Monday, March 25, 2013

H&M Conscious Collection

H&M's spring wear arrived in my nearest store at the beginning of this week, and I'm glad to announce that a large part of that is H&M Conscious.
Nature inspired, greens and blues feature heavily in this new range, along with lots of flowery, vine-y prints. This fits in perfectly with the message H&M are trying to put across - be conscious! The garments in the Conscious range are made of sustainable fibres, often 100% recycled, and when you're finished with them, you can hand them back to H&M to recycle (and receive a voucher for your troubles!)

The cuts are much more natural also, with lots of flowing necklines and less skintight trousers. Prints and patterns have headed back to the ancient times, with Aztec and animal prints featuring in both their original and colour overdosed forms!

I don't know about you, but the shoe and accessory department also just grew massively! The trend forecasters were right too - you can see Japanese street style seeping through in the platform canvas pumps, chunky heels and studs EVERYWHERE. Personally I'm more of the dainty type, so I think I'll be sticking with the boyfriend cardigans and striped trousers rather than trading in for leather jackets and four-inch platforms!

But while it might not be for me, I still think its a great style that a lot of people can get into!

This season, fashions changed really quickly, from pretty to punk in a few mere weeks, and I'm proud of H&M for taking action in the right direction and becoming Conscious of their actions (and producing an amazing spring collection!)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Massive sale in Hollister!

While Hollister is probably one of my favourite stores, I also find it a little pricey.
But there's good news! I walked in and 25% off signs are everywhere! Go crazy!
(Plus, its all their new spring collection!!)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This green skirt...

... Is green!
... Is not actually denim, but very stretchy and a very good imitation.
... Is from H&M.
... Was only £2 in the sale!!!
... Has pockets! The only thing I dislike about skirts and dresses is the lack of pockets, this skirt is perfect for me as it has pockets!
... Will be perfect for spring and summer
... Would look great with a tucked in baggy vest top or shirt, or a long chunky knit sweater.
... Fits in perfectly with all the eye-popping colours you can see on the high street.
... Makes me very happy with my purchase today!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Red Nose Day: I hope you're watching!

Fred, my dinoseasour (get it?!) and I are busy watching comic relief!
I hope you are watching and donating, if you're not, go watch!! Donate!!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

6 ways to entertain yourself at 34003 ft

I'm at 34003 feet, high above the ground, soaring through the clouds just below the tip of Greenland. Well, I won't be when I post this, because funnily enough, the fluffy white clouds outside don't emit wifi (like some clouds do.)

I'm heading for Houston, which means that yes, I am on a 9 hour 16 minute flight. I've already watched Lincoln (was it just me that didn't know he got assassinated???) and I'm just a little bit bored.

So to solve all of your problems when you are in a similar situation - 5 hours 55 minutes left, wifi-less and trapped in a small metal blob that's higher than you can jump - I'm giving you a six-point-(partially serious) guide to survive.

Entertainment Idea #1
Write loads of random things. Bring a notebook, or I use the notes app on my iPod, and I'm sitting here blogging. Great waste of time! But I write clothes lists and design ideas and stories and bucket lists and post ideas and hit lists. Just kidding about that last one! You get the idea. A notebook and pen brings you endless freedom of expression! A great idea that my friend Camilla Fabbri over at was to use it as a medium for conversation - she and her daughter spoke not a word on a plane journey - but wrote it all down! Unique or what!?

Entertainment Idea #2
Plan your trip. If you're on a plane, it's quite likely you're going somewhere (duh!) and a few hours in limbo is the right time to look up different places, write down trip ideas etc. This can be kind of tricky without Internet so guidebooks are good.

Entertainment Idea #3
Sleep. Just kidding! I can't sleep on planes, nor in cars or on trains, and I don't expect anybody else to. Sleep isn't the most interesting activity either, is it?
A book, iPod/MP3/Sound thing and a bag of food are truly the essentials.

Speaking of food, I have a Starbucks falafel tray in my bag! I totally forgot! Designed to replace the food served which is, lets face it, freeze dried and designed for survival not pleasure.
I consider eating that food a skill that requires a very high pain threshold!

Entertainment Idea #4
Here would be a good place to insert 'paint nails awesomely.'
In hindsight, have you ever tried painting your nails in a shut room? If you have you'll know that the fumes are instant and strong. My mom is always coming into my room and being like 'are you trying to gas yourself???'
So I think, stick to paint-free nails so that you don't gas out the plane, have everyone hate you and you and your nail varnish end up on a 34002 foot drop back to earth!

*giant bare foot appears next to elbow*
*stares at foot until it disappears*
That was weird. Sorry 'bout that!

Back to...
Entertainment Idea #5
Knit. I think, think, that you are allowed knitting needles in the air. Bring a few balls of wool and enjoy! Personally, the thicker the wool the better - I just don't have the patience for fine knitting. It also shows up all of my (many) mistakes. Chunky knit is a little less granny ish, more forgiving and goes quicker. And if your needles get confiscated by customs, it's much better for finger knitting!

Entertainment Idea #6
Irritate other people. Have a contest with you sibling or friend to see how many times you can find useless reasons to call the air stewards, balance things on the person in front's head or see how long you can stand on your chair for before you get told off! And remember - NOTHING to do with me!

So that filled exactly an hour - only 4 hours 55 minutes left!

Wish me luck catching my connection to Miami (our flight was delayed by 45 minutes) and I might be a little absent for a week or so.


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