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

Advertisements

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

details

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: Things I Didn’t Buy.

And so it’s the last Thursday of the month and I can’t help but look back on all the things I promised myself I would buy, only to realise that I didn’t even make it to check out.

LE SPECS

While I may not have managed to get these this month, I’m still holding out hope that I’ll finally purchase these cool shades next month…

        

LE SPECS

In all fairness, I’m not sure I was ever 100% certain these sunglasses were for me, but it was kind of like love at first sight (in the sense that the moment I saw them I wanted them, but then the moment I clicked on another item, I’d all but forgotten about them… sad times). I suppose they are pretty cool to look out though.

       

A NEW LAPTOP

Don’t even get me started. To be honest I think I’m in denial about needing a new laptop. I know that I need one, but I’m not in the right place to say goodbye to my beloved Kevin (yes he has a name and he’s very dear to my heart) – I even feel bad typing this on him as we speak… Maybe once I get this fan fixed Kevin can stop overheating and burning my leg.

SUPERGA

I’ve needed a new pair of Superga’s since I bought my last pair, and I’ve been meaning to buy another pair, but then life happened and I kept forgetting/ couldn’t be bothered to decide between a myriad of colour/texture/style options. Life is so tough is it not?

Mallorca: Essentials

LONGCHAMP

Similar to my Superga situation, I’ve needed a new Le Pliage since I bought my last bag. And similar to my Superga situation, I was faced with the same challenges that pretty much put a stop to me fulfilling my purchasing obligations. Oh well, on the plus side I’m fairly certain that by the year’s end I’ll have another bag so I guess it’s not exactly the end of the world huh.

Maybe next month I’ll be happy to report that I actually bought everything on this list? Lol! Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Blue Tiles.

You know that summer is close when you can run errands without worrying about wearing a jacket, whilst knowing that going out bare-legged may be a little over ambitious.

Blue Tiles

 

It’s great that the weather has been so nice lately, but knowing Britain it’s only a matter of time before it starts pouring down with rain hahahahahahaha (touch wood it doesn’t…).

outfit, summer, toms eyewear, uniqlo, missguided, superga, longchamp, fashion, style, ootd (2)

I for one just can’t believe it’s April. Before we know it we’ll be in the full throes of August!

alice

xo

Five Favourites: Predictions 2015.

So the title is a little misleading; these aren’t so much my five predictions for this year, they’re more like five things I’m most looking forward to about the year. Some stuff is a little repetitive and I’m sure you would have read them on here before, but you know me, I’m a creature of habit. Anyway, having had a taster of what this year could hold, here are five things I can’t wait to happen/want to happen/hope to achieve.

TV

Obviously I’m excited with what television is going to offer up this year. With Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Suits, Ray Donovan, How to Get Away with Murder and so many more returning in the next few weeks (and a couple of them returning tonight), I can hardly contain my excitement.

GRADUATING (again)

Technically I’ll be graduating next January, but still… I can’t wait to finish with my MA and knowing I’ve come so far in my education. It’ll also mean leaving the world of school behind after twenty years!

LONGCHAMP

Recently I’ve been dreaming of getting another Longchamp bag. Right now I’ve got my eye on the black medium sized tote so that it goes with my day-to-day outfits.

PUBLISH A PAPER

My older sister has been encouraging me to publish something online and I’ve been warming to the idea. I think it’d be pretty cool to have something out there in world for like-minded people to read.

FIND A NEW HOBBY

I haven’t had a real hobby since I first learnt to knit a few years ago, and I’d quite like to find a new way of passing the time that doesn’t involve too much action on my part. Although come to think of it, I’d like to get back into knitting.

Here’s to an exciting 2015.

alice

xo

The Uniform.

I seem to wear variations of the same thing every day, which tends to make getting dressed in the morning pretty easy, that is until I can’t find a dark enough top to wear. These jeans/leggings from Uniqlo are honestly such a godsend, and despite the fact they make my legs look a tad chubby, they go well with everything and aren’t made from that thick denim most jeans are made from.

the uniform, outfit, clothes, fashion, uniqlo jeans, denim leggings, uniqlo cardigan, black peplum top, dorothy perkin leather jacket, superga sneakers, longchamp bag, le pliage, oo (2)  The Uniform

The Uniform

Happy Friday.

alice

xo

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery.

It’s fair to say that our last day in Paris rolled around WAY TOO FAST, but at the same time, it couldn’t have come at a better moment. After a long night seeing what the streets of Paris had to offer, we were a little tired in the morning and didn’t have much of a game plan in terms of how to spend our last few hours.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

So true to Alice and Beth style, we decided to wing it, picking a random metro stop on the map and taking a gander – which much to our surprise meant exploring THE largest cemetery in the whole of Paris.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery   Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery   Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery   Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

We honestly could have spent hours wandering around the final resting places of many a- fallen soldier and famous star, but with a long coach journey ahead and no guarantee of being able to recharge our tech (the epitome of a first world problem if you ask me), we left the grounds and stopped by a quintessential Parisian café for hot drinks, people watching and er selfies…

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Oh boy do I love to people watch. It really is the most fascinating thing, watching total strangers go about their day as they cross roads, talk on phones or just walk looking ahead. How funny to think that I’ll most probably never ever see these people again (heck I can’t even remember what half of them looked like); and that even though I was looking at them, I had absolutely no idea who they were, what their names were, where they had come from, their whole back story – it truly is so fascinating.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

All warmed up from our hot chocolates and coffees, we headed off to the coach station, stopping at the nearby shopping mall.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Nearing check-in time, we made our way to the coach station where we waited for our coach to leave and snacked on sweets for about the umpteenth time – we at so many sweets on this trip that we’ve taken a vow to never eat sweets ever again…

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Then boarded the coach and started the long journey back to London.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

We stopped at customs to have our bags and passports checked.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Then it was back in our metal tin that didn’t feel as claustrophobic as on the way back, but that was probably because the coach was practically empty.

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Exploring Paris: Père Lachaise Cemetery

And then before we knew it, we were home sweet London home.

alice

xo