Saturday, 6 February 2016

BREW

Currently listening to : Out Of My League // Little Monster // Keeping Your Head Up // Oceans

A brewing up of creativity !

This did not really turn out the way the doodles in my notebook intended. It kind of went a little downhill after the first image I took which is the last to be placed here. I was thinking of the term "brewing up a storm" in relation to the process of creating little series of ideas from the imagination. More specifically, my ideas were focussing on how overwhelming a burst of creativity can often be (I had planned on photographing the top of my head surrounded by a pile of ideas on scraps of paper.) but also how frustrating creative blocks are. School can be such a bummer for creative people, as the majority of the learning and even right down to the presence of uniforms can suppress creativity on such a level ! Hence the attempt to pile schoolbooks on my head. Luckily, I tend to find school to be such an intriguing environment - especially recently - and I note or doodle ideas at any given opportunity so it's almost a positive for me in one sense. But at the same time, it leaves little time to develop these ideas or to turn them into things and I'm way too exhausted for anything at the weekend so school remains to be seen as a negative !

As a result of mocks taking place and mid-term approaching, it is, of course, the appropriate time for all us students to sit chapter tests in every subject ever ! Yay ! Monday is my only 'test-free' day and on Friday, I have two - that happen to be my only two weaker subjects - so at this stage, we are looking at a situation where I come home from school on Friday and go for a nap until it's time to return from the mid-term. But on a more positive note, there's only three weeks after that until the end of term, which is when we are given two and a half weeks for our holidays ! Non-sarcastic yay ! I should probably stop wishing my life away.

On an even more positive note to end this post, I finished season twelve of Degrassi last night and it was most definitely the most amazing season that I have seen on the show so far and I'd go as far to say it's the best season that I've watched of any series. For a teen television programme, the season covered so many important issues and dealt with these topics in a way that neither glorified nor dumbed down each situation. I also love how the series isn't as grim as a show such as Skins but not as 'bubblegum' (is that the right way to say it ?) as a Disney Channel programme or something. I honestly do not know how I didn't go to sleep balling my eyes out ! Instead, I went to sleep very happy - probably because I also started listening to a new Birdy song (which also has a brilliant music video, now that I remember !) - and I had a good dream that wasn't weird or sad !!!! Achievements !

Why am I even writing about whether or not I had a good dream ! I think that I'm just in one of those strange happy and hopeful moods,

Grace x 

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Evaporate


Hello ! Long time, no see ! 

I haven't been on in here in about two weeks which is probably the longest that I've lasted without blogging ever - yes, I couldn't even stay away during state exams two years back ! At the moment, I'm not really feeling the whole blog // Internet // anywhere thing. As per usual, it could be said that my absence and lack of motivation is down to my heavily anxious and exhausted state but also the fact that I have so many ideas yet it feels as if I have no outlet. This may be responded to with "but Grace, you have the Internet as an outlet" since I am forever yelling from metaphorical rooftops about how brilliant an outlet the online planet serves as for us creatives. But what I mean is that I live in a small-ish town, I cannot handle any social situation whatsoever, I am still stuck in school and the most of the people I know who are into blogging, photography, etc. are all online and living in different parts of country !

And it feels ungrateful to say that because if you're a frequent reader of Dainty Sprinkles or know me in real life, it's shouldn't be a surprise when I say that I appreciate all that so much - there are so many great things about living in a small town near both beautiful landscape and the sea, I try to embrace my lack of social skills and confidence, I view education with such gratitude and respect and I embrace having different interests from those around me ! But on the flipside, things such as living in a little town (I don't care how many people live here - there is still not a lot on !) and not being able to make use of any social skills I obtain can be draining, especially when I have so many ideas and all I can do is draw or write them down on paper - I can't drive them beyond the idea phase ! School is also draining right now because as much as I love all my subjects, I do not know how half the content taught in them will benefit me this time in two years and the more I view school with a negative attitude, the more I view the nature and atmosphere of the place as very competitive, pressurising and just a complete trap. And there's my essay on why I can't find the motivation or a reason to blog !

