Monday, 5 January 2015

HELLO 2015



With a new year, comes a new perspective, set of goals and a refreshing sense of motivation. I wouldn't say that I'm glad to see the back of 2014, but I'm not particularly sad to see it go either.

The only word I can describe the previous year as, is mediocre. Don't get me wrong, I had some absolutely fantastic times, namely going to Cancun with two of my best friends, and also swimming with the Whale sharks whilst over there (Probably the highlight of my life) I had another sublime time at Glastonbury and managed to bag myself a job I adore (job, not career however) But 2014 was nothing short of, shall we say, set backs?

However, as everything happens for a reason, I feel as though I've started 2015 with a clear head. My main goal for this year it to save. I've always wanted to travel, and with nothing holding me back right now, that's what I'm striving for, January 2016. Despite my mothers eye rolls everytime I tell her, it's something I've wanted to do since I was a child playing Tomb Raider on my PC. So I'm doing this for me and Lara (Croft)
That's not to say that this year will be short on trips, I still plan on visiting a few places I've never been before, I've managed to achieve this every year since I don't even know when, so I highly doubt I'll be giving it a miss this year.

A new year wouldn't be the same without some other generic goals, so here's a list of a few I'm setting myself,

Blog More. 
So Cliche in the blogging world, but I let my blog slip after August last year, and I really want to get back into it. I've already given myself a few little tweaks on the layout.

Be healthier 
Another Cliche, but it's true, I'm a pig. This year I'm going to be necking that water.

Save more, Spend less
I already mentioned about saving, but it's really important to me this year. I blew so much money last year (and the year before that) on clothes that I've barely worn. So this year, I'm going to buy more carefully, and save more pennies.

Do something new every month
Whether it be a new country, city or just a new restaurant.

Good Vibes Only
I stole this from last year, but it's really important to keep the positive energy going. I try to be negative as little as I can, and keep away from it also.


I just hope that this time next year, not only will I be packing to leave the country for a few months, but I can look back and say, 2015, what a year.

Chanel x


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

SHE'S A WATERFALL

Dress - Missguided
Hat - Topshop (similar)
Boots - ASOS
Coat - Topshop (old)

Just a quick one today, as most the photo's I took for this were turning out blurred and out of focus, so I'll keep it short.
This is my latest go-to dress. If I'm going out and cannot be bothered to style a new outfit, I've literally just been throwing this paisley shirt-dress on. It's very loose fitting, It just feels like a super oversized mens shirt, I love it. 
On this occasion I threw on my fave coat, this mint green number I bought from Topshop about two years ago, it made me feel slightly less lazy.

Chanel x

Monday, 22 December 2014

SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE



I've never written a "tag" post before, but after seeing llymlrs & zoeldn's recent youtube tag (here & here) I decided that this was the one for me to break that tag virginity. Music is a big part of my life, like most of you, I listen to it every single day, the majority of my best moments of 2014 have been made up of gigs I've been to, and it's something that's so unique to each and every different person. So, to start making my blog a little more personal, here's a few of my favourite (musical) things;

Song you listen to when you're happy? 
 Luna - Bombay Bicycle Club. BBC are just a generally happy kind of band, you can almost skip along to most of their songs, Luna especially. 

Song you listen to when you're sad? 
Gold - Spandeu Ballet. This isn't really when I'm sad, just whenever I'm feeling low, and down. This song just makes me feel like I can do anything.

What song will you have at your wedding? 
I have honestly never given this a thought, and I'm stuck even now. I guess it depends who I marry and what "our" songs turn out to be.

What song do you dance around the house to? 
 Single Ladies - Beyonce. Ofcourse I know the routine.

Song you play on your headphones when you're out and about?
Blank Space - Taylor Swift. Atm, I am totally loving 1989.

Song you listen to when you're angry?
Fast Fuse - Kasabian. Kasabian just make everything better for me, so if I'm in a foul mood, that'll just perk me right up.

Song you'd have at your funeral?
I am the resurrection - Stone Roses. My Dad once said he wants The Specials' 'Enjoy yourself' at his, so I also want that level of positivity and happiness at mine also. What a ridiculous song it would be.

Song that makes you lose your shit at a party?
 Can I say Single Ladies again? because I will drop everything in my hands/arms to break out those moves. 

The last song you listened to?
Cocoon - Catfish & The Bottlemen. banging.

Your karaoke song?
A thousand miles - Vanessa Carlton. HOW White Chicks of me. 

What song do you work out/exercise to?
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Song with the most memories attached?
Misery Business - Paramore. The days of being a 17 year old, Hayley Williams wannabe who got drunk of frosty jack every saturday. ahh, the teenage dream.

Song that makes you cry?
 Wake Up - Arcade Fire. I just think it's such a beautiful song, and I genuinely did cry along to this at Glastonbury earlier this year.

Song you hate the most?
Pompeii - Bastille. Ugh.

Your favourite song of all time?
Baby Love - The Supremes. I don't know why. I just adore this song so much. I have a lot of time for motown music, this song is just timeless to me.


