Thursday, 3 April 2014

It's not you, it's me.

Dear readers,

I'm sorry to tell you, that this is the end.

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I've talked about this, I've made jokes and I've not always been very nice about it - but this time it's for real. Colours and Curves is coming to an end. There's been quite a long break in posts really, so you all probably sensed this was coming. I have numerous reasons, many of which I'd love to tell you but it would sound far too negative and I don't want to end this part of my life negatively.

I'm proud of what we've built together here, it's just time to end it. It's been an interesting four years, we've come a long way and I say we deliberately, because I would not have done any of this without you.

But hope, I've started a new project. Enter, 'An Organised Chaos.' Content is scheduled to go live on Saturday morning, if you'd all do me the greatest favour of jumping over there and following my new space for rambling. My first post over there explains the reason for this ending much better than this one does, if you're really needing closure you'll get it there. Geez, this is all a bit dramatic isn't it?

I'm excited about my new project and I'm hoping you'll join me there.


Friday, 28 February 2014

Stripes, florals and lion heads.

Hello darlings! Have you missed me? I've missed you. The break was needed though but I am very pleased to announce that I handed in my dissertation on Wednesday! As I was studying fashion blogging and magazines I was thinking about you all when I was gone. Taking a break from blogging has actually been really good for me, I down-sized my blog reading list and now have a favourites section on Bloglovin' which has made me read much more thoroughly; the fact that I actually missed blogging pleased me, I'm definitely going to throw myself into it much more.

To be totally honest, I've been wearing pyjamas for the past month pretty much. There's been a few fantastic outfits that I missed photographing so I'll just have to re-wear them at some point and actually get them online. To celebrate our dissertations being handed in, me and my housemate did a lot of shopping on Wednesday and a lot of cake eating. It was wonderful. In fact it was nice to actually get dressed  properly again. 

So what else have you missed? Well I had a quick day-trip to London to see my mum and did a lot of museum walking and Chinese-food eating (China town is pretty much the happiest place in the world). Jay's parents came to Bournemouth for the weekend and there was a lot of walking and more food involved. Jay's been keeping me calm in the writing process, meaning there's been quite a few glasses of wine around. 

I'm having a brief affair with stripes and florals at the moment, I bought this t-shirt as a bit of an impulse buy because it was £2.50 in a charity shop and I've worn it loads already, it's such a good layering piece. I always think you have to be a little careful with stripes as a busty girl, but to be totally honest, at a certain point I just stopped caring. Also, how wonderfully horrendous is this lion necklace? My housemates all hate it, but once again, I don't care. My jewellery box is full of tackiness, I see no reason to stop now. Whilst I've been gone I've also recently been getting into lip-liner and bendy rollers. Not at the same time. I bought a set of rollers for 99p the other day in an attempt to stop using heat on my hair, I took a pledge about last year to get my hair into much better shape as it was in horrendous condition. But a year on after no hair dye and much fewer washes and it's getting there.

Also, how excited are we all that The Great British Sewing Bee is back? Very? Good. 

Skirt - Ebay
Top - M&S via Charity Shop
Belt - Vintage
Necklace - Miss Selfridge Sale
Bag - Charity Shop
Boots - Rocket Dog


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Pink, pink and more pink.

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When I walked back in to the house today my house-mate turned to me and said 'you're incredibly pink today.' That isn't particularly witty or interesting, but it is incredibly true so I thought I'd include it. I am incredibly lucky that I found the time to even take these photos today, life is insane - but you probably already know that if you've read any of my past few posts. My dissertation is due in, in a mere six weeks. Which is quite frankly terrifying. I feel like I'm writing constantly and writing nonsense more importantly. Hopefully it will all work out. I mean, it will. I know it will, because it has to. But it's getting me down. Ah, January blues. So I decided to wear a lot of pink today to cheer myself up. 

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Pink is a happy colour. I'm hoping it's happy enough that you'll forgive me for my unintentional blog break. I have bad news, I might be taking a slightly intentional break instead. I am living an incredibly hectic life right now so I know my blogging schedule is going to fall apart. I love my blog, I love all of you readers but it can't come before my degree. I apologise.

I went away for the weekend just gone with my church's student group to the Purbecks, it was wonderful. Our student group started with just four of us when I started first year and during the first meeting I was looking around and there were nearly thirty people in the room. It was  incredible to see and also slightly overwhelming at the same time. I'm a slight introvert at heart, I denied it for years but it takes a lot of my energy to be around that many people. Luckily I got a chance to take myself away every now and then and do a lot of reading. I started reading Sarah Bessey's - Jesus Feminist which is pure perfection, I'd highly recommend it to any woman in church and then I'd highly recommend it that you'd make the men in your life read it too. When I find the audio book version I'm going to persuade Jay into listening to it. Amongst all the reading and the wonderful people we got to see some incredible natural sights. If you are ever in that area take a chance to walk as much as you can, there's some incredible things to see.

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Dress - Boohoo via charity shop
Coat - Marks and Spencer via charity shop
Belt - Charity Shop
Boots - Rocketdog
Necklace - H&M
Hat - Marks and Spencer
Bag - Select