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Month: May 2016

The Perfect Summer Playsuit

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Playsuit- Boohoo @ ASOS (similar) HERE

Jacket- Topshop (similar) HERE

Belt- ASOS HERE

Sunglasses- ASOS HERE

Boots- H&M

Scarf- Miss Selfridge (old)

Hi Lovelies, I feel as though its been a very long time since I’ve done a proper outfit post so here we go… I’d actually had all the best intentions of photographing this little playsuit when I was away in sunny sunny Greece but the straps broke much to my horror! Luckily I’ve got them all sewn back on and stronger than ever- I reckon anyway.

The playsuit is a super cute off the shoulder number which I managed to pick up for less than £20- bargain! (On that note… is anyone else feeling very pleased about the fact that Boohoo is now available on Asos?) Its actually perfect for the height of summer as its really lightweight but sadly pretty see through. Something James noticed straight away.  I’ve added a few choice accessories including this awesome western belt and statement sunglasses along with these boyish patent booties. Now if we could just see some sun the look would be complete.

Love Eleanor x

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One day in Santorini

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Love Eleanor x

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My Calvins

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Bra (worn underneath) – New Look

Velvet choker- Topshop HERE

I’m feeling rather 90s in these photos with my retro style Calvin Klein Jeans logo top and my good ol’ velvet choker. It’s probably not that surprising that I was watching episodes of Buffy as I edited this. I was clearly so inspired that I went for a classic disposable camera look. Seriously though, I’ve been getting so obsessed with 90s throwback logo tops lately that I think its actually becoming a bit of an issue for me. On the day I picked this one up from Urban Outfitters (eg. the holy grail for these sort of things) they actually had a shed load of Fila stuff in the sale. BUT I can happily say I resisted the urge to buy £5 vests in every colour.

I also fall in love a little everytime I put on this lace bra from New Look. I’ve got it in both yellow and royal blue but I’ve gotta say I just don’t wear it as often as I thought I would. It’s just one of those things that’s a bit too sexy and impracticable for every day wear so gets relegated to the special occasion section of my underwear selection!

Love Eleanor X

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All Blue Everything

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Shirt- H&M

Denim Dress- Miss Selfridge

Brogues- Zara

As is clearly explained by the title of this post, on this particular day I decided to go for an all blue outfit. Except to point out the obvious my beloved silver brogues which I just feel like I don’t really get the chance to wear as often as I’d like. Boo.  Now I’ve had this denim dress for a while and although I really like the whole 70s look to it, I’m never completely convinced but the shape of it. It’s the sort of piece where I reckon you need to have a really womanly figure to pull off and I just ain’t blessed that way!

In other news, I feel like I’m having a real love hate relationship with my blog lately. Mostly hate lets be honest… I’ve just not been feeling it and I also feel like moving over to WordPress has been a pretty bad decision for me. My page views just seemed to plummet and my blog doesn’t even show up on google anymore. So I’m considering a move back over to Blogger and hoping that will fix it all. I mean if you’re not happy with something you may as well try and fix it right??

Love Eleanor X

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My University Experience

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In the interests of keeping this post upbeat and not drag on too long, I’ll try to be brief today! So I’ve wanted to write a little post about my university experience for a while now. It’s something I’ve seen a lot of bloggers do and I feel like there’s a lot of debate around further education. It’s been nearly 3 years since I graduated which makes it easier to look back and talk about what I learnt from it all.

So I may have mention previously that I actually quit uni twice before finally completing my degree which probably reveals a lot. When I did get through my degree it was in Fashion at Newcastle College and I came out with a 2.1. I’ve got to say by the end of the three years my heart just wasn’t in it and I just wanted the whole thing to be over with so I could start working instead. To be completely transparent, I spent the whole time unsure I’d made the right decision and worried about my future- which was pretty depressing!

It’s not that I wasn’t academic or creative or even that I wasn’t interested in the subject I was studying. I just honestly think that University isn’t for everyone. When I left school I think there was a lot more pressure on young people to ‘get an education’ and that University was the only path into a ‘good’ job. As I’m way past my school days now, I can’t say for certain but its seems like the rise in fees and lack of graduate jobs has relaxed that attitude a little now.

For me, I reckon those years would have been better spent gaining experience in the real working world. I also wish I’d used my spare time more wisely- doing placements or creative projects or even just keeping a blog. I totally understand that for some careers University is the only way but for others maybe that time and money could be spent better elsewhere? At 18, I  feel like I was too young and inexperienced to decide what I wanted to do too. Although that doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone!

Let me know what you think… Did you have a positive or negative experience with further education?

Love Eleanor x

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