lilac top dorothy perkins | white textured skirt miss selfridge | plum biker jacket new look teens | black slouchy bag dorothy perkins | watch casio via asos (link) | black chelsea boots topshop (link) | nails: barry m prickly pear & models own boogie nights
It's an indisputable fact that half term is one of my favourite things to exist, ever. The five days off that grace us school students in October, February and May/June are completely and utterly appreciated (well, I can confirm that from my behalf anyway) and nothing in my eyes beats a good rest. Sleeping in until
10 11.30am is ideal of course. As is watching full seasons of Gossip Girl. Ultimate relaxation is good for us. Exams very nearly consumed my life and the past six days have given me some vital time to remind myself of slightly more enjoyable pastimes than revising. Staying in pyjamas all day and lazing under my duvet is my personal favourite activity of choice, I must admit.
On Sunday after work, Mum and I went to see Little Mix at the O2 (y'know, spicing things up when it comes to mother/daughter bonding) and both really enjoyed ourselves. Neither of us realised quite how good those four ladies are at dancing. Obviously they've got the whole singing thing to a T but seriously damn they really can move. Move...get it? I should steer away from pun attempts...
Today I know will be a fab day as I'm off to meet my lovely friend Nadine who spends her time between Exeter, Jordan and the East Coast of the US so I am absolutely delighted that she is coming to London. I actually met her here in the city (in Hyde Park, to be exact) just over two years ago and since then we try and meet up every time she's in the capital. I haven't seen her since early January, when I showed her the incredible restaurant that is Las Iguanas and consequently she declared her love for LI like I have. Last time we went to the Stratford branch so we're going to venture elsewhere as fortunately, there are six branches within Greater London, so there's plenty of choice. I wrote about Las Iguanas back in March as I went there with my family for my birthday....deets on that can be found here.
As for the outfit (which I probably should mention, considering I've rambled for a little too long now): I wore my trusty plum biker jacket from New Look that I got for my sixteenth birthday, so a year and a bit ago. Sadly I haven't seen any biker jackets of a similar shade since then but don't you worry, I am on the lookout. I will report back if I find a clothing dupe! The lilac top is an absolute essential from Dorothy Perkins. I bought it before undertaking work experience there two years ago and since then I've got a permanent job there so I guess it worked its magic. They no longer stock this colour but they do have it in many others, including black and a stunning jade shade, both of which you can find here. This textured skirt was a summer 2013 sale purchase from Miss Selfridge, I remember getting it on sale combined with student discount (my saviour) and picking it up for £10.20. It's a great length, not too short, so I can wear it out to the occasional party (not that I attend many, ha) and sixth form without it seeming inappropriate to either setting. The Topshop Month chelsea boots have taken me from a cold winter season to a not-so-warm spring/almost summer and have proved their position as the perfect transition boots. As much as I love them I would like to ditch them for a few months soon, perhaps in hope of nicer weather. I say 'perhaps'. I mean in desperate hope. The 3-day summer we had last week was glorious. Repeat again soon England, please?