JW Wishlist.

It’s been a while since I’ve shopped at Jack Wills, but after having a quick nosy on their site the other day, I’ve seen it’s time to end my self-imposed JW hiatus because (like always) they have loads of great stuff that’s made their way to onto my wishlist. Check them out below.

KEIGHLY DENIM SHIFT DRESS

    

KEMPTON STRIPED DRESS

    

SPEISTBURY STRIPE LACE TRIM DRESS

    

THRUXTON STRIPED DRESS

    

Watch this space.

alice

xo

Jack Wills Girl.

Wow it’s been such a long time since I’ve written a post like this. I wore this outfit a few weeks ago when I met up with some friends and tried Five Guys for the first time – and let me tell you now it was the greatest food experience of my whole entire life and I wish I had taken pictures so that I could have shared them on here and gushed about how great Five Guys is… but alas, I guess I’ll have to keep that for another time…

Jack Wills Loving

Sweater: Jack Wills; Jeans: Topshop; Bag: Longchamp; Jacket: Dorothy Perkins. [Not pictured – Sunglasses: TOMS; Sneakers: Superga]

Anyway back to the outfit. My brother bought me this sweater a while back and I’ve been loving wearing it both in and outside of the house. If you know me well enough you’ll know how obsessed much I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things Jack Wills and can’t step foot into a store without buying everything in sight. It’s really cute and comfy and goes just as well with my Nike shorts as it does with a pair of ripped jeans.

Jack Wills Loving    Jack Wills Loving

And once again I took this pictures on my way to meet my friend, to see what I looked like as I didn’t have enough time to check myself out in the mirror before I left the house.

alice

xo

Plaid & Distressed.

Is it still summer? Why is the sun still shining like it’s mid-July but the cool breeze is making me feel like it’s mid-May? But the most important question of them all: what am I supposed to wear? For those not-quite-any-season kind of weather conditions, your safest bet are a pair of jeans and a plaid flannel shirt.

Plaid & Distressed

Plaid & Distressed

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Since buying these jeans back in July, I’ve been hard-pressed to find an outfit they don’t look great with. If anything, as the months have passed they’ve paired better with even more of my clothes. I thought I’d probably go off them around August, but here I am at the end of September and I’m kicking myself for not investing in another (or two) pairs of these Topshop bad boys. Comfy; tick. Stylish; tick. Weather neutral; double tick – although your knees might get a little chilly in the winter 😛 . You really can’t go wrong.

Plaid & Distressed  Plaid & Distressed

Aren’t my matching pink nails so cute? Funny that when I first tried this colour I wasn’t such a big fan, but now I’m loving it!

alice

xo

Five Favourites Thursday: April 2015.

My oh my has April been a crazy month or what? I feel like I found my mojo and zest for life again, following a wobbly February. April has definitely been my best month so far this year, not that I’ve done anything particularly exciting, but it has been good.

FRIENDS

April seems to have been the month of catching up with old friends. A couple of weeks ago I met up with two of my oldest friends and it was the best most physically exhausting (if you laughed as much as we did, you’d feel EXACTLY the same) night I’d had in a long time! Even though we hadn’t seen each other for a really long time, it felt as though no time had passed, and we were back to misbehaving like when we were in primary school. Then earlier this week I met up with Beth and Lauran and we had a fun day traipsing around the Natural History and Science Museums.

Five Favourites Thursday: April 2015

Five Favourites Thursday: April 2015

GREY’S CATCH-UP

Don’t confuse this for me enjoying the latest episode because I really didn’t! Though the latest episode was good in terms of Derek narrating, I found the whole thing to be quite sloppy. But anyway enough about that, let’s talk about the epic Grey’s marathon I had a few weekends ago. It was AMAZING (!!!) and it reminded me why Grey’s Anatomy is my favourite show in the whole wide world (sorry Scandal). It was an emotional roller-coaster that had me screaming at my screen until the early hours of the morning, but it was so worth it. one last thing that I’ll add though; I’m not sure who these writers are trying to kid but Owen and Amelia are not fooling anybody – they are the least believable couple on the planet.

AVENGERS

Last night I went to see the new Avengers movie with two of my oldest friends and it was so much fun! It’s definitely worth a watch, and I think I’ll be going to see it again soon.

