Friday, 30 March 2012

Bohemian Summer

It's Friday!

I am so happy that summer's finally on it's way. After such a cold winter, I can't wait to shed the layers and whack out the shorts and sunnies.Bohemian Summer

Boots, $250

Therefore, this week's Friday fancies is dedicated to summer...absolutely love the enamel flower ring and that floral top is gorgeous... I only wish I could get away with wearing shorts/hot pants like that!

Anybody else have 'these boots are made for walking' stuck in their heads now?? Dang!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Beige and Blue

I absolutely cannot help myself this month, but I'm really loving the pastel/natural combination at the moment...
Beige and Blue

One day I'll be able to afford these things... Oh how I can dream!

Until then, I really wish the weather would get better so that I can start wearing my summer clothes again. It feels like winter has dragged on for such a long time and I hate wearing heavy winter clothes.

Things to do this summer:
1. Get a tan
2. Change my hairstyle 
3. Be more organized
4. Get rid of all the university paperwork in my cupboard (put them all on DVD instead!)

Friday, 9 March 2012

March Sponsor Spotlight: Inner Vision

I'd like you to meet Katelyn...

My name is Katelyn and I blog over at Inner Vision. I'm a college girl with a big love for God. I'm a writer, waitress, photographer, musician, student, and lover of all things social media. If you stop by my blog you can expect glimpses of my faith, inspirations, daily experiences, lessons learned, photography, and everything in between.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

En Francais S'il Vous Plait

As some of you may know, I am in love with French style, (particularly if it includes the eiffel tower!) I hope I get to go there soon!

If I had all the money in the world, I would SO rock out this outfit there too...

French Style

Jacket: Moschino, Dress: Maggy Rouff, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Watch: Chanel, Bracelet: Mastoloni, Ring:

Thursday 13: Stuck on a Desert Island

So, if I were stuck on a desert island...

1) Well I would most definitely want that man ^ with me. We'd have so much fun and it'd make the time spent waiting for a boat/helicopter to rescue us go so much faster! We can literally have fun in an empty house - no tv, no radio... seriously, before all the furniture was moved in to the house we played hide and seek for HOURS! We eventually gave up after he won by hiding in a kitchen cupboard for half an hour

2) A radio... preferably one with an everlasting battery... or a wind up one? I don't think I could survive without SOME kind of background noise or something to sing along to eventually

3) A camera so I can take photos to remember all our adventures

4) Some kind of sun block would be quite useful...

5) A knife/saw. I'm  technology teacher and my BFs an engineer so between us I think we could make quite a lot with a knife and all the trees there... maybe a house, some furniture, a boat?!

6) A decent supply of Pepsi Max. It's pretty much all I ever drink

7) A guitar, so I could play and write my own music if I get bored

8) I don't have a kindle - I'm an old fashioned book person - but in this circumstance I think it could be quite useful. Pre-loaded with a million books of course! I've heard the battery life is amazing?

9) A blanket - because islands can get REALLY cold at night apparently

10) A saucepan/frying pan - just one would do

11) Sunglasses

12) Toothpaste... Well I figured I wouldn't need deodorant because I could go wash in the sea whenever I wanted, and I wouldn't need shampoo or make up because no-one's going to see me anyway. But I think I WOULD need toothpaste. Although I might need a brush too... unless I use my finger or a twig?

13) Argh, I didn't want to have to write this last one, but it's true - it's not a phone, it's not an ipod, it's not a dvd player or anything..... I absolutely couldn't live without my macbook and a wi-fi connection, because it does all those things - Skype, YouTube, etc. PLUS I can blog about how much fun it is and all the stuff to do. Above all though, if I had my macbook with me, I could skype/email/google someone for help and they could find exactly where I am and rescue me when I get bored!

Aunie Sauce

Monday, 5 March 2012

Music Mondays: Favourite Genres

Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of posts this week...

University is getting unbelievably hectic with deadline after deadline approaching. Every Thursday for the next 3 weeks! The BF is in the same situation too so it's pretty boring when we're both on laptops, tapping away at the keyboard! 

Of course there is one thing that makes it all better...

I love kitty cuddles :) It's like she knows when I need cheering up!

Secondly, it's monday and this week's theme is Genres... Well I am afraid to disappoint, but I found this week's topic especially hard! All my life I've adored music; I play it, I listen to it, I write it... but that's exactly the problem!

I love music so much that I just could not pick a favourite genre. My taste is eclectic and everchanging, so there was only one way of overcoming this dilemma...

