my new mood board & update

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hello again! long time no chit-chat aye!

I’m gonna start with a little update on the things I’ve been loving as of late! I have been so busy with school like everyone else in my age group so I can’t wait for them holidays!

R E A D I N G

The Tomorrow series by John Marsden. I’m on the sixth one which says that I am thoroughly enjoying this series. If you live in Ozzie or Kiwi land you will have a pretty good idea of the books I’m talking about!

L I S T E N I N G

I am loving the Rookie Podcast right now, it’s so good and so damn inspiring. Song wise I’m digging; the guardians of the galaxy soundtracks, Heard ‘Em say by Mr. Kanye West, Finesse (Hey Baby) by Flamingosis, Cool by Zac Villere, The Cool Kids by BVGER and Nana by Polo & pan. My Spotify is frankie..b so Y’all can see what I’m listening to!

 W A T C H I N G

Buzzfeed Unsolved… I’ve watched every single episode of all three series and of course the post-mortems.  I am very interested in crime and supernatural stories and if you are too give it a watch, it’s on YouTube!

 

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This monstrosity of an Inspiration wall was what I spent a good 75% of my weekend making. I went through about 20 BuzzFeed Unsolved episodes while cutting all these out. This is above my desk and is jammed packed with my favorite images from Tumblr and Pinterest.

I am really into plants, shadows, pinks, yellows, and organic looking things. I like to incorporate quotes, images, and illustrations. If I could insert Publisher files I totally would so you could pick the ones that you love and stick them all over your walls. I’ll work on it!

 

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thanks so much for reading

xx frankie.b

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The things I loved in the Holidays.

sunday swooning1Hello, lovelies!

Happy Friday (for some of you)! Week one of Term two over and to be honest I have found it very tricky to get back into the swing of things.  For some unknown reason I haven’t been sleeping very well, I have only been getting about 5 hours each night. So school has well and truly taken a hold of me but I thought I would share and reminisce on the things I loved during the holidays!

01. SHOPPING

As it was my birthday in April (there’s a post on that) I had some birthday spending money! I loved walking around the shops with my mum, brother, and friends without a time frame. I got some gorgeous clothes and knickknacks that I will share with yall soonish!

02. CITY EXPLORING

Auckland is a pretty big place and I think there is nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. I walked down Queens street,  Walked around Wynyard Quarter and checked out the World Masters games entertainment hub on Queen’s wharf, I went to Devonport, shopped at Britomart.  I had a fabulous time!

03. EATING

As I had more time in my day I put a little bit more time in the food I made and ate and also cooked some pretty good dinners. Eating out was pretty damn good too! 😉

04. ROOM RE-ARRANGING

As you may know, I change my room around and update my mood boards almost every week! I had a blast with all my free time having a major sort out of everything and making my room look beautiful and cosy for Autumn! Tell me if you want to see!

05. CRAFT

I spent day’s chopping things out of magazines, I made my very first wall hanging, I did some sewing. It was really nice to have the time to do some crafty things. It sounds awful but I hadn’t for a long time.

06. READING

ahh, I read books, magazines, design books, blog posts, articles, newspapers. My heads a hive of information.

xxx F

F R A N K I E B R A D F O R D

Fashion Things I Love & A Little Update

Hello, lovelies!

I am on school holidays! woo hoo! hopefully, that means some new content on this thing! I am totally going to enjoy this two-week break! I thought to go along with this post I will update you a little on me.

Watching: I have just finished 13 reasons why, and jeepers it’s good. It made me feel a lot of feelings.

reading: one flew over the cuckoo’s nest, I am enjoying this book but it has been a lttle hard to get into and understand, according to my english teacher is a year 12 book so that could explain it. I have also just finished Will Grayson, Will Grayson which was a nice light yet deep and humorous read.

Eating: easter eggs, obvs happy easter guys. And homemade fejoa sorbet with home grown fejoas.

Doing: tidying up and rearraging my room and listening to great tunes while doing so.

That’s all, for now, enjoy the fashiony stuff!

3. read morearticles, interviews, blog posts, books, fill the little head with info.

I spend quite a lot of time on Pinterest which means i have found so many fashion trends/ items that I adore. What you have just had a look at are my current favs!

*The straight along singlet*

Ok, so I know that this is probably not the correct term for this singlet style but it makes logical scense. I have pinned so many variations of this style and I love the different ways they can be made and worn.

*The cane bag*

I have a little cane obbsession going on at the moment, I got a cane peacock chair from my grandad which is gorgeous, it casts beautiful shadows and is perfect for reading in. He also gave me a cane basket that is the coolest shape. As you can tell this new cane bag trend floats my cane boat.

