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a bit of writing and a bit of shopping…

4 Mar

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This week I’ve been extremely busy organising things for our university website, Silhouette. Take a look now for your dose  of fashion, beauty, health and fitness…

I’m writing various different articles for the site so am wanting some interviews to go with them. So, I’ve been contacting people trying to organise these interviews; which is more trouble than it seems as people tend to not respond or take a very long time too. I’ve also been out vox popping people about topics, which is also difficult as it’s very hard to find people willing to talk into a Marantz (a voice recording machine).

But, I did manage to do a spot of shopping too, which had to be done really. After all of that I just wanted to get home, sit down and have a cup of tea. Sound like an old woman!

I was really impressed with Primark. There was so much that I wanted to buy. I do find that with Primark; sometimes I don’t like anything, and other times I want absolutely everything. It’s a bit hit and miss for me. Course you can always rely on Primani for jewellery, underwear and shoes….all accessories really.

This is what I bought….

At £8 I could hardly go wrong with this pleated colour block skirt. Although I did get it home, try it on and it was minuscule on me, even though it was my normal size. Strange! I couldn’t even get it over my knees. So, I am traipsing back to Primark to get a bigger size. Think it will look nice as a high waisted skirt, plus it’s a bit different so wanted to give it a try.


This horse patterned  dress was only £5. I couldn’t believe it. It will make a nice summer dress, or to wear casually with some tights and a waist belt, or even on a night out with some heels. Three outfits in one!

This cute little floral heart shaped necklace was only £1.50 and these three rings were just £2.50. I didn’t really like the cream one as it looks a bit tacky with a diamante in the center of it, but that one broke anyway when I got it home, so it didn’t really matter.

Overall I was very pleased with my 4 purchases, only coming to a grand total of £17. I can’t justify spending that on one item,…but 4 items I can!


I had my first physio appointment this morning…..and I can drive again. wooohooo. I am so happy. I miss my little car. I have some exercises to do 20 times a day and probably won’t ever be able to straighten my arm again, but least it’s not vital in life!

I also went to buy 2 more Soap and Glory things today, I am slightly addicted. After getting absolutely loads for Christmas, I could open up my own shop.

and that’s not it all…

I’ve got this back at my uni house, plus some more things which I’ve got 2 of.

Think I’ve got enough to last me at least a year!

Look out for interviews on with BBC’s ‘The Clothes Show’ presenter, Caryn Franklin, Plus size model, Katie Green and CH4’s Beauty and the Beast psychiatrist, Dr Laxmi Kathuria! Coming Soon…


The cutest little thing…

22 Feb

After a busy weekend at home, I was kind of glad to get back to university for some chilled out time. Should be the other way round, I know.

My friend Lisa from home got a new puppy last week for her birthday and I went back home to meet him (and see my friends).  He is soooo cute, I just had to put a picture of him on here. He’s called Bailey, he’s only 8 weeks old and he has already learned ‘sit’ and ‘paw’ in a week.

As soon as I walked through the door he ran up to me, laid down and went straight to sleep.

the cutest little face.

But, after spending some much loved time with him at the weekend, I am now back at university to get my thinking head on.

and today certainly has been a real ‘thinking’ day. In our university seminar this morning our tutor brought in a 21 year old, 3rd year student studying PR to talk to us about publicizing our university blogs.

Turns out she had an inspirational life story to tell us! She has had such a difficult life, but is now doing extremely well as a high grade student and working for a PR company.

Her name is Hayley Toothill so follow her on Twitter…. here

and take a look at her blog….here

Not only did Hayley have an amazing story to tell about her life but she also taught us a lot about blogging and how to invite more readers to our sites. She even mentioned our university blog site in her own blog, which was great. 🙂


Silhouette…a new image

22 Feb

We have changed the image to our university blog site, so have a look and let us know what you think… We listened to your comments and have tried to make it look fresh and modern.

All your feedback is appreciated!

a bit of good news…

8 Feb

This week I also found out the mark I got for my Applied Project, (the equivalent to a dissertation) which I spent the whole of last semester working on.

My project was on fashion journalism and I absolutely loved doing it.

As part of my project I created a weekly blog:

Please have a look if you want to find out about the work I did on my project or if you’re interested in some more general fashion blogging.

Anyway, the grade I got for my fashion project was a……

which I’m extremely happy about.

Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come for me in the fashion journalism world.

A weekend in Brentford Town…

8 Feb

I spent this weekend visiting my boyfriend in Brentford, London. I had a really good weekend. We stayed in a holiday inn (which I had no idea were so nice), got taken out for meals with my boyfriend and his parents, went to their family friend’s party AND also got to see the sights of Brentford. It was lovely.

I arrived in London and got the tube to Oxford Street to wait for him to finish work. Obviously to kill some time, I browsed the shops and ended up buying these…

These were from Miss Selfridge and as they were offering 20% off for students I got them for £17.60.

After he had finished work we got the long tube journey out to South Ealing and then a bus to Brentford to the family friend’s house he is staying at- one of which is a Michelin star chef. We had a lovely home made curry, he gathered his things and we made our way to our hotel.

We had a nice relaxing night, watching TV in our room and then having some drinks at the bar. We woke up Saturday, got ready and then had a walk around Brentford. His parents and sister were joining us on the Saturday so we could all go to the party together so we waited for them to arrive.

We then made our way to the party which was in a little pub in Chiswick. We arrived at about 3 and were drinking and chatting until 10…it was a very long day. After the party we then went to a nice Indian restaurant, ate some more food, drank some more wine and then made it back to the Holiday Inn for a nice sleep.

The Sunday was pretty much more of the same. We went to an Italian restaurant across the river from the hotel and ate some more and drank some more, before making our way home later that evening.

A very unhealthy but equally good weekend 🙂

Here’s a few snaps….

Miss Silhouette…

2 Feb

As part of a module at university, we have to design our own website/blog based on a particular subject. Being in a group with three other girls with similar interests, we have chosen to base our site on Fashion, Beauty, Health and Fitness.

Our aim is to create a site for women aged between 18-25 interested in these subjects. We will be posting news stories, features, interviews and everything associated with fashion, beauty, health and fitness for the next 3 months.

So, if you’re interested then please have a look at our site: Miss Silhouette

Also follow us on twitter here.

And ‘Like’ us on Facebook here.

We really hope you like our site!

Get 20% off at Motel Rocks…

1 Feb

Recently I applied to become part of the Motel Rocks Street Team. This means I get to promote Motel and offer discounts with my very own discount code to anyone I like. In return I get a small commission for promoting them. Everyone’s happy! 🙂

Motel Rocks has always been a favourite on-line shop of mine, so I’m happy I get to work and be a part of the team.

So, if you want to help me out and save yourself some money too, then type the discount code (on the flyer below) when you go to pay for your items and get 20% off.


Click the flyer above to take you directly to the Motel website.

Click here if you want to join the Motel Rocks Street Team too!

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