Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Plural

We have a new blog! Although Impetuous Deeds was so much fun, we reached a point where we felt very disenchanted and uninspired by it. However, after joining Tumblr, we decided to start from scratch, and hence, The Plural was born! 
We hope all of you who take the time out to read Impetuous Deeds, will do the same with The Plural!

Thank you for sticking by us, we hope to see you over on our newest project soon. 

Ambreen & Irsa


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Keeping it simple

Coat - Freds || Shoes - Asos || Dress - Asos

Hey, hey, hey. It's been over a month since either me or Irsa have blogged. There's so many reasons why, but the main one is that we just fell out of love with blogging for awhile. Instead of being fun, it became a chore. An awful way to describe it, but it is the only suitable word in the english language. 
All that aside, I'm hoping that we get back into it again. My outfit is so simple, that it's bordering on boring, but not quite. Because, HEY, look at my shoes. I love them, I do, I do. If you're new to the blog, then I'll tell you now, I regularly profess my undying love towards inanimate and materialistic objects. Back to the shoes, I saw them on Asos months ago and thought, I want. Haha, but then I forgot about them, as they were still full price (£50) and didn't think I'd actually end up wearing them. The fashion gods were on my side though, because I saw them a few weeks ago and they were £25, plus it kept saying *low stock*, I took this as my cue and quickly purchased them. The white and black colour blocking totally sold them for me. I've really got into the whole black and white thing recently, and I think these would look good in summer too? We don't actually have summer in Manchester, just a very long spring, mixed with bits of Autumn and those horrific Winter-like days. 

Enough about the weather, it's Mothering Sunday and I hope you're all enjoying it and spoiling your mothers rotten! I'm not entirely sure if it's just in the UK?

Ambreen xx

Friday, 8 February 2013

Topshop Treats

Topshop Treats

Topshop Treats by ambreengharshia featuring jacquard pants

1) Triangle Shard Drop Earrings - These are so awesome. I've only started getting into the whole neon trend in the past couple of months, which, I know is like a bazillion years after everyone else. I'm still playing it safe though, sticking with neon accessories rather than clothing. I think these would look great with any outfit, just to add that unexpected pop of colour. Hence, they are on the top of my ever-growing wish list.
2) Scratch Graffiti Midi Dress - I'm jumping on to the whole midi dress bandwagon a tad bit late aswell. Topshop have got lots and lots of midi dresses at the moment, in quite a large range of colours and patterns. If you're not big on patterns, they do some really nice solid colours which would look amazing paired with a slouchy knit. Because, hey, we are still in February people.
3) Adonis2 Cut Out Heavy Boots - Everybody and their mothers have these boots I think. Who cares though, when they look this bloody cool. I'm totally willing to blend in with crowd, for sake of these boots!
4) Jacquard Cigarette Trousers - I really, really like these trousers. They're a bright colour, and have a pattern of sorts but it's not in-your-face-omg-look-at-me. Hence, why I think I would wear them. I'm trying to justify why I would want to buy them, but I don't think I need to really. I mean, look at them! They're beautiful.
5) 3 Colour Block Shirt - The name says it all really. This is definitely not something I would go for, but I think it would make a really nice Spring/Summer addition to anybodies (including mine) wardrobe. I like how it has a half-sleeve, so convenient for summer! Not that we ever get a proper summer in England.
6) ABC Print Split Maxi Skirt - Yet another maxi I want to add to my collection. It's cool. Like uber cool. I also know that everybody will most probably be wearing it. I still don't care, I think that there's so many ways to style it, so it would be worth the money.
7) Cord Box Chain Collar - There's such a Spring feel to this necklace. It would look so good with an oversized white shirt, buttoned right up and this thrown on. Plus, it's neon!
8) Ready T-bar Buckle Sandals - Heels, heels, heels. I am so in love these. The fact that they are white and black is the main attraction for me. They would look so good with almost anything I think. They also have a burgundy and black pair!

