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FESTIVE FINALE

Friday, 2 January 2015

 
How exciting, this is the first post of the year 2015! Whilst I have a couple more things I'd like to share here (and just before I can grasp it's the end to a beautiful time), I wanted to share my journey just a few days before Christmas where I went to good ole' London with my friend, Francesca. It's within the past year or so, that I've been travelling up and down England but the one thing that stays true to my heart and is always something I look forward to, is visiting Covent Garden during the festive wintery season. From the incredibly huge baubles to the incredibly beautiful tree, all parked by the lovely Laduree which we couldn't resist, I demand that visiting this place at this time becomes an annual tradition of mine! 
 
As mentioned, we helped ourselves to sandwiches at Laduree which I hadn't visited in forever, and Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park was next on our list to cross off. For those who haven't been or have the faintest idea of what it is, Winter Wonderland can be spilt into two; on one side, markets and stalls full of quirky, unique and beautiful pieces and on the other, all sorts of rides you'd find at a Funfair - but a whole lot cooler. And knowing me, of course, I couldn't help but buy a cute dainty dragonfly necklace...in the first 5 minutes of being there! Along the way, we saw so many beautiful d├ęcor - I had to seriously cut down on the number of pictures in this post! - and I also managed to finish off my Christmas shopping along Oxford Street.
 
This has been the first time visiting London as a Second Year student so I'm compelled to plan even more exciting trips there this year (and by all means, if you have any suggestions, let me know!). Hope you have a lovely weekend!
 

WISHING YOU A LOVELY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Thursday, 25 December 2014

 
I'm going to keep this short and sweet - 'tis the season to be jolly and Christmas is definitely one of my yearly highlights! Having been gifted my first Christmas jumper (which I'll be showing later!), I've most certainly made the most of all things festive through gifting many presents, wrapped in beautiful paper, a family-take on Christmas dinner and spending the day watching seasonal films. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and it's not long 'till the new year!
 
 

LES FEUILLES DE L'AUTOMNE

Monday, 3 November 2014

 


With the return of Francesca, we both sought every opportunity to shoot some blog pictures - lately I haven't had anyone to do so, and I'm pretty sure that many fellow bloggers can understand the struggle! Whilst we were contemplating whether to do something for Halloween, nothing beats a seasonal post especially in the Autumn which has to be my favourite season - a time of boots, coats, pretty leaves and most importantly, hot chocolate!

 High-necks were once before , quite some time ago, a style I wasn't a huge fan of, especially as soon as it struck 'cold days', a peculiar red turtle-neck jumper kept reappearing despite all attempts to 'lose it'. Now, I've been seeing it here and there (and especially over at Dunya's Dearest Deer), and am completely obsessed with it - which is probably all down to my big love for the French! And my newest addition to my rather extensive boots collection has to be my favourite yet, it was only till this photoshoot where I realised how easy they were to walk in.     
 
Thankfully I'm now a lot less occupied with all my university shenanigans and such, so here's hoping I'll find a way to get back to regularly posting - hope you're having a lovely Monday!

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Dress - River Island / Boots - River Island / Necklace - Charity Shop / Coat - Chicwish

SUNDAY RAMBLINGS

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!  
 

CLASSIC INVESTMENT PIECES

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