17 January 2016

Haul: Zara, New Look & Boohoo ♡

Welcome back to Loveiosa, lovelies!
So today I am going to be doing a little haul type blog post of some really nice items of clothing I have recently purchased and thought some of you would enjoy hearing about. As they are newly bought, I'm pretty sure they're still for sale in their respective stores. Therefore I felt like it would be a nice way of sharing this with you in the chance anybody wants to actually go check any of these things out themselves if you're on the hunt for anything in particular. Anyway, enough waffling on! I hope you enjoy this post - let's get straight into this. I will post a photo below my description just so that you don't have to go look them up yourselves while trying to read and so that you can see what it looks like. 

  • The first thing I got was a little coat type piece from Zara. This might be the greatest thing I have ever invested in. Why? Because it is SO soft and SO cosy. I was worried when I bought this that it was going to be either really good or really bad. I wasn't sure what to expect, I just knew that the photos of it from the online store looked pretty cute. I was mainly worried that perhaps it would be a bit too big of a coat. I mean, I don't mind that much its just that I have a couple of big ones already and was looking for something more simple and both easy to wear and carry. The second thing that I was unsure of by the photos from the store was the hem of the coat (on the bottom and around the cuffs of the arms). It just appeared a little tattered online and I wasn't sure I really liked that. However, it was a small enough thing for me to still want to buy it and see for myself. When I got the coat, I was so shocked! It was 10 times better than I expected or could've wanted out of it. It was just the right size, but still holds enough room for wearing something under, like a chunky sweater or something, without feeling too restricted. The hem was also much better than the images online and looked perfect, adding to the beautiful look of the whole thing. The colour looked just as nice from the images and I was really happy that I went with it as I don't have any brown coats and was really interested in widening my range in colour for clothes, rather than sticking to the same old thing. Best of all, the wool lining of the hood and part of the inside is literally the softest thing I have ever felt in my life! It is the perfect feel! Not to mention, although light, it is actually very warm when wearing. I was genuinely surprised by this myself. Yes, it looks very much like a coat and is described as a coat... but it has a kind of jacket or cardigan feel to it. Despite this, do not doubt its ability in keeping you nice and cosy! And as you can see from my images below that I took of the coat, it also has 2 pockets which is always handy for storing little things inside, e.g. your phone. I was really pleased with this purchase and it was on sale when I bought it so I was obviously very happy about that, too! It is no longer on their website but if out shopping one day you can always pop into your local or nearby Zara to have a look for the coat.

  • The second thing I bought recently was this turtle neck (or roll neck - some people call it different things I've noticed) jumper/sweater from the store Boohoo. I chose to buy it in the cream colour as surprisingly I don't own any simple cream jumpers. I have like a grey one and a pink one as well as a few other random coloured knit items but no cream. Its also getting quite cold in the UK, it started snowing last night! I predicted well that I'd be in need of something to keep me extra toasty underneath that gorgeous coat from Zara. I also have never owned a turtle neck before and was recently inspired to get one after watching a vlog on YouTube and really liked the outfit that the girl had been wearing, which included a turtle neck.  I spent so long going from different sites trying to find the perfect one for a good price. There were some extremely nice ones that fitted everything I was looking for, only they were like £9287392837000. Yeah... kinda had to look elsewhere. The one I found on Boohoo looked really warm and quite oversized which I also liked. I was happy that it offered the item in the cream colour as that's the only colour I was really interested in buying it in. Plus, it was only £12 which I thought was a great deal. Boohoo has really nice stuff in their collection and I've really grown to enjoy and look to them for buying bits of clothing recently. The only thing I wasn't sure of when buying was how it would feel, if it wouldn't be as soft as I had hoped it to be. However, when I got it I was very happy to see that it was actually nice and soft and wasn't irritating on the skin to wear. The size was pretty good, although I would've liked it too be a liiiiittle bit bigger. But it was ok, don't get me wrong, it definitely wasn't small enough that it had a tight fit so I was happy that it was quite roomy and had some length to it. It is still available on their website if you'd like to read further into it and look how it appears on the model > click HERE to visit the website page for this item.