This is the first time I've used Polyvore, I'm still trying to figure out how it works! Just thought I'd show you my favourite items from Topshop this week. I'm thinking of doing some for Zara, Miss Selfridge etc etc. Would you be interested? Let me know!

Have a great weekend!

Ambreen xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Don't forget to make some art

Neil Gaiman 

Photo overload. I know, I know. There was actually so many more pictures than this, I cut them down!
Anyway, I decided to do a post on one of my textiles units. This was actually the last unit, and I quite enjoyed it. I didn't make a beautiful garment at the end, but I still like my sketchbook and the samples I did do. Stitching can be therapeutic I think. It takes forever and a day though. I'm not the most amazing artist, so excuse my disgraceful drawings!

Ambreen xx

Monday, 4 February 2013

Yes: I am a dreamer

Oscar Wilde - The Critic as Artist

You might have wondered why the blog has started to go in a different direction since the new year. Or, your might not. I thought I'd explain anyway. The blog was supposed to be a diary, a digital documentation of us. I love doing outfit posts, it is honestly the thing that pushes me to experiment more and not fall back in the drudgery of life. I am still completely and utterly petrified of wearing something which I consider as being 'out of my comfort zone', but I think that  Impetuous Deeds has allowed both me and Irsa to be less afraid of wearing dark lipstick for 'no special reason' and walk around in ridiculous shoes just because we think they look good. I know that we're definitely not the most out there people in terms of our fashion choices, but every individual has their own personal battles. Recently, I've started falling out of love with the blog. I have this deep fear that I'm not interesting enough, or wear enough cool clothes. This all leads back to one question. Why on earth did we start a blog? We started it because we wanted to push ourselves, we're hardly the coolest or the most interesting kids on the block, but we figured that blogging would allow us to be us, and give us the confidence to wear whatever the hell we wanted. We live in such a judgemental society. You choose to wear platform heels during the day, and everybody decides to have an opinion. Why is she wearing those? They look stupid. She thinks she's better than us. No. That's really not it. I think I've finally realised that it really does not matter what people think, even if some of these people are 'friends'. I've learnt that I don't want to look like everybody else. Why would I want to walk around in chino's and toms just because you are? You'll be wondering what I'm really trying to say, well, what I'm really really trying to say is this; the blog is a reflection of us. Sometimes I get worried that people will not like our content etc etc etc. I've realised that I need to stop doing this! The blog is us. Me and Irsa, posting about random stuff, anything we like. It might not be to everyone's taste and I know we're not very consistent, but it's us. To those of you who do visit our little blog, thank you! It helps to know that people look at it now and again. Also, sorry about this ridiculously long winded post. I thought I'd just get it out there, seeing as I'm beginning to view this blog as my little diary! 

Hope you're all well. 

Love, and fairy dust too. I'm beginning to think everyone needs a good sprinkling of the fictious stuff. 

Ambreen x

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Remember you are half water

Magaret Atwood - The Penelopiad

Today's creativity. Hope you like it.
Irsa x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

'S wonderful

João Gilberto

Finally got time to walk 10 steps out of my house and take photographs. -.-. I'm slacking, I know.
Its been a busy start to the year, and the cold weather doesn't help when your out and about doing architectural site surveys. Numb fingers! 
Finally had the chance to meet up with Ambreen on Saturday and we're hoping to start doing more creative shoots, like we used to. Exciting!
Irsa x
P.s, this shirt is actually my dads, did I pull it off? =)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

With luck, it might even snow for us

After Dark - Haruki Murakami

We had the tiniest dusting of snow in Manchester over the past two days. Most of it has melted everywhere, but there was still some on Beech Road. Irsa finally came round, and we managed to take a few pictures. I know they're not amazing, but it was really, really, really ridiculously cold! Plus, my camera was in a bad mood, and most of the pictures were coming out really awful. 
Now, I'm off to finish my English portfolio (the one I haven't even started yet) and Irsa's busy with her Architecture work. 
I'm hoping we get time to see each other again in the next week or two, and then we can actually do a decent blog post. 
Have a great weekend! 

Ambreen & Irsa xx