Monday, 30 April 2012

My life is sweet like cinnamon

My life is sweet like cinnamon

I'm seriously in love with the whole Bralet + Maxi skirt thing. so I couldn't resist but to make this! 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Heaven is a place on earth with you..

Basically.. I really love Jeffrey Campbell's shoes.

Nightwalk Nude Leather - Office - £125


Lita platform ankle boot - Office - £120


Foxy heel platform electric - Office - £105

Saturday, 28 April 2012

I'd ink my skin with..

"Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don't know why"
"Take a walk on the wild side"
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for."
"I'm a dreamer and dreaming is what I do"
"We'll never be as bright as we are now"
"You are the sunshine that makes my day "
"She ran away in her sleep and dreamed of paradise"
"Lights will guide you home"




Wednesday, 25 April 2012

It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW - EP


Hello lovely people! 
So yesterday as I came home from school, I got a package! And this was inside...

I ordered this about.. a month or more.. or maybe earlier ago and it came yesterday. It is Lewis Watson's "It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW" EP. 

The EP features 4 of Lewis' original songs and my god, they are amazing. If you can't see what the songs are called in that very large picture! They are..

1. What about today?
2. Windows
3. Bones
4. Nothing

I've heard all these songs before because he put them on youtube, but the recorded EP versions of them are just outstanding. 

My favorite song on the EP is "Nothing" I've played it so many times and I regret nothing.

The EP was only a total of £5.00 (including post & packaging!) and Lewis signed all of them. You have the option to email and ask what you want him to write on it and I asked him to write "Ally, I love you" with a lovely heart on mine. I will treasure this forever. 

And just to put it out there, Lewis Watson is such a lovely person. He proper loves his fans and his music. I'm so proud to be a fan of his. I suggest everyone go buy his EP because it's SO worth it! 

Click here to purchase the physical copy of "It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW" EP 
Click here to download the EP on Itunes (79p per song)



Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Body Image - TAG!



So I was on YouTube and I saw this tag video. I thought it was a good tag because it's a part of life and Body Image is something I believe it quite a serious subject. So, why not talk about it? ... here goes nothing! 


                                    Have you ever been bullied about your body?


Never bullied, but comments.. and comments that probably aren't meant to purposely meant to upset me, but being quite insecure, little comments tend to get to me.




                                         Whats your favorite body part?

    Erm ... I don't have one .. oh gosh.. well actually.. this is really strange, but it's part of my body! My feet.. can I say that? .. YOLO it's the only thing I like if I have to be really honest. I like my feet because, I like the size of them. I'm a size 5 and I like being a size 5 because I can always find shoes that fit! 


                                              Whats your least favorite body part?


      Argh, out of everything, probably my stomach. Yuck, I just hate it. I just wish I had the "perfect" flat stomach.


                                        Does the media influence your view of beauty? 

          HECK YES.
          Everything's about having the perfect body these days. No. It's like you can't be accepted if you don't have "the look". AND some jobs, if you're not what they see is "pretty" then you have no chance. And that's not fair.


                                                          Are you addicted to dieting?

              No.. I've never tried a proper diet because that takes time and money and ME, I don't have time and money. I do change the way I eat, how much I eat and just keep it simple. But I'm not addicted to any kind of diet, I don't think I could. I love food too much.


                                                         What do you get most complimented on?

                  My eyes, people say their big and a nice colour (well, when the sun is out!)


                                                     What would you like to change about your body?

                      There's a whole list I could go through.. here's some!
                      1. I'd change my height, just to be a bit taller, I think 5'2 is way too small. 
                      2. Irrelevant stretch marks. I have stretch marks in such random places, places on my body which I would like to show and it sucks that I can't show because it's rather embarrassing. So I'd get rid of them.
                      3. My stomach. I'd love to have a nice, flat tummy.
                      4. Lastly, I'd make my eyes the same shape. One bigger than the other and it really bugs me!

                         Would you trade 1 year of happiness for the perfect body for the rest of your life?

                          No, happiness doesn't come around very much, having it is pleasurable. Having the perfect body, can be, but nothing beats happiness. 


                          Thanks for reading (which I'm assuming, you did!) 
                          I tag YOU!





                          Tuesday, 17 April 2012

                          Girl, don't hide behind those hedges with yo' wedges!



