fantine: (aiw ♣ alice → twirly)
2011-02-16 07:36 pm
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I'm SO excited for the summer!


I was browsing the shops the other day and I think I have my summer essentials picked out:

I've always worn dark frames so these make a refreshing change, and they're the cat eye shape that I like.

I love this hat so much, it's bigger than it looks here and it has a big floppy brim <3 I tried it on and thought I looked cute ^^;;

I've really been into lavendar lately, and I think these are a nice subtle lavendar that will go with most outfits. They're made from the softest leather I think I've ever felt and I love the vintage feel of them.

I also really love Angelic Pretty's newest print, French Cafe. I totally hated it when I first saw it, but it's been growing on me more and more until I must own it! I love how cute and whimsical the print is, and I think it's really versatile and can be used as a regular summer dress too, which is better as it means I'll get more wear out of it. Thankfully it doesn't seem to be a very popular dress, so as I'm skint I'm gonna wait and hopefully snag it cheap from the comm sales or auctions.


My new dream dress ♥


I've also been doing a good amount of thinking, and I'm going to quit uni and move back home once I can. I have plans though: I'm going to do my best for a "regular" job to get some money behind me, and then train to do something so I've always got a career to fall back on. At the moment I'm thinking a hairdresser or a beautician or nail technician or something. That way I can still try aiming for the Disney thing, but I'll have a back up plan (which uni was supposed to have been if it had worked out). But I'm still going to go to Disneyland whenever I feel like and pop down to London for the day to go to loli meets and such. I'm so happy to have my head sorted out, it was driving me mad and I'm now looking forward to the immediate future instead of dreading and fearing it <3
fantine: (aiw ♣ alice → bored)
2010-11-01 12:59 am
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Little Bears Cafe

I told myself I wasn't going to buy any more brand, but I've been pondering this dress for a while and when I saw it was still in stock I just had to have it. And I couldn't resist getting the matching muffler to go with it <3 Blouse, bag and shoes I already own but decided whilst I was on Polyvore I may as well go the whole hog and complete the outfit. The blouse actually matches the bag, bad stock pic.

As well as Halloween, today is also my step brother Ben's birthday. I was supposed to be spending the day with him, but feel so spectacularly crap that I had to cancel and have spent the day mooching around my flat instead (after getting up at 2pm). Because of how I've been feeling, I haven't done anything for Halloween. I've just stayed in watching Film4. So far it's been The Others, a film I've wanted to see and not gotten round to until now, and White Noise, a film I used to love when it came out and am now wondering on earth why XD And now The Innocents is just starting.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for me. And hopefully my new outfit won't take too long to arrive <3 Retail therapy is the best therapy.
fantine: (disney ♔ cinderella → sleepy)
2010-07-22 10:46 pm

Thoughts and ramblings

So apparently I don't even bother to turn up to work anymore. I was due to start work today at 6.45am, and I have to get up a 5am to get ready. I get pretty bad insomnia, and 4am was the last time I looked at the clock before I fell asleep. It was obviously a pretty deep sleep, because I woke up at 7.45am, exactly an hour after I was due to start, I freaked out for all of half a second before I though "Oh fuck it" and didn't bother to do anything. It was supposed to be the first day back after my holiday so I'll just make out I thought I wasn't due back until tomorrow.

I'm super thrilled to be able to say that I've got Milky Planet :D By the time I decided I actually really liked the print in pink reservations were already full so I thought it'd be hopeless. Starry Candy Box were supposed to put some MP stock up at 9pm Pacific today so I opened the site up ready before I left it to go to bed, and saw the skirt was already up. So I nabbed it quick. And it looks like I'm gonna win an auction for the OP too, so yay! :D

Other than that I've just spent the time since my last entry trying to get things together for uni. I'm really confused with the bed though, in the list of things it says I'll have in my room it says "3/4 bed". I don't know what the HELL I'm gonna get bedding for a 3/4 bed that looks half decent enough. I'm struggling to find a suitcase I like too. And I can't find anywhere near me that sells A1 portfolios, except Argos who sell the tackiest looking ones I've ever seen and I really don't want to have to resort to it, it doesn't even have a shoulder strap D: I think I might take a day trip into Sheffield next Friday and see if I have any better luck there. Plus I'll be able to visit the DISNEY STORE! ^^ Happy days.
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2010-05-30 07:41 pm
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paper faces on parade



My Masquerade Theater skirt arrived on Friday, I got dressed up today just so I could wear it <3 I've not loved a print like this in a long time, I really want the JSK in black now too. If you wanna see the whole outfit its on my lookbook :)



I've not been feeling great these past few weeks (due to having had a three week period -_- Nothing to worry about but its still mega uncomfortable and frustrating). But anyway, I cheered myself up by buying this darling My Little Pony. I used to LOVE My Little Pony when I was little (which little girl didn't?!) and for once I actually really like the redesign, she's so cute! She gave me such a trip down memory lane that I wanted to buy a Care Bear too, but they didn't have any :(

Oh and I still don't have any glasses after a full two weeks now, which is just adding to my frustrations. My opticians took my glasses off me to be reglazed last Friday, knowing that they were my only pair and I need them badly, and now they've had them over a week ;_; I'm living in a world of constant migraines. And I've not been able to draw which is frustrating me the most, but I have been practising my digital painting skills so its not all bad. Thankfully I can see digitally by zooming in.

