Friday, 31 October 2014

The AUTUMN: Boot Edit

Hey guys, 

Autumn is well underway here in England - the grounds are covered in leaves and the air is crisp. I don't know about you guys but in order for me to combat the harsh weather conditions that may or may not make an appearance in the upcoming months I need a good pair shoes to meander about in. My preference are Boots - I have recently broken a pair of shoes that I was able to walk around in for a good few years. I still can't get over the fact that they have left me. Now, I have taken it upon myself to begin a search for their replacements (a tough shoe to fit). So below I have many pairs of boots that I've found online mainly on Office and Modcloth that can hopefully grant you the inspiration they granted me in my boot search.

Hope you enjoy this post!

Under £100
1. Blind Spot Cut-out Boots - Office - £38
2. Maddox Cut-out Boots - Office - £51
3. Big Bang Chelsea Boots - Office - £48
4. Beeline Chelsea Boots - Office - £70
5. Camden Chunky Chelsea Boots - Office - £42
6. Marissa Boots - Office - £85
7. Urban Boots - Office - £70

Click here to view the Polyvore Set so that shows the links to the websites of each pair!

8. Chill Out Boots - SCHUH - £75
9. Chelsea Crew Boot - MODCLOTH - £62
10. Stride Open Spaces Boot - £50
11. Joys will be Joys Boot - MODCLOTH - £50
12. Boho Desert Disco Bootie - MODCOTH - £30
13. Urban Work out Sleek Bootie - MODCLOTH - £31
14. Military Boots - MODCLOTH - £31

Click here to view the Polyvore Set so that shows the links to the websites of each pair!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post,
All my love,
God bless,

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Hiya loves, 

I recently found this Autumn Tag on Jennie's Blog, check her post and blog out here: Sailor Jennie and within keeping the theme of Autumn and Fall, whatever name you associate this wonderful season with I thought it appropriate to do this.

1. Okay, we're talking coffee. What is your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero?
I have only recently just tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte with Cream from Starbucks which was amazing after the first 3 cups and now, the novelty has worn off a bit. I think I prefer Costa, I love their Gingerbread lattes which they do all year round now but I don't see myself getting sick of them! Costa also have more of a wide range of seasonal drinks to choose from!

2. Accessories - What do you opt for - boots, scarf, gloves?
Boots, scarves, snoods, gloves, hats, jewellery - I go for all of it. Scarves add that awesome cosy element to any outfit and boots enable you to kick the red leaves. Hats are also brilliant for keeping our eyes nice and toasty.

3. Music - What do you love to listen to during the Autumn?
Most likely a Christian album currently listening to For King and Country's Run Wild Live Free Love Strong song, please check them out, they are incredible. Also country music and folk, pop music will also be gracing my ears this autumn.

4. Perfume - what's your favourite scent at this time of the year?
I recently spent £30 on body spray this year from Victoria Secret so Lovespell, Pure Seduction and Pure Seduction Daydream will be my scent until they run out!

5. Candles - which scents will you be burning this season?

One minor downside to living in halls is the fact that I can't burn any candles because SOMEHOW, I don't even know where they got this idea from, it's a "fire hazard". 
If I was to hypothetically burn a candle I would burn Yankee Candles Christmas Memories, yes, Christmas came early to my local Clinton's. I want it so badly! 
6. What do you love most about Autumn?
I love the excuse I can make for curling up in a blanket and being cosy, hot drinks being acceptable after summer finishes and cosy knitwear ooo and toffee apples. 

7. Favourite make up look?
I would have to go with the dark red, cherry or raspberry lip colour with brown, neutral eyeshadows.

8. What are you looking forward to most during this season?

Kicking the leaves and crisp morning air.

I tag you, the wonderful human being reading this :)

Leave a comment below if you ever decide to do this tag too and I would love to read your responses :)
God bless,
All my love,

AUTUMN and Expectations

Autumn is my favourite time of the year and also my favourite season of the year. I don't know whether it's the change in the colour of the leaves from green to a fiery colour palette of orange and red or the crisp, sharp bite of the morning air. 

It's a season of cosiness where summer wardrobes change from tank tops to comfy knit sweaters and bare legs search for 200 denier tights to stick to. It's the time of year where you have to brush the dust off of your favourite winter coat and pull your combat boots out from the inner depths of your closet. It's a season where make-up changes as well, replace your light pink lipstick with a dark, red or raspberry coloured lipstick. It's the time of year where you're allowed to use up all of your dark brown eyeshadow for a smokey effect and it's okay to go big and bold on your eyebrows. Comfiness is key, leggings and snoods are a must have and most importantly smile and be thankful in your comfiness!

An ideal day in Autumn would be for me to wake up engulfed in my bed covers, the condensation remains are left on the windows creating an imprint of tear drops, the air is warm and little movement is made. I wake up and eat breakfast, do reading for my lectures and seminars, complete tasks for seminars and get started on my essays in time for the deadlines. I may even go out for a walk with my friends and kick the autumn leaves away from my path. When the evening arrives I go through my door, kick off my boots and I make myself a smores hot chocolate, open Netlflix and watch Hart of Dixie until I fall asleep to sweet, sweet dreams of Bluebell and thoughts of Autumn.

I literally woke up at 10, got out of bed at 11, did an essay plan for a class, read a few books for my seminars and lectures, didn't finish either of them. Went on Ebay and Amazon looking for phone cases, went on Facebook to arrange meeting times with my friends, ate leftover pizza from last night's movie night with the girls for lunch, sorted out my folders for each module, took down dates of Essay deadlines and in-class tests. All between checking my phone constantly on Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr in my bid to escape from life for a minute or two. The photos above are the photos I came across on Tumblr and Pinterest, I would very much like to be in each of the photos you see before your eyes. Now I sit on my computer chair that spins around but has no wheels, cross-legged covered in a warm blanket, face bare and bun unashamedly hanging off of my head in a very messy manner while my head dreams of a simpler autumn time when I was younger and wishing I was holding 5 toffee apples in each hand.

Like it is with a lot of things, expectations, when they're not met take the fun out of everything and can leave you disappointed and with the feeling of "well, that wasn't supposed to happen" or "well, that wasn't fun at all". For me, Autumn was this cosy, lay in bed reading a book or watching Netflix all day while drinking a hot chocolate in the evening expectation but in reality I'm just doing work and eating leftover pizza.  I wait, every year with the expectation that Autumn is going to live up to all that Tumblr and Pinterest make it to be and it never always works out the way I planned in my head. 

It is important not to dwell on it, but instead love the season you're in with all of your heart and ask the Lord to give you more love in His creation. I encourage you to take note of every blessing you have in your life up until this moment, everything God has blessed you with. Reflect on where your life has taken you so far and rejoice in the path that God has put you on now. Commit all of your plans to the Lord and He will guide and lead you. Don't let expectations disappoint you but be expectant, waiting patiently for God to move.

BIBLE STUDY: Read Philippians 1.

MEMORY VERSE: " And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment]. "
Philippians 1:9 AMP

P.S - Don't get me wrong Autumn still will always be my favourite season, I am just on that journey of learning to love everything God has enabled me to experience and have in my life.