Friday, January 29, 2010

aspire style

This post is purely born out of absolute boredom although the contents mentioned in this post deserve more recognition than that of an unknown blog. The cute little boutique I'll be talking about today is called Aspire and you can shop them here. I've been lucky to be shown the shop by a friend and we spent a good part of the day in there, falling in love with everything. And at home, I have spent the best part of an hour, on several occasions, drooling over my keyboard. In the end, I have chosen my five favorite pieces shown below.
Dandy Purse - £21.95
Compact Mirror with Vintage Stamp design - £8.95
Tin Birds - £3.95
Yumi Kate lace dress - £55.00
Lavish shopper - £45.00

The best part of all is that everything on the website is very reasonably priced - especially for a boutique. The quality is exceptional and the designs are like no other. The shop is beautifully presented too: fine lace mats, shiny mirrors that hold the jewels so carefully, vintage tables and a eye-catching window display. If you're ever in Warwick, Stratford or Oxford, be sure to pay them a visit!

For a school-girl, that's me, who was kinda brought up to save money rather than spending it; a £22 purse is a little out of my league. But I'm determined to treat myself (if I've done well in my exams) with the perfect purse - it has so many compartments! - which, no doubt, will last me til it's worn out (which, no doubt, I will let it ever be worn out).

Alright, that it is all.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

if there's one thing I've learnt about love...

I've learnt it the hard way.

Love shouldn't be a lightly used word yet I am using it and possibly you say, lightly. But truth to be told, teenage crushes can be pretty powerful too. I met this guy; we see each other every week. Despite not speaking very much, I always looked forward to seeing him - perhaps this time we'll speak one more sentence than the last time. We never did; I was too shy to start a conversation and he, oblivious to my silent eagerness. I thought I had all the time in the world to get to know him. Today, I found out he quit the class. I won't say "I will never see him again" because I might but I will never get a chance as good as the ones I had.

And the moral of the story is: if you like someone, be brave and go for it damn it! There isn't time to linger and hide behind shyness because one day, that person won't be available anymore.

Like I said my first entry, I can't afford designer nor even high end high street. But here, if you're interested, are my outfit details (head to toe)...

Scarf: Pashmina / Grey cardigan: New Look / Striped top & Skirt: Hand-me-down from cousin / Tights: Sainsbury's / Shoes: Select

Paris, sailor, strips, lace is in baby. Some advice? Don't buy anything that you can't wear after the craze has gone.

Friday, January 22, 2010

this is my gadget wish list

I don't consider myself as a materialistic person - but perhaps I am more materialistic than I think. I, love the excitement of buying new clothes; the feel of new gadgets sitting in your hands and the smell of new books as the pages turn.

Here is my very demanding and hence, wish list.

  • GHD straighteners
  • Ipod Touch
  • Olympus Pen Camera - if you don't know what this is, omg, it's amazing! Google it. Compact, vintage, but works like a big camera all in one.
  • Mac Book/Net Book - I have a laptop but I really want a more compact and stylish one.

And oh look, what's the trend for this season: nautical pieces.

Although I have a love for sailor-style despite not really owning any pieces falling into that style, I choose not to buy anything like it this season because I hate whirling into a tornado of trend-followers. If you don't want to be out of fashion, then never be in fashion.

Monday, January 18, 2010


I've always been doing well in school; to the extent where my family and friends have so much belief in me that I will do well and better than others in my exams. Yet I have never enjoyed their attention when they offer it to me, "I bet you got A*" or "You probably did amazing!" or "If that's what you got, then it must be right". They don't seem to question, at all, that the reason I worry so much about exams is because I do not perceive myself as able as they do. Sometimes their comments fuel me to be smug while other times it makes me feel guilty that this time, I might just shock everyone. Their belief in me doing well has built a wall of high expectations.

They expect me to do well and I expect to meet it. But when expectations are set so high, you can't blame life for not giving you what you wished. Instead, well-meant comments turn into perilous pressure and nothing which would help me to find these expectations.

Sometimes it heightens performance. However, it only has the opposite effect on me. It's hard not to feel pressure when it seems to come from every direction, pressing hard.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

no fashion lover, you press the delete button too much, kay?

There's just a couple, soz, a few things I'd like to say:

  • I'm not really a fashion lover. Hence the name: NO FASHION LOVER. But I'm interested in it enough to start a fashion blog.
  • I can't afford designer or high-end High-street. Bottom line: there's books to buy, books to study. Pens to buy, pens to do homework with.
  • I don't like people who don't wear enough. By that, I don't even mean people who reveal themselves too much (although I don't like that either!) What I mean is, you can wear enough to keep you warm as well as being fashionable. I don't agree with the: "she's not cold, it's fashion baby" thing.
  • There's a difference between wearing "gutsy" clothes and being fashionable.
  • I'm an anonymous bitch.

Over and out, No Fashion Lover.