Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Swan Trousers Club

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Yesterday, I joined KatyOliviaLaura and Sarah in the world famous Swan Trousers Club! And oh my gosh, I love them. Seriously. I remember spotting them on Katy's blog and on Olivia's on the same day, and after seeing lots of bloggers rocking printed trousers I decided I needed a pair. My best friend Steph without a doubt proved her friendship yesterday in the purchase of these. I'd initially tried them on and they were too big, but as I went to take them off, I realised I'd accidentally picked up maternity trousers! Before I could go back to Topshop however, I tried on a similar pair in Republic, but they were more like jeans and were a dark blue colour. I really loved them and bought them and all was well until I went into Topshop and I decided to give these babies another try. I must have dithered between these and the Republic ones for about 20 minutes in the changing room. I asked Steph to grab me a white shirt to try on with them, then I dithered some more. Then I got her to get me another size and reached new levels of dithering. Then I made my decision, swan trousers it was. The Republic ones were absolutely fab, but they were a little more casual and I have been on a jeans-buying rampage recently, so I wanted something a tad more formal and evening-y. I know for a fact they're going to be one of those things (along with, I'm sure, mint jeansdouble denim and floral blazers) that my future children will look at and say "Mum, why did you EVER wear trousers with swans on?!". I don't care. I'm fairly sure I'm going to be the world's most embarrassing Mum anyway, swan trousers or no swan trousers.

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So yesterday I was a student, today I'm just unemployed. Yep my degree is done! I'm kinda walking round in a weird daze right now. I don't really know what to do with myself. No essays to write. No exams to revise for. No compulsory books to read. It's strange. I cannot believe after 4 years it's all over. Don't worry, I've got a super-long emotional post in my head to write, along with photographs of my university that I took today. Waaaaaah.
However, since completing my degree over 24 hours ago, I have not only become the owner of a rather dashing pair of trousers, but I have also eaten close to my own body weight in sushi and finally tried Bubble Tea. Yesterday after my exam, I met Steph and my housemate Beth in town for sushi and shopping. We went to an All You Can Eat sushi buffet. It was probably the best idea ever. It was like Yo! Sushi, except that you didn't have to exercise your mental maths skills and avoid those tempting £5 grey plates. Nope, it was £10 for all you can eat sushi! £10! I may or may not have eaten 6 plates of sushi. And one of tempura. And one of jelly. And one of cheesecake. Trying trousers on after that bonanza was a challenge. But hey, how often do you get to say "I finished my degree today!" Not many times, I imagine. We ended up leaving town at 8pm (!), but it was such a lovely day. 

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swan-print trousers- Topshop
red blouse- New Look
leather jacket- H&M
flats- New Look

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Today has been kinda weird. My first day of not being a student... ever. I got up early, I think to prove a point more than anything else, but then I dossed around all morning. I suck at doing nothing though. I wrote a long to-do list to keep me busy so I didn't freak out.... I'd finished it all by 2pm. I took all my library books back and paid the £9.50 fine I'd been accumulating for 4 years, and then took my camera out and photographed our beautiful campus. I'm home alone now for the next few days, but I have lots of plans to keep myself busy. Tonight Steph and I are going to see Dark Shadows, and then tomorrow I have a meeting  and I'm going out with a friend from home who also goes to uni here to a gay bar which I've been meaning to go to for years, and then on Friday and Saturday two of my best friends and here, and then Sunday I move out! Scary! I go to America 3 weeks on Friday which is totally crazy. So much to sort out! I'm excited to have lots of free time to focus though. Lots of time to fill forms out, blog lots while I can and hopefully do a full redesign. I'm ready for a change. 

Oh and because it's my last week in Birmingham, Steph and I had a photo take with the bull. Who was wearing an incredibly attractive jumper for the occasion:



Okay well I'm off to continue to do nothing.

Charlotte x


PS. If you would like to join the Swan Trousers Club, all you need to do is purchase these trousers. Believe me, they're awesome.

