Search

Becky vs The World

Girl, meets world, meets life

Category

fashion

The week that went

So week 1 of 2016 has been and gone. How are we all feeling?

I’ve got to admit I’m feeling pretty good, my boot has come off and I now just have a teeny gel insert for shoes and crutch when needed.  Bye bye booty

Amongst daily work life the biggest thing that’s happened this week is that I am preparing to go on my new year holiday. Every year I like to go away in January, not only is it my birthday this month but also you can get some pretty amazing deals on breaks. 

So this year I’m heading for…….America. I’ve never been to the states before, and may never have an opportunity to go so I’ve decided to cover 2 sides. Las Vegas and New York. I love visiting new places and seeing different cultures but this is my first trip to a county whose first language is the same as my own. 

I’m not sure what to expect, I have met very few Americans in real life and majority of my preconceptions come only from those on tv and film. Not always flattering so hoping real life interaction will dispel these. 

Packing has been a challenge for this holiday as I need to cover 2 different weather situations, mild in Las Vegas and hat scarf and gloves weather for New York 

  All the essential, boots, underwear, crutch!

   As you can see I love a bag or 3!!

  Brrrrr looking like a cold front 

Tomorrow is final day before my trip which for me means repacking  and last minute panic!

Wish me luck

See you on the other side

Advertisements

I spy with my……. Little Box

So I recently signed up to My Little Box after seeing an Instagram post put up by a friend. And so far I haven’t been disappointed. 

So the premise is every month you receive a ‘little box’ filled with goodies. I’ve tried Birchbox in the past and although I enjoyed some of the samples there were usually a lot that I didn’t end up using. 

In my first Little Box delivery I received, amongst other things a small batik bag and travel document holder which I used a lot on my  recent holiday (Previous blog here)

And this latest delivery didn’t disappoint 

  
  
  
First up was a scarf, oh wait 2 scarves, one blue one black along with cute guide on different ways to wear, perfect since Autumn has well and truly arrived with a brrrrrr
   
 
The beauty samples this month included a red lip gloss stick, my favourite colour, BB creme which I can’t wait to try and a handy handbag sized hairspray, perfect for work bag and evening clutch. 

  
And to get in you the mood for that night disco dancing there’s some nail decals, I’ve never tried them before but definitely going to give these a go and a bottle of Cointreau with handy drink guide!

So now I’m of to try my scarf tying skills and maybe a cheeky Cointreau cocktail

Chin chin

*this post was not sponsored by any company and all opinions are my own

Sun, sea, sand and me

so I’ve taken a little break from the blogosphere (is that a thing!?) and been on a jolly holiday. 

I spent 2 weeks of sunny bliss in the beautiful Dominican Republic. This was it, my 2 weeks to relax, read and just refresh my self. 

Staying at the Grand Palladium Bavaro, the days were filled with a la carte restaurants, sunshine, swimming and sun bathing. Perfect

I rocked out some bikini’s, well why not, worked my way through a 11 books on my kindle (other e readers are available) and drank some very interesting cocktails, mostly Virgin. 

   
    
 

Treated myself to a spa visit at the hotel and a spa boat trip and basically relaxed for the whole 2 weeks. 

   
   
Back to reality now and back to blogging central
This weeks debate

Team blonde or team brunette?

  

A stitch in time

another weekend another new thing to try. This time dress making. And yes this was another Groupon deal I bought. I’m sure in single handedly keeping  that site going!

There is a resurgence for all things vintage, and up cycled at the moment and making your own clothes fits right in there. 

So I heading of to Dolly’s haberdashery and sewing school to join in with the picnic dress making session. The school is based in the centre of Warrington and has easy parking options. 

I had already selected my fabric and submitted my dress size, all that was left to do was turn up and let the creativity flow. 

The place is amazing a real treasure trove of fabric and odds and ends

   
    
   
The teacher Linsey is so helpful and enthusiastic that you can’t help but have fun and the end result was……….. Well see for yourself 

   
    
 
So what can I make next?

Sisters are doing it for themselves. …

So I got a lovely nomination today from Secrets of Beauty in the sisterhood of world bloggers

Definitely  worth checking her out. She has some amazing tips and posts and from a  pretty unique perspective

So the rules for the award are simple :

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.

2. Put the Award logo on your blog.

3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.

4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Nominate five blogs.

Questions asked :

1. Who is your Favourite singer?
Kelly Jones ( stereophonics ), have seen every tour they have done in the UK!

2. What is your Favourite beauty brand?
Got to be Elemis, ever since an amazing facial I swear by their products

3. Where is your favourite place in the world?
Anywhere besides a pool!

4. Who inspires you most in life?
People who work hard for what they want

5. What is your favourite season?
Winter, when just snuggling down indoors with layers and heating on just makes you feel at home

6. Why did you start blogging?
I thoughts it would be a fun way to talk about my life to people who might be interested. There aren’t a lot of people my age blogging and I thought it might help me connect

7. Who is your favourite blogger?
The first person I was ever aware of who was a blogger is George over at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust
I now follow her on most social platforms, she’s pretty awesome

8. How long have you been blogging?
Started in October but only really been paying it attention since the beginning of this year

9. What is your all time favourite makeup product?
Anything by Benefit

10. Do you like reading?
I love it!

So now I would like to nominate

Ruth Writes

Plus Powerful

Being Woke

Our Daly Life

Aidyl93

To follow the rules above and then answer the below

1. What is your dream job?
2. Who is your favourite singer/ band?
3. What’s your perfect night out?
4. What’s your perfect night in?
5. What’s the last thing you bought online?
6. Who is your favourite blogger?
7. Why did you start blogging?
8. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?
9. What inspires you?
10. What is your favourite animal and why?

