NEW VIDEO! | GRWM – GAME DAY |

So I finalllllllllllly got around to filming and editing again since READING last year (Aug 2014)! It’s aGet Ready with Me for Game Day!

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The Young Ones

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About a week or so ago, I had to style and model for a photo shoot for my step sister, who is a 3rd year Fashion Graphics student at the same university as me. The concept was to style everday outfits based on how a Dr Martens fan would. I myself am one so this was easy enough for me! I thought I’d share two of the looks with you and this is the first one.

Over the weekend I’ve had Tom down at Southampton with me and I’ve had a lovely time, including the biggest game of our American Football team’s season – Team Solent Redhawks vs. University of Southampton Stags. We won in a 22-0 great victory! I’ve popped some pictures in for you here

Girl 🏈🎀💜

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Thank You to Thomas for these lovely pictures from the game. ♥

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*Also I’d just like to say I’m not advertising alcohol to all of my readers, it was simply a prop for the photoshoot* 

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(Catch Up) Back at University & Health, Fitness Changes.

Long break between posts again, I know I’m sorry! But, I’ve been back at University for a few weeks now and have been getting into the routine of things again. It’s been pretty hectic! Taking on another 3 new assignments, getting back into Game Days, I do love being busy but, once again my blogging has taken a hit during that time!

I just wanted to talk about how I’ve been the past few months, the main change has become since I joined the Solent Ravens cheerleading squad (I’m just on the Game Day team this year). Since I started cheering, my health has become better, I’m much more fit, more toned and much more flexible! All this adding up has made my self-confidence rocket and it’s incredible. I’ve had a steady gym time table, healthier diet and have been stretching nearly every night for about two months, the result of this has been so good to me. On that note – I wasn’t even able to touch the floor with my finger tips when I began, now I can reach back and almost pull a scale which is a huge thing for me.

This was just a quick little catchup before bed again but I’m really enjoying myself at the moment. Loves ♥

Today

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Finally back to game day tomorrow 🏈🎀

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@chelsgaiger @chloemckechnie95 💜

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Uni Modelling Snaps

This is just going to be a general chit-chatty sort of post as I’m back home for Christmas now for a few weeks! I got back on the 12th from down Southampton and I’m realising how much I miss being down there. It’s so strange not seeing my flat every day and going to university, doing student things. Also being close to everything! Back home in my little village I’m so isolated from everywhere which sucks. But it’s given me a chance to finish off my last two assignments for this semester which is a huge relief, I’ve also been back working at my local Next store which is nice to see all my friends and get into some stuff that I’m familiar with.

Anyways, this post was just going to be showing you some previews of some modelling I did for a friend of mine for our Styling Fundamentals project. I’ve become much more confident in front of the camera since started the course at Solent and it’s helped me in other ways too!

Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

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Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

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Talk soon, mwah

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What You Know

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I told you I was back into the swing of things! This was just what I was wearing the other day before me and Sophie went to shoot some editorials for our course! I feel like my style has changed a lot since coming to university, it’s pretty strang actually. Less sporty, more classic grungy.

Ps. Thanks for the jacket Sophie, love you 5ever

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The Wolfpack / (Back Into Blogging Again)

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It’s been far too long! I haven’t posted on here in what feels like forever – but finally after settling into uni and getting prepared for my first hand in I feel like I have the time to get back into this. I’ve missed it too much to just give it up. So me and Sophie from Set In Style are actually on the same course together at Southampton Solent University and we’ve asked eachother to model for our editorial trend pieces – we thought we may as well grab some blogging pictures while we were at it. I’m still trying to find nice locations for blogging around my area of Halls but we’re getting there!

Anyway – I’m literally loving my course at university and loving living down here in Southampton. I’ve settled in perfectly and it definitely feels like a second home to me. Getting back into the swing of things is feeling great.

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Careless

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| Dress – c/o Blue Vanilla | Jacket – Nasty Gal | Hat – Primark | Boots – Dr Marten/Thrifted | Sunglasses – Borrowed From Flatmate ♥ |

Finally got around to shooting some outfit pictures now I’m down here. It’s always difficult to find a nice backdrop! I was kindly sent this dress to review by Blue Vanilla… It’s such a pretty dress but I’m not a very dress-up kind of girl, so I thought I’d set myself the challenge to show you how you can dress things like this down. The only thing I can recommend is to only go for a dress with this shape if you have curves in the right places… (basically I don’t have the boobs for this). Gorgeous dress though.

