Sunday, 15 March 2015

MOMMY DEAREST


Happy Mothers day to all the mammy's out there.
(If your mother is no longer with you, I'm very sorry and my thoughts are with you on this day)

If you are lucky enough to be able to spend time with your mom today, I hope you are spoiling her as best as you can. I will no doubt be waking my mom up with a cuppa and breakfast in bed, then later enjoying a meal out with her, basically treating her so well that she'll have no choice but to forgive me when she see's that I've published so many retro photographs of her.

So, Mom, I'm not sure publicly embarrassing you will win me any brownie points, or make for an appreciated mothers day gift. But because I haven't quite figured out how to express my deeper feelings for the ones I truly love yet (something I've probably inherited from you), I just wanted to put a post together to show how damn stylish you've been  over the years, because, if there's one person that loves to shop more than I do, it's you. Yes, you are living proof that shopping addictions are hereditary, and that shopoholism is in my blood. 






Mother dearest, you are my world. 

Chanel,
your favourite daughter ;)

(and I'm sorry there isn't a picture here thats less than twenty years old.. you still dress good, gurl)


Saturday, 14 March 2015

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF GIRL POWER



Inbetween International Womens Day last sunday and Mothers Day this sunday, what better way to celebrate girl power than with the two biggest days of celebrating ladies, I thought it was just aswel to post some of my favourite empowering quotes. Feminism is so important, and something I am constantly learning more and more about, and something that is definitely way more important and worthy of blogging about than whatever garms I'm wearing today...

"Conceal your flaws by sucker punching anyone who has the audacity to mention them
Miss Piggy

"This is your daily reminder that Kim Kardashian took a mans betrayal and turned it into a multi million dollar industry" 
Gabby Noone (@twelveoclock)

"Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you're a baddass bitch from hell, and that no one can fuck with you, and then don't let anybody fuck with you" 
 Kate Nash

"... women ARE complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy. But because people are crazy, and women happen to be people"
Tavi Gevinson

"Yeah you like me, you kinda like me, but if I was a guy then I think you'd love me. 
But I'm just a girl, and that's good enough for me"
Kate Nash (conventional girl lyrics)

"There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women"
Madeline Albright

"It really pisses me off that women don't get the same opportunities as med do, or money for that matter, 'cause lets face it, money gives me the power to run the show. It gives me the power to define our values, and define what's sexy and what's feminine, and that's bullshit.
At the end of the day, it's not about equal rights, it's about how we think, we have to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves"
Beyonce

When you’re a girl, you have to be everything. You have to be dope at what you do but you have to be super-sweet. And you have to be sexy and you have to be this and you have to be that and you have to be nice. It’s like, I can’t be all those things at once. I’m a human being.
Nicki Minaj

"Why do people say 'grow some balls'? balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding."
Betty White

"We can't be feminine, and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a fucking feminist and wear a fucking peter pan collar. So fucking what?"
Zooey Deschanel

"Like, why are we waiting for guys to come to us, Ilana? Did Amelia Earhart wait to be asked to fly around the world?
Definitely not.
She asked. And then they said no. But she still did it.
And she died, but she, like, died doing it"
Broad City


I kept this post fairly light, let me know what you thought of this post and if it had any effect on you. Also, if you have any favourite quotes of your own I'd love to hear them!

Chanel x

(images in this post were sourced via google, contact me for individual credit)


Friday, 6 March 2015

SUN AND SHOWER

Striped Top - Topshop
Suede Skirt - ASOS
Shoes - Topshop


I whole heartedly can say, that I am ready for spring/summer 2015. I'm tired of wearing multiple layers, big coats and if I see another pair of opaque tights it will be too soon. Don't get me wrong, I adore the winter, I'm a December baby. But after what feels like an eternity since last summer, I'm ready to laze about in the sun again. And ofcourse, I've gotten myself a pretty snazzy spring wardrobe ready also. I am on that seventies bandwagon, and I do hate to admit that I've fallen for a trend. But I guess I can justify this, as I've always adored the 60s/70s eras, so really, it just makes more items available on the high street to me. 

Chanel x

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


(images in this post were sourced via google, contact me for individual credit)

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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