Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Good vibes

The lurid orange may be a bit too scenic for some, but when I saw the bold brightness of this babin' Good Vibes surfie bikini top from Motel via the asos site, I had to snap it up. You can treasure trove it over on the Motel Rocks site. The Good Vibes slogan sits well with my beachy auras and orange and pink seem to be my dream team colour crushes this side of forever. I'm hoping no-one minds me carrying my summer spirit through to the Autumnal season, with so many colourful shoots and tropical ideas, it'd be a waste, right? I'm needing to get my AW wardrobe wondrous, but it needs a bit of jazz to it, I can't be casting aside bold brights and pretty prints for just anything. Thank God for pumpkins, those babes are the real deal, orange game? Eye-poppingly good. I got my flamingo from Accessorize, but if you're feeling it, you can grab a similar Inflatable Flamingo Drinks Holder .

One big goal that I really want to see through this winter is giving water-sports another go, preferably surfing. I tried surfing once, when I was sixteen. My class and I went to an outdoorsy centre where we climbed trees and swung on tires and abseiled, then for the second half of the day we engaged in kayaking, canoeing and surfing. There was something dreadfully embarrassing about wearing a wetsuit, yet it was bloody warm which made the sub-zero November air that bit more bearable. The long, winding coach journey to leafy Surrey was oddly satisfying and afterwards we sipped tepid tea and learnt all about setting up your own watersports homeland (like you do). I had aches and sears in my legs afterwards for days and kept falling off the board (sure the instructor was getting a bit pissed off), but it felt satisfying and rewarding. I can still smell the neoprene, the sand and the sea salt casting off the misty waters, and I'm deffo desperate to head back and have another go. Hopefully next time round I'll be a bit more confident than my sixteen year old self, but I bet you anything I'll still fall off that bloody board.... 

Have you been surfing? 
Are you a fan of water-sports? 
I'd love to know your thoughts! 


Flamingo drinks holder: Accessorize, try this


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Motel Rocks: Metallic Rose

I'm still dancing to the disco beat in this jazzy Finn Dress in Metallic Rose Disc Sequin by Motel. The rose pink shade and the shimmery, glittery feel is totally up my street. The sunflower field no longer has any seasonal sunflowers growing there so we brought our own. Flower power is pretty damn important right? I'm also enjoying the uptempo party theme of these Queen of the Dancefloor sunglasses by Rad + Refined, who I discovered (like many other treasure trove stores through the masta-blasta of labels that is asos). You saw my literal eye-candy in this previous post, and the sunglass addiction is definitely getting sweeter and sweeter. I actually want to haul up Rad + Refined. 
 Vibe with me for a moment, let's talk music; I've been totally getting funked up to the Isley Brothers lately. Have you ever heard their stuff? Summer Breeze is probably their most well known song. Graham and I have blasted them all summer long. I honestly think they are the hottest, baddest, souls out there. Their melodies are utterly mesmeric. Soul, funk, rock, quiet storm. I don't know, where the hell did real music go? There's not many songs or artists these days that seem to capture the magic, I find myself frustrated with my own era and turning to, well, to the seventies right now with the Isley's. Footsteps in the dark; we must have played times a mill on repeat. I definitely think the Isley Brother's have given me admiration for music and I love that they've been sampled by numerous artists over the years. Footsteps in the dark; Alicia Key's 'Woman's worth',  Ice Cube's It was a good day, 'Who's that lady'; Kendrick Lemar's 'i', Choosey Lover; Aaliyah did a beautiful cover version and switched it up with an uptempo hip hop beat, 'Living for the love of you'; 2pac, Bury me a G. 

I've always looked up to musicians and actors when it comes to dreams and destinies. I admire them more than most. Truthfully, they inspire me more than anyone ever could in the fashion industry.  Watching a powerful performance, a film that I'm utterly entranced by and listening to melodies of musicians seems to bless me with a freedom of imagination to experiment and power on with fashion and all it beholds. On the fashion tip, I'm rocking my trusty asos primp pointed heels, which you may have seen here. 
 Graham and I are off to the Isle of Wight tomorrow, it's one of our favourites places to go for a nice chilled out holiday and I'm so looking forward to it. We're hoping to seek out  the pink sweet shop which you may have already seen over on my Instagram. I've also been shooting lots of beachy looks (never gonna squeeze summer out of my system), which I can't wait to get up for you guys! 
Are you a Motel Rocks fan?
Have you heard any of the Isley Brother's stuff?
I'd love to know what artists you admire! 

Finn dress in Metallic Rose Disco: Motel Rocks