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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.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

charm me

Dear bank account, please, in anyway possible, become larger.

No matter how many times I ask, it will never be big enough for me to buy even one of these beauties. That, however, does not stop me from staring at them and wishing that I could get my hands on them. After all they are stunning pieces of jewellery and therefore deserve to be appreciated. It is very hard to pick a favourite, but if I had to choose it would probably be the antler by Giles and Brother closely followed by the Aurelie Bidermann dreamcatcher. I love all Aurelie jewellery, it almost seems as if there are two sides to the jewellery. There are simple gold and silver pieces that have been carved into that create quite a sophisticated yet grungy feel. On the other hand, there are bright, elaborate pieces, bursting with colour that have a fun and youthful feel to it, kind of festival chic. It's fair to say I love it all, if only my bank account did too.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

this is your town

Over the past few days I have been desperately wanting autumn to arrive, but, of course, it is still August so I have a little while to wait. This desire for the season to change is probably partly due to all the stores bringing out their autumn/winter collections, therefore making me want to buy them, and due to it being the height of summer I have no way to justify buying them right now. That said, England is known for its shabby weather, so it wouldn't be a waste of money as I would be able to wear most of the clothes almost all year round. I keep telling myself this as a way of justifying going on a massive shopping trip; so far no use.

All items are from Topshop apart from the shoes
I found these lovely items on the Topshop website (surprise surprise) and am really wanting to buy them all, but alas Topshop prices are on the higher end of my budget, so all of this would be out of the question. I included a pair of vans and converse both in black because I simply love the idea of black shoes with black skinnies right now. Definitely going to buy the converse. These items sum up my winter look really; jeans and a baggy tee or cosy jumper.

p.s. I started my new job yesterday at the pharmacy in the next town along from where I live. Didn't get off to a great start, but the pay is decent. It feels good to be earning my own money.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

to Devon and back

I haven't blogged in a rather long time (I find myself apologising a lot recently)but the reason for that is that I have been to visit my family in Devon, and I must say it was a lovely experience. I always enjoy my visits down to the seaside, not only because I get to see my family and have a jolly good chin wag, but also because I love the atmosphere that you get when staying at a seaside town. It just feels like home to me, I am able to think more clearly and relax so I always come back refreshed and content, but of course a little bit sad to have left. As always I did see some things that caught my eye whilst I was there, so I have decided to show you.

all but the tights are from H&M

First necklace I found in a flea market and got for £10, I can't remember what type of stone it is sorry. The cross necklace is from Topshop which I found in the sale for only £1.50!!

Finally got my hands on Peach Melba by Barry M and I also picked up a base/top coat as I had been meaning to pick one up for a while

I managed to find a copy of Tess in a charity shop in Topsham (if you're ever passing make sure to stop and have a look around it is beautiful and they have an amazing antiques warehouse). Whilst looking for Wonderland magazine in whsmith, and failing, I found Oh Comely magazine and bought it instead. I have only read a few pages so far but I must say it is a delightful magazine, each page is filled with beautiful photographs and illustrations and features a range of charming articles.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

dancing with the devil

tunic; h&m, boots; primark, belt; topshop
In the usual type of british summer weather this outfit would be fine, but recently it has been roasting, but it's the kind of heat that overwhelms you and isn't very pleasant. Therefore making it quite difficult to do very much, oh how I long to be back on holiday. Anyway, back to the point of this post. The outfit. The tunic is actually a top but in a size 16 so it completely swamps me without the belt. It would be cute in the autumn with black tights and a leather jacket.