Love, Lust and Links

Would you look at that, it's Sunday!! I've had a great week this week and I think this week will be just as fun. I hope your week was a successful one too :]]] Here is what I'm loving this week...

1. Hard work paying off
I mentioned a few days ago my work experience at Love It! to go with the experience I'm doing at the Sunday Express Style and potentially the Express newspaper. I applied for work experience everywhere last year and eventually came out with nothing solid. So I spent all the last year working hard on my experience, taking me from writing for one newspaper and one website a week to now writing for 2 newspapers, one magazine, one online magazine, my own blog and 5 websites. It's hard and sometimes I find myself swamped with all the work I have to do, but I know it will and so far has, pay off.

2. Early Mornings

Admittedly, at 8am on a Sunday I wasn't thrilled by the idea of getting up, but I'm one of those people who just needs to get out of bed and get a cup of tea down me and I'm fine. I am such a morning person!!

3. Being with Friends

I've had a lovely, sociable week and I often find that's what I need in life. It's easy to get caught up in all the many things I have to do, but I love the respite of hanging out with friends. Last night, my friend and I were hoping to go see a movie but we couldn't find a parking spot so we met up with her friend and sat in Perkins for a few hours and it was so much fun!! As an only child I'm often fine with my own company, but I forget how much I love to be around people sometimes.

4. Student Fashion Blog
You may have noticed I've been a little quiet about Student Fashion Blog lately. The truth is I've just been so busy with my other commitments that it's been hard to keep coming up with original content for the site. Now, however, Michael has asked me to become a partner in the site, which I am really excited about. You can read more here. It means that I will have to commit an article a week to the site, but that I will get a portion of the revenue the site creates and the wonderful perks involved- last year I attended Graduate Fashion Week with a press pass which was amazing!!

5. My 21st list goals

I am 21 on the 30th March and the day after my 20th Birthday last year I wrote a list of all the things I wanted to achieve before my 21st Birthday. I look over them occasionally and with only 7 weeks to go until my birthday I've started to review them. Some of my goals and ideas and dreams have changed, and some of them are a little subjective, but up to now I would say that 11 have been achieved and 3 are in the pipeline. The other 7 are either still being worked on or my goals have changed. I'm getting there though!!

6. Modcloth loves this week
Oh Modcloth, Modcloth, Modcloth. I want everything on your site. I literally only want Modcloth vouchers for my birthday. Well and a trench coat. And a portrait lens. And a dress. But mainly Modcloth vouchers.

7. Jeans challenge

I mentioned yesterday about doing a Jean-Only week, which for me is a real challenge. I'm going to post more on this later, but I am excitedly nervous about it!!

8. New York

It's all booked and ready to go!! 6 weeks tomorrow I am finally achieving my dream of going to New York! I can't wait!!

9. Valentines Day 
As much as I love to be the receiver of gifts, I love to spoil people. I'm really looking forward to getting my boyfriends presents and cooking him dinner and basically spoiling him for a day. I know it's meant to be for girls, but why does it have to be? There's two of us in our relationship and it's a day to celebrate relationships!!

10. Lovely online lovelies

Apparently I can't hotlink images, but I love this neutral brown cardigan, it would go perfect with these brown flats.
I am also apparently obsessed with yellow- I am far too pale to pull it off but it's just so fun and Summery!! I love this River Island skirt.

11. You guys
You guys are awesome. Sometimes I'll be feeling a little down and I'll get a lovely comment from one of you and it just makes it all worthwhile- thank you!!

12. Blog mentions
I get SO excited when I'm featured on another blog, so thank you so much Lettie for mentioning me here!!

13. Not being the nagging girlfriend
I hate nagging my boyfriend, I don't want to be one of those girlfriends, so this guide from All Women's Talk is great advice for how to encourage your partner, without nagging.

14. Shopping like a pro
Also from All Women's Talk- How to Shop Like a Pro

15. How has blogging changed you?
 The lovely Amber Rose posed this question on her blog and it really made me think. I'm still deciding on my answer before I post, but it's really made me consider the impact that blogging has had on my life.

16. Formspring
Fancy asking me a question? Hit me up on FormSpring!! I'd love to hear from you.

17.Indie e-conference

I got really excited when I heard about the blogging e-conference that Elizabeth and Tieka are holding next week. As two of my favourite bloggers I'm really interested to hear what they have to say. I haven't signed up yet, but I'm hoping for the $25 it costs that it will definitely be useful in furthering my blog.

18. The evidence that all girls are crazy
This article really made me smile. When I first got with my boyfriend I reassured hikm that I am utterly psycho, to which he replied "all girls are." I can relate to so much of this article that I really had to include it. It's good to know I'm not crazy on my own!!

19. My giveaway!!
Like free stuff? Oh good because I'm offering you some. Go check out my giveaway here and you can win a gift card for H&M, Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters!! What are you waiting for?

20. Having to create an extra point so this list doesn't end on 19
Yep, I'm one of those people. Don't even get me started on the volume of my car radio (if you're interested, it has to be a number ending in 2,5,7,8 or 0. Don't even thinking about leaving it on 1 or 6, no matter how perfect the sound is.)

Have a lovely Sunday!!

Charlotte xxx


  1. I love this post! I have a car stereo 'thing' too, It has to be an even number or end with a 5. I just feel more confortable that way :)

  2. I always love your posts!

    I just wanted to let you know that I mentioned you in a post that I did today! Take a look if you'd like :)

  3. Lovely outfit!!

  4. i love this! so amazing! :)

  5. ahahaha number 20.
    i'm exactly the same, either an even number or multiple of 5, the boyfriend reckons multiple of 7 too, but i put him in his place. can't have him running around, having his radio on 21, like that.

    i think i'm actually in love with that modcloth skirt the one with the ribbon around the bottom, where's my nan, i want to sell her for it.

    how long and when are you going to new york? i'm there june-september. let's wear silly hats and picnic YAR??

    ahah anyway, i digress, i'm going to reply to your tweet now as i've been geeking out all night with cream-cheese bagels and CSI las vegas, shweeeet

    love, emma xx


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