Connected

15 October 2010

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!

Leather Jacket, top - Topshop
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!

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21 comments:

  1. I was without internet for 10 days recently. It was horrific. I'm not even joking.

    I'm hopefully moving soon and I can't wait to have more space for my clothes. I always end up wearing the same things because I can't see what I've got

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  2. I really love that skirt 0 the ruched assymetric effect looks awesome. Plus how exciting that you get to write your dissertation about blogging?!

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  3. Loving the layering and tights. Congrats on moving into the uni house!
    x x x

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  4. love this look and yay for the internet at home xxxx

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  5. Yay you're back! Obviously I love your choice of disso topic as it's one close to my heart too...and I had to write 12,000 words! Good luck :)

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  6. Great pics and I love your outfit, that skirt is really unique and looks fab on you :)

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  7. Welcome back! I'm so glad you like the necklace :)

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  8. so cute! i love love love ur jacket! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this gold chain - and your closet is amaze!
    x

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  10. That gold chain is stunning - off to Google the designer now! I've bought a few things after seeing them on other bloggers. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  11. Stunning skirt! I love the color of it especially with your jacket, you are rockin it!

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  12. blackberry and macbook five! love the wardrobe shots xx

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  13. It's horrible not being connected to the Internet when you're a blogger: my six weeks of field research in the Mallorcan mountains were torture! Glad you're back.

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  14. oh my goodness, the zara cords are lovely! i need a pair of those in my life! glad you have your internet back :)

    jazmine. xx

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  15. lookin' goooood k'bell.
    misscha down the overground rail from me. you must be up the walls with work already?
    x fi
    http://saveourshoes.blogspot.com

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  16. Love your blog! I was reading your music and movie interest and i'm pretty sure we are exactly the same person! (I love Patrick Wolf with a passion) You have such a classic style!

    Ayesha xx

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  17. You look great! Love that maxi/harem pants thing going on! And recently; I realised that I've shopped/worn stuff with lots of influences from bloggers around! Magazines don't have as much buying power over me anymore! Anyw, the blue cords are really simple; but really chic! Great color!

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  18. Lovely skirt! I bought sock garters after Queen Michelle raved about them. And I do love them, but find myself quite paranoidly (without anyone asking) telling folks that im wearing fashion suspenders, not sex suspenders, and that there was definetely a difference.. xx

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  19. fabulous and stylish girlies xxx

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