hope you like.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Rush of Blood

For me this is one of those, today I am not leaving the house other than to run to the supermarket to get food outfits! No harm in that is it, see the trick is to find the perfect balance between a lazy throw on and still looking effortlessly "chic" not that I'm saying that I look chic, big headed slip of the tongue moment. I'm not big headed at all, I just personally don't think you can go wrong with an oversized tee, leggings and studded ankle boots. bright nail varnish as well just to mix it up a bit. I actually got this nail polish free with the latest edition of Elle Magazine. Really like it as well, lovely bright orange shade I think it's just called The ELLE Orange. There were three different shades to pick from, this one, a grey shade which was practically identical to one that I already own and a maroon colour. Orange was my fave so I thought why not!

My mum and dad are going away on holiday tomorrow, they are trying a boating experience, my idea of a nightmare if i'm honest, don't get me wrong, its not the idea of the boat. It's the idea of being in such a small enclosed space with my parents for a whole week. I love my mum and dad so much, and i'm probably a lot closer to them than most people are to their parents, but they do have the capability to drive me absolutely loony.
Quite looking forward to having some me time as well, so much has gone on in my life over these past few months and it'll be nice to just have some quiet time, maybe get a day without someone asking me about my love life, or if i'm over he who shall not be named ever again on this blog because he is so unworthy of it! Oh gosh i'm ranting again, apologies.
But yeah, some nice, girly, me time which basically means i'm going to spend the following week reading books and magazines, indulging in a wide variety of my favourite movies, walking around in my pj's and basically doing whatever the hell I like.
Sounds like the perfect week if you ask me!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Criminal Activity

Don't worry, i'm not suffering from some kind of look at the floor syndrome, there isn't anything on my foot or something like that, I'm just hiding a huge spot!! Blushing in shame right now, it's disgusting. I've fortunately pretty much been blessed with good skin throughout my life, i've never really suffered from acne or breakouts, the worst my skin ever got was when I was about 16 I just used to get the odd patch of blemishes on my cheek! But yeah, you can't have it perfect all the time, so for the time being I have been cursed with this volcanic eruption that is taking place on my chin! Not a good look, when going out in public or taking outfit shots for the blog.

I've actually had a really nice day today, drove to Stoke with my mumsy, auntie and cousin to go visit Dagfields, this really huge antiques place. Its not my usual scene but my mums got this crazy obsession with going out and buying old antique baskets, spray painting them and lining them with pretty fabric, don't get me wrong, she's actually really good at it and they end up looking super cute but she does drive me slightly crazy with it all.
We're kinda two peas in a pod me and mum but in a totally different way, self contradiction there I know, but if you knew us, it would totally make sense!
There's me who's really creative in terms of fashion and style, I also write quite a lot as well as my acting and directing, and then there's my mum who's really creative in terms of arts and crafts, as well as her basket fetish she "up-cycles" old bits of furniture as well as making little rag dolls and cushions. She does loads of other things but the list would go on so i'm restricting it!
I'll sneak into her room and take a photo of the basket hoard for you!
Anyway, I just bought a few nice bits a bobs for my room in my new flat today, got some little wall signs and then some bunting!! The little girl in me absolutely adores bunting, I asked my mum so make me some ages ago but she never did, so I saw it today and thought, its a must!

Here's some of the baskets that my mum has given a new life too! May I add she does these entirely herself, paints, lines with fabric, the lot! All are hand made by her pretty little self.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Life's A Scream

I've been having such a weird feeling week. My emotions have been totally all over the show, one second i'm fine and the next i'm feeling all distant and introverted. Honestly don't have a clue why. Anyway following my new rules set in my last post I am making myself do things that the old Becci would find really nerve wrecking. For example recently i've been trying to sort out my payments for my new flat that i've just started renting, moving in next month. But i've been having loads of problems with my bank and standing orders and so on. Anyway i've been putting off phoning them for weeks but today I woke up this morning and thought, right Becci, stop being so silly and just phone them. So I did. And i've finally got it all sorted, the first payment is all paid and now I can relax and look forward to picking up my keys any time after the 1st of September. Thumbs up. I know it sounds silly, but I always become some kind of quivering wreck whenever I need to contact anyone involving money or important issues. I have like zero confidence in the fact that I'm actually capable of sorting something out. It's stupid I know.
To be honest I don't understand myself, I'm so confident in certain aspects of my life, for example social issues, acting, being on stage, meeting new people, I handle all of that with no problem what so ever, it comes easily to me. But I seem to have no confidence when it comes to myself as a person, I never think i'm good enough, pretty enough, clever enough. I think I hide behind my bubbly drama student front. It's only really ever my parents that see how self concious I really can be. Mums been ranting at me about it for years.