Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Do Judge a book by it's cover

It's the age old saying: 'Don't judge a book by it's cover!'

Many of us have tried to keep to this phrase but inevitably- failed. And why? Because it is human nature to judge (books and people) and although I would love to live in an idealistic world where everyone just gets by without judgement; that is never going to happen.

Heck, I bet you even judged the title of this blog post!

Often, part of my process for deciding if I want to buy a book is thinking about how good it will look on my shelf in my room. Obviously, this isn't the most important factor when buying books but it definitely runs through my head.

There is just something about the aesthetics of a book cover, that even if you take ages to get around to actually reading it, you can look at it and smile because It looks so damn good!

This, ultimately, is why ugly book covers are such a turn off. I don't look at that book cover and get excited to read it. In fact, I feel sorry for the story- that it has been wrapped in such a gross cover.

You can only imagine then, why, I picked up two new books yesterday...

Not only do I want to read them, they have such beautiful covers AND match the style of a book I already have at home. Plus, they were incredibly cheap (HomeSense, I love you.)

Ultimate goal: to have all the classics in this style.

It's a win-win.

What about you? Do you find yourself only buying pretty books or, do you completely suppress this urge and follow, 'don't judge a book buy it's cover' to a T?


Monday, 2 February 2015

Welcoming February

January has confirmed to me that I am in 100% denial mode towards my exams. With every passing day I am hit with the realisation that I hardly have any time left of school and with every passing day I shove that exact thought into a box in the back of my mind. This needs to stop in February.

There has been a lot of hype around the prospect of snow recently, it seems almost everywhere has been hit by it except here. I would love to wake up one morning to a crisp, white blanket of snow.

This month I have been investing in a few statement pieces for my wardrobe. I am focusing on staple pieces that can be worn in multiple ways in different seasons, the best purchase of January? Some DC Marten style shoes, 15 pounds in the Topshop sale-sale.

This month I am:

Taking part in Blogilates 30 Day Butt Lift Challenge.
Starting to revise for my final exams.
Going to save up money for an eventual big shopping trip.

What do you hope to do this month?