Don't worry, I've not gone all Sushi With My Girls!! on you, the reason for my title is that today I received an email offering me work experience at Love It! magazine!! I know have two, potentially three and possibly four work experience placements for summer. It's things like these that make it all worthwhile. I was moaning to my boyfriend last night about how hard it is to get anywhere in the career I want and then went home to read this!! I am really, really happy because two of my placements were ones that I achieved through my own initiative. Granted, the other two are are a result of knowing people and having contacts, but it's reassuring that sometimes I can make it on my own. I applied for a lot of work experience last year and came back with nothing, but I worked hard on my writing and resume and now it's finally starting to pay off.
I was thinking just before I took these photos that I don't often wear blue, and then remembered that is a big fat lie. I seem to be wearing a lot of blue recently. I always see myself as more of a warm colour girl- I love reds and pinks and beiges, but I think I'm starting to embrace a whole spectrum of colours. I mentioned a few weeks ago that for years when I first dyed my hair pink I avoided red like the plague. I think in my old age I am started to really appreciate the effect of simple, block colours. I often find navy hard to wear because I don't like mixing navy and black (I have serious issues with this. I hate wearing denim and black together most of all). I branched out a little today- my socks are actually navy (I know you can't really tell on these pictures) and I had no other choice than to wear black shoes. It's funny how navy is one of the few neutrals people don't really have shoes in. I have one pair of navy heels but I don't have anywhere near as many pairs of shoes and boots in navy as I do in brown and black.
This outfit just kind of fell together. I have a list of outfit ideas and I got back from my boyfriend's and set about looking over the list. Nothing inspired me. So I decided to just randomly pull things out of my wardrobe til I found a combination I liked. I absolutely adore this blue top (you can see it better here) and I'd forgotten I'd brought back this lovely striped skirt. Unfortunately, I really hate the waistband on it and tried to took it in- it looked ridiculous!! I've worn this skirt before back in Spring, but it was fun to style for winter. As I expected though, this coat is nowhere near warm enough for our temperatures here. I just threw it on for the pictures to avoid choosing a cardigan, but I think I'll add a cardi later and throw on a warmer coat!!
trench coat- topshop
skirt- new look
socks- forever 21
I absolutely adore this coat. I bought it a couple of summers ago and it was such an impulse buy, but it's so beautiful. In our climate back home, you really need a jacket or light coat all year around (I wore it last in a post back in July, and the blue is much prettier than black. I actually have a beige trench on my birthday list (this TopShop one is my current dream)- fingers crossed!!
Oooh my parents just skyped and we were getting all excited about New York. I really can't wait. I can't believe it's only 6 weeks away now- I feel like I've been waiting forever. I looked over my 21 Things to Do Before I'm 21 today and it's funny how your goals and priorities change over time. I only have 8 weeks left now and I'm not sure if I'll achieve everything I wanted to, but I think I've done a damn good job. I would say I've completed 11 and I think 2 or 3 are in the process of happening. Some are no longer goals for me, or things I changed my mind about or goals I no longer want to achieve. It's interesting how different you can be in a year.
Well it's time for some alone time with Cherry Coke Zero (seriously, I can't get enough!!) and lots of reading (I am currently reading 3 novels at once- the life of a literature student!!) and hopefully an early night!!
Have a lovely evening!!