007. Eleanor and Park

29 January 2015

Set in 1986, Eleanor and Park tells the story of two misfit teenagers, who find themselves falling in love with mix tapes, comic books and each other. As you may remember, I listed Eleanor and Park as one of my TBR books in Autumn - literally forever ago. I finally got round to finishing it after all this time. Yay me - getting through my TBR pile!

In this novel, Rainbow Rowell truly captures the essence of what it's like to be a teenager, awkwardly fumbling through life and its struggles. One of the things I liked about this book is that it isn't a polished version of reality. It discusses the hardships that both Eleanor and Park face in their everyday lives - without sugar-coating it. It's a story about personal struggles and what its like to fall in love for the first time, that readers of all ages can appreciate. Don't be fooled by it's synopsis either, this novel is not just about romance. That is literally just the surface of this book. I did have one main issue with this book - which I'll discuss down below in the spoilers ...

Wardrobe Essentials for just £50!

26 January 2015

As a teenager whenever I went shopping, I would always pick out items that caught my eye - weather it would be an adorable dress, a graphic tee or a pair of faded jeans. My shopping habits were always so spontaneous. I never really took the time to build up the essential items of my wardrobe. So as I was flicking through my closet the other day - filled with patterned and stylised clothes - I realised how very little simplistic pieces I had. Clothes that I could pair up with almost anything and everything. I decided I was in much need need of a shopping trip - going back to basics. After all every girl needs their essentials, don't they? 

Stretch-Knit Tank, Forever 21, £3.00 / Classic V-Neck Tee, Forever 21, £3.00 / Navy Utility Shirt, New Look £12.99 
Grey Basic Crew Neck Cardigan, New Look, £9.99 / Jersey Leggings, H&M, £5.99 
Basic Brown Pumps, New Look, £7.99 / Satchel, Primark, £8.00 

So tell me, what are your fashion essentials or must haves?

The Skeletons of my Book Shelf

22 January 2015

If you know anything about me by now, you know I love to read. Reading is one of my favourite past times. But here's something you probably don't know, something that I am thoroughly ashamed of. I have abandoned so many series half way. It was never intentional of course. Because of university deadlines or long waits between book releases, I somehow put these sagas on hold - never to return to them again. But that is going to change. My aim for this year is to finally finish these books after all this time! So without further ado, let's see the skeletons of my book closet ...

The Survival Guide to Book Signings For Newbies

19 January 2015

I remember when I booked my place to see Cassandra Clare - the creator of The Mortal Instruments series - at Waterstones almost four year ago. I was absolutely excited, and yet terribly nervous. I had never been to a book signing before in my life, so I had no idea what to expect or even what to do. Looking back now - after attending roughly five book signings- I really don't know why I was nervous to begin with! So for all of you newcomers, here are some pointers of advice to help you get started!

A Year Of Happy: A Letter to Myself

15 January 2015

This year I've decided to participate in something pretty awesome! My lovely friends over at Allison Leighann  and October June decided to create a wonderful tag for the year, called A Year Of Happy, where every month on the 15th you're given a task to complete - which just inspires joy and happiness throughout the year. It's ever so thoughtful and optimistic, that I just had to participate! This month's task is to ...

" Write a love letter to yourself. Write all the reasons you're awesome, write down your hopes and dreams for the year ahead, any resolutions, heck, write what you had for  lunch. Share why you're grateful for 2014 and what you want to achieve in 2015. Share whatever you want - it's your letter."
So without further ado, here is my letter to myself. I hope you enjoy!

10 Questions Tag: Get to know me!

12 January 2015

So today, I'm going to do something a little out of ordinary. I was tagged by the lovely Britney from HerStyle Media to do this tag called 10 Questions, where I just basically answer questions about myself. Then, I tag 5 other people to do the same with a set new of questions created by me. So let's get started!

Upcoming Films to look forward to in 2015!

9 January 2015

It's a new year, and you know what that means ... so many new films to look forward to! From blockbuster squeals to stand alones films, there is something for everyone. So sit back, relax and put those January blues aside, and see if any of these soon-to-be-released films catch your interest.

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