The Fairy Tale Tag!


Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us as girls have had a period in our life where the idea of fairy tales and them coming true was just the best thing ever! I saw this tag done by Sammeh over at Odds and Sodz (here) and I just couldn’t resist having a try. You should definitely check out Sammeh’s answers as well as they are just great.

Snow White – Do you consider yourself beautiful?

I know that people say that you should believe that your beautiful because everyone is, and that’s true, but at times it can be hard to remember that and I’m just like ‘no, no, no’ on that day. Then there are other times where I just feel amazing. I don’t get it though because I’m pretty sure that at times where I’ feeling either way I’m still looking at the same face, so it just makes

no sense.Sleeping Beauty – How many hours do you sleep at night?

Well . . . ideally we’re meant to get around 8, but I’d be lying if I said I got that much. Being as obsessed with the internet, reading and pretty much anything procrastinating related combined with the stress of studying, I can estimate that I get about probably 5 hours of sleep in. I do have crashes during the day, especially Saturday’s where I feel like I want to sleep for a year. It’s safe to say that I have a very unhealthy sleeping habit that I should get fixed. Hopefully I can work on that this summer – pinkies crossed.

Cinderella – Do you have a curfew?

Well I don’t go out much so . . . . But really though, my mother can be a bit overprotective at times. But when I do get the chance to go out with friends, curfew is around 9 – 10.

Rapunzel – Do you love being outside?

I love being outside, but I prefer being inside more. I’m more of an indoors person.

Red Riding Hood – Do you trust strangers easily?

I’m very reserved around strangers, I have a wall up around people I don’t know and I’m always cautious and it takes a while for me to warm up to people – part of this is just because I’m a generally shy person.

The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids – Are you easily fooled?

I don’t think so, I’m very skeptical about things. I over analyse and in my head it’s better to not believe and find proof than to just accept something.

Beauty and the Beast – What makes someone beautiful in your eyes?

What makes someone beautiful to me? A person that doesn’t pretend to be someone they’re not. Someone just being themselves 24/7.

The Little Mermaid – What would you sacrifice for love?

I really just don’t know, it depends on how you look at it. But still I have no answer to give. Sorry . . .

The Frog Prince – What do you find disgusting?

I really don’t like ignorance, it’s so upsetting to me. When someone does something wrong that they know will lead up to bigger consequences but they just don’t care. Like for example littering, it urkes me to no end, I mean “Hellooooo, do you want to end u living in a landfill?”. But yeah, ignorance.

Jack and the Beanstalk – Do you have any plants?

Well my mom has the yard filled with them. But having one of my own, I tried a couple of times but then it never really work out. I remember in 6th grade I had my plant outside and something came and at it and so a couple days later and planted something else and sprayed hairspray on it thinking that would keep the animal away, but the hairspray just ended up killing the plant anyway so . . . . But looking back on it now all I’m think is “Really Shannon, hairspray? Really?” :D.

Puss in Boots – Do you have pets? If not, do you want them?

Yep, I have to little munchkins – I mean puppies. It’s funny though because I kind of have a little fear of dogs. I’ve had a few bad experiences with them growing – I was even almost bitten by one – but yet I still love them. Even now with my own dogs I kind of freeze when they start jumping on me – even if I know that they’re just playing.

Bluebeard – What is your weak point?

My sympathy. I’m always trying to find something good in what someone’s done or a situation. I don’t like  jumping to conclusions or being judgmental.

Pinocchio – What is your biggest wish?

Well I have many dreams; I want to publish some books of stories I have running through my brain, to be a pro makeup artist, to move to London/New York/Australia and the list just goes on. But my BIGGEST dream I would have to say is to get my fashion line up and running, that would just make me so happy to have accomplished that.

Peter Pan – What is your mental age?

My mental age differs depending on who I’m with and the situation. I can be a completely immature person – like there’s a 9 year old trapped inside me – there are literally times when I’m just itching to annoy someone. My friends can understand that because they’re just the same. And then at other times it’s like the 9 year old’s 30-something year old mother is trapped me. I’ve been told that at times I seem older than I am because of the things I say or the way that I think.

The Star Money – What is your most valuable possession?

Well I guess that would have to be my laptop, I am obsessed with the internet after all, I barely eve watch TV any – other than for my special shows, I mean a girl has to get her weekly does of Pretty Little Liars. But yeah though, the laptop.

Gold Mary & Pitch Mary – Are you a hard worker or a lazy one?

It’s sad to say but . . . I’m a lazy bum. Another thing that I need to work on. 😀

The Snow Queen – Who is your best friend?

I have three best friends and we’re just a bag full of crazy – some more so that other. But yeah, their names are Brianna, Rachelle and Noelissa. I can always count on them to be there for me when I need it.

The Princess and the Pea – Are you sensitive?

Very much so, overly so actually. The over-analyst in me can’t help it.

Godfather Death – What qualities make a good parent?

Trust and understanding. For a parent I think that it’s very important to remember that at one point you were right at the stage where your child(ren) is/are and it’s really good to be understanding bout that – don’t be too hard on them. Trust, it’s an important thing, I mean without trust in the relationship where are you, it’s important to built it in your relationship and  to intertwine some understanding with that too.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses / The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes – Do you like parties?

