Look at me, as soon as I come up with one pun I completely overuse it to the point that everyone’s like OK, WE GET IT NOW, ALRIGHT. I have a heart clip in my hair and so love is in the hair haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Continuing the love, New Look have the recipe to a perfecto date night outfit online at the moment, including this burgundy bell sleeve top, something I should’ve owned my whole life; with the cute cross-back it’s the little details that makes it a tiny bit more special. Some cropped flare trousers have been on my wish list for a while, although not so cropped on me thanks to my midget legs, I can’t wait for summer to be floating around wearing these beauties everyday with some sandals.
I don’t know what date I’m going on but New Look have all you need for Valentine’s Day, no matter what your plans are! Ahem I heard Subway are doing free subs if you buy a large drink sooooooo I’ll see you at the sandwich counter baby.
One day (when it’s warmer and when I’m not in the library literally every day of my life) I’ll have normal outfit pictures back, but hey praise the lord for a very rare outfit post! Have a lovely weekend! I’m going to work now!
now playing: I’ve moved away from the Feel Good Friday playlist as I realised I know longer felt good but instead had flash backs of being the library so now I’m all about Classic Pop Picks because it reminds me of being at the school All Night Disco in year 8
ERE WE GO AGAIN. And I looked through my old posts and yet again I’ve neglected my blog even more this year, with regret, but also I’ve been working like a mad man and having the bubble of this being my last year of being a student hanging over my head I feel like I need to make the most of every opportunity I can! (Read: having no formal work commitments therefore going on holiday as often as I can). This year has basically been tragic for the whole world (Brexit), but on a personal level I’ve had a really bloody great year and I’ve had a really bloody great time. A year for saying yas to everything I can, getting into some really bizarre situations and just kind of rolling along with it.
Interning, working my life away etc etc
I suppose the biggest distraction from my blog (continued) is work this year. Beginning with a placement term I spent 2 months working for a fashion show production company preparing for LFW, working behind the scenes at the V&A in their Press Office and spending a couple of weeks working for Sunday Times Style in the fancy News Building in London Bridge. All so different but all really cool opportunities seeing how it all works BTS and now I feel like I’ve nearly covered all areas of the industry……nearly. Promising that I was gonna take the summer chill and never intern again after it taking over my life the past couple of years, plot twist I somehow turned into a styling assistant and I worked my socks off. Also where I truly learnt that I am really shit at ironing. Starting off working in Rankin’s studio working on his new book (a series of nudes which was a bizarre experience I’ll tell you that), working on a couple of editorials and then ending up travelling around and being flown to Belfast to assist and style 90’s girl band of dreams All Saints. Seeing my work in the press (!!) and working towards their larger shows at Hyde Park and Brixton Academy was so flippin cool, plus they’re the kindest and most talented women and I feel so lucky that I had the chance to work with them.
JUST LET ME MOVE TO THE SEA SIDE ALREADY
I’ve embraced my inner tat and I just REALLY like being by the seaside (and slot machines)…maybe it was growing up with the occasional trip to Skegvegas…….hmm……….. Coney Island in Brooklyn is no question about it heaven on earth, Margate is a retro dream and we had the bestest weekend in Brighton at the beginning of October (my first time ever visiting!). Chip shops, doughnuts and deck chairs are calling my name and one year I’ll move to the seaside.
On a mission to find the largest cup of beer I can……..
And going to as many gigs as my pennies can stretch to! A bit of Bloc Party, The Maccabees at Brixton to seeing Lucy Rose perform at a tiny church in Hampstead with my homie Naomi and a bit of Tom Odell in between. A trip to Manchester with my best mates for Parklife included me stood in the middle of a Skepta set in my flowery mac thinking it was Stormzy and a lot of Jamie XX and Annie Mac. Sweetly followed by my first festival abroad kicking off a months worth of travelling, Benicassim!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sitting by the pool and lying on the beach during the day, a bit of Biffy, The Vaccines, Muse and Kendrick Lamar at night like hollaaaaaaa. Watching Burt Bacharach and flautist James Galway from backstage at Hyde Park is also a pretty major highlight.
