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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Work/French/Golfing vibes









This is funny because a while back I said I was going to cut back on my Zara outfit posts. And this is totally a Zara outfit post. And then like two posts after that, I also said I was going to post more. And I didn't. And it also isn't really that funny. BUT it is difficult to post about all the things I have been doing, when those things generally just involve me working or taking a nap. 

It was the first day of autumn the other day though - which makes me ridiculously overexcited! I absolutely love all the things that come with this time of year and I am looking forward to dressing for the colder weather. One thing that I am looking to do over the next few weeks is rock climb. This has absolutely nothing to do with it being autumn - I just have a really big urge to go and scale a climbing wall. So hopefully, if I manage to rope (no pun intended) some friends into coming with me, and manage to survive the ordeal - there should be a climbing post coming soon! Thinking about it...do Zara sell safety helmets????

Dress/bag/boots: Zara, Jumper: Mango, Watch: Michael Kors



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Monday, 8 September 2014

A Graduate at last





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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