14 December 2016

Manchester Christmas Markets

Iya! I recently went to the Christmas Markets in Manchester with George and his friends Steve and Hayley, and then a couple of days later I headed there again for a bit with two of my uni friends Alisha and Sarah. I must really love them because I am going back there for the day this Saturday! Because of University and living in London I actually missed going the past few years, in fact I don't think I had been for a good three years which is pretty tragic. I took my camera along both times I visited and thought I’d share the pictures with you on here as I am pretty pleased with some of them! If you are heading down there, it is also worth visiting The Oast House in Spinningfields, the Christmas Teepees are so beautiful and festive, and the best bit is that they have cocktails on tap!
Have you ever been to Manchester Christmas Markets?

17 October 2016

Hi Again...

It has been so long since I wrote a blog post, I'm not quite sure where to start! I guess I should probably start with what has been going on since you last heard from me. As you might have guessed, the main thing that has happened since my last update is that I SURVIVED FINAL YEAR (yay) and I graduated! I wasn't quite prepared however for how I was going to feel once I had graduated. Being a graduate sounds very attractive, you are now a fully-fledged adult with a brand spanking new degree to show off and your amazing new future with your amazing new job right ahead. But when you don't know what the future holds and you are back at home like the 18 year old that never left, life can seem a little less exciting without your bestest friends just across the hall to support you. 
In good news though, I am finally feeling like myself again. After a very hectic year, I have given myself a few months of super chill time, I have had a good response from a few recruitment agencies who are on the hunt for design jobs for me (fingers crossed!) and I have just got a part time job at Hollister to get me some dolla for the time being. I didn’t start Smile At Style again when I wanted to which meant that it was easy for me to keep postponing it, I lacked in confidence for a while but things are a lot better now. I think the main thing I have taken through this experience is that it is always important to look at things in a positive light. So what if I don't know what the future holds, isn't that a wonderful thing? 
Alsooooo, I feel like these two moments are pretty much up there with graduating (maybe even more amazing?) I finally met my absolute idol Noel Gallagher! And to top it off my friend Naomi and I bumped into Alex Turner in Town! Along with so many other amazing moments I feel that 2016 is pretty much my fav year ever. I went to the Oasis exhibition yesterday too which was incredible and definitely (maybe) one of the highlights of my year. They worked so hard as a band to make it big (which obviously paid off) and going to the exhibition filled me with the inspiration to get back down to business! 
I can’t wait to start blogging again and getting involved with the lovely blogging community. I have so many ideas that I don’t even know where to start! Obviously fashion is going to be the main thing I blog about as it always was, but I do want to go into other avenues too, like beauty and lifestyle as I think it will be nice for us all to get to know each other a bit better. My boyfriend George is also keen to get involved too so you should expect to see him appear on here soon! I feel like I have changed quite a bit since I last blogged on here, I guess my style has changed a lot too, and now the content will be a little bit different! I hope to see you back here again for my first official post! Make sure to stay tuned on my Twitter and Instagram for updates!!

Laura xxx

23 January 2016

I'm Taking a Break...

You might have noticed that my break began sometime in October as this was the last time I posted on here. I was prepared for how busy final year was going to make me and I understood that my blog wasn't going to take priority anymore. However, I wasn't ready for how awful final year was going to be for me. I am extremely stressed most of the time, last semester it got to the point where it made me ill. I have got a life but it is minuscule as I find myself in uni literally 7 days a week. I just haven't been able to find any time to blog and the constant worry of trying to find the time to post was making me feel even more stressed, so I made the decision to stop posting completely. Final year has also given me quite a few issues in my personal life, including the breakdown of my long term relationship which was obviously hard for me too. I am so grateful that I have the most beautiful friends around me, and it is great that we are all on the same course because we are all getting through it together. We have formed a really great support network which is just perfect really and I don't know what I would do without each and every single one of them. My blog and the blogging world used to be my escape but it has now become something that I just can not find time for at all. I plan to get back into blogging when my course finishes which will be the end of May so I will hopefully see you back here then! In the meantime you can catch up with me on Twitter and Instagram.

Take care and see you soon!

Laura x