Finally, an internet connection in the comfort of my own home! I know realise how totally reliant I am on the internet for news, entertainment and inspiration and although the tiny Blackberry screen helped, though it was no substitute for my trusty Macbook. Despite the feeling of utter abandonment, I managed to do a fraction more work and figure out my dissertation topic. It will now be about the effect of fashion blogging and social media, making all of this posting, reading and commenting vital research. Hopefully the 5,000 word limit will be a doddle what with the amount of articles and material out there, as well as being fully immersed in the blogging community; I'm almost excited to start writing!
Velvet shirt, boots - eBay
Skirt - Yard Sale
Necklaces, bracelet - All random, but definitely some Gogo Philip!
Tights - Missoni
I've not really been as adventurous with Uni outfits as I could be, but tried a little something different with this skirt/trouser hybrid from the yard sale. Bewildered as I was when I got it home, I soon realised that you can adjust the leg to to make it more midi than maxi by introducing a bit of asymmetry.
The lovely Amy of Wolfwhistle fame also contacted me about trying out some Gogo Philip jewellery, a brand that just seemed to spring out of nowhere in my local Topshop. I already own one of their heavier chains, so was delighted to receive a lighter, golder, layered design to provide a complete contrast. My necklaces are somewhat impractical for all the machine knitting I'm currently doing, but I feel quite lost without them nowadays and I'm sure the number will continue to grow after browsing the lookbook.
It wasn't easy to settle into my Uni house, what with my random packing and restricted heating but it doesn't change the fact it's the nicest home from home I've ever lived in. Everything is brand new, clean and there's plenty of space for everything, especially my clothes, shoes and accessories. This photo of the wardrobe doesn't do it justice, it is twice the size of my closet at home and I can actually hide inside it if needs be. I'm hoping that by seeing all my clothes, I can make the most of my wardrobe instead of sticking to old faithfuls.
Despite this intention, I did end up treating myself to these bargainous Zara cords after Winnie tweeted about them, perfect fodder for my dissertation methinks. Have you bought anything featured on a blog or twitter? I guess it makes you easily aware of what's out there if you can't be bothered to wander around the shops, though extremely lethal for the bank balance!