Saturday, 29 August 2015

What do you wear weekly #4


For those of you who don't know, a little while ago, I started the 'what do you wear weekly' series! Along with the regular post every now and then, I'm going to be talking to you, to see what you wear weekly.

So far we've had the pleasure of speaking to Emily. Erica and Em.

This week, we're talking to Amelia!



Hi Amelia! How are you? Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hey Sara, I'm good thank you! So I have not long turned 18 followed by passing my driving test and leaving school (super exciting but scary!). 
I am going to do a gap year with youth for Christ to be a trainee Christian youth worker, as I have a real passion for young people and believe that our generation can and will change!

Thanks for sharing. Could you talk us through your chosen outift? 
That picture was taken on boxing day last year, just before my family and I headed out for a family meal. I have a black long sleeve lacy dress that is honestly so comfy! I wore it along with black tights and a pair of black heels.

That's great! How would you describe your style?
Em, I wouldn't say I really have one to be honest! It changes so much depending on what kind of day it is; I have lazy days where I like wearing clothes purely for comfort, but then I LOVE dressing up in pretty outfits for going out. However, my wardrobe is pretty colourful and bright. I used to have a mostly dark and black aesthetic, but that has changed a lot!

So would you say you're pretty laid back about your appearance? 
No. Laid back isn't how Id' describe it, I just have a very mixed wardrobe, but everything matches up as an outfit and I usually wouldn't mix and match my clothes outside of my set outfits.

Okay! What do you think influences what you wear?
Nothing really influences me as such, I get given a lot of clothes and I go charity shopping with my sister so I just buy whatever catches my eye really!

That sounds fabulous. So, speaking of influences, if you could steal any celebrities wardrobe who would you choose and why?
Ooh that's a tricky one! Probably Carrie Hope Fletcher, because she has a unique style and always looks so comfortable. She has the cutest dresses ever!

I have to agree! What's your favourite shop?
Cost wise Primark! But I also love Jack Wills and USC

Good choices; why do you think they're so good? 
The fact that there's so much choice, and a range of different styles on offer.

Yeah. Can you describe your dream outfit for a night out?
Probably a nice dress, just above knee length, with a cute pattern on it. I'd wear it with a pair of tights and maybe small heels or flats depending on where I was going.

Do you consider yourself a saver or a spender?
A bit of both really, I'll save for a while and then spend it all!

What clothing item or accessory do you splurge the most on?
Does make up count? If not then probably shoes!

Shoes are great! What's your favourite pair of shoes?
Has to be my splatter paint shoes that I made. I bought a pair of white canvas shoes and then splattered them with fabric paint.

That sounds awesome. Well, it's been great talking to you! Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I love reading your blog and feel honoured that you have asked me to be a part of it! I LOVE YOU SARA!!!

Aw I love you to Amelia! Have a lovely day. 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday thoughts #1

Last Monday ended my seven weeks of heaven( also known as the summer holidays, also known as the busiest seven weeks of my life) and while I'm sad that it's over, this summer has given me a lot to reflect on. I've had my ups and downs as usual, and the downs have been tougher than most but I reckon they'll soon translate into lessons learned. 
"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure"

A few months before the summer, I met this guy who honestly just seemed perfect. He seemed really genuine, and honest, and understanding, and well, I'm not going to lie he was a stunner. So understandably, after spending a weekend with him, I fell head over heels for him, and apparently, he felt the same way about me. 

So we started calling. And I don't just mean 15 minutes on the phone every now and then; I mean every night when I went to bed he'd call about 10-11pm and we would talk until we fell asleep. He broke up with his girlfriend at the time. I fell in love. We exchanged 'I love yous' -the first one I've ever said to someone and meant it. In fact, I would go as far as to say that he. Was. My. First. Love. We promised eachother that after the summer, we would start going out (the organisation we were with had a no-dating-till-after-summer rule)

Yeah, pretty full on right? It seemed magical, like a fairytale. It was wonderful. But then I went on holiday and couldn't contact him for about a month. I missed our late night chats so much. I couldn't wait to be on team with him for a whole week, to have a wonderful reunion. 

That didn't happen. 

