Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Mustard, Tartan and Fur


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I wasn't really sure if I liked this outfit today, and now I've seen the photos I'm even more confused. It's kind of a mish-mash of ideas. I'd seen a girl wearing a tartan shirt and mustard scarf a few days ago and thought, ah that would be fun, but I didn't want to wear my blue jeans because that would be too much like this outfit, so I went for my mustard ones (which always make me feel like Shaggy from Scooby Doo) and the gilet-over-leather-jacket thing was something I've been wanting to try for a while. No doubt stolen from Andrea. Overall, I kinda like it but it's not my favourite outfit in the world.

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So what's new? Um... well I finally sorted out my graduation deferral which is good and I have my appointment booked to go to the embassy to get my Visa now! Unfortunately my appointment is at 9am in London and it's over Easter break so I'm getting the *gulp* 5.515am train! Eeek! Anyway, I'm excited to get stuff for the summer up and running. I had a lovely skype chat with my best friend Michelle (who is on her semester abroad in Paris, ooh la la!) last night and we were talking about our trip to San Francisco last year and I was getting so excited about my summer (I'm still not placed yet, but I'd love to be in SF!) and about me coming back to visit Minnesota and I can't wait. 

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tartan shirt- Motel via ebay
leather jacket- H&M
fur gilet- c/o Matalan (with Style Project winner vouchers)
jeans- c/o Select
scarf- knitted by my Mum
boots- New Look

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School is really kicking my ass right now and really getting me down. It's like a horrible paradox of wanting the time to be over but at the same time realising how much work I have to do before the end and stressing myself out over it. I also got one of my essays back today and I really thought it was a First-class essay and I got 66 (70 is a First). I know that is a great mark and I should be happy but I just really thought I had pushed a little harder. I'm waiting to get feedback on another essay tomorrow and I've been feeling less confident about that one so now I feel even less confident. It's just right now I feel that my life is spent working in the library and I don't know how to give any more without burning out. I swear dancing is the only think keeping me sane. I enjoy it so much, especially after a long day.

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Anyway, I'd better get to bed! I have a crazy day tomorrow- early morning library sesh, a meeting, class for 2 hours and then I'm on the next train back home to go see my absolute favourite band Brand New (for the fifth time!) and then I'm on the 6.30am train back to Birmingham for a presentation in my 9am class! Crazy!

Oh and PS. I'm guest posting over at Siel's blog today. Not a fashion post but my absolute favourite dinner recipe- veggie tagine.

Have an awesome day guys!

Charlotte x

9 comments:

  1. I really like the mustard jeans. I think this all the pieces of this outfit work really well together!

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  2. lovely hun, love all these colours and textures together

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  3. I really like the tartan with thye mustard jeans, think it really works. Thumbs up from me lovely ;)
    Sophie
    x

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  4. I really love everything that's going on in this look!! The mustard and tartan look fabulous together and the leather and fur are such great extra's to it! I hate when school gets super busy like that :(
    xJennaD

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  5. I really like this outfit! You've pulled off the tartain and leather so well, and the jacket is gorgeous. I'm biased as I've just bought one similar

    xx

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  6. I totally just wrote today about school taking over my life.  In the same ass-kicking words you did.  GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE.

    I like this outfit for the most part.  Not sure about the fur over the leather jacket, though.  I'm not saying I don't like that part, I'm just saying I'm not sure about it.  That's not me being mean, is it?  I hope not!

    Maybe your mammy could knit me one of those scarves.  It's.  AWESOME.

    I think I will be messaging you over the weekend.  Yay.  I also need to get that one thing you mentioned a while ago...remind me of what it was called again?  That one app.  Mmmhmm.  That nails it right on the head.

    Hope you're having a great night!

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  7. I really like this outfit! Its given me some much needed inspiration for a way to wear my chino-esque beige trousers which I love but I've been really struggling for ways to remix then since I bought them. 
    Unfortunately this means I'll have to iron my shirt now, I'm so lazy when it comes to ironing! 
    Suzzy x 

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  8. Love how you paired the fur with leather, making it look like one item! I just stumbled upon your blog and can totally related as I've studied both in the UK and US and things can get lost in translation so-to-speak! Looking forward to your next post!
    Dee from www.stringsandbuttons.com

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