LIFE UPDATE

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It has been a while since my last post and in that time I made it into the second year of uni, started working full time, turned into the ripe old age of 20 and watched countless episodes of Desperate Housewives (for the third and probably not final time).
Posts on my blog will no doubt be sporadic from now until September, when I return to uni to be reunited with my soul sistahs Hayley, Alice and India.
(I realise this post is rather narcissistic and not exactly fashion-related but hey; It’s better than nothing, right?)
I may have been rather quiet on the blog front for a while but I have been quenching my internet thirst through the addictive medium of Instagram, follow me over there for more regular post, which is more than can be said for over here on my blog.
From here on out I will make a vow to myself and to those of you still bored enough to actually be reading this boring blog post that I will post more often. I will. (Hopefully)

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THE TOWNHOUSE DREAM

Doesn’t everyone dream of living in a Victorian townhouse? And if you’ve never dreamt it, why not?! The best of them, located in Kensington & Chelsea in London and in Greenwich village across the pond in New York City are just magical exteriors that make you imagine the lives, the history and the trials & tribulations of those lucky enough to live in such beautiful surroundings. No? Well I do. Sadly, none of these houses are mine and probably never will be, but there’s no harm in dreaming and blogging about it is there?

Photos are all from Pinterest, follow me here.

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FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN’!

I’ve never really promoted Bloglovin’ on here or anywhere on my social media before, mainly because I’ve never really used it myself. But over the past few days I’ve really found it to be useful when searching for my favourite blogs and reading the latest blog posts from my favourite bloggers from all over the blogosphere, not just the fashionites.

So click on the image below to follow me on Bloglovin’!

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

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FROM LEFT:
Bangle  // Alexander McQueen
Watch // Burton
Bangle // River Island
Bracelet // Cartier

It recently occurred to me that 80% of my wardrobe is in fact grey. Grey is my go-to colour. Grey is my black. I love anything in grey, it’s so versatile for summer and winter, goes with every other colour on the Pantone spectrum and looks fab on every item of clothing , accessories and shoes. I realised as I thumbed through my clothes and accessories that the only item I do not have in grey is a watch. Until now.

I much prefer big men’s watches to dainty women’s watches as with a lot of the accessories I wear. I found this grey watch from Burton, which isn’t even a shop I that I would nelly browse in, but my local Burton is part of a concession store with all Arcadia brands (Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins etc.) and I found myself wandering over to the accessories.

It’s fair to say that my life feels a whole lot more complete with the final touch of grey in my wardrobe bringing the grand total to fifty shades, although not that type of Grey.

WISHING ON A SUNDAY…

I feel like a whole big chunk of my life is made up of wishlists. Wishlists for clothing. Wishlists for travel. Wishlists for food. Wishlists for pretty much every aspect of life that I am yet to have. Avenue 32 asked me to create a wishlist of items I love the most on their website, so I thought that on this fine Sunday, I would bring you said list.

My student loan will be a no-show once I’ve got my hands on that Jerome Dreyfuss bag. SJP is apparently a fan and that’s enough for me. And let’s face it, there’s no need to convince me to buy anything from J Brand.

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NECKLACE // EDDIE BORGO
SHIRT // VIVETTA
DRESS // EUDON CHOI
LEGGINGS // J BRAND
BAG // JEROME DREYFUSS
SLIP-ONS // JOSHUA SANDERS

So basically, Avenue 32 is where I’ve spent the past hour wishing, however some of these items are just a bit too nice not to make that wish into a reality, right? And I pinned that Eudon Choi dress a while back (Pinterest being my main source for wishing) and now I’ve found it Avenue 32…..

On a side note, I’ve been following Ascia of The Hybrids blog for over a year now and back in February she posted this  on the blog, an outfit featuring the Joshua Sanders slip-ons, and don’t they look divine?! Ascia calls them her mermaid shoes and I couldn’t think of a better name.

Well I know where my next pay check will be heading.

MY HANDBAG ESSENTIALS

DSC_0112It has to be said that I am rather fussy when it comes to the contents of my handbag, I like everything to have its place so that I can reach exactly for that thing at a moment’s notice. My iPhone is the same, I have all of my apps and photos in folders clearly labeled with what they hold. Perhaps I’m anal? Over-organised? Have-no-life? Possibly all three, but anyway here is the contents of my handbag…

DSC_0121The handbag that I’m using at the moment and considering my “summer bag”, although sadly the weather isn’t committing to it as efficiently as I, is by Nadia Minkoff. It’s such a cute bag for Summer and the lining is just as gorgeous…

DSC_0122Obviously first to mention of the actual contents is the most important: Beauty products. Here I’m being fancy and showing off my delicious new Chanel lipstick, but I generally carry around whichever lipstick I’m wearing that day. I also carry around a perfume dispenser (mine is from Sephora) which is such a handy device. You basically just decant your perfume into it and you can take it with you on the go so you don’t have to worry about carrying around full bottles of perfume. As you can see, it is the same size as a lipstick so really convenient.

DSC_0116I always carry a notebook around with me in my handbag, I find that writing notes in an actual book is much more tangible and satisfying that making a quick note on your phone. This leather notebook is from Home Sense.

DSC_0114Boring items to mention: obviously my purse and keys, I mean that’s a no brainer, right? My purse is from TKMaxx (doesn’t have a brand name on it, sorry!).

DSC_0117And last but not least, my life savers. My iPhone and my Filofax. We may have established by now that I’m a bit of an organisational freak so I like to keep my Filofax with me at all times, mine is the Filofax Pocket in Finsbury leather. My phone is the iPhone 4S.
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NEW IN: ZARA SHOES

 

 

My Zara obsession continues…. I didn’t intend on buying anything when I went into Zara last week; but as we all know, Zara and temptation go hand in hand. I saw these shoes and fell in love. The slightly stacked heel is a comfortable height and i love the mirrored ankle strap. I have a problem with ankle straps as I’m only 5’1 so they tend to make my legs look too short or chunky but the mirrored strap on these completely hides that. And the best part? They were only £19.99. Can you believe that?!

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SHOWING LOVE FOR CAMBRIDGE

With such uncharacteristically gorgeous weather here in the UK over the past few days, (although as I write this I can see some angry clouds looming) I decided to go for a walk around my hometown, Cambridge, and take some photos. Whenever I’m in Cambridge I mainly head straight to Zara-H&M-Costa-Topshop-AllSaints-Boots-MAC and then probably head home (after one more peep in Zara, just one more) but this time I decided to actually stop and look around me.
I see these buildings all the time and yet I don’t actually see them. Cambridge is, in actual fact, a really beautiful place and I thought I would share some photos here.

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TODAY I’M WEARING… CLOSE UP

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Shirt: Zara
Cardigan: Zara
Necklace: H&M

I picked this shirt up from Zara last weekend and I really love it, it’s so versatile and goes with so many things. The cardigan is a wraparound in grey that i also bought in black. I had a similar one from H&M from a couple of years ago that I wore so much that its poor life ended after much love. The necklace is one that I’ve featured on here before, it’s a really cool coin charm necklace from H&M. There seems to be a Zara/H&M theme going on here….