So since my last video I realised that feeling sorry was going to do nothing at all. Sitting in my room and shutting the world out was only going to make myself worse with everything that was going on in my life. On one of my days off from work I set a day to rebuild myself back up, so that was planning things with people I lost contact with, talking to myself in the mirror (which sounds utterly crazy) but it made me realise that I’m my worst enemy and only I can bring myself back to the person I used to be. Smile by smile I was determined to get myself back to the Quirkycurlsfashion I was back when I first started this blog and when I first started YouTube. Yes, I may have lost people from my life but it was time to show the world that even when I get knocked back I can come back fighting. Realising I had so many amazing people surrounding me, a really good job and the potential to move out soon made me think why am I down? I have everything around me and I need to make sure I know what I want from now on. I need to set myself goals and really get my creative juices flowing. I’m really excited in this video for what’s coming….
With the amount of roll necks I own I thought it was fitting to do a video on How I style turtle necks/roll necks whatever you want to call them. I have a good 11/12 and I love every single one. I just love how sophisticated they make an outfit and that they are so easy to layer over. I have one in nearly every colour. I’m on the look out for a green one as this is pretty much the only colour I don’t own. In my video I’ve done 5 outfits that are casual and 2 that are more formal looking. Click the image below to see a bigger picture of the outfits.
My favourite outfit has to be number 4 and number 5. I adore my tartan kimono along with my black Topman ribbed roll neck teamed up with my big wide brim fedora hat. Outfit number 5 has to be my go to outfit. It’s so easy to wear and just so me. My rust coloured roll neck ties this whole look together.
Which is your favourite?
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.
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 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 ♥
So it’s that time of the month again where I show all you lovely followers out there what I’ve been buying this month. I have to say this month I have definitely got myself Autumn and Winter ready! I’ve also added a sneak peek at a piece of my Halloween costume for my Fashion Halloween photoshoot I want to do.
With Autumn well and truly here, it’s time to dig out the Autumn and Winter clothes. While shopping in Merry Hill, Dudley I found these amazing Denim dungarees that are girls yes from Topshop which I knew had my name written all over it. I’ve been looking for the perfect black denim dungarees for a year or two now. However, I nearly didn’t get them because of buying a size too big and also not looking at the label as it was a maternity dungarees! So I took it back and purchased a size 8 and made sure it wasn’t a maternity dungarees this time. Across the way was a beautiful red roll neck which I knew would go perfectly with the dungarees. Finishing the whole look with New Look men’s Chelsea Boots perfect for the winter months ahead and my Wide brim fedora for H&M. So I’ve done an outfit showcase for this look but will need to upload as soon as I come back from work later today.
So this month I kinda went a little crazy with buying clothes. With everyone having summer sales and my work giving us a bonus I thought what the hell… why not eh? So this video shows just to the extent of what I have purchased this month……
So today I spent the day with the lovely Tom, we went for a Starbucks and did a little window shopping. In Starbucks the lady behind the till asked us what we wanted on our cups and I said just put anything and she came up with “Lukie Boy, love your hat” which was a nice touch! I had a refreshing coffee cooler while Tom had a lime refresher. After spending a few hours in Starbucks we went for a little stroll into the town centre and went window shopping. Tom tried on a really nautical and lovely outfit from River Island which sparked a selfie of us both with our outfits. The only thing I purchased from the shopping centre was my Acqua Di Gio, Giorgio Armani aftershave which is beautiful. It smells so good, I keep smelling myself because it smells so good. After a stroll around when decided to take a few photos showcasing our outfits and did some selfies together. Which then lead onto our outfit showcase video….. enjoy!