30 January 2012

time well used

so im supposed to have "home study" this afternoon. instead, i chose to head into the village near me and go to some charity shops, so here's the results of my adventure!

1) shirt - £2.50
2) jumper - £3
3) film camera - £14

i dont know why blogspot is lessening the quality of the images. i'll try and sort that out asapp! sorry

charlotte x


so, on saturday i finally turned eighteen. i was spoiled with several things like:
a new canon 1100D, 70-300mm lens, lomography diana mini, a double leather pandora bracelet and charm, ££££, chocolate, a new watch etc!

i spent saturday morning shopping in birmingham, then saturday night i spent partying before a meal on sunday.

i bought both of the clothing items you can see above:
top - forever21, £12
shorts - american apparel, £45

+ i bought other stuff too!
some 35mm film - lomography, £18
ring - forever21, £4
vest - topshop, £18

getting up at half 9, for a meal at 12, after going to bed at half past 2, was possibly one of the hardest things ive done. tired doesnt even cover it, but just to show how nice pudding was, i took a picture...

hopefully you wont all drool...

charlotte x

23 January 2012

i am.

blazer - topshop
sequin collar shirt - topshop
shorts - gigi vintage
both rings - h&m
creepers - underground/ebay
vintage chanel belt - ebay
heart tights - m&s

so here's an outfit i put together; its something i'd wear to go shopping or to work in. its a comfortable outfit and its easy to change bits and pieces. i think you could swap the denim shorts for leathers/some hot pants if you wanna take this to a more 'going out' styled outfit. you could also change the tights to some knee high socks & the creepers to some heels, maybe jeffrey campbell's or some big platformed wedges!
alot of this you could probably find on ebay for cheaper or similar items in charity shops and such. you could add a scarf round the neck or tied in your hair as a bow, to give a more feminine edge to the outfit, to clash with the creepers.


on a slightly more formal note, its my 18th birthday on saturday, and i'll finally be getting a new slr. i'll introduce more of my outfits and wardrobe choices, maybe some new clothes (when i buy them) too. the odd bit of photography here and there, places i go and have been, things ive seen, and people im with. i hope you like my blog, i just really wanna get more people to follow me! if you have any tips on how to spread my blog around and such, please let me know! any help would be greatly appreciated and i'll try and get your blog more spread around too.

19 January 2012

candyfloss hair

so, i've always been obsessed with ellie goulding but, at the moment i cant get enough of her candyfloss pink hair. i think it looks so good on so many people, especially when people are already naturally blonde. not only does it look good in pink, it looks really cool in lilac too! i know ellie's been lilac aswell, and it seems to be quite a hit. what d'you think?

its time like this when i wish i was naturally blonde and could do this without destroying my hair totally. the dip dye at the end of my hair has made it feel a bit dry, so if youve got dip dyed hair, just use massssses off conditioner when you can.

another reason im obssesed with her is because of her style. i found this image on tumblr...

i dont think it shows her style in the best light, but i really like the image. her style is so individual and unique, even if she wears designers or brands, she wears it in her own way. she's elegantly feminine but with the odd masculine twist, like the shaved side of her hair. id love a wardrobe like hers, full of american apparel, urban outfitters and one off designer pieces.

(and to top it all off, her music's amazing aswell.) take a listen on her youtube channel here


on another note, today i had my last exam. tomorrow i get to see my boyfriend for the first time in two weeeks, im a happy giiiiiiiirl :-)

charlotte x

outfit idea

so ive created this outfit idea. kinda with a boyish, grungy kind of theme. i thought the studded top would look nice under the lace top. itd be ideal with a blazer or jacket over the top in the winter put with a thick cream wooly scarf. in summer you could dress it down and wear a hoodie with pale denim jacket over the top! loads of bracelets and a necklace would look great with this outfit!

i cant remmeber where it all from buttttt;

studded top - versace, h&m
jeans - topshop
shoes - jeffrey campbell
rings - regal rose.

i have another post to come too!

charlotte x

16 January 2012

fashion police

so, this evening i was sorting out some clothes and i started thinking why ive kept stuff i have etc. i could go on for ages about things ive thrown away and kept but, i think the list would probably be longer than i can remember.


this woman will always be, and has always been, a great inspiration to me and my style. her mixture of feminine and masculine styles always cease to amaze me and her entire audience. from originally presenting on channel 4, alexa has come an extremely long way in terms of developing her style.

its safe to say, id kill for her wardrobe. pieces from chanel would sit happily upon my shoulders. she's an icon chosen by many, and to me she inspires massively.

i also like her ever changing themes. one minute she's grungey; next minute, she's walking down the red carpet in a detailed sequin dress, covered by a bold, boyish, blazer.

her hair seems to change too, but always fits in with her own personality. its a bold edged cut, with the occasional blonde highlight or freshly cut fringe.

i'll leave you with those thoughts but, what are you opinion's on alexa?

