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Monday, 19 January 2015

It's the little things...

It’s the little things!!

So I mentioned last week that I'm utterly snowed under with work and I had a horrendous week of library filled hours and exhausting nights working with my uni group to finish a project. This weekend, bought a dose of exactly what I needed;


 Friday night was spent dressed as an alien, celebrating a 21st birthday with some of my favourites.

I popped back to Nottingham this weekend, to try and get a bit of work done there and also see the family. I spent a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon wandering down by the river with the mother and  I was reminded how lovely sun filled January days can be.


I do love spending an evening in a set of pyjamas, (I don't care how lame I am... I love a matching set!!) with a cup of tea, chocolate bar and Marilyn Monroe on my screen, all whilst pampering myself. 

The weekend really reminded me how it's the little things that keep you happy, especially when deadlines are looming. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and your week ahead isn't looking to grey. At least blue Monday is over with now. 

Love Alana xxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Golden Globes 2015

A few of my favourites!

I originally only planned on posting 2 or 3 of my favourites but I really struggled to narrow it down. Here are a few of the dresses from the Golden Globes, on some super stylish ladies, that I absolutely adore.

Amy Adams looking super gorgeous and very old hollywood in a draped Versace gown.

Chrissy Teigan looks super glam in this embellished Zuhair Murad dress with sheer panelling.

Emma Stone looks so gorgeous, cool and laid back in this Lanvin Jumpsuit with a huge bow on the back. That girl knows how to have fun on a red carpet.

Oh Helen you are just insane! Hats off to you, you beautiful women. I love how she flaunts her gorgeous figure in a red Dolce and Gabbana dress whilst having fun posing.

Another nod to old Hollywood glamour here with another draped Versace dress that really flatters Jessica Chastain's figure.

Kate Beckinsale sparkles in this beautiful Elie Saab dress. I love the draped skirt of the dress and the lovely embellished top, its so flattering and glam.

There's just something so beautiful about the colours and texture of this Giambattista Valli dress and Lupita Nyong'o looks stunning in it.

Sienna Miller is just the blooming definition of COOL! I love her choppy bob and am so tempted to copy, but I just know I can't say bye to my locks just yet (they're like a comfort blanket). Sienna stuns in this Miu Miu dress... the beading, the art, the details just make such a gorgeous look.

So there are my favourites from the Golden Globes, now I'm off to wrap a sheet around me and pretend to prance down the red carpet!

Love Alana xxx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

London at Christmas

Festive London

A few weeks ago I headed to London with the mother to see family friends and take in the twinkling lights of London at Christmas. I broke my foot a while back and unfortunately was a bit restricted to hobbling and being pushed around in a wheelchair.  Although that was quite alright with me, as I was pushed around taking in covent garden lit up by the Christmas lights and spending my time sitting in front of a burning log fire with a glass of buck's fizz. 

Is anyone else suffering from the January blues?! I'm sat back in my uni house with a pile of coursework to do and very much missing the Christmas season.

Love Alana xxx

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Christmas presents

What I got for Christmas

I hope you all had a happy holiday and got truly spoilt on Christmas. I got some really lovely presents and had a lovely Christmas day, heres a quick glimpse and what I got. 

If any of you have seen my Christmas wish list, which you can find here, then you'll see I managed to get some of my lusted of items. I'm also fortunate that my family can read me like a book and I also got some real unexpected treats. I got a few other things as well which I completely adore. I had a lovely Christmas break and hope you're all having a lovely start to the new year, I'm attempting to with all my uni work pilling up around me. 

Love Alana xxx