Sunday, 29 September 2013

Currently Loving: Smock Dresses

I've seen smock dresses around recently and have fallen in love! I can just imagine myself wearing one with a biker jacket and some Jeffrey Campbell Coltranes (if I could afford them). So to show my affection to the smock dress, I thought I'd dedicate a whole blog post to them (oh Olivia, you're too kind).

Smock Dresses

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While I was getting pictures for this post, I was scrolling through ASOS and I forgot how amazing it is. Literally I loved everything! When/if I get a job (applied for about 20 jobs in the last month and most I got was an interview for Boots but I didn't hear back *sad times*) I can imagine myself spending all my wages on there. Plus I looked into an old love of mine YAYER which I've always loved but never bought anything from because I'm poor haha. 

OH also if you're in the Belfast area/know someone who is, make sure to come to The MAC Theatre for the MADE Festival on 7th-13th October! I've been working on the festival along with a group of other young people every week for about 6 months to put this together and it's finally happening! There's loads of free events along with ticketed events which are super reasonable so please make sure you check it out, the website is here. Also make sure to follow our Twitter page @TheDenCollective to hear about the latest things happening!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review Part 1

As you may know from my previous post about the Nintendo 3DS XL I'm being loaned by Nintendo right now, I'm reviewing the new Animal Crossing game New Leaf. Firstly I must warn you that it is extremely addictive! I love playing this game so much, so I'll give you an insight in the general day-to-day playing of the game!

So here's my little character outside Peanut's house! You can customise your characters clothes and buy accessories as well!

Here's my character trying on a bunny hat at the Able Sisters shop on Main Street. They have different clothes and accessories everyday so make sure to visit often! Also, you can design your own dress, hats and umbrellas and display them in store! 

As Mayor of your town, you get to take part in Public Works Projects to build things in your town! You have to save up bells (the currency in the game) to fund the build, then it'll take a day to complete. Once complete, Isabelle (your assistant who works in the Town Hall) will organise a big opening ceremony!

You can go and visit all your neighbours house's in your town. This was when Jacques moved in. You'll frequently have new characters move to your town, and sadly some move away too!

You can be blighted with rainy weather even in the virtual world, so obviously you need a umbrella to keep you dry, this one I designed myself!

You can socialise with all your neighbours while walking round your town. Isn't Peanut the cutest little pink person ever?

Speaking of earning bells for your town and public works projects, the best way to earn money is to sell fruits and fossils you've dug up at the Re-Tail shop by the train station. 

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into Animal Crossing: New Leaf!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Casual Saturday

Jumper - Topshop (old) | Jamie Jeans - Topshop | Jacket - Miss Selfridge | Le Pliage Tote Bag - Longchamp | Shoes - Topshop (old)

Hooray, I've finally got round to posting an outfit post! I apologise for being such a rubbish blogger and promise to post more regularly, especially as the streets around my new house are so pretty! 

This is a kind of go-to outfit for me because I can just throw it on and not worrying about what I look like. I'm in love with my Jamie jeans! I grabbed them in the sale in Topshop Bluewater a few months ago and have been wearing them constantly ever since! I still love the Joni jeans but they weren't too flattering on me, however these are basically the same just with pockets on the front. Also, I'm debuting my new Longchamp Le Pliage Tote which has been strapped to my shoulder ever since I bought it! I bought it in the Harrods in Gatwick duty free for only £56 opposed to £72! I use it as both a handbag and a school bag and it fits so much stuff in it, I'd definitely recommend it!

Today, me and my mum went out for brunch at Slim's Healthy Kitchen on Lisburn Road in Belfast. We actually got there too late for breakfast so it was more of an early lunch. I had teriyaki chicken with sweet potato fries and a peanut butter protein shake and mumma burn had teriyaki chicken with chilli and lime sweet potato mash with a protein boost protein shake. It was so tasty and super filling, making us feel super chuffed with ourselves for eating healthy! This is the start of my new lifestyle change, eating healthy and joining the gym so I can lose weight by the time sixth form starts next september!

After all this, we went to Sainsburys and bought loads of unnecessary food and browsed our way through Ikea amidst all the students buying uni supplies! Hope you enjoyed this little insight into my day! If you want to see more pictures of my day-to-day life, follow my instagram accounts @oliviaburn and @oliviaburnxo

Olivia x

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Edition

I've always adored the perfume bottles for all the different Marc Jacobs Daisy perfumes on Instagram and in stores, so I was over the moon when my mum bought me one for my birthday last month! This is my first Marc Jacobs perfume but if this one is anything to go by, I want to buy all of them! That's how much I love this perfume. If you thought the bottles were pretty enough, the scent is perfect.

I'm terrible with describing different perfume scents but I'd describe this as a fruity, fresh smell perfect for summer. When you spray it, it just makes your day 10x better. 

Even though we're approaching fall, I'll still be trying to get away with spraying this all over me before I leave the house. I'm not sure if this is still available as it was limited edition, but if you don't own a Marc Jacobs perfume, you should go out and buy one straight away!

Olivia x