charlotte x

15 January 2012

good intentions

yesterday i had work for the first time in over a week, wasnt too bad although ross had to finish an hour early leaving just me and ted on the close. i think it was a bit of a shock to the system having to get up and go to work, after not having to go for so long.

today, im bored as ever. ive been trying to revise for quite a while, and i can safely say, i hate AS PE, and im really not looking forward to this retake on thursday. everything seems to be going in one ear and out the other, or i just sit and look at writings whilst hoping some of it actually sinks in :-(

so ive given up with the revision, and im going to sit here and chill whilst i realise im not going to do any better than i originally did. i have such a short attention span, so that doesnt help trying to revise either; but, ive given up for today.

i have another exam tomorrow morning, which is general studies, the scientific paper. that'll at least be 2/3 exams down. really looking forward to my birthday now, less than 2 weeks to go until i get my beautiful new camera and i can actually start blogging more often about what im wearing and what ive seen etc. (rather than it just being words on a page, as i know thats kinda boring.)

im going to sit here and do nothing other than mess around on facebook, and internet shop for clothes that i cant currently afford. pay day needs to hurry up and so does the 28th. no more borrowing of ID.

charlotte x

also follow me on twitter! @imbraindead

12 January 2012

i think about you all the time

on tuesday i got 1 of 3 exams done and out of the way. PE is going to be interesting but, i really wanna get an A!

ive spent this evening looking for tattoo ideas, and doodling on my arm. so now i have to attempt to get these words and doodles off which could prove interesting. i really like some of these; but in the not so obvious places.

its the placement of a tattoo, size and colour etc thats the hardest i think. the design is a hard choice too but, placement is key. once its there, its there forever (unless you get lasering etc but whatever.)

id love something smaaaaall, and cute.
anyone got any good ideas?
words are lovely tattoo's too. i think theyre often more effective than an image or design. id love something simple like "believe" or "have faith" or "love lost"


tomorrows friday, which means its another day closer to the weekend, another day closer to work (BUT ALSO ANOTHER DAY CLOSER TO MY 18TH BIRTHDAY!) however, im kinda looking forward to it. not having to go on tuesday night was delightful but, i got kinda bored and spent the night in bed.

hope everyone has a busy, fun filled weekend. mine will definately not be. revision is necessary.

charlotte x

10 January 2012

silence is a scary sound

today i have been made to feel an inch tall. i feel crap is such an understatement :'(

do you even want this anymore?

my thoughts are all over the place, you confuse me.

charlotte x

9 January 2012

and so

ive added a few things to my flickr (click)
the photos are old photos that ive found whilst sorting out all my stufff on my laptop.

i will be doing more photography when i get my beautiful new camera at the end of this month, for my birthday, so sorry if YET AGAIN i slackkk.

first exam tomorrow :-(

charlotte x

8 January 2012

my apologies

about slacking, yet again with my posts. ive been at sixth form this week again and already is piling up on me. i was sick at school on friday too and ive spent my weekend with oll before he went back to uni today :-(

friday was a bit of a nasty one for me, my stomach was crippling me, and i was sick in school... not the most pleasant of days if im entirely honest. starting the day of like that didnt help, especially when it was necessary for me to go to my afternoon art lesson. hmphhhh however, i did feel a bit better after id actually got some work done and ate a little, so i guess all ended better than expected. after that i went back to my boyfriends to be looked after and cuddledddd.

saturday i called in sick to work because i still didnt feel great and i was all headachey, so i spent my day feeling drowsy and ended up falling asleep on the sofa in a dressing gown for about half an hour, while everyone worked round me etc. i think the catch up on sleep was necessary after all the early morning/late night combinations this week. i still havent got into any sort of routine, as i have a very acute sense of self discipline, especially when it comes to bed time and actually getting work done. however, back to my day. saturday night i curled up in bed with oll, and somehow we managed to stay up talking for about 2 hours which was kinda niceee. just didnt want this holiday to end and for him to leave and go back to uni :-(

and today, finally arrived. the day id been dreading for 3 weeks. the day i didnt want to exist and the day i didnt want to face. spent it sulking, talking, crying etc. just hasnt been a happy day really. ive sulked about it, probably more than i should and i know im silly but i hate the distance all the time. going from seeing someone everyday while i was in year 12, and over summer, and holidays; to seeing someone once a week/every 2 weeks, is possibly one of the hardest things ever. especially when its your boyfriend, as gay as that sounds, but its trueeeee.

(i hate that second picture of me, but i love oll's face hahaha)

however, tonight when i got back, after a bus journey that seemed to go on for hours, ive actually done some much needed revision/homework, to attempt to take my mind off things.

today, im a day closer to getting my new camera, as its my 18th in 20 days. i have a general studies exam on tuesday, and another, a week tomorrow. my PE, AS retake is on the 19th too, seriously hate exams :-(

good luck with exams if you have any, and im going to try keep this as up to date as i can while january passes. sorry if i slack a little, ive got a lot of work at the moment, especially art. meanwhile, im going to sit here, and eat the box of heroes my brother stupidly left, while the night passes. no doubt i'll go to bed tonight at stupid o'clock again. oh well...

charlotte x

5 January 2012

if a quiz is quizzicle, what is a test

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
asleep, where i belong.

