cosy[7]I think it only takes one look to know that I’ve fallen in love with the most perfect scarf in the world! It’ tartan, it’s warm and it’s massively oversized! And I haven’t even mentioned the best part – it’s double sided! I seriously nearly died when I saw it in New Look, and as much as I wanted to walk past… I just couldn’t. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Big scarves like this are perfect to just throw on and off, wrap around like a shawl and cosy up in when it gets chilly.

I mean really, just look at how much fun I have wearing it! Haha. Naturally I thought it would look best against greys and black, and because I can’t let summer go I’m going to keep wearing my Birkenstocks for as long as I possibly can! :) x

Touch Of Grace

grace[18]- Shoes; Converse. Skirt; Primark. Top; Miss Selfridge. Necklace; Camden Market. Bag; Zara. Sunglasses; New Look. -

No I don’t mean saintly, I’m talking about the other Grace – Kelly of course! When I wore this out the other day I couldn’t help but feel a little Rear Window (Click for the link if you don’t know and I’ll close my eyes and pretend I didn’t see that)… albeit, this is a very loose connection. But subtle aspects like the mid-length of the skirt, off the shoulder cut to the top and kind of wavy hair made me feel like an urban, 21st Century, less wealthy and significantly less good looking, but almost as stylish, Grace Kelly. I mean, if you tilt your head to the side, close one eye and squint the other you might almost be convinced…

On another note I actually picked this skirt up from Primark for only 5 pounds (roughly 10 AUD), which is a massive bonus in my book! I’ve worn it to death already, and though I thought I’d struggle with shoes, I’ve actually found the best fit is my black converse. They help to keep the piece in 2014 and give off that ‘I just threw this on’ vibe that only cons can give! x

High Neck

high-neck[10]- Shoes; Lipstik. Pants; H&M. Top; Topshop. Sunglasses; New Look. Clutch; Mimco. Jewellery; Camden Market. -

One of the bigger issues I’m facing at the moment is my diet. As a student it’s so tempting to eat complete rubbish all the time. In fact, most days I’m ashamed to admit I never eat three proper meals, let alone finish an entire bottle of water. Of course, this then affects your sleep (where I’m going to bed at 3 and waking up at 11), which affects your day, and then your Uni grades…so on and so forth. I guess what I’m trying to say is over the past week or so I’ve come to realise that I need to look after myself more, and this means sneaking in a few early nights to balance out the late ones, and really watching what I’m eating.

Why would I be mentioning this? Only because I wore a crop top out the other day and for the first time in quite a while my stomach was back to it’s normal semi-roundness instead of being significantly bloated, which is just generally gross and uncomfortable (sorry if that’s TMI, but it happens to the best of us!). Having made these small changes I’m now feeling better and semi-motivated (let’s be realistic) to chuck on the free runs and inject some active back into my life!

P.S – Ironically, if you haven’t already picked up on it, this outfit is pretty much my equivalent of trackpants and a t-shirt! Haha. x

Harry Potter Studios | Part II

hp2[4]And finally here’s the second post from my Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio tour in London! It took me a while to locate the right SD card (you don’t even want to know how many I have!). Anyway this one has some really cool shots including Professor Snape’s Potion Room and Dumbledore’s Office! Click here to see Part I if you missed it!

Now instead of chatting on and on about what you can already see in the photos, I thought I’d share something that’s been playing on my mind lately. I’m really enjoying my time over here.. like, really enjoying it. I have absolutely embraced the freedom and confidence it’s given me, so it’s occurred to myself and my sister, what if we wanted to stay longer? The only thing that worries me is that if I make the decision to stay I don’t want it to be because I’m still in the honeymoon phase of culture shock. More than that though, I want it to be for the right reasons long term. Not because I want to muck around and go out every second night with my friends, but because this is a once in a lifetime experience that I won’t get again. I guess I’m confused because at the moment I want to stay for both. x

P.S – Any help would be really appreciated, particularly if you’ve done something like this before!