Monday, 28 September 2015

University room tour

Hey guys !!! I've well and truly settled (kind of) into university now and had my first lecture this morning which was both exciting and terrifying at the same time. For those of you that don't know I'm studying Fashion Communication and Promotion which is my DREAM so all in all I should be really happy and excited but instead I'm just feeling a little lonely and overwhelmed at the mo. I keep seeing instagram posts from my friends who are now spread around the country at other universities and they look like they're having the best time so I feel a little down that I'm also not having the best time. Anyway, I'm hoping that once I've properly started my course and I'm busy with assignment and projects everything will be better (let's pray).

Seeing as my university flat is the place I'll call home for the months to come I've tried to make it as homely and 'char' as possible which has made me feel a little more settled. I thought I'd share a couple of pics of my university flat whilst it's still tidy (ahem, as I write this post I have towels hung in front of the window trying to dry them. Life). I'm v lucky that my flat is actually super nice and it's just been refurbished (that extra £9 a week for a nice flat was fo sure worth it) so everything is shiny and fully functioning (mostly). The blind, floor and walls are all very neutral which gets a thumbs up from me because I was completely terrified of horribly patterned curtains that didn't match any of my bedding (I am actually being serious). When I first moved in I was really reluctant to put my photos up on my pin board because I didn't want to put holes in my polaroids but in the end my wall was looking very bare and I wanted some snaps of my friends in my room to remind me that I actually have some. I told you I was feeling lonely. Also, FAIRY LIGHTS ARE A MUST. I have mine on every evening and it makes the room seem so much more cosy and there's something about those little lights that's just very comforting. My bedding is from H&M home and other little touches to note might be the copper lamp (Homebase), my cacti (assortment of IKEA, garden centres and lil birthday gifts from S) and two of my faves, the copper letter 'C' and photo frame (Oliver Bonas). 

My room is feeling a lot more 'me' now it's just a shame I don't feel very 'me' at the moment at uni. Very much hoping that once I get into the swing of living here and making friends (please god let me make friends) I will enjoy myself as much as I had hoped !! 


Thursday, 17 September 2015

A/W15 inspo

HEY GUYS!! Long time no speak (type ?? I don’t even know). Since my last post I have moved into my uni halls (!!!) which has meant a lot of changes e.g. learning how to work the fancy hob in the flat kitchen, adjusting to showers instead of baths (cry) and just generally trying not to feel overwhelmed by it all. I’m so very happy with my uni room and it feels pretty damn homely now I have all my things are well and truly scattered everywhere so in the not too distant future there may be a room tour on the cards. I haven’t got a proper set up for blog photo taking atm and in all honesty I’m struggling with ideas for posts anywho (sigh). SO instead I thought I’d post about some of the trends I’m loving right now and the vibes I’ll be channeling for A/W15 because who doesn’t love a bit of Pinterest inspo, non?

Looking through my latest Pins on my style board had me feelin' all kinds of excited for A/W dressing because, just look at the colour palette of the above pics. GORGE. I'm all about suede this season and there are some absolute beauts on ASOS in my saved basket that may sadly never make it into the shopping bag. The student budgeting has begun (ugh). But as I said, I'm allllll about suede everything this season from dresses to my fave button down skirts and also that beauty of a suede dress on the bottom right. Another trend I'm totally on board with is slim fit tees and jumpers. I picked up a couple on ASOS and Topshop before moving to uni (because the budgeting didn't need to start then ....... oops ....... ) which I'm head over heels for and can't wait to style with A line button downs and under dresses too because I'm all about that layering now it's getting colder. Turtles necks are also a thing that I never stopped lovin' since last winter and are definitely a staple in my wardrobe this year too. I adore all things high neck for keeping me that extra bit warm but also for how chic and effortless they look. Pair with some skinnies and ankle boots and you can feel all Alexa Chung with minimal effort. A complete winner in my book. I'm obsessed with looking at the NYFW16 snaps and the FOMO will continue this week no doubt when London Fashion Week starts. One day maybe. At least I get to goggle over street style snaps and catwalks from the comfort of my uni room without the aching feet of walking around Somerset House and feeling underdressed compared to all the fashionistas there (that's what I'm telling myself anyway).

