Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Going Back To Art

Hello sorry for lack of posts, I know I am broken record sorry.. Recently I done painting for my Mums birthday, I thought it make a great gift as my Mum always badgers me about me going back to art, I've not painted to this scale since uni days and that was many moons ago. So what better time to paint, my Mum instantly smiled when she opened it and saw it. Took me some time to do it, I forgot how long the process can be, however this is what I am about, once I put on my shirt, as I have particular one, that's it the artist comes out, focused.

The painting is a metamorphosis, reflection of life, metaphor. My Mum loves butterflies she even has a tattoo of one on her arm. So what better way to illustrate it in a painting, demonstrating changes, growth and beauty.

What do you think of the painting? Would you want me to paint for you?
Be gentle with me, I am some what out of practice painting on canvas, so I am tiny bit rusty.

Medium used for this painting: Acrylic

Monday, 15 October 2012

Autumnal Pleasures

Jacket: Mums
Top: Mums
Jeans: TK Maxx
Boots: Barretts
Handbag: TK Maxx
Nails: Rimmel Pro Celebrity Bash
Rose Ring: Beauty Becca

Sorry not blogged for a bit, life has been more tough than usual lately, once again, pause and take deep breath.. Now back to this post, this outfit I wore for day out shopping and cinema. Luckily the sun was out and took full advantage to enjoy my surroundings. Loughborough is town that holds special part of my heart (not telling you why, that's a secret), it's student town so full of young people, which can make you feel old...

Shopping wise bought couple of bits, cinema saw 'Looper' I won't bore you with my review of it.
And yes those are legs in the background, just your random statues, strutting legs in the park..

Thursday, 4 October 2012

My Five Next Key Pieces For AW12 #NextGuestBlogger

Next is running a competition to win 3 outfits and also opportunity to guest post about your style picks on their Style Secrets Blog.

All you need to do for a chance of winning is to answer one of the following questions in the form of a post on your blog:

1. What are your five key pieces for the AW12 season and why?
2. Androgyny vs. Girly trend- what's your view?
3. What are your favourite catwalk - inspired pieces from Next?

I've chosen to answer question one. Looking through Next's collection selecting pieces, window shopping haha..

What are your five key pieces for the AW12 season and why?

Sketches done by me.

Step Back Cardigan (RRP £18)

This is always must in my wardrobe, good trusty cardigan to keep you warm. Good for laying, I always think  wrapping warm having a cuppa. Cardigan is like comfy walking blanket, comfort, however still being stylish with this, casual or smart, versatile item.

Oversized Sweater (RRP £35)
Animal print, lets have fun and add a statement, bringing instant jazz to an outfit. The great thing about prints like this, it hides our flaws, distracts you from our lumps and bumps. I think everyone should own one piece of animal print, or hint of it, vibrant fun piece. Oversized so even on our fat days or you know the time of the month we can still rock it. 

Tights allows us to still wear shorts, skirts and dresses in the colder weather. Whether its to add pop of colour, pattern or just to keep your pins warm. No need to stop wearing your favourite garments with these bad boys. 

Boots, study, fit for the weather. Keep your feet warm in good solid boots, but still adding element of edginess with the studs, tinge of grudge. Perfect to wear with variety of outfits. 

Handbag handbag how I love you so. What's great about this bag you have two ways carrying it, long strap which for me I love, as I walk with a crutch it can be kind of annoying when the bag keeps slipping off my shoulder, and holding it by hand isn't always practical for me. So long strap is brillant for me, and if your uber stylish can just simply hold by hand. The great thing about this colour bag you can wear it with anything. Also can store all the junk and madness us ladies carry. Beautiful interior inside the bag which for me is bonus. 

Those were my key pieces, hope you like the selection.

I shall keep my finger and toes cross, it be amazing to win.

Are any of these pieces, your key pieces this AW12?

Monday, 1 October 2012

Just Be Silly

So often we are bombarded with perfect pictures, perfect poses, perfect air brush. But what about fun images, silly poses, silly expressions. That's why  it's great we can post goofy pictures on different social platforms. Have fun, chill out a little, not saying act like a child and be silly that way, sometimes it nice seeing people just let their hair down. Let your inner Loopy out ;) just don't go crazy with it, don't want you in hospital or in prison for letting out the wild dangerous side of you- no no no. 

Do you ever post silly/goofy pics of yourself, or find it refreshing when you see not so perfect images?

PS- If you on Instagram, I've finally joined recently my username is loopysos (follow me if you like), I regularly post pics.