Tuesday, 21 May 2013
I've very reluctantly worn glasses since I was 11. I'm as blind as a bat and should wear them all the time but stupidly go without as much as possible (yes, I've tried every kind of contacts going but due to lots of ridiculous medical conditions with my eyes and astigmatisms, I've not been able to continue with any). I love glasses on others and I love the idea of them on me but never the reality.. so as you can imagine I'm extremely fussy when it comes to choosing my frames.
Firmoo contacted me asking if I'd like to choose a pair of glasses to review and although I was skeptical to choose frames online, the styles looked so lovely I thought I'd give them a go.
I chose these wayfarer style frames and even with lenses they only work out at $16 (about £10), plus Firmoo offer free worldwide delivery. I was shocked when the glasses arrived in only a couple of days. Due to the price I was skeptical of how good the quality would be, but they arrived beautifully packaged in a lovely hard case. The lens and frame quality is much better than my £70+ Specsavers ones! I'm loving wearing them so far and will definitely be giving Firmoo a try again.
Firmoo are offering your first pair of glasses from them free, complete with prescription lenses - click here to find out more and order yourself some :)
Monday, 20 May 2013
Panic Cord - Gabrielle Aplin
I didn't realise until just now that this was the same girl who did the overplayed cover of The Power of Love on the John Lewis advert. I think this is much better and her voice lends itself to songs she's written herself a lot more. Saying that I actually heard of her from a cover of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac she did with Bastille on Other People's Heartache Part 2, where I thought her voice just sounded stunning.
Edit Me - Twin Atlantic
My musical weakness is people who sing in accents, and Sam McTrusty may just beat out Simon Neil from Biffy for doing it best. I first heard Twin Atlantic a year or so ago in a local pub, this is very odd as my little town isn't usually a good music mecca but I think one of the bar staff may have had rein over the sound system that day. Free is a fantastic album from start to end with a great mix of songs, lovely lyrics and some banging vocals.
Avery Hill - The Shouting Matches
The Shouting Matches is the new project from Justin Vernon. With Bon Iver being one of my favourite bands I'm obliged to love every single thing Justin Vernon ever does, so mine might not be the most reliable opinion. The album, Grownass Man, came out late last month and although I haven't had chance to listen to it intently I can say it's very different from any Bon Iver you may be used to, there's none of the signature falsetto and the whole sound is a lot more fun and very old school bluesy. Avery Hill is the opening track and my favourite so far.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Longline Blazer - Topshop - Even when I do smart I don't like to look too smart, I love the longer length of this black blazer, I think it would be great worn with the sleeves pushed up for a more casual look.
Bata Calopui Sandals - Spartoo - These sandals are very similar to the Zara shoes I loved last year, but they were always sold out in my size. These ones are a much better price too.
Nars Bronzer in Laguna - House Of Fraser - I've been using the Mac Matte Bronzer for a couple of years now, so it's probably about time I give something else a go. I've heard amazing things about the Nars Laguna so would love to give it a go.
Polka Dot Swimsuit - Topshop -This swimsuit is a gorgeous shape, I love the high waist and polka dot together for a retro feel, the cut and colour would be super flattering too.
Jetty Dress - Motel - I don't usually wear white but this dress is the perfect shape for me and I think the white just works so well with it. It would look lovely with tan wedges on holiday.