Hi again

It’s been nearly 2 years since my last post. A lot has happened! Like this:

Safe to say I outdid myself from the last post and got myself some liquid gold Nike Air Max. Best £125 I’ve ever spent. They go for £500 on eBay now WTF! Still I love them too much to ever let them go.

This blog was created mainly because I wanted to get into the fashion industry. Where I got a taste through interning at GQ magazine and did get an offer for buying experience at a retail brand. I was probably going to be looking at a few years on zero wage (if that) – having a mortgage and living in London makes this an impossible dream. Unless I worked 2 jobs and had no social life, which definitely isn’t an option. Hence why I now work in finance! Luckily enough though it was while I was interning at GQ that I managed to luckily get my hands on these. They were the last pair in my size in the gold (rather than silver). I ummed and ahhed for a while as I wasn’t getting paid and would have to use my savings. My feet were soaked so it was just meant to be.

Having worked and lived in London for a year now I thought I’d get back onto Salvadora and not leave it as a dead space on the world wide web. My sister Nat is still about! Although I think her life doesn’t really allow much time for writing…

I’ll leave you with a few shots of me and my Air Max enjoying the lovely weather at Stoke Park Spa where I celebrated my 10 year anniversary with my super gorgeous unicorn fiancee. That’s right I’m engaged to a unicorn. How many people can say that??? I’m so lucky :)

“The unicorn designer is the most in demand and rarest of product team members — someone with excellent interaction design skills, visual design skills, and coding ability”. Unobtainium.

Nike Air Max 1

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Nike Womens Air Max 1 Premium Trainer in Birch, Gold and Citrus| £94.99

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Nike Womens Air Max 1 Premium Trainers in Navy, Orange and Metallic| £96.99

 

I sadly threw away my monochrome Air Max 90 trainers I’ve had since I was 14. And how well they lasted! We’ve grown up together threw school to university. Sweeeet. Anyway, out with the old and in with the new! I love the Air Max style and how they have just been revamped over time. On my trainer wish list are these two styles of Air Max 1. They are so pretty! If I had to choose between the 2 I would go for the Navy ones, purely because they are more wintery colours. Ahhhh they would be my Christmas party dancing shoes!

M.I.A.

Hello blog. I’m sorry I have been M.I.A. for a while. I really need to be more organised! I have tried to start a new regime where I get up at 6am. It worked Monday, but after reading about lucid dreaming on Monday night, I decided to try it out on Tuesday morning rather than get up :-/ I WILL GET UP AT 6am!!! My excuse this morning was that I’m going to my friend’s leaving dinner tonight in London, and will therefore be going to bed late…so should try not to overdo it. I am recovering from a cold after all…I have read if you stick to it for a month, your body gets used to less sleep. So I will be more determined to get up in the morning to write more!

 

 

StumbleUpon is SO good. Thanks to my friend Nicola who introduced me to it! Such a good way to find out hidden treasures on the internet that you may never come across. The idea is you press the ‘Stumble’ button and it picks a website that it thinks you might find interesting. When you sign up, you select all your interests from a range of things such as animals or computers, and you can either stumble within one interest or at random (but it will only show you things from the interests you have selected). Then if you like it, you can ‘Like’ it and it saves the page for you in your profile. You can also ‘Dislike’ and it will avoid showing you similar pages. I came across this page on High Existence 50 Life Secrets and Tips and found it inspiring. Not that I don’t abide by some of the tips already…but No. 17 is an encouraging point for me right now! (Like I already mentioned) Not sure I’ll be going for 2 hours of sleep per day because I’m not a total freak, but may try out the alternate sleep cycles.

17. Fully adjusting to a new sleep cycle can take up to 21 days so don’t give up if you feel tired after switching to 5-hour nights. The “required” 8 hour/night is for normal people. If you’re reading THIS article on THIS site, you are not normal. So figure out how much sleep YOU really need and adjust accordingly. As enjoyable as sleep is, waking existence is much more fulfilling and efficient. IF this really sparks your interest, check out alternate sleep cycles with which you can be fine off of 2 hours of sleep per day.

Anyway we’ll see…Talking of M.I.A. (Missing In Acton) I have recently been sporting my Nike Air Max trainers, which do remind me of the singer that I love. I’ve had these since I was 14 – no joke. (Yes I’ve had size 7 feet since I was 13) I remember wearing them to Thorpe Park back in the day when I used to go with just one other friend (Hannah from the wedding special photos), we were a gruesome twosome. Bless us loners. But these have had a comeback for the better. I’m wearing a Corduroy Jacket: Gap, Checked Shirt: Charity Shop (my friend Frankie’s), Vest-top: Topshop, Bag: ASOS  Jeggings: Topshop, Trainers: Nike (obv)… and the Bandeau in the last photo is H&M.

 

Thought I’d leave you with this song to reminisce – released in 2003!