I do, although I do get little bouts of anxiety before I go, but it’s all gone by the time I get there. There good, but too much of a good thing . . . .

The Emperor’s New Clothes – Do you care a lot about your clothing?

Yes, I do. I find that clothing is just one of the best methods of self expression. There’s so many ways to mix and match and it’s a great feeling to put a look together and be like “Yep, I did that”.

The Brave Little Tailor – Do you consider yourself brave? 

I’m a fake brave person. When I’m in a situation where I have to be, I put on a brave face while I’m secretly screaming on the inside. But you know, ‘gotta go whatcha gotta do’.

And there you have it, my answers to ‘The Fairy Tale Tag’, I hope that you’ve enjoyed it, I know that I definitely had fun writing this! I tag everyone to do this.

Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in the next post!

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The 13 Year Old With Her Own Clothing Line

The 13 Year Old With Her Own Clothing Line

A short post today, but I just thought that you all should hear this.

Today this post goes out to someone that I think is truly inspirational: Isabella Rose Taylor. Isabella has her own clothing line, Nordstrom will be hosting her line in September and all this is happening while she is only 13 years old. Yep I said it, she’s thirteen.

Her brand is called Isabella Rose Taylor and you can check out her store (here).

I have to say when I found out about her – today – I was really shocked that she’s achieved all of this at such an early age. Did I mention she’s a freshman in college?

You can hear more about her breaking into the world of fashion and through the doors of Nordstrom (here) (here) and find her on Twitter (here).

Bye everyone, I hope that this has been a refreshing post!
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Blogger Wishlist

 I thought I’d do a blogger wish list post as there are definitely some blog enhancing tools that I’ve been wanting for a while now. Check it out:
Blogger Wishlist
  1. A Camera

What’s a beauty/fashion blog without pictures, right?

I’m particularly interested in the Canon Rebel t5i as I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about it and I’ve seen the quality of pictures that it can produce. I can have this, and then leave my smaller camera for when I’m pressed for time and space when I’m heading out.

  1. iPad

This would make blogging on the go so much easier, I wouldn’t have to lug around my laptop and its bulky case – Lord knows it’s heavy. So this would be really convenient.

  1. Laptop

Although I do have a laptop, I’ve had it for a bit over two years now and it’s been through a lot since I’ve gotten it – falls and viruses to be exact – and I’m just so glad that it’s still with me right now; but with it crashing once or twice a week now, I think the end is near.

  1. Camera Bag

What’s a better way to cart around your camera than in style? I really like this camera case from JCPenney. It’s simple and chic and the light pink colouring just adds to my love for it; it could be paired with so many outfits.

  1. A Notebook

Any corky notebook would do, and it would be best if I started planning what my blog posts would be about at this point. Yes I really don’t plan these things. I absolutely suck at organising. Planning ahead would definitely help me to prioritize more with blogging.

  1. Pens

What better way to plan my next blog posts in my funky looking notebook than with some funky looking pens? The pens in the picture are perfect candidates for the job.

Let’s see just how fast I can accumulate the things on this wishlist. Maybe by this time next year I’d of already gotten them.

 

Are you a fellow blogger?

 

What are some things that are on your wishlist?

 

Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in the next post!

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P.S – The links to these items is down below.

The Vampire Diaries Inspired Outfit

The Vampire Diaries Inspired Outfit
Hey everyone.
Okay let’s be honest. Who hasn’t pictured themselves as a character on their favourite TV show? Well, I definitely have and today’s post is about what I’d wear if I were a character on The Vampire Diaries. Let’s start off:
The Jacket
If you’ve watched The Vampire Diaries on The CW then you’d know that it’s pretty much a dark show with a lot of dark – mostly black – outfits. This leather jacket would fit in perfectly with that mix. It’s also comfy enough to keep you warm in the cool Mystic falls air, with a hoodie just incase it rains.
The Top
Just something simple to throw on under the jacket and surprisingly this is the most expensive item of clothing here when I thought it would be the jacket or the necklace.
The Heels
I really like these shoes – wish they were mine. Yes, walking around in the woods in heels can be quite difficult, but Caroline manages just fine.
The Sunglasses
In an attempt to keep with that mysterious vibe that the Salvatore brothers seem to emanate, I’d rock these semi dark shades.
The Jeans
These jeans are quite a contrast to the dark theme that I’m trying to keep, but, I just felt that something light was needed in this ensemble. Comfy, fitting jeans just ready for an impromptu chase in the woods.
The Lips
I have a weakness for a dark red lip. They’re just so bold yet subtle at the same time.
The Necklace
This outfit was in desperate need of some colour, hence this gold necklace. Just something simple and nice.
The Ring
And how could I possibly forget my daylight ring! I wouldn’t want to burn. It’s a nice, simple, vintage ring from ASOS. I like it – a lot. I should probably get myself one.
What do you think of this outfit?
Do you watch Vampire Diaries too?
What do you think your role would be if you were a part of the show?
Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in the next post.
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**The links to purchase these products are down below.

