You may have noticed that over the past month or so I've been wildly absent from the blogosphere.
The main reason for this was a lack of time over the Christmas period, paired with an intensely low mood and lack of self-esteem. I found myself thinking and feeling that my blog wasn't 'good enough', and that it seemed somewhat pointless carrying on.
I'm over it in a big way. I began realising that if I didn't believe in myself I never would be good enough, though I decided I've come as far as I can with The Ladybug Chronicles. Its time for a new start, and since beginning work on the new blog, my brain has been exploding with ideas for new posts, features, and outfit combos. I can't wait to get the ball rolling!
You can find the new blog over at ria-louise.com. It would mean the world to me if those of you who read this blog could pop on over and give it a chance. I promise you, there's a million good things to come! You can also follow me via twitter and instagram, come say hi!
I want to say a huge thank you to you all for sticking with me and reading through all my ramblings, it means the world. Your support means everything to me and the continued success of me (new!) blog. I hope you've enjoyed it all as much as I did.
Love Ria xo
Friday, 20 December 2013
"Directional, exciting and diverse"... I'm crushin on ASOS and these rad printed leggings!
The tapestry trend is HUGE this A/W making these leggings the perfect cover up to beat the outside chill. And as if that wasnt enough their main feature colour is red... only the hottest shade of the festive season, set to be huge in the transition to summer too! I think they're modelled perfectly here - a chunky black knit and some platform boots are all you need to make a seriously cool outfit from these leggings. They're crazy enough to allow simplicity throughout the rest of your outfit.
LFW's S/S14 collections were hugely influenced by Middle Eastern colour and print and in a way these kinda give off those vibes, I don't know if that's just me...? Plus when it gets warmer team them with flatform sandals and a loose cami for the perfect casual look!
Seven lilac mix roses sit on a braided vine crown. Wear Lana as a festival style bandeau or as a classic statement headband.
Flower crowns are something I was never quite sure about throughout the summer...
When my hair was longer I feel that maybe I could have pulled it off but my short hair makes my head appear even more moon-ish than usual. I feel as though I need luscious, long curls to successfully look as gorge as this beautiful crown deserves me to be! I can't quite picture myself wearing it without tumbling waves pouring around my shoulders. My silly, short hair needs to hurry up and grow. Anyone know of any potions?
Just look at the colours in this one though! The Lana floral crown's multiple purple shades make this crown stand out for me, above any other Rock n' Rose headpiece. It's just about the perfect about of vampy for me and will look delish with my new cami style H&M, rose print dress!
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Okay so I've been crushing over these two beauties for AGES now...
I first saw the Maude playsuit in ARK a couple of months ago and fell instantly in love. The print on it is so simple and not at all detailed which gives the suit a completely unique look. The stark contrast between the reds, whites and bright greens against the black makes the print stand out so much more than it normally would, and although its cold out and shorts might not be the best choice for warmth the longer arms more than make up for it!
Plus I can always layer up with tights!
The Molly playsuit is exactly the same style as the Maude... I realise this, but its the print that I'm in love with. One thing I adore about Motel is the fact that they use the same fabric on different garments which means I can love the print and even if one style doesn't suit my shape, I can easily go for something else! They do it in a jumpsuit and a pinafore dress which is mega cute!
Over the past month New Look has fast become cemented in my mind as the greatest stop for statement jewellery... here's why.
|Silver and Pink Gemstone Daisy Bib Necklace - £14.99|
|Silver Spike Chain Necklace - £7.99|
|Green and Gold Gemstone Chain Necklace - £5.99|
|Limited Silver Gem Spike Necklace and Drop Earrings Set - £24.99|
|Silver and Pale Blue Teardrop Gem Choker - £7.99|
|Chrystal Dimante Triple Gem Necklace - £12.99|
|Turquoise and Gold Jewelled Drape Necklace - £14.99|
|Grey Pearl Embellished Chunky Gem Necklace - £7.99|
|Limited Gold Flower Necklace and Stud Earring Set - £24.99|
|Limited Black Coated Jewel Necklace - £17.99|
|Silver Oil Slick Gemstone Choker - £12.99|
|Limited Gold Flower Spike Necklace and Stud Earring Set - £24.99|
"Cover up without compromising on style in this black geometric jacquard borg-bonded oversized coat."
So I've been after a cute black coat for the winter seasons for about six months now to no avail... anything I find isn't quite right and when you've got that picture in your mind of the perfect jacket 'not quite right' isn't gonna cut it.
So it isn't exactly (completely...) black but it is seriously cool. In my mind its the perfect mix of oversized coat and aviator - a strange insight into how my mind works I guess! Since most of my new clothes tend to be either black, pink or burgundy I can see this coat being a HUGE part of my winter wardrobe. And anyway... the monochrome trend is never gonna get old.
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Okay... so I know a dog isn't just for Christmas but I pinky swear I will keep him forever and ever until the day I die.
It's okay to cry...
This gorgeous little guy is the heavenly love child of a Husky and a Pomeranian - a Japanese breed which kinda look like Katie off Horton Hears a Who... or an extremely cuddly, fluffy and tiny bear. They grow to about the same size as a small cat and are possibly the most adorable little creatures to have ever graced this earth, in my opinion.
As a kid I was never allowed pets, my Mum has a major allergy to fur - even playing with friends pets used to set her off! Naturally I am dying to get a puppy now that I'm in my own place but because we want to eventually travel it can't happen right now. When it does, however, it's gonna be one of these little guys who's stealing all my attention!
Seriously. Have you ever set eyes on anything as beautiful?