Friday, 27 December 2013

What I Wore in 2013 on PerksOfBeingAlly


I was quite shocked to see that I've done at least one outfit post each month this year (minus December). I was also quite shocked to realise that most of my outfits didn't consist of just a top and my black skater skirt! In January I got a bit too excited with the Vignette effect, I'd say my pictures started getting decent around August time, thanks PicMonkey! My favourite outfits were the ones in August and September. My style has most definitely progressed compared to last year, even with just wearing a dark lip has given me more confidence in what I wear.. although there are some outfits I look at now and make me think "why?" haha, hopefully I won't feel any regret a year from now when I'm recapping my 2014 outfits! I don't think any of my outfits co-ordinated with the different seasons and I think that's something I need to work on. because well.. wearing tights and a skirt in the middle of winter isn't the best decision! 

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

What I got for Christmas (2013)

Hello there!
I had such a wonderful Christmas yesterday, my favourite part was all the food; I could live on Parsnips and stuffing for the rest of my life! I got some really awesome gifts too so I thought I'd share them with y'all
I've been obsessing over rings so much recently so I was happy to see that Vanese got me lots! The gold ones are midi's and are so lovely, they all have tiny different shapes and look really good on! I took a liking to the site Waiste about a month ago so it made me really happy that Vanese got me this beautiful Purple Oval Ring from their site. It looks so nice with my nails painted and mixed with the gold rings!
The next thing from Vanese was this super adorable Ukulele! I've been wanting one but never really got round to actually getting one! I'm so excited to learn how to play the Ukulele and play all my favourite songs!
Aaah, Vanese got me the boots I've been dying for from ClothesMinded. Although that platform is mahoosive, these are honestly the comfiest and easiest boot typed platform heels I've ever walked in, I'd compare them to walking flatforms. They make me look really tall which is always a bonus and the platform is so big that it's hard to fall over in them!  These are now £19 from £38, totally worth it if you're looking for a good deal! 
Next from Vanese is this "90's thing" muscle t-shirt from ASOS. I love printed shirts and as soon as I saw this I thought it would go amazing with my Levi jeans to give it the full 90's look! 
My older sister got my this beautiful jewelry holder with three compartments. I'm so happy to have this, I struggle with keeping my jewelry together so this is very handy! Also inside was one of those necklaces with the letters on that you can change, so I'm excited to wear that with different words on!   
Vanese got me James Franco's book Palo Alto. I've not had a read of it yet, but I've read about it and I can't wait to dig in! Vanese then got me a pack of 5 disposable cameras, so awesome! )I used one for Christmas day.) She also got me the Switch Series One boxset. I was obsessed with this show and so gutted when it didn't come back for a second series on ITV2, but now I don't have to be sad because I can watch it forever on repeat! 
And lastly, Vanese got me this amazing photo album to go with the disposable cameras. I love the quote on it and the little "Ally's Memories" sign. This is so cute, definitely my top gift! I can't wait to take photos, get them developed and then put them into the photo album, it's gonna be awesome!

So that's what I got for Christmas this year! I'm honestly so grateful for everything, I couldn't be happier! I love reading What I Got For Christmas posts, so if you have one please leave a link I'd love to have a read!
If you want to see what I got Vanese, click here to see her post.

I can't believe 2013 is coming to an end. I don't think I'll ever get used to saying 2014. It just doesn't sound right! I need to do a resolutions, New Years ootd and a "My Year In Blogging" post! So I guess I'll see you very soon, bye:)

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Wishlist 2013

Woah, feels like it's been forever since I last did a proper post. I've not been up to much, just been doing lots of college work and buying Christmas presents! I've received conditional offers from four universities and an interview for my last choice. I'm so motivated now that I've received my offers, I'm going to work my butt off these next couple of months. I can't believe Christmas is only three days away! I'm unbelievably excited for Vanese & the rest of the fam to open up the presents I bought! Here are some things that are on my wishlist this year
Christmas Wishlist 2013
1 - AA Riding Pants : I've seen a few bloggers rocking Riding Pants and they always look so good! They seem to be the only "legging" type pant that's actually acceptable to wear as pant. I love how they're high waisted and come in a whole range of colours.

