Thursday, 29 October 2015

If You Visit The Woods Today ....


.... You'll meet an eejit running around with a pair of moth wings and a tripod, that's what ! 

There are now only two days left of this month of October and I needed another excuse to dress part-little autumn creature part-fancy dress and to throw fairy lights and pumpkin decorations everywhere, looking all eery. The original idea came about when I was listening to Out Of The Black - mentioned below - and I was thinking about how cool it would be to take a bunch of photos inspired by it, considering how all of Royal Blood's music videos are amazing ! Somehow, I imagined a little kid dressed up as a fairy, surrounded by colourful lights in the pitch dark and then there were shoes on railway sleepers and a few other images I can't remember - they were all doodled down anyway ! And as you can see, the above is what transpired. 

I haven't gone near these moth wings since Second Year - photos taken with them from this time are quite unfortunately hilarious - but I went rooting in my wardrobe for them today as they're the closest to fairy wings, then insisted on wearing them all afternoon and now, I am insisting on wearing them out tomorrow night (wow I sound like a sociable being.). They didn't even get caught in any tree branches this time - a personal achievement from my perspective - but the spider lights made up for that. You see, these beautiful yet irritating fairy lights, along with a skull set, have been looming over my bed during the past month. The bed is where I generally study, I sit back and guess who's hair continuously gets caught in purple, plastic eight-legged insects ? So today, for some odd reason, I thought it would be a good idea to wrap the set around my head, as if a halo was to be formed, and as the self-timer on my tripod beeped, more and more wasps came out of the woodwork - there were more out today than I've seen all summer, I swear ! You can guess how fast I ran when they started congregating around the tripod and then not one, but every individual bloody spider light got caught in my hair ! Fairy lights 102778 : 0 Grace. So, I reluctantly decided to view the situation as a way to pay homage to all the time over this past month that I have spent trying to take these feckers out of my hair when I could have been getting an extra few minutes of study in. 

The weather was even better today and as much as that was great, it didn't suit the tone I was going for with these photos, so the brightness has been slightly adjusted as to create a bit of darker look.

Wow, Grace actually managed to listen to more music this month, go me ! A lot of this is stuff I'd previously listened to but hadn't actually appreciated until now - like how did I ever dismiss Panic ! At The Disco ? I've also been listening to Melanie Martinez on repeat and tried to play 'Cake' on keyboard (right hand only because what is coordination.)  and then listened to lots of Royal Blood, generally 'Out of the Black' every day at lunchtime. Like I said previously, their music videos are crazy amazing - particularly all the tints in 'Figure It Out' ! I also began listening to Wolf Alice again - 'Blush' is a beautiful song with a beautiful music video - and then when listening to 'Adore' I find out that Jamine Thompson is fourteen years old, what the heck ! 'Northern Boy' by The Academic is another amazing song, I didn't like it at first but then I all of a sudden loved it once I heard it on the radio ? 'Soap' just spoke to me on another level altogether and after this, I found out that The Cure sing 'Boys Don't Cry', as well as a heap of other songs that I already loved !

And breath in, breath out because that was a mouthful, I apologise  !

I'd love to hear what your favourite songs have been this month so don't shy away from leaving a comment ! I'd also love to hear what or who you plan on dressing up as this October 31st. Halloween round one is tomorrow and all I know is that I'm wearing my trusty black velvet dress and these moth wings but I will have a post up over the weekend on whatever I decide to dress up as !

Talk soon,

Grace x 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

In a Blur

Penneys tank top and tights | New Look skirt | Dress worn underneath is either Dunnes or Penneys and v old | Tesco boots
Currently listening to : Soap // Boys Don't Cry

The weather and I generally tolerate each other very well, but on days like yesterday, it is an entirely different story altogether. Let's set the scene ... The weather is awful so I layer up and end up wearing an outfit I enjoy. Wears outfit out, minus makeup, face looks a bit half worn. Wants to take a photo of cute outfit. The weather is dreadful outside ! In the end, I did venture out and I don't know what horrified me more - the rain blurring the camera lens and quality or the level and noise of the wind under the trees. The latter being more terrifying, obviously. In the end, I found myself resorting to setting up the tripod in front of a set of curtains, even more of a non-ideal situation, but you get the gist of things ! 

I hadn't worn this grey dress nor the headband since Third Year - i.e two years ago - so I was leaping at the opportunity to put them together and be like "THIS IS HALLOWEEN NO BRIGHTS TO BE SEEN". The dress is a good few years old, meaning that it doesn't actually fit like a dress anymore, so I thought my velvet skirt would match the heart pattern and then, a bit of layering was being called for, which is where the black tank top worn back to front comes in ! The style seems a little ill-fitting for my liking but I was throwing a jacket over everything so it wasn't exactly going to bother me. 

