Thursday, 27 June 2013

Abbijo: Shhh it's a secret

Last night I was playing poker with friends of mine and I was really happy, mainly because I was winning by a mile, until at the end of the night I found something private about myself being told to one of my friends. The person who told, lets call him C, immediately apologised when he realised what he said was personal and should most definitely not have ever been discussed.

The situation with C ended in us spending most of the night talking about what he said, how bad it was, how bad he felt, how he would do anything to make it up to me etc... and then by the time I was too tired to talk any more it was really late (well very early in the morning) so I said I was going to bed and he should just leave. At this he refused and insisted on staying with me saying that he still felt really bad and didn't want me to alone when I was so upset. He looked so honest and sad that eventually I permitted him to stay in my room and turned my back on him.

When I woke up this morning I found myself wondering, are guys truly as ignorant as they seem or are they secretly all extremely good at manipulation?

So did C manage to manipulate me into talking with him and letting him stay over last night or was it a sheer coincidence, I'd love to believe that no body could possibly manipulate me into doing anything I don't want to, but the truth is after last night I am no longer sure about that. I was so angry at him, how could I go from that to letting him stay in my room the night? It just baffled me when I found myself giving him a hug and saying goodbye earlier. And now that I think about it I think it possibly make me more angry at him that the second situation arose.

I think this also probably addresses another common misconception that we have in our society today, women gossip. At this point I am not going to lie and say I have never gossiped however it is my view that guys are just as bad for gossiping as girls are. In fact I would even go further and say that they can be worse. When a woman gossips it is generally light hearted and wouldn't tend to hurt someone, however in my experience when men gossip it is about something that can hurt somebody, often intimate details are released and then told to other guys. I think women in general are much more refined gossipers.

Au revoir, happy musings

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Abbijo: A Mango trip later

So here goes my first ever real post...

I took a break from my work today and hit the shops, mainly to pick up my new Marc Jacobs bracelet, and realised that I had forgotten that most of the summer sales have begun. I don't really understand how I forgot about it but evidently I did. I realised my mistake as I stood in Cabot Circus surrounded by signs beckoning and calling to me with alluring offers such as 'Up to 50% off', 'EVERYTHING 1/2 price'  and 'Extra 20% off TODAY'. My big mistake was stepping foot anywhere near the shops as I will fully admit that I do not posses the self restraint to walk past a shop I love without going in, especially if it has a sale on.

I was in the shops with a friend of mine, we'll call him T, who was extremely good at restraining me from entering most shops, however when I came to Mango there was really nothing he could do to stop me. You see the thing with Mango's Summer Sale is, they don't just put items that aren't selling well and items that are old in the sale, they put everything in the sale. So T wandered off to PC World to look at monitors and let me enter heaven.

It felt amazing to be in this paradise that had such amazing discounts on clothes that were just perfect for the summer. Now being alone I could truly appreciate all the clothes without hurrying through and acting as much as possible like I wasn't obsessed by all of the fabrics and designs in front of me. I plunged my hands into the rails and flipped through the tables of neatly organised skirts, shorts, trousers, blouses and dresses, feeling the soft materials and picking up items to try on.

Since I am attempting to get to Asia this summer and hopefully spend most of the 3 months holiday there, so trying on tiny shorts and floaty skirts is not a ridiculous hope that we are going to have a fantastic summer in England this year.

So this is what I bought in Mango, perfect for the summer I think! The two pairs of shorts are beautifully comfortable and fit nicely, without being too short and showing cheeks like so many do at the moment.
The mint green skirt is see through from the thigh down with splits and an excess of material to make it excessively floaty and ethereal.
While the trousers are loose they are fitted nicely, tapering in both at the tops of the thigh and towards the ankle encouraging a womanly figure, without having that sprayed on look.

All in all, I am extremely happy with my purchases and would highly recommend Summer Sales shopping if you are at all stressed or feeling gloomy about anything. Just remember to be careful, when seeing how much you are saving you can be lulled into a safe sense of 'it's not expensive therefore i can buy more'. These are dangerous waters to wade into as it can mean spending amounts of money that you would normally not even consider spending.

Adios my darlings, until next time

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Abbijo: An introduction

Just to make a start, I wanted to introduce myself and say hi!

<----- So this is me, I'm a nineteen year old student at Bristol University studying the oh so interesting subject of Archaeology! I live on the Wirral  with my family when I am not in Bristol.

Style and fashion are a large part of my life and you will often find me shopping for both myself and my friends, giving my opinion and advice, sometimes when it is not wanted. However all my friends know that if they ever want an opinion on an outfit or help with their make-up I am more than happy to help/

I work in a bar and am in love with cocktails, both mixing and drinking. Shamelessly going to plug my favourite bar in Bristol (and possibly the world) now: take a trip to Amoeba if you're ever in Bristol and give the bartenders a hello from me.

Enthusiastic in both dance and swimming I practise Ballet for personal enjoyment after completing many exams and competitions and swim to keep fit after representing many swimming clubs in my area when I was younger. Sometimes I'll spontaneously break out into song and dance much to the amusement and sometimes embarrassment of my friends.

So I guess a little of what will be to come in this blog might be good. It will be a flash look at my life, which will incorporate my style choices, things going on in my life to do with friends work and of course what we are all looking for in

So for now I'll say goodbye, so ciao.