November Reading Record

Hello loves so I had a good reading month in November I managed to read 3 books 🙂 here are my honest reviews on them without spoiling them hopefully!

The teacher by Katerina Diamond

Wow. Ok this book was sick like graphic gory gruesome honestly she went to town with the descriptive text but to the point where you had to fill in some blanks with your imagination which was even worse but brilliant! The story is centred round several characters whose back stories you get to learn through the course of the book and their stories all interconnect when a murderer turns up and starts killing men in quite frankly horrific ways! I can’t say as I know who the main protagonist is in the novel as a few characters get a fair amount of story however looking at her next novel it features 2 characters from this novel on another case so I’m assuming they are the intended protagonists! Overall thoroughly enjoyed this great first novel by this author and always added her next novel to my Christmas list!

Mr stink by David Walliams

My friend gifted me this book and I read it in one sitting. Such a lovely quick read (200 odd pages) it’s illustrated by Quinton Blake whome I love and I have to say Walliams can write really well!! I loved gangsta granny but haven’t read any of his other stories however after reading this one I may have to invest in some more of his books!! This book teaches us all not to judge a book by it’s cover, that love and kindness will prevail, that money doesn’t equal privilege and you never know what another person is going through, learn grow love and be kind a great pick me up story 🙂

Miss peregrines peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

Arghhhhh this book was SO good!!! I tore through the last few chapters it was fast paced and I needed to know what happened!! It leaves you on a bit of a cliffhanger for books 2&3 and i have to wait and see if santa will bring me those this year!!! This book had a similar effect on me as the harry potter series in that I now want to find an imbryne and be told that I’m peculiar and have a gift although maybe not Jacobs gift!!! Really enjoyed this book 100% reccomend xx

A Heartfelt Letter

It’s been the longest week. I mean the longest week,ive been feeling ill I’m so tired and feel like I’ve used all my energy. Work has been crazy these past few weeks and I’m counting the days until half term!! So to come home today to an amazing handwritten letter has made my day!!!

The amazingly kind Alanna from Alanna’s world blog wrote me a letter for being a runner up in her competition and it was such a lovely letter!!! Please please please go and follow her she’s such a great friend to have on the blogger sphere she’s so supportive and honest and she has lots of amazing posts coming up just check out her latest blog post outlining what we can expect!!
What posts and when? – http://wp.me/p5YeJf-Qj

Thank you again Hun it brightened up my day 😘😘😘😘xxx

Bloggers Story Award â¤

The very lovely Alanna from imagalaxygirl.WordPress.com nominated me for this award 🙂 xx

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So here are the rules
Thank the person who nominated you and display the awards image.
Nominate 3+ people
Answer the following 9 questions

1.What is your blog’s name?
2. Why did you name it that?
3. How long have you been blogging?
4. How many followers do you have?
5. Who was your first follower?
6. What got you into blogging?
7. What’s your favourite part about blogging?
8. If you could improve anything about WordPress/blogging what would it be?
9. Why do you continue to blog?

Answers
1. Blog on Nerdy Natalie
2. Being called a nerd at school was an insult apparently one of the things they liked to pick on me for was my academic abilities…I decided to take the negative connotations associated with this word and make it something good I am a nerd and bloody proud of it 🙂
3. I’ve been blogging for 1year 7months
4. I have 206 followers
5. My first follower was nathdalby
6. I have always loved fashion and thought why not out my creativity into a blog and showcase my outfits 🙂
7. ‘Meeting’ like minded people being able to share stories experiences and ideas with people and sharing my passion for fashion with others
8. I like WordPress as a platform as for blogging I would only change the fact that it’s not my full time job! If I could get paid to blog that would be the dream!!
9. I continue because it gives me a focus, because I’ve put ALOT of time and effort into it, because I’ve met some great people through blogging and most of all because I enjoy it 🙂
I won’t nominate anyone people I usually nominate never do these 😦 so of anyone on my followers list wants to do this off their own backs it’d be great to see their answers xx ❤

A new start

So last year I started this blog and did nothing with it, I have subsequently deleted all the posts (all 4 that id bothered to do) to ensure a complete fresh start.

Back to last year I set myself a challenge for lent, I’m not particularly religious my religion is fashion! But i decided that for 40 days I wouldn’t buy anything new I would resist the urge to shop, doesn’t sound too bad to some but for me it was torture I am a shopaholic I browse shopping websites on a daily basis, eBay is heaven and the town center is my best friend!! Luckily I have very supportive friends with just as bad a habit as me that i can spend these shopping trips with. So i decided to use the abundance of outfits I already had in my over flowing wardrobe and drawers for 40 days to show that I didn’t actually NEED to shop and to give some of those poor unworn outfits a chance at the spot light.

I was actually successful in this venture and really enjoyed it so i have decided to resurrect this poor blog and some tired unworn outfits from my wardrobe after another stressful day spent trying to fit everything id just brought into my wardrobe I’m going to try to wear a new outfit everyday until i have worn every item in my wardrobe! Ive no idea how long this will take as i have MANY items but i thought it would be a fun challenge!! Now i am going to give myself some rules at least one item in the outfit has to be something unworn but i can keep some basics simple for example a new skirt with the same top as a few days ago but in general the rest of the outfit should be unworn previously. The only other rule i set myself…at least one accessory for each outfit, i have neglected my accessory collection abandoned headbands and necklaces stare at me on a daily basis brought on whim of love at first sight then added to the pile of unused because i dont feel as adventurous as i did at the shop!

I will explain my love of fashion and inspirations.

In Secondary school i wasn’t cool i tried to fit in with the fashions but when your parents can only afford Diadora trainers and 99p jogging bottoms its kinda hard to fit in. I tried all the styles, Gothic, skater, boho, vintage(basically wearing clothes my mum owned that were too big for me), smart ( i just wore school shirts and skirts without the tie), Preppy you name it i tried it and looked terrible i wasn’t comfortable in anything so spent the rest of my teenage years in the Gothic/emo category at least i could wear converse and hoodies it was comfortable yet i fitted in at last!! After i left school and got a job i found i had disposable income, if i walked into new look and liked a dress i could buy it! its where it all started being 19 having no bills to pay and 900 pound a month all to myself!!

Over the years my shoe and clothing collection has grown i don’t fit into a particular stereotype i buy what i know suits my style occasionally being brave enough to try a new trend for me this season its boxy shirts i usually wouldn’t go for something like this but i like the tucked into skinny jeans way i wear them.

I look for fashion inspiration everywhere i love looking at the outfits people have put together when out shopping so if ive ever stared at you im sorry i just dig your outfit 🙂 I dont just look at girls style i like to see how guys have paired things guys shirts and t-shirts are soooo comfy luckily my fiance has an amazing collection of t-shirts that i “borrow.”

I also look to tv and film for inspiration i always watch tv shows with a notepad beside me to note down outfit or item ideas, my main tv inspirations are Skins, SATC and Gossip Girl.

So there we go, my blog isn’t going to be perfectly structured i just write it how i think it in my head and honestly if no one looks at this its fine at least I know that Ive done it 🙂 so here goes.

Enjoy 🙂

Natalie