4 May 2016

Growing Blogger.

Yet again another month between posts.
This morning I have been trolling through 100s of blogs about last night Met Gala, and I remembered about when I first started blogging and these events were what I wanted to talk about and share my opinions on.
But this is not what has happened...
I don't think my blog has changed a lot in terms of content. I've always shared what I've worn, which is all I wanted to do when I first started. I've done posts here and there about other things like beauty, food, lifestyle, which I enjoy throwing in! I've noticed that the way I prefer to blog has changed.
Once I would sit at my computer every night and blast out short posts about why I had chosen a certain outfit or the story behind how I acquired an outfit. Later I sat one night a week and scheduled 5 for the week ahead. Then I started to do the whole photo shoot, edit, write and schedule on my days off ... but nothing has stuck.
My posting has become less and less and to be honest ... I've stopped feeling guilty about it. I think I would feel different if I was being lazy and not posting, but I just DO NOT HAVE TIME. I don't get paid for blogging, its my hobby - and that's the way I want to keep it. At the moment I work 11 hours a day including travel, meal prep and decide what to wear for work and go to the gym for 2 hours 5 days a week. Any spare time I have is spend relaxing and being with my family and friends ... mainly drinking vodka.
So blogging comes dead last.
Blogging via Instagram has become my way of sharing outfits and I enjoy it more. Its fast, easy, minimal editing and gets across what I want to do - Show outfits, that's it. I've found as well that any events I go to I prefer sharing it over social media rather than a boring (and lets be honest, awkward) post about "Oh Heres What I Done At This Event". Through Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, my followers can be there with me! Its much more interesting and Exciting! Plus I still get to promote the brands/events. Win Win.
Again, when I first started this I wanted it to help me in my career, but this year I've gone off the idea of working in the Fashion industry ... so far I have not had good experiences of it, so unless the perfect fashion job came along for me, I'm over it.
The blog will stay here but I will only be doing it very sporadically.
A better way to follow is through my social media! I have;
My Handle is the same for all of them!
... and my opinion on the Met Gala ...
I think 90% of the attendees got the theme SO wrong!
I liked Beyoncé's dress but I think she should have stuck to one sleeve length.
Zac Posen is the winner hands down, he can do no wrong, perfect for the theme and it was stunning!
Paula x

11 April 2016

Basic Nudes.



Top Topshop
Trousers Primark
Necklace Primark
Shoes Vans 

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

8 April 2016

Bran Gets Gunged.

Anyone who has been reading for a while will know I will do just about anything to raise money for a good cause! 

The sillier the better!

Recently I was asked if I would take part in doing something fun to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Obviously I was very interested but of course you get that nervy moment when you wonder what stupid thing your going to have to do?

So the challenge was to get gunged on camera and have people donate to see the video!

So of course I was up for it! For anyone who grew up watching Fun House or Live n Kickin get gunged is basically a childhood dream come true!

I enlisted the help of my 2 little cousins to get gunged with me, I thought since it's a charity for Teen Support, why not get some teenagers involved to really hit the message home. They were absolute stars for getting involved and it was so much fun to be able to share it with them!

I have a target of £150 and once that is reached the video will be released! Simple

But I think we can do better than £160!

I'm asking all my followers to give as much or as little as they like! If all my followers donated just £2 each, that's over £2000!!

Cancer is such a tough thing for anyone to go through, but the teenage years can be a tough time any way! Then when you become an adult you realise that it's actually the best time of you life! Imagine having that taken away from you?

The Teenage Cancer Trust gives young cancer patients the chance to do teen things like days out, go to events, gigs and just mingle with other teens who are going through what they are, and feel like a "Normal" teenager!

They bring normality to a very confusing and frightening time of someone's life and I truly believe that what they do will help give people the strength to fight cancer harder! 

Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated, and that you to anyone who does! I really appreciate it and the charity will too!

Sweet Dreams
Paula x

Hunted Vintage Launch.

I am a huge lover of vintage clothes, especially the variety in Glasgow, I think it's all about timing to get something magical but even in that Glasgow has been the spot where I have discovered most of my beauties. 

