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Recent Favourite Buy | New Shoes

So here I am on the brink of going to Uni and what a better excuse than to buy some new school shoes? I found these beauties in the Trafford Centre’s TopShop and instantly fell in love. Since going to Kendal Calling last year and seeing everyone in their oxblood Dr Martens I’ve wanted some. However, I find Docs a bit clumpy for daily wear, great in the snow and winter, but for the summer I wanted something a little bit daintier. I hadn’t seen anything ‘Boot-y’ and oxblood that wasn’t Docs or wasn’t too bulky until now so I instantly had to take the opportunity and get these gorgeous lace ups. I think they’ll be great for trekking around Manchester!
What’s your recent favourite buy?

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Purchase of the day | Primark, The 1975

Shirts – Primark – £12

I don’t usually buy anything from Primark, it’s one of those shops where they either have exactly what you want or nothing at all but when entering today, I couldn’t resist picking up these two shirts. They’re so floaty and colourful and not for a bad price either. I’ve noticed that Primark are putting their prices up, they need to make sure they don’t get ahead of themselves!

The 1975 CD – HMV – £4.99

HMV has gone awesome. I don’t know why or what has happened for it to go awesome but the one in my town has had a total transformation since the scare of it closing down. They now sell Vinyls in-store, have a huge choice of artists that aren’t particularly mainstream and are selling CDs from independent record labels. They’ve also started hosting gigs from local bands and have even had Goldblade perform there. 
Today I purchased The 1975’s album. I’ve been aware of them for a long time, they’ve played at festivals I’ve been to and even ones hosted in my home town but I’ve never taken time to actually sit down and listen to them. It wasn’t until T in the Park was on TV that I heard them properly for the first time and since then they’ve become this summer’s soundtrack. I feel like the album is litteraly a compilation of their singles with a few extras thrown it. Every song is ace!

No17 Blusher Brush – Boots – £2.99

I finally got round to buying a blusher brush today after needing one for a very long time. It’s amazing how expensive they are which did have a big impact on the brush I chose. This one was only £2.99 and compared to £10+ that the other ones were selling for it was pretty cheap – I’ll just have to see how long it lasts for…

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Sister’s Graduation | OOTD

My sister graduated with a First Class Honors degree the other day at Leeds University.
It was a strange day, everyone was floating around in their big black gowns, I felt like I was on the set of Harry Potter! The sun was shining for the majority of the day too, making it even better, and everyone’s families were there, suited and booted and looking so proud – it was verrrryy cute.
The day before I’d been to the beach with my friends and at around 5 in the evening I got a phone call from my dad saying that we were going to Leeds that evening instead of the following morning. I rushed home, franticly threw a few things into a suitcase and we headed off.
We stayed at Headingley Stadium which was pretty cool, our rooms over looked the cricket ground.
The ceremony was fun. Everyone looked so serious and fancy in their gowns even the professors were swishing around, the whole pompousness was ace.  I must admit though, I was jealous of some of their hats. I mean dayum, as if they can only wear them at important uni events!
We ate at the Slug and Lettuce for tea and if you haven’t been there I totally think you should go. The food is to die for, I’d recommend the cookie explosion for dessert. Heavenly. 
In the evening we went to a little jazz bar and hung out there for a while. There was this band playing and everyone was having an awesome time, was a good vibe to round off the day.

My dress was from Lipsy, my sunglasses from Topshop and my shoes were from Dune…

I had a nightmare finding comfy shoes for the graduation. First I bought some from New Look and within the first five minutes of wearing them they had totally torn my ankles apart. They skipped right past the blister stage and just sliced into my ankles making them bleed. Soooo I had to go and buy some more,I pretty much tried on every sandal in town and they either rubbed on the cuts already made or didn’t fit. Then the last pair I tried on were the ones I got. Me and my sister had literally given up but on the way out of town we spotted these and they are soo comfy and real leather, and with them being in the sale, I couldn’t not get them!  

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OOTD | Summer

Hat – MissSelfridge
T-shirt – TopShop
Kimono – NewLook
Shorts – Primark
Watch – Gift
Necklaces – Gifts
Not to mention the Bowie phone case, a Christmas present from my Aunty!

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Tee and Cake | NASA

Loving my new NASA top at the moment. I bought it a few days ago from Top Shop’s Tee and Cake section as a present to myself for revising for my Alevels. I think it’s important to treat yourself every once in a while, especially when you’re bogged down with college work. A shopping spree on one side of revison and a bath and hot chocolate on the other side tends to soften the blow.

Being a fan of astrology, space and rockets I think this top is awesome! I don’t have a lot of t-shirts that have small short sleeves on them either! Not that I can complain, it’s my own fault, I tend to chop off the sleeves and the collar of my t-shirts giving them a unique and personalised feel. However, with this tee I’m planning on keeping the sleeves!

The thing I love about Tee and Cake tops is that they come with a recipe for cakes attached to the tab. I think it’s such a cute idea. I’ve not had chance to bake this recipe yet but apparently they make really good cakes – after my exams I will have to try them out!

I must admit the top itself was quite expensive. At £22 I did have to umm and ahh… especially with being a student, it’s a lot for a tee. But it was so pretty and such good quality that I couldn’t leave it behind, and student discount helped the bank account a little bit!

I’m so glad I bought it in the end and can’t wait to pair it with some shorts this summer.

Front, back and recipe on my tee!!

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