Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Rainy Days

Dress - New Look Inspire (old), Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins (old), Bag - Nica,
Shoes - Clarks, Tights - Marks & Spencer
What's this, another outfit post already?! I know, I know - I'm impressed too! These photo's are courtesy of my dear friend Hanna who came to visit me for the day in Nottingham at the weekend. We went for burgers and milkshakes, and then relaxed back at mine as our stomachs hurt from eating too much! We had a lovely day, and Hanna encouraged me to take some outfit pictures, despite me thinking my outfit was pretty boring. These photo's were taken beside my university, and as you can tell it was a bit wet and cold. I can't complain though as I do love Autumn/Winter weather! It's lovely having visitors whilst I'm in Nottingham - and I've probably said it already but I'm enjoying living here, and I'm enjoying being back at university too! Things are really starting to look up for me compared to the first half of this year, and I'm feeling much happier with my life. Until next time,

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Homeward Bound

Top - New Look Inspire, Skirt - ASOS Curve (old), Coat - New Look Inspire (old),
Shoes - Clarks, Bag - Nica, Tights - Marks & Spencer
I've made a few little visits back to London recently, one for a weekend so I could go home and see my parents, but also so I could visit a few exhibitions in London. In particular I went to see the Grayson Perry exhibition about identity at the National Portrait Gallery, which I really recommend - it's free too! My other quick visit to London was for the Simply Be SS15 collection preview, in which I came down just for the day and wore this outfit. Me and Isha met up for food and chats before the event, and it was lovely to see her. It's really strange visiting London just for a day/or weekend, and even though I'm loving being in Nottingham, London will always be my home. I do miss it.

I snapped some pictures for Isha before the event, and thought I should get in on the action whilst I had the chance too. I feel so rusty at blogging at the moment - my 'posing' seems worse than ever, and editing them and writing this blog post feels weird too! I haven't been feeling very positive about my wardrobe/whats available on the highstreet for plus size at the moment, and have been really wrapped up in my own design work at uni. So I haven't really bought much, except this lovely top from New Look and these shiny shoes from Clarks to replace my burgundy Topshop ones which are about to fall apart. So my reasons for not blogging often are partly because I'm busy at uni, but also because I don't feel I have anything worthy to share as I've hardly bought anything new over the last few months and I'm just wearing the same old stuff. So I do apologise but I am so inspired by what the plus size fashion world is offering at the moment, but I am trying to change that within my own designs as it really motivates me!

However, I did enjoy the Simply Be SS15 collection preview event, and I'm excited for the clothes to come in stock next season. I have put some pictures of the garments and the event up on my Instagram if you're interested in checking it out. But what I'm really excited for is that they've started lowering their prices, and some of it is really, really affordable for the masses. It was great seeing everyone at the event as it feels like it's been ages since I last saw everyone or went to an event. So thank you Simply be for a wonderful evening! Until next time,

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Twenty Four

Hello there!
Yes, I'm still alive! I apologise that this isn't an outfit post, it's more of a quick life update - as you may know from one of my previous blog posts that I have returned to university to do a postgrad, which is why I'm so quiet in the blogosphere at the moment. As you can imagine I have a lot of uni work to do, and I'm still settling into living in a new city, Nottingham, but I am loving it!

And as you may tell from my pictures - today is my birthday! My parents came down to visit me for the weekend, and today we went up to Nottingham Castle and looked at the lovely view over the city. It was crazy windy that it was hard to see through my hair, but it was lovely all the same! We also went out for a roast dinner, and then came back to mine to eat some of my yummy birthday cake that my Mum made! I got some lovely presents including a fujifilm instax camera from my parents which I decided to try out all day to document my birthday - and I LOVE IT! I can't wait to use it all the time!

I'm feeling a bit weird about turning 24 because to me it suddenly feels a lot older and I'm at a time in my life where I have to make big decisions about my future and it's kinda scary! This birthday has just got me thinking a lot about my life... and before I know it i'll be getting wrinkles. Anyway, it's been a lovely day filled with lovely things, and I couldn't wish for anything more. (except the fact that I now have to go and do some of that uni work I was talking about) I'm sorry that my blog is suffering due to me being at university, but thank you for being patient with me! You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see what I'm up to when I'm not blogging! Until next time,