Oscars Overload

I found that one of the good things about living in Vancouver was the time zone it’s in. Vancouver is behind everyone so it means that a show that airs at 8:30pm in Toronto is on at 5:30pm over there…perfect for someone like me who is over the late nights, and who likes to get a full 8 hours sleep! (I’m a bit of a granny like that!). Unfortunately being back in England meant the Oscars weren’t on until 1:30am here.

So it’s safe to assume I wasn’t one of the people pulling an all-nighter to see who got the golden statues. Instead I very sensibly recorded the big show and happily enjoyed soaking it all in this afternoon (somehow managing to avoid any spoilers before hitting play!). Complete with the fast forward button for the many advert breaks…just the way I like it.

I thought Ellen did a great job, and made me want pizza half way through!  The clothes were beautiful and the awards went to the right people (albeit a tiny bit predictable…but that’s ok!)
Lupita was stunning, Jared Leto inspiring, Gravity cleaned up, Jim Carey was hilarious, 12 Years A Slave rightfully won Best Picture, and Bill Murray was there being his usual awesome self.

I don’t remember other years having a theme, maybe they did and I just didn’t notice, but this one did and it was heroes. They filled the show with a ton of hero montages which, don’t get me wrong, were so cool but made it way too long. Again, glad for that fast forward button!

My favourite outfit of the night belongs to…well it’s a tie, between Lupita and Kate Hudson:

Lupita Nyong'osource
Lupita looking like a princess

Kate Hudsonsource
Great choice, old Hollywood glamour.

Some special mentions going to Cate Blanchett, Olivia Wilde and Camila Alves:
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This dress looked so beautiful on screen. Not very risky, like her usual choices, but very pretty.

Olivia Wildesource
So elegant and classic. Love that it has pockets too.

Camila Alvessource
This colour makes me smile, and she is so gorgeous

I didn’t hate anyone’s dress but I wasn’t keen on the choices of Anne Hathaway or Anna Kendrick:

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Bit boring for me…sorry Anne!

Anna Kendricksource
I love Anna Kendrick, and usually her dress choices, but this was so wrong.

I’ll end the post with some eye candy…the best dressed Men of the evening. Let’s be honest though, it doesn’t matter what this lot wear, we’re happy looking.   
I’m going with Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Pharrell Williams (can you believe Pharrell is 40!? 40! Amazing):

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Your name might not have been called this year Leo,  but don’t worry my friend, your time will come. In the meantime…keep looking like this, ok?

Bradley Coopersource
Bradley Cooper pulling off ‘dressed up rugged’ pretty well.

Pharrell Williams, Helen Lasichanhsource
Only you Pharrell, only you.

Pharrell’s performance was one of my favourite parts of the show. Getting Lupita, Meryl and more up dancing with him was great, the dancers on the stage were brilliant and that song just really makes you happy (funny that…)!

Did you watch the 86th Academy Awards? What did you think of the show?

Let me know!

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Christmas Wishlist!

Along with other people that have mentioned it (aka everyone), I can’t believe it’s already November! This year has flown by incredibly quickly and I can’t quite believe 2014 is almost here!
Now that Halloween has come and gone we’re officially allowed to be excited about Christmas yaaay!!

 Here are a few things that I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing to my house this year!


Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm ~ Zara Pink Coat ~ Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum ~ ASOS Dalmation Print CamiTopshop Bobble Hat ~ Topshop Grey Quilted Sweater ~ Topshop Blue Sweater ~ Grace: A Memoir ~ ASOS Onesie ~ Alexa Chung: IT

It seems I’m a bit of a fan of Topshop, ASOS, Amazon and Zara!
(who isn’t!?)

ASOS has a pretty cool Christmas gift guide on their website at the moment, with gift ideas for all the people in your life.  So if you’re struggling for some ideas check it out!  You can take a look at the gift guide here:

Of course my list above is just a wishlist of things I love, not a list of everything I’m expecting to wake up to on Christmas Day (though that would be brilliant)!!  There will no doubt be another list containing even more things I love between now and Christmas Day, I might do some gift ideas for loved ones as well, though I don’t want to give away what I’m buying anyone!

I’m a big Christmas fan and can’t wait to start decorating, put up the Christmas tree and buy presents for Rob and my family.  Last year for Christmas Rob and I were in Vancouver with no job, and no friends or family around so it will be nice to have some family around this year at least (and if we’re lucky maybe even the other two as well!).

What’s on your Christmas wishlist this year?

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Randoms and Loving Lately

Just a few random pictures from life back in England lately, and two things I’ve really been loving!

1. Beautiful Autumn coloured flowers

2. Delicious walnut and coffee cake

3. The only damage we had from the St Jude storm

4. Rediscovered my love of drawing recently! I’m no Da Vinci but I enjoy it! 🙂

5. My first boiled egg in aaages!  Made for me by my lovely Dad!

6. My new Ray Ban Wayfarers that Rob found for a steal on a UK website, absolutely in love with these!

7. My Talula Trooper Jacket from Aritzia in Vancouver.  I think I’ve worn this almost every day since I got it in September so it was definitely worth the price tag for me!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!  Now it’s all about Christmas, and Thanksgiving if you’re in the US!

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