As for my outfit, I tried something different yesterday; it's all quite baggy and I am still not entirely sure of how I feel about the result. Something's been niggling at me for a while now, telling me to wear my Converse, so I did and felt like 2009 Kristen Stewart ! I haven't worn my wet-look skirt nor these tights in ages and I also wanted to wear my blue jumper - again, hasn't been worn in a few weeks - so it became my weekend mission to team them up in some kind of outfit. This is where my green crotchet-style tank top comes in - I bought it almost two summers ago in Penneys and have rarely worn it since. If anything, it's more like a beach cover-up but I always thought that it would look cute and granny-like over wooly jumper which is exactly what happened yesterday ! The jumper in question is from the men's section of Penneys which is why it it's quite bulky but I think it all came together alright in the end. On a final note, I'm still messing around with manual mode on mam's camera and I have a bit too much grá (grá is the focal {word.} for 'love' as gaeilge {in Irish.}.) for the colour blue right now, especially in photographs, which is why the blue tone in these photographs may have turned out a little too strong ! 


This month was quite enjoyable, in terms of listening to music ! I listened to lots of Borns again and highly recommend looking up any of his acoustic sessions on YouTube - they are amazing and an acoustic album needs to be released ! At this stage, I really can't decide between whether I want his voice, instrument playing skills or hair more. All three please ! I also spent a lot of the moment listening to the CDs I bought with Christmas money. Out of the four of them, Years and Years' 'Communion and Led Zeppelin's 'III' are my favourites. Both the albums are of such diverse ranges of style, etc. which is why they have been on repeat for the duration of the month ! I finally got around to looking up Foo Fighters' new stuff and it is so much better than Sonic Highways - at least in my opinion. A lot of people have been saying it's quite similar to their old stuff too, which I definitely agree with. Finally, I've been listening to Silver and Gold the whole time for the past week after finding a cover of it by a guy from Degrassi (we won't start on my 'binge watching' of Degrassi - working my way back through all the seasons !) and in a way, I kind of prefer the cover but I've also been listening to a lot of City and Colour's stuff and it's so amazing, very acoustic and folk. Basically sums up the type of music I've mostly listened to all month. I did start listening to a new song last night // this morning but tomorrow's the first day of February so we'll leave it until next month's playlist !

Grace x 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

LAVENDER HUES ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON


There is no real purpose for this post except for the fact that the weather on Sunday was so so beautiful that I couldn't go back inside without taking a few photographs ! Plum and Truffle are adorable when it comes to cameras - I think it's the noises that they like - and Plum was being even cuter, although slightly irritating, as every time that I was on my hunkers, whether observing or taking a photography, she was chasing after my coat the entire time ! Very funny but at the same time, not my coat please. Please don't eat the coat.

Meanwhile in other aspects of life, we finally found the Netflix password which resulted in me watching close to two seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine over the course of the weekend and this evening, typing up a list on WordPad of films that I plan on watching. It's actually fascinating, the productivity, when you look through it in advance, rather than scrolling aimlessly for ridiculous lengths of time when the time comes that you actually want to watch a film ! What's also interesting is the number of Irish films - obviously on the Irish Netflix - that I never realised were available on there. Cue celebratory llama dance. It's been too long since I used that one. Two years maybe ? I didn't write down any TV shows since we're already watching a good few that are on the telly at the moment - Silent Witness // Death in Paradise // Rebellion - and I spend too much time watching TV shows so I'm probably best off leaving them aside for the moment. I'm also going through a phase (trying not to use any 'it's not a phase mom' jokes.) at the moment where all I do is listen to one singer - Borns - and all other music is supposed to be feck off, which is the complete opposite to this time last year when I found the 'similar artists' section of Last FM and listened to lots of Two Door Cinema Club and also bopped dramatically around my room, listening to 'Everlong'. Don't ask me how one 'bops dramatically', it doesn't make sense to me either but it's the only description that I can come up with.

Grace x 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Splashes with Black

Currently listening to : Seeing Stars | Careless | Without | 10,000 Emerald Pools

Two outfit posts in a row - what is this madness ! I wasn't planning on blogging this weekend because I'm trying to get my sh*t together, regarding school, my opinions of myself, general teenager-iness and this blog itself and my YouTube but here I am ! Because of my age, I'm obviously in constant conflict with my opinions of my self and my opinions of the world (I HATE EVERYTHING ! GOSH MOM, IT'S NOT A PHASE - I REALLY HATE EVERYTHING AND I'M A CRAPPY PERSON !) but right now I am really questioning and criticising everything I have done, do and will do with my head screaming "GRACE, WHAT ARE YOU EVEN TURNING INTO !" which is really not helping so I'm just here waiting for the day that I am no longer an angsty teenager.

