"Whoever said that money doesn't buy happiness didn't know where to shop."- Blair Waldorf

I decided that a Blair Walorf quote would be perfect for the title of this post, as she is obviously a massive influence on this outfit.

There's something about the end of summer and the beginning of the next season that makes me want to dress like a school girl. I love wearing socks all year round, but I love thick black ankle- or knee-length socks with a little pleated skirt like this. I also have my yearly obsession with plaid. I just want to buy little plaid skirts in lots of different colours to wear with tights and boot and thick black jumpers through the winter!! I really liked this outfit. I love that Gossip Girl has brought back style into school-girl chic. I could definitely see myself wearing this on the Upper East Side.

So today I finally started changing all the links to my blog to this new URL. It's kinda weird but I know I have to start accepting my new home. I do like it here, but I think it'll take some time and some tweeking to get used to. I just hope I don't lose readers over the move. I still have my other blog though which will redirect people over here. What do you think of my new home?

There's not very long left now until I go, and my To-Do list is getting shorter and shorter. I had a few tears last night, but the truth is I'm completely in denial. It just hasn't really hit me yet. And I can feel nervous or scared or excited but I don't really feel it. It probably won't hit me until I'm there. It's weird that A Level results come out today. It seems like much longer than two years since I nervously logged on to get mine. It was a strange day of mixed emotions; not everyone was as lucky as I was to get my grades and be able to accept my offer at my first choice university. I've never looked back though. I love my university and I love my course. That's why it's so hard for me to leave.

I'm really looking forward to my party this weekend; having everyone I love altogether. But I'm desperately sad that it means this is the end, that I'm actually leaving. My housemate Steph came over today and we made peanut butter and chocolate cookies (amazing, by the way) and watched Monsters vs. Aliens and ate falafel. We had such a good time. The highlight being singing along VERY loudly to Aerosmith in the car with the windows down; we really should have been embarrassed but we totally weren't. I'm worried that it'll take me some time to feel so completely comfortable with people the same way that I am with my friends here. But maybe I thought the same thing when I came to university, and now I have an even bigger group of amazing friends. I just, selfish as it is, hate the thought of everything at home carrying on without me.

 skirt- primark shirt- H&M belt- primark socks- unknown shoes- new look headband- George at Asda

I was originally going to take this shirt back. I bought it to try on some trousers and then liked it but wasn't sure if I needed it. I recently got a cute white pussy-bow shirt from a charity shop and didn't think I needed one more. So the day I was going back to H&M to take a few things back I decided to challenge myself to make a new outfit from it and I kinda fell in love. So the shirt stayed. I'm dreading having to decided what stays and what goes when I go to America. I love all my clothes so much, but I only have to much luggage allowance for everything. I won't be able to bring any books or DVDs or anything like that. Just clothes, shoes, jewellery, makeup, laptop, hair stuff, toiletries and the other little things I need every day. It's going to be very hard.

 Tomorrow is my last shift at Asda for the foreseeable future. While it's far from the best job in the world it gives me something to do, keeps my motivated and the people are lovely. Plus the pay is good. The only bad thing is my shift tomorrow starts at 6am. SIX A M!! I plan on being up at half 4!!

Ah I forgot it had been a few days since I last updated. On Sunday I was out being a reporter again for View magazine which was pretty exciting. I was off with my notepad to a fundraiser in the area which the magazine covers and I had to do a few interviews and speak to a few people, and I managed to have a bit of a chat with one of the boys from dance act Flava who were performing!! Jack, the guy I spoke to, was very sweet (and very cute- even though I thought he was gay and didn't pick up on any signs!!) and helpful and it was a great experience. I love watching people dance, though it makes me really jealous because I know I can dance too!! I really want to get involved in street dancing next year. I love my usual tap, modern and jazz but I really want to try something new a challenging, and I think street dance looks fantastic.
I also have a meeting next week with a friend of my mum's who is a freelance journalist. I'm hoping he'll be able to give me some advice on work experience and how to get it and what to do to advance my writing and repertoire. 

 Hmm I can't work out whether all my photos have been published or not!! Ah well :]]
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Thank you for your continued support, it means a lot.

Charlotte xxx


  1. Alan :) a gallon of alan. first place alan, second place alan, third place alan. x

  2. I love the Gossip Girl inspired look... it looks like something Blair would rock! You must be so excited for studying America, except the only thing which stinks is how you can't bring everything. However make sure you leave room in your suitcases for all the cool stuff you can bring home. :)

  3. I absolutely love your shirt! Very cute outfit.


  4. Sweet outfit. Love the blouse, and that bow tie is definitely a nice touch.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Wow, I completely adore your blouse!!!

  6. inspired by Blair? Red/white hair? Socks in your shoes like that? The tie knotted as a ribbon? An all-but properly lenghted skirt? Not very Blair like if you ask me...


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