Thursday, August 29, 2013

Life Lately #1

I've seen a few of these "life lately" posts and I think they're quite cute. You just put pictures you've taken recently around with a little caption, that's it! :D And it encourages me to take more pictures ;) made banana bread and the next afternoon it was so luuurvely and mois and yummy :)

perfect afertoon snack! i love baking my own stuff cause it's like my healthier version of a big piece of fatty cake and a milkshake :)

sorry for the horrible flash photo but i LOVE this nail colour - Star Shower by No7 so nautumny and christmassy

look at my little girlie!

look at my little boyie

hot apple muffins with cooollld icecream - more healthy unhealthy stuff!

doggy walks <3 :) :D 

That's it for now! Please do comment telling me your thoughts on these posts, any posts I do actually! Heheh thanks!

Much laav,

Friday, August 23, 2013

My tips for finding little gems on a budget (and a mini primark rant)

I need to find a new intro i think... just saying "hello" with added "o"'s is a bit same old, same old... hmmm.... tell me what you think in the doobly doo section. (the comments bit)

So recently I have uhhh spent all my money! What a suprise! And also recently I have been thinking a lot about what I buy and shizzazzle.
New Look are pretty much the best of a "bad bunch", shall we just say, in terms of slave labour. They had a whole program and actual human rights websites have listed high street shops and New Look was very near the top. Fortunately, I love their clothes! You can find really cheap gems and you can get beautiful more expensive pieces. If i feel like i need (ha, need - i really mean want ;) ) more clothes, New Look is my safe bet i mean come on, their name is NEW LOOK.
Primark, on the other hand, does have it's bad stuff about. It's like a pretty girl who secretly sells illegal chocolate in dark alleyways (the nicest way i could put it).
We all know about the Bangledesh incident, don't we? But it wasn't just Primark, it was also Matalan's factory (or so i've heard).
My mum's always said to me (about primark) if stuff is that cheap, you've gotta wonder how they make it that cheap. Simple answer? They don't pay the workers much. Buuuut as you may have noticed, Primark prices are going up and quality is generally getting better. Wow! I was supposed to be doing a post on how to buy good quality items without hurting your bank but i've turned it into a little Primark rant thingy! Right, ON WITH THE POST!

What I'm basically trying to say is in shops, you've gotta hunt around. Which is sort of tip number one...

Hunt around shops. If you're on a shopping trip with whoever and you haven't got that much, or you have loads of things you want to buy (also online browsing and really planning how to spend works, but ain't nobody got time for that... actually i do but browsing is fun:) ) feel free to go around each shop twice or more if you need to!
 If you need/want a basic black vest, i personally wouldn't go to topshop. Just because their stuff is expensive, it doesn't mean it's made better than one in New Look, h&m or Primarche (or other high street shops) - saying that, if there is that lovely cable knit cream coloured oversized jumper in New Look which is £30 and you really love it and can't find a cheaper version, go for it! (though the men's section is great for naturally oversized stuff)

CHARITY SHOPS. We've all heard it before, i mean to be honest, you probably already know all these tips but hey sometimes you just need a little push! Anyway, charity shops are fab. I've been a snob about them before, yes it is hard going into a shop full of second hand clothing if it doesn't have the right "vibe" (please don't hate me for using that word!).
For example (if you can be bothered reading my rambling writing), today my mum and i went into this little Age UK (what i bought will be down below) - it was organised in size and style, it was clean, it smelt nice and there was nice music playing - not saying this is why i bought these things but atmospehere does help. Anyway, i think people really just need the time if they're short on cash because no, a magic charity shop where everything is cheap and lovely does not exist (at least, i don't think it does??????) so just hunt around! I found a topshop shirt for £4.
it looks so vintagey as well! and i know, i have such a lovely face ;)
 Also in charity shops (i feel like i should do a whole post one each topic...) if you love the look of something and it's a size too big, don't be afraid to adapt it. As I'm showing in the picture (just below), the dress is one size too big but i'm just gonna shorten the straps and it'll be good to go! Also once again oversized jumpers are cute so just look at stuff which isn't your size :) make the charity shop fit around you.
the detail is amazing! this dress is perfect for parties :)

markeeetttsss! Once my friend saw a dress she liked in a market for £5 - the market was a little tacky and everyone was aggressive (that's just me being a stupid wimp though) it's a good deal but unfortunately once she'd got home and tried it on, she found out that it had a massive rip down the side. Yeah, sew it up is the simple answer but once again you've got to look.
I saw this dress yesterday when mum and i were going past a market and look how pretty it is! I didn't buy it because i thought i wouldn't have much wear out of it this autumn/winter (yay! :D) but still what a great price!

Again, exactly the same. Search and you will most likely find something beautiful - also, it's like a big thrift shop but you can search! Personally i love the thrill of finding something in person but if i really want to find an oversized fairisle jumper i could just search and you can normally find at least 5 or 10 :)

All these tips are basically saying hunt around. You can find cheap stuff in big shops and little gems in charity shops and markets.

Hope you enjoyed reading (sorry it was so long!)


Also, i'll stop putting green-y yellow-y effects on my pictures when i get back to my old camera... maybe ;)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My name is Eshy B and I actually like fashion.

Um, well... the whole "new years resolution of making one blog and sticking to it" has worked, ey...

But here we go anyway.

To be honest, i hope this blog goes in a more style-y blog way... Hopefully! No idea what the title should be yet, i mean Eshy B is my "name" (my actual name is Erin, but if you call me Erin I will probably shout at you...) Esh is my nickname and my youtube is eshbeanie... so it's, um, Eshy B? Yeah.
i'm sorry if my annoying habit of forgetting my capitals at the beginning of sentences is going to annoy you, but I shall improve!

About the whole "fashion" thing;

Just today... like, 10 minutes ago (yeah it took me 10 minutes to work out what pajamas to wear, and yes it is only 5:16pm on a Tuesday in the Summer, I am so exciting and daring aren't I) my mum suggested I make a fashion blog. I was talking about bad old Primarche as I put my new spotty bow (with a crochet lining) headband on (it was only about £2!) and she said to me, "You should make a fashion blog, you're good at spotting little gems in shops!" and it sort of sparked an idea.
I don't think i've ever been the "fashionista" of my friends, you know, you always get little roles even if you don't mean to in friendships... hmmm I'm not sure what I am... The acting one? Gosh i don't know, but i've never been the one with really good "style" or whatever.

This sounds really braggy and boasty and obnoxious and I don't mean it in that way but with fashion I've always loved it, but haven't followed it in the way that I would never look up catwalk thingys on youtube, and I never used to want to know what the trends were, but i suppose growing up and "becoming me" or whatever we're supposed to do, i've become interested in the way that I actually think of it as a passion ooh a PASSION FOR FASHION... no... I did not just say that...

But yeah, my "style" is sort of what I like, i went through phases of gothic fashion, vintage fashion, super casual and super dressy and now I suppose it might be a mix of trends, vintage, casual, dressy or whatever! But recently I have started watching loads of fashion videos, reading fashion blogs and actually being interested in the style sections of magazines... though now it's summer i'm not a fan of summer trends :( AUTUMN COME QUICKER PLEASE!

So here we go! Just another style-y blog i suppose but i do hope, whoever you are (you look lovely today by the way, not just flattery ;)) will hopefully follow me along, hauls and OOTD's and uhhh, makeup-y things, and tips and whatever else is in my mind at the time :)