Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Fashion Favourites | Summer 17

Hello! As usual a lot of time has passed since my last favourites post. It's been a funny old summer, but here's what I have been loving regardless

Fashion - looking below I am very much into my trends this summer.
Let me introduce to you, my most worn item this Summer the Gingham Dress, I am obsessed with it, and will wear it multiple times in a week - and when it is in the wash, I have no clue what to wear. I also think this will transition nicely into winter, with tights, boots and a nice burgundy cardi.


Red is everywhere, literally pops and splashes of it everywhere. You can see my beloved red loafers in my gingham picture. And also this Red denim jacket which as a new edition to my wardrobe this month. Love it.

Slogan t-shirts

I have always loved a good slogan, but slogan t-shirts have exploded left, right and (you guessed it) centre. This one has to be my favourite, it just simply states Girls Rule and has a lovely rose on it. I like tucking it into a denim skirt or into a tailored trouser.

Statement earrings

If you want to add an easy bit of drama to any outfit, statement earrings are just the way to go. There are so many cray cray earrings out there, I am sure you can find the ones for you, from a large gold hoop to the fluffiest of pom pom.

Thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Funny Girl | Theatre Review

It's not often I have the urge to run to stage door to tell the cast just how bloody great a show was. Funny Girl was one of those shows.

Let's cut to the chase. Natasha Barnes gave the absolute best theatrical performance I have ever seen. The Stage were not kidding about when they said she would be a name to look out for when she understudied Sheridan Smith in London, and begruntled audience members were on their feet at the end - as we were at Norwich Theatre Royal.
The sound to her voice was astonishing, it was so powerful and beautiful, after singing Don't Rain on my Parade at the close of Act 1 the only thing stopping me jumping to my feet, was how horrifically British I am. Natasha's performance was both emotional and her comic timing incredibly effortless. Natasha Barnes is a force to be reckoned with.
This production as a whole was super slick. Funny Girl gave rural Norwich a taste of the glamour and bizarreness of the Ziegfeld Follies. They had chorus girls, in an army number, on pointe and tap dancing.
This will be one of the best shows you see all year. Whilst Funny Girl is set in the 1920's the show is still relevant to today's audiences, as well as offering escapism by the bucket, Fanny Brice looked like she wasn't going to get anywhere in show business, as she didn't have the long show girl legs or the typical beauty of the time. If you put your all into something, and make it your own, you can and will be successful in what you want to be.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Addams Family | Theatre Review

(the post which I have delayed posting because of blogging fatigue hahah)
Seeing the Addams Family musical on Saturday was indeed a spontaneous decision on Friday morning and involved a 200 mile round trip to Southend-On-Sea. So was it worth it?

(spoiler yes)

I have been excited ever since I heard rumours of the Addams Family having a UK production. It has some absolute belters of tunes in there.
I felt the casting director got the casting for each role spot on, there wasn't one actor not perfect for their role. I loved Cameron Blakely as Gomez, who was definitely my favourite character.
To an extent I was there to see Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday Addams. This role was made for her. Carrie absolute powerhouse of a voice nailed Pulled. An intimidating voice to sing opposite to, but Oliver Ormson playing Lucas Beinkie was so good, I couldn't imagine anyone else playing that role.
The choreography covered so many different styles from the twist to the tango, which the strong and sleek ensemble of ancestors in their lavish costumes really nailed embellishing the show.
Whilst I really liked the show, which had unexpected twists and turns, once they had started a twist you could see how it was going to end up; however I don't think this show is 100% about narrative, so really isn't a huge issue.

If you want to get a taster of the show or some backstage insights I do recommend you watch Carrie's 'Watch me Wednesday' vlogs - showing early rehearsals to following her around on tour. It is an amazing insight into the hidden world of theatre.

If you are a fan of the original Addams Family or you just love a good musical I highly recommend you see this production if you can!

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Topshop Sale Picks!

Its sale time, there's a lot of interesting pieces in the sales - you know the things which turn up in the sales for approximately the last 10 years. I have sieved through it all  and here are the best bits!

Velvet Midi Slip Dress

Cross Stitch Jamie Jeans

Gingham Embroidered Shirt

Blossom Print Jumpsuit

Velvet Duster Coat
Fisherman Knit Jumper

Floral Cigarette Trousers

Polka Dot Blouse
Quilted Crossbody Bag

Velvet T-shirt
Pullover Jumper

Eastern Blossom Dress

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

10 Things I want to do this Summer 2017

1. Get my face painted
2. Edinburgh Fringe
3. Relax in a pub garden all afternoon
4. Beach trip - specifically Sheringham, maybe a new beach I haven't been to.
5. Picnic in the park
6. Visit a new place in England
7. Bike ride
8. Afternoon Tea
9. Westend double show day
10. Read more - May was a lacklustre month for reading!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The General Election 2017

So its the eve of the General Election, this is your reminder to vote!

Polling Stations are open TOMORROW 8th June from 7am - 10pm here is handy article about voting in the UK.

In summary, decisions made by Parliament effect every aspect of your everyday life especially with Brexit looming closer and closer. I wrote another post in way more detail why you should vote, here.

Well that's up to you. But personally I want a Prime Minister who is compassionate who isn't in the 'Political Game' for their own gains, who genuinely wants to improve the society we live in. Who sticks to their convictions. Who is a strong leader. For me that person isn't Theresa May.

Immediately however you are voting for your MP, I want to keep my MP. To find out how the MP for your area has been voting in Parliament on issues which are most important to you, you can look at They Work For You.

I love the country I live in, and I would like to have a future which looks brighter than it is currently.

Here are some articles which I have found interesting to read on the lead up to this election.
1. Theresa May must resign over 'Security Failures' SECURITY
2. UK Police Numbers Have Been Cut POLICE
3. UK Schools taking desperate measures as funding crisis hits EDUCATION
4. How Pro- Gay is Theresa May? LGBT RIGHTS
5. May says se will hold free vote on Fox Hunting if re-elected FOX HUNTING
6. The Tory Attack ad misrepresents Corbyn FAKE NEWS
7. Theresa May's 'enough is enough' is making the threat of extremism worse NATIONAL       SECURITY
8. Labour to pledge additional £37 billion of funding for the NHS NHS
9. Theresa May refuses to rule out further disability benefits cuts DISABILITY
10. Theresa May urged not to suppress report into funding of Jihadi groups SECURITY

Be informed make a smart, selfless decision.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Exploring Paris

Paris, where do I start. Paris is somewhere I've always wanted to go, for forever. We only scratched the surface, and I am itching to go back already.

I feel if you're trying to 'do' Paris, you have start at the Eiffel Tower and then work your way east along the Seine. Although we headed back West to see the Arch de Triomphe as the weather was way better than it was meant to be!

gazing out onto Paris

from the very top


these clouds certainly didn't suggest a relatively sunny day was in store for us

always in need of a good selfie

...walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain...

Our next stop was Musee D'Orsay, trust the stagey to find the Theatre

some art

some more art

next stop the Lourve

the reality of trying to see the Mona Lisa with one's own eyes

then you get a shoddy picture 👌

Winged Victory of Samothrace

and the Arc De Triomphe

And thats it for my time in Paris, I am more than aware there was way more to see, I can always go again though!

Thanks for popping by,