Saturday, 28 December 2013

dungaree hype

(dungarees - missguided*...top - topshop...fedora - river island...)

so, hello! remember me? i am finding it so so hard to find time to take outfit pictures during the festive period, i either feel far too fat after too many mince pies, or the sun has gone to bed by the time im ready for photos!!! but, i managed to find some time today to pose and be a tart, so here it is!

i got sent these dungarees a while ago for my internship and i absolutely love them! they're from missguided, and the link is above. they're a steal at just £22.99, and just so versatile. i love them with a plain white t-shirt underneath, it makes it casual enough to wear out for drinks but would also be perfect in a work environment! i also think if you teamed them with a crop top underneath you could wear them out on the towwnnn. perfecto!

hoping to get a few more posts under my belt before the new year.... i can't believe christmas has been and gone, and now i'm waiting on new year. 2014 will see my graduate uni... eep. what to do then??? 

until next time...xo
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Saturday, 21 December 2013

elle internship: week two

(top to bottom...my 'what elle wears' photos...amazing mariafrancescapepe rings...a tidy fashion cupboard on my final day...cake pop...feeling festive)

well, my final week at elle has been and gone, and i am definitely ready to relax for christmas! although, i'm gutted i had to leave elle, i absolutely loved interning there and hope to go back soon!

the week was a bit intense at first, as i realised i was the only intern this week!!! that meant that i was in charge of a lot of returns - and when the cupboard had to be cleared by friday, that's a lot of work!! but, i didn't mind, as it meant i could show them what i could do! just call me super intern... myself and the fashion intern manager managed to completely clear the cupboard by friday, which was a hell of a lot of work, but sooo worth it to know i've helped make everyone's jobs after christmas easier as they won't have a pile of returns to come back to!! 

it was super exciting this week as i was asked to be photographed for the infamous what elle wears gallery. i was sooo pleased as it's a massive privilege to be on the elle uk website - still can't believe it!! the pictures are uploaded above, and i just want to say a massive thank you to elle for letting me be on the website! 

so, the week was a week of returnsreturnsreturns...but there were lots of perks! i got to try my first ever cake pop, which is featured above as a cute little penguin. BUT it was literally the most amazing chocolate fudge cake i've everever tasted. it was so squidgy and yummy, aahh... wish i could have it again! there's always sooo many sweets in the fashion cupboard, a little bit of sugar helps along with the day! 

on friday (my final day booohoooo :() i bought in some chocolatey bits and a thank you card, which i think it of paramount importance at the end of any internship as it's nice to show appreciation at being given such an amazing opportunity. there was also a beauty sale in the fashion cupboard, which i thought you know, would be chilled.... i was veryveryvery wrong. people were lined up around the cupboard with empty bags waiting to be let in, and the minute we were allowed into the room people were pushing, shoving, scraping as many products into their bags as possible! it was anarchy. i was so scared. i need to man up for this industry! i managed to bag a lancome foundation, 2 percy+russell hair products, and some hair wax for my brother. i was also sososososo lucky and sooo spoilt with my goody bag from the fashion girls!!! i got a forever 21 scarf and beanie, topshop advent calender, no7 lipstick, clutch bag, victoria's secret pants...to name some of the wonderful gifts! christmas came early!

so it's over, and i am soso upset as i loved every second, such amazing experience. i hope to go back for a longer period next year! luckily, i have a week lined up at the guardian in the fashion cupboard for february, so keep your eyes peeled for more intern posts! until next time xo 

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

elle internship: week one



(pic1 - gorgeous dress/liberty of london and oxford circus...pic2 - poser/juicy couture bag/beautiful headpieces...pic3 - ootd/elle cupcake/carnaby street...pic 4 - ootd/sushi snack/returns queen...pic 5 - ME ON ELLE INSTAGRAM...pic 6 - elle photobooth)

well, this week has gone past in a big blur of beautiful clothes, tubes, and boots meal deals. interning at elle has been AMAZING, and goes so quickly. i'm there for 2 weeks, and thought i'd share my experiences day by day with you :) (warning: writing and picture heavy, but you will want to read it all, it's interesting!)

