Friday, 31 July 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Evening Florals

Hi again. This recovering from my holiday thing has thrown my body way out of whack, my energy is dipping drastically between 12 & 3 & peaking after 5.30 (which I would have sworn was impossible).
This weird evening energy boost meant that when earlier this week we went out for a meal (which used all of my saved up energy & was totally worth it) we went out in the evening making it my first evening out since I went to Red's with a bunch of bloggers last summer.

The restaurant we went to was actually just down the road from Red's, it's an amazing Latin restaurant (Las Iguanas) with a cool mix of Mexican & South American cuisine & an awful lot of cocktails (more on that later).

First this dress (yes this is a single dress!).
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Kobayashi Maru - Or Why I Came Home From Holiday Early

As you may know I went on holiday recently & came home after only two days (of a holiday that was supposed to last nearly a week).
It's hard to explain how this came about, the short answer is M.E. but that doesn't really explain it.
In theory a canal barge holiday in term time & mid week is ideal for a borderline Moderate-Severe M.E. sufferer like myself; the canals/rivers aren't busy, the boats move at no more than 5 miles an hour (my electric wheelchair goes faster) & there are things to see out of the windows without you having to do any work. If you went with an experienced crew, a mattress topper (the beds are not comfortable) & on an overcast week (or with lots of sun glasses to layer up) it could be perfect.

I had none of these advantages. The only one of us who had ever been on a canal barge before (my mum) had done it when she was child & my brother had only ever done sailing before which is apparently very different (who knew a tiny 1 man sail boat would be different to a 60 foot barge (?) ^^), I hadn't realised how uncomfortable the beds would be so had taken only my pillows & the two days we were there were unbelievably sunny (you should see the sunburn my brother got, he managed to burn his eyeballs & burn one of his arms so badly it blistered).

But honestly I should have been able to cope with these problems. Looking back I could have covered my bed in spare pillows & my duvet to make it more comfortable & I could in theory have stayed inside more & wore my noise cancelling headphones more to block out the panic & stress pouring off my brothers. All of that seems so sensible & so reasonable now & perhaps that is what I should have done but it was impossible to be sensible.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Vintage Florals

I'm back from my (unfortunately shortened) holiday. These photos were taken before my trip (which is good because I ended up not managing to take a single ootd photo on holiday...) & were meant to go up the day after I returned to give me some breathing room on editing my pictures :)
It's funny how life turns out :)

Anyway this dress is another one from Lindy Bop & it is probably the most comfortable thing I have ever owned. The dress is elasticated, pulls on over head & the top is made of the softest jersey imaginable.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Wheelchair OOTD: Queenie Sian

I'm on holiday right now so the organiser of the Team Princess event, the mind behind Me, Myself & M.E. & all round wonderful person, Sian has done this amazing guest post for all of you :)
I have been super inspired Sian's outfit & I'm sure you will be too, make sure to check out her blog once you've finished here, I've found her travel tips invaluable.

Silly me decided to pose in my heels at the top of the stairs. Not particularly recommended for those with weak muscles and poor balance.
 Hi everyone! Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to Sally for letting me write a guest post for her. I feel very priviledged. I've been wanting to do some more ootd type of posts for a while but as someone that hardly gets to wear clothes, not that I'm a nudist, I'm just in pyjamas a lot. I did start the year by resolving to wear proper clothes more often and make better use of the ample amount of clothes I have; because that's the other thing about being chronically ill you can spend a lot of time internet shopping. But that quickly fell by the wayside. I do however love to dress up when I do get to leave the house and when Sally asked for a guest blogger as luck would have it, it was shortly after I had worn a nice outfit to go out and taken a fair few photos in the process.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Lavender Heatwave

Oh my gosh the heat is ridiculous! I used to love heat, honestly right up until this year I had greeted the approach of hot, summer weather with much joy.
This year however my body seems to have fallen out with the heat & the warmer it gets the more my joints swell up & the worse my back pain gets. Plus it draws the benefits tourists across the street out of their houses to make excessive noise until 11/12 at night making it impossible to rest!

One good thing about the heat though is the necessity to leave the house, leave the city & get somewhere with a stiff breeze & air that doesn't taste of sweat (you know what I'm talking about).

Wednesday (when the temperature got as high as 30 degrees C!) we all packed up & went to Yorkshire Lavender. I've posted an ootd taken at Yorkshire Lavender before with more of a review of the tea room so I won't bother to do one this time but let's just say the quality hasn't diminished (even though the number of coach parties seems to have increased).

Friday, 26 June 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Perfectly Pink Polka-Dots

The weather has been glorious this week, isn't it always the way that you get wonderful weather only when you can't really enjoy it? It was always glorious whilst I was doing my exams & this week whilst I was too tired after powerchair football to do more than lie in my bed.
It was totally worth it, my team are amazing & you should have seen their faces when we won the cup. 500% worth however exhausted it made me (which was by far the most exhausted I've ever been).

As I was starting to come round I found Lindy Bop online which is a cool UK vintage inspired brand. I love a good midi skirt & whilst the skirts are super cute on the site, it is the dresses that I fell in love with. As a treat for being good & resting sensibly (which I did, however bored I got) I bought myself a couple, including this one.

As you may have guessed from reading my blog, I'm not usually a pink person.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Quarterly Favourites: 03/15 - 06/15

I realised I haven't done a beauty post in an AGE! I only really wear makeup for ootd posts & when I go to powerchair football these days so I don't buy a lot of new makeup (I'm trying to use up my old stores) & I have such short hair that I don't really do any styling :)

I think the only new makeup I've bought in an age is the Illamasqua Gel Sculpt which is supposed to be this wonder product for contouring.....

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Open Letter to my Family:

Dear Family Members,
Stop reading my blog. All of you. Right now. Permenantly. Forever.
I'm sorry to have to do this because some of you are lovely people who I am happy to share my life with but as a collective you are ruining this for me.
This is my space, my freedom & the place where I don't have to be careful about what I say & how I say it......except now I do & I am honestly thinking of giving up all of this so hear me when I say this....

If you are related to me in anyway close this webpage & never come back. And that includes my second blog, my twitter, my instagram & anywhere else I exist on the internet.

Thank you that is all, now we return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Nerdy Tulle

I love tulle skirts. Seriously, it's an obsession.
My problem is that after a while you seem to run out of ways to wear it that don't all look the same you know? There are only so many things that look good with such a dressy item, or are there?

I have had this t-shirt for an age, it's actually in one of my first ever fashion posts over on some fashion sharing website that seems to have vanished into the depths of the internet.
Anyway, I challenged myself to wear this picture t-shirt with my tulle. I was convinced it wouldn't work, but the outfit is not too bad, I may have to get the inner geek/emo out more often :)

Friday, 12 June 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Blue Sunday

I guess this is what happens when I run out of lavender hair dye :) I tried to substitute it with pastel blue & a touch of purple....I actually love the cool multi-tonal blue colour I ended up with & I can't help but be obsessed with all things blue now :) I think it's the team spirit thing, my powerchair football team's colour is blue after all :)