Wednesday, November 28, 2012

i wanted love, i needed love

hey guyyys! how're you doing?
i haven't posted in what feels like forever, waaah! i've been soooo busy recently as i got the job at american apparel (eeek!) and so have been there quite a bit. also it gets dark at like 4 nowadays! so by the time i get home from college it's pitch black and all i wanna do is get into bed with a cup of tea. i haven't really been embracing the weather, it's so grey and dreary in london i'm a little in denial about how cold it is and am still wearing 15 denier tights haha. anyway today i wanted to show you what i wore to college yesterday, it's one of my favourite outfits that i've worn in a while!
please excuse the state of my room, i probably should have tidied before taking pics :P
polo neck & tights - american apparel
belt - beyond retro
skirt - topshop
worn with my aggyness deyn strap boots as seen in a previous post
i lurvv this outfit! this is exactly the type of thing my mum used to wear in the 80s, and i love the all black embellished with my silver necklace, belt buckle and the buckles on my shoes. american apparel polo necks really are one of my favourite cuts of top as they're so comfy and warm; this is one that my mum bought me for my birthday. and i love these tights, they're like mullet tights: business at the front, party at the back haha. they've got quite a burlesquey feel too them which i love. 
hope you're all well, and have adjusted alright to the cold weather (unlike myself) haha. i can't remember if i mentioned this in my last post but as i've been busy, i don't get the chance to take photos for and write out blog posts but i do usually take photos of my outfit every day and upload them to my instagram which is 'ronanksm' and my wiwt 'ronanronanronan' so find me on those if you fancy :) 
i'm looking forward to catching up on all your blogs tonight! :) take care, ronan xxx

instagram: ronanksm

Thursday, November 15, 2012

and i told you to be patient

Hey guys!
How're you all doing? I'm gooood. Excited to be saying that I'm writing this post from my iPad (eek) which I got for my birthday. And also that this is my first post as 18 :D I had an amazing birthday, then I went to see Jessie Ware on Tuesday which was amazing! If you haven't listened to her yet you should check her out. I posted a photo of her, and I have been posting my outfits most days on my Instagram which is 'ronanksm' so check that out if you've got it :)
blazer - beyond retro
polo neck & trousers - american apparel
jumper & boots - dr martens
i decided to whip out the trousers and tights combo as it was sooo cold this morning! but these twill pants from american apparel are so warm and comfy, although a little loose at the waist so i've belted them with my all-round-amazing beyond retro belt. i also put my striped polo under my jumper for extra warmth especially around my neck, as i have asthma which tends to pipe up a little when the weather suddenly gets colder i can still wear what i want with my little polo poking out the top haha.
anyway that's all from me today, got to get some art work done! hope you have a lovely evening :) thanks for reading! ronan xxx

instagram: ronanksm

Friday, November 09, 2012

if you ask me i'm ready

hey guyss, how're you?
i'm good! today is officially my last post as a 17 year old as it's my 18th birthday tomorrow eeek :D so excited! i'm so happy that my birthday falls on a saturday as well, i'm gonna be spending the day with my family and forcing them to play board games with me heheh :P don't worry though, next week i'm gonna go paint the town red haha with some friends to celebrate being fully legal. no longer have to go to the dodgy shops that i know wont id me hahaha. 
 shirt and dress - topshop
shoes - office
belt - beyond retro
so this is what i wore to college today. i've had this lovely velvet dress for ages now but i never really knew what to pair it with in winter, but last night i thought of putting a little shirt under it and i love the way it turned out! i feel quite alexa chung today with the pinafore style dress and lightly patterned blouse. 
you may also be wondering if i have 2 identical belts from beyond retro in different colours.. this is actually the same belt but it's reversible so has a black and a brown side! it also has little joints twice where the silver emblem is and that actually enables you to spin the belt so if i wanted i could have it part black and part brown. how great is that! an absolute steal as well it only cost me a tenner although i had to spend a quid getting another hole punched in it, it's been put to such good use as i've been wearing it with pretty much everything!
anyway, i'm off to finish my cooking. got steaks, homemade potato wedges, steamed veg and rice all on the go so i better get back to it haha! have a lovely evening and i hope you've enjoyed reading :) ronan xxx

Monday, November 05, 2012

and she stands there singing for money

hey guys, how're you doing?
i'm goood! back to college today though :( and it started with me getting in trouble for wearing boots.. feels like the beginning of term all over again haha. it was quite a cold day to day but nice and bright, so it turned out to be one of those days where you layer up to the max and then powerwalk and end up being a sweaty mess upon arrival - not hot hahaha.  
 jumper and belt - beyond retro
shirt - h&m
skirt - american apparel
scarf - lazy oaf
timberlands - from a friend
 this corduroy skirt is quickly becoming one of my favourite winter pieces; the a-line fit sits comfortably over any of my favourite knits and sweaters, bringing me in at the waist so my outfit still has a nice shape to it. and these timberlands are a new entry to my shoe collection! i've been lusting after these since a few weeks ago when they came into stock at office just before i left, but the £135 price tag put me off as my friend rob got his in a charity shop for £7! so i decided to leave them and buy the aggyness deyn strap boots instead. then a few weeks later, rob texted me and told me that he'd found his sister's old pair of timberlands - the exact ones i wanted - at home and that she didn't use them any more... so i was sooo happy when i found that they fit! they're so comfy and easily wearable with pretty much my whole wardrobe. what are you guys loving for winter this year?
hope you all have a lovely bonfire night, i'm just excited for the sparklers to be honest! haha, take care. and thanks for reading! ronan xxx

Friday, November 02, 2012

i used to think i was fierce cos i was in all the houses

hey guyyys! how've you been?
i'm great, had such an amazing time in madrid! it was so nice waking up in a different city and being able to explore freely. the food was completely different to here in england, and it seems that spanyards do really love their egg haha! we visited quite a few different areas of madrid, however one thing i really liked about it wa that as we were staying on gran via, which is like the oxford st of madrid and everything was within a 30-40 minute walk. one night we went to a jazz  bar called cafĂ© central, which was 13 euros to watch the show which lasted 2 hours. it was such a lovely environment with comfortable seating to just relax with friends. howerver, i'm disappointed to report back that fashion is madrid is a bit poo, there seemed to be lots of european high st shops such as h&m, bershka and zara, but i didn't really see anyone dressed really interesting or different :/ 
anyway, i got back on the 30th, which only gave me a day to think of my costume for halloween! but here's what i came up with.. can you guess what it is?
polo neck and trousers - american apparel
belt - beyond retro
clarks original desert boots @ office
 i'm beetlejuice!
hahaha, only one person worked out who i was, but i was so happy with my costume, plus face paint is always exciting isn't it! i was so pleased with everyone else's efforts as well, my friend liam (to my right) came full out as yoda, with a hat, light sabre, ears and allsorts haha.
i'd also like to say a big thank you to everyone to celebrated with me and took part  in my 100,00 view giveaway. and i'm happy to announce that the winner of the tie-dye tee is Riley Ellise from The Life Of Riley. So i've contacted you about your prize! :) 
hope you've all enjoyed reading today and have a lovely weekend! take care, ronan xxx