Instead, I found out that he had started going back out with his ex girlfriend that apparently he had broken up with because of me. 

At first, I was heartbroken. Why didn't he at least have the decency to tell me?! Then I found out something worse; he had started going out with her again when we were still calling, before my holiday. He had me as his lockscreen, and he was going out with this girl. I thought it was hilarious; how stupid. Then I was annoyed; why hadn't he been honest! I then proceeded to be very, very angry at him. 

Now, I've learnt my lesson. I fell too fast, and I wasn't careful. I hardly knew the guy, yet after two weeks I was in love with him?! I was the silly, stupid one. I know now that just because someone says something a lot, or makes a promise, doesn't mean it's true or that they'll keep it.

However, I haven't given up on love. I still believe that there's someone out there for me. But for now I am left with the memories of the calls, and the things he said to me and our early morning walks. And although the memories are tinted by the things that followed, I will still treasure them in my heart, and remember the good times. 

Besides, it's not about who hurt you and broke you down- it's about who was always there to make you smile.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Free and cheap Kindle books for 14-18 year olds


I love reading- it's one of the reasons I started writing, so how could I not love it? I adore falling in love with the characters as I find out every single detail about them, and learn the way they think and act. I love picturing them in my head, and imagining what it would be like if I met them.

But you know what I love the most in the whole wide world?
Finding good, free/cheap books on my kindle.

Here are a few of my favourites;

The saving Angels books by Tiffany King
Meant to be
Forgotten Souls
The Ascended

Summer unleashed by Amy Sparling
Summer Unplugged
Autumn Unlocked
Winter Untold
Spring Unleashed

Bold as love by Lindsay Paige
Sweetness
I'm yours

Dark Secrets by A. M. Hudson
The knight of the Rose
The Heart's ashes
Tears of the broken

The Prophesied by Kaitlyn Hoyt
Black Moon beginnings
Scorching Secrets
Descending Darkness
Reaching Retribution 

Star-Crossed by Rachel Higginson
Reckless Magic
Hopeless Magic
Fearless Magic

Velsei by L. Filloon
The binding
The drifting
The whispering

The tomorrow series by John Marsden
Tomorrow when the war began
The dead of the night
Third day, the frost
Darkness, be my friend
Burning for revenge
The night is for hunting
The other side of the dawn

Ellie's chronicles by John Marsden
While I live
Circle of flight
Incurable

The flora fontain files by Maggie Bloom
Any red blooded girl
Film at eleven

Saturday, 8 August 2015

A million questions


How do you say hello, without meeting?

I got my exam results last Tuesday, and they totally shocked the socks off of me. I got straight A's. How on earth did I get straight A's!? I'm not smart! I mean, sure I know how many hours each week I spent studying, but I thought only smart people got grades like this?

Have these results opened new doors to me? Which university course should I apply four? Which universities should I apply for? Do I want to go to a university close or far from home? Should I try to get a job for the next year to save up for university? Should I get a summer job next year? Should I consider taking a gap year to get more experience? Should I do this or that? Should I avoid this, or go right for it?

How am I meant to cope with the fact that this is going to be my last ever year of school? That I might never see these amazing friends again- at least not for another 4 years. How will I cope without having the support of my amazing teachers, who have always had my back, and have always tried their best to answer all my questions? How am I supposed to cope with the change from school to university? What if I don't even get accepted into university? 

Do you ever wish things would just stay the same forever? Is there any way that I can make this summer last longer? I just want to keep this peace and happiness for when I have darker days- is it possible?

When I see him again, will he still love me? Has he moved on, has he found someone better? Does he think of me as much as I think of him? Why don't we talk as much as we used to? Nothing lasts forever, and nothing stays the same, so why can't I stop feeling this way? Why do I still love him even though everyone's telling me to get over him? Why has he been so mia on me?

Why is there always a mistake to learn from, a memory to forget, and feelings to surrender to? Why does my life seem to constantly feel like a fable; a story for other people to learn from? Why can't I just have a break, a rest so that I can just stop and breathe and stay still? How can I stop time, and rewind back to the place where everything was still and peaceful? Did ever such a place even exist?

How do you say goodbye, without leaving?