Monday 12 August 2013

keep you safe until you fall asleep

shirt asos (link) / skirt miss selfridge (link) / bag new look / studded loafers primark / paperclip earrings brandy melville / nails: barry m 'prickly pear' & sinful colors 'let me go'

location: Queens' College, (University of) Cambridge 

A little while back I mentioned in this post how I would love to go to Cambridge University after I leave sixth form in two years time. Don't get me wrong, this would be a complete aspiration and is 'the pinnacle' so by no means am I going to assume anything! Anyway, my family and I headed off to Norfolk last week for the annual gathering we attend with all of our family friends. To break up the journey, we spent Friday afternoon mooching around Cambridge, a place I'd never been to before. The place itself is beautiful, the architecture is old but in a good way, and contrasts massively with the whole city-girl-vibe I usually go for. I found the place a little intimidating if I'm going to be completely honest as I know so many academic people have lived here and all of that. Those thoughts aside, my Mum, younger brother and I walked to a few of the colleges including Queens' College. We saw all of the punting (and the attractive students working there) whilst standing on the Mathematical Bridge and it was all rather pretty. That is the surroundings in both architectural and human (specifically male) forms. 

The outfit is mainly compiled of a new shirt from asos (thank you Abbie!) and a cute floral skirt from Miss Selfridge. My Grandma kindly bought me the ditsy skirt and top before flying back home to Perth as a early results day present sort of thing. I now have to live up to big wishes as I would rather not send two of my current favourite clothing items 17,000km away as a punishment. The skirt was longer than I had anticipated after ordering it online, however this for me is a positive outcome as it means I can wear it to sixth form without worrying about not sticking to the dress code rules. The shirt is very versatile and can be worn with simple leggings, skinny jeans or skirts depending on the look you're going for, and in this outfit I went for the summery vibe. I love how it has cutout without being too revealing, I'm not overly confident about cutouts usually so this small and subtle insertion of lace works perfectly for me!

I'm thinking of writing a post about Cambridge mainly to show off some of the beautiful things to see, would any of you be interested?

now playing: calvin harris - thinking about you


  1. I'd love to see a Cambridge post, I love the city myself & also its great to aim high, I think you could do itxx

    1. I will write one up to publish soon. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your support xx

  2. love your outfit. its so girly and fun and the skirt is amazing. i wish i could go to university. i got my german high school degree in june and i'm so scared for the future and feel really lost as i don't know what to study...kinda sad.

    1. Thank you! Comfy skirts are the best.

      The tips I would say are:

      - think about your passions and if there are any potential careers you could link to them
      - local opportunities available: whether it be interning, volunteering or part-time employment in small companies nearby
      - education: now that you've got your high school degree, are there any extended courses or foundation degrees you could do?
      - and lastly, this is a very deep question but what do you want to do with your life? perhaps try brainstorming where you would like to see yourself go in the next ten years; socially, career-wise and financially.

      I hope this helps!

  3. I like the matching of different shades of purple. That's pretty cool. Nice post!


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