                          HELLO! So, I'm like SUPER-OBSESSED with Wedges right now! 
                          I think they're amazing because there's so much different types of them. I don't own a pair, but I've worn them before. I think they're much better than heels (I'm being biased because I can't walk in heels very well!) But in all honesty wedges are less painful & genuinely great!

                          Wedges
                                                                1.  Zafira Platform Ankle Boots - Missguided - £35.99

                          2. Haryn Cheetah Panel Suedette Wedges - Missguided - 32.99

                          3. Samara Salmon Snake Print Wedges - Boohoo - £35.00
                          4. Ermina Suede Super High Strappy Wedges - missguided - 35.99
                          5. Lavena Peep Toe Wedges - Missguided - £35.99
                          6. Aldo Drewel Espadrille Platform Wedge Shoes - Asos - £36.00

                          7. Cindy T Bar Super High Wedges - Missguided - £25.19

                          8. Ilendra T Bar Aztec Platform Wedges - Missguided - £36.99

                          9. Linsi Suede Platform Wedges With Diamante Detailing - Missguided - £28.69

                          10. Peep Toe Lace Up Wedges - Topshop - £68.00

                          11. Satellite Colour Block Wedges - Topshop - £70.00

                          12. Soda Ankle Strap Wedges - Topshop - £72.00








                          Friday, 13 April 2012

                          These are a few of my favorite things...

                          These are a few of my favorite things...
                          1. Cat Ear Ring - Cheap Frills - £8.00
                          2. Double Finger Cross Ring - Cheap Frills - £8.00
                          3. Engraved Peace Ring - Topshop - £4.00
                          4. Double Finger Hearts Ring - Rings&Tings - £3.50
                          5. Mini Triangle Stack Rings - Topshop - £7.50
                          6. Hammered In Gold Ring - H&M - £3.99
                          7. Hand Wrap Ring - Topshop - £7.50
                          8. Moustache Stack Ring - Topshop - £5.00
                          9. Claw Ring - Topshop - £5.00
                          10. Mini Heart Band Ring - Topshop - £3.50
                          11. Spinning Face Ring - Topshop - £6.50






                          Thursday, 12 April 2012

                          So much has changed down memory lane. We're here again, back to the days, I'll remember you always.










                          OOTD.

                          I've been meaning to do an Outfit Of The Day for quite sometime now, but I'm just way too lazy to do so! So here goes nothing...!



                          Oh, if only you could see my face right now... I'm so sorry that I look SO terrible. I look even terrible than usual! HA, but never mind that!

                          This is the print of the skirt > 





                          This is the outfit close up. Fail as I've just realised, I'm wearing two different vest tops in these pictures, my badness! That piece of string on the picture on the right is from the skirt. It was on sale and probably on sale because it had a little slit in it! Of course I didn't know that at the time, but I don't regret buying it, I can get my mother to sew that up for me ;)

                          Top  - £3 - Primark
                          Leopard Print Chiffon Skirt - £7 - New Look
                          Black Cardigan - It was my Grandmother's :) 




                          Versatile Blogger Award



                          Thank you SO much Aimee for nominating me, so kind of you! And I should let you know that I'm like super-obsessed with your blog .. it's not healthy!

                          Rules
                          1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
                          2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
                          3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
                          4. Thank the bloggers that have nominated you.
                          5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.


                          Who I nominate
                          (I don't follow lots of new people, sorry there's not alot!)
                          • The first person I nominate is Aimee and I'm not just returning the favor! I literally would've put her here anyway hahaha. Aimee's blog is amazing. It's pink and girly and I love it. Her outfits are really pretty and I love the signature she leaves on every post. 
                          • The next person I nominate is my twin sister, Vanese (don't worry, she didn't make me pick her!) Her blog is really nice and I like reading it!
                          • The next person is infact one of my best friends, Juliet (Everyone I know has a blog, I love it!)  AND not just because she's one of my best friends, but her blog is genuinely amazing! I love it. She's so beautiful and I love all the pictures she takes and her posts and her beautiful clothes and the video's she'll hopefully be making *wink wink Juliet!* 
                          • Next is also one of my best friends, Shekinah! I'm proud to say that I'm fully obsessed with Shekinah. Everything she wears, I fall in love with. And she has this cute little thing with bows ... she is a fashion god. Her blog is really good. ugh. I just love it.
                          • And lastly is * surprise, surprise* another one of my friends! Ellie, now with Ellie, she's had her blog for quite a long time and I remember I really loved it and now she's back (so she is new and I can nominate her! ;) ) and I'm loving the new posts! 
                          Sorry, I don't follow lots of new people, I'll probably add more .. (hopefully!) within time! (Don't count on it!)

