Well here we go guys, here are my answers to the questions you asked! Enjoy…
Where exactly in the UK you live? In a small town about 8 miles outside of Bristol.
What’s your favourite piece of jewellery? I have quite a few favourite pieces but one that always springs to mind is a cameo necklace that belonged to my Dad’s Mum. It’s a beautiful piece that has huge sentimental value to me.
Where are you from? The UK
Who takes your pictures? I do using the self timer, hence why they are always in my bedroom or the kitchen as they are the only places that have the lighting and required places to balance the camera at the right height. I’m not brave enough to have anyone take my picture outside of the home.
How old are you? I’m 22.
Do you have someone you look up to as your fashion inspiration? No, not really in the sense of having one or even two fashion idols. I take inspiration from lots of places, primarily bloggers and street style but it’s always a pinch of one, a dash of the other rather than one person in their entirety.
Where do you shop for your craft goodies? I get my chain from e-bay and charms and beads come from all over the place, as do other basic supplies. I try to support local craft shops as much as possible, but also love places like Etsy for the sheer amount of choice! A lot of my friends bring me things back from trips away, and I get a lot of old jewellery passed on to me to break up and use the components in a new way.
What is your favourite clothing shop in England? New Look without a doubt. When I was growing up it was the only shop in my town and I resented it. Now I love it and think it has grown and improved so much. I always know that if I need a dress, cardigan or shoes, no matter where else I look I can always find something I love more in New Look, and the quality and prices perfectly suit my needs. It’s a bit of an addiction really, but they don’t get enough love. I have to be realistic, I couldn’t shop in Topshop all the time as the clothes don’t suit my body very much and at the moment it’s way out of my budget.
Link us to some of your favourite blogs: I’d be here all day if I tried to do that, honestly, I read and love so many!
How many pets do you have, what are they and what are their names? As of yesterday, I have my cat, Flash and one guinea pig named Harry.
If you could come back as any animal, which would you be and why? After seeing the charmed life Flash leads, without hesitation, I’d be a cat!
Where would you like to be in five years? This is actually a really tough question as I have a hard time looking ahead to the future. Ideally though I’d like to have moved out of home and be working as a journalist.
What five things couldn’t you live without? 1) My family and friends, 2) my phone, 3) coffee, 4) my laptop, 5) sweets!
If you could travel to any country/city in the world where would you most want to go? There are so many places I’d love to visit, but Paris is top of my list.
When are you going to quit smoking? One day for sure, just not today!
You mention you are 22 and finally getting where you want to be. Where is that? “That” is finding out who I am, and getting to know that person, realising I can and do achieve things and slowly but surely moving upwards and onwards in all areas of life.
My question would be… what truly inspires you? Life. The people and places, sighs and sounds around me.
My question…what is your most cherished dream? That I can, and will be the person I have always wanted to be.
Okay, I want to know what lip gloss you use…in a recent post you showed a close up of your face, and I just adore the lip colour! That was MAC Angel lipstick with Nivea care gloss and shine on top.
Cookies or candy? Candy wins hands down!
What’s your favourite season and why? I have equal love and hatred for all the seasons! You’ll find me praising, and then ranting about each and every one at some point!
What’s your favourite piece of clothing? Do tights count? Defiantly tights!
Who are your favourite designers? I don’t really have favourites per say. I can’t think of any designers I don’t like, but there are none I covet exclusively. I’d happily take my favourite pieces from each one rather than have a whole wardrobe full of just one. Saying that, I do have a soft spot for Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Luella.
WHEN WILL WE FINALLY MEET AND RAID H&M? When do you want me?! Ha-ha.
If you were granted one wish (whatever you want), what would you wish for? I have several friends really struggling with life right now; my one wish is that they could be happy, healthy and love themselves.
Your skin is flawless. What kind of skin care products do you use? Oh, really, my skin is far from flawless! For my body, I use soap and glory products, especially the body butter and sugar scrub. For my face, I swear by Kate Logan beauty, who I was introduced to when I reviewed her range for my final project at college.
Where are your favourite places to shop? New Look, Primark and anywhere with a decent sale! I also love markets, especially farmers markets and craft markets.
Which are your favourite fashion magazines? The usual suspects, Vogue and Elle, oh and Lula. I only read the British versions but would love to get my hands on others.
Where do you want to travel? Everywhere! Honestly. Just everywhere.
What would your dream job be? Journalist. It’s all I want to do.
What do you do in your “Laura” time? Read, blog, write letters, make jewellery, watch TV, and go for walks, window shop. I have a lot of Laura time at the moment so that pretty much sums up my daily routine!
What is your favourite thing to cook? I love cooking in general and don’t do it enough. Give me ingredients and a recipe and a willing taste tester and I’m in my element. For myself, I don’t cook a lot as I’m….struggling with food myself, but I love playing around with tofu and experimenting with flavour combinations. If anyone has any great tofu recipes, send them my way!
What is your favourite book? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Possibly the most moving book I have ever read. It was so powerful I was in tears during some parts.
What fashion trend do you absolutely loathe and why? Apart from Crocs which are my absolute pet hate, I don’t loathe any, as what doesn’t work on one person looks amazing on another. My biggest peeve is people who dress with no imagination. I hate that more than anything (though my own outfits aren’t exactly imagination central!)
What do you love to read? Books in general, I’ve always been a big reader and will devour anything. I remember reading the dictionary once!
When are you coming to Australia? When I have the money to do so!
If you made your way through all that, you can award yourself a gold star/cookie/pat on the back.
Here is my outfit from Wednesday to round off the post…