Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Notting Hill Carnival 2013

Another August bank holiday.. another Notting Hill Carnival to attend to!
This is my third year of going and yet again, I had an amazing time!
The smell of BBQ food and fresh corn on the cob greets you round every side street, mixed with the ever so familiar scent of weed which welcomes you to the world of the carnival. 
Now the little fashionista in me loves looking at what everyone is wearing! Of course there are crazy outfits in the carnival which stand at 10ft high with huge mechanical animals operated by people, but I'm talking about the ones who are watching the carnival! I love getting inspiration from what everyone is wearing and this year did not let me down! From cute floral headbands to high waisted levi shorts and converses, the outfits were lovely!
My friend Sara and I also got photographed for a fashion blog which was cool too!

Now last year I was 18, I had a little to drink but not much as I wasn't really into it. But this year I was with my best friend Sara and we decided to help us get in the spirit of things, we would have a few drinks! Now if I'm honest, I'm quite a goofy/loud/unpredictable person at the best of times, so it only takes me a few drinks to really 'let loose'. And taking into account my weight and height... 2 drinks is enough for me!

Now I attended the Carnival on the 'adults day', which is Monday and the children's day is on the Sunday. Now, let's just say there was a lot more skin on show then I had seen before... and a lot of 'grinding'... ON ME! Haha!
'Oh what fun it was'
I felt like I was the duck from the film 'click' where it keeps being humped by the dog!

Now it doesn't bother me that much as I was dancing along in the parades and getting involved, and no one does anything bad on purpose or maliciously! 
Everyone is drunk/high/loving life and so let's just say, sensible actions go out the window! So if you are thinking of going, just be aware some people can be a bit full on but I had my friends/family there to remove anyone I didn't quite want to be on me :S
It can be slightly intimidating having someone grab you from behind who you don't know, but everyone is just having fun and you are surrounded by so many people nothing bad would happen anyway.
Now I'm not wearing Notting Hill rose tinted glasses, I know dangerous things can happen there so just be very careful - and try and not bring any valuables with you as pick pocketing is very common!

But overall, the day was amazing!
Although being dry humped about 10 X wasn't the highlight (for some people it might) I loved watching everyone having fun and just crazy dancing in the streets! It isn't like anything you've ever been to before and it's definitely an experience that shouldn't be missed! It is what you make it, so go along with a group of mates and just have fun!
Of course if you aren't 18+ then drinking shouldn't be encouraged/allowed and there was swarms of police so don't be naughty! ;)

Love to know if you've been there before and if so let me know what you think of it!
Take care,

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Living My Life!

Left - Playsuit - SheInside, Jacket - Ebay, Bag - Nans
Right - Shirt - New Look, Shorts - Missguided, Jacket - H&M
This is Monty (my dads dog) loving life in the convertible.. this is Sara sleeping in my bed after a long night! She is going to love me for posting this!
I am so excited for it to become autumn/winter...I had to wear snuggly socks in bed the other night as the temperate dropped and I was so EXCITED.

Living my life!

Hello guys! It's been a while since I've posted anything on my blog so I thought I would do a photo based one so I can show you all what I've been up to!
The photographs of my friends and I were all taken when we celebrated my friends birthdays! One of the night's was for my best friend Sara's birthday, and the second night, my friend Nathan's! I love having a boogie and just letting loose on the dance floor ;) 
The dress I am wearing in the top photograph is from Zara which I adore and it was only £22.99 which I thought was an absolute bargain! It fits beautifully and the quality is great.
The morning after the night before... I was feeling fresh as a daisy as I'm not a huge drinker, literally 1 glass of wine and I am merry! Sara, Shane and I got a full English breakfast which was OOO so good.
Then on Sunday I did a practise rehearsal shoot for a bathroom company, and if it everything goes to plan, I'll be working with them again to do more videos which is very exciting!

Now then... I am going to Spain in a few days and I am so excited! But I'm not going to lie... I am a bit anxious about leaving the country for the first time without my family! I'm going to have to be a proper 'grownup' and not rely on my parents to do everything for me! I am going with my best friend Sara and we have the best times together, our friendship is amazing. Sara is like a sister to me and being with her is so easy! We laugh uncontrollable when we are together and make the best out of any situation. 
We are going to have so much fun!

One time we planned to go out for a 'classy dinner' so we got all dressed up nicely and made a real effort... only to find out no trains were running to where we wanted to go so ended up in McDonalds for our 'classy dinner'. The amount of looks we got was hilarious and Sara and I were just falling about laughing at how funny the situation was!

I love her lots and the fact I am going with her is so exciting :D
I am looking forward to seeing different places and meeting new people and just relaxing.

I'm going to be cheesy and dramatic now but I am really going to miss my friends and family! I know it's only 10 days and I'm going to Spain for a holiday and no where dangerous... but still, I live for the people I love and I crave being around them! But I am sure the 10 days will fly by! I cannot wait to get there and jump in the pool. I love, love, LOVE swimming and I think it all comes down to the fact I was obsessed with the little mermaid when I was younger, and every time I swam as a kid, I would pretend I was Arial. As ya do.

I had a driving lesson today and I was so happy because my friends were there and they came out and saw me drive down the road... I am so lucky to have the friends I do and they make me laugh so much! As I was driving... all I could hear was 'she is so grown up now!' and they were pretending to cry.. they are bonkers! If you are wondering, I think the lesson went well and I can't wait for my lesson next week before my holiday!
I am so excited for the next few weeks I am feeling slightly overwhelmed... I could emotionally combust!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to know what your favourite holiday destination has been... or somewhere you'd love to go!
Thank you for reading,
Fay B 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Summer Outfit Lookbook

Dress - Boohoo, belt - Forever21, Shoes - Vans
Shirt - NewLook, Bandeau - New Look, Shorts - ROMWE, Shoes - Converse
Dress - Boohoo, Shoes - Vans
Maxi dress rolled up - Primark, Boots - New Look
Dress - Topshop, Shoes - Vans
Dress - Republic, Shoes - Primark
Shirt - New Look, Shorts - New Look, Shoes - Vans

Playsuit - H&M, Boots - New Look

Hiya guys!
I hope you like the photographs of some outfits Natalie and I picked out for summer!
It was so much fun shooting/photographing for YouTube/Blog so I hope you also enjoyed the post!
I have a youtube lookbook for these outfits - click here to watch!

Let me know which outfit is your favourite and if you have a similar post, link it in the comments as I'd love to see what you're wearing this summer!

Have a great rest of the week!
Lots of love,

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