I Made Taylor Swift’s ME! Dress

Since the music video came out in 2019, I have adored this dress…

I mean… just look at it!

I wanted to get this dress so badly, but it was pretty pricey, to be exact: $4,995.00 pricey.

So, I did what anyone with a passion for sewing and belief that I could be the next Coco Chanel or something, I went on the prowl to make my own Taylor Swift dress. And this… well this is how it went.



The hardest part was finding all of the parts. After two whole days of searching, I finally found everything I needed. If you want to make this dress, then just click on the photos and they’ll take you to the links!

Flowers from Amazon (£9.99)
Organza orange Butterfly for Millinery butterfly decorations image 0
Butterflies from Starboxcraft on Etsy (£3.60)
Image 1 - Girls Women Tulle High Waist Maxi Dress Skater Flared Pleated Midi Skirt White
Skirt from Ebay (£8.98)
Black V Neck Swimsuit
Swimsuit I’m using as a top from New Look (£9.00)

As you can see, it was all relatively affordable and I’m really happy with the quality of each of the products I bought.

After it all arrived (which took about a week or so), I got to work on sorting out how I was going to attach the flowers onto the skirt.

With the help of my Grandma, (thanks Nana!) we both pinned all of the flowers and butterflies where we felt they would go the best. This took us a bit of time, because we had to work out where the colours went best, but we were both really happy with the positioning of all the flowers and butterflies.

I love how all of the colours turned out! I chose these monarch butterflies because they are my favourite type of butterfly and, quite simply, I loved the variation of colours for the flowers.

Ready to sew!

Over the remainder of that evening, whilst on the phone to my boyfriend and whilst watching Netflix, I hand stitched each of the objects onto the skirt. This took some time, but I knew I couldn’t have used my sewing machine due to the delicacy of the fabric. I found it very relaxing, and I made sure that each of the threads matched the flowers exactly. This was a very subtle thing, but I felt it made all the difference, and meant the flowers stood out instead of their fastenings.

NOTE: Before pinning, all the flowers had little plastic parts which were the stigma (the centre of the flower which provides pollen). They had little holes at the bottom so you could attach a wire/”stem” to them, which meant that you could make a bouquet, or a flower crown. This was great, but I couldn’t sew them on! So, I had to remove them, and then sewing them as you would with buttons or sequins, making the thread the stigma instead. I found them to look even better like this, and I could make them as 3D as I wanted!

After I sewed all the flowers onto the dress, I was done! This project didn’t take me long at all. The reason it felt so long was because I had to wait for everything to arrive. Overall, if you have all the materials, you could do this in six hours – tops.

If I was to do this again, I think I would buy a petticoat as I feel that the skirt is not full enough, but that could just be personal opinion.

This is the final result, and I am honestly so happy with how it turned out!! I am now finding any excuse possible to wear it, and I don’t think you can blame me!!

the final result♥️

Please comment and let me know what you think, I was so proud of myself and I love hearing from you lovely lot. 🥰

Have a great rest of your evening!

xoxo, Tati x

Reacting To ‘folklore’ by Taylor Swift!

So I’m meant to be writing about something I struggle with, but mentally I’m doing better than normal and I really don’t want to write about things which make me sad because then I’ll be sad. Does that make sense?

However, I don’t want to just throw you so I’ve decided to write about something else.

By the time this comes out, Taylor Swift’s folklore album will be out officially. I’m in love with this album so I’ve decided to review the album as a whole and share my honest thoughts and feelings.

This is a bit different so please let me know if you enjoy it and I’ll write more like this.


First Thoughts

When I first listened to this album, all I could think about was how calming yet relatable all the songs where. It pays homage to lots of Swift’s early songs where she just played an acoustic guitar. I like how all the albums are in black and white because it just reinforces the aesthetic style she’s showing here. Also the fact she wrote an entire album during lockdown puts us all to shame. All I’ve really done is watch a load of Netflix. (I was trying to think about other things but that’s pretty much it… oops).

There are sixteen songs on this album so I’m going to try go into each of them and my thoughts on them.


