Thursday, 31 December 2015

5 Goals for 2016

I'm not one for new year's resolutions but setting a few goals for this year seems reasonable. 2015 has been a really great year for me and I hope 2016 follows the same course. I will be leaving the teenage years behind and by the middle/end of the year I will be entering my final year of university which scares me a lot which makes me think I need to sort myself out a tad. 

  1. Save Some Money I was pretty good at doing this during first year but now I'm in second year, I seem to have abandoned my budgeting ways and binging on takeaways. I need to save money for over summer and for when I finish uni *gulp*
  2. Do More with my Spare Time When I'm not at uni, doing uni work or working I spend my time lazing about watching films and I think it's about time I get a real hobby and actually do something. 
  3. Blog More Isn't this every bloggers' goal? I have neglected the blog for a while, so it's time to sort myself out. 
  4. Start my uni work early This is something I always promise myself I will do and then never do but I have to this year in terms of assignments and exams, 
  5. Be happy. Do more of what makes you happy and stop worrying what everyone else thinks. I hope this is on everyone else's list too, you all deserve to be happy. 
I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and have a great New Year! 

Have you had a good year? What are your goals or resolutions for 2016? 

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

2015 in Pictures

So 2015 has been a great year. I celebrated my 19th birthday in pop world (it's as great as it sounds), explored Lancashire and Yorkshire over the Summer, saw the spectacular Bristol balloon fiesta, headed to Weymouth for a sweet little camping trip with a special someone, got myself a little volunteering job at a museum and ended it by exploring Copenhagen! I'm hoping 2016 will be just as exciting, kicking off with a trip to Centre Parks!

How was your 2015? What were your highlights? Have anything planned for next year?

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Saturday, 26 December 2015

End of 2015 Sale Picks

1. Grey Coat - £51  2. Boots - £28 3. Pinafore - £11 4. Keyhole Dress - from £9.50 5. Lace up Shoes - £19.50

1. Zip Up Dress - £24.00 2. Jamie Cord Trousers - £25.00 3. Binx Jeans  4. Stripe Shell Top -£10 

1. Drawstring Dress -  £27 2. Wrap Shirt - £19 3. Trousers - £25 4. Velvet Pinafore - £28
1. Velvet Slip - £17.99 2.  Trousers - £19.99 3. Denim Shirt Dress - £19.99 4. Skirt - £29.99  5. Jumpsuit - £25.99
What other way would you spend boxing day other than sitting wallowing in self pity about how much you've eaten and scrolling through the sales from the comfort of your own bed? Well that's what I've been doing and here are my top picks. As you can tell, I'm not yearning after a colourful wardrobe and I think these basic pieces would last me a long time. Lets hope they'll all still be in stock once the good old student loads goes in. 

What are you hoping to pick up from the sales? Have you braved hitting the shops yet?

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Thursday, 24 December 2015


So I've clearly been on a bit of a hiatus as of late. I've had so much uni work to do and I've really not been feeling blogging in my spare time. I've been spending that doing valuable things such as sleeping, eating takeaway and watching Archer, you know the usual. But seeing as it's the holidays here's my obligatory 'I have time now, I promise to do better next year' malarkey. 

I headed to Copenhagen last week and it was wicked. It was a tad chilly at the beginning of the week so we wrapped up warm and drank a hella lot of coffee. 

We stayed in the lovely Urban House hostel which I totally recommend, as it was cheap but good quality accommodation. It is right the centre of the city, not too far from the central train station, tourist info centre and Tivoli, which is a must see - filled with rides and all things Christmassy at this time of year. From a blogging point of view, the Copenhagen style was insane, from the clothes people were wearing to home decor, it was wonderful and filled me with inspiration. How they manage to still look good when it's so cold is beyond me.

Have you been to Copenhagen/Denmark? 

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Faux Leather

Pull &Bear Jumper
Zara Skirt 
H&M Boots

After going shopping, what better thing to do other than wearing everything new together? It always makes me feel fab. I finally invested in a new faux leather skirt after my other one was too big. Sad times. I'm so happy I have another one, they are so easy to wear and match with everything. Definitely a A/W staple. Can you tell I'm prepared for winter yet? 

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

They see me haulin'

Oatmeal coloured chunky knit - Primark // Camel/mustard jumper - Pull & Bear // San Francisco Tee- Pull & Bear // Topshop striped shirt // UO Renewal burgundy turtle neck // Zara leather skirt

Been awol for a bit but I've done some serious shopping. I'm in the Autumnal mood so it's jumpers galore and a new leather skirt has been added to my wardrobe. They are pretty much my key staples for A/W as I just love being wrapped up and cosy. 

