Style Inspiration: Marc Bolan

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I am a huge fan of Marc Bolan. I love his songs (20th Century Boy and Cadillac are two of my favourites) and his style was flat-out awesome!

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I have a couple of photos of Marc Bolan and Sweet-inspired pieces to share today. Rock music in general and glam rock (also known as glitter rock) does inspire my fashion and style choices.

studded leggings

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I have had these leggings for a couple of years now. They are very comfortable and with the gold and silver studs on the sides, they’re perfect for a party look. Definitely have that glam rock edge. For a complete look try this top:

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This silver top is lightweight and perfect for a special occasion. I bought this last year; I wear it every few months or so. No outfit is complete without footwear of some description. This look can be worn with Converse trainers (and I have done so), but to up the glam factor, how about these shoes:

gold shoes


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These gold shoes are fabulous! A unique find from Clarks a few years ago (I have not seen a similar pair since!)

Gold or silver jewellery (natch) to finish the look and you’re good to go!

The leggings were from Penneys (AKA Primark), top was from Villa and shoes from Clarks. This look would be the only glam rock look in my wardrobe for now, but I plan to look for more pieces in the same vein.

New Year 2017

Happy New Year! This is my first post in about three months. I went through some tough shit at the tail end of 2016, and as a result I didn’t feel like blogging too much. However, this is a new year and therefore a new start for me and this blog.

My resolution for 2017 is to be rebellious, to be strong and to be feisty. The following quotes will help me on my journey. I am a biker chick at heart (though I cannot ride one, but what the hell!)

If you’re going to rebel, do it with purpose.

Exist on your own damn terms.

My energy comes from freedom and a rebellious spirit.

Real spirituality is the greatest rebellion there is. It is risky, it is adventurous, it is dangerous – Osho



Quote Package #1

I have been running around like a mad thing for the past few weeks, sorting out things between college and family. So getting back to this blog with a new feature; it’s tricky getting one quote up at a time, so I thought why not do a few at a time? I am a bit of a quote collector and hoarder!

Here is my first quote package:

  • Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear — John Lennon
  • Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. — Oprah
  • Soul mate: two little words, one big concept. A belief that someone, somewhere, is holding the key to your heart. —Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex and the City”
  • I love really hard; I fall hard; and I follow my heart. – Kim Kardashian-West
  • “Sexiness is a state of mind – a comfortable state of being. It’s about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments.” – Halle Berry
  • “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  • What you love the most is what you have to fight the hardest to keep. Kirsten Hubbard, “Wanderlove”
  • “True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.” ― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

Mindful Colouring

I have to admit: I find colouring really therapeutic. I bought a mindfulness colouring book in the summer for someone. However they weren’t interested so I took it for myself. There are six books in the Colour Me Mindful series by Anastasia Catris: Underwater, Tropical, Birds, Enchanted Creatures, Seasons and Butterflies.

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I have the Birds book and I have completed 2 pictures out of 50 so far. Here is one of them which I also posted on Instagram:


I will get more of these books in the future, as I find them a helpful way to forget my fatigue and pain issues for a while. I have dealt with pain and fatigue for three years now. This is one way I can successfully indulge my creative side!


I recently finished reading a book about Kundalini meditation by Kathryn McCusker. I found the book in my local library. I got it because I had been reading a lot of material on the internet about chakras. Chakras are the Hindu belief of spiritual power in the body.

kundalini mediation book

I will do a post about chakras and explain them more fully. But one thing I will say is that yoga features a lot in the book. Sadly I am not flexible enough to attempt it!

Books that help me deal with life

I tend to read my way through life. Going through a rough time at the moment and I’m finding solace in conversation, listening to music and reading books. As noted in a previous post I am a real bookworm. Some of the books which have helped me so far are When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S Kushner and The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz, plus any books from the brilliant Chicken Soup For The Soul series by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen.


I cannot remember when I first picked up my first Chicken Soup book, but I can remember the title of it – Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul. I still refer to it now even though I’m not a teen anymore. The stories from any book in the series give you hope and remind you that you’re never alone.

The Four Agreements is a very simple and easy-to-read book based on four concepts:
Be impeccable with your word

Don’t take anything personally

Don’t make assumptions

Always do your best

When Bad Things Happen To Good People is about finding peace when the going gets tough. Written by a rabbi who lost his 14-year-old son to an incurable genetic disease, it explores why there is so much pain in the world and how we can find peace despite it.


I know I will continue to read books of any genre to help me through my tough times. I will explore this topic throughout my blog regularly.