Friday, 24 June 2011

Adagio For Strings

Top: Gap (£5, sale)
Bag: Urban Outfitters (Gift)
Jeans: Gap (£35)

This is probably one of my favourite tops ever, I love wearing it on just about every occasion because it's so comfy and fits so nicely. It's such a casual top and I like wearing it with jeans, denim shorts, skirts, trousers, etc. :-) Also, it was so cheap from Gap and such nice quality, I generally can't get enough of it. :-) Also, this bag was a birthday present like 2 years ago and I never really use it because I always carry loads of things around like my large wallet, phone, camera, notepad, Ray Bans and any other bits and bobs.

Anyway, this week has dragged on so much, I'm so glad that it's over! I thought that school would be a lot more relaxed due to the lack of exams, but apparently not! I still have essays to write, other homework tasks to do, revision for end of year tests / assessments and practical ISAs to prepare for... I just have to remember: Only 4 more weeks left. Only 4 more weeks left...
4 weeks too many, as far as I'm concerned. Can't wait for Summer to be here!

Other than my busy schedule in school, things have been pretty peachy, but a tad boring if I'm completely honest. I've been really lacking in so much: whether it's things to say, or inspiration, or ANYTHING, which is really quite sad, I have to say. I really need to get out of the house and do something constructive, because I'm so sick of the monotony of things right now. I promise that once I get out of this rut, I'll be back with more interesting stuff...

On a brighter note, I've been watching Wimbledon everyday after school and I absolutely love it. Federer and Djokovic are my favourites, they've both been playing so well too so I have very high hopes :-) Hope the rest of you enjoy your weekend and don't spent it inside like me! Apparently we're supposed to be getting a heat wave on Sunday! Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

P.S. Whenever I feel a bit stressed or whatever, I like to listen to Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber though (hence the title), I can't explain why, I just do.

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Top - H&M (£3 in sale)
Blazer - Marc by Marc Jacobs (Gift)
Jeans - Gap (£35)

Bonjour! Got this month's Elle and whilst I rarely ever buy magazines anymore, only the occasional Elle or Grazia, this one was great cause it came with this really cute Reiss top. There's something really nice about spending the morning / early-afternoon reading a magazine or texting, drinking a cup of tea and eating toast. However, I've also been really busy doing school work and then I trimmed my fringe and cut my sister's hair too. There's also something so nice about wearing a pair of jeans and a lovely blazer. I love wearing this Marc Jacobs one, the colour is timeless, the cut and fit is great too. I love classic pieces which will last me a lifetime.

I've had a tutoring job for about 8 weeks or so now and I've saved up £120, which will hopefully go towards a new camera. I'm in two minds as to save up for a Nikon P500, a bridge camera which is about £340 or whether to save up for a bit longer and maybe save up for a Nikon D3100 DSLR which is about £400. A DSLR would be great, but I'm not sure if it'd be too cumbersome, or whether I'd be too scared to use it due to its value and also, I'm a complete novice when it comes to anything more advanced than a simple point-and-shoot. However, I reckon it's cheaper to just buy one and learn, rather than buying something smaller to start with and then spending more money on an upgrade. I'm completely in two minds! Any advice would be appreciated! :-)

As for other things to save up for, I'm absolutely in love with the Pashley's Sovereign bike. I'm just such a sucker for a wicker basket and if I had a spare £645, I would buy it right now. Unfortunately, I don't! So I'll just have to wait until I'm successful and wealthy and all the rest! :-)
I also would like to find a cheap, but fully-functioning record player. If anyone knows where to get good refurbs (aside from the usuals like eBay, etc.), please let me know!
Last but not least, I already mentioned this in my last post, I really want to go and buy a moleskine notebook so next time I go shopping, I may just pop into Waterstone's and buy one. :-) Can't wait to get some sketches and drawings down.

Anyway, enough lusting over pricey objects which I really can't afford! Hope the rest of you are enjoying your weekends, wherever you may be. Happy blogging! :-)
Chloe xxx

P.S. I really want to go to the British seaside this summer, as I've never been before. Also, love the song by The Kooks. :-)

Saturday, 11 June 2011


T-shirt - Mulberry (Hand-me-down)
Skirt - Urban Outfitters (£20)
Cardigan - Betty Jackson (£1 in sale?!)

Wahoooo! I've finally finished my GCSE exams for this year! I had my 8th and last exam, Maths Calculator paper, on Friday and I am now so glad that it's the weekend! I feel really content and happy that summer is in sight - well, it's still about 6 weeks away, but I am so not complaining! I have so many lovely plans for the summer, like going to London and Manchester and spending lots of it out with friends. I also want to start doing some proper blogging and maybe buy a moleskin book and doing some proper drawings. I am also so happy to be able to actually read for pleasure now, instead of revising from textbooks - it's a nice feeling to not feel guilty everytime I look at a book or having to neglect my Palahniuk or Kerouac! Anywho, this was just a little pic of what I was wearing back when the weather was sunnier.

I'm off to do some of my sketchbook work for Art and read a book. So gutted that the season of Dr Who has finished, can't wait until it's back in the autumn! Anywho, hope the rest of you are enjoying your weekend! :-) Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

P.S. The title of this post is a band called Bastille, I heard this great song by them called Flaws. I've had it on repeat for the last couple of days!