Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Too Much Information

So I was very bored and needed to decompress after writing a research proposal. I saw Sinead from Dreaming Again did this Tag and I thought I would give it a whirl for something fun to do! Here it is:

1: What are you wearing?
Boxers with dancing elves on them and a gray tank top. 
2: Ever been in love?
I have not.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
Terrible? Not really. Pretty shitty? Yes.
4: How tall are you?
I am 5’8” J
5: How much do you weigh? 
Well honestly I don’t weigh myself anymore so I don’t know.
6: Any tattoos?
I wish but probably never will because I am a stage actor.
7: Any piercings?
I have double piercings in my ears. I have been craving something else on my ears but I don’t know!
8: OTP?
Hmm (forgot what this meant for a bit haha) I don’t really fan girl over anybody but in reality I would say my friends Alyssa and Brandon because I love them to pieces and they are adorable together.
9: Favorite show?
The Mindy Project is my current favorite. I also love House of Cards. All time favorites are probably Gossip Girl and What I Like About You.
10: Favorite bands?
Alt-j. Joywave. The National.
11: Something you miss? 
I miss Cleveland! I have been in England for almost two months but I miss my family, friends, home, and fav spots every day.
12: Favorite song?
I absolutely cannot choose one. Some include “You My Everything” (Ellie Goulding), “Something Good” (alt-j), “Home” (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes), and “Oceans” (Coasts).
13: How old are you?
14: Zodiac sign?
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
They have to make me laugh. Not only is being clever and funny extremely sexy, but it also is so healthy and makes you happy to laugh. 
16: Favorite Quote? 
From the SNL skit called Moët and Chandon: “One time I woke up covered in blood, but wasn’t mine, I was like “hello?’”
17: Favorite actor?
Meryl Streep. Jessica Chastain.
18: Favorite color?
Forest green.
19: Loud music or soft?
Loud, especially whilst driving alone in the car or getting ready in the morning.
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
Usually my room to escape from everything else.
21: How long does it take you to shower?
I’d say usually around 10 minutes.
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Shower (10) + Makeup & Hair (25) + Getting dressed (10) = 45 minutes!
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
Do my brothers count?
24: Turn on?
Able to be self-deprecating. Well-dressed. Clever. 
25: Turn off?
Spitting. Arrogance. Negativity. Always late.  
26: The reason I joined Blogger?
I wanted to create a place where I could be creative, write, and explore photography.
27: Fears?
Divorce. Not finding success in theatre. Not being able to have children.
28: Last thing that made you cry?
A couple weeks ago I got really nauseous on a bus from Dublin to Shannon in Ireland and cried.
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
This morning to my mum!
30: Meaning behind your blog name?
I wanted something with my name in it and I played around with various phrases until I decided on A Bit Graceful.
31: Last book you read?
Julius Caesar by Shakespeare (sorry it’s a play).
32: The book you’re currently reading?
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens… for my British Literature course.
33: Last show you watched?
Skins (UK) Season 3 Episode 2. My flatmates and I are re-watching (and some watching for the first
time) the entire series.
34: Last person you talked to?
My roommate and bestie Michelle. She’s sitting in her bed on her laptop right now.
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My little sister!
36: Favorite food?
Whoa. Potatoes (prepared literally any way), raspberries and feta. 
37: Place you want to visit?
Ugh everywhere. Top of my list includes Thailand, Greece, and Italy.
38: Last place you were?
Country wise, I have been traveling in England, Ireland, and Scotland this whole past month – currently living in London. The literal last place I was though was at my professor’s flat in Highbury & Islington for dinner. 
39: Do you have a crush?
Besides famous actors of course, I do not have a crush.
40: Last time you kissed someone?
Uhh last weekend.
41: Last time you were insulted?
In one of my classes someone said a pretty sexist comment about women and I felt insulted. However, directly, I really have not been insulted (besides teasingly) in a long time.
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
Strawberry flavored everything!
43: What instruments do you play??
None unfortunately. I can play a few tunes on the piano but that’s it.
44: Favorite piece of jewelry?
My Claddagh ring. I have been wearing it for the past 7 years. It was a gift from my parents.
45: Last sport you played?
Does running count? If not, does Irish dance count?
46: Last song you sang?
“Doses & Mimosas” - Cherub
47: Favorite chat up line?
“Oh sorry, do you work here?” (inside joke… hehe)
48: Have you ever used it?
Hell no.
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? 
Last night. I hung out with my entire flat and we get pretty rowdy. We ran through a field at one point.
50: Who should answer these questions next?
Anyone! It’s fun <3