It feels really crazy that its very nearly June already. I say it every year, but this year is passing so quickly!
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2010-04-28 05:42 pm
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Take those dreams and make them all come true

ipod

My new iPod finally arrived! :D 
I had to get the one I wanted direct from Apple because I wanted it in red (my favourite colour) and thats an Apple store exclusive colour, so I thought I might as well get it engraved too. I originally wanted it to say "When your heart is in your dream no request is too extreme" but it was one character too long. ONE! I was so irritated. But when I was listening to my Miley Cyrus CD (hush, I like her!) this line popped out at me and I felt it kept the spirit of the Disney quote so went with it. I'm so happy with it!

And I know I should be saving, but I've been pondering it for a while and decided that I just had to reserve BTSSB's new print, "Masquerade Theater"



I reserved the skirt in the red colourway. I just love it so much and I haven't felt like this over a new print in a long time. It reminds me so much of Phantom of the Opera, thats the main reason I love it ♥ Now I just have to wait ages until I atually get it ><
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2009-12-05 10:02 pm
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the sweet is never as sweet without the sour

I'm SO upset at the moment. My CF card for my DSLR just screwed up and I basically had to format it just to get it to work and I lost a ton of photos I'll never be able to replace. There was a Titanic exhibit I went to and photos of some wild baby seals.

Today I went for a bit of retail therapy to cheer myself up and get some last bits of Christmas shopping done. I bought myself a Moleskine sketchbook, I needed a new little sketchbook for my handbag and thought I'd see what the fuss is about with these overpriced books (I don't mind spending a little extra on art materials though). And I must say I'm impressed, I've already started drawing in it so I might get these sketchbooks all the time now.





I also bought some stud earrings, once my abscess is completely healed (I'm still in the bandage) I'm going to try and see if I can still use the second set of holes I have in my ear lobes. I've not worn anything in them for about 6/7 years or so and more than anything am just curious to see if I still can.

And I saw they sell macaroons in Marks and Spencers at the moment! YUM

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2009-11-30 06:04 pm
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A day of firsts

So tomorrow is a day of firsts. First day of advent, first day at my new job, and first day helping out at my local theatre.

I just took a phone call from my new employer and at the moment I'm feeling really confident about my new job, I hope it will be ok and I'll be able to at least hack it until September (providing I get into uni of course). My boss seems really nice over the phone and fairly easy to talk to, but only time will tell. I feel nervous explaining about my hospital appointment next week and asking for time off when I've just started, but we'll see, I'm only training so I hope it won't be an issue.

And tomorrow I may be helping out at the theatre group I signed up for at front of house. I say may because to be honest it depends how I feel after my day at work as to whether I go or not, I'm still recovering from hospital and am tired so so easily at the moment. But hopefully I'll feel up to it and it will be ok, I'm feeling good about it. And I thought doing something little like front of house gives me a chance to try it out and see if I like the people there before i commit myself to anything big there. I'm excited for any new friends I may make though.

I was thinking in January I'm going to go to the library and see if theres any art evening courses I can take to brush up for uni. Something like life classes would be cool, it just depends if anything is available :/

I'm really nervous about my UCAS application. I really don't know what I'm going to do about a reference, I have no previous employers I can ask for the type of reference UCAS require, I cannot and willnot ask my brand new employer for a reference already after I've only just started, so that kinda leaves me with no one. I've emailed my old college to ask if they can help me, and I'm really hoping they can. They've read it, I'm just waiting for a response now. If I don't get one within a week I shall ring up and ask I don't have much time left now and am freaking out.

And also with regards to my UCAS application, I've lost my GCSE certificates so I've no idea what the exam boards were for each exam. I know my grades, just not the awarding bodies. So I've emailed my old school and am hoping they can tell me that, but they've not even read my email yet. So I'm just incredibly stressed out with the whole UCAS thing at the moment. But I have got the 1st draft of the dreaded personal statement done, so thats something.

I got a reply from Junk Food about my picture. They basically said that because it was on Flickr they assumed it was public domain (WRONG, Flickr clearly state otherwise in their terms of use which I was quick to point out) and then they offered me $1000. Which works out at about £600 so I'm happy. And they invited me to send them more of my work I think they might be interested in using and they pay me properly this time, so that could earn me some pocket money. And if not, hey I just got an extra £600 for hardly doing anything.

I've been doing abit of online retail therapy recently to cheer myself up as I've been feeling blue.

I got a couple of books and comics, A Little Priness on DVD (a film I'd not seen in years and completely love) a cool little Tokidoki bag, and these boots:



Now I am the first person to say that I generally don't like Uggs, especially the way alot of people wear them. But I do like the wooly ones, and when I saw them in this colour I completely fell in love ♥ I really can't wait for them to arrive. And I can't quite believe I spent £100 on a pair of boots, but I already know they'll be worth every penny.

Oh and I sent my Christmas cards out today so hopefully they'll be with you soonish (and be careful when you open them) :)
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2009-10-23 11:36 pm
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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

I updated my LJ layout and profile. Decided on a simple, minimalist look. I really hate writing out profiles, I never know what to say, but I hate to leave it blank, especially as my journal is friends only. I always think it looks abit unfriendly to not write something there when your journal is FO.

This bits pretty image heavy... )