To show you how much my music taste has changed over the years! Enjoy!

1) Aged 12 - Cheesy POP
I was obsessed with s club juniors (later renamed 's club 8'). I knew every word, every dance routine and recorded every television appearance. I was 12 so I hope you can let me off for this one!

2) Aged 14 - Pop/Rock
Yes, admittedly I was a teeny bopper. I loved Busted and McFly and took up playing guitar. I suppose today's equivalent are the Jonas Brothers or Justin Bieber. 

3) Aged 16 - Rock
This was a natural transition. Most of my friends at school were in to rock and having got used to playing and listening to the sound of the guitar, searched for something more. So it started off with Green Day and eventually evolved into Bullet for my Valentine, Papa Roach, System of a Down, Funeral for a Friend, My Chemical Romance, The Used... etc.

4) Aged 18 - Pop/Punk Rock 
I'm not quite sure what genre Fall out boy would fit into... it's debatable... but they will forever hold a place in my heart for their upbeat tempo, metaphoric lyrics and ability to suit any mood I am in - their CD still makes regular re-appearances in my car's CD player. I also listened to Cobra Starship and Panic! at the Disco.

5)  Aged 20 - Mainstream
University was a time when everything changed and I hate to admit it, but I changed too. I started going out!! Every Friday night the bar sold cheap drinks, all my friends were out and the DJ played the latest hits. Of course these were mainstream singles so my music taste took a U-turn and I discovered that I liked dubstep and RnB. Katy B, Chase & Status, Swedish House Mafia, Crazy Cousins... the list is endless.
However, Tinie Tempah's 'Pass Out' was the song that my friend Sophie and I would listen to (and recite each lyric along perfectly to) in the car. Oh how I miss those days...

6) Now - 90's Rap
My best friend and I used to hang out in my car in the evenings - His grandparents would go to sleep early and we didn't want to wake them so we used to sit out in the car, listen to music and chat. We called them 'car parties' (what losers we were!) 
He then introduced me to this really hot guy who he'd been friends with for years and lived down his road. After several times of meeting the hot guy, he eventually joined in with out 'car parties' and one day grabbed some of his CDs from his car to play. 
This particular CD was made for him by one of his mates and had all the old 90s rap songs on. I still to this day don't know how I knew some of those songs, but when I heard them something inside me just clicked and I KNEW the tunes and the lyrics. It was like the CD had taken me back to some kind of parallel childhood where I'd listened to Rap, because I had massive de ja vu.
Nowadays, I listen to more 90s rap than 'the hot guy' (who is now my BF!) and love Dre, Snoop, DMX, Spooks, Eminem... etc.

I still listen to all of the above (except maybe the first two!) and seriously, the contents of my iPod is so random!
 So you can see why it was so hard for me to pick! 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Thursday 13: Favourite Ways To Spend Time

Today's Thursday 13 is all about things I enjoy doing in my spare time.
(Although I don't seem to be getting much at the moment!)

1) Reading. I'm a book obsessive! I can't help it, the smell, the size, the colours, the story... At the moment I'm (still) reading Left Bank by Kate Muir. I have a ton of new books to read. The next on my list is called The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. My friend Laura recommended it to me as it's her favourite. Has anyone else read it?

2) Cooking. Celebration cakes, cupcakes, curry's, chicken, bread, risotto... I love it!

3) DVD nights. With friends or alone, you can't beat it.

4) Blogging. I'm still a newbie but I love it and I've met so many nice people already :) Pleasure to have met you all!

5) Thrifting. Yes, I'm addicted to eBay - I do have a life (I promise!) - and second hand (thrift) charity shops but this one's gotta go on the list. I love a bargain and I like that the money goes to a good cause, rather than someone else's back pocket!

6) Shopping/window shopping! Same as the above really. I'm a student so I don't have a lot of money, but I can physically walk around the mall for hours, especially when you're deep in conversation with a girl-friend. Current record - 7 hours!

7) Playing with the cats. I never used to be a 'cat person' but now I'm a 'crazy cat lady'. How could this little one not melt your heart?

8) Spending quality time with the boyf. Simple. Summed up in three words... I love him <3

9) Starbucks meet-ups. I don't get to see my friends much anymore. We lead different lives, have different jobs and live in different areas so it's extra special when we do meet up.

10) Organizing. I'm a list writer. I write lists for anything and everything!

12) Shooting some pool.

13) Going to the beach! 

Aunie Sauce