Saturday, 28 February 2015

FOREVER ALBUMS


Ever find yourself going back to the same albums, time and time again? despite there being thousands of artists I've never given the time of day, I constantly repeat these albums. These are my forever albums, the music that I believe will follow me for the rest of my days. Ultimately it, I guess, it sums up my favourite artists and my music taste.. 


STONE ROSES - STONE ROSES
You're a noone, nowhere washed up baby, who'd look better dead.

FUNERAL - ARCADE FIRE
Children don't grow up, our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.

DEFINITELY MAYBE - OASIS
You and I are gonna live forever

ALRIGHT, STILL - LILY ALLEN
Oh my gosh you must be joking me, if you think that you'll be poking me.

DAYS ARE GONE - HAIM
Never look back, never give up.

WEST RYDER PAUPER LUNATIC ASYLUM - KASABIAN
There's nothing more, it's nothing less, it's all we got, it's happiness

BROTHER - THE BLACK KEYS
There's nothing worse in the world, than payback from a jealous girl.

WHATEVER THE PEOPLE SAY, THATS WHAT I'M NOT
Over there theres friends of mine, what can I say I've known 'em for a long, long time. Though sometimes they might over step the line, but you just cannot get angry in the same way.


What albums do you find yourself going back to all the time? and whats you're all time favourite album? let me know in the comments

Chanel x

Friday, 27 February 2015

MONTLY HIGHLIGHTS - FEBRUARY





With February over within a blink of an eye, this is just a little summary of all the things I've enjoyed this month. This month has been a very quiet month, but non the less, these few things have kept me going;

Valentines Day
I'm not usually one for Valentines, and we don't do anything over the top. Just some mexican grub and obnoxious cocktails. Non the less, it was a nice evening.

Kingsman
The new Colin Firth movie about super slick spies in suits. Despite much hype over the oscar nominated movies, this I can say I enjoyed waaay more than any film about scientists or drummers. Definitely recommend if you haven't seen it yet! You'll be surprised.

Florence & The Machine's return
Flo made her return to music this month with What kind of man, an absolute corker of a tune. It's been four years since her last record and she has been sorely missed from my life. I look forward to seeing her live again soon, hopefully this summer in field in Somerset *crosses everything*

The Oscars
Despite not being overly excited about any of the films nominated this year, I was still buzzing to see what was in store this year, and more importantly, what everyone was wearing. Admittedly, I felt a little let down by some of the choices this year, but my best dressed of the night were Emma Stone, Suki Waterhouse, Margot Robbie and Zendaya.

What were your highlights from this month? Let me know in the comments :)

Chanel x


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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

TEDDY BEAR

Cardigan - Topshop
Boyfriend shirt - missguided (similar)
Dress - ASOS
Boots - ASOS
Necklace - Topshop


Forcing myself out of a rut I've been stuck in lately, I've some how managed to pull this together. The cardigan is from Topshop, my boyfriend laughs at me whenever I wear it and tells me I look like carpet, which may be true but it doesn't make it any less cosy and warm. I've rekindled my love for this dress, which I've had almost two years and have barely worn until I discovered it does actually look great if you shove a shirt or polo neck underneath it, lightbulb moment. I found the boots in the ASOS sale, and I feel so totally cool wearing them, however looking at these photos, they'd probably look so totally cool if my legs weren't so short and stick like, wah wah wah. 

Chanel x

Sunday, 1 February 2015

FEBRUARY WISHLIST

(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

I seem to have caught this 70s revival fever that's going around the blogging world, I've been a massive fan of the 60s/70s style since I was about 15, so I'm definitely excited about this trend, and really feel like it's "me". There are so many great vintage inspired pieces around now, it's hard to not spend my life savings on a whole new wardrobe. But, with pay day well behind me now, I am going to have to make do with a virtual wardrobe instead. I've put together my first wish list, and it's killing me just looking at it. They're a combination of items from Topshop, Missguided and Asos, my top three go-to stores. I already own the burgundy version of the ASOS suede skirt, but the yellow is taunting me. Looking at this collection of wants (#needsimeeds) they just all go so well together, I am going to find it insanely hard not to purchase any of these next time my wages roll in.

Chanel x

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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