Indie Favourites 2015

Photograph by Nan Palermo via Flickr
I finally dedicated some time to organizing my iTunes songs into playlists because the clean freak in me was starting to trouble me. All I did was get rid of duplicate tracks or stuff I don't listen to anymore or just didn't like from an album and decide to discard those so that some valuable space is freed on my phone. If you are an iPhone user too you know the pain of storage space because you're always downloading apps, games and own a ton of music like me.
Indie music is one of my favourite genres of music that I listen to. You can probably say it's all I listen to from the past few years especially on other mixtape apps, Youtube, Tv shows and movie soundtracks where Indie musicians usually collaborate on and SoundCloud. Anything chill, indie , a little folksy is my jam. There are tons of artists I'm loving this year. I thought I'll do an accumulation of all the tracks I've really loved in the past few months. Most of them are songs released in the last 2-3 years, some great jems that I've discovered this year. You can listen to the playlist below of all the tracks mention, particularly great for commute. Also note that the tracks get shuffled when you replay the playlist so they might not be in this particular order. Give them a listen if you're an indie lover or new to the genre!

Mixtape:
1.I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
2.If It Wasn't For You - Various Cruelties.
3.Flowers In Your Hair - The Lumineers.
4.Happy( Cover of Pharell William's song) - Foxes.
5.From Eden - Hozier.
6. Mess Is Mine - Vance Joy.
7.The River - Imagine Dragons.
8.The Last Unicorn - Passenger.
9.What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club.
10.Budapest - George Ezra.
11.High Hopes - Kodaline.
12.In The Long Run - The Staves.
13.Bright - Echosmith.
14.I Love You Will Sound The Same - Oh Honey.
15. The Wire - HAIM.
16. Say anything  Tristan Prettyman.
17. Young - The Paper Kites.
18. Bloodstream - Stateless.
19.What A Good Woman Does - Joy Williams.
20.Unstoppable - Alex Goot.
21.I Wanna Be Yours - Arctic Monkeys.
22. Naked As We Came - Iron and Wine.
23. Mend - The Weepies.
24. Believe - Mumford and Sons.

Hogwarts Haul

I was so very lucky to receive some wonderful gifts from a friend who visited Harry Potter World in the Universal Studios of Orlando, Florida. I have been a Potterhead since the age of 10-11 and I always appreciate HP themed items till today. I have been wanting to go there ever since it opened because A) I want to try the butterbeer at Hogsmeade. B) I wanted to get the merchandise. C) I have watched too many documentaries on it. I can now proudly tick off the option B off my bucket list of HP related stuff. I am so, so, so grateful for these collectible items.

Harry Potter Universal Studios Haul
The things I got are a Hogwarts Diary with a beautiful metal engraved emblem (which is too pretty to write in),Gryffindor Quidditch Badge, Deathly Hallows keychain, Deathly Hallows bangle (My favourite) and a gyffindor badge string (Maybe something modern day Gryffindors would be told to wear around their neck at all times of the school day). In case you are wondering, the Hogwarts Express ticket was not included. It is something I got at a Comic Con two years and initially I wanted to use it as a bookmark but I didn't want it to get lost or ruined so I just kept it with my books and it has finally been of some use today. I played around with my camera to try and get some tumblr-ish photos(I tried) of the items and here's how they turned out.

Universal Studios Merchandize

Birthday Brunch

Birthday-Brunch-Outfit
Autumn Photography
ASOS Printed Shift Dress
Printed Smock Dress - ASOS ( Similar HERE) | Brown Belt - HERE | Brown Patent Lace Up Boots - FOREVER 21 |Crochet Trimmed Crew Socks - FOREVER 21| Quilted Clutch Bag - FOREVER 21( Similar HERE) |

It was my birthday last week (3rd of October) and I had anticipated many outfit changes and had a good number of possibilities in mind. I wore this outfit to brunch on my birthday where we had some really good Italian food and desserts. I'm always super pumped about autumn dressing since my birthday falls in this season and gives me an even bigger motive to go shopping and buy a lot of new clothes.

Huge Stationary Haul Feat Blippo

I have a confession to make. I am a closet( not anymore I guess) stationary hoarder and  I have been known for being unable to pass up things that are way too adorable for writing to-do lists and notes on. This is my long overdue back to school stationary haul that I wanted to share with you. I love seeing stationary photos and I have a long list of things I'm coveting. I could get my hands on most things that I was looking for except maybe some funny quote engraved wooden pencils. I need to look for some good ones.
I was kindly sent these four items from BLIPPO, which is a new website I've recently discovered for kawaii stationary supplies and I found myself scrolling on the website for hours. There is just so much stuff to choose from. The items from top to bottom, left to right are:
1. Blue Kawaii Pill Box* - For storing pills, medicines and I think I'd even store hair ties and bobby pins in there.
2.Animal Note Stickers* - They're basically post -its and freaking useful around the house or when you're studying but I'd prefer these over the boring yellow ones.
3.Pegasus Ball Pen* - This one's a no brainer. I always lose my pens but this Pegasus one can make them stand out among other pens and won't lose it as often. I got this one in pink(of course).
4.Chocolate Mirror and Comb* - A handy purse/school bag essential in a cute chocolate like packaging and again in pink. I don't know how much I'd use the comb honestly, but the mirror is super useful.

Some other stuff I have picked up for myself are a Notebook and Notepad in matching floral patterns for note taking and just to plan out my blog posts from Top Draw. There are some cute ones at ZAZZLE available with changeable covers. They are also having a 10% off sitewide sale on there.
Next up was some Kawaii coloured pens which came with a bottle container which makes it so easy to store and some Tiffany blue polka dotted washi tape.

Plaid and Bling

plaid blouse and mini denim skirt
90's denim skirt
As I sit here sipping a glass of iced coffee while I write this post, all I can wish for is normal autumn weather with a chilly breeze and crispy mornings. In reality, the weather here has been far from that. It feels like summer is genuinely back from the last few days with insanely hot days which creates for a very confusing situation when it comes to dressing for autumn.
I wanted to look autumnal with some deep reds, mustards and the likes paired with some knee high boots but that seems like a distant dream for now. This is the outfit that seemed appropriate for this in between/ annoying weather.