For ages I've been thinking that an all black outfit with this green coat would look so cool - culottes with this jumper in an ideal world - so I've been pairing up my basic black jumper and wetlook skirt. I love how simple the combination of a single bold colour and a single monochrome colour looks, yet it could still be described as a 'statement' kind of style. It also reminds me of the style of either the 1940s, 50s, 60s or 70s - I can't really define which - and  my nails are painted a kind of coffee colour at the moment which then gave me the idea of adding the scarf because of the bold and neutral colours, mixed with the white ! For some reason, the colours made me think of 70s fashion again, such as this and this. I've no idea why but I'm happy enough to mix all the colours regardless ! The mixing and matching of it all is strangely pleasing.

This is also the first outfit post in which the photos were taken using manual settings. I was outside for ages, figuring out how to adjust the brightness to a level where you could actually see the subjects and I'm just so happy with how it all turned out ! I think I get more excited when I succeed in experimenting with the settings on mam's camera than when I do well in a test in school, Oops.

One last thing before I go, Aveen of The Random Life of Aveen and I finally filmed AwkwardSprinkles videos on Tuesday ! I haven't actually got around to editing and uploading mine yet but we'll probably have both our videos up soon so they'll be making an apperance on here once they're up - prepare for two vidos of fangirling, complaining and goat puns !

Have a lovely week and thank you for the lovely comments on my last post too !

Grace x 

Friday, 1 January 2016

Before The New Year

 

Hello // Howaya // Dia dhuit // Salut // こんにちは 2016 !
I just wrote 2015 instead of 2016 and had to undo and redo which will probably become my routine of writing out the date for the next month or so.

Yesterday evening, my family and I went out for dinner - of course eating pizza is the best way to spend New Year's Eve ! It stopped raining for the day so instead, the temperatures decided to drop, meaning that I got to layer ! Yay ! Sarcastic yay. I have not got a clue how to layer without looking like a five year old but I think I may have slightly got away with it this time, once I put on my jacket. My blue Penneys dress is brilliant because ... wait for it ... POCKETS ! It's shrunk in the wash a bit, which is kind of crappy as it feels strange now but it's still comfortable to wear. I thought the colour of my New Look suede top would match the dark blue except the style of the strappy top with the long sleeves didn't really look right so I wore my TK Maxx leather jacket for the first time in months over it. Ten out of ten for warmth and cosiness, as well as my usual green jacket over it ! Related but unrelated, I wore the pink, blue, silver speckled topcoat polish over turquoise on my nails because I thought it would look festive !

The new year is here - the only day of the year anyone can be sure of the date - and although it probably won't be the most exciting of years, I'm still turning seventeen, can learn how to drive (probably not the best of ideas so we'll avoid that.), will hopefully get a summer job and towards the end of the year, I'll be entering my last year of secondary school. That last point makes me want to hibernate for a year and a half but at the same time, I kind of wish I could say that I was finishing school in 2016 ! Don't do Transition Year, kids. Jokes. Make your own decision on that one !

I'm off now to watch even more telly because this evening has been the best one for decent programmes that there's been in a while - a double bill of Eastenders and a new episode of Sherlock, as well as an episode of Mrs. Brown's Boys !

What is this madness !

Grace x 

Thursday, 31 December 2015

DECEMBER PLAYLIST // ANNUAL PLAYLIST

* error in the name of the first song, 'Electric' not 'Eletric'. Oops.

On the Eve of the New Year, we may as well acknowledge the eve of a new month too. This calls for monthly playlist time ! I find it hard to believe that I actually kept up these posts all year but there we go anyway, Grace actually does not always quit everything ! During December, I, of course, listened to heaps of Christmas music - surprised I actually listened to anything else - and among my favourites were amazing covers such as Hozier's version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (favourite carol !) and Hudson Taylor's of I Believe In Father Christmas (became infatuated with this song on Christmas Eve.) but also originals, such as Stevie Wonder's What Christmas Means To Me, which I listened to on the way out of school most days. I also discovered Born's music during December after watching a cover of 'Electric Love' and just fell in love with his voice so he is currently my favourite singer, followed by Aurora who's enchanting music I continued to listen to a lot over the month. Towards the end of the month, I listened to Twenty One Pilot's album 'Blurryface', hence Not Today and some of Arctic Monkey's old music, such as Leave Before The Lights Come On. 