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Embracing The Pale: Week 1-3 / General Life Update

I’ve been meaning to write up this post for a long while! However, it’s been freshers fortnight at university and I feel like I’ve just been so busy and had no time to just sit and blog. As I said a few posts back, I’ve decided to hand in the St Moriz and tanning mitts. I was sick of feeling like I had to look like someone else, the population’s idea of beauty, not my own. All shades of skin are beautiful. It’s been hard not to go straight back to it, looking ill on nights out with groups of my uni girls and practically glowing was difficult at first (my best uni friend is so tanned which doesn’t help!) but now I’ve gotten used to it I feel so much more myself. I’m really settling into my own skin since moving down here. I also got my tattoo that I designed to cover up a hard past and start fresh and all I’ve had is compliments which has boosted my confidence of my drawing skills that I haven’t used in so long too.

Uni’s going amazing as well, my course is incredible and just what I want/where I want to be at. We’re in the middle of planning our 2nd shoot now. I modelled last week for my group which was strange as all I’m used to is modelling in front of my boyfriend or a fellow blogger for a standard outfit post. It’s made me feel a lot more confident being asked by two more people to model for their own shoots!

All in all I’m finally becoming the most myself I’ve ever been and have stopped trying to be society’s idea of perfect and I’ve never felt more self confident and comfortable! Talk soon ♥

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Out of The Black

1 DSC_3437 DSC_3456 DSC_3459 DSC_3481 DSC_3529 DSC_3543 DSC_3514 DSC_3516 DSC_3558DSC_3564| Top – C/O The City Rack | Vest/Dress & Shoes – Primark | Skirt – Thrifted | Sunglasses – New Look | Bag – Next | Snapback – Duck Denmark C/O Karma Loop UK |

It feels like forever since I’ve posted! It’s been mad since Thursday, moving into university and all that. It’s hard now and again, missing home and people etc. but I definitely love it here. My flat’s awesome too – so glad there’s no awkwardness and noone that doesn’t get on it makes it so much more comfortable.

This was just an outfit I shot before moving down, we’re on the hunt for some nice backdrops in the city and we will get back to it! It’s so hard to get stuff done during Freshers there is so much going on, all of the time.  The second day in Uni, we set up our first photoshoot and I was model. The theme was white and we decided on a slicked back androgynous look inspired by the Alexander Wang Winchester Shirt. We stuck with a simple white skirt and heavy Dr Martens.

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NYFW SS15 Favourites

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All pictures sourced from http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/spring-summer-2015/ready-to-wear

1. Alexander Wang
Of course I loved every single piece of Alexander Wang’s SS15 collection, so many incredible tailored and sports luxe pieces. It was tough to pick a favourite but I had to go for this classic white and green mesh look.

1. Chadwick Bell
Wow. That’s all I can say about this designer I recently found out about. Incredible slouchy yet tailored, minimal looks. So much love!

3. Misha NoNoo
I absolutely love this sleeveless (but sleeves tied up) shirt dress. It is absolutely amazing, the things I would do to own it are endless! I loved this ladies show, there were so many gorgeous white pieces that I obviously began to drool over the second I saw them all!

4.Organic by John Patrick
Shirts, slouchy, sheer – need I say more?

5. Osklen
That clear shirt underneath the khaki one is incredible! It’s added so much to this outfit even though it’s mostly hidden. Love.

6. Porsche Design
Beautiful sleek cars, beautiful sleek clothes.

7. Versace

As my favourite-all around designer. Versace has done it again with an amazing collection. This dress, I can’t even find the words! I adore this black and white pattern look they’ve gone for on a few of their pieces from the collection – there’s a beautiful two piece I really like too.

8. Zoe Jordan
In case you don’t know just yet – I may be slightly obsessed with marble. It always looks so pretty and creative but it always suits my style as most marble is grey, black or white. I need this two piece in my life – or at least more likely a high street look a like in the near future (pls).

So, these have just been my 10 favourite looks/collections from NYFW SS15. You can expect the same from the currently happening LFW too! I haven’t done a fashion reporting sort of post in a long, long time and I realised typing this up that I have really missed it. While at university these posts will probably be a lot more often.

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