Happy Easter to everyone and anyone who reads my blog. I hope you have an eggcellent day eating chocolate and not doing anything. I’m getting super egg-cited about the next upcoming months, I have so many great ideas that I can’t wait to share ♥
So with Spring in full swing, I thought it was best to have a major Spring Clean on everything. That includes my wardrobe, car, bedroom, social media sites and just within myself. I’ve always gone by the saying tidy surroundings, tidy mind. There is no better way than to get rid of things you don’t wear anymore, cleaning the mess of your bedroom and car to start fresh for the new season. With new starts comes with cutting ties from bad vibes and just negativity and that’s what I plan to do from now on. I want to go through life without thinking negatively or anybody impacting me with their negativity.
With this Spring clean comes organisation also. I talked in one of my YouTube videos about getting a chalkboard and writing down when I am able to do things. In Luke fashion it didn’t happen so I’m determined to get one now and then schedule when I can do things around working. I work full-time and it’s so hard to fit things around as well as see my friends and boyfriend. However, I do have a 2 week holiday from work coming up from the 10th of April so expect a lot of blogging and YouTube videos. I also have lots planned during that holiday like going to Cardiff with my lovely friend Tom. I really can’t wait!
For my wardrobe clear out I’m putting things on Depop, my profile is @lewkeisthename
I have some awesome ideas for videos and photo shoots as well as an image change for myself if I pluck up enough courage to do it! I’m excited for the next few months ahead!
So this weekend was my birthday (March the 19th) here is what I got up to for my birthday…
So on Friday evening my boyfriend, Tom came over for my birthday weekend extravaganza. We went to Manchester on my actual birthday and spent a lot of money on clothes we probably didn’t need. Arguing over who gets what and Tom even buying a few things I already had! I’m going to do a haul video on my weekend off to showcase what I’ve purchased and my birthday present I got also. On the evening of my birthday, Tom myself and my siblings went out for a lovely meal. It really was lovely as it’s something my siblings and I have never done together.
So it’s been a while since I last did a haul showcase. With Christmas you don’t really get much to spend on yourself but that’s the beauty of January. December is all about giving and making other people feel special. January is all about the sales and spending that extra on yourself. I thought I had purchased a lot more than what I had in this video but clearly not. However the pieces I’ve purchased I really love.
I’ve also not really wrote about meeting a guy. So I will do so now. I’ve met a guy, his name is Tom and we’ve been seeing each other for a while now. He’s seriously made me smile from date one back in the beginning of December, meeting half way in Cannock in a little restaurant was the first among many dates, many smiles and many butterflies.Our second date consisted of us meeting in Cannock again for a walk in Cannock Chase (Massive woodland) We sat upon a log for hours under my umbrella shielding us from the torrential rain that was coming down. We talked about random things and this was where I felt so much closer to him and instantly I knew I was going to fall for him. We then went for food and talked even more. I just couldn’t wait to see him again. Our 3rd date consisted of a hotel stay and my gosh was it amazing. Food and more talking it was just the perfect 3rd date.
So it’s 2016 and I want to really take my fashion blogging and YouTube more seriously. So from now on I vow to write at least 2-4 blog posts a week and 1 video on YouTube.
I talk about it in this video as well as what I got up to on New Year and a very special announcement ♥
With New Years Eve just around the corner, I came stuck as to what to wear for this amazing night. I’m venturing out of little old Shropshire and venturing down to the big city of London. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, go watch the fireworks in the capital city. Every year has been the same where I planned to do it and nothing followed through. This year I was making sure my best friends and I were going. We booked a hotel (The hotel we stayed at in my previous London Vlog video “Linked Here“) Making our way down to London at 3:45 pm and then once we have arrived we shall go for a food to obviously line our stomachs ready for the large alcohol intake we are about to induce. After this, we shall return to the hotel and start preparations for the event. We shall arrive at our designated spot of watching the fireworks at around 8-9ish. I will make sure I film most of our night so you guys get to see what we get up to. We also plan some fun games back at the hotel too so you may see those. However back to my main point, I have chosen 4 outfits which I really love but I need your help to choose which one you’d like to see me wear. I have photographs of each and then a YouTube video also. Take a look and see which ones you like too.
