Like Clockwork...

Heya,

Just before the Christmas period, I popped down to the Independents Xmas market in Trinity Square (Notts) to have a look around some of the ace little stalls.

One of said stalls was for Clockwork Lobster. A lovely little Jewellery company run by Josie McGilvray. All of the items are of Steampunk style. Now, if you're a little like me and have no idea what Steampunk is, here's what Josie herself describes it as...

Steampunk is Victorian fantasy. Imagining the future with steam powered machinery and air ships...

If you wanna learn a bit more about the whole Steampunk thing (it's really awesome, but also, really in-depth!), then check out the Wikipedia page HERE.

Anyways, I popped down, and took a load of photos. Why? Cos her stuff is bloody beautiful. That's why. Have a gander at the photos below, and make sure to check out her website too. I'm sure there's someone out there you need to buy a present for...

Pssst, click on 'em to make 'em bigger!

Come on, let's face it. There's probably somebody's birthday you've forgotten about....

WEBSITE
TWITTER

Much love,
Sam x

Autumn...

Heya,

Chances are if you're reading this, that you'll know I'm a bit of a vain sod. And, you'll also know I'm good mates with a fella known as Jack Walker.

Well, yesterday, me and Jack decided to grab our SLR's and head off out into the woodlands to develop our camera skills. Here's what happened.

Oh, and if you're wondering. I'm wearing all Zara and ASOS. Jack is wearing all Topman. Seriously, all Topman...

AND, BONUS - An out of focus, but, in my opinion hilarious pout. If I ever become a crappy pop musician, this is going to be my EP cover. 

Much love,
Sam x

Vanity

Hey,

I often get called out for caring too much about what I look like. 

Whilst I can just about wrap my head around the thoughts of these people, with cliches such as "you shouldn't care what people think of you" or "wear what you want, they'll only judge you if you let them", it annoys me how unimportant some people find appearance.

Personal appearance is one of the most important factors of day to day life as human beings. From grooming to clothing and everything inbetween. Your appearance is the thing that people judge you on before they speak their first words to you, in some cases (such as during job interviews) it's the thing they'll judge you on well before they meet you.

Now, some people will come back to me and say "oh, but my line of work lets me wear what I want", which is fine. That's great. In fact, that's all the more reason to dress well, cos you have more freedom. 

As much as we all would like to disagree, we live in a material world. And if you want to be successful, you have to play to that. 

You never know who you're going to meet in your day to day life. Tomorrow could be the day you meet your next boss, the potential partner of your dreams, or maybe just a really good friend. 

Not dressing well does not make you a bad person. However, dressing well shows that you take care in your appearance and how you're seen to the world.

I'm sure people will disagree with this post, and that's fine. But, you'd be surprised how much better people start treating you when you dress well. And you'd be even more surprised the different responses you get upon meeting new people.

Rant over.

And, cos Grace really wants to be featured on here. Hi Grace. You made me eat chicken nuggets, I hate you.

Much love,
Sam x