Track listing and Thoughts

  1. the 1 – the melody is amazing and the lyrics are so raw and I just think it’s so catchy in a perfect way.
  2. cardigan – Honestly my favourite song of the whole album. It’s the perfect amount of angst and the lyrics and melody combined is perfectly haunting.
  3. the last great american dynasty – so quirky and slightly upbeat and based on a true story. Rolling Stone did a full article about the backstory which is a really fascinating read and talks about the songs star, Rebekah Harkness and Easter eggs you may have missed. Check that out here.
  4. exile – truthfully, not my favourite song. However, Bon Iver’s and Taylor Swift’s voices together is the most gorgeous thing I think I have ever heard. Personally, I find it slightly too slow but the lyrics hit home.
  5. my tears ricochet – a gorgeous song yet again, with ever-current and relatable lyrics.
  6. mirrorball – being brutally honest here, I find this a relatively skippable song out of all of them. The high notes may give me chills, but, it’s honestly a pretty forgettable song.
  7. seven – strong lullaby vibes from this song. A perfect mix of her old songs and her more recent work but somehow still sounding new and fresh.
  8. august – a calming song with a fascinating chorus with a plethora of notes. It’s also called August which I think is super cute because eeeyyyy birthdayyyy
  9. this is me trying – lyrics which as much as I don’t want to admit, I really relate to. Each of the lyrics make me go “eek, that’s me” and I love it.
  10. illicit affairs – I don’t really have much to say about this song except I adore it, her voice my G O D and the way she says “illicit affairs and clandestine meetings” does something to my heart.
  11. invisible string – The guitar is amazingly simplistic but it works so well. The whole song is just her life and I love how it flows. Also, the colour hints and subtle hints to her other songs, I see what you’re doing Taylor!
  12. mad woman – Yet another total banger of a song. Swift has an incredible talent for writing true feminist anthems. It talks a lot about how domestic abuse victims can be seen as a “crazy ex” which really hits home and makes me feel as though I’m less alone.
  13. epiphany – a song to just close your eyes and really listen to. I don’t have much to say about this song except I can’t help but listen to it over and over.
  14. betty – there is a harmonica at the start, then throughout the song it’s amazing. This entire song takes me back to all the fights I had with friends and how differently they could turn out. It reminds me of a modern twist of Fifteen and I think it’s genius. Another firm favourite for sure.
  15. peace – honestly nothing to monumental. It sounds lovely but it’s not one which makes me go woah
  16. hoax – a strong finish to a strong album. Nothing like anything she’s done before, it seems very fragile but also hard hitting and it’s just a great listen.

Parting Thoughts

Overall, I love this album. I think it’s a work of pure passion and you can tell it’s just emotions layered over each other. However, I do love her fast-paced songs and I can’t help but yearn for more of that. It’s a very chilled album and I’m pretty sure I’ll be listening to it while I revise and complete schoolwork.

Considering the fact she just casually made this album so we have something to listen and relate to is amazing and it just shows how amazing she is. The order of the songs is genius too, if you don’t understand, look at the track listing and the song titles and you’ll appreciate it.


Thank you so much for reading, let me know if you want to see more like this! I love reviewing things and I’ve never reviewed an album before, so let me know if you want more like this!

Love you all, Tati xx

10 Songs I’m Loving Right Now

I love music. You are all probably fully aware of this by now but I love music. It puts into words exactly how I’m feeling and it gives you a very catchy beat alongside it. When I found out I had to choose 10 songs I panicked because I love so many. However, I decided to just follow my gut instincts and pick the first 10 songs which come to mind. I’ve also made a playlist of the songs here if you want to check them out!

  1. Daylight by Taylor Swift

The best way to describe this song is by saying that I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It hits so close to home with every single lyric and I just think it’s such a gorgeous way to end an album. The subtle links to her other albums is such a genius touch. My favourite song off Lover by far. It’s also so fun to sing and play ukulele too as it’s all in my range!

Fave Lyric: Step into the daylight and let it go.

2. Thor by push baby

This banger ticks all the boxes for me. Catchy? check. Great lyrics that you can’t help but sing along to? Check. The rhythm and instruments are so unique your ears feel like you’re going on a journey? Check. This song helped me get through a break up because it made me feel less alone as someone else felt the had felt the same emotions and had gotten better.

Fave Lyric: And anyone close to me gets hurt the most, I’m my very own nemesis

3. Let It Go by The Neighbourhood

I remember first listening to this song because it was in one of my favourite books: Playlist For The Dead, and ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with The NBHD. They appealed to my inner angst and this song and the music video is a complete masterpiece, absolutely genius.

Fave Lyric: Let it struggle just a little bit more, let it struggle just a little bit more.

4. SAD! by XXXTENTACION

My guilty pleasure song. A few years back I was introduced to XXXTENTACION and, even though I would never admit it, some of his songs were really catchy. The lyrics are brooding and mysterious and the melody is super good. It’s not really my style as I feel like X’s music is more rElAtABle tEeN mUsiC but this particular song is really good.

Fave Lyric: I honestly don’t know bruh, pffft

5. Kiwi by Harry Styles

As soon as I hear the “she works her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes”, I instantly gasp and a massive grin spreads across my face. This happens every single time I listen to this song without fail. It’s such a catchy song and you can’t help but dance along to it and I always scream the lyrics. The ultimate hype song here.

