Simple As…

A song that feels like it was made to be played on full blast and on repeat for the rest of time. This 2009 track from Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day album, is a perfect song to just kick back and think to, and is perfect for Sunday, for non-other reason than the fact that it’s such an easy-listening song that you feel yourself dissolve into a realm of peace – something similar to the euphoria you get from an incredible yoga session.

…and it’s really simple as that… Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Health Magazine X Jada Pinkett Smith.

Ms Jada covers the October issue of Health where she talks about date nights with Will, her style of parenting, and of course, taking care of herself – I mean it is a health magazine so what would you expect.

Stunning star: Jada graces the cover of the October issue, clad in a sparkly top and lime green bandage skirt

She looks absolutely spectacular in these pics and makes you wish that you could swap places with her, if only for five minutes.

Staying youthful: Jada, who turned 43 on Thursday, credits daily exercise with keeping her young    Keeping the romance alive: Jada Pinkett Smith revealed to Health magazine that she has dates with Will in the backyard, and also posed for a sexy photo shoot

Finding time for each other: The couple stay at home for date nights so they can squeeze romance into their busy schedules

Jada’s been making the rounds promoting her new series, Gotham, which I’m very excited about, as well as a documentary about human trafficking.

How can that be?: Jada said she doesn't think of herself as 'a beauty', but takes care of her appearance

This editorial is definitely a step away from the one she did with net-a-porter’s The Edit, which you can see here, but I still loved it all the same, and thought it was nice to see some autumn colours and a natural smile.

alice

xo

 

pictures from The Daily Mail.

Almond and Gold.

I bought this nail varnish a few months ago and it was nothing like I expected it to be. I guess that by now I should be used to Barry M colours turning out differently to what their colour implies/what I think the colour might be.

Almond and Gold

Almond and Gold

Anyway, ‘Almond’ is from their Gelly Collection (which is definitely my favourite of all the Barry M collections) and looks a lot like ‘Vanilla’ in the sense that it’s more purple/lilac than you would think. However, in some lights the lilac looks more nude which is nice (although that could only just be because of my skin tone), and even though I was very apprehensive towards the purplely nature of the nail varnish, in these past three days I’ve actually grown strangely accustomed to it.

Almond and Gold

I found that the polish didn’t exactly glide on like usual, but that could be down to me not shaking it as much as I usually do. Aside from that though, the polish is just fine.

Almond and Gold

Nails: Barry M ‘Almond'; Rings: ASOS

Almond and Gold

Shirt: Jack Wills; Trousers: Uniqlo

And obviously with these manicure pics I couldn’t resist showing off a few of my rings that I haven’t really worn in a while.

alice

xo

Tomorrow: Live at the Grand Ole Opry.

It would seem as though I’ve found myself a new country voice to obsess and swoon over, and that is in the form of Chris Young. His voice is deep and reminiscent of that classic old-school country sound like Alan Jackson injected with that new kind of country sound. There is also something about his voice that is so utterly genuine and true that it is as though he’s singing from his own experience – whether it’s because he co-writes a majority of his songs or because I feel such a personal connection to them, I just don’t know. Anyway, performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Young sings about saying goodbye to a love, albeit an unhealthy love, and about spending one last night together. I guess we’ve all kind of been there; being with a person who is just not right for us, whether this be a romantic love, or a more platonic friendship, and you know that you have to say goodbye to it, no matter how hard or heartbreaking it may be; but obviously not before one last of being together before the inevitable tomorrow.

I can’t tell if I just rambled away at that last bit, but definitely make sure you check out the video. Goodnight.

alice

xo

If I Were a Lumberjack…

I imagined I’d dress like this every day, apart from in the summertime I would maybe not wear the fur.

If I Were a Lumberjack    If I Were a Lumberjack

If I Were a Lumberjack

I also imagine that if I were a lumberjack I’d be way too busy chopping wood and doing other woody things, to find the time for pictures. But then that being said; I’d be my own special kind of lumberjack so obviously I’d have to find the time to snap a few pics.

If I Were a Lumberjack

If I Were a Lumberjack

If I Were a Lumberjack

If I Were a Lumberjack

I might just become a fashion blogging lumberjack instead…

If I Were a Lumberjack  If I Were a Lumberjack  If I Were a Lumberjack

If I Were a Lumberjack

Shorts & Gilet: H&M; Shirt: Jack Wills

I think I may have just talked myself into becoming a lumberjack someday. Looks like I should add it to my already extensive list of potential careers.

alice

xo

36 Things I Wish I Figured Out Sooner.

Whitney Kimball shares thirty six things she wished she had figured out sooner, so naturally, I’m sharing them too – hers, not mine because I’ve still got a way to go before I can come up with anything decent. All thirty six things are pretty accurate and very spot-on, and even though I may forget a few of these from time to time, it’s always great to be reminded.

Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Floss.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.

Happy Monday.

alice

xo

Algiers.

This is one of those songs that I love listening to because it sounds soothing, gives me goosebumps and makes me drift off to a faraway land with my thoughts. It’s one of those ‘beautiful in a haunting yet cool sort of way’ song and it’s really easy to just listen and vibe along to. This is the perfect song to relax and chill out to while enjoying the company of friends.

Happy Sunday.

alice

xo