Friday, 6 March 2015

OOTD // Dark Florals

Hello everyone!

I recently won a competition on Twitter and this gorgeous bag was the prize so I thought I'd style it up and share it with you all!

Now, you know me, I love a bargain!
This bag costs a mere £6.99 so I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of quality. When it arrived I was really pleasantly surprised! It's a sleek looking bag with a patent finish and the size is spot on - not too big that it weighs you down but still has plenty of room for us overpackers!

A pair of blue jeans and a white top is such a classic combination and I think this works really well with the Winter to Spring transition we're currently going through - it's enough to keep you warm with a nod to florals. "Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking."

Also, this is the pink coat that I was talking about in my February Favourites! It's a couple of sizes bigger than I am so it's extra cosy!

Top // Exhibit (thrifted)
Coat // Next (thrifted)
Jeans // Fashion Union
Bag // lessthan10pounds (comp. win)

Well I hope you enjoyed this outfit post and learned that Twitter competitions can actually be won! Get involved in the comments below and tell me what you think. 

Have you ever won something?

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 5 March 2015

20 Things To Be Grateful For // Thursday Thoughts

Hello everyone!

I kinda wanna include more thoughtful posts to my blog. As a human being, I tend to have quite a lot of thoughts so why not document a few! My usual blogging schedule is every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and I have the idea to squeeze in an extra, more thoughtful post some Thursdays. 

Introducing, Thursday Thoughts!

The first in this 'series' is going to be about gratefulness. I firmly believe that in order to attract positive things to us, we have to recognise and be grateful for the things that we already have. Here's a list of 20 things we can all be grateful for, even when things don't seem to be going our way!

1) The fact you can watch 20 minute long compilations of dog vines. Search it.

2) The thing that makes you different.

3) New beginnings.

4) The person who makes you happy.

5) The bargain you just bought.

6) There are more countries you can discover and explore. 

7) The magic of a good book or film.

8) Your passion, whatever it is. Think about it.

9) The ever-flowing wealth of visual inspiration that is Pinterest.

10) Slippers, after wearing heels all night.

11) Being on time for something.

12) Time to reflect. If you don't think you have it, make it.

13) Doughnuts, salads, pizza, strawberries, ice cream; food.

14) Obstacles. You've had to jump a lot of hurdles and dodge a lot of obstacles but they're what are guiding you in the right direction! 

15) Your freedom to create.

16)  Having the confidence to say yes. Or no.

17) That person that listens to you.

18) That outfit you always feel good in. If you haven't found it yet, it's out there! Oh, and there may be more than one!

19) The things that make you laugh everytime.

20) And finally, the fact that you have things you can be grateful for. I think that in itself is something!

So those are just some things you can be grateful for! There is an infinite number of other things too so I'd love you to get involved in the comments below!

What are you grateful for?

Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Beauty Products I Wish Existed // Part 2

Hello everyone!
If you've been reading Thrift O'Clock for a while now, you may recall a post in which I shared some of the beauty products I wish existed. Well, my brain got to thinking and I've thought up some more!

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Serum-loaded hairbrush
So I've been getting a lot more into haircare lately and I can't help but wish something like this existed. I'm imagining something that holds serum inside it and has holes in the bristles to let the serum through to smooth as you brush! Oh, and you can refill it as it runs out! This would be miraculous for us frizzy haired girls. Frizz be gone!

Glitter nail polish remover
We've all been there. You know how pretty a glitter polish can be but you also know it's gonna be a pain in the butt to remove. I'm no chemist but I'm sure there's got to be some kind of chemical that can make it easier to remove glitter! I'm thinking something like facial acid exfoliators but for nails.

Well those are just some of the things I think there's a gap in the market for! I would absolutely love to know what you think - feel free to get involved in the comments below!

What beauty products do you wish existed?

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 2 March 2015

Hello Spring! // Pin-spiration

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Spring! 

Don't you just love that time of year when the Sun starts peeking through the clouds, nature starts coming alive & everything starts getting a lot more bright and colourful? It's the time for new starts! I really wanted to put together a Pinterest board full of Springtime inspiration and share it with you. I hope you enjoy!

spring pinterest pinspiration inspiration fashion food craft easter flowers
all pictures can be sourced from my Pinterest board but the collage was made by me.
There's all sorts of different photos & links in there to get you inspired, whether that be Spring fashion, food, craft ideas or just plain Pinterest prettiness! I'm a Pinterest addict so I'll definitely be adding to it throughout the season. Personally I can't wait to give my bedroom a Springtime makeover!

Be sure to check out the board for all the pin-spiration you could ever want!

Well I hope you enjoyed this little snippet of Springtime inspiration! Feel free to get involved in the comments below and let me know your thoughts!

What's your favourite thing about Spring?

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Weekly Reflect // #25

Hello everyone!

Well would you look at that, we're a quarter of the way to the 100th Weekly Reflect! I never thought when I started this series I'd ever stick to it but I'm very glad I did and I hope you enjoy reading them! 

This one marks the start of March but for now, let's talk about the past week . . .

This week:

  • . . . 'the dress'. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about as the internet was alive with the topic this week! I see it as black and blue & find the whole thing fascinating/hilarious. What colour do you think it is?

    • . . . my health wasn't good at all. I got another set of blood tests taken on Tuesday and saw the doctor again on Friday. He explained these tests were a bit more specialised so results take longer to come back than they usually would. Hopefully at some point next week. It's quite frustrating playing the waiting game but that's all I can really do at the minute!

    • . . . I tried to film a video for my February Favourites twice but neither times worked out. Be it the lighting, my camera batteries running out or being too sick to seem enthusiastic, it just didn't happen. Kinda annoying as I hate leaving my Youtube channel bare but it's just one of those things! I did write a post though which you can read here!

    • . . . I won a Twitter competition! The prize was a gorgeous floral bag from which you'll just have to wait and see because it'll be in an outfit post soon!

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    So that was my week! 
    How was yours?

    Thanks for reading,
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