Sunday, 12 October 2014

Since embarking upon my second year at University, I've been AWOL from my blog and actually, from a lot of things for that matter. University has certainly a hectic turnaround where I've been on my toes almost everyday but at the same time, it's been incredible  and I'm still here managing! Working closer towards something you truly believe in, encountering all sorts of opportunities and being with the right people - that more or less sums up the past couple of weeks. I've taken a spontaneous trip to Nottingham the other day, I've reunited with my university friends whilst made new ones and I've thrown myself into different situations where I'm only finding myself facing a whole new perspective! If anything, it's all just been about taking it one step at a time, no matter how overwhelming it can get.
There have been however just a few things I've been out of touch with and on that note, I made sure I spent an entire day to myself this weekend. Recently, I haven't particularly made such effort to 'feeling good' most mornings, nor have I been paying much attention to my 'diet'. Likewise I've noticed the absence of new instagram pictures - the horror! - and somewhat, just haven't really 'felt' like myself in that it's all been a blur really. That aside, I had spent the day going for a walk, spending it with my family and not fussing with negativity - all of which are just a couple little things that can really put you back in the right state of mind!
That too, I haven't even mentioned my big love for the autumnal transition either that we're having!I'm quite simply sippin' seasonal hot chocolates, prancing around in my loyal boots and also loving - dare I say it - the build-up to the merriest season of all time!  


Saturday, 20 September 2014

 It's only natural to want to 'revamp' your wardrobe in time for another beginning and in my case, Second Year is just around the corner! On the contrary to all my previous beginnings - alongside my big love for minimalistic looks - this 'update' is going to be very 'classic investments' based. At the top of my list has to be a suit given my legal career route and even then, a timeless blazer and skirt are just two pieces which are pretty versatile in itself. Likewise, a watch is something I'm hoping to get my hands on soon as a super early birthday present for oneself. Watch shopping, I can guarantee you, can be such a difficult task - luckily I've spotted this one out and about and love its simplicity. The same goes the shirt too, in that you really can't go wrong in sticking to the basics.
I absolutely love scents and Dolce & Gabbana's 'The One', despite the fact I haven't actually had it in over two years, still today has to be my favourite, as it's pretty distinguishable from all the perfumes I've tried and lasts for quite some time. And lastly, I'm still on the lookout for a sturdy to-go satchel and whilst Cambridge satchels (or lookalikes, for that matter) do the job just fine, I'm still pretty undecided. Bags big and sturdy enough to fit in University books are difficult ones to find - do let me know if you have any recommendations!
I've been a little quiet on my blog since September but now that the one of the busiest weeks I've encountered is over, I'm happily getting back into my routine - hope you having a lovely weekend!
Watch - Daniel Wellington / Blazer & Skirt - Mango / Shirt - River Island / Dolce & Gabbana 'The One' - Boots / Bag - DP


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A part of me is actually really gutted that the summer has come to an end as it is really the only time you can take a 'break' from all the studying and given that Second Year is coming in a fortnight, I really wish I made better use of it! As always, London is at the top of my agenda when it comes to day trips out and this time, Francesca and I - having heard about it from Carrie at Wish Wish Wish - had to visit Q-Grill's On The Rooftop in Selfridges for afternoon tea. I absolutely loved everything from the atmosphere, the staff and the dainty scones and finger sandwiches!
That aside, we also 'casually' joined in a protest along Oxford Street which has to be one of most bizarre experiences yet in London. I also fell in love with St. Paul's Cathedral having seen it for the first time and it too was eventful in that there was an entire bicycle takeover and a wedding. And to top it off, based on Francesca's recommendations, I had to try some Gelato ice cream after hearing about its exotic flavours - who would have thought Blood Orange and Apricot would taste this nice together?! 
And lastly, we also went to Camden Market! This place, by far, has to be one of my favourite places yet. There's just something so exciting about visiting unique and very individual shops with all sorts of 'treasures' to be found but sadly - whilst not surprisingly - we didn't have enough time but I definitely intend to be back soon!