I GRADUATED



So, this week I hit a pretty huge life milestone. I finally graduated! On Thursday I graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Primary Education and it was a pretty huge moment for me! I have changed so much over the past three years and for everything I have been working towards to finally come to this was just a pretty amazing and overwhelming feeling!

END OF AN ERA


When this post goes live it will be a day before my graduation. I still kinda can't believe that I made it through university or that my three years of studying are over. It's gone so unbelievably fast and for me finishing university marks the end of an era, I guess. In a good way! I changed so much during my time at university, it changed me as a person and allowed me to become the person I have always wanted to be.

WOODSTOCK 69


What?! An outfit post that features hardly any black! I know, I'm just as shocked as you are. However, there is a story behind this. So, I'm a primary school teacher and the school I work in have a summer concert every year with a different theme, some of the past themes have been- decades, the west end, the jubilee etc. The theme for this years concert is Woodstock. 

GOALS CHECK


How are we half way through 2017 already?! This year is going so incredibly fast and I don't quite know whether I can keep up! It seems like a few weeks ago that I published my LOOKING FORWARD TO 2017 post, in which I created a list of the things I wanted to accomplish this year.

INTO THE WOODS


Finding new locations has become one of my favourite things about blogging and recently I have been having a ton of fun exploring new blogging locations with my photographer/ mother/ best friend. Seeing as the sun was out, we decided to venture to the woods where we used to walk my dog. This made the perfect location because not only could I get some great shots, we could also bring along Coco and she enjoyed a long walk around Ploughman Wood.

JUNE FAVOURITES


It's July?! How did that happen. I can't believe we are pretty much half way through 2017 all ready?! This month has been pretty big and I feel like I have been busy every day this month from working, blogging, moving back to Nottingham full time. Anyways, time for me to share some of my favourite moments from June.

BEETLEJUICE VIBES



Really showing some love for my favourite film this week! So this is going to be another Beetlejuice inspired post, this time thanks to the most incredible pair of trousers in the world! I have been after a pair of striped trousers for so long and I think I have finally fount the perfect pair! 

I GOT A TATTOO


Guess who finally got inked?! That's right, a few days ago I finally stopped being a baby and got my first tattoo! Getting a tattoo is a big deal, especially when it's your first so I thought I would share with you my experience and tell you all about why I decided to get a tattoo and what my tattoo means to me.

GETTING MYSELF OUTSIDE


One of the things I have begun to love the most about blogging is getting out of my house and finding new places to take my photos! Being an introvert/ all-round anxious person sometimes I find comfort in staying inside. It's where I feel safe and don't constantly worry about what people are thinking or making judgements about the way I dress.

PARAMORE


It finally happened. I finally saw Paramore! I feel like I have been waiting forever to see this band and honestly being this patient definitely payed off! There are no words to describe how incredible they are and the whole day was filled with positivity, good vibes and a lot of emotion!

PRETTY POLLY & DENIM

Today’s post is slightly different to my usual Sunday fashion post on the blog. For this post, I decided to take the challenge of creating three different outfits for different occasions- each being based around the same key wardrobe staple- a denim skirt. I purchased a denim skirt a couple months back and I find it so easy to style as it is one of those pieces that is so versatile and can be worn with anything, for anything! To help me style three different outfits, I teamed up with Pretty Polly, a lingerie and hosiery brand.


GRIDDLE & SHAKE REVIEW


So as you are probably all aware by now, ya girl's got a sweet tooth! I am such a dessert fan and more often than not when we go out to eat, I turn straight to the dessert menu- I mean everyone knows that's the best part of a menu anyways, am I right? So when I was invited by Griddle & Shake to come and try their new dessert menu, it's safe to say I was over the moon!

NOTTINGHAM STREET ART


Do you know what I love? Discovering new treasures in my hometown! Nottingham is such a beautiful city and I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. This week I managed to go back to a small area of Notts that has a ton of incredible street art. Sneinton Market has a ton of storage units that are all decorated with a different street art in all different colours and styles. With all that colour and uniqueness- how could I pass up the opportunity to shoot a "few" photos there?! 

WHY SHOULD I VOTE?

I will be the first to admit that I used to hate politics! I was naive and ignorant about it all. I really didn't care that much about it and if I'm honest thought it was all boring. Since I'm now an "adult" (I use that term very loosely) politics has become something I've really become engaged with.

GOTH IN SUMMER?!


Don't get me wrong, I don't hate summer... well I don't completely hate summer! I just find it pretty difficult to be a goth in the summer. I am a goth. I wear a lot of black. There is one thing I've learnt and that is that the sun and black clothing do not mix well! It makes you hot, feel like you are melting from the inside and just irritated.

