Monday, 2 November 2015

October Favourites


 I seen Johnny Marr this month :) I had such a great night. He was playing at the Olympia in Dublin. I had a seated ticket but I think for that venue you really need to stand to see anything. Johnny was just a little blob on stage for the most part hehe I've really gotten into his latest album Playland since the gig. He's releasing a live album called Adrenalin Baby on the 13th of November so I can't wait for that. I think its available to stream on spotify now. After the concert, I watched Johnny walk to his taxi. I got this blurry photo as evidence. It's not his most attractive picture but he kept running away when I was trying to take a picture hehe


 I watched nine movies this month but I didn't really like any of them so I've been drawn more to tv. I'm watching the new series of American Horror Story. I like Hotel a lot better than Freakshow but I don't like it as much as the first three series. The hotel really reminds me of The Chelsea Hotel. I think it feels like New York even though its set in Los Angeles. I miss Jessica Lange but Lady Gaga is growing on me. I've also been watching The Walking Dead, I'm on episode three so don't tell me what happened to Glenn hehe I can't wait to start watching The Vampire Dairies. I basically like anything that's cheesy and has vampires/zombies in it :P

Fashion and Beauty

I love Halloween themed fashion and beauty. The Lazy Oaf x Casper collaboration is so cute and perfect for Halloween themed outfits. I really love this pink fluffy jumper and this sheer dress. Topshop always have such a nice collection for Halloween. The best part is most of it is wearable throughout Autumn and Winter. I also love the Halloween themed collection at Lush. I cant wait to buy some of their Christmas collection next month. Regal Rose is a great place to get Halloween themed accessories, They sell the coolest rings. Can we just extend Halloween to include all of November please


I didn't have much planned for Halloween this year but I did however dress up as this batgirl type thing hehe you can read the details in the post below. I also carved a pumpkin but I ended up making it look a lot more happy than scary. Although its smile is a little creepy. What did you dress up for Halloween? If you've posted your Halloween outfit then leave a link below :)

Sunday, 1 November 2015


mask - h&m
black lipstick - topshop
velvet choker - river island
top - h&m

I bought this mask from h&m last year but I didn't wear it so I thought I'd pull it out for the occasion. I got the black lipstick from Topshop two years ago, they don't seem to make them anymore. I think h&m might sell something similar though. I hope you had a nice Halloween :)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Easy Money

top - topshop
skirt - h&m
bag - topshop
boots - greens

I got my haircut today, I really like the length this time :) I love this bag so much, the tassles are so cool even though they make opening and closing the bag really awkward hehe I got these boots last month but they look so worn already, you can tell how much Ive been wearing them. I went to Johnny Marr a week ago and it was amazing. I waited at the stage door afterwards and I watched him walk to his taxi, it was the best five seconds 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

September Favourites

sources: thebrianjonestownmassacre, google, google hannahlouisefashion

I've decided to try something new since I don't have time to update as regularly these days. I've  created a list of all the things I've been enjoying in September. I hope to make this a regular thing so I'll keep this blog semi updated :)


 I've been loving an album by Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe called I Declare Nothing. It was released earlier this year and my favourite song is Cocaine Cat. If you like The Brian Jonestown Massacre then you should give this a shot. Tess Parks has a great voice and I've been loving her solo album Blood Hot too. My favourite song from it is Somedays. I've also been listening to Cherry Glazerr, The Raveonettes, Alvvays and Wolf Alice.


My favourite film this month is Legend. It tells the story of Reggie and Ronnie Kray, both played by Tom Hardy, who became two of the most notorious criminals of the sixties. The story is narrated by Reggie's wife, played by Emily Browning. I loved the witty dialogue and Tom Hardy's performance is great. I also couldn't help but love all of Emily Browning's dresses. I just want to live in the sixties, okay? I've been watching a lot of crime films for college and I think I'm really starting to develop a liking for this genre. 


I love This Is England 90. I've always liked the This Is England series and I was so excited (and a little saddened) to see the release of the final series. It's the first time I've watched the series as it is released on television so it makes it even more exciting to wait for each weeks episode. The final episode is feature length and its on as we speak... eek. You can watch it here.


I've been following London fashion week on social media this month and I loved the "girly aesthetic" that many of the designers celebrated - the over sized tulle dresses at Molly Goddard, the confetti hair and skateboards at Ashish, the mermaids at Sophia Webster. Just Girly Things. I've also been taking advantage of the 20% student discount in high street stores like Topshop, River Island, H&M and New Look. It's the last year that I'll have access to student discounts so I had to take advantage (that's my excuse). If you're a student you can access lots more discounts on high street and online stores with unidays


I've been watching a lot of videos of youtube recently because I don't have a tv in my house anymore and youtube is filling that empty space in my life. I've been loving monthly favourites (hence the idea for this post), fashion and beauty hauls and weekly vlogs. My favourite channels are Amy Valentine, Helen Anderson, Zoella and Leanne Woodfull. Mostly bloggers as you can see. I've also been liking The Future of Fashion documentary with Alexa Chung on Vogue's channel.  