  • The third thing I bought was a pair of brogues shoes from New Look. This might seem quite random but they're just something I've been looking at for a while. I really like how they look with socks, especially frilled, and paired with a great outfit they can be a really nice choice of footwear. Not to mention, they're really cute! I opted for a black pair of brogues as I wanted something simple and that would just look nice and fit well with some black tights during more cold weather. I was really impressed with how nice they fit and feel when wearing, they're actually very comfortable and look nice with pretty much all outfits that I wanted to pair them with. You could honestly dress these up or down, they would work well with a casual everyday outfit or with something more formal. The detail is, again, very cute and adds a little something special to the overall look. As they're new I can't really say how long lasting they are or will be but I hope to at least get some use of out them! The only bad thing about these that I have noticed so far is the laces have come undone a little easily throughout the day. This might be different for other people though, I may just need to try do them a little tighter. Furthermore, similar to the turtle neck, there were a lot of options from a wide selection of stores. Other stores than New Look have brogues that look just as nice for different prices. I just liked this pair in particle out of the ones I saw! They also come in a variety of colours, I did notice a really adorable cream looking choice of brogues that maybe I will look to buying in the future. The brogues I bought cost only £15.99 which I believed was a reasonable pricing > click HERE to visit the website page for this item.

Those were 3 main purchases that I have found I really loved recently and I hope at least one person found an interest in this post. I have got a couple of other things that I was considering including but they were just a little bit older that I wasn't sure if they'd still be available to buy. I also wanted to try keep the post as easy to read as possible and not go on too long that it would be boring for you as the reader. I sincerely hope you liked this one, though. If you want to see more like this feel free to comment or message me about that! Stick around for more posts similar and other types of posts that you might really enjoy. I have 2 previous posts before this that you can also check out if you would like to. I hope you've had a great weekend and enjoy the new week about to start! Personally, mine hasn't been amazing as I've unforunatley had a lot of muscle pain so I'll be seeing a doctor this week and hopefully everything will improve from there.  Hopefully yours has been much better!

Loveiosa ♡

7 January 2016

Steal Yo Twitter ♡

This morning was a rather successful morning, I'd say.
Not only did I drag myself out of bed to go food shopping (thank god, I would've regretted putting it off), but I also managed to grab myself a Stolen code. Some of you may be asking yourselves "What the heck is a stolen code?!" or "Abbie, why are you out stealing peoples codes?!" Either that or you are already in the loop and are fascinated how on earth I stumbled upon a code considering I have like no friends to have shared one with me.

While this last statement is true, I will recite how I got the code in just a moment. Firstly, I will start by saying that Stolen is an app - just for iPhones at the minute I believe, correct me if I'm wrong. Secondly, a Stolen code is what you need to be able to access or use the app. To get a code you need to be sent it/invited by someone who already has one and is using the app. So, of course, I felt immense joy as I entered my code and pretended like I'd just joined some sort of exclusive club while millions of unlucky souls on Twitter wept as they continued their own personal search for an invitation code for the app. But, I totally relate to all those people, I was in that position just this morning. Quite a few of my online friends had a code and joined the app, but when given a code to then invite someone themselves would invite other people that perhaps had asked first or simply whom they are closer with. With that being said, I had a strong feeling I wouldn't be getting anything anytime soon.

I quite literally sat down for like 40 minutes scrolling through Twitter and searching different phrases and sentences involving the words 'stolen' and 'code' in hopes of finding someone who had one to giveaway. Most of the people on there right now seem very spammy and scammy. Basically they spam the same message about how they have a code but its apparent they aren't actually giving one out and that they're just in it for the follows. Soon enough, I came across one person who needed a shoutout and promo for his YouTube account and said in return he had a spare code he'd give as payment I guess you could put it. Pretty much my social media accounts (Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and YouTube) each have a good number of followers so I was all like "My friend, I can help you with that! Please would you kindly slide into my DMs!" I trusted him to return the favour, he seemed very reliable - and he was! Moments later I got that code and I rushed onto the app quicker than I probably should have.

It's quite amazing how something so little can be this addicting though. I already had a general understanding of what it was beforehand, but still, I have been checking quite frequently to see any updates to if anyone has stolen any of my 'collections'. Your collection is basically the Twitter accounts that you have bought (yes, fake money). Obviously more popular and verified accounts have a higher net worth and are more pricey to buy but it is very possible to achieve a good amount of money to be able to buy one of these big accounts. I haven't bought anyone huge just yet, mainly just people I know and friends. Its weirdly frustrating whenever I buy a friend then another friend 'steals' them from me. But I suppose thats the point of it! Apologies if this is the most un-exciting thing you've ever read, though. I was just pretty proud of how quickly I made it into the app and wanted to share the excitement (its so exciting, amirite). Again, I don't know why I've been so addicted to this today but hey if you want a stolen code then keep an eye on my page because if I get another one in the future I may run a giveaway here for anyone desperate for one! 

