January to May is probably my least favourite time of year – I’ve never really been a fan of Spring. The fun of Christmas has been and gone and left us in the depths of winter, it’s the most intense and difficult period within education (luckily I have no exams this year, but the amount of coursework I’ll be doing makes up for it) and summer waits far ahead, teasing us because there’s nothing else to really look forward to. The answer? Retail therapy, of course.
One of the things I love most about being at university somewhere far from home is the visits from friends and showing them round a city I can call my own. I’m lucky to have friends in other universities too so I can escape for a nice little city break every now and then.
This post is a lil’ different to my usual pre-planned, location-driven, countless photos to choose from instalments on the blog, but I wanted to share these photos nonetheless. My incredible Mum held her sixtieth birthday party on the weekend, and the theme was sixties; an era that already shapes many of my style choices and one that will forever inspire me with colours, designs and spirit. After too much deliberation (there are so many cool icons I would have loved to dress as) Jack and I were encouraged by one of our favourite films, Legend, to go as Reggie Kray and his wife Frances (although Jack actually ended up being Ron so he could wear the glasses…).
My love of autumn most probably stems from the fact that it’s officially time to hunt for new coats. Those dreamy, rich seasonal colours and amazing textures and styles are everywhere and it gets me so excited to layer coats over jackets and jackets over jumpers!
Autumn is upon us, and after the excitement of summer has died out (along with the decent weather) I couldn’t be happier to start the transition to the cosy jumpers, thick trousers and boots that await us. In colder months I always consider myself a summer person, and vice versa by the end of “summer” so I think it’s just a ‘grass is always greener’ kind of situation. I love the variation of clothes, warm, inviting colours and the excitement of different ways of layering that come with autumn, and the anticipation for (dare I say it) Christmas!! My absolute favourite time of year without a doubt. The concept of snuggly coats and dark evenings curled up by the fire appeal to me as much as long, summer evenings spent in a beer garden soaking up the sun. However, now those days are almost gone, I’m focusing on updating my wardrobe – spoiler alert, it contains a lot of red.
Hello from 2017, here’s wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year (which won’t be hard if it’s even a bit better than 2016…). I apologise for my incognito stance for the past few weeks, I’ve been making the most of the holidays and completely relaxing – which actually fills more time than you’d think (explaining my absence to weekly posts). But I’m back and full of ideas which I’ll try my best to fit around uni work.