29 comments:

  1. I love how you styled it! The red looks so nice! Wish I could pull off trousers, these look great x

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  2. YESYESYESSSSS!! The red looks insanely ace.. I'm totally going to steal YOUR IDEA NOW AND DO SOME BRIGHT COLOUR.
    So glad you got them xx

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  3. congrats on finishing, hope it all went ok. x

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  4. love how you've styled it with the red :)

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  5. Those trousers are awesome! I want them too!! :D You look amazing, kinda Olivia Newton-John in Grease but 1000x better haha! Congrats on finishing your degree! I couldn't be more jealous ;) Now go and enjoy your free time! And blog a lot! Because I missed your outfits ;) xx

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  6. J'adore…..i neeeed these trousers.  I have been trying to not buy them for what must be easily three weeks now.  But now there is an official association for them, i feel as if it would be so rude to not go and try them on…...

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  7. Congratulations for finishing University first that is the main thing! No more horrendous essays to write! You'll be busy before you know it! And those pants are so flattering on you. Love the whole colour and leather you've teamed it with. And Swans? Very appropriate to the Queens jubliee me thinks! 

    Gemma x

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  8. OK, those trousers are awesome on you, but I have to say - that shade of red is *awesome* on your newly brunette self!


    Welcome to life after Uni :)

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  9. Well, congrats! One more month and I'll be in the same plate as you, finally free!
    Loving the outfit, it's sweet and tough at the same time.

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  10. when i saw a glimpse of this outfit on instagram, i loved it! in full size photos it truly looks stunning! And congrats on completing what musta been a tough old year of study!  Well done you!x

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  11. Awww, so super jealous you have these pants! I want theeeeem


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  13. Hooray for being done with school! Doesn't it feel weird to have a degree? I can't believe I'm old enough to have a degree. But alas, I am. 

    Also, those swan print trousers are the best things ever! They look so cool on you! Such a fun pair of trousers. I really like your leather jacket paired with them. 

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  14. those trousers are so cute. congrats on school too hun

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  15. ooh they are fab, I'm glad you went for those! :)

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  16. Your trousers are really awesome! ;)

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  17. I need those trousers in my life. They looks amazing! Topshop trousers scare me though, I don't think my child bearing hips are quite ready for them!
    Sophie
    x

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  18. Congratulations on finishing your degree! Now that you have all this time on your hands, you can recruit and organize the fledgling Swan Trousers club. I think it's about to become extremely popular.

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  19. Cute trousers! I'm loving the plethora of animal prints available at the moment. 

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  20. WA-HEY FOR SWAN CLUB! This is a little embarassing, but I wore mine for the first time tonight and erm, the outfit is pretty much the same as yours, LOL! I'll post it on Sunday for admiration purposes, so glad I bought them!! <3 You look fabby in them! x

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  21. Tell me about it - Gotta size up! x

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  22. They look great. Especially with the red.

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  23. Congratulations on finishing your degree! 
    It took ages to sink in with me that I wasn't a student anymore. I stayed in my uni town for a few months after I finished, so even after my graduation I still felt like a student. Not going back to lectures in September just felt totally bizarre. 

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  24. you look so good here! The swan printed trousers are amazing, and you styled them so well. and the picture with the bus in the background is perfection!

    Raj
    Pink Chai Style

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  25. AAAAHHH these trousers are AWESOME. I love patterned trousers, especially as I'm top heavy so it's better for me to wear plain colours on top and bright colourful things on the bottom. I'm so so tempted to join the club. Congrats on finishing uni, I can't imagine what it must feel like to be done - I'm actually dreading having to leave Bristol. I'll probs weep for hours on end!

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  26. those trousers are fast becoming my favourites on the streets.

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  28. If your future children ever question your choice to wear swan pants, look at them like they're out of their minds and ask them why you wouldn't wear swan trousers.  
    But seriously, they're fab.  Also, I just bought mint jeans and have been stalking your Pinterest for styling ideas. 

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