Monday, 14 September 2015

Full of Hot Air - Virgin Experience Days

Last year for my birthday I was treated to a hot air balloon voucher with Virgin, I know, lucky right!

Monday, 10 August 2015

August Wishlist

August Wishlist

August Wishlist by casey-byrne featuring graphic t shirts

It's birthday month, boooo! I'm really not looking forward to it this time around. Birthdays are awkward at the best of times but this year I'm just not feeling it and I wish cancelling was actually an option. Nevermind the fact that I'll be entering my last year of the mid-20's!!
I put together a list of things I've been hankering after for a while, some old, some new, which I aim to get myself over the next few months to celebrate little wins here and there, such as a treat when uni starts up again or when my next work placement starts.
Ah yeah, my next work placement starts in October! I'm really excited for the next instalment of my HR career- culture change and learning and development come at me! Having done a spot of teaching in the past this shouldn't be tooooo daunting but you never know, fingers crossed!

I'm feeling particularly spendy at the moment so it was dangerous putting the list together. I think perhaps a hugeee online spree is in order to get it out of my system? Probably. The superstars and plenty of v-neck cami style items will be first on the hit list. Oh and the Givenchy Dahlia Divin is absolutely goooorgeous and I need it in my life!


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Bath Weekend

Towards the end of June, Glastonbury weekend to be exact, Andy and I took a trip down to Bath for the weekend. The plan was to do a hot air balloon ride on the Friday morning, taking off from Victoria Park, as flying from Bath means your in with a pretty good chance of seeing Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain and, of course, Glastonbury festival all from above. I have to say though, the Glastonbury bit was actually completely by accident but would have been a massive bonus to have seen/heard the festival from a hot air balloon!
Anyway we booked up Bath for a night so we could see a city we haven't been to on top of the balloon flight but it turns out balloon flights are really hit and miss and it was cancelled a few hours beforehand. We went to Bath regardless and did a bit of sight seeing as well as stopping off at some top tourists spots on the way home.

I've vowed to see as many cities in Europe as I possibly can in a short a space of time as possible and for someone who never holidayed outside of the UK up until a couple of years ago, I've managed to make a pretty good start on the list. Two more trips coming up for Summer and I reckon I'll be justified in buying one of those giant cork board maps to document all the places I've been to so far. Next trip is in 21 days and I can't wait to take looooads of polaroids to add to my collection.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Summer Lovin' - July Wishlist

July Wishlist

July Wishlist by casey-byrne featuring Topshop

AH it's been a rough few weeks. I've been suffering with headaches for over 8weeks and they prevent me from doing, well pretty much everything, particularly exercise as they're triggered by movement. Imagine a mild migraine around 10 times a day, bleurgh. So I'm wallowing a fair bit and seriously feeling the effects of not being able to go out for a run or get stuck into my Charlotte G-Shore workout DVD, yeah that's right, I bought it!
I'm on some medication for the headaches which have turned me into a bit of a zombie and, as with most medication, I can't drink on them so I've become a bit of a recluse. Oh, and my hair is falling out as a lovely little side effect.
So all in all it's not shaping up to be the greatest start to summer my end so far. Hopefully this gorgeous weather lasts for a bit longer so I can get out in it and make up for lost time once I'm sorted.
But what better way to brighten all that rubbish than with a bit of online summer clothes shopping!

I've booked a couple of trips away for the end of the summer in the hope that'll I'll be fixed and need to get some summery clothes to take away with me - I can't tell you where I'm going because they're both surprise trips and I wouldn't want to ruin it.

I've been in need of black sandals for such a long time and this New Look pair are exactly what I'm after. The button down denim skirt is a summer must have this year and the white midi skirt is something I have actually just purchased while doing this wish list for my two upcoming trips - fingers crossed it fits!
I hope you've all been enjoying the sun and have lots of exciting things to do over the summer!


Sunday, 21 June 2015

#ootd poppy season

I really do love living in the countryside when it gets to this time of year.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Lash Out

Every now and then I indulge in getting semi-permanent lashes. My friend is a beautician and she does beauty treatments at home at a much cheaper rate than salons so I get cluster lashes done when I go away for a weekend or if I've got a lot of early starts coming up so that I don't have to take make-up in hand luggage or get up extra early to put make-up on. No mascara, no fiddling around with strip lashes, they're a dream.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Hey, is this thing on?

After finishing a few weeks ago and finding that I now have lots of time on my hands that I don't know what to do with (despite my constant moaning while I was studying that I had no free time!) I decided to jiggle my blog around a bit. Change the layout a bit here, mess around with the fonts a bit there, you know how it gets when you've had the same template for a while and want a refresh. Like a kind of spring clean for your corner of the internet.