                          7 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MYSELF!
                          • I love the smell of cleaning products like bleach and the smell of petrol. All toxic things - I love the smell of!
                          • My cat is named Bella, named after Bella Swan from Twilight.
                          • My feet are size 5! 
                          • I love to read, but I never do it anymore!
                          • I love it when I'm not going out and it rains because I can snuggle up in my bed, drinking tea and watch movies!
                          • My favorite colour is green.
                          • I can move my ears without touching them!



                          Want.

                          Want.

                          Want. by allyretro featuring heel boots

                          Friday, 6 April 2012

                          Spikes & Studs

                          Spikes & Studs





















                            Sooooooooooo, I've heard and seen this website for ages and 
                          I thought it looked fun and I was just messing around, I quite like it!




                          About Me Tag

                          Hello, so my twin sister Vanese did a "Tag Me" and tagged everyone who read it! So, I'm going to answer the questions! 

                           Are you named after anyone? - This is just a great question and it will come with a great answer hahahaha. Me and my sisters wanted to know about our names and we asked our mum about them the other day, she told us that our dad picked them out.. normal, yeah not so normal. Our mum then told us that he picked them out from Page 3 girls .. awesome! Oh, it would make sense if you actually knew my real name! My name is Alicia, but I'd rather everyone call me Ally!

                          What was your best memory as a child? - School trips! There were 2 that I went to in year 5 and 6 (i think!) but I can only choose one, so I pick the one I went to in year 6! 
                          We went to a place called Knapphouse, it was a yearly thing my school did and it was absolutely fab! At Knapphouse we got to do lots of water and outdoor activities that were just plain fun. I'm quite shocked right now, thinking back at all the things we did at such young ages! We went surfing and rafting and just did loads of cool things. It's quite funny, all the staff there were men! They were lovely and everyone had banter with them. We stayed there for a week so on the Thursday we had a disco thing. Everyone dressed up and had a really good time. Oh, what I would do to do that again.

                          Wednesday, 4 April 2012

                          T5SOTW

                          Now, you're probably thinking "what the heck is T5SOTW" right? 
                          Well, I can tell you that T5SOTW is Top 5 Songs Of  The Week!

                          Right, so without further or do, here are my T5SOTW!


                          Lianne La Havas - Lost & Found
                          I was on YouTube & this song was being advertised  & I completely fell in love with it. Listening to it with headphones is just magical. I'm a sucker for a good drum beat.

                          (click play to listen)

                          Favorite Lyric 
                          "Come upstairs and I'll show you where all my demons hide from you"




                          Bombay Bicycle Club - Leave It
                          Late 2011 I decided to download Bombay Bicycle Club's album "A Different Kind Of Fix" after hearing "Always Like This" while I was listening to all the songs, this one really stood out. I don't know what it is about it, but it's just perfect to me.

                          (click play to listen)


                          Favorite Lyric
                          "I've been thinking lately how all these feelings won"




                          Lewis Watson - What About Today?
                          I've been a massive fan of Lewis Watson for quite a long time now. His EP "It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW" came out yesterday and it's absolutely amazing. Out of all the songs on his EP, I chose this one because from him performing it live to it being recorded, sounds so amazing and the harmonies are spot on. I highly recommend everyone to go listen to Lewis Watson and buy his EP, it's amazing.
                          (click play to listen) 

                          Favorite Lyric
                          "You keep saying that we were meant to be, well it must be the alcohol"

                          Daughter - Medicine 
                          I don't think there needs to be an explanation for the greatness of this song. All of Daughter's EP's are well and truly amazing. This is my favorite song on Daughter's "The Wild Youth" EP.

                          (click to play)

                          Favorite Lyric
                          "You could still be what you want to be, what you said you were, when you met me"


                          Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
                          I really do loathe catchy pop songs, but this one I couldn't dislike. It has this child-like sound to it and it seriously reminds me of my childhood!

                          (click to play)

                          Favorite Lyric
                          "Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad"