Friday, 28 November 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: Autumn Textures


I couldn't remember if I'd done this outfit for the blog before but I know I haven't done it with this belt so it counts as a new outfit anyway ^^
This is one of my favourite shirt-jumper combos, which is weird for me because usually I hate orange but for some reason this jumper manages to make it look cute. It's actually one I got last year from H&M (so it won't be available anymore) & I just recently found it hiding underneath all of my other jumpers ^^

Blogger Tricks

Friday, 21 November 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: Vintage Camera & New Tattoo


So, I'm showing off my 3 cool new things in one post: my film slr, my tattoo & this camera print scarf ^^

I'm not 100% happy with how the pictures turned out but it's difficult to take any ootd pictures in winter so I posted these anyway....

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Review: No7 Christmas Palettes


I realised a few months ago that I have been buying makeup WAY faster than I've been using it & that - however much I love buying makeup - something had to change. There was no way I was going to be able to use my makeup any faster so I probably had to stop buying.
You would be really proud of me, I had managed more than a month, almost two!.....and then the Christmas collections came out & I lost all sense.

I think the problem is that Christmas is when all the best palettes & sets come out & they are my true weakness. I have probably 20 palettes or gift sets that I keep looking at as if my staring at them will suddenly make them appear in my makeup collection...and yes I know that is crazy ^^
But in reality I don't know what I would do with all that makeup so I limited myself to one palette...and somehow ended up with two.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: Autumn Purples


My natural brown hair started to really show at the roots & bleaching them really wasn't going to happen (too fiddly) so I dyed over the lot with a brown & it ended up this kind of conker purple colour. LOVING IT almost more than the bright purple.
This entire outfit was kind of inspired by the purple colour my hair has gone ^^

Monday, 3 November 2014

What I've been upto...

I'm sorry I've been such a bad blogger but things, they are a changing. Mostly inside my body lol....

My brain is struggling a lot more than it was before & however much I rest it doesn't seem to be going back to the way it was. Words, language, rational thinking, coherency & attention span are the areas where I am struggling the most which is obviously going to kick back to the blogging. What I'm thinking may end up happening is that I will start posting a word heavy post like this once every two weeks & an almost exclusively photos ootd post every week. But you guys let me know what you'd rather I did.

Anyway onto more fun things ^^

With my attention span being so poor I've been playing a lot of computer games (I know that sounds counter intuitive but computer games keep moving you along...) & I have re-discovered point and click games! If you struggle with the controls in games (which I do) &/or want story rich games where the script & characters are more important than the graphics....point & click games are 100% worth trying out. Indie games companies are bringing out point & click games all the time & steam has LOADS of them!

Of the ones I've played so far I have to recommend the Blackwell series, the Book of Unwritten Tales series & a Quest for Infamy.


The Blackwell series consists of 5 games (the final one came out in April) based around a young lady who's family legacy consists of a sarcastic 1930's ghost & the ability to see the dead. The games are very short & the graphics are super retro but none of that matters. None of the puzzles seem forced, the talking is funny & interesting & when you finish the game you would be hard pressed to care that the graphics weren't as good as they were in 'The Last of Us'.


The Book of Unwritten tales series has all the elements of the classic fantasy click & point games from my childhood: humour, magic gone wrong, anachronisms, endless in jokes for nerds & that kind of puzzle where you need to collect a whole bunch of stuff to start collecting the other bunch of stuff that you need to actually do the thing that you were wanting to do in the first place (you know what I mean). It really adds to that though with updated graphics, multiple playable characters & the kind of complexity in a story you don't see a lot in modern games.


Back to 8-bit graphics, 'Quest for Infamy' is a very silly point & click, RPG! Although it seems to have just 1 ending you do have a lot of options all the way through the game & being able to play as a Brigand, Sorcerer or Thief not only increases the games re-play-ability, it also detracts from the feeling of playing a linear game. It's seriously silly & a lot of fun.

Other than that I got my first tattoo & a vintage film SLR (the Olympus OM-1) - photos of both on instagram.

There's this building in Leeds, the Corn Exchange, which used to be the centre of alternative fashion & culture. It had all the coloured jeans & black t-shirt stores, the Games Workshop store was in there, Ark was in there...all the funky stores were in the Corn Exchange. Then the council decided to close it, they refurbished & kicked everyone out & for ages it was mostly empty & no-one really went there. I guess over time they realised they made a mistake & the Corn Exchange now is a slightly cleaner, slightly posh-er version of exactly the same thing it was. There are a bunch of vintage fashion boutiques, Culture Vulture (an off-the-wall jewellery store), a few other cool, unusual stores & (best of all) there is an amazing tattoo parlour & a super vintage camera shop on the balcony.
Can you guess where my two cool new things are from? Lol
It's a really old building so the wheelchair access isn't great, honestly it's not even good but if you're in Leeds it's worth checking it out.

Anyway that's what I've been doing....

Friday, 10 October 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: Winter Coat


My brain is mush & I'm looking at these pictures thinking, "Wow, why did I go through 3 outfits before I decided on this one?". I should totally have other things to say but I can think of nothing....

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers 'Award'

I've been tagged by Kit from a Rainbow at Night for the Sisterhood of the World, Bloggers Award & I am SUPER flattered. Kit is amazing & her blog is incredible. I tend to stay on the edges of the M.E. community, I am already spend enough time dealing with my M.E. I guess I kind of hide from too much of it. Rainbow at Night is one of those blogs that is an exception. I feel sometimes like she does the ranting for me in good way you know? It's a super cathartic blog to read because it makes me feel like I'm not alone it what I feel & that I'm....I don't know, not alone? I'm not explaining it very well but I am super flattered that she reads my blog & included me in this.
 


Rules
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site.
  2. Put the award logo on your site.
  3. Answer the questions the tagger has given you.
  4. Nominate ten people, and
  5. Make up ten new questions for those people to answer

Answers

 
1) What made today special for you?
 
I had stew & dumplings for lunch (one of my favourite foods), I got to play silly click & point games (or is it point & click?) for hours on end & I had healthy quinoa flour triple chocolate chip cookies to eat as snacks. All in all it was a pretty good day ^^
 
2) Why do you blog?

Friday, 3 October 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: In Autumn We Wear Scarves


Whenever I get to autumn I see all these amazing pictures of scarf outfits where the people wearing them look cool & sophisticated & I think 'I have to try that outfit', put on a scarf & instantly look frumpy, chubby & weird. I swear it's a conspiracy. No, honestly I think it's more like in mean girls lol.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Spring/Summer Wheelchair Fashion Round-up


This week is the first official week of Autumn & I thought it might be quite nice to look back through some of the Summer/Spring ootd posts I've done this past year. I've done a surprising number off ootd of the day so far this year, I'm really impressed. I hope you guys have liked these ootds as much as I have ^^
  1. Mint & Floral Semi-Casual: I think this is one of my favourite outfits & it's definitely my favourite location.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nothing sadder than ignorant tweets


I totally hadn't planned to post today. My ability level has taken a big nose dive & I'm struggling to get used to the new status quo, but there are some things that take precedent & this is one of those things.
I saw this on twitter & I just lost it. I really did, I went mental. Everything about this tweet is degrading from the word hot, to the word 'nothing' all the way through to the sentiment. If I was writing an essay I would tear this apart, it is such a loaded tweet! I think the only thing that could have made this worse is if they had used the phrase 'wheelchair bound'. And I am aware that this is supposed to be a joke but it is so much the attitude that society has towards wheelchair users that there is no way that this could ever be funny, you know?