Thursday, 31 May 2012

May 31 Day Blogger's Challenge: Day 31- Current Obsessions

So the last topic of the May blogging challenge is...

Something I'm Obsessed With at the Moment...

 I often have multiple obsessions at the same time. I'll admit I've always had a bit of an obsessive personality; I easily become passionate about things I love, and can never get enough of it. I like to do things properly! Many of my obsessions do last a life time, though; be it music, style, books, movies, celeb crushes or whatever.

I'm currently obsessing over Dorothy Perkins dresses, midi dresses... (hell, any dresses!), bird prints and accessories,  Stephen King novels, Titanic, my Kindle, and The Big Bang Theory!



These are the bird print dresses and tops in my collection. You've seen photos of me wearing most of them already this season. They're all (unintentionally) from Dorothy Perkins, except for the bird cage design in the first photo. What can I say? They have had so many beautiful clothes in recently that I really haven't needed to look elsewhere for pretty new things, which I normally would do. I normally shop around a hell of a lot more.


These are some of my bird necklaces, and my DP toucan t-shirt. I love flamingos, toucans and parrots. I always get drawn to accessories designed around these creatures.

I was once lucky enough to do work experience in the bird gardens at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park for a week and I loved the experience. I got to hold the macaws and African greys that came to them as ex-pets, fly a Harris hawk, and be around all sorts of exotic birds. The good memories have always stayed with me and perhaps a reason why I love them in fashion, too.


These two bright and colourful necklaces definitely have a childish, nostalgic way about them. They're certainly accessories I would have loved as a child- maybe that's why I love em...

I just realised there are also birds on my bedding and curtains!



Away from fashion and style, I love to read, and Stephen King is easily my favourite author. Before my injury, I never had any time or energy to read as my job was exhausting. I'm making up for lost time now and am trying to get through each of his novels, apart from the Dark Tower saga as I'm not  a fan of the genre.

I had The Stand on my shelf for a couple of years and put off reading it because it had so may pages. I downloaded it on the Kindle (my new favourite thing!) in January and found I couldn't put it down; it's easily one of my favourite books now and I highly recommend it if you enjoy end of the world type stories. I think I have 18 unread Stephen King's on my book shelf, and a handful to read on my Kindle as well as some by other authors, too. I'm currently just over half way through IT but I'm a little bored. Under The Dome and The Tommyknockers are great novels, too, and I really enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

I seem to share the Stephen King obsession with Rachel, whose style is also similar to mine! She has flawless taste!


I've also been obsessed with Titanic since I first went to see it as an eleven year old all those years ago. I keep going back to it time and time again, but recently I've been putting it on in the background an awful lot. I could recite the entire film back to you. Sad, but true.

I've had so much fun taking part in the blogging challenge, and have loved seeing everybody else's posts each day. I'm a little sad that it's all come to an end!

Back to the drawing board for June it is!

What are you obsessing over?

14 comments:

  1. i know what you mean about the challenge, so sad it's over! really glad i found your blog through it though! i love the big bang theory too, and i'm really gutted that i never got to see titanic in the cinema. plus, i love your bird-themed collection of things! xxx

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    1. Hopefully another one will pop up soon! Aw thank you; I love that I found yours, too! Watching Titanic on TV/DVD can't oompare to how great it was on the big screen. Loved it. Thanks Hannah :)

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  2. Great post! In fact, I like what you did with this whole challenge, it was a great way to get to know you a little better and you always post such lovely things :)
    I especially love your jewelery with the birds and the background in those pictures, such a pretty pattern!
    King is ♥, Skeleton Crew actually was the first SK book I read. I love how many hardcover books you have, I'm always too cheap for that^-^

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    1. Thanks, Nita! It kept me on my toes. I do love a pretty pattern.

      I've not read Skeleton Crew yet, but will get round to it soon. I think most of the hardback SK ones were given to me or picked up second hand apart from Under The Dome and Full Dark No Stars. I actually prefer reading paperbacks as they don't weigh a ton!

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  3. I'm sad it's over too :( I love your flamingo necklace it's so cute I love all the same things except titanic I've never seen it but I'm sure its not for me xx

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    1. :(. Thanks, the flamingo necklace is my fave! I can't believe you've never seen Titanic! I'm shocked!

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    2. the films I've never seen always shock people I've also never seen dirty dancing, greese,fame and many more! xx

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    3. Oh my God! You NEED to see Dirty Dancing and Grease. I hadn't seen Fame until last Autumn (I picked it up cheaply), and it's not bad.

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  4. I'm just like you, I become so passionate about things so quickly, I always joke and say I've got a gypsy heart :D

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    1. I don't think there's anything wrong with being passionate about things! It's these little things that make us happy and make us who we are!

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  5. its been a great challenge-well done- i know your future posts will continue to be fabulous, its in your genes! ido love a bird print and have a pink silk kimono top with all manner of tropical wildlife on - sadly its almost withered and i can only wear it carefully (which is a pain as i am awfully clumsy) passion for anything is always good for the soul, you have a varied and intelligent obsession - i yearn to have a little more depth! x

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    1. I'll try my best, haha! Ooh your kimono top sounds so pretty, such a shame it's a little delicate now. I agree with you about passion being good for you. I don't think there's anything wrong with being passionate- as it makes us happy and these interests make up who we are. Haha I'm sure you've plenty of depth already Maria!

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  6. I'm pretty gutted I couldn't keep up with the challenge! Well done for completing it.

    I love all of your bird print stuff, the necklaces are awesome!

    I love my Kindle, it's probably one of my most prized possessions, I love to read. Not really done much SK, but I might explore further.

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    1. I think it's hard to keep up when you have a job and a life to lead- I could barely keep up and I'm always home!

      Thanks Linz!

      It's one of mine, too :). I love reading, too, it's such a guilt-free pleasure. I'd definitely recommend you start with The Stand, Under The Dome, Misery, or Pet Semetary. Or The Green Mile, which is also great. I think that was the first one I read when I was 16 :)

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