I hope you're all doing wonderfully, let me know if you enjoy this kind of posts because I had a lot of fun putting it together! Until next time peeps xo 


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Pre university musings

I'M MOVING OUT IN 4 DAYS !! 4 !! DAYS !! Freaking out quite majorly over here as the packing that has so far taken place is minimal (read: non existent) and I am still a tiny bit in denial that soon I will be living with four other people who I've never met. Panic has well and truly set in. Here are some of the incessant thoughts currently filling my head:

-V scared about leaving S behind. I know this is cringey and pathetic but I am not a very independent person and having him has helped me massively, I feel like I’ll be lost without him.
-Also sad about the shower situation, I’M A BATH PERSON GOD DAMN IT. How will I survive without using lush bath bombs ?? Also how does one shave their legs in a shower; something I will never know.
-How the heck do I live without being able to cuddle my cats on a daily basis? Also a mystery to me
-I feel like my cooking skills are okay (ish) (emphasis on the ish) but the thought of looking after myself on a daily basis completely by myself is terrifying. It seems ridiculous typing this out because I am 18 years old BUT I rely so much on having my friends and family and boyfriend and I don’t want to do it alone SIGH
-I have to accept the fact I won’t be able to afford domino’s pizza. RIP my love for texas BBQ
-Moving to the north: Will I need to take an extra duvet and 5 winter coats? Will I be so cold I eventually turn into an ice cube ? Am I overestimating how cold it is in the north of England ?? Maybe.

I know this seems like the most negative thing I’ve ever written but right now I’m feeling v overwhelmed about moving out when I still feel so scared !! Any students who have experienced this and are still alive and breathing please reassure me I’ll be okay.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

A box for bath lovers - Love of Bubbles

For anyone that knows me in real life it will be fairly clear that this box is my dream. I adore bath products (a lot) and all things packaged in cute boxes with pink streamers and gorgeous smelling contents so this was always going to be a winner for me. I was contacted by the lovely Ellie a couple of weeks ago about the launch of her company Love of Bubbles and was so very eager to give the products a go after loving the concept so much! I've never really been one for subscription boxes because of the pressure of paying every month etc but the wonderful thing about this box is that you're able to order on and off for whichever month takes your fancy without a rolling fee. Each months box is inspired by a different theme with September's being tooty fruity! The box includes a candle (my fave item), bath salts, a bath cream, a face mask and a soap and literally every product featured in the box smells absolutely divine. On a first impressions basis my favourite items at the moment are definitely the black raspberry and peppercorn candle which is in the cutest tin box and smells AMAZING and also I'm also really excited to try the lil strawberry bath cream.  

Another aspect of the Love of Bubbles boxes that I think is really important to talk about is that all of the products featured are vegan friendly! I know for a lot of people this is a really important factor when buying cosmetics products and I think it's so lovely to see independent companies placing emphasis on vegan friendly products too. Each item within the boxes are hand picked with the intention of best fitting that months theme which is another thing that makes it v v special! I'm particularly looking forward to trying the banana face mask from this months box which includes so many great ingredients such as honey and yoghurt powder which I'm sure my skin will appreciate a lot right now. I'm thinking of doing a more in depth mention of products with my thoughts on how much I like them after trialling them properly but at the moment I've been a little overwhelmed by opening this gorge box of surprises! Also side note, my box was secured with watermelon washi tape. What more could I want ?? September's box is currently reduced to £15.50 (usually £18.50) so make sure to grab one ASAP!

Check out Love of Bubbles @

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Brighton photo diary !!

Also I couldn't resist adding in some iPhone snaps taken on the trip too, not the best quality but definitely some of the best memories

I really hope you enjoyed having a little nosey at the photos I took in Brighton and this wasn't completely boring; I know I love photo diary style posts so I thought it might be fun to put this one together because Brighton is possibly the cutest and photo ready place. Ever. We enjoyed a tonne of amazing food whilst we were there (some of the deliciousness is documented in this post and other things I just devoured straight away) and I would 100% recommend literally everywhere we visited. Some personal faves were Hen (organic chicken restaurant, pinterest worthy interior to die for, pink lemonade in a kilner jar AND halloumi. Literally what more could you want) also Cloud 9 cupcakes for delicious red velvets and Donatello's Italian in the Laines (best spinach and ricotta cannelloni ever I'm drooling just remembering it). Also for sure hit up bagelman for the best bagels on the planet with a never ending list of fillings, Snoopers Paradise for the Photo Booth which we may have visited a 2 or 3 .... or 4 times, the pier (obvs) if you fancy relaxing on some deckchairs in the sun or getting competitive over air hockey it's the place to go! I realise I've just been listing a tonne of places to visit but we really did have the best time and it's been really fun going over my photos again and re living all the yummy food and adventures. Let me know you're favourite places to visit in Brighton because I'm sure I'll be heading back in the not too distant future!!
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