And of course, the annual playlist ! I usually do these at the end of my annual round-up posts and this year it still wasn't going to lose it's rightful place on the blog. I listened to a lot more music than usual this year after taking more of an interest in it and like I said early, I did a playlist post each month of 2015. Instead of trying to find the space to write out the names of all the music that I listened to throughout the year, I've written out my favourite lyrics from a lot of these songs ! I have forgotten a few, either that or there didn't seem to be enough space, but here's what I did remember anyway. Slightly related, my friend Jane has been writing 'Best of 2015' over on her blog and one of them is music and I'd definitely recommend checking it out here since her taste is brilliant.

 I took an interest in a lot more things than usual during 2015. I would usually get bored of anything easily. For example, skipping through Youtube videos, articles and TV shows, rarely completing any form of writing or doodling unless it was for school, reading books from the back or picking random chapters, to name a few,. I could be wrong but it seems that my low concentration level may exist outside maths class ! I get so easily distracted and get a little overwhelmed by high levels of information, whether it be in a conversation or reading something so I suppose after attempting to work on this throughout the year, I'm going to try even more to work on this.


Cute, weird animal edits to celebrate the end of the year are a necessity ! The background textures and overlays were downloaded off the Google but of course, Plum and Truffle are my own cuties so they're taking the place of a random cat off the Internet ! My editing skills were slightly dodgy today since the photograph of the two is quite dark. 

Nevertheless, I'll finish off this post by wishing anyone who reads this a happy new year ! I'm not big into the new year hype but it is an ideal occasion to reflect on the past twelve months of one's life. Like any year, although maybe more so, 2015 has been overwhelmingly amazing and overwhelmingly sh**ty ! The pessimist in me does not expect 2016 to be as good as the last but the optimist in me tells me to think happier so we shall see what happens ! 

Best wishes for your 2016 and thank you for reading any of my posts during 2015 ! 

Grace x 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Reviewing My Favourite Places of 2015 !


2015 has been a bit of a strange year for me so my usual 'twelve months in review' kind of post isn't on the menu this year. Instead, I'm going to do a few different posts, some - such as this - looking back and other looking forward. I've paid a lot more attention to things in general this year but especially my surroundings. Because of this, I thought it would be nice to share a little appreciation for just a few of the pretty places that I've spent either short or long lengths of time at during 2015 ! So, in no particular order, from the top righthand corner ,,,

1. TY Bench ! Also, referred to as 'the bench' during the time that people in my year occupied it, the Transition Year bench is where I spent a lot of my time sitting squashing to find a seat in the mornings and lunchtimes of school during the first half of the year. With just one picnic bench, two normal benches against the wall (hence the squashing.), bumpy, choppy cobblestones that were easy to trip over and a drain that would continuously drop on one's head if rain was falling, the area is what I remember most about the academic year ! The current Transition Years never go near this bench so some First Years have taken to sitting at the remaining benches. 

2. Beach ! One or two of my friends were always telling me about this beach so when I finally stepped on the second beach in March, I was probably the last person I know to do so - go me ! Can I use the 'late bloomer' or basically late for everything excuse ? Probably not. This is one of the most beautiful beaches that I've been to, in fact, one of the most gorgeous places I've been to (that could change if I go abroad again.), I just don't believe that it's actually in Ireland (stupid statement of the year by me.) and in the few times I've been, the weather has only been horrible once and even then, it still managed to look attractive ! Some of my favourite photos were taken here and there's also a really cute playground behind it, although I probably shouldn't have been there because it's part of a housing estate oops. 

3. Sheffield ! I was only here for a few days but it's such a scenic place that I completely fell in love with it and spent the following weeks wishing to go back ! Luckily enough, the weather was brilliant when mam and I stayed and my attempt at drawing the Abbeydale Picture House obviously doesn't do the beauty of it during golden hour justice ! My favourite places that I saw in Sheffield include the old-style houses (SOMEDAY I WILL LIVE IN ONE, OKAY !), the amount of multicultural restaurants (way more than just an Indian, Italian and Chinese.), if that's the correct way to describe it and the peak district which reminded me a lot of the Wickow Mountains !

4. Fifth Year Bench ! Also referred to on social media as various other names that we won't discuss. Not exactly my favourite place in the world but my only other options generally consist of wandering around the corridors for a half an hour. The bench is a great place for watching everyone else in the quad scatter into the indoors when it begins to rain, as one does not have to take off since hallelujah, there is some kind of roof or shelter kind  of thing over the seats ! Also a very pretty place when the sun is out in the morning as a gorgeous glow rests over the quad and creates all these gleaming colours on the benches and shelter. I would take a photograph but I am pretty sure it would be too odd for me to take out my phone or camera and start snapping away. It's also right beside the canteen door and the door to where the vending machines are is only across the quad so you can be lazy and buy food without having to walk too far. The bin beside it is often occupied by wasps, ten out of ten recommend steering away.

