Monday, 18 January 2016

DIY Wire Memo Board

While online recently I've seen quite a few of these black wire memo boards, and I completely fell in love. What I didn't fall in love with, however, was the price. Urban Outfitters are currently selling one here for £60(!!?!) I don't know about you, but I certainly don't have a spare £60 for what is essentially a sheet of wire, no matter how cool and Tumblr it looks. 

So, I took to doing it myself. Before I continue I should probably point out the fact that this probably doesn't even count as a DIY as all I did was hang the panel on the wall, but nonetheless, here goes. I found this panel on the Homebase for a very mere £8.49 and was more than ready to paint it/cut it to a better size. However, when it arrived it was ideal. On the website this is described as green, but it doesn't look very green to me? I'd initially planned on painting it black anyway, as I wanted it to match the general theme of my room. I've reorganised my room quite a lot recently and I haven't done an updated post, however here's the most recent if you were by any chance interested. 

The 'Beyoutiful' hanging canvas I picked up in Primark a couple of weeks ago for a whopping £2 - amazing!! I'm not overly fussed about the slogan, I just really like the way it looks. As for the rest of the board; the four postcards were from Paperchase, and I had some photos printed online as I wanted to add a more personal touch. The S hooks (that I realise have nothing on yet) were from Tiger, and I just really like the way they look. Am I a saddo, probably. Do I care, not in the slightest.


Friday, 15 January 2016

New Year, Same Becca

As much as I try to set resolutions and stick to them, they never seem to last long. I mean I have the best intentions but come on, who can turn down a Dominos pizza? I do however have quite a few things I would like to try and stick to this year, so I thought I'd write them here, to commit to them more if you will. 

I'd like to get back into blogging. I still have such an interest in the whole shabang, and when I have time, I'd love to post. I don't want to set myself a schedule though, as I don't want to force myself to write for the sake of it. That being said, if I can manage a few posts a week that'd be great.

A couple of clich├ęs; drink more water and exercise more often. I know everyone says these every year, but this year I'm actually going to try. As I said in my last post, I really enjoy going to the gym. I may not be very good (yet) but there's something strangely fun about going.

Being more adventurous is another thing on my list, predominately with food. My friends often laugh at me as I'm so predictable. Every time we go to an Italian I have a Margherita and every burger I eat is always plain; just the bun and the patty. With university approaching I really feel I ought to branch out a bit. There's only so many Dominos I can buy in a row with my student loan, before getting bored.

Spend more time with my friends and family. As I mentioned above, I'll (hopefully) be going to university in September, thus meaning I won't see quite as much of my friends and family. It doesn't have to be anything crazy, but I think it would be nice to do more with them,


Monday, 11 January 2016

Things That Haven't Happened

I didn't want to write yet another 'guess who's back' post or write a list of all the things I've done, as I feel I may have written one too many of those already. Instead, I thought I'd write something slightly different; the things that haven't happened since I last updated you. Partly because I'm sure you don't want to hear me waffle on about the obvious things such as Christmas, which can I just say, feels like 378652391 days ago?! 

I haven't cut my hair short. This is an idea I've been toying with for the last 5 months or so, and I still haven't decided if it's a good idea or not. I mean, I love my long frizzy curly hair, however the ease of short hair is luring me in. But, the fear of looking like a mop is definitely plaguing the idea.

I haven't passed my driving test. In fact, I took one and failed it. I don't want to go on about it too much, but I'm still not sure it was totally fair. Nonetheless, it happened, and I've another one booked in. 

I haven't got fit. I mean, I did go through a phase of going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, then Christmas came and I haven't been back since. I did actually really enjoy going, and after a few weeks I found that anything faster than a fast walk was far more bearable. Note to self: renew gym membership.

I haven't finished the university application process. I've sent my UCAS form off, and received a couple of offers, but I'm yet to receive all five and confirm my firm. In case you were wondering, I've applied for five BSc Psychology courses. I've found the A level to be really interesting, and the psychological documentaries on Netflix are the one.

I haven't used my DSLR as much as I should. Other than Christmas day, I think it would be fair to say that I haven't used my camera for a good six months, crazy. That's part of the reason I'm back here on Becca's Fashion and Life, I really want to get back into the habit of taking photos of everything and anything.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

My Love

I love this phone case. It's perfect. I love the colours, photos, finish, size, everything. The top photo is from Tumblr (as visiting NYC is at the top of my goals of things to do) but the other three are my own. I took the palm tree one this summer while in Florida, the top left one with my boyfriend at the beach in July, and the bottom one was at my friend Sam's 18th party a couple of weeks ago.

