Wednesday, October 24, 2012

100,00 views giveaway!

hey guyyys, how're y'all doing?
i'm good :D just been enjoying my freedom from work haha, but need to get back into work soon and hoping for that to be at american apparel! but i've also applied to dr martens so we'll see what happens there. it seems like the weeks have flown by to the half term, and in just a few months i'll be at uni! i went to visit ravensbourne university by the o2 last week and absolutely loved it, it's definitely where i'd like to study for my art foundation and possibly my degree!
anyway today is a giveawayyyyy! haven't done a giveaway since i hit 250 followers hehee, but this one is to celebrate reaching (and getting over) 100,00 blog views! you guys enjoying my blog means so much to me and so i thought i'd do a little giveaway to celebrate.  the winner will recieve this tie-dye tee that i made (in a men's medium) which is so great to wear alone - i can't really get away with it haha but if you're under 5'10 it should be fine! - tuck in, crop, or wear with leggings etc. sorry about the bad lighting, it seems to be getting so dark early nowadays and by the time i took the photos it was pitch black outside!
the colour is light blue mixed with red giving a nice burgundy colour in the mix. if you'd like to enterrr my give-away, you must be following my blog via google friend connect. and comment with your name and email address so that i can contact you :) i'm off to madrid tomorrow for 5 days - eeeeeek! :D - so entries close, and the winner will be chosen on the 1st of november.
whilst i'm in madrid i'll try and take some streetstyle snaps and will be visiting world renown rastro market so i might come back with some nice little spanish pieces! i'm hoping that while i'm out there someone will teach me to flamenco haha but that might be aiming a little too high for 5 days :P anyway, i hope you've enjoyed reading today! take care :) adios! ronan xxx

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

i observe by his shoes and ties

hey guyssss,
how're you doing? :) i feel like i haven't blogged in ages! but i've been quite busy. getting really into my college work now, trying to keep up to date and with my work so i don't get overwhelmed when it gets to exams and handing coursework in. buuut a little weight has been lifted as i've quit my job at office! i was there for over a year and it was starting to become a burden as i wasn't enjoying the job any more, so i decided to quit and had my last shift last week. the only thing i'll miss is probably the discount haha, but i'm giving myself a little rest for a few weeks then i'll be looking for a new job in retail, i think it was just time for a change :)
so this post today isn't really about me; i always notice that one of my closest friends rob dresses really well and has a really nice variety in his wardrobe from high st to designer, to vintage, to second hand pieces. so yesterday after our visit to camberwell university open day he let me take a few pics of what he was wearing. 
 jacket - rokit
slim trackies - zara
shirt - primark
stone island hat, hoodie, nike trainers - brothers
bracelet - gift from mum
watch - gift
bag - eastpak
chain - mums
i really like this outfit, i love the black layering with the earthy coloured, paisley style jacket and the hint of colour of the gold chain. 
this is what rob has to say about his outfit: " the jacket fits a bit awkward but ho hum, might sort that out later with a bit of a nip n tuck here and there haha." rob actually took a line of elastic out of the bottom of the jacket which made it a little baggier, and i think he'd like to take some of the elastic out of the sleeves too. however i like the way it fits, i think a bit of fitted-ness quite suits the bagginess of the rest of the outfit and compliments the way that the legs of the trousers is tapered. rob also says "i suppose i like the clash of femininity and hooliganism haha, probably why i'm wearing a stone island hat and floral jacket. i like streetwear but often find it necessary to pair it up with smarter pieces as i don't like to look too scruffy."
also wanted to show you this picture of what rob and i wore to azealia banks' mermaid ball at the aquarium. she was amaaazing, and we were front row :D which was totally worth getting full body bruising and almost beaten up by her crazy fans haha. 
i wore: mesh dress, bandeau, and metallic boob tube - american apparel. vajazzles - amazon. plastic jewellery - poundland. bindi - bethnal green. white eye liner and green eye shadow - mua @ superdrug.
rob wore - jersey - charity shop. slim joggers - beyond retro. face paint, stickers and pirate hat - poundland.
so i hope you enjoyed today's post! 
you can check out rob's tumblr here: take care, ronan xxx

Sunday, October 07, 2012

never the case in my day

hey guyyys!
how're y'all doing? :) i've had quite a busy week. went to see man like me who are one of my favourite groups everrr -who you may recognise from the ikea 'kitchen at parties' advert - at the electric ballroom which was absolutely amazing. and i touched johnny like (the lead singer) and it made my life hahaha. then thursday i popped into 'the vintage store' as they were having an evening of mingling, music and 20% off - holllaaa! - which was lovely, before heading down to vyner st's 'first thursdays' evening of little galleries late night openings showing loads of different types of work from known artists to university students which i really enjoyed. 
this is what i wore yesterday.
shirt & socks - topshop
sweatshirt - slazenger @ sports direct
jeans - blitz
aggy strap boot - schuh
belt - old headband - river island
bindi - a little shop on bethnal green high st
i picked up this bindi after thinking about what to wear to azealia banks' mermaid ball on saturday (eeeeek! :D), but then i decided to just stick it on to see how it looked and i really liked it. as i don't wear any make up, i liked the little bit of sparkle it added to my face and plus it's blue so, definitely a yes haha. i also feel like people really underestimate sports direct, i've found some hidden gems in there like this jumper which only cost me £6.50! it's supersoft and i love the duller red colour which gives it a bit of a vintagey look. i picked it up lilywhites -oxford st, which is still called lilywhites but i think it's been taken over by sports direct. 6 floors of sportswear is a little tiring to get through but definitely worth it for the things you can find! :)
anyway that's all from me tonight, hope you've all had a lovely weekend! and i hope you've enjoyed reading, ronan xxx