MAY FAVOURITES


It's time for another favourites post! I've really been enjoying creating this posts- looking at what I've been buying and my highlights for the month! May has been a pretty damn good month for me and I feel like I've done so much!

TURNING ONE

We made it! Midnight and Lace turns one today (well I'm saying it's today- it was definitely around this date!) I can't believe I've had this lil blog of mine for an entire year now. If I'm honest I never thought I'd make it this long- I didn't think I'd have the dedication to stick it out but I have never been prouder of something I've done.

OOTD: OVERLAY DRESS


A trend I have been seeing everywhere is the mesh overlay dress. Now you know ya girl loves wearing mesh and I have a few mesh dresses including this maxi dress. I'd never thought to pair it with some jeans before because I was a little skeptical as to how it would look. Even after putting this outfit on and taking these photos I was still unsure on how it looked and whether it just made me look like a bit of a fool! But after spending an hour or two in it I was totally into this!

NASTYGAL HAUL

Nastygal is a brand that has shot onto the scene and is quickly becoming one of the it brands to shop with. To be honest I hadn't heard much about Nastygal until the release of founder Sophie book 'Girl Boss' and now the recent TV show that details how the brand came to be.

OOTD: MESH DRESS


There's just something about mesh that I cannot resist! Mesh has definitely become a true style staple of mine and I feel my best self when I am wearing this kind of fabric.

BARRY M REVIEW


 The majority of my make-up is high street. I am a girl who loves a good bargain and luxury make-up products have never been something that I have particularly lusted for. In all honestly, when it comes to high end makeup most of the time you are paying for the name and not the product. So I tend to stick to high street makeup, but one brand I have never really tried is Barry M.

INSPIRED: WEDNESDAY ADDAMS

I love having fun with my makeup and clothes! I love experimenting and trying new things and I've been playing around with an idea for a new series on Midnight and Lace for a while. I've been slightly unsure if this was a good idea but I've decided to just go for it and hope you guys like it!

TRAPPED IN MY HEAD


I never know whether to talk about my personal life on here. I'm always torn between wanting to keep it private and dealing with it alone or to share it with you all. I feel like when we present this version of ourselves online- we want it to be the best version of ourselves.

OOTD: WEARING CULOTTES


I don't tend to wear trousers a great deal and I reluctantly own a pair of jeans (I know I'm a monster). Trousers have always been a hard one for me because I can never find a pair that fit!

APRIL FAVOURITES

Errm so how is it nearly May?! I swear all these posts remind me of, is that time is going so fast y'all! I find it crazy that I sit down and write these posts and then the next thing I know, I'm writing the next one!

OOTD: THE ADDAMS FAMILY II


Okay so the single most used comment I get is that I look like I could be part of The Addams Family. I'm never sure whether they mean it as a compliment or an insult, but for me it's a huge compliment. My first ever OOTD post was what I saw as being a modern Addams Family look and I'm back with another Addams Family-esque outfit.

7 THOUGHTS EVERYONE HAS WHEN WRITING THEIR DISSERTATION


Dissertation- a word that strikes fear and unimaginable stress into every final year student. I have just exited dissertation hell and have finally sent off, what has easily been one of the most stressful things I've ever done!

OOTD: MY POOCH AND ME


Being away for uni has taught me one thing: I really missed my dog! Growing up my sisters and I asked on pretty much a daily basis for a dog. Their answer was always the same: no. So when they turned up with this lil fluff ball 5 years ago, it was easily one of the best days of my life. Our lil pup has completed our family and she is just the cutest and happiest doggy we could have asked for!

SPRING CLEAN YOUR WARDROBE


I have a wardrobe that could put Carrie Bradshaw's to shame. Just like Carrie, I have a difficult time parting from any of my clothes because for me they each hold a memory or a special place in my heart. But... I just don't have the room for them! So I have decided to get into the Spring Cleaning spirit and finally sort through my (two) wardrobes and storage boxes to reorganise my wardrobe.

OOTD: WEIRDO FOR LIFE


So if you haven't worked out by now- I'm a lil weird. I feel like one of the main reasons I have my blog is to try to encourage people to be who they are!

I (ALMOST) WENT ON A DATE



I have never been on a date... but I did come pretty close this weekend! Okay so if you follow me on twitter (and if you don't you should really change that, I'm hilarious) you would have seen me tweeting about the whole disaster with all the funny gifs included.

OOTD: RETRO GINGHAM



Gingham is everywhere! I am beyond excited that this fabric is back in fashion because honestly I love everything about gingham!

