BOW NECK TIE

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(Outfit Details: Shirt – Topshop, Skirt – Primark, Bow – ASOS, Hat – ASOS, Shoes – Primark, Bag – Primark, Watch – ℅ Breo)

If there’s one place in Newcastle that reminds me of being a teenager, it’s definitely Leazes Park, where I spent many summers there with my friends playing dizzy dizzy ducklings and having end-of-exam picnics. So when Helen suggested we headed up there to take our next batch of outfit photographs, I knew exactly where to head. Although I wasn’t brave enough to stand at the bandstand (next time, eh?) we found this spot away from screaming kids and runners (there was a lot) which was perfect.

Looking back at this outfit, it’s a bit busy. But if you can’t have fun with fashion, when can you eh? I picked up this Topshop shirt in the sale last week, with it’s monochrome print catching my eye. And the bow, well is it obvious that I’ve been watching a whole load of Gossip Girl recently? I just can’t seem to watch it without Blair Waldorf’s style being reflected in my own, that girl dresses blummin’ brilliantly. What next? A hairband?! And of course I couldn’t resist wearing my ‘leather’ (it’s from Primark, so definitely on the pleather spectrum) pleated skirt which I was lucky enough to buy last year when everyone and their cat wanted one. It’s got an elastic waists for those days where you just want that extra slice of cake, and it doesn’t blow up when it’s windy outside. Pretty perfect right!

I was kindly offered this watch recently by Breo, and I’ll admit I’m not normally one for wearing them – as I’m incredibly picky. However, when I came across this light grey version with a rose gold face then I was sold. What could possibly be my favourite colour combination of all time, I couldn’t say no. 

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THE SUNDAY LOW-DOWN #3

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Yep, I missed out my Sunday post last week. Truth is, I’m a bit rubbish when it comes to scheduling posts (something I’m working on!) and after coming down with my third really heavy cold within a few weeks, I ran out of steam. But hey ho, life goes on and I’ve had a pretty hectic few weeks.
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What I’ve been up to //

If I could sum up the past two weeks, I’d have to say that there has been a lot of catch-ups and shopping (oh, and eating cake, a whole load of cake). Most of my friends are now either completely finished university or finished for the summer, so it’s been lovely to see some of them for the first time in months. I get my second year university grades on Monday (eek!) but this week I was incredibly happy to found out that I’d passed not one, but all three of my NCTJs I took in May – in Reporting, Public Affairs and Production. At the time I told myself that I’d be very happy to pass one exam (as I know they’re rather tricky) so you can imagine my amazement at passing all three with grades I never imagined receiving. Public Affairs was the exam I feared the most, and I had pretty much convinced myself that I would fail, so I was incredibly surprised to find myself receiving an A. Crazy right?

Much of my week has been spent sorting out bloggy bits and bobs – I have some rather exciting things coming up and lots of ideas for future posts. I’m in a happy place over it and how it’s growing, my outfit posts I have ready for next week may just be my favourite ones yet!

What has made me smile this week //
– Realising that I’m a lot more capable at exams/work than I thought I was. I lost all confidence when I did a bit rubbish in my A Levels (after getting mainly A’s in my GCSEs) so it was nice to feel proud of my achievements.
– Catching up with friends.
– Zara and Topshop sales, need I say more?
– Taking outfit photographs around a lot of people and for the first time ever, not caring what others thought, so liberating!
–  Discovering a coffee shop that makes the best brownies in Newcastle, mmm.
What I’ve been listening to //

– Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark

– Drowners – Luv, Hold Me Down

– Imagine Dragons – Nothing Left To Say

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