So this time of the year we’re all busy buying gifts for other people and for me that’s what I enjoy the most. The art of giving someone you love a gift that they will hopefully love. Wrapping them is an art form in itself, for many years I have gone down the brown paper and ribbons or string route and I think that they just look perfectly vintage and timeless at the same time. But while you’re busy buying for other people don’t forget to “TREAT YO SELF” as there are some amazing bargains out there around this time of the year. Which is why I purchased my new ASOS camel coat. It’s a longer coat than I would normally have and it doesn’t have a collar. I instantly fell in love with it. It’s something different and new, which is what I’m all about. Talking about presents, I got gifted something from ASOS too. Being an ASOS insider I get unprecedented access to all things ASOS. which means a few presents every now and again. So when I saw the big shiny envelope sat on my bed when I got home on Monday, I couldn’t wait to find out what was inside. When I opened it and saw my picture on what appeared to be a mock-up magazine for ASOS, I squealed and thought to myself this is why I have a fashion blog and YouTube. I want to get my face out there and inspire people to think differently about fashion. It was such a lovely gift and I love it so much!
So after the disaster of not having enough lights for our monster tree, I went and purchased some more lights to make sure our tree shone like the brightest star. With the help of my mom, who hobbles into shot half way through we make sure Christmas is full in force at the Heywood househould.
Okay, okay it’s only cancelled till Wednesday! But let’s take you back to the start of my day. It’s Sunday, December the 6th, I awoke feeling super Christmassy and it was such excitement I realised my parents are getting the tree on this day. I started the day by getting into one of my favourite Christmas jumpers and completely decked myself in Christmas things. My deer antlers made an appearance too. After dancing around my room for a good 2 hours to Christmas songs, I decided to sit down and write my family’s Christmas cards. Any sort of greeting card to me is a way of showing emotion and affection and this is where I pour my heart out. After writing my Christmas cards, my parents arrived with the Christmas tree. My grandad has many Christmas trees that he’s planted over his time living at his house and most years (depending on what my mom wants that year) we have a tree that my grandad has grown himself. So this year my mom was super picky and wanted the top of the 20ft tree. After chopping it down and trying to get it in the house, the tree is still very much touching the ceiling. As I start to decorate I look a the boxes of decorations we have and realise this isn’t going to work. We don’t have enough lights nor do we have enough decorations. So I have to wait till Wednesday to actually decorate the tree when I have half a day at work so I can also record my beautiful performance. But anyway here’s the video of what I thought was going to be decorating the Christmas tree….
So November 29th I went and saw Marina and The Diamonds with the lovely Tom and she was actually out of this world. Marina is someone I’ve wanted to see for a long time, Since her first album ‘The Family Jewels’. I was given the opportunity to go her last tour, but I was too ill to go which was really upsetting as I’ve wanted to see her since the beginning. So when I saw that she was going to Birmingham there was no stopping me from going this time regardless of what happens!
I drove myself and Tom to Birmingham which in it self was a mission. An hour and a half drive later we arrived 5 minutes before the doors were meant to open. However we started to queue up and 6 o’clock passed and so did 6:30. Standing in the rain in just my dungarees, a white jumper, a blanket scarf over my head to keep me from getting wet and my iconic love heart on my cheek, I was freezing. But I wasn’t going to let the rain dampen my mood. 7 o’clock turned and the doors finally opened and I was so so so excited to see Marina. 8.30 was when Marina came onto the stage and in that instant I overcame with happiness and sheer emotion. I’ve never had this emotion of being so excited and wanting to burst out in tears. I was in the same room as the woman who has given me joy with her music for so many years.
The gig was set into 3 acts as Marina has 3 albums.
The Family Jewels.
Electra heart will always be my favourite era of Marina’s, I just love the pop synth and electro all mashed into one. The visuals for this era too were like a dream come true for somebody who is creative like myself, I love that she embodied a character for this era and played out the death of her when she finally found out who she really was. Froot comes next with its unusual sounding and juxtaposition meanings towards the songs. All in all Marina is just an amazing songwriter and a mastermind when it comes to the visual side of her albums.
Even though I had to be up for work at 5 o’clock the next day and I didn’t get in till nearly 1 o’clock I had the most amazing time ever. I for sure want to go see her again and try to get even closer than I did this time. THANK YOU MARINA ♥