Friday, 30 January 2015

Everyday Fashion: Accidental Fashionista

The weather has been seriously conspiring against my efforts to blog. First it snowed - which could have been good except it melted really quickly into a grey slush - then it rained & now it is unendingly cold & grey & miserable.
Add to that a schedule (not mine) that has made going to town (where most of my in door photos are taken) impossible & you will end up with a very frustrated blogger.

These pictures were taken on Tuesday after I got back from yet another fruitless photo taking mission. I'd had to remove my belt (my abdomen was screaming at me) & I was at my new desk working out some of my frustration playing with mixed media (my new obsession).

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Hi everyone. I had totally not planned to do a post today, I hadn't even planned to be on my laptop today. I thought that after a TEN hour day & an unbelievable amount of Powerchair football game time on Sunday I would still be too tired to do pretty much anything....but I am basically back to normal. It is so weird how M.E. reacts to things.
(We won 3 out of 4 matches btw, 7-0, 1-3, 3-1 & 2-0.)

The title page of my project life scrapbook: the instagram photo from New Years Eve & a few project life cards. This page is all warped because I was trying to glue things using PVA glue which warps as it drys...

Anyway, this post is about my new found love, scrapbooking. I discovered scrapbooking on - I think - the 29th of December during one of the many trips my family made this Christmas holidays to Hobbycraft (my brother is doing a prop making degree & supplies bought by Mum are free lol).
I've known about scrapbooking in a vague kind of way for years but it always felt like a kind of American, Suzie home maker type of hobby & not something for me. I'm not sure why though because it combines my two creative skills - photography & collage - & my eternal desire to write a diary. I have always wanted to write a diary but I usually get bored really quickly, or I forget to or I just stop enjoying. Having it be a scrapbook makes it less easy to get bored because there are so many components to it. Plus it is actually interesting to look back through.

This is actually my first spread & I hadn't really gotten used to taking photos for project life yet so I didn't have enough photos of the day to fill the spread, as you can tell by the number of pictures there are of me

Friday, 16 January 2015

Everyday Fashion

This coming Sunday, so two days after this post goes live, I have a HUGE Powerchair football tournament. I've been trying to rest ever since football finished last Saturday, I had it all carefully planned. If I took outfit photos on Monday, saved up all this weeks scrapbooking to do at the end of the week so I really, really rested & didn't do training on Saturday I would probably be able to manage it. Especially if I rested all of the following week.
So on Monday morning, with my 'high fashion' outfit all prepared I look out of the window & realise that the weather is AWFUL, not that this stopped me. Ask my mum, I went out & really tried but I guess there is a point at which it is too cold, too wet & too windy to take good photos.
So this is what I wore on Tuesday ^^

Friday, 9 January 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Rose Gold Lense Flare

I had a super clever opening line planned for this post & I have totally forgotten it....and my brain is refusing to come up with a witty name for this post, I have no idea what this one is supposed to mean....(way to give away all my blogging secrets lol).
I got this jumper in the ASOS sales because it reminded me of a jumper I got 5, maybe 6 years ago that I wore until it literally unravelled at the seams. This one isn't quite as gorgeous - that one was a maroon meets cranberry colour & had 3/4 length sleeves - but it is nice peach-y cream colour that's going to work in my wardrobe all year round.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Quarterly Beauty Favourites: 09/14 - 12/14

Hi everyone. I've been thinking about the way I do product reviews. I post so infrequently that it seems a waste to do a post that reviews just one product, or at least it does to me. That's when I remembered the favourites videos I used to do on youtube where I'd do mini reviews of a bunch of products I'd been liking recently & since I organise my blog photos quarterly I decided to do quarterly favourites. You could also think of them seasonal favourites, so these would wind up being my Autumn-Early Winter favourites... Or I could witter on more & really annoy everyone ^^

I thought I would start with the hair dye I use as I forgot to include it in the group photo (is it just me or does this background look really cute?).

Friday, 2 January 2015

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Wheelchair Fashion: Parisian Monroe

I don't know why but it feels like this year is already weeks old....I have a new hobby, I've nearly finished a roll of film & I started my 'time of the month' on the first day of the year which I'm pretty sure is a bad omen considering how long it has been since my last 'time of the month'. Is that TMI? I feel like as long as I don't start describing things in detail it's all good but I know some people get squeamish at the slightest mention of all that stuff.

These photos were actually taken today (I'm pretty sure I'm typing this on adrenaline & will power alone) & OMG it was windy!!!! I felt like any moment I was going to be whipped off to OZ. It made for some great photos though ^^ Some of my favourite ever in fact, which is a nice way to start the new year.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Christmas Day Fashion

Happy Christmas. I hope you enjoyed/or are enjoying Christmas & are enjoying the rest now it's over (I know I will be). As this is Christmas week it is only right that this week's ootd is what I intend to wear on Christmas day (if I can force myself out of my PJs that is ^^).
This top from ModCloth made a (barely noticeable) appearance in last weeks OOTD post. I've been trying to save it for Christmas because Christmas is one of those weird smart-casual family events where you are kind of expected to wear something new-ish but I have failed dismally.
I think the problem is the colour & the fact it is polka dot, I am powerless to resit ;)

Monday, 22 December 2014

Tattoo Mini Series: House Sparrow

Hi guys ^^ I'm back with another tattoo & I am remembering all over again how much of a pain the healing process is. I think the first time I was so happy that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be I barely noticed what it was actually like & it is a little bit of a pain. Totally worth it though, for me at least ^^

Friday, 19 December 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: Walk in the Park

It is getting so cold out now that there is no way to take an outfit photo outdoors without thermals & a lot of layers so this is that kind of outfit. I kind of wanted to call it 'Walk in the Park Realness', the way outfits on RuPaul's drag race are 'evil hench woman realness' or 'dog park realness' but then that normally means that there is no realness involved lol ^^
I have been getting into RuPaul's drag race in a big way better late than never & have been going more drag with my makeup. You probably can't tell I these pictures but I have contoured like CRAZY. I had to answer the door part way through my contouring & I had stripes of grey & super pale concealer all over my face....the postman was majorly confused ^^