Monday, 9 February 2015

roll neck jumper sort of day

 blue roll neck jumper dorothy perkins (link) | black joni jeans topshop (link) | black shearling coat mango | grey chelsea boots dorothy perkins | black backpack new look (link) | watch casio | rings h&m | earrings Camden Market

Location: Somerset House, London

Well hello there. I'm aware it's been a little while that I've been absent from this space. Now I'm a firm believer that nobody should have to apologise for their absence, seeing as every blogger has ultimate control of their own space, and let's be honest, we all have hundreds of other things out there that collectively work to use up our time. But however I do apologise for temporarily abandoning you guys without warning. It's been long, but I'm here to start making up for it.

The past five weeks have been a bit merh if I'm honest - I've never been a fan of January, seeing as it combines the notorious post-Christmas blues with dismal weather and a severe lack of any sunlight. Oh, and a hella lot of rain. Thanks, England. A lil' while back I endured that Winter cold that I think hit everyone I know, and boy did I feel it. Goodbye voice for five days. I never realised how much I took having a voice/the ability to express myself vocally for granted until it was gone. That sounds dramatic, I know. But it sucks and everyone that's whispered to their mate in hope of getting their attention (and has subsequently failed at doing so) will understand quite how real the struggle is. Mock exams were last week and it is really starting to hit me that in four and a half months (!!!) I will be done with school forever. Oh, and I turn eighteen next month. Life is literally flying by and I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. On the bright side, I got a new job and as of a couple weeks' time, I will no longer have to trek outside the M25 to get to work.*celebrates* I'm both excited at the thought of a new workplace and challenges as well as the prospect of no longer having to handle South West Trains on Sundays. I promise you I will not miss that at all.

Anyway, life essay over and onto the undoubtedly more interesting aspect of this post, the clothes. The roll neck jumper was a recent purchase from Dorothy Perkins, who with their online sales combined with their cheeky 'extra 15% off deal' enabled me to pick up this pale blue beauty for less than 8 quid. I've been searching for warm jumpers for so long considering the perpetual English winter, and this one will seriously do for the time being. Their petite section is going from strength to strength at the moment, but I say this with caution: for anything I want even vaguely oversized, ordering at least 3 sizes up is the only way to go. I've worn this black shearling coat from Mango so many times in the past few months as a) it is black so naturally goes well with approximately 99% of the things I own and b) it is so comfy oh my goodness can we just appreciate the softness for a second please. Wow. Oh, and it only cost £13 in the ASOS sale last year. I have an affinity for ASOS, as well as the patience to scramble through pages and pages of items until I find 'the one'. Needless to say, this coat fit the bill just fine. 

Topshop's black Joni jeans have arguably been stuck to my legs since the day I bought them, I must wear them at least 1-2 times a week. The fabric is so sturdy in comparison to the other Joni variations, and still looks decent despite the fading pushing them into the category of 'charcoal with white detailing on the knees'. If you've read my blog before you may have seen these grey Chelsea boots pop up - they're comfy and a bit different to the typical black ones, and also fit the void of my black pair as they're a bit muddy/old/loved beyond repair. Operation salvage my favourite boots commence?! This awesome black backpack is a recent addition to my wardrobe from New Look and I have been absolutely loving it lately. It's big enough to fit the essentials in whilst small enough to teach me that excessive daily bag packing is not the way forward. I haven't worn a backpack in years and in a way it feels liberating to have my hands/arms free of heavy bags and that ache that inevitably forms on a daily basis. If only it were little bigger and could fit some of my school folders in, I would be converted and 100% #teambackpack. 

These photos were taken at Somerset House, one of my favourite places in London. Not only is it where LFW is held twice a year, it also holds so many incredible art/fashion/photography exhibitions throughout the year that are either free or reasonably priced. I dragged Mum along to see the Mapping The City exhibition, which being all about cartography excited my inner Geography/maps nerd so much. I'll be writing about it in the next couple of days so do look out for that!

That's all for now but before I leave you, I'm just going to take a moment to show you how beautiful my mumma is. I posted about her before (blog post here), coincidentally also at Somerset House, and since I published it in August 2013 it has become one of my most-read posts. The power of mummy galaxies xo is evidently strong, I can tell.

Until next time,

Thalia xxx

black turtleneck jumper primark | black tube skirt miss selfridge | shrug charity shop | boots new look | hat vintage/Australia | bag peacocks | watch vintage

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