So when I was invited along to the launch party of a brand new Glasgow Based vintage company, of course I was there.

Hunted Vintage is the brain child of a lovely fellow blogger Nicole Perry. For the past few weeks she has been teasing us with little sneak peaks of the pieces available on Instagram. So I've been very excited. 

Hunted Vintage has a great concept that I've been in love with since I first heard it;

"Let us do the hunting for you" 

Already in my mind I'm anticipating some special finds perhaps a little different from what Glasgow is already offering?

So the launch itself was held in new Glasgow Club, SWG3, in the Poerty Club. First time I've been in and it was a great venue for something like this. Three different areas to enjoys the night, the bar area for greeting and mingling, a dance area for anyone in it for the long haul, and a space dedicated just to the clothes ... That's where I'm headed!

This is my Caz, she has an AMAZING BLOG ... Check it out now! 

We checked out the clothes and took some outfit shots, obviously. I feel really bad I didn't get more photos, I think we had got there a little late and a lot of people had things in their hands that they were not letting go of until it went on sale, I would have done the same :)

Everything available in the night (that is still left) is online now here!

Thank you very much to Nicole and the Hunted team for having me along! 
Well done! 
I'm excited to see what Hunted bring in the future ... More Dior Please!

Jacket Altered/Customised ASOS
Top Topshop
Trousers Primark
Neck Tie Topshop
Brooch Camden
Bag Vintage
Shoes New Look

I really wanted to wear something that was vintages, I was in such a rush to get out though that I just threw this together!
I've wearing this "duster" loads before on the blog, but if you don't know that story, it's basically a size 18 cold shoulder shirt that I got for £1.50 in a charity shop. I cut off the collar, pulled in the shoulders, and there you go, floral duster of dreams!

Sweet Dreams
Paula x

3 March 2016

Topshop Clueless Skirt.

Top Primark
Skirt Topshop
Necklace Vintage
Boots Topshop

The Clueless Tartan Skirt. It's all the things that shouldn't work, pleats, tartan, YELLOW!?! But because of our angel Cher Howowits it acceptable, and date I say it, a classic.

That's the power of fashion, you can do everything wrong, but if you get one element right, it will be remembered and imitated forever!

Sweet Dreams

Paula x

PLT Yellow Biker.

Top Topshop
Jacket Pretty Little Thing
Jeans Topshop
Earrings Primark 
Necklace Primark
Belt Primark
Boots Topshop

I am not one for Internet shopping, probably the only time I online shop is Topshop, because I can collect from store and return there and then, I know my sizes in Topshop tend to stay the same so I know what's going to fit, and I can look at it in store before I buy it. If I can't do these three things I generally won't buy.

Last week one of the girls in work came in wearing the most amazing LIME GREEN biker! She told me if was from Pretty Little thing. I was straight on it, now I didn't get that jacket (still heartbroken) but I saw this mustard one. I was going to look at the Zara one, I know it's only £40 (on yersel Zara!) although I'd not checked if it's leather or suede yet so when I saw this one I knew I wouldn't have to worry about it being real leather or suede, then I saw the price, £17.50 ... Straight in the basket. You cannot get better than that really, I'm not crazy on the fringing but the price is worth it ... Plus I've seen about 40 girls in the Zara one already. PLT for the win.

I've since been on PLT every day because everything I've bought has fit perfectly! The 6s are small (plus they do 4s) so I'm not worried about fit, also I think you're getting what you paid for. I feel like other online sites make things look too good online and when they arrive your just like "eugh". I know that what I'm getting isn't going to be hand stitched by fairies, but I feel like I'm getting what I paid for, and I'm happy with that.

Post is no way sponsored by PLT HAHA ... I'm just buzzing about this jacket!

Sweet Dreams 

Paula x

26 February 2016

Tartan Pinafore.

Top Topshop
Dress Vintage
Choker Topshop
Boots Primark 
Rings Primark

Sweet Dreams

Paula x