Simple for Spring: Less is More

Hello again!

I hope you’re all enjoying the nice weather – it’s been a beautiful week in England with lots of sunshine and temps over 20 degrees!! I don’t think it even gets this warm in the height of summer lol. Nonetheless, the rain was back today – and will be here for the whole next week. Lucky I’m going to Morocco two weeks tomorrow and finishing uni for good *excited weird dance*!!

Anyway, the beautiful weather gave me the opportunity to get some dresses out – without tights, a pair of Bridget Jones knickers or hypothermia!! Woohoo!! We went for a stroll around the beautiful Allerton Tower Park, which is SO underrated and not at all utilised for how gorgeous it is! I mean –

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ANYWAYYYYY – enough of the rambling, back to the title of the blog… (this is why I always go over the word count on all my essays haha). I got this amazingggg vintage floral button down dress from Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation charity shop and I think it couldn’t be more perfect for Spring. It’s between a midi and a maxi in length, which is really flattering (and also safe for windy days when you don’t want to show your bum in a sudden gust… which has unfortunately been the case for me before!)

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The design is Alice by Alice Collins. I have SCOURED the internet to find it (or something about the brand) for you, but I can’t see much. I’m going to keep looking, but I’ve found a few similar ones, especially this New Look dress. I think a dress like this is a must have in any gals Spring wardrobe, as it’s so simple, but so beautiful. I paired it with some chunky sandals, my cute floral circle bag (from St Rocco’s charity shop) and I was good to go!

Sometimes I think in our effort to be fashionable and unique, we think we have to wear big, bright, bold… but simplicity is so beautiful too. I felt ‘fresh’ wearing this outfit… if that even makes sense to anybody haha. It was just so light, floaty and loose – perfect for swishing around in and feeling cool!

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I’ve got some amazing pieces to share with you all over the warmer months, and can’t WAIT to get to Morocco for a taste of summer. If you’ve ever been, I’d love some recommendations about what to see in Marrakech / desert tours!!

Thanks so much for reading again and for all your continuous support. I’m always so grateful! If there’s anything you’d like to hear from me next, let me know in the comments below! For now, enjoy the week ahead!

Lydia

 

Friend or foe: Social media and it’s effect on our confidence

Hello! … if you even remember me!

I’ve definitely been a bit AWOL recently on my blog. I guess it’s more the guilt that if I should be typing away, it should be on my uni work (which is sat open on my laptop being ignored lol). It’s even more annoying because all I want to do is blog, but deadlines are looming closer – just ONE DISSERTATION REMAINING (can I hear a woop woop… y am I so uncool ha ha).

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Why I started blogging

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Somehow it’s ended up nearly a fortnight since I last posted and I honestly don’t know how. Time always seems to slip away from you when you’re really depending on it… it’s only two weeks until my first dissertation is due now and I’m sooooo nervous. I’m actually HATING summer me for opting to do two dissertations now… seriously what was I thinking.

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What I’ve learned from the past

Hello and Happy International Women’s Day to all you inspiring ladies out there!!

As a history student, I can very much appreciate all that women have done for the world and a day of celebration is great to take a moment and be thankful for the amazing women of the past, present and future. I’d like to think we live in a world where we can all support one another and be proud of how far we have come and work towards the future. Continue reading

Styling a Statement Piece

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So I am just rubbish at this blogging thing. I tell myself I’ll publish every weekend (an easy enough target, right?) then somehow its the Thursday AFTER that weekend and I’m like “erm what?” HOW is it March by the way?! It was only New Year like, yesterday?!? I’ll be officially finished at uni next month as well, which is quite simply the scariest thought ever… send help lol. Continue reading

What I wore in Lincoln!

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It’s me againnnn, not posting on time as usual 🙂 I’d play the ‘I’m so busy’ card again but – honestly – it’s more that I’m just dozy and forgetful! I’ve been on reading week from uni this week and I’ve had lots of work to do – of course this is when the weather pipes up and starts being sunny to tempt me away!! When summer comes and I’m finally free it will be raining every day – just you wait!! Continue reading

Top Tips for Affordable Travel

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I’d promised I’d write a post on this a while ago now but – as with most things lol – I got distracted and completely forgot.

As a student who travels a lot, I always get asked “but how do you afford it?!” – understandably. Especially when I’m normally complaining how poor I am (while simultaneously buying more clothes and booking more holidays haha). So I thought I would share with you all my top tips for affordable travels! Continue reading