Yesterday afternoon was spent between the shopping centre and Tesco - generally, anyone's average afternoon in town around here - and I finally found a bloody winter coat ! I've been wanting to find a wooly coat for yonks, there never seems to be a decent one anywhere, and then there was a gorgeous green sitting there on a rail in Dunnes ! Basically, it's my baby and I keep finding ways to incorporate it into every photo I take because the colour is so pretty, I feel like a child from the 60's in it ! In other events, I also went to the cinema with la famille last night to see Spectre which was brilliant, especially the ending. The most entertaining aspect of cinema visits, of course, is popping to the shops beforehand to buy snacks - cinema food is ridiculously expensive - and then having to hide it all in a big handbag. Last night, we saw someone with a multipack of crisps, I shit you not - a multipack !

Today was yet another day eating my bodyweight in food. The weather actually improved ever so slightly and I went to Penneys to buy a duvet and left with that and a set of multi-coloured fairy lights. One can never have enough fairy lights. Especially when they come in different colours and are inexpensive. I've also been frantically reading three books at once as the first draft of my RSR history essay is due in on Monday ! The RSR essay is worth 20% of the final History result in the Leaving Cert and it's basically where you choose a topic and you have to write a historic essay about it - not telling the story, but writing about it from a particular angle or something. As you can tell, I am still trying to get my head around it. I'm writing about how women's magazines and women's culture influenced each other during the post-war era and it's quite interesting yet disappointing how a lot of attitudes. such as the ones towards men and women's place in both the home and society, have not fully changed since the 1950's and that was sixty years ago ! Yes, a lot of change has been made, but I still feel that old-fashioned mindsets still lurk about. 

Halloween is in four days ! 

Grace x 

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Sun Strokes

I have a feeling that these photos were taken on the morning of Thursday 15th when there was this amazing sunset at 8am and I was ready to go, bar feeding the rabbits, so I ran outside with mam's camera going snap-snap-snap. The colours of the trees intrigued me so much, I was just standing there like is this even real ! I haven't taken many photos since plus the weather is beginning to go downhill as October comes to an end, but I'm thinking of buying a disposable and using it to document midterm - I probably won't share all the photos on here but they will look pretty to plaster all over my journal !

This year I haven't written many Halloween posts or done anything to do with the season in general, approaching the thirty-first, which is a real pity since I know that I definitely won't be able to do that kind of thing next year but guess who is getting to dress up to celebrate Halloween twice this year ? This meme, okay, this. And guess who gets to decorate their friends' faces with fake blood and the likes twice this year ? Also this. Basically, next weekend is going to make up for my lack of Halloween-ing this past month.

Grace x 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Dusk Grain

Vero Moda top | Topshop skirt and choker | idk where my socks are from | school shoes

When is the last time I shared an outfit post on here ! Funnily, enough it doesn't seem that long ago, although at this stage "Grace is Wearing" has transitioned into "Grace is Wearing Dark Colours ... as usual ... what are brights". Last Saturday, mam and I went to Dublin to see nanny for the day and I was looking through my wardrobe in an effort to find something decent to wear with my burgundy skirt (it just felt like a burgundy skirt day, especially since it will be too cold for it soon !) and then I got a little overexcited because this top is a similar grainy dark colour and it was as if a puzzle was being completed ! This top is actually an old one of my mam's and as usual, I wore it back to front as it is V-neck and quite low-cut (V-necks and low cut tops look shite on me.) so I just prefer to wear it like this plus the v cut in the back looks so cute ! I don't have any photos of it but I just feel really comfortable in it. This time I also wore it off the shoulder as I figured it looked a lot better that way, even though it was a bit of a pain to keep up all day but hey ho ! And then I continued to insist on wearing my school brogues on the weekends ..... why do none of the shops sell affordable heeled chelsea boots ?

Midterm arrives tomorrow even though my brain still believes that it is Sepetember ! Leaving aside the fact that I have my first RSR history essay draft to complete, parts of an art prep. sheet and also being busy almost everyday, I'm beginning to look forward to the week. Ending on a lovely pessimistic note, Christmas stock. That's all I have to say. Christmas stock. I thought the amount of Christmas-related items was bad around my local area and then I found myself roaming around shops in Dublin where they seem to sell twice the amount, like what is wrong with you, retail ? Do you know what date it is ?

Right, that's it. You're getting a calendar for Christmas.

Grace  x 

Monday, 19 October 2015

Seasons of Skies

Currently playing : Out of the Black | Figure It Out | Blush | Adore

If you follow me on Instagram - click here, hint hint - you'll probably have already seen quite a few of these photographs as they were taken almost a week back. This post has been in my drafts since then and I truly didn't and still don't believe in sharing this without some decent text, but my brain is so cluttered yet blank that I'm just here like "lalalala words seriously please where are you" !

I'll be on here next when I actually manage to string a sentence together,

Grace x