A Graduate at last

Monday, 8 September 2014

I cant believe that my three years at University has come to an end. People always say to you that time will fly and before you know it you will be graduating...this couldn't be more true. 

Moving to Birmingham was one of the best decisions I ever made, as it enabled me to study a subject I am passionate about and also meet some incredible people. Part of me still thinks that I have my little house (and Ivory Tower - of course) in Birmingham. I feel like at some point I will have to get back into my car, do the usual drive back down to Selly Oak, and haul my suitcase up to the top floor for the 100th time. The other part of me (namely the part that is woken at 7am by my alarm) has hit the realisation that I am no longer a student and that I now have a job. Having my graduation ceremony made me really thankful for my experience and also the support I got from my family throughout my time at University (and by support...I mean wine and food). There are a few things that I would perhaps do differently - but hindsight is a wonderful thing, and three years is a long time in terms of growing up and learning things about yourself. Although grades and education is the end goal, I think the whole experience provides a learning curve in other equally important areas, such as self confidence and becoming a better judge of character. 

My favourite thing about University was the spontaneity. I don't know if I will again have the opportunity to be in a house full of my friends, where at 12am we decide we need our fourth night out in a row, or decide at 2am that we need to order waffles and crepes and have film club or we will get "separation anxiety". For this last reason I think its only fair to give credit where credit is due - so thank you Pizza Land and Cheeky Joe's for fuelling our many all-nighters. 

In terms of outift choice - cap and gown rented to me very kindly by Birmingham City University. 
(Top: Topshop, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Office)

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Bricks and rips

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Well it's been a while! I seem to have been so busy lately (not actually sure what doing - but it seems I have been) so my blog has felt a little neglected! I know that I also made a promise in my last post that I would steer clear from any more Zara posts for the time being...whoops. I normally hate shopping for jeans but these are probably the most perfect pair I have found. They are so comfortable and I love the rips (and yes - they are from Zara). I am going to be really busy these next few weeks as I have quite a lot going on - including Creamfields and my graduation ceremony. I am SO excited though as my sister gets back from New Zealand where she has been since March - so there should be a lot to blog about with everything that we have planned!

(Jeans/Jacket: Zara, Heels: Shoecult (Nasty Gal), Body: Asos)

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A hangover hat

Sunday, 3 August 2014

This weekend has been so much fun because I have finally been reunited with two of my best friends who are home (albeit - temporarily) from their travels in Australia! So after celebrating last night I have finally surfaced from my hangover pit and managed to get myself outside to enjoy some of the sunshine today! I know there's a little bit of a theme here (massive understatement) but again this dress is from the Zara sale, and now I have banned myself from there for at least two months. Nothing like a hat to help hide your hangover hair!

(Dress & Hat: Zara, Boots: River Island, Bag: TU, Watch: Michael Kors)

Sunshine smiles

Monday, 28 July 2014

Another busy week this week, which was topped off nicely with a stroll through my local park with my mum before a little shopping trip. I can't deny that this outfit is yet again head to toe from Zara (minus the shoes and sunglasses) BUT they were all sale items so its justified...honest. I am totally obsessed with these pastel pink palazzo trousers and have now definitely got the bug as I am trying to find more! I maybe even love them a little bit more than my dungarees - which is a sentence I never thought that I would say. The sheer material does mean that the trousers are not too heavy which is perfect in the sunshine, and the added  thigh splits are discrete enough but do still reveal a little bit of leg when you walk!

 Anyway, I am going on a little business trip tomorrow, so naturally I am stalling until I absolutely have to pack...

Summer nights in white

Thursday, 24 July 2014

To me, this outfit is a dream for summer evenings! In my opinion you cant beat all white in the sunshine, and I find this outfit so refreshing. The top I am wearing was actually in the sale from Zara (again I know) and although you cant tell too clearly, it is an amazing thick texture. I never want to take it off! Except maybe the shoes...hence all the sitting down...

(Top & Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Shoe cult - Nastygal)

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The morning after "painting" the town red

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

I have been looking for a pair of denim dungaree's that are a good fit for a while now, and this one that I found in H&M at the weekend was so perfect I didn't even need to try it on! Not only do I love the darker denim and the ripped knee detail, but the zip at the front makes me feel less confined and also worked well to reveal my vest top and lace bralet underneath. I wore this outfit on Sunday to go for lunch with my mum after my night of celebrating my new job with my friend the night before (check out my previous post if you haven't already) - so the comfort factor really worked well as a hangover cure. By pairing these dungaree's with my Superga's, a messy bun and a flakey run down wall, I did however feel like all that was missing from this look was a roller and a lick of paint...

(Denim dungarees: H&M, Vest top: H&M, Lace bralet: Urban Outfitters, Trainers: Superga)

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