2. Who are you in love with?

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
im afraid not

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
a ribbon

5. When is the last time you went to the mall?
well, i went to work on tuesday night...

6. Are you wearing socks right now?

7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000?
not myself no

8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
never, i havent passed my test

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?

10. Are you hot?
temperature wise, yeah

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?

12. What are you wearing right now?
clothes (school uniform)

13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?

14. Last food that you ate?
cadburys curly wurly

15. Where were you last week at this time?
probably at ollie's

16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
a hoodie, 2 shirts and probably some other stuff

17. When is the last time you ran?
for the bus yesterday

18. What's the last sporting event you watched?

19. What is your favorite animal?
a white tiger :-)

20. Your dream vacation?
go back to america, ny & la.

21. Last person's house you were in?
my own

22. Worst injury you've ever had?
my elbowww

23. Have you been in love?
yes :-)

24. Do you miss anyone right now?
no, but ask me this on sunday/monday and the answer will be yes

25. Last play you saw?
dont have a clue

26. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
dont need one

27. What are your plans for tonight?
go to bed

28. Who is the last person you sent a MySpace message or comment?
havent used myspace in ages

29. Next trip you are going to take?
the trip to the canteen to get some toast

30. Ever go to camp?

31. Were you an honor roll student in school?
a prefect? yes

32. What do you want to know about the future?
what im going to do at uni

33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?

34. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?
yeah, got a stupid coughhhh

35. Where is your best friend?
i have a few, but one's next to me

36. How is your best friend?
she's yawning

37. Do you have a tan?
not really

38. What are you listening to right now?
people talking

39. Do you collect anything?
shoes/clothes/old cameras

40. Who is the biggest gossiper you know?

41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
never, as i said, i havent passed my test

42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?

43. What does your last text message say?
"haha its lucky i dont use twitter"

44. Do you like hot sauce?

45. Last time you took a shower?
this morning

46. Do you need to do laundry?
my mom does it for me

47. What is your heritage?
im english, through and through

48. Are you someone's best friend?
id like to think so

49. Are you rich?

50. What were you doing at 12AM last night?

4 January 2012

violent delights

today was the first day back, and as expected; hell. i managed to cut my finger, have a bit of a cry/stresssss out and sit wasting time.

i was thinking today, i kinda wanna add more fashion elements and everyday life images into this blog to make it more visually interesting and appealing. at the moment i dont have an slr (well i do, but im picky and my lens is only working on manual focus so i class it as not working). so when my birthday comes, i'll get my new camera and hopefully feed in some of my own images to do with fashion, things ive seen, places ive been, everyday life or even my photography (both digital&film).

here's a few examples of my photography just for the sake of filling gaps and giving you an idea of my stuff. although this stuff is really old now.

theres a few, so if you wanna take a look at my flickr feel free and add me as a contaccccccct! - click here

im gonna try and start updating it more when i get my new camera sorted. so bare with me if you will :-)

however, tonight im absolutely shattered. 7am starts will be the death of me. im drained and its only just started again. so tired recently, physically and mentally; with work and late nights, theyre slowly catching up on me.

i have exams in less than a week and im sat here watching new moon. i'll say thats time well spent; cant get enough of the cold and pale, edward cullen. jasper's a cutey too. i also have an art essay to finish for a weeks time, again, i have no self motivation to do that at this time, so therefore, as usual, i will procrastinate.

please can time pass slower on friday/saturday morning. thanks.

charlotte x

"no measure of time with you would be long enough, but we'll start with forever."

3 January 2012

fractured life

so, i thought id write another blog before my christmas/new year holidays are officially over. eugh

here's to constant moaning about life, sixth form and it's ever increasing work load, stupid o'clock early morning wake up calls, work when all i want to do is sleep and probably just rants about being generally pissed off. maybe the constant sulk too, about being stressed and missing certain people.

however, the past three weeks ive had off ive thoroughly enjoyed. there hasn't really been days wasted, apart from one spent it bed, but duvet days are never a waste. spent too much money, not done any work and genuinly loved it. january exams however, cannot come and go fast enough :-(

by the end of tomorrow i will hate life due to the fact i have general studies and it's a waste of life, but im looking forward to catching up with my twin in art.

sunday, i will be a sulking misery due to the fact ollie's going back to uni. and after three weeks of seeing him pretty much every day, it's kinda a big punch in the chest, infact a massive one.

can't wait for summer to come back round, im really not enjoying the lack of white christmas and the stupidly harsh winds.

on a moany note, but happy/sad feeling, im loving and leaving you all.

happy new year again.

charlotte x

oh and my resolutions are
1: eat less crap/junk food
2: continue to not bite my nails
3: work hard on art and pe

happy new year

Charlotte x