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I currently study and live in Birmingham and am in my second year of university, undertaking a degree in media and communication. I used to blog (about fashion, style, clothes etc.) but for various reasons stopped. However, I now find myself at a point where I have more developed and informed opinions on an array of different things, including the fashion industry. This blog is not going to be photos of outfits and clothes, but my view on a multitude of topics surrounding the fashion industry. Fashion is something that I love but as media undergraduate I want to write articles that avoid the wishy washy adoration so commonly reflected in fashion blogs and magazines. It's interesting to look a little further and dig a littler deeper.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Products to buy in 2013

I am always lusting over a large range and variety of products but never actually end up purchasing any of them because I never have a definite list, and when I come to go shopping I can never remember exactly what it was I wanted. So I sat down last night and decided exactly what I wanted to get and made a note of it. I know it is a fairly small list, especially for the whole year, but I am a student and therefore do have priorities when it comes to money (food and rent). However, I like to think I can stretch to a treat once and while, and when I do these are some of the things I intend to buy.

I know that a lot of these products are make up bag 'essentials' or favourites for many of you out there, but I'm a Benefit girl when it comes to make up and haven't really had the guts to stray from it. I couldn't not include any Benefit products though and their hello flawless foundation has been something I've wanted since its release.

Hopefully my make up collection will grow but the contents of my purse won't shrink in the process.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

It was part of my new year’s resolutions to be organised (some may call it attempting the impossible) and so I thought that getting back in to blogging would come under this. Many of the things I want to do often never materialise as a result of my poor organisation skills, which is silly because it means I miss out on so much. And so, I have decided to put a stop to this as it is quite frankly ridiculous. However, I think that my blogging has been affected more so by the massive change of moving out of my family home to a massive city doing something I'm very unfamiliar with. A lot has gone on over the past few months, both good and bad, so I hope that blogging will enable me to get back on track.

2013 is the year of organisation.

Monday, 8 October 2012

back to snap

top,shorts,tights; Topshop, shoes; Nike, hoodie; SoulCal, hat; New Era
Not as easy as I first anticipated to post frequently again. University life is a lot more hectic than I imagined it to be, that being said I'm still loving every minute of it. Having a more quiet weekend this week which is well and truely needed as I am completely shattered. I'm quite aware that this isnt my 'usual' style but I felt like changing it up a bit and went for a more urban feel. Not sure if I would dress like this everyday but it was fun to experiment. What do you guys think about this sort of style? I think it can look quite edgy if done right.
p.s. this post was meant to go up Saturday evening but failed to, sorry

Saturday, 29 September 2012

new places, new faces

So I have officially moved out from my family home and am now fully immersed into uni life up here in Birmingham. Well, I actually moved in on the 16th but have spent the past couple of weeks just getting settled before even attempting to blog. There was a actually a rather large hiccup concerning move in day; I was supposed to move in on the Saturday but we broke down on the motorway and I had to come up on the train the next day. All in all it was rather hectic and I like to forget about it. My classes have been very interesting so far, especially New Media Platforms. I just thought I'd post an update on here as to why I have been incognito over the past couple of weeks. Outfit posts should become a much more regular occurrence as I have been putting more effort into my outfit choices when I attend classes. Until next time.
P.S. Do you like my room so far?

Monday, 10 September 2012

studs and stripes

jumper; Pull & Bear, top (worn underneath); River Island, skirt; Zara, shoes; Topshop

A bit of a different outfit today, but I felt like wearing something different. I always feel a bit awkward in typically girly clothes, so I teamed this pleated skirt with a thick, baggy jumper to make it appear less girly and more boyish. I love how the collar looks underneath as it fits in with the whole 'girly' thing whilst giving the whole outfit an edge with the blunt studes. Zara did a black, waxed, pleated skirt which would look so good with this outfit, however I can't seem to find it now which is a shame as my skirt collection could do with expanding.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

an unpredicted love

I have developed a new love for a brand that has been under my nose for years; Jack Wills. Now, if you had asked me how I felt about the Jack Wills brand a couple of years ago my response would not have been the most favorable. In fact, being brutally honest I thought that Jack Wills was an overpriced upmarket sports brand that was frequented by 'posh' boys and girls. I had never looked past the heavily branded hoodies to see that actually there is a lot more on offer which is fashion forward. There is definitely a heritage vibe about the clothing, featuring classic cuts and pieces that you really can't go wrong by. The colour palate is totally up my street and perfect for the approaching change of season. I am in love with the hat featured above, when I tried it on in the store I did have a Millie Mackintosh air about me, but I couldn't bring myself to part with the money(the hat in store was a deep brown colour which isn't available on the website).
I don't know if it was just me who felt like this towards the brand but I'm happily surprised to be proven wrong. I don't know what exactly made me walk into the Brighton store, but I sure am glad I did. I also had a preconception that I would feel a bit intimidated in the store itself but once again I was proven wrong. What are your views on Jack Wills?

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

like a runner minus the running

Nike Air Max 1 black lotus liberty, Nike Air Max 1 Blue Glow, Nike Air Max 1 Fast Love

As you can probably already tell I have a slight obssession with Nike Air Max 1s, in particular the three above. I don't know what it is about them that makes them stand out more than any other trainer on the market right now, they're just so amazing. I'm no runner and even if I were I wouldn't choose these to run in because they're reasonably bulky, instead I think they'd look great with denim shorts and bare legs in the summer months. Simple, effortless and overall comfy! I understand that wearing trainers in a non-gym or non-exercise environment might not be to everyones' taste, but I rather like the look. But for those who want to make the transition into sportsware Nike have teamed up with Liberty and produced a limited edition range using iconic Liberty prints. There is even a wedge trainer for slightly more formal look. Back to the Air Max 1s; the only bad thing is that they are way out of my budget (£90-£105).
P.S I forgot to mention that I got into uni! I'm so excited!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

summer cut out

Dress & shoes; Topshop
I realise that this outfit is rather plain and is entirely Topshop, however I didn't plan either of those when picking the outfit that morning. I haven't really worn this dress that much this year, especially considering that I bought it back in April, because I found it surprisingly hard to style. It didn't look right with any of the heels I had and it didn't look right with converse. But when the sun came out it seemed perfect as a casual summer dress instead of the 'going out' outfit I had in mind when I bought it. I did fear that I was going to get strange tan marks because of the cut out sections but, to my relief, I didn't get any. Oh and I appologise for the odd pose in the photo, it was the only decent image I had.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Seaside Soiree

Top; H&M, shorts; old cut offs, sandals; Topshop, bag; Eastpak

I am back from another trip away from home, but this time I went down to Devon for a couple of weeks as I do every summer, and it was a very enjoyable trip indeed. I spent the first half of my trip in Paignton and I must say that the weather was incredible! I got more of a tan there than I did in Tenerife. I spent most of my time on the beach or in the garden just relaxing and reading, and just generally loving life. The second half I headed over to Exmouth where the weather took a turn for the worse, but I still managed to go on a bike ride to Topsham before the really heavy rain showers hit.

Throughout the trip I wore quite simple outfits because of the warm weather however it may have also been due to pure laziness on my part. For me being comfortable is greatly important when I'm deciding what to wear in the morning so this tshirt and denim cut offs combination was typical for me. It may be slightly boring but I think the simplicity of it works well, and the addition of the green sandals give it a well needed pop of colour. The bag is one I got years ago for school when I was about 13 and was what I used when I went to the beach.

P.S. Over the past two weeks I have consumed enough food to feed an average family for a month. Need to get back on the pilates this week.