Monday, 14 September 2015

Mac Demarco and The Last Days of Summer

last week I went to Porthcawl with Chris, the weather was pretty nice so I got one last shot at summer hehe 
unfortunately the funfair was closed :( but we had such a nice time at the beach
spying out my future party boat
a Polaroid of me at the beach
so beautiful
coincidently standing beside an ice cream sign hehe 
we also went to Bristol to see Mac Demarco
a pitcher of Blue Lagoon looking so tasty :P
looking cute before the gig
at the start of Mac's set I was this close to the stage but by the end I was standing at the back :L the crowd were so pushy and it really ruined the gig for me, I thought a Mac Demarco gig would be a lot more chilled
taking a picture of each other at the same time :P I'm going to miss summer
I went college book shopping but I came back with a Smiths record and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams which I'm not even studying. I cant wait until Christmas when I can read all my non college related books
The Smiths record is a bootleg of The Troy Tate Recordings which are early recording of songs from 1983 like I Don't Owe You Anything and Reel Around the Foundation which were intended for The Smiths debut album. After an initial pressing the recordings were scrapped and the album was re recorded with John Porter. This is part two so I'm interested in finding out whats in part one
this is the last time Ill be able to wear tops like this for another 10 months ... sigh

Sunday, 30 August 2015


hat - penneys
dress - next
belt - penneys

I got this hat in Penneys and I love it, I've been wanting a black floppy hat for ages. My dress is from Next, I rarely shop in Next but I was at the sales with mum and thought this dress was pretty. This Warpaint album is my favourite thing to listen to when I'm having a lazy Sunday. Im closing my depop next week so take a look at my items :)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


I've had such a busy August. It was my 21st birthday, I went to Paris and I found a place to live in Dublin for September. Its my final year studying English and Film so this time next year I'll hopefully be a graduate!! :)
^^ this is the view from our hotel. We stayed at the Hotel Vaneau Saint Germain which is in a quiet but really pretty district of Paris.We arrived quite late on our first day so we just went out for food. I would definitely recommend booking some kind of shuttle or taxi from the airport because public transport in Paris is a nightmare when you have really heavy luggage :P
We ate in a restaurant next to our hotel called Zero Zero Sevres. It was really nice so we went back of couple of times
The next day we walked to The Tuileries Gardens, we got lost quite a bit but everything is so pretty in Paris that there's always something nice to see
pictures at the Seine
We also went to the Centres Georges Pompidou. It's a modern art museum housing works by artists a like Picasso, Matisse and Pollock. They are also holding a Velvet Underground exhibition at the moment but we arrived too late to see it :( There's such an extensive collection there and I would definitely recommend taking some time out to see it
the building itself was really cool, each level had a open courtyard with great views of Paris
a Picasso notebook that I bought at the Centre Pompidou
On the third day we went to the Eiffel Tower. Its a must see when you go to Paris, it just feels so quintessentially French even if it only ever seems to be visited by tourists. It's also the best place to get souvenirs for family and friends because there's lots of markets selling all kinds of knick knacks 
We also went to the Arc de Triomphe. I loved it as much as the Eiffel Tower. I didn't realize you can also also climb to the top of it
walking down The Champs Elysees pretending I'm Jean Seberg
We also managed to fit in the Louvre that day too. We went at around 4pm which is a great time to go if you want to avoid the long queues
Honestly, I didn't enjoy the Louvre half as much as I enjoyed the Centre Pompidou. Its such a big place that you really need to know what you want to see and where it is exactly. Now I understand why it took Anna Karina 9 minutes and 43 seconds to run through the Louvre. Also the Mona Lisa is surrounded by so many people all the time that you can barely see it :L
On our way home we stopped off at the Notre Dame Cathedral
There was a service on when we visited which meant all the tourists were crammed along the sides of the church, it felt disrespectful and we couldn't see anything with the crowds so we didn't stay long
The building itself is so beautiful though
That evening we tried to find the Moulin Rouge but we ended up in a really dodgy area :L so we got the metro back to Notre Dame and had dinner there
On the Saturday it was my 21st birthday and I got the best french related card hehe
We decided to go shopping so we went to the Printemps and the Galleries Lafayette. The Printemps is a department store with brands like Pull and Bear, Cheap Monday and Eleven Paris. While the Galleries Lafayette sells high end designer clothing. It was so busy when we visited, maybe it was because it was a Saturday but I have a feeling its always that busy
The inside of the store is really pretty and I would have went crazy in the perfume section if I had the time (and money) hehe
We took a boat from the Eiffel Tower on our way back to the hotel. It's a lot nicer way to travel to each place because you miss out on a lot of nice sites when you take the metro. We went on the Batobus which allows you to hop on and off all day. We got off at the Saint Germain Les Pres district
It is a really pretty area of Paris and I would love to go back to explore it more
I got dressed up in my new dress from Topshop and went out for my birthday surprise which just so happened to be dinner at the Eiffel Tower (yes I am so spoilt hehe)
We had dinner at 8:30 which is a perfect time because you get to see the sun set over Paris
The dinner and wine was so nice and I really enjoyed it. After dinner we walked around the first floor and looked at the views of Paris at night
I really loved Paris, theres so many things to do and see and I would go back tomorrow
Before I left my parents got me an amazing chocolate cake, three layers with a marshmallow filling. It was a blessing and a curse that I wasn't around all week to finish it
Me and my family went out for food at The Yellow Pepper which is my favourite place to eat when Im at home. I got this dress in Topshop after I seen Emma Willis wear at a Big Brother eviction night hehe
I've rambled so much in this post :L I hope you enjoyed my travel diary/life update :)