5. Glass Beside the Front Door ! When I wake up at a ridiculous hour of the morning for school, I turn the Internet Box on while on my way to the kitchen for breakfast ! The Internet Box is pretty near to the front door, it's actually right in front of it. On either side of the door, there's glass and during the longer days, one can see the sun beginning to rise. Sounds cliche, but it's one of my favourite ways to start the day because the colours of the rising sun coming through the glass, surrounded by the darkness looks magical ! 

 6. Back Garden. In the mornings, especially in the mornings. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen too many photos of the sun rising above this part of the garden. Worryingly enough, I have even more in my camera roll, all that have never been uploaded, most likely because I had already shared too many photos of sunrise on social media that morning. Oops. I usually take these photographs on my phone whilst trying to convince my rabbits to go home so that I can feed them. If it's a particularly nice morning, I sometimes take out mam's camera. Most recently, the sun's rays also look beautiful when reflecting on the white drains below the roof, giving them a yellow tint or a blue sky giving them a cooler temperature. The garden's also pretty and misty when it's raining but usually I don't spend too much time taking photos of that as it usually results in me gaining a cold ! 

So they are some my favourite places of 2015. Other's include my friend's pink bedroom, the front of the school, the trees in the front garden, the sh**ty road I live on, people's houses in the early hours of the morning and the walkway behind the shopping centre. 

What are some of your favourites places of 2015 ?

Graces 

Saturday, 26 December 2015

When Celebrating Christmas


Currently listening to : I Believe In Father Christmas cover 

Happy belated Christmas ! Or St. Stephen's Day ! Or Boxing Day ! Or wow-look-at-all-them-sales day ! Or happy weekend ! Yesterday I celebrated Christmas with my family and as I did last year, the year before and the year before that year before, I thought I'd share a few photographs of and rambles about the day here. 

If we're to begin from midnight, my Christmas began with me in bed at one in the morning, on the borderline of almost weeping at YouTube videos because when you watch a Hudson Taylor cover of a Christmas song and a Romeo and Juliet pas de deux what else are you supposed to do ? Christmas morning was a bit of a fail on my behalf as I got up at eight, had a lovely fry up (thanks mam !) and opened presents and then went back to bed, only to look through other people's Snapchat stories to put me in the festive mood. Quick sidenote to apologise to anyone who were unfortunate enough to see my Snapchat stories following the antics of my new dolphin date pencil case who remains to be named. You can see some of the snaps on my Twitter here. Again, apologies. 

On Christmas Eve, I actually read the Dummies' Guide book about mam's camera after envying the gorgeous photographs in Elizabeth's most recent post. I love photography yet I didn't have a single clue of how to work with the manual mode or how to experiment at all with the camera. Because of this, yesterday consisted of me changing the settings everytime I took a photograph until I found the look I liked ! I've also found myself sharing less and less photos I take on social media unless they're specifically taken for a specific reason ! I got lots of nice shots on my disposable camera of the last two days of term this week, but when they eventually get developed and I find out whether they turned out nice or not, I doubt I'll have them on social media and it's the same with most of the photos I took yesterday. Ultimately, I feel as if I'm turning into the person who's like "I don't want to share my entire life on the Internet" because I'm coming to learn that I can post photographs, words or anything really on the Internet without it necessarily being of events occurring in my life. I always find a kind of sad when bloggers - especially those who's occupation is blogging - feel as if they have to share their entire life online or constantly be photographing every second of their life to share online because social media or YouTube or blogging is their hobby or career. Heck no ! You should write about or photograph events in your life because you want to not because you feel it's your duty to and it's the same with sharing online ! 

Finally for my outfit, I didn't get any great photos of it as around the tree was a quite cluttered and when I went outside to take these photographs, it was becoming very dark and windy. This was to the point that I changed the camera settings back to auto to put kid mode on ! What I wore yesterday was so comfy, it could not have felt greater ! My jumper is from the men's section in Penneys which means it is therefore larger and cosier because Penneys do not seem to know how to make the jumpers in their women's section cosy, sloppy yet still fashionable ! It just does not happen ! These jumpers though, ten out of ten recommend. My skirt was bought in New Look and it has pockets ! It has actual pockets ! You can't really see them here as the jumper is probably hiding them but pockets on any piece of clothing makes everything ten times better ! It also has an elasticated waste which is also another win. In terms of accessories, you can't really see it here but Santa brought me one of those cute cord necklaces with the stone for Aries at the end of it so of course I had to wear it yesterday ! 

