After a few hectic weeks at work with LFW I decided I wanted to get out of London and spend my weekend in Cardiff, where my boyfriend lives. I spent my first year of university there so I'm very familiar and Ryan's flat has become almost a second home to me. To be able to spend a couple of days out of the Big Smoke and in a city I have a soft spot for has really helped me feel a whole lot better.
We spent our full day together doing what we do best which is exploring, eating and charity shopping. Although I had no luck, Ryan did (which is a little annoying actually) you can see what he managed to pick up here.
As much as I'm starting to enjoy living in London, learning to love its quirks and get into the swing of a busy life, I think it's important to know when you need to take a step back and have time off; taking each day at a time folks!
I now pronounce myself one of the new Student Brand Ambassadors for Boohoo, I would like to thank my family and friends ... you get the picture. But yes, it's true, I am now working alongside Boohoo and I'm really excited about it. Boohoo isn't normally a brand I would shop with as I always associate it with 'going out' clothes or really 'girly' styles but after my University shared this opportunity, I thought I'd give it a go. A few applications and a 60 second video submission later, I've received my welcome pack!
Over the next few months I'll be posting a few more Boohoo related things but I want to promise to you guys and myself that I will only be posting things I feel is relevant to my blog and still reflects me as a person. I don't want to go off a massive tangent and make my blog something that doesn't represent me. I'm here to share how to make more brands work for you and your style while on a student budget. If there's any posts you'd like to see then please comment below or get in contact with me using any of my social media channels (look to your left)!
Our (hand)bags are always full of random crap, daily items and essentials; one of my recent essentials seems to be a disposable camera. With a rise in young photographers making sure #filmisnotdead and being influenced by friends of mine, I've found myself wanting to have physical copies of my adventures rather than just hoarding them on my phone and getting constant reminders that my storage is almost full.
So welcome this new addition to my blog that shares some of the disposables I take!
It's taken me about 5 attempts to write this post as I just couldn't get the right words out and I'm still struggling. If you follow me on instagram you'll know that I moved to London around 3 weeks ago to start my 12 month design placement / internship as part of my degree. The first week I had both my mom stay for a couple of days, followed by my boyfriend for a few more days, then I was left to fend for myself.
I don't want to go into major detail because I don't think it's the right time and I may do a separate blog post on dealing with change / moving away. Over these past few weeks I've started work and it's made me so much more determined and motivated for the rest of the year. I know it's going to be hard work and a rollercoaster ride but I'm so excited to see what my placement year has to offer. This also comes from a work / uni future point of view and from a personal perspective; which I can already see my confidence growing and learning to be proud of myself more often.
It's made me realise how important living somewhere you love, surrounding yourself with home comforts and only sharing your time with people who genuinely care about you, makes you into a much happier and stronger person.
Here's to future London posts and if anyone has any recommendations on anywhere to visit then please let me know!
p.s normal blogging will hopefully resume now.