Sunday, 11 January 2015

this (hopefully) isn't a joke


okay, so it's 2015, and this is probably the 2015th time i've tried to write this post over the past year. I miss this little corner of the internet, my space to rant, chat about things that i'm sure nobody else is interested in and have an outlet when things all get a little bit too much. and that's exactly what's happened this past year, things all got a little bit too much. I've gotten my life in order recently though, and i think i've even got a little more mature these past few months. well, maybe.

i won't bore you with why i've been so busy, but i will bore you with what i want to achieve this year. I graduate in June, and that is a very, very scary thought. there's countless times i've been working in the library (my new home), and the overwhelming thought of, 'what the hell am i going to do with my life' washes over me again. anyone else in the same boat? so i'm frightened, but also extremely excited for the adventure, the leap into the real world.

one of the main reasons i'm so keen to invest time into this blog again, apart from how hilarious it is to look back on old posts (hiya eighteen year old bracey amy), is the support system it provides, how encouraging and inspiring it is to read other peoples blogs, smile at the comments others leave on here and how amazing it is to look back on your old posts and see what you've achieved. so in other words, i'm going to try and blog once a week, whether it be an outfit post or just a little update, i'll post. it's a promise, both to you and myself.

see you very soon. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

#NE1nfw blogger's preview event

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With Newcastle Fashion Week fast approaching, Saturday saw DDCA hosting the blogger's preview event in Bonbar, a beautiful venue nestled in the centre of Newcastle. We were greeted with a glass of prosecco and took a seat in the most elegant bar, where the (rather tasty) bartender shook up the official cocktail of Newcastle Fashion Week, a fragrant mixture of rhubarb voddy, pink lemonade and nettle cordial. Yes, it tasted just as good as it sounds (and no, you're definitely not supposed to eat the floating potpourri).

After Sandra Tang, the marketing and events manager of NE1, and Danielle Dunn from DDCA gave us an exclusive look into and got us all excited for this years Newcastle's Fashion Week, we were free to mingle, which for me naturally involved consuming a copious amount of cocktails, throwing cake into my mouth at 100mph and attempting to remain classy. A couple of challenges ran throughout the event; name the official cocktail and snap a selfie for the chance to win a Fashion Week tee (which are amazing this year, believe me). Naturally, my selfie is too hideous for words, but you can have a giggle and take a peek here.

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This fabulous creature taking his selfie is Dan from The Galmour Sutie who happened to share my love for prosecco and cake. In fact, I got the chance to meet some of the loveliest ladies which only makes me more excited for Fashion Week to commence. After some networking and gaining a few pounds from cake consumption, we were treated to false lash application from the wonderful ND Makeup. I usually don't wear false lashes; glue runs into my eyes, lashes end up stuck to my cheeks, it's just a disaster. However, I felt completely safe in the hands of the MUA who applied them with complete ease. I wore them for work after the event, and it's safe to say I've never earned so many tips. 

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For more information on Newcastle Fashion Week, click on over to their Facebook page and keep your peepers peeled for exciting events happening in the run up to week, including Most Stylish (trot to Northumberland street in your best clobber for the chance to be snapped). It's safe to say, an event full of amazing bloggers, cocktails, cake and inspirational women is a winner in my eyes, and I'm all the more excited for Fashion Week to get under way.
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Thursday, 27 March 2014

hello stranger

1. it's been too long. I don't even know what I've been doing thats meant I've been too busy to even write an update, or a wishlist (it's currently miles long as i'm super skint) or a sly outfit post. I guess i have been up to quite a bit, mainly my Courier work, uni and just generally having fun. these past few months i've started my driving lessons too; it's safe to say i'm horrendous. I can't steer, i can't change gear and I keep grabbing my instructors legs instead of the gear stick. oh, and i've managed to somehow bag myself an internship with an amazing charity working in their PR department. actually, looking back, it's been a pretty hectic couple of months - hopefully, easter is going to be a chance to chill and get things a little bit more ordered.

2. Last weekend Capital FM gave me the oppertunity to trot down to Metro Radio Arena and scream 'WE OWN THE NIGHT' at the top of my lungs. The Wanted are honestly someone I would never pop on my playlist, but they have some pretty catchy songs so I took the chance to see them live. I have to say, they definitely changed my opinion of boybands. The first half of their set was 'album songs' I'd never heard, but the second was filled with heart vacancy, glad you came, you know, all the classics. Such a fun night (despite the £5.50 pint) and The Wanted have officially become my go-to shower sing-alongs.