I should probably get out of my pajamas now.

Grace x 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Tinsel Threads



I am on my Christmas holidays ! There was probably little or no point of me turning in to join the mass refusal to do any work whatsoever but I have priorities, such as mantaining decent attendance. Highlight of the final day was when I lost my phone after break and by the time I went looking for it an hour and a half later in the last class, it had been dropped into reception ! There are kind people in my school ! If you have ever seen me swanning around the corrdiors on the last two days of first term, it is likely that to you, I am that person who gets way into the festive season. Contradictory to the tinsel and fairy lights, the santa hat clips - both worn above -, the disposible camera I annoyed my friends with and the shortbread for them decorated with the lovely descriptions 'bae', 'hoe' and 'your ma', to name a few, I really cannot stand Christmas Day itself and although I have always loved the build up - hence the elaborate traditons - I am growing to dislike that too as the years go on. Mainly because year after year as I get older, I recognise the pressure and materialism that exists around it. Christmas is more of a commercial season now, not a religious one and in no way do I bash that idea since it is commercial Christmas that I celebrate ! 

But the fact that everywhere you go, right down to the town I live in, there is people rushing left, right and centre, rushing with the cars or their bags and trolleys, to put arrangements in place to ensure that this day is their ideal, a form of perfect. People get unnecessarily stressed over  the pressure of gifts and dinner, there is pressure to spend continuous lengths of time with family, there is even more pressure to spend the day in the best mood, appearing grateful, happy and content, all to make this day 'perfect'. I don't mean to criticise what is the majority of the population, but wow, there is less pressure on birthdays, formals, weddings and whatever else to be 'perfect' that many Christmasses. And the funniest thing is that unlike the occasions above, Christmas is not a once off but occurs once a year. Moving on from that, we won't even mention New Year as I have almost two thousand and sixteen problems with the culture around that celebration too. 

I didn't leave the house today which is why my outfit is all fluffy and cosy. This green jumper - used to be mam's - is perfect for lazing in around the house, it's so floppy and warm. All the colours are very Decemeber and festive - I feel like a Tumblr bopper at this time of year ! I also went a little mad on the makeup end and not only wore pink and purple eyeshadow, but two tone lips ! I've been trying to get back into wearing bright red lipstick lately, generally creeping it back in by combining with darker colours. Today I just went for it. The colour turned out prettier than expected and I'd forgotten about how long it sticks to my lips, so one is very happy ! 

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I plan on spending yet another day eating twice my body weight in food,

Grace x

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Polo-necks and Grey

Top belongs to mam | Tesco dress and boots | Penneys tights

It looks like there's an alien living underneath my top because I wore a belt and bunged up the dress because 

a. the below the knee length doesn't suit this jumper 

b. I'm conflicted between liking and hating the babydoll style of dress on me

I wore this dress to a 21st a few weeks back and like I've already said, I was and still am unsure of how the dress sits on me but I am still really enjoying wearing jumpers either over and underneath cute little dresses. This top is one that would have looked great either over - worn here - or underneath this dress because of the polo-neck style collar. I actually wore the top itself back to front and the original front is v-necked so there are so many different ways that I could have worn this outfit ! Even better, the combination of the colours are quite festive as well. 


My mam's camera then died which is why I only really got one or two decent outfit photos and then I used my digital to take the blue images above ! Ever since I took this photo, I've become really intrueged by how the house's roof and the drains look in different weather. I have no idea why I find it so fascinating but it always looks very stripped back and basic - the opposite of my camera roll, currently filled to the brim with colourful fairy lights and more fairy lights and of course, tinsel ! I haven't actually taken any blue-toned sets of photos in a while since I've been loving the look of photographs in the dark mixed with lights. I swear that I'm not obsessed with colourful lights, like,  what am I even supposed to do after Christmas when only my blue butterflies and green leaves are left ? It's been raining most days as well lately, another reason why I haven't been taking many bright sky-backrounded photographs as of recently. 

For some reason, I'm going into school for the last two days. But I'll have my two euro disposible camera from the pound shop and untidily decorated shortbread for friendsmas//squadsmas with me,

Grace x