MARCH FAVOURITES


How is it the end of March already?! Seriously, I feel like writing these posts just serve as a reminder how quickly each month goes! So this month I promised myself I wouldn't spend much and would try to save money (haha funny joke!). Yeah I have an issue with spending and I'm an emotional shopper so I try to solve my issues through buying things. So here are the new items I have been loving this month.

WHY MUMS ARE PRETTY COOL



Happy Mother's Day! I hope that whether you get to spend the day giving your mum a lil love or just remembering your mum that you all have a wonderful Mother's Day. To celebrate all the mums out there I decided to create a lil Mother's Day post listing some of the reasons why having a mum is pretty damn cool...

OOTD: GRUNGE FOREVER


Okay so I think it's pretty obvious I love wearing mesh! I feel as if mesh has become a key style staple of mine and I love experimenting with it. A way I've been wanting to try styling is wearing mesh for a more casual, every day piece. I wasn't sure how this was going to work and whether it would even look decent, but I am in love with this entire outfit!

BLOG PHOTOGRAPHY: WHICH IS BEST?



I hate taking blog photos. There, I said it. It has to be the hardest thing I find about blogging. I just feel like I've never really gotten the hang of how to take decent blog photos. I mean you would have thought this would be where my Media Studies GCSE would come in handy, but I guess not.

OOTD: PUNK & PVC


Getting yourself into a fashion comfort zone is something I feel a lot of us do. As you can probably tell, mine revolves around wearing black and my fabric choices are pretty normal with me usually picking denim or velvet.

JUST A GIRL


Happy International Women's Day! I didn't know what I wanted to write about for this post because to be honest I'm feeling pretty deflated about women's rights at the minute.

LOOKBOOK: HOW TO STYLE LINGERIE


Primark have absolutely been killing it with their range of lingerie recently and every time I've been in over the past month I haven't been able to resist buying one of their cute bras or set pieces.

FEBRUARY FAVOURITES!


It's finally March!! I always feel like February goes by in a blur because it's a shorter month and I have just been so busy. So this is my first favourites post and I'm so excited to share with you some of my favourite things I got and did this month.

FINDING MY PERSONAL STYLE




Speak to any one of my friends and they will probably tell you that I am pretty much unrecognisable from the person they met in first year. I think it's safe to say that my personal style has undergone quite the transformation over the past three years. When I first came to uni I wouldn't say I really had or even knew what a personal style was. Over the summer after first year, I went through a bit of an identity crisis.

A VERY GOTHIC FLATLAY


Okay so you may have noticed one of the more cliche blogger things that is missing from my blog is flatlays. They are a bloggers best friend, but I'm not a fan! It's not that I don't like them, it's that I always worried they didn't fit with my blogger style.

OOTD: WEARING MESH


Lately, I've been buying and wearing a lot of mesh. I would say my style is inspired by the grunge/ punk/ goth look so mesh has become a key staple in my wardrobe. When wearing mesh I always worry about showing too much flesh (hey, that rhymed!).

GOTH GIRLS ON TOUR

My last post featured the lovely Jess who I finally got to go and meet last week. I wanted to write a separate, more chatty summary post to talk about what I got up to and gush about meeting with my goth bestie.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GOTH GANG


Have you ever met someone and just realized that they are your soul sister?! I am so lucky to have found my goth sister Jess (heartshapedbones)! I got to go and meet my Hallowqueen last week and it was incredible (there will be a separate post about my visit really soon!). So what do two goth bloggers do when they get together? They put on a shit ton of velvet and dark lipstick, go out into the freezing cold and shoot a look book together!

MY EVERYDAY LOOK

So I'm back with another makeup post. I love putting my makeup on and it's the one thing I looked forward to doing everyday. My everyday look is kind of grungey and I feel like I've gotten to a look that I'm happy to wear every day.

OOTD: METALLIC SKIRT


I love keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends. I love fashion and all things to do with clothing and style. Whilst I don't always tend to follow the trends, I like to take items that are on trend and give them my own lil twist.

STICKY HEELZ REVIEW


There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to wear your favourite shoes and then your foot slipping out the back! Being a 6 1/2, I find buying shoes really challenging because the 6 are too small and the 7 are just a tiny bit too big. The last thing anyone needs when walking is the constant worry that their shoe is going to fall of their feet!

MY WEEK OF SELF CARE



I feel like a lot of us can identify with not doing enough to actively look after ourselves. There is always something I put before my own self-care: work, other people, running this blog. Last week I decided to take the week to completely look after myself and see if it was really that hard to fit self-care in. I had the week of from uni and I was the only person in the house all week, so this was the golden opportunity to truly immerse myself in self-love and I learnt quite a bit.

OOTD: FLORAL GRUNGE


I'm serving some serious 90s grunge vibes with today's look. The 90s grunge fashion was iconic and I love taking style inspiration from that era.