Photo diary ft Alexa Chung

Wednesday, 25 November 2015
“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” 
- harry potter lol

Miscellaneous pictures from the lovely Autumn we had this year. Winter is now in full blast; I've started buying Christmas presents, wearing fifteen layers at once, making soup a lot and cozying up with my house watching films.
Hope St Hotel
 The Quarter
The Bluecoat
Independent Liverpool guys at Leaf 
 92 Degrees
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I've been doing lots of exciting and fun things recently but one highlight is meeting Alexa Chung at a Nails Inc event in the Liverpool Harvey Nichols. I think I've been a big fan of hers since I was 13. I remember really clearly once I was doing french homework on my carpet listening to Radio One, hating life, and I heard as she answered my question with Nick Grimshaw that I had tweeted in. I did a really excited blog post, in fact, I think I have over eight posts dedicated to her. It was amazing to finally meet her, she was really sweet and so beautiful of course.

New accessories

Sunday, 22 November 2015

ZARA circle necklace, H&M pearl earring, H&M Celine style circle hair clip, AND OTHER STORIES leather fold bag, ACNE STUDIOS coin purse 

My purse and bag broke and then my earrings got lost when I was wearing a wig (Halloween). OBVIOUSLY this called for some new things to be picked up. I got the Acne purse from Depop brand new from a lovely Swedish seller and the earring and the hair clip on sale for £1.

 I was down in London on Wednesday night so stopped at the launch party for the new And Other Stories store on the Kings Road. I used to work full time on that road so have many fond memories of walking down there every day, popping to the weekend market or Partidges for lunch and sitting outside the Saatchi. I'm almost glad it's only just opened, as I would of spent way too much of my wages there everyday. I'd been eyeing up the Fold-Over Leather Crossbody bag for a while though online and there was alcohol at the event and suddenly the next thing I knew I was at the till and the purchase had just kind of.... happened. I'm really in love with the quality of the bag though and it's really similar to the beautiful Celine 'All Soft Tote Bag' with the foldover style, so I have zero regrets.

University bedroom tour

Monday, 16 November 2015
I do all of my University work at the library, so ideally wanted my space at home to reflect my interior/fashion passion. I wanted to feel inspired and motivated by whats around me to do my other 'work' (blogging, freelancing, stuff for the future), but I'm not really sure thats really come into action  yet........ My trip to Sweden and as always, my interior tag on Pinterest, inspired me also to create somewhere minimalistic, cosy, full of plants and full of some of my favourite things, aka candles and books. It's a fairly small room with ugly furniture but it all miraculously matches and has plain walls too, woo!
 (CUSHIONS from H&M and IKEA, LAMP from TK Maxx)
 I saved a little and invested in a David Ehrenstr√•hle piece, from his 'My Guide To' series. I loved the London one but chose New York for its special place in my heart ... but will inevitably buy more in the next couple of years, knowing me.
My favourite thing that sits on my dresser is the White Company Peony diffuser which smells so dreamy and everyone seems to compliment it. Already got some more Neom refills to have ready to go when this runs out, I can't believe I didn't really use diffusers until last year. What a middle class nightmare

I'm really happy with my little space and its the nicest thing to chill out in my rabbit dressing gown reading and listening to music somewhere that isn't traditionally 'studenty', especially when the rest of  my Uni house is a tip, albeit a much loved tip.

See my bedroom tour from uni halls here

Cut out

Friday, 6 November 2015
My friends came up last weekend so I showed them some of my favourite spots around Liverpool and grabbed some photos on the way to post-Halloween pancakes at Moose. The cut out on this blouse adds that bit of 'boob window' which makes a change from my ever expanding collection of oversized jumpers/turtlenecks/general ill fitting Amish clothing (joke) ((kind of)). 

In Colour

Monday, 2 November 2015

My palette is extremely neutral but I've been drawn to red lately, would love one or two designer pieces to spice up my wardrobe. I'm so tempted by a 1970 Bella Freud jumper and the red Celine box bag, but I think that's because I adore it and would probably still love it even if it was the colour of sick. Also, I'm conveniently forgetting I'm a student. Saying that, cannot wait to do a 'New in' post soon, I've really got to a point this past year where I've been only buying pieces I truly love and can imagine wearing for a long time.

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