Whilst playing around, I decided to go all out and change the name and address of the page too.
I've had this blog for ages and have kept the same name mostly out of sentimentality - because the friend who chose the blog title unfortunately died in a car accident a few months after I started the blog - and I couldn't really bring myself to change the name, soppy huh!
But, it's been two years now, and it really just needed a refresh so I changed it all and off I went thinking I'd got it all sorted. Turns out it wasn't sorted at all so it couldn't go live when I planned it to, oopsie!

But I got there in the end and here we are. New blog name, new fonts and a new start for my tired little blog. I'd love your feedback on it all so let me know what you think in the comments. I hope you all enjoy :)

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

URL Change

Hey Lovelies!
If you follow this blog on bloglovin or through blogger directly, you need to know that I'm changing the blogs url.
For some reason I can't just edit the blog information on Bloglovin because that would be too easy, so I'm having to add a separate blog to Bloglovin. If you would like to continue following, the new url/page will be listed under my profile on bloglovin so you won't have to go too far to find it.
The link to my new page is I hope you'll join me on the new page :)


Monday, 1 June 2015

June Wishlist

June Wishlist

June Wishlist by casey-byrne featuring Calvin Klein

June should mean summer right? Yeeah it's beyond rainy and windy down south and I've taken to living in my camel boyfriend jacket and tartan scarf. I should not have to wear a scarf in June!
I finished uni last week and although I'm almost 100% sure I'll have to resit my exam in September I have to admit I'm glad the academic year is over. Now I can focus on planning holidays and adventures and can spend my time snapping up those rare sunny evenings in pub gardens and shopping online.

I'm in dire need of shorts this year. I do own a pair but they've gotten gradually bigger over the years, well I've gotten gradually smaller, and they just look ridiculous now so I need to invest in a decent pair that actually fit. I'm also obsessing over Calvins and Adidas at the moment too so I'm going to park a few of these things on the birthday wishlist in the hope that someone gets them for me as a gift, hint hint.


Sunday, 26 April 2015

Wish Away May

May Wishlist

May Wishlist by casey-byrne featuring a military jacket

It's safe to say studying at uni while working full time is literally killing me right now. I honestly don't know how people breeze through it.
So much uni work and work work has made me pretty absent from the blogsphere for the last couple of months and has made me really quite ill over the last few days but I decided to take back some time and write a few posts as a kind of stress relief, bit of me time is definitely needed!

My final assessment is on 26th May so this wishlist is all about the things I'm thinking of getting myself as a reward for all the studying (and feeling crap!). I've also decided to take Andy away for his birthday this year, partly because he's really hard to buy for and partly because it would be nice to spend a weekend away from Folkestone for a bit rather than spending the weekend in the same old pubs, I can't say where I'm going just yet because obviously it's a surprise, but I'll be sure to take lots of snaps and tell you all about it when I get back, it's not until July anyway so I'm sure I'll have a pre-travel haul to share with you before then.
Roll on the end of May when uni will be done for the year and I can get back to filling your blog feed with posts, for a few months anyway.


Thursday, 2 April 2015


Can we all just take a second to appreciate how red my hair is here please... Okay, thank you.
Last weekend I went up to London for the day/night and being my second trip to the city in a week I was expecting to be a little over it by the end of the day. The trip actually solidly confirmed that I NEED to move to London,
I NEED to live in London guys, NEED.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

March Wishlist

March Wishlist

March Wishlist by casey-byrne

It really has felt like Spring the last week or so, hasn't it? Blue skies and not having to wear a massive coat with a million layers underneath makes me VERY happy; I'm so ready for thinner jackets and no hoods to protect freshly styled hair! Saying that, I will be flying out to Reykjavik in today which is VERY VERY snowy and cold right now so I haven't managed to escape the winter wear just yet... Iceland though. Excited is an understatement.

Its been a busy month for travel planning; Andy won employee of the year at his company with a prize of £3000 worth of travel vouchers! So in addition to planning for the Iceland trip, I've also been massively wanderlusting over the distant shores we might visit. Thinking Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador or the Far East, there are so many choices.

That kind of explains why there is not one, but two Triangl bikinis on the wishlist this month. I finally bought a dupe (for Iceland) and I think it looks, well I probably shouldn't leave the house in it put it that way. I opted for the Ollie style but got pink bottoms with the Tilly Sunburst top and it. is. skimpy. And I know everyone and their cat on Instagram wear them like that, they're not known for being modest, but I just don't know if I can bring myself to do it. The new styles/colours seem to be a bit more supportive for the bigger chested girl so I reckon they would be a good bet.
I'm desperate for more pleather and ripped balck jeans and true to form the Olivia Burton watch is making yet another appearance.

I'm on the way to the airport as I write this, with my new camera in tow, so I'll take loads of photos and maybe some ootd's to show you when I get back.