I don't know if this was much insight, but either way I made a spotify playlist to along with it (minus T.swift obvs) let me know it the comments if you decide to do this tag, or if you think I should write more musically based posts in the future at all :)

Chanel x


Saturday, 20 December 2014

TWO STEPS TWICE | OOTD


Two set - Oh My Love
Boots - ASOS
Cardigan - H&M
Hat - River Island (Similar)

How adorable is this two set? It's very autumn, but I love the colours so much I don't really mind. I picked this little baby up from the Clothes show a couple of weekends ago. The Oh My Love stall was one of the first I visited, obviously. I stole this off them for the price of £15! (the shorts alone are £28 online) I am utterly in love with it. I grabbed the boots with ASOS' black friday 20% off deal, they're unbelievably comfortable, they haven't come off my feet.
I do apologise about the quality of the photos, it's a lot harder to shoot outside again with the winter weather and early nights. 

 Chanel x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

LOST SOULS FOREVER | OOTD

Kasabian Jumper - Official Merch
Jeans - Primark
Shirt - Missguided
Scarf - Primark
Shoes - River Island (similar)
Watch - Vivienne Westwood

Today's outfit is a super comfy get up, that is completely dedicated to probably my favourite band, Kasabian. 
Last night was spent at the LG Arena in Birmz, at the Kasabian gig (they were completely unbelievable as usual and I may post a separate blog about it) So as you can imagine, today is spent nursing a slightly sore head, whilst being incredibly tired, so I've thrown this together to get me by. 

I bought the jumper from a Kasabian gig a few years ago, and I don't think they sell it anymore :( 
I found the jeans in primark for about a fiver in the sale, so naturally can no problem cutting them up, although I have made a deadly error in cutting the length too short (even for me) Paired with everyones favourite scarf this season, the faux fur one (£10 from Primark!) I am quite content spending my sunday lounging about in this.

What are your perfect "hangover" ensembles? I find it's very hard to part with pj's on days like this, but unavoidable if you're happen to have a super busy weekend.

Chanel x




Friday, 21 November 2014

PENNY LANE | OOTD

Coat (NastyGal - Ebay win)
Dress (Missguided)
High neck jumper (Primark)
Bag (Asos)
Boots (Missguided)

I've been terribly naughty and neglected my little ol' blog for the past however many months, I've been caught up in all boring stuff like real life. I haven't even had a chance to indulge in some new threads, so this post is largely made up of relatively old-ish stuff. The coat was a recent purchase, I won it on Ebay for thirty squid, it's absolutely gorgeous but already has mulled wine stains on it (whoops - festive accidents) 

I recently wore this outfit, minus the high neck jumper underneath and thick black tights to a Paolo Nutini gig (which I was supposed to blog about..) and I've been wearing the ensemble at least once a week since, a little bit because I adore the look and makes me feel like a throwback queen but mostly because I'm too lazy to come up with new outfit ideas. 

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I have admittedly been stuck in a bit of rut when it comes to blogging lately, and I've never been the most scheduled blogger that stuck to a routine of any sort, but I've definitely struggled a lot with thinking of new and exciting things to put on here, however I am trying, you'll just have to bear with me.
In the mean time however, I'd really appreciate any sort of advice you guys have for this sort of thing, or any opinions on what kind of posts you like to see, let me know in the comments :)

Chanel x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

MEXICO PHOTO DIARY | WEEK 2



Our second week in Cancun came around unbelievably quick (and was over just as soon) 
After having a fun, action packed first week, we decided to chill out a bit more during the second week. Although we still had plenty of energy left for some local sight seeing. Being in Mexico, it felt only right that we paid a visit to one of the seven wonders of the world, Chichen-Itza. I'd say it was worth seeing, however, it is a very long walk around with the tour guide, and incredibly hot. I'm happy to say I saw it, and took in a bit of Mayan history, but I wouldn't be rushing back there if I were to go Mexico again. On the way back from the Mayan ruins, the tour guide took us to a local Cenote, a giant sink hole filled with water, it was gorgeous, but we decided to not take our cameras with us so we have no photos (something we all regret deeply)

During the second week, we also decided it was time to catch up on some partying in Cancun town, so signed up for a bar crawl night with Thomas Cook, that ended in Coco Bongo. If you're gonna go out only once in Cancun, it will be to Coco Bongo. It's a nightclub and show all rolled into one, it's absolutely crazy in there. Well worth it though. 

During our second week, we also took a little boat ride on a catamaran over to Isla Murjeres again. It wasn't something we planned, and we got talked into doing by one of the staff at the hotel, but it was one of the most enjoyable days. Not only did we get to relax on a catamaran over the Caribbean, on the journey to the island, we snorkelled with the fish for a while. Then once we arrived at the island, we had an hour to explore by ourselves. So, we rented a gold buggy and drove around the coast of the island. After having a little bit of lunch on the beach, we headed back to our hotel and managed to get back into our room before a storm hit us. 

Cancun was everything I expected and more. I did once in a lifetime activities, and made plenty of friends on the way. I've had such an amazing holiday this year, I can't even think about what next years holiday will be, and can't imagine how it could possibly top it. 

Chanel x