Graphic tee
shopambience.com

Motorcycle jacket
amazon.com

Ankle boots
alloyapparel.com

7 For All Mankind gold jewelry
7forallmankind.com

Lips makeup
etsy.com

Valentines Date Destination: The Beach

It’s February! And that means that Valentines Day is only a short time away. Some of you – the non singles – will most likely be going out with your significant others that day, while the rest of us find something else to do.
Some people may not have even planned where they’ll be going or what they’ll be wearing for their date. I’ve come up with some destination outfits that could give you inspiration while you plan out where you’re going or to just give some inspiration on some outfit ideas.

Valentines Date Destination: The Beach

Today’s destination is the beach. Spending a day at the beach can be really fun, for me it’s a place where you can relax and have fun.
Swimsuit
For the swimsuit I chose something really cute and simple. The swimsuit is really the focal point of this outfit, it has the most colour and really catches the eye, without being too much. This comes from Topshop.
The Cover-Up
I threw in a little coverage for a day at the beach with a cover-up.  I really like this one that goes to about mid-thigh with all it lace and fringe-y goodness from John Lewis.
Shoes
Overall I wanted to keep this look pretty simple, but I also wanted every piece to have a voice and these shoes just mellowed right in with everything -in terms of matching – while of course still standing out a bit by bringing in some gold to the mix. These shoes are just so cute and practical for the beach. These shoes are from Sperry Top-Sider.
Bag
Of course if you’re planning to spend a day at the beach you’ll need a bag to cart everything around in. This bag has a lot of space just for that purpose while still managing to look chic. This bag comes from Saks Fifth Avenue.
Accessories
Lastly were at accessories. Since it was basically a day out at the beach I chose something where you could go into the water without worrying about having to take off all your accessories before going in. This is a handmade Mustique bracelet from JIYA.
And so there you have it my Valentines beach outfit.
If you’re interested in any of the clothing items mentioned above you can check them out using the links below.
*P.S – Don’t mind the chair, I was just trying to add to the beach theme.
Bye everyone and I’ll talk to you in my next post!
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Topshop halter top
topshop.com

True Decadence velvet kimono
$99 – johnlewis.com

Sperry Top-Sider flat shoes
sperrytopsider.com

Chloé beach bag
saksfifthavenue.com

Gold bracelet
$43 – question-air.com

Fashion Friday #1

 Hey all, I know it’s been a while since my last post and that my posting hasn’t been too regular this month, but the final exam rush has started way earlier than I expected with all those assignments to do and tests to study for. But, I will still try my best to do posts at least twice a week. That’s all that I can promise at this point and come June, things should be back to normal if not better.
So, on with the post. Today’s post is ‘Fashion Friday’ where I have concocted – I’d say one of my best clothing combinations yet.
Fashion Friday #1
Blazer
This is a gold sequinned blazer from Topshop at a price of $74. I couldn’t find this particular jacket anywhere on the internet, but here’s a pretty good look alike, still from Topshop for £39.20. I really like the jacket with all it’s sequins and such, it’s simple yet it says a lot, and it really just brings the whole outfit together.
Dress
I have a crush on this dress. It’s a white dress with just a tad bit of floral print. There’s a cut out in the mid-centre and a partial gold belt at the front. Shape-wise it’s just a sleeveless body hugging dress, but the detailing just really makes it pop and stand out. The dress is from Sass and Bide – they have some outrageously gorgeous clothing.
Shoes
I chose these shoes as the colour really highlighted the floral pattern of the dress and also because those shoes are just something else. I’ve been wanting a pair of sneaker styled stilettos. These come from heels.com here for $89.99 and their from the brand ‘Priviledged’ and right now up until February 5th, heels.com is offering free second day shipping as well as free return – so take advantage while you can.
Jewellery
I chose these earings because the outfit is already so out there that I just wanted to keep accessories minimal and simple. The 14K white gold diamond studs come from JCPenney at a price of $833.33, but you can get a pair of zirconia look alikes at Amazon for a way lower price of $49.00 here.
Clutch
This clutch comes from Jimmy Choo at a price of $1,450 here, but that is outrageously expensive so I found some alternatives for you guys. At River Island you can get a somewhat similar clutch here for £12.00 or you could also get a completely gold envelop clutch at eBay for $11.48 here. $1,450 here, but that is outrageously expensive so I found some alternatives for you guys.
Sunglasses
I really like round sunglasses, these ones are from Chanel for £220 here or you can get something similar at ASOS here for a way lower price of £10.
What do you guys think of this outfit?
What would you change?
Which items do you like most?
Bye everyone, and I’ll talk to you in my next post.
Stay classy.
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Day 6 of Christmas – My Favourite Holiday Looks

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It’s day 6 of Christmas and so this post marks the halfway point. Today’s post will be a compilation of my favourite holiday looks of 2013. Enjoy!

MAKE-UP

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Loving those lashes.

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WARDROBE

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I hope you enjoy these pictures and find some inspiration from them.

Bye guys and I’ll talk to you in the next post.

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