Saturday, 30 March 2013

Too much floral.

Marc Jacobs perfume, Marc Jacobs Daisy
(Vest top - Newlook, Cardigan - Newlook, Floral skirt - Primark)

Cath Kidston bag

I think it's safe to say, life isn't a lot different as a twenty year old. In fact, everything is exactly the same. I had a lovely birthday on Tuesday but sadly was ill that evening and am only starting to feel better today (hopefully I don't regress). For my birthday I got a bottle of perfume (Daisy by Marc Jacobs!), a beautiful Cath Kidston bag, lots of baking stuff and a H&M stocking (basically a gift bag filled with little things from H&M due to my mothers current obsession with them!), two Agatha Christie novels and some Midori.

As you may already know, I love to do trend reports, so over the next few days I will be doing a report on Spring/Summer 2013. I was reluctant to do a trend report on Spring as we have already "technically" entered the season but Spring is practically no existent in the UK right now so I think I can get away with it!

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 25 March 2013

Birthdays, breakdowns and bucket lists.

Me (on the far right) on my birthday night out at Uni with two of my friends! (I do not own this photo)
Tomorrow is my birthday. Tomorrow I turn twenty. This very fact has caused me to have a slight breakdown over the last few weeks, with thoughts such as "Shit, I am no longer a teenager" and "Duuuude, I really need to sort my life out." You see, people tell me that the twenties will be the best years of my life which will make me put an immense amount of pressure on myself to have fun over the next ten years (only ten years until I am thirty?!) and to make the most out of it all. It's clichéd but I often find myself wondering where all the years have gone? Time seems to have flown by and I don't want the next ten years to go as quickly as the last twenty have. You see, my mum got married when she was twenty one and had her first child when she was twenty three. Admittedly  I am at university and I have big plans for my career so starting a family isn't really on the agenda just yet but it makes me feel like I need to start planning my life and where I am heading. So I thought I would make a little bucket list of ten things I want to do/ achieve in the next ten years (before I turn thirty)...

  1. Get my degree (preferably a 2:1+)
  2. Do a years working visa in Australia
  3. Get a job in Fashion Journalism
  4. Get married or engaged
  5. Travel to New York, Paris and Tokyo
  6. Attend London Fashion Week
  7. Have decent, respectable, grown up fingernails (mine are currently hideous)
  8. Be able to drive and own a car
  9. Have a published novel
  10. Own a designer bag (a Mulberry Alexa satchel, please?)
Saying this, I know that turning twenty is a good thing, I just find age a scary thing at times. Anyway, I shall tell you all about my birthday in my next post - wish me luck!

Monday, 11 March 2013

"It's written on my T-Shirt so it must be true."

An 'individual', i.e. a person who does not conform to society's beliefs that all people should follow trends and do what their peers do.

Tee - Newlook £9.99, Cardigan - Newlook £17.99, High Waisted Skirt - George £3 (sale)

Isn't it funny that nerd used to have so many negative connotations (see top of post) connected with it? I think pretty much every single film I've watched set in an American High School has some unfortunate student being heckled with this word. You know, the kid wearing big framed glasses and holding a stack of books? Nerd seems to be an interchangeable word, easily swapped with geek, freaks
 and dork (there's probably more but I'm tired and my brain has decided that it's had enough of thinking). Anyway, back to my original point. People (yes me!) now purposefully spend their precious cash on a T-Shirt with NERD written across it, simply because it's fashion. Do they even like it? Well I actually do. I have to say, I wasn't keen to start with but like most things in fashion, I get used to it and slowly grow to like it...and then buy into it. It's a vicious cycle. But yes, there have been a few exceptions. Some trends I could never get to grips with. Harem pants were never and will never be cool, tie-dye should stay lost in the past and, dare I say, bushy brows make me squirm and I don't recognise them as a trend because everyone should pluck their eyebrows! Back to the tops...after a few months of being exposed to them throughout the high-street, I finally gave in. There is something cute about them and nothing beats a cool tee tucked into a high waisted skirt, right? Well that's how I'll style mine.

The picture above was quickly snapped before I left for my lecture but I wanted you to be able to see my tee properly. I'd love to know your opinion on these tops and if you own one?