Get to thinking

image

When will I be a grown up?

I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever grow up. I mean I have a mortgage, a grown up job and a steady relationship etc but I don’t feel like a grown up.
I am always comparing myself to others and what they have done or doing or have. I know I shouldn’t but sometimes I can’t help it. I see people who have started families,  are fit and healthy, love their job and seem to have it all.

But I just don’t feel that way. I mean I change my hair all the time, I still havent found the ‘one’,  that elusive look that makes you think yes, this is me, this is what I look like.
I wonder sometimes if it’s more to do with the fact that I’m still trying to get to who I think ‘I am’

image

I still have my idea of a dream job, and this may shock you…. It isn’t working in an office for someone else.
I’d love to work in radio, own a bookshop, be a writer.
Maybe one maybe all 3, but no I work in a office in a bid to be a grown up.

I’m also at that awkward age, that mid 30’s bit where no clothing shop is aiming it’s clothes/ looks at you. To young for some stores, to old for others. Yes I know there is online shopping but I like to try thing on before paying for everything then sending it all back.

Does anyone else feel ignored by the high street?! No ok then

So here I sit at 34, 6:50 on a Thursday morning in my pyjamas,  a snoring pug on my knee working out if I can get away with just straightening my hair or if it needs washing. The whole time I’m sure the rest if the world is up, showered, cleansed,  toned, moisturised, make up on, dressed in their amazingly stylish work clothes, reading some amazingly sophisticated work of literature heading to their dream job.

Are you?

Does anyone really know you?

So I’ve decided to put a bit more effort into some thing in my life, and this little blog is one of them.

I started blogging in Oct 2014 but then didn’t write another post till January this year.
Mainly I realised I probably didn’t have much to say…..
I still don’t but I say it anyway because,  well why the heck not

So im revisiting my WHY and WHO questions.

My why, why, why? To be honest I don’t know. I have a friend so I consider quite ‘down with it’ ( god that make me sound ancient) who blogs. So I started reading some and following a few others on social media platforms and thought where are all the people like me?! Then I realised that there is only one me and maybe the world would like to know a little more……
That’s not entirely true I thought it would be a place to write about the things I like and things I’m thinking about that I don’t always want to have to justify to others ( come on Facebook own up you judge Judy you)

So the who, that’s slightly easier…..
I’m a northern (UK), 30…… something lady type person who is only just finding out who i am and what i like.

Things i like

1- working out/ trying to be healthy/ losing weight, now before you move on i don’t mean in a whooping, Lycra clad way, calorie obsessed way. I mean in a challenging myself changing my life kind of way, future posts will explain more stay with me on this one.

image

2 – i like clothes/ accessories, again stay with me on this one, I’ve spent 15 years dressing in black, baggy unflattering clothes and now i have colour and shape (not just round), as some of my OOTD pics on Instagram. And I love accessories,  mainly as I didn’t have any nice clothes for so long I learnt to love all the extras that go with

image

3 – I love beauty and make up products but never get round to starting any kind of regime, maybe I should start soon! 

4 – i will take photos of absolutely anything, recently completed a photography course to learn how to take better ones, again expect plenty of pics popping up every now and then, apologies!

5 – reading and watching films are ny favourite ways to relax.

6 – i love to travel, don’t do enough, need to do more. Past 12 months have seen trips to Brugge, Mexico, Italy,  Dublin and an upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic.

7 – I have a pug, a relatively new addition to my life and he is the best ( not at all biased I assure you)

image

8 – I love stationery, more a slight obsession

9 – I have a lot of different hobbies and a master of none.  But I will give anything a go

Hopefully I haven’t lost you and maybe some of you will hang around for more

Treats for me…….

So there’s nothing I love more then being busy, ok there is but I can’t spend all day eating cupcakes in bed.
Anywho by being busy I mean planning what to do with my time. 
So last Sunday, after seeing a post on the old Facebook I decided to head to Hoghton Tower for a vintage craft fair.
Now I’d love to think I’m the kind of gal who can pull of vintage wear and still look cute, but as a slightly curvy girl I find its not always easy. Anyway I digress.
The weather wasn’t the best but my love of kitsch and cute won me over.
So after much looking, ooooooing and arrrrrring I settled on a scarf, head bands, greetings cards and a cute framed pic

image

image

image

image

image

image

Now I have 4 days of work and need to get planning what to do with my time………….

A tale of 2 dresses

So last week saw the outing of 2 new pieces of my wardrobe. 2 new but very different dresses.
The first was a cute little floral dress I’d picked up in an impulsive shopping trip the weekend  before. Teamed up with some old boots and standard a primark leggings I think it still look professional enough for a day at the office

image

Late that week i tried out another new dress but for an entirely different reason. My netball dress. 
I recently joined a local team to help a friend out and although we are relatively new we seem to be doing well in our current league.
I play goal keeper, mainly because a) I’m not a massively competitive person so ‘fighting’ for the ball isn’t my style and b) I’m not super fit so a mostly static position is perfect for me.
Sadly we lost because we suffered and injured team mate and had no subs but was good fun all round

image

See you all On the flip side

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