Saturday, 17 March 2018

To Spring

     Spring is a time of renewal. A time of rebirth, of reincarnation. It is the season of change and fresh starts. A season when life springs back into the world, and joy and energy burst forth in ourselves. We spring clean for a reason; to start over, to refresh ourselves, and prepare for new beginnings.

Spring flowers in bloom

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Another Year Older | 24

     Last week I turned 24, and I now definitely have to say I'm in my mid-twenties, and I'm definitely considered an adult by the rest of the world. I mean, I've been an 'adult' for several years now, but there's a certain amount of leeway given to folks in their early twenties; the older you get, the more people expect you to have your shit figured out. I'm still working on that one.

Birthday cupcake with candle

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Outfit - Poor Unfortunate Souls

     Turning to a more villainous character for my inspiration this week, with this look being based on Ursula, from 'The Little Mermaid'. The villains may actually prove to be easier to style for me, since I typically wear darker colours more similar to their palettes. Ursula is a prime example, with her purple skin and black tentacles, which I've used a purple top and black leggings to mimic. I liked the leather look of the leggings to echo her slippery, scaly tentacles, but I also mixed and matched by experimenting with the skirt on top for a floaty, underwater effect. I didn't have a necklace quite like her seashell, but I thought this moonstone heart was the right colour, and the heart shape could be appropriate since she tries to capture Prince Eric's heart. The earrings are big and bold, which seemed like the right style for her, and I tried to get some volume in my hair to mimic hers (I suck at doing hair by the way). And of course, I had to finish it with some shimmery purple eyeshadow, and a bold red lip.

Ursula Disneybound outfit of purple lace sleeve top, black leather effect leggings, and black ankle boots

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Great Historic Scottish Women | International Women's Day

     In celebration of today being International Women's Day, I'm sharing some of the greatest women from throughout Scottish history. I learned a lot while researching this post, as much of my knowledge of history prior to this (as a result of my current job, in a tour company) seemed to involve mainly male figures, including heroes, kings, inventors, thinkers, and more, so it was definitely good to read about some of the important women that have shaped and influenced the country. There are probably many more not on my list, but I've just picked out some of my favourites that I learned about.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Grey | Colour

It's solemn and bleak and austere. It's quiet and moody and sad. It's formal and conservative and neutral.

Grey raining street scene
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