Saturday, 19 April 2014

Outfit Of The Day- Exploring

Shirt- H&M
Shorts- Vintage

We've recently discovered a new corner of Granada that is a complete hidden gem. Up by the Alhambra, a small but steep walk away, is Carmen de Los Martires, three gardens stacked onto one another and running into the hills above. I hadn't been there until a few days ago and this was my return visit. All the trees and flowers are in bloom and provide all the shade and quietness you need to go relax in the breeze up there or to take in the stunning views of the last snow on the Sierra Nevada.

The weather is hot now, hot and muggy. We seem to have skipped spring and have gone straight into summer again. Not that I'm complaining. I do however have my dissertation due in two week and if anything, its a test of my willpower not to leave it for another day and go out into the sunshine instead. But sure most of you can sympathize with me on that one. When I do hand it in, it'll be fantastic. I think some retail shopping might be in order as a treat, naturally. Some good food and wine as well of course. I'm looking forward to it and I'm excited for the summer and trips to the beach.

Hope all of you are doing well
What are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

From A Forbidden View

I have to admit, I've gotten into a very comfortable yet lazy ERASMUS routine. It involves sleeping and lots of sitting in the sun now that it's beginning to warm up again here in Granada. And that is the best explanation I can offer as to where I've been really. Although, I then considered what better way to show you what I've been up to than with a few picture of a recent walk we all did last weekend.

We went on a walk last sunny Sunday to a spot my friend had discovered. Granada's a great place to take a walk around. If the sun is shining, there's always something go on somewhere, be it bubble blowers or impromptu musicians. As for the walk, it was pretty steep and I was wearing the worst possible shoes (sandals...) but even though I had muddy, slightly sore feet (yes, I did it bare foot eventually, it was a lot less hassle), the view from the top makes it all the worth while. It was great to see Granada from a different angle, just bathing in the sunlight. We had a bottle of red wine and biscuits from a convent we had bought on the way. They were quickly renamed nun cookies. 
It later turned out that we were on private property that we weren't aware of so we quickly relocated back down the hill for the last moments of sunshine before heading home. I washed my feet the moment I got back and made a mental note to always wear trainers in future if my friend says we're going for a 'walk'...

Hope you're all well

Monday, 20 January 2014

Outfit Of The Day- Ripped Jeans

Blazer- Pull & Bear
Top- H&M
Jeans- River Island
Bag- Zara

I'm back baby. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday and got to chill out a bit, I know I definitely vegged out as soon as I got home. The holidays were all too quick though and I'm back in Granada now. It was a bit of a stressful time as we decided to move flat shortly after arriving back but after all the stress, we've ended up in a much better place that couldn't be more perfect in term of location and I have a big, luminous room. Absolutely perfect for blog photos. I thought for ages that I had an issue with my lens/ when I edited my photos as they were coming out really noisy as soon as I loaded them up on here but it turns out there's an issue with Google/Blogger that's an easy fix so hopefully my photos will improve in quality from now onward.

Two of the items here are things I snapped up in the sale- the Zara bag which is absolutely stunning and real suede and the blazer from Pull & Bear. I felt I was getting too comfortable always slipping into my leather jacket, which I will always love and cherish, but it was time to branch out a bit... to a black blazer instead...

Aaanyway, I hope to be blogging a lot more after the semester 1 exams here in Granada- I will have a lot more free time in semester two and the weather will be getting better and brighter so there's plenty to look forward to!

Have a good day guys :)

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Back Home

Yes! I am back in the UK and thoroughly enjoying gorging myself on gingerbread and proper tea albeit hiding in bed from the atrocious weather outside. That's certainly not been something I missed. On the 17th, I made the journey back home after carefully weighing my suitcase and was relieved to see I had 4kg to spare and at least 3kg was Christmas food I was bringing back home. So plenty of space to fill up when I go sales shopping.
The next day I made a beeline to Brighton where I met up with one of my uni friends who'd been out living in Brazil since summer. I naturally took the opportunity to meet up before she disappeared back into the wilderness. We had a good chat and catch up over coffee before strolling around the Laines looking at stuff I either couldn't afford or that made it onto my mental list to pick up in the sales.
One of the best finds of the day was discovering Tortilla, a Mexican version of subway with burritos and tacos instead of sandwiches. And my lord, it was delicious. We both chose the vegetarian, naked burrito (no wrap basically) which came with coriander rice, black beans, onions, pepper, a mild salsa and a big ole heap of guacamole. I polished mine off far too quickly.
Yesterday I also go my hands on my belated birthday present- a 50mm lens for my camera and I am beyond excited to start taking more photos with it. Because it's quite a light weight lens, I hope to take my camera out and about with me a bit more. My sister's present to me was paying for another piercing- I decided to get my forward/anti helix pierced so I'm in the process of caring for piercing no. 6.
I'm spending 10 days here at home and then I'm heading off to the boyfriends for a week over New Years. They're conveniently doing works on the rail network that I usually take to get there so I've got a bit more of  a longwinded journey but as long as I get there eventually! 

If I don't post before Christmas, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas.
Eat lots of food and enjoy yourselves

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Outfit Of The Day- The Winter Uniform

Jacket- ASOS
Necklace- Zara
Short- American Apparel
Boots- Topshop (last season)

This is fast becoming my favourite winter combination- my trusty leather jacket, a big ole scarf and big clompy boots. Mix with jeans depending on the weather. And the scarf is an absolute god send, it's like a blanket and it keeps you so warm and it's so soft. I'd massively recommend checking out the scarves in Zara- they always do great accessories and I've been lusting after a tartan scarf ever since it started getting cold.
I'm still trying to figure out lighting/ the best place to take outfit photos in my flat here in Spain. However, I figured as long as I've got my tripod up and ready, at least if I have some time before I shoot off out to uni or when I come back and no one is in, I can maybe try and do a few more OOTD's done. I miss my wardrobe back in England, feel like I'm missing so much :'( Damn you easyJet and your weight restrictions!

I hope you guys like.
Do you have a staple winter wardrobe combination too?