DAY 1: didn't start the greatest way i'd imagined, as i had about 3 hours sleep due to my body being an absolute moron during the night, and then decided to feel 100% better at 7am. when i had to get up. good one... anyway! onwards and upwards! after changing my clothes A THOUSAND TIMES, i decided on a smock dress and boots. i'd already been contacted on the sunday with my first mission.... go to MANOLO BLAHNIK to pick up some shoes, and take them to a shoot. i felt very devil wears prada. i got to chelsea to the head offices of MB earlier than expected, which was good as it's always a good idea to be early!! then, i zoomed on over to a shoot that left me absolutely amazedddd. i felt very unimportant and normal, and started to feel out of my depth....but then, i was zoomed back to the offices, to start proper intern life! it was back to the old returns, dockets, post trips...but the clothes!!! my goodness, i've never seen so many beautiful clothes in my life! i left my first day feeling confident, and excited to get back! oh... and did i mention, they have a PHOTOBOOTH in the office?????? 

DAY 2: today i felt much more at ease and like i knew what i was doing. it was a day full of returns, but that doesn't matter to me as it's what i expect to be doing all day, and i got to package up the  most BEAUTIFUL chanel pearl necklace - so i was pleased. one thing that breaks up the day is physically returning items to stores and PRs, as the elle offices are so central! i also got an amazing elle cupcake today - yummmmm. 

DAY 3: another day another stack of returns to get through! but i don't mind too much as i just can't get enough of the gorge clothes :) and as drake said, started at the bottom now we hereee (hopefully i'll be here one day...) interning is a real strain on the old purse strings, especially as you're travelling at peak times on the tubes. it panicked me a bit today, but then i remembered what an amazing opportunity this is - and i just gotta keep going until my CV looks amazing and one day i might be a fashion assistant myself! keep on swimming.

DAY 4: today was the best day so far by a mile! it started normally with returnsreturnsreturns, but then i was asked to help lay out all the clothes, shoes and accessories for a cover shoot! i was so chuffed to be able to help out, and lay everything out VERY NEATLY and hung everything with absolute precision, as i was told lorraine candy and anne marie curtis would be coming in to edit it and examine the pieces. when they came in, i stood very quietly out of their way, moving things when asked, but feeling ever so important and SOOO LUCKY to be in the same room with two amazing women!!! also, the accessories were to die for. best day so far!!!!!!!!!!!! i even got to have a sneaky cameo on the official elle uk instagram!!! 

DAY 5: today was pretty quiet, as the elle xmas do was the night before so people were either off, or quiet and hungover. just battled through the returns!!! one plus was, because it was quiet, i got to go in the photobooth yayyy :D:D:D:

week one over!!!! tune in next week to hear about my final week at elle :D until next time xo
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Sunday, 8 December 2013

winter warmth

(coat - ark*...fedora - river island...boots - office)

baby it's cold outside! i'm chuffed with the weather, been so excited to whack out the jumpers, chunky tights and boots for ages! the tartan trend is still rife, and i absolutely love my tartan coat from ark. very chic, and perfect to wrap up warm in!

i feel like i'm wrapped up in a big marshmellow! when i got it out of the parcel i gasped at how soft it is! it's thick and really padded, making you feel like you're being hugged all day! i haven't got any coloured coats, i tend to stick to black (not that you'll have noticed...) so i like that is jazzes up my outfit a little bit. giving me even MORE excuse to wear all black so i can wear my coat. excellent!!! the sleeves are slightly cropped, but i actually really love the fit. not too baggy, but enough space under it for a big jumper for winter nights :)

i had to include my fedora, i know i've blogged about it but i just love it. it really adds class to an outfit, and i need all the help i can get when it comes to class... im glad it fits properly as i have a huge head, and sometimes hats can be a bit small. bless me and my huge head. it's perfect for winter, but can't wait to wear it in summer with little dresses and boots!!

off to london tomorrow to start my internship at elle!!! wish me luck :D until next time xo
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