Fave Lyric: Driving me crazy, but I’m into it, but I’m into it,
I’m kinda into it

6. Medication by YUNGBLUD

The most painfully British phrases in a banger of an anthem. YUNGBLUD is a Northern God and the music is the perfect amount of edgy and catchy. His fashion sense is to die for too.

7. cardigan by Taylor Swift

This song came out on the 24th of July and I listened to it five minutes ago. (It’s currently the 26th). I am obsessed. I get slight Melanie Martinez vibes whenever I listen to this song and I love it. This new album of hers is honestly amazing and this is my favourite at the moment.

Fave Lyric: When you are young they assume you know nothing.

8. B by Todrick Hall

The ultimate bye-bye bitch song. When this song first came out I was obsessed and now, two years later I’m still obsessed. It’s a great hype song and it gets me hyped and feeling truly bad-ass. Also the wigs that Todrick wears are to die for – they look absolutely perfect, not a hair out of place and the drag is amazing too.

Fave Lyric: Hope you happy with Melania cuz’ you lost Michelle Obama

9. Everyday I Love You Less and Less by Kaiser Chiefs

A song I grew up listening to and I still love it now. This song is a part of who I am and I have been known to yell the lyrics of this song for no real reason other than I just can.

Fave Lyric: Oh yes, I’m stressed, I’m sorry I digress

10. One More Night by Maroon 5

An innuendo filled song with a really great rhythm. Maroon 5’s old stuff was amazing and this is absolute proof of that, no questions asked. I feel like there’s not much more I can say other than, this song is amazing.

Fave Lyric: And now I’m feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you


There you have it! Ten absolutly amazing songs which I really recomend. What are your favourite songs? Let me know because I’d love to listen to your suggestions. Thank you so much for reading, I appriciate and love you.

Hugs, Tati xx

Why Taylor Swift Is The Definition of a Fearless Leader and an Alpha Type

Taylor Swift’s Lover album shows she’s determined to ...

Once upon a time, I was around my friend’s house and we were being ten-year-olds, messing around.  My friend said there was a song a singer had released, and I had to listen to it.  She said it was by Taylor Swift.  Of course, I’d heard of the Miss Americana singer before, but I’d never watched her music videos.  My friend showed me the iconic Blank Space music video and ever since then I was a Swiftie.

A few months later, I was in Bristol with my family and we were at the shopping mall Cribbs Causeway and I found the 1989 Album.  My Dad caved and bought me the album and that was when my obsession began.

It’s not just because Taylor Swift is a good singer, she’s an amazing person too and through her actions and listening to her music which made me a stronger person when I needed to be.  Two particular events she helped me through were life changing and no matter what happens, I know her music will be there to help me and raise me up when I really need it.

The first thing was the DJ David Muller V Taylor Swift groping trial.  If you are unaware of this, long story short, Muller groped Swift at a meet and greet, and, after Swift spoke to his employees (KYGO) he was fired.  This happened in 2013 and it finally got sorted out in 2017 – when I began getting assaulted.  Hearing about how confidently Swift spoke about in the trial and how she managed to win the case for just $1 changed my way of thinking entirely and made me realise what this particular person was doing to me was not okay.  Listening to her music made me realise that all the things that my abuser was tearing me down about were completely insane and that, for once in my life, I felt normal and accepted.  When Reputation came out, my “friends” hated it, but I adored it.  All the songs resonated with me in such a way and made me begin to accept myself.  The lyrics were all about backstabbers and people pretending to be something they’re not and those few people who are there for you are gorgeous and amazing.  Whenever I need a little pick-me-up I always blast Reputation and dramatically sing along to Look What You Made Me Do, Getaway Car and This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things – it’s very cathartic and I always leave me room feeling like a total boss-ass-bitch – which I am!

The second time Taylor Swift supported me through songs was with my breakup with my abusive boyfriend.  That break up hit me hard, but through some of her iconic songs and (some underrated songs) I realised that “I would find someone someday who might actually treat me well”.  Not only did they help me get over this guy, but they also made me feel more confident in myself and I’ll never forget the days I just spent belting out Taylor Swift lyrics until I felt that I was “finally clean”.

All in all, Taylor Swift is one of my biggest inspirations of all time and everything she does is honestly iconic.  From the #drunktaylor memes circulating Twitter, to her just casually donating to amazing charities just because she wants to, to her loving relationship with her mother, to her being so brutally honest in her documentary Miss Americana.  No matter what your opinions are on her, I feel we can all agree she is an icon, legend and star.