Firstly; if you haven’t got a Tumblr blog – you need to go get one now! Whenever I feel like i’ve got no inspiration for anything, i’ll just go on my Tumblr dashboard and re-blog everything that I could possibly love and over around 2 years, I’ve built up an online collection of 3,043 posts. Its great being able to scroll back over the months and years and remind myself of how I felt at particular times through text posts or images. My favourite types of images to post are of Alexa Chung, The Olsen Twins, fashion in general and various types of typography. I derived my blog name (daydreaming of lights) from collecting words from an Ellie Goulding song, and I guess it’s a nice idea – that we all daydream of success and new horizons.

here’s some of my favourite images…

^ so for once this is actually me! everytime I get a new camera, I test it out by taking pictures of myself… and I always get complimented on my lips, I guess its healthy to recognise parts of your body that you like.

possibly one of my favourite Alexa Chung images – the girl can do no wrong.

^ one of my gorgeous best friends Kirsty, can’t explain what a good friend she is, and for some reason I always pick ridiculously good looking friends to have – not fair!

^ the Christopher Kane Galaxy Collection – anything with a galaxy print and i’m in love.

^ a drawing I found of one of my favourite bands and lyrics of one of my favourite songs – Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Will Work

love when you find really natural pictures of celebrities, especially when they happen to be Alexa Chung, Rachel Bilson, Ellie Goulding , Jessie J, Katy Perry or Rihanna…

^ one of my favourite sights in Edinburgh, so proud of my home city

^ Myself and Rachel before summer – I remember this being one of those really rare and carefree nights.

^ the image that inspired this blog title

"I had such a shit introduction to fashion." — Alexa Chung

^ this quote always gives me that little piece of faith that i’ll be successful too.

^ myself and one of my other best friends Caroline who is also my flatmate. We are literally the same person in two bodies, forever mistaken as sisters!

^ okay i’ll admit that I was a tad Wills & Kate obsessed this year.

and to finish off – one of my favourite sayings “seize the day”

if you fancy checking out my whole blog it’s day-dreamingoflights.tumblr.com

xx

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Through Tumblr I naturally discovered weheartit.com ages ago since practically every photo on there is linked from this site. It’s basically just a collection of the most amazing images ever. I started an account a while ago and basically you just go through thousands of images clicking a little heart symbol next to the ones you love. I created 3 sets; fashion inspiration, beautiful people and cute stuff… (inventive names I know). Here’s some of my favourites;

^ The beauty that is Zayn Malik 

^ would love to marry a man like this

& who doesn’t love kittens in a teacup?!

the website is weheartit.com

xx

Sorry for the misleading title… but I was just interested to see how high my views would go when people saw that title on twitter! There is relevance to underwear in this post however, it’s not just a random weird thought of mine…

Anyway, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas – for me it was fairly average. Christmas’s for me used to be a massive family event, my cousins used to come up from Oxfordshire and stay with my grandad for a few weeks, and all my cousins and aunties and uncles used to go to my Grandad’s house for Christmas day (all 16 of us), we were all younger as well so it was more exciting. However my family from England emigrated to Australia (still reeling in jealousy), my other family members started to spend Christmas with their other family members and my family started to host Christmas at our house with us 3 and my Grandad because he developed Alzheimers and became pretty incapable. And sadly enough, my Grandad passed away nearly 3 years ago so the past 2 Christmas’s have just been the 3 of us and it’s been pretty hard!

Anyway, I was kind of dreading Christmas this year, didn’t have much to look forward to – I already had had my present for a few months and naturally the atmosphere wasn’t the same anymore. But nevertheless “Santa” was more generous than I anticipated (my mum can never resist treating her lovely daughter)  and we had a lovely meal and I stayed in my onesie all day. It’s just hard reading on facebook and twitter about everyone doing massive family things – but one day i’ll have a big family of my own and i’ll make up for all the lost time!

Present-wise I did get my watch, which I love! My child-like wrists however prevent me from wearing it straight away as I need to get links taken out! Got lovely cosy socks (tradition it seems), lovely bath stuff, a jumper, lots of chocolate (which kind of scraps my healthy eating for the time-being!) and other bits and pieces along with some money which i’m going to use when I go to London!

