Monday, November 17, 2014

Outfit October - M&C Collabs

Oh Hi!

So it's that time of the month again (No not THAT time of the month) when me and Cara get together and plan a fabulous blogpost. And in true M&C style, two weeks late of the month, which led us to decide that the 3 months left of 2014 (well now only 2) will be a little bit different. We will post November's blogpost in the first week of December and December's blogpost in the first week of January, just so we won't have to be late.

For October we're going to give you two outfits. One on my blog and one on Cara's blog. So when you're done reading here you have to head over to her blog to see her outfit!

In true Maddie Laziness I haven't actually put this outfit on myself and then taken a picture (also the fact that it's really difficult when I have no one to take the picture for me). Instead I've just laid out the clothes, but I hope that's okay!

I was looking for a nice long cardigan some weeks ago and well I usually don't even bother looking for clothes in stores like Citymarket or Prisma (they're like Target or wallmart) but I went in to Citymarket because mom told me they had really cheap nice cardigans and I found two! The one in the picture is a semi-long cardigan, longer in the front and shorter in the back, and I thing I paid 10€ for it! It's also super soft but not too warm!

Under it I would wear a graphic T-shirt of some kind, the one in the picture is a black T-shirt from Gina Tricot with the text "I am really into Kittens Stars Pizza Daydreams Rock N Roll Music Late Nights Big Adventures And Myself". I bought this T-shirt last year because it just basically summed me up (except the Rock N Roll part) and I think I paid 9,95€ for it! Though you no longer can find this exact T-shirt you'll be able to find similar T-shirts in any store!

I paired the Cardigan and T-shirt with some plain Vero Moda Jeans. I actually love these jeans! They're so comfy and have lasted me a long time! I recently bought another pair of them because they now have a rip at the inner thigh. It's nothing big and you don't notice it but I wanted to get another pair for when I can't wear the older pair anymore! I paid 34,95€ for the newer pair but I think I paid a lot more for the older pair but they're still exactly the same!

For shoes I would probably go for a pair of converse because this is just a really casual outfit! Then don't forget to wear a jacket (at least in this weather, right now there's 20 cm snow and -10°C outside). Other than that you're good to go!

That's it for me, but make sure you head over to Cara's lovely blog to see her outfit! And as usual, here's her little message: "Hey lovely ladies! I hope you've loved this autumnal post as much as I have. Please do come over and check out my post. Leave Maddie love in the comments! Love always xx"

Hope you enjoyed reading this, I'll talk to you guys soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rainbow Rowell "Fangirl" | A Book Review

Oh Hi!

Last weekend I spent my time at my grandparents' 200 km away from home. As I've probably said before I have no computer there so I'm pretty much stuck reading the whole weekend.
I have tons of books at home that I haven't read but I just wanted an English book to read. So I asked my friend Anna, who reads a lot, what book to read and she told me to read Rainbow Rowell's book "Fangirl". So I got it at the library and on saturday I started reading.

The book is the latest Rainbow Rowell book. She has previously written "Attachments", "Landline" and "Eleanor & Park". These are the next on my to-read list!

The book is about Cath, a 18 year old girl from Omaha, Nebraska. The book follows her first year in college as she tries to let go and be able to live with people other than her twin sister Wren, who she has lived with (together with her dad) since she was 8. She's also a MASSIVE Simon Snow fan and writes fanfiction about Simon and Baz. I won't tell you any more of the story as you'll have to read it yourself!

If I had to describe this book in one word I'd say 'sweet'. It's so incredibly sweet and somehow calm. It's basically the opposite of Jamie McGuire's book "Beautiful Disaster", which is a dramatic book with lots happening. While situations doesn't change drastically all at once it's still entertaining and nice to read, and it's somehow DIFFERENT. There was once when I expected something to happen (because it happens in every other book) and I was so chocked to see that it didn't happen!
Even though nothing in the book drove me to tears it still had me emotional and shaky, but all in a good way. And I absolutely LOVE how Rowell writes. She makes everything so... Sweet and she doesn't write out every single thing they do or think, but if you read between the lines you find out what happens, or you can make your own version of it.

Rainbow Rowell's way of ending a chapter is also something new and something that I absolutely loved about the book. It's how she ends a chapter leaving you guessing if something happened or not. Let me give you an example: (page 421, line 25)"...  and if she just raised her arms now, he'd probably take care of her shirt." This is one page before the chapter ends. The chapter then ends with (page 423, line 7) "Then she lifted her arms up over her head." Did they have sex or did they just cuddle with no T-shirts on? You don't know, but it hints towards the sex-part. But that's what I love about this book. Rowell writes in a way that keeps you guessing while still being able to continue the book. She lets you create your own version in your head. If you don't want them to have sex, they don't have sex. If you do want them to have sex, they have sex. And that's something I really really REALLY like, since my imagination always runs wild. It's lovely to get to finish a chapter your own way!

I want to recommend this book to anyone who loves sweet books, with just enough romance in them. Read the book and let me know what you think!
If you've read it already, what did you think of it?
I'll talk to you lovelies soon!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

One Lovely Blog Award

Oh Hi!

So I got nominated for the "One Lovely Blog Award" by the ever so lovely Amanda from ChocolatePages! You can read her post here. (Click it, click it, click it!!) Thank you for nominating me!

The rules for the award are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2. List the rules and display the Award.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know they've been nominated.
5. Display the Award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

When I started blogging I didn't think I'd become a part of the blogging community but when being nominated for things like this I feel like I'm a part of a big family and it's great!

Now I shall tell you about myself!

1. My favorite holiday is Christmas because everyone is so nice and happy and it's snowing and cosy and I can listen to christmas music and watch christmas movies!
2. I don't have a favorite singer that I listen to all the time, instead I listen to many different bands and artists!
3. I spend 70% of my time watching youtube videos. Yes, I'm that person.
4. I wish to move to England after I finish school in Finland.
5. Chocolate is my favorite thing and I could eat it all day, every day.
6. I love reading but when I read I read a lot, every day until I finish a book and then I'll have a period when I don't read AT ALL. It's weird.
7. If someone gave me the opportunity to travel to one place, anywhere in the world I'd either go to Disneyland in France or to Brighton in England.

I actually can't believe I managed to write 7 facts about me. Wow.

I nominate 

Also, make sure you check out those lovely girls' blogs! They're a lovely bunch!

Hope you enjoyed reading this, and if you want to comment 7 facts about you so I can get to know you!