Monday, 20 February 2012

Steady young hands, meticulous plans

girl next door fashion outfit

girl next door fashion outfit

girl next door fashion outfit

girl next door fashion outfit

Before I say anything else, I want to apologise for my absence last week! I don't know if it was just a really bad cold, a bit of flu or a bug but I just felt absolutely terrible for over a week. Last week was kinda a total write- off really. I'm hoping to have a really productive week to make up for it! I had an absolutely lovely time at home though- except for the fact that I felt lousy the whole time and did no uni work in favour of my kindle! It was definitely what I needed though- a few days off. Not long left of uni now- just the final slog for a few more weeks and then I'm done! So far there's not a lot going on on the job front, but I'm just focusing on the right-now at the moment. If I don't have a job secured for when I get back from America, I'm going to start looking again when I get back and maybe just intern for a bit while I wait for something to come up. It's a scary thought, and I don't want to move home, but I know it's the right thing to do until I find my feet.

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blazer- Zara
skirt- Topshop
blouse (w/o ribbon)- Dorothy Perkins
boots- c/o Clothing at Tesco

girl next door fashion outfit

Speaking of feet, what do you think of my new boots?! I love them! I got them (and the same pair in brown!) from the lovely folk at Clothing at Tesco and they are definitely my new favourites. They go with everything but are just a little bit smarter than my everyday boots. The skirt is also new. My Mum and I absolutely scored at Topshop over the weekend. She bought me three skirts in the Topshop sale- one was £15 and this one, and another were only £5! I've been after a pleated skirt like this for ages and the colour is so gorgeous. The £15 skirt is this one in green (which I believe K. Middy has!) and the other is a gorgeous black pencil skirt which is amazing but so tight I had to practice sitting down without splitting the seams! Funny story though, my Mum bought a blue boucle jacket in the sale too (in fact, the same one as Carrie!) and later in the day I found a picture of Kate Middleton in the skirt I'd just bought and the jacket she'd bought! How on-trend are we?!

girl next door fashion outfit

Well I've got a crazy busy week this week, but I need it after last week! It's my housemate Beth's birthday tomorrow (Happy Birthday, Beth!) and I've just made her some Nutella brownies. We're going out for dinner tomorrow and then out on Friday. I also have a date this week! Remember I told you I went on a charity Take Me Out on Valentine's Day? Well, I got picked so I have a date! Admittedly, I'd met the guy before I said I'd keep my light on for him so we could have a free meal, but there were 3 other girls left at the end with their lights on so I did feel a bit special I got picked! I haven't been on a date for a while so I'm quite excited! 

girl next door fashion outfit

Well I'm going to go to bed with my Kindle! Thank you for all your book recommendations- I've added a lot of them to my wish list. I'm currently reading Room by Emma Donoghue. I've got a few ideas for posts this week so hopefully I'd get back to posting properly soon. Thanks for all your messages and support and never-ending loveliness! 

Charlotte x

10 comments:

  1. I love this look! That pink skirt is gorgeous, and your new boots are so cute! 

    -Violet
    http://rose-et-violet.blogspot.com/ 

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  2. So glad to see you're feeling better and back to looking healthy!! You look gorgeous. I love this pink pleated skirt SO much! It looks reat with those tights, and that blouse. Take it easy :)
    xJennaD

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  3. Ooo, a date! This outfit is really cute - I love the pop of colour from the pink skirt.

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  4. absolutely LOVE this outfit charlotte. really girly but with a masculine twist. and that pink skirt, omg. also yes, youre new boots are lovely. i like the shiny effect.

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  5. Stop being so cute all the time. Sheesh. 

    Jk....I love your outfits! How else would we all get dressed in the morning? ;)

    XOXO, Lindsey    

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  6. This outfit is awesome. I love your pink pleated skirt paired with the blazer. And those boots are great too!
    I know how you feel about university coming to an end. My plans sound a lot like yours as of right now. Probably moving back home whilst looking for jobs and maybe interning. Unless something else comes up! These changes are scary!

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  7. You look fab here Charlotte! Like a blonde blair walforf, which tbh is something I know I aspire to be! Love the colour of the skirt and how you've styled it

    xx

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  8. I absolutely love this outfit!! That skirt is amazing, I want one!! And I saw that polka dot skirt in Topshop for full price and I loved it but I didn't want to get it at full price, may take a look if it's in the sale at mine now =D Glad you're feeling a bit better now =) 
    xxx

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  9. Love this outfit! I found you through Crimson Rosella. It's so funny. I'm from Minnesota and I'm still (8 or so years later) suffering from study abroad withdrawals when I was in Edinburgh. :)

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