Hopefully this won't be the last you hear of me for three months and I'll get back on top of posting again - until then, feel free to follow me on Twitter which admitedly is full of my hungover whinging and attempts to be funny. oo, or you could check out my section of the uni paper, something we update weekly. thanks so much for continuing to follow me - my spell of being a hopeless human won't last too much longer x

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Friday, 3 January 2014

hello twenty fourteen

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a few snippets of my twenty thirteen

I really don't know where to begin with this post. I could ramble and ramble, but I'll keep it short and sweet. I've had one of the most insane years of my life; I got a taste for travelling, a (dangerous) taste for spending too much money, visited some of my favourite places, saw some of my favourite bands live, had my heart broken and then mended again, worked harder and played a little too hard, bought a house with my best friends and got my braces off, wahoo! 

The start of the year was a pretty relaxed - i was in my second semester of my first year of uni, and the only thing on my mind was having fun. I think I definitely achieved that. I also went to visit a friend in London and explored one of my favourite cities, but other than that, the first half of the year is one big blur, full of drunken nights, hungover mornings, working and attempting to blog inbetween. I turned nineteen at the start of May, which is where the year went on a bit of a downward spiral. I found out what it felt like to have my heart broken, and although it seemed like the end of the world at the time, i've learnt so so much about myself, i'm actually quite thankful for it now. 

Travelling europe was definitely the highlight of my year and apart from time, was the key to making me feel like myself again after a pretty massive low. We did so much exploring (even if somedays we were too hungover to see) met  amazing people and never stopped laughing. It's given me some sort of travelling bug, and I can't wait to see what summer 2014 brings. After the summer, I went a tad crazy and ended up driving my finances into the ground. so, for me, twenty fourteen is about putting twenty thirteen behind me (the bad bits, anyway), but bringing everything I learned with me to make this year my best yet. 

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Thursday, 24 October 2013

time is gold; it can't be pawned and it can't be sold

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I don't even know where to start with this blogpost. I want to tell you everything i've been doing and seeing over the past couple of months, but i would just be rambling, so i'll let you into all the best bits. oh, and the adorable instagram magnets are from picpack and are an amazing way to keep your memories, definitely check out the website! 

okay, so the last time I posted, I was just about to set off on my interrailing adventure. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the whole experience was. I saw six different countries, got lost in beautiful cities and met the most incredible people. Even though I managed to lose at least half of my backpack on route and slept in some rather 'interesting' places, nothing seemed to dampen our spirits the whole time, and we just had the best time. I'm so tempted just to write a whole post about it, I could talk for days!


If you want to hear more about my trip, which countries we visited or advice for interrailing, just let me know, i'd love to share more about it! anyway, I'm now in my second year, living in my new house with my best friends. oh, and i've had my brace off, i'm a new toothy woman! you might also remember me telling you about becoming fashion editor of my university newspaper, which has pretty much been taking up most of my time! To sum up this post, I'm having the best time at the moment and I can't wait to start posting more often! thankyou for continuing to comment and share my blog, it means the world.

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

amy loves; asos silver stacking rings

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i've been wearing a lot of gold recently, but after seeing these rings on a few blogs i knew i had to get my mitts on them. they arrived yesterday, packaged in a little black box. I love the sleek look of the rings and how they can be stacked and worn in different ways to create different looks. anyone who's wanting to invest in these little gems however, beware; i bought them in M/L when i'd usually be a small in rings, and they are reaaaally small! some of them won't fit me except as midi rings, and i have skinny twigs for fingers. just a warning. but other than that, they're perfect! 

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Monday, 19 August 2013

black velvet

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just a simple outfit, but i reaaaally wanted to show ya'll the barginous ebay find that was my black velvet jumper! perhaps a little autumn winter to wear at the moment, but i know that come september this jumper just won't leave my back. i love the way the black velvet looks against my levi jeans, and the lace detail at the bottom of the jumper means it'll look lovely layered up under a snuggly coat in the winter. i've always been more of a winter lover, and (unpopular opinion time) inside i can't wait for cold, dark nights and waking up to rooftops coated in crisp white frost. just me? okay.

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velvet jumper - ebay // jeans - deep vintage newcastle // boots - topshop // rings - asos

i've been working pretty much none-stop this past few weeks to try and save some pennies, hence the lack of posting and general communication with the outside world. i sleep, eat and work, that's pretty much it. the lack of excitement and mundane routine is making me pretty much desperate to get back to uni in around three weeks time. i'm so so jealous of all the people i've seen tweeting about getting ready to start uni; i wanna be a fresher all over again! if you are one of these people, you're going to have the best year of your life, believe me.

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