29 Jul 2016
Excuse my slightly reflective skin, before these shots were taken I hadn't seen outside for about 3 months** and what is sun in Sheffield?? Paleness aside, I love outfits that make me feel like somewhat of a badass gothic/vampiric princess. Black lace?? Hell yes! Red lip??? You betcha. I like keeping my wardrobe somewhat fluid and diverse (I doubt I'd be able to stick to a capsule format), so that I really do have something for every occasion.
Like being summoned to the gates of the Underworld when the sun is shining.
**That may be an exaggeration, but dayum those last three months of uni were tough.
24 Jul 2016
So that's it, we're done and graduated. Winced at that £45 to hire a hat and a hood and robes that nearly suffocated me on more than one occasion, didn't fall over on my way to accept my degree, got to float around in the prettiest ASOS dress I could find to celebrate the fact I got a 2.1 honours after 4 years of blood, sweat and tears.
It's weird to think: come September I won't be making the pilgrimage back to the steel city to set up home in another flat for another year. I won't be lugging books and binders and flasks of cooling tea to class or the library to try and fit as much as I physically can about East Asian politics and the Cold War and the Rise of China and its untold consequences on the region and Korean Business strategies into the space left by new words and phrases and definitions.
It's weird that: this is the end of my stint in education and I have far more freedom than deadlines and coursework and essays and no I can't I shouldn't I have to study's have ever allowed before.
I'm a sentimental person and I have so much love for university and my experience that I feel I need to be brutally honest with it - about it - to help me transition into a place of peace as this era of my life ends and a new chapter with fresh pages begins.
21 Jul 2016
It's been a while since I've visited Austria. Beautiful countryside, beautiful cities, beautiful weather(ish), beautiful, beautiful, beautiful in general. This trip was to a little town in SalzburgerLand: Kaprun, for a week of high altitude, walking and ... more than a few surprises.
SalzburgerLand is quite close to the German/Liechtenstein border, a tiny fraction of the area also bordering Italy - Austria, lovingly landlocked, shares its border with 8 other countries in case you didn't know - and Kaprun is wedged in the heart of it.
19 Jul 2016
I've been wanting a fluffy/fuzzy/furry crop top (or top, or jumper, or short sleeved fuzzy top...) for an absolute age, and have never been able to find one that I've loved enough to consider getting after I couldn't locate the cream-white half sleeved one that sparked the obsession. I've yet to actually rediscover that particular gem, but I found something else instead. It's pretty much verging on being the antithesis of what I was originally lusting after, but I think that's why I was drawn to it.
15 Jul 2016
I've been trying to get shots of this outfit for the longest of times. Seriously, I don't think I've ever very-nearly-almost-but-not-quite'd so much. The frustration was real, because I fricking love all the components of this look and have wanted to share for ages.
Now I can.
12 Jul 2016
Since the first one of these went down so well, I thought that I'd do a part two to share some of the nifty things on the internet that make the creative process a little bit easier. From places that organise the fonts you've downloaded, to plugins for premiere pro/after effects AND final cut, these are some places on the web that have really helped me with my projects.
10 Jul 2016
I'm graduating in two weeks (in case you missed that memo), and I've spent quite a lot of the last month reflecting on my time at university both by myself and with friends. Though the 'with friends' is really more reminiscing of how easy first year was compared to this year, and a load of 'do you remember x?'-s. It's weird because both situations have brought up quite a few things that I regret not doing (or doing, actually), which made me feel a little bit low and a lot unmotivated until I realised that these university regrets of mine are not actually that bad a thing to be having.
9 Jul 2016
I think this is possibly one of my favourite combinations right now? Oversized vest / long top with a skirt. Can't really go wrong with that, can you? It's also fab that I can finally get proper wear out of... most of my wardrobe. I'm such a summer baby it's terrible.
7 Jul 2016
sunglasses; aldo galodia in pink* c/o octer
It's been a while since a haul, hasn't it? Not that I haven't been buying things here and there, but they've not really been substantial or season appropriate, and I've been a bit out of love with anything I've seen recently. Then an email from Octer landed in my inbox, and I thought that it'd be rude not to take them up on treating myself a little before the end of uni. Maybe find a graduation dress, and if not then some things that'd be fab in my wardrobe.
5 Jul 2016
It is officially summer, so I can talk about sunglasses. And how I have been bitten with the collecting bug of shiny ocular instruments. The weather might not let me wear them for a full day without the need for also taking an umbrella, but they are definitely out daily. Finally.
Not sure if 6 pairs counts as a 'collection' (correct me if you want) but I thought I'd share what I have at the minute and talk about where each of the pairs come from. So if you're wanting to pick up some new shades this summer to protect your lil eyes then~
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