Darkness Within.

Earlier in the week I spent the day catching up on Suits (I’m so excited that it’s back!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and it’s better than ever! The first episode takes place a few hours after the end of season five, and though it was quite predictable, I loved seeing the gang together and the soundtrack throughout was amazing – as usual. This song played at the end of the first episode and it fit so well with the dramatic, tense ending.

I can’t wait to see how the rest of this season will pan out. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

The Wolves.

Today’s Soundtrack is taking a little break from all the country I’ve been sharing lately. It’s been a while since my hubs aka Ben Howard’s released any new music/ has been on the blog/ I’ve listened to any of his songs, but the other day I got suddenly got the urge to listen to his songs. ‘The Wolves’, from his debut album Every Kingdom, has always been a favourite of mine, and I’m actually very surprised I haven’t shared it on here before. So what better song to share when I’m in this Ben Howard mood?


I don’t know when Ben’ll next be releasing something, but I really hope it’s soon. In the meantime, I’ll just have to keepy Every Kingdom, The Burgh Island and I Forgot Where We Were on repeat. Happy Sunday.

alice
xo

Pick Up.

I’m still listening to Dierk’s latest album, Black, and I fall more and more in love with it with every listen. Like I’ve said before, this album is very mellow and easy to listen to, but one thing that struck me the first time I listened to it (and every time I listen to it), is that the album is quite dark and broody – even the fun and romantic songs. There’s something melancholic and heart-breaking about every song which adds to the album’s charms. Today’s Soundtrack is the second song from the album, and it’s all about getting that special someone to pick up their phone, with a splash of romantical bits here and there.

Make sure you check out the song, and I’ll be sharing more songs from the album in the coming weeks. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

The One-Piece: Bringing Sexy Back.

Who remembers when one piece’s were synonymous with being dowdy, ugly and being something you’d only wear as a last resort? Well, in recent years, the one piece swimsuit has had the ultimate makeover and become just as sexy, stylish and chic as the bikini. As one piece’s tend to cover everything up, they make the wearer feel stifled and unable to show off their unique style. That’s why I prefer the ones that offer something extra, like a cut-out or a plunging neck/back line because it allows the wearer to still be covered, but cool and individual too. Now that summer is in full swing and a swimsuit seems mandatory for days spent lounging outside or by the pool, I thought I’d share some one piece’s I found on Adore Me that are not your run of the mill boring one piece. Here are a few of my favourite one piece styles.

KEONA

    

KAIA

    

AZRA

    

Make sure you check out Adore Me for more!

alice

xo

Smoke Break.

This past week has been such a hectic one that today all I want to do is relax and listen to good music. Today’s Soundtrack comes courtesy of Carrie Underwood, and is all about kicking back, taking time for yourself, and letting go of all that stress.

Sidenote: I can’t believe it’s already August tomorrow. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Five Favourites Thursday: Country Edition.

I kind of hinted towards it in Sunday’s post, but in the last week and a half I’ve listened to so much good music, it outshined every other interesting thing that happened this month. The music in question you ask? Country. Though I’ve listened to the odd country song over the last year, I haven’t been as submerged in the music as I used to be.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Omg! The queen of country. Carrie’s album, Storyteller,  was LITERALLY the soundtrack of my life for a week straight. Unlike some of her other albums, I loved EVERY.SINGLE.SONG on the album and by the time it was over, I was already ready to listen to more. She’s still as sassy and headstrong as she’s always been, and since becoming a mother, there’s also a softness that comes through in her songs. The album was so amazing it’s impossible to pick one song that stands out, but it’s a toss-up between ‘Church Bells’, ‘Choctaw County Affair’, ‘Dirty Laundry’, ‘Girl You Think I Am’, and ‘What I Never Knew I Always Wanted’ – I’ll just pretend that I didn’t just list half of the album hahahaha.

LUKE BRYAN

To me, Luke always knows how to get the party started and I’ve missed his cheeky yet soulful attitude crooning voice. One thing I really love about country, and Luke in particular is that he is always true to himself and that he never forgets his roots and where he came from, which is most evident in ‘Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday’. Listening to some of his new music made me go back to his last albums and jam out to some of my old favourites.

DIERKS BENTLEY

After listening to Riser, I didn’t think I could get any more obsessed with another Dierks album… until I listened to Black and was absolutely floored from beginning to end. This album is so beautiful and mellow that it puts me in such a calming mood whenever I listen to it. Dierk’s deep husky voice is UH-MAZ-ING and is able to convey such deep, loving and meaningful sentiments to the listener. Black came out back in January, but it’s definitely one that can be listened to and enjoyed all year long. You can expect to see songs from this album on the blog in the coming weeks.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

These guys were last Sunday’s Soundtrack and as the month draws to a close, I’m getting more and more excited about their new album Dig Your Roots that comes out on August 26. These boys are cheeky and lots of fun, but also know how to be romantic and sweet. It’s this combination that means these guys will always have a place in my heart.

JAIME LYNN SPEARS

Technically I first listened to Jaime back in June, but ‘Sleepover’ was too good to be left off the list of great country I’ve been listening to. I feel like this single was the prequel to Jaime’s first single, ‘How Could I Want More’ and is just as singalong-able as its predecessor. If you haven’t already, you’ve GOT to give the song a listen.

Yep, there really is nothing better than some good ole country, and I’m never going to go a whole year without it ever again. Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Music Style Icon Inspired

I love when two of my favourite things come together to create something great, which in this case would be fashion and music. Online luxury retailer Farfetch, is the first brand to integrate Apple Music into its app, iOS and website to create a more enjoyable shopping experience. To celebrate this new partnership and their two new playlists, Farfetch asked bloggers to recreate outfits inspired by music style icons.

I’ve been a big fan of the double denim look aka the Canadian suit for longer than I can remember (probably ever since Britney and Justin’s now infamous music award outfit), and it’s one of my favourite looks to rock, so when I saw a picture of Rihanna having a double denim moment, I knew exactly what kind of outfit I wanted to create.

     

Instead of the traditional denim fabric, but still wanting to keep that essence of texture denim has, I chose a light blue floral lace shirt from Nº21 and paired it with a pair of similar colour jeans. The lace puts a twist on the classic double denim look, but still looks chic and easy to wear.

Nº21 floral lace shirt    Saint Laurent stonewashed jeans    Gianvito Rossi 'Biba' pumps

Make sure you check out Farfetch’s playlist here.

alice

xo