Following on from above, my plan was to travel in second year if everything went to plan and I’m so bloody lucky that it all fell into place. Beginning with a trip to my new favourite city Budapest and a recent day trip to Paris, the biggest highlight was a gang of us heading to Spain followed by Italy, Slovenia and Croatia over 3 weeks and I had the bestest of best times ever and had so much fun. City strolling finding markets and ice cream shops to finding a deserted patch of ocean and looking for fish. Getting back, flying to New York with the fam for a couple of days spent strolling around and exploring Brooklyn was amazing.
I turned 21 and made it last all summer (year). Work hard play hard amigos. Balancing Lush, with uni and interning, making the summer amazing oh so totally made it worth it followed with going out with mates at home and a couple of days spent partying in the streets at Notting Hill Carnival…………
(The highlight being us wearing Christmas jumpers). So erm work hard play hard, amigos. Between October and December my time was split between three places: my bed, work and the uni library and as of 3 weeks ago I’ve submitted 50% of my degree. Really pretty major and really hard work. 6 more months and I suppose you could say that the shit really does get real. Uhoh.
Adios people and thank you again for reading my blog, all these years on. I’ve had the best year ever ever ever and being able to do so much and spend so much time with the best people in the world, I feel proper lucky and #grateful for. The past 5 years documented through blogging I’ve been in this little bubble of education and as of next year it all changes which I’m beyond terrified about. Hey, I’ve done everything I can and now I’ve just gotta wait and see. Kinda exciting, kinda shit scary, ygm.
Also here’s a video I put together where I filmed 1 second of every day this year!
Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and 2017 is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Er so the boots of my dreams. No question. I’d been looking at these Carvela beauties for a while and now I’m the proud owner I don’t think I’ve ever been so protective over a pair of shoes in all my life. A block heel (that’s not too high either!), that patent wine shade and the detail of the tab at the back, that gold heel tho. A smart everyday shoe, super comfy, the answer to all the problems in my life. As I’m usually a scruffy Vans kinda girl I saw this as a good excuse to wear them with my favourite blouse from Nobody’s Child (they have the best things on there btw!) which comes with a skinny scarf, my basic black denim skirt from Topshop and fishnet tights before it’s too cold to wear them! The frost and red runny nose is real right now.
Here’s the first outfit post in ages! Also Ellie charge up ya damn camera! Shoutout to my homie Katie for helping me out! Also half of my degree (including dissertation) is due in 2 weeks so the pain is real right now. See you on the flip side bros.
I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about these yet. Like come on, I found myself in jean form…hellOOOOOO. A mom fit, nicely highwaisted, a sweet light blue watch, THOSE CAT FACE EMBROIDERED KNEES. For the love of god. I love ’em, I feel like they can only be worn on really special occasions so for the time being they live on the back of my chair in my bedroom. On show. For everyone to see.
Got a comfy striped tee to wear with it (because let’s face it anything Brandy Melville is as comfy as wearing pyjamas), jacket because according to blog I’m never seen without it (which tbf is half true). I can’t really wear these sandals anymore because it’s absolutely FREEZING outside but oh well sweet memsz of summer.
I think the beginning of my blog neglect has begun, days have been spent in the library until 9pm since going back to uni and I really only think it’s down hill from here. Speaking of which, fill out my questionnaire which asks about buying jeans!
If only my legs were still this tanned, summer come baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. This skirt has been a staple for me this summer, basically because it’s the best basic ever. A simple black denim mini skirt. That means I can wear it with things like MY AMAZING GLITTERY SHINY TOP. (Queue a text from Mum coming any minute now going ‘another shiny top????????’). What Zara do best. Toned down with my Vans but also my favourite red boxy jacket that I picked up from Topshop last summer.
How has everyone been? My weeks recently been spent squeezing in as much time at uni as possible, operation dissertation is a go and it ain’t gonna be smooth I tell ya.
now playing: Old school Sia (the only bit of Sia I like I think and also the best music videos ever)
So that was also a thing this summer. We got bargain flights to New York and escaped there for 4 days! We stopped in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the coolest AirBnb ever (there was a jukebox and a pinball machine it was off the scale insane) and spent a couple of days exploring. We visited Coney Island which is now my favourite place on earth but I’m going to save that for a whole other post!!!! We stopped by Meatpacking District, Greenwich and Soho in Manhattan but the majority of our time was spent in Brooklyn. Let me move here, please. The Whole Foods brown boxes and baked tofu are calling my name.