I’m so excited for Feburary, going to London twice; first time for a couple of days with friends for a birthday so all we’re going to do is drink, shop and stalk the Made In Chelsea cast! We got such an amazing deal on trains, one of the Scottish newspapers is doing an online deal where you can get £10 tickets from Edinburgh to London each way and we booked a Travelodge in Covent Garden for only £52 each! Couldn’t believe it myself, so that leaves plenty more money for cocktails! Going again later on in the month with uni for FASHION WEEK – can’t contain my excitement!

Anyway, today myself and my mummy hit the boxing day sales, I’ve always worked Boxing day at Next so I wanted to actually shop them for once and there was absolutely no point whatsoever! Was so dissapointed in Topshop’s offerings, i only managed to buy; A dressing gown from Next, 2 bra’s from Next, A dress from Internacionale of all places (absolutely love it, i’ll post a picture when I can be bothered getting out of my pyjamas and put it on), and because the dress has a mesh back I can’t wear a bra with it so I had to venture to primark and buy one of those sticky back-less bra things (the most insane contraption)

Mum and I came home, got our jammies on and watched Titanic – it was so emotional! Also got stuck into my Christmas chocolates as well!

Plans for tomorrow is to properly tidy my room instead of shoving my stuff into suitcases and closing them… and… coursework!! Can’t believe I’ve actually got work to do over Christmas, wish me luck!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas again and thanks to everyone who wished me a good one!

Amira xx

That last night, an old school friend came up  to me and told me that she loved my blog and that just meant the world to me. It just makes all my efforts worthwhile and it’s nice to see that people care to read this – even though half of them just stalk me… haha!

Have a lovely Christmas xx

Woke up this morning with the most horrific hangover after a night out with my friends, somehow didn’t end up getting home until like 6am, didn’t get to sleep until after 8am because I thought it would be fun to watch a documentary on Amish people… My mum awoke at this time and took it as a perfect opportunity to steal hugs and affection from me in my drunken state!

Literally done nothing all day but sat about with my mum watching tv buuuuuut… i managed to order a dress for NYE so hopefully i’ll love it when it arrives and if it arrives in time!

^ It’s from missguided.co.uk and it was only £34.99 – free delivery as well so if i don’t fancy it, it’s not really a loss! Got a vision of teaming it together with my black chelsea heels and a big silver necklace, some big silver rings and a nice clutch bag – will hopefully find some accessories in the christmas sales!

Anyway, not much left to say so Happy Christmas Eve (despite my lack of christmas spirit) and i’ll most likely write a post tomorrow!

Amira xx

I have no idea why I’ve never blogged about lookbook before, it is literally my online fashion bible. Most mornings i’ll open up the page whilst running around my room in a frantic rush to give me inspiration for something to wear and even for nights out and dates (which are always impossible to know how to dress for) The one downfall is how depressed it ultimately makes you due to these girls amazing wardrobes and impossibly gorgeous faces!

For anyone that’s never heard of lookbook.nu before – it’s simply a site where people who have an interest in fashion upload photo’s of their outfits and the public (like myself) “hype” (rate) them. It’s a great way to get your face out there in the fashion industry. Maybe one day when I have enough money to have pretty enough clothes and some confidence to put posey photo’s of myself online that i’ll join the crowds, but in the meantime i’ll just build up jealousy from behind my computer screen!

Here’s some of my current favourite looks, this website is just full of inspiration!

LOOKBOOK.NU

^ anything with leopard print, a fur coat, converses and a studded bag has my vote!

^ again leopard print, and anyone that can pull of a pair of clear lense glasses so casually deserves an award of some sort!

^ just posted this ultimately because this girl was so impossibly gorgeous! would kill for hair and legs like that!

^ my two current favourite trends; cable knit and leather

^ one of my favourite things about Lookbook is all the different ways these girls accessorize. most people wouldn’t think about fastening the buttons on a shirt right to the stop and then adding a statement necklace under the collar.

Anyway, I’m off on a night out tonight, it’s looking really good and I’m still in my pyjamas (it’s 6.42pm)… so I better get ready!

Have a lovely friday night.

Amira xx