Monday, September 15, 2014

autumn wishlist

autumn wishlist
I am starting to crave certain products and clothing pieces that quintessentially embody my favorite season of the year, autumn. I am so excited for the weather change here in London. I am the type of person (weird as I may be) that loves when it becomes a big grayer in the skies, the leaves begin to fall, & a brisk breeze sets in, forcing all around to whip out those comfy sweaters & boots, drink up those pumpkin spice lattés, and embrace the beauty of autumn. 

What is on your autumn wish list? Any staple item that you swear by for the fall? I would have to say mine is tall, dark brown or black riding boots, which I crazily left out of this set. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Day in Brighton

Brighton is insanely beautiful. I spent the day there yesterday and I wanted to share a few cool photos I snapped. Hope you enjoy :) 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Music is Magic

Ella Eyre is fierce, fiery, and fun. She played at the festival I went to last weekend and my roomie Michelle and I fell in love. We have been nonstop playing her songs "If I Go", "Deeper", and "Love Me Like You". 
Vance Joy is lovely and so beautifully Australian. Love his songs "Snaggletooth", "Mess is Mine", and of course "Riptide".
Tove Lo is honest. I adore her songs "Habits" and "Not on Drugs". She has such a chill, interesting vibe. 
John Newman is my future husband. This is a photo from the festival he kicked ass at last weekend and I still can't believe I touched his chest. Sigh. Anyway, "Love Me Again", "Tribute", "Losing Sleep", and "Cheating" are all flawless. He also has a new song out called "Blame" with Calvin Harris. 
This wouldn't be a proper music post on my blog without me mentioning my undying love for Ellie Goulding. This is a pic from the festival as well and she was absolutely breathtaking. Ugh. My current fav songs are "You My Everything" and her cover of James Blake's "Life Round Here".  

Okay, so that is it for now.  

Who have you been listening to recently? Do you like any of these? Give me your recs and thoughts! <3

Also, I would just like to thank all my followers, readers, and supporters - I hit 300 on Bloglovin' which makes me so happy. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sundown Festival 2014

Ah so I just had the most amazing weekend! I went to the Sundown Festival in Norwich, England and my mind was blown. It was so much fun. I was in the second row the entire time, watching an array of incredible artists on the main stage, such as Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre, John Newman (whose BARE CHEST I touched as he came down into the crowd), and my queen Ellie Goulding. I have been with Ellie from the start of 2008 when she only had a few beautiful simple songs and some lovely covers. Now she has found so much success and I feel I have traveled the journey with her, having gone to see her live five years ago in a tiny intimate venue in NYC to last year at her sold out performance at Madison Square Garden to this insane festival this past weekend. This was her last show indefinitely as she is going on a break from touring to make more music. I am so happy I got to be there :) 
It was a spiritual experience being there with two of my best friends and I wish I could go back. I hope you enjoy these photos! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Then and Now

Here is a Youtube video I just posted. There is info in the description box on what it is :) It is dedicated to my little sister, Mary. Thank you to all my friends who helped me make it! The inspiration for the video came from Lily Pebbles, a British Youtuber who made a similar video dedicated to all the young girls out there going through some awkward years. Hope you enjoy if you watch the entire thing! If not, no worries.