Thursday, 3 February 2011

Love It!


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
top- topshop
socks- forever 21
shoes- target


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!!

Charlotte xxx

18 comments:

  1. Just love the way that jacket puffs out over the skirt. Beautiful!

    x

    Caroline

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  2. amaaazing outfit! the shape of that skirt with the jacket over it is beautiful.
    really love <3

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  3. Blue's gorgeous, I wish it would snow here! We're having a heat wave!!

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  4. the jacket is a fab blue colour :) skirt is so pretty.
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  5. I love the blue jacket. It's such a pretty color and really pops!
    <3JM

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  6. You look so lovely in blue! Congrats on the potential job! Would that keep you in the US? I am a diet coke-aholic. Have you tried Diet Coke w/ Lime?? So amazing!

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  7. that coat would be sooo lovely in spring time! (if only that would get here sooner). You look lovely.

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  8. you reallly look so lovely in this.
    it makes your curves look awesome! ;-;

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  9. the silhouette of this outfit is fab and the coat is gorgeous! congrats on all the possible placements :) x

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  10. you look amazing.
    like really, amazing figure and genuine smile :)
    unfortunately i can't pull off blue :( unlike you.
    i bet you're excited for new york, i would be, I AM!

    have a great weekend charlotte.

    love, emma xx

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  11. Oh, congrats on everything! And you're going to LOVE New York. I actually have a friend who goes to NYU who is studying in London right now and it practically bores her! Craziness.

    And I love this outfit! It's very you, but also a big change from you've been wearing lately. :)

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  12. Yay, congrats Charlotte!! And I love today's pictures!!

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  13. Your outfits never cease to amaze me. I seriously love everything that you wear. Let's be friends. Then I can raid your closet. Just Kidding! Well, not abou the friends part. Or the closet part. Just the friends-with-closets part. I don't know what I'm saying anymore.

    Congrats on the work experience email! That's such great news! I'm sure it feels wonderful!

    Lindsey Soup

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  14. Oh well done on your placements c: and I adore your silhouette here, very 1950s x

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  15. Gorgeous outfit! Love the blue, black and white on you!

    L x

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  16. would've been good to see some photos of the coat fastened up, up for variety. But lovely outfit! And congrats on the work experience!

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  17. you look amazing in that outfit! the blue is gorgeous and goes so well with the rest of the outfit! fashion is so fun!

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