When Caseapp offered me the chance to design and try out my own phone case I was rather sceptical. I've seen a fair few dodgy personalised cases in my time, and I was worried that what would arrive would be blurry and cheap looking, but it wasn't. I'm over the moon with it. I'd just like to add that even my biology teacher has commented on how lovely it is.

The hardest part of the process was getting the photos to fit within the allotted frames, I spent ages putting my collage together, and during this time tried a whole multitude of different photos. With standard delivery, this beauty only took 6 days to arrive. Amazing. (You can also pay for faster delivery if you wish)

At £19, this case is a bit of a luxury compared to a £1.99 eBay special, but I genuinely think it is worth investing in, and if anything happens to this one, I'll definitely be ordering a replacement!

(P.S. If you'd like to order your own, the code 'BECCACASE' will get you 20% off!)


Monday, 28 September 2015

Hello Stranger

Wow, it's been a while, sorry. Soooo many things have happened since I last updated here, and to be honest I don't know where to start? I guess the main thing is that I've finished my AS levels, and am currently doing A2. My biggest relief is that I no longer have to do Maths Mechanics, I'm so grateful that you (typically) only have to continue with three. My overall results were AABD, no prizes for guessing which one was maths. Also, my biggest achievement to date is definitely getting 98/100 in Ethics at AS?! How did I manage that? Craaaaazy.

Sticking to the topic of education, I've attended quite a few university open days and have even stayed over night at a couple. My current goal is to do a BSc in Psychology, and I think I've finalised my top five. I'm not going to say too much now, as there's soooo much I could say, and I don't want to bombard you with too much rambling, but yeah, I think I've decided.

This summer my family and I went to Orlando, and I had the best time ever. It's fair to say it was rather hot, I ate a tonne of burgers and took about 7931871687 photos of Disney. Surprisingly, I didn't do too much shopping this year? I did buy a bag from Nine West, which I'm still so in love with, and is probably my favourite purchase in a while. I was so close to delving into the car savings to buy a Michael Kors watch, but decided that the prospect of never having to get the school bus ever again was far more tempting than a watch could ever be. 

Speaking of which, I passed my theory test, hooray! It's fair to say that driving isn't a natural talent of mine, but I'm very pleased that I passed first time. My practical test is booked and I have my fingers crossed all goes well, to be honest I can't wait to just get it all over and done with. 

I recently finished watching Gossip Girl, and I'm so sad. I definitely need a healthy dose of Chuck Bass in my daily life. If you haven't watched it, do. It takes an episode or two to get into it, but after that, there are another 120 episodes for your viewing pleasure. It's such good 'background noise', eg when getting dressed or doing your makeup. 

Back in July my family and I saw Ed Sheeran perform at Wembley. It was incredible. That man is a musical genius, and I'd love to see him live again. Next week I'm going to see James Bay, and I can't wait. Chaos and the Calm is such a good album, and I have a feeling it will be even better live.

What have you been up to recently?

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The 2015 Disneyworld Bucket List

In a few weeks' time my family and I will be jetting off on holiday to Florida, and now that school is finished for the year, it's fair to say that the holiday excitement has kicked in. We're going for just over two weeks, and of that time I think we'll be spending a fair chunk of it at Disney. Please don't hate me for saying this, but I definitely think I'm more of a Universal/Islands of Adventure kinda girl... I mean, The Hulk, Rip Ride Rockit and Harry Potter, what more could you want? Nonetheless, here's 10 things I want to make sure I do this year.

1. Have a photo with Mickey, obviously. I don't think this one needs explaining, it's a must.
2. Ride Summit Plummet, again. It's the third-tallest and fastest free fall slide in the world, and I love very second of it.
3. Try Jungle Juice. This is exclusive to Animal Kingdom and sounds delicious; orange, guava and passionfruit.
4. Go to DisneyQuest, located at Downtown Disney. It's an indoor interactive themepark which is included with your park admission, I'm just yet to visit it. 
5. Eat at the Rainforest Cafe, and buy another souvenir tshirt. I have one from each year we've been to Florida, and it's a tradition I don't want to stop. 
6. Go on the Buzz Lightyear ride. I've never ridden this one before, and I'm not sure why I haven't
7. Get henna at Animal Kingdom. Last year I got the prettiest henna on my hand, and I'd love to get something similar this year. 
8. Go on the Tower of Terror without screaming. I'm such a wuss, and this is something I'm yet to do. But I'm 17 now, I'm nearly an adult?!?!
9. Complete the Speedway successfully. It's fair to say the last attempt I had was abysmal, and my passenger, my Dad, wasn't too thrilled by my driving.
10. Play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. I'm not entirely sure what this will entail, but I've seen it mentioned a few times and I'd love to have a go. 

