Five Favourites Thursday: May 2015.

If you ask me, this month has been so long but so short. It feels as though so much has happened, but then at the same time it feel as though nothing has really gone on.

MY NEW PHONE

I got it last month but I haven’t been able to use it until a week ago. My whole experience, through frustrating as hell, reminded me that if you want something done, by god do you have to do it yourself!

NEWS-HUB

My post on the finale episode of Being Mary Jane made it to the top of the TV and film category on The-NewsHub.com which I’m really happy about! Thank you if you read it, and if not, you can check it out here. I haven’t written for the site in a little while so I need to kick my butt into gear and start writing.

MY STARTER CAR

No I haven’t bought a car yet, BUT I have found the perfect starter car. Looks like I’d better get to saving.

NEW JEANS

I couldn’t ask for a better, more comfy pair of jeans. Right now I’m deciding on whether or not I should buy these again or if I should get the dark grey version.

Blue Jeans

NAILS

I don’t know if it’s the way I applied it, or a change to their polish formula, but Barry M’s ‘Nightshade’ has not chipped AT ALL. I repeat – NOT AT ALL. I’ve been wearing it for close to two weeks now and it still look as good as new. I didn’t expect to love this colour so much, but now I can’t get enough of it.

Nightshade

I can’t wait to see what June will offer. Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Summer Morning Walks.

Is it the summer? I want to say yes on account of the nice weather we’ve been having, but then I want to say no on account of the weather we’ve been having… Anyway, yesterday morning instead of going to for a run (which I was so sure I’d do), I went on a leisurely stroll (in my pjs) with my sister around our neighbourhood and enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere.

Summer Morning Walks

Summer Morning Walks

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Summer Morning Walks

Summer Morning Walks

Summer Morning Walks

It’s not a bad way to spend the day off, and certainly makes a difference to staying in the office all day huh?

alice

xo

Papaoutai.

Once you get over the powerful undertones of the song that makes you think back to those uncomfortable years growing up and this poor boy trying to get his father to move, you’ll feel like getting up and dancing along to the moving rhythm – or so I hope. Truth be told, I’m still recovering from the intense emotions I felt after watching/listening to this song, but despite its heaviness, it is truly beautiful and the video is crafted so artistically that you’ll have no choice but to watch the video about a hundred times.

So enjoy, and I’m sorry if you cry… Happy Sunday!

alice

xo

Black and Fluffy.

While it’s no secret that I count Olivia Palermo, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (to name but a few) as my style icons, there’s one girl a little closer to home who always keeps me inspired in the wardrobe department: my sister! She makes everything look so cool and striking, while looking absolutely effortless and laidback.

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I mean, is this sweater not to die for? Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Nightshade.

Yep, I’m really taking that whole ‘dark shades for Spring/Summer’ seriously. So seriously in fact, that the other day I bought a whole bunch of new shades to try out (the first of which I shared last week), and you’ll be happy to know that so far I’m loving them! Now, purple really isn’t my thing. To be honest I kind of hate the colour except for when it’s so dark it’s almost black; and after a bad experience with dark purple nail varnish a few years ago, I was a little sceptical about buying this colour.

Nightshade

Nightshade

Anyway long story short, I love this colour so much. It’s perfectly dark and broody with a dash of sexy thrown in, and the colour works so well with my skin tone and just about any outfit.

Nightshade

Nightshade

I can’t wait to show you some of my other purchases, so stay tuned for those.

alice

xo

Blue Jeans.

Saturday was really such a beautiful day. With highs of up to 19 degrees it was the perfect opportunity to crack open my new jeans and take them out for a whirl. It’s been a really long time since I’ve owned jeans that were so blue, but these are just phenomenal and I’m already thinking of buying another pair.

Blue Jeans

The only thing that would have really completed this look would have been the pair of Boca shades I was talking about on Friday. Don’t you think?

alice

xo

Style.

I first fell in love with this song when Tay Tay sang it at the Victoria Secret fashion show last year. The beat, the energy, the attitude and the poetic beauty of the song were so captivating that I had the song on repeat for days. It wasn’t until the other day when I saw posters for Taylor’s new song, ‘Bad Blood’, that I realised I hadn’t shared this song on the blog yet. So here it is, a song that will never go out of style.

Happy Sunday.

alice

xo