What have you been buying recently? 

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Cold Shoulder

Topshop Casual Cold Shoulder Dress £25
H&M Pointed Toe Boots £29.99

I've been a bit awol during the past week or so. I've been working a lot and have been ill and in my spare time all I've wanted to do is curl up in my blanket and watch Made in Chelsea. However I went shopping and that has motivated me to take some snaps. I bought this dress, which I'm in love with. I really like the cut out shoulder detailing and it's made me realise that I quite like my shoulders. I also couldn't resist buying this boot-iful (sorry) ankle boots. I really love the style and are exactly what I've been looking for. I think it's safe to say I have a bit of a boot addiction. 

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

15 tips for all uni students

I may only have a years worth of experience at uni but I do feel like I've learnt a lot about how to survive uni. Most uni students will be living away from home with a lot more independence than what you're used to and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Whether you're in your first or last year at uni, here are 20 tips on how to cope!

Budgeting & Money
1.Make a Weekly Budget Each semester work out how much money you will have. Add up all the loans/additional income you will receive. Take off any rent, bills etc. you have to pay to know how much you will have left. Divide this amount by the number of weeks in the semester and try not to spend more than this per week. 
2. Easy way to save take £10 off each weekly budget (e.g. so if your budget is £50, lower it to £40). At the end of the semester you will have spare money to use to treat yourself to something nice!
3. Shop cheaply Shop in stores like Lidl and Aldi. It's super cheap but still good quality. You will notice a considerable difference and this way you're not just paying more for branded products. You will find you will be able to do your shopping for a little as £10 per week!
4. Second hand books You will receive a list of books for your course. Everybody's natural reaction would be to head over to amazon or the uni bookshop. My course leaders informed us of the wonder that is where you can purchase second hand books for as little as 66p. 

5. Eat healthily People have probably been nagging you to do this your whole life but you now have control over what you eat so why not make it something good for you? Eat plenty of fruit and veg and avoid buying fatty foods when you're shopping. You will probably find that it works out a lot cheaper if you cut out the crap too!
6. Meal plan This way you wont waste food and you will only buy what you need. It makes it easier to decide what to make. Why not invest in a decent cookbook or peruse the internet for inspiration. 
7. Avoid Takeout Everyone considers takeout, especially dominos, as typical student food. In my opinion, if you're a student and can afford takeaway regularly then go you! Takeaway is expensive and bad for you. It's not worth it in the long run. Have one as a treat after you've met your deadlines. 
8. Leftovers are good. Make more than what you need. Keep leftovers in the fridge - hooray another meal!
9. Don't be afraid to work hard This sounds strange but some people don't want to be seen as working too hard, especially if you're in first year as it often doesn't contribute to your final grade. However if you want to work hard and spend all night in the library go for it. It's what you're there for after all. 
10. Do the reading. Even if you just skim read it or read the introduction and conclusion, make sure you do something. Chances are the week you decide to just not do it, that will be the week your tutors will want to look at that reading in a hella lot of detail and trust me, there's nothing worse than sitting in a room of 20 people where nobody has done the reading. Talk about awkward. 
11. Revise from the start. It sounds lame but if you keep going over what you have studied it's more likely to stick in your brain which means it will take a lot less effort when revising at the end of the year. 
12. Learn how to reference properly Learn what sources are okay to reference and which are not - wikipedia and any site with the words 'sample essays' in are not okay! This will benefit you a huge amount as it will avoid your tutors giving you a lower grade. 

13. Join societies I'm a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to this one as I joined no societies in first year but I definitely will during second year. It will help you meet a wide variety of friends and help you learn new things,
14. Set aside time to do what you enjoy It's easy to get stuck in a routine, constantly doing uni work and it can get a bit too much. Set aside a day where you do something fun or just relax!

15. Don't worry and have fun! It will probably be the most important few years of your life but also the most fun so enjoy it!

What are your top tips for uni students? 

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Monday, 31 August 2015

Swing Swing

Topshop Dress & lipstick, Primark Boots

Back to my usual head to toe in black kind of outfits. This dress has been a wardrobe staple of mine for the past few months. It's so easy to wear whatever the weather. Just throw on with a pair of chunky boots and you're good to go. My kind of outfit. Today is bank holiday monday which will mean lots of chilling and doing a whole lot of nothing.

What are you up to this bank holiday?

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