Have you done any of the above?


Tuesday, 30 June 2015


I'm not sure how many of you will already know this, but I currently have a Saturday job working as a florist. I never imagined that my first 'proper' job would involve me creating bouquets for customers? It's fair to say I'm not the most creative of people, nor am I the most practical. Nonetheless, since working there I've learnt quite a lot about flowers and floristry, so when Appleyard London contacted me, and offered to send me a bouquet, I was so excited for it to arrive.

I must admit I chose the Bellini Bouquet purely for the roses within it, they are gorgeous. The flowers arrived in a block of oasis foam, already hand-tied into a bouquet. Including delivery, this bouquet retails at £41.99, which if I'm honest I think is quite good. The flowers themselves are of really good quality, and they're presently equally well. 

I've had them sat in a vase for quite a few days now, and they're still looking as lovely as they did when they arrived. Appleyard London have been kind enough to offer a discount for you all of 33% off with the code BLOG33, (although it does exclude the flowers by post range.)


Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Okay, so what's happened since my last proper update;

I turned seventeen, hooray. My friends and I all went out for dinner to celebrate, and it was lovely. I love my friends. They genuinely make me laugh so much, and it's fair to say that Ill miss them when we all move away next year. On my actual birthday I had my first driving lesson. It went surprisingly well, and I'm enjoying driving.

Guess who has tickets to see James Bay in October... Yep, that would be Elliot and I. I'm so excited. I've had Chaos and the Calm on repeat for a few weeks now and I love it. My favourite tracks include if You Ever Want To Be In Love and When We Were On Fire.

A couple of evenings ago I rearranged my room, and it looks a lot bigger and more minimalist. I like it. So I was perhaps thinking of doing a room tour of sorts...? 

I've recently got into watching documentaries?!?! I never thought that'd be something I'd say, but it's true. I've watched quite a few recently. but the Louis Theroux ones are my favourite at the moment.

We're currently midway through the Easter Holiday and it's fair to say I've been rather busy. Last week I went for a bike ride. Not a nice, calm stroll as I'd expected, but an offroad mountain biking track. It's fair to say I wasn't too well prepared and totally out of my comfort zone. It's fair to say Elliot and Billy enjoyed their morning, me not so much. I've never been so shattered. That evening I had a party to attend, and I was struggling to keep my eyes open by 11pm.

What have you done recently?


Monday, 6 April 2015

Our Easter Sunday

I'm sorry I've been rather absent lately, but I'm sure that at some point I'll update you on all that's happened. I wouldn't personally consider myself as a theist, but I had a lovely day yesterday nonetheless. 

My day literally consisted of food, family and laughing. It was marvellous. 

It all started with Mini Eggs for breakfast, can that please be considered a thing? Also, if for any reason Cadbury happen to be reading this post; I love your products a lot, especially the aforementioned Mini Eggs, please sell them all year round. 

The bouquet of flowers featured above, I actually made. When my grandparents came over they brought with them two bunches of freesias, so I decided to make up a bouquet with them, and the daffodils we already had. It's fair to say I'm rather pleased with how it turned out, especially as it's not my usual choice of flower combination. 

Anyway, more importantly, the food. I ate so much. To the point where it hurt to breathe, and that is not even an exaggeration. I had a genuine food coma. My sister made the most delicious three layer chocolate cake, so if she's reading this, well done Hols.

I hope you had a lovely Easter too.


Sunday, 8 March 2015


Oooh, is that a slight redesign I hear you ask? Yes, yes it is and I currently really like it. I was starting to get bored of the old look and fancied a change, a spring clean if you will. (Speaking of which, I recently restarted my Instagram feed for spring @beccasfashionandlife, so feel free to have a nose.) 

Anyway, I know you're probably wondering about the sweatshirt* I'm wearing in the above photo... And no, I'm not bringing out merch in case you were wondering. This is in fact a one off piece, limited edition if you will.

This sweatshirt is from Leavers Hoodies, and if you hadn't already noticed, is emblazoned with my new blog logo. I love it. It's the softest sweatshirt I own AND IT HAS MY BLOG LOGO ON?! Crazy. 

It arrived very quickly considering it was custom made, and the quality is great. I know I might be slightly bias, but isn't it cool. (For reference, mine is a medium and I usually wear a UK women's 8.) One thing to mention, it smells slightly odd, and I can only put it down to the printing? But I'm sure that will fade soon.

It hasn't taken a trip to the washing machine yet, so I can't report back on that. But I'm assuming it will wash okay? I will keep you updated.