2 - Missguided, Cecily Boots : I've been craving chunky platform boots this whole year, these Missguided ones are so lovely wiith the cut out and the buckles. They remind me of a JC pair.

3 - Etsy, Black Stone Onyx Ring : I've really been loving simple rings recently, I love ones with stones and crystals. I feel in love with this ring when I came across it on Etsy! I think it would look good on with some silver midi rings, offt'.

4 - Topshop, Lips in Beguiled : I came across this lipstick the other day, it's such a nice deep burgundy colour. Reminds me Rimmel's 107 lipstick!

5- Clothesminded, Lace Platform Boots : I have been lusting after these boots, oh my goodness, I cry a bit inside everytime I look at them. These would be nice dressed up and down I think, with a nice skater skirt or some skinny black jeans, yum. I also can't believe that they're only £19 from £38 and every size is in stock!

6 & 7 - UO, Elephant RugOhh Deer Bison Wall Art : Since I'm hoping to go to university and move away next year, I've been thinking of what I could do to spice up my room. I'm thinking fairy lights and lots of pictures. I love these two pieces from Urban Outfitters, I'm not sure why but I really love Elephant and/or Lion rugs.. I love this "Ohh Deer Bison" picture, the colours are so simple and the whole illustration is quite amazing.

8 - Marc Jacobs Honey : I love getting perfumes on christmas, Marc Jacobs 'Honey' has been hyped so much, I'm pretty sure it smells amazing! I really love how cute the bottle is, gives me summer feels.

9 - Fuji Instax 210 Camera : This camera has been really popular this year! I love that the photos come out instantly and who can resists that classing Polaroid look?! These would make great additions to put on a uni room wall, holding all your great memories!

10 - AA BouclĂ© Shawl Cardigan : I've also been seeing a few people rocking this cardigan, it looks so nice with every outfit. Pity about the price, but I've actually been calculating how long I'd need to wait to afford it!

Happy Christmas everyone :)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Goddiva : Celebrity Inspired New Years Party Dresses‏

Since I'm not going to any Christmas parties I've not been obsessed with thinking of outfits to wear, but I've been going crazy over outfit ideas of New Years!! I've made a wishlist from Goddiva's website from the Celebrity inspired section and picked my favourite ones that I think would be awesome for New Years! :) Celebrity Inspired New Years Party Dresses


1 - Crochet Lace Maxi in the style of Selena Gomez :
This dress caught my eye as soon as I saw it, it's in the style of what Selena Gomez wore at the VMA's in 2011! I love the little crochet/lace bit around the cleavage area, it gives it quite a classy look and there is no harm in looking classy on new years! Selena Gomez has more dresses inspired by her on the Goddiva site! 

I'm not sure what it is but when it comes to winter and dressing up.. sequins and all things glittery come to mind! I've fallen head over heels with this Kim Kardashian inspired dress. This would be absolutely fabulous for a night out, celebrating the new year! I've been loving black so much this year, but couldn't resist picking this one out, gold is such a versatile colour though, you could style it with any colour and it would still look good.

The split was quite a popular trend in the celebrity world this year! I think this dress is beautiful and you would definitely feel like a celebrity if you wore this! I think it would look nice at a really posh New Years party haha, I love the open toed heels the model is wearing also - spot on!

Best till last.. (and not just because I'm a massive fan of Taylor Swift!!) I love the simplicity of this. The lace lining on the top layer - this dress would be great to dress up or even dress down. It's one of those dresses I could just stare at all day and just go "aww", I would definitely chose to wear this to a New Years eve party, paired with black wedges or platform boots! 

I can't believe how much I've been slacking in the blogging world recently, I've not done much post in the past two month but I'm hoping this will all change! I've got some outfit posts and new year-related posts to do, so look out for those! Bye for now :)