NEWS HUB

As well as blogging, writing essays and working part time (because I’m not busy enough lol) I’m now writing for news site, The News Hub. I’ve only written two posts, but I’ll try to write one a week, so please make sure you check that out.

ESSAYS

You wouldn’t believe that writing 3×4000 word essays would be remotely enjoyable, but believe you me, it really has. Obviously there are times when I’ve struggled and stalled, but overall the whole experience has been amazing and I have loved researching and discovering all sorts of things. Through writing my essays, I also feel like I’ve discovered new parts of me, as I find myself siding with some arguments and not others. I know that I won’t, but I think I’m going to miss writing essays when I’m finished with this masters come September.

If April is anything to go by, I know May will be just as fun! Happy Thursday!

alice

xo

Maggie.

Can you believe it has genuinely taken me a whole month to blog about this dress? I first wrote about the Maggie back in March when I was astounded at the price compared to a Current/Elliott dress I had my eye. The moment after I had written the post, I purchased the dress, a few days after that, it arrived in the post, but it wasn’t until this past Saturday that I actually wore it out for the first time.

Maggie

To be honest, when I first tried the dress on I didn’t like it. It was too big, way too long and I just didn’t feel right it in. I went back and forth about a hundred times deciding whether or not to return it, and I’m so glad that I didn’t. While it may have been a bit on the big side trying it on, when I went out and about in it, it didn’t feel as big.

Maggie   Maggie

I really can’t wait for the summer so I can wear this pretty much every day.

alice

xo

NB. I’m wearing a size 8.

Parallel Prices: The Denim Dress.

Last week I raved about this Current/Elliott denim dress, but unfortunately as much as I loved it, I was not loving the £265 price tag (if were in a grown-up-nine-to-five it would probably be a different story but alas…). So anyway, as I was coming up with a mini price plan in my head of how long it would take to save up for it, I happened upon a tweet from Jack Wills advertising a similar dress. I raced to their website and sure enough I found the similar dress (it looks kind of different but it’s similar enough for me hahaha) that was a fraction of the price at £69.50!

  

Jack Wills may not be marketing their dress as the perfect denim dress, but it comes pretty close. It’s nice and short (just how I like it), the sleeves can be rolled up and fastened, and the dress comes in three other colours if chambray isn’t quite your thing. Lord knows my obsession with how much I love Jack Wills and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

      

This is perfect just in time for summer. Check it out!

alice

xo

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night.

After a long day spent traipsing around Paris, with a battery-less camera and phone, the idea of passing out for the night seemed most ideal, especially with a long journey home the next morning. For about three hours we crashed – though I did pop into a nearby Darty (kind of like Curry’s) to buy a new charger for my phone – listening to music and allowing our bodies to rest. We then decided that as it was our last night, we should make the most of our time in this incredible city before we ended up regretting going to bed instead of seeing more of Paris. We had only intended on walking down the street to see what was down there, but ended up seeing so much more.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

We walked along a canal and through the square near where we were staying.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Then found ourselves walking further in search of Notre Dame and the Louvre.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Having spent the daytime wandering around Paris, it was like stepping into a totally different world seeing Paris by night. Almost as though night-time is when all the magic happens. Maybe it was because I’m a London girl, but walking through the streets of Paris at night felt so natural and casual, and although it felt like being a new world, the thought of walking through a foreign country at night didn’t faze me one bit.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

We walked for god knows how long until we saw a bright structure that we recognised from earlier in the day – the Eiffel Tower.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night   Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Walking on still, we stumbled upon a Christmas market, which was kind of funny because earlier in the trip Beth and I had been complaining we had been unable to go a good Christmas market yet.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

There were sweets, macaroni and cheese, candy floss as big as my head.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Realising that we had most probably gone the wrong way in search of Notre Dame and the Louvre, we continued on our walk, passing the Eiffel Tower for the last time.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night   Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

An extended walk along the Seine later, we FINALLY came to a sign pointing to the Louvre.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

It was then time for chocolately nourishment despite the fact we were both high from a potentially fatal candy floss overdose and anymore sugar in our systems was definitely not necessary.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

When we got to Notre Dame it was lit up like a Christmas tree – literally – and most definitely worth the wait.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

After a few too many snaps and the dissipating levels of sugar in our blood, it was time to head back for a good night’s sleep before a long coach ride home.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

We hopped on the metro…

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

…and made our way home.

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Exploring Paris: Paris By Night

Then fell straight to sleep.

alice

xo