*Mules*

Ahhh, velvet, suede, leather, emballshments, bright colours, there are so many amazing pairs of mules. I’m not into heels yet, though they would make me taller, but i know my first pair will most deffinitaly be a very cool pair of, not too tall, mules.

*Head scarfs and neck ties*

I love all the gorgeous patterns and prints of scars and bandannas and I have had a lot of fun tying my collection on bag straps, around my neck and in my hair. I might share a little neck tie outfit soon if y’all are interested. but yes, I am quite liking this look.

Of corse, there are more things I am loving and to keep up with the never ending fasion loves go check out my pinterest or leave your username in the comments and I will follow you!

xxx frankie.b

my christmas wish list!

hello lovelies!

welcome to blogmas day 2! yay!

i am so excited for christmas! we put up our christmas tree last night so now or house feels all christmasy! i have been constantly listening to christmas songs! my favorite is feliz navidad at the moment!

hope you are enjoying advent and happy friday!

F x

christmas-gift-list

gorman socks // i love printed socks and i want to add a gorman pair to my collection!

bloom by estee lalonde // absolutely adore estee so her book is a must have for me!

palm peach clutch // eeekkk! peachy palmyness gorgeousness!

tigerlily bikini // i really need a new kini top and i have major heart eyes on this one!

black washi tape //  i think black washi tape looks better when your hanging prints!

2017 seed heritage dairy // this is super lovely and it’s also blush pink and gold so i love it!

 

loving lately!

hello my lovelies!

nice to see you! happy saturday, i absolutely LOVE the weekends! i have almost reached 300 followers on Instagram,  when i do i will host a little giveaway with some red-seal tea! stay tuned for that!

here a few things i have been loving!

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flowers! especially this little bunch of wild flowers and herbs from my little garden!

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my new copper wire storage box which was only $8 from the warehouse! bargain!

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breakfast! i have been loving yummy muesli with yogurt and of course strawberries are back in season and i cannot get enough of them!

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my new self arrangement! loving my new pale pink plate from the brand spanking new adairs at sylvia park!

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collaging! i have been chopping things out of magazines  putting together little pages in my notebook! it is actually very therapeutic and it gets all the creative juices flowing!

what have you been loving?

xx frankie.b

 

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hello, my gorgeous readers! thanks for all the love!

happy Saturday! yay, weekend! I started my day with a little bit of laptop club! members being me and my laptop! I decided to pop this together as I felt like getting a little creative! I think I might try and do one every Saturday morning!

I have changed my room around/ moved all my furniture so updated room tours will hopefully be up soon, once it’s all styled and tidy!

I have exams in a couple weeks so I am silently freaking out over those. it feels like the only thing I am doing at the moment is studying and being confused about things I learned at the start of the year but need to know this year! hopefully, this blog will not be neglected!

talk to you soon!

xxx frankie.b

 

what’s going on?

hello lovelies!

thought i would update you on what i’m doing/ what’s going on in my life right now!

let’s just get started!

 

sooo..

this week is the last of term 3, which means the holiday’s are so close. i am going on a beach holiday at whangamata so brace yourselves for a mass of beachy photos. i am also going to wellington for the world of wearable art’s so there will be a blog post on that too! for me school is something i enjoy but i prefer staying at home. i am a homebody and school is just a mass of rushing people and assessments so this 2 weeks off is going to be bliss! although i do have holiday homework – damn!

also be prepared for a spam of craftyness!

 

what am i doing?

what’s floating my boat?

well … those are easy questions!

my mumma (hello mum xx) pulled out her old electric typewriter and i have to say i freaked out a little bit at it’s clunky electronicness (that’s not a word)! it’s superb! i have been typing out a lil journal where i just type out a lil bit of each day to look back on!

here’s an example of what might go on my page a day:

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i have also been typing out some recipes that i have created/ adapted so i can look back on my own versions! as i have an egg allergy i changed a pikelet recipe to be egg free and it worked! here they are: tell me if you want the recipe!

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i have been looking super cool recently (not), i jumped on board the mom jean train and i am never getting off – bye skinny jeans you ain’t comfy enough! i have been tucking my top in them which looks kinda cool/ super weird depends what you think!

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also i have quite a collection of patches now thanks to $2 set’s from rubi shoes! i love a good bargain – but who doesn’t!

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i think that’s all i wanted to say ..

not quite sure but anyway! i will be back soon with a september playlist for you all!

xx frankie!