Friday, 30 January 2015

Black and Red Shirt: Religion @ Topshop
Fur Coat: Missguided
Orange Scarf: Topshop
Bindis: Ebay
Floral Veil: Asos
Backpack: Paperchase
I spent two days in London this week with Chase to go see The book of Mormon (which was amazing!), stay in one of the white houses with black doors and explore the streets like tourists ^.^
Life has been feeling intense over the past month and everytime I feel like things are getting happier something else happens. A break was nice to take some time away from the people and places that I can find myself so absorbed in and get inspired for the future and focus on that. 
I bought Chase tickets to see 'The Book of Mormon' for Christmas and it was SO GOOD, I've never been to the theatre before but I fell in love with it ^.^ We stayed overnight and spent the rest of the time exploring everything London has to offer. We stumbled through an Arcade, wandered into Chinatown, took photos outside of Parliament and found Pikachu in Tokyo.
 It was a perfect day with a perfect person :)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Leggings: Lazy Oaf
Feather Jacket: Oxfam
Fur Scarf: H&M
Flower Headband Veil : ASOS
Boots: Dr Martens
Garfield Bag: Lazy Oaf
Today me and Angie went and explored some exhibitions in London to inspire us for our FMP's , we took our cameras and sketchbooks and had an awesome day ending with some cheeky shopping purchases from Zara and Topshop and a Burger King (we can regret tomorrow !) 
I love London. I know everyone says they love London but I seriously L O V E it there, I feel an affinity to the streets and buildings, the people and the art, the music and the fashion. I enjoy feeling like I don't stick out like a sore thumb (although I did have my fair share of colourful comments thrown my way throughout the day) and I just feel creative and happy. 
I hope one day I can work there and be inspired every day by just walking down the streets.
I know this is an idealistic point of view and  everyone upon hearing my declaration of love is quick to dampen my dreams and say if I lived there everyday I'd get fed up of the people/the commute/no money etc etc. But I don't care and am happy to live in my dreamland filled with an amazing job, amazing people and an amazing city! 
One day I hope I get to wake up and see London every morning ^.^

Sunday, 18 January 2015

My Coat: Missguided
Hat: Primark (Chases!)
Eyeshadow: Naked Palette
Bindi: Ebay
Gemmas hat: Lazy Oaf
Shoes : Vans

 Over the past few days its been nice to escape back home and take some time to see familiar faces and feel that kind of simple happiness I find easiest to find when here.
Me and my sister Gemma went up to Rutland Water today and took some photos, it was nice to be able to experiment more with my camera as since getting it for Christmas I've felt limited in taking a variety of photos and playing around with all the settings. Although I didn't really do much else with it today it was still nice to walk around with it and pretend I was some kind of awesome photographer..
I'm going back to Coventry tomorrow for a week full of exhibitions/sketchbooks and portfolios and after coming home I feel happy to go back; its always nice to escape for a little bit but I think I'll forever be someone who likes to keep moving forward and I'm excited for London on Tuesday with Angie ^.^

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Chameleon Top : Monki
Skirt : Topshop
'Step Forward' Socks : Monki
Looney Tunes Beanie : Lazy Oaf
Orange &  Pink Boots: Cat

Today is one of those days where choosing an outfit/leaving the house/life feels a bit frantic and I'm not quite sure where to place my thoughts. Yesterday I had an appointment to sort out my CV and today was one to go over my portfolio and all the work that I still need to do to it.
 Since getting into 2015 I feel scared. I feel like there's alot of expectations being forced upon me by myself and other people around me. 
In my head theres a mounting pressure building to be the one that goes somewhere, that succeeds, that gets lucky and is talented and can be someone that matters and makes a mark. 
Today that feels scary.
 Place on top of that the worry of where I'll be in June;
 Will I have a job? Where will I call home? Will all this hard work pay off?
All these thoughts and worry's are scary and today I'd rather bury my head in my duvet and watch films and put my portfolio on hold and pretend everything's going to be okay, because in reality it is. I wear my socks to remind myself to keep on stepping forward.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Fur Coat: Misguided
Striped Top: Topshop
Plastic Skirt: Monki
Floral Crown: Asos
Choker: Primark
Scarf: Topshop
Garfield Bag: Lazy Oaf
Shoes: Doc Martens

Today was my first 'day' in Uni since we handed in last term and my first proper day out of my house since being ill, fresh air has never felt so good! I'm feeling really excited about this term after having a meeting with my tutor today to discuss where I'm going to be taking my FMP (Final Major Project) and have a few trips booked to London in the next few weeks to research women s rights/equality/suffrage and Victorian fashion. 
I've been sat on Wikipedia all day (such a reliable source.. I got books out of the library aswell!) and I feel like a growing fountain of knowledge regarding Women's Suffrage, it's so interesting/disgusting how little to no rights women had preceding the 20th Century and makes me feel privileged to be able to be who I am today.
I got my fur jacket above ^^^ in the sale for misguided and I am in love with it, I feel like a huge teddy bear and keep stroking my arms when walking down the street ^.^

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

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Being Happy.

Two days into my design placement and i'm now in bed with a cold/flu; some weeks really do not go to plan..
I uploaded all the photos I took over Christmas onto my computer and it made me feel slightly homesick, I always find getting back into the routine of 'uni life' hard, especially the part of living away from the people and places I love, but for these final 6 months of Uni I really feel determined to push myself to enjoy all the things that this time next year I'll be missing.
I find myself focusing a lot on the places I'd rather be, the people I wish I could see and the lives that I can't help but be envious of whether their my friends or internet celebrities.. some days its easy to want to emmerse yourself in anyone's life but your own.
I hadn't made any new years resolutions so far for this year (except to learn all the words to Paul Simon- You can call me Al.) But from my (sick)bed I want to try and make 2015 a year of appreciating everything and everyone I do have and making more of an effort with them. Whether that mean's prying myself away from netflix so I talk to my friends or finding the positives in my life rather than the negatives, I really just want to see my world as something that's just as good as everyone else's, if not better because its mine and I have so many amazing things in it.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Yellow top: Topshop 
Silver Skirt: River Island
Orange Coat: Zara
Cruella De Vil Fur: H&M
Shoes: Topshop
Doctors Bag: Zara

Writing a fashion blog is something I've been meaning to do for what feels like years now, but as 2015 has begun and I got the best camera EVER for Christmas this year, I feel inspired to play around with the automatic features (one day I'll learn manual focusing...) and take some photos of what I'm wearing during the week.
Today was an important day for me as I started a week long work placement in the design department of Tu for Sainsburys, I graduate from University this June and I'm trying my hardest to get as much experience in the fashion industry as possible, to try and find what I really love doing and what makes me happy, I'm not yet sure what that is but I'm trying to figure it out ^.^


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