Luckily I know partiallllyyyyyy how to get another code but I need to find out a couple more details so that I know how close I am to this. Oh, also: my goal is to at one point buy either JK Rowling, Maisie Williams, Darren Criss, Miranda Sings (random but I just really like/admire them ok) or my friend that my other friend keeps stealing from me I mean is that too much to ask. I will let you know how well this goes, hahaha! 

By the way, its 2016 if you didn't know already! I hope you all had a fantastic New Years, mine was pretty ok - better than my Christmas in some aspects anyway as I didn't do much for Christmas. I hope your Christmas was lots of fun, though! Heres to another year of procrastination for me. No actually I shouldn't say that. I have a lot of uni work to get done in the next few months and honestly I want to cry myself to sleep every night because  it seems to make itself the last thing that pops into my mind before going to bed. Let's not make the post sad though.... *tries to smile*

Have a wonderful rest of the week and I will see you in my next post which will be fairly soon and.. teaser: something to do with clothing that I'm quite in love with. Until then, bye bye!


Update: I bought Maisie Williams and JK Rowling, 2 off my list! :p

28 December 2015

Welcome ♡

Hello everyone and anyone reading and welcome to my blog titled Loveiosa.

Here you will discover a range of posts covering from clothing hauls, reviews of anything I pick up from stores, fun stories, random thoughts from my day, discussions about games/gaming and much more! I have decided to do a little answering of questions below for you to get to know more about me and hopefully you enjoy enough to want to hear from me again in another post! So, lets dive right on in. The questions will probably be a mix of factual and random fun stuff:

Name: Abbie
Age: 20
Where I live: England, UK
Birthday: 23rd February 
Why I made a blog: I had one previously and since have found myself in a better place in life where I can share more of my life/thoughts/craziness with the world
Siblings: 2 sisters and 2 brothers
Favorite social media: Too hard!
Phone model: iPhone 6 (hopefully this offends no one, teehee)
Favorite hobbies: Procrastinating on YouTube, reading, writing, eating, listening to music
Education: I am currently in my last year of university - won't reveal where!
Cats or dogs: Cats, simply because my friends and I refer to myself as one
Hair colour: Brown with a hint of strawberry blonde
If I could eat anything for the rest of my life: Hmm... Kinder Buenos? Random, but whatever reason I've been eating them all the time recently!
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Hidden talents: I have none - I am such a flop at everything
Favorite school subject: Art, Performing Arts or English
Favorite season: Summer 
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Obsessions/fandoms: Well I enjoy a bunch of YouTubers, too many to list them all (British vloggers, Evan Edinger, Tyler Oakley, Starkid, Miranda Sings, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart & sooooo many more). I love Harry Potter series (what Brit doesn't?!) and Jennifer Lawrence is my queen tbh. Also, not sure if it counts but ASMR. That stuff is great man!
Morning or night: Definitely night, I feel like I was born for the wrong timezone because I find I'm pretty much awake all night and want to be sleeping throughout the day. Its bad. Help.
Favorite color: Black, white or grey. I've been told before that these are very boring colours to have as favourites but... whatever, I like them!
Favorite song right now: I don't usually listen to this kind of RnB-ish genre but I heard and really liked Player by Tinashe & Chris Brown recently. Oooo, I've also (very late but who cares) come to appreciate the Made In The AM album by One Direction these past 2 weeks or so. Had quite a lot of those songs on repeat. Then last but not least I really love the song Hell Nos And Headphones by Hailee Steinfeld. I have a super wide taste in music though. Like literally, I'm quite happy to listen to pop, rock, slow ballads, country, K-pop, RnB, alternative or trap music. I don't even care.

So, I hope you have learn a few things about me and have decided that this may be a blog you'd like to come back to for more fun posts! I thought I'd include some silly/fun questions in there rather than make it super formal and boring for you. And, hey, if you want you can leave an answer in the comments to any of the questions or just introduce yourself and we can form a nice little community. If we have a smilier taste/opinion about anything then let me know I'm all up for some quality friendship making. 'Tis gonna be beautiful.

Thank you so much for reading and take care until my next post. I hope you all had a very merry christmas! Feel free to follow to see when my next post is live on my blog. 

Loveiosa ♡